Here's the chat schedule for 2014. As in the past, please let Penski know your story choice by PM or posting in this forum two weeks before your scheduled date. I will do my best to remind you beforehand. Selected stories for discussion can be one of yours or another author's in this forum, and must be for general audiences and rated PG-13.
On holiday weekends, there will be informal chats. We can discuss Bantering questions or help brainstorm for a writer having problems with a story plot.
If I accidentally did not schedule you, please let me know so I can add you to the list. If you are on the list and would prefer not to be on it, please let me know so I can remove your name.
January 5 – Penski - Into the West Came Many Menhttp://asjfanfiction.wikifoundry.com/page/Into+the+West+Came+Many+Men
January 12 – Keays - Tradition (December 2013 challenge)https://asjfanfic.forumotion.com/t543-dec-13-tradition
(4th story down - about 1/3 down)
January 19 – Inside Outlaw - Defensive Position (September 2012 challenge)https://asjfanfic.forumotion.com/t193-sept-12-defensive-position
(6th story down - not quite half way)
January 26 – Frankie - Watchinghttps://www.fanfiction.net/s/10001714/1/Watching
or find it here: Watching
February 2 – Due to Super Bowl, we'll be having a topic to discuss
The Romantic Interest - Some of the fanfic love interest. Including why isn't it somebody of a more mature age?
February 9– Ghislaine - Cards on the Table (September 2013 challenge)https://asjfanfic.forumotion.com/t462-sept-2013-cards-on-the-table
(3rd story down)
February 16 – NO story chat due to President’s Day (USA)
February 23 – ASJ Food Discussion
(only three of us discussed it and had a great time with it - worth repeating)
- Eating scenes in the series - What ARE they eating in Apache Springs?
Eating Habits, and manners
Where did Heyes' bad coffee originate
This class includes a brief discussion of Chocolate and Wine
Dark vs. Milk vs. White Chocolate
Do filled chocolates actually improve the thought process? Which increases the word count more: nuts or chews?
Red vs. White
How to utilize these to produce exceptional plots, dialog, etc.
Reviewing spelling and grammar the next day.
Included will be a mini course on beer, with information on the proper methodology for the removal of apple trees, utilizing a man and a truck, by Penski.
March 2 – Wichita Red - Leave One Behindhttps://www.fanfiction.net/s/9183630/1/Leave-One-Behind
March 9 – StormR - Two challenges - Dark and Stormy and Who's on First - found at http://asjbuckshot.forumotion.com/f37-challenges.
March 16 – Are Heyes and Curry cousins? Are they not related?
It seems even Roy Huggins wrestled with this question... What do you think?
March 23 – Victoria Quynn - two short challenges -- "Memories Are Forever" and "Postlude." Links for both below.https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9628218/1/Memories-Are-Foreverhttps://www.fanfiction.net/s/9649143/1/Postlude
March 30 – The Oldest Profession
Its significance in the West. How it is presented in television and in our fiction.
April 6 – Hanna Heyes - New Kid on the Trailhttps://www.fanfiction.net/s/7907739/1/New-Kid-on-the-Trail
April 13 – BeeJay By Hook or By Crook
April 20 – NO story chat due to Easter (UK & USA)
April 27 – JoAnn Baker - The Bad Samaritanshttps://www.fanfiction.net/s/5483409/1/The-Bad-Samaritans
May 4 – NO story chat due to May Day Bank Holiday (UK)
May 11 – NO story chat due to Mother’s Day (USA)
May 18 - Cornelia May - Calico's Strangeness on a Trainhttps://www.fanfiction.net/s/4949251/1/Strangeness-on-a-Train
May 25 - NO story chat due to Memorial’s Day (USA)
June 1 - Maz McCoy - The Canoehttp://mazmccoystories.wordpress.com/the-canoe/
June 8 – Calico - Discussion on Bounty Hunters
Are they much more villainous in fanfic than in canon? What about real life bounty hunters?
June 15 – In honor of USA's Father's Day...
What were Heyes' and the Kid's fathers like?
Could they be fathers and not know it?
What kind of fathers would they be if they could raise kids?
Which one can you see as a father?
Which one can't you see as a father?
Any other things you'd like to discuss involving HH/KC/and fathers
June 22 – Rosie Annie
June 29 – Kid4Ever - Nun the Wiser by moonshadowhttp://asjbuckshot.forumotion.com/t271-nun-the-wiser#642
July 6 - NO story chat due to Independence Day (USA)
July 13 – NO story chat due to traveling home from ASJ Get-Together
July 20 – Sister Grace - Wrong Train to Portervillehttp://gracerwilliams.wordpress.com/individual-stories/wrong-train-to-porterville/
July 27 – Eleanor Ward - Force of Willhttps://www.squidge.org/~peja/cgi-bin/viewstory.php?sid=54801
August 3 – Episodes... What's your favorites and why? What's your least favorites and why?
August 10 – Devil's Hole... What do you think it looks like? Can you see it being like the episode Return to Devil's Hole?
August 17 – Heyes' and the Kid's clothes...
What color shirts look best on them?
What colors aren't your favorite on them?
Henleys and long johns
Tucking in your pant legs vs pant legs outside of boots
The famous suits
The "pirate" shirt... argh...
The many jackets
Did Heyes not wear his hat as many times as he did?
Kid's 1st season hat vs. 2nd season hat
August 24 – NO story chat due to Summer Bank Holiday (UK)
August 31 – NO story chat due to Labor Day (USA)
September 7 – The McCreedy Bust
September 14 – Exit from Wickenburg
September 21 – Wrong Train to Brimstone
September 28 – The Girl in Boxcar #3
October 5 – The Great Shell Game
October 12 – Return to Devil's Hole
October 19 – A Fistful of Diamonds
October 26 – Stagecoach Seven
November 2 – A Man Who Murdered Himself
November 9 – The Root of It All
November 16 – The 5th Victim
November 23 – Journey from San Juan
November 30 – NO story chat due to Thanksgiving (USA)
December 7 – Never Trust an Honest Man
December 14 – The Legacy of Charlie O'Rourke
December 21 – NO story chat due to Christmas & Boxing Day (UK & USA)
December 28 – NO story chat due to Christmas & Boxing Day (UK & USA)