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[personal profile] zvi2012-10-18 12:08 am

Latest news

Signups are closing on Monday. 42 people have signed up to participate and 42 people have signed up to pinchhit (these are not all the same people.) There are 32 prompts on the Cookie Jar so far, feel free to post your own!

I have sent an e-mail to everyone who signed up to participate and an e-mail to everyone who signed up to pinchhit. If you don't see the e-mail from me, first check your spam or junkmail. Second, comment to this post with your correct e-mail address, and I will try sending you a single e-mail directly, instead of bcc'ing you with a bunch of people, which your e-mail service provider might have assumed was spam. Comments are screened.

Can't wait to get to the matching and see what shakes out.
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[personal profile] zvi2012-10-09 07:33 pm
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33 So Far

As I said previously, I am not going to be able to go out and do the individual fandom promotion I have done in previous years, so I am depending on you guys to let people know about I Saw Three Ships this year.

So far, we have 33 people signed up.

Fandoms people have offered to write in include: Buckaroo Banzai, Vorkosigan, Boy Meets World, Otomen, Luther, Pandora Hearts, Power Rangers Jungle Fury, The Legend of Korra, Psy-Changeling Series, and Tales of Graces.

Fandoms people have requested stories from include: Axis Powers Hetalia, Catch Trap, Hunger Games, Mass Effect, Sherlock RPF, White Collar, Torchwood, and Magic Mike.

Those are not all the offers or requests, but if your concerned that your preferred fandoms are not in there, please go recruit your friends and favorite authors. The more people who play, the more stories on Three Kings Day!
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[personal profile] zvi2012-10-02 06:29 am
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Signups and Promo for I Saw Three Ships, the Threesomes Secret Santa

I Saw Three Ships Signup are open and remain open until October 22. Please continue to ask your readers and people in comms for the fandoms you would like to see stories from to participate.

So far, we have had requests for threesome stories in the Ace Attorney and DragonAge games, Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger, the Iskryne (A Companion to Wolves) novels, The Adventures of Briscoe County Jr, DC Comics, and Young Justice Animated. Many other fandoms have been requested as well!

People have offered to write threesomes in Law & Order UK, Batman Nolanverse, Babylon 5, Roger Zelazny's The Chronicles of Amber, Queer as Folk US, GCB, Scandal, Big Time Rush, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Final Fantasy VII, Kingdom Hearts, Pundit RPF, Nobuta Wo Produce, and most of Syfy and USA's current scripted line up, in addition to many, many other fandoms.

Remember, this secret santa will reflect the series you are interested in. If you really want to see stories in a particular fandom, make sure to recruit people who are going to sign up to request and write in that fandom.

And don't forget to check out the Cookie Jar! This is a prompt meme for threesomes: make a request there for anything you like, fill a request in any way you like (not limited by minimum, maximum, or media of response.)

Relevant Dates )
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[personal profile] zvi2012-09-23 10:35 pm

I Saw Three Ships Signup Open for 2012

I Saw Three Ships Signup is open. <eta>fixed URL</eta>

I have updated information on the website, but not the color scheme, because…I am hoping to move to WordPress, so you guys can upload your stories yourselves. However, I won't switch to WordPress until after assignments are out, to avoid confusion.

In addition, I am really busy offline this year, and I am not able to do the heavy promotion that I have done in past years. If you guys want to see lots of people from lots of fandoms participate, I really need you to promote the fest to other people. I am only going to be able to post to multi-fandom comms. If you want people to participate in your particular fandom, please promote the fest in your fandom-specific comms or try to get it listed with your fandom specific newsletters.

Relevant Dates )
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[personal profile] zvi2011-10-24 07:36 pm
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Sign Ups so Far

32 people have signed up so far, including pinch-hitters but not including me. I have sent confirmation e-mails to everyone who has signed up through today (a couple of you may have gotten it twice, as I wanted to make sure I didn't miss anyone.)

Offers have been made in: Farscape, more Power Rangers series than I realized existed, Gossip Girl, Highlander, A Companion to Wolves, The Chronicles of Riddick, Jeremiah, Wonderfalls.

