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Hello doers of darkness, this just a quick note to let you know that for unknown reasons, Kaleidoscope and Kaleidoscope Treats 2012 AO3 Collections have reverted back to anonymous. We've submitted a support request to AO3 and, hopefully, they will look into the issue for us. Thank you for your patience and apologies for the inconveniences again!

ETA: Thanks to the AO3 team, the issue is fixed!
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Hi doers of darkness, creators for Kaleidoscope and Kaleidoscope Treats have been (re)revealed!

We would like to thank everyone for hanging with us through various mishaps and bumps and we thank you again to all our participants, especially our pinch-hitters [archiveofourown.org profile] dhobikikutti, [archiveofourown.org profile] kyuuketsukirui, [archiveofourown.org profile] Lihai, [archiveofourown.org profile] ryfkah, [archiveofourown.org profile] springgreen, [archiveofourown.org profile] thesecondbatgirl and [archiveofourown.org profile] troisroyaumes. Thank you for participating, for supporting and for continuing to make this challenge so joyful and rewarding to run!

We were delighted to see fanworks from repeated fandoms (fandoms that received submissions last year and this year) such as Dí Rénjié, Capital Scandal, Hújiā Shíbā Pāi, Keizoku 2: SPEC, Jaymee Goh's Lunar Year's End and Natsume Yūjin-chō and from new ones like Arctic Expeditions RPF, Bollywood RPF, D.E.B.S. (2004), Peking Opera Blues (1986), FAKE, Fēngshēng (2009), Gokusen, Gung (Goong), The House of Aunts, Hōrō Musuko, Jūni Kokuki, Kaze Hikaru, Kitāb alf laylah wa-laylah, Kodomo no Jikan, Koko Kara Dou Suru?, Literary RPF, Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Midnight's Children, The Paper Menagerie, Power Rangers Turbo, Scandal, Scott Pilgrim, Sengoku jidai, Sleep Dealer (2008), Smoke Signals (1998), Sun Sword, Sungkyunkwan Scandal, Throne of the Crescent Moon, Toaru Kagaku no Rērugan, Toshokan Sensō, Truth: Red White and Black, Ultra Maniac, Vampire Prosecutor and Zhōngguó shénhuà; and we were equally excited to see submissions ranging from artworks, graphics, mixes, stories and vids. Thank you, doers of darkness, we are very grateful.

In closing, we re-opened Kaleidoscope Treats 2012 AO3 collection and it will remain open for submissions. We welcome and encourage artwork, graphic, mix, story and vid submissions inspired by prompts from Kaleidoscope Fanwork Exchange 2012 Sign-Ups, Kaleidoscope Comment Prompts and Dear Doers of Darkness Letters, by fanworks submitted this year from creators who granted permission to create secondary works or even by fandoms and characters nominated for Kaleidoscope 2012.

Additionally, if you have links to Kaleidoscope 2012 fanworks-related posts, please continue to link them to us at Kaleidoscope 2012: Discussions, Links and Recs, and now that creators are revealed, if you'd like us to include an alternative link to your fanwork(s) at List of Kaleidoscope & Kaleidoscope Treats 2012 Fanworks, please comment there with a link.

We hope you continue on pushing the dark agenda, doers of darkness! Happy belated observance of Dia de los Muertos!

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Hello doers of darkness, we would like to apologize again that creators were revealed early and that anonymity was spoiled for most of us. As has been updated by [personal profile] dhobikikutti (thank you, [personal profile] dhobikikutti!), anonymity has been restored thanks to the AO3 team, but recipients will have received an email notification with their assigned participant's AO3 username attached and AO3 members who subscribed to a particular creator will have received a similar email notification. We are so sorry, doers of darkness.

However, with anonymity restored, many of us would like that anonymity to remain for those of us who still don't know some of the creators' identity so we ask everyone to try our best to keep ours and other participants' super secret identity a secret (to quote one participant). :) We appreciate your help and apologize for the inconveniences!

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Hello doers of darkness, Kaleidoscope and Kaleidoscope Treats 2012 are live! We made an error and creators are revealed early (anonymity since restored), but this year, we have about 56 fanworks from about 43 participants, including those who signed up for Kaleidoscope and submitted fanwork(s), those who created fanworks for Kaleidoscope Treats and those who pinch-hit for us. ) We are incredibly grateful for your work, doers of darkness!

