amyfortuna: (new worlds to inherit)
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We have a truly amazing tagset and are ready to go for signups

Signups will last until Monday, August 14th, at 3pm (BST). 

You must make a minimum of 3 requests and 4 offers, with a maximum of 10 requests or offers. 

You are able to request and/or offer fandoms multiple times, as long as you request different characters or character groups. (With a tagset containing over 330 Silmarillion tags alone, this shouldn't be hard!) 

You have to request/offer at least one character or character group, and up to 20, per request/offer. 

Remember, relationships are worldbuilding tags. They are not required and will not be matched on, they are just extra information for things you would like to see in the stories/art you receive. 

Requests are visible immediately. 

Have fun! 

amyfortuna: (Aragorn gold glitter)
My dear people, it's nearly that time again!

The schedule for 2017 looks like this:

Nominations Open: Saturday, 15 July 2017, 3:00 PM UTC  Sunday, 16 July 2017, 3:00 PM UTC
Nominations Close: Saturday, 29 July 2017, 3:00 PM UTC  Sunday 30 July 2017, 3:00 UTC
Sign-ups Open: Saturday, 29 July 2017, 11:59 PM UTC  Sunday, 30 July 11:59 PM UTC
Sign-ups Close: Monday, 14 August 2017, 3:00 PM UTC
Assignments Out: Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 3:00 PM UTC
Assignments Due: Sunday, 08 October 2017, 3:00 PM UTC
Works Revealed: Sunday, 15 October 2017, 3:00 PM UTC
Authors Revealed: Sunday, 22 October 2017, 3:00 PM UTC

This time around, I'm going to propose some changes from last year. Let me know what you think!

1. Change from nominating single characters to relationships -- both romantic/sexual (/) and friendship/family/platonic (&).

2. Adding several more fandoms! The fandom list at the moment looks like this:

Born of Hope (2009)
The Fall of Arthur - J. R. R. Tolkien
Farmer Giles of Ham - J.R.R. Tolkien
The Father Christmas Letters - J. R. R. Tolkien
The Hobbit (Jackson Movies)
The Hobbit - J. R. R. Tolkien
The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Beorhthelm’s Son - J. R. R. Tolkien
The Hunt for Gollum (2009)
Leaf by Niggle - J. R. R. Tolkien
The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún - J. R. R. Tolkien
The Lord of the Rings (Movies)
The Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien
The Lord of the Rings Online
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Video Game)
Mr. Bliss - J. R. R. Tolkien
Roverandom - J. R. R. Tolkien
The Silmarillion and other histories of Middle-Earth - J. R. R. Tolkien
Smith of Wootton Major - J. R. R. Tolkien
The Story of Kullervo - J. R. R. Tolkien

3. I'm considering breaking The Silmarillion up into multiple separate 'fandoms' -- such as The Children of Húrin and Beren and Lúthien. However, this seems really complicated and I'm not sure how to divide it, so any assistance would be really welcomed. Also, if this would encourage people to participate -- I know that a lot of people prefer one part of The Silmarillion over other parts, or only want fanfic about Númenor or something, so if you'd be into that, let me know!

Please comment if you might be participating, even if only to say that you are fine with the changes! I'd really appreciate it, there's nothing worse than feeling like you're talking into the Void with only Morgoth as your audience! :D

ETA: I've had to change the date for opening nominations due to a family emergency. 
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Folks, the time has come!

Innumerable Stars is OPEN.

We've got 37 glorious fanworks ready for your enjoyment!

Go forth, comment on your own gifts and on anything you enjoyed. I personally plan to comment on everything posted - why not join me in celebrating the gorgeous things we've all created?

You can also edit your stories to update them to today's date. Don't miss out on potential feedback! Go to 'Edit' then 'Set a different publication date' and change it to 16 October 2016.

Thanks so much to all our participants, and especially to pinch-hitters sassynails and kimaracretak!
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Post-deadline, I have had to default two participants who did not post their story or art, or get in touch with me about an extension.

So there are two pinch hits up for grabs! You may claim them by posting a comment below (it will be screened to avoid revealing your identity), and I'll assign the pinch hit to you.

Even if you are not assigned a pinch hit, please feel free to write treats for anyone in the exchange and especially these two.

First pinch hit is for independence1776, who would like fic about The Lord of the Rings or The Silmarillion.

Second pinch hit is for amyfortuna, who would like fic or art about The Silmarillion, The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Smith of Wootton Major, or Farmer Giles of Ham.

Check out their letters and see if you want to claim one! Even if you aren't participating in this exchange, you are very welcome to take on a pinch hit.

