Challenge Fifth Annual Winter Holiday Fic-Gift Exchange! ~ Thanks for another great year!

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  1. mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic Manager

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    Ahh... the time of year to sing happy songs that get on your nerves after a few weeks, make a lot of food then worry about the weight you've gained, stress out about what gift to give your obscure relative you only see every other year. Holidays, while fun can also be stressful, but especially the myriad of holidays that fall between November and January. So why not at least get a gift you know you'll like? (Just make sure to act surprised when you open it!)


    Welcome to the Fifth Annual Winter Holiday Fic-Gift Exchange!


    How To Participate:

    Slightly new rules for this year!

    Send me, [link=http://boards.theforce.net/PrivateMessages/SendMessage.aspx?usr=1213679]mavjade[/link], a PM with the things you would like in your fic-gift, something you don't want to see in your fic-gift, the main characters you would like and what Era(s) your fic-gift should be in.

    **You are allowed to put more than three things that you want (unlike previous years) BUT the author is only required to use the first three things, so put your wishes in order of preference, same goes for characters.

    Also in your PM should be what Era(s) you would like to write in.

    ~*~*~*~

    Example PM:

    I would like a story in Beyond with:

    1. a stolen kiss
    2. an accident that almost happens
    3. a celebration

    I do not want: anyone dying

    Characters: Luke, Mara and Ben

    I would like to write for Beyond or Saga


    ~*~*~*~

    After I have received all the requests I will send you someones request and you will write for them. Your request will not necessarily be given to the person for whom you are writing, but it is possible that it will happen.

    When sending your request, remember that this is not the Dare challenge and you aren't trying to stump someone or make them miserable, you are getting something you would like to read.

    When you are writing, feel free to be as creative as you want, just remember to include at least the first three things for which your fic-gift recipient asked.



    Deadlines/Posting:

    Fic-Gift Requests: 5:00pm, board time, Thursday December 1st
    Requests will go out on the 1st or 2nd

    Deadline for your fic-gift to be posted: 11:59pm board time, Tuesday January 3rd, though your fic-gift can be posted at any time.

    -When you post your fic-gift please put in the title "Fic-gift for ___ " with their name where ___ is and post a link in this thread.

    -If you have not posted your fic-gift two weeks (approximately) before it is due you will receive a PM from me reminding you of the due date. If you would not like to receive this reminder PM, let me know.






    Other Important Info:


    * It is very difficult once to trade fic-gift requests once they have all been sent out so please think carefully about what era's you agree to write in. If there is a character(s) you refuse to write, let me know but please do so sparingly.

    * If your request has an Original Character in it, please provide a link to stories where someone can read your OC and get an idea about their character. If you are feeling particularly helpful, a character description and some character traits might be appreciated by the writer.

    * If for some reason you find you will not be able to get your Fic-gift done by the deadline, please let me know as soon as possible so I can send the request to someone else. I don't want anyone to get left out!

    * If you find yourself done with your fic-gift early and would be willing to write another fic-gift for someone who finds they are not able to write after all, let me know! I can always use pinch hitters!


    If you have any questions feel free to PM me or ask in the thread!

    Happy Holidays!!
    [:D]



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  2. mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic Manager

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    Before
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/before_the_saga/b10475/32002664]Water Trouble[/link] by earlybird-obi-wan for The1stJediPrincess
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/before_the_saga/b10475/32005987/p1/?0]It's Not Tomorrow Yet[/link] by The1stJediPrincess for LillyHobbitJedi


    Saga
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/32003360/p1/?0]A Sea of Change[/link] by Sara_Kenobi for Luna_Nightshade
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/32003842/p1/?0]For an In-between Child[/link] by Luna_Nightshade for KELIA
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/32004522/p1/]Lost[/link] by LillyHobbitJedi for Cade_Cryocharger
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/32030953/p1/?2]Life's Disapointments[/link] by Cade_Cryocharger for earlybird-obi-wan

    Beyond
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/32004791/p1/?0]Everything[/link] by Ceillean for Jade_eyes
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/32004936/p1/]Parental Assurances[/link] by Jade_eyes for Briannakin
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/32006284/p1/?0]My Brother's Keeper[/link] by Jedi_Lover for Lexi_Lupin
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/32005498/p1/?0]Fateful Intervention[/link] by LexiLupin for Ceillean
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/32009539/p1/]Risk and Reward[/link] by Briannakin for Jedi_Lover
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/32009976/p1/]Embers to Flames[/link] by Raphire for FelsGoddess
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/32012322/p1/]Need to Remember[/link] by DaenaBenjen42 for Raphire
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/32020472/p1/]Not More Ewoks![/link] by FelsGoddess for MiralukaJedi
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/32029700/p1/]Memories of the Past[/link] by MiralukaJedi for DaenaBenjen42
  3. DarthIshtar Jedi Grand Master

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    Signing up as I always do... *searches for idea.*
  4. Jedi_Lover Jedi Grand Master

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    What if you are assigned to write characters you are not familiar with. For example, if a person has not read the FotJ books they probably couldn't write B/V. Would that story be assigned to come one else or are we expected to do our best?
  5. mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic Manager

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    I do my best to pay attention to what people seem to know but that doesn't necessarily always work out.

    Most people, it seems do some research and do their best, but if someone really feels they can't write what they are given I try to find someone who hasn't already gotten an awesome plot idea and attached to their request and are willing to switch to that.

