The creators are now revealed.
Sadly, this year’s community challenge was not successfully completed. I do have to say that you all did a fabulous job in your attempt to accomplish. There were a lot of extra gifts made.
There will be a few changes next year:
1. I feel that 8 fandoms and 8 characters was a bit too much. So we are going to try 6 and 6 next year. I think that might be a bit closer to an ideal number for this exchange.
2. The following fandoms are no longer allowed to be nominated and will be rejected: The Lord of the Rings – All Media Types, The Hobbit – All Media Types, TOLKIEN J. R. R. - Works & Related Fandoms. I’m not saying you can’t nominate LoTR or the Hobbit, just that you can’t use all media types or group all of Tolkien’s works under one fandom. You can give permission for your creator to draw on other versions in your requests.
3. I am going to have to add to the rules. Breaking these rules will result in a ban from the next round:
b. Deleting the gift for your assigned recipient after the due date
On happier news, I now have a roof! Carpeting is coming next.
Next year’s community challenge has already been decided and it will be different from the past two.
Please post all comments, criticisms and concerns on this post.
Nominations open September 1st.
For the community challenge, I won't have time to update the sheet for awhile. But you have until the reveals date to get those in.
For extra treats I will leave the collection open indefinitely. I will only count them for the community challenge up until creator reveals. I will get the spreadsheet updated in about twenty-four hours.
So, this year's community challenge is for every participant that gives a gift to receive two gifts. Length does not matter. I do not count as a participant, so no need to gift anything to me.
Edit: Community Challenge will be coming within the next day or so. I'm just a little tired right now.
Edit: Initial pinch hits have been posted to the Google Group. To claim them you can PM me, email me at email@example.com, or comment on this post. If you are unsure because you don't know what your assignment is then contact me through the email or PM option and I will tell you who you are matched to so you can check it out.
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Please, remember that while Do Not Wants are to be respected, you can not ask the person assigned to you not to give you a trick/treat. However, you can guide them to one that you would enjoy. For example, a fic where a child character has a nightmare would be a valid trick gift. A father werewolf and daughter werewolf bonding while hunting pitiful human prey would be a valid treat. You can also make it ambiguous or have elements of both.
I do have some sad news to share. Morbane has escaped. It appears that they made a rope using discarded Halloween candy wrappers. They then used it to climb out the hole in the roof. Then Morbane leapt off the roof and onto the saddle of a dire kiwi. The last thing I heard was a cry of "Viva la Yuletide!"
Everything was almost done too. All that was left was MCU, Tolkein, Dragon Age and a few odds and ends. Then I just would have had to do the fixes and we'd be ready to go.
If you nominated something under MCU and it isn't showing up under any of the other related fandoms like then please post here with your characters. If you nominated Silmarillion please post if all your characters are in the tagset.
Good news: I’m not hurt. No humans are hurt. Most important of all, no cats are hurt.
Bad news: My roof collapsed. It wasn’t my workplace, like my friend posted, but at my home. I was just at work when it happened.
I will be working hard to get everything up and ready to go by the scheduled date for sign-ups, but please be patient if it opens a day or two late. Morbane came on/was captured before this happened, but they have been a tremendous help.
But hey, at least I am getting that skylight I always wanted in the Pumpkin Cave.Keep an eye on the questions post for any issues with nominations.