Challenge of the Appellations

July 24th, 2011

appellations: plural of ap·pel·la·tion (Noun)

  1. A name or title.
  2. The action of giving a name to a person or thing.

Why, you ask, are we beginning with a word that we have to define for most people to understand? The answer is simple. Writers, Fangirls, and ghosts alike: the AF Fanfiction editors are proud to present to you a new writing challenge, centered around this word (or its meaning, more specifically). Your challenge is to create four songfictions based on or starring four different Artemis Fowl characters and the meanings of their names.

The Rules and Requirements:

  1. Your songfictions must be at least five hundred words each.
  2. All submissions must adhere to the archive rules. This includes spelling and grammar.
  3. They must feature one character from the book per each songfiction.
  4. All four songfictions must be under one post, to make it easier for our judges to locate them.
  5. Your entries must be emailed by midnight EDT on August thirty-first to the Editors’ designated email:
  6. The finished product must be categorized as a ‘Challenge Entry’.
  7. The entries must be posted in our Fanfiction Gallery.
  8. You may not ask any other member for help, or help another participating member, have anyone beta your songfictions, or give any constructive criticism.

Winner receives the honor to have their entry known as an Editor’s choice fanfiction, and will be placed in the Featured Stories page for all to read in the future. Our judges will be Artificial Asian and FowlStar.

Good luck! We look forward to reading your entries. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the editor team through email or PM us.

The Atlantis Complex

July 9th, 2011

The Atlantis Complex


  • Length: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin Books
  • Language: English
  • Format: Hardcover/Paperback
  • Release Date: July 20, 2010 in the United Kingdom and on August 3, 2010 in North America.


In the seventh Artemis Fowl title, the 15-year-old mastermind focuses his ingenuity on global warming while struggling with a devastating illness. After Artemis invites four fairy friends to Iceland for a demonstration of his latest invention, the Ice Cube, it becomes clear that he is suffering from the Atlantis Complex, which manifests as obsessive-compulsive behavior, paranoia, and multiple personalities. If this weren’t enough to worry about, a spaceship crashes and disgorges amorphobots programmed to kill. Colfer keeps the action moving with laughs and gadgetry as he bounces between several plotlines that spotlight peripheral characters. A treat for series fans.