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ANN: An Antique Roman: an Ethan Rayne ficathon for 2007

An Antique Roman: an Ethan Rayne ficathon for 2007

Ethan kicks over the traces. Ethan messes up your perfect hair. Ethan staggers drunk through the wedding reception and glides sober and elegant through the Dead Man's Party. Ethan is fun. Ethan is dangerous. And he never lets Giles set himself in concrete.

This summer, we let slip Ethan Rayne upon an unsuspecting world.

An Antique Roman, the short version: Sign up here until June 30. Assignments go out July 3. Fic is due Sunday, August 26. Minimum length is 750 words.


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The Details

June 16: signups open
June 30: signups close
July 3: assignments sent
August 26: stories due (just under 8 weeks to write!)
Minimum story length: 750 words.

This is a standard matchups ficathon. You'll sign up with prompts for the story you'd like written for you, and a description of what you're able to write. You'll receive an assignment to write for another person. On the due date, I'll post the masterlist here in my journal. You'll post your story wherever you'd like to, and comment to the masterlist with a link. I'll add your story to the master list. Reading pleasure will follow.

Signup Form

Keep in mind that you're prompting your assignee to nudge the muse into action. Don't over-specify. I'll ask you to revise your prompt if I think it's too long.

We're pretending the season 8 comics don't exist unless you specifically say they do in your signup.

Copy and paste this sign-up form into a comment along with your answers:

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Your name: Ladyforash
Your email:cleejh@hotmail.com
Characters or pairings you want with Ethan:Ethan/Giles
A brief prompt OR three things you want:I'd like to see the first time Ethan and Giles met.
Two things you don't want:I'm game for anything I guess.
Maximum rating you'd prefer:R

Characters or pairings you most want to write with Ethan: Either with Giles or alone.
Other characters or pairings you could write:I'm willing to try anything.
Characters you can't write:
Anything else you can't write:I don't mind hinting slash, but I'd rather not write it. I'd prefer writing FRT for this.
Could you write backup fic if needed?maybe.
Any other comments?
Your name: Trekker (47_trek_47)
Your email: trkkr47@gmail.com
Characters or pairings you want with Ethan: Giles (slash, implied or explicit)
A brief prompt OR three things you want: Ethan tricking, coercing, and/or cajoling Giles into helping him with a less-than-ethical spell; present day, post-Chosen setting; some involvement of the rest of the Buffy ensemble
Two things you don't want: fluff, comics canon
Maximum rating you'd prefer: Sky's the limit, baby.

Characters or pairings you most want to write with Ethan: With Giles or Ethan alone or with an OMC.
Other characters or pairings you could write: Pretty much anyone, with the below exception.
Characters you can't write: The AtS cast, including Wes.
Anything else you can't write: Please don't ask me to write "romantic Ethan/Buffy." Because that WOULD BE WRONG. And the requestor would totally not get what they wanted.
Could you write backup fic if needed? Probably not, sorry.
Any other comments? Yay! Ethan!!
Will defiitely be signing up, but I have two questions first. With all the various ratings systems and abreviations in use by different people, I discovered I have no idea what "FRM" and "FRT" mean. Clarification? And, is there any crossover options with other fandoms, or strictly BtVS/AtS (which is fine, if so, I just really had a yen for a crossover pairing).

Thanks.

spikeNdru
FRAO == NC-17, adult
FRM == R, 18+
FRT == PG, PG13, teen and up
FRC == G, safe for kids

I can translate all rating specs into something general, so sign up however you like :)

Crossovers... perhaps the crossover possibility in your icon? That would be an encounter worth seeing, I think! Heh. Hrm. I hadn't thought about this. I'd say... go ahead and ask for it, but give me a backup option in case I can't find anybody to write it. People do look at earlier signups when they're writing their own, so perhaps you will coax somebody into stepping up!
Your name: spikeNdru spikendru
Your email: spike-n-dru@hotmail.com
Characters or pairings you want with Ethan: I'd absolutely adore Ethan/Snape, but would be happy with Ethan/Giles
A brief prompt OR three things you want: a vacation or roadtrip, magic, slash
Two things you don't want: non-con, dark!fic
Does your request require comics canon? Dear lord, no! Please, no!
Maximum rating you'd prefer: Any

