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Share links to threesome and moresome things that have made you happy.

Please post your subject line in the format: Title. Fandom: Relationships, e.g. a slight apocalypse. Teen Wolf: Allison Argent/Scott McCall/Stiles Stilinsky/Derek Hale and then use the comment to explain a little bit about what makes you happy about it. You might also give any warnings, if that sort of thing is appropriate.
zvi: Three Ships: I saw three ships (I saw three ships)
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I'm sorry, I will not be running Three Ships this year. There's too much going on in my personal life for me to run the exchange better than I did last year, and I didn't run it very well last year.

If you want to run a multifandom threesomes/moresomes exchange with signups starting anytime between now and March 2014, I will happily post a notice for you on [community profile] 3_ships, on the 3 Ships website, in my personal journal, and I will send one e-mail notice to last year's participants and pinchhitters.

ETA: Follow [community profile] holly_poly for more info.

I'm sorry for the late notice, but it took me a while to come to this decision. Tomorrow, I will post two entries to the comm: one for recs of threesome fic, and one for Dear Sailor wishlists.
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1) I have revealed the authors on the main site.

2) An author has requested to remain anonymous on the cookie jar, but didn't tell me which story is theirs. Will that author please e-mail me so I can reveal the authors of all of the other stories? (I can already see who wrote what as part of managing the collection, so you are not losing anonymity by e-mailing me directly, and we can get this all done a bit faster if I can reply to you.)

Thanks for participating! Challenge again in October. I will dead dog in about a week.
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Forty-six stories were posted for I Saw Three Ships 2012!

Eight fills were posted for Cookie Jar 2012!

Authors will be revealed on January 15 13.

Please read your story and thank your writer! Please read other peoples' stories and comment on them!

P.S. If your sailor did not fulfill the terms of the exchange, please e-mail me at sesa@zvilikestv.net before you comment on your story.

Thank you everybody who participated! Thank you especially to all the pinchhitters! Thank you all for being so patient with me for posting stories so late.

Have a cookie!
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I'm sorry, I'm way behind where I wanted to be with this and I have some outside obligations today that are going to take a lot of time in themselves. I don't see how I can possibly get everything done in less than 16 hours.

I'm sorry everyone, I'll do my best to get this out while it is still Three Kings Day.
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I have responded to everyone from whom I received a story on time (including in the longest grace period ever.)

If I did not respond to your submission e-mail saying that I got your story from you, that means I did not get the story. Please comment to this entry and send again, if the story is written. (Comments are screened.)

I have sent out the pinchhit requests needed to the people who signed up to pinchhit. If you did not sign up to pinch hit but would like to see what the prompts were, comment to this entry with your e-mail address and the words new pinchhitter.

If you are itching to write a new story, or have suddenly thought of a new threesome you're interested in, check out the cookie jar! 70 prompts are waiting for your attention, and you can still feel free to add more.
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This is the checkin poll. You can vote in this poll or you can reply to the e-mail I sent.

Poll #12389 2012 3 Ships Checkin
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: Just the Poll Creator, participants: 15

I have signed up for I Saw Three Ships 2012 and

I will be turning my story in on time on December 29, 11:59 p.m. EST
10 (71.4%)

I already e-mailed you my story
3 (21.4%)

I have to drop out
1 (7.1%)

I already dropped out
0 (0.0%)

The name I signed up under is

Obligatory ticky

12 (80.0%)

Cool as a cucumber
2 (13.3%)

I have a recommendation for an awesome threesome story to read that I will post in comments
1 (6.7%)

I can tell you how to set up wordpress as a fiction archive
1 (6.7%)

Ticky loves Christmas
5 (33.3%)

Ticky is not having a wonderful Christmas time
6 (40.0%)

No, really, bears
9 (60.0%)

I know I said that we would be doing WordPress for this year's story. That turns out to be a lie.

Please send me your story in an e-mail to sesa@zvilikestv.net. In the body of the e-mail, you should put the following info:

To is your recipient, from is you, Fandom/Threesome/Title are standard.

The requested element is in your assignment e-mail; it's what your recipient asked for in addition to the fandom, threesome, and moresome.

Warnings are mandatory, use one of the AO3 options

Notes and Summary are optional

Please attach your story as a plain text or RTF file to your e-mail. DO NOT SEND WORD DOCUMENTS. If you don't know how to attach your story, you can paste the text below the headers in the body of the e-mail.

