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Welcome to Rare Pair Exchange 2017



This is our sixth multi-fandom Rare Pair Exchange on Livejournal.

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Pinch Hits

Aug. 19th, 2017 09:43 pm
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The deadline has now passed.

All remaining pinch hits are due on 8/25 at 7:59 pm EDT. (Countdown)

1 (Bloodborne (Video Game), Dark Souls III, Fullmetal Alchemist (Anime 2003), When Women Were Warriors) https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/QwYMyHvOT9A

23 (バケモノの子 | Bakemono no Ko | The Boy and the Beast (2016), Fire Emblem: If | Fire Emblem: Fates, Kushiel's Legacy - Jacqueline Carey, Der Rosenkavalier | The Knight of the Rose - Strauss/von Hoffmannsthal/von Kessler) https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/UmuxjDhJW1U

26 (Pushing Daisies, Moana (2016), Beauty and the Beast (2017), R.O.D: Read or Die & Related Fandoms, Crossover Fandom) https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/u0zBSfICvK8

27 (His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Saga (Comics)) https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/-fPy6e0R_Gg

30 (APB (TV 2016), Reba (TV), Lucifer (TV), Murdoch Mysteries, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Facts of Life) https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/GQtbpj8m7qw

35 (Football RPF, Sense8 (TV), xXx (Movies), World of Warcraft) https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/4mdmhMlbH8w

37 (Rivers of London - Ben Aaronovitch, Shades of Magic - V. E. Schwab, Penny Dreadful (TV)) https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/rQKu7Uemh1M

40 (Shades of Magic - V. E. Schwab, The Shadow Campaigns - Django Wexler, Wolf 359 (Radio), Murder Most Unladylike Series - Robin Stevens) https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/ANZC17nXI_g

41 (Dragon Age - All Media Types, Star Wars Legends: Knights of the Old Republic, Mrs. Pollifax - Dorothy Gilman) https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/zkuzDVnsOm0

45 (Arrow (TV 2012), Dark Matter (TV), DC Animated Universe, DC's Legends of Tomorrow (TV), The Flash (TV 2014), Heroes (TV)) https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/-5iMeQ3TB3w
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Assignments are due today at 7:59pm EDT. (Countdown)

All remaining pinch hits will be due August 25th.

We are still seeking the following pinch hit:

17 https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/j_9TYYCv2BM (Dark Cloud (Video Games), Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns, Star Ocean: The Second Story | Second Evolution, Rune Factory 4)

23 (バケモノの子 | Bakemono no Ko | The Boy and the Beast (2016), Fire Emblem: If | Fire Emblem: Fates, Kushiel's Legacy - Jacqueline Carey, Der Rosenkavalier | The Knight of the Rose - Strauss/von Hoffmannsthal/von Kessler) https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/UmuxjDhJW1U

25 (DC's Legends of Tomorrow (TV), DCU (Comics), due South, Lupin III) https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/ENbHfQt0QDg

26 (Pushing Daisies, Moana (2016), Beauty and the Beast (2017), R.O.D: Read or Die & Related Fandoms, Crossover Fandom) https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/u0zBSfICvK8
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Assignments are due in just under 32 hours on 8/19 at 7:59pm EDT. (Countdown)

All remaining pinch hits will be due August 25th.

We are still seeking the following pinch hit:

7 (Marvel Cinematic Universe, Zombieland (2009), The Good Place (TV), Pretty Little Liars) https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/j1UPFuCj6mY

17 https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/j_9TYYCv2BM (Dark Cloud (Video Games), Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns, Star Ocean: The Second Story | Second Evolution, Rune Factory 4)

22 (Wheel of Time - Robert Jordan, Doctrine of Labyrinths - Sarah Monette, The Silmarillion and other histories of Middle-Earth - J. R. R. Tolkien, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Greek and Roman Mythology) https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/lnm_mJVD2ts

23 (バケモノの子 | Bakemono no Ko | The Boy and the Beast (2016), Fire Emblem: If | Fire Emblem: Fates, Kushiel's Legacy - Jacqueline Carey, Der Rosenkavalier | The Knight of the Rose - Strauss/von Hoffmannsthal/von Kessler) https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/UmuxjDhJW1U

24 (Girl Genius, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Mad Max Series (Movies), Homestuck, Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood & Manga, Les Misérables - All Media Types, Voltron: Legendary Defender, Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)) https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/x-X4wqRDs3Q

25 (DC's Legends of Tomorrow (TV), DCU (Comics), due South, Lupin III) https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/ENbHfQt0QDg
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Assignments are due in approximately a week on 8/19 at 7:59pm EDT. (Countdown)

All remaining pinch hits will be due August 25th.

We are still seeking the following pinch hit:
17 https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/j_9TYYCv2BM (Dark Cloud (Video Games), Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns, Star Ocean: The Second Story | Second Evolution, Rune Factory 4)
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There are just under two weeks until assignments are due on 8/19 at 7:59pm EDT. (Countdown)

We are still seeking the following pinch hit:
17 https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/j_9TYYCv2BM (Dark Cloud (Video Games), Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns, Star Ocean: The Second Story | Second Evolution, Rune Factory 4)

Pinch Hits

Jul. 2nd, 2017 04:00 pm
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We're still have the following pinch hits. Please email us if you're able to pick one up.

17 https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/j_9TYYCv2BM (Dark Cloud (Video Games), Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns, Star Ocean: The Second Story | Second Evolution, Rune Factory 4)
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Assignments have been sent and 17 pinch hits have gone out here: https://groups.google.com/group/rare-pair-pinch-hits. If you're able to claim one, please respond to it with your AO3 name. Thanks!
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Since it was requested, here's a letter post on DW.

