When you sign up to Yuletide (on AO3, beginning 1 October), you will pick between 3 and 6 fandoms to request. On the sign-up form, you can also enter prompts for each of these fandoms. Many people stick to that, and don’t write a letter. Many people choose to also write a letter, and put the link in the sign-up form. Writing a Yuletide letter makes your prompts more visible. It gives people some idea of what’s being requested in a fandom before they offer to write it, and it gives you space to talk at length about your likes and dislikes.
If you want tips on how to write a letter, try Yuletide IRC chat, or perhaps 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:
Link to your letter
Another link if your letter is in more than one place
That is, please write it like:
Sucker Punch (2011)
Soon I Will Be Invincible - Austin Grossman
Jorinde and Joringel (Fairy Tale)
AO3 name: Morbane
Link to your letter: http://morbane.livejournal.com/201664.h
Fandom name: Sucker Punch (2011)
Fandom name: Soon I Will Be Invincible - Austin Grossman
Fandom name: Jorinde and Joringel (Fairy Tale)
Faster for you, and faster for me copying it to the spreadsheet. ^!^
If you want to add your requested characters in your comment, please feel free! Just please write them below your AO3 name, letter link, and fandom names.
You can have 3, 4, 5, or 6 fandom names - that is the number of possible requests this year.
Please use the 2016 tag set as a guide to formatting each fandom name.
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.
The google spreadsheet is HERE. Thank you to Alley_Skywalker, Isis, Molybdomantic, and Shadow_Lover, who are helping to keep it updated.
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 16 October, 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. If you don't want to, you don't have to.
This post is also on LiveJournal.
Since my last update, there have been 9 works added to the New Year's Resolution collection!
( Works in Lego - All Media Types, Lego modular buildings, LEGO Detective's Office, Wild Kratts, Kyouryuu Sentai Zyuranger, Football RPF, German National Football Team RPF, Mean Girls (2004), Joe Biden as written by The Onion, Political RPF - US 21st c., Emelan - Tamora Pierce, Chess (Board Game), Beauty and the Beast (1991) )
( Challenge information )
If you need to write a NYR story to re-qualify for Yuletide this year, you have 4 days left to do it. Sign-ups start on October 1, and your story must be in by then if you want to sign up.
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. Last year, the nominations trading post represented about 1/3 of actual Yuletide nominations.
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 (or on LJ).
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 9th.
Please use the following format for comments:
( Works in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and The Originals (TV) )
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If you need to write a NYR story to re-qualify for Yuletide this year, you have one month left to do it. Sign-ups start on October 1, and your story must be in by then if you want to sign up.
Use this post to drum up interest in the Yuletide-sized fandoms of your heart. Tell us what you like about them, and where we can find canon sources or primers. You may get a new convert to your tiny fandom, or remind someone of that thing they used to love but thought nobody else cared about.
This post is meant for fandom promotion/discussion only. If you have problems/questions about how Yuletide is run, you should hop over to the yuletide-admin comm on Dreamwidth or Livejournal to ask a mod.
Folie à Deux (5950 words) by MinervasTorch
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Philip J. Fry/Turanga Leela, past Lars Fillmore/Turanga Leela, past Turanga Leela/Sean
Characters: Philip J. Fry, Turanga Leela, Bender Rodriguez, Lars Fillmore, Nibbler (Futurama)
Additional Tags: Episode Related, Episode Tag, Post-Fry and Leela's Big Fling, Cunnilingus, Romance, Porn with Feelings, Emotional Sex, Character Study, Past Relationship(s)
“You know, Big Boots,” Bender declares, waving the hard drive around in the air. “If it weren’t for me, you’d be enjoying some new-found fame. It’s only my quick thinking that has spared you some considerable moritification. You biological organisms and your disgusting and embarrassing bodily functions! This is the only copy. Don’t look at in public.”
It wasn’t that Leela wasn’t horrified when Bender and Amy told her that her ‘romantic getaway’ with Fry was actually a zoo habitat on a planet populated by sentient apes who wanted to gawp at humans mating. It was just that she assumed they were lying about it.
( Challenge information )
Pinch-hit #1: DC Animated Universe, Smallville, Arrow, crossover fandoms, X-Men (Original Timeline Movies)
Pinch-hit #3: Assassin's Creed, The Technomancer (Video Game), Fallout 4, Resident Evil - All Media Types
Assignments are due September 30. See here for the schedule and rules.
Pinch Hit 7 - The Flash (TV), Marvel comics, Daredevil, Sense8
Pinch Hit 8 - Divine Cities, Craft Sequence, Noragami, Natsume Yuujinchou
Pinch Hit 9 - Jessica Jones, MCU, Emelan, Psych
They can be claimed by emailing me at email@example.com or leaving a comment on the post where pinch hits have been posted (AO3 name and pinch hit number should be included).
(For times and dates works are due, please see post; the minimum requirements are fics of at least 1000 words or clean lineart with basic shading/coloring.)
( Works in Emma - Jane Austen; Pat of Silver Bush Series - L. M. Montgomery; and National Football League RPF, below cut )
( Challenge information )
The Darkest Night is an exchange fest celebrating dark themes in fanworks. Any fandom is allowed, including five-minute fandoms and Original Work. Fic and art are both welcome; the minimum word count is 500 words, and art must be a good sketch on unlined paper. Nominations open July 10 and close July 24; sign-ups run from July 29 to August 12, and works are due on September 19.
Check out darkestnightex, AO3 Collection, and the schedule and FAQ for more info!
Nominations are open now!
The fandoms are:
Pinch-hit 15 (銀の匙 | Silver Spoon, xxxHoLic, 山田くんと７人の魔女 | Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo, 食戟のソーマ | Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma, ノラガミ | Noragami, ちはやふる | Chihayafuru, Ookiku Furikabutte | Big Windup!)
Pinch-hit 17 (Razor Sharp (2006), Jane the Virgin (TV), Awake (TV) )
Pinch-hit 18 (The Queen's Thief - Megan Whalen Turner, The Chronicles of Chrestomanci - Diana Wynne Jones, Carpet People - Terry Pratchett, Exiles - Melanie Rawn, Hexwood - Diana Wynne Jones, Rain Wilds Chronicles - Robin Hobb, Johnny Maxwell - Terry Pratchett, The Tiffany Aching Series - Terry Pratchett)
Pinch-hit 19 (The Chronicles of Riddick Series, Moonlight (TV), V (1983) )