Sequential Crack

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schmevil wrote in sequentialcrack
Welcome back to Sequential Crack!

Thanks to the Nolan Bat films and the Marvel movies, comics fandom is pretty busy these days. We thought it would be a good time to revive this community.

We've made a few changes, and we'll be making a few more, based on your input. To start, we've revised our fandoms list:

Permanent: Avengers, X-Men, Batfamily, Watchmen

These will be represented on Sequential Crack on a constant basis. Reccers will be chosen on a first come, first served basis.

Regular: Teen Titans, Young Avengers, Justice League, Justice Society, Young X-Men, Spider-Man, Indie

These will be represented on Sequential Crack on a rotating basis, two at a time. Reccers will be chosen on a first come, first served basis.

Small/Rare: Whatever people want

Do you want to rec for a really small fandom? Let us know, we'll slot you in. No more than two small/rare fandoms will be in rotation on Sequential Crack at a time.

We've based these divisions on our perceptions of the kinds of fics that are being posted and read these days. Do you think your fandom should be on the Permanent list? The Regular list? What fandoms do you want to see here? What fandoms do you want to rec here? Please give us your input.


So how does this work?

Sequential Crack is a fandom recing community for comics-based fanworks.

Let's say you want to rec Avengers fic. Add your name to the sign up post and we'll slot you into the recing schedule. When it's your turn, you'll have a month to rec as many stories, vids, fancomics, and art peices as you can, in any Avengers canon. You must rec a minimum of four fanworks, and you must complete your slate of recs by 11:59 PM EST of the last night of the month.

We’ll also have special theme days, such as: Movie Monday (reccing movieverse fanworks), Toon Tuesday (fanworks of animated shows), and Free For All Friday (rec stuff in the comments!)

Mini FAQ

Can I rec only movieverse stories?

Nope. However, you can rec only comicsverse stories.

Can I only rec art?

Yup. This is comics fandom. We love art. Go wild.

Can I rec in two fandoms at a time? Or for two months in a row?

Nope. Spread the love. You can however rec two months in a row, if you switch from one fandom to another.


Sign ups will open in a couple of days, once we have some input from you guys on what kinds of fandoms you want to see and rec.

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Man, we should have included a gif or two.

Can I put in an early vote for no animated gifs? Serious migraine trigger.

All gifs? Bummer. But I wouldn't worry about finding gifs in this comm. The posting guidelines are pretty strict. ;)

If I wanna rec Thor fanfics, would that be swept in the Avengers category or be its own category (under rare)? I'm not sure I would like the former and the latter doesn't sound right.

I'd be surprised if there were enough Young X-Men fanfics to make it a regular, but perhaps they get posted somewhere I don't pay attention to (and where the comicstore news don't pay attention). OTOH, areas where I know there are quite a few fics like Dark Avengers (wait, would they fall down under Avengers? (lol)) or Cable & Deadpool could warrant a regular category? Or perhaps not, they're both pretty low in activity right now.

Categories are very fluid in comics, really. Can be hell to try to formalize.

Thor movie, or Thor comics?

We're still working out the categories and will shift them around based on input we get in this post. I was a little ehn about including Young X-Men, but it seems like they have a presence on Tumblr. We'll see.


err, both? the fandom was virtually inexistant before the movie, so it informs a lot of fanfics, but you also have a lot of fics informed by comics. But some fics have a very "pick & match" approaches to the canon, happily incorporating aspects of the movie, the comics, cartoons or in Thor's case, norse mythology that fit their idea and rejecting others; making fitting them into one specific verse/continuity a bit difficult.

Aaah, well i'm glad they have a fandom somewhere, I do love those kids and I'd look forward seeing fanworks with them.

We talked about making space for movie-only fandoms, but we don't want to crowd out the comics based fandoms. Honestly, we'd just slot you in as recing for Thor for the month and not worry too much about the categories.

I could throw together another round of Cable & Deadpool recs easily enough, if that's useful.

Would you like to rec in February?

Cool. I've granted you access and added your name to the Feb Recers list.

Whoa. It's alive, it's alive!

So what's the official modly word on fandom overviews? Because I would really, really like to write the overview for Spider-Man but I'm not clear on whether that's a separate sign-up from recs! I was assuming it would have to be because a good overview is a LOT of extra work, but maybe I'm wrong and it's whoever gets the fandom first?

Edited at 2012-01-25 11:04 pm (UTC)

Honestly, if it's no problem with the mods, i would be OVERJOYED for you to do the overview (i've been following fuckyeah! spider-wife for months, pretty sure you know your way around a hyphen).

Aww, that's really sweet of you to say! I'm glad you're enjoying the blog, and if this goes through I shall try and write an overview worthy of your expectations. :)

ETA: Okay that random icon was kind of unfortunate, heh.

Edited at 2012-01-29 07:52 pm (UTC)

Sorry for the late response. We might do a separate sign up in the future, but for now, we'll just give this one to you. ;)

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