Sign-Ups – One-Day Warning

Aug. 22nd, 2017 06:15 pm
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Almost time to ring the gong again! But we're not quite there yet. You've still got about twenty-four hours to sign up for this challenge before sign-ups close at 6 PM EDT (10 PM GMT) tomorrow (Wednesday, August 23). Details for signing up are still located at this post if you have any questions about how anything works for this step in the process.

If you haven't signed up, you've still got time. I'll be back tomorrow to give you all one last reminder before time is well and truly up. Until then, it's not too late!

[comm] dear femslashex author:

Aug. 19th, 2017 01:32 am
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Dear FemSlashEx Author,

Thank you for writing something for me! I am [archiveofourown.org profile] failsafe. I really look forward to participating in this exchange. Included in this letter are my likes, dislikes, and some individual prompts and clarifications. Generally, unless I explicitly say that I don't want something, I am happy for fic to go there, as long as there is a silver lining at the end. Happy slice-of-life to dark fic and survival in the trenches, I'm excited to read it!

Likes: canon-typical violence, missing scenes, UST, emotional ambiguity, found families, developing or established relationships, time travel, pre-canon, post-canon, bedsharing, loyalty, worldbuilding, epistolary/journal/log fiction, monster-of-the-week / slice of ordinary life adventures, earned second chances, dealing with consequences, "what if" / canon divergent AUs, earned happy endings, holidays, casefic, groundhog day trope, mysteries, healing, survival (wilderness, zombie apocalypse, etc.), last stands, trying against impossible odds, succeeding against impossible odds, heartfelt goodbyes, unexpected reunions, foils

Dislikes: character bashing towards anybody, noncon, explicit gore, breathplay, serious or permanent injury related to sexuality, nihilism, hopeless endings (but sad is okay)

I'm comfortable with any rating of fic, but I don't want graphic representations of underage sexuality. Fade-to-black or be subtle if characters are underage, or write a fic where they are of age, please, should you choose to include sexuality. If you do include sexuality, I prefer to let the characters and context dictate kinks, rather than me. Other than something that touches on my dislikes or nonsexual bodily fluids, I'm game.

Fandom Specifics )

Continuity

Aug. 17th, 2017 12:39 am
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My grandmother, my father's mother and my last remaining grandparent, passed away yesterday morning. It was not unexpected and she had been suffering from late stage Alzheimer's for a long time. It's still sad, hard to process, and hard to think "what now" for my dad, his sister, and her husband who have all been on the front lines for Mam-aw for years now. She died without life insurance, without fully owning her once-owned home due to poor decisions made when she was getting sick, and my aunt and uncle have been unemployed, both with health problems, living with and caring for her full time. The empathetic "what now" resounds.

I have had a few moments of personal grief, but these things are slow for me. More than sadness, I have had this pervasive sense of everything being eerie. My grandmother was clinging to life Sunday afternoon. I went and prayed at her bedside, knowing I was probably saying goodbye. I was in her house. Now I know that house won't be in my family anymore. Beyond petty financial concerns born of the fact that we're all pretty broke, it's just sad.

I don't have a Mam-aw's house anymore.

But it didn't drop off the Earth. That's what keeps getting to me. The way everything continues except for her. The way everything continues except for my dad and his sister and her husband taking care of her. Everything continues. There are tomatoes on the counter, mottled green and red, and they were alive when Mam-aw was, on the vine. They fell before she did. They were there this weekend, intended to become fried green tomatoes, but they didn't. They might still become something else.

Now, my grandmother will never become something else ever again. I believe in souls. I hope she is present in heaven with God, with my step-grandfather again, that she is at peace. But whatever happens at death, it has happened to her, and the world kept happening. I went to work. When I'm busy nothing is different. Things kept happening, even when she stopped.
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Dear FGE Author,

Thank you for writing something for me! This exchange is really exciting; heaven knows I often go searching in fanfiction tags for things that simply don't exist. I'm glad that this will us an opportunity to fix some of that. I've included my general likes, dislikes, and then some fandom specific prompts.

Likes: canon-typical violence, missing scenes, UST, emotional ambiguity, found families, developing or established relationships, time travel, pre-canon, post-canon, bedsharing, loyalty, worldbuilding, epistolary/journal/log fiction, monster-of-the-week / slice of ordinary life adventures, earned second chances, dealing with consequences, "what if" / canon divergent AUs, earned happy endings, holidays, casefic, groundhog day trope, mysteries, healing, survival (wilderness, zombie apocalypse, etc.), last stands, trying against impossible odds, succeeding against impossible odds, heartfelt goodbyes, unexpected reunions, foils

Dislikes: character bashing towards anybody, noncon, explicit gore, breathplay, serious or permanent injury related to sexuality, nihilism, hopeless endings (but sad is okay)

I'm comfortable with any rating of fic.

You can CTRL+F for what you're looking for; any redundancy is for people who are just looking for one specific prompt.

