such_heights: toph and katara smiling (avatar: toph & katara)
Amy ([personal profile] such_heights) wrote in [community profile] white_lotus2010-11-11 10:50 pm
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interested in an a:tla gift exchange?

[personal profile] eruthros and I have been discussing the possibility of hosting an Avatar fanwork gift exchange, possibly to coincide with Lunar New Year in early February. eta: By which I mean, with gifts being due/posting beginning in early February. /eta We'd like to gauge initial interest and thoughts from the community!

Poll #5036 A:TLA Exchange
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 66

Would you be interesting in taking part in a fanwork exchange?

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32 (49.2%)

29 (44.6%)

probably not, but I want to share my thoughts
4 (6.2%)

Which fanworks should we include?

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just fanfiction
4 (6.2%)

fanfiction & fanart (inc. vids)
60 (92.3%)

something else I will mention in comments
1 (1.5%)

Should gifts be initially posted anonymously?

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46 (85.2%)

8 (14.8%)

Any other thoughts/opinions/questions? Please leave them in the comments.
gloss: (Default)

[personal profile] gloss 2010-11-11 10:57 pm (UTC)(link)

I left the last question unanswered, as I have no strong feelings either way.
torachan: (Default)

[personal profile] torachan 2010-11-12 03:50 am (UTC)(link)
Same here.
glass_icarus: (avatar: aang momo grinny)

[personal profile] glass_icarus 2010-11-12 06:13 am (UTC)(link)
recessional: bare-footed person in jeans walks on log (Default)

[personal profile] recessional 2010-11-11 11:00 pm (UTC)(link)
I love initial-anonymity. It gives one a chance to react to the piece instead of the name attached being any kind of consideration.
lady_ganesh: Sokka from Avatar, with the words 'this is crazy.' (crazy shit (Avatar))

[personal profile] lady_ganesh 2010-11-13 03:47 am (UTC)(link)
I also think it's fun to play the guessing game of who wrote what. And after reveals you can read what your friends wrote, so it's like you get to read two different sets of stories!
deird1: Fred looking pretty and thoughful (Default)

[personal profile] deird1 2010-11-11 11:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Never written AtLA fic before, but I'm certainly willing to try...
dancing_serpent: (Avatar - Zuko - Dancing Dragon)

[personal profile] dancing_serpent 2010-11-12 07:44 am (UTC)(link)
Same for me!
beccastareyes: Image of Sam from LotR. Text: loyal (Default)

[personal profile] beccastareyes 2010-11-11 11:15 pm (UTC)(link)
What do we mean by 'early February'? Posting begins then or signups/assignments are? I suppose either way, we are well clear of the late-December holiday rush
alias_sqbr: Zuko with a fish on his head (avatar)

[personal profile] alias_sqbr 2010-11-11 11:22 pm (UTC)(link)
If it's fic only my vote changes to a "probably not", both otherwise this sounds like fun!

Oh, and I said no to anonymity but I don't feel very strongly about it, I just find keeping anonymous a little difficult :)
Edited 2010-11-11 23:23 (UTC)
carmarthen: "Would you like my hat?" (Default)

[personal profile] carmarthen 2010-11-11 11:53 pm (UTC)(link)
I didn't vote on question 3 because I don't care.

Re: question 2, what about the possibility of art/fic matchups, where there are two rounds, one for fic and one for art to go with the fic, or something like that. Uh, I don't really have a clue about logistics, but I think it could be fun to encourage joint efforts.
sholio: (Avatar-upbeat attitude)

[personal profile] sholio 2010-11-12 12:26 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, that would be marvelous! And I really like the idea of doing it for Lunar New Year; as well as being appropriate, it fits very tidily between the rush of Christmas ficathons and all the ones that gear up in the spring. :>
musesfool: katara, waterbending (why ain't in your repertoire no more)

[personal profile] musesfool 2010-11-12 12:27 am (UTC)(link)
Hate anonymity! KILL IT WITH FIRE!


That said, I would still likely participate, depending on the due dates and the uh, structure of the way requests are made.
musesfool: Sokka! (browsing the boomerang collection)

[personal profile] musesfool 2010-11-13 12:46 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, you know, the typical make four requests, the writer only has to write one of them, what can't you write etc. I also like the "1 request must be gen rule," because when you've got a lot of different pairings to match, it can make things easier both for mods and for people who might for whatever reason suddenly discover they can't write a pairing they thought they were okay with.

Having run a couple of small exchange ficathons that weren't dedicated to a single pairing, I found it helpful to have that gen slot available to match people on if it was necessary.

