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Dec. 29th, 2014 04:52 pm
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[personal profile] isis
This is an entirely unofficial community for chat about Yuletide. Official communities can be found at [community profile] yuletide_admin and [livejournal.com profile] yuletide_admin (which has a feed at [syndicated profile] yuletide_admin_feed.

This is intended to be a Dreamwidth equivalent of [livejournal.com profile] yuletide.
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[personal profile] isis
After dithering about echoing vs linking the 2015 Yuletide Master Index Post, I've decided to just link it, so that [livejournal.com profile] swan_tower can do all the work to keep it updated :-)

Please check that linked post for links to rules, schedule, letters, chat information, beta information, swaps, and so on!
morbane: pohutukawa blossom and leaves (Default)
[personal profile] morbane
The New Year's Resolution collection closes for 2015 with 17 additional works.

Works below cut in I Could Series - Francesco Marciuliano (Poetry), Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Chronicles of Amber - Roger Zelazny, The Eagle | The Eagle of the Ninth (2011), Lana Del Rey (Musician), Ultraviolence (Album), Exiles Saga and Galactic Milieu - Julian May, Hunter X Hunter, Suikoden I, Justified, Spy Game (2001), Early Edition, Johannes Cabal - Jonathan L. Howard, The Breakfast Club (1985), Aliens (1986), The Diviners Series - Libba Bray, Psy-Changeling - Nalini Singh, Die Hard (Movies) )

Congratulations to everyone who submitted this year!

The full list of fandoms is as follows:

9th Century CE RPF
21 Jump Street (Movies)
21 Jump Street - All Media Types
Aliens (1986)
Andromeda (TV)
Armadale - Wilkie Collins
Bates Motel (2013)
Black Beauty - Anna Sewell
The Blacklist (TV)
The Breakfast Club (1985)
Captain America (Movies) RPF
Captain Harlock
Carmilla (Web Series)
Check Please! (Webcomic)
ちはやふる | Chihayafuru
Chronicles of Amber - Roger Zelazny
Cockneys vs Zombies (2012)
COLLINS Wilkie - Works
The Covenant (2006)
Dangan Ronpa
Defiance (TV)
Die Hard (Movies)
The Diviners Series - Libba Bray
Doctor Strange (Comics)
Drunk History
Dublin Murder Squad Series - Tana French
The Eagle | The Eagle of the Ninth (2011)
Early Edition
Event Horizon (1997)
Exiles Saga and Galactic Milieu - Julian May
Fandom (Anthropomorphic)
Friday Night Lights
Frozen (2013)
Gargoyles (TV)
Gosford Park (2001)
Have I Got News For You RPF
Hell on Wheels (TV)
Hellenistic Religion & Lore
Henry VI Part 1 - Shakespeare
The Honourable Woman
How to Get Away with Murder
Howl - Florence + the Machine (Song)
Hunter X Hunter
I Could Series - Francesco Marciuliano (Poetry)
Johannes Cabal - Jonathan L. Howard
Kamen Rider Gaim
Lana Del Rey (Musician)
The Last Unicorn - Peter S. Beagle
The LEGO Movie (2014)
The Lesson - Billy Collins (Poem)
Lewis (TV)
Lizzie Bennet Diaries
Lord of the White Hell - Ginn Hale
Marvel Cinematic Universe RPF
Maurice - E. M. Forster
Nantucket Trilogy - S.M. Stirling
Nathan Barley (TV)
OFF (Game)
The Oresteia - Aeschylus
Original Work
Orphan Black (TV)
Oz (TV)
Penny Dreadful (TV)
Peter Pan & Related Fandoms
Pocket Monsters | Pokemon (Main Video Game Series)
Political RPF - UK 20th-21st c.
Power Rangers Dino Thunder
Pride (2014)
Psy-Changeling - Nalini Singh
Psychic Force
Romeo And Juliet - All Media Types
Rómeó és Júlia (Színház)
Romeo et Juliette - Presgurvic
Rookie of the Year (1993)
The Scarlet Pimpernel - Baroness Orczy
The Scorpio Races - Maggie Stiefvater
Sense and Sensibility - All Media Types
Sleepy Hollow (TV)
Smokin' Aces (2006)
Spy Game (2001)
Stockholm Syndrome - Richard Rider
Subarashiki Kono Sekai | The World Ends With You
Suikoden I
Tennis RPF
The Thrilling Adventure Hour
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - All Media Types
Treeful of Starling - Hawksley Workman (Album)
The Turn of the Story - Sarah Rees Brennan
Vikings (TV)
The Walking Dead (Comics)
Welcome to Sanditon
Wendy Trilogy - S.J. Tucker (Song Cycle)
X-Force (Comics)

You can read all 88 works here.
[personal profile] potofsoup
Hi, apologies for the crosspost with the LJ yuletide comm. I'd just like to quickly link to the Art Yuletide exchange that I'm running on tumblr -- basically yuletide tweaked for the people who want to do the picture instead of the thousand words. (Or you can do both -- for those who are both artists and writers!)

