Hello wonderful bar, it’s October once again and that means it’s Secret Santa sign up time! Please read the following information carefully – we like to tweak things to try and make them better so there are some changes – and please do follow the instructions for the sign up form because it makes everything easier. Thank you! TIMELINE
REQUESTS: from now until 09:00 GMT Saturday 15th October
CHOICES POST: will go up ASAP after and be available until 17:00 GMT Friday 21st OctoberASSIGNMENTS SENT OUT:
by 23rd October at the latestSUBMISSION DEADLINE:
Midnight (whatever your time zone) Sunday 4th DecemberGIFT POSTING STARTS:
19th 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 to make banners for all the gifts. If you would also like to make other graphics goodies, pinch-hit, beta read, and cheerlead, THANK YOU. You can do any or all of these extra things regardless of whether you’re in the exchange or not – either comment to this post or wait until we have a post later on calling for volunteers. 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, fanvid, 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. If you don’t submit by the extension 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. ( how to take partCollapse )
Okay then. HERE WE GO