sholio: Peggy Carter smiling (Avengers-Peggy smile)
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SSR Confidential is an Agent Carter fanworks exchange (fic and art). I am your mod, [personal profile] sholio. Contact me with any questions.

Links:
Dreamwidth Community
Livejournal Community
Tumblr
2017 AO3 Collection
Rules and Dates
Tag Set (Text version)
Resources for fanworks creators (screencaps, wikis, etc)
• Letters post: On LJ | On DW

2017 Schedule:
• March 1-12: Nominations.
• March 15-25: Signups.
• March 28 or 29: Assignments go out.
• May 1: No-fault dropout deadline.
• June 1: Fanworks due.
• June 8: Archive goes live.
• June 15: Reveals.

Past years:
2016 AO3 Collection
sholio: Peggy Carter (Avengers-Peggy in cafe)
[personal profile] sholio
Don't forget, your fanworks are due late in the evening on June 1 -- just about 5 days from now. I'm not going to be a terrible stickler about it; as last year, I'll wait 'til morning on June 2 to figure out what I have or don't have, at which point I will default any unfilled assignments and assign pinch hitters. If you know you'll need an extension or have to drop out, please contact me ASAP!

Once your assignment is finished, you might consider making a treat if you happen to see anything appealing in the list of requests. This is definitely not required, but it's an option if you are inspired.

Speaking of inspiration, there are tons of screencaps and historical info sites in the resource post, and there's also the prompt post if you're stuck for ideas and want to peruse the prompts. (I added a few that were contributed since the post was last updated.) And don't forget the beta thread if you are in need of a beta or would like to offer your services.

Out of curiosity, does anyone have any suggestions for inspiration/encouragement/cheerleading type posts that might be useful as we head into the final stretch? I meant to do more of that kind of thing this year and the deadline got away from me, as deadlines often do; I'm not sure if it would still be useful this late. But if some commiseration and cheerleading threads would be helpful to anyone, then by all means let me know and I'll put some up.
sholio: Peggy and Angie from Agent Carter hugging (Avengers-Peggy Angie hug)
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EDIT: This pinch hit is claimed!

We have a new pinch hit! This person wants any kind of fanworks (art, fic, vids) and Peggy, Angie, or Peggy/Angie. See details under the cut.

Pinch hit details )

If you would like to claim this pinch hit or have any questions about it, leave a comment (they're screened) or send me a PM.
sholio: Ana Jarvis (Avengers-Ana)
[personal profile] sholio
We are two weeks out from deadline! And once again your neighborhood mod is a little behind the curve on getting this post up, but here is your post to ask for a beta or volunteer your beta services.

Below you will find threads for fic, art, and vid beta. Please leave a comment in the appropriate thread(s). If you would like to look for someone to help you out with brainstorming and/or alpha reading (i.e. looking at an unfinished draft to provide critique) feel free to use these threads for that too.

When volunteering, please mention any preferences in what you'd be willing to beta (e.g. preferred or NOTP pairings, if any; if you'd rather not beta smut; nothing season-two-related; etc).

Most posts are crossposted between LJ and DW, but I'm consolidating this one on DW to make it easier for betas to find each other.

Beta threads:

Fic beta volunteers
Fic seeking beta

Artwork beta volunteers
Art seeking beta

Vid beta volunteers
Vids seeking beta
sholio: Ana Jarvis (Avengers-Ana)
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So far, the LJ/DW prompt posts have generated some awesome prompts! These are for general inspiration - if you’re not signed up for SSR Confidential, or if these don’t fit your assignment, feel free to use one anyway. (Not gonna lie, I am seriously tempted by several of these.) No need for prompt claiming. If you’d like to add some more, use these links:

Prompt post on DW | Prompt post on LJ

There is also a Tumblr version of this post.

The prompts:

Cut for length )
sholio: Peggy Carter (Avengers-Peggy in cafe)
[personal profile] sholio
We have another pinch hit - please see details under the cut. The recipient is looking for fic and has mostly gen requests for several different characters.

