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Welcome to Rare Pair Exchange 2016

This is our fifth multi-fandom Rare Pair Exchange on Livejournal.

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Please do not hesitate to contact us at rarepairmod@gmail.com if you have any questions/comments/concerns. We do not know about issues unless we are told.

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A Change

No extensions will be given this year.

Seeking feedback

Original fiction
We already allow people to nominate original characters as part of a relationship. What are people's thoughts on allowing the nomination of Original Works as well?

Nominations of connected fandoms
MCU and it's TV shows - All under MCU or TV shows separate?
Marvel/DC Comics - Preference for nominations? Ex. For "Marvel 616" everything under that or as individual comic runs, but not both.
Dragon Age - Together or separate?
X-Men Movies - X1-X3, First Class/Days of Future Past, the Wolverine movies all separate?

Currently we check ff.net for eligibility of nominated relationships, but unlike AO3 where it's easy to tell if a work contains a ship, on ff.net it's not nearly as clear cut as many people don't use the pairing option especially on older fics. We tend to give quite a lot of leeway on numbers here because of this, but we know that some people aren't happy with it. We've considered not looking at ff.net, but there are quite a few legitimately large ships that we would have no way of ruling out if we didn't look at ff.net. Thoughts? Actually, we're going to have an evidence post this year, so someone can show us why it shouldn't be rejected.

Also feel free to include feedback on anything else.

Artist/Author Reveals

Artists and authors have been revealed. We'd like to thank everyone, especially our pinch hitters, for making this another successful year and hope you'll join as again next year.

A Note on Related Canons

It's come to our attention that a number of people received gifts that were in a different version of canon than what was requested. This is not cool. We shouldn't have to spell this out, but unless the nominated fandom is "- All Media Types" or someone says they're okay with it in their optional details, other versions of the requested canon should not be the focus. If this happens again in the future, we will ban people.

Works Revealed

The main collection and treat collection are now open!

It may take a number of minutes for AO3's system to refresh itself and reveal them all as well as send out email. You can also find you gift under http://archiveofourown.org/users/USERNAME/gifts

If you would like your story to appear at the top of the tagset, change the publication date to today.

Go forth and read, comment, and enjoy!

All Gifts Are In

According to our records, everyone who turned in a gift now has a gift. If you are missing one, please let us know ASAP.

The collections are set for the scheduled reveal time of 3pm EDT.

Last Pinch Hit

No need to claim this. If you are able to create something for this, please post it ASAP. Thank you!

#4 - https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/dRavnwk0SxI

All previous pinch hits are covered, but please do continue to treat. Thanks everyone! If you completed an assignment, but do not have gift, please contact us ASAP.

Pinch Hits Due Shortly

Pinch Hits are due in just over an hour. Emergency pinch hits will go out after if needed. The main collection and treat collection will be revealed at 3pm EDT tomorrow as long as everyone has a gift. There is no deadline for treats, so please feel free to continue posting them even after reveals.

More Pinch Hits

We are seeking pinch hitters for the following assignments. They are due on the 21st at 8pm ETD.

#24 - https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/VyK_8eqqvS8