Characters or pairings you most want to write with Ethan: Giles, Spike, Andrew
Other characters or pairings you could write: I can write almost all characters (well, probably not Oz) but I'd prefer slash
Characters you can't write: With Ethan? Erm . . . no Dawn or Buffy, please. And I just have a hard time convincing myself that Ethan is Mr. Hetty McHet, but I could try (as long as it wasn't Dawn or Buffy).
Anything else you can't write: I don't do dark!fic. Seriously. Even with this caveat, I got assigned dark in a ficathon once and the most I could manage was dusk. My brain just doesn't go there.
Are you willing to write comics canon? *covers head and runs away* I don't even understand the comics canon.
Could you write backup fic if needed? Possibly. It depends upon the request.
Any other comments? YAY! An Ethan ficathon! *adores you*
Your name: Estepheia
Your email: Estepheia AT aol DOT com
Characters or pairings you want with Ethan: Spike, Severus Snape, Lindsey
A brief prompt OR three things you want: A pack of cards, a pack of lies, a pack of smokes - I'd also gladly read anything with childhood flashbacks
Two things you don't want: character death, fluff
Does your request require comics canon? Don't know the comics canon. I didn't even know Ethan was in any of the comics, or are you referring to the new comics season?
Maximum rating you'd prefer: all the way

Characters or pairings you most want to write with Ethan: Spike, Lorne
Other characters or pairings you could write: Giles
Characters you can't write: Willow
Anything else you can't write: stories set in Ethan's youth. I couldn't do justice to the time and setting
Are you willing to write comics canon? don't know the comics
Could you write backup fic if needed? no
Any other comments? I haven't written any fanfic in ages. This looks like a lovely ficathon, hence my inability to resist, but I'll be needing a good beta. My English is very rusty these days. If anyone volunteers to act as my beta, I'll give it a shot.
Maybe this ficathon is just what I need to get over my writers block.
Yay! Thanks for signing up. We'll get a beta for you.

And if the comics question makes no sense to you, don't worry. Joss Whedon has been writing a comics series in the Buffy-verse, but I think this ficathon is mostly going to pretend it doesn't exist and stick to the TV shows.
Your name: kindkit
Your email: kindkit64 AT yahoo DOT com
Characters or pairings you want with Ethan: Gen preferred; Giles/Ethan as part of the story or as background is fine, but I'd prefer a story that's not exclusively pairing-focused.
A brief prompt OR three things you want: post-Eyghon setting, Ethan as worshipper of Chaos, tea laced with whiskey
Two things you don't want: evil!Ethan, the word "magic" spelled with a 'k' at the end
Does your request require comics canon? No, but you can use comics canon if you like
Maximum rating you'd prefer: Any rating is fine

Characters or pairings you most want to write with Ethan: Giles, the Watchers' Council, John Constantine if anyone wants a crossover, Wesley
Other characters or pairings you could write: Any character (except Angel) in a non-pairing context, Ethan slash with any character (including OMCs) except Spike or Angel.
Characters you can't write: Angel
Anything else you can't write: het, Ethan/Spike pairing (I'll write them interacting but not paired), crossovers with any fandom but Hellblazer
Are you willing to write comics canon? Yes
Could you write backup fic if needed? No, sorry.
Any other comments?
Oh, mannnn... I'm tempted. I'm so, so tempted, but I don't think I could do justice to Ethan's character or his voice. I hope the ficathon is a great success, though!
I am hoping it will give us all lots of great reading material for the last week of summer, that's what I'm hoping!
Hell yes.

Your name: Ion Bond
Your email: merctionicht@yahoo.com
Characters or pairings you want with Ethan: Tara or Faith. (Assuming a Giles/Ethan backstory is optional.)
A brief prompt OR three things you want: "in the closet", live music, a black eye
Two things you don't want: spoilers for A:tS, pussy!Ethan

Does your request require comics canon? no.
Maximum rating you'd prefer: I'd prefer gen, but I'm not squeamish, so up to NC-17 is fine if you're inspired.

Characters or pairings you most want to write with Ethan: Willow
Other characters or pairings you could write: Giles, Spike, Drusilla, Buffy, Joyce, Xander, Tara, Faith.
Characters you can't write: Crossover, Oz, Dawn
Anything else you can't write: Nothing comes to mind except for A:tS stuff.
Are you willing to write comics canon? No.
Could you write backup fic if needed? No.
Any other comments? No.
Your name: Alixtii O'Krul
Your email: alixtii@gmail.com
Characters or pairings you want with Ethan: Ethan/Dawn, Kennedy
A brief prompt OR three things you want: A river trek, with kayaks
Two things you don't want: fluff, Giles/Ethan except as backstory
Does your request require comics canon? No.
Maximum rating you'd prefer: NC-17.

