wendelah1: (Timeless - trio)
Greetings. A big concern for a fandom when we know there is going to be a long wait between seasons, is how to keep the momentum going, how to maintain people's interest and enthusiasm. The fear is that inevitably, as the months of waiting drag on, folks will decamp to other, more active fandoms. This is a realistic concern, especially for a small fandom like Timeless, and one I share.

There is a fandom presence for Timeless on Tumblr, though I've never engaged with it, nor can I gauge its size. However, I do follow blogs there with content I enjoy. One of them is [tumblr.com profile] timeless-fanfic-prompts. I'm not particularly good at writing for other people's prompts, though for exchanges, naturally, I give it my best shot. Still, you never know. I might get inspired. Heck, I might even finish something.

To keep the flow of fanfic coming, the mod has decided to hold a fic challenge contest. Once a month, in addition to their follower submitted prompts, they will post three new, challenge specific prompts. After the deadline passes, through a random drawing, they will be giving away a $30 Amazon gift certificate.

I have to say, that's dedication. As much as I love Timeless and fanfic, you will not see me sponsoring contests to get people to write more fic, not even more genfic. There is going to be a Grand Prize Drawing at the end of the hiatus, prize currently unspecified. Everyone who writes a fic for the monthly contests, posts it at either FF.net or AO3, and notifies the mod, gets one entry per fic.

There are other rules. Some are sensible. For example, you can enter as many fics as you like but there is a 1000 word minimum per story. Others are phrased more like thinly veiled, if adorable threats. My favorite is the one where the mod says they will read your other fic (oh noes!) and if the quality of the Timeless fic has declined over the course of the contest, they will scold you! They might even help you find a beta! (I would consider that a better reward than the gift certificate, myself.) No one is judging you, though!

You may choose one - or all - of the following prompts:
1) “Not all love is gentle. Sometimes it’s gritty and dirty and possessive, sometimes it’s not supposed to be careful or soft at all. Sometimes it feels like teeth”. — Azra T. (via thelovejournals)
2) A character gains something they desire, but knows they will lose it again. This could be an object, a person, or something abstract. (from fanficy-prompts)
3) “The fate of the world is in your hands.”

Because I didn't discover this until yesterday, this month's deadline is coming up quickly: JUNE 25TH 11:59PM PST. You can read the rest of the rules here: Timeless Fanfic Contest.

ALSO. "We're gonna fic it, we're gonna fic everything!" is the best Tumblr title for a Timeless prompt blog IMAGINABLE. I love that banner, too.

I didn't make a box thingie this time because I don't think anyone but me used my last one--but feel free to hotlink this banner if you want to publicize the contest.
wendelah1: (Timeless - Civil War)
Hi! I come bearing gifts! A couple of weeks ago, I promised our fearless mod [personal profile] jebbypal that I would make a promo banner and, you know, promote the community. As I have no graphics skills to speak of, I couldn't make good on that promise. Lucky for us, I discovered the request post at [community profile] inconformista and voilà, we have a promotional banner. She also made me some Timeless icons, and gave me permission to share them here.

It depends on your journal style, but this stays centered for me as long as I place it well below my icon.

[community profile] timeless_lifeboat
A new Timeless community at Dreamwidth

These are the icons. Aren't they pretty? Please credit [community profile] inconformista if you use them.

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By the by, my friend [profile] tinnny has made quite a few Timeless icons: http://tinnny.livejournal.com/tag/tv-timeless.

When we get a few more members, maybe we should do an introductions post?
jebbypal: (cute too)
Hi all -- sorry for the slow start -- work promptly exploded shortly after I opened the community and I have had very little energy to post and plan while working 10+ hour days

So with that said, any member should feel free to post -- episode thoughts, icons, stories, whatever.

Please feel free to pimp the community as well

If speaking to specific episodes or hey themes, attempts to apply cut tags for anyone who is dipping their toes into the fandom after the renewal would be appreciated just out of a sense of community

Hopefully in 2 weeks when I have my minion at work start life will calm somewhat and I can make a more coherent challenge or something
jebbypal: (ficwriter)
How about adding a Timeless fandom community to Dreamwidth? At least, I don't seem to find one when I search - feel free to promote yourself in the comments if I overlooked you.

please feel free to post any type of fanworks for Timeless here.

And as I get around to a rewatch this summer, I'll probably post some story prompts.

Timeless Uncanceled! - TVLine article

I am not a graphics person, so no timeless specific icon as on yet.
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