If you are new to swaps, or to Yuletide, and curious about what the heck I'm talking about, our brand-new 2017 FAQ is here! If you are old to swaps, read on!
( 2017 SCHEDULE! REMINDERS! SIGN-UPS! )
Questions? Comments? First check out the FAQ, and then, if that doesn’t sort you, feel free to comment either here or there, or email us at yuleswaps at gmail!
Your character has found themselves at a party, whether intentional or not. How do they feel about this? Do they have a good time or do they have to fake it for propriety's sake? Do they stay to close the party or clear out as soon as they can?
How would YOU like an update?
Apps haven't been processed yet, I've got a project for school that's been taking priority.
Soon. I hope to have them good and done by mid-week.
As you may, or maynot, have noticed folks have been using Subject Headings for plots.
Thank you so much for doing this!
We figure this is the best way for people to Yes And, rather than expecting people to Opt Out.
(I think going forward we might also consider having plot creators make a unified Plot Name for said plot, so subject headings are a bit more formalized. But that's because I'm a bucket of fuss.)
Tag Stuff is still ongoing, just slowly.
Ever so slowly.
There'll be a thread below if there are any questions or concerns that haven't been addressed.
As always the mod email account is also available...though, because of aforementioned Real Life responses are a touch slower.
This week we have a fresh assortment of:
First to claim, is first to 'tend.
This year! We have moved to Dreamwidth, because Yuletide has moved to Dreamwidth, and because it seems like most of our constituency has done the same. We will probably continue to crosspost to the Yuletide LJ community in some capacity, linking back to DW posts and providing a forum for LJ-only swappers to continue to ask questions and make contact when their yahoo emails inevitably fail. ;)
Tags will remain the same: “omnomnom” for candyswap, “who likes books” for bookswap, and “nice cuppa” for drinkswap (er, just as soon as I'm able to request their creation on DW). As on LJ, we strongly encourage swappers to track tags for the swaps they are interested in.
(Go to your DW Account Settings >> Notifications afterward, to make sure all the tags you wanted definitely took!)
( FAQ! )
But seriously, when are sign-ups going to be open for Yuleswaps 2017?
Soon, I swear. Tonight, I hope, but realistically, might be more like tomorrow or Tuesday. I will get it together. I promise. Swaps will happen.
Happy swapping, swappers!!!!
Kat (and sleeps, in spirit)
Reminder that we have a suggestion post if there’s a topic that you’d like to see discussed but would like to ask the mods to look into. This can be anything from general information, or a how-to-do-a-thing, or something you may want to discuss as a community. Folks are welcome to post directly to the comm as always, but if you’re not comfortable/don’t have spoons, we can help too.
As we don't always get the time to pull things out of the suggestions post into their own separate posts, it may be worth checking every week (or tracking the post) to see if there's any new information you're interested in.
Also if you need help with tags, PM redbird, who is our tag guru. Both tanaqui and I are very grateful for the help.
Lin-Manuel Miranda made a thing for Puerto Rico
fandomlovespuertorico is live! Go and bid
Call your congress person to help Puerto Rico
Links for how to help with the relief efforts for Irma and Maria
For lots of links for hurricane relief for Harvey, see the check-in post from two weeks ago
Pull the (Nuclear) Football bill before Congress to require congressional approval before a nuclear strike.
Trump is working the sabotage from within angle by not funding the subsidies that make Obamacare work. (Vox)
called my one senator
called my other senator
called my representative
called my governor
called my state reps
sent a postcard/email/letter/fax
attended a town hall
donated money to a cause
attended an in-person activist group
participated in phone/online training
went to a protest
signed up for alerts
took care of myself
not a US citizen but worked in solidarity in my own community
did something else
committed to action in the coming week
Gob/Tony: Origin of Love
Genre: slash, friendship, romance
Summary: All of his life all Gob has ever wanted was to be loved. But even though Gob does everything for his family’s approval, he won’t ever be good enough for them. Along comes Tony Wonder and for the first time Gob doesn’t have to be ashamed of who he is…
On AO3: Origin of Love
Gob&Michael: Everything I Do
Genre: gen, brotherly love, family
Summary: A vid about Gob and Michael's relationship from season 1-4, including lots of hugs, brotherly love and also a bit of roughhousing because that's just who they are.
On AO3: Everything I Do
Ensemble vid: 9 to 5
Genre: ensemble, gen, humor, family
Summary: A normal day at work for the Bluth family. - Humor vid featuring the Arrested Development gang and their work ethic.
On AO3: 9 to 5
This is a wonderful bill for a number of obvious reasons; it's HR 699/S 200. (House/Senate version. House text.)
If you are so inclined, call your Senators and Congressfolk to urge them to pass it. (202) 224-3121, or use Resistbot. (Text the word "resist" to 50409 to begin.)
Rachelmanijia has more info, a script, and other ideas here, and the campaign is hashtagging it up at #PullTheFootball, if you're Twitter-inclined.
If you're not American, feel free to share the info around anyway; the more folks who get this info, the better.
Can be bought on iTunes etc.. Proceeds go to https://hispanicfederation.org/unidos/
This bit from the info says it all, I think: "Vocals Performed by Marc Anthony, Ruben Blades, Camila Cabello, Pedro Capo, Dessa, Gloria Estefan, Fat Joe, Luis Fonsi, Juan Luis Guerra, Alex Lacamoire, John Leguizamo, Jennifer Lopez, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Rita Moreno, Ednita Nazario, Joell Ortiz, Anthony Ramos, Gina Rodriguez, Gilberto Santa Rosa, PJ Sin Suela, Tommy Torres, Ana Villafañe."
LMM talks about the song (and stands by his Tweets at Trump):
raininshadows has also made a spreadsheet of requests!
Are you interested in text adventures, CYOA, twine games or other sorts of interactive fiction? Do you want to let your writer know you'd be happy to receive something along those lines? Are you looking for someone to write IF for? This post is for you.
( What is IF? )
( Writing IF for Yuletide )
( Requesting IF for Yuletide )
( Some IF Tools )
If your pup were to create a game show, what might it be like?
ETA: Also, something to give you a chuckle for the day...Unused Captain America PSAs from Spider-Man Homecoming.
Tomorrow--Friday the 13th, because more bad luck is just what this year needs--the Translation Failure Plot will kick off. The effects will be a patchy disruption to Milliways' translation field: in some parts of the bar translation could be off completely, or result in garbled run-through-google-translate-too-many-
A mod has requested that people please put "translation fail" or something along those lines in the subject line of posts, so that people can choose to participate or not in the event.
Hit me up with any questions!
What five things should someone place at the points of a pentagram to summon your character?
Bonus round: is there something they should chant while doing so? (Or something they should just shout into a crowd to make your character come running?)
Hera and Kanan are wonderful and awkward.
Yamato and his friends get a little hope while the baby Digimons are so cute.
Claire and Matt continue to be wonderful.
This ended up being OOM heavy so please share threads and EPs you're loving.