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sga - Zelenka
moonlettuce and davechicken have been telling me for the last 18 months or so that I have to run this ficathon. Why? Because as soon as I mentioned what I would call it, they snorted with glee and I've had various forms of 'dooooooooo eeeeeeet' crooned in my ear since then.

So I finally gave in, largely because of the cackling.

The Czech is in the Male - the Zelenka Slash Thing-a-thon

The Czech is in the Male is a gift exchange open to fans of Zelenka who would like to see more slash featuring his character. It's open to fanfic writers and fanartists, which is why it's a 'Thing-a-Thon' rather than a 'Fic-a-Thon'. I wanted to open it to as many fans of getting Zelenka nekkid with another guy as possible, regardless of their spheres of interest in terms of fanworks.

I'm going to make the thing-a-thon as easy as possible, so the challenge will be based around giving a brief prompt (based on the principle of 'three words') to your assigned writer/fanartist. And I'm shamelessly going to crib the format that I came up with for the Weir/Zelenka thing-a-thon last year because it was simple and it seemed to work.

How it works

You sign up below, giving an indication of what you are willing to offer fanwork wise and what you would like in exchange, together with a three word prompt. Everyone else signs up, offering fanworks too and making their own requests.

I then mix and match requests and assign you someone to create for.

When the big day arrives, you post your work in your LJ or on your webpage and I make a post and ask you to comment, linking to your work and saying who it's for.

What if I don't want something in my story, like deathfic or non-con?

You'll also get to give an indication of one thing you would like in three words or less, and one thing you would not like in three words or less. We're trying to stop requests being too prescriptive while at least giving your assigned writer or artist something to work with.

What if I can't/don't want to write something?

Again, you have the chance to give three things you don't want to write (for example death fics, non-con, a particular pairing).

However, I'm going to ask that people are as flexible as they can be in the pairings that they'll write. There isn't a heck of a lot of Zelenka slash out there, and what there is seems to fall into two or three main pairings. I'll try and match recipient and writer as closely as possible, but it may not be possible to have a perfect match, for example if someone wants something like Zelenka/Bates ::looks hard at certain people:: Obviously, if someone says that they can't write a particular pairing, they won't be assigned it, but on the other hand if you say you'll only write a particular pairing, then it may not be possible to accomodate you if no one requests it.

So by signing up you're saying you'll at least try to write what you've been assigned, even if it's not a pairing you expected. If you don't think that you can do that, then this may not be the ficathon you're looking for.

What do I offer?

At minimum, everyone signs up to provide one of the following for their assignee:

- one piece of fanfiction of at least 1,000 words in length
- one piece of fanart
- ten user icons.

You can offer any combination of these, but you will only be asked to provide one. For example:

Fan A offers fanfiction, fanart or usericons.

Fan B would like fanfiction or fanart.

Fan A is assigned to create something for Fan B and creates either a piece of fanfiction or a piece of fanart, using the given three word prompts. If you're producing fanfiction, you should include the three words within your story. If you're producing fanart or usericons, you may use them as inspiration rather than directly including them in the work if you wish.

When does it have to be done by?

Sign ups are open until 31 October (Halloween).

Assignments will be sent out by mid-November.

Works are due 20 January 2008. There are three reasons for this:

- it means that if you've also signed up for any Winter fic-a-thons, you'll have a little extra time to prepare something for this one as well

- you will have around 8 weeks to create something, which seems a reasonable amount of time, even for a slowcoach like me

- Jan 20th is, according to moonlettuce , Penguin Awareness Day - one of them at least (there's also an Appreciation Day, and 13th and 20th seem to be competing dates but, dude! So not closing a thing-a-thon on the 13th. That's just asking for trouble!). This amuses me ::g::

Does Zelenka have to top?

No. We just thought that it was a funny name for a ficathon.

Cool. What do I need to do?

