[sticky entry] Sticky: Welcome

Nov. 17th, 2011 09:37 pm
cesy: "Cesy" - An old-fashioned quill and ink (Default)
[personal profile] cesy
Just to clarify, since apparently there's recently been some confusion: This is an entirely unofficial community for chat about Yuletide. Official communities can be found at [livejournal.com profile] yuletide_admin (or here at [syndicated profile] yuletide_admin_feed) and [livejournal.com profile] yuletide (or here at [syndicated profile] yuletide_feed). We love Yuletide and wanted a space to chat about it and rec fics on Dreamwidth.

If you'd like to help mod, just let us know. [personal profile] astolat or [personal profile] elynross, if you see this and would like ownership of the comm, just let us know and we'll happily hand it over. Thank you for creating a brilliant challenge!
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
Hey! We're startin' up Candy/Book/Drink Swap sometime soon! Don't want anyone to miss it who wants to participate! Post explaining the current details here!

Exclamation point!
nikkiscarlet: A man stands looking at the sky.  Directly above his head, two clouds form a perfect question mark. (?)
[personal profile] nikkiscarlet
I love Yuletide and am planning to participate again this year, but a lot of my favourite small fandoms have begun to edge into too-big-for-Yuletide territory. Do any of you know of any small-to-medium-sized fandom fic exchanges that happen around the same time as Yuletide? I'd love to participate in both simultaneously, if something like that exists. :3 I've done some googling, and have also checked the alt challenges tag on the LJ comm, but everything I saw there was either very specific to particular kinds of fandoms, or wasn't running during the Yuletide season, or both. Work and school demands over the past few years have kept me a little more out of touch with fandom than I'd like, so I'm not really up on the popular challenges and exchanges that are available. Any suggestions would be wonderful! <3
beatrice_otter: Yuletide (Yuletide)
[personal profile] beatrice_otter
Over on LJ someone started a brainstorming post for "what we like about the ficathon/what could be improved." The idea is that we get the rules and procedures ironed out ahead of time so that the mods don't have to be making controversial rulings on the fly and under the gun.

Today is July 1st. Summer (I think it's summer for most of us) tends to fly past. It will be Yuletide before before we know it. Maybe it's a good time to sort out the real problems from the perceived problems, and to figure out what worked and what didn't work last year?
bobcatmoran: (mikado "huh?")
[personal profile] bobcatmoran
I haven't checked LJ in ages, so I didn't know about this until now, but apparently the stories on the old Yuletide archive are FINALLY, for really, going to be transferred to AO3. Check out [livejournal.com profile] yuletide_admin for details. Of special note is that if you already manually transferred your old stories, and you want to keep the comments from the old archive, you'll have to get in touch with Open Doors.
jjhunter: Drawing of human JJ in ink tinted with blue watercolor; woman wearing glasses with arched eyebrows (JJ inked)
[personal profile] jjhunter
I've gotten somewhat confused about where yay recs and where nay recs this time around. Clarification much appreciated!
beatrice_otter: Yuletide (Yuletide)
[personal profile] beatrice_otter
My assigned person requested a character that has no fic on the archive (and as far as I can tell no fic anywhere).  Awesome!  That's what Yuletide's for.  My question is one of technicalities.  S/he spelled the name wrong.  Do I contact the tag mods and ask them to change it?  Do I ignore it, and tag the character correctly when I post my fic? 
cathalin: (Default)
[personal profile] cathalin
After massive last minute dithering, I've updated my Dear Yuletide Writer post, as I ended up not being able to stand leaving out the video I kept trying to decide whether to nominate, the music video for Give Me Love.

My newly-revised very lengthy letter is HERE if anyone is interested.

Ack, it's too hard to know what fandoms to request and offer! <3

and EEEEEE now the waiting for an assignment begins...
jjhunter: closeup of library dragon balancing book on its head (library dragon 2)
[personal profile] jjhunter
As people finalize their requests and offers, please feel encouraged to use the comments here to signal boost fandoms that may otherwise be overlooked. (You can see the current summary of offers & requests here, and the tagset of possible (i.e. nominated) fandoms here; information about how & where to sign up here.)
velvetmouse: (yuletide yet)
[personal profile] velvetmouse
This is your 23.5 hour warning for signups, which will close at 6pm EDT on Monday 14th Oct. (What time is that for me? and a countdown.)

You can signup on the Yuletide 2013 collection page.

You can view the current signup summary HERE. But please remember that bucket lists (the signups of more than 10 that people offer, which get listed all in one offer slot) do NOT show up on this summary (sadly, it's a function of the way the code is). So some of the things that are currently showing up with requests but no offers, might actually have offers.

However, if none of your OFFERS are showing up on the page, it is because no one has requested them. As we get closer to the deadline, please keep an eye on this - you can't be matched if no one is requesting what you are offering...
velvetmouse: (yuletide yet)
[personal profile] velvetmouse

Please make sure to check the [livejournal.com profile] yuletide_admin post (linked above) for more details about sign-ups, including some fandom specific information.

Sign-ups will be open until 14th October, 6pm (18:00) (What time is that for me? And here is a countdown.)