When we finalized the schedule for Kaleidoscope this year, we chose October 26 as the date for Kaleidoscope to go live because your dear moderators thought it was Diwali. Unfortunately, your moderators made a mistake: Diwali is 13 November this year. However, Kaleidoscope 2012 Go Live is still dedicated to Diwali so happy early दीपावली, தீபாவளி, तिहार, दिवाली, દિવાળી, दिवाळी, ದೀಪಾವಳಿ, धाकली दिवाळी, ദീപാവലി, ଦୀପାବଳୀ, ਦਿਵਾਲੀ, దీపావళి, دیوالی and Diwali!

If you've made a post about Kaleidoscope, discussing, linking and/or reccing your received Kaleidoscope fanworks and/or other Kaleidoscope fanworks, please link them here and we'll compile the links! Feel free to flail or start a thread in the comments as well!

List of Discussions, Links and Recs )

To promote Kaleidoscope -- we appreciate any signal-boosting! -- below are some templates to copy & paste in your journaling or social platform:

Dreamwidth & LiveJournal Template )

Tumblr Template )

Twitter Template )

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Hi doers of darkness, we made an error when trying to reveal the challenge and accidentally made the challenge revealed & unanonymous and can not revert the challenge back to anonymous though we tried to change the collection setting. We apologize immensely for the error!
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Hello doers of darkness, both Kaleidoscope and Kaleidoscope Treats 2012 are now live!

You may browse through fanworks using AO3's Kaleidoscope's works and Kaleidoscope Treats's works navigation interfaces or through the list below.

Happy listening, reading, viewing and watching, doers of darkness! And happy early दीपावली, தீபாவளி, तिहार, दिवाली, દિવાળી, दिवाळी, ದೀಪಾವಳಿ, धाकली दिवाळी, ദീപാവലി, ଦୀପାବଳୀ, ਦਿਵਾਲੀ, దీపావళి, دیوالی and Diwali!

List of Kaleidoscope & Kaleidoscope Treats 2012 Fanworks )

Please let us know if there are any corrections!

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Hi doers of darkness, this a friendly note that we will be closing Kaleidoscope and Kaleidoscope Treats in ~30 Minutes in preparation of the challenge going live!
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Thank you, doers of darkness! We have two in-progress submissions left and in order to give our pinch-hitters time to finish their fanwork and us more time to prepare for go live, we're extending the go live day to 2012 October 27, 9:00 PM PDT. Thank you, doers of darkness, for your patience and understanding!
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Hello doers of darkness, how is the wait for Kaleidoscope go live going? Are you busily trying to DO ALL TREATS or to finish a pinch hit? Feel free to flail or panic in the comments, anonymously or otherwise!

For those who are contemplating treats, please consider checking out Kaleidoscope Prompts & Treats where treaters and pinch hitters are leaving prompts, and treaters and pinch-hitters who have not officially sign-up for Kaleidoscope, please consider leaving prompts at the post!

We also have two more beta requests so below is a list of beta requests we've received. ) If you are interested in beta-ing for any of these requests, please email us at darkadmn AT gmail DOT com or PM us at [personal profile] dark_administrator/[profile] darkadmn with your contact information!

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Hi doers of darkness, apologies for posting this tutorial too late when the assignment deadline has passed, but hopefully, this may be useful for those who are creating Kaleidoscope Treats 2012 or still figuring out hosting and streaming options.

Uploading File Using Kaleidoscope Upload Form )

Posting Fanworks to Kaleidoscope & Kaleidoscope Treats 2012 )

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Thank you, doers of darkness, for your enthusiasm and participation! The deadline for assignment submissions has passed and we have so far 40 fanwork submissions (plus 2 Kaleidoscope Treats). Thanks to your help, almost all pinch hits have been claimed. We have a potential pinch hitter for Pinch Hit #5, but could use another volunteer so if you're interested, please contact us at darkadmn AT gmail DOT com or PM us at [personal profile] dark_administrator/[livejournal.com profile] darkadmn with your AO3 username (or if you don't have an account, send us your email address & we'll send you an AO3 invite for the pinch-hit claim):

  • Pinch Hit #5 [Arctic Expeditions RPF, The Legend of Tarik - Walter Dean Myers, Night Wanderer - Drew Hayden Taylor, Noah's Arc and Truth: Red White and Black]

If you need access for any of these sources to refresh your knowledge of the canon, we can provide links (except for Noah's Arc) as well.

