[identity profile] lilliburlero.livejournal.com
The 2016 Antonia Forest Fanworks collection will remain open until 8pm (UTC) on the 9th September, and shortly after that the authors will be revealed. Looking forward to seeing your work!

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And meanwhile, another fic from the collection:

Tim and Lawrie - the missing scene (475 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Marlows - Antonia Forest
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Lawrie Marlow, Tim Keith


Please do show your appreciation with comments and kudos.
[identity profile] lilliburlero.livejournal.com
More fic in the prompt meme; a fascinating look at Miss Cromwell's life outside Kingscote.

Bread-and-Butter Reading (1654 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Marlows - Antonia Forest
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Miss Cromwell (Marlows), Miss Latimer
Summary:

Miss Cromwell's eminently respectable avocation.



Please do show your appreciation with kudos and comments!
[identity profile] buntyandjinx.livejournal.com
Maidenhead? And sharing AF with one's children.
August 12th, 11:59
Apologies if this has been discussed before but I can't find any references. I'm reading AF aloud to my daughters, 11 and 9. I was worried they'd find the novels too esoteric and wordy, but so far the novels have been a surprising - and very gratifying - hit with both, to the extent the 11-year-old told me she couldn't sleep for thinking about Lawrie and Tim. I think I'll skip Thuggery, Attic Term (too much Catholic and lerv stuff)and prob RAH, as not great, but am very much looking forward to the next two school books. Has anyone else shared AF with the next generation?

Reading aloud also helping me notice things I missed during countless childhood rereads and during the read through two years ago.

On which note, in chapter one of Falconer's Nicola says they were bombed in Hampstead during the war, had to move to Maidenhead and only moved back at half term. To paraphrase Nicola's pov on this: 'Maidenhead's all right, it has the river, but it's not London."

This would mean that they moved in the middle of the summer term of the twins' third form, yes? Which means in Autumn Term, the half term interlude, which I took to be in Hampstead (I haven't got my copy to hand to check) was actually in Maidenhead?

Can anyone explain?
[identity profile] lilliburlero.livejournal.com
Another industrious writer has posted this delightful fic to the prompt meme:

Rose's Father, Closely Observed. (2758 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Marlows - Antonia Forest
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Edwin Dodd, Rose Dodd, Chas Dodd, Fob Dodd


Please do show your appreciation with kudos and comments!
[identity profile] jackmerlin.livejournal.com
Anyone else have brief moments of excited recognition when you hear or see something that you recognise from the Marlowverse? I had one this morning when Sarah Cox on the radio referred to that 'old Victorian phrase - Never apologise, never explain,' and I thought 'that's what Lawrie said to Nicola before the Cricket Match', and my drive to work was considerably brightened up.
Nicola and Lawrie didn't know who famously said it, but hoped it might be Churchill, as I remember.
[identity profile] lilliburlero.livejournal.com
Owing to the doziness of your mod (mea culpa) the box to keep works in this year's prompt meme collection 'unrevealed' was left unchecked, meaning that one industrious contributor's story has already appeared. Sorry! I suggest that we leave things as they are, so that the stories will appear as they are posted, meaning (with luck) a gradual drip feed of Forest fic over the course of the summer, rather than a big feast at the end. I did, however, manage to keep the collection anonymous, so we will have a reveal of authors on the 9th September, as planned. The collection will close on the same day, so you have until then to pick up prompts and write. Do leave kudos and comment on the stories as they appear -- authors should be able to reply to comments and stay anonymous: comments by the author will be listed as from 'Anonymous Creator' (I hope.)

My apologies again! I hope nobody is too disappointed, and that you'll still enjoy writing and reading.

Meanwhile, here's the first story in the collection:

Kingscote School Speech Day 2016 (1110 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Marlows - Antonia Forest
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Summary:

The new Bishop of Streweminster returns to school.

[identity profile] lilliburlero.livejournal.com
Sign-ups for this year's challenge will close tomorrow, 27th June, at 8pm UTC. You can sign up here.
[identity profile] lilliburlero.livejournal.com
Sign ups continuing for the fanworks fest until June 26th: we've seven participants and 29 prompts so far. Drop along and see if there's anything you'd like to claim. The collection is now open for posting, too.

Fanfic.

Jun. 1st, 2016 03:47 pm
[identity profile] jackmerlin.livejournal.com
I have attempted the north face of Everest a story about Rowan. Link here - http://jackmerlin.livejournal.com/16184.html
or just my user name should work.
[identity profile] lilliburlero.livejournal.com
This year's prompt meme is open for sign-ups. Sign-up form is here.