Comment below in the following format:

Name/livejournal:
e-mail address:
What type of media you would like: Fanfiction, fanart and/or userpics
Three little words: e.g. rain, flail, fly
One thing you would like, in three words or less: e.g. 'a happy ending'
One thing you would not like, in three words or less: e.g. 'everybody dies, omg!'
What pairings you would like: up to three for your recipient to choose from - note: they don't have to write more than one unless they want to
What are you offering in exchange: fanfiction, fanart and/or userpics
What you don't want to write: e.g. deathfic, non-con, pairing
Would you be willing to pinch hit? This means would you be interested in stepping in if someone else has to drop out, and fill in the gap so that no one is left without something nice on the day. If you think you can do that, please let me know.

What if I can't complete my assignment on time?

First of all, please give it your best shot. It's really not fair if someone signs up, delivers their promised assigment and then discovers that the person assigned to provide something for them has dropped out.

That being said, if there's no helping it, please let me know as soon as possible. The earlier you can let me know, the more time I have to find someone to step into the breach (pinch hit).

What if I don't have a livejournal? What if I don't have a webpage?

If you don't have a livejournal, you can still play. Just provide your e-mail address and I'll send the assignment there. When the day arrives you can either send me the link to your work if it's posted to the web or send it to me, and I'll post it to my livejournal under your name.

Comments

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moonlettuce
Oct. 18th, 2007 07:19 pm (UTC)
WooHoo!

Name/livejournal: moonlettuce
e-mail address: moonlettuce @ livejournal . com
What type of media you would like: Fic, please.
Three little words: puddlejumper, sky, glee
One thing you would like, in three words or less: A happy ending
One thing you would not like, in three words or less: No death, please.
What pairings you would like: up to three for your recipient to choose from - note: they don't have to write more than one unless they want to: Lorne/Zelenka
What are you offering in exchange: Glorious fic! (Er, well, fic anyway...)
What you don't want to write: Writing deathfic would harsh my squee, but I'm up for anything, if you need me to be :)
Would you be willing to pinch hit? This means would you be interested in stepping in if someone else has to drop out, and fill in the gap so that no one is left without something nice on the day. If you think you can do that, please let me know: Yep, but only because it's you ;)
audreyscastle
Oct. 18th, 2007 08:06 pm (UTC)
Name/livejournal: Audrey Lynne - LJ: audreysmagic
e-mail address: audreysmagic@aol.com
What type of media you would like: Fanfiction
Three little words: e.g. flail, snark, chess
One thing you would like, in three words or less: geek love
One thing you would not like, in three words or less: e.g. non-con
What pairings you would like: Rodney/Radek, Rodney/Radek/Carson
What are you offering in exchange: fanfiction
What you don't want to write: e.g. non-con, torture, Ronon/Radek
Would you be willing to pinch hit? Sure
alyse
Nov. 9th, 2007 08:43 pm (UTC)
Hi there

I've had a 'message cannot be delivered' response to your assignment being sent out. According to AOL, this mailbox doesn't exist. Could you provide another e-mail address, please?

Thank you.
mirabile_dictu
Nov. 9th, 2007 09:11 pm (UTC)
Hey Alyse. For some reason, this comment came to my email address. I got my assignment as well, so no worries there.
alyse
Nov. 9th, 2007 09:14 pm (UTC)
Are you, by any chance, subscribing to this post? If so, you'll get a mail whenever a new comment is added to the post, regardless of who makes the comment or who it's in reply to.

Which is why you might have got this comment :)

I'm just about to make a new post about the ficathon, in which I suggest you follow the tag for the ficathon (ficathon: the czech is in the male!), so you'll only get notified of any new posts with that tag, not all comments. So you might want to do that instead.
mirabile_dictu
Nov. 10th, 2007 02:30 am (UTC)
Excellent idea! Thank you, Alyse.
audreyscastle
Nov. 9th, 2007 09:52 pm (UTC)
I'm an idiot. It's audreysmagic@yahoo.com - aol is my other email address. ;-D
alyse
Nov. 9th, 2007 11:19 pm (UTC)
Have sent it to the new address. Let me know if there are any problems :)
audreyscastle
Oct. 18th, 2007 08:09 pm (UTC)
Heee. Best thing-a-thon name ever. And my resistance toward ficathons in notoriously weak...I have commited sign-up.
duckduck
Oct. 18th, 2007 10:11 pm (UTC)
Name/livejournal: duckduck
e-mail address: duckduck @ livejournal dot com
What type of media you would like: Fanfiction
Three little words: breeze, smirk, blue
One thing you would like, in three words or less: happy ending
One thing you would not like, in three words or less: non-con
What pairings you would like: Zelenka/McKay, Zelenka/Lorne, Zelenka/Chuck
What are you offering in exchange: fanfiction
What you don't want to write: McShep, non-con, bdsm
Would you be willing to pinch hit? probably not! :(

