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*quotes own journal for the sake of clarity*

It's something I've noticed: the fics, in many fandoms, that I tend to be most drawn to are the ones that break my heart. Specifically, the ones set at some point in a less-than-perfect future, where the characters are older and far away (to steal a Buffy episode title), divided and alone and broken, and longing for something they either lost or voluntarily gave up a long time ago. Maybe I'm an angst demon, but those kind of stories, when they're well written, tend to be my all-time favourites.

And now I'm wondering. If I was to organise a ficathon for that kind of story, from any fandom (which would likely be called the "Older and Far Away" ficathon, because that phrase is stuck in my head), do you all a) think it would work and b) think you might be interested?

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From:winterknight
Date:November 12th, 2004 - 07:12 am
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For you, I would write future, dystopic fanfic. Just once.

I think it's a great idea.
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From:nothingbutfic
Date:November 12th, 2004 - 07:12 am
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Quite probably, although that's all I tend to write.

*considers revising X-Men fic*
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From:lyssie
Date:November 12th, 2004 - 07:46 am
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...Yes? If you gave a range of fandoms?

...I think? (right now, my brain wants happy cuddly bunny fic)
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From:avariel_wings
Date:November 12th, 2004 - 07:49 am
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I think participants would request fandoms/characters, a la the OT3 ficathon someone was running a while back. Possibly. This needs more thought.
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From:morganmuffle
Date:November 12th, 2004 - 08:17 am
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It sounds like a great idea, there are a lot of angst lovers out there and I'd certainly agree that the fics I love best tend to break my heart.
From:cacklebang
Date:November 12th, 2004 - 08:54 am
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Sounds fascinating!
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From:miraielle
Date:November 12th, 2004 - 09:14 am
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I would play!
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From:sekala
Date:November 12th, 2004 - 10:28 am
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I'd be in as long as I could think up an idea.
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From:mireille719
Date:November 12th, 2004 - 10:30 am
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Hm. I'd love to *write* one, but I'm not sure if I could write what other people want, in that vein. Maybe a challenge vs. a ficathon?
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From:avariel_wings
Date:November 12th, 2004 - 10:42 am
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Not a bad idea - I was thinking it might be a bit too detailed for a ficathon. Hmm.
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From:meghatron
Date:November 12th, 2004 - 11:55 am
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That kind of story is what I live to write. Count me in, whether you make it a ficathon or a challenge.