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06 January 2017 @ 07:58 pm
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+ Please do not claim your prompt here. Your team mod will get in touch with you to advise how claiming will work for your team, and any and all questions should be directed back to them.

+ Prompts are arranged in no particular order, but the rounds are not necessarily in this order.

+ You may interpret the song, the concept, the music video, the lyrics in any way you choose, keeping in mind that a section of the scoring relates to the prompt.





Best of luck to all participants!
 
 
18 December 2016 @ 04:31 pm
Welcome to the 2017 round of K-pop Olymfics! Make sure you read the rules carefully before signing up. If you're interested in participating in this competition and joining a team, please read the instructions and then fill out the form in the middle of the post.


Team Canon/Alternate Reality — Team Canon writers work within the current reality of K-Pop. The fics are set in the reality of K-Pop as it is right now, or has previously been, with no changes. They also have the option of writing Alternate Reality, which is set in the K-Pop world as we know it, but with a (realistic!) change to real life (such as a trainee who was cut from the group line-up making it into the group, a group's break-up never happened, an unpopular group became popular, etc). Most of the events in Team Canon/AR, however, are expected to be based on fandom facts. They may take place in the past, but may not take place more than one year into the future.

Team Alternate Universe — Team AU writers may set their stories in any universe they wish (except canon or future!). These new settings and situations may be as ordinary (coffee shop, college, hospital) or as unusual (airship pirates, futuristic space explorers, fantasy heroes on an epic quest) as you want. In the AU universe, K-Pop as we know it does not exist; though idols and idol groups may exist, the story must be set outside idol group life.

Team Future — Team Future writers will take K-Pop's current reality, but fast-forward a bit. Their stories will be set at least one year into the future, and speculate on what might become of our idols in the years to come. However, though these stories may be set very far in the future, they must avoid going into science fiction territory; there are no major changes in technology (such as teleporting, holographs, idols becoming indestructible robots, etc).

How to Sign-up

Olymfics signups are now closed!! Thank you to everyone who signed up, and your team mod will be in contact with you on January 1st!


Please list three groups you would like to write for, in priority order for how likely you are to write them (the one you will most likely choose is #1, least likely is #3). These, along with your team preference, will be taken into account when assigning teams; we will try to achieve a roughly even distribution of groups across the teams.

You will not be assigned a specific group to write. Instead, you may write for any of these three groups. Though you may only write for these three groups, you may switch between them during the writing period without notifying any of the mods. Pinch-hitters may choose to write for the groups of the writer they're replacing for that prompt, but they are not required to; they may write for any group they wish.

Please also select your team choices in priority order. Though you aren't required to rank all the teams, be advised that you may be put in a team you didn't request if there's not enough room on your desired team(s), so it's a good idea to rank all of them.



THE FOLLOWING FANDOMS ARE BEING REPRESENTED:


100%, 2PM, AOA, B1A4, BAP, Beast, Big Star, Bangtan Boys, Big Bang, Block B, Day6, EXID, EXO, GOT7, Gfriend, IKON, Infinite, KARD, Lovelyz, Monsta X, NCT, Park Shinhye, Pentagon, Red Velvet, Secret, Seventeen, Shinee, Show Me the Money cast, SNSD, TWICE, U-Kiss, UNIQ, UP10TION, VIXX, Winner, Wonder Girls

Be sure to keep checking back as we'll keep adding to list as sign ups come in!


IMPORTANT DATES:

December 18, 2016 — Sign-ups open
December 28, 2016 — Sign-ups close
January 1, 2017 — Team assignments sent
January 6, 2016 — Prompts list posted
January 6, 2017 — Writing period begins
February 7, 2017 — Check-in
March 14, 2017 — Writing period ends
March 21, 2017 — Posting begins

If you have any further questions, feel free to contact the mods or comment on the info post. You can also follow @kpop_olymfics on twitter to keep up with all the Olymfics news. We hope to see you on one of our teams!
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14 December 2016 @ 05:09 pm
Welcome to K-Pop Olymfics, the first team-based fic competition on this side of the K-Pop scene. We were inspired by je_ficgames, and some info has been borrowed from them (with permission, of course).


WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Participants will be grouped into three teams that each write specific genres. This isn't a competition between pairings or idol groups, but a team competition. Participants will be allowed to select three groups they would like to write for, and can write for any of the three. The aim is to have a near equal number of writers per idol group on each team. This is so that each idol group receives equal representation and evens out reader-bias among all the teams.


THE TEAMS:
Team Canon/Alternate Reality — Team Canon/AR writers work within the current reality of K-Pop. The fics are set in the reality of K-Pop as it is right now, or has previously been, with no changes. They also have the option of writing Alternate Reality, which is set in the K-Pop world as we know it, but with a (realistic!) change to real life (such as a trainee who was cut from the group line-up making it into the group, a group's break-up never happened, an unpopular group became popular, etc). Most of the events in Team Canon/AR, however, are expected to be based on fandom facts. They may take place in the past, but may not take place more than one year into the future.


Team Alternate Universe — Team AU writers may set their stories in any universe they wish (except canon or future!). These new settings and situations may be as ordinary (coffee shop, college, hospital) or as unusual (airship pirates, futuristic space explorers, fantasy heroes on an epic quest) as you want. In the AU universe, K-Pop as we know it does not exist; though idols and idol groups may exist, the story must be set outside idol group life.


Team Future — Team Future writers will take K-Pop's current reality, but fast-forward a bit. Their stories will be set at least one year into the future, and speculate on what might become of our idols in the years to come. However, though these stories may be set very far in the future, they must avoid going into science fiction territory; there are no major changes in technology (such as teleporting, holographs, idols becoming indestructible robots, etc).



Remember that you aren't in this competition alone. Don't forget that you have your teammates to back you up! Once the team lists are final, the mods will email all the participants with the names and contact details of their teammates. It is up to you how involved you want to be with your team. You can write independently and have very little contact with your team, but we encourage interaction between teammates, not only because it's an integral part of the competition, but also because it can benefit you. Your teammates can encourage you to finish your fic, brainstorm ideas with you, and even offer to beta what you've written. Your teammates, however, cannot write your fic for you. You must write your own fic yourself.


The internal structure of each team is entirely dependent on its members. We would prefer it if you appointed a "leader" or at least a point-person that the mods can contact if the need ever arises. Pinch-hitters may be called up within the team to fill in the slot for someone who is unable to fulfill their prompt, but the mods must be informed of this switch.


Feel free to ask questions in the form of a comment below if you are confused about any of the teams.


Timeline
December 18 2016 — Sign-ups open
December 28, 2016 — Sign-ups close
January 1, 2017 — Team assignments sent
January 6, 2017 — Prompts list posted
January 6, 2017 — Writing period begins
February 7, 2017 — Check-in
March 14, 2017 — Writing period ends
March 21, 2017 — Posting begins

K-Pop Olymfics follows the Pago Pago timezone.


It is important to notify the mods if you are backing out of the competition or if you are unable to complete your fic. The earlier, the better, so that it gives us time to inform pinch-hitters. Of course, you are free to inform the pinch-hitters within your team, but kindly let us mods know.

All fic for a single round will be posted in one day. Dates for fic posting are dependent on the number of rounds; the number of rounds is dependent on the participant turnout.


How it Works

Once sign-ups have closed and match-ups are sent, teams are free to interact and meet with each other through instant messaging, secret communities, locked twitters, etc. in order to discuss tactics and foster some creative synergy (or something). A prompt list composed of Kpop song lyrics, MVs and supplementary picture and text prompts will be sent to each team and writers must decide amongst themselves who will be writing what internally. Take note that you don't need to choose the song prompt of the idol group you are in charge of.

Once each prompt has been claimed, the writing begins. Team members will have until March 15th to write at least 1000 words of fic based on the prompt assigned to them and centered around their chosen idol group.

At the end of the writing period, fics will be submitted to the Olymfics 2017 collection on AO3 by the writer, or by a mod on behalf of the writer. A set of fics will be revealed anonymously every day of posting, with fic from all three teams for the same round being revealed at the same time. At that point, the fate of the teams lies in the hands of the readers. (Readers are free to leave comments on the fic if they feel so inclined, but until reveals at the end of the competition, writers are not allowed to reply.) We highly encourage that you give all fics a chance, but please do not automatically give a low rating to a fic that is about your least favorite character or most hated pairing, or automatically score a fic highly because it is the fic from your team. Rather, base your score on the following criteria.


