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ASSIGNMENTS DUE MAY 10, 10 PM MST
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TAGSET | COLLECTION | ELIGIBILITY POST | LETTERS POST | REQUESTS SPREADSHEET

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Welcome to the Wayback Exchange! This gift exchange is focused only on canons that ended more than 10 years ago. That means that for the 2019 round, the only canons eligible will be ones with no new material published or released after December 31, 2009. By signing up, you are agreeing to produce at least one fanwork about a fandom AND a character and/or relationship that your recipient requested.

Minimum Requirements

Fanfiction is to be a minimum of 1,000 words.

Fanart must be one finished illustration or two sketches on unlined paper. Line art counts as a sketch. A finished illustration includes shading/color and background.

Podfics must be a complete recording of a story of at least 1,000 words and fulfills your recipient's request. If the story was written by someone else, you must obtain permission from the original creator. If you wish to write the story yourself, you can definitely do that - the minimum word count in that case would be 600 words, to accommodate the extra effort required to both write and record.

ETA 2/23/19: Fanvids are now allowed! Fanvideos must be a minimum of one minute long.

Requests/Offers

You may request: 4 - 10 canons, with 1 - 20 tags (character, relationship).
You may offer: 4 - 10 canons, with 2 - 20 tags (character, relationship).

And finally, you may nominate: 6 canons, with up to 8 tags (character, relationship).

Schedule

Eligibility Review Period: February 1 - 12
Nominations: February 13 - February 20
Sign Ups: February 23 - March 2
Assignments will be sent by: March 9

Works due: May 10
Works Revealed: May 19
Authors Revealed: May 27

All deadlines are at 10 PM, Mountain Standard Time.

Some FAQs beneath the cut! Don't hesitate to comment with questions.

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Beneath the cut! This pinch hit will be due at the same time as regular assignments - May 10, 10 PM MST.

CLAIMED ) 

Now claimed - thank you!

Beta Post!

Apr. 1st, 2019 08:41 pm
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We're about five (and a half) weeks out from the posting deadline. I hope everyone's having fun with their assignments so far!

If you're willing to offer your services as a beta, here's the place to advertise! Make sure you include:

- Fandoms you can beta read for (maybe compare against the tagset so you don't have to list every single one?),
- A valid email that you check (at least semi-regularly!),
- any DNWs that you would not like to read, and
- if you have specific preferences/strengths as a beta reader (SPAG, plot, characterization, etc). This last part is optional, but sometimes helpful!

And remember - this exchange is anonymous! Please don't discuss details of assignments on this (public) post!
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Below the cut! Comments are screened.

PH 3: CLAIMED )
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Also, I've run out of ideas for 90's-themed exclamations for the subject lines. Open to suggestions.

I have two initial pinch hits below the cut - comments will be screened, and they're first come, first serve. If you didn't receive your assignment email, check your spam folder and then get in touch. My inbox is always open for questions or anything else! ETA: Both claimed - thank you!

PH 1: CLAIMED )

PH 2 - CLAIMED )


Be sure to pay attention to what medium your recipient is requesting! This applies to both your assignment, and any pinch hits you might like to claim.

Assignments are due at 10 PM MST on May 10, 2019. The collection is open now for posting, and a spreadsheet of everyone's requests is available, for anyone who might like to write treats. The Request Summary is still visible as well.

Happy writing!

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Sign ups now closed (for good this time). Watch your emails! Assignments will go out by March 9 (at the very latest).
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We're a little over a day away from the end of sign ups. To those who have already joined - thank you! Remember to take one last look at your sign up form, because you won't be able to edit it after sign ups close. Remember that if your DNWs are not listed in the prompt field, they won't be considered enforceable.

Also keep in mind that if you did not offer anything that is being requested, I will be in touch to ask you to change your offers. But if you have at least one potential recipient - you're good! Take a look through the Requests Summary if you want to see what other people are asking for. You can sort the list by fandom and requester (using the buttons at the top of the list) if you're looking for something specific.

A spreadsheet of everyone's requests will be available in a few days, after sign ups close. I will post a link here when it's ready.

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TAGSET | COLLECTION
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If you'd like, you can post your Dear Author letter here so more people can see it (and possibly treat). Remember to include your AO3 name, and to list your fandoms in your comment!
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Sign ups are now open! But first - some quick instructions/reminders!


