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All pinch hits are covered, for now. Everyone will have a present unless you both defaulted and were defaulted on.

Those of you still working on them and those of you with extensions, good luck! Works will be revealed on Saturday, August 15th.

Until then, treat, treat, treat away! And since people have asked, yes pinch hits and treats are most welcome whether you're signed up for Parallels or not.
franzeska: 100 Views of the Moon #15 (Parallels2015)
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Thank you, everyone, for being easy to match. (And apologies to those of you who decided to drop out or change your signups to make that possible.) This year, we have just one initial pinch hit. To claim it, please comment below. First come, first served.

ETA: pinch hit has been claimed

Read more... )
franzeska: 100 Views of the Moon #15 (Parallels2015)
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Signups are still open here.


If you've been waffling on signing up, now's the time! If you want to pimp Parallels to your small fandoms, it's not too late.

I will be closing signups some time late tonight. Assignments should go out some time on the 1st. After everyone is assigned and any initial pinch hits are claimed, I will reveal all requests.

Letters aren't required for Parallels, but they can be a big help to your assigned fanwork creator and people who want to make treats. Feel free to link them in the comments on Dreamwidth or Livejournal or to reblog with a link to your Tumblr post.
franzeska: 100 Views of the Moon #15 (Parallels2015)
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Signups are open!


The form is very similar to last year. Request 4-8 fandoms. Offer at least 4 fandoms. Specify which kinds of fanworks you want to make or get: fic, art, graphics, or amvs/vids. Have fun!

The rules and FAQ are now updated on AO3 at the Parallels 2015 collection. I will also answer questions on DW and LJ and by e-mail (fdickson@ix.netcom.com).
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After a few hiccoughs, nominations are now open for Parallels 2015. A thousand apologies for the delay! Other dates will be as advertised previously. I have set the total allowed nominations high. Feel free to nominate anything you think will be useful to have in the tag set: fandoms you want to sign up for, fandoms you expect other people will sign up for, fandoms you plan to advertise the exchange to, etc. There is no need to use every slot, however: you can nominate a few fandoms and return later to nominate more as long as you finish before the end of the nominations period.

Nominate on AO3


Nominations: now-June 15th
Signups: June 16-29th
Assignments go out: July 1st
Assignments due: August 1st
Pinch hitting: August 1st-14th
Works go live: August 15th
Creator names are revealed: August 22nd
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While you're waiting for signups to open, why not tell us what's awesome about your fandom?

Leave a comment here with reasons we should check it out, places to get the canon, links to ship manifestos/picspams/resources, or just plain old squee.
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Hi all. I'm on the road today, coming back from CON.TXT, so signups aren't open just yet. You are welcome to keep nominating as long as the nominations form is open. Look for signups later today.

While you're waiting, please double check the tag set to make sure that your fandoms are there and that your characters are attached to them. Fandoms that didn't already have tags will be in 'uncategorized' rather than their appropriate media type. If you spot any duplicate characters or typos, please also let me know about that.

Once I'm ready to open signups, I will close down nominations, and I won't be making any changes to the tag set after that point, so get your corrections in now.
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Hello, all, I just tottered home from the after party at a dear friend's wedding. A more detailed Parallels post will have to wait, but I like things to start on time, so nominations are now open!

Parallels 2014 nominations this-a-way

You may nominate up to 10 fandoms and 20 characters per fandom via the nominations form. If things go wrong or you need to nominate more, let me know.

As you probably know, Parallels is a fanworks exchange for Asian media with small fandoms. I leave the definition of "small" up to you. I will reject any nomination of media not from Asia or that isn't at least an Asian co-production. (Historical novels set in Asia but written by people in the US are not eligible, for example.) I will not be making rarity judgments myself. As long as the canon is from Asia, I will approve it. It's up to nominators--and, later, people signing up--to decide what canons belong in Parallels. There are no restrictions on characters, provided they appear in the canon they're nominated with.

If you notice problems with approved tags in the tagset, such as misspellings or duplicates, please drop me a line.

--now posted to the com instead of my personal journal. (Doh.)
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Hey dudes, it's about that time of year again, so before I get any worried PMs: Yes, Parallels will be happening as usual. I'm still working on things like an icon for this year and getting the rules up to date on the AO3 collection. That should be completed in the next couple of days, at which point I will start my big advertising push.

Dates are as stated last year:

June 1-15th: Nominations
June 16-29th: Signups
July 1st: Assignments go out
August 1st: Assignments due
August 1st-14th: Pinch hitting
August 15th: Works go live
August 22nd: Creator names are revealed

How Nominations Work )

How Signups Work )

The Matching Process )

Pinch Hits )

Advertising:

Like I said above, I always appreciate help advertising Parallels. If you have ideas for where to advertise, I'd love to hear them in a LJ/DW comment or a Tumblr reblog. LJ/DW community names, Tumblr tags, forums with lenient advertising policies: if you've got ideas, I want 'em.

If you'd like to make some graphics to advertise Parallels, that would be awesome. LJ/DW/Tumblr posts are always greatly appreciated, pimping Parallels to your own rare fandoms doubly so.

For this year, my objectives are to finally get more Bollywood into Parallels, to increase the size of the exchange, and to make the exchange more visibly multi-media.
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Names have been revealed, and Parallels is over for another year. I hope everyone had a good time!

Please thank your writer/vidder/artist if you haven't already. Let your friends know how much fun they missed. Let me know if you have advertising ideas for next year or other suggestions. The collection will remain open for posting until next Parallels, so if you spotted a great prompt and just couldn't get to it during the exchange, there's still time.


