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dark_administrator ([personal profile] dark_administrator) wrote in [community profile] dark_agenda2011-11-09 09:21 pm

Kaleidoscope Check-in & Reminders

Hello doers of darkness! As the assignments deadline approaches, there are a few things we would like to note:
With that taken care of, how are you feeling about your assignments? Have you already submitted your assignment and are sitting back excited and with a desire to DO ALL KALEIDOSCOPE TREATS? Or are you distracted from finishing your assignment by a desire to DO ALL KALEIDOSCOPE TREATS? Feel free to flail (anonymously if necessary) about your assignments here! We'll be cheering you on! Go doers of darkness!

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(Anonymous) 2011-11-10 06:48 am (UTC)(link)
Submitted my assignment already! Working on a treat and thinking about another, although I do not think I will really have time to do the setting research on the second, so it likely won't happen.


(Anonymous) 2011-11-10 07:08 am (UTC)(link)
Almost ready to submit my main assignment. I may have already posted multiple Treats, ahem.

Cannot WAIT until all the prompts become available! I really hope I'm able to do more Treats then too.

(Anonymous) 2011-11-10 08:11 am (UTC)(link)
Fic has come back from one of the two betas! She liked it!

(Anonymous) 2011-11-10 10:42 am (UTC)(link)
I have hit wordcount on my assignment! And it has an ending!

Now it just needs to be made polished. Hopefully my recip likes it...

(Anonymous) 2011-11-10 01:56 pm (UTC)(link)
My assignment is posted, yay! I...may have made several treats and am thinking about more. :D

Yay, Kaleidoscope!

(Anonymous) 2011-11-10 03:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Trying to get my final edits done so that my beta has a chance to look at it one last time!

THEN treats! Treats treats treats!

(And, surprise and joy, I found a beta for that one treat that I didn't think I could find a beta for!)

(Anonymous) 2011-11-10 04:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Story is finished and posted, but I'm so thankful for being able to edit up to the reveal. Story will benefit from much tweaking. Yay AO3!

(Anonymous) 2011-11-10 10:48 pm (UTC)(link)
Yay, I was gonna ask if we could edit after posting!

Can we edit after the reveal, though, or only before?
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[personal profile] wistfuljane 2011-11-11 03:52 am (UTC)(link)
Fanworks posted on AO3 can technically be edited after reveals, I believe, and anytime after posting. However, we ask that fanworks posted to our main Kaleidoscope collection be completely polished/finished pieces before reveals because the fanworks are intended for a recipient.
Edited (to close abbr tag correctly /o\) 2011-11-11 05:39 (UTC)

(Anonymous) 2011-11-10 09:46 pm (UTC)(link)
My canon is so very dense, in the best way. I am hoping I can do it vague justice, and I'm so nervous.

(Anonymous) 2011-11-11 04:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh whoops, I just realized the deadline is the 12th, and not the 14th! Good thing I checked.

(Anonymous) 2011-11-11 09:12 pm (UTC)(link)
Mine assignment is finally done. I would totally be writing treats if more people had posted DDoD letters. None of the fandoms I know well enough to write are on there!

(Anonymous) 2011-11-11 11:37 pm (UTC)(link)
Posted my assignment! Now to think about treats...


(Anonymous) 2011-11-12 07:40 am (UTC)(link)
Old plan:

1. Look at assignment
2. Come up with story idea
3. Write story
4. Post assignment on-time
5. Write treats
6. Back in the glow of accomplishment.

New plan:

1. Look at assignment
2. Assignment is one word
3. Check for DDoD letter
4. DDoD letter is absent
5. Panic
6. Spend two weeks "reviewing source material" and stalking recipient's journal
7. Come up with story idea
8. Realize that story idea does not fit with recipient's vaguely indicated preferences
9. Realize that there is one week left in challenge
10. Say "fuck it"
11. Write first 1000 words of story
12. Realize that story is still in build-up
13. Estimate length of finished story by percentage of plot consumed in first 1000 words
14. Panic
15. Consider abandoning story and starting fresh
16. Say "fuck it"
17. Post first 2000 words to the AO3 before the deadline
18. Resolve to use the week between deadline and reveal to come back and edit

Re: Right.

(Anonymous) 2011-11-12 10:24 am (UTC)(link)
I did something like that (http://adaptationdecay.livejournal.com/2011/01/01/) last Yuletide.

I don't recommend it. The archive will crash at the exact wrong moment leaving you unable to alter the fic. The effect this has on your blood pressure will not be good.

Re: Right.

(Anonymous) 2011-11-13 05:45 am (UTC)(link)
I am comforted by not being the only one in this boat.

(Anonymous) 2011-11-12 07:45 am (UTC)(link)
I have never cut an exchange this close to the line before. 4,000 words down, 3,000 words to go, and I still need a beta. Panic, flail, repeat as needed.

(Anonymous) 2011-11-12 08:29 am (UTC)(link)
If it weren't for pushing deadlines, I'd never get any exercise at all, so, high five!

(Anonymous) 2011-11-12 09:57 am (UTC)(link)
*cheers on everyone stressing and struggling with their assignments right now* Go go go!!

(Anonymous) 2011-11-12 04:18 pm (UTC)(link)
*cheers and good wishes for everyone struggling with their assignments*

(Anonymous) 2011-11-12 10:09 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm sure I'm not the only one who is excited that the deadline in 6 hours means we'll be able to see all the requests for Yuletide treats and not just the ones with Dear Doer letters =)

(Anonymous) 2011-11-12 10:10 pm (UTC)(link)

(Anonymous) 2011-11-12 10:17 pm (UTC)(link)
We are such dorks. Only 6 hours and 42 minutes to go!
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[personal profile] sanguinity 2011-11-21 04:26 pm (UTC)(link)
How can one tell if someone has filled out the policy form, granting permission for secondary fanworks? I've poked around a bit, but so far it's non-obvious to me.
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[personal profile] troisroyaumes 2011-11-21 05:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Ah, sorry, there will soon be a page that displays a list of people who have filled out the permission policy form, but it's not currently up yet, so there is no way to check yet. I did look though, and you aren't in our database, so please do fill out the form if you would like to give permission! We will make an announcement when the permission policy list is up.
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[personal profile] sanguinity 2011-11-21 05:25 pm (UTC)(link)

Heh, I wanted to see if someone else was in the database! I already have itchy fingers about some of the works that went live yesterday. ;-)

Is it better to fill out the policy form than to put permission statements on the works themselves?

troisroyaumes: Painting of a duck, with the hanzi for "summer" in the top left (Default)

[personal profile] troisroyaumes 2011-11-21 05:34 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, I see! Well, I will definitely try to get the page up as soon as possible.

Permission statements on the works themselves are completely fine as well! We're just providing the form as an alternative for people who might find it easier.
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[personal profile] sanguinity 2011-11-21 05:41 pm (UTC)(link)
No rush! After all, these pieces aren't even officially associated with creators yet. ;-)

And I do want to thank you and the other mods for all the work you've put into this challenge. This has been fun, and that's in no small part due to how smoothly you've been running it.
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[personal profile] troisroyaumes 2011-11-21 05:54 pm (UTC)(link)
Yay, so happy to hear that it's been fun for you! <3