2016 Wrap Up Discussion


Posted by: </a></b></a>muccamukk

Wow, so another year done. I hope everyone's had a chance to read through their fandoms. I know I'm still working on a few.

Huge thanks, as always, to all the pinch hitters who made this whole thing work.

Despite the dramatic finale, I think things mostly went pretty well this year. I do, however, want to talk about a couple changes.

1. Timing: When we were working out the timing for this year, I totally forgot about [community profile] trickortreatex (which is funny, as I participated last year), and we ran smack into it. I know a lot of people were stressed with both being due basically the same time, and had to split their attention between archives. Next year, Femslash Exchange will move two weeks forward, to get clear of Halloween.

2. Next year requests will be revealed right after assignments go out.

3. Placeholders. We want to more clearly equate putting up a placeholde with failing to hand in. That is, if you put up an obviously unfinished fic, or a section of a different fic entirely, or a random chunk of Jane Austen's Emma, and it's still up at the deadline, your recip will go to pinch hit, and you will be asked not to participate next year. I know that a certain amount of editing and fleshing out scenes happens post-deadline, and that's fine, but your fic should be ready to go live, even if it's not the best, in case you get the flu or something before reveals.

4. Defaulting multiple times: We're considering asking people who have defaulted two years in a row to not participate again, either sitting out a year, or having to write/draw a make up gift. It would be starting with people who defaulted this year. As always, failing to hand in, or causing me to generate a pinch hit post due date = sitting out a year.

5. Art. It feels like we got more artist this year, but I'm still looking for ways to improve. Suggestions welcome.

6. Vids. I love vids and would love more f/f vids, and we're thinking of adding them next year, but I'm not familiar with the medium. What's considered a 1000-word equivalent? 1.5 minutes? As with artists, we'd probably let people sign vids, as I know they get passed around sans credit.

7. How do people feel about raising the minimum word count to 2k? I liked it when [community profile] fandomgrowthexchange did it. It does seem to lead to longer fic in general, not just around the minimum point, and I think many of us like longer fic. However it also would make the timing a bit different, as we'd need a longer pinch-hit period. I'm not sure what the art version would be? 2 pictures?

8. We'll try to actually get treats for pinch hitters going again next year.

9. Free space!

Anon commenting on. All feedback welcome.

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Creators Have Been Revealed


Posted by: </a></b></a>samuraiter


Now that my Internet connection has been duct-taped back together (not literally, but that's not far from the truth of what happened when my ISP sent out the white van full of tech goons), I am pleased to report that the anon period is over, and that creators have been revealed.

Coming up next: We'll have a discussion post about what to do for next year, some ideas we've had, what worked this time, what didn't, and so on. For now, keep basking in all the femslash. :-)

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And we're go!


Posted by: </a></b></a>muccamukk

Sorry for the delay, everyone. We are now live.

Please go forth and read and admire and comment. Especially comment on the gifts made for you.

I highly recommend changing the date of your works to today. You can do that by editing the work, finding then checking the "Set a different publication date" box, and changing the date to today. This will make it show up in the fandom tags, and make it easier to find. Please only do this once.

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And Again: A Pinch Hit


Posted by: </a></b></a>muccamukk

Pinch Hit #40 - Fanfiction & Fanart
Fandoms: Murder Most Unladylike Series - Robin Stevens, Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated (TV 2010), Women's Hockey RPF, The Legend of Zelda & Related Fandoms, Adventure Time, Pokemon GO!

This was generated by someone who had submitted a fic defaulting and deleting their work. It's probably a good idea for everyone who hasn't defaulted to check and make sure they still have gifts. The mods will do a sweep as well, but I don't want to miss anything.

The fest will open as soon as this pinch hit is filled. In the meantime, please send treats its way if you can.

ETA: Claimed. Fest will be opening tomorrow, time to be determined.

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One more pinch hit


Posted by: </a></b></a>muccamukk

Pinch Hit #39: Fanfiction & Fanart
Fandoms: Final Fantasy XIII Series, Tales of Zestiria, The Mangoverse - Shira Glassman, JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken | JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, The Heroes of Olympus - Rick Riordan

As with the last one, if you can't claim, please consider throwing a few treats this way.

The archive will not open until 5pm regardless. If it comes to it, it will open later, whenever this pinch hit is filled.

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Pinch Hit (and other notes)


Posted by: </a></b></a>muccamukk

Pinch Hit #37: The Arcadia Project - Mishell Baker, Craft Sequence - Max Gladstone, Killjoys (TV), Marvel 616, Wayfarers Series - Becky Chambers, The Wicked + The Divine

This is the point where small treats directed at the folks ending up as pinch hits this late in the game would be greatly appreciated.

I had someone ask me about this today, so I thought I'd post here. There are no outstanding extensions. If you're not on the pinch hit list, you didn't default, and you don't have a gift, it's a good idea to ask Team Mod what's up with that (femslashexmod@gmail.com). I have made a list and I have checked it twice, but if I've missed something, I'd rather hear about it now than at 5pm on the 28th.

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Treats! Pinch hits!


Posted by: </a></b></a>muccamukk

You may now post treats of any length/sketches. Go have fun. Here's a thing about posting treats.


Pick up one of these pinch hits:
Pinch Hit #20: Final Fantasy XIII Series, Tales of Zestiria, The Mangoverse - Shira Glassman, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, The Heroes of Olympus - Rick Riordan

Pinch Hit #26: Marvel Cinematic Universe, Avengers Academy (Video Game), Sense8 (TV), How to Get Away with Murder

Pinch Hit #28: Historical RPF, Gravel To Tempo - Hayley Kiyoko (Music video), The Black Tapes Podcast, Strange Empire (TV)

Pinch Hit #32: Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen. Twilight Series - All Media Types, Historical RPF, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood & Manga

Pinch Hit #34: Ghostbusters (2016), Star Trek: Classic Timeline (All Series), Star Trek: Alternate Original Series (Movies), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (TV), Orange is the New Black

Or do both!

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