Fandom Specifics )

Dear Creator Letters

Aug. 13th, 2017 08:36 pm
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Sign ups are open, which means it's time for Dear Creator letters.

Make sure to include your AO3 username, fandoms and pairings as well as the link.

Please wait until after you have completed/unlocked your letter post, if need be, before commenting here.

You can include additional pairings in your letter if you have more than six pairings you like in a fandom. But please take care to make sure they are clearly optional and include more information about the pairings that are actually in your sign up so your creator doesn't feel bad about being unable to write a pairing if they matched with you on something else.

Please also be respectful of other participants if they have different preferences in fic and requests to you.

Sign Ups are open!

Aug. 13th, 2017 07:35 pm
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*drumroll* We're a little early again, but sign ups are now open at the 2017 AO3 Collection.

They will remain open until 6PM EDT August 23 2017 (Countdown Clock)

You must be logged into an AO3 account to sign up. Remember you can shoot us an email at femslashexmod@gmail.com and we can help you out with an invitation if you do not already have an account.

Don't forget to check out the small fandoms post for ideas and to promote your favourite fandoms.

Go over the rules one more time before starting your sign up. A quick reminder of the important points:

Requests
  • You may request four to six fandoms from the list of nominated fandoms.

  • For each request, do not forget that you can request art, fic, or both.

  • For each fandom you must request one to six pairings from the list of nominated pairings. If you choose to request any pairing, double-check the list of nominated pairings for that fandom and make certain that any of the pairings listed are all right by you.

  • Your match will be based on fandom, pairing, and format (i.e. fic or art).

  • While the description section is optional, we strongly suggest you include Do Not Wants. Any DNWs/triggers included in the description will be enforced by the mods, however all other details will be optional for your writer or artist. You can also include a link to a Dear Creator letter if you would like to provide more information.

Offers
  • You may offer four to ten fandoms from the list of nominated fandoms.

  • Each fandom you offer must have one to ten pairings from the list of nominated pairings. If you choose to offer any pairing, double-check the list of nominated pairings for that fandom and make certain that any of the pairings listed are all right by you.

  • Again, as for requests, you can offer art, fic, or both.

Don't forget...
  • Check the Uncategorised and the No Media sections of the tag set for extra fandoms, crossovers, and original work tags.

  • Occasionally, after you select a fandom, pairings you want might not appear in the drop-down menu despite already being in the tag set. If that happens, please copy and paste the pairing you want from the tag set, but remember that you need to get it exactly the same.

  • You may edit your sign up as much as you like between now and the close of sign-ups.

  • Please read over your sign-ups one last time before they close. After all, what if you ticked the wrong box?

  • If you write a Dear Creator letter, you can share them at our letters post!

  • Your assignment will need to be completed and posted by 6PM EDT on October 7. Please consider carefully whether you will be able to commit to that deadline before signing up.

Keep an eye out for the new how-to post coming over the next few days if you're new to exchanges, or drop us a comment if you have any questions.

An About Me Meme

Aug. 13th, 2017 02:00 pm
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Cross-posted from my tumblr, because memes are open-source.

Relationship Status: Single because I hate Straight Boys ™ and no one I’m attracted to is ever attracted to me.

Favorite Color: Red

Lipstick or chapstick: Chapstick. I use the Dr. Pepper flavor chapstick for reddish tint. I occasionally wear lipstick but almost never.

Last song I listened to: “Praying” by Kesha, as far as deliberately.

Last movie I watched: Wonder Woman.

Top 3 shows:

Animated

  • Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • Young Justice
  • Type Moon, in general


Live Action

  • White Collar
  • Leverage
  • Because I’m currently rewatching it, Stargate SG-1


Top 3 characters

Animated

Male

  • Zuko (A:TLA)
  • Emiya Shirou/Archer (Fate)
  • Dick Grayson (YJ)


Female

  • Katara (A:TLA)
  • Artoria Pendragon (Fate)
  • Sakura Kyouko (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)


Live Action

Male

  • Neal Caffrey (White Collar)
  • Daniel Jackson (Stargate SG-1)
  • Bellamy Blake (The 100)


Female

  • Diana Prince (Wonder Woman)
  • Gamora (Guardians of the Galaxy)
  • Clara Oswald (Doctor Who)


Top 3 ships:

  • Aang/Katara/Zuko
  • Rin/Shirou/Artoria
  • (because rewatching) Jack/Daniel


Wow, I actually hate limiting this list that much.

Books I’m currently reading: Teacher manuals for stuff at my new job… I really should develop a reading for pleasure habit again.

5 Things in my bag:

  • Phone (when going out)
  • Keys
  • Wallet
  • Heartburn medicine
  • Dr. Pepper chapstick


5 Things in my room:

  • Boxes. So many boxes
  • Some anime figurines and keychains
  • My clothes
  • Dr. Jackson the bear
  • My bed


5 Things on my to-do list:

  • Get rid of headache
  • Sweeten the tea
  • Soak feet in epsom salt
  • Decorate my effing classroom
  • Procure fried green tomatoes


6 Things I’m into: I’m bad at limiting interests so gonna make some other stuff I couldn’t fit even by extending the top 3′s.