ETA 2/23/19: By request, fanvids are now eligible as a medium! Minimum length is one minute. Because this was requested after sign ups were opened, the maximum amount of freeform (medium) tags you can choose cannot be edited - you may still only choose 1 - 3. Plan your requests/offers accordingly!

FOR REQUESTS:

- You must pick at least 4 fandoms, but you may choose up to 10. For each fandom, you are required to choose a medium (fic, art, podfic), and at least one tag (a character or a relationship). The maximum amount of character/relationship tags you are allowed is 20.

- Fandoms must be unique. That means you cannot request the same fandom twice.

- You are very welcome to leave prompts and/or a letter to your writer in your sign up. However, your writer is only required to create something that fulfills the minimum requirements of your request (medium, fandom, and character/relationship).

- If you have DNWs, include them in your sign up form. If they're not in your sign up, they won't be enforced. If you receive a work that includes a DNW, a new creator will be arranged for your request. Please do get in touch if this happens to you!

- You may select "any" when choosing tags for a specific fandom. This means that your request can be assigned to any creator who offered any combination of tags in that fandom. Use that option wisely!


FOR OFFERS:

- You must offer at least 4 fandoms, maximum is 10. Your fandoms must be unique for offers as well.

- You must also offer a medium (remember you may choose more than one), and between 2 - 20 character/relationship tags for each fandom.

- "Any" is an option for offers as well. Again, be sure you really mean "any" when choosing that option. Double check the tagset!

- For fandoms with only one nominated character/relationship tag: the sign up form normally requires you to select at least two. If there is only one tag nominated in the fandom, that means you must select "any."



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TAGSET | COLLECTION

Have fun!
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Parade's End/Lord of the Rings Nominators

Still waiting to hear from all nominators on preference re: books or All Media Types. If you do not get back to me by the time sign ups open on Feb 23, I will default to the tags for the books.

Final Fantasy VII Nominators

Currently I have both the "Compilation" and the single tag for the video game nominated. I will combine these both into the tag for the video game, unless I hear otherwise from one of the nominators.

Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon | Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon (Anime & Manga)

This is currently in the tagset under "Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon | Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon (Live Action TV)." I presume one is based on the other, but were they intended as separate fandoms and/or are they distinct enough to be separate?

Ranma 1/2

Is the 2011 TV movie distinct enough from the original manga to count as a separate canon? Wikipedia claims that it takes its plot from an early story in the manga, but I'd like to confirm with someone familiar with the canon re: its place in the continuity. Was it a continuation of the canon, or a live action adaptation?

Ceirdwyn &/ Matthew McCormick (Highlander: The Series)

Please choose either platonic or romantic. They cannot be combined in the same tag.


Joel Fleischman/Dan Rydell (Northern Exposure)

This appears to be a crossover pairing. Does a Dan Rydell appear in Northern Exposure?

John Sheppard & Stargate Atlantis Team (Stargate Atlantis)

FYI to the nominator: this was rejected because the tag "Ronon Dex & Teyla Emmagan & Rodney McKay & John Sheppard (SGA)" already exists in the tagset. If by "Stargate Atlantis Team," you meant the larger set of characters on the Atlantis "team" (Elizabeth Weir, et al), let me know and I will add it back in.


Sign ups will open on Feb 23. If the relevant nominators do not get back to me by then, I will be making judgment calls! As always - check your fandoms for typos and let me know if you see anything that needs fixing.
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Nominations are officially closed! Keep an eye out for a final, catch-all clarification post. Sign ups will open on February 23.
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We're getting close!

Parade's End/Lord of the Rings Nominators

Do you prefer the tags formatted to books/tv/movies? I need all the LoTR nominators to chime in before I change it. If you don't get back to me by the time sign ups open on Feb 23, I will default to the tags for the books.

Black Jack (Anime & Manga)

Is Young Black Jack (2011) the same franchise? Is it distinct enough from the rest of the canon to be considered separate?


Fantasy VII Nominator/s

Did you intend to use the compilation tag, or do you want it limited to the video game? I will default to the video game tag if I don't hear from the other nominator re: their preference.

Dad's Army / Sector General - James White Nominator/s

The tags "George Mainwaring & Everyone" and "Conway & Everyone" are problematic - is "& Anyone" acceptable?

Star Trek - Various Authors

This canonical tag seems to include all Star Trek novels. Please limit your nomination to a more specific category, such as "Star Trek: The Original Series - Novels" or "Star Trek: Rihannsu."






