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[community profile] jukebox_fest is an exchange where you write fic, record podfic, or draw art based on a song (woo for them having art this year!). I did a treat last year and it was great fun. Nominations are open until April 4 so if you're interested in getting involved make sure there's some songs you find inspiring! The list of nominated songs looks promising.

I nominated:
Isobel by Bjork Youtube lyrics
Blinding Florence + the Machine Youtube lyrics
Girl With One Eye Florence + the Machine Youtube lyrics
Seamstress Dessa Youtube lyrics

I was about to nominate The Mercy Seat by Nick Cave but watching the video made me realise it's about an execution not about becoming some sort of doomed judge-King (yes it only took me 27 years shush). I could prompt for my interpretation anyway I guess but am feeling less enthused.

I am going to have trouble coming up with any prompts that aren't about doomed femslashy robots. Also I'm going to have to think carefully about what to offer, because my art style tends to suit happy humour, not the kind of weird angst my music taste tends towards.

Date: 2015-04-01 05:17 pm (UTC)
lea_hazel: The Little Mermaid (Default)
From: [personal profile] lea_hazel
I think I will do this thing. This seems like a good choice for now.

Date: 2015-04-01 08:40 pm (UTC)
kerravonsen: Gregory House listening on earphones: "Listen" (listen)
From: [personal profile] kerravonsen
Ah, looks like the name of the com is [community profile] jukebox_fest rather than jukebox.

Cunning plan to call it "jukebox" rather than "songfic" since songfic as a genre has a bad name. Which is a great pity, because I find songs to be great for inspiration, and I ran a few "lyric" fests myself in the past.
Edited Date: 2015-04-01 08:40 pm (UTC)

Date: 2015-04-02 03:43 am (UTC)
kerravonsen: Rose looking at puzzled Ninth Doctor: "Eh?" (Eh?)
From: [personal profile] kerravonsen
Isn't that what this is doing? I mean, apart from being fanfic of a particular tv show etc.

Date: 2015-04-02 05:37 am (UTC)
kerravonsen: "Confused" with a tangle of lines (confused)
From: [personal profile] kerravonsen
I'm not sure if that's too narrow a definition of songfic... problem is, if one doesn't use the word "songfic" to describe a story which is heavily inspired by a song without heavily quoting its lyrics... then what does one call it?

Thing is, all the "song-related-fic" that I've written, and the ficathons I've organized, would lean more towards the latter than the former. I tried to make it part of the rules of the "lyric wheel" ficathons that I organized (named after the original Highlander Lyric Wheel) that one could not just quote huge chunks of the song as scene separators or as something that was playing in the background of a scene... which is the kind of thing that is typical of the more loathed definition of "songfic". I say *tried* to make it part of the rules, but some people completely ignored that rule and wrote dreaded-songfic anyway. Okay, one person did.

So what does one call song-fic that isn't songfic?

Date: 2015-04-02 08:32 am (UTC)
kerravonsen: 9th Doctor, silvery-grey: "Oh no!" (oh-no)
From: [personal profile] kerravonsen
I didn't realise people used "song fic" in such a broad way, sorry.

But I could very well be wrong. It's just that I would like to have a word that I can use for fic-based-on-songs in the broad sense.

And does it exclude fic based on more traditional fannish canons, though? Because if it does, then I need to remove all the fic I listed as "available for podficcing" in the Podfic Permission Post post.

In fact, I've just deleted said comment.

Blah. What a bummer.

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