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[personal profile] benedict2017-02-08 07:13 pm
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[sticky entry] Sticky: Sign-ups open EARLY!

Hey, everyone!

ASSIGNMENTS ARE OUT! Please keep an eye on the Pinch Hit tag for potential pinch hits!

IMPORTANT LINKS:


Dates:

Nomination Period: January 22nd, Sunday to February 5th, Sunday 11:59pm - CLOSED! Tagset here!
Sign Ups: February 10th, Friday to February 19th, Sunday 11:59 pm - CLOSED!
Assignments out: February 22nd, Wednesday - OUT EARLY!
Deadline: May 14th, 11:59 pm, Sunday
Archive Goes Live: May 19th, Friday [no earlier than 8:59 am, may be later]
Anon Period Ends: May 24th, Wednesday [no earlier than 8:59 am, may be later]



Reminder that if you have any problems, please pm me or email me at jean at hamsterbandit dot com.
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[personal profile] morbane2017-02-28 08:59 pm
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Beta Post 2017

Betas are not mandatory for this exchange. However, your OUaF mods feel that getting or offering a second opinion on a story is a) a great way to improve your work and also b) a neat way to engage with other people taking part in this gift exchange. Consider a beta today! (Well, consider being a beta today; we realise most people won't have written their story(/ies) for a while yet.)

If you can volunteer to look at someone's story, please fill out the following details in a comment to this post:



Your AO3 name is particularly important if you are signed up to this challenge! And if you aren't, thanks extra for helping out. Hope you enjoy your advance viewing of the stories!

Some other things that might be worth mentioning: what formats, like google docs or .rtf, you can read/annotate; how long you need for what lengths of story; any specific periods of time during which you are or aren't available.

See the sources spreadsheet for what the canons are, and the sign-up summary for which canons were requested.
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[personal profile] morbane2017-02-21 11:51 am
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Assignments and First Batch of Pinch Hits

Assignments are out!
An illustration of the princess from Wild Swans, surrounded by her brothers in swan form



A beta post will be coming shortly!

There are two initial pinch hits (see below). These are also due at 11:59pm CST on Sunday 14th May.

Pinch Hit #1 for lostinthefire - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit #2 for damozel - CLAIMED )


To claim a pinch hit, please reply to this post (comments are screened) or send an email to jean found at hamsterbandit.com.

Enjoy and good luck!
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[personal profile] morbane2017-02-20 05:59 pm

Sign-ups closing (ETA: closed!)

Sign-ups for Once Upon a Fic 2017 have now closed.

Assignments should not take very long to come out! Definitely in the next day or so. It's eerie that, just as in 2015 and 2016, we have 33 participants. Magical selection? Chosen ones? Who can know.
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[personal profile] benedict2017-02-19 06:59 am

Last call before phase 2: the assignmenting


(but just until the end of today!)


Sign ups close tonight! What time? THIS TIME (aka 11:59 pm central!)

Which means that this is your last chance to sign up! Currently we have 30 which is a good, healthy amount for a fic exchange but more the merrier!

SIGN UP LINK

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Information here!

ALSO: Here is the Tumblr ad post!
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[personal profile] benedict2017-02-16 02:53 am

How's everyone doing?

Hey, everyone! We currently have 22 sign ups and that rules!

Reminder that sign ups end on the 19th. So go sign up!

Now speaking of sign ups, there's another fic exchange in town - the Fandom 5k! Their basis is a 5k fic minimum! It's multifandom.

[community profile] fandom5k is open for business and their sign ups end on the 28th!
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[personal profile] benedict2017-02-10 03:41 am

Notes about the tagset

Hey, folks!

Some fairy tales are in the tag set MORE THAN ONCE, with very different versions! Please choose carefully. This is a guide to doubles in the tagset, along with their tags!

All the sources for the versions are located here

Cinderella:

Aschenputtel | Cinderella (Fairy Tale)
Cendrillon ou La petite Pantoufle de Verre | Cinderella - Charles Perrault


Sleeping Beauty:

La Belle au bois dormant | Sleeping Beauty - Charles Perrault (important note: this version has an entirely separate second half where Sleeping Beauty has two children and the prince's ogre mother tries to eat them)
Little Brier-Rose - Brothers Grimm


Beauty and the Beast:

La Belle et la Bête | Beauty and the Beast - Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve (this is a NOVEL)
Beauty and the Beast by Jeanne-Marie LePrince de Beaumont (this is not a novel)


Red Riding Hood:

Le Petit Chaperon Rouge | Little Red Riding Hood - Charles Perrault
Rotkäppchen | Little Red Riding Hood - Brothers Grimm

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Sign up here
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[personal profile] morbane2017-02-09 03:09 pm
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Letters Post 2017

Letters are optional! They are messages to your writer that cover what you like or dislike in a story and allow you to expand on your prompts.

