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Challenge Second Annual Winter Holiday Fic-gift Exchange Challenge!! ~ Stats and Questions from mav~

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by mavjade , Nov 13, 2008.

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  1. C1-J2

    C1-J2 Jedi Youngling star 3

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    May 16, 2007
    Here's mine:

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/29639474/p1/]Dance, Dance Gamorrean[/link] for MsLanna

    She requested:
    1) Clones
    2) Dancing
    3) Humor

    I rarely write humor, and I've never written about the clones, so I kind of had a hard time with this one. Plus I tend to hang out in Before more than any other era, so it was definitely interesting. I finished it though with two hours to spare! And I did enjoy writing most of it. :)
     
  2. mavjade

    mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Sep 10, 2005
    Thank you all for a another wonderful fic-gift exchange! [:D]

    But I want to give a very special thank you to Mira_Jade who not only completed the fic-gift assigned to her but she also completed a fic for someone who wasn't able to finish theirs. Thanks so much Mira! [:D] =D==D=

    I'd also like to thank the person (and I'm not going to embarrass anyone and say who, you know who you are ;) ) who realized they were not going to be able to finish theirs and PMed me. I know the person who received a fic-gift because you did thanks you as well! [:D]

    ~ If you still have not completed your fic-gift and are planning to do so, please PM your person and let them know. If you don't get a PM and your fic has not been completed feel free to post it here and maybe someone will pick it up!

    [hl=darkblue]Statistics: [/hl]
    Though Lanna could probably give us some more detail! :)

    2008: 28 out of 32 (87.5 %) people completed their fic-gifts on time! =D=

    But unfortunately that isn't as good as last year. :(

    2007: 27/30 (90%) completed their fics on time.

    So we didn't do as well as last year, but still pretty good, I think!


    [hl=darkblue]Questions:[/hl]
    Just a few questions so I can improve for next year.

    1. Was the time to sign up/ complete fic adequate?
    2. Was the '3 things you want, 1 you don't and 3 characters' too many, not enough or just right?
    3. If you received a reminder PM was it helpful or just annoying?
    4. If you had any problems were they solved to your liking and quickly enough?
    5. Anything else I could do to make this better next year?


    Thanks again, everyone! I had a blast and I hope you did as well! [:D]


     
  3. RK_Striker_JK_5

    RK_Striker_JK_5 Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Jul 2, 2003
    1. Was the time to sign up/ complete fic adequate?
    I'd say yes.

    2. Was the '3 things you want, 1 you don't and 3 characters' too many, not enough or just right?
    I'da almost say it was too limiting, for lack of a better term.
    3. If you received a reminder PM was it helpful or just annoying?
    Not applicable.

    4. If you had any problems were they solved to your liking and quickly enough?
    No problems.
    5. Anything else I could do to make this better next year?
    *Shrugs* Make it a little more open, restriction-wise? Not sure how to word it...
     
  4. MsLanna

    MsLanna Jedi Master star 6

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    Jul 8, 2005
    Hmm, stats.
    If I take the story of Alexis that is still to come into consideration there's 29 stories written total.
    24 will have written and received.
    4 wrote a story but didn't get one
    5 received a story and posted none.

    I think the numbers are a bit mixed because Mira_Jade wrote two stories.[face_thinking]


    1. Was the time to sign up/ complete fic adequate?
    Yes.

    2. Was the '3 things you want, 1 you don't and 3 characters' too many, not enough or just right?
    Since you can decide to have less, I'd say yes.

    3. If you received a reminder PM was it helpful or just annoying?
    Didn't get one.

    4. If you had any problems were they solved to your liking and quickly enough?
    Had no problems. :D

    5. Anything else I could do to make this better next year?
    Death Penalty for those who don't post.[face_devil]
    Or something.
     
  5. dancing_star

    dancing_star Jedi Master star 4

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    Feb 24, 2007
    1. Was the time to sign up/ complete fic adequate?
    Yes! :D
    2. Was the '3 things you want, 1 you don't and 3 characters' too many, not enough or just right?
    Just right :)
    3. If you received a reminder PM was it helpful or just annoying?
    Helpful
    4. If you had any problems were they solved to your liking and quickly enough?
    Definitely! Thank you!! :)
    5. Anything else I could do to make this better next year?
    I don't think so- it's pretty great as it is! [face_dancing] Thanks for such a wonderful challenge, mav!![:D]
     
  6. Laine_Snowtrekker

    Laine_Snowtrekker Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Jul 8, 2003
    1. Was the time to sign up/ complete fic adequate?

    Yes.

    2. Was the '3 things you want, 1 you don't and 3 characters' too many, not enough or just right?

    Really, it depends on what the asker has asked for. Mine was really tough for me--it's why I was posting the day before the deadline. Maybe it should be two things you want and one you don't.

