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How is it June already? A new month means new Monthly Recs, new challenges, and even more Book Clubs and Film Clubs to get involved in!

Monthly Recs
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Last month we asked you for your favourite fan arts and fan edits. Thank you to all who nominated their favourite fan arts and edits, go have a look at the final recs list here!!

This month our rec theme is Romance. This month we want to see your favourite fanworks which are all about romance, whether it’s first dates, date night, PWP, and anything inbetween!! Send in your submissions using our rec form here!
MI6 Café Book Club and Film Club!
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Our next book club will be for The Spy Who Loved Me which will be held on 11th and 15th June.

Potential trigger warnings for this book include:

-          Abortion
-          Rape
-          Violence/Murder
-          Physical Assault

In film club will be watching The Living Daylights on 4th June, and Licence to Kill on 18th June. Please see the schedules for more information on times!

Monthly Challenge

This month’s challenge is Try something new!

If usually write fluff, try to venture into angst; if you usually write 00Q, try a different pairing--anything that adds some variety to your writing and gets you venturing a little bit out of your fanwork comfort zone.

Don’t forget to tag your challenge responses with #mi6cafechallenge!

This Month’s Questions

Don’t forget that these questions are also released on tumblr as our Weekly Questions! That means twice the discussion! Feel free to use these questions as conversation starters and get to know your fellow Bond Fans!

1.     Who is your favourite Bond lady and why?
2.     Do you like cis swapped characters? What are your headcanons for cis-fem!Bond and cis-fem!Q?
3.     What kind of fan works do you enjoy in the Bond fandom? Why is this? Do you enjoy certain fanworks or tropes in Bond fandom that you don’t in other fandoms?
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Welcome to March fellow MI6 Café members! We hope you’ve had a great start to 2016, and with the monthly challenges and the start of the LDWS challenge we’ve seen some really great work produced in the fandom!  But don’t  forget that even if you’re not into creating, you can still take part in our livestreams and our book clubs!

Anon commenting is on so you don’t need an LJ account to join in the fun on this post! Please note, if you are using anon commenting , could you put your name/handle into the subject line/body of the comment so that everyone knows who they are talking to!

Weekly Recs

Don’t forget that we’re now using a new fic rec form through which you can submit your recs!

Last Month we were looking for all of your post-spectre fanworks! We've received many wonderful recs, so go check them out here!

This month we’re looking for those fanworks with under 200 kudos/notes. We want those fanworks that maybe are less well known in the fandom but still pack a punch. Send in your recs on our rec form and we’ll post your recs in April’s Monthly Post!!

MI6 Café Book + Film Club

Our next book for book club will be Goldfinger! The book clubs will be held on 12th and 26th March! Please check the schedules in the sidebar!

Potential trigger warnings for Goldfinger include:
-          Various slurs
-          Drug usage
-          discussion of past rape/incest
-          Violence
-          Torture
-          Sexism

In film club will be watching The Man with the Golden Gun on 5 March 2016, and The Spy Who Loved Me on 19 March 2016. Please see the schedules for more information on times!

This Month’s questions

Don’t forget that these questions are also released on tumblr as our Weekly Questions! That means twice the discussion! Feel free to use these questions as conversation starters and get to know your fellow Bond Fans!

1.       What are some of your favorite aspects of Bond canon that you think don't get enough appreciation? This could be anything from underrated scenes, certain characters, certain books/movies...whatever you love that needs more love!

2.       What kinds of meta and resources have you found informative and helpful? From what kind of gun that Russian assassin should be wielding to which Nando’s is closest to MI6 to what Bond’s canonical favorite food is, fanworkers often have questions that need answers. If you’ve found some great sources of helpful info, share them around!

3.       What are your headcanons about Eve and her job? What is her greatest accomplishment that we don’t know about?

4.       If you could change any one thing in the Bond franchise, what would it be?
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In case anyone hasn't yet had a chance to watch it, here it is in all it's glory:

There are also new stills out, take a look at them here.

