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Hi everyone!

I was planning to run Unconventional Courtship again (just significantly later in the year than usual), but I saw this on [community profile] fandomcalendar




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Does this meet the need? Let me know your thoughts!

Happy to run UC again if we think it's different enough, but maybe I'll give it a few more months so that this has finished.

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Date: 2017-05-13 11:33 am (UTC)
meridian_rose: pen on letter background  with text  saying 'writer' (Default)
From: [personal profile] meridian_rose
I was wondering this but I think UC is different in two specific ways

1) UC has us use an existing romance novel summary - the Harlequin Big Bang only requires a romantic theme. I really like this aspect of UC and think it makes it unqiue.
2) The wordcount; minimum 5k whereas UC has a minimum 1k

Also there seems to a be no claiming but sort of artwork provision for the fics? Which isn't a feature of UC.

I've got a UC fic in the works so I'm eagerly awaiting the next phase if you do decide to run it - the fic would meet the 5k minimum though so I've been keeping tabs on that comm too and trying to decide if I want to wait many more months once the fic is done. (August is already a way off, if you're going for September then I might post between phases and add to the UC AO3 collection or submit to the Harlequin challenge.)

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Date: 2017-05-13 11:48 am (UTC)
merryghoul: River closeup (River closeup)
From: [personal profile] merryghoul
Having looked at the Harlequin Big Bang earlier, I also agree that it's much different from UC. The prompts the mod is suggesting for said bang are ones created from generators rather than the summaries of real Harlequin/Mills & Boon novels.

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Date: 2017-05-13 11:53 am (UTC)
lost_spook: (writing)
From: [personal profile] lost_spook
I looked at it, too, but agree that it seems a different thing - writing a Romance story, rather than taking a Romance summary and killing it/twisting it up/playing it straight that we do here.

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Date: 2017-05-13 01:36 pm (UTC)
pameluke: (Default)
From: [personal profile] pameluke
I don't think it's quite the same.
Plus, since I technically still have to finish the UC work I started last year, I was kind of hoping of posting it for the challenge this year

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Date: 2017-05-13 01:46 pm (UTC)
liadtbunny: (Avengers)
From: [personal profile] liadtbunny
The challenge seems to be a for romance fic and I don't want to be tied to having to produce a shippy fic.

Also UC has better banners;)

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Date: 2017-05-17 11:12 pm (UTC)
fennui: (Default)
From: [personal profile] fennui
Also UC has better banners;)

I realize the [correct] decision has now been made, but I would like to second this as it is true and is also clearly the most superior argument in favour.
Edited Date: 2017-05-17 11:14 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2017-05-19 02:43 pm (UTC)
liadtbunny: (Richard III Innocent)
From: [personal profile] liadtbunny
This cannot be denied;p
Edited Date: 2017-05-19 02:44 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2017-05-14 03:06 am (UTC)
misslucyjane: poetry by hafiz (Default)
From: [personal profile] misslucyjane
I like the structure of UC better. I feel like calling it a Harlequin challenge without setting the boundaries of category romance tropes doesn't do the name justice. Call me a bored housewife (which I'm not, but anyway) but I like the ridiculousness of category romance, and UC celebrates that.

I have about 15K of a story based on summary I keep claiming and not finishing, but this is my year, y'all.
Edited (edited for clarity) Date: 2017-05-14 03:07 am (UTC)

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Date: 2017-05-15 11:27 am (UTC)
samuraiter: (Default)
From: [personal profile] samuraiter
Adding my agreement to the pile: I feel that [community profile] unconventionalcourtship is different enough that the two challenges can exist in harmony. I certainly would like to do both. :-)

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