Jan. 3rd, 2017

Hug fest?

Jan. 3rd, 2017 01:42 am
sholio: Peggy and Angie from Agent Carter hugging (Avengers-Peggy Angie hug)
I'm having oral surgery in a couple of days (it's minor, it's just going to be painful and annoying) and between that and, well, everything else, I was thinking about running a hug-themed multifandom commentfic fest. Because EVERYONE could probably use a hug right now. Does that sound fun? :D

I'm currently poking at a possible set of instructions. I think both gen and ship should be allowed, but I'm not sure whether to let people specify it in the prompts, or leave it up to the people filling prompts. I was thinking about using this system:

character & character = gen
character/character = ship
character + character = either is good

Because there are some where I don't care, and some where I have REALLY STRONG FEELINGS about it. XD On the other hand, I don't want to hobble writers, or make the system so unnecessarily complex that lots of people end up doing it wrong because I didn't make the instructions clear enough. And maybe just providing the characters and letting the writer decide if they want to make it shippy or not is the best thing, since most hugs by default are most likely not going to be shippy, so sudden!surprise!incest! or whatever is probably a situation that is unlikely to come up.

What do you think?
sholio: sun on winter trees (Default)
Thanks for the responses on the hug fest post - I'm planning to respond, but I'm in a bit of a hurry at the moment. However, I made a banner, for reasons, so I wanted to slap that up and get your opinions, as well as seeing what you think about the timing of the fest.

Under a cut )

ETA: One commenter suggested commas to indicate "either gen or ship" for the prompts, and I like that because it's easier to type. How does this look?

character & character = gen
character/character = ship
character, character = either gen or ship is good

ETA2: Yeah, not starting this week is probably best, and everyone seems to agree, what with fandom stocking and h/c bingo both going on right now. My reason for wanting to do it soon is that I wanted this as a distraction for ME, because tomorrow and the next day are when I'm going to be the most drugged up, uncomfortable, and generally wanting to huddle up with something fun. But trying to mod anything in that state is probably unwise. I'll just huddle up with Netflix instead, and run this when I'm feeling better. :D


sholio: sun on winter trees (Default)

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