And that's a wrap!

Sep. 24th, 2017 12:01 am
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Assuming things all went as they should, creators should now be revealed!

It appears that we achieved one last trophy: I've Seen A Million Gifts and I Commented On Them All. Nice work, everyone!

What did you think of this year's exchange? Anything you'd like to see happen again next year? Anything you'd like to change? Feel free to let me know! Otherwise, well done everyone, and I hope to see you all in Chocolate Box 2018!

hello fellow beings

Sep. 23rd, 2017 12:53 pm
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Inhuman updated
patrons also got inks, but additionally - early access.
if you'd like access to comic pages three days early (wowie!) please check out my patreon. backing for any amount gets you that perk!

in other news i'm going to attempt to make it to the micro massachusetts furcon tonight. i'm not vending, just going to hang out and see the wonderful erin play the piano as she likes to do. but the con is raising money for the Trevor Project which, if you've never heard of them, are a crisis center/hotline for lgbt youth. that's a -really good- organization to raise money for, especially in these times. so if you're local, try to swing by the con and leave a little something in the charity basket!!

beyond that, the weather is nice and autumnal. oh, and if you're a coffee lover? try subscribing to rhetoric coffee. there's a bag coming with my art on it and the blend in it is really choice. ive had it iced, black, white, hot, sugar, no sugar and it's just. a really delish coffee.

and that... is all i have for you this week, my friends. next time i see you we'll be gettin SPOOKY.

All Sign-Ups (aka CSV?)

Sep. 21st, 2017 01:11 pm
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There is a problem with the CSV for Trick or Treat.  I can't download it.  For those who don't know, AO3 generates a spreadsheet with all the sign-ups that mods can access.  The people waiting to make spreadsheets of the AO3 sign-ups have been waiting for it.  I have been in contact with AO3 support but it sounds like this might not be fixable in time for this exchange.

To help out, and ensure that those that didn't post letters can be easily searched for as well, I made a google doc with all the sign-ups on the AO3 side.  This was done fast and quick.  It does not contain any letter links.  I have allowed commenting so that people can add links to their letters and any others that they know of.  Don't abuse the commenting or I will turn it off.

I am a bit rushed right now, so the livejournal post will go up later.

Feel free to use this in whatever way you want for making any other documents to help participants.

Google Doc Link

EDIT: I have good news and bad news.  So the underlying issue is still unknown.  However, an AO3 database person was able to get me the CSV file and it was emailed to me.  I will be sending it to the people that requested it for working on spreadsheets with the emails and offers removed.  The bad news is that it did some pretty funky stuff to some of the tags.

レ・ミゼラブル 少女コゼット | Les Misérables: Shoujo Cosette
文豪ストレイドッグス | Bungou Stray Dogs

It mostly seems to be fandoms with characters not used in English in the tag.

Pinch Hit List

Sep. 19th, 2017 12:40 am
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All pinch hits will be posted to this group.  As well as put in the comments of this post.  You can email me at, comment on this post, PM me, or contact me any other way you can to claim.  Make sure you include your AO3 account name.  You don't need to be signed up to claim.

Pinch Hit #14

Sep. 18th, 2017 09:14 pm
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We have one new pinch hit. If you can take it, please comment below with your AO3 username. Comments will be screened.

It's been claimed, thanks!

Pinch Hit #14 - Quantico (TV), Passengers (2016), The Good Place (TV), Avengers Academy (Video Game), Marvel Cinematic Universe, Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling )

Sign-Ups are Clossed

Sep. 18th, 2017 08:01 pm
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The sign-ups glows white on the computer tonight
Not a pinch hit to be seen.
A kingdom of tags and offers,
and it looks like I'm PumpkinKing
The AO3 is howling cause Yuletide's also running now
Couldn't leave them open;
Heaven knows it's time
Don't leave it open,
don't let them see
Be the good mod you always have to be
Hit close, don't feel,
don't let them know
Well now they know
Close sign-ups, close sign-ups
Can't wait for it anymore
Close sign-ups, close sign-ups
Turn away and slam the door
I don't care
if they're a pinch hit
Let AO3 match them.
Being a pinch hit never bothered me anyway
tldr: Sign-ups are closed

Sign-Ups Closing in one day

Sep. 17th, 2017 01:04 pm
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Sign-ups close at 23:59 Zulu time on Monday. 

Remember that the optional tags field is only for adding additional character tags that are already in the tagset.  They must be identical to the tags in the tagset to work. 

Return to Base For Reward!

Sep. 17th, 2017 12:03 pm
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Now, assuming all things worked out as they should THE ARCHIVE IS REVEALED. Please go forth, comment and be merry, because we have a mighty stash of loot here in this collection!

Talking about might, we've done really well in terms of hitting the achievements! Let me know which ones I've missed, and I'll be happy to edit them.

Considering how well we've all gone in getting these achievements, I've decided that I will keep counting works towards them right up to author reveals. Author reveals are in one week, here's your prompts spreadsheet, let's plat this game!
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 Alright, so let me start by saying this show is plenty fun, though the location is difficult to get to. I'd rather travel down to Kisarazu the day before or make my husband go with me and drive to the venue than deal with the two buses and two trains from Chiba city, especially since the venue is on the beach, meaning away from the rest of civilization. My phone service was spotty at times, and it rained on and off due to an incoming typhoon, but I still enjoyed what I could see. 

I got off the shuttle bus to the venue at about doors open (9:00am). The line for the bracelets and then from there to the venue itself brought me to 10:15am. I had to get my bearings and find the main stage quickly for Kishidan's performance at 10:30. I got there as their intro VTR was playing, and spooked some people out around me by singing along, as the song was a (DJ OZMA) cover of the Ramones' "Rock n' Roll Radio" so a random girl shouting clearly in English got people staring already. Hahaha. 