Sorry for the spam, but I didn't read the directions. :(
cinaed
Oct. 18th, 2007 11:27 pm (UTC)
You know, just last week I was swearing off ficathons forever, and then someone does an awesome ficathon like this one. :)

Name/livejournal: cinaed
e-mail address: AwriterVA [at] aol.com
What type of media you would like: Fanfiction
Three little words: Glasses, kiss, sea
One thing you would like, in three words or less: Happy ending
One thing you would not like, in three words or less: Non-con
What pairings you would like: McKay/Zelenka, Sheppard/Zelenka, Chuck/Zelenka
What are you offering in exchange: Fanfiction
What you don't want to write: Non-con
Would you be willing to pinch hit? Sure
leaper182
Oct. 19th, 2007 04:50 am (UTC)
Goddammit, I keep finding really good ideas in other people's comments! Sorry!

Name/livejournal: Leaper 182/leaper182
E-mail address: bianki@hotmail.com
What type of media you would like: Fanfiction or fanart
Three little words: rain, tablets, mission
One thing you would like, in three words or less: moment in time
One thing you would not like, in three words or less: anyone dying
What pairings you would like: Radek/Carson, Radek/Rodney, Radek/Lorne
What are you offering in exchange: fanfiction
What you don't want to write: non-con, Ronon/Radek
Would you be willing to pinch hit? I won't be able to, sorry! :(
tekiclutch
Oct. 19th, 2007 07:14 pm (UTC)
It was the title of the LJ entry that made me sign up, really. I felt like a total dork because I couldn't stop giggling at the bad pun...

Name/livejournal: tekiclutch
e-mail address: tekiclutch (AT) netscape (DOT) net
What type of media you would like: Fan fic or fan art.
Three little words: "It wasn't him."
One thing you would like, in three words or less: Unresolved sexual tension!
One thing you would not like, in three words or less: PWPs.
What pairings you would like: Zelenka/Sheppard, Zelenka/Lorne, Zelenka/Parrish.
What are you offering in exchange: Fan art.
What you don't want to write: (In my case it'd be draw) I don't want to draw brainless yaoi.
Would you be willing to pinch hit? Sorry, no. I barely have time to do this.
echelon_ga_l
Oct. 20th, 2007 07:57 am (UTC)
Thing-a-thon ! I'm sure Radek could have created this word himself !!!

