The ficadron Dra(w)bble Duel #4
Prompt of the week: Fight! Fight! Fight!How to Submit:
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post with your submission included, using this template:Title:
(Who you want to submit on behalf of, Team Ron or Team Draco)Rating:
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-Please see Rules
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can vote, and ANYONE
can submit an entry. :D
Last day for submissions is Friday, October 9th
! Voting ends GMT midnight, Monday, October 12th
! Check back at the comm on Monday for results. See this post for further details on Rules, Submission, Voting, and Scoring Info
Hi all. I'm sorry to tell you that unfortunately the fest is being put on hold until further notice. Both of us have some unexpected RL concerns that are going to make it impossible for us to devote to the fest the time it deserves. We're sorry to disappoint all of you who put your names in for the sign up and who were looking forward to the fest. We hope to be back in the game in a couple of months, but right now we just don't know.
I hope those of you so inclined will check out our affiliate rs_games
, a Remus/Sirius fest.
This is where you comment to put your name in for this year's lottery. Sign-ups will be open until Saturday (morning), March 8.
Please comment with the below information:
Willing to contribute fic, art, or either:
Teams you're willing to be on:
Did you participate last year?:
Are you willing to be a pinch hitter?:
Don't forget to take a look at the 2008 FAQ
for our rules and timeline of the fest. Please comment or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Hi, all. Sign ups for invited participants have now ended, so here's our current team roster. As you can see, we still have plenty of room left, plus we'll be reserving two slots per team for new participants.( team rosterCollapse )
Open sign ups for the remaining slots will begin on March 1.
Hi all – just wanted to clear up a couple of misconceptions about how we invited people this year. Of course all of last year's participants were awesome, but we couldn't invite everyone because we really wanted to make space for people who hadn't gotten lucky in the lottery last year. So invites went out to last year's pinch hitters (for being awesome and stepping in at the last minute) and then a very small group of others who fit some combination of factors including but not limited to: not needing an extension last year, current fandom participation level and interest, expressing interest to one of the mods before we made the announcement. This was not a scientific process - we had established an overall number of invites and when we reached that number we stopped looking through the list.
So if you were a participant last year and didn't get an invite, this doesn't mean we don't want you! It's honestly not personal. It just means we didn't get to your name or you didn't fit a couple of the criteria above or we couldn't find your email or something like that. Please do come and sign up for the lottery in March, because we'd really love to have you take part.
We're really sorry if anyone's feelings have been hurt over this, and I really hope you'll understand that we were just trying to be fair and create a balance between new and old participants.
Any questions, please feel free to email us at triatharon.mod[at]gmail.com.
Hi all! *waves* I just wanted to let you know that we are indeed going to have another round of the triatha_ron
in 2008! As some of you may know, mad_maudlin
is currently overseas, so tarie
and I will be mostly running this round. There are going to be a few changes both for variety and for keeping the comm going under LJ's new rules. I'm not quite ready to roll all that out yet, but I wanted to let you know that something's on the radar so you can get your Ron engines pumping. But I think our basic schedule is going to look something like this (not set in stone!):
March 1: sign-ups begin
March 8: sign-ups end
March 9: teams listed and assignments go out via email
April 13: posting begins
I think we're going to maintain the Het, Slash, and Gen team structure. More details to follow, honest. :D If you have suggestions for prompts you'd like to see or any changes you'd like made, please comment here. I'm especially interested in incorporating art for this round in addition to fic, so if you are an artist who would consider participating, would you please just drop a comment and say "ooooh, me!" so I can see if we have enough interest? Thanks!
And many thanks to shocolate
for poking me about the fest!
This is a very important announcement.
In light of the rampant crazy running through fandom right now, I have gone back and locked all the NC-17 fest fics in this journal. If your fic wasn't NC-17 and you still want it locked, or if I missed your NC-17 fic, please let me know.
Ladies and gentlemen, the moment you've all been waiting for.
The polls on the last set of fics closed this afternoon, and I must say, this one was down to the wire. But in the end--by a margin of 0.12 points
--we had a winner. And that winner is...Team Het!