Pending pinch hit submissions, Kaleidoscope will go live on October 26, 2012, 9:00 PM PDT. Speaking of, if you are -- or have -- pinch hitting for us or creating a fanwork for Kaleidoscope Treats and did not official sign-up for Kaleidoscope, please consider leaving a prompt Kaleidoscope Prompts & Treats. Hopefully, a generous doer of darkness will fulfill the prompt! We also encourage submissions for Kaleidoscope 2012 Treats from Dear Doers of Darkness letters, Kaleidoscope Fanwork Exchange 2012 Prompts or the spreadsheet of prompts!

In addition, a few of Kaleidoscope participants are looking for a beta(s): Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame, Ken Liu's The Paper Menagerie, Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children, Tang Dynasty ) So if you are interested in beta-ing for any of these requests, please email us at darkadmn AT gmail DOT com or PM us at [personal profile] dark_administrator/[livejournal.com profile] darkadmn with your contact information!

How are you feeling, doers of darkness? Are you busy working on pinch-hits or last minute edits on your submission or overwhelmed by your desire to DO ALL THE KALEIDOSCOPE TREATS? Feel free to flail and/or panic (anonymously if necessary) in the comments!

And thank you again, doers of darkness! We are grateful and excited for Kaleidoscope to go live! Happy belated Días Patrios (Guatemala)!

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Doers of darkness, the deadline for Kaleidoscope assignments is October 20, 9:00 PM PDT! If you find yourself unable to finish your assignment by the deadline, you may default for any reasons by selecting the Default button under your Kaleidoscope assignment page.

In addition, we're still looking for a volunteer for Pinch Hit #4 and just posted Pinch Hit #5 at Kaleidoscope Pinch-Hits for Arctic Expeditions RPF, The Legend of Tarik - Walter Dean Myers, Night Wanderer - Drew Hayden Taylor, Noah's Arc and Truth: Red White and Black. If you're interested in pinch-hitting for one -- or both -- of these requests, please send us an email at darkadmn AT gmail DOT com or PM us at [personal profile] dark_administrator/[livejournal.com profile] darkadmn with your AO3 username (or if you don't have an account, send us your email address & we'll send you an AO3 invite for the pinch-hit claim). We hope to find pinch-hitters and receive submissions for these requests by October 26 in order for the challenge to go live so we would appreciate your help in signal-boosting!

Furthermore, as the deadline approaches, we expect to receive more notifications of assignment defaulting so if you are interested in helping us with pinch-hits, please make sure you're on our Pinch-Hits mailing list! Also, please remember that if you are a pinch-hitter -- or a Treater -- who has not officially signed up for the challenge, you can leave requests at the Kaleidoscope Prompts & Treats post. Many thanks to everyone who's volunteered and signal-boosted!

Lastly, a participant is still looking for a beta for their Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children story so if you're interested in volunteering, please respond to their comment for beta request. We found a volunteer for the beta request for Tang Dynasty history and period culture, but if you're interested in beta-ing for Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame, we're sure the anonymous requester would appreciate more help! Please email us at darkadmn AT gmail DOT com or PM us at [personal profile] dark_administrator/[livejournal.com profile] darkadmn with your contact information!

How are you all doing? Feel free to flail and/or panic about your assignment and/or treat anonymously or otherwise in the comments! Good luck, doers of darkness!

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Hi doers of darkness, we're still looking for a volunteer for pinch hit #4 and would deeply appreciate your help in signal-boosting! Below are the details of the pinch hit and if you are interested in claiming the pinch hit, please email darkadmn AT gmail DOT com with your AO3 username (or if you don't have an account, send us your email address & we'll send you an AO3 invite for the pinch-hit claim). ETA: Pinch Hit #4 claimed!

A Certain Scientific Railgun, Operation Love (TV 2007), Sun Sword, Ultra Maniac, Vampire Prosecutor )

We also have a beta request for Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame and/or Tang Dynasty history and period culture. The work is a slightly f/f story and will be ready for beta in the next day or so. For the fandom beta request, the writer is looking for a beta on characterization; and for the cultural beta request, the writer is looking for a beta on historical and cultural errors not already present in canon. If you are interested in beta-ing for the fandom and/or the period culture, please email darkadmn AT gmail DOT com with your contact information.