Characters or pairings you most want to write with Ethan: Dawn, Kennedy, Drusilla, any het.
Other characters or pairings you could write: Any het.
Characters you can't write: Buffy, Anya, Cordelia, Xander.
Anything else you can't write: I can write anything.
Are you willing to write comics canon? Sure.
Could you write backup fic if needed? Very possibly.
Any other comments? Fnord.
Your name: zandra_x
Your email: zandra1950@yahoo.com
Characters or pairings you want with Ethan: Somebody you don't usually see him with, not necessarily a romantic/sexual pairing
A brief prompt OR three things you want: A book, a television, a radio (I include these because I enjoy trying to work things in, but I really don't care if they're not there.)
Two things you don't want: non-con
Does your request require comics canon? No
Maximum rating you'd prefer: R

Characters or pairings you most want to write with Ethan: Almost anybody.
Other characters or pairings you could write: I like the minor players.
Characters you can't write: Buffy, Dawn
Anything else you can't write: I write gen; I can't write the SeX
Are you willing to write comics canon? No
Could you write backup fic if needed? No, I'm much too slow.
Your name: Sniggs
Your email: castle_rackrent At yahoo Dot co Dot uk
Characters or pairings you want with Ethan: Giles as pairing. Angel to talk to, shout at, fight - whatever.
A brief prompt OR three things you want: Sunnydale, breaking glass, the beach.
Two things you don't want: Fluff or songfic
Does your request require comics canon? No
Maximum rating you'd prefer: Any

Characters or pairings you most want to write with Ethan: Giles, either when they first meet or post-Chosen.
Other characters or pairings you could write: Don't mind.
Characters you can't write: Any from A:ts
Anything else you can't write: Slash
Are you willing to write comics canon? No
Could you write backup fic if needed? Would certainly try.
Any other comments? This is a great idea. Looking forward to some good reads coming out of this.
Oh! Me!
Your name: Rainne
Your email: rainne.cassidy@gmail.com
Characters or pairings you want with Ethan: Buffy, Giles. Preferably both. At the same time. But one or the other will do.
A brief prompt OR three things you want: breath mints, a cat, the flag of any country not the US, Canada or the UK.
Two things you don't want: unresolved angst/unhappy ending, Spike pairings of any kind
Does your request require comics canon? comics = evil
Maximum rating you'd prefer: up to NC17. Smuttier = better.

Characters or pairings you most want to write with Ethan: Buffy and/or Giles
Other characters or pairings you could write: most major characters
Characters you can't write: Anyone from Angel, including Angel or Wesley. I suck at them.
Anything else you can't write: Spike pairings of any kind.
Are you willing to write comics canon? Don't know the comics at all
Could you write backup fic if needed? Sure.
Any other comments? Plz to make it not due til after Summer of Giles kthx :)
Re: Oh! Me!
Hey, yo, gotcha! And no worries: due date is August 26, which is well after the Summer of Giles.
Your name: Isis isis_whit
Your email: stateofentropy[at]gmail[dot]com
Characters or pairings you want with Ethan: Giles
A brief prompt OR three things you want: some angst, some h/c, setting preferrably anything up from past "Becoming" till post-"Chosen"
Two things you don't want: No Band Candy Ripper when there's no Band Candy involved! No D/s.
Does your request require comics canon? Absolutely not!
Maximum rating you'd prefer: Anything goes.

Characters or pairings you most want to write with Ethan: Giles. I don't think I could write anyone else in an actual pairing.
Other characters or pairings you could write: See above and below. Other characters in the stories I can do, just not in a pairing.
Characters you can't write: I don't think I'm good writing Buffy, so it would help if she doesn't need a big part. :p
Anything else you can't write: I'm really bad at writing explicit sex scenes.
Are you willing to write comics canon? Can't, as I've not read any.
Could you write backup fic if needed? No, sorry.
Any other comments? Oh my God, I can't believe I'm actually doing this. It's my first ficathon, and I've written so little.... Why am I doing this again? Please kill me now! Meep!
Yay! Don't worry. It'll be great! 700 words is pretty short, as you'll see once your story starts taking over your head. And ficathon posting day is a always a big rush: reading what somebody wrote for you, and reading tons of new stories.