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Wow everyone! 21 days, 71 prompts, 29 fills, and 123,567 words* later, the math adds up to every last one of you being totally awesome Valdemar fans! We hope you had fun, because we sure did. Thank you to everyone who prompted, filled, and commented throughout the past three weeks, it’s been an absolute joy watching so many incredible fanworks come through. On that note:


1. 21 Days of Valdemar is now concluded, and the reveals party begins! Our AO3 collection has been de-anoned, and you’re welcome to comment logged-in on this post to share all the fills you posted, talk to each other, link to your AO3s and Tumblrs, etc.


2. Links to reposts are now allowed on the Main Post. If you cross-posted to AO3 already, or if you plan to eventually, you’re welcome to head back to the Main Post and drop a link under the prompt. The Main Post will be perpetually anon for commenting purposes, but don’t worry about hiding your identity.


3. Prompts are still there if you want them! If you feel like writing or drawing something inspired by a prompt now that the fest is over, you’re welcome to add to the AO3 collection at any point, and drop a link under the prompt on the Main Post.


4. 21 Days of Valdemar is over--what sits on the Main Post today is a testament to your hard work during these last three weeks. No new fills should be direct-posted to the Main Post, and we won’t be actively moderating or encouraging comments on the Main Post.


5. Tag any fill post on Tumblr with “21 Days of Valdemar” and we’ll reblog for a promo on the 21 Days Tumblr! It has to be one of the first five tags or it won’t show up in the tag feed. If you don’t have a Tumblr but would still like us to post about your fic, let us know here or drop us a link on Tumblr and we can make a new post to share for you. (Full Disclosure: we have like 8 followers so it’s not going to be a massive signal boost, we just really want to brag about all the awesome stuff you guys created!)


5. Feedback survey! If you feel like giving us your 2 cents via google form, you can do so here. We’d love to hear from you! :D


*6,000 of that being art fills, since a picture is worth a thousand words, of course ;)

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Date: 2015-08-30 06:44 am (UTC)
harukami: (Default)
From: [personal profile] harukami
Hello! I'm Harukami. I actually only started rereading Lackey's books at the start of July and otherwise hadn't read them for a good 15 years, so I'm still catching up on reading. My current primary fandom other than Valdemar series is DRAMAtical Murder. I can be found on tumblr at [tumblr.com profile] harukami and AO3 at [archiveofourown.org profile] harukami.

I wrote these fills (link goes to the AO3 version rather than back to the prompt post):
Little Deaths (Vanyel/Shadow-Lover)
Good Company (Lissa and Vanyel's amazing adventures gen)
Orders (Tylendel/Vanyel, monk AU)
Owned and Gifted (Stefen/Vanyel, kept boy AU)

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Date: 2015-08-30 07:07 am (UTC)
harukami: (A happy family)
From: [personal profile] harukami
Sob so busy. I didn't get started until the 17th... Tomorrow is gonna be a nice, quiet day. But I can say the same for you! Amazing work, you got so much done!

Also sdfj YOU MAY HAVE YEAH. I have definitely written some!

Hello!

Date: 2015-08-30 07:55 am (UTC)
blackbournen: (labradorite)
From: [personal profile] blackbournen
I'm nen! I wrote one fic for this fest, and anybody who's been following my liveblogs of the series is going to be completely unsurprised by which one it is, but possibly surprised by the fact that I wasn't the one who prompted it in the first place.

"Unison" (Vanyel/Tashir, mutual dubcon canon divergence) - uploaded to AO3 under a different username because I don't want to confuse anyone following my main, also available with its prompt on the main post.

Because I haven't actually finished reading the series, I've been pretty wary of checking out any other fills, but what I have seen has been incredible. I'm looking forward to coming back and being able to fully enjoy everything you've created. This was the first fest I've ever participated in, and it's been an absolute blast!

Re: Hello!

Date: 2015-08-30 08:06 am (UTC)
harukami: (Default)
From: [personal profile] harukami
I really enjoyed Unison! It was a fantastic read, really emotionally intense and so mixed up and I felt so badly for both of them. Really good work.

Hope you enjoy the rest of the series!

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Date: 2015-08-30 08:15 am (UTC)
harukami: (Default)
From: [personal profile] harukami
I'm glad it did! I'm really impressed by the output in this last 14 days. 123,567, wow.

sdfj oh gosh. Thank you! Fandom really is a small world.