You can choose to:
  • write no letter, and put in the requests section of the sign-up form all the information you think is necessary (whether or not this includes optional details);

  • write a letter and link it in each of your requests, leaving the optional details blank;

  • write optional details for your requests in the sign-up form, AND link a letter for each of your requests.

It's up to you! But before writing a letter, please consider: are you likely to complete it by the end of February? If not, maybe don't write a letter.


If you write a letter, please comment to this post with the following information:

Your AO3 name
Your requested fandoms
The link to your letter (or you can put the whole letter in a comment).

In your letter itself, please include your AO3 name, your requested fandoms, and your requested characters. Matching is OR, so you are guaranteed to get at least one character you requested - but not necessarily two or more.

If you would like letter inspiration, see past letters in this comm's letters tag.

Please aim to complete your letter on or before February 28.
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[personal profile] benedict2017-02-07 01:38 am
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Rec your fandom!

This post is for telling others why they should totally read/write/request your favourite fairy-tales!

Here's a simple format to follow:

<b>Story Name</b>:
<b>Story link (OPTIONAL)</b>:
<b>What makes this tale awesome</b>:



Example:

Story Name: The Girl Who Became a Boy (Albanian Fairy Tale)
Story Linkhttp://www.albanianliterature.net/folktales/tale_07.html
What makes this tale awesome: Not only does it have the girl getting the girl, this caper-like story features a sassy talking horse and tax-evading snakes. Also the importance of mother and son relationships. This is different from the also nominated Violet Fairy Book version in that no one gets murdered and again, the snakes. 


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There seem to be no problems with the tagset, so sign ups may open early. No promises.
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[personal profile] benedict2017-02-06 12:14 am

Nominations are CLOSED

Here's our tagset!

Here's some stats:

2015: Fandoms: 85 Characters: 265
2016: Fandoms: 93 Characters: 256
2017: Fandoms: 98 Characters: 307


See you tomorrow with the source sheet for checking - if you spot any problems with the tagset, tell me!

(Also as I said, when no one offered me their choice for Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty I split them into the Perrault and Grimm versions)
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[personal profile] benedict2017-02-05 09:02 pm

3 hour warning!

SOON NOMINATIONS CLOSE

Lots of good stories in the can right now that I'm catching up on approving!

Reminder:

Irish Mythology and Wise Men of Chelm will be rejected if I don't get a specific story. If those are your nominations, please go adjust them! Thank you.

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(Also I would be very grateful if someone could help me find a nicely readable copy of the Beauty and the Beast novel by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve in English - I can't seem to find it this year outside of a book scanned version on archive.org. It's approved, I'm just having source issues. All help appreciated.)
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[personal profile] benedict2017-02-05 12:22 am

Last day for nominations!

Nominations are closing at the end of today!

So get them in before the deadline! Last minute mickeys and too late timmies are sad drinking buddies.
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[personal profile] benedict2017-02-03 05:55 pm
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Issue post #4

Still ongoing: Irish Mythology needs a specific story, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty needs a version. Especially Sleeping Beauty. In one story (Perrault) she's woken up by the prince undertaking the quest and they get to know eachother by talking. In others it's significantly less pleasant.

NEW ISSUE



Wise Men of Chelm - it looks like this is a genre of stories? I'll need a specific one, please. If I've missed something obvious, please just toss the source at me and I'll approve it.

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Not a problem but just a heads up: To whomever nominated 'The Rape of Persephone', don't fret about it being changed to Hymn of Demeter - Homer. That's where the story is located and the name/source used each year. It's been marked as the story of Hades and Persephone in the sources sheet which will be posted for everyone's use once the tagset is closed!






Nominations close on the 5th

So go nominate!
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[personal profile] benedict2017-02-01 09:25 am
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Issues Post #3

Nominations are still ongoing! Found the perfect fairytale? Nominate!


Okay, outstanding issues:

Do you mean a specific section?



Whoever nominated the Aeneid and the Odyssey. These fandoms are fine as is, just you might want to fine tune it.

Ineligible under the rules, need changed



Irish Mythology. I will reject this if it is not changed to a specific story.

Cinderella - someone has specifically nominated 'Cendrillon', so if this story is not amended to a specific version of your choice, I will be changing it to Aschenputtel.

Sleeping Beauty: Please choose a specific version. Linking me to your source or what you want is fine and I can change it myself. Otherwise I'll choose one when it comes time. Probably the Perrault version.

Robin Hood (traditional): I need a specific source of this, not just *hand gesture* Robin Hood. Please tell me what source you want for Robin Hood or I will reject this. (People may remember Robin Hood was here last year - as the book by Howard Pyle)
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[personal profile] benedict2017-01-26 12:16 am
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Nomination Issues Post 2

Hi, today we need clarifications and outstanding issues from last post still ongoing (if you are IRISH MYTHOLOGY or ROBIN HOOD please respond).

