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In addition to any recs you wish to post at any time, the comm will have additional rec challenges issued by the mod.

We will select a new fandom every two weeks, encouraging our members to rec that specific fandom in any het pairing they choose. If you have a fandom in which you would like the mods to issue a challenge, please drop a note on this post. We will try our best to vary it up with as many fandoms as possible, but the more popular ones will likely get more time in our challenge rotations.

Previous Challenges listed here.


Got a favorite pairing? That One True Pairing that is your sole or primary interest in a given fandom? Well, time to REPRESENT! Do a "Shipper's Manifest" for that pairing. This is a public declaration of fannish love for a particular pairing or ship, and our comm is centered around - you guessed it - fanfiction recommendations!

We run a Shipper Manifesto challenge every 4 to 6 months, and you must sign up during the normal sign up period. After signing up, you must be willing to rec at least 10 fanfiction recommendations for the pairing, and include a blurb (as brief or as long as you like) about why you ship it.

We'll provide you with the proper templates to make your Shipper Manifesto post, but basically it's as follows:

Blurb: [Tell us about why you choose to ship this pairing. Talk about the characters, the relationship, the canon, the fandom - be as detailed or as brief as you like! Sell us on the awesomeness of your OTP!]

Then list your recs.


Think you can do 20 recs in at least 5 different fandoms in one month? (Although more recs and more diversity is always, always appreciated here.) We have one special reccer every month that takes on this challenge. SIgn ups here.

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Comment on this post! Got any other questions, comments or concerns? Drop a note here!

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Rafiki, the crazy baboon: x filesirony_rocks on October 15th, 2008 12:05 am (UTC)
List of Potential fandoms to challenge...

Feel free to add this, if you've got more suggestions!
Rafiki, the crazy baboonirony_rocks on November 19th, 2009 06:10 am (UTC)
Re: List of Potential fandoms to challenge...
Being Human.
Grey's anatomy
Vampire Diaries
Ugly Betty
Lie to Me
How I Met Your Mother
Better off Ted
Kyle XY
Legend of the Seeker
30th rock
The Office
In Plain Sight

Re: List of Potential fandoms to challenge... - ed_84 on April 21st, 2010 09:47 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: List of Potential fandoms to challenge... - ed_84 on May 1st, 2010 06:32 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: List of Potential fandoms to challenge... - ed_84 on June 20th, 2010 06:18 am (UTC) (Expand)
silver_galaxy: Fang Gangsilver_galaxy on October 15th, 2008 02:08 am (UTC)
I love the whole idea of this comm. Very cool :)

As a challenge fandom how about the Law and Order Universe. And yes I'm being serious :P There may not be enough to look at each individual show but if you looked at the entire universe there may be enough. For example there is a small but strong following for Bobby/Alex from Criminal Intent

However it looks like you probably have enough bigger fandoms to go through before getting to the smaller ones!
Southern Yankee: Fanficm7storyteller on October 15th, 2008 02:11 am (UTC)
I got three that you might could add to this...

Tin Man [mini-series]
Friday Night Lights
Grey's Anatomy
Atalanta: Jainalothy on October 23rd, 2008 10:41 pm (UTC)

Thanks for running this comm :) These are my pleas for rec challenges:

Star Wars (my greatest wish!)
X-Men (movieverse if you need to be specific)
CSI shows
Jane Austen
world_of_bladeworld_of_blade on October 25th, 2008 06:48 pm (UTC)
Burn Notice

Just some thoughts for you. :)
~mommy monster~: john suitmomm2five on October 25th, 2008 09:47 pm (UTC)
Two of these I've seen on the list, but I'd like to add my *Oh yeah* to it! LOL!

Burn Notice
werewolfsfanwerewolfsfan on December 19th, 2008 10:35 pm (UTC)
We need additional tags for these pairings within the Harry Potter fandom.
Lily Evans / Severus Snape
Lily Evans / James Potter
Luna Lovegood / Draco Malfoy
Arabella Figg / Caradoc Dearborn
Rafiki, the crazy baboon: modirony_rocks on December 20th, 2008 02:32 am (UTC)
Sure thing! Am putting them up now, as well as making memories for each entry. Could you do me a favor, though? The Post Subject Line is always supposed to be "Title of fic, by author (rating)." Could you please edit all your posts to reflect this? For the post that has 2 or more recs in it, you can just leave it as is.