Requests have been made in: Kaizou Sentai Gokaiger, Full Metal Alchemist, Community, Juno, La Femme Nikita, Bend It Like Beckham, Inception, Final Fantasy XII, Tiger & Bunny, High School Musical.

Please remember, if you are interested in a non-English language source or a non-live action filmed media, please recruit your friends who share your fandoms to participate. If you have a suggestion for a comm at which I should post notice of the challenge, please let me know. If you would like to announce the challenge in your comm or in your journal, I welcome promotion.

Thanks, and don't wait to sign up. Signups close Saturday (UTC -5).
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[personal profile] zvi2011-10-18 11:42 pm
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First round of confirmation e-mails sent

I have sent a confirmation to everyone who has signed up to I Saw Three Ships through 1:26 p.m. EST on October 18.

Pinchhitters and story participants all got the same e-mail, so don't be alarmed if you only signed up to pinch hit and the e-mail mentions assignments.

If you haven't gotten a confirmation e-mail from me, comment here, PM me, or send an e-mail to sesa at zvi likes tv dot net.
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[personal profile] zvi2011-10-17 09:39 pm
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Website is Open

Okay, I have updated the I Saw Three Ships website, including rules that are updated for The Cookie Jar and to allow the requesting of additional persons in your collectives.

Timeline:

Friday, October 1: signups open
Saturday, October 29: Last day of signups
Tuesday, November 1: assignments sent out
Thursday, December 29: Stories due by 11:59 PM, Eastern Standard Time (UTC -5).
This is a hard and fast deadline, due to the seasonal nature of the project.
Thursday, January 5: Cookies due by 11:59 PM, Eastern Standard Time (UTC -5)
Friday, January 6 (Three Kings Day): stories posted
Friday, January 13: authors revealed

23 people have signed up so far, of whom 17 have offered to pinchhit. One thoroughly delightful and most appreciated Andrea has signed up just to pinchhit. Thank you, you are the best! Six people have tossed a prompt in the Cookie Jar, do join them.

Requests so far have been made in fandoms such as: The Social Network, The Big Bang Theory, Burn Notice, Sarah Jane Adventures, Degrassi TNG, Criminal Minds (I like the way you think!), and Final Fantasy XII.

Offers have been made in: NSYNC, Twilight, Chuck, Torchwood, Smallville, Warehouse 13, Sucker Punch (could be excellent fun!), Sports Night, Star Trek RPF, Star Trek Deep Space 9, Dexter, and Nobuta wo Produce.

Remember, comics fandom, non-English fandoms, RPF, and videogame fandoms, please pull your friends in so everyone is happily matched up.

I have not yet sent anyone a confirmation e-mail regarding their signup. I plan to do it tomorrow night.

Please spread the word far and wide about I Saw Three Ships! Go ahead and sign up today!
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[personal profile] zvi2011-10-07 12:29 am

Sign ups are open

I have not updated the website, but I have updated the forms.

Sign up for I Saw Three Ships.

Also, we're going to try a little bonus feature: The Cookie Jar. Anyone can post one threesome prompt, and anyone can fulfill any prompt. Cookies are not limited to one thousand words or greater of fanfiction; any fanwork of any size is acceptable as a cookie. The Cookie Jar is going to be time-limited, to run concurrent with Three Ships, but it is otherwise free form. If you need an AO3 invite to participate, PM me your e-mail address, I have some to give away.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and I'm happy to see you back!
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[personal profile] zvi2010-10-07 10:04 pm
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First week of signups

So far, 14 people have signed up for I Saw Three Ships. \o/ Three special people have signed up just to pinch hit. \o/!

Fandoms requested include (but are certainly not limited to!): Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Kingdom Hearts (someone has done a great recruiting job there; your hard work will affect assignments), due South, Haven, and Losers.

Fandoms offered include: NCIS Los Angeles, Lord of the Rings, Numb3rs, Rizzoli & Isles, Hikaru No Go, Sherlock (2010), Psych, and Undercovers.

