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Ladies and Gentlemen,

at last: the author reveals! Now you can see who created your gift for you. Thanks to all of you for participating in this round, the diversity of fandoms and submissions is amazing! Special thanks goes out to our pinch hitters ChokolatteJedi, csichick_2, angelus2hot, LovelyPoet, sharpiesgal, and Zdenka, who all worked very hard to get everyone a gift. We were very happy to have you all and hope to see you back for a potential third round!

Browse the collection and dig into the amazing works that were produced.

Once again, we’d like to direct your attention to the prompt meme where you can leave additional prompts for the rare character of this year’s round. Last year’s meme is also open for business, in case you want to write for some of those characters. Got any unfulfilled prompts from this year still lying around? Throw ‘em into the meme!

We will share the treats posted to the prompt meme on our [tumblr.com profile] rare-characters tumblr account to give them some extra appreciation.

We will be back in a couple of days with our feedback post. Until then, happy reading!


Oct. 13th, 2014 09:06 pm
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As most of you will have noticed already, the collection was revealed yesterday. We apologise for the small delay the emergency pinch hit caused, but we tried our best to keep it to a minimum. You can find the full collection here on AO3. Now's also the time to browse the requests and see if there's anything might like to write a treat for. You can also post your old and new prompts to the treat collection for other creators to claim. FYI, there is no time limit or word requirements on the treats!

We hope you are all happy with your gift, and please remember to leave a comment for the creator! Special thanks goes out to our pinch hitters who worked extra hard to make this exchange succeed!

Unless anybody has any objections, the author reveals will happen on Oct 15 as originally planned.

Happy reading!
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Ladies and gents,

thank you so very much for your patience and your helping hands! Pinch hits have all been claimed and most have already been submitted!

With that in mind, we're steering for reveals on Sunday at 5pm UTC+2 (find out when that is in your time zone).

If you're twiddling thumbs already, you can have a look at the requests or the prompts (of which there aren't many yet) for treat ideas. Treats go here.

If your favourite rare characters are not in the tag set from this year, you can also have a look at last year's prompts, which are still open and looking for treaters to fill them. (You can find 2013's tag set in the Profile, if you intend to post some more prompts.)
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We are still looking for four pinch hits to be filled, please take a look and see if there's anything you might be able to help with (or send them on to people who might want to)


  • Vorkosigan Saga - Lois McMaster Bujold

  • Compilation of Final Fantasy VII

  • Discworld - Terry Pratchett

  • Arrow (TV 2012)

  • Bates Motel (2013)

  • Vikings (TV)

  • Alice (2009)

  • Continuum (TV)

  • Primeval: New World

  • Babylon 5

  • First Wave

  • Star Trek: The Next Generation

  • Star Trek: The Original Series

  • Stargate SG-1


  • Fanfic

  • Fanart

  • Icons

For additional details, please visit the Google Group. To claim a pinch hit, you can respond to the thread at Google or write us an email at rarecharacters[at]gmail.com
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Ladies and Gentlemen,

just to let you know that you now have about two hours left on your creations. Many thanks to those who have already submitted and/or adopted a pinch hit :)

Please check our Google Group and tumblr for updates on pinch hits. At the moment, we're still looking for one pinch hit and there's still the possibility we're going to need some emergency pinch hits in the coming days.

Reveals are set for October 8, provided every participant has received a gift.

Thanks so much and we'll see you on the flip side of the deadline!
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We want to draw your attention to our newly edited pinch-hit. The requester has added some characters to their sign-up, so maybe now one of you feels the need to pick it up. Please have a look at the request in the Google Group!


Pinch Hits

Sep. 2nd, 2014 09:29 pm
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We have just added another pinch hit to our Google Group here. Please take a look and see if there's anything you'd like to take on, or maybe you know someone who would :)

Thanks so much!
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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.

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Assignments have been sent out. They are due on Oct 1, 2014.

Make sure your letters are publicly viewable, i.e. no longer under an f-lock or anything. If there's still a placeholder instead of a letter in your post, please make your letter available as soon as possible. Some people like to have an early start at their assignments

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 we forgot to mention? Questions? Concerns? Coffees? Teas?
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This is your mod crew just to let you know that signups will be closing at 2000 hours UTC time.

Assignments are scheduled to go out sometime on Friday. Pinch hits will be posted to Google Groups.
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We thank you all for the plentiful nominations, you can now sign-up here on AO3.

The Tag Set for the approved fandoms and characters can be found HERE.

If you are new to AO3 exchanges, we have provided a small tutorial to help with the process!

Important Sign-Up Notes )

Leftover Clarifications )
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To give us some time to deal with the backlog of nominations, and you some time to clarify/debate your characters, the nominations will close early tomorrow. (click the link to find out when in your timezone)
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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:

  • 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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