But first I want to thank all the people who've been linking me sources and telling me about the stories they plan to nominate. I really appreciate it and I love hearing your reasons! Thanks, everyone!

Needs clarifying of which version



Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty! There's two identical nominations for these fandoms - unless anyone speaks up before end of nominations, I am going to split them up into the Charles Perrault and Brothers Grimm versions since there's 2 anyway.

If you meant a third version, please tell me!
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[personal profile] benedict2017-01-23 07:37 pm
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Issues Post #1

Every tagset has its questions. So here's today's!

Source needed:



ALL FOUND (Thanks, Gehayi!)

Beauty and Pock Face - the wikipedia entry is complete enough I approved it, however, if anyone has a nice full version of the story on link anywhere, that would be useful. This seems like a really interesting story.

The Butterfly Lovers - same situation. I'd just like a more complete version to link, please.



Change or be rejected:



These will remain untouched in the tagset until I either get a response or the last day, at which point they will be rejected.

Irish Mythology - I need a specific story.

Robin Hood (Traditional) - can't be a nebulous myth, needs a specific version/source.


Lil' help:



The Aeneid and the Odyssey are both very long. If you have a specific part in mind, please tell me! Otherwise you may not end up with fic of the part you want. However, they are both approvable. I'll just be holding off on them until I either get a response or the last day when I will approve them.
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[personal profile] benedict2017-01-22 05:14 am
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Nominations are OPEN

CLOSED


You get:

3 tale nominations
0-4 character nominations per tale.

The rest of the nomination guidelines found here!

Resources for finding stories!

Dates:

Nomination Period: January 22nd, Sunday to February 5th, Sunday 11:59pm - CLOSED! Tagset here!
Sign Ups: February 10th, Friday to February 19th, Sunday 11:59 pm
Assignments out: February 22nd, Wednesday
Deadline: May 14th, 11:59 pm, Sunday
Archive Goes Live: May 19th, Friday [no earlier than 8:59 am, may be later]
Anon Period Ends: May 24th, Wednesday [no earlier than 8:59 am, may be later]


EDIT: Quick reminder, you have to nominate specific stories! Broad things like 'Egyptian Mythology' instead of a specific myth or 'Murder Ballads' will have to be queried and then possibly rejected. It helps if you link me the source to the story you're using too for the spreadsheet I make of sources, but that's not a requirement!
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[personal profile] benedict2017-01-16 01:21 am
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Get hyped!

Hello people (including presently enchanted animals and other magical beings)!

Welcome to the 2017 edition of Once Upon a Fic! It will be very like 2015 and 2016 but possibly even better because 3 is a magical number.

The FAQ is updated at the collection. It covers such things as what can be nominated, how requests work, how offers work, and what you are expected to write. If it doesn'’t answer your questions you can email the mod (jean @ hamsterbandit dot com) or leave a comment on a post here.

In just a few days (January 22nd) nominations will begin! That means it's time to start choosing your stories. The relevant part of the FAQ for nominations is found here!

The tag sets from 2015 and 2016 may give you some ideas about what kinds of fairy-tales, myths, legends, rhymes, fables, tall tales, and epics you would like to submit.

If you're looking for stories, try out these resources (and feel free to suggest other ones to me!) over here


Things to take note of:

- As said above, we have updated our FAQ! Found here on DW and here on AO3! Notable changes include: We've clarified phrasing and phased in the nominations faq so it is no longer a separate document.

- [personal profile] morbane is Co-Mod this year!

- The LJ mirror has been officially deprecated and will no longer be updated, beyond the sticky post at the top which will be edited with relevant information such as when nominations/sign ups are open or closed.

- This June, I, Benedict, will be running an Alternate Universe exchange at [community profile] auexchange (Alternate Universe Exchange/AUex) Keep an eye on that space!


See you on the 22nd!
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[personal profile] benedict2017-01-05 09:05 pm
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Once upon a time there was a fic exchange alone in the deep woods

Weeee're back!

Here's this year's schedule, start brainstorming what you want to write this year!:

Nomination Period: January 22nd, Sunday to February 5th, Sunday 11:59pm
Sign Ups: February 10th, Friday to February 19th, Sunday 11:59 pm
Assignments out: February 22nd, Wednesday
Deadline: May 14th, 11:59 pm, Sunday
Archive Goes Live: May 19th, Friday [no earlier than 8:59 am, may be later]
Anon Period Ends: May 24th, Wednesday [no earlier than 8:59 am, may be later]
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[personal profile] benedict2016-05-25 12:26 am
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And they all lived happily ever after

In one fell swoop, the collection is revealed and closed!

There's a ton of good stories in it right now (I'm still working my way through it) and more have been added between collection open and close! So take a look. Explore. Remember to kudos! Or even comment, if the spirit moves you.

Thanks everyone for a great year! Thank you to Morbane for all your help!

See all of you next year, hopefully!