Title: Things Not Forgotten
Author: beatrice_otter
Fandom: Star Trek TOS
Rating: general audiences
Characters: Spock/Saavik
Word Count: 2600
Written for: The 2013 [community profile] treknovelfest 
Prompt: Spock telling his wife about Zar. (Yesterday’s Son/Time for Yesterday)
AN: Sorry it's so late! November-December is one of the busiest times of the year, and most of my fannish energy in those months goes to Yuletide. And then I got distracted by other things. But here it is, eventually.

Summary: Sometimes even Spock breaks Starfleet’s rules on classified information. This is one of them.

At AO3.

I can feel you staring at me, Spock, Saavik said without turning around. )
Expectations (1220 words) by Reyka_Sivao

Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Star Trek - Fortunes of War/Star Trek: Piper Novels
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Gen
Characters: Sarda (Star Trek), Spock
Additional Tags: Vulcans, T'Kay, Introspection, Character Study, Invented Mythology, treknovelfest
Summary: Spock offers Sarda a choice: take the Vulcan way, or choose his own path.

(Is this the official posting format? Either way, I'm going for it. Also, I kind of ended up posting on my other account, sorry. Sorry about being so fuzzy on timing. Hope you enjoy!)
Interpersonal Dynamics (1248 words) by Merfilly
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Star Trek - Various Authors
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Piper/Sarda
Characters: Piper (Star Trek), Sarda (Star Trek)
Additional Tags: Slice of Life, POV First Person

Piper comes back early from Shore Leave, but Sarda's in quarters. Still, it goes better than some of their other moments together.

Mod: I apologize for having to post both stories today, but my week is bound to be busy and I did not wish to forget.
Honors in Family (1101 words) by Merfilly
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Star Trek - Various Authors
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Saavik, Zar (Star Trek), Spock
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence

Spock requests Zar's assistance.

Sorry for the late post -- I had something which fortunately turned out not to be the flu, but still knocked me out for a few days.

Anyway, given the low response rate and people's busy schedules, we'll leave prompt claiming, such as it is, open during the writing period.
Don't forget to claim some prompts over at the prompt claiming post! Anything is acceptable -- drabbles, art, epics -- go for it!
To claim a prompt or prompts, leave a comment specifying the number of the prompt you're claiming. Prompts are listed by book title.

You can also feel free to use unclaimed prompts from the last round. The list of the last round's prompts are here.

Prompt claiming runs through September 29. Please let me know if I've missed anything or made any mistakes, or if you have any questions.

Prompts behind the cut! )
I will post the list of prompts later today so that claiming can begin.
Tomorrow is theoretically the last day of prompt submission, and prompts are a little thin on the ground. I don't mind if you guys don't mind, but time is running out!
Prompt submission is open!

The full details are in the Guidelines post, but as a reminder, please list your prompts in this format:

Book title, character or pairing, prompt (original) or Book title, character or pairing, prompt (reboot) or Book title, character or pairing, prompt (either).

We'll collect prompts until September 22. Ask if you have any questions!

Prompt submission is closed.
Okay, the good news (or bad news) is that it was made immediately clear to me, once I created an AO3 collection, that it would not work for us, because almost none of the characters contained in the books are canonical character tags on AO3. Yes, we could fix this, but I'm just going to file that under "too much work right now."

This means that things will run pretty much the same as last time! A couple of important changes:

  • Someone asked about submitting art. I am fine with having this be a challenge for all kinds of fanworks.

  • The writing period is shorter this time: four weeks instead of six. I realize that it's on the short end, but I'm trying not to clash too much with yuletide, and things are pretty informal. If you post after the "official" posting period ends, no big deal.

For your convenience, here is an updated version of the guidelines:

the details )
So it dawned on me that I need to get this going soon if I don't want to be smack on top of Yuletide.

On the other hand, people may want to wait and see how Yuletide nominations shake out, because some of the Trek books that feature original characters are probably eligible.

Last round we had a week for submitting prompts, a week for claiming, and roughly six weeks for writing. Sticking to that schedule would mean that we'd be looking at posting in early November. Or we could make it slightly less official this time -- just gather prompts and run wild.

I am also looking at AO3's prompt meme hosting -- any opinions? I personally adore having things on AO3 so I can load them on my Kindle, and hosting it there would put some automation in the process. On the other hand, this group is not so big that administering it is an onerous task.

Regardless, maybe we look at submitting prompts starting Monday, September 16?
As you may or may not know, [livejournal.com profile] yuletide has new mods this year, and there are some modifications in the rules (some of which have already been repealed due to popular protest, thank heaven).

