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The Darkest Night is an exchange fest celebrating dark themes in fanworks. Any fandom is allowed, including five-minute fandoms and Original Work. Fic and art are both welcome; the minimum word count is 500 words, and art must be a good sketch on unlined paper.

Check out the schedule and FAQ for more info!

[community profile] darkestnightex, AO3 Collection
Signal boosting in order to find pinch hitters for one Outstanding and one New Pinch Hit for My Old Fandom gift exchange. Please spread the word, if have a journal or a tumblr account and you're willing to help us out, any help is heartily appreciated. ❤

First, some info: myoldfandom is an ongoing fanfic & art exchange for old fandoms where canon has been closed for more than ten years. For the purposes of the 2016 round, that means there must have been no more new canon material produced after December 31. The gift exchange runs from April 1st to June 10th. The unclaimed pinch hits are due on June 16th, though. FAQs about the exchange at MyOldFandom AO3 collection

How to request the pinch hit: please comment here or here with your AO3 name
The minimum length of the fanwork: fanfiction of 1,000 words
The due date for the fanwork: June 16

Preview of the Pinch Hit requests:

Outstanding Pinch Hit #1: Jake and the Fatman, Nash Bridges, Magnum PI, The Gangster ChroniclesCollapse )

Pinch Hit #9: Coot Club, Dear Ladies, 100 Dalmatians, The Persuaders, TerrahawksCollapse )

New Exchange: Seeing Color

Seeing Color is a new exchange for chromatic characters and their relationships.

Nominations are still going on.

Chocolate Box Gift Exchange

A Valentine's Day exchange in the same vein as Trick or Treat is just getting started. If you want something like Trick or Treat but focused on relationships (both romantic and platonic) then check it out.

[community profile] chocolateboxcomm

And the creators are...

The creators are now revealed.

Sadly, this year’s community challenge was not successfully completed. I do have to say that you all did a fabulous job in your attempt to accomplish. There were a lot of extra gifts made.

There will be a few changes next year:

1.       I feel that 8 fandoms and 8 characters was a bit too much. So we are going to try 6 and 6 next year. I think that might be a bit closer to an ideal number for this exchange.

2.       The following fandoms are no longer allowed to be nominated and will be rejected: The Lord of the Rings – All Media Types, The Hobbit – All Media Types, TOLKIEN J. R. R. - Works & Related Fandoms. I’m not saying you can’t nominate LoTR or the Hobbit, just that you can’t use all media types or group all of Tolkien’s works under one fandom. You can give permission for your creator to draw on other versions in your requests.

3.       I am going to have to add to the rules. Breaking these rules will result in a ban from the next round:

a.       Plagiarism

b.      Deleting the gift for your assigned recipient after the due date

On happier news, I now have a roof! Carpeting is coming next.

Next year’s community challenge has already been decided and it will be different from the past two.

Please post all comments, criticisms and concerns on this post.

Nominations open September 1st.

Collection Opening Time Update

Four of the pinch hitters haven't posted yet.  So opening is being delayed to 2359 Zulu.  The people who haven't had their official gift posted are: DreadlordTally, Pameluke, snack_size, taichara.  If the pinch hitters haven't posted by then I will consider opening only if all four have extra gifts that meet the minimum for gifts.

For the community challenge, I won't have time to update the sheet for awhile.  But you have until the reveals date to get those in.

Pinch Hits

It is past the due date.  If you didn't get your gift in on time then you have been defaulted.  All people that had their assigned giver default, and who gave a gift, have been sent to the pinch hit list even if they have an extra gift waiting for them.  Here are the pinch hits.

For extra treats I will leave the collection open indefinitely.  I will only count them for the community challenge up until creator reveals.  I will get the spreadsheet updated in about twenty-four hours.

Due Today

Your gifts are due today.


Less than 2 weeks left

There is just under two weeks left until the deadline.

Also, here is the spreadsheet I have to keep track of who has two gifts. Yes, it was me all along.