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Another month has passed, and now we’ve entered the fifth month of the year! Here at MI6 Café we have another busy month ahead, with more Book Clubs and Film Clubs, a new monthly challenge and much more!

Monthly Recs!

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Last month we asked you for your favourite meta recs. Thank you to all who nominated their favourite metas, go have a look at the final recs list here!!

This month our rec theme is fan-arts and fan-edits. This month we want to see your favourite fan art and edits within the fandom! 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 Thunderball which will be held on 14th and 26th May.

Potential trigger warnings for this book include:

  • Canon violence and gore (including attack by sharks)

  • Implied rape

  • alcohol/drugs/smoking referred to

In film club will be watching Octopussy on 7th May, and A View to a Kill on 21st May. Please see the schedules for more information on times!

Monthly Challenge

This month’s challenge is Share the Love Challenge.

Everyone loves fandom, and everyone loves participating in fandom! Whether you’re a writer, artist, creator, reader, we all have a reason why fandom is awesome! So share the love, share some wonderful experiences that fandom has given you, and share why you love being part of this fandom!

As part of our Share the Love challenge, participate in Gift Day (Held between 22-29 May): "Make something--anything! it could be a drabble or a sketch or a rec or a thank-you note--for someone in the fandom who has made a positive impact on you, whether they're a fanworks creator, a beta, a cheerleader, or even someone who RP'd with you once after you had a really bad day."
Don’t forget to tag your challenge responses with #mi6cafechallenge!

This Month’s Questions
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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.       Fanwork creators: How do you expand and elaborate on a character while still keeping them within the framework of the film? What’s that process like for you?
2.       As a fan, what made you start shipping 00Q? If you’ve been shipping it for a while, what about it has caught your attention and given this fandom longevity for you?
3.       How does Mi6 celebrate birthdays? Is it the requisite office cake? Do the 00 division pull pranks? Does Q branch allow the birthday person to play with some higher grade explosives?
4.       What kinds of music do Bond and Q enjoy?
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Is it April already? It’s been a busy month at the MI6 Café, the Last Drabble Writer Standing Challenge has now completed, and a massive congratulations to our top three:

1. astudyinfic​
2. Corpus invictus
3. beaubete​

Don’t forget even if you’re not into creating, you can still take part in our live streams and book clubs, see below for more information!

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!

Monthly Recs

We received some fab recs over March for the theme “under 200 kudos/notes”. You can view the rec list here.
This month we’re looking for meta recs! We want to see those metas that people have written about our favourite characters, reasons behind things we have seen or read but haven’t necessarily been explained. We want those metas that go into detail about the lighting or scenery or about certain turns of phrase!

Submit your meta recs to our fic rec form here and they will be released with the next monthly post!

MI6 Café Book + Film Club

Our next book for book club will be For Your Eyes Only, which is a short story collection! The book clubs will be held on 16th (for From a View to a Kill, For Your Eyes Only and Quantum of Solace) and 30th (for Risico and The Hildebrand Rarity) of April!

In film club will be watching Moonraker on the 2nd of April, and For Your Eyes Only on 16th of April. 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. People who ship non-canon ships, how do you make sure not to infringe on canon love interests when you're writing fics/working on headcanons?"

2. What game does each member of the MI6 Squad play on their phone? (Is Bond an old-school ‘snake’ player? Does Q play Scrabble?)

3. What is one scene from the franchise that you would say is the most pivotal to the 00Q relationship?

4. What does Q get up to that we don’t really get to see in the movies? What’s his biggest non-Bond-related accomplishment?
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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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NOTE – THE WEEKLY CHAT IS NOT THE PLACE TO DISCUSS SPECTRE SPOILERS! If you want to squee about Spectre there is a dedicated post that can be found in the sidebar links that will house all the chat, squee and excitement about Spectre. THE WEEKLY CHAT IS FREE OF SPECTRE SPOILERS.

We're making a number of changes to the Comm behind the scenes, starting with a new Monthly chat! This post will be pinned at the top of the comm for all your chatting and getting to know each other needs!

Anon commenting is on so you don’t need an account to join in the fun! If you are using anon comments, if you could put your name/handle in the subject line/body of the comments that would be fab (just so everyone knows who they are talking to!)

Weekly Recs

We're not having a weekly rec this month, as we're changing the system! We will be releasing a survey at the end of the week where you get to tell us how you want the comm to look like!!

Spectre Prompt Fest!

For those of you who are still taking part in the Spectre prompt fest, here is the prompt table in all of its glorious entirety:

Exploding Objects Love doesn’t solve everything Broken Health and Safety Possession
Never say Never “Make me disappear” “No.” The past has come back to haunt me Suit up
Starlight Red “I was taking some overdue holiday” Flowers “I won’t give up on you”
“Give me tea or bad things will happen” Platonic Nightmares Anticipation Forever

You can post your fills anywhere you like – tumblr, in the comments section of the weekly chat, to your own LJ! Feel free to link your fills in the chat, and don’t forget to tag your prompt fills with #mi6cafeprompt so everyone can share the 00Q love!

There is now an A03 collection that you can post your fills to! See the link in the sidebar for more information

MI6 Café Book + Film Club

Our next book for book club is From Russia with Love. Those eagle eyed members might have noticed we have 'TBD' next to the next book club date. That is becase, we're busy behind the scenes drafting up what we can do for you guys over the next year! This includes when we do the book clubs, and how we schedule posts.

In film club will be watching Thunderball on December 5. Please see the schedules for more information on times!

This month’s questions


  1. If they both had to retire permanently somewhere, where would they choose?


  2. What’s something from canon that you’ve always been confused/wondered about?


  3. If you could ask any of the writers, actors or directors one question, what would it be?


  4. Do you have any headcanons about the MI6 squad?


  5. What’s a crossover you’d really like to see?

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