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MSV 2015 Archive Open! by Red on February 14, 2015 5:26 PM

They're here! They're here! The My Slashy Valentine stories are here!

Congratulations to all our new writers who completed their first swap. We hope that you have enjoyed this swap and that you'll come back for another round! Thanks to all our veteran writers who continue to participate and make this swap a vibrant part of the Tolkien community. 

Please don't forget to leave feedback for your author! Everyone worked very hard on their stories and are deserving of a few kind words. Also, please check out the other stories in the collection. We've got a lot of great stories!

And now, for your reading enjoyment...


 


My Slashy Valentine 2015: The Master List!


 


Aglarien wrote The Greatest Happiness for Aprilmoon
Alexcat wrote All That Had Been Fair for Nuinzilien
Alpha Ori wrote Homeless Wanderer for Ignoblebard
Angelstar3999 wrote Springs Knight Will Come After Winter for Elladan's Girl
Aprilmoon wrote A Thousand Gifts for erviniae
Calima wrote Hísilómë for Fadesintothewest
Catalectic wrote While lights were paling for Taenia
Chloe Amethyst wrote Snow After Fire for Aglarien
daydreambelieversdaughter wrote My dog for Maure
Deathangelgw wrote Unwind for Angelstar3999
Elladan's Girl wrote To Teach A King for Sleepless_Malice
Elleth wrote By the Iris Mere for Solanaceae
Erviniae wrote Just a Little Wine for Zinneth
Fadesintothewest wrote Songs for the Reborn for Daydreambelieversdaughter
IgnobleBard wrote A Little Necromance for Marchwriter
Keiliss wrote The Wheel Turns for Unicorns
Larien wrote your guiding star through the night for Miniual Nuwing
Lotrangel17 wrote Be Near Me for Miri
lynndyre wrote Silver Tree for Winterwitch
Mangacrack wrote a little black spot on the sun for Samtyr
Mangotea wrote Forever Given To The Morning for Red Lasbelin
Marchwriter wrote Against the Rising Tide for Catalectic
Maure wrote and then we almost feel young again for Urloth
Minuial Nuwing wrote A Proper Reunion for Alpha Ori
Miri wrote Summer Nights for Larien
Nicevenn wrote The Greatest Treasure for Mangotea
Nuinzilien wrote The Appearance of Innocence for Nicevenn
Phyncke wrote A King by Any Name for Lynndyre
Red Lasbelin wrote Can't Take My Eyes Off You for Keiliss
Rhapsody the Bard wrote Star-Kissed for Wheelrider
Samtyr wrote Lindir's Song for Phyncke
Sleepless_Malice wrote Beneath the Veil of Night for Deathangelgw
Solanaceae wrote whatever we lose for Calima
Talullah Red wrote And I Would Be the Moon for Rhapsody
Unicorns wrote ni moi sans vous, ni vous sans moi for Talullah Red
Urloth wrote Stay for VanaTuivana
VanaTuivana wrote Echoes for Mangacrack
Winterwitch wrote The King of the Forest for Chloe_Amethyst
Wheelrider wrote Outside History for Elleth
Zinneth wrote Bitter Heart for Lotrangel17


---------------


Taenia did not complete her story for Alex, but thankfully our wonderful pitch-hitters stepped in and wrote three stories! Kalypsobean wrote The Last Omen, Miri wrote Only Grief, and Erulisse wrote Those Damned Wood Elves. Be sure to check them out. :)

Happy reading!


by on December 11, 2014 6:59 PM

My Slashy Valentine 2015


 


From the Years of the Trees through the Fourth Age – it’s time once again to make your Tolkien FPS fanfic dreams come true…

Have you always wanted to read a certain pairing or scenario, but couldn’t write it yourself? Have it written for you – specifically and especially for your own sweet self! And share your own fic gift in exchange!

That’s right, it’s time for the My Slashy Valentine Fic Exchange! brought to you by the same folks who sponsor the renowned Slashy Santa and Ardor in August Fiction Exchanges.

The exchange focuses on the Elves, Men, Valar and Maiar of J.R.R. Tolkien's legendarium. Maybe it’s Gildor and Glorfindel you love, or perhaps Boromir-on-Theodred strikes your fancy... or maybe Manwë is your main man – from the First Age to the Fourth, from sultry tales of the Silmarillion to romances in the Ring Wars – spread the word, recruit your friends and fellow authors, and have some fun!

Critical dates:





  • Sign-up period: December 10 - December 21

  • Assignments to be distributed no later than December 27

  • Deadline for first-time participants: February 1

  • Deadline for returning participants: February 8

  • Archive opens: February 14, 2015




 


 


Rules & FAQ


 



By popular demand, I will reveal to you the name of your recipient at your request. Some people find it easier to write or to personalize a story if they know the identity of their recipient. Other people find that thought absolutely horrifying! Now, you can have it either way. If, at any time during the writing period, you wish to know the identity of your recipient, you may ask me. Since other writers do not want to be "spoiled," I ask that you please keep this information to yourself!





