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Go here to nominate!

Like last year, you can nominate up to 6 fandoms with up to 15 characters.


As a reminder: Eligible characters have no more than 250 complete English-language fanworks on AO3 with 1000 words or more. OR, for bigger fandoms, eligible characters feature in no more than 5% of complete English fics above 1000 words.

Example: The Sherlock (TV) fandom has (at the time of writing) 28,438 complete English-language fanworks with 1000 words or above. To be eligible, a character in that fandom must be featured in less than 1422 works to be eligible.


To speed up the Reviewing process, you can post your search results here, if your fandoms have more than 250 works on AO3. Go forth and nominate! :D
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Hello, hello! *sending out an SOS*

What with [community profile] rarepairfest just having closed their sign-ups you surely don't need another Rare [x] challenge, right? However, if you do, there will be a few changes this year. We hope you're okay with that. First, the Dates:

Dates
  • Jul 1 - Jul 15: Nomination period
  • Jul 16 - Jul 30: Signups open
  • Aug 1: Assignments go out
  • Oct 1: Assignments are due
  • Oct 8: Works are revealed
  • Oct 15: Authors are revealed


And secondly, this year we will only be checking eligibility on AO3. We hope that works for you. In our experience, ff.net is more relevant for older fandoms, and we wouldn't mind re-populating those on AO3.

Thoughts, suggestions, concerns are all welcome! Hoping to see you play! :)

P.S.: If you can't wait to write anything, why not head over to our Treat Collection? There, you can browse prompts to create fanwork for, and leave your own. Alternately, you can browse the requests from last year. Maybe something sparks your interest. :)

We'll be back on the 1st.
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We'd now like to ask a bit of your time to give us feedback on the first round of the exchange. The questions below are just there to spark ideas, no need to answer them all:

Would you participate again? How was the timing and time frame of our exchange? Do you think one round per year is sufficient? Were you satisfied with us mods? What do we need to work on? How could we make future rounds even more enjoyable?

Anything you'd like to tell us, we'd love to hear it!
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I'm sure it's still the 1st of November somewhere...

At last, the author reveals! You can now see who created your gift (and stalk the rest of their work) and the works will appear in the creator's list of recent works. You are now free to post your art, fic, podfic, etc. to any other place you desire!

That concludes the first round of the Rare Characters Exchange. Thank you everyone, we had an absolute blast!

We'd love if you could leave us feedback on the post we put up for it, so we can make possible future rounds even better. Positive comments, criticism, ideas for the future, anything is appreciated!
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Ladies and gentlemen,

with a little bit of delay, we have safely landed and delivered the cargo various fanworks. You can now go and have a look!

Author/Artist reveals are on November 1st, so please do not to post your work anywhere else before that date. Once it has come, go wild!

Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who participated and particularly to those who jumped in and took on a pinch hit. We had a lot of fun and hopefully, so did you!

Now that the works are revealed, we're encouraging you to post your other prompts or entirely new ones in our prompt meme. If you find one that you'd like to write: there are no minimum requirements or deadlines in the treat collection.

Once again, thanks to everyone! We'll be back on the 1st of November with author reveals -- see you then!

- The mods


P.S. It probably goes without saying, but remember to thank your author or artist. If you're new to AO3 exchanges: authors can reply to comments before the reveals, AO3 will keep you anonymous until then :)
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Worst case scenario had to take place, of course. One of our pinch hitters has defaulted on us, so we are in need of an emergency pinch hit.

Up for taking:

#5 (all fanart or fanfiction)

- Persona 4
- Senki Zesshou Symphogear
- Elenium/Tamuli Series - David & Leigh Eddings
- Vocaloid
- Legend of the Seeker
- Wild ARMs series

More details in the Google Group.

Unfortunately, that means reveals will be delayed until we were able to at least assign the pinch hit to a willing author or artist. If you can help us out, please contact us asap!


Pinch hitter found! Thank you!

To all of you waiting: we're hoping to reveal within the next twenty-four to thirty hours.

Reveals!

Oct. 22nd, 2013 07:34 pm
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We're hoping to reveal the collection on October 22, 15:00 PDT/ 23:00 BST (respectively October 23, 00:00 CEST / 09:00 AEDT), provided all pinch hitters have submitted until then. That gives you around 4.5 hours to put final touches on your work.

Fingers crossed! x
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With reveals soon supposed to happen, we are still looking for a pinch hit! We don't want to delay the reveals, but before we can at least assign a pinch hitter for our last recipient, we will probably have to :|

The recipient is asking for fic or art in the following fandoms:

- Hyperdimension Neptunia
- プリキュア | PreCure | Pretty Cure Series
- Hetalia: Axis Powers
- Dangan Ronpa
- Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magika | Puella Magi Madoka Magica

The full description can be found HERE

If you would be able to fulfill the assignment within a few days or know someone who might be interested and pass this on to them -- we would be very grateful!

Thanks folks! And fingers crossed we'll see you soon for reveal. All of those assignments look very promising ;)


Pinch hitter found! Thanks :)
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Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain mods speaking.

With a tiny bit of delay, we are now approaching our final destination. Submissions just closed, thank you for all your hard work!

Unfortunately, we had to default a few peope who neither submitted a fanwork nor checked in with us before the deadline to negotiate an extension. Which means we have new pinch hits available, so please check them out.

If you were defaulted for non-submission and still want to finish your assignment, get in touch with us an wel'll work something out.