THIS PINCH HIT IS NOW CLAIMED!

Pinch Hit #2 details )

To claim this pinch hit, please leave a comment (all comments are screened) or send me a PM.



Meanwhile, over at the prompts post, we have prompts! We have lots of prompts! I want to write half of them! There are prompts for both fic and art, and more are always welcome! A little later today I'm going to collect them in a list for easy browsing (and add new ones as they come in). Feel free to go over and leave some more if you have ideas. This is a fun way to participate if you weren't able to sign up or aren't a fanwork creator yourself -- you can still help out with inspiration.

Prompt post on DW | Prompt post on LJ
sholio: Peggy Carter smiling (Avengers-Peggy smile)
[personal profile] sholio
It's just about three weeks until the June 1 deadline, and I really meant to do this sooner! This is the first in a series of inspiration posts for anyone who might be struggling with their assignment, or just could use a little motivation.

Obviously there's only so far we can go with prompts and brainstorming posts since the assignments are anonymous, but a slight risk of compromised anonymity is totally worth it for more fic, art, and vids we'll all enjoy, right? Right! (Also, anon commenting is on, so feel free to comment that way.)

First up: PROMPT SHARING STATION (or, plot bunny hutch). If you have an idea that you'd like to set free to a good home, please post it as a comment here!

Similarly, if you are stuck and would like to ask if anyone's got some prompts for [insert pairing here], go right ahead. (You might want to be anonymous for that one.)

Feel free to encourage a prompt you want to see, discuss/brainstorm on prompts, and so forth. Just keep it positive, please -- no trashing other people's prompts or pairings.

You do NOT have to use these exclusively for SSR Confidential fanworks. Maybe your assignment is Peggy/Angie, but someone leaves a gorgeous Peggy/Dottie prompt that you just HAVE to write. Or maybe there's a Peggy/Angie prompt that really speaks to you, but it's AU and your recipient doesn't like that. Write it anyway! You could gift it to someone in the exchange as a treat, or just post it on your own.

Also, you do not need to be signed up to leave a prompt, and prompts do not need to be claimed if you decide to write one.

Prompts! Go!

Livejournal version of this post
sholio: Ana Jarvis (Avengers-Ana)
[personal profile] sholio
This pinch hit is now claimed!

We have a pinch hit available! Details under the cut:

Pinch Hit #1 )

Please leave me a comment if you would like to claim it! First person to ask gets it. You do not need to be signed up to claim a pinch hit. Please leave your AO3 name if it's different from your DW name. All comments are screened.
sholio: Ana Jarvis (Avengers-Ana)
[personal profile] sholio
Assignments are out, earlier than expected! You should have received an email at the email address you use for AO3. If you did NOT receive an email, or if there is a problem with your assignment, please contact me immediately by sending me a PM on DW/LJ, an ask on Tumblr, or leave a comment below. (Comments are screened, so only I will be able to see them!)

Remember, you only have to create fanworks for ONE of your recipient's requested characters or relationships, and you do not have to make fanworks for any character or relationship that you didn't offer. Some of you only matched on one. That's okay! Even if everything else in their request is a NOTP for you, you only have to write/draw/vid that one! (Obviously "don't bash your recipient's other OTPs" goes without saying ...) However, you do not HAVE to stick to the one you matched on; if you matched on Peggy/Angie, but they have an absolutely delightful Peggy/Rose prompt, feel free to make something for that one instead!

All assignments are due June 1 unless you ask for an extension. May 1 is our "no fault" dropout deadline, so if you know by that time that everything has gone horribly wrong and you will not be able to complete your assignment, please contact me and I'll arrange a pinch hitter. You can drop out later if you must, but the earlier I know about it, the more time the pinch hitter will have to create a gift for your recipient! Pinch hits will be announced at our LJ/DW/Tumblr communities, and will be handed out on a first come, first served basis.

