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Less than a day left for nominations. Your mods have been working on a spreadsheet of nominations to make it a bit easier to see who's wanting what.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Leqv0zayzExJS0i8a06Ugp9b3Mt2DWupALH0y4h9a6c/edit?usp=sharing

Each column is a different property/property group, like "Original Trilogy" or "Video and tabletop games". If a character appears in a property, it should have a Y in that column (shaded green for max visibility). You can sort the sheet by that Y to narrow your search to within each property.

It's probably got mistakes. A lot of them. And there's problems with deciding whether or not to put characters from the movies/animated series into the EU/Legends and other columns, because most of the characters from the movies/series show up in one form or another in the EU/Legends, which then makes attempting to sort by that column pointless. So right now the columns that refer to the non-movies/animations are reserved for characters that appear only in those properties, even though that complicates things for characters originating in the EU/Legends who have been pulled into Clone Wars/Rebels.

It now occurs to this mod that maybe a column for "Originated in the EU/Legends, now pulled into Disney canon" might have been useful, but it's not going to get put in this year.

Point out any egregious errors, please: none of the mods are familiar with all of the properties in the Star Wars megaverse and there's only so long you can look through the Appeared In section of Wookieepedia for 400+ characters without having your vision start fading and your brain short out.
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Two days left to nominate: tag set.

To address signup concerns in one place, the maximum number of offers and requests AO3 will allow for a signup form is 10 each. The way the signup form is currently set up, you may request up to ten things, and you may offer up to fifty. The magic begins when we all find out together if this kills the archive when we run the matching this year!
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Slight schedule change. Signups are now for two weeks instead of just one. Everything else remains the same.

Jan 8 - 20: Nominations
Jan 21: Tag set clean-up and last minute discussion
Jan 22 - Feb 4: Sign ups
Feb 5 - Feb 8: Matching and assignments go out, requests go live
Apr 1: Early default deadline
Apr 22: Assignments due
Apr 23 - 24: Pinch hits go out
May 4: Works go live
May 8: Archive closes and creators revealed

If you have already nominated, please check out your My Nominations tab at the tag set and confirm any disambiguation we've done is what you intended.
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Two requested parings involving 'Bane" disambiguated to "Darth Bane" as the partners seemed to be central to the Darth Bane storyline. If this isn't the Bane you requested, let us know and we'll fix it.
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EU/Legends character clarification time!

Those who nominated these relationships: are all of the Exile characters in the list below referring to Meetra Surik, The Jedi Exile?

Atris/Female Jedi Exile
Atris/The Jedi Exile
Bao-Dur/Female Jedi Exile
Bao-Dur/The Jedi Exile
Brianna | Handmaiden/Female Jedi Exile
Brianna | Handmaiden/The Jedi Exile
Female Jedi Exile/Visas Marr
Light Side Female Jedi Exile/Darth Sion
The Jedi Exile/Atton "Jaq" Rand
The Jedi Exile/Visas Marr

(In other news: is there anyone out there who's more familiar with the EU/Legends who's willing to help out?)
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May the 4th 2017 Tag Set

The tag set is open for nominations! Nominations will be open from now until 11:59 PM UTC on January 20th.

We are doing things a little differently this year. All nominations and requests are in relationship mode, with the option for romantic (/) or platonic (&) relationship requests. Nominations and requests for single characters will be handled by a false relationship marker. For example, a nomination for Finn by himself should be listed as "Finn & None". During signups, that same tag should be requested. When posting a fill, Finn should be listed in the character field as you normally would.

Why? We want to keep the option available for requesting single characters and multiple characters together. Normally this would be handled by using single character nominations using AO3's AND matching algorithm but this gives participants the option of differing between "Luke & Leia" or "Luke/Leia" and other relationships while also allowing for single character gen requests. Last year's experiment with using both meant participants had to make many more offers than usual, and matching gave your mods a headache.

All named characters from all incarnations of Star Wars canon are welcome. Wookieepedia has the final say. You may nominate "[Character Name]/Original Character." We are not allowing crossover characters with non Star Wars fandoms at this time.

Questions? Ask in the comments, or send email to maythe4thmod@gmail.com and we'll see what we can do to help.

We are still looking for another mod familiar with EU/Legends material.
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Exciting new characters and canons! A combined main and treat archive! Mini challenges!

Profile: http://archiveofourown.org/collections/maythe4th2017/profile

Schedule:
Jan 8 - 20: Nominations
Jan 21: Tag set clean-up and last minute discussion
Jan 22 - Feb 4: Sign ups
Feb 5 - Feb 8: Matching and assignments go out, requests go live
Apr 14: Early default deadline
Apr 28: Assignments due
Apr 29: Pinch hits go out
May 4: Works go live
May 8: Archive closes and creators revealed

May the 4th 2017 Archive


Full Tag Set | Tag Set Spreadsheet | Sign Up Form | Requests Summary | Dear Yoda Post | Initiate Trials Post | Letters Spreadsheet | Challenge and Treat Tracker Spreadsheet | Grab Bag Post

Contact the mods by replying to posts or by email: maythe4thmod@gmail.com

Unmasking

May. 9th, 2016 12:01 am
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We remove our masks to reveal our perfect Kylo hair. Great thanks goes out to everyone who made this year's exchange so great. We had thirty-seven signups and thirty-seven gifts, plus forty-six treats in the treat archive. That's an amazing turnout. We had a few hiccups along the way, including that first mistaken assignment email and some confusion about the dates, but everyone pulled through. Give yourselves a round of applause. For the few who still haven't replied to your gift, now is a great time to say thanks even if you don't have the time to say more.

