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12 November 2010 @ 11:16 am
Yuletide is very nearly here! Yay, I am very excited, as I always am, and there will be lots of cogitating on what I'm going to ask for, because I haven't nearly decided. I won't ask for Mitchell and Webb this year though, as dafnagreer has written for me two years in a row, and I feel terribly greedy, but otherwise, regarding what I will ask for, I'm at a loss. I think I might chance Oliver! again, and maybe Downton Abbey? Hmm. Will have to think some more.

Also, I hope all the naysayers who have been getting irate about the Yuletide mods oppressing their tiny/not so tiny fandoms are satisfied. There is a big explanatory post up on yuletide today, which certainly makes me understand more about the pressures they're under, and the reasons for the decisions they have taken. Honestly, I'd like to see the people who are moaning organise a fic exchange for over four thousand people! Just. Cut them some slack, guys.
Lokiloki_dip on November 12th, 2010 11:22 am (UTC)
WORD. On everything. :)

Oo...Downton Abbey, there's a thought.

NO. I have almost got it down to 4. Must not stray now.
Valderys: Merlin XMasvalderys on November 12th, 2010 03:49 pm (UTC)
Well done you, I'm still wibbling about my choices...

I still find it hard to believe that people have been so ungrateful this year regarding Yuletide - I mean if they'd cocked up completely I might be more sympathetic, but all they've done is put in a rule that people don't like. It's not a fundamental civil liberty that's being infringed here! People should get a grip! :)
Lokiloki_dip on November 12th, 2010 03:58 pm (UTC)
Well, I've got 6 for definite. But I'm almost certain on which 4 (two are definite, one is almost certain and then the fourth I think is certain but may switch at the last second!)

Exactly! I mean, no, I'm not overwhelming thrilled at some of the larger fandoms being included but ya know what? I'm only requesting small fandoms (the largest has a whole 7 fics on AO3) and am offering 8, only one of which is a little dubious on the size. So I will be writing and receiving a small fandom fic.

Besides, surely it's less in the spirit of Yuletide to nominate large fandoms? Why don't we blame the people who cause the issue in the first place (every year, someone nominates Harry Potter and Supernatural...)
emmzzi on November 12th, 2010 12:18 pm (UTC)
it's almost yuletide!!

HUGE SQUEE for all of my picks made the list :) Most happy about that.
Valderys: Merlin XMasvalderys on November 12th, 2010 03:50 pm (UTC)
I thought they would - they didn't sound particularly off the wall or large to me! :)

I wish I knew what I wanted to ask for...
emmzzi on November 12th, 2010 04:40 pm (UTC)
you really *do* want mitchell and webb, don't you...
archaeologist_darchaeologist_d on November 12th, 2010 02:29 pm (UTC)
I think people who volunteer for things should be cut major slack and thanked rather than getting irate about it.
Valderys: Merlin XMasvalderys on November 12th, 2010 03:53 pm (UTC)
Absolutely! I've been boggled by some people's small-mindedness. Particularly about other people's fandoms getting in, even if they might be a bit big - I mean, how mean do you have to be to begrudge someone else's happiness in such a way...?
prochytesprochytes on November 12th, 2010 02:36 pm (UTC)
Yes, indeed. Anyone getting shouty because (s)he thinks that (s)he is yelling into the dark should have a bash at pimping Cthulhu Mythos/John Betjeman, BtVS/Strontium Dog, or TW/Krod Mandoon cross-overs. It would be enlightening.
Valderys: Merlin XMasvalderys on November 12th, 2010 03:55 pm (UTC)
*grin* Well, if you will write the oddest crossovers known to man - John Betjeman, I ask you! You should try asking for them for Yuletide - I think one pick can be a crossover...?
prochytesprochytes on November 15th, 2010 10:56 am (UTC)
I always mean to have a go at Yuletide, but December means Admissions Week, which fulfils the same conceptual function for people in my trade that The Attic did in Dollhouse. I usually do consci_fan_mo instead.
Triskellian: fantriskellian on November 12th, 2010 05:18 pm (UTC)
I'm not doing Yuletide this year (although I'm assessing my levels of busyness and thinking about maybe coming back next year), but I might pinch hit, and killalla and I were talking about maybe having a stocking stuffer party or something at the last minute... Interested?
Valderys: Dalek - would you care for some tea?valderys on November 15th, 2010 12:00 pm (UTC)
That sounds great - I'm always up for writing frantically until the last minute, as you know! :) Are you thinking of us physically being in the same location to write together, or a more virtual party? Of course, things may not be so fully defined yet!