Criteria for Scoring
Readers, upon finishing the fic, should fill out the poll linked at the end of the fic based on the following criteria:
Rate how much you enjoyed this fic (1-10)
Rate the interpretation of the prompt (1-5)
Rate how true this fic is to its team's genre (1-5)
Rate how well they explored the universe (1-5)
Additional comments?

A perfect score would be 25 points. Points per fic will be averaged, and a winner will be declared for each round. The team that wins the most rounds at the end will be crowned champion.


Any other concerns?

Feel free to comment on this post with any questions, suggestions, and concerns you may have. You can also keep up-to-date with announcements through the official Olymfics twitter. Membership to the community is closed; only the mods will be posting here, but you are encouraged to watch the comm.
 
 
17 May 2015 @ 06:21 pm
Do you want to befriend some writers from the other teams? Would you like to give some love to an author whose fic you really enjoyed? Have you secretly been waiting for an opportunity to talk to a writer you've admired from afar? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then welcome to ...

☆ the olymfics
friending meme! ☆



For your convenience, we have provided a handy form in the text box below! Copy and paste it into a comment, then fill out whatever you want, leave out whatever you want, and go talk to whoever you want.

Have fun!


☆ friending form!



(Note: If your comment is being marked as spam, don't worry! LJ is just having a tantrum today and marking everything with a lot of links. We will be along to un-mark it as soon as possible.)
 
 
16 May 2015 @ 04:13 am
It's finally over!

This year, 35 different fandoms have been represented, and a grand total of 81 fics have been produced! Thank you so much for making this possible. Olymfics has been a success, thanks to your participation and support. You may now crosspost your fics to your fic journals/communities.

Let us all give a warm round of applause to the participants of this year's K-pop Olymfics!

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And now, the announcement you've all been waiting for!

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Congratulations to all the teams for pulling through and writing such wonderful fics! To everyone who's stuck with us until the very end despite the many setbacks, we can't thank you enough. If you have suggestions, please leave them in a comment in this post or message olymficsmod.

Again, thank you for participating, reading, voting, and making this Olymfics a truly memorable one! We hope to see you in the next cycle of K-pop Olymfics!


Your mods,

horrours, verocity and weatherscenes
 
 
 
06 May 2015 @ 02:03 am
Singing Got Better — Ailee
lyrics | video ✖ supplementary prompts



Team AUTeam Canon/ARTeam Future
Escape VelocityLove knows not its own depth until the hour of separationTerminal Descent
GOT7/iKON (Gen)Block B (Zico/Taeil)iKON (Junhwe/Jinhwan)
2300 words3300 words1800 words


 
 
06 May 2015 @ 01:46 am
Title: Terminal Descent
Team: Future
Rating: pg
Fandom: iKON
Pairing: one-sided Junhwe/Jinhwan, Jinhwan/Jimin (AOA)
Summary: Jinhwan gets married. Junhwe writes a song.
Warnings: unrequited feelings
Prompt Used: Ailee's Singing Got Better

For Junhwe, Bobby and Hanbin"s lowkey Cold War over the best man position is entertaining for all of two minutes.Collapse )
 
 
Title: Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation
Team: Canon/AR
Rating: R
Fandom: Block B
Pairing: Zico/Taeil
Summary: Put me back in the jail that is you/A reality without you is cruel
Prompt Used: Ailee – Singing Got Better

They say hindsight is 20/20.Collapse )
 
 
06 May 2015 @ 01:35 am
Title: Escape Velocity
Team: AU
Rating: G
Fandom: Got7, Ikon
Pairing: Gen, mentions of past JB/JR
Summary: Getting the chance to explore a new world means having to leave home behind.
Author's Note: Thank you to my wonderful team for all the love and support ^^
Prompt Used: Ailee - Singing Got Better, supplementary prompts


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05 May 2015 @ 01:58 am
Something — Girl's Day
lyrics | video ✖ supplementary prompts



Team AUTeam Canon/ARTeam Future
Artificial SweetenerQuick To Run Away, Quick To StayHeat Death of the Universe
JYJ (Jaejoong/Junsu)EXO (Xiumin/Various)Big Bang (GD-centric)
1700 words7300 words3000 words