    3. If you received a reminder PM was it helpful or just annoying?

    Sort of both, really. It was nice that I was reminded (and therefore, knew that someone was paying attention), but since I hadn't forgotten, it was like more of a "Aw, blast, I gotta hurry on this!"

    4. If you had any problems were they solved to your liking and quickly enough?

    Had no problems.

    5. Anything else I could do to make this better next year?

    I liked. It's my third year that I've done this, and it's been fun each time. So, no suggestions in particular.
     
  7. madman007

    madman007 Jedi Master star 4

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    Aug 22, 2007
    1. Was the time to sign up/ complete fic adequate?
    The time was very adequate for me.


    2. Was the '3 things you want, 1 you don't and 3 characters' too many, not enough or just right?

    Maybe shorten the amount of things that happen. With my gift, I had the first two down in the story but then there was the third item. I had to make it an AU story for that to fit.


    3. If you received a reminder PM was it helpful or just annoying?

    N/A

    4. If you had any problems were they solved to your liking and quickly enough?

    I did have a question on my fic gift and it was answered that day, so good job on the quickness.

    5. Anything else I could do to make this better next year?

    Can't think of anything now.
     
  8. DaenaBenjen42

    DaenaBenjen42 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    May 15, 2005
    Liked the run-down of the stats. :)


    1. Was the time to sign up/ complete fic adequate?

    I thought it was...

    2. Was the '3 things you want, 1 you don't and 3 characters' too many, not enough or just right?

    I think I had a little bit of a problem with the one thing not wanted, but other than that it was just right. The problem I had, which I couldn't ask about, nor did it occur to me to ask, was which kind of angst was meant.

    3. If you received a reminder PM was it helpful or just annoying?

    Doesn't apply...

    4. If you had any problems were they solved to your liking and quickly enough?

    Major problem was solved right off the bat by Mav without my asking her to solve anything, so yes on that one.

    5. Anything else I could do to make this better next year?

    Can't think of anything right now by way of improvements...


    Edits: errors... fixed 'em.
     
  9. earlybird-obi-wan

    earlybird-obi-wan Force Ghost star 6

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    Aug 21, 2006
    1. Was the time to sign up/ complete fic adequate?
    sure
    2. Was the '3 things you want, 1 you don't and 3 characters' too many, not enough or just right?
    Just right

    3. If you received a reminder PM was it helpful or just annoying?

    doesn't apply
    4. If you had any problems were they solved to your liking and quickly enough?
    same here
    5. Anything else I could do to make this better next year?
    No and it was fun and a great pleasure to do
     
  10. Seremela

    Seremela Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Jul 12, 2008
    1. Was the time to sign up/ complete fic adequate?
    Yes, it was for me.

    2. Was the '3 things you want, 1 you don't and 3 characters' too many, not enough or just right?
    Just right IMO. Enough to know what kind of story the recipient wanted so it hopefully didn't go wrong, but also still leaving a lot of freedom

    3. If you received a reminder PM was it helpful or just annoying?
    Not relevant

    4. If you had any problems were they solved to your liking and quickly enough?
    Oh yes! I panicked at first about the assignment and I can only say 'thank you very much' for the swift help and ideas! [:D]

    5. Anything else I could do to make this better next year?
    This was my first time paricipating and I liked it the way it was.

    :( I just would have liked to have received 'my' story, but since there was no pm or nothing, I guess I better resign myself to not getting one.

    But if anyone could bring her/himself to write a marvellous Qui-Gon story, not as a support character but the main one, I'll be there enjoying every bit of it!



     
  11. Alexis_Wingstar

    Alexis_Wingstar Jedi Master star 4

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    Sep 16, 2006
    Here is my belated fic-gift for Rau_Fang who wanted: 1) clubbing (either nightclubbing or blunt trauma); 2) an unusual contest with an unusual prize; and 3) rivalry. The characters: Han, Lando &/or Chewbacca. Not wanted: Jedi. I hope this was worth your wait. I had fun writing it. :D [link=http://boards.theforce.net/The_Saga/b10476/]A Boys' Night Out[/link]


    1. Was the time to sign up/ complete fic adequate? More than adequate :D

    2. Was the '3 things you want, 1 you don't and 3 characters' too many, not enough or just right? I'd say it was fine.

    3. If you received a reminder PM was it helpful or just annoying? It was polite. :)

    4. If you had any problems were they solved to your liking and quickly enough? N/A

    5. Anything else I could do to make this better next year? You did a great job. I wouldn't change a thing.


     
  12. Irish_Jedi_Jade

    Irish_Jedi_Jade Jedi Master star 4

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    Jul 19, 2007
    1. Was the time to sign up/ complete fic adequate?

    Lol, my life is so crazy nothing is adequate anymore! But yes, there was enough time for me to carve out a space from evil DRL to write it!