Here's the main blog: http://artyuletide.tumblr.com
Here's the info post: http://artyuletide.tumblr.com/post/131133533031/what-is-art-yuletide-its-basically-secret-santa
Here's the Sign Up Form (due Nov 1)
And here's a link to last year's gifts: http://artyuletide.tumblr.com/tagged/art2014

If you know any arty friends who are jealous of your yuletide excitement, please pass the info along!

(Also: since it was brought up on the LJ side -- I'm using tumblr for posting and announcements, but the actual logistics and check-ins are all done via email and google forms)


Oct. 18th, 2015 09:22 pm
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[personal profile] for_sorrow
Not every story is pleasant. Not every story has a happy ending, and not all happy endings come without a dark and painful journey. And sometimes, those are the kinds of stories that we really, really want to read.

If you're one of the many people interested in either writing or receiving darkfic, then Crueltide is here to devour your soul the Yuletide-extra for you!

The short version

  • Read the comments to find people to treat with darkfic.

  • Tag your yuletide darkfic with 'crueltide'

The long version is beneath the cut.

Read more... )
morbane: pohutukawa blossom and leaves (Default)
[personal profile] morbane
Yuletide letters are an optional, but traditional, part of Yuletide.

When you sign up to Yuletide, you will pick between 3 and 6 fandoms to request. On the sign-up form, you can also enter some prompts for each of these fandoms. In past eras, this Optional Details box was smaller, so if you wanted to go on about your chosen fandoms at length, you had to do it elsewhere. Now, you can enter a large number of prompts in the sign-up form. Many people stick to that, and don’t write a letter. But many people still write letters. Writing a Yuletide letter makes your prompts more visible. It gives people some idea of what’s being requested in the fandom before they offer to write it, and it (somewhat) increases your chance of treats, as prompts are not otherwise available in public until late December.

If you want tips on how to write a letter, try Yuletide IRC chat, or the recent general-questions posts on DW and on LJ, or just browse other people’s letters and think about whether they would be helpful to you as a writer.

To announce your letter to the Yuletide community at large, please comment to this Dreamwidth post or to the parallel post on LiveJournal, in the following format:

AO3 name
Link to your letter
Another link if your letter is in more than one place
Fandom name
Fandom name
Fandom name

You can have 3, 4, 5, or 6 fandom names - that is the number of possible requests this year.

Please use the 2015 tag set as a guide to formatting each fandom name.

Please keep this list simple - don’t bother with bullet points or dashes.

Please do NOT link an placeholder or a locked letter. We won’t tabulate those until they’re available.

If you need to correct your details, please reply to or edit your comment, AND post a reply to the correction comment, one of the first under the post.

There is a google spreadsheet of letters here. Please be patient with me and other volunteers as we get into the rhythm of updating it.

louisedennis has also kindly offered to make a database out of the letters. This version is likely to be more easy to access overall, especially for people on mobile devices.

If your letter isn’t done yet, don’t panic. We will keep adding letters to the spreadsheet whenever you comment. I strongly recommend finishing your letter before 1 November, because otherwise, your writer will be waiting to see it instead of starting on their story for you.

However, that’s only if you’re writing a letter. However traditional, they are still optional. Don’t write one if you don’t want to.


ETA: Thank you very much to TLvop, molybdomantic, jaclynhyde, and Isis, who are helping to update the spreadsheet.

This post on LJ
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[personal profile] morbane
Since sign-ups are coming soon... here is is a post for general questions and advice.

Are you new to Yuletide and not sure how it works?

Are you not particularly new to Yuletide, but still want to check if you're on the same page as other people?

Do you have something you want to tell people that would have made things easier for you if you'd known it in a previous round?

Please discuss here!

Questions welcome. So are answers. Answers don't have to be expert answers. There are many ways to do Yuletide "right" and that means that opinions may vary. Please consider the FAQ and Rules on the Yuletide 2015 collection profile to be the safest authority.
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[personal profile] melannen
Does anyone know the whereabouts of that nifty little bookmark thing from previous years that puts checkboxes on the tagset and lets you generate a list of fandoms from what you checked? (I'm not imagining that, right? It existed?)
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[personal profile] benedict
The tagset is open! If you have challenges or corrections to make, please go here on Dreamwidth or here on Livejournal!

