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Voting is closed!
Stay tuned for the results!

Voting is now closed, and authors are free to reveal themselves.  Well... not literally.  At least, not in public.  There are laws about that sort of thing.

Stay tuned for the results!

The master list can be found here and below:

Since [personal profile] lenna_nightrunner and I were running the show this time around our entries aren't eligible for the contest portion. Just for fun. (which is why they're credited already)

Vote-ineligible entries first, and then alphabetical by title.


If You’re Going Downtown, I Might As Well Be On Your Way. I Won’t Tell One Soul. by [personal profile] lenna_nightrunner (mod entry, not eligible for voting)
Snow by [personal profile] amhran_comhrac (mod entry, not eligible for voting)
Find a Way to Fix it
He Said, She Said

The Trackless Path

Anders and Maggie
Antivan Nights
For the Day
The Promises We Make

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The viewing window

All but one story is now posted- we're waiting on a late entry, that should be up on Friday.  Feel free to comment all you want on the stories (please do comment, in fact!  everyone loves comments!)- but don't give away the authors identities yet.  Start thinking about your favorite sugar and spice since voting will open by the weekend.

We're still waiting on a few entries, mine isn't even beta'd, and my coffee isn't done yet... but due to popular demand, [personal profile] thedas_ficarchive  is now open for your reading pleasure.

Voting will likely begin this Friday and stretch through the following weekend, more details to follow when I am fully awake.

Master list here
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It's almost time!

Submissions due February 12!

Reminder: Submissions for the 2012 Sugar & Spice fan swap are due this Sunday, February 12!

Please e-mail your completed fic or art to lennanightrunner[at]gmail[dot]com by 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time on the due date. Formats should be doc, .docx, .odt, or .txt file if it’s a fic or .jpg or .gif if it’s an image (Talk to us if that’s a problem for some reason).

Once we’ve got the submissions we'll get everything formatted properly and post it on [personal profile] thedas_ficarchive on Tuesday, February 14! At that point we’ll announce the timeline for voting.

Psyched yet? :D

As always, if you have any questions or concerns please contact myself, [personal profile] amhran_comhrac, or any of the other mods.
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You have been paired!

Check your Inbox!

By now everyone should have received a message from me via Dreamwidth with your partner's info and a link to their original response. We ended up with an even number of people (yay!) and everyone seemed to match pretty nicely (double yay!).

Feel free to chat with your partner about your plans for your work. Don't tell everyone else who you are paired with, though. Since everything is posted anonymously to[personal profile] thedas_ficarchive it's best to keep it hush-hush until then.

Submissions are due by Sunday, February 12. . Then we’ll get everything formatted properly and post it on[personal profile] thedas_ficarchive on Tuesday, February 14! At that point we’ll announce the timeline for voting.

How do I submit my totally amazing fanwork when it’s done?
E-mail your completed fic or art to lennanightrunner[at]gmail[dot]com. Please submit it as a .doc, .docx, .odt, or .txt file if it’s a fic or a .jpg or .gif if it’s an image (Talk to us if that’s a problem for some reason).

As always, if you have any questions or concerns please contact myself,[personal profile] lenna_nightrunner, or any of the other mods.

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Signups Closed
Sugar and Spice Swap


We're now in the process of matching everyone up.  In a couple days you should know who you will be writing for.  Since we have an odd number of participants it may not end up being exact pairs.

For more info on the timeline see the original post.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns please contact myself,[personal profile] lenna_nightrunner , or any of the other mods.

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This month it is brought to you by the lovely [personal profile] scarylady

Let's Have a Mash Up!

We see plenty of lovely DA fics, but very few fun cross-overs - time to fix that, I say!

To start you off, here's a few prompts that might tickle your fancy. Feel free to use them, change them, spindle and mutilate them as you wish.

~ oo ~

The sound that broke the quiet of the night-time camp was like nothing they had ever heard before; as though a thousand golems ground a nick from a thousand swords with a thousand whetstones in perfect synchronized time. The alarm was given by those on watch, but it was hardly needed; bodies were already scrambling through tent flaps, buckling on armour and reaching for weapons.

Before their fearful and astonished gaze, a regular shape coalesced out of the pre-dawn mist; taller than a man, smooth sides dimpled with square panels, strange runes glowing with unnatural light across the top edge of one side.

A blue box.

~ oo ~

The sign blinked on and off, on and off, on and off. It was pink, overly bright and hurt Alistair's bleary eyes as he opened them. There had been a fight, he recalled, an abomination throwing spells. He had tried to reach it, to use templar force to knock the power from it, but the spell had hit him first, pulling him down into blackness and quiet.

And now… he was in a chair. The visor of his helmet must be up, he could feel it clamped around his head, but the light… the light was so bright.

