Just a heads-up for anyone who is interested in kink_bingo
: the mods have announced that after this round they'll be taking a break in 2014
. KB will be on hiatus, with no 2014 round, but the mods plan to resume in 2015.
So, if you've been thinking of participating in Kink Bingo, this is your last chance for a while. Everyone can play this year, even if you previously defaulted and were made ineligible for the next round. Also, this year requesting a card does not commit you to anything
--there is no requirement to post a fanwork. All fandoms, all characters, all genders and sexualities and types of pairings (or no pairing at all), and all levels of sexual content are welcome. You can post fanfic, fanart, meta, recs list, icons, picspams, fanmixes, and probably other things I'm forgetting in order to fill a square on your bingo card.
I encourage you to sign up for a card if you're at all interested. Almost all of the kinks are so flexible that you don't have to be very into kink in the traditional sense to write them; I managed a bingo last year with five fics, only one of which was kinky in the conventional sense (and even that one didn't include anything more extreme than gentle spanking). Plus, you can request a card that includes only kinks that can be readily written about a solo character, or a card of only kinks that don't necessarily involve orgasms or sexual penetration, or a solo no-orgasm no-penetration combined card. (Kinks on these cards can also be written with two or more characters, with orgasms, with penetration, but there's nothing in the nature of the kinks that will require
that.) The whole kink list for this round is here
if you want to check out what you might be getting into. I also recommend looking at the Kink Wiki to see the considerable degree of flexibility that's allowed/encouraged in interpreting the kinks.
Last year I signed up with some trepidation, having defaulted two years earlier, but I ended up enjoying it a lot.