Pinch hits are due on Saturday, 15 October, at 8pm UTC.


ETA: Both pinch hits have now been assigned - many thanks to the pinch hitters!
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Thanks to those who have posted already: you're on the ball!

Everyone else, this is your one week warning for Innumerable Stars. Stories/art are due on October 9th at 4pm GMT.

The minimum is 500 words / a nice sketch on unlined paper, and I will check for placeholders, but you may continue editing your stories for two weeks, until they are revealed.

Once you've posted your assignment, why not look through the requests and see if you'd like to write some treats? There are no minimum requirements for treats.

If you aren’t participating in the exchange but see a request you like, you are also very welcome to write treats!

Good luck and happy writing/drawing!
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After wrestling the tagset into submission (I HOPE) - with many thanks to the nonnie who helped out! - signups are now open.

So this is where the fun begins!

Once you've signed up, write your letter and post it to our letters post, pimp your rare faves, or sign up to be a beta!
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Time to go forth and nominate your under-appreciated faves! The tag set awaits you!

Please read the following instructions/FAQs to ensure that your nominations go through quickly. I will be approving them as fast as I can, and this will make it faster and easier.

What 'fandoms' are eligible to nominate characters in?

The Silmarillion and other histories of Middle-earth - JRR Tolkien
The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
Smith of Wootton Major - JRR Tolkien
Leaf by Niggle - JRR Tolkien
Farmer Giles of Ham - JRR Tolkien
The Hobbit (Jackson Movies)
Lord of the Rings (Movies)
Shadow of Mordor - Video Game
The Lord of the Rings Online

Please do not nominate anything under All Media Types.

Can we nominate the same character under different 'fandoms' - i.e., can Aragorn be nominated under both 'The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien' and 'Lord of the Rings (Movies)'?

Yes. We want to keep the books and movies separate for this exchange, so if you would be happy to see Aragorn, for instance, in fic or art involving either book canon or movie canon, please nominate him (separately) under both. You would nominate him like this to differentiate:

For book-based fandoms: Aragorn (Tolkien)
For movie-based fandoms: Aragorn (Jackson)
For Shadow of Mordor: Aragorn (SoM)
For Lord of the Rings Online: Aragorn (LOTRO)

AO3 will not let you nominate the same character under two different fandoms if you have not differentiated them.

How do I nominate?

Go to the Tag Set and click on My Nominations. Fill in the first 'fandom' you want from the list above - it will auto-complete after a moment. Add up to 10 characters you want to request and/or offer in that 'fandom'. You may nominate in up to 5 'fandoms'. If you are nominating a character who appears in multiple canons, do so by adding (Tolkien) for a book canon, (Jackson) for a movie canon, (SoM) for Shadow of Mordor, and (LOTRO) for Lord of the Rings Online. See the tag set for examples of ones that have already been added.

Can I nominate relationships or pairings?

No, only characters. When you sign up, you will be able to select what category or categories of fic or art you would like - m/m, f/f, f/m, gen, other, or multi. This should mean you will receive the kind of fic or art you'd prefer to offer or request.

If you have any questions about how this will work, please ask!
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2017 Schedule is:

Nominations Open: Sunday, 16 July 2017, 3:00 PM UTC
Nominations Close: Sunday, 30 July 2017, 3:00 PM UTC
Sign-ups Open: Sunday, 30 July 2017, 11:59 PM UTC (hopefully!)
Sign-ups Close: Monday, 14 August 2017, 3:00 PM UTC
Assignments Out: Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 3:00 PM UTC
Assignments Due: Sunday, 08 October 2017, 3:00 PM UTC
Works Revealed: Sunday, 15 October 2017, 3:00 PM UTC
Authors Revealed: Sunday, 22 October 2017, 3:00 PM UTC

Previous years )
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- Fic needs to be a minimum of 500 words.
- Fanart needs to be at least a nice sketch on unlined paper.
- The gift needs to meet the request with regards to character, fandom(s), and category that the recipient has asked for.
- Treats are highly encouraged!
- Please comment on your gift(s).


Frequently Asked Questions )

More FAQs to be added as and when they are asked! Please use this post to ask any questions you might have.
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"And yet their labour was not all in vain; and though nowhere and in no work was their will and purpose wholly fulfilled, and all things were in hue and shape other than the Valar had at first intended, slowly nonetheless the Earth was fashioned and made firm. And thus was the habitation of the Children of Ilúvatar established at the last in the Deeps of Time and amidst the innumerable stars."
- Ainulindale, The Silmarillion, JRR Tolkien

Innumerable Stars is a Tolkien fandom gift exchange for all works by Tolkien or associated with Middle-earth.

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