I want to congratulate all our writers, irrespective of team, on a job well done--we've got forty-five wonderful Ron fics out of this deal. I'd like to thank my co-mods, marginaliana
, because without them I'd never have had the guts to do this fest. And I'd like to thank J. K. Rowling, for creating a certain sweet, courageous, stubborn, flawed, wonderful redheaded boy.( Banners under the cut for all teams!Collapse )
Look for a master list of fics later this week!
I'd like to apologize for the lateness of the "Time" prompt fics--technology and health conspired against my getting them posted last night. The polls for those fics will remain open for the full four days, though, so the winning team will be announced on Wednesday, March 21.
Without giving anything away, I can safely say that the voting right now is extreme close--so pimp your teams' last two fics! This is still anyone's race!
I'll Take Care of YouAuthor: sapphocles
Ron and Ginny grow together through the years, ending with a night they'll both remember.Author notes:
Many thanks to my beta for being lovely. Any remaining errors are my own. Thank you to the mods for giving me a chance to pinch-hit!Disclaimer: All sexual activity portrayed in this fic is between two consenting adults who are at least 18 years of age. I do not own any of the characters.( I'll Take Care of YouCollapse )Voting for this fic is now closed!
Hey, folks. Due to some last-minute acts of pinch-hitting heroics, today's fics will be posted rather late...as in tomorrow, probably. Don't worry, the polls will still be open for a full four days.
I'd like to take this time to thank all the pinch hitters who stepped up and came through for their teams and for the fest (not to mention the fest mods!). dramedy
, you ladies are rock stars. Rock. Stars. They all deserve big, big hugs and showers of praise! And of course, no less love should be visited upon therealmarajade
, who remained vigilantly in the wings to rescue us in our hour of need.
Once again, thanks to all our writers for two weeks of wonderful Ron fic--especially those of you who came through in a pinch!
Ron/James, Implied Harry/RonWarnings:
Character Death, AngstLength:
After the war, Ron spends his summer at the Burrow, trying to put the past behind him and move on. When he finds a locket, he's thrown back into the one thing he wants to escape – the past.Author notes:
(optional) I had a really tough time with this fic, especially since most of the time I was debating which pairing to use as most wanted to use Ron/Harry. So I went for the next best thing – James. I never state outright state what year James is in but I figure it's his sixth year since he and Lily don't get together till their seventh. Enjoy the fic and keep slashing!( Tiny VesselsCollapse )Voting for this fic is now closed!
Story Title: Five Days in AugustAuthor name
Fic might result in silly grins and the occasional chortle. Or, perhaps, make you want to slap me. It's all good.
Length: 6,268 wordsSummary:
Ron tries to find a way to escape the excessive heat and Pansy Parkinson. Not necessarily in that order.
Author notes: Many thanks to attilatehbun
for all their help. Any remaining errors belong to me. ( Five Days in AugustCollapse )Voting for this fic is now closed!
: Red and GoldAuthor:
R for brief sexual encountersPairing:
Um ... angst? Nothing else, really.Length:
8170 words (How I managed that, I have no idea....)Summary
: Ron finally gets what he really wants - but for how long?Disclaimer:
This story is based on characters and situations created and owned by JK Rowling, various publishers including but not limited to Bloomsbury Books, Scholastic Books and Raincoast Books, and Warner Bros., Inc. No money is being made
and no copyright or trademark infringement is intended. The quoted poem, Nothing Gold Can Stay
, was written by Robert Frost.Author's Notes:
A big thank you to kaalee
for their initial input, assuring me this didn't totally
suck, and to alissomora
again, as well as cynthia_black
for outstanding and speedy beta/Britpicking services.( Red and GoldCollapse )Voting for this fic is now closed!
All God's CreaturesAuthor: mizbeanTeam:
Ron, his family and a few dozen furry creatures.Warnings:
Where Fred and George have a brilliant plan, Ginny is annoying, and Ron quietly has a nervous breakdown. Just a typical summer in the Weasley household.Author notes:
Thank you, luci0logy
, for the speedy beta! The behavior and mating habits of Nifflers have been thoroughly embellished and just plain made up. No animals were harmed in the production of this fic. All rights reserved.( All God's CreaturesCollapse )Voting for this fic is now closed!
