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dark_administrator ([personal profile] dark_administrator) wrote in [community profile] dark_agenda2011-10-28 04:53 pm

Kaleidoscope check-in and default deadline reminder

Just a friendly reminder that 2011 October 29, 9:00 PM Pacific Time (U.S.A.) (time zone converter) is the deadline for defaulting on for vid, art and graphics requests! You can let us know that you won't be able to finish your assignment on time at our default form.

For fic requests, the default deadline is next week on 2011 November 5, 9:00 PM Pacific Time (U.S.A.). (time zone converter)

In the meanwhile, we've been impressed to see so many of you responded to the last check-in saying that you've already completed your assignment or treats for others. Awesome work! We're really looking forward to seeing what you've created!

For those of you who are not so ahead of schedule, we'd like to cheer you on and provide support. Have you started but hit a block halfway through? Or are you having trouble just figuring out where to begin? Or are you waiting until last minute, hoping that deadline pressure will provide much-needed inspiration? (At least one of the mods is in this boat and is hoping that she's not alone.) Let us know in the comments, and we will do our best to cheer you on and provide virtual comfort food of choice.

As always, feel free to comment anonymously if you want to avoid giving yourself away.

ETA: If you still need a beta, check out our beta resources post. Or if you would just like someone who is not your recipient to talk to about your assignment, feel free to comment anonymously here and see if anyone responds.

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(Anonymous) 2011-10-29 12:27 am (UTC)(link)
I wrote a treat that's off to a beta (yay!), but would like some virtual tea and good Noah's Arc thoughts, please! (There are so many great characters who have complicated relationships with each other! Where do I start?)

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[personal profile] troisroyaumes 2011-10-29 02:55 am (UTC)(link)
Alas, I don't know much about Noah's Arc but I will offer virtual tea!

(Anonymous) 2011-10-29 04:05 am (UTC)(link)
Oo! Another Noah's Arc story! I've been mainlining the episodes again to brush up on the canon, and have totally earwormed myself with the theme music. Been singing it all day: ...remember looooove!

And yes, there's so much one could write! I know (or think I do) exactly what I'm planning on writing, but I keep watching other characters and moments, and thinking how much I love them, too.

Virtual tea! Good thoughts!

(Anonymous) 2011-10-29 12:42 am (UTC)(link)
Oh man, I need an intervention from the Fandom Exchange Gods. I'm writing in Y Tu Mama Tambien and my recipient has indicated that ze likes happy endings and dislikes threesomes and thwarted love. All that I get from that canon is angst, threesomes, and thwarted love. Right now, I'm in the "keep writing, maybe happy things will happen" phase, but I feel like the "sobbing openly into my keyboard" phase isn't far off. Anyone have any tips/tricks for forcing a mood change? Or thoughts on happiness in YTMT?

(Anonymous) 2011-10-29 05:51 am (UTC)(link)
All that I get from that canon is angst, threesomes, and thwarted love.

Well... crap! Me too, anon. Is your recipient mostly in it for the boys or Luisa? For the boys, maybe you could do a prequel, when they're all happy and oblivious. For Luisa... um... even her happiness is so angsty, idk!

Good luck! :(

(Anonymous) 2011-10-29 08:30 pm (UTC)(link)
I have an idea for a fic, but the more I think about it, the more I don't know if I can get the minimum out of it. >_< So I think what I might do is do icons and then do the fic (if I have time/no writer's block) as a treat, because I do like the idea.

(Anonymous) 2011-10-30 08:34 am (UTC)(link)
That is such an excellent idea. I am sure anyone would be delighted to get icons and a bonus fic.

(Anonymous) 2011-10-31 09:40 pm (UTC)(link)
That sounds great, anon! Go for it!

(Anonymous) 2011-10-30 05:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Eek! Started right after the assignment was sent, but hit (and was run over by) end-of-semester workload halfway through! I know all I need to finish the assignment is a clear head, 24 hours and a couple of mugfuls of coffee. Of these only the coffee seems certain in the foreseeable future. :/

I'd have liked to talk about the difficulty of my assignment but I suspect my fandom was nominated and requested by the same person, and this person is on my f-list. Okay, then.

(Anonymous) 2011-10-30 06:04 pm (UTC)(link)
Awww, good luck! I hope you're able to get both the clear head and the time to go along with the coffee. <3

(Anonymous) 2011-10-31 08:28 am (UTC)(link)
Have finally buckled down and started fic--the wordcount doesn't scare me but the structure of the fic isn't clear yet. At least I know my first scene!

(Anonymous) 2011-11-02 06:52 am (UTC)(link)
Yay!! Good luck moving on from there! \o/

(Anonymous) 2011-10-31 09:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Haven't started yet. AHHHHH. /flailing

(Anonymous) 2011-10-31 09:41 pm (UTC)(link)
It's gonna be ok! You can totally pull it off. Do you have any ideas?

(Anonymous) 2011-10-31 10:44 pm (UTC)(link)
A very vague idea based on recipient's request, but it involves thinking up a plot and I am so very bad at figuring out a resolution to a plot.

(Anonymous) 2011-11-02 06:54 am (UTC)(link)
Sympathy to you! I struggle with plot as well. But hooray for having an idea to start with!!

(Anonymous) 2011-11-02 06:55 am (UTC)(link)
I sent my assigned fic off to beta, even though it's probably rougher than it should be for a beta, but I think my brain needs a break from it.

I have so many Treats I want to write and am starting to put pressure on myself to do ALL of them, which... is probably not the most conducive to actually writing ANY of them.

(Anonymous) 2011-11-02 03:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, my story is at beta with a couple holes marked "Add this section later".

(Anonymous) 2011-11-02 08:43 pm (UTC)(link)
Yay for being at the beta stage! Even with things to be added later!

(Anonymous) 2011-11-02 06:07 pm (UTC)(link)
I think that should be an icon. DO ALL THE KALEIDOSCOPE TREATS.
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[personal profile] carmarthen 2011-11-09 06:36 am (UTC)(link)
I couldn't seem to find the answer to this anywhere, and I suppose it's early to be thinking about next year...but do you guys know yet if this will be an annual exchange? :D
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[personal profile] wistfuljane 2011-11-10 05:41 am (UTC)(link)
We haven't discussed anything definitive among our mod team and we'll see as next year's time approaches, but the plan is for this challenge to be hopefully annual. :)