The helmet released him, the chair tipping forward slightly, encouraging him to stand. His legs felt strange, as though they belong to someone else. He could hear faint Antivan curses from the adjacent chair.

The voice came from everywhere and nowhere, overly loud and harsh on his ears despite the mellow, well-modulated tones:

"As with all role-playing adventures you will experience a certain amount of disorientation on leaving the game. It will be several minutes before your real-life memories return. So, in the meantime, please disengage the game-playing machinery and relax until an attendant is free to answer any of your questions.

On behalf of Leisure World International, may we be the first to say, welcome back to reality!"

~ oo ~

The demon was a long way from his usual hunting grounds; the Fade here was paler, the air thinner, the pink tinge of home almost entirely missing.

He sniffed the air, looking for weakness, the delicious whiff of Pride that would take him to the thicker, tastier world of men. A prideful man, a good fit for his being; two pieces of the puzzle to slot together and give him solid flesh to wear.

When the aroma hit him, his scaly knees almost buckled at the intensity, but the scent came not from the physical world. It was here, right here in the Fade. Never had he felt such Pride, never experienced such force and power in a mortal. It pulled at the very heart of his being, drawing him to where a tiny, mewling baby lay on the ground.

A baby? This tiny being held such Pride? The demon shrugged. A being of half-flesh, here in the Fade, not a mortal at all, no foothold to the world. But the Pride he felt would strengthen his own, make him more powerful. He must eat this Fade child, absorb its vibrant being. Clawed hands reached down for fragile flesh, twisted jaws opened to reveal pointed teeth. The taste… so delicious, pride and ego and power coursing through his veins…

Lord Voldemort opened his eyes on a new world and a new powerful form. Ugly, but functional. It would suffice.

~ oo ~

Nothing striking your fancy? No fresh ideas coming to mind? Ask me for a specific prompt for you and I'll have a stab at it.

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 Apologies for the big delay this time, rather than the small one I normally have, but I've been on holidays! YAY.

In any case this month it is from the lovely [personal profile] visser :

Pick a character, before they were a templar, or a mage, a Warden, or royalty, and write a story about their childhood.

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This month it's our lovely [personal profile] twist_shimmy 's turn and I think you'll all agree it's a dooooozy :D.

This month's prompt:

Sensible justifications for game mechanics. Why only four party members? Why are Daveth and Jory naked at the Joining? What happens if someone else tries to equip Morrigan's amulet? 

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Characters: Fenris/HawkeM!
Rating: E
Word Count: 2,059

I honestly can't remember if I started this before or after Miri posted the prompt for August. Either way, it seems to fit.




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We're just all going to ignore that I have no idea what the first day of the month is. Right. RIGHT?

This month's prompt is from the gorgeous [personal profile] mnemehoshiko who gives us this little gem (which I fully intend to use! THIS TIME I WILL BLOODY WRITE A PROMPT RESPONSE DAMMIT)

Weeell, Mneme is starting grad school this month so LESSONS! Examples: Sebastian learning archery from his grandfather. Anders setting random Templars on fire BY ACCIDENT in the circle. Zervan in Crow training. ISABELA TEACHING PIRATE LESSONS! ETC. God, I'm a nerd.
If someone includes math/maths somehow I WILL LOVE YOU FOR EVER.

tl;dr: Prompt -
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OMG I AM SO BAD I FORGOT again. *kicks her iphone*

From the gorgeous Sleepyowlet, this months prompt!

Inspired by recent events in my life the monthly prompt is "Absent Family".
I'd like to read about the characters missing their loved ones. Perhaps Nathaniel in the Free Marches, perhaps Anders thinking about his family in the mage tower, Celia missing her husband and Anora missing her father, baby Cousland thinking about Bryce and Elanor... the possibilities are endless.


As per usual, simply mark your prompt responses with a "prompt response" tag, as well as any other tags that are relevant. There will be another seasonal prompt coming up soon also! Midwinter/Midsummer in nature, so pop your thinking caps on for it.

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Bad Mod! No cookie!
I totally forgot this was my month to give a prompt. Much like my half finished reply to last months' trapped on my waterlogged laptop... oops. (why yes, I did spill ANOTHER glass of water on it).

Anyhoo... this month's prompt is more of a "concept" than a prompt. My favorite literary concept, to be specific.


Awwwwww yeah....
(go ahead and lick your monitor. It's all right, I can wait. And really, who are we to resist the awesome powers of one George Gordon, Lord Byron?)

Not sure what I mean... well, read on! )

Sound like anyone you know? Since if you ask me Thedas is CHURNING THESE PEOPLE OUT. Now... wrap yourself in some velvet, light a purple candle, and get working!
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We had a post asking about this, so....

