Legenda 62: Stuff worth reading

[Legenda offers a brief, non-inclusive index of stuff I noticed and enjoyed since the last episode. It doesn’t usually include materials presented on the major fansites, which I love dearly, but which are linked in the sidebar. Because I always forget or just miss stuff, please add additional pieces of interest via link in the comments.]

The FanstRAvaganza 4 Announcement!

FanstRA 4

[Left: Graphic by Phylly3]

What is FanstRAvaganza? It’s been something a little different each time. Here’s my explanation from last year. And it’s likely to be something a little bit different this year, as well.

Why the silly name? Back in the day, to give us a snappy handle, solicited by Nat, the foundress, I came up with this awful name for an event — a multi-blog carnival of Armitage goodness — that involved about a handful and a half of bloggers and was very casually organized. It grew and grew, with about twice as many bloggers the second year and about twice again as many the third year. Unfortunately, the name turned out to be a pain to type — almost all of the letters are in the left hand. We’ve stuck with the “brand,” but it’s happily gotten the abbreviation “FanstRA” and / or F with a number. This year will be F4, and we hope it will be better than ever!

fanstra4-come-fanstraThe organizer, Traxy of The Squeee, also someone who participated in the original event, wants to hear from as many participants as possible. Sign up to indicate your interest in participating here! She’s contacting people she knows, but with the recent explosion of blogs and tumblrs, we’re really afraid we don’t know everyone anymore. So please don’t stand on ceremony. If you’d like to blog in the event this year, let her know you’re there! (You can express interest without making a binding obligation.) This is also a great opportunity to restart your blog, if you’ve been fallow lately, or draw attention to your new writing. Importantly, you do not need to be an “Armitage blogger” exclusively to participate. This event is open to anyone who’d like to blog about Armitage during that week.

Finally, something I did last year in the weeks leading up to FanstRAvaganza 3: featuring classic FanstRA. Here, from F3, the beginning of one of my favorite series — at Confessions of a Watcher, it’s “The ChaRActers go to Therapy: Part One.” What if Guy of Gisborne suddenly showed up to monopolize Judiang’s therapy appointments?

Want more classic FanstRAvaganza? All of the F2 and F3 posts are linked here.

Richard Armitage Archive

Armitage-related fanfic

I’ve still got links piled up to read. The semester should calm down soon. Meanwhile:

  • Jas’s post, listing some of her favorite “Archive of Our Own” fanfics, and standing up for a principle that I’ve become dedicated to in the last year.
  • AgzyM follows suit and lists her favorite smutty tumblr fanfics. Ditto re: being nice or if you can’t be nice, being silent.
  • Vaenomar is back — ch. 20 of “The Saga of Vaenomar” (AU prehistory of the dwarves of Erebor; some dark moments)!


OT, collateral attractions, and things I think about:

~ by Servetus on January 20, 2013.

3 Responses to “Legenda 62: Stuff worth reading”

  1. I am probably one of the few who love your “awful” name for the event.
    FanstRAvaganza… it’s just SO dorktastic! 🙂


  2. […] offers a brief, non-inclusive index of stuff I noticed and enjoyed since the last episode. It doesn't usually include materials presented on the major fansites, which I love dearly, but […]


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