If you'd like to post a letter to the person assigned to you with extra details, you can either link to it or post it directly here in the comments.

Be sure to include your AO3 name.

Matching

Jun. 28th, 2017 08:57 pm
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Signups are now closed. We ran matching, and wow, it's so fast now! There are seven people with no potential recipients. We've sent emails to both and will give them 48 hours to respond. Baring no unforeseen bugs like last year, assignments should be sent out no later than Friday night.

A letter post is up here for those who have a letter they'd like to share.
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Signups will closing in approximately one hour at at 7:59PM EDT.
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Signups will close in a little over 24 hours from now on 6/28 at 7:59PM EDT.
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Signups are now open here!

- The complete list of nominations can be found here: http://archiveofourown.org/tag_sets/1782.

- There is a bug where sometimes not all nominated pairings will show up in the drop down menu. If you experience this, please copy the ship exactly as it is in the tagset and paste it into your signup form.

- When choosing "ANY" it means any of the nominated pairings in the above tagset, not any pairing in the fandom.

- You can edit/delete your signup until signups close.

- Only sign up for fandoms you are comfortable receiving/creating fic and/or art for.

If you have any questions please email us at rarepairmod@gmail.com or drop us a comment at Livejournal or Dreamwidth.

Requests
- Signups must include 3-10 fandoms from our list of nominated fandoms, and participants must pick 1-10 relationships from each fandom. You can also choose to request "any" nominated relationship in a given fandom.

- For each request you must choose if you want fic, art, or both.

- While the description section is optional, we strongly suggest you include dislikes. Other things to consider are the inclusion of general likes, rating restrictions, prompt ideas, or anything else you’d like the writer to know. However, please remember that everything except your dislikes are optional for the person assigned to you. If you have a lot to say, consider linking to a letter in your own journal with the extra details.

Offers
- You must offer between 3-10 fandoms with between 1 and 20 pairings per fandom. You can also choose to offer to write/draw "any" nominated relationship in a given fandom.

- For each offer you must choose if can produce fic, art, or both.
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Nominations are now closed. We'll try to review the remaining nominations tonight, but may not finish until tomorrow.

Through 8pm EDT on 6/16, we'd also like to give people the opportunity to add one additional ship to a fandom of their choice. Just comment here, and we'll get it added.

Please let us know if you notice any errors in the tagset like tags that have wandered into the wrong fandoms.

Signups with open on the 17th.
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Nominations will close in approximately 4.5 hours at 8pm EDT. Now is the time to get in your last minute nominations.

Can the person who nominated "Mickey Milkovich/Other(s)" please pick a more specific relationship?

We accidentally accepted "Jack Harkness/Other(s)" which we shouldn't have since "Other(s)" could technically be inferred to be Ianto which is not a rare ship. Could you please pick a more specific ship, and we'll replace it?

There are a couple nominations for "Star Wars - All Media Types". We ask that you please change your nomination to a more specific version.
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There are just a few more days left to nominate. Nominations close on 6/14 at 8pm EDT.

We accidentally accepted "Jack Harkness/Other(s)" which we shouldn't have since "Other(s)" could technically be inferred to be Ianto which is not a rare ship. Could you please pick a more specific ship, and we'll replace it?

There are a couple nominations for "Star Wars - All Media Types". We ask that you please change your nomination to a more specific version.

Nominations

Jun. 1st, 2017 12:16 pm
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Nominations are now open HERE.

- For the purpose of this fest, a rare pair will be defined as a relationship that has less than 200 COMPLETED works of 1000 words or greater on AO3.

- In previous rounds of this fest, eligibility was based on fic from any archive. That means we had to check both AO3 and FF.net and any single fandom archives that were brought to our attention. This year, we are only checking AO3. That said, if a relationship had been previously rejected due to being too big on FF.net or a different archive, they are still not eligible. Please do not abuse this. We are doing this in good faith. If we accept a ship that's large on a different archive, and it's brought to our attention, we will remove it.

- Each person can nominate five fandoms and six relationships per fandom.

- Nominated relationships can also include threesomes/moresomes.

- Crossover nominations are welcome. Please nominate them under the fandom "Crossover Fandom" and include in parenthesis the fandom for each individual in the pairing (ex. Harry Potter (Harry Potter)/Sherlock Holmes (BBC Sherlock)).

- Real person fiction (RPF) may be nominated with the following caveats:
a.) Nominated characters must be 18 or older.
b.) Living non-famous persons may not be nominated (for example, someone's wife or child).

Round 6

May. 28th, 2017 07:23 pm
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Hey everyone. It's that time of year ago. We have a few changes from previous years.

We are lowering the rarity requirement from 250 to 200 COMPLETED works of 1000 words or greater on AO3.

In previous rounds of this fest, eligibility was based on fic from any archive. That means we had to check both AO3 and FF.net and any single fandom archives that were brought to our attention. This year, we are only checking AO3. That said, if a relationship had been previously rejected due to being too big on FF.net or a different archive, they are still not eligible. Please do not abuse this. We are doing this in good faith. If we accept a ship that's large on a different archive, and it's brought to our attention, we will remove it.

Treats will not go in a separate collection as they had in previous years but will now also be posted in the main collection.
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Creators have been revealed! Thank you everyone for making this a successful year!

Please continue reading through the treat collection here and the main collection here if you have not already done so.
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It seems that someone deleted their account and thus the fic that was written for this exchange, and because of this no default notice was sent to us.

This is due ASAP. No claiming needed. Just drop us an email if you're working on it please.

Big Emergency Pinch Hit
Marvel Cinematic Universe, Sanctuary (TV), Angel: the Series, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (TV), Crossover Fandom
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/UjRgaOp251s
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