Sorry my idea for world conquering software genius did not come to fruition this year, but maybe next time.
zvi: Gaius Balthar: Oh, Frak. (fuck me)
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After much battle and hard work (mail merge, you guys, is the WORST), assignments have gone out!

Most people will receive TWO assignment e-mails, one with info for the person you were assigned, and one with your own info. They can come in any order, so you might get your info before you get your assignment. Both e-mails have gone out! (A few unlucky people have multiple entries in my address book, so they got their assignment at multiple addresses.)

If you do not get your assignment, check your spam folder first. If your assignment is not in your spam folder and it is after 12:01 p.m. EDT on November 4, send me an e-mail and ask where your assignment is.

If you get your assignment and don't know which fandom you got matched on, you can ask me.

If you get your assignment and didn't realize that anybody could possibly have asked for that threesome, which you can't write, e-mail me to drop out and get on the pinch hit list. If you do a pinchhit this year, it's as if you never dropped out.

If you have any other questions, you can comment or e-mail me at sesa@zvilikestv.net

P.S. You should now be able to post stories to the Cookie Jar. Cookie Jar posting is now open!
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Assignments have not yet gone out, but the challenge is still ongoing. My apologies for the delay and for not publicly announcing the delay.

Barring additional unforeseen circumstances, they will go out Saturday evening.

I will send the information both to the writer and the requestor, so that you can write your Dear Sailor letters.
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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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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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All stories are in, and ALL STORIES ARE IN!

People who couldn't finish on time defaulted early and the pinch hitters swung into action, and everyone who turned in a story on time has a story!

This is so awesome, you guys, you don't even know.

I'll be sending out links for people to review if their story is right the afternoon of the second, so if you sent me a draft that needed some revisions, please try to get me the revisions by the morning of the second.

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Stories are due in approximately 25 hours, at 11:59 p.m. EST on 12/29.

There will be an uncertainly timed grace period, depending on when I have a chance to check stories in (damn the demands of work.)

I'm going to go now and respond to everyone who has sent in a story so far. If I haven't confirmed that I received a story from you in the next three hours, but you think you sent one in, please RESEND.

If you are really worried about getting your story in on time, feel free to PM it as well as e-mailing it.
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When I sent you your list of requested fandoms, any moresome request that you made for Request 2 was listed as your moresome request for Request 1.

This mixup only occurred on your notice of requested fandoms. Your writer was given the correct list of moresomes for Requests 1, 2, 3, and 4.

If you would like me to send you your actual Request 1 moresome, please comment to this post (comments are visible), but otherwise, assume your writer got what you originally requested.

Also, only one writer has written to tell me that they did not get their original assignment, so everyone else has their assignment? Yes, yes?

Also, also — I got a note from a writer that their giftee's requested story element took the story in an AU direction they could not wrap their head around (and this was definitely and clearly something that had never happened on the show and would have changed the whole thing if it had happened; seriously, seriously AU, not just a differing interpretation on whether the protagonist of the series is Really Nifty or a Complete Dick.) You should include the requested story element, if you can, and please give it a serious try, but if it's impossible for you to write, then don't write that. Check out their journal or their Dear Sailor letter and write them something else that you think they will like. You must write the three characters in their threesome, but if you can't write their requested story element, you can still fulfill the terms of the exchange.
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I know that there was a problem with the way the mail merge worked for the assignments and for confirming what you got. I've been traveling home from Bascon and recovering from that, and I haven't been able to address it, but I will totally fix it by this weekend.

I'm sorry this year's assignments have been so screwed up. Next year, I will make sure to test the mail merge way in advance of when assignments go out.
zvi: Three Ships: I saw three ships (I saw three ships)
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The assignment e-mails have been sent to all story exchange participants.

If you don't get your assignment, first, check your spam filter! Then, comment to this entry ON DREAMWIDTH to let me know you didn't get your assignment, the name you signed up with, and a second e-mail address I should send your assignment to.

If you get your assignment and you don't recognize the assignment as matching anything you offered to write, reply to the assignment e-mail ASAP and let me know that I matched you wrong and you need another assignment.

And, also, most importantly, have fun writing the story!
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Assignments are not going out until late tomorrow. Matching is proving more difficult than I expected, since I didn't give myself two full weekend days to do it, and the software I am using is proving deeply resistant to creating a spreadsheet I can usefully print.

I have screened comments to this post, so you can yell at me if you want.
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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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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!