sholio: Peggy Carter smiling (Avengers-Peggy smile)
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IT'S HERE!

We have 31 works in this year's SSR Confidential - gen, F/M, F/F, M/M, and poly; fic and a vid (no art this year!); casefic and backstory, humor and romance, and lots more! Thank you so much to all the participants, especially to our amazing pinch hitters who came through like stars.

If you signed up but did not receive a gift email, or if you have a problem with your gift or happen to notice something terribly wrong with one of the fanworks in the exchange, please contact me ASAP. Otherwise, go forth and enjoy! I know what I'll be doing tonight.
sholio: Peggy Carter smiling (Avengers-Peggy smile)
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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: Ana Jarvis (Avengers-Ana)
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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)
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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: Peggy Carter smiling (Avengers-Peggy smile)
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The SSR Confidential archive is live!

We have art and vids, and fics both short and long; we have gen, F/M, F/F, M/M, and poly. Go and enjoy! Please remember to leave a nice comment for your fanwork creator, who took the time to make something they hope you'll like.

Thank you to all the creators, pinch hitters, beta readers, and treat-makers; thank you to those who spread the word, reblogged, signal-boosted, and offered suggestions and encouragement; thank you in advance to the commenters, the kudos-leavers, and the reccers; and thank you to the lurkers for simply being here, because we all started out where you are, and I know some of you will write, draw, or comment someday. (And if you don't, that's okay too!)

HAVE FUN!
sholio: Peggy Carter (Avengers-Peggy in cafe)
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Final and hopefully last notice of delay: the SSR Confidential archive will now open at noon my time/4pm EST. And that one I'm confident about! Once again, apologies for the delays, but we'll get this show on the road soon, and I'm really looking forward to sharing all of this with you. :)
sholio: Peggy, Jack and Daniel from Agent Carter (Avengers-Agent Carter OT3)
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There is a problem with an assignment that needs to be fixed before the archive can be opened, so the archive will not open tonight as planned. Right now, I'm planning to open it when I get up, probably somewhere around 8am AK time/noon EST.

I am very sorry about the delay! But I expect we'll be able to go live in the morning with no issues. *fingers crossed*
sholio: Ana Jarvis (Avengers-Ana)
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And this is going to be AWESOME. Seriously, I'm so excited. We have gen, F/M, F/F, and M/M; we have fic, art, and vids; we have long fics and short fics and everything in between. This is going to be a delightful AC fanworks bonanza!

The official SSR Confidential deadline is 11:59 p.m. tonight, Alaska time (countdown timer!). Basically this means that if it's still June 1 anywhere in the world, you're probably good. I'm not going to be defaulting people on the dot of midnight, either; I'm going to wait 'til morning, and then see what I have and what needs to go out to pinch hit, so you'll have a slight grace period as well.

If you are going to be late but are confident that you can finish your assignment in time, please send me a PM or email me!

Also, comments to this post are screened, if you'd like to contact me that way.

The archive will be opened on June 8 (possibly a bit earlier if everything gets in ahead of time!). This is to allow time for pinch hits and extensions.

.... And treats! If you would like to make a treat for someone (note: this is 100% fine even if you defaulted or dropped out, and you do not have to be a participant to create treats!), all the requests are visible here. There are no minimum length/size requirements for treats; however, you should try to observe your recipient's likes and dislikes just as for a regular assignment.

Pinch hits, if we have any, will be posted to the LJ and DW communities tomorrow, and will be first come, first served.
sholio: Ana Jarvis (Avengers-Ana)
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This is a modly reminder that your fanworks are due in a little less than 2 weeks! The deadline is June 1 at midnight.

Don't forget there is also a post for offering beta services, if you are either looking for a beta or want to offer.

No check-in is required, and comments to this post are NOT screened. But, if you like, feel free to use the comments to talk about how it's going in very general terms (remember that your gifts are anonymous until creator reveals, so you don't want to give away what you're working on!), commiserate with each other, etc. Just in case you feel like screaming about UNCOOPERATIVE WORDS, complaining about how difficult it is to find information on 1940s toothbrushes, squeeing about how you finally got that sex scene working, etc.
sholio: Peggy Carter smiling (Avengers-Peggy smile)
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Assignments are out! Check your email! Who's excited??? I'M EXCITED!

Please contact me (via PM, or email me at layla@ravenschildren.com) ASAP if you have any problems with your assignment or did not receive one. I am also screening comments to this post so you can use this post to contact me also.

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 relationships 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 ...)

I'm going to put up an artist/vidder resources post shortly, which will include links to screencaps etc for artists, suggestions for anonymous places to host your art or vids since your gift will be anonymous at first, and that kind of thing.

