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Double-Header Fandom-Free Trade: Registration Thread

Postby Kerrigan Sheehan » April 28th, 2012, 3:29 am

Now with condensed general information, since we've had a bunch of rounds already. Most of this is copypasted and condensed from earlier fic trades. New stuff in red.

This is the signup thread.
Q&A from the summer is here.
Chat thread is here.

Most of this is shamelessly CP'd from Mao and Kay's earlier fic trades.

What is fic trade?
Ever wanted to feel all fuzzy inside when someone wrote for you? Ever had an idea you wanted to write, but weren't able to do it yourself? Then you should enter the fic trade!

But what is an anonymous fic trade?
An anonymous fic trade is like a Secret Santa, except you don't entirely know who Santa is even after you get the gift. It's just like Round 3 from the Summer Fic Trades run by Mao and Kay. Basically, the fics are all posted on the anonymous account, and people can guess who the author is in the reviews. You can also make guesses in the chat thread. Guesses can be based on fandoms, writing styles, and so on. After the author is correctly guessed (or after a certain timeframe has passed), the fic will be moved to its proper account. We hope you'll enjoy this game!

What is a fandom-free trade? Does that mean I have to write original fiction?
No! A fandom-free trade is a trade where you submit 3-5 prompts, but you don't pick the fandoms or pairings. The fandoms and pairings are up to the author who receives your prompt list. They pick a prompt off of your list, and they pick the fandom and pairing they want to write. This is an idea the mods came up with to have a round that's fairer for those who write original fiction and those who write obscure or small fandoms. You will NOT be forced to write anything out of your comfort zone here.


Who can particpate?
Everyone can participate in the Fic Trade, regardless of whether or not they have already posted stories on Lunaescence. The only exception applies to those who signed up in the last fic trade and failed to fulfill their assignments; these individuals are not allowed to participate in the current round.

Can unvalidated authors participate?
Although anyone can participate in the Fic Trade, unvalidated authors with stories that have been denied from the queue (or who have been asked to edit stories prior to validation) within the past month are required to find a beta for any stories written for the trade. (Also, since this is an anon round, you need to make it REALLY obvious that your story is for an anonymous fic trade if you choose to submit through the queue so the mod who gets your story knows to move it to the anon account.)

Max Rating? Length?
Max Rating: Choose from All, Youth, 13+, 17+, Adult, Adult+.
Length: This is a range. Choose from Any, 100-500, 500-1000, 1000-5000, 5000-10 000, 10 000+ words. (Please don't pick all 10 000+. It's not very considerate.)

What is a prompt?
Prompts are meant to inspire stories rather than define them. They are not summaries, but are ideas. They can be a quotation, a single word, a brief phrase, or even a song, video, or image.

Do my prompts need to have a summer theme?
No. They don't need to have a summer theme. They can have a summer theme. It is even encouraged that you give at least one of your prompts a summer theme, but it is not required.

There's a space for five prompts there! How many do I have to write?
You should submit at least three, but no more than five prompts for your author to choose from.

Each author only has to answer one prompt.


Who is organizing it?
Kerrigan Sheehan is the moderator in charge of this current round. She will be the one responsible for distributing the request assignments after registration finishes on May 10th. Lunaescence's posting policy still applies.

Contact
Please don't hesitate from asking us questions or noting concerns! If you want to talk to me privately, however, it is highly recommended that you either PM via these forums or use the email listed below. There's a bug on the main site that sometimes prevents emails from getting through the "contact author" option.

Kerrigan Sheehan
- kerrigansheehan [at] yahoo [dot] com
- site account
- forum account

You can also use the chat thread or check the Q&A Thread.[/quote]
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Re: Double-Header Fandom-Free Trade: Registration Thread

Postby Kerrigan Sheehan » April 28th, 2012, 3:37 am

Fandom-Free Trade Timeline

June 10 -- Registration closes.
June 21 -- All fics under 5k due.
June 30 -- Spares due, 5k+ fics due.

Authors will be revealed in early July.
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Re: Double-Header Fandom-Free Trade: Registration Thread

Postby Kerrigan Sheehan » April 28th, 2012, 3:42 am

Application Form

Please copy and paste this form in your reply and fill out the necessary fields. There are spaces for five prompts. You need to have at least three.