I was too busy screaming and laughing at the jokes to catch the theme of the VTR. It seems It was like a "death and rebirth" theme, and that this year would be Kishidan's final year in this "phase", whatever that means. During their set, Show-yan mentioned something about their agent being abroad right now, which had a lot of the fans in the goods line chatting. They seemed surprised at the possibility of Kishidan going abroad, even though the "Samurai Spirit Suicide" DVD from 2004 had them in Texas and California. They performed at the SXSW festival that year. 

Their morning setlist: 

1. デリケートにキスして
3. 鉄のハート
4. バームクーヘン
5. One Night Carnival

They did do a bit of joking and interplay with the audience, and they came out in ridiculously patterned outfits, but with only 25 minutes, including the VTR intro and outro, they kind of used this performance as a warm-up for the audience and just to say "Welcome". Still very, very fun, and when Yukki came out and made an appearance during 鉄のハート, I squealed. He came out from a platform that was under the stage, and then he took over the drum kit, banging on it with his hands wildly. He eventually resigned to singing with Show-yan, leaving Akira Kano (the current drummer) to resume his position. 

After their performance, I took to the goods line, which ate up two hours of my day. I missed seeing Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra and Coldrain. I could hear them both from the line and at least sonically, they seemed great. One day, you guyssss! I bought a lot of goods and I am happy I brought a backpack. I bought a ton of stuff-- a shoulder bag with matching pouch, a hat, a t-shirt, a keychain, a rubber bracelet, and a box of Baumkuchen (Club Harie made it, which their Baumkuchen is amazing, and the Kishidan x Rascals decoration is adorable).

After making myself broke, I had an intermission (where I wandered around the grounds and filmed people dancing), and then I sat at the empty stage (the other stage had Momoiro Clover Z performing) and rested, playing with a stray cat and making a friend before MUCC came out. Oh my goodness... MUCC was really good when I saw them in Detroit 9 years ago with Atreyu and A7X, but it seems their performance skills get better with age. Their set had a theme too, they were playfully mocking Kishidan and were all "we're from Ibaraki!" and came out in the standard high school uniforms, except one of them came out on this crazy ratchet-y bicycle and Tatsurou, as he is famous for, came out barefoot. They rocked hard though. Their set was the most high energy I saw the whole day, and for the first time I saw a size-able mosh pit open up. I highly recommend seeing them live. 

After that, everything becomes a blur. I remember seeing a bit of SiM and Maximum the Hormone, and wandering around the venue and running into actual Ranma and not a cosplayer (but I was too shy to approach him)... and I saw HYDE without realizing it was him until someone else posted a selfie with him later on IG and I was like, "?!?!" Why were these rock stars just walking around? They'd get kidnapped if they did that in the US... 

Because of my work schedule in the AM, I knew if I wanted to get home at a reasonable time to get ready for bed I would need to leave before VAMPS and before Kishidan's closing performance, so After Maximum the Hormone's set, I have no idea what happened. The way the trains and buses lined up was less favorable coming home, and it took me nearly 3 hours to go from the venue to my house. I can't comment on food or drinks sold there as I brought my own snacks and ion water. People seemed friendly with each other, but mostly steered clear of me. Someone was kind enough to let me know VAMPS is playing in Makuhari (much closer to my house) for a Halloween Event next month if I really want to see them... I haven't decided if I will go or not  yet. Overall, I would say this show is only worth the steep ticket price if you are a diehard fan of at least 1-2 bands performing and generally like the rest. I am not a big fan of the girl groups, but I was shocked how many people were there to see them. I don't think I'll go again. I'd rather see Kishidan perform at a slightly smaller venue, even if it means I have to enter the fanclub.

Sorry for the Absence!

Sep. 15th, 2017 11:50 am
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I've been super super busy with work lately.

Also, I've been on a diet. I have lost 5kg in the past two months!




So, today I will clean the house, go to work, stop at the ATM, pick up groceries, go home, take the dog out, and prepare for bed because I will have to wake up at 5:30am to get ready and get to the venue by doors open (9:00am). I will try to buy some cute goods and make some friends and write a concert report in the days following. Actually, here is the Saturday lineup. (I will bold the artists I wanna see. Regular is main stage and Italic is side stage):

10:15~10:30 Jaguar
10:30~11:05 Kishidan (<--- the main reason I am going ofc)
11:10~11:35 Su-Xing-cyu
11:40~12:15 Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra
12:20~12:45 Coldrain (Idk them well but I follow Masato on IG so I may as well)
12:50~13:25 10-FEET
13:50~14:25 Momoiro Clover Z
14:30~14:55 MUCC (I saw these guys live 9 years ago in America, fun guys)
15:00~15:35 SiM
15:40~16:05 LiSA
16:10~16:45 Maximum the Hormone
16:50~17:15 DJ Dienoji
17:20~17:55 Dragon Ash
18:00~18:30 RIP SLYME (I only know one song but it's good so I'm curious)
18:35~19:15 VAMPS (My mom loves HYDE so this one is also a must for her sake)
19:20~19:50 Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku
19:55~20:35 Tomoyasu Hotei
(closing performance) Kishidan

I really wanna stay for the whole thing but I work early in the morning the next day, so depending on my exhaustion level, I will either stay for the whole day (and get home around 23:00), or leave near the end of/after VAMPS's set (and get home around (21:00). I do wanna see Kishidan's close for the day, but it might not happen, so I have to make sure I am there early enough for their first performance of the day.


After that, I will finally do Part 3 of my DJ OZMA translation and I have a few other things I wanna translate before the year ends, and it's already halfway through September...

Sorry to leave this page dead for so long. Cheers!