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Welcome to Lewis Challenge, a community dedicated to running various fanwork challenges and exchanges for the Lewis fandom. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please don't hesitate to drop us a comment here.

Under the cut below you will find a Masterlist of Masterlists for all our past challenges and exchanges.

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Secret Santa 2016 - Masterlist

Lewis Secret Santa 2016 Masterlist

Slightly later than expected but finally here! The below is a chronological list of all the fanworks posted for the 2016 Lewis Secret Santa - please see the individual posts for ratings, warnings and prompt details.

We would both like to thank everybody for creating such amazing works and ensuring that the Secret Santa exchange went ahead, and thank you to everybody who has left feedback. We would also like to thank thesmallhobbit for pinch-hitting. kat_lair and I can now sit back and read the fics.
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*shakes gift sack*


As you probably realised, alas it is now empty! All the gifts for the Lewis Secret Santa 2016 have been posted so it is time to thank everyone who participated: authors, beta-readers, pinch-hitters, cheerleaders, readers... Without you Lewis Secret Santa would not be possible! As always, our heartfelt thanks for your continued enthusiasm and participation! We honestly thought it wasn't going to happen this year so we're glad it did.

We will be compiling a Masterlist of all the gifts over the next few days. This, when posted, will also include all the author names so a grand reveal of Secret Santa identities is almost here! This therefore is your last chance to speculate, hypothesise, guess and ponder on the identity of the creators. Feel free to use the comment space here to do so!


Recipient: tetsubinatu
Title: The Curious Incident of the Geese in the Daytime
Characters/Pairing: James Hathaway/Robbie Lewis, Lizzie Maddox/Tony Maddox
Rating: G
Wordcount: 1,275
Warnings: None
Summary: Surely a detective inspector shouldn’t be concerned by a case involving stolen geese.

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Recipient: loves_books
Title: If I Were a Wise Man
Characters/Pairing: Robbie Lewis, James Hathaway; brief appearances by Laura Hobson and Lizzie Maddox
Rating: PG
Wordcount: 3800 approx
Warnings: Trigger warnings for discussion of suicide and the off–screen suicide of a non–canon character
Summary: If I were a wise man, I would do my part. Yet what I can I give him: give my heart

With grateful thanks to she-knows-who for BRing and confidence-boosting.

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Recipient: guinevere_81
Title: Venting the Spleen
Characters: James Hathaway and Robbie Lewis
Rating: gen--PG
Word count: 3248
Warnings: none
Summary: Hathaway discovers that his resemblance to the Crown Prince of Vordinia is a pain in the guts.

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Recipient: dawnebeth
Title: Men Don't Need Reasons...Only an Excuse
Characters/Pairing: James Hathaway, Robbie Lewis
Rating: Strong PG13
Wordcount: 2026
Warnings: Nothing you wouldn't see on the show.
Summary: The path to enlightenment is dark and filled with monsters...

"I only went out for a walk…"

~ John Muir
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Fic for xfdryad - DTF

Recipient: xfdryad
Title: DTF
Characters/Pairing: James/Robbie
Rating: Explicit
Word Count: ~7800
Warnings: None


Warm light floods the room behind him and the man standing before him, and James’s breath catches in his throat. Because he’s never seen Robbie look quite like this—flushed and intense, eyes black and wild—or sound quite as he does when he breathes, “Bloody hell, James...” There’s something wild in his voice. Something low and feral and dangerous.

“Robbie? What’s happened?”

Robbie holds up his hand, showing that the shiny thing clutched in his palm is his mobile. “Got your text.”

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Fic for wendymr - Ramblings

Title: Ramblings
Characters/Pairing:James Hathaway, Robbie Lewis, Robbie/Laura, James/OFC
Warnings:Offscreen major character death
Summary:Hathaway remembers.

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Recipient: lyricaxxx
Title: If You Can’t Say It At Christmas…
Characters/Pairing: Robert Lewis/James Hathaway
Rating: Explicit
Wordcount: 7530
Warnings: No warnings apply
Summary: Robbie’s breath caught in his chest as James smiled nervously and shook his head once, almost as if reaching a momentous decision. “I suppose if I can’t say it at Christmas, when can I say it, eh?” James muttered, almost under his breath.

