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Generation Kill Fic Finishing Challenge 2013 - HIATUS!

Hi Everyone,

We're on hiatus this week while our unflagging host looleebelle tackles things on the home front. (Send big hugs!)

So use this time as you will, to write like mad, or give yourselves a well-earned break or re-grouping time, and we'll be back next week.

Perhaps go play at the Generation Kill Spring Fling: Survival Fest if you fancy a distraction or change in direction. Maybe one of the prompts will get your juices flowing again.

Please still use this post to let us know where you're up to with your fics and what particular challenges you're facing with it at the moment.

It would also be lovely to know which of the posts so far have helped you or resonated most particularly with your writing process at the moment!

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YAGKYAS 2012 Stories Live!

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We're are so excited to reveal the stories for the fourth annual You Ain't Generation Kill, You Ain't Shit Winter Holiday Fic Challenge! (This is why we abbreviated it to yagkyas.)

Every recipient has a tag, and that's the best way to find your story! But here's a master list of all the yagkyas stories, in alphabetical order by recipient. Thank you to all our authors, and especially to our wonderful pinch hitters! Remember to leave feedback--it really brings the holiday spirit.

And for everyone - Good Cookies! We'll keep the thread open until it gets quiet, so come in to squee about stories you love, keep writing to prompts, and share the holiday cheer!

Master list here!
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Good Cookies: Prompt and Fill Post, Round Three

Good Cookie, definition: 1. Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal; 2. Generation Kill fanworks created for YAGKYAS. Can include short (under 1000 words) ficlets, drabbles, drawables, mixtapes, fanart, whatever!

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Our last round of Good Cookies for this YAGKYAS season is our old standby favorite: the free for all!

Make a prompt, pick a prompt, make a fanwork, and post it in the comments! Prompts can be used multiple times, and by anyone--whether you're planning to participate in yagkyas or not. We'll collect the prompts and responses as we go along.

Get your squee on in the comments! Stories are coming in, getting ready for posting, and we want to share the joy with you.

To prompt a ficlet/drabble/drawble/fanart, give a character, pairing, and a short phrase or quote:
Colbert/Fick: Prep for the Big Night
Colbert/Person: “Happy Birthday to You/You Live in a Zoo”
Patterson, “So, we’re getting tanked after this, right?”
Reyes, trying to hug every new partner/spouse he gets introduced to


To request icons/fanart/something else, put:
ICON: Ray in his dress blues
FANMIX: Birthday Blowout Mix
FANMIX: “It’s another year older and another year gone”


To fill a prompt, please reply to that prompt with the word FILL (just like that, in bold caps), in either the subject line or as the VERY FIRST WORD of the comment.

Go forth and get some cookies!

And don’t forget about the other threads. All prompt fills are welcome!
Good Cookies: USMC Birthday (2012)
Good Cookies: Then and Now (2012)
Good Cookies 2011
Good Cookies 2010
Good Cookies 2009

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Good Cookies: Prompt and Fill Post, Round Two

Good Cookie, definition: 1. Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal; 2. Generation Kill fanworks created for YAGKYAS. Can include short (under 1000 words) ficlets, drabbles, drawables, mixtapes, fanart, whatever!



This round of Good Cookies is dedicated to the creation of fanworks that explore the theme, “Marine Corps Birthday:” how the Marines’ (and Reporter!) celebrate the big day. How do they feel about the shindig? Who do they bring along? How long does it take them to strap into their full dress blues? How do they respond to their non-straight brothers and sisters bringing their dates? Who loses their hat in a drunken poker game at a bar three blocks over from the big bash?

Make a prompt, pick a prompt, make a fanwork, and post it in the comments! Prompts can be used multiple times, and by anyone--whether you're planning to participate in yagkyas or not. We'll collect the prompts and responses as we go along.

And not only are we celebrating the big birthday, we’re celebrating YAGKYAS as well, so feel free to get your squee on in the comments.

To prompt a ficlet/drabble/drawble/fanart, give a character, pairing, and a short phrase or quote:
Colbert/Fick: Prep for the Big Night
Colbert/Person: “Happy Birthday to You/You Live in a Zoo”
Patterson, “So, we’re getting tanked after this, right?”
Reyes, trying to hug every new partner/spouse he gets introduced to


To request icons/fanart/something else, put:
ICON: Ray in his dress blues
FANMIX: Birthday Blowout Mix
FANMIX: “It’s another year older and another year gone”


To fill a prompt, please reply to that prompt with the word FILL (just like that, in bold caps), in either the subject line or as the VERY FIRST WORD of the comment.

Go forth and get some cookies!

