1. What would you think of a rule that did not allow already established OC's? (OC's are great and I know people want to see someone else write their character but it makes it very difficult for me to find someone to write for it. If you all decided to keep them, that is fine too! ) I agree with this. You have to be careful when using established OCs for something like this unless the writer and giftee are familiar with each others' works. I think it's best to just create new ones. 2. Should the deadline for fic-gifts be pushed back just a little further to allow the holidays to die down a little. (Like to the 10th of January?) I don't really care either way; it looks like most people got them in on time.