Now that you know if your fandoms got in or not, or you're browsing for what to request or offer, I encourage you to take a look at the in-progress Fandom Promo Posts!

Here on Dreamwidth


Here on Livejournal

They're fun to browse and you can tell other people why they should get into your favourite thing.
morbane: pohutukawa blossom and leaves (Default)
[personal profile] morbane
We have four new works in the New Year's Resolution collection this week.

Works below cut in Henry VI Part 1 - Shakespeare, Subarashiki Kono Sekai | The World Ends With You, Bunheads, Elfquest )

Come join in!

Challenge information )

Fics written for the purpose of re-qualifying for Yuletide must be posted before sign-ups begin on the 18th of October.
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[personal profile] existence
Hello, hello and hello again from the swaps team, DW/Tumblr!

For those who participate in Yuletide but do not often read the LJ member community -- YULESWAPS SIGN-UPS ARE OPEN!!!! Until Wednesday, October 14th, 2015, at 9:00 PM PDT. (Countdown, here!)

Link to the post with our announcements and sign-up links is right here.

If you’re a Yuletider, come and be a Yuleswapper as well! And tell us...what's the best candy, book, or drink you've enjoyed this week?

- yours,
Sleeps, Kat and Alex
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[personal profile] pessi_mista
Tag Exchange currently has four three two one outstanding pinch hit. Can you please help us ensure that all participants will get a gift? :)

Pinch Hit 1 )

Pinch Hit 2 )

Pinch Hit 3 )

Pinch Hit 4 )

If you like any of these requests and you're confident that you can submit a complete fic within the next three days, please leave a comment here (or here at our LJ community if you prefer), telling us your AO3 username and which pinch hit you want to claim. Thank you!

EDIT: Pinch hit #1 has been claimed. Still looking for volunteers to claim #2, #3 and #4.

EDIT 2: Pinch hit #3 has been claimed too! Still looking for writers to take care of #2 and #4.

EDIT 3: Pinch hit #2 has been claimed. Still looking for a kind soul to write a gift for #4.

EDIT 4: All claimed. Thank you!
morbane: Guinea pig with a ribbon draped over it. Text - Assistant mod, happy Yuletide (guinea pig)
[personal profile] morbane
There are two weeks left if you're writing a catch-up NYR; the collection will close a little later than that for those (like me) who just really, really want to get another story in.

In the most recent two weeks, ten authors have posted to the New Year's Resolution collection. One fic also fills a Someday My Fic Will Come prompt.

Works below cut in Drunk History, Armadale - Wilkie Collins, The Blacklist (TV), Crusade, Rookie of the Year (1993), Marvel Cinematic Universe RPF, Captain America (Movies) RPF, Sense and Sensibility - All Media Types, Political RPF - UK 20th-21st c., This House (play), Nantucket Trilogy - S.M. Stirling, and Check Please! (Webcomic) )

Come join in!

Challenge information )
[personal profile] fic_nonnie
For some reason, I didn't realize I could post to the DW Yuletide comm. Eventually, I start to figure things out. :)

I've been compiling a Google spreadsheet with links to the nominated canons and whether they're available free. Very in progress.


Anyone can comment on the spreadsheet or here, and I'll be incorporating links from the eligibility post as well.
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[personal profile] jaclynhyde
Nominations are open and this is the optional nominations confirmation post, brought to you by [livejournal.com profile] desert_vixen, [livejournal.com profile] starry_wolf, and [livejournal.com profile] jaclynhyde.

1. This is the confirmation post for nominations. Please post only after you have submitted your nominations on AO3. This DOES NOT count as your nomination.

2. The Google Spreadsheet is here.

3. This post is intended to help people coordinate to get the most out of nominations - keep in mind that if you absolutely MUST have a fandom/character in Yuletide, or it's ruined, you should nominate it yourself.

4. Please remember that the 3 volunteers running this post are NOT Yuletide mods, so no authority or ability to fix issues. If you have questions or comments for the mods, ask at [community profile] yuletide_admin .

5. If you change a nomination or add to a nomination, make a NEW comment. DO NOT edit your previous comment or reply to it. If you don't make a new comment, it's possible your change will be missed.

6. There is a format below to help keep the comments organized - please use it! Copying and pasting your tags from AO3 is the best choice.


DW Name:
AO3 Name:

Fandom 1:
AO3 Category:

Fandom 2:
AO3 Category:

Fandom 3:
AO3 Category:

The AO3 categories are:
- Anime & Manga
- Books & Literature
- Cartoons & Comics & Graphic Novels
- Celebrities & Real People
- Movies
- Music & Bands
- Theater
- TV Shows
- Video Games
- No Media
- Other Media
- I don't know

Useful links: Evidence Post, Nominations Trading PostNominations Tutorial, and Canon Availability Spreadsheet (WIP).

