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Here is my card for the [community profile] ladiesbingo fest. This bingo challenge celebrates the various shades of relationships amongst female characters. It's intended to raise the amount of female-centric literature available. All modes are welcome here: het, slash, femslash, poly and gen. All media/formats are welcome, including poetry; fanfic and original material are both acceptable. Some of the content may be NSFW. Read the FAQ and rules first. The signup post is here. Anyone thinking about contributing to Plunge, but not sure what to submit? Get a card for inspiration.  (See all my bingo cards.)

I thought this might be an effective way to attract some new readers. It's also useful for developing some of my series with female leads or other characters as a prevailing feature. Consider The Adventures of Aldornia and Zenobia, Hart's Farm, Path of the Paladins, Schrodinger's Heroes, and Walking the Beat. In other series such as An Army of One, Fledgling Grace, and Monster House there's at least one F&F or F/F relationship amongst a more widely scattered cast and plot. Polychrome Heroics is kind of a unique case because 2/6 of Damask (Mira and Maze) are female; and of course it has other kick-ass superheras.

If you'd like to sponsor a particular square, especially if you have an idea for what character, series, or situation it would fit -- talk to me and we'll work something out. This is a good opportunity for those of you with favorites that don't always mesh well with the themes of my monthly projects. I'll still post some of the fills for free, because I'm using this to attract new readers; but if it brings in money, that means I can do more of it. That's part of why I'm crossing some of the bingo prompts with other projects, such as the Poetry Fishbowl.

Underlined prompts have been filled.

B Column: 5 poems
Parallel Diagonals: 5 poems

Miles from anywhere: Geographical Isolation Everyone thinks we're doing it Five Things Dystopias Androids and robots
First person narration "It is the way of my people": Traditions Yentas and Matchmakers Genderswap Truth serum, truth spells, and Truth drugs
Epistolatory fic: Emails, letters etc. The way we were: Pre-canonfic Wild CardFusion with another fandom Telepathy
Seduction Crossover: Books & literary Bodyswap/Bodyshare Chance encounters Day-in-the-life
Darkfic Rare pairings Worst case scenario Wibbly-wobbly-timey-wimey: Time travel Woke up in bed together

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Date: 2013-08-13 01:45 pm (UTC)
zeeth_kyrah: A glowing white and blue anthropomorphic horse stands before a pink and blue sky. (Default)
From: [personal profile] zeeth_kyrah
F&F or F/F

May I ask the difference between these?


Date: 2013-08-13 06:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com
When you see a / between character names or symbols, it means a sexual relationship; whereas & means a nonsexual connection, most often friendship but it can be other things.

Re: Okay...

Date: 2013-08-13 06:51 pm (UTC)
zeeth_kyrah: A glowing white and blue anthropomorphic horse stands before a pink and blue sky. (Default)
From: [personal profile] zeeth_kyrah
Thank you. I figured / was "slash", that is, intimate or sexual. I just didn't know what the & was for.

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Date: 2013-09-14 06:49 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] chordatesrock
You know, we could race to see who gets the first bingo, if you like. My card is here; what do you think?

Re: BINGO: column

Date: 2013-09-15 12:09 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] chordatesrock
Congratulations! :D

Re: BINGO: column

Date: 2013-09-15 01:29 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] chordatesrock
I'm impressed by how quickly you got those last three done.

Are you planning to try for blackout, or anything like that?

Re: BINGO: column

Date: 2013-09-15 02:26 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] chordatesrock
Yeah. I'm also trying to do fannish fills for the bingo and original works for the Creative Jam, so there is that, though I don't think I could've beaten you to bingo even so.

(But who knows? Maybe I'll get more points this round. Want to see who wins once it all shakes out?)

I have plans for a column bingo and a postage stamp that should also get me a length bonus, but we'll see what happens.

Re: BINGO: column

Date: 2013-09-15 02:45 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] chordatesrock
Which prompt is the fanwork for? I don't think I'd do that because I don't think any of the Creative Jam crowd shares my taste in fandoms.

It would be awesome if they gave out banners like that for people's non-fest fics. "Oh, hi, random stranger in my fandom! I noticed you wrote five ace fics! Have a banner!"

This is my first bingo fest, so I can't compare it to anything. It's confusing, but I am enjoying it. I just wish there were more interaction and less solitary staring at my card. We're all doing the same thing and none of us are talking about it with each other.

I seem to recall that you were doing a Trope Bingo a while ago. Did that compare well to the others?

Re: BINGO: column

Date: 2013-09-15 04:21 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] chordatesrock
Hmm. What did your kink-bingo banners look like?

There are some fandom-specific things I'd like to see more of (TPL-era fic, for instance), but the non-fandom-specific things would probably include:
Psychological healing fics
Nonsexual affection and intimacy
Minor characters being competent

What would you add to that list?

I wonder whether Ladies Bingo would be willing to host check-in threads. Maybe I should consider bringing that up. But then, I might be the only one interested in answering.

Alt-sex fest?

Re: BINGO: column

Date: 2013-09-15 05:23 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] chordatesrock
Wow, those are very... polished. Hmm.

TPL-era: that's specific to Jak and Daxter fandom. The first game (Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, abbreviated as TPL in fandom) is set some unspecified number of centuries before all the other games, which otherwise take place within a few years of each other. The TPL era is beautiful, with varied scenery, quirky characters and a lot of things absent from later games, but it gets very little fic. I've posted one fic set in that era, and I'm working on two more (one of which is a popular deadfic).

Those are good additions.

Re: BINGO: column

Date: 2013-09-15 05:33 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] chordatesrock
I meant the banners.

Help definitely needs to go on the list. So does eating and caring for people by giving them food.

Re: BINGO: column

Date: 2013-09-15 09:12 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] chordatesrock
Food is important in a way that other care isn't. Society gives out some very detrimental messages about food and health.

Re: BINGO: column

Date: 2013-09-15 10:43 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] chordatesrock
Well, there's clearly only one answer to that: make all the banners encouraging pushback against harmful social mores! :D

Re: BINGO: column

Date: 2013-09-15 11:06 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] chordatesrock
Thanks. :) I made it myself.


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