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20 November 2011 @ 11:22 am
Observations on Yuletide so far  
1. Once Upon a Time hit fandom really, really HARD. It's huuuuuuge.

2. I'm sad that this will be the first Yuletide I've participated in where I couldn't write something for Jeremiah. Maybe I'll write something anyway, just cuz.

3. I'm sad to see China Beach with no offers. But I assume a lot of people are in my boat -- I have fond memories of it, but I haven't actually watched it in a very long time.

4. There's a couple of rare-ish sources I could offer and might be fun, but my knowledge is limited so I really need to see the requests to know if I could do them. Of course those are the people that don't have letters at the collection post.

5. Remember, the more characters you request, the less likely a match becomes.
chosenfire28: LOTS - Richard chosenfire28 on November 21st, 2011 12:22 am (UTC)
This is my first year doing it so I am really excited! I just went with the characters I really wanted (for request) and the ones I felt comfortable enough writing (for offers).
lizardbeth: TVD-Katherine-dancelizardbeth_j on November 21st, 2011 12:35 am (UTC)
Yeah. That sounds good. The problem has been in the past that people request four characters thinkign they're giving options, but not realizing that the only ones they'll match is anyone who offers those four exactly (or Any). So especially in a small fandom with few offers it's better to offer as few as you really REALLY want.
chosenfire28: X-Men First Class - Charles chosenfire28 on November 21st, 2011 12:44 am (UTC)
Oh that makes me feel a little relieved for requesting only 2 characters in a fandom :D
amathela on November 21st, 2011 03:41 am (UTC)
I've seen a lot of people requesting four characters this year - at least it seems that way, compared with previous years. Also, amusingly, a couple of letters that listed five characters? And I'm just thinking, you can't have requested all those characters on the form, what is going on here?
lizardbeth: Anders- fighterlizardbeth_j on November 21st, 2011 03:56 am (UTC)
yeah, there were a few I saw too (though I didn't see Five!). I guess the new rule with limited character nominating will help more people offer Any, but it made me want to shake my head.

now we get to cross our fingers that we don't get that one we signed up for on a whim! :)