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05 August 2015 @ 09:30 am
HP Porn-a-Thon?  
I had a question for ya'll, especially for those of you on my f-list who have been around for awhile.

Do you know if the HP fandom ever had a porn-a-thon challenge? Like mating_games for Teen Wolf or summerpornathon for Merlin?

I want to say no, but I could be totally wrong. I know there is the Humpathon by hp_humpdrabbles, but I think that's more like a comment-meme type thing, yes? Also, I think it might be all het. I can't find anything that actually says that, but I don't see anything other than het, so...

Basically, it's a multi-pairing, multi-week challenge, where people sign up and get put onto teams *cough*hogwarts houses*cough*, and then each week there is a challenge (like a prompt/word/picture etc.) and then everybody has a week-ish to draw/write something under 1k I think, and it has to be smutty or at least suggestive. You get points for your team for completing the challenge, and then all the entries are divided, and people vote for their favorites. And the winners get extra points for their team.

It honestly seems super fun, and it seems like HP, with its large variety of pairings, would be an awesome fandom for that kind of a challenge. But IDK if these days we'd really get the participation needed to make it work. :/

Just some ~thoughts~. Merlin is having their summerpornathon right now, and I seriously considered participating, but I figured I had enough going on with adding that to the pile. But I've been voting and watching and it really does seem like a blast.
 
 
 
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wicked smut goddessgracerene on August 5th, 2015 06:01 pm (UTC)
Right?! Though I am obviously a big fan of porny fanfic, so.... :D
쉘리 Unmistakably Oatmealsdkshelly on August 5th, 2015 05:43 pm (UTC)
I can't remember anything like that running before--it sounds like fun! But yeah, I can see where it might be hard to gather enough people to participate. But if it's anything goes pairing-wise, that would help, I'd think!
wicked smut goddessgracerene on August 5th, 2015 06:12 pm (UTC)
It seems super fun! I'm kind of bummed, because there are already a million things running in fandom, and I'd def worry about getting enough participation and commitment. But I think it would be fun and something different. :D
cabinetcaligaricabinetcaligari on August 5th, 2015 05:56 pm (UTC)
Yeah, def sounds like fun! I don't know how many people you need for something like this, and how much time people have off as there are several fests running in the summer, but it sounds really cool!
wicked smut goddessgracerene on August 5th, 2015 06:47 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it wouldn't necessarily have to happen in the summer. I think the TW one used to happen in late spring. But that's part of the problem, there are pretty much always a ton of fests running in the HP fandom, so I think the market is a bit over-saturated, TBH. :(
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wicked smut goddessgracerene on August 5th, 2015 06:44 pm (UTC)
Right?!? I'd totally read. Now we just need participants... LOL
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snowgallsnowgall on August 5th, 2015 06:31 pm (UTC)
The closest thing I can think of would be the hd_worldcup fests in 2008 and 2009 which had teams and voting, but I'm not entirly sure how it worked, and it seems to have been limited to HD and not wider HP.

Some really great fics came out of those though, and it sounds like it could be a great idea. Good luck!
wicked smut goddessgracerene on August 5th, 2015 06:43 pm (UTC)
Oo, yeah, I forgot about hd-worldcup. Though that fest always sort of confused me when I tried to look back through it and figure out what exactly went on. :/

LOL, thanks. I seriously doubt I'd ever start something up. I've got a lot going on already and I think HP is probably over-saturated with fests. But I think it would be cool.
call me trystryslora on August 5th, 2015 06:59 pm (UTC)
I don't know if there has been one already, but I know I was asking about it last year around this time (right after mating_games finished up) and was brainstorming names...
wicked smut goddessgracerene on August 5th, 2015 07:02 pm (UTC)
Yes! I knew there was a reason I was thinking I might have been wrong. I remember that post now. :D

Did you ever think of a good name? :)
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nerak_rose on August 5th, 2015 07:02 pm (UTC)
hp_springsmut springs to mind, but idk if it's the format you're thinking of? it's been a while since i looked at it, and i don't know if it even runs anymore...

as for teams and voting there used to be hd_worldcup, and currently there's rs_games, but neither of those are smut centered :P (it's possible that were was/is something like that in the snarry fandom - i recall somebody mentioning it once - but as i'm not in that fandom i don't know for sure.)

