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It's time for the fest we've ALL been waiting for! YES -

Welcome to 'Unconventional Courtship 2016'!



'Unconventional Courtship' is a panfandom fic fest where you write and post a 1000w+ fic based on a M&B/Harlequin plot. Fics will be posted to this community, staggered through June 2016 (from the 1st to the 30th).

How to play:

It's as simple as:

1. Sign up! All you need to do is comment on this post with the day you want to post your fic. You can tell me which summary/pairing you're going with, but you don't have to. You can also ask me to assign you a summary, if you want. (You don't need a Dreamwidth to play - just comment with OpenID, although you will need to ask me to post your fic on the com. If you are on DW, please follow the community!)

2. Choose a M&B/Harlequin summary (or two etc) - we have hundreds of suggestions here, but there are literally thousands. Our prompt generator is even biggerer and betterer than last year! (thank you [personal profile] john_amend_all) You can write more than one fic, if you want. You can also combine prompts, if you like.

3. Replace the names (and pronouns if necessary) with the names (and pronouns) of the pairing of your choice. Any any all fandoms and pairings are welcome in this fest.

You can also replace place names and jobs as long as you keep to the spirit of the prompt. So, if you want to write Kirk/Spock, but you don't want to write a modern day AU, you could replace 'the Sahara desert' with 'a desert planet' and Kirk wouldn't need to be the boss at a law firm, he could be the boss... in the sense that he's the captain.

4. Write a fic based on your altered summary. You can take the prompt seriously or use it as an improbable basis for lols.

4.5. Pimp the fest far and wide. I'm hardly going to do this at all, so it's up to you - the players! I've re-uploaded the make-your-own banners and of course you can use any that I've already made. But please do pimp where ever you think would be appropriate.

5. Post the fic to this community on your assigned day. Use the header provided.

You can also post to our AO3 collection, but please post to the com whatever you do, and please post to the com first.

You can see some examples of Unconventional Courtship fic by looking through the collection, or earlier in the com.

6. Profit! Fics for all! I'll post a masterlist once all the entries are in. Crossposting is encouraged.

Any questions? Leave a comment or PM me or email me at heroic.tendencies@gmail.com


Rules:

1. All fics must be over 1,000 words long.

2. You must use a modified Mills & Boon and/or Harlequin summary.

3. You don't have to use a beta, but it is strongly advised.

4. Please use the following header (or similar - the AO3 share function is fine) when you post to the community:



5. Please post on your assigned day. If you can't for whatever reason, please let me know either by PM or email heroic.tendencies@gmail.com

6. You can use this fic for another challenge i.e. [community profile] trope_bingo

7. You can sign up for any day you like, but if it is possible for you to sign up for a day that nobody else is interested in then that'd be best of all.

JUNE 2016:
1st [personal profile] aralias, [personal profile] badass_tiger
2nd
3rd [personal profile] misslucyjane
4th [personal profile] merryghoul
5th [personal profile] a_q
6th [personal profile] tosca1390
7th [personal profile] roseveare, [personal profile] fleetsparrow
8th [personal profile] katemacetak
9th [personal profile] rivulet027
10th [personal profile] selenicdistance, [personal profile] thequipkid, [personal profile] still_lycoris
11th [personal profile] nanslice, [livejournal.com profile] dangerousdame
12th [personal profile] meridian_rose
13th [personal profile] scifishipper, [personal profile] estirose
14th [personal profile] empressearwig
15th [personal profile] mara
16th [personal profile] torigates
17th [personal profile] sidhe_faerie
18th [profile] starwish_starwoe
19th [personal profile] liadtbunny
20th [personal profile] traincat
21st [personal profile] john_amend_all
22nd [personal profile] pameluke
23rd [personal profile] samuraiter
24th [personal profile] autiotalo
25th [personal profile] perfidiousfate
26th [personal profile] paranoidangel
27th [personal profile] rosied, [personal profile] fleetsparrow
28th [personal profile] random_nexus, [personal profile] argylepiratewd
29th [personal profile] tree, [personal profile] merryofsoul
30th [personal profile] lilly_c, [livejournal.com profile] pixieboots, [personal profile] urami


If you have questions, feel free to ask! And/or consult the FAQs from last year, which are still mostly accurate.
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Date: 2016-03-27 07:20 pm (UTC)
tree: gillian anderson and david duchovny at wondercon ([people] which may not happen)
From: [personal profile] tree
yes it is time to do the thing! the 29th for me please.

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Date: 2016-03-27 07:35 pm (UTC)
rosied: (Default)
From: [personal profile] rosied
Could I get the 27th, please?

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Date: 2016-03-27 07:53 pm (UTC)
merryghoul: car in LA (car)
From: [personal profile] merryghoul
June 4, please? :)

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Date: 2016-03-27 08:39 pm (UTC)
lilly_c: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lilly_c
30th for me, please.

Can you give me a summary too? nothing's appealing to me so far.

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Date: 2016-03-27 09:03 pm (UTC)
paranoidangel: Sarah Jane Smith, Sarah Walker, Sarah Jackson (Sarahs)
From: [personal profile] paranoidangel
Woohoo! I've had a summary for this since last year...

Please can I have the 26th with this summary:
297) Second Chance with the Rebel by Cara Colter
Everyone in the town could see they didn't belong together. Sarah Jane Smith was the adventurous outsider with a mysterious past, and Harry Sullivan was the wholesome doctor's son. And Sarah's sudden departure just proved the rest of the town right...
Seven years later a Mother's Day Gala the Doctor dropping her off brings Sarah back into Harry's life, and once again he finds himself charmed by her. Everything feels different, but the risk of heartbreak is just as strong. But doesn't everyone deserve a second chance at happiness — even him...?