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Just a reminder that the Secret Santa Assignments are due today, as we hope to begin posting in two days time.

Formatting guidelines can be found here.

Assignments should be sent to the lewismod email.

Time is nearly upon you to send in your Secret Santa assignments!

Finished works should be sent to lewismod@hotmail.co.uk by Tue the 20th. PLEASE LET US KNOW ASAP IF YOU NEED AN EXTENSION. There is some flexibility but we aim start posting on the 22nd.


How does Lewis Secret Santa posting work?

Fandom is full of exchanges and challenges, all with slightly different practices, so it's no wonder if people get confused. Here's how we are doing it. Santas will send their gifts to us via email. Mods will post these ON THIS COMM ONLY at a rate of 1 per day (we don't have that many this year!) until all gifts have been posted. Anonymity is part of the fun so please, do not post your fic/other fanwork anywhere else, do not answer comments, and do not otherwise reveal your identity. After all the gifts have been posted we will have a few days of fun trying to guess who made what. During this time, mods are compiling a Masterlist. This, when posted, will reveal the identities of all the creators and we will also update all the posts with the author/creator details. After the reveal you are free to post your gift wherever else you want (your own LJ/website/AO3...) and answer comments. If you want, we will at that point also update the original posts with the new links if you so wish.


Formatting your fic

Document formats accepted: .txt .rtf .doc .docx .otd OR you can copy-paste the fic, including all the HMTL formatting, directly into the email message.

Please include all the necessary formatting such as italics, bold, underlined, centred etc. text. as HTML coding if at all possible. This will save us from inserting it or doing the formatting in rich text (and potentially missing something!). Please see here for guidance on HTML coding for LJ posts if you are unsure.

Please test the formatting by doing a private post on your journal to see how it looks.


Header information for fic:

Please include the following information, the header HTML code is included in the textbox below so you can simply copy-paste it to the start of your fic and fill as appropriate.


Rating: The two systems typically used for fanfics are the MPAA and Fiction Ratings, either of those is fine.
If applicable and as per standard fandom practice, things that you must warn for include character death, rape/non-con, under-age sex, graphic violence, specific sexual kinks and anything else you think might be triggering/offensive/problematic. Note that if you prefer, you can hide a spoilery warning using the coding in the textbox below. Do not be an idiot and "warn" for slash or het as neither are things that need warning for and the 'Pairing' information should tell the reader everything they need to know about that.

Feel free to also include e.g. Genre (e.g. AU/case fic/romance/pwp), a standard disclaimer or any additional author notes.

Header information for your convenience:

How to hide a warning that is also a spoiler:


My fic is very long, what to do?

The max a single LJ post will take is roughly 11,500 words. If your story is longer than that, we will need to post it in two or more posts. Please do still send the story to us in a single document, but clearly indicate where the best cut off point is. We do not have time to read them before posting to determine the best point where to cut the narrative in two and do not want to mess up the story flow.


I want to thank my betas but they're my besties and then everyone will guess who I am, what to do?

A familiar problem particularly in small fandoms like ours. Therefore, it might be prudent not to use betas' proper usernames at this point but to simply say something like 'thank you to x...' I'm sure our lovely betas will understand. And after the reveals and in your reposts of the fics, beta names can be proudly displayed!


Non-fic fanworks:

Feel free to adapt the fic header to suit your needs. Warnings, if applicable, must be included.

Please send your post as a text document, with all the necessary HTML formatting for e.g. graphics, links etc. included.

File hosting: in order of secrecy, try to host any files (such as graphics or vids) on a site/account not directly recognisable as yours (e.g. by the name in the url)


Questions? Ask and ye shall be answered


Secret Santa 2016 - check-in post

Hello everyone!

December is now with us, and with it the posting of Secret Santa creations. We thought it was an appropriate time to check in with our participants to see how everyone is doing.


As you know we have planned to start posting from 22nd December onwards (mod travel arrangements permitting as we're both in transit around Christmas time). Your creations will need to be sent to us using the lewismod email address by 20th December to enable us to post them on the comm.


We will post further about formatting guidelines.


Every person who has signed up please check in and let us know that you will be able to complete in time, as we need to know whether or not we need to assign pinch-hitters.