And we have another beta request for a Midnight's Children story at Kaleidoscope 2012 Beta Resources.
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Doers of darkness, today marks the final default deadline! You may default for any reason and at any point during the challenge by selecting the Default button under your Kaleidoscope assignment page.

Once again, if you are interested in pinch-hitting for Kaleidoscope, please make sure you've signed up for our mailing list! We've just posted our third and fourth pinch hit requests. Fandoms include Applegeeks, Baempaieo Geomsa | 뱀파이어 검사 | Vampire Prosecutor, Little Mosque on the Prairie, Lunar Year's End - Jaymee Goh, Puropōzu Daisakusen | プロポーズ大作戦 | Operation Love (TV 2007), Sun Sword - Michelle West, Toaru Kagaku no Rērugan | とある科学の超電磁砲 | A Certain Scientific Railgun, Tonari no Totoro | となりのトトロ | My Neighbor Totoro and Urutora Maniakku | ウルトラマニアック | Ultra Maniac. If you're interested in claiming these pinch hits, please contact us at darkadmn [at] gmail [dot] com -- or we would appreciate a signal-boost!

For those of you interested in creating Kaleidoscope Treats, a convenient spreadsheet of Kaleidoscope prompts can be found Prompts for Kaleidoscope 2012, and you can also look them up at AO3 or refer to our list of Dear Doers of Darkness letters for more details. The Kaleidoscope Prompts & Treats post is also open for prompts from any treaters and pinch-hitters who did not officially sign up for the challenge.

Finally, the deadline for Kaleidoscope assignments is a little more than a week away! How are you all doing? Feel free to share any questions, concerns, or comments about your assignments in the comments! *cheers everyone on*

Happy International Day of Solidarity with Indigenous People, Día de la Resistencia Indígena, Día de la Descolonización and observance of Día de la Raza!

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Doers of darkness, today marks the default deadline for those creating artwork, FSTs, graphics, podfic, or vids! For those of you who are writing fic, the deadline to default is next Saturday Friday, October 12 (PDT). You may default for any reasons and at any points during the challenge by selecting the Default button under your Kaleidoscope assignment page.

If you're interested in pinch-hitting for Kaleidoscope, please make sure you've signed up for our mailing list!

Today also marks the start of our official Kaleidoscope Treats Period! Our prompts list is now open for browsing and a spreadsheet of the prompts is also available. If you are inspired by any of the prompts from this list or Dear Doers of Darkness letters, you are welcome to submit fanworks to our Kaleidoscope Treats AO3 collection through October 26th or later! If you need an Archive of Our Own account invite for Kaleidoscope Treats, please leave your email at Archive Of Our Own Invite List For Kaleidoscope, and if you need file hosting, please contact us at darkadmn AT gmail DOT com.

Finally, we are opening the comments to this post for any prompts from pinch-hitters or treaters who have not officially signed up for the challenge! Prompts may be from any of our nominated fandoms. Please include your AO3 username and requested fanwork type(s) when prompting.

Thank you all for your participation so far! We've reblogged our Kaleidoscope 2012 post for promoting!

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Hello doers of darkness! Kaleidoscope default deadlines are fast approaching: the deadline for those creating artwork, FSTs, graphics, podfic, or vids is October 5 (PDT), while the deadline for those creating fic is October 12 (PDT). You may default for any reasons and at any points during the challenge by selecting the Default button under your Kaleidoscope assignment page.

Once again, for those of you interested in pinch-hitting, our mailing list can be found at Kaleidoscope Pinch-Hits. In addition, here is a repost of resource links. )

How are you doing on your assignments? Questions, concerns, flailing? ;) Feel free to comment anonymously!

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Hello, doers of darkness, we are more than one week into the assignments period and with three submissions so far! For those of us who are still working on our assignment, how are you feeling about it? Are any of you considering the fandoms that you didn't get matched on? Do you need help finding canon materials? For those of us who are finished, congratulations! Are you contemplating Kaleidoscope Treats? Feel free to flail and comment anonymously in the comments!

