2 day and 10 hour warning!

Feb. 18th, 2019 01:43 pm
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As of this post, 2 days and 10 hours until sign ups close!

Reminder to SIGN UP HERE - to February 20th, 11:59 PM Wednesday CST. (When is that?)

Please see this post for guidelines.

Nomination Clarifications #2

Feb. 17th, 2019 11:25 pm
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We are getting several submissions that do not have a hurt character identified. As mentioned in the Nominations Guidelines, we require which character(s) are the hurt party.

Please if you have nominated one of the below pairings, edit it to reflect which party you wish to be hurt; if these have not been corrected by the time nominations close, they will be rejected.

Affected Pairings )

Pinch hits #5-8

Feb. 17th, 2019 08:52 pm
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Second batch of initial pinch hits! Deadline is 11 April at 19:00 EEST (countdown) like for the regular assignments. To claim, please comment with your AO3 username and the pinch hit you are claiming.

Claimed! )

Claimed! )

Star Ocean: The Second Story, Star Ocean: Till the End of Time, Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Mugen Kouro | Infinite Space, Phantasy Star IV, Star Ocean: The Last Hope, Xenosaga, Portal )

Star Wars Prequel Trilogy, Solo, Rogue One, Star Wars Original Trilogy, Star Wars Sequel Trilogy, Crossover Fandom )

Pinch hits #1-4

Feb. 17th, 2019 08:47 pm
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First four pinch hits! Deadline is 11 April at 19:00 EEST (countdown) like for the regular assignments. To claim, please comment with your AO3 username and the pinch hit you are claiming.

Star Wars Sequel Trilogy, Crossover Fandom, Star Wars New EU )

Star Wars: the Clone Wars, Crossover Fandom, Star Wars Sequel Trilogy )

Claimed! )

Claimed! )

Theater Fluff Quest

Feb. 17th, 2019 09:31 am
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A while ago I mentioned looking for Theater fluff so here's an update on what I've found so far.

Drama by Raina Telgemeier reced by [personal profile] ambyr I’d read this before but went to reread after the rec. This was just what I wanted, good mix of tech stuff and feeling set during a middle school musical. I especially liked that it focused on backstage characters more than the actors.

The Backstagers, Vol.1& 2 by James Tynion IV Vol 1 was reread. This was fun but I wanted more actually theater tech and less magic.

Backstage Prince by Kanoko Sakurakouji This manga showed up when I looked up the Backstagers on goodreads and since it is only two volumes I decided to check it out. I was able get it via ILL. I was a bit disappointed with this. I want lots of kabuki theatre and it most just kinda boring Shojo romance.

The Importance of Being On Stage by aralias This Dr Who fic reced to me on Twitter. I enjoyed this but I think I would be better if I remembered these characters and the plot of The Importance of Being Earnest better.

Theatrical Sins: A Play in Three Acts by Aria Good Omens fic. I found this by poking the theater tag on AO3 it not actually about people putting on a show but rather people going to the theater but it's cute and fun.

On order:
The Swish of the Curtain by Pamela Brown reced by [personal profile] alchimie The library didn’t have this so I’ve ordered a used copy online.

So that's how my quest for theater fluff is going so far. I’m also thinking about rereading some of the Shoes books since they tend to hit this spot really well. I'd love even more recs! (Any medium is fine)

Assignments are out!

Feb. 17th, 2019 07:13 pm
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There are 8 initial pinch hits, which will be posted in two hours' time. Happy creating!
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This is shortly to be my letter for the Once Upon Fic exchange! ([community profile] once_upon_fic). Sign-ups close 11:59pm CST Wed 20 February.

Dear writer, as ever, I am very excited for this exchange! Thank you for considering my prompts.

General fairy tale ideas
For stories written for fairy tales, I welcome:
-A sense of awe or the numinous, or uncanny things. I love seeing characters take in the sheer consciousness-expanding weirdness of magic. I love it when the presence of magic adds to the sense of atmosphere.
-(in contrast, I also welcome) Characters whose familiarity with magic affects their perspective on the world. It's fun to explore characters who take prosaically for granted things that would amaze us.
-Stories that play around with characters' genders or sexualities. Trans, ace, nonbinary, etc, characters all welcome. (As per DNWs, I would prefer an adventure story to a story whose primary message is how terrible discrimination is, but I trust you, author, to judge the balance.)
-A romantic story reinterpreted as non-romantic - or a non-romantic story reinterpreted as romantic.
-Stories that loosely blend elements of more than one fairy tale to create a new story. As long as at least one story I've requested plays a prominent part, you're welcome to draw ideas from stories I didn't request this year.
-Setting AUs! Mundane, in space, in a particular country or time, centred on a particular industry or career - go wild! I really enjoy seeing how the shape of a fairy tale comes through in a very different context. Exception: please no mundane AUs for Heer Halewijn.
-Canon divergence AUs.