Can you please check in by email using the lewismod email address. For some reason LJ won't allow us to screen the comments on this entry so an email is needed.

Secret Santa Reminder

Sign-ups for the Lewis Secret Santa close tomorrow, 18th November.

So far we have only had three sign-ups and more are needed to make the challenge viable.

The minimum requirements are only:-

Fic - 1000 words
Icon set - 10 icons
Larger graphics(headers, banners, wallpaper) - 2 graphics
Fanmix - 10 songs
Videos - 1 minute

So come and join us and make Santa happy.  Further details can be found here.

Before signing-up, please make sure you have read the Lewis Secret Santa Exchange Q&A first.

To sign-up, email us with the below information. We will email you back to acknowledge your entry.


***PLEASE EMAIL YOUR ENTRY TO lewismod@hotmail.co.uk****

Let us know if you want us to use an alternative email to the one you're sending your entry from.

I would like to receive: Please provide as much detail and options as possible here about what type of Secret Santa gift you would like to receive. For example, characters, pairings, genres, types of fanwork, any specific prompts etc. See below for 'good' and 'bad' examples of how to fill out this bit.

I would NOT like to receive: Please provide details here about what you would NOT want to receive, for example any squicks or pairings you don't like. See below for 'good' and 'bad' examples of how to fill out this bit.

I am willing to create: Please provide as much detail and options as possible here about what type of Secret Santa gift you are willing to create. For example, characters, pairings, genres, types of fanwork, any specific prompts etc. See below for 'good' and 'bad' examples of how to fill out this bit.

I will NOT create: Please provide details here about what you will NOT create, for example any squicks, pairings you don't like, or other limitations. See below for 'good' and 'bad' examples of how to fill out this bit.

Are you willing to act as a pinch-hitter? I.e. are you willing to step in to create an additional fanwork if someone has to drop out of the Exchange? We're hoping that all participants will receive something so you can help make this happen.


Providing details of what you want to and don't want to receive:

Don't be too vague or too narrow in your requests. Provide as much options as you can. If you say 'I would like some fic, anything is fine' then you are forfeiting the right to complain if you happen to receive a fic with e.g. a theme or pairing you don't like.

Good examples:
I would like fic, Lewis/Hobson if at all possible but Gen is also good. I like romance, humour and happy endings. Case fic would also be awesome. I really love the 'pretending to be married' cliche so would be over the moon if you can incorporate it. I'm also happy with any graphics or e.g. a fanmix, again Lewis/Hobson preferred, but Gen ones are also great. I like classical music and colours green and blue so something with those would be cool.

I'm not too keen on m/m or f/f slash so not that please. I don't like heavy kink or graphic violence (some violence is okay, like if you have a murder in the case fic, but not too many details please). I don't really get videos so wouldn't know how to appreciate it. Oh, and I hate techno music so none of that on fanmix please.

Bad examples:
Too vague: I want some art/Fic please/Slash only/Anything goes (you can put this last option but must be prepared to accept literally anything then).

Too dictatorial: I would like a fic where Lewis and Hathaway live on the moon and adopt space monkeys and then there's civil war and it should all provide some in-depth social commentary about the nature of power and democracy.

Providing details of what you are willing and not willing to create.

Good examples:

I'm willing to write fic, can write Gen or Slash (Lewis/Hathaway preferred but guess I could try my hand at femslash too...). I'm particularly good at angst and darker stuff, can do most kinks. Other fanworks I can create include fanmixes and icons.

I don't want to write het. Not very good at fluff or happy fics. I'm bad at creating original characters. I can't do videos and my graphic skills aren't great so I wouldn't want to try any larger graphics.

Bad examples:
Too vague: I'll write some fic/Het preferred/Anything goes (you can put this last option but must be prepared to receive a request of literally anything then)

Too dictatorial: I've been planning on this oil painting of naked James so I'll do that/I hate everyone except Lewis so I'm only going to write fic about him.


We hope this is clear enough. If not and you have any questions, please ask them HERE


Lewis Secret Santa 2016 Exchange Q&A


Jingle bells, jingle bells... Yep, 'tis a time for goodwill and seasonally themed fanworks exchanges again. Thusly, lewis_challenge is pleased to host

Lewis Secret Santa 2016 Exchange

This post is for information and for you to ask any questions you may have. To sign-up to the Exchange, go to the Sign-Up Post but please read the familiar guidelines below first.