What does everyone think?
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Yes, it's that time of the week again here at the cafe! The Weekly Chat is open to all for all your chatting and getting to know each other needs. Don't forget that anonymous comments are now turned ON so you don't need an LJ account to join in the fun!

If you are commenting using anon comments, please can you put your name/handle in the subject of your comments! It makes it easier for everyone to know who they are talking to!

Don’t forget to rec your favourite fanwork of the previous week here at the comm! The fanwork doesn’t have to have been created in the previous week, just something you’ve discovered in the fandom and want to share it with the rest of the café! Recs will be cross posted to the Mi6 Café tumblr account as well! Reply to the 'Weekly Recs' comment below with links to your favourite fanwork that you've seen this week!

Last week we had a facinating conversation about the role of women in the Bond franchise (and what we would want changed), the remaining 00 division, headcannons for Q's past, and much more! This week, we have a few starter questions to get the conversation going. If you want to add more questions, then feel free!

1) What are your views on genderbent!00q? What qualities do you think would be different in Jane Bond or a female Q? What aspects do you think would stay the same?
2) Do you like Alternate Universes? If so, what are your favourite AUs?
3) What is it about 00Q that you find most interesting?
4) If you're a creator of fanworks: what's the fanwork (or selection of fanworks) that is your favourite? Why is this? (If you want, please put three asterixes (***) next to any links you want to provide, and they'll be added to the Weekly Recs! Creators can be proud of their works too!)
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Welcome to the Weekly Chat here at MI6 Café! We’ve made few changes to the comm, so now you can make anonymous comments (Ie you don’t have to make an LJ account to join in the weekly chat!). However, if you want to post links to your fanworks or other recs outside of the weekly chat, you will need an LJ account to make a separate post!
Remember, Weekly Chat is open all weekend for everyone to get involved in if they so wish! Below are a select group of a questions you can use to start a conversation/introduce yourself. If you wish to add anymore questions, please feel free!
Don’t forget to rec your favourite fanwork of the previous week here at the comm! The fanwork doesn’t have to have been created in the previous week, just something you’ve discovered in the fandom and want to share it with the rest of the café! Recs will be cross posted to the Mi6 Café tumblr account as well!
Happy chatting! :)
Questions:
1) Name?
2) Where you from?
3) Favourite Bond film?
4) Favourite fanfic trope?
5) Most hated fanfic trope?
6) Favourite fanwork?
7) If you could make one change to the Bond franchise as a whole, what would be that change and why?
8) We know that Q drinks a lot of tea, so what do you think makes up the contents of his tea cupboard?
9) Castillion02 – (this is a brilliant question!) - Silva was a twisted mirror image of both Bond and Q. What’s a different kind of villain that you think would make Bond and Q’s relationship stronger? What kind of challenge do you think it would take to make Bond and Q pull together more?
10) Beaubete - Fandom is really disparate when it comes to Q's origin--unlike Bond, who we see become a 00, Q just springs into canon fully-formed. What's your headcanon for Q? How old is he? How did he get his job? What's his background like?
11) Castillion02 - For whatever reason, Q and Bond have mutual custody of a small animal. What is that animal, and why?

If you want to add more questions, go ahead!!

Edit: 9/5/2015 - For those of you who are posting under anon comments, please could you put your handle/name in the subject line of comments that you make in the chat - it just makes it easier for everyone to know who they are talking to!
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Its that time of the week all you lovely people! That's right it's time for the weekend chat!

This post will open all weekend for all your chat needs! Come and get to know one another, share your love of James Bond, fast cars, or whatever takes your fancy.

Please note Rule No1 (Play Nice) is applicable.

Don't forget to post your weekly recs in the weekly rec thread! And if you're a creator of fanworks then please feel free to post links to the comm! If we can get some more interest in the comm then the weekly chat shall become much more vibrant (and your mod might even think of throwing a challenge or two to keep things interesting!)