General likes
I love competence, loyalty, and trust. I like uplifting and hopeful messages, and protagonists who champion them. I also like genuinely terrible characters and tragic arcs, and villains with strong motivations and critiques of the protagonists' goals. Characters are welcome in any shade of grey. I like seeing characters screw up and then learn (or not) from their mistakes. I love original characters, outsider character perspectives, and worldbuilding. I love magical realism, dramatic weather, trains, telepathy, and dragons. I like getting a strong sense of time or place. For porn, I love xeno, voyeurism, dubcon, noncon, telepathy, praise kink, and awkward-but-not-emotionally-disastrous sex; intense oh-god-I-can't-believe-it's-so-good sex; gentle and loving sex. I love emotional intimacy whether or not it comes with physical intimacy. I love mentors and protegé(e) relationships, and relationships between characters who are juggling multiple identities. I love seeing the relationship between two characters at one point in time, and then seeing it again when the relationship is very different. I'm just as interested in break-ups as get-togethers. I like Big Damn Hero moments, and also days in the life, or stories about people who are just trying to make it by in a weird world. I love it when authors and artists incorporate something about which they have enthusiasm or specialized knowledge, however mundane or obscure that thing is. You're welcome to write in past or present tense, and in first, second, or third person. Epistolary and found-media formats are welcome.

Harm to hands, amnesia, substance abuse; crack; narrators breaking the fourth wall; issuefic where the story and characters are the vehicle for a modern social issue that does not come up in canon.

To be clearer (hopefully!) about crack & narrators breaking the fourth wall: although I've seen this done well, I'm really picky about the execution, so please avoid stories in which the narrator knows all fairy tales and is commenting on them from a point of elevated knowledge. I'm fine with a narrator - especially an unreliable narrator! - who is also a character, and who has a specific, personal reason for telling a story. Crack taken seriously is welcome, but instead of pure crack, I'd prefer humour that is grounded in the events of stories and the characters' natural reactions to those events, or humour that preserves a sense of depth, wonder, and strangeness.

To be clearer (hopefully!) about issuefic: I'm happy to get conflict and resolution around issues like gender equality, or the horror of war, or capitalism, or religious tolerance, where it suits the characters or fairy tale. However, please also give the characters goals and struggles that relate to other things. If you're writing a story about a social issue like these, I'd prefer the protagonists have flaws, and the opportunity to grow and change, rather than being perfect mouthpieces for morality (or being lectured by other perfect mouthpieces for morality).

If my DNWs are unclear, sorry, and please feel free to ask for clarification through my co-mod, Rosencrantz.

The Bear )

The Colony of Cats )

East of the Sun and West of the Moon )

The Groac'h of the Isle of Lok )

Heer Halewijn )

Kemp Owyne )

The Lute Player )

The Princess and the Pea )

Rumpelstiltzkin )

Bits and Bobs

Feb. 16th, 2019 02:50 pm
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*I've already posted my four "unpolished" posts for February! Go me but I feel still feel like writing stuff some here's another one.

*This weekend is kinda hectic. R is away at a con and we have a somewhat unexpected house guest. (She was expect to come visit but earlier in the week, and it wasn't planned that that she would stay with us.) Plus I'm feel a bit under the weather.

*House guest is very excited that I know what Mob grazing is so we chatted about grassland ecology and rangeland management. Grasslands are one of my favorite types of ecosystems and we need to protect them more.

*it's been raining so much over the last week. Very heavy rain too. I've been feeling a bit cooped up.

Nomination Clarification

Feb. 15th, 2019 10:28 pm
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Due to the limitations of Ao3's matching system, (hurt any) or (hurt either) are not allowed in the tagset.

Ao3 sees Tony/Steve (hurt either) as it's own tag and won't match to Tony/Steve (hurt Tony) or Tony/Steve (hurt Steve). It will only match to itself. If you've nominated one of those, please change it to (hurt Character) or (both hurt).

Signups will include as many request slots as we can to allow for participants to request and offer all the variations.

Nominations are Open

Feb. 15th, 2019 11:42 am
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Tagset is here!

Please review the Nomination Guidelines before you nominate.


Feb. 15th, 2019 12:02 am
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Thank you for your patience; we have been wanting to share these wonderful gifts with you for so long, and now we finally can!