Please, go forth and spread the word. If you're watching a newsletter that you think might take our challenge announcement, you can ask them to announce us, or you can let me know and I'll ask them to link to us.

Spread the word, you guys!
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[personal profile] zvi2010-10-01 01:24 am

Sign ups are open!

Signups are open! from now until October 29.

Entice your friends! Spread the news! Threesome time is here!


[community profile] 3_ships is a threesomes Secret Santa.

It's multi-fandom, open to all gender combinations, and we expect to have a lot of fun. Try it, you'll like it!

Read the rules and then signup.

Relevant dates:

* Friday, October 29: Last day of signups
* Tuesday, November 2: assignments sent out
* Wednesday, December 29: Stories due by 11:59 PM, Eastern Standard Time (UTC -5).
* Thursday, January 6 (Three Kings Day): stories posted
* Thursday, January 13: authors revealed


Ask questions in the comments. Also, to spread the cheer about, recommend some of your favorite threesome fanworks in the comments!
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[personal profile] zvi2009-11-19 08:35 pm

Secret Santa letters and prompts

This is just a heads up: if your recipient did not post a Dear Sailor letter when 3 Ships assignments first went out, you should check the links to Dear Sailor letters again. A number of people posted their letters somewhat belatedly.

Please remember, the letters are optional, but you should do your best to avoid the things that squick your recipient.

Also, I've been rethinking the issue of prompts lately, and I would appreciate people completing this poll. (Remember, if you're following from Livejournal, you can vote in Dreamwidth polls as long as you've logged in with OpenID.)

Poll #1736 Prompts
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 11


The current prompt format gives enough info for me to write a story my recipient will like.

View Answers

Yes
7 (70.0%)

No
1 (10.0%)

Essay answer to be posted in comments
2 (20.0%)

The current prompt format is enough info for me to describe a story I would enjoy receiving.

View Answers

Yes
8 (80.0%)

No
1 (10.0%)

Essay answer to be posted in comments
1 (10.0%)

The fic exchange which has the best prompt/prompt directions is: (post URL where I can see sign up directions)

Are we having fun yet?

View Answers

Yes
7 (63.6%)

No
1 (9.1%)

Now that there is a tickybox!
8 (72.7%)

Now that I've got my recipient's Dear Sailor letter
2 (18.2%)

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[personal profile] zvi2009-10-31 12:12 am
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Sign ups are closed

Sign ups are now closed. I will not have access to the website to turn the form off until some time later today, but sign ups are now closed, and I am not accepting any new ones.

Pervyficgirl, please check your e-mail and respond to my message.

Person who signed up without including your name, requesting SGA, Leverage, and The Unit without any identifying information, please get in contact with me ASAP. I'm going to spend today working out the assignments, and I can't include you in those assignments without any contact information.
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[personal profile] zvi2009-10-30 07:58 pm
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BADLY DONE SIGNUP, Please contact ASAP!

Someone just signed up requesting SGA, Leverage, and The Unit without any identifying information. You must contact me right away with your e-mail address and fan name! Comments to this post are screened, or pm me, or e-mail zvi at slashx - files dot com.
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[personal profile] zvi2009-10-30 01:54 am
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LAST DAY OF SIGNUPS!

Today is the last day for signups at I Saw Three Ships.

As of right now, we have forty participants, and everyone who is registered has been sent an e-mail confirmation of that fact. If you have not received e-mail confirmation, send me a message ASAP.

Please, get your Dear Writer letters ready for posting; the community entry will go up immediately after the assignments are sent out.
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[personal profile] zvi2009-10-27 12:29 am
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And the latest is:

We have 33 participants signed up and 6 precious and wonderful people have signed up strictly as pinch hitters. Thank you enormously for that!

I have added a few FAQs and clarified the drop out rule, if you want to check that out on the website. More exciting for some of you, I have posted a template for your challenge entries. Using the template is not obligatory, but if you want to use it, it saves me a little bit of energy.

