Unfortunately, things do seem to have come unstuck in terms of how many people have responded to the challenge. It's been clear from the start that everyone has liked the idea behind fandom_deja_vu, but it's also become clear that people have had trouble filling the prompts. We're not sure why that is. For our own parts, vegetariansushi and I both have half-written stories that didn't get finished on time due to real life stuff happening.
With over 80 people signed up, though, surely the mid-year pinch can't be the only problem.
We'd really appreciate it if you'd drop us a comment, telling us if there was some specific problem that we could/can address as moderators. Or perhaps you have some more general feedback. vegetariansushi and I were wondering if the community should be run in some other way: for instance, more along the lines of a flashfic community, so that there's a new challenge every two or three months. Let us know if you have any ideas.
In any case, we've decided not to run another round of the challenge; at least not in the immediate future. We have, however, decided to have a Posting Amnesty. The community will be left open until the end of August, so that anyone running late with their stories can still post them. At the end of the month we'll re-assess things and let you know what will happen to fandom_deja_vu.
- Posting is open until 31 August.
- Suggestions/feedback on fandom_deja_vu are welcome, via comments or email.
If you'd like to see fandom_deja_vu continued, please do leave us some feedback.