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Date: 2016-03-27 09:24 pm (UTC)
katemacetak: by phchiu2 (Default)
From: [personal profile] katemacetak
Yay! I love reading the stories from this challenge. Hopefully I won't get sick and have to bail out this year...
I'll take June 8.

And I'll be using "What The Librarian Did" by Karina Bliss: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7463932-what-the-librarian-did

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Date: 2016-03-27 09:57 pm (UTC)
traincat: ([dc] two can play that game)
From: [personal profile] traincat
Yay! :D Could I get the 20th, please?

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Date: 2016-03-27 09:58 pm (UTC)
random_nexus: (Road Go)
From: [personal profile] random_nexus
I'mma give it another whirl. May I have the 28th please?
Thanks - and thanks for organizing this! ^5

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Date: 2016-03-27 10:18 pm (UTC)
john_amend_all: (shipping)
From: [personal profile] john_amend_all
Can I have the 21st please? And I'll be using this summary:
244) Darian Hunter: Duke of Desire by Carole Mortimer
The Players:
Lucie Miller, Duchess of Wolfingham: legendary coquette and notorious spinster
Clarissa Pink, Countess of Carlisle: society's scandalous widow and secret agent of the [Doctor]
The Stage:
A notoriously debauched house party
The Scene:
Forced to pose as lovers, Lucie and Clarissa must work together to stop an assassination plot
The Twist:
As the shocking and oh-so-sensual games play out around them, the romantic ruse becomes all too real. And the tantalizing temptation to indulge their every desire becomes overwhelming…
Edited Date: 2016-03-27 10:19 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2016-03-27 10:56 pm (UTC)
scifishipper: (Default)
From: [personal profile] scifishipper
Oooh!! Could I have the 13th please?? I will have to come back with my full sign up. Yay!

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Date: 2016-03-28 01:13 am (UTC)
starticker: (Default)
From: [personal profile] starticker
Could I get the 18th or 19th, please? :D

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Date: 2016-03-28 03:12 am (UTC)
mara: (Marv and Joe)
From: [personal profile] mara
Could I have the 15th, please? :)

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Date: 2016-03-28 12:09 pm (UTC)
perfidiousfate: (bruno)
From: [personal profile] perfidiousfate
Oh yay, I'm excited! Can I have the 25th, please?

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Date: 2016-03-28 12:25 pm (UTC)
a_q: (Default)
From: [personal profile] a_q
I would like the 5th if possible!

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Date: 2016-03-28 02:18 pm (UTC)
liadtbunny: (Garfield Squee)
From: [personal profile] liadtbunny
\o/

The 19th please!

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Date: 2016-03-28 02:40 pm (UTC)
misslucyjane: poetry by hafiz (Default)
From: [personal profile] misslucyjane
May I have June 3, please?

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Date: 2016-03-28 10:55 pm (UTC)
samuraiter: (Default)
From: [personal profile] samuraiter
*nods*

Thank you for hosting this challenge again. I intend to redeem myself for my failure to post last year.

Choosing Prompt #269 from the main page, and would like to pick June 23 if at all possible.

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Date: 2016-03-29 06:59 am (UTC)
autiotalo: (Default)
From: [personal profile] autiotalo
I've been meaning to take part in this for ages and always missed sign-ups! Could I have June 24, please? I've perused your main list of summaries and rather fancy #185. Thanks!

ETA: Had to change the date, forgot I was away for part of June.
Edited Date: 2016-03-29 09:37 am (UTC)

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Date: 2016-03-29 11:55 am (UTC)
pameluke: (Default)
From: [personal profile] pameluke
I'd love the 22nd

I'll be signing up with https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2044222.Just_a_Little_Fling
with Alec/Magnus from Shadowhunters, so some minor changes for gender and a Shadowhunter Wedding instead of a Scottish one.

Edited to add: I AM SO EXCITED
Edited Date: 2016-03-29 11:56 am (UTC)

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Date: 2016-03-29 05:49 pm (UTC)
sidhe_faerie: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sidhe_faerie
17th for me please!

I have a summary and I have been waiting for this fest!

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Date: 2016-03-30 12:11 am (UTC)
torigates: (Default)
From: [personal profile] torigates
June 17 please (or if that day has been snagged just put me for the latest available date)!

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Date: 2016-03-31 11:17 am (UTC)
empressearwig: (Default)
From: [personal profile] empressearwig
Hi! I would like to sign up for the 14th, please. Thank you!

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Date: 2016-03-31 06:58 pm (UTC)
meridian_rose: pen on letter background  with text  saying 'writer' (Default)
From: [personal profile] meridian_rose
So happy! June 12th please.
26)Lady Jane’s Physician by Anne Ashley

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Date: 2016-03-31 08:38 pm (UTC)
lost_spook: (pg - lynda)
From: [personal profile] lost_spook
Sign me up for the 2nd June! I have 25,000 words all done of that origfic, not quite as true to the summary as it was meant to be fic, that I wrote in Jan (mostly) only needing editing and I'm sure I can do that much now. Hope that's still okay!

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Date: 2016-03-31 11:53 pm (UTC)
nanslice: (Default)
From: [personal profile] nanslice
I'll take the 11th! For prompt 106) A Reputation For Revenge- Jennie Lucas
Edited Date: 2016-03-31 11:54 pm (UTC)
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