Name/livejournal: echelon_ga_l
E-mail address: rosenoiresanglantexy [at] hotmail [dot] com
What type of media you would like: Fanfiction, fanart or icons
Three little words: glasses, kiss, christmas
One thing you would like, in three words or less: cute and sexy
One thing you would not like, in three words or less: death, rape, Sunday
What pairings you would like: Ronon/Radek, Rodney/Radek or Carson/Radek
What are you offering in exchange: fanart (drawings, short comics...)
What you don't want to write: deathfic, non-con, McShep
Would you be willing to pinch hit? Of course but only for drawings I really can't write in english.
gblvr
Oct. 21st, 2007 03:43 am (UTC)
Name/livejournal: gblvr
e-mail address: gblvr at yahoo dot com
What type of media you would like: any of the three is fine
Three little words: sweetness, texture, fizzy
One thing you would like, in three words or less: Radek getting some.
One thing you would not like, in three words or less: Atlantis people dying.
What pairings you would like: Zelenka/Lorne, zelenka/Beckett
What are you offering in exchange: any of the three
What you don't want to write: Zelenka/McKay or Zelenka/Sheppard; I will write Zelenka/McKay/Sheppard, however.
Would you be willing to pinch hit? icons only
saekokato
Oct. 22nd, 2007 12:17 am (UTC)
Name/livejournal: saekokato
e-mail address: starinr @ gmail .com
What type of media you would like: Fanfiction
Three little words: photograph, holiday, clocks
One thing you would like, in three words or less: schmoop
One thing you would not like, in three words or less: Non-con
What pairings you would like: McKay/Zelenka, Sheppard/Zelenka, Chuck/Zelenka
What are you offering in exchange: Fanfiction
What you don't want to write: Non-con
Would you be willing to pinch hit? Sure
mirabile-dictu.insanejournal.com
Oct. 22nd, 2007 12:43 am (UTC)
Name/livejournal: Mira, at mirabile-dictu.livejournal.com
e-mail address: uilos_oiolosse@yahoo.com
What type of media you would like: Fanfiction, please
Three little words: off-world, fearful, party
One thing you would like, in three words or less: a happy ending
One thing you would not like, in three words or less: non-con, bdsm, death.
What pairings you would like: my favorite Zelenka pairing is with Ronon Dex, but Sheppard/Zelenka is all right, and even Zelenka/OMC.
What are you offering in exchange: fanfiction
What you don't want to write: I'm not big on too much unhappiness or pain, especially about Zelenka, and I can't write Carson.
Would you be willing to pinch hit? Sure, but only fanfiction.
canadian_jade
Oct. 22nd, 2007 05:28 am (UTC)
Name/livejournal: Jade / canadian_jade
e-mail address: canadian-jade @ hotmail . com
What type of media you would like: Fanfiction
Three little words: rain, green, family
One thing you would like, in three words or less: geeks in love
One thing you would not like, in three words or less: non-con, death
What pairings you would like: Radek/John, Radek/Evan, Radek/Rodney
What are you offering in exchange: fanfiction
What you don't want to write: I'll try anything
Would you be willing to pinch hit? yes
pierson
Oct. 24th, 2007 11:03 am (UTC)
Name/livejournal: Deirdre, pierson
e-mail address: pierson38 @ gmail . com
What type of media you would like: fanfiction, please
Three little words: curve, earthy, darkness
One thing you would like, in three words or less: a happy ending
One thing you would not like, in three words or less: bdsm, mpreg, death
What pairings you would like: I'm honestly not that picky about pairings, if you can make me believe it. However, that said, I'd prefer no Kavanagh, please. :-) I'm good with any rating from G to NC-17.
What are you offering in exchange: fanfiction
What you don't want to write: I'd rather not write bdsm, mpreg, kink, non-con, or death.
Would you be willing to pinch hit? Sorry, I'm way too slow.
seticat
Oct. 25th, 2007 09:59 pm (UTC)
Name/livejournal: Rowan / seticat http://seticat.livejournal.com/
e-mail address: seticat@comcast.net
What type of media you would like: Fanfiction, fanart
Three little words: challenge, knife, warrior
One thing you would like, in three words or less: build on potential
One thing you would not like, in three words or less: no one dies
What pairings you would like: up to three for your recipient to choose from: Radek/Ronan, Radek/Evan, Radek/Rodney
What are you offering in exchange: fanfiction, userpics [but only if you're *really* desperate - I'm not that good IMHO]
What you don't want to write: non-con, pairing [Radek/Chuck]
Would you be willing to pinch hit?: I could certainly try.

rosewildeirish
Oct. 25th, 2007 10:14 pm (UTC)
Name/livejournal: Rose - rosewildeirish
e-mail address: rosewildeirish (at) gmail [dot] com
What type of media you would like: Fanfiction
Three little words: snark, affection, peril
One thing you would like, in three words or less: a happy ending
One thing you would not like, in three words or less: mpreg, noncom, death!fic
What pairings you would like: McKay/Zelenka, or Lorne/Zelenka
What are you offering in exchange: fanfiction
What you don't want to write: deathfic, non-con, mpreg, heavy kink such as fisting or bloodplay etc, Radek/Carson, Radek/Ronon, Radek/Chuck, Radek/Kavanagh
Would you be willing to pinch hit? Depends on time and inspiration.
flubber2kool
Oct. 26th, 2007 12:36 am (UTC)
Ok trust me to be the current odd number!! If I dont get picked dont worry about it!!!!

