my monkied brain (katekat1010) wrote in summer_of_giles,
my monkied brain
katekat1010
summer_of_giles

WE ARE OPEN!!! (OFFICIAL SIGN-UP POST)

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, occasionally 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 one (or two) different talented writers and/or artists 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, 2008

Master List:   Check it out right now, right here!

Posting Begins  June 1st, 2008
Posting Ends     July 31st, 2008

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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 check out the calendar to see which days are open HERE
note: we are now allowing TWO people to sign up for each day

- Then 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 (so you can post on your day) 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 mods within 24 hours 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. The only exception to this rule is if you are posting a new chapter - or finishing - a work in progress. If you choose to add a significant amount of new material to a work, we are pleased to have you post the entire work. Your mods reserve the right to picspam when necessary. Any questions? Don’t hesitate to ask.

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.  We've set up a number of tags, so it should be easy to pick and choose.  If it's not, email your mods, katekat1010 and elizabuffy at katekat101@livejournal.com or elizabuffy@livejournal.com and we will make new ones for you.

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New Stuff:
For any questions, please leave a comment to any mod post and either katekat1010 or elizabuffy (your mods) will be happy to answer!!

  • If you are willing to beta, please leave a comment to THIS post (with any info you have about what you'll read, your turn around times, etc)
  • If you NEED a beta, please check out THIS post and email the really lovely people who have volunteered their time!  Don't be shy, we're all here to help!
  • If you're hesitant about signing up (say you had a date last year but you didn't make it, or you're feeling shy):  Please sign up for a day!  We welcome everybody!  Especially if you want to get your toes wet for the first time in making something fandom related! 
  • One final thing:  WE are allowing two sign-ups per day (just like last year).  Also, if you'd like to sign up for more than one day, you're welcome to do so!  We'd like to have two people posting EVERY SINGLE DAY of June & July! 
  • If you'd like to pimp and use the community's pimping graphic, pick up the code at THIS post
Let the fun begin!!!
katekat1010 & elizabuffy
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