  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica / Kyouko/Sayaka
  • Documentaries
  • Museum Heist (Dick/Wally/Artemis)
  • this Myths & Legends podcast I’ve been listening to
  • food, a bit too much
  • Leverage and Librarians OT3s (Eliot/Parker/Hardison & Cassandra/Ezekiel/Jake)


On tumblr, it's customary to tag people you'd like to have do it, so in that spirit I'd love it if any of my mutuals want to do it so I can see it! Please note that I extended the Top 3 sections. Originally it just asked for your Top 3, but I'm too damn indecisive.

[comm] dear darkestnight author:

Aug. 11th, 2017 11:43 pm
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Dear DarkestNight Author,

Thank you for writing something for me! This is my second year participating in this exchange, and I have been looking forward to it all year. I love fics where characters go through hell but come out, if not unscathed, at least with a tiny vestige of home. I don't like abject tragedy, but I can handle meaningful tragedy and, in fact, think I love it. I have made this letter as clear as I can, but it's a slightly different format than my usual. Contact the mod if you need any clarification.

As always, prompts are suggestions, not binding. I really hope you have fun writing your story!

Likes: canon-typical violence, missing scenes, UST, emotional ambiguity, found families, developing or established relationships, time travel, pre-canon, post-canon, bedsharing, loyalty, worldbuilding, epistolary/journal/log fiction, monster-of-the-week / slice of ordinary life adventures, earned second chances, dealing with consequences, "what if" / canon divergent AUs, earned happy endings, holidays, casefic, groundhog day trope, mysteries, healing, survival (wilderness, zombie apocalypse, etc.), last stands, trying against impossible odds, succeeding against impossible odds, heartfelt goodbyes, unexpected reunions, foils

Dislikes: character bashing towards anybody, noncon, explicit gore, breathplay, serious or permanent injury related to sexuality, nihilism, hopeless endings (but sad is okay)

Additional for this Exchange: Tropes from the Optional Tags I would prefer NOT to see, unless otherwise mentioned, not quite covered by the above: Permanent Break-Ups, Explicit Underage*, ABO, any sexual acts involving non-sexual body fluids with the exception of very minor injury due to rough sex

* Some characters requested in this exchange (Madoka and ATLA) are under the age of consent. For them, you've got two options: go PG-13 on the sex references or write a story where they have been aged up due to progression of time or something like that. I'd probably slightly prefer the former for Madoka and the latter for ATLA, BUT it is a very slight preference. Obviously, I've asked for things where you don't have to include sex at all, but just if you wanted to.

I've requested a couple of fandoms twice to separate out tag requests, but sometimes it was just only one tag that only applied to one, so I had to be a tiny bit redundant. To make this less confusing, I'll sort of scaffold it downward, so look for subheadings for the fandom as a whole.

Fandom Specifics )

Small Fandoms!

Aug. 11th, 2017 11:51 am
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Nominations are closed, the queue has been emptied and corrections have been made (if you spot any ongoing issues, your nomination hasn't appeared in the tagset, you have an opinion on the remaining unclarified Wonder Woman crossover pairings or other issues raised previously, please head over to the last wrangling post and let us know), and now we're just waiting for sign-ups to start.

So it's the perfect time to pitch your small fandoms and rare pairs to everyone!

Tell us why you love it, show us pretty pictures of your favs, link us to the canon (legal options only please), and make your best case for why someone should consider adding your fandom to their requests or offers list.

To make it easy to browse, please put the name of your fandom and/or pairing in the subject line of your comment if you're posting on Dreamwidth. If you're on Tumblr, make sure to use the femslashex tag!

And a reminder if you want to make sure you're ready for sign-ups opening but you don't have an AO3 account yet, shoot us an email at femslashexmod@gmail.com and we can help you out with an invitation.

Nominations Are Closed

Aug. 10th, 2017 06:15 pm
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Okay, let me take a step back, wind up, aaand — !

*GONG*

Whew. There we go. Got it. That's it for nominations, folks. Barring any weirdness, sign-ups should be open in three days, on Sunday, August 13. During the next three days, the tag set is going to undergo its final set of tweaks before we get sign-ups moving, so feel free to keep browsing it and let us know if there's weird stuff in there that we've missed. (Or just keep browsing it to bask in all the potential femslash. That's fine, too!)

Nominations – One-Day Warning

Aug. 9th, 2017 10:00 am
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It's not time to sound the gong just yet, but it is time to pick up the mallet and start taking my practice swings. Nominations close tomorrow (Thursday, August 10) at 6 PM EDT (10 PM GMT). You still have plenty of time to nominate your femslash. Thank you all for your assistance thus far in keeping our tag set cleaned up as nominations progress, and please feel free to let us know here if you have any comments, concerns, questions, etc.
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