In terms of what we have to look forward to in the challenge, a few notes from the sign ups:

Requests: Almost Famous, Gossip Girl, Dollhouse, Criminal Minds, Eureka, Heroes, Lord of The Rings, Psych, and Tamora Pierece's Tortall.

Offers: Axis Hetalia, Chuck, Fringe, Grey's Anatomy, House, Mentalist, Merlin, Popslash, SKy High, all the Star Treks, and Veronica Mars.

If you haven't mentioned [community profile] 3_ships on your journal, or you haven't mentioned it recently, please do so. Sign ups close on Friday, so time is running out. Tell your friends, tell your enemies, and, most importantly, tell your fandoms so I have plenty of people to match you with!
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[personal profile] zvi2009-10-18 10:38 pm
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Continuing sign up progress

There are 28 participants so far, not including yours truly. (The two people with unsigned registrations got in contact with me and will be participating! Yay!) We've also got three or four people signed up just to pinch hit.

Fandoms offered include Vorkosigan Saga, Top Gear RPF, Smallville, Numb3rs, Pirates of The Caribbean, Pushing Daisies, Lost, The Middleman, Being Human, The Big Bang Theory, and Chuck. Fandoms requested include Dollhouse, Chuck, Babylon 5, Popslash, Heroes, Gossip Girl, Spooks, Sarah Jane Adventures, NCIS, and Veronica Mars.

I requested announcements at several LJ newsletters, but I'm not sure what newsletter comms are at Dreamwidth. If you read a newsletter for which you think I Saw Three Ships would be appropriate, please either ask the editors to place an announcement, or send me a PM telling me the name of the comm, and I'll gladly make the request. Don't forget, mention Three Ships in your own journals. Signups close on October 30. I would really like us to have 40 participants signed up.

And, finally, just a thought. The minimum word count for this exchange is 1000 words, but there is no maximum. You might want to try making your entry into a novel and writing the first draft for National Novel Writing Month. Even if you don't reach 50,000 words, a good faith effort at NaNo should easily leave you with enough material to convert into two or three excellent short stories, and you only need one. If you're worried that getting your assignment on November 1 won't leave you with enough time to plot out a story, consider using Holly Lisle's Notecarding Method for fast plotting.

Next status update will be next week. Looking forward to sending out assignments and reading everybody's Dear Santa letters.
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[personal profile] zvi2009-10-12 04:09 am
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The Story So Far: Looks Pretty Good!

Eighteen people have registered. Fandoms offered include: popslash, Chuck, Torchwood, Criminal Minds, DC & Marvel Comics, Glee, Numbers, NCIS, and NCIS Los Angeles.

Unfortunately, two people filled out their requests and what they would write quite neatly, but did not enter name, e-mail address, or other identifying information. One of you requested Heroes, Heroes RPF, Almost Famous, and Star Trek XI RPF. The other person requested Sharpe, Mary Stewart's Arthurian Cycle, Young Wizards, and Star Trek (New Movie.)

I have sent an e-mail to everyone who completely filled out the registration form and I will continue to do that, although I make no promises as to the speed of my turn around. If you believe you registered and you did not get an e-mail from me, please contact me ASAP.

Please, please, please post about this challenge on your journals. The only way to get matched on your more obscure fandom requests is if you recruit your friends who share those fandoms with you. Also, it can be a lot of fun to work on a Secret Santa project for someone you know ahead of time, instead of J. Random Stranger who requested the large fandom you put in as a safety.
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[personal profile] zvi2009-10-02 12:07 am
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Challenge Open

I Saw Three Ships is now open.

There is a rule change.

Warnings are now required. )

The schedule is as follows:

* Thursday, October 1: signups open
* Friday, October 30: Last day of signups
* Sunday, November 1: assignments sent out
* Tuesday, December 29: Stories due by 11:59 PM, Eastern Standard Time (UTC -5).
This is a hard and fast deadline, due to the seasonal nature of the project.
* Wednesday, January 6* (Three Kings Day): stories posted
* Wednesday, January 13: authors revealed