April 1st, 2006

b/g - in the library

Welcome & Sign Ups

Welcome to summer_of_giles
A two month extravaganza of Giles-y goodness.  From June through July this site will be devoted to Rupert Giles, our favorite Watcher, librarian, sometime magician, smart, occasinally sarcastic, warm-eyed, sexy and protective man from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. 

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What is summer_of_giles?
We take our inspiration from the many 'seasonal' character (or pairing) sites in the Btvs/Ats community (the original, of course, the ever popular summer_of_spike).  summer_of_giles is a multi-media event celebrating every aspect of Rupert Giles.  The idea is that each day a different talented writer or artist will post Giles-specific offering(s) for the community's viewing/reading pleasure.  Gen artwork and graphics are wonderful!  And every pairing is welcomed, as long as it's about Giles!  (And hey, we also welcome threesomes, foursomes and moresomes if you're so inclined!)  See below for dates, sign up information, etc.

(note:  this is NOT a ficathon...this is not the place for fic requests or fic challenges.  Instead, do whatever kind of story/graphic/etc. you want to show your Giles love)

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Dates:
Sign Ups start  Now
Sign Ups end    May 15th, 2006

Master List Posted  Final Master List will be posted by May 15th, 2006
Current List can be found here in case you want to check availability

Posting Begins  June 1st, 2006
Posting Ends     July 31st, 2006

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How To Sign UP:
1) So, you'd like to join and do something (fic, icons, headers, drabbles, meta) for summer_of_giles?  YAY!  We're happy to have you.  Just comment to this post with the following:
    Name:
    Email:
    Preferred posting date:  (I will do my best to give you your first choice)
    2nd Preferred posting date: (in case your first choice is already taken)
    What kind of Giles-y thing will you do?: (graphics/manip/icons? drabble? fic? meta?)
    Would you be able to do short-notice backups if someone drops out?

2) You will be notified confirmation of your day (or your backup day).  Make sure you join the community and friend it so you can see updates!

3) Go, create! Write, draw, icon, vid something, anything about Giles.

4) Post your creation on the day you have been assigned.

5) Bask in the reflected Giles-love!

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Summer of Giles Rules
1) You must post on the day you are given. No swapping, switching, or late posting (except for time zone differences.) If you cannot post on the day given, please email the mod to make other arrangements so that an alternate day can be given or so that backups can be deployed.

2) Your contribution MUST be original. This community is not meant to be links to fanfic sites, awards sites, or anything else previously posted. No picspam. We’re looking for new creations made for the community to be shared with all of us.

3) This community is about loving Giles, in all of his variations. Absolutely NO bashing of ships, storylines, characters, or fans. We are about the Giles love. Members who break this rule or its spirit will be banned.

4) Clearly label your post in the subject line, defining what type of multi-media creation you are contributing (possibly with title, etc.) Please use the cut-tag, especially for fics and large pictures. Also, please label any and all NC-17 material and if a graphic is not safe for work.

5) No off topic posting. Please only post on the day assigned to you. Anything else you have to say should be said in the comments. All off topic posts will be deleted. Repeated off topic posting will result in being banned. If you're not sure what off topic means, please email the mod.

6) Comment, comment, comment! Everyone involved is creating something to share the Giles love. Let people know when you enjoy what they’ve posted. Chances are, if you feedback someone, they’ll feedback you in return.

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How to Post:
1) Label your post in the subject line as follows:
    Type: Title (Pairing) Rating
    (for example...  FIC:  Death Becomes Her (G/S) NC-17)

2) For ALL graphics that are larger than Icon size (and for all icon posts with more than three icons), use an lj cut.  Don't know how to use one?  Look here and find out.

3) Please try to tag your post.  I'll be setting up a number of tags, so it should be easy to pick and choose.  If it's not, email me, katekat1010 at katekat101@livejournal.com and I will make new ones for you.

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Other Stuff:
For any questions, please email your mod, katekat1010 at katekat1010@livejournal.com.

One final thing! We'd like to have someone posting on EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. of June & July! This means we need about 60 people to sign up! If you like the idea, please pimp it!