Hint of R/Hr, H/HrWarnings:
just over 1000 wordsSummary:
Ron becomes philosophical; set summer of 7th yearAuthors Notes:
This "assignment" was a challenge I gave myself. Although I don't profess to be a writer, I have recently enjoyed dabbling in the idea of putting words down on "paper", so to speak. This has been quite the challenge for me due to circumstances in real life, the prompt being quite ironic, actually.
I want to thank my friends crikkita
, and my newest acquaintance, le_calmer_geant
for cheering me on, and for their input in this little drabble.
A HUGE "Thank You" goes to my lovely beta, jaceyevans
, who went over this for me in the last second. Although I must admit to adding a bit more to it so any additional errors are all mine.
And, lastly, mad_maudlin
, for her patience. ( LCollapse )Voting for this fic is now closed!
Little White OnesAuthor:
Ron/Lavender turned Ron/HermioneWarnings:
"The naked truth is always better than the best dressed lie" –Anne LandersAuthor's Notes:
Not my usual fare, but I hope you enjoy it!( Little White OnesCollapse )Voting for this fic is now closed!
Mentions of character deaths and disabilitiesWord Count:
Ron lives two lives: one with Neville, and one without. Disclaimer:
The characters herein are not my creation, nor are they my property. They are the sole creation of JK Rowling, and are the property of Ms. Rowling, Scholastic/Bloomsbury books, and Warner Brothers. No copyright infringement is intended by this endeavor, nor is any profit being made or sought. ( Parallel LivesCollapse )Voting for this fic is now closed!
Harry, Ron, HermioneWarnings:
None, it's gen! *grins*Length:
2475 wordsSummary: Perhaps he and Harry are merely placeholders in the same pattern, are merely the frames of an endless, looping film.Author notes:
Gigantic hugs to my fantastic (as always) beta stephanometra
for her suggestions, comments, and general wonderfulness in beating this thing into shape.
[Anamnesis, n] : Platonism.
recollection of the ideas which the soul had known in a previous existence.( AnamnesisCollapse )Voting for this fic is now closed!
memoria incognitaAuthor: kaaleeTeam:
Team SlashPrompt: QuestionRating:
Ron wakes in front of a mirror with no memory and works against time to realize that he, and everything, is there for a reason. Author notes:
This is a bit different than what I usually write, but it was great fun to take on this challenge. Go Team Slash! Deep and humble thanks to misscake
, & thrihyrne
for their beta help — thrihyrne
in particular for some particularly helpful insight (and the title). ♥ ( memoria incognitaCollapse )Voting for this fic is now closed!
ILL MET BY MOONLIGHTAuthor: wolfiekinsTeam:
Ron Weasley, Charlie Weasley, George Weasley, Remus Lupin, Harry PotterGenre:
General, Angst, Drama, MysteryWarnings:
Angst, Dark, Adult Language, Mature Themes, Violence, Torture, Implied Character DeathsWord Count:
23,278 total, part One of ThreeSummary:
Ron has been experiencing blackouts, odd dreams, and strange visions. And they're becoming more frequent, as well as disturbing. Post Hogwarts/War. DISCLAIMER: Everything recognizable belongs to JKR and her corporate minions. All of the other stuff belongs to me. No monies made here, nor offence intended.
Written for the 2007 Triatha-Ron, Team Gen, and the prompt was 'food.'
Beta work by thrihyrne & evilauntiesnape
( ILL MET BY MOONLIGHT, Part I Collapse )
please continue to Part II...
How to Lose Your Mind in Ten WeeksAuthor:
Non consensual sex, BDSM, aracnaphobes might want to skim one particular section early on, brainwashing.Length:
Ron was captured and given to Bellatrix Lestrange to play with. Over the next ten weeks she set about reprogramming his mind and enjoying his body. Is he the one who's really losing it though?Author notes:
Thanks to Shocolate for stepping in when my beta became non-responsive. She told me she thought people expected team het to be writing hand holding and skipping through meadows in canon pairs. I like confounding expectations!( How to Lose You Mind in Ten WeeksCollapse )Voting for this fic is now closed!
Cold ComfortAuthor name: modestyrabnott Team:
She would do anything for him. Maybe that was the problem,
she’s thought on more than one occasion. ( Cold ComfortCollapse )voting for this fic is now closed!