Rules and guidelines:

You must have an AO3 account to participate. You can get an invite code here. The waiting-list is currently short: about 2 days.

For those unfamiliar with AO3 here's the AO3 FAQ dealing with collections and challenges, and here's the specific bit dealing with sign-ups for prompt memes on AO3.

You must specify at least 1 fandom in each of your prompts: you may specify (up to) all three Forest fandoms and 6 characters in each prompt.

You may make up to 6 prompts. They may be as detailed (or not) as you like, but somewhere in the middle hinterland between 'anything at all about anyone at all' and a detailed plot outline for your Ginty/Patrick/Giles crime caper with bonus tentacles tends to get best results. State clearly any non-negotiable Do Not Wants: e.g. underage sexual content.

The default setting is an anonymous prompt: you can de-anonymise your prompt if you wish. Anonymity is not absolute: in a small fandom like this, it is probably a bit compromised from the start.

You may prompt for art or fic. If prompting for art, please use the 'optional tags' section and enter 'fanart'.

Works may be of any length, but must be complete. It's fine to do minor edits (typos, changing a few words or adding a sentence) after posting and before reveals, but please don't post placeholder works.

You may claim as many prompts as you like and feel able to produce work for.

There can and may be multiple claims on the same prompt.

There are no restrictions on content or rating, but obviously, do try to be respectful of your requester's prompt, especially their DNWs. Ratings and Archive Warnings can be helpful, but Choose Not To Warn is sometimes the only possible option too.

Schedule

Nominations: from today, 17th May. The tagset is here.
Promotion: Please feel free to promote the fest in your own journals and on other social media platforms. I'm not on Facebook, so I'd be particularly grateful if someone who is on the Forest community there would promote it.

Sign-up Opens: Fri 27 May 2016, 10:00AM UTC (11:00AM BST)
Sign-up Closes: Sun 26 Jun 2016, 08:00PM UTC (09:00PM BST)
Collection will remain open until 7pm UTC on 9th September for you to post works in response to prompts.
Assignments Due: Fri 02 Sep 2016, 08:00PM UTC (09:00PM BST)
Works Revealed: Sun 04 Sep 2016, 08:00PM UTC (09:00PM BST)
Authors Revealed: Fri 09 Sep 2016, 08:00PM UTC (09:00PM BST)


Any questions, just comment or PM me!
[identity profile] legionseaglelj.livejournal.com



Found when tidying my drawers at the weekend. DM me for fuller scan.
[identity profile] lilliburlero.livejournal.com
The Forest Fanworks Prompt Meme Challenge was a lot of fun last year, so I thought people might like to have another go. The idea is to have a fairly low-pressure form of commitment, but with a structure that will create bit of a sense of occasion. Signed-up creators can browse the available prompts left by other fans and choose ones they'd like to fulfil, rather than (as in a gift exchange) having a recipient assigned to them. But there will be a sign-up period and a deadline, followed by reveal of the collection.

Rules and guidelines:

You must have an AO3 account to participate. You can get an invite code here. The waiting-list is currently short: about 2 days.

For those unfamiliar with AO3 here's the AO3 FAQ dealing with collections and challenges, and here's the specific bit dealing with sign-ups for prompt memes on AO3.

You must specify at least 1 fandom in each of your prompts: you may specify (up to) all three Forest fandoms and 6 characters in each prompt.

You may make up to 6 prompts. They may be as detailed (or not) as you like, but somewhere in the middle hinterland between 'anything at all about anyone at all' and a detailed plot outline for your Ginty/Patrick/Giles crime caper with bonus tentacles tends to get best results. State clearly any non-negotiable Do Not Wants: e.g. underage sexual content.

The default setting is an anonymous prompt: you can de-anonymise your prompt if you wish. Anonymity is not absolute: in a small fandom like this, it is probably a bit compromised from the start.

You may prompt for art or fic. If prompting for art, please use the 'optional tags' section and enter 'fanart'.

Works may be of any length, but must be complete. It's fine to do minor edits (typos, changing a few words or adding a sentence) after posting and before reveals, but please don't post placeholder works.

You may claim as many prompts as you like and feel able to produce work for.

There can and may be multiple claims on the same prompt.

There are no restrictions on content or rating, but obviously, do try to be respectful of your requester's prompt, especially their DNWs. Ratings and Archive Warnings can be helpful, but Choose Not To Warn is sometimes the only possible option too.

Schedule

Nominations: from today, 17th May. The tagset is here.
Promotion: Please feel free to promote the fest in your own journals and on other social media platforms. I'm not on Facebook, so I'd be particularly grateful if someone who is on the Forest community there would promote it.