To note, if you're interested in participating in Kaleidoscope, but did not sign-up, we welcome submissions for Kaleidoscope Treats from now until October 26 or later! )

If you signed up for Kaleidoscope as a participant, you should have received an email with information about file hosting options. )

If you are planning on creating a mix for your Kaleidoscope assignment or as a Kaleidoscope Treat, please note that we have received information from the AO3 Support team that currently AO3 does not allow mixes consisting of download links or embedded streaming, unless they fall into one of the following exceptions. )

In addition, here is a list of useful resources for Kaleidoscope participants, pinch-hitters, and anyone considering Kaleidoscope Treats. )

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Hi, doers of darkness, we're still in need of a pinch-hit for pinch hit #2. If you are interested in claiming the pinch hit, please email darkadmn AT gmail DOT com with your AO3 username (or if you don't have an account, send us your email address & we'll send you an invite for the pinch-hit claim), or if you're unfamiliar with the fandoms, we appreciate a signal-boost!

Pinch Hit #2: Cutie Honey: The Live, Power Rangers Turbo, Suite PreCure, Suikoden III, Wild ARMs 3 ) ETA: Pinch-hit claimed!

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Hello, doers of darkness, thank you again for signing-up for Kaleidoscope! Assignments have been sent and we're are in need of two pinch-hitters. If you are interested in creating fanwork for Blue Beetle (Comics), Bride and Prejudice (2004), Gensō Suikoden Surī (幻想水滸伝III) (Suikoden III), Kyūtī Hanī Za Raibu (キューティーハニー THE LIVE) (Cutie Honey: The Live), Power Rangers Turbo, Sengoku jidai (Nihon) (戦国時代(日本)) (Japanese Warring States Period) RPF, Kitāb alf laylah wa-laylah (كتاب ألف ليلة وليلة) (One Thousand and One Nights), Legion of Extraordinary Dancers, Suīto PuriKyua♪ (スイート プリキュア♪) (Suite PreCure♪) and Wairudo Āmuzu Adovansudo Sādo (ワイルドアームズ アドヴァンスドサード) (Wild ARMs 3), please check out our mailing list for Kaleidoscope Pinch-Hits, to which anyone can subscribe to receive notifications of pinch-hit requests.

If you signed up for Kaleidoscope and have not received an email about your assignments, please leave a comment here, contact us at darkadmn AT gmail DOT com, or PM us at [livejournal.com profile] darkadmn/[personal profile] dark_administrator. Assignments are due on 2012 October 20, 9 p.m. Pacific Time (U.S.A.), and more information about assignment requirements can be found at our assignments guidelines.

If you are planning on producing an artwork, vid, mix, podfic or graphics, we will shortly be sending out a follow-up email to all participants with information about file hosting options.

Here are a few additional links that you may find useful while you're contemplating your assignment:
For those of you who are considering participating in Kaleidoscope Treats, we made a mix-up when planning for Kaleidoscope Treats this year. If you're interested in creating fanworks for Kaleidoscope Treats, regardless of whether you've officially sign-up for Kaleidoscope or not, our Kaleidoscope Treats 2012 AO3 Collection is now open for submission! Feel free to browse the list of Dear Doers of Darkness letters -- or pinch-hit requests -- for inspiration, and we will make the list Prompts for Kaleidoscope Fanwork Exchange 2012 public on 2012 October 5 for further perusal. (If you need an AO3 account, please leave your email address at Archive Of Our Own Invite List For Kaleidoscope.)

Additionally, if you are not signed up for Kaleidoscope but plan on producing a Kaleidoscope Treat that requires file hosting, please contact us at darkadmn at gmail.com for assistance.

In conclusion, how are you feeling about your assignment? Or if you're only participating through Kaleidoscope Treats, the prompts you've seen in Dear Doers of Darkness letters? Do you need help finding canon materials? Feel free to flail anonymously or otherwise in the comments!

Happy belated Día de la Independencia (México)!

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Doers of darkness, Kaleidoscope sign-ups are now closed! We will be processing assignments shortly, and you should receive an email notification within the next few days. While you're waiting, feel free to continue perusing:
Once again, thank you for your participation so far! Happy Días Patrios (Guatemala) and Día de la Independencia (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua) also!

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