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C'mon get happy?

So you know Lost: No one ever ends up with the one they love. People (a whole bunch of them) die tragically. They sell their souls to the devil, et cetera. It seems no one is destined for a happy ending, unless we give them one. So ... I was thinking of starting a fic type thing where people write a happy ending for their favorite characters. It's usually better to do these during the hiatus and all but it's on my mind now.

This could be a formal thing or something as simple as you going, "By Jove! I think I will write a happy ending fic!"

(And yes, I still love angst but sometimes we need some happiness too, yes?)

So, a Happy Endings kind of fic thing should be:

A proper ficathon with a list of prompts and everything!
4(20.0%)
It could be a fic table!
1(5.0%)
It could be a one-day prompt at Lostsquee
4(20.0%)
Just a simple "Write a Lost Happy Ending Fic" will suffice
2(10.0%)

And the timing should be:

Right now!
1(5.0%)
Right after the season finale
3(15.0%)
After we've had time to process the season finale
4(20.0%)
Something ongoing, with no particular deadline
5(25.0%)
Doesn't matter, I won't have time/am not interested anyway!
0(0.0%)

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bachlava
Apr. 28th, 2008 07:32 am (UTC)
Fabulous idea! As for the specifics, I'm on the fence (as always). Maybe a two-round thing: one starting now and one a bit after the season finale? And maybe there could be a prompt list, with a note that any other happy-ending "Lost" fic would also be welcome?
halfdutch
Apr. 28th, 2008 07:35 am (UTC)
maybe there could be a prompt list, with a note that any other happy-ending "Lost" fic would also be welcome?

That's a good idea! Like a "going back in time to fix everything" prompt. Or the old standby: "it was just a terrible dream" prompt (which I've actually written myself, LOL).
isis2015
Apr. 28th, 2008 07:36 am (UTC)
I think this is an excellent idea. And I really like the idea of a ficathon. I never seem to finish those, but this, I think I could finish. :)
halfdutch
Apr. 28th, 2008 07:36 am (UTC)
Aww, yay! I think we could use a ray of sunshine! :)
mysticxf
Apr. 28th, 2008 12:28 pm (UTC)
LOL, I tend to have happy ending stories anyways, but, it's always fun to write more. ;)
halfdutch
Apr. 28th, 2008 04:51 pm (UTC)
Hurrah for happy endings! I've written my share of unhappy fics but I tend to be much more of a happy (or at least hopeful) ending kind of person as a rule! (Shhh, don't tell anyone!)
rhopalocera
Apr. 28th, 2008 12:36 pm (UTC)
I voted, but it's probably none of my business since I don't write lol.

However, I could really do with a nice dose of happy ending for those characters right now. Dare I say it? I'm kind of feeling the Con Mama ship for the first time...
halfdutch
Apr. 28th, 2008 04:52 pm (UTC)
Woo! I've kind of secretly (okay, VERY secretly) shipped Con Mama from the beginning, LOL. I could see where they'd bring out the best in each other.
gottalovev
Apr. 28th, 2008 01:16 pm (UTC)
cool, yes, I am a sucker for happy endings... how to articulate it and if the muse would want to play, that's a whole other story though! lol! but yes, I think it would be fun!
halfdutch
Apr. 28th, 2008 04:52 pm (UTC)
Yay! I've got an obscenely long list of prompts going already, LOL!
eponine119
Apr. 28th, 2008 03:42 pm (UTC)
I love this idea! My votes weren't much help on the timeframe, I guess. I'm good whenever.
halfdutch
Apr. 28th, 2008 04:55 pm (UTC)
Yay! I might post prompts now but with no particular deadline. Although I'll include one if anyone wants one! Basically, it'll be very loosey-goosey, anything goes!
gemjam
Apr. 28th, 2008 03:54 pm (UTC)
Erm, can I be stupid and ask what a ficathon is? Sorry, I hear that word banded around, but I've never been sure of the specifics. Do you mean something along the lines of what Lostsquee usually is, with a prompt every day/week/whatever, and then people write on as many of the days as they can? Or is it something else entirely? *is clueless*

Sounds like it could be fun though. Time permitting, I'd take part in something like that :)
halfdutch
Apr. 28th, 2008 05:00 pm (UTC)
A ficathon can be many things: Usually people pick a prompt or express interest in writing particular pairings and then are assigned a prompt that someone else submitted. Like with the lost_hohoho fic you wrote me! And I wrote yours! :D There's usually a few weeks at least between the time prompts are chosen/assignments are handed out and the time fics are due so people can leisurely plot them out, do research, whatever.

I'm thinking of doing a very open-ended one with optional prompts so people can approach it however they like! Because handing out assignments is really a LOT of work! I did it once, a long time ago and it took me hours to match up people's requests with other people willing to write them.

gemjam
Apr. 28th, 2008 05:11 pm (UTC)
Well, exchanges, like lost_hohoho, are my favourites, so I would definitely do that, but I understand that would be a lot of work, so of course that's completely up to you and if you'd have the time. If you needed help putting something like that together, I am crazy and like playing with things like that, so if you let me do it on a weekend, I reckon I'd have the time. Weekdays are pretty much lost to me (no pun intended), but I usually have more computer time on the weekend. Let me know if you think you'd want any help, whether doing an exchange or something else :)

And sorry for ramblin so long. Anyway, this sounds like a nice idea, so I'm looking forward to seeing what you decide to do with it.
fosfomifira
Apr. 28th, 2008 05:43 pm (UTC)
I love the idea of a fic table or a ficathon, I can't choose.

Ugh, I just got an e-mail with the dates for some upcoming tests. Something tells me I won't have much time to write, but I refuse to let that stop me, especially if happy endings are involved. I love my angst, but a little change never hurt anyone and Lost is angsty enough as it is. I still have some fic bunnies from the No Name challege at lostsquee biting my ankles.

Time, we need more of it.

Edited at 2008-04-28 05:44 pm (UTC)
siluria
Apr. 28th, 2008 07:20 pm (UTC)
I love happy endings, and I'll run with any idea you have :)
hendercats
Apr. 28th, 2008 10:58 pm (UTC)
I voted for waiting (sorry!) cause I already have a herd of plotbunnies eating my brain after 4x09, but I *like* the idea of a bunch of happy endings.
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