Hello, internet! Welcome to Secret Mutant
, a Secret Generic Holiday Figurehead exchange for all the X-Men: First Class
trilogy fic/art your little heart could desire. WE WILL MAKE YOUR HEART GROW THREE SIZES.
Those interested in writing an XMFC/DoFP fic or making XMFC/DoFP art for someone else and receiving some in exchange will sign up from September 28 to October 11. After sign-ups close, the mods will match participants based on their likes and requests and you'll have six weeks to work to fill your recipient's request. The works will then be posted anonymously for everyone to lavish with praise. On December 13th, the creators will be revealed and we'll all pat each other on the back for being super awesome.
Sounds great, right? I certainly think so! If you think so as well, read on for more information!Sign-ups:
September 28 - October 11Assignments Out:
October 18Assignments Due:
November 29Archive Opens:
December 6Author/Artist Reveals:
Assignments will go out on October 18, after which you'll have six weeks to work a present that fits your recipient's request. Once all assignments are in, we'll start the pinch hits going and posting will be the following week.( Collapse )Rules
1. Don't be a jerk.
The number one rule for all fic fests, I feel. Remember you are making a present for someone else and someone is making one for you, so please be courteous both to your recipient and to your gifter.
2. Building on that, no character bashing, please. For anyone. Don't request it and please don't write it.
3. If you purposely write a story/make a picture that is intended as malicious towards your recipient, you'll be be banned and a pinch-hitter will be called in.
4. Moving away from the jerky rules, fic length is a minimum of 1000 words. Feel free to write more, if you wish!
5. You can request up to four things but one of them MUST be gen.
6. Your story MUST be complete. No works in progress, no prologues to a longer fic, no chapters of a larger story.
7. Gifts must be in by 11:59PM EST on November 29th
. Anyone who does not have a gift uploaded by that time will be automatically defaulted and the assignment will be given to a pinch-hitter.
8. The exchange is anonymous, so please don't reveal who you're writing for until it's officially revealed on AO3!
9. Understandably, then, don't post your fic/art elsewhere until after the reveal, at which point you should feel free to post it wherever you'd like!
And that's that! If you have any questions, please feel free to ask! Otherwise you can sign-up here!Click here for a sign-up tutorial
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