So, it's December and Hanukkah starts tonight at sundown, which means that the holiday season is well and truly upon us. And that means I'm feeling seasonal. So, I thought I'd post this up here and see if people want to get involved.
I thought it might be fun to do a little writing_shadows
version of Yuletide Treasure
. The point of Yuletide Treasure is that a bunch of people sign up to write fics (at least 1000 words in length) for other people in the challenge, about specific requested fandoms etc. Obviously, we're not going to do that, but I thought it might be nice if we did see if we could write a fic for someone else over December.
The idea I had is that if anyone would like a fic for Christmas, they post in the comments here, mentioning any specific interests they have, such as which venue, which character (s), and maybe which theme. For example, I could say:
Hi! I'd really like it if someone wrote a fic about Venice and Rosalba, including a WWE cage match, and with a Christmassy theme.
And anyone who is interested can just reply and say "I'll do that,"
Ideally, I'd like it if anyone who requests a fic also commits to write one, and anyone who writes a fic also requests one. If you want to write more than one, you can request more than one. If you do see one request which you really want to do, but already has someone writing it, you can volunteer and that lucky person can get two stories written for them, but I'd like it if we all tried to make sure that no one goes without a fic if they ask for one.
The only rules are that they need to be at least 1000 words in length and contain any characters/themes requested by the person who you are writing it for.
I know this is in addition to the December writing challenge, but I know you guys all have time on your hands. Plus, this is the perfect opportunity for those of you who were thinking 'I wish I could get Sally a Christmas present, but I have no idea what' to give me something which will really
make me happy.
Are people interested?
EDIT - as a random suggestion, because there's been lots of doom in the IoD lately, I reckon it would be nice
to make the default in these stories positive (about the characters mentioned anyway), unless someone requests a tale of hate and bitterness. I am fairly sure most of you totally will, but I figured it was worth mentioning.