February 11th, 2005

Illustmaker me

Genfic--Vive la rev... ooo, shiny!... what was I saying?

Okay, I'm reading about slash WIP communities now, and there are pairings challenges, and all sorts of things to promote and encourage shipfic. We genficcers are always complaining about not getting enough attention, but then we aren't as aggressive as the shipficcers about promotion... or particularly aggressive at all. Where's hpgen100? genfestcomm? GenWIPs R' Us? genlove?

Part of it may be that shipfic tends to subdivide and create new communities based on each ship, while genfic tends to stay kind of lumped together, whether it's about Snape escaping the Death Eaters or Moody losing his eye. Genfic is also, of course, about relationships--all fiction is--and could legitimately be splintered up Marauadergen, Triogen, Ordergen, DeathEatergen, etc. Blackgen. Pottergen. Dursleygen. Weasleygen. Maybe that would help, since people tend to look for their favorite characters in fanfic, and not for a nebulous concept like "gen." :shrug:

It's not that we don't do anything. mincot started Godric's Hat, jetamors keeps a genfic rec list, saeva did a gen ficathon. I made Collapse )

But, er... I don't actually want to do anything about it. Oh, I'd love to have hpgen100. I'd totally dig seeing genfests and gen recs and gen art communties and so on. But, er... I don't want to do it. I just want to sit around and write about 2000 words a day and drive myself completely crazy because that's what I love to do. I kind of wonder if that's true for other genficcers, and that's why we're so very quiet like little mice.

Er, do I have a point?

I thought I did. But then I got all distracted trying to figure out how the visit to McGonagall at St. Mungo's is going to go later on. And, hey, Sirius is going to send her a long-distance kiss. Maybe I'm a shipficcer at heart after all--McGonagall/Sirius, OTP! ;)