We'll start the brainstorming for next year in early January. Until then, insert your favorite pithy Star Wars phrase here.
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A big thank you to everyone who is going through the archive! Remember, creator reveals are at 11:59PM UTC tomorrow, May 8th. If you have yet to say thanks for your own gift, please do so before that time. Mods have bounty hunters on call and intend to hand them the names of people who don't.

Since this went so well, we're definitely interested in another round next year. We'd like to open things to Legends, Clone Wars, Rebels, and so on, but to do so, we'll need another mod who's familiar with the material. Think about if you might be interested.
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The archive is open!

Go forth, read, enjoy, and leave a thank you for your creator. There are a ton of lovely works in the main collection and in the Treat Collection. The treat collection will remain open for more contributions from now until the next round. Author reveals will be 11:59PM on May 8th.

A big thank you to everyone who participated, especially our pinch hitters! I've been poking through the archive since it opened, and it's full of gems.

Don't forget to set the date of publication to today!
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The outstanding pinch hits are due tonight by 11:59 UTC, a little over four hours from now. Please upload before then. We will be closing the main archive to additional works as soon as everyone has a gift.

If you completed your original assignment too late, or your pinch hit is finished after tonight, you can upload your work to the Treats collection and gift it to your recipient there. The Treats collection will remain open indefinitely, including after author reveals.
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We have almost all the assignments and pinch hits in! There are treats for nearly half the participants and that count keeps rising. We are still well on our way to opening at midnight UTC come the morning of May 4th. The Treats List updates frequently for those who are looking for someone to create a last-minute gift for. The Requests List may also be useful.

We have created a separate permanently anonymous Star Wars collection at AO3. If you've written something you'd prefer not to own under your regular name, you can add MayTheAnonBeWithYou as a secondary collection to your own work and that fic or pic will stay anonymous when we flip the switch on May 8th.
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Comments are screened. Please reply to this post with the number of the pinch hit you are claiming. Pinch hits are due 11:59 PM UTC May 1st. Treats can be posted up to or even after reveals. Feel free to continue to edit your works between now and May 4th.

NOTE: If you defaulted on your assignment but would still like to upload a gift for your recipient, please put the gift into the treat archive.

The treat list! Treats don't have to meet the 500 word / 500 px minimum but should respect DNWs.

Requests Summary

Pinch Hit #3: OT and TFA era - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit #4: TFA era - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hitter Requests )

Questions? Concerns? Reply to any post or email us at maythe4thmod@gmail.com.
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There are a lot of great stories and some gorgeous art in the collection already. Unless you have one of the pinch hits, you've got two hours left to post, and a week and a half to edit. If your story or artwork is still in draft mode, it does not count as complete, so please hit the "Post" button asap. After the deadline, I will collate the defaults and list the remaining PHs here in one post.
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May Mod has been informed the schedule at work is changing. Friday at 11:59 UTC, your mod will be away from the computer because those Star Destroyers will not wash space bug guts off their own windows. May Mod needs a better job or a longer squeegee.

The deadline has been extended until Saturday, 6PM UTC, when the mods will be awake enough to flip the toggles required to run the defaulting sequence and send out pinch hits. Those already writing pinch hits, thank you, and you have until May 1st. Everyone else, please try to have something posted before Saturday and be sure you take it out of "Draft" status by hitting the "Post" button at the bottom of the Edit screen.

Your mods are not the Yuletide mods, and take a broad view of what's good enough for the deadline. Edit before reveals and no one will know but us that you misspelled "Luke" in the title of your story. Any hits you are accruing on posted stories are from us or from your own views. If that throws off your kudos:hits:comments:bookmarks:midichlorians ratio, delete and repost before reveals.
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Claimed!

Comments are screened. Reply to the post to claim.

PH #2: PT-era and TFA-era Requests )
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Claimed!
Comments are screened. Reply to the post to claim.

PH #1: TFA-era Requests )
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Your fanworks are due April 23 at 6:59 PM UTC. What time is that for me? There are already a couple of treats in the subcollection. I've started a spreadsheet and will share it closer to the deadline.

Remember, the minimum is 500 words or 500 x 500 pixels. We don't mind unbetaed drafts posted as long as you get them into good shape before reveals on May 4th (12:01 AM UTC). Please don't upload 500 words of "pickles" or other obvious placeholders or you will be considered in default. Also make sure your work is not left in "draft" mode because AO3 will delete it after 30 days. One story draft has already been lost to the automatic clean-up and needs to be re-uploaded. You can check on your own works by going to your Works page and clicking "Works in Collections" to see what you've posted but not revealed yet.

If you have any questions, please reply to any post on the Dreamwidth community, or drop us an email at maythe4thmod @ gmail.

Beta Post

Mar. 29th, 2016 04:53 pm
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Need a second pair of eyestalks for your fic? Wish to enlighten someone else on the proper use of commas? Beta readers and beta needers post in the comments here!

Also, this is your reminder that April 1st is the no-penalty default deadline. Pinch hits will be posted to this community if someone does default. So far, no one has.
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Not remotely friendly reminder to post or unlock your Dear Yoda letters, especially those of you who included no prompts in your signups.

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