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dark_administrator ([personal profile] dark_administrator) wrote in [community profile] dark_agenda2011-08-21 09:03 pm

Kaleidoscope nominations are open!

From August 21, 2011, 9:00 PM Pacific Time to September 3, 2011, 9:00 PM Pacific Time, you can nominate three (3) qualifying fandoms for Kaleidoscope at the following link:

Kaleidoscope Fanworks Exchange: Nomination Form


Detailed instructions are available at the link.

Although you do not have to commit to participating Kaleidoscope in order to nominate, we ask that you enter nominations only if you're contemplating signing up for the exchange.

If you have any questions or have trouble filling out the nomination form, you can leave a comment at this post or contact us through PM at [personal profile] dark_administrator/[livejournal.com profile] darkadmn or through email at darkadmn at gmail dot com.

ETA: Nomination Addendum here.

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[personal profile] torachan 2011-08-27 08:26 am (UTC)(link)
I thought I saw somewhere that characters won't be limited to just what people have entered in the nomination form, but now I can't find that, and I want to make sure.

Right now it seems like most people are only nominating the characters they want to read/write about, rather than full casts. I don't want to nominate something that's already been nominated just to add more characters, but I will if I have to.

ETA: Oh. *headdesk* It's on the nomination form itself... I was looking around in comm posts and didn't even think of looking there. >_<

Anyway, since we will be using AO3 for sign-ups, can I assume that if the characters are already canonical on AO3, then they will be available to choose, even if someone hasn't nominated them on here?
Edited 2011-08-27 08:29 (UTC)
troisroyaumes: Painting of a duck, with the hanzi for "summer" in the top left (Default)

[personal profile] troisroyaumes 2011-08-27 03:41 pm (UTC)(link)
Yes, if the characters have canonical tags on AO3, and it's relatively straightforward to determine which ones are chromatic, then we will include them in sign-ups.
softestbullet: Aeryn and Pilot. (Art/ oh Neptune's only daughter)

[personal profile] softestbullet 2011-08-29 02:18 am (UTC)(link)
I want to nominate some paintings. They have titles and countries, but is it ok to not have a language or characters? For language, should I put the language the artist writes in, even though the pieces themselves are wordless? Should I put "by artist's name" in the title area, since the title by itself would not help anyone figure out what it is?
troisroyaumes: Painting of a duck, with the hanzi for "summer" in the top left (Default)

[personal profile] troisroyaumes 2011-08-29 06:13 am (UTC)(link)
Yes, it's fine to nominate paintings. You should be able to submit a nomination without specifying a language (if that doesn't work, just put in "No Language") and without any characters. Please do specify the artist name in the title, and choose "Other Media" for the medium.

Our policy is that whatever fanwork is created for a character-less/anthropomorphic fandom should either contain characters that are coded as chromatic or (if the fanwork itself has no characters) should have some connection/reference to a chromatic culture.
softestbullet: Aeryn and Pilot. (Default)

[personal profile] softestbullet 2011-08-29 06:20 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you!

Ah, there are chromatic characters, of course, but their names aren't given. I should have specified that, sorry!