Your mod will be around over the weekend to serve the tea, keep the biscuits coming, and go source some alcohol from the secret stash in James' locker.

HAVE FUN!!

Chat Post!

Apr. 25th, 2015 08:13 am
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EDIT: Now extended over the weekend so everyone can have an opportunity to join in!

Hello lovely fandom, and welcome to the very first CHAT POST!

Chat posts will be planned once a week for everyone to get together and kick back and relax. No topic is off limits (if you want to talk about your new dinner recipe or a new movie you’re seeing soon then go for it!). The only rule is to play nice (Rule No 1) - rudeness isn’t tolerated in the slightest. You can debate topics to your heart’s content as long as it’s done respectfully.

If you have any questions or you see someone not playing by the rules, hit me (teacass) up with an LJ message! :)

Weekly Recs!
If you have read/seen any interesting fanworks in the fandom, do post a link in the ‘Weekly Rec’ comment below! There will be a post the following week containing all the recs everyone has made, so everyone can share the love! (Sharing is caring after all). This feature is going to be aimed at recs for works people have seen over the previous week, but as it’s the first post you can submit any recs for fanworks you’ve enjoyed this year!

When giving a link to a rec, if you could please include the title, author, rating and any warnings that would be fab. Then the Weekly Rec list will be lovely and comprehensive for any reader to find works they will be interested in.
Recs can be for any kind of fanwork (fanfic of any length – even a drabble!, fanart, and other fan creations).

Virtual Confectionary
(Literally what it says on the tin. Pun 100% intended)

Please feel free to take some of the virtual snacks available! There is a large selection of confectionary and drinks (yah even virtual alcohol) for everyone to try and even some comfy sofas to recline on! Please leave all exploding gadgets at the door and remember not to touch Q’s tea cabinet unless you fear the wrath of the beloved Quartermaster.

Optional Ice Breaker Questions
Here are some optional ice breaker questions for everyone to get to know each other with! If you don’t want to repeat the questions that were in the welcome post, that’s totally okay. Also if you want to add any extra questions for people to answer then go for it!

Name:
Normal place of residence on the internet (tumblr/LJ/A03):
Why you got into 00Q:
Favourite 00Q Headcanon:
Favourite work in the fandom:
(For those who make fanworks) Favourite work you’ve created:
Random fact about you:
If you actually had to go and break some ice, what would be your weapon of choice and why?:
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Hello! Welcome to MI6 Café and the first ever post! To break the ice, please feel free to use the format below to introduce yourself! Or you can just start a discussion about how the size of Q’s tea cabinet or question if James is proficient at scrabble etc.

Name:
Normal place of residence on the internet (tumblr/LJ/A03):
Why you got into 00Q:
Favourite 00Q Headcanon:
Favourite work in the fandom:
(For those who make fanworks) Favourite work you’ve created:
Random fact about you:
Optional GIF:

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A little bit on me + this comm:

I’m your mod, Cass! I made this comm as a place for everyone to come chat and relax, it’ll be awesome to have a social vibe going along! It’s also a place to post links to your fanworks, and once the comm finds its feet maybe mini fests and cheerleading for anyone participating in the larger fandom events (exchanges/big bangs etc).

This comm is still in its early stages, so please be patient with me! I haven’t used LJ for over two years so I’m still trying to get the hang of things. If anyone wants to help with this community in any way please feel free to shoot me a message, the more the merrier!!

Outside of helping to mod this comm, I really would appreciate some help with:
-           how to add a header to a LJ format and where to find good LJ profile code. If you know where to find this help, please point me in the right direction.
-          if anyone is graphically inclined and wants to make a community header and/or icon for everyone to enjoy then go right ahead. Shoot me a message if you’re interested and you’ll have my undying love and probably an offer of a fic to say thank you!

Anyway, that’s all the business. Hope you enjoy this comm, and WELCOME EVERYONE!

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Please note – the first weekly ‘General Discussion’ Post for all your general chit chat and getting to know each other needs will be This Saturday (25/4/2015).

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