EDIT: The signups have closed now and all the assignments sent out. Please, check your mail if you signed up, and let me know if you received it or not.
If you didn't join before, you can still apply as:
- Pinch hitter
(helping to fill a gift a Santa had to drop out)
- Beta reader
(helping a Santa to refine their work)
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Welcome to Secret Santa Exchange 2015 for the pairing Germany x Italy from Axis Powers Hetalia!What a Secret Santa is.
It is a type of Christmas gift exchange spread in many countries and known with various names, “Secret Santa” is just the most famous. It involves a community of people in which any person is randomly paired to another and can concentrate their efforts to make the best gift possible, as opposed to the usual situation in which anyone should provide for a lot presents (one for each friend). In this way anyone is sure to receive a gift. Another characteristic of this usage is that the recipient won’t know who will bring the gift (the Santa, indeed) until the moment of the delivery, so you will need to keep it like a secret that far, like the name says.The Gertalia Secret Santa.
In this peculiar case, the exchange is centered on the couple Germany and Italy, either being their canon versions, their nyotalia ones, Chibitalia x HRE, nekotalia, mochitalia, 2ptalia, World Academy, Cardverse, AU, etc… or really anything that your creativity is up to. You could request for the presence of other pairings, but the main focus must be Germany and Italy.
You can request and create (according to the request received) both fanfictions, fanarts, fancomics, craftworks, or other types of artworks, anything that inspires you, I think the spirit of this usage is to stupefy and make your recipient happy by using your best skills and all your love for this pairing!Deadlines.
For signing up: 11/27/15. (It will be used the time of Midway Atoll
For posting: from 12/24/15 to 01/01/16. (Contdown to January 1st
using time in Berlin.)
Assignments: they will be sent you in two days by the closing of the sign-up.Requirements
. All the works must appear like a complete piece, at least 900 words for fanfictions and a refined result for fanarts. If you want to post multichapters, you can have an extension of the deadline until the 01/10/16, but you need to have 2/3 of the work already posted for the 01/01/16.Eventual dropping out.
In the case you couldn't complete your artwork for any reason, please, don't worry and let us know about it as soon as possible, so we can look for a pinch hitter. The pinch hitter would receive the prompts that have been not filled by the artist that dropped, in order to fill one of them. It is important that anyone can receive their gift.For delivering the gift.
This year the event will run mailny on Tumblr
, but you will be able to post even on this LJ comm., on Dreamwidth
, and on DeviantART
(and there is also a collection on AO3
); you can anyway take part even if you don’t have any account on tumblr, we will post your artwork on there or a link to your site, if you prefer (just be sure that your post is not locked so that all the users can see it). You will be free to post your work on more than one site, even not listed above, all the work will be listed in a post here and one on Tumblr.For signing up.
Please, copy/paste the following form for replying to the questions, and once it is filled post it like a comment to this post (the comments are screened).Name or nickname:
E-mail address (where you want to receive your assignment):
Sites you are most active on. Please, indicate the URLs of your favourite, at least one.
Be sure to have your inbox open on the site you indicate for the period of the exchange, if not, indicate the best way to eventually contact you for the delivery, please:
You would prefer to make fanfic, fanart, fancomic, craftwork, or other type of fanworks? Or more than one option?
Highest rating you will work with (G, PG, PG-13, R, NC-17):
Things you don’t want to do (for example: characters, pairings, genres, scenarios, Germany=HRE):
Would you offer to be a beta for another work? If you would, fic or art or both?
Do you think you will need to be assigned a beta for you work?
Would you pinch hit if another Santa should drop out?
Things that you DON’T want in your gift (for example: characters, pairings, genres, scenarios, Germany=HRE):
You would prefer to get fanfic, fanart, fancomic, craftwork, or other type of fanworks? Or more than one option?
Highest rating you go with (G, PG, PG-13, R, NC-17):
You prefer country names, human names, or indifferent:
Please, indicate two up to four prompts. Anyone of them will define a different gift your Santa will have the chance to choose and fill; in order to give more ways, at least one must be fanfiction or fanart (when not indifferent). Here you can give description of what type of artwork you want, what you would like to happen in it, who should top, etc. Being detailed or vague in the indications is up to you.
If you want, you can spread the news on tumblr
and telling your friends from other sites. ^o^
If LJ should tell you the message you left for signing up is spam, don't worry, I probably received it the same. To be sure, feel free to leave me a PM or sending an email to isoya (dot) manami (at) yahoo (dot) it
, indicating the name you used for signing up. Thanks and sorry for the matter.
If you have any questions, you can ask here
Once you have done, you will just need to wait for a mail with your assignment and instructions for posting, but there will be anyway other posts here and on the other sites.