    The reason I say anything at all is I've had a few people in the past that keep wanting to switch and it's just kind of difficult to do and I feel bad for asking people to switch. :)
  6. Luna_Nightshade Manager Emeritus

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    That is also why it is important that if you know ahead of time that there is something you're really nervous about writing--say, I don't know squat about anything past Legacy as you say--then make a note in the PM. It can be very helpful as we try to assign these requests to know ahead of time that you are soooo not into writing that. We, as mods, would like to think that we know you guys well enough to know if something is definitely not for you, but if there is some fanfic character that makes you want to cry--let us know. Of course, we'll need some flexibility since no system is perfect, but if there's something you're really scared of, feel free to let us know. We'll do our best to accommodate you with the fic-gift requests we have. This isn't the Dare challenge--this is the Holiday Fic-Gift exchange, and it is always just a really fun way to celebrate the season by giving little ficlet gifts.
  7. MiralukaJedi Jedi Knight

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    Oh I'm definitely in. Now I must come up with an idea and send it in.
  8. TrakNar Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm not gonna participate, as with NaNo, my muse has abandoned me. It's on strike, and no amount of negotiations seems to be luring it back. However, I do have more than a few ideas that I'd like to toss out there as simply a small challenge. Would one be able to do that without having to write a fic themselves (considering that my muse has flown South for the winter)?
  9. Sara_Kenobi Jedi Grand Master

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    I finally have the time to take part in this. Now I just have to figure out what I want to do. :p This sounds great!
  10. Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager

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    I am totally doing this. The hardest part for me is figuring out what I want.
  11. Raphire Jedi Knight

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    I'm in. Lol and Ceillean... My request will not be for mush. :p
  12. Ceillean Jedi Grand Master

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    [face_laugh][face_laugh][face_laugh]
  13. mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic Manager

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    If it takes me a few days to open your Request PM's, fear not, I will get to it, I just like to do them in batches it makes it easier for me.


    Unfortunately not for this. :( I'm sorry your muse has abandoned you, I know we've all been there and feel your pain but it wouldn't be fair to someone to write a request and not get one in return. There are usually a few people who end up not getting to write their given request and I try and find others to write it so everyone gets something.
    But maybe someone who is feeling in the holiday spirit and looking for something to write will read this and send you a PM!? :)

  14. LilyHobbitJedi Jedi Knight

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    I'm totally participating, sounds like fun! :)
  15. mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic Manager

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    Reminder: Tomorrow is the last day to send your Fic-Gift requests!
  16. The1stJediPrincess Jedi Knight

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  17. Raxacoricofallapatorius Jedi Knight

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    Sep 20, 2010
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    I'm in. :)


    I'd be willing to write more than just one fic. [:D]
  18. mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic Manager

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    I had planned on matching fic-gifts tonight and sending them out tomorrow but my new job is making me sleepy (I'm used to working nights and I'm on days atm) and I have to get up early tomorrow. So because of these things I'm going to wait and do the matching tomorrow when I get home. So if anyone still hasn't sent in their request you have until noon board time tomorrow, 12/2.

    I'll still send out the requests tomorrow it'll just be a little later in the evening.


    EDIT: All of the request have now been sent out! If you sent yours in and haven't received one, let me know! :)
  19. DarthIshtar Jedi Grand Master

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    Darn, for the first time since me and Anakinsfavorite came up with the predecessor of this tradition, I forgot to send my request in. Good luck to everyone! And if there are unfortunate leftovers, you know where to send them.
  20. earlybird-obi-wan Jedi Grand Master

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    Loved this and what I had to write

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/before_the_saga/b10475/32002664]Water trouble[/link]

    A Fanfic gift for The1stJediPrincess

    They would like: a story set in Before the Saga with:

    1) An injury/illness during a mission.

    2) A worried Master.

    3) A happy ending.

    No deaths please.

    Obi-Wan, Qui-Gon, Siri

    And posted on her birthday.

    Happy birthday The1stJediPrincess
  21. Sara_Kenobi Jedi Grand Master

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    Sep 21, 2000
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    Here's my submission!

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/32003360/p1/?0]A Sea of Change, Fic-gift for Luna[/link]

    The requirements were:


    They would like: a story in Saga with:

    1. Any one of Padme's handmaidens as one of the main characters.
    2. A tie-in to any OT event.
    3. A conversation with another Senator.

    I do not want: Palpatine to make an appearance.


    This was a lot of fun, and I hope I did it right. lol. :p I hope you enjoy it, Luna!
  22. Luna_Nightshade Manager Emeritus

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    Sure did, SK!

    I'm quite impressed that I managed to get it done this early. Wahoo!

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/32003842/p1/?0]For an In-Between Child[/link], for KELIA.

    She requested a story in Saga with:

    1. a festive theme
    2. an unexpected admission
    3. one character breaking into song

    I do not want: any mention of the Clone Wars

    Characters: Yoda, Obi-Wan and anyone else you'd like


    Had a ball, KELIA. And mav, if you have an undone request later, you can shoot it my way--I'm done with plenty of time to do one!
  23. mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic Manager

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    Wow you guys, I'm impressed with the speed! :)


    I've updated the Masterlist
  24. LilyHobbitJedi Jedi Knight

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    Aug 29, 2005
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    The challenge was definitely my speed and I really enjoyed writing this for Cade_Cryocharger!

    The request was:

    A story in Saga with...

    1. Snow
    2. At least one OC
    3. Obi-Wan and perhaps, Siri?

    Here it is: [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/32004522/p1/]Lost[/link]
  25. Ceillean Jedi Grand Master

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    Nov 13, 2001
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    Your Story is for: Jade_eyes

    They would like:
    What I do not want: interruptions of any kind because I want is:

    1. A wonderfully romantic evening

    2. A beautiful setting, i.e., could be indoors or out.

    3. A marriage proposal/love declaration - either will do.

    Characters I want to see: L/M as a pairing or Kyp with an OC.

    And here it is: [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/32004791/p1/?0]Everything[/link]
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