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Yuletide Noms!

I immediately posted and squeed about this already on Twitter last Wednesday, but I realized I hadn't done it here!

Yuletide fandom nominations are open until Wednesday, Oct. 20th!

I nominated:

**Community
**Spider-Girl
**Scott Pilgrim
**No Ordinary Family
**Looney Tunes
--I can't remember #6! :D

I hope with the new algorithm, they'll all make it in. I'm most worried about Spider-Girl, which has like, 10 fics, two by me, since they disallowed the whole Spider-Man universe last year. It does fit the "small on AO3" label. But somewhere I read (can't find it!) as an example, that nominating Birds of Prey was kosher, though it's generally in the Batman universe (which isn't), as long as you don't do it to write a Batman story.

Anyway! What did you/are you going to nominate? And will you offer any of mine?

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milleniumrex
Oct. 16th, 2010 04:21 pm (UTC)
I nominated Blue Beetle, JSA, Life Unexpected, Despicable Me, How to Train Your Dragon, and Bolt.

I wish I had thought about trying for Ultimate Spider-man! It got rejected last year, so I didn't bother.
htbthomas
Oct. 16th, 2010 04:38 pm (UTC)
I doubt Ultimate would have made it in, despite the low numbers of fics. :( I still don't know if SG will.

Anyway, I'll definitely offer BB, Despicable Me and HTTYD. I'll likely offer way too many things, as usual. :D
milleniumrex
Oct. 16th, 2010 04:42 pm (UTC)
Same here. XD There are relatively few comic fandoms left (and I'm positive Young Avengers will be out this year. I can't believe it's been in this long.), so I usually offer for a lot of animated movies.
myr_soleil
Oct. 16th, 2010 06:47 pm (UTC)
Yay, someone nominated Community! I hope it'll get in, I think there's around 83 fics on AO3. If the cut-off is 100 (which I think it will be) we'll be fine, but there's also talk of it being 50? It's kind of scary! I don't think I'll request it because I already asked for it a lot in help_pakistan fics, but I'll probably offer for it. Although I think we're not supposed to talk about what we're offering, to keep the ~secret and all ;)
htbthomas
Oct. 16th, 2010 06:57 pm (UTC)
Man, I HOPE the cut-off number isn't 50. That would make me sad.

Oh, I guess you're right about not telling what we're offering! But I'm offering SO MANY most likely, that it's a total crap shoot. :D

myr_soleil
Oct. 16th, 2010 07:09 pm (UTC)
Ahh, seriously? You're brave! Last year I think I just offered the minimum, oops. I'll try to be a better yuletider this year!
liliaeth
Oct. 16th, 2010 07:07 pm (UTC)
I think Spidey should be allowed as well this year, even if only because the fandom is so small on ao3. Honestly, considering that the fandom (fanfic side esp) is pretty much dead and all..

The only good thing of the Spidey reboot is that they might pick a hot teeenage looking guy to look Peter, and we'll get more people writing fanfic about him again.
htbthomas
Oct. 16th, 2010 08:44 pm (UTC)
Someone needs to nominate it and see what happens! Are you willing?

And yes, I hope that the reboot bring in more fic FOR SURE.
liliaeth
Oct. 16th, 2010 08:46 pm (UTC)
did so already. I nominated Spider-Girl and two versions of Spider-Man (ultimate and spectacular I think)

weasleytook
Oct. 17th, 2010 12:33 am (UTC)
I sort of hate that they are going by AO3 numbers. I love AO3, but it's hardly indicative of what is a rare or popular in fandom. If they are careful, things will turn out okay, but if they aren't, people are going to get PISSED when their fandom doesn't make it.

Depending on what makes the cut, I'll probably offer for Community. Most of my fandoms that I write in are bigger fandoms so ... we'll see. And I would consider offering for NOF, but I have never written a word of fic for that show so IDK. I am really enjoying it though.

I nommed Community as well, BBT (duh), Hunger Games, The Guild and Six Feet Under.
htbthomas
Oct. 17th, 2010 01:07 am (UTC)
I'm mixed about it. Some things will blast through that shouldn't, and some won't make the cut that should... but I guess I'll wait and see. I am 'on staff' there, so I'll reserve judgment. :D

Oh, awesome, I didn't know that you watched NOF! I'm liking it a lot, I especially like the central marriage, and the kids seem realistic, not hyperdramatic like Glee or the CW shows can be. Is there any fic for it yet at all? :D

I'll offer BBT and the The Guild for sure, if the former makes it.
ncc_gqmf
Oct. 17th, 2010 01:06 am (UTC)
Didn't they change the franchise rule this year? So Spider-Girl should make it in, I think.
htbthomas
Oct. 17th, 2010 01:08 am (UTC)
Yeah, they did, but I'm still worried. I'm a worrier. :D Crossing my fingers!
arxev
Oct. 17th, 2010 01:09 am (UTC)
Reading the other comments, I didn't realize I'd need to worry about Community. D: Now I'm worried.
htbthomas
Oct. 17th, 2010 01:12 am (UTC)
Yeah, it's quite possible it won't make the cut! D:
ncc_gqmf
Oct. 17th, 2010 01:30 am (UTC)
50 fics seems like overkill, though. I mean, I would not exactly call Community fandom "large." Especially from the perspective of a Troy/Abed fan.
housem24fan
Oct. 17th, 2010 05:52 am (UTC)
I've seen this topic pop up several times around LJ,and I have to ask...what is Yuletide exactly? :)
htbthomas
Oct. 17th, 2010 12:27 pm (UTC)
It's a MASSIVE fic exchange event that happens every year. Seriously, 2000+ participants last year. Anyway, you request 3-4 stories in at least 3 different small/obscure fandoms, and you offer to be matched with at least 3 different ones (though you can offer as many as you want). They match everyone up and give about 6 weeks to write at least a 1000 word story.

The last few days, they have pinch hitters write stories for the defaulters, and open up all the requests to everyone to see to write drabbles as "stocking stuffers."

Then on Christmas Day, the stories go live, but the authors' names are hidden. Everyone reads and reviews as many as possible for a week, then the authors are revealed on New Years' Day.

It's MASSIVELY fun. You should try it if you have at least 3 fandoms in the list when signups start in early November.
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