Thanks for reccing!
mentalmichaelmentalmichael on December 20th, 2008 11:49 am (UTC)
I'd nominate Supernatural for a challenge, because it's so hard to find good het or even gen fic for it.
A.j.: readaj on February 18th, 2009 10:16 pm (UTC)
Oooh! Idea!

How about a 'Guilty Pleasures' challenge? One where you can post stories that may not be as up to snuff as some other stuff you've read but you love it anyway, or stories for fandoms you only indulge in on occasion? Candyfloss for the brain, anyone?

Lord knows I have a stack...
Rafiki, the crazy baboonirony_rocks on February 18th, 2009 10:17 pm (UTC)
I'll mention it to PB! Thanks for the idea!
Kelly: L&O Polaroidbowserbabe on March 31st, 2009 11:31 pm (UTC)
Is there any way we can get a list of posts sorted by

fandom: ship


A list of tags but with another sorting method would work.

It's just really hard to see what ships are available for each fandom as it is now. You have to browse through the entire ship list, or you have to browse through the entire number of posts for that fandom.

I'm not sure that makes sense. If it doesn't make enough sense, I can do an example, kinda. I think. I can try anyway!

(Also there's no link to this post from the journal itself, which would be handy. Have to go through the profile. But you all may be cool with that, in which case I'm cool with that too.)
Rafiki, the crazy baboonirony_rocks on April 1st, 2009 01:25 am (UTC)
Sorry, at this point we have over 300 recs. It'd be a headache to resort them out into a new tag system.
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Rafiki, the crazy baboon: modirony_rocks on April 8th, 2009 05:25 pm (UTC)
Re: Excuse me but...
First of all, I didn't mean it as an offense. That's why I wished you good luck on pimping; to clarify that it wasn't something done maliciously. Though, really, your attitude now here makes me reconsider that. This comm doesn't have a stated rule on this, yes, but maybe when you see nothing but the accepted format of recs posted, and other modly posts, on this comm, that should have given you a clue to ask the mods first before posting something completely different? This is a comm for reccing stuff; if you wanted recs for your newsletter, then there's the tags and memories of this comm that are easily accessible by fandom and pairing.

There was no stated rule for this, but I had not foreseen this problem before. I'll put up the rule now.

On another matter, you had at the top of your posts, "Mods, delete this if unacceptable," or something along those lines. So, clearly, you were AWARE that your material might not be suitable for this comm, and posted anyway. So I'm a little confused about my you're acting shocked and dismayed about this.
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Re: Excuse me but... - irony_rocks on April 12th, 2009 05:24 am (UTC) (Expand)
Rez: Sydney Do You Feel Lucky?rez_lo on August 6th, 2009 04:58 am (UTC)

I'd like to rec some Alias stories and wondered whether it would be okay to include several (each one featuring a different 'ship) in one post.

I don't want to spam the comm but would also like to get a bunch of recs in while the challenge is on. The community norm seems to be one story or one 'ship per post, so I thought I'd ask. I'd planned to use a cut-tag after the first rec so as to keep the post looking reasonable.

Alias was a great show for het pairings and I'm glad we've got the chance to rec it up!
Rafiki, the crazy baboonirony_rocks on August 6th, 2009 05:01 am (UTC)
Go for it! It'd be more convenient for us if you split it up into different posts, but whatever works best for you. ;) Basically, we just want recs.
(no subject) - rez_lo on August 6th, 2009 06:22 am (UTC) (Expand)
You were what I wanted, I gave what I gave: doctor/rose kisssandystarr88 on September 9th, 2009 04:37 pm (UTC)
Do you guys accept incest recs? I have a Luke/Leia fic that I'd like to post if I could.
Rafiki, the crazy baboon: Arthur/Morgana shipperirony_rocks on September 9th, 2009 04:58 pm (UTC)
Yes, we do.
Atalanta: Daleklothy on September 14th, 2009 01:33 pm (UTC)

Some more fandoms I'd love to see challenges for:

Tin Man
Gilmore Girls
Star Trek TV shows
Babylon 5

Maybe a rare fandoms challenge; or even broken into a few different ones over time, such as "rare movie fanfic", "rare books fanfic" etc?

