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LotR SeSa 2011: Signups Now Open-- [Oct. 17th, 2011|08:50 pm]
Lord of the Rings Secret Santa

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ETA (11/03/2011): Signups are now closed!

Greetings from your friendly neighbourhood elves! (Hopefully of the Tolkien variety rather than the tiny and twee North Pole type. ^_~)

So, it's that time of the year again: time to sign up for the Lord of the Rings Secret Santa exchange! Slash, het and gen, fic and fanart; you can request it all, so why not join in? Sign-ups will run from now until October 31st.

Previous years' stories and art can be found, as usual, via the website or this community.

Please note that this is an FPF challenge. (i.e. Fictional, not real people fiction/RPF.)

The Rules (2011):
    1. Your story (or fanart) is due December 16th and will go online December 24th -- please post it to the community (and nowhere else, until January 1st) and we will make it public on Christmas Eve.

    2. Naturally, it'd be better if you didn't talk too much about your fic/art beforehand in places where your recipient could see it. Also, as a matter of fairness, please make your story more than 500 words (1000 is better). For fanart we'd expect you to spend at least a couple of hours on your work.

    3. Please only sign up if you plan on actually fulfilling your end of the bargain. If you're going to be late or cannot complete your assignment, please let us know so we can discuss alternate arrangements. In addition, there will be a pool of emergency replacement writers/artists, so that everyone who signs up gets their gift.

    4. Signing up: Please comment on this post (all comments are screened) or email [caras_galadhon AT livejournal.com] until October 31st with the following information (especially your email address for your assignment). You can be as specific in your likes and dislikes as you want, or leave everything up to the writer. Also, join the community, so you can post your story and keep track of any admin posts.

    (Please feel free to copy and paste the following template.)



    5. When you're done, please post to the community with the name of your recipient, the pairing or characters, and the rating in the subject line. Use headers (with disclaimers, warnings, etc.) and put the fic/fanart itself behind a cut tag. All gifts will go online on December 24th and will be added to the website.
That should be it. You will get your assignment in early November, if possible before November 8th, giving you approximately six weeks to finish your assignment. We realize that it's not possible that everyone gets to write their OTP, but we'll do our best to make sure you don't have to write something that squicks you, so be sure to let us know your preferences.

Have fun -- and spread the word!

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[User Picture]From: caras_galadhon
2011-10-17 07:53 am (UTC)

Example Signup--

Author name: BalrogBob (bobsuruncle)
Email address: balrogbob@fierypit.org

Requesting:
Fic, fanart or either?: Fic or art!
Pairing(s)/Character(s): Gandalf/Balrog, Bill the Pony/Shadowfax, or something focusing on the Nazgul.
Scenario/Prompt: I'd love something set in the Mines of Moria, before or after the Quest, or maybe in Rohan with the Rohirrim as backdrop. I love winter scenes and darkfic.
Squicks/Dislikes: Balloons, clowns, and anything involving mayonnaise on leather.

Offering:
Fic, fanart or either?: Art.
Preferences: I'm most comfortable drawing dark scenarios involving Sauron's servants. Ok with sweet, fluffy Hobbits, Dwarves and Elves, but no Wizards or Men, except for Denethor and Theoden.
Squicks/Dislikes: Balloons, clowns, anything involving mayonnaise on leather, and I have trouble drawing Numenorians.
Willing to be replacement writer/artist: Yes!
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[User Picture]From: caras_galadhon
2011-10-17 08:22 am (UTC)
It's a pleasure to have you on board! ^_^ Thanks so much for signing up! Did you have anything you wanted listed under dislikes for your request, or is it entirely open?
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[User Picture]From: caras_galadhon
2011-10-17 08:31 am (UTC)
Great! Looks good, and we're glad to have you on board. ^_^ I hope you enjoy the exchange!
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[User Picture]From: caras_galadhon
2011-10-17 11:02 am (UTC)

Re: Pinch hit only

Thank you, madame! As always, we are so, so pleased to have you on board! ^_^
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[User Picture]From: caras_galadhon
2011-10-21 12:48 am (UTC)
Fantastic! We're glad to have you on board. Thank you for signing up, and we hope you enjoy the exchange!
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[User Picture]From: caras_galadhon
2011-10-31 12:59 am (UTC)
It all looks great! Thank you! We're thrilled to have you on board, and hope you enjoy the exchange! ^_^
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[User Picture]From: caras_galadhon
2011-10-31 01:03 am (UTC)

Re: Exchange

Great! Thank you so much, and we hope you enjoy the exchange! Thanks for signing up! ^_^
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2011-10-26 04:44 pm (UTC)

Exchange

You might want to resend the Exchange announcement. I only found it when I received notice of new pictures on the site. I did not receive the general notice.
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[User Picture]From: caras_galadhon
2011-10-31 12:58 am (UTC)

Re: Exchange

Sorry, do you mean the announcement to the main comm, here, or one of the crossposted announcements?
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[User Picture]From: caras_galadhon
2011-10-31 01:01 am (UTC)
Fantastic, it all looks great! We're really pleased to have you on board, and we hope you enjoy the exchange! ^_^
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[User Picture]From: caras_galadhon
2011-10-31 07:38 am (UTC)
Fantastic! We're so glad to have you, and we hope you enjoy the exchange! ^_^

Only signing up for this because you asked so nicely! :)
*snerk* I'm glad it worked? *G* Thanks, madame!
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[User Picture]From: caras_galadhon
2011-11-03 09:03 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for signing up! ^_^ We hope you have a fantastic time.

One quick question, just for clarification, madame! When you say you dislike "the Men in Lotr except Faramir,as I can't connect so well with them somehow," do you mean you don't want to write anything involving Aragorn, Boromir, Eomer, Denethor, or any other people from Rohan or Gondor besides Faramir? Thanks! *G*
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[User Picture]From: caras_galadhon
2011-11-03 09:12 am (UTC)

Re: Time flies!

Time does indeed fly! ^_^ It all looks great, and thanks so much for signing up!

As a quick point of clarification, were there any characters in particular you preferred to write, or is it wide open? (SeSa is all FPF, no RPF, so you don't have to worry about getting any of the latter.)
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[User Picture]From: caras_galadhon
2011-11-03 09:15 am (UTC)
Fantastic! Thanks so much for signing up, and we hope you enjoy the exchange!
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[User Picture]From: caras_galadhon
2011-11-03 09:17 am (UTC)
Hooray! Glad to have you on board, madame, and we hope you enjoy the exchange! ^_^
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[User Picture]From: caras_galadhon
2011-11-03 09:18 am (UTC)
It all looks good! Thanks so much, madame! We're thrilled to have you on board! ^_^
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[User Picture]From: caras_galadhon
2011-11-03 09:20 am (UTC)
Great! We're pleased to have you on board, and hope you enjoy the exchange! *G*
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[User Picture]From: caras_galadhon
2011-11-03 09:21 am (UTC)
Looks good! Thanks for signing up, and we hope you enjoy the exchange! ^_~
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[User Picture]From: caras_galadhon
2011-11-03 09:22 am (UTC)
Glad you've signed up! Thanks! ^_~
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[User Picture]From: caras_galadhon
2011-11-03 09:25 am (UTC)
Fantastic! Everything looks good, and we're pleased to have you on board! ^_^

Thank you again for allowing me to sign up! :)
*G* Our pleasure!
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