There is also now a Yuletide tumblr, which will repost/link Yuletide-Admin comm major announcements.
graycardinal: Yuletide warning flag (Yuletide Crossing)
[personal profile] graycardinal
A brief flurry of activity from the new mods over at both [livejournal.com profile] yuletide_admin and [livejournal.com profile] yuletide, with a new schedule and a (now in flux) new set of nomination protocols in admin, and a new fandom-promotion post in the member comm.

FWIW, I am not particularly up in arms over the now-in-review (and I suspect almost certain to be dropped) proposal to require seconding of nominations; I think this was a classic example of getting so excited by the perceived technical advantages that the philosophical implications were totally overlooked. [I am also mildly amused, because I more or less predicted the 'tag bloat" phenomenon two years ago when the nomination process was first tightened....]
velvetmouse: (yuletide yet)
[personal profile] velvetmouse
For those who don't regularly follow the LJ [livejournal.com profile] yuletide_admin comm, there is a new post up that you might want to take a look at. [personal profile] elynross, in a fit of sanity, is stepping back from the day-to-day modding of Yuletide. Taking over for her, and working with astolat, will be an awesome team of folks.

Is it Yuletide yet?? :D
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[personal profile] evil_plotbunny
A Kids' and YA Book Fic Exchange

The Exchange at Fic Corner is a gift exchange for fic based on children's and YA books and short stories from picture books to edgy teen novels. The FAQ can be found on the fic_corner on Dreamwidth or fic_corner on LiveJournal comms. Information will also be posted to Fic-corner on tumblr

The Exchange at Fic Corner 2013 Schedule
July 6th - Comm Opens for Brainstorming
July 12th - 21th - Nominations
July 22nd - 29th - Sign-Ups
July 31st - Assignments Sent Out
September 22nd - Deadline for Stories
September 29th - Collection Goes Live
evil_plotbunny: Hippos go berserk (hippo)
[personal profile] evil_plotbunny
Run-off round for the top two titles and a few I liked from the comments. This second poll will last until Tuesday morning when I will make a decision and a Comm.
evil_plotbunny: The Eleventh Doctor Rabbit (box)
[personal profile] evil_plotbunny
It's early days yet but I'm planning on running a kids'/YA book fic exchange this August and I've got a poll up on my Dreamwidth to gauge interest and hopefully choose a name.

The current plan involves nominations in mid-July, assignments by the beginning of August and reveal in early September. It will be open to all books or stories published for children or Young Adults (including republished adult titles and audio only books & stories), with no limits on original language or popularity.

Expect a pretty banner and comm links once this thing has a name.
velvetmouse: (yuletide yet)
[personal profile] velvetmouse
short version, #yuletide is moving to irc.slashnet.org

long version can be found in Elyn's post to the yuletide admin comm on LJ.
velvetmouse: (yuletide yet)
[personal profile] velvetmouse
for those who hang about in #yuletide, we learned today that sff.net is closing down their IRC servers for good on June 15th.

There's a post here on the LJ YT comm about it. More info will be posted here when a new home is decided upon...
amaresu: Mr. No Face looking out from a photo (s&s-nofface)
[personal profile] amaresu
A number of people mentioned in the previous post that one of the reasons they don't write New Year Resolutions is because they are unsure if anyone wants to read that fic anymore. Which is fair. So, in the comments to this post share your favorite unused prompt. The prompt you saw while going through Yulegoat letters and was terribly sad to never see written.

Put the fandom name in the subject line and the prompt in the body of the text with the name of the person who requested it. Feel free to add reasons why you like this prompt. Feel free to submit multiple prompts in separate comments. Then go through and see if anyone was desperately wanting something you want to write.

Prompts can be found at the AO3 or one long list here.
amaresu: Profile of Sapphire with Steel sitting on some stairs holding a photo (s&s-stairs)
[personal profile] amaresu
Every year after Yuletide the New Year Resolutions archive opens and sits all year long. The collection usually collects somewhere around 100 works. I think that's a bit sad and was wondering if anyone would be interested in a focused attempt to fulfill more NYRs?

Poll #12644 New Year Resolutions?
This poll is anonymous.
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 52

I would be interested in participating in a NYR ongoing challenge

View Answers

26 (50.0%)

0 (0.0%)

26 (50.0%)

Please discuss your opinions and ideas.
qem_chibati: Coloured picture of Killua from hunter x hunter, with the symbol of Qem in the corner. (A cat made from Q, E, M) (Default)
[personal profile] qem_chibati
Runaways x 1
Runaways/Young Avengers x 1
Young Avengers x 1
Spider man x 1
X-23 x 1
Batgirl x 2
Calvin & Hobbes, Hobbes & Bacon x 2
Milkyway (Anthromorphic) x 2
Ghost Soup x 3
Fail Fandom Anon x 1

Incomplete list of recommendations, from an incomplete list of recommendations list - this is the Comics, Anthro and Internet Fics section.

Anime/Manga Recommendations, t.v, video games, movies and hitch hikers guide to the galaxy section, Fairy tales, myths, disney princesses & books recs section, Comics, Anthro and Internet Fics section Any further updates will go to a new list.

(as you may be able to tell, I did a lot of reading this xmas holidays. Filtering is possible, although will be mixed up with my other bookmarks on ao3 here: http://archiveofourown.org/users/Qem/bookmarks)

Read more... )
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