Note to those wondering about rejected tags: most of the ones I've rejected are because the relationship is already in the tagset under a different format, so double check before you freak out! As always, get in touch if you have questions.
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A few more clarifications needed! As usual, let me know if you see typos/mistakes/floating tags.

Parade's End/Lord of the Rings Nominators

Do you prefer the tags formatted to books/tv/movies? I need all the LoTR nominators to chime in before I change it.

Black Jack (Anime & Manga)

Is Young Black Jack (2011) the same franchise? Is it distinct enough from the rest of the canon to be considered separate?

Fantasy VII Nominator/s

Did you intend to use the compilation tag, or do you want it limited to the video game?

The Millionaire (TV)

In regards to the tag "Any Millionaire & None" - by this you mean the characters who receive the money in each episode, correct? Is "Any Beneficiary & None" acceptable?
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Here's a good place to get together and coordinate what you're nominating! Offer any open slots you have, ask for a relationship or character you don't have room for, etc. Have fun!
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All Media Types fandoms (Lord of the Rings, Parade's End)

Please make sure that you don't want a specific version nominated versus the general tag (books vs. movies/TV series). Remember that when requesting and offering, if the general tag is nominated, your recipient/writer could only be familiar with one.

Compilation of Final Fantasy VII

Is this the same as Final Fantasy VII? Both are eligible, but are they different enough for it to matter which one is used?

And as always, if you see any errors, typos, or floating tags, let me know ASAP and I'll get it fixed!
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Voltron: Lion Force (1984)

Allura/Lance (DotU)

Allura/Lotor (DotU)

Keith/Sven (DotU)

You've nominated Lion Force, but you seem to have disambiguated the tags for Defender of the Universe (2011), which is ineligible. Do these characters appear in Lion Force, and if they do - is the canon a separate entity enough from the more recent TV shows to be eligible?

And, related: Voltron: Vehicle Force (1984)

This seems to be a separate category of the canon, but is the more recent material in the same continuity/with the same characters?


Parade's End - All Media Types

I assumed you wanted the TV series, but let me know if you'd like this specified to the novels instead.
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HERE! Hashtag nice. But first -
RULES! Please read 'em.

You may nominate up to 6 fandoms, with up to 8 tags (either a character, or a relationship).

& is for platonic. / is for romantic/sexual. Please don't mix them up! Combinations of & and / ARE allowed.

Please format solo character nominations as follows: Firstname Lastname & None. Rest assured - this means you are still matching on a single character! This is a workaround to make the AO3 interface accommodate the type of matching we're doing.
EXAMPLE: to nominate James Kirk, please format your nomination as:

James Kirk & None
Relationships would follow this same format, only with a second person included, as follows:
James Kirk & Nyota Uhura

OR

James Kirk/Nyota Uhura
If you are nominating a crossover pairing, please include the canons in parentheses, and be sure to nominate it under Crossover Fandom:
James Kirk (Star Trek: TOS)/Aeryn Sun (Farscape)
Make sure you follow the community (or check in regularly) for clarification questions. I will be posting questions I have as I clean up the tagset. Remember that you can still make a case for your borderline fandoms on the eligibility post up until the tagset closes on February 20.

Any questions, leave me a comment or shoot me an email at waybackexchange@gmail.com!

TAGSET | COLLECTION | ELIGIBILITY POST

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Welcome! To the 2019 Eligibility Post!

This is the place to make your case for any canons that you know live in the gray area of "does this count as ten years old?" I will keep a running list here of the canons that I have decided on, one way or another.

When making your case, please include the canon's full name (as you would nominate it in the tagset), the date(s) of all the canon material that has been released, and your reasoning as to why I should accept it. Here's an example:

Ella Enchanted - Gail Carson Levine (1997)

A prequel, Ogre Enchanted, was published in 2018. While the events of Ogre take place in the same timeline/continuity, it follows a main character who did not appear in Ella. The main cast of Ogre is for the most part completely separate, apart from two characters (their identities being spoilers) who were extensively mentioned in Ella, but appeared only briefly in the original book. Therefore, I feel as if the two novels should be considered separate canons.

ETA 2/10/19: In cases of tie-in comics and novels, my rule of thumb is: 1. are the tie-ins well known? 2. are they by the same creators? and 3. does it clearly follow the original canon in terms of continuity/characters? If the answer is "no" to at least two of these, I won't consider them as disqualifying material. If you disagree with me about a particular judgment call, feel free to point out why - I'm not super familiar with everything, and Google can only do so much!

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