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26 March 2014 @ 11:44 am
HP Cross-Gen Fest?  
So...I was making a list of all of my favorite pairings, as you do, and realized that significant chuck of them are cross-gen pairings. Which got me thinking about all the fests I follow and the fact that I can think of a single active fest for all-pairing Cross-Gen fic. I know there is hp_darkages, for angsty cross-gen, but I'm not a huge angst reader, and while I definitely enjoy in on occasion, a whole fest of angst overwhelms me. There are also a few pairing-specific cross-gen fests, like the Snarry-a-Thon at snape_potter and hds_beltane, but I was thinking on a broader scale. I know there was hp_cross_fest, but I don't think that has run in 4-5 years....

Anyways, am I missing a fest? Or is fandom just not as interested in cross-gen as I am? I'm curious about people's opinions/stance etc. and since I have been dying to use LJ's poll feature, I figured this would be a good chance!

Poll #1962189 Cross-Gen Fic Poll

Do you enjoy reading cross-gen fics?

Yes
10(58.8%)
No
1(5.9%)
Only one or two specific pairings
6(35.3%)
Other, explain in comments
0(0.0%)

What type of cross-gen do you prefer to read?

Maurader Era/Trio Era
6(25.0%)
Trio Era/Next Gen
11(45.8%)
Maurader Era/Next Gen
2(8.3%)
ALL THE CROSS-GEN
4(16.7%)
Other, explain in comments
1(4.2%)

Would you be interested in a cross-gen fest?

Yes, as a participant
9(37.5%)
Yes, as a reader/commenter
14(58.3%)
No
1(4.2%)
Other, explain in comments
0(0.0%)
 
 
 
traintracks: charlie/teddy by notearchivertraintracks on March 26th, 2014 06:51 pm (UTC)
Big ol' YES from me!
Amoretteamorette on March 26th, 2014 07:40 pm (UTC)
Your icon is making me want this fest to happen so bad xD
(no subject) - traintracks on March 26th, 2014 08:27 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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(no subject) - traintracks on March 26th, 2014 08:28 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Amoretteamorette on March 26th, 2014 06:54 pm (UTC)
You should totally do it:) There were other cross-gen fests in the past that I think have died out. When I'm not at work I can look some up for you. But I think it's awesome when new people get involved and start a new wave of excitement over pairings/themed fests.

If you ever need any mod-type consulting or help, PM me, I'd be more than happy to help.

You know, im not big on heavy angst either. Its more the potential for noncon im personally excited for at darkages. Thats my thing;)

Edited at 2014-03-26 07:46 pm (UTC)
wicked smut goddessgracerene on March 26th, 2014 07:58 pm (UTC)
Haha if I decide to try and do something I will definitely take you up on your offer! I always see you starting up new comms and fests and whatnot! :) I would really love to try and start something, but I've never done any modding, so I'm a bit nervous about starting something solo.
(no subject) - amorette on March 26th, 2014 08:01 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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welcome to villa cariño!capitu on March 26th, 2014 07:02 pm (UTC)
YES! Bring all the cross gen! It's my favourite reading aside Harry/Draco and there's just not enough.
wicked smut goddessgracerene on March 26th, 2014 07:55 pm (UTC)
Agreed! Harry/Draco will always be my baby but after them I love pretty much all the cross-gen! :)
inglevine on March 26th, 2014 07:02 pm (UTC)
I am in favour of all the cross-gen and another fest would be great, as long as angst was allowed along with the fluffier things. :)
Amoretteamorette on March 26th, 2014 07:41 pm (UTC)
Yeah I agree. Ours is dark and angst, so a crossfest for fluff would be cool w me:)
(no subject) - inglevine on March 26th, 2014 07:45 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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Keeper of the Cocks: Voyeurtorino10154 on March 26th, 2014 07:06 pm (UTC)
TL;DR and you didn't really ask this but for me cross gen isn't a kink, it's just more pairings. So while I'd like to see something like hp_cross_fest again I'm also perfectly happy just seeing that sort of pairing in any fest.
wicked smut goddessgracerene on March 26th, 2014 07:54 pm (UTC)
I definitely agree that i don't really view it as a kink personally. I always leave cross-gen prompts for all-pairing fests and love reading them basically all of the time :)
Josephine Stonejosephinestone on March 26th, 2014 09:10 pm (UTC)
Okay, my answers make me seem confused, so I feel I must explain.

I'm not really into cross-gen, and none of my favourite pairings are cross-gen. But if I was to read it, I think Trio/Next Gen would be what would interest me the most, because I don't have too many head canons for the Next Gen, as I already do for Maurader's Era. I like Teddy/Victorie and Albus Severus/Scorpius, but outside that every other Next Gen character is open.

Also, as a side pairing to Harry/Draco I like Harry/Scorpius and Draco/Albus Severus. And because of my James/Sirius head canon, I can see an unhealthy Harry/Sirius. I still don't really seek it out to read it.

Writing is completely different though. If I see a prompt that I like with a pairing I think I can make the story make sense with, then I'll write it. Especially if it is for rare characters that I have no specific head canon for.
wicked smut goddessgracerene on March 26th, 2014 09:26 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that totally makes sense! It can be hard to multi-ship once you get a solid head-canon in place for certain characters!

And I totally love a messed up Sirius/Harry with all the misplaced James feelings!
(no subject) - digthewriter on March 26th, 2014 10:12 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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digthewriter: DRACO_GIFdigthewriter on March 27th, 2014 09:11 pm (UTC)
I would love a fluffy cross gen fic like: Remus/Draco where Draco gets turned into a werewolf and Remus goes from teacher to lover.

SIGH.

<3
wicked smut goddessgracerene on March 27th, 2014 09:17 pm (UTC)
Agree! I have been ALL about that pairing lately! IDK if you have read, The Fields of St. Herve, but that one has a good teacher to lover type deal. Not the fluffiest of fluffy, but their relationship is pretty angst free :)
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Kittykitty_fic on March 28th, 2014 07:45 am (UTC)
LOVE LOVE LOVE Crossgen! If you need any help let me know! <3
wicked smut goddessgracerene on March 28th, 2014 03:05 pm (UTC)
I will definitely let you know! I'm sure I'll need lots of help once I get going! :)