The PPC Boarder Shipfic Fest is one of the stranger activities that the PPC Board gets up to. It is pretty much exactly what it sounds like, but since newcomers will still probably tilt their heads and go "WTF?" at the results/process, a few words of explanation:
We at the PPC do not like to take ourselves too seriously. Therefore, to celebrate the coming of spring and the resurgence of fresh hormones in our young blood (or really just anytime someone feels like starting it) we hold an event in which anyone who wants to writes silly shipfic about various PPC Boarders. Those who do not wish to participate are respected and left out of it. Everyone else is subject to the shippy and often slashy whims of their fellows, with amusing results.
There are a couple of rules, of course:
- The first, which has been stated but bears repeating, is that anyone who does not want to participate is respected and left out of it.
- If someone is not around to give their consent, they are left out of it just in case.
- Second, the rating should stay PG-13 or lower. This is meant to be silly and fun, not squicky.
Once somebody starts the shipfic thread, it is traditional to state your willingness to participate if you are willing, and then to call out potential pairings (or more-than-pairings), perhaps along with the grounds (if any) for the 'ship. If there is one in particular that strikes your fancy, write it! If someone writes a shipfic with you in it, it is then traditional to retaliate and write one about them.
Or you can just up and do whatever you want. *wink wink nudge nudge*
The special sub-reality set aside for the events of the Shipfic Fest and the Very Odd Day series—a reality in which Free Love is the ruling force—is known as the Shipverse, and it is actually the native continuum of Agent Luxury.
The 2008 Shipfic Fest was kindly archived and made available by Cassie Cameron-Young, and may be viewed here. Includes such (in)famous 'ships as Male Boarder Boy Band/Female Boarders and Permission Givers/Permission Givers' Hat.
More recent threads are available in the PPC Board Archive:
The most recent may still be found on the Board: