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A new group for B7 Fanfiction on FB
rojroj
Hello, this is just to inform you that there is now a group on Facebook dedicated to Blake's 7 Fanfiction:

https://www.faceb...741185308/

There are other groups for fanfiction writers on FB, but it seems that no one in them has even heard of Blake's 7, so you feel like an alien when you post there Smile This is why I thought I'd open this one for our fandom alone.

Please help by joining in, posting the links to your stories, recommendations, reviews, etc. Also, spread the word. Cheers Smile




(Mod Edit to make link clickable) - JustBrad
Edited by JustBrad on 10 November 2017 19:43:28
 
https://www.facebook.com/blakes7rojblake/
Travisina
Speaking as someone who is not on Facebook - I'm pleased that you've set up a group dedicated to B7 Fanfiction - the more the merrier! It would also be lovely if you could direct people over here, maybe invite them to join in the monthly ficlet challenges? Thanks!
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rojroj
Thank you! Those are great ideas. I've already posted a link to the Horizon fanfic archive, but will invite people to join in the challenges and the forum, too.
 
https://www.facebook.com/blakes7rojblake/
BradPaula
Will have to check this site out. I'm on FB too many hours of the day!
Zil: Oneness must resist the Host.
 
rojroj
I hope you will :) To my knowledge, this is currently the only group for B7 fiction on Facebook. But it needs to become larger before we can have some quality discussion.
 
https://www.facebook.com/blakes7rojblake/
rojroj
The group is now 10 days old and has around 50 members :) There are some fanfiction recommendations and some discussions going on. I hope more people will visit and join in:

https://www.faceb...741185308/
 
https://www.facebook.com/blakes7rojblake/
Travisina
rojroj wrote:

The group is now 10 days old and has around 50 members Smile There are some fanfiction recommendations and some discussions going on. I hope more people will visit and join in:

https://www.faceb...741185308/

I'd like to visit, but Facebook doesn't let anyone look at it who isn't signed up. And I ain't signing up to Facebook, sorry! Is there any chance you could make the page publicly viewable, like Twitter?
Twitter: @TravisinaB7
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Rainesz
I just signed up! Thank you for the link. Grin
 
rojroj
Travisina wrote:


I'd like to visit, but Facebook doesn't let anyone look at it who isn't signed up. And I ain't signing up to Facebook, sorry! Is there any chance you could make the page publicly viewable, like Twitter?


Hi, thank you for your interest :) The setting chosen for this group is not "public" but "closed". This means that only the people who are in the group can see the contents. The reason for this is that some of the early members told me they wouldn't want their fandom self to be so closely related to their public self. I have the same problem -- lots of my students are on Facebook, and I wouldn't exactly want them to know that their teacher is mad about Blake's 7 and involved in writing and reading fanfic :) As Gandalf says, you never know who's watching, and it is one of the issues I have with Facebook! Perhaps this is also one of the reasons you don't want to sign up? No problem though -- when something interesting happens there, I'll report it here, and vice versa :)
 
https://www.facebook.com/blakes7rojblake/
rojroj
Rainesz wrote:

I just signed up! Thank you for the link. :D


Welcome and thank you! By any chance, are you the same author who uses the pseudonym "Akisame8" on AO3? I thought you might be because of your avatar :)
 
https://www.facebook.com/blakes7rojblake/
Rainesz
rojroj wrote:

Rainesz wrote:

I just signed up! Thank you for the link. Grin


Welcome and thank you! By any chance, are you the same author who uses the pseudonym "Akisame8" on AO3? I thought you might be because of your avatar Smile


Yup, that's me!! Grin
 
rojroj
Great -- glad to have you aboard! Please feel free to post links to your stories in the group.
 
https://www.facebook.com/blakes7rojblake/
rojroj
Just a short update to let you know that Blakes 7 Fanfiction group on
Facebook has now reached 100 members. It still isn't very much in Facebook
proportions, but it isn't bad either for our good old fandom :)

While there are quite a few members who are actively writing and posting
their B7 stories, I also include, several times a week, short reviews of
some vintage stories from the times of paper zines (along with excerpts,
pics and links if they're available online). Of course, this info is also
available on Fanlore, but Facebook has its advantages when it comes to
communicating and sharing.

Here is the link if you want to join:

https://www.faceb...741185308/

Happy Holidays!
Edited by Travisina on 27 December 2017 20:16:06
 
https://www.facebook.com/blakes7rojblake/
Travisina
Rojroj, I've edited your post above to make the link clickable.