Q: How will the 'Secret Santa Exchange' work?
When signing up for the Exchange you provide details of the kinds of fanworks you would like to both receive and create (and anything you definitely wouldn't (see Sign-Up Post for information). Mods will match all the requests to creators as best as we can and 1. send your request to someone and 2. send you the details of the request you are expected to fill. You will only know your recipient's name and all fanworks will be posted anonymously (by the mods). Everyone will receive a lovely Secret Santa treat. Authors' and creators' names will be revealed after the Exchange is over and in the meanwhile you can all enjoy a little excitement and secrecy to spice up the winter time.

Q: What are Minimum Requirements?
You are expected to create at least:
Fic - 1000 words
Icon set - 10 icons
Larger graphics(headers, banners, wallpaper) - 2 graphics
Fanmix - 10 songs
Videos - 1 minute

Q: Can I sign-up just to receive a gift?
No. This is an exchange so if you post a request for a gift, you will be asked to give a gift in return. Therefore, please do not sign-up if you believe you will be unable to complete a request given to you.

Q: Can I create a sequel/missing scene to an existing fic/fanwork?
No. All fanworks must be new creations. This is for two reasons: 1. You are creating a 'gift' for somebody else, which means you should be aiming to write/create something that matches their wishes. 2. Creating something linked to an existing fic/fanwork would negate the anonymity of the posts.

Q: Do I need a beta reader/viewer?
We strongly encourage this practice if at all possible. As you're creating a gift, it's a good idea to get it checked over by a second pair of eyes. Feel free to keep using the community Beta Post to find a beta.

Q: What if I my recipient requests for something I really don't want to do?
This shouldn't happen. Everyone is encouraged to provide a variety of options and prompts and the Mods will do their best to find a suitable match for everyone.

Q: What is the time schedule like?

Sign-ups open: 12th November
Sign-ups close: 18th November
Assignments are sent out: by 21st November
Check-in: 6th December
Posting starts: ~22nd December (mod travel arrangements permitting, we're both in transit around Christmas time)
Author/Creator reveals: Once all fanworks are posted, probably after New Year

Q: Sounds awesome, how do I sign-up?
Go to the Sign-Up Post for all the necessary information.

Q: Can I pimp this to my friends?
Please do.

Q: I am confused and still have questions, what to do?
Comment in this post with your questions and we'll do our best to answer them.


Fright Fest 2016 - Masterlist

Below is a list of all the fanworks posted for the 2016 Lewis Fright Fest - please see the individual posts for ratings, warnings and prompt details. Links are to the entries.

We would both like to thank everybody for creating such amazing works and making the 2016 Fright Fest so successful. It's good to see that there is still life in the fandom.

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Fic: Under Juniper

Fic: Under Juniper
Author: lucyemers
Rating: Teen and Up
Characters and Pairing: James Hathaway, Robbie Lewis (no pairing)
Warnings: Mentions the death of a child (non graphic)
Summary: James and Robbie are haunted by a fairy tale.
Word Count:1602

Read it on AO3

Apologies for the tardiness, I was having computer trouble. Thank you the mods for hosting the challenge!

FIC: The Thin Night

Title: This Liminal Night
Author: xfdryad (Dryad/AO3)
Characters/Pairing: James Hathaway, Robbie Lewis, Robbie Lewis/James Hathaway
Rating: G
Wordcount: 3617
Warnings: unbelievably, none.
Summary: Just a dream...

Author's note: this is rough. I wanted to write something scary, but this story happened, instead. James will explain in the story...

SPOILERS: only if you haven't seen the end of the last series...

Fic: The Beauty of Spring

Title:   The Beauty of Spring
Author:   LyricaXXX
Characters/Pairing:   James Hathaway/Robbie Lewis, Laura Hobson
Rating:   Mature
Word Count:   1270
Warnings:   Vampire AU

Summary:     I offered up my veins the moment I realized what he had become.

Note:     More thanks than words can convey to owlbsurfinbird for giving me the confidence to post.

Read on AO3

Read on my LJ


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