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2017 Yule Fic Exchange Claiming Post


2017 Yule Fic Exchange Claiming Post


2017 Yule Exchange

IF you signed up for the 2016 LOTR GFIC Yule Fic Exchange the requests are behind the cut. ONLY those who signed up at this post are eligible to choose a request, and ALL who signed up are obligated to write a story.

Because this post is appearing later than I had planned, there will be an extension on the claiming of the prompts, from November 11 to November 17.

Please examine the lists carefully.  In order to make sure that everyone has some choice among the prompts, participants this year made two request prompts. The prompts were divided into lists “A” and “B”. You may make your first request from either list. Your second request must be from the other list and must not be the same number as the first list. (For example, if you choose 1A for your first choice, your second request must come from List B, any other number except 1. A combination of 3B and 6A is acceptable, but not 6A and 6B.) This is to make sure every person has a story.

Post a comment with the following header:

Name:
First Choice:
Second Choice:


First choices will be crossed out as the mods see the requests come in. If two people request the same one before the mods have a chance to cross it out, the second person will get their second request. Comments will be screened. We will do our best to strike out already chosen prompts as quickly as possible, but there will be a time lag, so take that into account. In case of such a time-lag, if more than one person chooses the same request, the time stamp on the comment will be used to determine who gets the assignment.

In the remote possibility that both your choices are already chosen, we will contact you to make a third choice.

Once all stories are claimed, you will be e-mailed with the name of the person you are writing for. You may then check your recipient's own stories and so forth to get an idea of what she likes. Do not contact your recipient however, as authors will be revealed when the stories are revealed.

Please do not wait too long to choose the requests you wish to claim!

You can refresh your memory of the rules and deadlines .

Since the comments are being screened, we cannot answer any questions at this post. Please direct your questions .

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The November Challenge: Honour a Warrior

The November Challenge will have the theme "Honour a warrior". Stories should be drabbles of 100, 150 or 200 words. (This must be the exact word count.) Elements for the challenge will be assorted! (It's my first time setting a challenge so the prompts can best be described as eclectic.)

The November challenge stories may be posted to the moderation queue at any time prior to the reveal date, and will be revealed on Friday, November 24th. Please tag your story "drabble challenge: honour a warrior” and “November: 2017”. Please remember to use the following header template (also found on the community profile page), and to put the name of your story and your name in the subject line.

Author:
Title:
Rating:
Theme:
Elements:
Author's Notes:
Summary:
Word Count:
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The Dark of the Moon - Linda Hoyland

Author:Linda Hoyland
Title: The Dark of the Moon
Rating:PG
Theme: The Stars at Night
Elements: Carnil
Author's Notes: This is part of my story “Circle of Faith”, but I hope may be read alone. It is actually the shadow of the earth that causes a lunar eclipse.
Summary: Arwen is invited to witness a lunar eclipse at the Stone Circle, but does the prescence of Carnil in the sky foretell danger?
Word Count:2038

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Alone Under the Stars, by Silver Trails

Author: Silver Trails
Title: Alone Under the Stars
Rating: G
Theme: The Stars at Night
Elements: Alcarinquë, Morwen, Silindo (Jupiter?)
Author's Notes: This is an amateur effort and does not intend to infringe on the rights of J.R.R. Tolkien. No profit is made and no harm is intended. The story is set on TA 2511, after Celebrían left Imladris and passed over the Sea.
Summary: A year after Celebrían was attacked by Orcs, Elrohir tries to deal with the pain of her absence.
Word Count: 675

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Reminder: 2017 Yule Fic Exchange

In case you missed the announcement, we are taking the requests for this year's Yule Fic Exchange!

Go to the 2017 Yule Fic Exchange Announcement to sign up and make your requests. This exchange is always a lot of fun, and has produced some great stories in the past.

2017 Yule Fic Exchange: Questions



2017 Yule Fic Exchange




2017 Yule Exchange

Since comments on the announcement post are screened, please post any questions about the Yule Exchange here. Only requests will be posted on the Yule Fic Exchange announcement post.

2017 Yule Fic Exchange



2017 Yule Fic Exchange




2017 Yule Exchange

It will soon be time for the holidays, and that means our annual Yule Fic Exchange!

We will be doing the Yule Fic Exchange this year in the way we did it last year. Each person may make two different story requests. Each request must be in a separate comment. This will give the last few people to choose a bit more choice. However, once ONE of your requests is chosen the other will be stricken out as well. Your unchosen request will be placed in reserve, for the potluck challenge in January.

Please send us your requests only in a comment to this post using the following format:

(If you commonly use a name other than your LJ name, please indicate that in the name section.)



All comments will be screened. Sign-ups will be open until Tuesday, October 31.

When the sign-up period is ended, a new post will be made; only the requests will be posted, no names. You will then post a comment to the request you wish to write, as well as for your second choice. State clearly which is first or second choice. Claiming will be open until Saturday, November 11.

We will be posting frequent reminders about both the requests and the claims.

The choices will be crossed out as the mods see the requests come in. If two people request the same one before the mods have a chance to cross it out, the second person will get their second request. In the remote possibility that both your choices are already chosen, we will contact you to make a third choice.

Once all stories are claimed, you will be e-mailed with the name of the person you are writing for. You may then check your recipient's own stories and so forth to get an idea of what she likes. Do not contact your recipient however, as authors will be revealed when the stories are revealed.

Story Guidelines and Exchange Rules:

1. Everyone who posts a request is expected to also write a request. Every person who requests a story should receive it on New Year's Day.