Name/LiveJournal : http://flubber2kool.livejournal.com
e-mail: flubber2kool@yahoo.com OR flubber2kool@mail2chocolate.com
What type of media would you like? fanfic or userpics
Three little words: discovery, journey, intimacy
One thing you would like in three words or less: a happy ending
One this you would not like in three words or less : non-con, character pain.
What parings would you like? Zelenka/Sheppard, Zalenka/Mckay any other Zelanka paring.
What are you offering in exchange? fanfic
What I dont want to write - Zelnka/Bates, non-con, gratuatous infliction of pain without reason in the story, BDSM,
Would you be willing to pinch hit? No sorry not this year. I will have only just got my new computer then. So will need all the time to write my story.

kyrdwyn
Oct. 26th, 2007 02:43 am (UTC)
Name/livejournal: kyrdwyn
e-mail address: kyrdwyn [at] livejournal [dot] com
What type of media you would like: Fanfiction
Three little words: rain, hockey, rings
One thing you would like, in three words or less: happy ending
One thing you would not like, in three words or less: non-con, death
What pairings you would like: Sheppard/Zelenka, Sheppard/Beckett/Zelenka
What are you offering in exchange: fanfiction
What you don't want to write: non-con
Would you be willing to pinch hit? Check with me closer to the day?
nonesane
Oct. 27th, 2007 07:12 pm (UTC)
Name/livejournal: nonesane
e-mail address: shadesofia(at)yahoo(dot)se
What type of media you would like: Fanfic or fan art
Three little words: deer, umbrella, river
One thing you would like, in three words or less: AU, UST --> Relationship
One thing you would not like, in three words or less: MPreg, Gender-Switching
What pairings you would like: Zelenka/Anyone...Preferably McKay, but I'm not picky. As long as there's chemistry I'll read (or with fanart watch) and enjoy!
What are you offering in exchange: fanfiction
What you don't want to write: I'll try writing just about anything once.
Would you be willing to pinch hit? Wouldn't have the time, sorry.
blue_raven
Oct. 31st, 2007 09:25 am (UTC)
Sorry for the lateness!

Name/livejournal: Ange/blue_raven
e-mail address: marmite.on.toast@gmail.com
What type of media you would like: Fanfic
Three little words: spark, whiteboard, compass
One thing you would like, in three words or less: Awkward first time
One thing you would not like, in three words or less: Deathfic, non-con
What pairings you would like: McKay/Zelenka, Sheppard/Zelenka, Lorne/Zelenka
What are you offering in exchange: Fic.
What you don't want to write: anything above an R-rating, heavy angst or kinks, Beckett/Zelenka, Ronon/Zelenka
Would you be willing to pinch hit? No, sorry.
alyse
Oct. 31st, 2007 06:03 pm (UTC)
Name/livejournal: alyse
What type of media you would like: Fic, please.
Three little words: moon, sea, temptation
One thing you would like, in three words or less: quiet joy
One thing you would not like, in three words or less: omg, everyone dies!
What pairings you would like: Lorne/Zelenka, Zelenka/Ronon
What are you offering in exchange: Fiction
What you don't want to write: Beckett, non-con, death!fic
Would you be willing to pinch hit? Do I want to? No. Will I end up doing it anyway? Inevitably ::g::
thepouncer
Oct. 31st, 2007 11:13 pm (UTC)
Name/livejournal: Pouncer/thepouncer
e-mail address: pouncer77 at gmail
What type of media you would like: anything is good
Three little words: flame, howl, mask
One thing you would like, in three words or less: madcap evening antics
One thing you would not like, in three words or less: too much angst
What pairings you would like: Zelenka/Lorne, Zelenka/Dex
What are you offering in exchange: fanfiction
What you don't want to write: Zelenka/Beckett, Kavanagh, death
Would you be willing to pinch hit? Yep.
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