[personal profile] hutchy 2010-11-13 11:04 am (UTC)(link)
These are great ideas.
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[personal profile] magnetic_pole 2010-11-12 01:26 am (UTC)(link)
Not sure what my schedule will be at that point, but I'm definitely interested! M.
nan: ([atla] Aang - he can kick your ass)

[personal profile] nan 2010-11-12 01:57 am (UTC)(link)
thingswithwings: dear teevee: I want to crawl inside you (a dude crawls inside a tv) (atla - gaang group hug!)

[personal profile] thingswithwings 2010-11-12 02:21 am (UTC)(link)
My spirit is willing, though my writing of late is weak. But . . . A:TLA! I adore anonymous gift exchanges (and I do think that Yuletide has it right with a week between posting and reveals - it's a perfect length of time). Also I am really excited at the prospect of a multi-form gift exchange, like, I make you a vid, you make eruthros a fic, she makes me a desktop . . . how great would that be! Perhaps if some people really objected to one medium or another (ie, doesn't want to receive vids but would be happy with anything else) you could set that up as an option in the matching? And of course set up a reciprocal "what kinds of things are you willing to make" question.

I'm really excited for the eventual potential outcome of this!
Edited (I set it up so that I didn't receive a gift in that example!) 2010-11-12 02:22 (UTC)
eruthros: Toph from Avatar: TLA preparing for battle (Avatar - toph getting ready)

[personal profile] eruthros 2010-11-12 05:53 pm (UTC)(link)
Maybe we should break art down into more specifics, too? Fic, fanart, vids, icons, etc?
yukinoomoni: (Default)

[personal profile] yukinoomoni 2010-11-12 02:39 am (UTC)(link)
I am totally with this. I want to write fic for awesome people.
reflectedeve: Toph punching Katara in the arm, backs to the viewer. (this is how I communicate affection)

[personal profile] reflectedeve 2010-11-12 03:01 am (UTC)(link)
I'll only be able to participate if art is included, but I think this is a pretty fabulous idea either way. :)
terajk: Ryoga, grabbing Ranma by his pajama-top and shouting: "Do you remember where my house is?!" (tylee upsidedown)

[personal profile] terajk 2010-11-12 03:24 am (UTC)(link)
This is a fabulous idea. I would definitely participate.
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[personal profile] some_stars 2010-11-12 03:49 am (UTC)(link)
This sounds so awesome. I would definitely (barring unforeseen events) participate if it included vids(with a short minimum length). Otherwise I wouldn't be able to. Also, not something I would do myself, but it would be great to open it up to other arts like crafty stuff, although delivering them to the recipient would be tricky to arrange with anonymity--probably would need mods or volunteers to give their addresses and be go-betweens? Anyway, basically, the idea of including offline art is worth a thought, IMO. It might not be workable but I'm very excited lately about expanding the idea of fanwork beyond "fic and pictures(some of them moving)." :)

IN SHORT: A+++ idea \o/
eruthros: Toph from Avatar: TLA preparing for battle (Avatar - toph getting ready)

[personal profile] eruthros 2010-11-12 05:52 pm (UTC)(link)
I have been thinking about this too! A lot of crafty stuff might be deliverable online as well as off -- like, mail someone a knitted Toph, and then post the pattern or pictures for other people to see.
dancing_serpent: (Avatar - Zuko - Dancing Dragon)

[personal profile] dancing_serpent 2010-11-12 07:48 am (UTC)(link)
I chose "maybe" because of possible length requirements - I'm not the most prolific writer ever. But yeah, I'm definitely interested.
vi: (atla: katara)

[personal profile] vi 2010-11-12 04:55 pm (UTC)(link)
Not a prolific fandom creator, but I would definitely try for this one, time willing!

Didn't answer the anonymity question because it doesn't bother me.
fulselden: Toph grinning. (Sweeeet.)

[personal profile] fulselden 2010-11-12 05:53 pm (UTC)(link)
This sounds great! Initial anonymity would be fine by me, and it seems as though it would be a pity if art/vids were excluded.

[personal profile] pippin 2010-11-13 04:39 am (UTC)(link)
I would be up for it as long as I didn't have to do/get fanfic. Fanart&craft om nom nom. :3
trascendenza: izzy from shadowhunters in bright colors. (atla azula face.)

[personal profile] trascendenza 2010-11-17 09:28 pm (UTC)(link)
The "something else I will mention in comments" is that I am very much pro-multiple types of fanworks being included, and I wasn't sure if "fanart" meant things like graphics/icons, so am just mentioning that here.