ANNOUNCING: 2007 Stocking Stuffer Swap Hosted by Little Balrog Please feel free to pass this email along to anyone or any group that might be interested! What is the Stocking Stuffer Swap? It is a trading of fanfics between writers. Each participant requests a fanfic with a particular pairing and rating and then writes a fanfic for one of the other participants. Your task will be assigned to you anonymously - that is, you won't know who is writing your fanfic and you won't know whose fanfic you are writing until the posting of them on Saturday, December 22, 2007. This is an adult HET fanfic exchange with an ELF emphasis (that is, at least one member of each requested pairing must be an elf) - if you wish to participate in a slash fanfic exchange for Lord of the Rings, please go to the Secret Santa Fic Swap – http://www.geocities.com/slashysanta/ Release Dates All participants must register by Monday, October 1, 2007. You will receive your assignment by Monday, October 8, 2007. All entries are due in by Saturday, December 8, 2007. Entries may be turned in sooner than the last day, and it is encouraged that you don't wait until the last minute to send your entry due to technical errors that may occur. Entries will be available for viewing on Saturday, December 22, 2007. Stories may not be released to other archives, lists, or anywhere else online until after December 25, 2007. All stories must be new works, that is, this can't be a work you already started prior to getting your assignment. There will be a special section set up on Parmasambe (http://parma.littlebalrog.com ) for entries for those who choose to post them there as well. For more information, go to http://www.queencheetah.com/hetswap To register as an author or beta, fill out the form on the site. For more information about the Little Balrog yahoo group – http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LittleBalrog -Zhie Stocking Stuffer Swap Coordinator
First, apologies if you get multiple copies of this. I'm trying notto miss anyone.Second, and some of you are aware of this already, over the past weekand a half, there have been some interesting times with DreamElf andSunshine and Shadow.First, the servers were upgraded, and something went 'ka-boom' withthe scripts, so the databases don't want to be accessed and I can'tseem to fix it. Second, hackers decided to jump the site and dobizarre things with it. Third, I got blamed for the stupid hackers.Fourth, and this is the straw that pissed off the goat, the host hasdecided no more adult stuff on sites.After looking high and low and everywhere in between, I found a host that...-has more toys-is cheaper-knows what they're talking about-has nice people-told me that Freedom of Speech is still allowedHowever, to set up the account, I needed a new domain, because Icouldn't use the old dreamelf.com, since I didn't want to transfereverything (at least, not the hacked stuff!) and to make a long storyshort, dreamelf.com and queencheetah.com will eventually betransferred over, but for now, they're just still being odd.That said, and to cut down on database craziness, there is now anElf-centric archive (same principle as DreamElf) into which Sunshineand Shadow is now merged. Yes, this sadly means that stories need tobe reloaded. (sorry DarkDreamer!) However, the one good thing is, ifyour story was on both, you only have to reload it once...Okay, okay, so there's very little good about it. So, here's the deal.If you want me to reload your stories, I can do so, but it will take acouple of months. I have DragonCon fast approaching now, and then Ihave to sort the files that are in the database out to make sure Imatch the right files to the right story and chapter.If you want to reload your stories on your own, all you need to do ishop over and register. Because it's just getting started up, thereare not very many characters/pairings yet, so if there is someone youneed, just let me know.Also, I could use a couple of moderators to help in adding characters,pairings, and the like, if anyone is interested in some awesomepowerz.The image galleries will go back up later on. Those should be mucheasier for me to reestablish, as they were not corrupted in the sameway (you can't see the adult gallery, but I did that to protect it incase the old host goes witch hunting, you know? But it's still there,just hidden.)Well, that was a little longer than anticipated, but I think itexplains quite a bit. If you have any questions, please feel free topounce me.The new address is: http://parma.littlebalrog.com-Zhie
Greetings! The fics are posted from this year's first annual DreamElf Het Fic Swap! You can read them here:http://swoon.dreamelf.com/categories.php?catid=10or, go to http://swoon.dreamelf.com and choose from the `Featured'stories column, where all of this year's selections are listed.Thanks to everyone who participated this year, both the authors andthe beta readers, for all of their hard work! Please feel free toleave feedback for the authors of these wonderful stories on the dreamelf site, where there are lots of other great stories to read, too!-Zhie
In about eight hours I will be assigning authors to wishlists and betas to authors. If anyone else wants to join in on the writing portion of this event, please do so with in the next few hours. Officially the registration ended at midnight, but I'll give a few more hours for anyone else who wants to join in.In the next day or two, the artist information will be up. Have a great day, everybody!-Zhie
What is the Stocking Stuffer Swap?
It is a trading of fanfics between writers. Each participant requests a fanfic with a particular pairing and rating and then writes a fanfic for one of the other participants. Your task will be assigned to you anonymously - that is, you won't know who is writing your fanfic and you won't know whose fanfic you are writing [unless they have requested a self-insert fic, that is, a story where they are one of the characters] until the posting of them on Saturday, December 24, 2005. This is an adult HET fanfic exchange with an ELF emphasis (that is, at least one member of each requested pairing must be an elf) - if you wish to participate in a slash fanfic exchange for Lord of the Rings, please go to the Secret Santa Fic Swap.
Stocking Stuffer Swap
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Please be completely honest when you fill in your answers. Only by filling out this form accurately can we best match your wish list to another writer and assign you someone else's request. We don't have the mirror, and we can't read minds, so this is where you need to tell us what you want and what you will and won't write. Thank you!