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[b]Luna username:[/b]
[b]Contact e-mail:[/b] (please use [at] and [dot] in order to avoid spambots; e.g. kerrigansheehan [at] yahoo [dot] com. If you feel uncomfortable with posting your email publicly, just PM it to Kerrigan Sheehan via the forum.)

[b]Prompts[/b]
[b]Prompt #1:[/b]
[i]Max rating:[/i]
[i]Length:[/i]

[b]Prompt #2:[/b]
[i]Max rating:[/i]
[i]Length:[/i]

[b]Prompt #3:[/b]
[i]Max rating:[/i]
[i]Length:[/i]

[b]Prompt #4:[/b]
[i]Max rating:[/i]
[i]Length:[/i]

[b]Prompt #5:[/b]
[i]Max rating:[/i]
[i]Length:[/i]

[b]Personal Profile[/b]
[b]Max rating:[/b] (list max rating you will write)
[b]Max length:[/b] (list max length you will write)
[b]What I will not write:[/b]
[b]Validated or unvalidated?[/b] (choose your status)

[b]Extras[/b]
[b]Spare:[/b] (Yes/No)
[b]Beta:[/b] (Yes/No) (If not, omit Beta section.)

[b]Beta[/b]
[b]Public e-mail:[/b]
[b]Max rating you will read:[/b]
[b]Max length you will read:[/b]
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Re: Double-Header Fandom-Free Trade: Registration Thread

Postby Kerrigan Sheehan » April 28th, 2012, 3:49 am

Posting Guidelines

1. Write for your prompt! Do it!

2. If you are validated, submit your fic to the anonymous account.

If you are unvalidated, you will have two options:

a) Submit your fic to the queue, where it will be transferred to the anon account if it passes;
b) Get a validated beta-reader who is also parcipating in this trade, and they will post your story for you after it has been edited.


3. Please add this form at the bottom of the summary of the story.

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Prompt:
For:

[Written for Fandom-Free Trade June 2012]


4. Once your story has been validated, email or PM Kerrigan Sheehan with the following information. You must not post this information publicly, or else it will ruin the guessing game.

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[b]Username:[/b]
[b]Profile URL:[/b]
[b]Story Name:[/b]
[b]Written for:[/b]
[b]Prompt:[/b]


5. This step applies only to people who are doing stories over 5,000 words long. Please PM Kerrigan Sheehan before June 18th if you are writing writing a story that exceeds 5,000 words, or if you'd like to request an extension.

6. Now, guess that author! Please leave guesses in reviews and speculate among yourselves in the chat thread. Authors will be revealed in early July.
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Re: Double-Header Fandom-Free Trade: Registration Thread

Postby Kerrigan Sheehan » April 28th, 2012, 3:57 am

Participant List
-u-
AnonymousSong
cigspiring
Kerrigan Sheehan
Koneko Mizuki
Pepe Le Pew
Shade
Siruru
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Re: Double-Header Fandom-Free Trade: Registration Thread

Postby Kerrigan Sheehan » April 28th, 2012, 4:00 am

REGISTRATION START
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Re: Double-Header Fandom-Free Trade: Registration Thread

Postby Pepe Le Pew » May 1st, 2012, 9:42 am

Luna username: Pepe Le Pew
Contact e-mail:

Prompts
Prompt #1: Future
Max rating: 17+
Length: 500

Prompt #2: Magic
Max rating: 17+
Length: 500

Prompt #3: Color
Max rating: 17+
Length: 500

Prompt #4: Happy Dance
Max rating: 17+
Length: 1000

Prompt #5: Flame
Max rating: 17+
Length: 1000

Personal Profile
Max rating: 17+
Max length: 5000
What I will not write: Lemons, yaoi/yuri/Shounen-ai/Shoujo-ai,rape, m-preg and incest.
[b]Validated or unvalidated?
Validated

Extras
Spare: No
Beta: No
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Re: Double-Header Fandom-Free Trade: Registration Thread

Postby AnonymousSong » May 1st, 2012, 3:50 pm

Luna username: AnonymousSong
Contact e-mail: KingdomHeartsCutie [at] gmail [dot] com