Please, go through the collection, comment on works, and share the joy of new things in your fandom! If there is an issue with a gift, please email us at chocolateboxmod@gmail.com.

The archive will remain open for accepting further works as treats. We have made significant progress on the treatless spreadsheet and the more the merrier.

Otherwise, have fun! Creator reveals is at 6am on the 21st.

annual hot fuzz valentines repost

Feb. 14th, 2019 12:53 pm
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Go nuts.

(no subject)

Feb. 14th, 2019 09:35 am
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Everybody gets a bag with a Marvel Rising valentine, blowing bubbles, puzzle erasers, Hi-Chew, and an Almond Joy because I found a bag of them in the freezer.

Guys omg Hi-Chew is AMAZING when it hasn't been sitting on a shelf in an anime store for six months.

Pinch hits 85 & 86

Feb. 13th, 2019 03:48 am
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The post-deadline pinch hit deadline has passed, and we have two pinch hits (and an extension period which expires at noon EST). Consequently, we will be revealing the collection when these pinch hits are fulfilled, or 11:59pm EST on the 14th, whichever is the later.

If you can claim these pinch hits, please leave your AO3 name and which one you are claiming. As there may be a delay in assigning these, we recommend starting them even if you haven't heard back from us; after all, additional gifts can be treats!

EDIT: There are no pinch hits arising out of the extension!

Pinch Hit #85: Free!, Boku no Hero Academia, Pokemon - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit #86: The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Westworld, Strange the Dreamer, The Silmarillion, The Traitor Baru Cormorant, MCU - CLAIMED )

Thoughts on Some Recent Media

Feb. 12th, 2019 11:14 am
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Here's some thoughts on some of the media I've consumed recently:

*I saw a play! It was Metamorphoses by Mary Zimmerman and the Berkeley Rep! Its a play based on Ovid's Metamorphoses, so Roman myth, preformed with a pool. I'd seen this once before about 20 years ago but forgotten a lot. Anyways it was really good, I loved how the stories flowed together and how they used the water, but rather darker than I remembered.

*I'm still reading and enjoying Fruits Basket. I think I'm about at the point where I stopped reading years ago.

*R and I have been watching a little bit of Stargate (SG1). The pilot was not great, but he's been he's picked a few good episodes form the 1st season that I've enjoyed so far. I last one featured a kickass older woman scientist which was nice. Which also watched the 1st few episodes of netflix's Carmen San Diego, which was very pretty. But it didn't really grab either of us.

*I have ton of things out from the library just now. A lot of it is Fruits Basket, but there's also some other Manga, a few graphic novels, the most recent trade of Squirrel Girl, and couple of YA books I want to try to read before nominations close for the Lodestar.

*I've only got three stories left on in my 2018 short fiction TBR.

What are you reading and watching? Seen any live performances lately


Feb. 12th, 2019 09:28 am
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HeyMolly's hard drive was a total wash, so they gave her a new hard drive (with a $10 discount thanks to price compare) and reinstalled Windows 10. Now I have to restore as much of my content as I can. Downloaded Itunes library into the wee small hours. Now working on emusic. emusic has decided to download everything as a zip file, including single cuts. I am leaving the country.

Kid who helped me is a Hufflepuff, so we exchanged 'Puff high-fives.

Dear Once Upon Author

Feb. 10th, 2019 04:20 pm
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Hi! I'm Rosencrantz on AO3 and thanks for reading my letter!

While I never gave any pairing preferences in my prompts, if you wanna hook people up with other characters or ocs, that's fine with me!

Likes: Adventures, happy moments, happy endings, for a lot of these a plotless scene if them just interacting would be totally fine too!, humour.

Dislikes; Non/dubcon, unhappy endings, underage wherein it's a relationship between an adult and a minor. I don't care if it's two teens dating eachother.

I hope I gave you enough to work with!

Hans, the Mermaid's Son, The Singing Rose, Thor's Wedding, Hansel and Gretel )

More pinch hits!

Feb. 10th, 2019 02:17 pm
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Reposting the outstanding one from last post, and a new one. If you turned in your assignment, do not have a gift and have not gone to pinch hit, please email us immediately so we can find out what happened. It's not a bother, it's literally part of our job!

If you can take either of these, please leave your AO3 name and the number of the pinch hit you are claiming. All comments are screened. These are due at 11:59pm EST on the 12th.

Pinch Hit #59: One Piece, Dorohedoro, Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit #84: Star Wars Original Trilogy, Star Wars Prequel Trilogy, Star Wars Sequel Trilogy, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Harry Potter, DC Extended Universe, The Lady Astronaut Series - CLAIMED )


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