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10 October 2007 @ 10:26 pm
I finalized and finished my signup for yuletide. I am either very brave or very stupid... Because based on rarity and lack of other offers, I know what has the best odds of getting a match. Dear God, please let me get some kind of usable prompt, not "whatever you feel like" pseudo-prompt.

And 26 Requests for Discworld fic! I daresay it needs its own holiday challenge if there are that many people jonesing for Discworld fic. And no requests for Matrix fic - I guess it's fallen out of fannish favor and/or all fic-ed out.

Ahem, and speaking of ficathons *smiles brightly* Why, I'm doing JUST FINE on my reel_sg1 fic, why do you ask?

My excuse today is that I lost ANOTHER column of pixels on my laptop screen today, right across my HEADER. There's now a little blue line right across Baal's face....


ellymelly: not happy janellymelly on October 11th, 2007 08:34 am (UTC)
Noooo... precious ba'al! he must not be obstructed! lol *loves ba'al* (you're the only one on my flist who seems to love ba'al - hence you recieve all ba'al squee lol)

question, what is yuletide?
lizardbeth: Baal- insiderslizardbeth_j on October 11th, 2007 05:09 pm (UTC)
YAY! BAAL LOVE! I Am so annoyed by this shiny blue line right through his face. But it's good to know that there are more of us.

Perhaps I should do a picspam? um, yummy...

*smooshes him and licks him all over*


Yuletide? Is a Secret Santa gift exchange specifically for those fandoms (books, movies, manga, RPF, whatever) that are rare or obscure or otherwise have very few fans writing fanfic in them. You sign up to request three or four fandoms that you want and in exchange you have to write a story in at least four fandoms for someone else. It is awesome, because you get a story in some well-loved fandom of your own, just for you, and you get to make someone else very happy to get a story in a fandom they love very much. It's so shiny and fun. It's my favorite ficathon, even if it's nerve-wracking in this time period before the assignments are sent off, because you never know what you're going to get until it shows up.

There are 1600 fandoms (soure materials of various kinds ranging from the Old Testament to Top Chef RPF) this year to request, and so far almost 900 participants. Yuletide Treasure is the site.
ellymelly: TARDISellymelly on October 11th, 2007 09:36 pm (UTC)
picspam... *drools*

wow, that's a huge fandom thing! (not to mention diverse!) *goes off to check it out)
lizardbeth: Baallizardbeth_j on October 11th, 2007 05:11 pm (UTC)
oops, reading it over, I give the wrong impression. You have to offer at least three fandoms to write, but you only have to write ONE story. Not four! Because that would be more like work than fun, wouldn't it? :D