It is said by the Eldar that in water there lives yet the echo of the Music of the Ainur more than in any substance that is in this Earth. (Ainulindale)
‘Listen, oh listen!’ cried Enelye.
To help out, and ensure that those that didn't post letters can be easily searched for as well, I made a google doc with all the sign-ups on the AO3 side. This was done fast and quick. It does not contain any letter links. I have allowed commenting so that people can add links to their letters and any others that they know of. Don't abuse the commenting or I will turn it off.
I am a bit rushed right now, so the livejournal post will go up later.
Feel free to use this in whatever way you want for making any other documents to help participants.
Google Doc Link
EDIT: I have good news and bad news. So the underlying issue is still unknown. However, an AO3 database person was able to get me the CSV file and it was emailed to me. I will be sending it to the people that requested it for working on spreadsheets with the emails and offers removed. The bad news is that it did some pretty funky stuff to some of the tags.
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It mostly seems to be fandoms with characters not used in English in the tag.
Not a pinch hit to be seen.
A kingdom of tags and offers,
and it looks like I'm PumpkinKing
The AO3 is howling cause Yuletide's also running now
Couldn't leave them open;
Heaven knows it's time
Don't leave it open,
don't let them see
Be the good mod you always have to be
Hit close, don't feel,
don't let them know
Well now they know
Close sign-ups, close sign-ups
Can't wait for it anymore
Close sign-ups, close sign-ups
Turn away and slam the door
I don't care
if they're a pinch hit
Let AO3 match them.
Being a pinch hit never bothered me anyway
tldr: Sign-ups are closed
First of all: I'm not hard to please. I'm sure I'll be delighted with whatever you write or draw, so please don't stress over it. I've listed some things I love, below, but don't feel like you absolutely must be bound by these or that these are the only elements/stories I'd enjoy. If you have your own ideas, please do go with them.
General things I love:
★ relationships built on strong/intense friendship
★ strong/intense friendship in general
★ missing scenes from canon and/or reactions to canon scenes
★ all kinds of moods, from quiet to bittersweet to angsty to funny to intense to fluffy
★ slice-of-life and/or character studies
★ simple everyday non-schmoop romance
★ hurt/comfort - especially emotional wounds or injuries sustained by athletes or in combat
★ stoic characters cracking around the edges
★ casual touching and physical affection (between friends and/or romantic partners)
★ non-penetrative sex (don't feel like you have to include smut, though)
★ banter and/or banter during sex
★ autumn and/or winter themes and/or storms
★ canon compliance is great but not required
★ gen- and ship-based works are equally awesome (gen about any of my favourite characters would be lovely; I've listed pairings below, too, in case you want to go that route with either romantic/sexual or platonic relationships)
★ for Silm/LotR I also like fourth-age settings and/or reunions
★ for YOI I also like skaters on the ice together (practicing, performing, or just goofing around)
★ for SSSS I also like atmospheric creepiness and/or the aftermath of combat
★ I'm not great at prompting for art but I do love b&w or limited/muted colour palettes
★ some much-loved pairings are
★ Glorfindel/Erestor/Haldir in any combination, Finrod/Maglor, Aegnor/Andreth, Aredhel/Elenwë, Arwen/Tauriel
★ Otabek/JJ/Leo in any combination, Otabek/Yuri, Christophe/Victor, Leo/Guang-Hong/Phichit in any combination
★ Reynir/Onni, Emil/Lalli, Tuuri/OFC, Aksel/Sigrun
★ character bashing (breaking up a canon couple for a different ship is fine, but please don't bash and/or vilify the leftover character in the process)
★ non-con, dub-con, infidelity (open relationships are fine), D/s, BDSM, kinks involving bodily fluids, humiliation, A/B/O, mpreg
★ non-canon character death (canon or OCs is fine), animal harm
★ marriage proposals and/or ceremonies
★ high school/coffeeshop/etc. AU, non-canon genders or pronouns
And that's it. I hope something sparks for you.
Have a happy, happy birthday and I hope you do something awesome and thoroughly satisfying this weekend.
Here's problematic picture of a long-suffering Maedhros. Wow! He looks fit after hanging from that cliff so long and they kept his pretty underwear with the Feanorian star for him throughout all of those years of torment and torture. He's no doubt looking good for Fingon who is due to show up and rescue him at any second.
Then in defiance of the Orcs, who cowered still in the dark vaults beneath the earth, he [Fingon] took his harp and sang a song of Valinor that the Noldor made of old, before strife was born among the sons of Finwë; and his voice rang in the mournful hollows that had never heard before aught save cries of fear and woe. The Silmarillion.