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Date: 2015-08-30 08:19 am (UTC)
zazzle: (ruirui)
From: [personal profile] zazzle
HELLO I'm Zazzle AKA [tumblr.com profile] allegoriest. I'm [personal profile] harukami's actual wife. I don't write fanfic. I actually make AMVs. I haven't written fic or prose in, like, 15 years.

Somehow I wrote the Vanyel/Tylendel/Staven fill, which finished at just over 20K. I'm not sure what I'm doing here, and feel equal parts happy and alarmed.

HONESTLY, THANK YOU THOUGH to everybody's wonderful comments along the way, and of course for all the great fics that have been written ♥ ♥ ♥ I tried to leave comments everywhere I could but I'll make sure to double back to read everything else that we're all done.

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Date: 2015-08-30 08:20 am (UTC)
harukami: (sparklesparklesparklesparkle)
From: [personal profile] harukami

Re: Hello!

Date: 2015-08-30 08:35 am (UTC)
blackbournen: (Default)
From: [personal profile] blackbournen
Thank you very much!

I'm looking forward to reading the rest of it, and everything everyone's written.

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Date: 2015-08-30 08:41 am (UTC)
blackbournen: (Default)
From: [personal profile] blackbournen
I've read the ones that looked like they wouldn't have spoilers for me, and I absolutely loved Orders. You really got everyone's character down in that one - even Gala was perfect! And of course Vanyel and Tylendel's relationship was wonderful. Thanks so much!

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Date: 2015-08-30 08:55 am (UTC)
blackbournen: (Default)
From: [personal profile] blackbournen
That was great! Thank you very much for sharing it. You definitely nailed Tylendel's... issues, and Vanyel's rude nobleman persona was fantastic. If you do decide to get back into writing fic, I'd definitely be interested.

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Date: 2015-08-30 09:01 am (UTC)
zazzle: (Default)
From: [personal profile] zazzle
Ahhh, thank you so much!! I'm glad you enjoyed. [personal profile] harukami and I have talked a lot about Tylendel's characterization lately for RP and fic reasons, so that definitely helped a lot to be able to bring his character depth. And Cute Characters Pretending To Be Dicks is my particular aesthetic so I'm glad that was enjoyed, haha.

I MAY WRITE MORE maybe at a less breakneck pace than 3500 words/day though. I feel like I need to sleep for a week but I'm really happy with how it turned out.

Thank you so much again for reading and for the comment!!

Re: *\o/*

Date: 2015-08-30 09:01 am (UTC)
blackbournen: (Default)
From: [personal profile] blackbournen
I can't thank you enough for your work with this fest (and the Vanyel Woobie Campaign)! I've had a wonderful time and I'm so glad I got to experience all of this.

I've only been able to read Respite so far, but it was brilliant. Poor Vanyel can be so dense sometimes. It's good that he has Tantras to help look after him!

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Date: 2015-08-30 11:02 am (UTC)
rymenhild: Vanyel looks stressed. Yfandes looks irritated. (cheer up emo Vanyel)
From: [personal profile] rymenhild
Awesome! I wrote the prompts for both "Good Company" and "Little Deaths," and I was so happy and excited to read both of those terrific stories. "Orders" is also a standout of the fest. I think I started reading the kept boy AU, but I may not have seen later installments. Good work taking care of Vanyel!

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Date: 2015-08-30 11:19 am (UTC)
rymenhild: Vanyel looks stressed. Yfandes looks irritated. (cheer up emo Vanyel)
From: [personal profile] rymenhild
Mods and writers, you have done fantastic jobs. This game made me so happy.

I did not write any fics. But I did write many prompts, and I was thrilled by all the fills I got. Not linking because I'm on a smartphone, but I am grateful for:

"Beloved" (Lavan/Kalira) which managed to give the weirdest pairing in all of Lackey's work (his soulmate? A horse!) a gentle, convincing, very Mercedes Lackey-ish and not actually bestial mindsex interlude. I was really impressed.

Jisa, not dealing (which I think was posted on AO3 as "Day Two"): a lovely, sad moment where Jisa reveals her grief and loss to Stefen, and Stefen in turn can open up his grief to Jisa. I admit that I read Valdemar for the emotional agony, and the writer delivered!

