We’re starting to think about this year's Makoto Birthday Fanworks Exchange and, as you may have guessed from the title of this post, the big question is whether or not there’s interest in doing it again.
It would be wonderful to have a third year for the exchange and we’d love to do it if people want it! But if not, we’re completely okay with stepping aside and letting other events celebrate Makoto’s birthday.
More details and the informal poll are over here
The Tachibana Makoto Birthday Fanworks Exchange is pleased to announce Party Favors 2014—a bonus round to the main exchange, where everyone can fill whatever prompt(s) they like!
- Party Favors 2014 runs from now through the Monday after Makoto’s birthday, ending on November 24th [countdown clock].
- Anyone who wants to can do a Party Favors fill, whether or not you signed up for the main exchange.
- During the bonus round, all requests/prompts for this year’s exchange are visible on AO3.
- There is no claiming; if you want to do a fill for a request, go right ahead!
- Multiple fills are welcome.
- Party Favors gifts should be posted to the 2014 Makoto Birthday Exchange collection on AO3.
- You will need an AO3 account for this. If you don’t have one, go here to request a free account.
- Party Favors is open to art, comics, manips, and fic.
- There is no minimum requirement for these bonus gifts.
- Other than that, please follow the gift guidelines.
The 2014 Tachibana Makoto Birthday Fanworks Exchange is underway! We've received two amazing gifts so far and hope the rest of you are having fun with your assignments. :D
Here's the countdown to when works are due: countdown clock
If you missed sign ups but still want to join us, we're looking for pinch hitters and we'd love to have you!PINCH HITTING MINI-FAQ
What is a pinch hitter?
When a participant drops out for whatever reason, a pinch hitter is someone who steps up and accepts the assignment in their place (sometimes on very short notice). Pinch hitters are absolutely essential to the success of any exchange.
How does pinch hitting work?
Unlike regular assignments, pinch hits are not automatically assigned. Whenever one comes up, it goes out for claiming to all potential pinch hitters on a mailing list. If you’re interested in taking the assignment, you reply to the email. If you're not interested, you don't have to do anything. Pinch hits are assigned on a first come, first served basis.
Do I have to be a participant in the exchange in order to be a pinch hitter?
Definitely not! We'll take anyone who's interested.
To learn more and/or to join the pinch hitter mailing list, please go here
If assignments aren't your thing but NSFW prompts are, you might want to check out Tachibottom Festival 2K14 on tumblr! (Festival Schedule & FAQ)
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Sign ups for the 2014 Tachibana Makoto Birthday Fanworks Exchange
are now open!
Sign-ups: September 6 -20
Matching Requests: September 21 - 28
Assignments Sent: October 1
Fanworks Due: November 5
Emergency Pinch Hit Period: November 6 - 16
Emergency Pinch Hits Due: November 16
Works go live on AO3: November 17 (Happy Birthday, Mako!)
What is the Tachibana Makoto Birthday Fanworks Exchange?
A gift exchange celebrating our favorite Iwatobi captain and backstroker’s birthday. ♥
All pairings (het/slash/other; twosome/threesome/moresome) and non-pairings
(Makoto alone or gen with friends/family/animals) are welcome.
What kinds of fanworks are eligible?
Art, comics, and fic. This year, we’re also accepting multi-panel manips (example one,
Do requests/fills have to be birthday-themed?
Not at all! They only have to involve Makoto as one of the main characters.
Since temperatures are running high in the Free!dom these days, this seems worth
We would like to stay out of any and all shipping wars. To that end, we ask that you kindly refrain from requests or fills that involve hate or harm for any canon character, including character bashing (but the kink meme is always open for all your needs!).
Thank you for helping us keep fandom a happy place! :D
Sign ups run now through September 20th on AO3. (Please note that you do need
an AO3 account to participate this year. If you don’t have one, go here to request
a free account.)
For more information about the sign up process and the event in general, please
For future updates, follow this blog or track #mako bday exchange on tumblr.
Hope to see you over there!
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This is the theme schedule for the Waterday Challenge event.
|Date||Backstroke||Breaststroke||Butterfly||Front crawl |
|June 4||Animals |
(Cats, Dogs, Goldfish, Starfish, Mackerel, Shark, etc)
|June 11||Weather |
(Rain, Summer, Humidity, Seasons, etc)
|Daily Routine |
(Shopping, Class, Video Gaming, Messaging, etc)
|June 18||AU |
(Pirates, Apocalypse, Dance, Space, Body Swap, etc)
|June 25||Food |
(Snacks, Candy, Chocolate, etc)
|June 30||Haruka's Birthday|
* between the brackets: some of the specific themes that were suggested. I brought them together in an umbrella term.
Each Waterday has "four strokes" as you can see. Pick one or more. It's all up to you.
Monday 30 June is the final day of the event and will celebrate Haruka's birthday.