Hello wonderful bar, it’s Secret Santa sign up time! Please read the following information carefully as we’ve made some changes for this year, and please do follow the instructions for the sign up form because it makes everything easier. Thanking you!TIMELINEREQUESTS: from now until Midnight Saturday 10th October
CHOICES POST: will go up shortly after and be available until Thursday 15th October 18:00 GMT
ASSIGNMENTS SENT OUT: by the 17th/18th October
CHECK IN: Mid-November
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Midnight Sunday 6th December
GIFT POSTING STARTS: 19th/20th DecemberTHINGS TO KNOW
An exchange is where you sign up with ideas for what kind of gift you’d like and what kind of gift you'd like to give, then everyone gets a gift and makes a gift, and it's all anonymous until reveals at the end. For this exchange gifts can be EITHER a fic OR a gift basket.
This post is to sign up to take part in the exchange. We also like to have a graphics team, for gift banners and other goodies, pinch-hitters, beta readers, and cheerleaders, so there’ll be another post later on for people interested in those. And community gifts are always welcome. You can do any or all of these extra things regardless of whether you’re in the exchange or not.RULES
1) THE RULES OF THE COMM APPLY
2) Your gifts need to have a focus on Clint and/or Natasha – solo or as friends, partners, lovers, colleagues, spouses, enemies… We love other characters and welcome fics with all pairings and no pairing group gen fics, but the focus of our comm are on these two. SEE THIS POST
and message a mod if you have any questions.
3) Fics must be a MINIMUM of 1,000 words and a MAXIMUM of 10,000 words. Gift Baskets are the arty option, but should be the equivalent of the same length fic. They can be made up of art (such as a wallpaper, painting, picset, or graphic manip), a fanmix (minimum cover and 5 tracks), icons (minimum 10), or a combination or any of these, or a combination of these and a short fic (minimum 500 words).
4) This is an anonymous exchange
, so don’t reveal who your giftee is until after the reveals! TROUBLESHOOTING
If at any point during this exchange you feel you won’t be able to submit your gift by the deadline please do let us know straight away
by email or PM. We don’t yell, we just want to make sure that everyone who participates gets a gift.
To keep things fair, for participants, pinch-hitters, and your mods, if you don’t submit by the deadline a pinch-hitter will automatically be assigned. If you submit by the agreed extension date the pinch-hit will be a community gift, and if you don’t then whatever you create will not be posted as part of the exchange and the gift for you will be reassigned as a community gift. We’ll still love you, but please be considerate of your fellow bar members and mods – unlike Santa’s elves your mods can’t work logistical magic.TO TAKE PART IN THE EXCHANGE AS A GIFT GIVER AND RECEIVER
To take part please copy and paste the sign up form into a comment and fill it in. Instructions are behind the cut.
Comments are screened to keep them anonymous. After the sign up deadline of Midnight Saturday 10th October
we will do a public post of all the anon requests, to which you will be able to comment with your preferences, so which request you’d like to create for. (Like we did earlier this year for the AU Exchange.)
You’re not guaranteed your choices, but we will be using these to match you up as best we can and keeping to your choices as much as possible. We aim to match everyone up in the best combinations possible, but we make no guarantees of perfection! Please feel free to include lots of info in your sign up form; it actually makes things easier, both for matching and for whoever gets you as an assignment.
Once matching has been done you will receive your assignment by email. We’ll provide information closer to the time on how to submit your gifts, but this will also be by email. Remember, this is an anonymous exchange!
For questions: there’s a thread at the top of this post that we will keep un-screening the comments on so we can chat.SIGN UP FORM
Copy and paste into a comment to this post:( FORM INSTRUCTIONSCollapse )
ARE YOU EXCITED? HERE WE GO!