Pushing to 300
There is a milestone tantalisingly close which I am confident that we can reach this year. At the moment there are 295 recognised Flea Market Rescues. Let's get to 300 by the end of 2017!
Alternative Writing Workshop
Every year we try to have a bit of a spring clean. In 2012/13 the Flea Market itself was freed of entries that did not make our high standards. In 2014 the Peer Review Sin Bin was emptied. In 2015 the University of Life was tidied and in 2016 the Collaborative Writing Workshop was cleared. It is now 2017 and this year the Flea Market team is investigating the Alternative Writing Workshop. At the start of the year there were 2,296 entries in the AWW. That means that if I investigate an average of 25 entries a day, in 100 days I can stop.
So what does this actually mean? Well, we are looking through the AWW to see if any of the entries there actually fall into the criterion to be worthy of the Flea Market and have the potential to form the basis of an entry in the Edited Guide. We are also looking to see if there are any entries in the AWW that have been moderated or deleted – there is no point in keeping entries without content there as it would put readers off looking for all the enjoyable entries that are well worth reading.
So far, the following entries have been removed from the Alternative Writing Workshop as we feel they have the right stuff to make it into the Flea Market and then the Edited Guide itself:
- Dolph Lundgren Rhapsody by Delicia
- Cryptobranchidae: Giant Salamanders of Japan and China by Bubblemoose
- Declaration of Arbroath by Star Fleet
- Michael Moorcock - Author - and his Multiverse by AgProv2
- Tomato and Squid Stew/Soup by ChiKiSpirit
- The Monkey King by zach235
- Flushed With Success by Devonseaglass
- Ghanada by Atrijit
- Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas by zach235
- Cthulhu Mythos by HaroldZoid
- Hip Hop Rivalry by jzzyprin93
- Astoria, Queens, New York City, NY, USA by Dr. Funk
- Waves by EcoTony
- The Water Parks Of Stoke-on-Trent by Storm
- Why recreate the 1966 Jaguar XJ13? by Neville
- Deconstructing "Nineties Bowie" by chubstar1975
- Harrier Jump Jet by Aridias
- rhyl, denbighshire, north wales by dusk
- How to accept an Oscar by David, Thingite D...
- The Green Mile - A Great FIlm With A Message. by oldvillageidiot
- Airfix: a lifelong passion for men of a certain age by AgProv2
I am delighted to reveal that even though this effort is still only halfway complete, two entries have been identified and rescue attempts made. These are on Homemade Lemon Curd and The 2004 Firework Disaster in Kolding, Denmark, both rescued by SashaQ
One other entry has recently been moved into the Flea Market. This was an entry on Vienna, Austria which has been replaced in the Edited Guide by one that covers the city in far more depth, however it was felt that the entry had potential for an entry on the song of the same name.
If you know anything about the topics, or think you would find learning about them interesting, why not see if you can help these entries get to the Front Page where they deserve?
Remember, if you see an entry that qualifies for inclusion in the Flea Market, let me know!
Flea Market Rescues on the Front Page
A Flea Market Rescue has made the front page!
Meanwhile, nine entries in the Flea Market have been recommended.
- The Minister's Cat - The Victorian Parlour Game rescued by Bluebottle, based on The Minister's Cat by Mr. Christopher
- Eiffel 65 - the Band rescued by Bluebottle, based on Eiffel 65 by Prosthethnic Vogon Jeltz
- The 2004 Firework Disaster in Kolding, Denmark by SashaQ, based on The firework disaster in Kolding, Denmark - 2004 by Justin_Case
- Also most of a Project by Bluebottle and Florida Sailor based on entries by three Ecnal Silyab have been recommended. The original entries are:
- The world of American Television reinventions
- American Television Reinventions - Part 1 (Comedy and Drama)
- American Television Reinventions - Part 2 (Gameshows)
These have inspired the following entries:
We look forward to these reaching the Front Page!
This is because I learned from reading the Post that Dmitri actually saw Asimov in person and I'm jealous.
Flea Market Rescues in Peer Review
We still have a Rescue Attempt in Peer Review for you to read through:
|Article Being Rescued||Conversation||Rescuer||Original|
|Peer Review||SashaQ||Home-made Lemon Curd by Pond Wanderer|
Hopefully it will be joined by more soon!
The Flea Market needs You!