You can also write/draw/vid treats for other participants -- that is, create gift fanworks for them that are not part of your assignment. All requests can be reviewed here for possible treatmaking. For treats, the usual minimums (1000 word fic/1 finished piece of art/1 minute vid) do not apply. Treats may be any size.

Happy writing/arting/vidding! I hope you like your assignment and have fun. Contact me with questions or problems.
sholio: man chasing flamingo (Flamingo)
[personal profile] sholio
SSR Confidential signups are now closed! If you have a letter, please make sure it is finished and unlocked. I'll start working on signup matching this afternoon, hoping to have them out on Monday.
sholio: Ana Jarvis (Avengers-Ana)
[personal profile] sholio
You now have a little more time to sign up: SSR Confidential signups will close on Sunday, March 26, at 10:00 a.m. AK time. Originally it was smack in the middle of Saturday evening, and I figured this would make it easier for me to remember to close it, as well as letting last-minute stragglers come in.

Countdown timer
What time is that in my time zone?

Sign up here!

And now, back to frantically writing MY signup ...
sholio: Ana Jarvis (Avengers-Ana)
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If you like, you may link to your letters here, to make it easier for people to make treats for you! (This is optional.)
sholio: Peggy Carter smiling (Avengers-Peggy smile)
[personal profile] sholio
SSR Confidential 2017 signups are open!

You will need to request 2-8 characters and/or relationships, and offer 4-12. Characters and relationships will be entered in the "character" field; you may request either or both. Once you've ticked the "Agent Carter" tag, start typing to bring up a drop-down of possible tags with the character you want. If a tag you want doesn't appear, check the master list of tags (there's a known bug where tags don't always show up) and enter it manually if it's there.

For allowable types of fanworks, you can select from Fic, Drawn/Digital Art, Graphics (i.e. wallpapers, icons, etc), and Vids. You must choose at least one for requests and for offers. You can choose different ones for each (e.g. you can request fic and offer art).

Requests are public, so once people start to sign up, you can view the requests here for potential treating purposes.

Signups will close on Saturday, March 25 at 8:00 p.m. Alaska time (midnight Eastern time).

Let me know if you have any questions!
sholio: Peggy Carter (Avengers-Peggy in cafe)
[personal profile] sholio
The 2017 SSR Confidential tag set is now closed to new nominations, and the text list of tags has been updated with the latest additions. Signups will open Wednesday and stay open through March 25. (So close! \o/)
sholio: Ana Jarvis (Avengers-Ana)
[personal profile] sholio
Actually more like Monday morning; I'll close it when I get up on Monday.

If you end up thinking of any characters or relationships you need in the tagset after nominations close, I can add them for you manually!

Tagset
Current tag list in text format (Updated March 11 to reflect new tagset additions)

Signups will open on March 15.
sholio: Jack and Peggy from Agent Carter (Avengers-Jack Peggy)
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Updated version of the current tag list from the 2017 SSR Confidential tag set. Tag nominations are open through March 12.

Under the cut )

**Tag list updated March 13**
sholio: Ana Jarvis (Avengers-Ana)
[personal profile] sholio
[personal profile] muccamukk has volunteered to host a rewatch of Agent Carter for a canon review! From the intro post:

Since we're trying to get eighteen episodes watched before the main writing period really gets going, it's going to be pretty fast (think of it like those dance marathons from the 1930s). However, don't worry if this schedule doesn't fit your schedule. I'm just going to put the posts up on the below days; if you want to watch them then, yay, if you want to watch six on Saturdays and none during the week, also yay, just comment as something familiar passes you by.

Agent Carter Rapid Rewatch schedule and intro post - you can track the agent carter rewatch tag at Mucca's journal if you have a DW account. Anon commenting is turned on over there for those without DW accounts. There will be roughly an episode every two days, but everyone can watch along at their own speed (or just drop in and out of the discussion posts).
sholio: Ana Jarvis (Avengers-Ana)
[personal profile] sholio
Since the tag list on AO3 is hard to read, a complete list of all tags currently in the set is under the cut. Everything submitted so far has been processed.