And don’t forget about the other threads. All prompt fills are welcome!
Good Cookies: Then and Now (2012)
Good Cookies 2011
Good Cookies 2010
Good Cookies 2009

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Good Cookies: Prompt and Fill Post, Round One

Good Cookie, definition: 1. Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal; 2. Generation Kill fanworks created for YAGKYAS. Can include short (under 1000 words) ficlets, drabbles, drawables, mixtapes, fanart, whatever!

The Generation Kill fandom has been so very good – this year, and every year since our fandom invasion began. In celebration of this excellent fandom, YAGKYAS is going to be a Good Cookie extravaganza this year! Not only are we kicking off sign-ups with a Good Cookies post, we're going to do one a month, each one with a unique, timely theme. Fear not, December will still be the traditional free-for-all.

As the leaves turn, as the days grow shorter, fall is a time for contemplation. Deep, serious thoughts. Like, it's been almost a year since the last American troo ps left Iraq, almost ten years since the invasion. And so YAGKYAS presents:

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This round of Good Cookies is dedicated to the creation of fanworks that explore the theme, “Then and Now:” how the Marines’ (and Reporter’s!) lives have changed since the invasion. What’s different? What’s the same? How do they look back upon the invasion? How did it impact them?

Make a prompt, pick a prompt, make a fanwork, and post it in the comments! Prompts can be used multiple times, and by anyone--whether you're planning to participate in yagkyas or not. We'll collect the prompts and responses as we go along. Feel free to chat and buzz about how excited you are for YAGKYAS, too!

To prompt a ficlet/drabble/drawble/fanart, give a character, pairing, and a short phrase or quote:
    Colbert/Fic: The Ten Year War
    Colbert/Person: “So dawn goes down to day/Nothing gold can stay”
    Patterson, “That sonofabitch still has my Oakleys”
    Reyes, a superhero even without the uniform


To request icons/fanart/something else, put:
    ICON: Ray looking back
    FANMIX: Where has the time gone?
    FANMIX: “It's times like these you learn to love again”


To fill a prompt, please reply to that prompt with the word FILL (just like that, in bold caps), in either the subject line or as the VERY FIRST WORD of the comment.

Go forth and get some cookies!

Prompts (in order posted)!
Reporter, Any: Interviewing the guys again for a follow-up article.

Nate/Brad/Ray: "Shh, spoilers."

Ray: Reflecting on what he actually learned from OIF that applies to real life.

Walt & Ray (or Walt/Ray): Ray finds him in a bar, alone. It's been nearly ten years.
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YAGKYAS 2011 Good Cookies!

Hi all! The mods are working on YAGKYAS to go live next week, but in the meantime, here's this year's Good Cookie post!



Pick a prompt, make a fanwork, and post it in the comments! Prompts can be used multiple times, and by anyone--whether you're participating in yagkyas or not. Feel free to leave more prompts in the comments, or post new ficlets, drabbles, and other fanworks you're working on. The more the merrier! Let's celebrate GK and YAGKYAS as we go into the home stretch.

If none of these prompts turn your crank, you can always pick one from 2009 or 2010, or throw a new prompt in the comments. Feel free to chat and buzz about how excited you are for YAGKYAS, too!

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YAGKYAS 2011 Good Cookies Prompt Post!

Hi everyone! The YAGKYAS elves are working busily behind the scenes getting stories prepped for the reveal on December 20th! In the meantime, we wanted to get some prompting and requests going for the Good Cookie post, which goes live on Friday, December 17th. What's a Good Cookie, you ask? 



Good Cookie, definition: Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal

If you love yagkyas , or you love the GenKill fandom, or you love spreading the love of Generation Kill during this holiday season, then you want to make a Good Cookie. Good Cookies are like Yuletide Treats: short (less than 1000 word) ficlets, drabbles, drawbles, mixtapes, fanart, whatever! 

This post will collect prompts and requests from all who want to make them--whether you're participating in YAGKYAS or not. Then, on Friday, we'll make a post with all the requests and prompts, and you can get to giving out cookies, as many as you want! Just comment on the post with your fanwork, or a link to your fanwork, and start working up an excited froth for the story reveal!

To prompt a ficlet/drabble/drawble/fanart, give a character, pairing, and a short phrase or quote:

Colbert/Fick, "dancing with myself"
Espera, Nietzsche's "God is Dead"
Christeson, Jay-z is a better rapper than Kanye
To request icons/fanart/something else, put: 
ICON: Brad smiling
FANMIX: Mix for a desert road trip


Leave up to five prompts, and we'll collect and post them on Friday!