Reveals are scheduled for the 22nd, although they might be delayed until everyone has received a gift.
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We're nearing completion.

There's still time until 23:59 PDT (UTC-7)/ 08:59 CEST (UTC+2)/ 17:59 AEDT (UTC+11) to upload your assignments to the AO3 collection. After that, you have until October 22 before works are revealed.

That's roughly 10 hours left, folks. Thanks to everyone who already submitted.

Also, there are still Pinch Hits up for grabs. If you think, you could squeeze in another fanwork, please let us know! Pinch hits are due on October 22 (12:00 PDT)
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Just checking in to let you know the assignments are due in two days.
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Oh dear, did we really take that long? But it's still Friday somewhere in the world, right?

Assignments have been sent out. They are due on Oct 15, 2013.


Make sure your letters are publicly viewable, i.e. no longer under an f-lock or anything.


If you don't think you'll be able to create anything for your assignment, tell us. If you need more information on what your recipient might like, we can try to contact them on your behalf. If that doesn't help, that'd a pity, but not the end of the world. You can default and we'll try to assign a pinch-hitter for your assignment.


If you missed the sign-ups but want to write something anyway, you can either

a) stalk check the Google Group for potential pinch hits, or
b) have a look around the requests, or
c) check out the special prompts that are not part of the official exchange


Anything I forgot to mention? Questions? Concerns? Coffees? Teas?
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Sign-ups are now closed and assignmens will go out shortly. Thank you to everyone who has signed up!

In case you forgot to link to a dear authors letter, never fear. You can still link to it here.
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Sign-ups will be closing on Thursday night. So don't forget to fill out your sign-up form if you haven't already. Make sure your letters (if you've written any) are publicly available. Keep those amazing requests coming! :D

Assignments will go out sometime on Friday. Pinch hits will be posted to Google Groups.

Or, as they say in Limerick:

Sign-ups close with the setting moon,
or in our time: Friday afternoon.
So get your last request
Off of your chest
And we can get started soon.


Your creatively capricious cabin crew mod team

Links:
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If you've written a Dear Author letter with extra details for your requests or to list your likes and dislikes, you can post them here if you like.



Mirrored post on LiveJournal
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So, sign-ups are well under way. Thanks to everyone who has signed up so far!

A summary of fandoms requested/offered can be found here and a list of requests can be found here. That way you can check if the prompts in your preferred fandoms are something you can actually write for. Or find someone you'd like to treat.


Speaking of which, we would also like to introduce our Treat Collection. All treats may go in there. (Use rarecharactertreats as Collection to post in.)


Of treats, the workings, and and other questions )

In short, we have a prompt meme that doubles as a treat collection. So yay, more prompts!

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Nominations are now officially closed. A big thank you to everyone who has taken their time to nominate a character or several. We hope there are enough for you to request and offer.

Signups will open on August 1.

Until then, you can check the Ineligible Characters list or the Clarifications post in case you are wondering why your nominations has been rejected or is still unreviewed.

Do be aware that we might reject the remaining characters, if we are not sure who they are.


Also, another question regarding signups. Do you want signups to be transparent or not, i.e. do you want to see what others prompt or do you want to be surprised? Should we make a poll about that?

Reminder

Jul. 29th, 2013 06:04 pm
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*bing bong*

This is your friendly mod team speaking. Just to let you know we're now making our final preparations to Fly You To The Moon. that

Nominations will be closing tomorrow July 30 at 23:59 GMT. Tell your friends!

If you experience any ongoing questions concerning the state of your nomination, do not be shy about ringing that service bell. Or refer to the Flight Manual Clarifications post. Any characters we are unclear about after nominations have closed might be rejected. (That goes only for characters without canonical tags.)

Thank you!
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To the person who nominated

  • Julian in Continuum, did you mean "Julian Randol"?

  • The Prince of Atlantis, could you give us some kind of proof for the character "Joris Orlov"?

  • "Dark Precure" in the Pretty Cure Series, did you mean "Dark Cure"?

  • Historical RPF

    • for Queen Nzingha a Mbande Wikipedia offers various names: Nzinga of Ndongo and Matamba, Queen Njinga Mbande and Ana de Sousa Nzingha Mbande. Could you give us an account of which name is the most common?

    • for Matilda of Canossa, Wikipedia redirects me to Matilda of Tuscany. Which is the more common name?

    • also, AO3 doesn't let us review the characters with diacritics in their names. We'll be adding them by hand, so don't worry if they aren't approved on your nomination list.

  • Battlestar Galactica (1978)

    • by "Dylan", did you mean "Dillon"?

    • by "Jamie", did you mean "Jamie Hamilton" or the Viper pilot who was killed in Lost Planets of the Gods?

  • "Vanguard" in Demon Knights, is there a character with that name? All I could find was a horse?

  • Loveless, could you give us some proof for the "Chouko" character?

  • "Martina Vanbasten" in WILD ARMs, is that Martina Vanbasten, Martina Van Basten or even Martina van Basten?

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A heads-up about approved fandoms: they need at least two approved characters. Otherwise they will have to be deleted before signups start. The fandoms in question are:

Alice (2009) (1)
Amnesia: The Dark Descent (1)
Black Jewels - Anne Bishop (1)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (1)
The Transformers (Cartoon Generation One) (1)
Vexx (video game) (1)


Also, we won't look into the following fandoms, unless there are 2 character nominations:
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (character: Billy Church Jr)

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