Question: What are your thoughts on including Arnim Zola as an allowable character tag? He only appears briefly in AC, but he does appear. I'm on the fence about this, because last year I don't think I allowed Steve to be nominated as a standalone character even though he also appears (in flashbacks), though either character as part of a pairing with an AC character is fine. DISCUSS.

All approved tags so far )
sholio: Peggy Carter smiling (Avengers-Peggy smile)
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Nominations are open at the 2017 SSR Confidential tag set!

You can nominate up to four characters and relationships (total) that you would like to request or offer in the exchange. (In the exchange itself you will be able to request up to six, and offer more. Nominations, however, are capped at four since a basic set of characters and relationships is already available.)

Before nominating, check the tag set to see if the ones you want are already there. If so, you do not have to nominate anything (it isn't a qualifying step in order to participate).

If you nominate relationships, please enter them in the "Character" field and name them like this: "Relationship: Character's Full Name & Character's Full Name" (for gen) or "Relationship: Character's Full Name/Character's Full Name" (for ship). For example: "Relationship: Peggy Carter/Angie Martinelli". You can include more than two characters in a relationship, and crossovers with other fandoms as long as at least one of them is an Agent Carter character. Please do not mix gen and ship in one relationship (for example, "Relationship: Peggy Carter/Howard Stark/Edwin Jarvis" is fine, but not "Relationship: Peggy Carter/Howard Stark & Edwin Jarvis").

Nominating characters should be self-explanatory. Use their full names, if known. You can only nominate Agent Carter characters, not characters from other fandoms or other parts of the MCU (although crossover characters can be part of relationships).

Let me know if you have any questions or need help with the form. Nominations will close on March 12.

This post on Tumblr (for reblogging purposes).
sholio: Peggy and Angie from Agent Carter hugging (Avengers-Peggy Angie hug)
[personal profile] sholio
Hi, and welcome to the planning post for the 2017 edition of SSR Confidential, an Agent Carter fanworks exchange, back for year 2! Also posted on LJ.

Tentative schedule (very similar to last year):
• March 1-12: Nominations.
• March 15-25: Signups.
• March 28 or 29: Assignments go out.
• May 1: No-fault dropout deadline.
• June 1: Fanworks due.
• June 8: Archive goes live.
• June 15: Reveals.

For the most part, everything went very smoothly last year. I'm contemplating a couple of rule changes for this year; let me know what you think?

- No placeholder fics. I'm totally fine granting extensions, and it's okay if a story is not beta'd yet and if you continue to revise/rewrite it right up to reveals, but when the deadline passes, you must have either asked for an extension, or you must have a finished story in the archive, NOT a copy-paste from some other exchange or some other kind of filler text. Otherwise your assignment will go out to pinch hit.

- Participants who don't comment or at least kudos their gift this year will be banned from signing up the following year (though they can still pinch hit). Signing up to receive a gift also means signing up to politely acknowledge your gift.

Thoughts, ideas, input? If we keep this schedule, tag set nominations will open in just about a week and a half. \o/
sholio: Ana Jarvis (Avengers-Ana)
[personal profile] sholio
The SSR Confidential creators are now revealed, so you can now feel free to link to your fanworks, crosspost them as you normally would, and so forth. If you haven't already, please be sure to leave a comment for your creator!

Thank you to everyone for making this a great inaugural year. I'm definitely planning it on running it again next year, so watch us here at this comm, at [livejournal.com profile] ssrconfidential, or at [tumblr.com profile] ssrconfidential for the opening of nominations next year.

I'm also planning to run an Agent Carter Big Bang, but I don't have a timeline for that yet, and I have a busy couple of months coming up so I'm not sure when I'll get it off the ground. I'll make an announcement here when I know more, though.

Thank you all once again for participating!
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