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An attempt to answer 'what am I doing here?' on at least one level
SSar's Beast
morbane
1. I have buried myself under Yuletide data entry and exchange assignments.

1a. All spare words are going to Exchange at Fic Corner or Jukebox.

1a. i. Fic Corner! Argh! All of the plots so plotted out. Not enough of the words.

1b. If you want to have a horse in this race, you should nominate fandoms for Yuletide this week. Try this link? I'm not sure of the correct URL because I have already nominated, which means it redirects me to my own nominations. The Yuletide Admin journal and the Yuletide community journal are the best place to go for information on this challenge.

2. It is the second-to-last day at my main job. I am not totally sure what I am doing here today. I feel disoriented. Tomorrow I will be feeling everything else. My feelings about this job are very complicated. I will post about that later.

3. 33AR is nearly here: the weekend of 27-28-29 September. 20thcenturyvole and I are well on our way with food planning. My flatmate has been making the most amazing props for a zombie dissection session. Every time I open the refrigerator there is a new iteration of a brain. (Gelatin, food colouring, cottage cheese...)

4. Jukebox IS going well and I have finished MY main assignment but I'm worrying a little over the number of days before the deadline and the number of assignments yet to be turned in. I can't help it. It's lucky there are so many other things to distract me.

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oh! crap! thank you, I checked a few days ago but all i saw was MAAAAAASSIVE WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANK so I noped the heck out of there

I'm gonna nominate Suzanne Collins' Underland Chronicles because there is NOTHING ON AO3 NOTHING (okay there's one, and a fusion with Alice in Wonderland)

Ha, I have to say, that isn't yet very wanky by Yuletide standards. 2000+ people who all care deeply can get a little heated. Most kerfuffles are easy to steer clear of .

Sounds good!

sorry if this is a dumb question by the way, but there's no way to check existing nominations, right?

Not a dumb question.

No, not with 100% certainty. Sometimes, in past years, there has been. This year, people have been coming back to this post: http://yuletide.livejournal.com/1164230.html to report what they've nominated. Other people are updating a spreadsheet (linked in the post) with that data.

Caveats:
-Everyone can edit their nominations right up until the end of the nominations period (end of Sep 22)
-The spreadsheet is a bit behind.

oh sweet, I don't want to contribute to the tag bloat problem if I can help it, so :D

If you are nominating something you have a fair likelihood of requesting or offering, and you check the preferred format before submitting, you are not really contributing to the problem. :) Duplicating another person's nominations is not a problem.

I say "fair likelihood" because I realise you haven't said you'll definitely sign up.

I'm actually going to sign up! I am very definitely terrified! I have no idea what to request, other than the aforementioned Underland Chronicles.

I'm glad you're signing up and shall continue to be available for all questions that may occur to you. :)

........... weeeeeell now I feel bad because I'm going to change my nomination. >>

It's okay! Just continue to update wherever you have already updated.

Yeah, I edited the original comment with the new info, then made a new comment with a link to the old/edited comment. Hopefully that's okay!

I remembered that I could potentially have someone write me WATERSHIP DOWN and suddenly everything was sparkly and amazing and wonderful~~~~~~~ (and other people will nominate the one I dropped, so eh)

Hah, I even know people who would offer Watership Down.

What kind of fic might you like for that?

eeeeeereee~~~~~~

Oh man ANYTHING (well not shipping, that's weird for me), but like, character pieces, additional mythology/stories, whateeeeever. I nominated Bigwig, Dandelion, Blackberry & Keehar (but Blackavar! And Hazel! And Pipkin! And Fiver! ALLLLLL THE RABBITS) and pretty much anything would make me happy.

"1a. i. Fic Corner! Argh! All of the plots so plotted out. Not enough of the words."
Y'know, it's actually been kinda interesting checking out the Fic Corner dashboard and seeing the work count tick up (lots of people running it to the wire, I guess.) Mine's in, and kinda short, but the source text wasn't really inspiring me for actual plot and stuff. Hopefully Recipient will like it...

You need a beta or anything?

You're very kind! I might! I will email you the canons. I, uh, put my hand up for too many pinch hits - at the same time as monitoring/writing for Jukebox.

I hope your recipient likes it too. How's thimblerig gone with her fic? Has it been an enjoyable experience?

That would be good - I'm home sick today, so having something new to read will be nice.

Thimblerig's one was on of the one's going close to the wire (helped by her thinking the deadline was yesterday ;-) ), but is very good. Also, I think it's a close match for the prompt she was writing to, so I think her recipient will be pleased.

That would be good - I'm home sick today, so having something new to read will be nice.

Thimblerig's one was on of the one's going close to the wire (helped by her thinking the deadline was yesterday ;-) ), but is very good. Also, I think it's a close match for the prompt she was writing to, so I think her recipient will be pleased.

...if I sign up, will you help sit on me? I am already cringing, but otoh, I love writing for challenges. In a way which involved a lot of capslock whining misery. ;)

Sure! Though I might need a little more guidance as to what "sitting on you" entails (and don't give me a Look, there). Email nagging? Frequent squeeing in my own space? (I'll do that one anyway). Helping you find betas? Bouncing ideas around in chat?

Ugh, I swear I replied to this already...

Mostly being calm and sympathetic, cajoling, or bullying while holding my hand, primarily by IM, as I engage in OTT and hyperbolic histrionics about how hard writing is and how I have no plot and everything in the whole world sucks. Betaing is also helpful at a certain stage in the game.

Which, now that I think on it, is kind of a big ask. Uh.

I can do these things!

With beta-ing, it depends on the canon. I'm also no good at beta-ing explicit sex. Other than that, we can talk.

Oh, yay! Thank you!

For reference, is that an "I can't beta explicit sex because I'm not good at figuring out how to improve the Tab A-Slot B mechanics of it all" or a "Please don't ask for grammar checking on your porn because I'd rather not"? Cool with both, just want to make sure I'm not rude!

More the former than the latter! I just don't write much porn and I don't read a lot either, except when I get sudden cravings for this or that trope. So I'm not confident of my ability to give any suggestions. I can probably figure out if someone has three arms, though.

I did tell you you were OK to write me explicit fic in Purimgifts, after all. I am not embarrassed by it! It's just not my main reading selection. :D

Well ok then. I just worry. ;)

Exxxxcellent... ;)

No, seriously, thank you so much. You rock tons.

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