A collection of fics in any "fandom" that can be learned in approximately five minutes or less: songs, music videos, TV commercials, short poetry, artwork, or whatever else you can think of that fits in that category.
Fics may be part of other collections, and may be posted to either Livejournal or Dreamwidth. This is an open collection associated with the 5minutesfandom community, as a handy way to collect and find fics.
Ever wondered if Father MacKenzie could have saved Eleanor Rigby? Ever wondered what's really so interesting about the World's Most Interesting Man? Join us here!
What this collection is for:
Any "fandom" that can be learned in approximately five minutes or less: songs, music videos, TV commercials, short poetry, artwork, or whatever else you can think of that fits in that category.
What this collection is not for:
Fic for regular books, regular films, TV series, etc. There are other communities for that. Cross-overs, however, are allowed. If the characters from a commercial end up in the Supernatural universe and they are a significant part of the plot, you may absolutely post that here.
Song-fic. If your fic is about Harry Potter characters using song lyrics for inspiration, it may be a great fic but it doesn't belong here. Also your original poem or song doesn't belong here by itself, as much as I might like to read it.
Fanmixes. Unless your fanmix is for a five-minute fandom. (Also please don't link the files directly here, but you may link to another journal where it's hosted.)
Bandom/author/artist RPS. Also may be great, also doesn't belong here. An exception would be if your work is based on one particular autobiographical (or allegedly autobiographical) song or poem.
What if the fandom is a series of songs or videos?
If it's in self-contained segments, and they're all short, that should be fine. Works based on albums are allowed even if they are based on the whole album, especially since as far as I know there are no other communities for that.
What if the fandom is not in English?
This is encouraged. If possible, provide a translation into English or a summary, but this is not absolutely required. lyricstranslate.com is a good place to look for song lyric translations.
Any kind of fic or art, of any rating, type of pairing, or "kink" is allowed here.
Please give a rating for fic and use SFW or NSFW for art. Please warn for common triggers in your fic or art and in the canon if you're linking it. You may use masking if you don't want to give spoilers for a fic. Please always warn for profanity in audio and for nudity in video.
No insulting the canon. (Discussing it is fine, but don't say "Who would want fic for this stupid commercial?")
On linking to copyrighted material: Please don't directly distribute copyrighted material through this community. You may however link to anything that is already up on Youtube, poetry sites, and the like, and you may link something in your own journal. Just don't post downloads here directly. If the material is not copyrighted (e.g. a very old poem) you may post it here if you like.
On real-people fic: Youtube videos of all types are a rich source of five-minute fandoms. However please do not post RPF using the real identity any person who is not a "celebrity," at least in Youtube terms. Anyone who puts themselves forth as a Youtube personality should be fine to write about. Also please always put a standard "this didn't really happen" disclaimer on any RPF. (Animals, however, are always fair game...)