Ron/Hermione, Antonin Dolohov, Charlie and Ginny WeasleyWarnings:
rape, graphic violence, mild swearing, nudity, character deathLength:
Ron and Hermione suffer through twin torture experiences but as Ron compares himself to Hermione he finds himself lacking and pulls away from those who love him. Hermione tries to convince him that fear and memories are not weakness but in the end Ron must see his own strength.Author Notes:
Thanks to oncelikeshari, who introduced me to Ron fandom, to live journal, and to this triatha_ron. Thank you. Your writings have taught all I need to know about Ron. ( Seeing RedCollapse )Voting for this fic is now closed!
Marriage of Heaven and EarthAuthor:
mention of past het relationshipLength:
Four elements. Four wizards. Will Ron and Draco be able to let the past go in order to save the future?Author notes:
A huge thanks to aome
for their excellent betas, without which the gentle reader would be much abused by an abundance of commas and a general lack of questions marks. ( Marriage of Heaven and EarthCollapse )Voting for this fic is now closed!
Gold and SilverAuthor: simons_flowerTeam:
fluff, drama, humor, some dark themes, minor character deathLength:
When Ron can't see the exterior, he falls in love with what's inside.Author notes:
Other pairings include Harry/Tonks, Harry/Hermione in past, Ron/Hermione in past.
Thanks to tqpannie
for the reassurance and shocolate
for the beta. Thanks also to the mods for the entire idea and for inviting me. And, last but not least, my fellow teammates!( Gold and SilverCollapse )Voting for this fic is now closed!
The FestivitiesAuthor name: aberforths_rugTeam:
The entire Weasley clanWarnings:
7960Summary: Ron looked at his family — well, part of it anyway — gathered around the kitchen table at the Burrow. It was odd not to have his mum buzzing around filling their tea cups or handing out biscuits. They were there to settle on the plans for the... festivities.
Ron rises to the occasion and finds his proper place at the Weasley family table.Author notes:
Many thanks are owed to my ever patient, ever brilliant beta mickawber_fics
. This piece was partially inspired by time spent thinking about a dear friend in a somewhat similar situation. My wish is for some easier times ahead for him and his. ( The FestivitiesCollapse )Voting for this fic is now closed!
One Day for ThemAuthor: tehgiantsquidTeam:
The troubles a boy might have when he's 13 *g*Length:
What exactly do Ron and Hermione get up to on their first Hogsmeade weekend all on their own?Author notes:
Major thanks to jamimegan
members of the Academy
and my amazing flist for all their help and support in making this fic happen ♥ Thank you to the awesome mods for the extension and for organizing such a wonderful, amazing event! To the readers, I hope you enjoy this story! Feedback is always appreciated :)( One Day for ThemCollapse )Voting for this fic is now closed!
Story title: All in the FamilyAuthor name: kerryblazeTeam:
Ron/Neville (main pairing), Ron/Draco and Neville/Terry (both only a light mention). Other secondary pairings: Harry/Ginny, Bill/Fleur, and Charlie/Hermione.Warnings:
Mention of character deathLength:
Ron and Neville find each other, but are reluctant to share it with their families for different reasons.Author notes:
Thank you to Shari for the quick Brit pick and Thevina for the masterful beta. ( All in the FamilyCollapse )Voting for this fic is now closed!
: What We Share...Author
: Ron, obviously, but Molly, Percy, Fred, George, and Ginny, too. Warnings
: Not unless you've a problem with Mum-perspective gushing.Length
: 1,685 words.Summary
: Ron has the dragon pox.Author Notes
: First off, I'd like to issue an enormous thanks to sister_dear
for the beta. You're comments were indeed quite helpful. Any ensuing mistakes are thus my own.
Second off, this turned out to be a surprising challenge, indeed. I thought my prompt of "family" would be quite easy to get through, but as it turns out I went through at least eight drafts and ideas before I ended up with this piece. I had to draw a lot
from my own experiences as a child, for this one, which was emotionally draining in the extreme.