The one I'd most like to see is Tin Man. I have a few fics I'd definitely rec, and I'd love to see other people's.
jessnick05jessnick05 on October 18th, 2009 07:04 pm (UTC)
I second the nomination for "rare movie fanfic" or something along those lines. I was actually coming to this post to suggest some sort of general movie fic challenge as well. :)
opusnone: san miguelopusnone on October 15th, 2009 12:55 am (UTC)
What is the proper protocol if you feel a fic has been incorrectly described (WIP no when WIP yes, insufficient warnings)? Thanks
Rafiki, the crazy baboonirony_rocks on October 15th, 2009 12:57 am (UTC)
You bring the attention to me. ;) What are the issues?
dream a little bigger, darling.beth_soprano on October 15th, 2009 07:01 am (UTC)
Rec challenge suggestions:
Doctor Who
Gilmore Girls
Star Trek TOS
Star Trek TNG
Star Trek DS9
jessnick05jessnick05 on October 18th, 2009 07:27 pm (UTC)
For the tag -- ship: parker/alex hardison -- the first name should be alec not alex. No biggie, just thought I'd mention it since it's a show I'm familiar with.

Thanks for all your work with the comm, it's still really thriving after more than a year, pretty awesome! :)
Rafiki, the crazy baboonirony_rocks on October 18th, 2009 08:04 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I'll get right on that!
babebubeboink99 on October 28th, 2009 08:02 am (UTC)
Has True Blood been featured yet? I wanted to rec a very good Eric/Godric pre-show fic but found that the show has no tag.
Rafiki, the crazy baboonirony_rocks on October 28th, 2009 08:06 pm (UTC)
Nope, we have not done a True Blood challenge yet, but I'll keep it in mind. And tags are usually created after someone recs, so if there hasn't been any TB recs yet, that would be why there isn't any tag. However, feel free to rec in any fandom you want; we'll create the tags afterwards! Just one thing: this is a strictly Het (male/female) reccing comm, and I do believe that Eric/Godric is a slash pairing. So, this comm wouldn't be the place for it. ;)

The full comm rules are here for clarification.

Edited at 2009-10-28 08:13 pm (UTC)
You were what I wanted, I gave what I gave: ravenclaw!housesandystarr88 on October 28th, 2009 07:58 pm (UTC)
A crossover challenge would be great :)
Rafiki, the crazy baboonirony_rocks on October 28th, 2009 08:03 pm (UTC)
Already happened. I think it was challenge 15. ;)
Atalanta: Ginalothy on February 4th, 2010 06:12 pm (UTC)


I just created a new community specialising in women in charge (women_lead), and I wondered if you would allow me to post about it here? Or alternatively, do you take affiliates?
Rafiki, the crazy baboonirony_rocks on February 4th, 2010 09:48 pm (UTC)
Sure, a brief blurb is alright to pimp. ;)
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redbrunja: If Music Be The Food Of Love...redbrunja on February 23rd, 2010 02:17 am (UTC)
Hey, I'd love it if you could have Glee as the challenge fandom at some point.
dream a little bigger, darling.: [Firefly] Riverbeth_soprano on March 3rd, 2010 03:52 am (UTC)
Rec challenge suggestion:

Atalanta: Donnalothy on March 26th, 2010 02:25 pm (UTC)


I've just realised that I accidentally recced a story that I'd already recced (well over a year ago which is why I'd forgotton). I should have checked before posting, sorry!

Anyhow, do you want me to delete one of the rec posts? Or just leave them?
Rafiki, the crazy baboonirony_rocks on March 26th, 2010 08:02 pm (UTC)
Yeah, please! Just go ahead and delete one of them!

(no subject) - lothy on March 26th, 2010 08:57 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Ashleysweetone41185 on May 4th, 2010 11:17 pm (UTC)
I just posted a rec for an Addison/Derek Grey's Anatomy fic but there isn't a tag for the pairing. I tagged it with fandom:grey's anatomy but I assume that there needs to be one for the paring too?
irisheyes_77: OMG Yayirisheyes_77 on May 5th, 2010 09:11 pm (UTC)
Hey! I'm a mod for the Mark_n_Callie (Grey's Anatomy) community and we'd like to affiliate with you! I'm sure our peeps could give you a TON of reccs for GA fanfic. You can find us at http://community.livejournal.com/mark_n_callie/