But! the tightening up of the "main characters from major fandom are ineligible in the subfandom" rule means that, as one of the new mods just told me, the Rihannsu books may be eligible this year (instead of ruled out out of hand as last year).  IOW, you wouldn't be able to nominate or request Kirk or Spock or McCoy (for obvious reasons), but if you nominate Rihannsy fandom with, say, Arrhae and Ael and Naraht as the characters, there's a good chance they'll be approved!
nestra: Uhura at her console with the caption "Sorry, I can't hear you over the sound of how awesome I am" (Uhura old school)
([personal profile] nestra May. 31st, 2013 11:03 am)
Given that the new movie has come out, and people are either enthusiastic about it or wanting to fix it, is there any interest in another round of book-based stories?
Around six months ago, as you might remember, [personal profile] ljc posted an excerpt from From The Terran Coyote to The Klingon K'Ortar: Tricksters of the Alpha and Beta Quadrants by M. Thadiun Bodner, which contained accounts of three of the earliest surviving Vulcan mythological tales involving T'kay, the Vulcan trickster.

I was quite intrigued by the stories, but was disappointed that the text-only archive version of From The Terran Coyote to The Klingon K'Ortar that she'd recovered had only descriptions of the illustrations, rather than the original color plates.

So, since I live in the area and have access to the library at Starfleet Academy's Annapolis campus, I offered to search the collection of the art library there to see if I could find other images of the objects in question and reconstruct, as far as possible, the original pages.

It took a fair amount of looking - and I'm not entirely sure these are the exact same artifacts the original article referenced - but I believe I have, finally, found them all, or close facsimiles thereof, and with [personal profile] ljc's permission, I'm sharing them with you.

How T'Kay Stole Fire:[Insert - Illustration: Fire Escapes The Glass Bowl, tapestry fragment dating to 8th Century BCE] )

How T'Kay Cheated Death:[Insert - Illustration: Death at the River, fragment of undated bowl, private collection] )

T'Kay and the Chief's Son:[Insert - Illustration: T'Kay with Saya, architectural detail of the frieze showing the trickster T'Kay with a circular pitcher of saya, recovered from the ruins of the P'Jem Monastery, Epsilon Indi III] )

ETA: Oh! Also, while I was hunting down these illustrations I found a kids' xenoanth book that had three more illustrated T'kay stories; would anybody be interested in those being posted here eventually?
I said I was going to do it if people were interested, and I've finally gotten around to it. :-) I've created a community for fan works based on the authorized but non-canon works of Star Trek (eg, Pocket Books novels, but also works based on comics or video games would be acceptable.)

It's <a href="http://community.livejournal.com/trek_bookverse/>the Star Trek Bookverse</a>, and it awaits your fic. I hope that many of the people who wrote fic for this fest will come join us and post their fics!
Remember my Trek Novel Fest fic Species Diversity and You? Now it has been interpreted into a short fanfilm directed by ink_n_imp, starring real live fan actors! I am very happy.

It has just been unveiled, and I'm proud to be able to link it here!

Title, rating, warnings, spoilers and summary as if it were a fic )

Species Diversity and You: A Sexual Safety Presentation.

By Antonella Inserra and A. Bertram Wilberforce

From the story by Grey Bard

Or direct link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnhUYYFxkMw

Also available on livejournal here.

Run time approximately 7 minutes.

This is a great fest. But like all fests, it's prompt-based, so if you miss an opportunity to get a prompt in when they're being taken, you can't write and post that story. I'd like to create a community for posting any fiction based on the Trek books -- either featuring characters from specific books, or situations that occurred in the books, or based on book continuity (particularly for the Relaunch titles in TNG/DS9/VOY -- my understanding is that something particularly egregious has led numerous people to write "fix-fic" for it.) Would folks here be interested in that?
Title: A Sea Of Summer Air
Author: wendelah1
Rating: PG-13, for language
Characters: Star Trek XI: Kirk, McCoy, Chapel, implied Spock/Uhura
Summary: "Captain, this is a classic example of the short-comings of the universal translator, which is why I have been recommending that a skilled linguist be assigned to all away missions involving first contact situations."

This was written for prompt #27, the text of which contains a spoiler for the story, so I've chosen to place it at the end.

A Sea of Summer Air )
ljc: (star trek (pike/number one so into her))
([personal profile] ljc Sep. 13th, 2009 11:12 am)
For prompt #100: The Dinner - Basically, "what happened next?" after Chris rather adorably clumsily ordered Number One to have dinner with him in his quarters? And how did Cait Barry and Phil Boyce react to the news? Was it awkward and disasterous, or sweetly romantic? What did Number One think, when she found out about Janeese? Is she worried she's the rebound girl? Is Chris concerned he'll torpedo his working relationship with his XO if he crosses that line? How do they communicate (or not communicate, as the case may be)?

Paradigm Shift )