It's beginning to look like Christmas with announcements of "Early Black Friday" sales starting to appear in mailboxes and Santas arriving at local malls this weekend. So the question on people's minds is who will get Miranda's name in the Secret Santa exchange this year?
I got a call from our lovely mod, grdnofevrythng, asking if I would organize our Second Annual Secret Santa exchange for the dvlwears_prada community this year. Of course I said yes, since who can resist a request by our mod?
Last year's Secret Santa Exchange produced a terrific batch of fic, songmixes, graphics and vids. Can we do it again?
The Second Annual Devil Wears Prada Secret Santa Fic Exchange
And even though it's called the fic exchange, it's not limited to fic because we know there are many talented people in the community with gifts other than writing.
**How it works
Step 1. Respond to this post with your wishlist form between November 8th - November 15th at 11pm EST. Any type of created gift is acceptable to ask for: fanfic, banners, icons, wallpapers, videos, music mixes, etc. Commenting with a wishlist automatically means that you will have to be a Secret Santa for someone else.
Step 2. During the week of November 16th - November 22nd you will be contacted and given the name of another member who also posted their wishlist. NOTE: Please do not reveal yourself to your Secret Santa recipient. This will only ruin the surprise.
Step 3. Kick your creative booty into gear, and get cracking on making a "present" for your Secret Santa. Should you have any questions for your Secret Santa, please email me, and I will post the question for you. Satisfying the entire wishlist is not necessary. Any contribution will be appreciated by your Secret Santa.
Step 4. The big reveal. Gifts are to be posted between December 24th and January 5th.
Step 5. If you are unable to complete your gift, please contact me. I will arrange a back-up gifter to complete your gift.
Step 6. After January 5th, I will do a gift round up, and ensure that those who have not received their gifts are granted a back-up Santa, and in turn receive gifts.
**WISH LIST FORM
Name/LJ username: Important we know this for tagging purposes.
Email address: So we know where to send you the information of your Secret Santa. If you prefer not to post it in public, please email it to me (with your LJ name) at shesgottaread [at] gmail.com
What I want: Be as specific as possible. Want a fanfic? Then make sure you state what kind and what characters you prefer. Want graphics? What kind . . . what characters do you like? The more specific you are and the more you ask for, the better the odds that you'll get fabulous gifts that you've always wanted!
What I can do: What do you prefer creating? Fic, icons, graphics in general, videos? Help us give you an assignment you'll be comfortable with.
What I absolutely won't do: If there's a character, pairing, or genre you can't write, or if you think you'll only be able to make graphics, etc., say so here.
Anything Else: For any information that might not be covered by the above questions.
Are you willing to provide a backup contribution? Yes, no or maybe are all acceptable answers. While we may ask for back-up Santas, if you know you won't have the time please don't feel obliged to answer yes. If you're not sure, feel free to put maybe, and let me know definitely closer to the dates.
Thanks to grdnofevrythng for the Runway cover you see above.
Edited to turn screening off. Note: You should email me directly if you don't want your email address or wish list to be public. Thank you for participating.