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heidi8 wrote in help_haiti
ETA: All future posts in the Lightning Round are screened as of the morning of Monday, January 25 (a certain mod's internet connection went out last night, meh). You can still reply to Offerors and Bidders whose posts are already up on the comm, and they will get notifications, but will not be able to reply here. Therefore, please take all conversations going forward into PMs or email.

We will be hosting another Lightning Round here at help_haiti from Thursday, January 28th through Saturday, January 30th at 3:59pm, PST, in tandem with LJ's V-Gift-a-Thon, when they will be donating 100 percent of the proceeds from all vgift sales to CARE and UNICEF (LJ will even cover the credit card processing fees). It's also a good way to send paid time to friends, because for each $10 you receive in vgifts during the V-Gift-a-Thon, if you have any account type other than Permanent, you'll get two months of paid account time. We request (but cannot mandate) that all donations made during the second Lightning Round be done in the form of V-Gifts.

Let us know here if you have any questions.

[The original Lightning Round post is below.]

A few people have noted that they will be out of town or busy after the auction closes, but will have time to get creative this weekend.

This post is for them to offer creativity, in a sort of "Buy It Now" kind of way.

If you want to create drabbles or drawbles for the first X number of people who donate Y dollars (or the equivalent of your choice) to one of the entities listed here, this is the place to offer your creativity!

How to Offer
Please list the type of item and fandom (if relevant) in the Subject to your post.

Paste the following into the Comment window and fill in the non-optional spaces.

Here's an example:

User Name: Fandomy Person
Email address: myname at gmail dot com
You can see things I've created at: Link to my personal LJ comm which has all my stuff at it
I am offering: Ficlets of approximately 100 words
Fandoms: Doctor Who, The Magicians, Tomorrow People, Spider Man (recent films), Sherlock Holmes (current movie), Avatar (the Cameron film, not the cartoon)
Additional Info (optional): If you ask for Doctor Who, I can only write New Who fics; interspecies fic is ok, especially in Avatar, but not in Holmes.
Donation Minimum: $5

Note: Since I will be traveling over the weekend, it's going to have to be up to the person making the offer to decide how he or she wants to confirm that the "donation minimum" has been, er, donated. You can ask people to forward you a screencap with their address and portions of their name (such as everything but the first letter of their first and last name) blocked out, or forward a redacted version of their donation-confirming email, or a photo of the confirming text message - whatever works for you.

Please only offer if you'll be able to finish and deliver your works on or before January 22; otherwise, the standard auctions should be ok for you.

An update via somnolentblue:

More evidence that fandom can be amazing:
-272 offerings bookmarked on del.icio.us [as of January 17 at 7:45 PM Easter Standard Time]
-628 fandom tags
-53 artists
-223 authors
-3 vidders
-9 people offering other goodies

Thank you all!

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User Name: thedeadparrot
Email address: thedeadparrot [at] gmail [dot] com
YM/AIM/Gtalk/ICQ (optional): (see above)
You can see things I've created at: Fic at parrotfic and my AO3 page.

Icons at parrotdroppings (a little out of date, but generally relevant).

Cover art examples from house_bigbang.

I am offering:

Ficlets between 100-500 words and also between 500-1000 words.

Sets of 5 icons.

Cover art for one fic.


For fic: any fandom I have written before (see AO3 page for details), and I adore writing crossovers. There are a few other canons I can also write besides those, but please inquire within before asking.

For graphics: in pretty much anything, given that you provide source images for fandoms I'm not familiar with.

Donation Minimum/Number of items offered:

$5 min for 100-500 words
$10 min for 500-1000 words

$3 min for a set of 5 icons

$10 min for cover art.

At most 2 of each per person. I prefer Doctors Without Border, if possible.

Edited at 2010-01-14 04:44 am (UTC)

Sure thing! Just send me a confirmation of your donation (here or via e-mail, whichever you prefer), and I'll get cracking on them. :) Also, if you want to give me specific, let me know! I am writing these for you after all.

Got it! I'll start work right away!

I've finished writing your fics! They both, uh, ended up going over 1000 words, which I doubt you mind. :)

Breaks All Chains

i'll donate $10 for a longer fic in the mathletes verse! (which is awesome btw) just tell me how, not sure what to do.....

Sure, just send me a confirmation of your donation (screencap, forwarded e-mail, whichever you prefer), and I will write your story! (Might be a bit of time, but I will try to get it to you as soon as possible.)

Also, is there a particular time period you would like to see in the Mathletes-verse? High school days, time on Atlantis, etc.?

sent! :) time on atlantis please!

Received! Thanks for donating! Will get to it ASAP.

I was thrilled to note you had a Villiers-centric story on the AO3, and I'd like to request, please, a Bond/Villiers piece. M's comment in Casino Royale to Bond, purportedly about his poker skills, that, "According to Villiers, you're the best player in the service," always makes me curious. Might you be up for writing something related to Villiers' knowledge on that point -- a strip poker game, perhaps, or regular poker with lots of slashy snarking? If not, I can come up with another prompt, or you can just go any direction with the pairing that strikes you.

I've donated $10 (screencap confirmation here), but you needn't feel locked into the 500-1000 limit on words you offered above; there's such a dearth of fic pairing those two, any length will make me happy.

Edited at 2010-01-16 05:32 am (UTC)

Excellent! Thanks for the donation! I'm not entirely sure how comfortable I am with the prompt, but I will definitely give it my best shot, and if I run into trouble, I will let you know so you can give me another. :)

It's really cool of you to have made the initial offer for the cause, and I thank you in advance for your effort on my prompt. If the pairing itself is an issue, I can quite easily make an alternate suggestion in another fandom, or switch my request to being for a piece of cover art in another fandom. =)

I finished writing it! Uh, the best I managed was to get it all UST-y, but I hope you still enjoy it! :)


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