I'm still unsure about my feelings of Ron in this; he's the star, especially for me, but a lot of this fic is about nuance, about being the youngest (or second to youngest, but youngest boy) in a family with large personalities. Sometimes children get a bit lost, I think. I wanted to show Ron in conjunction with his family, through the eyes of his mother, but as a bit of an enigma, still, because he's a boy who's not done growing and who hasn't established or asserted his full individuality yet. I dunno if I succeeded, but I sure did try.( What We Share...Collapse )Voting for this fic is now closed!
Story title: A Drop of RedAuthor name: approximedicTeam:
Ron Weasley, Neville Longbottom, Harry PotterWarnings:
What you remember and what actually happened are two things which rarely coincide. Ron finally realises what he had done, the day the prophecy was fulfilled.Author notes:
This is definitely the weirdest prophecy theory I've ever had and came to me when I was sleep deprived, incredibly stressed and craving chocolate. A whole lotta love goes to chesnutella
who listened to all the complaining I did about the plot holes and gave helpful and not so helpful suggestions that at least kept me entertained and stopped me trying to kill off all my characters in a fit of writer's wrath. Long live teh Gen! : )( A Drop of RedCollapse )Voting for this fic is now closed!
Hello all! I know you are all very excited in anticipation of the first fics to be posted, as am I!
I want to once again thank all of you who wrote in our drabble fest, and also those of you who commented and supported the writers. There was some tremendous work produced on all three teams. Also, I want to remind you all that voting was cumulative, so even if your drabble didn't get the most votes for its prompt, all the votes it received counted towards the total for that team. That said, it is my pleasure to announce that the Drabble Fest winning team is...
Second place goes to Team Slash and third place to Team Het. Thanks again to everyone who participated - the world always needs more Ron-osity. :D
Beneath the cut are some icons that can be used by anyone who wrote a drabble
for any of the prompts. Please do not take these if you didn't write drabbles in this fest. If you did participate and wish to use one or more of these, go wild! ( icons!Collapse )
If you have any questions about the drabble fest, please let me know. Otherwise...Happy birthday, Ron!
Hey writers! It's almost time for the TriathaRon posting to begin, and I just wanted to give a few pre-emptive kudos. Mad wacky props to co-mod marginaliana
for running a wonderful Drabble-a-Thon, and to all our writers whose hard work will shortly be going on display!
Before we begin, I want to give everying a crash course in how to vote for stories. Every fic will, at the bottom, include a poll with three questions, each good for 1-10 points:How well was Ron portrayed in this fic?
Not necessarily "Is Ron a good guy?" or even "Is Ron shown in a positive light?" but how skillfully the author evoked the character we all know and love (warts, freckles and all). How well did the author use the prompt?
The prompts were very general, and authors had free reign to come up with creative interpretations. The fic might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you hear "fire" or "summer" or "loss," but it might just evoke that word in a way you didn't expect.Overall, how much did you like this fic?
This one, at least, is obvious. :-)
Votes will be collected for four days,
give or take a few hours, after a fic is posted. After that, the score will be entered into the Modly Scorebook, and the poll will be deleted. So writers, pimp your teammates' fics! The more votes you get, the merrier!
The average score for each of these questions will be summed, so in the end, each fic will have a total score out of thirty. Each team will have a score out of 450 (30 x 15--see, I
can do maths!). The highest-scoring team will, in the end, win the TriathaRon!
If you have any questions or concerns about the voting process, please comment here or email us at email@example.com.
Beneath the cut is the voting poll for prompt #11 - birthday! This is the last drabble prompt in our mini-fest. Thanks to all who participated! This poll will be open until Wednesday and then I will tally the final votes. The winning team will be announced at the start of the main fest.Voting for this prompt is now closed.( vote hereCollapse )
( Drabbling Rules RefresherCollapse )
This post will close to drabbles Sunday. This is the last drabble prompt before the fics are posted!Prompt #11:
Since March 1 is both the start date of our main fest and Ron's birthday, that's our prompt - birthday! It doesn't have to be Ron's that you write about - it could be Ron celebrating someone else's birthday as long as, per usual, Ron is the central character.Writing for this prompt is now closed. Please vote for these drabbles over at the voting post.
Hello, writers! Tomorrow, February 21, is the official deadline for fic submissions. Unless you've recieved an email from the moderators confirming an extension, your fic is due tomorrow.
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