Prompts
Prompt #1: Don't worry. The last day isn't here just yet.
Max rating: Adult
Length: 1000

Prompt #2: Happy days are here at last!
Max rating: 17+
Length: 500

Prompt #3: Melting
Max rating: 17+
Length: 500+

Prompt #4: And then I slapped him...
Max rating: 17+
Length: 1000

Prompt #5: We watched as the summer ended beneath the fireworks.
Max rating: Adult+
Length: 1000+

Personal Profile
Max rating: 17+
Max length: Any
What I will not write: Yaoi, Yuri, sexual things
Validated or unvalidated? Validated~

Extras
Spare: Yes
Beta: Yes

Beta
Public e-mail: KingdomHeartsCutie [at] gmail [dot] com
Max rating you will read: Adult+
Max length you will read: Any
"The Roxas I know is long gone.
Fine. I see how it is."
Kioku Shiteru Ka?
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Re: Double-Header Fandom-Free Trade: Registration Thread

Postby Koneko Mizuki » May 1st, 2012, 7:44 pm

Luna username: Koneko Mizuki
Contact e-mail: jlewczynski [at] comcast [dot] net

Sappy time LOL

Prompts
Prompt #1: "I’ve been told / that people in the army / do more by 7:00 am / than I do /in an entire day / but if I wake / at 6:59 am / and turn to you / to trace the outline of your lips / with mine / I will have done enough / and killed no one / in the process."
Max rating: Adult
Length: 1000+

Prompt #2: “I read once that the ancient Egyptians had fifty words for sand & the Eskimos had a hundred words for snow. I wish I had a thousand words for love, but all that comes to mind is the way you move against me while you sleep & there are no words for that.”
Max rating: Adult
Length: 1000+

Prompt #3: "What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to be more than all the words I have read in my life."
Max rating: 17+
Length: 500+

Prompt #4: "For you, a thousand times over."
Max rating: 17+
Length: 500+

Prompt #5: “I love him and I don’t care what you think. I love him for the man he wants to be and I love him for the man he almost is.”
Max rating: 17+
Length: 1000+

Personal Profile
Max rating: Adult
Max length: ~3000
What I will not write: Yaoi/yuri, rape, incest, mpreg
Validated or unvalidated? Validated

Extras
Spare: Yes
Beta: No
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Re: Double-Header Fandom-Free Trade: Registration Thread

Postby Shade » May 1st, 2012, 9:21 pm

b]Luna username:[/b] Shade
Contact e-mail: shade.2012 [at] live [dot] com


Prompt #1: Build Bridges and Open Doors
Max rating: 17+
Length: 3,000+

Prompt #2: "I was going to eat that!!"**
Max rating: 13+
Length:1,000+

Prompt #3: Three cats, two dogs, and a chinchilla is all it took to...
Max rating: 13+
Length: 100 - 500

Prompt #4: "Space cows! They're everywhere! EVERYWHERE!"**
Max rating: M
Length: 1,000+

Prompt #5: Embrace the oddities
Max rating: 17+
Length: 500 - 1,000

** Quotes are for inspiration; meant as a line of dialogue from within the piece, but not required. :3

Personal Profile
Max rating: 17+
Max length: 5,000 (may go over if I'm bricked with inspiration)
What I will not write: Sexual content of ANY kind.
Validated or unvalidated? Validated

Extras
Spare: No
Beta: Yes

Beta
Public e-mail: shade2012 [at] gmail [dot] com
Max rating you will read: 17+
Max length you will read: 5,000
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Re: Double-Header Fandom-Free Trade: Registration Thread

Postby cigspiring » May 2nd, 2012, 2:07 am

Luna username: cigspiring
Contact e-mail: cig-spiring [at] hotmail [dot] com

Prompts
Prompt #1: Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars. - Kahlil Gibran
Max rating: Adult
Length: Any

Prompt #2: The Flyer's Yacht
Max rating: Adult
Length: Any

Prompt #3: ... And that space duck, was my father.
Max rating: Adult
Length: Any

Prompt #4: You do realize you make everything sound dirty.
Max rating: Adult
Length: Any

Prompt #5: Uh, yeah, I didn't think that far ahead...
Max rating: Adult
Length: Any

Personal Profile
Max rating: Adult+
Max length: About 5000-10000
What I will not write: Yaoi/Yuri, lemons.
Validated or unvalidated? Unvalidated.