i'm trying to remember who hosted the blowjob friday thing - it was somebody's private journal and a fairly low-key multifandom 'write whatever smut you like and post it in the comments' on an open entry. something like that could be pretty cool to have for HP, maybe? if there's no formal sign up element even the most timid writers/artists might come out of the woodwork... or a short last drabble writer standing format could work too, say, four weeks of x amount of writers/artist who create something to post on fridays...
(now you've got me thinking up fest formats for this sort of thing, damn you XD)
wicked smut goddessgracerene on August 5th, 2015 07:08 pm (UTC)
torino10154 hosts blwojob Friday, she still does, in fact! :D

I know there's a LDWS for just H/D, which seems to do well. Though I know they were worried about filling up the 12 spots.

Ahh, yeah, springsmut looks more like an exchange, though I could be wrong about that.

I think part of the appeal of the porn-a-thon is not only the porn (which I am so here for!), but also the team aspect. It's fun to official sign up and be part of a team and meet new people etc.

LOL, though there are a million diff fest formats that could be fun. :D
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welcome to villa cariño!capitu on August 5th, 2015 07:25 pm (UTC)
Ohh, that sounds like a lot of fun. I don't think there's been something formal, more like comment fest/memes, but not that I've heard of. ^^
wicked smut goddessgracerene on August 5th, 2015 08:01 pm (UTC)
Right? Yeah, we've had comment memes and whatnot, but not anything quite like this, I don't think. It just made me think of the comment-a-thon that writ put on last yeah with all the teams, and how fun it was to bond with fellow teammates. :D
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Keeper of the Cocks: Voyeurtorino10154 on August 5th, 2015 08:22 pm (UTC)
I see people mention RS-Games and HD World Cup and Snarry had Snarry Games but that's not what you're describing. Those were each more like a one-time deal, not with new weekly competitions.

I do think participation would be your biggest issue. Not everyone writes fast enough to do a new fic every week, even if it is just 1K. Other people of course are just crazy busy already. Then there are people like me who don't like anything competitive. LOL You could always do a poll, gauge interest.
wicked smut goddessgracerene on August 5th, 2015 09:29 pm (UTC)
Yeah, participation is the problem. :/ Both because of the writing speed, and the busyness, and the competitiveness. Though what I do like about the porn-a-thon competition, is that it's a team effort, instead of individual, and there are "winners" but there aren't any losers, like with the LDWS. Nobody's eliminated, and the best way to earn points is really just by participation. :D

But yeah, I may do a pool, but those things are so finicky. Somebody may be theoretically interested in participating, but then when it come to sign up, they are nowhere to be found.
akatnamedeasterakatnamedeaster on August 5th, 2015 08:39 pm (UTC)
The idea sounds great and I would love something that would include a chance for -all- the pairings to get some love, but I don't know that there are enough people that would be willing or able to participate to keep it interesting. Maybe a poll to gauge interest?

wicked smut goddessgracerene on August 5th, 2015 09:41 pm (UTC)
That was my thinking. So many things are pairing specific or there is some kind of restriction (crossgen/nextgen/het/etc) that it would be cool to have something completely open. But yeah, the problem is that you would want a decent amount of people to participate to keep things fun.

Like I was saying to a few others, I may do a poll, but those things are so finicky. Somebody may be theoretically interested in participating, but not really available when it comes time to signup. :/
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Amoretteamorette on August 5th, 2015 09:00 pm (UTC)
Cool! Sounds like fun.
wicked smut goddessgracerene on August 5th, 2015 09:33 pm (UTC)
Right?! If I thought we could get enough people to participate, I think it could be super fun.
sassy_catsassy_cat on August 5th, 2015 09:25 pm (UTC)
The closest thing I can think of in HP was the challenges run by pornish-pixies, but it sounds like a fun idea~ :) I'd play.
wicked smut goddessgracerene on August 5th, 2015 09:42 pm (UTC)
Ooo, yeah, pornish-pixies. Definitely similiar in the porn department!

And yay! IDK if I'll ever actually do anything about it, but if I do, I'll let you know. :D