Sign-up Opens: Fri 27 May 2016, 10:00AM UTC (11:00AM BST) Sign-up form is here, but it's closed at the moment.
Sign-up Closes: Sun 26 Jun 2016, 08:00PM UTC (09:00PM BST)
Assignments Due: Fri 02 Sep 2016, 08:00PM UTC (09:00PM BST)
Works Revealed: Sun 04 Sep 2016, 08:00PM UTC (09:00PM BST)
Authors Revealed: Fri 09 Sep 2016, 08:00PM UTC (09:00PM BST)

Any questions, just comment or PM me!
[identity profile] bookwormsarah.livejournal.com
I've written a short Patrick centred piece set during his recovery from the accident. It can be found at my journal (link below). I think it is the first time I've attempted to write about the Marlows, and was inspired by Josephine Tey's Daughter of Time.

http://bookwormsarah.livejournal.com/449638.html
[identity profile] bridgetblood.livejournal.com
I wonder if someone could kindly point me to the fanfic where Rowan is sitting in a pub with someone (a Renault character?) and talks about being attracted to a woman at college? I'd love to read it again - have searched through but can't find it.
[identity profile] jackmerlin.livejournal.com
There were a few unclaimed prompts after the AF ficfest. I have been amusing myself having a go at the one about Nicola having to sing for money - I don't know who suggested it but for whoever it was it can be found on my LJ !

3rd May 2016 Edited To Add: Twenty-seven 'chapters' later and this is all but finished; I want to send a big, belated thank you to   [livejournal.com profile] mheloyse for prompting Philip Scott for the fic fest last summer and helping me fill fill many a boring moment over the past nine months or so!
[identity profile] lilliburlero.livejournal.com
I'm delighted to see that five people have offered/requested Marlows fic for Yuletide. If you've requested it, and written a Dear Yuletide Writer letter, would you perhaps consider linking that letter here and/or commenting on the [livejournal.com profile] yuletide letters masterpost? People may be interested in writing treats to some of your prompts.
[identity profile] chezzachez.livejournal.com
Hi - I have a friend who is writing a pre-war school story and who wants to be historically accurate. She would like to know whether the School Certificate, in about 1938, could be taken at Christmas, or was it strictly summer only? Thanks for your help in advance knowledgeable people!
[identity profile] mheloyse.livejournal.com
I'm currently re-reading The Thursday Kidnapping with a view to starting a Trennels readthrough shortly, if no one objects to this.

If anyone would like to contribute any chapters, perhaps they could post to this thread.

Copies of The Thursday Kidnapping are currently on sale on Amazon for around £15 - £20 if anyone needs one to join in. There are many interesting parallels and comparisons to be drawn between TTK and the Marlowverse, so I am hoping the readthrough will prompt Marlow-based discussion, as well as discussion of the novel in its own right.
[identity profile] legionseaglelj.livejournal.com
We've just had a Nelson autograph letter on Antiques Roadshow, making a gift of a sheep to a naval officer! The naval officer accepted the sheep with gratitude, took it on board, it ended up in the Battle of Trafalger, survived the battle and was duly taken back to Devon where it was crossed with local Devonshire sheep and sired an award winning line! (I imagine Nicola pushing Rowan to see whether they could get the line interbred into the Trennels sheep.)
[identity profile] thekumquat.livejournal.com
Trying to write a fic inspired by some of the recent AO3 additions and a nitpicking community post that came up shortly after. I've re-read Peter's Room and AT, but can't find my copy of RAH.

Am I right that in RAH, Patrick has been dragged to interview at Broomhill and tutors have been suggested, but nothing is confirmed other than the plan to sit his O-levels that June, which will be the same time as Ginty?
Will he still be 16, or turned 17 by then?

Prior to that, he was at his hated London day school from some time after Falconer's Lure to December in Attic Term, so is that one year and a term, or two? I think it's two and a term, so he would have been just turned fourteen and entering third year mid-year? (UIV, as Kingscote and my school would have it)

Presumably he was at a boarding school before that? Would he have been at a prep and then a Catholic boarding school for one year age 13?

Meanwhile, Dartmouth for Peter has the problem of not existing by RAH - is there any mention of Peter doing O-levels there? I'd like to think they push him towards science and practical qualifications and generally not being on their boats, just designing them Somewhere Else. I'm assuming he's then one year behind Ginty and one ahead of the twins, education-wise.

I don't recall either of their birthdays, but have an impression Peter's is spring and Patrick's summer - anyone know?


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