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Two lingering pinch hits, two new ones

I haven't gotten any responses for the first two from the mailing list, so I'm cross posting these to both comms and to the Yuletide comms. These pinch hits are due August 26th. Please dm the mod or email fic.corner@gmail.com to claim a pinch hit to preserve anonymity. Include both the pinch hit you are claiming AND your AO3 user name in your message.

Pinch hit 1: Charlie Joe Jackson, Infamous Ratsos, Once There Was a BoyCollapse )

Pinch hit 2: Memories of Summer, The Pigman, Betsy-TacyCollapse )

Pinch hit 3 has been claimed!
Pinch hit 3: Chalet School, Harry Potter, Worst WitchCollapse )

Pinch hit 4: Diana Winthrop, Enola Holmes, Ice Ghosts Mystery, Planet Builders, Young WizardsCollapse )


Assignments, finally!

Assignments are about to go out, followed by the initial pinch hits.

Wonder of wonders, after all the other struggles there are only two people who need pinch hits.
Sign up for the pinch hit list here.

Pinch hits will go out immediately after, but may not get assigned promptly as I do have to work today.
Sorry for the radio silence. I've been busy behind the scenes trying to make the matching work and I keep running into issues. I've still got calls out to two people who do not have recipients, and am hoping to hear from them by Monday morning.

I've reopened sign-ups in case either of them want to tweak their offers. In the interests of making it easier to match people up, I've gone ahead and made the prompts visible early. Feel free to take advantage of this if you missed sign-ups or want to make changes based on the prompts.

Sign-ups closed, Matching Tomorrow Morning

Sign-ups are now closed. I'll be doing matching in the morning, but I expect there will be a couple of people who need to be contacted to expand their offers so they have someone to write for, so assignments will probably not go out right away.

The sign-up summary was glitching earlier, but seems to have updated now. If the last fandom you see in the 1 0 (red) section is Wynd Family Series - Stephen Krensky, you are looking at the most up-to-date list.

X hour warning

Sign-ups are listed on the exchange as closing at 8pm tonight. But let's face it, I don't have a stellar record for hitting deadlines so it's safe to say that you've got at least another 12 hours after that. So consider this your 24 hour warning and if you haven't signed up, here's the link.

Assignments will go out after I get home from work tomorrow, barring matching issues.


Fic Corner Scribbler Letter Post

Sign-ups are open. The sign-up summary can be reached from the sidebar once at least 5 people have signed up.

Post or link your Dear Fic Corner Scribbler letters here.
You'll want to list the following at a minimum:

your AO3 Name (especially if it's different from the name you're commenting with).
Fandom 1
Fandom 2
Link to your letter on or off LJ/DW

You can also post your entire letter in the comments.

A note on optional details
Optional details are optional, but participants may have very strong feelings about how they want their childhood fandoms to be handled. I ask that you respect any squicks/strong feelings expressed in their letters.

That being said, your letter is not the place to ask for a character who wasn't nominated or a specific relationship, unless it's one of several options (or something like "I love everyone/Character X, so feel free to include them if you want"). Remember that your writer only signed up to write the characters listed and might not be prepared to write for other characters. Don't make your writer sad because they know they can't please you.

this post on Live Journal

Sign ups

Sign-up on AO3. You will need an AO3 account, but if you don't have one, you can ping me. Please note that you must be logged in to sign-up. Sign-ups will close on June 18th

Fic Corner Tag Set.

Dear Fic Corner Scribbler letter post


You must request at least three fandoms, and can request up to ten. You may request between 0 (any) and 10 characters. The exchange is set up to match ANY, not ALL to increase odds of matching. You may not be matched on ALL the characters you request.

By requesting Any, a participant is requesting Any characters on the fandom's nomination list. Do not be that person who requests Any in Fandom F, but writes about specifically wanting Character Z from Fandom F who wasn't nominated.

You may also request Any if you want fics focused on worldbuilding instead of a specific character(s).

Prompt URL: If you want to leave a Dear Fic Corner Scribbler letter for your writer, this is the place to do so.

Description: Optional details are optional, however, if you want to give your writer ideas, this is the place to do it, whether you write a letter or not.


You must offer a minimum of 3 fandoms, maximum of 10. You may offer up to 10 characters or offer Any.

The bucket list is enabled, so you can offer more than 10 fandoms, but any fandoms in the bucket list default to ANY characters. More information about making a bucketlist offer (including a lovely diagram) can be found in the Yuletide sign-up instructions.

Don't forget to request/offer fandoms you want. If you're lukewarm about a fandom, don't request it or offer it. Chances are this will be the fandom you receive/are assigned.

Once at least five people have signed up, you'll be able to keep track of current request/offer numbers via the signup summary. However, recently the summary has had issues loading. Try loading it in a browser where you aren't logged in, or in incognito mode, for better results

You may edit your sign up form until sign ups close on June 18th.


I'm going to give the Character Bonus Round at least 24 hours, so signups will probably not start until the morning of June 12th.

The Character Bonus Round is now closed and so are the comments on this post. Sign-ups will open in about half an hour at 10:30pm EDT

Character Bonus Round
As we did in the past, you may comment here with one character who is not currently in the tag set that you would like added to a fandom that is already in the tagset.

  • The character must belong to a fandom that has been nominated and accepted.

  • Comments must include the name of the fandom and the character

  • The character does not need to be from a fandom YOU nominated. Any accepted fandom is eligible.

  • You may request ONE character. Two is too many. Zero is fine, but don't bother commenting as that will just clutter the post.

  • Please check the tag set before you request. Don't waste your time on a character who has already been added.

  • Characters may not be added right away. I have plans for this evening, which mostly involve sleeping. You will receive a reply when they have been added, or if they were rejected for some reason.

  • Characters must be requested and added before vetting closes and sign-ups open. I will not be altering the tag-set after sign-ups open. You will get fair warning in this post when this happens.

Note that this offer will be mirrored on the DW post, and that you might want to check both places before you make your request.

This has the dual purpose of getting people to look at the tag set for errors and filling in gaps that might encourage people to write for/request your beloved fandom of childhood.

Noms close in 15 minutes

Mostly because I forgot to put up a warning post until now. And because I have one nom slot of my own I still haven't figured out.

There will be a return of the character bonus round this year. Details will go up in the nominations closed post and characters will be accepted during the period set aside for vetting until I open sign-ups, which probably, given the way everything has shifted this year will be on the morning of June 12. From here I'll be dragging us kicking and screaming back onto schedule, so expect sign-ups to end late on June 18th EDT.
Nominations will remain open until midnight my time. what time is that for me.

Since the tagset is visible, there's no reason not to start vetting. Any errors or drifting characters can be reported in the comments. Please note that odd categories are not likely to be an error, but the result of the underlying wrangling which cannot be altered. The "uncategorized fandoms" will be sorted to books & literature this evening.