Which I admit I did through gritted teeth, because I'm not on Facebook, and can't read anything that's posted there. For the sake of all the non-FB members (I'm know I'm not the only one) - is there any chance you could adjust the settings to make the page viewable to all?
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rojroj
Apologies about the link, and thank you for editing :)

I appreciate that this is inconvenient for people who don't use Facebook -- but on the other hand, I'm really worried that some members would feel uncomfortable or even leave if I changed the settings to "public" so that everyone can see and read the posts.

Can we discuss some alternatives? I could post some kind of weekly digest here, with links and reviews, perhaps? I wouldn't want to bother people by posting about the group too often, though. If you have some other suggestions, let me know.
 
https://www.facebook.com/blakes7rojblake/
Travisina
rojroj wrote:

Apologies about the link, and thank you for editing Smile

I appreciate that this is inconvenient for people who don't use Facebook -- but on the other hand, I'm really worried that some members would feel uncomfortable or even leave if I changed the settings to "public" so that everyone can see and read the posts.

Without seeing the posts I can't gauge whether people may feel uncomfortable if their contributions were open for all to read, but I would have thought that people may welcome the opportunity for their fan fic (and discussions) to reach a wider readership?

Can we discuss some alternatives? I could post some kind of weekly digest here, with links and reviews, perhaps? I wouldn't want to bother people by posting about the group too often, though. If you have some other suggestions, let me know.

I like that idea. If it's not too much trouble for you, I'd be very pleased to see a regular digest with links and reviews - and I'm sure others would, too.
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rojroj
OK, here is a digest of the group's activities between 21-27 Dec.

Vintage stories reviewed: "How to be Topp on the Libaratar" by Neil Faulkner and "A Little Knowledge" by Una McCormack.

HOW TO BE TOPP ON THE LIBERATAR by Neil Faulkner was first published in Star Four, ed. by Judith Proctor, in 2000. It is a humorous story written in the style of Nigel Molesworth, which means that most words are spelled or used incorrectly. The story is told from Avon's point of view.

http://www.blakes...icle_id=76

A LITTLE KNOWLEDGE by Una McCormack was first published in The Aquitar Files, ed. by Reba Bandyopadhyay and Loulou Harris, in 1996. On a planet called Tythis, Avon gets separated from the rest of the crew and for a while everybody believes he is dead. During that period some crucial things happen to him that will have consequences for the rest of his life.

https://web.archi...ledge.html

New stories posted by members:

1. On Gauda Prime Day (21 Dec) Natasha posted a story which takes place on Gauda Prime, titled Endgame:

https://archiveof...rks/220652

2. Drasko posted a B7 poem:

https://www.faceb...8552483560

3. Igenlode posted a link to her work in progress, a novel which is a crossover between B7 and The Phantom in the Opera:

https://www.fanfi...10640572/1

4. Sara Lopez shared her story "The Liberator Came Travelling", originally posted as her entry to Horizon's Advent Calendar:

https://archiveof...s/13128978

In the news section, there is a new challenge on b7friday -- to write a PGP story but to make it hopeful:

https://b7friday....44636.html

Some other topics which the members discussed: interesting criticism/feedback they got for their stories, and "it was the clone" scenario in fics dealing with Gauda Prime.
 
https://www.facebook.com/blakes7rojblake/
Travisina
Thank you, Rojroj - much appreciated!

Here's a further idea - if you could set up a dedicated thread for these digests, I'll link to it on our front page Roundup, as I do for our rewatches, ficlet challenges etc. I'm also happy to tweet the link (as long as nobody objects?).

Cheers Smile
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rojroj
Pleasure :)

Thank you for your ideas, I'll give them some thought. Here on Horizon, as well as on AO3, or LJ or DW, people use pseudonyms, but Facebook demands using one's full name and surname, so it's not the same. I'm not sure if everyone in the group would agree with making these entries more public.
 
https://www.facebook.com/blakes7rojblake/
Travisina
rojroj wrote:
Here on Horizon, as well as on AO3, or LJ or DW, people use pseudonyms, but Facebook demands using one's full name and surname...

See?! That's just one of the many reasons I refuse to sign up to FB! I like being pseudonymous on the web, and am 'Travisina' here and 'TravisinaB7' on Twitter. I'm happy that those out there who know who I am IRL know who I am IRL (if you see what I mean), but I don't want to reveal my identity to the internet at large.

If people in your FB group prefer not to go public with their names, I understand and won't publicise it further.
Twitter: @TravisinaB7
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