We'll be back in 2014 on roughly the same dates as this year:

June 1-15th: Nominations
June 16-29th: Signups
July 1st: Assignments go out
August 1st: Assignments due
August 1st-14th: Pinch hitting (Subject to change based on VividCon's dates.)
August 15th: Works go live (Subject to change based on VividCon's dates.)
August 22nd: Creator names are revealed (Subject to change based on VividCon's dates.)



See you all then!
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I am pleased to announce that all of the pinch hits have come in and everyone has a present.*

Therefore, works will be going live at midnight tonight, my time (California), or about 8 hours from now.

I have decided to leave the collection open for posting. If you have a treat you can't finish in time, you are welcome to upload it after go-live, but any last-minute editing of posted works should be done now: After midnight, everyone will be able to see your work. Writers, it's time to find those last few typos. Artists, please check that your img codes are working. Vidders, check those embeds.




* With the exception of anyone who defaulted and was also defaulted upon. If your original person finished their fanwork, you have something. If they didn't, I did not assign a pinch hitter.
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Hi everyone. It's not long now! I hope those of you with pinch hits are hard at work, and there's still time to make a few treats if you want to, but we also have one last pinch hit that needs to be covered. This is a repeat of #4 from the previous post. If the signup isn't grabbing you, check out the great letter for more details.

Pinch hit #4: Tales Of Graces, Radiant Historia, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2, Fate/Zero )

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Hello all. It is now August 2nd pretty much everywhere, so that means it's time for pinch hits! This year, we have five lovely options for you to snap up. Leave me a comment on the Dreamwidth or Livejournal posts, send me a PM, or e-mail me (fdickson@ix.netcom.com) to claim. Don't forget to tell me your AO3 name.

I will assign pinch hits on a first come first served basis, but you are welcome to make extra treats for these recipients or anybody else. (Just fill in the recipient's name and make sure your fanwork is posted to the Parallels 2013 collection on AO3.) Pinch hits are due by August 14th.

Pinch hit #1: Natsume Yuujinchou, Little Witch Academia, Red Garden, ICO, Shadow of the Colossus, Uta no Prince-sama )

Pinch hit #2: Dangan Ronpa, Fresh Pretty Cure!, Rune Factory (Video Games), Azumanga Daioh )

Pinch hit #3: Captain Future, Drakengard, Record of Lodoss War, Winspector, The Holy Pearl )

Pinch hit #4: Tales Of Graces, Radiant Historia, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2, Fate/Zero )

Pinch hit #5: Chrono Trigger, Persona 3, Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time, EarthBound )

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It's July 1st already somewhere in the world, and matching is done, so assignments are on their way!

For the curious, this year, AO3's matching algorithm took approximately three minutes to run on our 63 signups. Go AO3!

I've seen some questions about how workable multifandom rare fandom exchanges are (or are if you "aren't a BNF", don't have mind control powers, don't restrict the fandoms like crazy, etc.): This year, I managed to work it out so that there is only one case of multiple people assigned to the same recipient and one initial pinch hit. That's partly due to all of you being generous with your fandom and character offers (and with your media requests, though most people have signed up to offer fic, so that's not as large a factor). Thanks, guys!

If anyone is planning to use the AO3 challenge interface to run their own event, I'm happy to answer questions about what settings I used or how I did something.

There is one initial pinch hit, somebody who takes their rare fandoms so seriously they had zero possible givers. That will be going up on LJ/DW/Tumblr soon for those of you who want some serious rare fandom points.
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Hello, my lovelies. I currently see 50 people on board for Parallels as we approach our last few days of signups. That's more than last year!

The Sign-up Summary shows currently requested fandoms and how many offers they have. (It leaves out offered fandoms with zero requests.) If any of you are debating whether to add a few fandoms to your signup, perhaps one of the needy ones towards the top of the list will appeal.

Specific requests can be seen in the Requests Summary.

If you haven't signed up yet, there's still time! Visit the signup form today! I will close signups at the end of the day on the 29th.

What happens next: After I close signups, I will be checking to make sure everyone has possible matches. I contact anybody who has zero possible recipients, asking them if they'd be willing to broaden their offers. The Sign-up Summary will give you a clue if this might happen to you. (You don't have to broaden your requests right now if you don't want to, but if you know you'll be away and impossible or me to reach, it's super helpful if you're willing to be a little generous with your offers. The fewer people I have to contact, the quicker the assignment process goes) Requests that can't be matched go out as pinch hits right away. Those will be announced on the Parallels DW, LJ, and Tumblr accounts.
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Signups are now open!

This year, I have raised the possible number of requests, offers, and characters. Instructions are contained within the form. As always, please let me know if anything about the form looks weird or isn't working how you expected.

The request part of your signup will be publicly visible. This makes things easier for treat creators and encourages people to offer more fandoms. It's also keeps things fun while you're waiting for assignments to go out. (But anyone can edit their signup until signups close, so keep in mind that all of these requests are subject to change.)
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Nominations are now closed. Signups will open in the morning my time (I'm in California).

This year I have spotted zero fandoms that are not media from Asia and zero characters nominated in the wrong fandoms. That means that "rejected" tags are duplicates, tags where I approved a different spelling, or errors. AO3 is still in beta; I would not rule out the last possibility! Please double check the final tag set (not your nominations) to make sure everything that should be there is really there.

I will be adding any mysteriously missing tags back into the tag set before opening signups. Once signups open, there is nothing more I can do, so please double check now. If there are duplicate characters or other issues, this is also the time to get those corrected.

Also, are the following three zero-character nominations correct? Last chance to correct them if they're not.
Blood Lad (0)
Blue Nathanael (0)
Utahime: The Songstress (0)

The tag set can be found here.
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