Even Santa Secretly Enjoys Katawa Shoujo

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Even Santa Secretly Enjoys Katawa Shoujo

Post by ProfAllister » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:27 am

DO NOT REPLY TO THIS THREAD - this thread is for notice purposes only. Due to the nature of this idea, it falls dangerously close to requesting, which, as we all know, is strictly forbidden. If you have a reasonable question to something I missed, a reply may be merited, but otherwise, read what's being said, and keep it to PMs. I'm asking Silentcook to sticky this, so there won't be any reason/need to bump this for visibility.

(AKA Seasonal Solstice Secret Santa Short Story Sharing Session Sesquibiennial Spectacular)

With that notice out of the way, here's the basic rundown:

This is round three, with previous years being the S8 and S9.

What - You're probably all familiar with the concept of a Secret Santa. Participants volunteer to give a gift, and names are drawn randomly such that every participant receives a gift from another participant. In this case, the "gifts" will be short stories (500-1000 words minimum; no upper limit).

Who - To avoid any incidents or bad feelings, it's important that you only sign up if you can commit to producing something within the prescribed time period. Other than that, anyone can sign up. And c'mon, guys, I'm serious about the timely submissions thing. You don't need to write the next Great American Cripple Porn Fanfiction - just something fun to brighten up someone's Christmas (or other holiday in the general December vicinity).

How - Anyone who can commit to participation will send me a private message with a simple short story prompt - a sentence or a set of keywords of something you'd like to see written. Rules are: It MUST be KS-related; Crossovers and dependence on other works is discouraged; so as to not discomfort whoever has to write your prompt, lewdness/dark&edgy is strongly discouraged (people are free to write lewd, but it's something else to expect a volunteer to write your fic about Hanako mounting your American transfer student OC in the middle of fifth period); Christmas/Holiday/Winter theming is encouraged but not required.
Come November 28 (Thanksgiving Day), I'll take the submitted names/prompts, shuffle them, and give each participant someone else's name and prompt (via PM). (Give or take, due to Holiday Travel)
Also, for the writers: the prompt is a jumping off point, not a straightjacket. Feel free to apply some wiggle room if you need it to write a good story. Try to stick to the spirit of the prompt, but don't let it stifle you.

When - The ideal posting time would be December 25 (Christmas), but, accounting for schedules, it's reasonable to allow a week's leeway in either direction (December 18-January 1), with the expectation that participants try to get as close to the 25th as reasonable/possible. I've received numerous requests to present things in an Advent Calendar style, but that would recall a bit more coordination and timeliness than I've come to expect. Y'all can feel free to try coordinating among yourselves to get one SX posted every day, if you want.

Where - Here in the Fan Fic section. Label it as an SX submission, and include in the post who it's for, and what their prompt was. We'll try to set up a consolidated place for them, but some authors may prefer to use their own existing threads or something.

Why - Feminism was just a red herring! It's all about the money.
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