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Gift for: perkyandproud

Gift Recipient: perkyandproud
Title: Not a Desk Job
Series: Final Fantasy VIII
Characters: Quistis, Irvine, Zell, Selphie, Rinoa
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Violence, swearing

Posting week

Posting access has been opened, you have from now until New Years to get your story posted. Please follow the following format.

Gift Recipient

The story itself should be posted under an lj-cut. If you do not know how to do this, please contact me.


Thank you, and enjoy ♥


Sign-ups are closed

Sign-ups for this years ff_santa are officially closed. If you did not sign up and would still like to, you have until Monday afternoon to PM me and give me reasons as to why I should bend the rules for you. (It could happen, try me out).

We're still accepting beta readers though!



Sign ups will officially close on NOVEMBER 19th if you have not signed up yet, please do so, it only takes a moment. If you have signed up, then by all means bully your friends into doing so also.

Got any questions? Please check out our FAQ thread located here and if your question is not already answered, please feel free to leave it as a comment.

Sign up sheet can be located here please leave your sign up as a comment beneath that thread.

Wanna help out but don't have time to write? Volunteer as a beta reader here

I know it's November and a lot of you are busy doing midterms/NaNo but you wouldn't be required to turn anything in until as late as December 23, and then you will be posting it directly to the comm. We're not asking for epic length fanfics here, just one-shots meeting the minimum of 1,000 words. So please, please sign up?

Official Beta Reader thread

The Beta Reader thread is going to be unscreened comments. If you wish to offer your services please be honest about what your strengths and weaknesses are as a beta reader. Feel free to post stories that you've written/edited (the latter with permission from the person you edited for, please).

We're not assigning beta readers, this thread is a free for all and each writer will be responsible for contacting a beta reader on their own time.

Also, let us know which series you're familiar with. I would hate for you to only know like, VII and VIII and someone who needs a beta for III contacts you :)

Tweaks and changes

Last year, we bullied the lot of you into emailing all your stories to one place and then we posted. This, in hindsight, was perhaps not the best way to handle things.

So this year, in the month of December, posting access will be opened to everyone and you will all be responsible for posting your own stories, if for some reason you will not be available in the entire month of December and you know ahead of time, please feel free to e-mail me and we will make arrangements.

(that being said, you guys, don't forget to pimp this comm out and sign up yourselves!!)

In other news, if you, or one of your friends, wants to be a part of the ff_santa fun but don't feel you have the time to write a story, we're now opening up a BETA READER post. I will post the Beta Reader sign-up tomorrow some time.


As always any questions, concerns, comments are welcomed either on this post or feel free to PM me ♥


2010 Sign up Sheet

Here is the 2010 sign up sheet! If you have any questions check out the newly revamped FAQ post, if you can't find your question there or in the comments, feel free to ask away and we will be as prompt as possible in responding.

A few reminders: No Dissidia No Cross-overs Please do not list seven series, the Final Fantasy has many vast universes and we want to do our best at getting everyone writers who work well with what they want. This, sadly, means we have to limit you on how many characters/time lines you can request but please honor the sign-up sheet the way it is or else you will get an e-mail from me asking you to revise your sign-up and you'll only have a 24 hour period to do so before I strike you from the list =/ do not make me be mean

email address (required):
Are you opposed to writing or receiving smut:

Request up to 3 series:
Request up to 6 characters or pairings TOTAL:
Preferred genres:
Any specific prompt you'd like to request:

Any pairings aside from the ones you've listed that you would prefer to write:
Any pairings you won't write:
Any kinks or squicks you won't write:

Would you be willing to do a pinch-hit if needed? Yes

quick example of sign up below the cutCollapse )

ff_Santa, returning soon

Hey gang! After much thought and consideration, ff_santa will be returning very soon. Sign-ups will start sometime within the next week and a half.

Why the change? Most seasonal writing challenges start at roughly the same time. Thus giving individuals the trial of picking and choosing on top of mid-terms/finals. We here are attempting to alleviate some of that stress, give you lot longer to finish your stories and thus more time for us to assign pinch-hitters if needed.

So, here's your official welcome back posts! Lots of things will be going up shortly, spread the word to your friends! Our sophomore attempt is going to be much better and we look forward to seeing what you've all got ♥



10 invites for AO3 available!

If you would like to join AO3 and (hopefully) add your stories to the Final Fantasy Santa Fic Exchange - 2009 collection, please comment here. I have 10 invites and can pass them out to whomever would like them. I'm also happy to help you out with any advice on uploading or tag usage, based on my limited knowledge. This is an optional feature of ff_santa, but totally encouraged.

PS - I am still reading through fics. I have 5 left. :D I am impressed. We are small, but we have a lot of enjoyable stories on here! Great work, everyone. I'll keep reading. Feel free to post and cross-post your fics elsewhere, if you haven't already.

ETA: Read through all the fics. Everyone did such a nice job this year. I'm really proud of all the participants. ♥
I believe there are a couple of pinch hits still being written by the awesome iki_teru, but we have a majority of the fics posted. I encourage you guys to read through--comments are not required, but I'm sure the writers would appreciate them. I'm reading and commenting on all the fics, and I've read some really great entries so far. I will continue to read and comment over the next couple days. I will take the liberty of creating a master list when everything is posted.

Though this is a small fic exchange, iki_teru deserves our gratitude for all her hard work. She did most everything, and since I'm the back-up mod, I observed the effort she put in firsthand. Ana, thank you for granting my wish of a Final Fantasy Holiday Exchange. ♥ We also have several pinch hitters that I will thank once all the pinch hits are in, but I'd like to say thanks for making this happen in advance.

In addition, I took the liberty of creating a collection at AO3 for this comm. Writers, feel free to add your stories to the Final Fantasy Santa Fic Exchange - 2009 sub-collection (the parent collection is closed as I like to dream we'll do this again next year and need those sub-collections for organizational purposes). If you're familiar with yuletide, it's similar to that. If you do not have an AO3 account, you can request an invite here. I'm requesting invite codes to see if I can pass them out to you, and we'll see if they get them to me soon. I'm not sure how long it might take them, but I hope it won't be too long. If you're already on AO3, just upload away, and I'll clear you through so long as your fic appears on this comm. Contact me here if you need any help with that. AO3 seems promising thus far, so I encourage you to join up, whether for this collection or not. And uploading to the collection is not mandatory or time-determined, just an option.

If you guys have any ideas for post-holiday fun, such as maybe turning sign-ups into prompts that people can write and post as they please, please discuss them here. I don't know about iki_teru, but I'm always up for more FF fic. Especially for FF4, FF7, and FF8. *subtle like a limit break to the face*

ETA: If you do upload your story to the collection, please drop me a note here to let me know, and I'll go approve it. The system doesn't email me, so I have to manually check it, and I might forget to do that every day without you guys prompting me. XD