Extras
Spare: Yes.
Beta: Yes.

Beta
Public e-mail: cig-spiring [at] hotmail [dot] com
Max rating you will read: Adult+
Max length you will read: Any
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Re: Double-Header Fandom-Free Trade: Registration Thread

Postby -u- » June 3rd, 2012, 8:42 am

Luna username: -u-
Contact e-mail: bc_55[at]live[dot]com

Prompts
Prompt #1: "We've got no troubles, life is 'de BUBBLES!"
Max rating: 13+
Length: 500-1000

Prompt #2: "A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Max rating: 13+
Length: 500-1000

Prompt #3: It's too hot for that!
Max rating: 17+
Length: 500-1000

Prompt #4: Sharing is caring
Max rating: 13+
Length: 500-1000


Personal Profile
Max rating: 17+
Max length: 4000
What I will not write: Lemons, m-preg, incest, rape
Validated or unvalidated? Unvalidated

Extras
Spare: No
"I doubt that the imagination can be suppressed. If you truly eradicated it in a child, he would grow up to be an eggplant." -Ursula K. Le Guin
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Re: Double-Header Fandom-Free Trade: Registration Thread

Postby Siruru » June 7th, 2012, 5:44 pm

Luna username: siruru
Contact e-mail: scarlet.mimori [at] gmail [dot] com

Prompts
Prompt #1: I need to save you, but it can’t be done.
Max rating: 17+
Length: 1000+

Prompt #2: No more dreaming like a girl, so in love with the wrong world.
Max rating: 13+
Length: 1000+

Prompt #3: Sometimes, awful things have their own kind of beauty.
Max rating: 17+
Length: 1000+

Prompt #4: If you are gone, then I do not belong here.
Max rating: 17+
Length: 1000+

Prompt #5: I was young back then, I didn’t know any better.
Max rating: 13+
Length: 1000+

Personal Profile
Max rating: 13+
Max length: About 1000-3000
What I will not write: any sexual content, yaoi/yuri, incest, rape, m-preg
Validated or unvalidated? Validated.

Extras
Spare: Yes.
Beta: No.
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Re: Double-Header Fandom-Free Trade: Registration Thread

Postby Kerrigan Sheehan » June 11th, 2012, 1:14 pm

Luna username: Kerrigan Sheehan
Contact e-mail: kerrigansheehan [at] yahoo [dot] com

Prompts (Going with messing up Latin mottoes here...yes I know how badly this messes with Latin grammar...but they're funny.)
Prompt #1: Sic semper, tyrannosaurus. (Thus always to dinosaurs.)
Max rating: Adult+
Length: 500+

Prompt #2: Dum spiro, Spyro. (While I breathe, I am a dragon.)
Max rating: Adult+
Length: 500+

Prompt #3: Mentos mori. (You will die with candy.)
Max rating: Adult+
Length: 500+

Prompt #4: Veni, vidi, violini. (I came, I saw, I played a sad song.)
Max rating: Adult+
Length: 500+

Prompt #5: Fiat lox. (Let there be...bagels...)
Max rating: Adult+
Length: 500+

Personal Profile
Max rating: Adult+
Max length: sky is the limit
What I will not write: sexual...things, regadless of pairing
Validated or unvalidated? validated

Extras
Spare: hopefully I don't need to
Beta: sure...why not?

Beta
Public e-mail: kerrigansheehan [at] yahoo [dot] com
Max rating you will read: Adult+
Max length you will read: Sky is the limit
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Re: Double-Header Fandom-Free Trade: Registration Thread

Postby Kerrigan Sheehan » June 11th, 2012, 1:38 pm

Registration Closed.

Picking names out of a very literal (for once) hat. Yes...that is a tophat. It's also the least flattering angle of my arm possible and the most awkward position to hold my hand in...

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If you're validated should have gotten an email with the password. Sally manually reset it for me, so many, many thanks to Sally. If you are validated and did not get the email with the account information, let me know as soon as possible. If you haven't gotten your assignment, let me know as well.
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