I'm going to post my responses to more of the fills gifted to me in a comment below, because I am afraid my phone will lose my comment otherwise.

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Date: 2015-08-30 11:31 am (UTC)
rymenhild: Vanyel looks stressed. Yfandes looks irritated. (cheer up emo Vanyel)
From: [personal profile] rymenhild
Oh, dammit. My phone did lose my second comment, in which I wrote up all the ways that Harukami's "Good Company" (LISSAAAAAA!) and "Little Deaths" (Even Death wants to cuddle Vanyel and give him some good sex) are awesome and I'm so grateful for them. And I have to stop writing, because it's time to get up.

Thank you to all the writers, who were all phenomenal, and again to the mods! My grumpy Yfandes icon loves you.

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Date: 2015-08-30 11:57 am (UTC)
thene: Happy Ponyo looking up from the seabed (Default)
From: [personal profile] thene
I wrote 3 things! Wish I could have done more but, uh, one of them took a lot out of me. I also sat and passed a professional exam last Monday, and study time was a real crimp on my style :/ I wrote a surprising amount of The Lost One sat in parks and even on crowded trains (hey, if I'm writing in point 6 font then the old lady next to me only has herself to blame if she takes a peek). The highlight was when I sat under a tree to write at lunchtime and got dripped all over by gross tree sap.

THIS WHOLE FEST HAS BEEN GREAT, THANK YOU SO MUCH EVERYONE. I am totally going to raid these prompts forever - there were a lot I liked that I didn't get around to filling. Y'all should join us on [community profile] last_herald_mage for future funtiems too. (the interests list compels you...)


Day Two (Jisa & Stef, grieving) (now also on AO3)

The Lost One (Krebain/Van torture, Stef/Van comfort) (now also on AO3)

Van/Stef rivals mini-fill - this was a self-fill: I prompted it because it was one of those ideas I'd never made work. It still doesn't work, but now it's out there.

(Spoiler the end of The Lost One is, like, I think the 5th time I've written Stef/Van D/s so you can raid my AO3 if that's your thing).
Edited Date: 2015-08-30 02:54 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2015-08-30 12:00 pm (UTC)
thene: "'The spirit is a garden,' said he." Photograph from ColinPurrington.com (snowdrops of gratuitous self-reference)
From: [personal profile] thene
Day Two was me, so, thank you! I am glad the not dealing wasn't too far off prompt for you. Yeaah Valdemar is a good fandom to dredge up this shit, so I thought about a well-adjusted Jisa getting on with her life and went 'ahahaha no. Not yet. In someone else's fill, maybe'.

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Date: 2015-08-30 12:03 pm (UTC)
thene: Happy Ponyo looking up from the seabed (Default)
From: [personal profile] thene
I need to read the end of Equilibrium still, but it's been a real treat. I do NOT normally go for incest but you sucked me in with your Staven and the way he yanks on that web of relationships Lendel has with everyone else. I really hope you keep writing, because this was amazing.

Re: Hello!

Date: 2015-08-30 12:07 pm (UTC)
thene: Happy Ponyo looking up from the seabed (Default)
From: [personal profile] thene
Unison was great! Such a hot mess.

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Date: 2015-08-30 12:22 pm (UTC)
thene: Happy Ponyo looking up from the seabed (Default)
From: [personal profile] thene
oh woah. I LOVED Good Company - that thing is like my ship manifesto in fic form and is bookmarked forever. It completely wrecked me and I need to go read it again, repeatedly. Orders also made me super happy - I prompted it, and I'm so glad I did. <3 It was one of those ideas I'd had kicking around for ages but hadn't done anything with, and you took it AMAZING PLACES. It was so sweet seeing Van gradually drawn out of his shell by Lendel. Thank you for taking it on.

Re: *\o/*

Date: 2015-08-30 12:34 pm (UTC)
thene: PROTIP do not fuck with Minette (minette)
From: [personal profile] thene
Thank you so much for the Leareth fills - the composition of those was amazing. An Echo Of Touch is one chilling, atmospheric fic; one of the real standouts of the fest imo. I completely adored it, god. AND I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU WROTE A SONNET, THAT WAS AMAZING.

Respite was adorable. Seconding everyone who said Beloved is the classiest bestiality fic in the ever. It's so fun and sexy? Kalira's just like, I got this problem, oops, now what?

You're the best :P
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