MANY apologies for the delays in this. The votes were cast and results were in a while ago, but poor Shimmy has had a hand death that necessitates her becoming a cyborg, so prizes have been delayed. The prizes will be coming anon, but we'll let you know who the winners are now so you can rub your hands in gleeful anticipation of your coming goodies!

First up, the gorgeous [personal profile] sealcat submitted the only art entry for the prompt. We didn't post it in time because it came in after I'd correlated all the others (and I stupidly didn't check the email for it), but considering it's in a class of it's own, Sealcat, Shimmy and the rest of us are awarding you a special prize. Here it is:

For fic, we decided to award three prizes, first prize, highly commended, and biggest tear-jerker. 

FIRST PLACE went to the gorgeous [personal profile] jessicajones  for her fic A Dark Overture - A fantastic take on the legend of Garahel. I think everyone was taken aback by how rich and beautiful her characterisation was, as well as.. well, just magnificent use of language. Masterfully done.

HIGHLY COMMENDED went to the luscious [personal profile] valiasedai  for her fic Daughter - a DA2 Hawke fic, evocative and tear inducing and again, beautifully atmospheric. What is it with us and things that make us cry???

AND BIGGEST TEARJERKER went to the munchable [personal profile] what_ithacas_mean  for The Coldest Winter - an exploration of the stages of life for Kallian Tabris that had us all sobbing and nodding and going "YES SO THAT'S WHY!!!"

If you haven't read the fics, they're all still there at [personal profile] thedas_ficarchive , check them out!! Shimmy will update you all with prizes as soon as she is able.

Thank you all again for participating!
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.... Miri almost forgot to put up the prompt! QUICK SIC THE SPIDERS ON HER!

OOOps, it's that time of the month! And [personal profile] bellaknoti has kindly supplied us with this month's monthly prompt!

It's magnificent! And fantastic! Here it is:

One of my other favourite fan-girling subjects has come up again recently: Doctor Who is airing here. So the theme for May is 'Time and Change'. Here are a few quotes to hopefully inspire you:

"Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful, lest you let other people spend it for you." ~Carl Sandburg

"Time is the only thief we can't get justice against." ~Astrid Alauda

"He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery." ~Harold Wilson

"It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory." ~W. Edwards Deming


May. 1st, 2011 10:31 am
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Over on kmeme there's a prompt, and I want it filled. It's not my prompt, I'm already doing a super dark autofill of mine. No, but this one, this one needs to be done. I've got too many damn things on my plate, I don't need this on my head too. Please, please, someone do this or I may go REALLY insane.

Prompt is as follows:

....F!Warden wakes up disoriented on a ship. Zevran faked her death and kidnapped her instead of losing her to duty.

Angry sex happens.
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Hey peoples,

We've completed our calibrations *hur hur* and are waiting on prizes to be organised. Thanks so much to everyone who participated. If you still haven't read the fics, they're over at [personal profile] thedas_ficarchive  and will be there forever, and they now have authors, upon whom you can heap praise.

Apologies for the delays, the Holidays have been... LESS than holiday-ey for me as some of you may know. YOU SHOULD SEE THE OTHER GUY THOUGH!

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Just a little reminder for everyone that you don't have to have written a fic for the Stages of Life Prompt in order to vote. We'v had a great deal of votes, but there's still time for you to get in there! The voting post is stickied here  and comments are screened so no one will know who you voted for! Go crazy people!

I'm going to close voting when I wake up tomorrow morning, so that gives you about seventeen hours from now :D.
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And votes are in and tabulated! I will post up the authors of each fic on [personal profile] thedas_ficarchive  so you can check out who did what. Thank you AGAIN for everyone who contributed. It was a true pleasure to read everyone's contributions and I think those of you who DIDN'T win prizes need to know how close the competition was, and how awesome you all are. 


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I think all of you have noticed that the Warden hands out lovely gifts left and right - without ever recieving anything in return.

Now it's the Warden's birthday - has anyone remembered to get her anything? Write it!

Bonus points for involving Loghain somehow. Maybe as a present. Now I can't get the image of Loghain with a big bow (the ribbon-y kind) out of my head...

(And yes, today is my birthday, why do you ask? ^^)


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March 26th

Dragonmod here!

I'm not dead! Expect a bit of maintenance happening behind the scenes, as well as a post I've been meaning to get live for a while coming soon.


For the record, we're no longer considering DLC spoilerrific, especially now that we're in the dry spell between DLCs and the new DA game.

Thanks darlings!


To all our new friends, if you want to join and don't have a Dreamwidth account, go to this thread right now. Request a code, we've got plenty to go around!


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