    2. Was the '3 things you want, 1 you don't and 3 characters' too many, not enough or just right?

    I liked that--it gave me the space to be more specific in what I wanted, and also I'm not one of those inventive free spirits--I like people telling me in GREAT detail what they want. It helps the "oh no, what if they don't like it just after I hit the post" button madness. ;)

    3. If you received a reminder PM was it helpful or just annoying?

    It was a LIFESAVER!

    4. If you had any problems were they solved to your liking and quickly enough?

    No problems, it all went perfectly. You coulnd't have done better!

    5. Anything else I could do to make this better next year?

    I LOVED it! I think you were fantastic, it was fantastic, the stories were fantastic, and it was a BLAST!!!

    Huggles!
    [face_good_luck] Irish
     
  13. Aiel

    Aiel Jedi Master star 4

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    Oct 14, 2004
    1. Was the time to sign up/ complete fic adequate?

    Very adequate in my opinion on both counts.

    2. Was the '3 things you want, 1 you don't and 3 characters' too many, not enough or just right?

    Just right I think, it doesn't really limit the amount of characters you can add or what you could do with the story very much IMHO.

    3. If you received a reminder PM was it helpful or just annoying?

    N/A

    4. If you had any problems were they solved to your liking and quickly enough?

    No problems here, everything ran very smoothly both with my recived gift and given gift.

    5. Anything else I could do to make this better next year?

    Maybe, just in case, we extend the cut off date for giftfic submissions by a couple of days, <I.E some people may be still on vacation somewhere or very busy in the holiday seasons.>
     
  14. path-seeker

    path-seeker Jedi Padawan star 4

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    May 1, 2008
    1. Was the time to sign up/ complete fic adequate?

    Yes, it was plenty.

    2. Was the '3 things you want, 1 you don't and 3 characters' too many, not enough or just right?

    I think it was just right. It's not enough to be too overwhelming, but it also gives the fic some decent boundaries.

    3. If you received a reminder PM was it helpful or just annoying?

    Helpful. I hadn't forgotten, but I can always use reminders.

    4. If you had any problems were they solved to your liking and quickly enough?

    No problems at all. :)

    5. Anything else I could do to make this better next year?

    Not that I can think of. It was a fun challenge!
     
  15. Rau_Fang

    Rau_Fang Jedi Master star 2

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    Mar 28, 2005
    1. Was the time to sign up/ complete fic adequate?

    Yep

    2. Was the '3 things you want, 1 you don't and 3 characters' too many, not enough or just right?

    I think a lot of it depends on the person creating the requirements... but I think it was just right. I was happy with mine :p

    3. If you received a reminder PM was it helpful or just annoying?


    Reminders are grand.

    4. If you had any problems were they solved to your liking and quickly enough?

    Everything was a-ok.

    5. Anything else I could do to make this better next year?


    This challenge was bomb.com, thanks a lot mav!
     
  16. Mira_Jade

    Mira_Jade The Fanfic Manager With The Cape star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Jun 29, 2004
    1. Was the time to sign up/ complete fic adequate?

    You betcha. ;)

    2. Was the '3 things you want, 1 you don't and 3 characters' too many, not enough or just right?

    Just perfect. :)

    3. If you received a reminder PM was it helpful or just annoying?

    Can't say, but I imagine it was helpful. :)

    4. If you had any problems were they solved to your liking and quickly enough?

    No problems to think of. Which is a good thing. ;)

    5. Anything else I could do to make this better next year?

    I'd say it's just right. :D

    ~MJ @};-
     
  17. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Jul 20, 2002
    Since Seremela didn't get hers, I wrote one for her instead :) [link=http://boards.theforce.net/before_the_saga/b10475/29664611/p1/]A Little Light[/link]


    I would like: Qui-Gon-hurt/torture, Jedi action (good old Force use), some interesting aliens

    I don't want: Obi-hurt/torture; death of a main character

    Characters: Qui-Gon Jinn and the rest is free, although I always like Obi-Wan and Dooku around


    For the record, I loved this challenge and I'm going to sign up next year :) I thought the number of wants and don't wants was good.
     
  18. mavjade

    mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Sep 10, 2005
    Thank you all for your input, I have taken it to heart and will use it to improve for next year! :D

    I have updated the list of the fics on the first page, so they should all be there. If you would like to go and read some of them again (or come awards time ;) there were some very good ones!) without finding this thread, I've also put them in the [link=http://boards.theforce.net/fan_fiction_resource/b10304/22826700/p1/?25]Master Challenge Index[/link] which can be found as a sticky at the top of resource. :)

    New Stats: Everyone except one person has received their fics, and that author has assured me that they are working on it. So hopefully soon, everyone will get theirs! YAY! [face_dancing]

    I'd like to thank NYCitygurl for writing an unwritten fic, as well as C1-J2 for volunteering to do so! [:D] You gals are awesome!
     
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