Your stories, art, or vids are due by June 1. May 1 is the "no fault" dropout deadline. After that, you can still drop out, but you might have to complete a treat or something to participate next year (depending on how nice the mod is feeling and how many last-minute dropouts there are). Pinch hits, should they occur, will be announced here and handed out on a "first come, first served" basis.

Making treats (i.e. gifts for people you weren't assigned to, or extra gifts for your recipient) is 100% fine and encouraged! It is probably a good idea to do your assignment first, however.

Happy writing/arting/vidding! I hope you like your assignment and have fun. Contact me with questions or problems.
sholio: Peggy Carter (Avengers-Peggy in cafe)
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I've done all the assignment matching and I'm currently waiting to hear back from AO3 on a support question (there appears a bug that's preventing me from saving one person's assignment). However, I have thought of a couple of workarounds if I don't hear back from them in a timely fashion.

In any case, I have a match for all 27 participants, and assignments should be going out this evening or tomorrow morning!
sholio: Peggy Carter (Avengers-Peggy in cafe)
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Reminder: SSR Confidential signups will close on Saturday, April 2 at 11:59 p.m. Alaska time.

View a countdown timer.

You can see all the requests here. There are a wide variety of characters and pairings represented so far -- but of course it is would be fabulous to see more! Thank you to everyone who has signed up so far, and signal-boosted in various places; it's most appreciated.

You can edit your signup right until signups close, but that will be your last chance to do so, as assignments will be made shortly afterwards!
sholio: Peggy and Angie from Agent Carter hugging (Avengers-Peggy Angie hug)
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If you wrote a request letter to your fanworks creator, link to it here! This part is optional, but it's very helpful for people who want to make you treats. Including your AO3 name (if different from your LJ name) and your requested characters/relationships is also helpful. You can copy-paste this text snippet and fill in your info if it helps:

AO3 name:
Letter:
Characters and relationships:

[Letters post on LJ]
sholio: Peggy Carter smiling (Avengers-Peggy smile)
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SSR Confidential signups are open! Signups close on Saturday, April 2 at 11:59 p.m. Alaska time.

Signup Form
Rules & Dates
All Requests
List of Characters and Relationships to choose from
Countdown Timer to end of signup period

Questions? Leave a comment, PM me, or contact me via my tumblr askbox.
sholio: Peggy Carter (Avengers-Peggy in cafe)
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Once I open the signup form on Friday, I won't be able to make additional changes to it without clearing and therefore losing all the signups (I think). Right now, here's how it stands:

• Requests: 2-8 characters and/or relationships
• Offers: 4-12 characters and/or relationships
• Fanworks options:
- Art (Drawn/Digital)
- Art (Graphics)
- Fic
- Vids

Sound good? Anyone have any concerns you want to raise? If there's anything you're concerned about, anything you think I should add or change, let me know in the comments. If not, then we are good to go at 12:01 on Friday morning. :D
sholio: Peggy Carter smiling (Avengers-Peggy smile)
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SSR Confidential 2016 nominations are now closed. Thank you for all the nominations! A complete list of nominated characters and pairings is under the cut. Signups will open on Friday, March 25 at 12:01 a.m. Alaska time (or thereabouts).

Characters and relationships in SSR Confidential 2016 )
sholio: Peggy Carter (Avengers-Peggy in cafe)
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Tuesday, March 22 is the last day to nominate characters or relationships in SSR Confidential. Nominations will close in the general vicinity of 11:59 p.m. Alaska time. Here is a countdown timer.

A complete list of all nominated characters and relationships is at this link. (ETA: New ones will be added at the bottom of the tag set as they come in.)

Signups will open Friday!

ETA: Wow, it would be super useful if I included a link to the tag set too, huh? *facepalm*
sholio: Jack and Peggy from Agent Carter (Avengers-Jack Peggy)
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I've made a few minor edits to the SSR Confidential rules:

- I've added vids as an option for type of fanwork (the minimum is 1 minute of vid)
- The art minimums have been adjusted somewhat. The minimum for icons has been bumped up to 10 (from 6) to bring it more in line with the amount of effort required to make the other items. Gifsets are also an option now: minimum of 2.

I would welcome input from artists and vidders on whether they think these minimums are fair! I'm a vidder and so I know how much time it takes to make one minute of vid, but you also need a certain amount of vid to make a decent gift.

Tag set nominations are proceeding smoothly! At this point I have wrangled all the nominated tags. Under the cut is a complete list of characters and relationships nominated so far.

Character and relationship list )
sholio: Peggy Carter smiling (Avengers-Peggy smile)
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Nominations are open at the 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.
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