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I am very much Not Coping (with, well, take your pick of the conga line of political horrors parading their way around the world), which has made posting (and indeed, being online at all) very difficult. As such, this is going to be brief.

You may have seen this already on your own Dreamwidth feeds, but [personal profile] inkstone has set up a bullet journalling comm, [community profile] bujo, if anyone's interested. I've started using a bullet journal this year; I've always been a dedicated planner, and I'm combining bullet journal use with the online management tool Trello, as well a standard weekly planner, because one form of organiser is never enough!

I also have a question for those of you who regularly participate in fic exchanges. Last year I had a kind of vaguely defined goal to participate in more exchanges than Yuletide, and ended up doing both Night On Fic Mountain, and My Old Fandom (as well as Yuletide). I enjoyed both immensely, and if they run again, I'll definitely be signing up. In fact, I enjoyed writing for those exchanges so much that I'm completely hooked, and want to participate in even more! That's where you come in. I'm asking for recs for fic exchanges that you particularly enjoyed. It probably helps a bit to know more about what I liked about the exchanges in which I've participated thus far:

  • They were for small fandoms (not big megafandoms) and not fandom-specific

  • Participants could write gen or shipfic (I think I'd be happy to participate in a gen-only exchange, but to be honest I prefer the flexibility)

  • The lower word-count limits were low - 1000 words is fine, but a 5000-word lower limit would probably be difficult for me

  • They weren't happening at the same time as Yuletide, or immediately before or after

  • Based on those preferences, are there any exchanges you'd particular recommend? I like writing fic that centres on female characters (M/F, F/F, or female character-centric gen), if that helps.

    Date: 2017-01-25 04:31 pm (UTC)
    shopfront: Source: Leverage. Alec playing the violin. (Lev - so you're an unexpected virtuoso)
    From: [personal profile] shopfront
    [community profile] worldbuildingex is open for sign ups right now until Feb 1, has a bunch of small fandoms including a bunch of books and is geared more for gen but not necessarily excluding ships (matching just isn't done on ships, so it's chance whether your person wants ship fic).

    Other things I'm keeping an eye on this year are [community profile] space_swap, [community profile] femmeremix and [community profile] auexchange. Althought FYI I have only heard of the last two, never participated. I also adore [community profile] femslashex and recommend it very highly, it beats out Yuletide as my fav exchange each year.

    Date: 2017-01-25 05:01 pm (UTC)
    isis: (harry punkin)
    From: [personal profile] isis
    I enjoyed Trick or Treat ([community profile] trickortreatex) the last few years - 300 word minimum, both art and fic, timing is for collection open on Halloween.

    Date: 2017-01-25 06:47 pm (UTC)
    the_rck: (Default)
    From: [personal profile] the_rck
    I like [community profile] not_primetime. It's for medium sized fandoms. It's aimed at things too big for Yuletide (though there's some overlap at the borderline) but still not huge. I didn't do it last year due to health crap, but I enjoyed it previous years. I'm pretty sure it runs late spring/early summer.

    There's [community profile] parallelsfic for rare Asian fandoms. That runs mid to late summer. The last time I participated, the moderators weren't checking to make sure fandoms were actually rare as long as people weren't nominating things like Naruto.

    [community profile] fic_corner is an exchange focused on children's and YA books. A lot of those are rare, but things like Harry Potter fall into the acceptable category, too. I'm pretty sure the Fic Corner is running this year, but it alternates years with [community profile] youcandothatinfanfiction which is an exchange for TV shows aimed at kids. I have not done the latter (last year was the first year, and I was having those health problems), but I did enjoy the former.

    Date: 2017-01-25 10:36 pm (UTC)
    dhampyresa: (Default)
    From: [personal profile] dhampyresa
    Night On Fic Mountain should run again this year, fyi.

    Date: 2017-01-27 08:59 pm (UTC)
    dhampyresa: (Default)
    From: [personal profile] dhampyresa
    Aw, thank you! That means a lot.

    Date: 2017-01-25 08:03 pm (UTC)
    From: [identity profile]
    What is a bullet journal?

    I was just in a fest that was fun, but it's definitely fandom-centric.

    I'd personally like a fest that's not only multifandom, but neither gen NOR ship centric. Like you, I prefer flexibility. People have all kinds of relationships and dynamics, so sticking to just one can be a little difficult.

    Date: 2017-02-03 03:22 pm (UTC)
    From: [identity profile]
    A bullet journal is a kind of organiser/planner where you schedule events according to monthly goals and weekly activities. The video ( on the bullet journal website might make things a bit clearer, as it's hard to explain without visual representation. In the basic format, all you need is a notebook and a pen, but some people go all out with elaborate colour schemes, washi tape and stickers. I tend to stick to the basics. I'm already a very organised, planning sort of person, so bullet journalling is basically a fancy new format for something I was already doing: writing up weekly/daily lists of tasks and crossing them out when I had done them.

    Sorry to take so long getting back to you. I've been avoiding the internet due to politics making me miserable and despairing.


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