Yes. The Queer as Folk Rare Pairings Ficathon, (Pulsefic to its friends).
"Wait a minute," you may say. "Queer as Folk rare pairings
? Huh? Who? Wha? Why?"Why?
There are many, many reasons why. Here are a few of them:
Perhaps you're a Brian/Justin shipper with a soft spot for Emmett and Brian (after all, they're both tall). Or a Brian/Michael shipper whose guilty pleasure is Ted/Blake (oh the angst!).
Perhaps you'd rather bypass the popular fanfic pairings altogether - Michael/Ben is the only way to go. They're cute
together! And they have a Hunter!
Perhaps you just can't get the memory of Ted's shrine
to Michael out of your head. Obsession is hot, y'know.
Perhaps you yearn for the eccentric, hoping for the day when you'll stumble across the best written Ethan/Cody fic in existence. Imagine it. No, really, imagine
Maybe you just want to see the excited reactions from your friends when you tell them about that brilliant Brian/Justin/Leda+strap-on fic you read the other day.
Maybe-- yeah. Okay. We'll stop there, but do you see now? This challenge has been conceived for many reasons. We need
more rare pairings in the Queer as Folk fandom.The romantic underdogs, like Ted and Emmett, deserve their time in the spotlight. And what about Lindsay and Melanie? The lesbians need love too!
There's also the fact that unconventional, non-canon pairings add zing and spice to our fandom-ish cauldron. They allow people to branch out into possibilities that would never be considered by the show. And last, but assuredly not least, we like
Secret Santa type things. They tend to be really cool, and as with the hopefully-not-rare case of snowinandblowin
, they can be gigantic, thrilling successes. So why wait a whole year to have another when we could be frolicking in fic now
? (Or, well, in a month or so :D)
If you have ever wanted to write something a bit more unconventional for the QAF fandom, come sign up! If you really want to see a particular rare pairing treated with justice, and would be willing to write something in return, please
come sign up! If writing fic isn't your thing, but you're willing to contribute icons, that would also be brilliant - anyone can request specific icons, as well as fic.
If you're a vidder and want to try your hand at some characters and pairings, please email us - you could make pretty much anything and we'd be happy.
Sign-up begins on Valentine's Day (Feb 14th), and lasts until Feb 25th. We will distribute assignments soon after that, and all fic (and icons) will be due in by March 30th, midnight Eastern Time. The unveiling of all the glorious, crazy good stuff will take place on April 1st - April Fool's Day, if you must.
(As you can see, we like the idea of a non-conventional pairing ficathon that kicks off on Valentine's Day and pirouettes to a halt - *cough* what? - on April Fool's Day. It seems only appropriate.)
For questions or suggestions or anything at all, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, reply to this post, or hunt us down on Yahoo Messenger (where we go by sweetestdrain
because we're extremely original, but don't like to confuse people). We want to hear from you!