2. Stories will be a minimum of 1,000 words and a maximum of 5,000, although we will not quibble if you go over a little bit.

3. All stories should be rated between G and PG-13 and fit the community ratings guidelines. You may check the ratings guidelines at Many Paths to Tread Ratings Guidelines.

4. Stories should be able to be read as a standalone story and not depend on previous stories in a series or an author's body of work to be enjoyed. This does not mean you cannot include some elements of past stories, but the story should not depend on previous knowledge to be understood.

5. Post your story directly to the lotr_communitythis template as a header when posting your story:




As you can see, this is different than the header for the usual challenge stories.

Make sure to put your story title, your recipient's name AND your name in the subject line! Please tag your story "yule fic exchange". (For example: Yule Fun at Bag End for hobbitlover by Mary Sue)

If your story is incorrectly formatted, we may ask you to re-post, or to edit the story after posting. We are not allowed to edit anything for you except for the tags.
If you have any troubles posting please contact a mod for help.

7. If you are unable to write the story or to finish it for some reason, please notify the mods by December 18, so that we may assign a pinch hitter. Anyone who fails to do so will not be allowed to participate in future exchanges! If you suspect that you may not finish before the 30th, please let us know as soon as you can.

8. On January 2, you will be free to post your stories elsewhere. All of the exchange stories will be archived at Many Paths to Tread as well. You may post your stories yourself, which would be appreciated, otherwise after a week or two, one of the mods will enter your story there.

9. Remember to read the story you receive and to thank your author! This is very important!

Suggestions for your requests:

While you certainly want to request the sort of story you want to read, try to be as general as possible. A request that reads more like a story summary is less likely to be chosen:

"I want a Fellowship story in which they are attacked by ruffians and the hobbits are trapped in a tree by wargs and Gimli is injured." may be too specific, and people may feel trapped by the request."

Being more general is better. Indicate the tone of story you would like. For instance:

"I would like an exciting Quest adventure with the Fellowship; Gimli hurt/comfort would be welcome."

Or
"I would like dwarves. The story can have drama but needs an up-beat ending."

Or
"I would like an angsty hurt/comfort story about Maglor."

PLEASE NOTE:

Since the comments are being screened, please do not post questions here. We can't answer without unscreening. There will be a separate post where you can ask any questions about this year's exchange. QUESTIONS POST. ONLY POST REQUESTS HERE!

Remember: Both your story requests need to be in SEPARATE comments!

Bountiful Birthday by Linaewen

Author: Linaewen
Title: Bountiful Birthday
Rating: G
Theme: Bounty
Elements: sweet corn
Author's Notes: According to my research, Tolkien's use of the word "corn" does not refer to maize, but instead to a kind of wheat or similar cereal plant; so it seems unlikely that sweet corn was actually present in Middle-earth. However, for the purposes of this story, I am going to forget about that fact, and take the word "corn" at face value. (For one thing, my prompt is sweet corn, so I have to fit it in somehow -- and for another, it's just sad to think of a place without access to sweet corn, one of my favorite late summer foods!) Therefore, the setting of this tale is based on Peter Jackson's version of Tolkien, where corn as we know it is featured in the Shire.
Summary: The four Travellers celebrate Bilbo and Frodo's birthday with a seasonal favorite.
Word Count: 478

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We have new mods!

I would like to announce that we now have two new websmiths (tech mods). Baranduin and zedille have agreed to step into that position and will be available to take care of any technical problems at the Many Paths to Tread Archive. So if you have a formatting problem or need to report a bug, they will be the ones you can contact at websmith@lotrgfic.com

"Baranduin here. I’ve been a Tolkien geek since 1967 though I did not know there was any interesting fannish things to do until the movies came out and I discovered fanfiction. Though I write very little these days, I cherish this fandom and am so happy to be moving into the web smith role. While I have big shoes to fill in stepping in after Dawn, I’m very excited to do so and encourage all of you to contact me with your site issues."

"Hi, I'm zedille, one of the tech mods. I am primarily a fic reader, across a variety of fandoms, but I also occasionally dabble as a writer. I first read Tolkien's works in middle school, and ever since then I've really enjoyed seeing what the wonderful people in this fandom come up with. I'm very excited to come onboard and help with any technical questions or issues you might have."

In addition, Cathleen and I welcome elwenlj to our team of us regular mods. She will be assisting with the lotr_community mostly, but may also help out from time to time at the forum and the archive.

I hope that you will join us in wishing our departing mods, dawn_felagund, rhapsody11 and ysilme well. They have decided to move on to other obligations and to taking care of some of that pesky thing called Real Life. And as a founding mod of the Many Paths to Tread Archive, and the architect of the site, Dawn will always be considered a co-founding mod.

The October Challenge: The Stars at Night

The October Challenge will have the theme "the stars at night". Stories should prominently feature the stars of the night sky. Prompts for the challenge will be a particular star or constellation of Middle-earth that must be at least mentioned in the story. (It does not have to be a plot element, although it can be.)

The October challenge stories may be entered into the queue at any time between now and the reveal date, and will be revealed on Monday, October 16. Please tag your story "challenge: stars" and "month: 2017 october". Please remember to use the following header template (also found on the community profile page), and to put the name of your story and your name in the subject line.



To request your elements, please leave a comment to this post. If you have not participated before, please leave an email address so that I can send you your prompt. Or you can email the mods at manypaths@lotrgfic.com.

I hope we'll have lots of participants for our October challenge!

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