Crossposted from Livejournal--sorry about the delay! Please note if you're crossposting your comment from LJ.
existence: from twb-webcomic.com: "dear santa, I am glad to report that no one was killed outright this year..." (to the 40-watt lightbulb in the manger)
[personal profile] existence
Hello, Dreamwidth!

This is your official warning from the Yuleswaps team that YULESWAPS 2015 ARE ON THEIR WAY, and we don't want you to miss it! Head on over to this here Livejournal post to preview our current plan, which involves sign-ups opening EARLY -- within the first week of October. Or, just come visit and tell us what you're looking forward to sharing with someone new this year!

- Yours, the crazy swaps team:
sleeps, Kat, and Alex

P.S. What are Yuleswaps, you say? They are an entirely optional, super-fun way of sharing extra Yuletide goodies! If you're curious, check out our post. Or our monstrous FAQ!
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[personal profile] benedict
The great part about Yuletide is how your tiny fandom finally gets its time in the sun!

But sometimes it needs a little help for other people to know about your fandom in the first place.

This is what this post is for! Tell everyone about your fandom! Tell them what's great! Why they should fic it! What makes it special!

EDIT: I found a much better posting guideline while searching for an old post!

Completely optional format that you don't have to use:
<b>Fandom:</b> (name of fandom)
<b>Category:</b> (the category it will be in)
<b>Comments:</b> (any comments you have about why people should get into the fandom)
1. (links to any sources you think will help a potential writer get into the fandom, such as wikipedia pages, legal sources for download/viewing, primers, etc.)

Note: I won't be making a spreadsheet for this since I feel this post is best for browsing through to find shinies, but if anyone else makes one I'll happily link it!

Useful links: Evidence Post, Nominations Trading Post and Nominations Tutorial!

LJ post!
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[personal profile] jaclynhyde
This is a crosspost of desert_vixen's Livejournal post--neither of us are mods, so direct any policy questions to yuletide_admin!

This year, we can each nominate up to 3 fandoms, and 4 characters per fandom.

To get the most out of our nominations, it helps to coordinate. By sharing information, we can avoid several people all nominating the same fandom if they don't have to, ensure that one fandom's fans can cover all the characters they want, and generally maximise the things we want to see in the tag set.  This is NOT a required part of Yuletide, so keep in mind that just because it's not listed here does not mean that someone is not thinking about nominating it.

Please comment on this post with the fandoms and characters you are definitely nominating. If you're not sure about some of your slots, you can also list things you are strongly considering, as well as the things you hope other people will nominate for you. This is especially useful for fandoms that benefit from a larger group of characters.

If you aren't sure about any of your choices yet, don't comment here yet - head over to this year's brainstorming post.

The Google Spreadsheet is HERE, with a separate tab for Dreamwidth. If you're interested in helping keep that updated or helping with the nomination confirmation post (see below), send [livejournal.com profile] desert_vixen  a PM. 

If you can't access the spreadsheet, feel free to ask if a fandom has been listed.  Keep in mind the answer will only be accurate as of time posted.

After nominations begin, there will be another post in which you can list what you actually nominated.

This post is OPTIONAL and does not serve as your official nomination. Nominations begin on AO3 on September 25nd.


morbane: pohutukawa blossom and leaves (Default)
[personal profile] morbane
In the last two weeks, two new works were added to the New Year's Resolution collection. Congratulations, authors!

Works below cut in Penny Dreadful (TV), 21 Jump Street (Movies), and 21 Jump Street - All Media Types )

Come join in!

If you are writing a NYR fic to get yourself un-banned, the deadline will be the start of sign-ups - 18 October. That means you have less than one month to write one. Good luck!

Challenge information )
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[personal profile] naraht
By request, a Dreamwidth version of the LJ post.

We've had the Yuletide schedule, so that must mean it's time to start brainstorming!

What are you excited about nominating? What are you still on the fence about? What are you hoping to persuade someone else to nominate? Or do you just feel like sharing some squee?

Like last year, we get we get three fandom nominations each with up to four characters per fandom.

If you have any questions about Yuletide and how it runs, it's best to email yuletideadmin@gmail.com or comment on a post at [community profile] yuletide_admin, rather than commenting here.
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FKFicFest banner with 3 season cast photos

[community profile] fkficfest | [livejournal.com profile] fkficfest | FKFicFest on AO3

All the 2015 FKFicFest stories are now available for you! Forever Knight is a small and sleepy fandom at this end of history, but we're also stubborn, and we insist on heading into that next 800 years together, celebrating each other and our favorite vampire homicide cop. Come read?

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