  • All stories must be a minimum length of 1,200 words, which translates to roughly 3 full pages in Word. Stories must be complete and in their entirety.



  • Submissions must be COMPLETE, new and previously unreleased, and written specifically for the assignment you receive.



  • If you have defaulted on ANY previous Slashy Swap-sponsored exchanges, you will NOT be permitted to participate in the My Slashy Valentine 2015 exchange. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this rule. This may be a disappointment to some of you, but it is far more disappointing for a hard-working participant who strove to meet the deadline to discover they did not receive a story because their writer dropped out.



  • Manners are mandatory!! Be kind to your readers, be kind to your writer, be kind to your overworked admin. Just as you are required to turn in a finished, beta'd story, you are required to acknowledge the person who wrote for you in a timely fashion. If you're going to be out of town when the archive opens, consider making an LJ post to that effect, or alerting the moderator if you think it's going to be more than 3 or 4 days before you can get in touch with your writer. Even if you *hate* the story you are given-- and we certainly hope that's not the case!-- common courtesy dictates that you should at least say "Thank you for writing this for me." If you cannot gracefully thank the author who wrote for you, you may be asked to sit out the next round and contemplate the meaning of the word "Courtesy."



  • Stories shall not be released to the general fandom on any group, list, or website until after the archive opens on February 14th. After the publication date on this site, feel free to post or archive your work anywhere you would like. Authors may post their own submissions here on the Slashy Swap LJ community after the publication date on this site if they choose.



  • Authors are responsible for posting their own stories to the Slashy Swap collection at AO3 on or before the due date. If you have any questions or difficulties, please email the moderator: slashysanta@gmail.com




 


Prohibitions/Restrictions







  • No fiction involving a minor in a sexual situation, even in flashback, no matter how vaguely alluded to, will be permitted. Period.

  • No songfics.

  • No het pairings as anything other than secondary characters or plots.

  • No bestiality. (Tolkien characters that manifest as cognizant beings such as centaurs, unicorns, wolves, faeries, etc. are acceptable. If in doubt, ask us.)

  • No RPS (real person slash) will be accepted.

  • No Mary Sue, Marty Stu, or self-inserts.







Frequently Asked Questions




Q: Hold on there, what about female characters like Galadriel and Arwen? They were important characters in Tolkien's world! So, you're saying I must ignore them?

A: Not at all. We all know that Aragorn loved and ultimately married Arwen, but he must have been pretty lonely all those years of traveling the wilds of Middle-earth. After a while, Boromir must have started looking pretty good to him. ;)


Q: What about femslash?


A: We had our first femslash stories during the My Slashy Valentine 2013! Femslash prompts are welcome, with the caveat that if we cannot find you a writer, we may have to ask you to adjust your request.

Q: I see a main focus on Elves, Men, Valar and Maiar. What about Dwarves and Hobbits?

A: Feel free to request them, but we do reserve the right to ask you to adjust your request if there is not an available writer. 

Q: I just received my assignment and it fits perfectly into part of a series I've been working on. Can I use it anyway?

A: We'd prefer your story to be original and created solely for your recipient, but so long as your submission fits the assignment you received, can be read and understood as a standalone, and it's new and unreleased, then go ahead.

Q: I'm not entirely sure I want to sign up or I missed the sign-up deadline... can you put my name down as just a pinch-hitter?

A: Absolutely! We're always in need of pinch-hitters. Email me and let me know, or reply to this post.

Q: How exactly does pinch-hitting work?

A: If a Pinch-hit is necessary, the assignments will be offered up via email to everyone on our pinch-hit list and will be available on a first come, first served basis. If a pinch-hitter is needed within the last week of the writing period, *ALL* interested pinch hitters may claim the request and the minimum word count will be dropped in the interest of time, in which case a participant may receive two or three short ficlets as opposed to one longer story.

Q: I'm a newbie. Why do I have to turn in my story a week earlier than everyone else?

A: It has been our unfortunate experience that first-time participants are more likely to drop out, and often without telling us they've quit. The earlier deadline for new writers allows us time to find pinch-hitters. WE WANT YOU to be an active participant! If you're a new writer and you become overwhelmed, don't vanish-- talk to us! We will work with you as much as possible so that you can have a successful fic exchange experience.

Q: Yikes! I've been working on my story, but there was a family emergency and I don't think I'll make the deadline. What should I do?

A: Let us know! We at Slashy Swap have families, too, and understand that emergencies sometimes happen. The sooner you tell us, the easier it will be for us to come to a mutually agreeable solution.

Q: Unfortunately, the emergency has turned into something longer term and I won't be able to finish my story after all.

A: Again, please let us know as soon as possible so we can find a pinch-hitter for your assignment.

Q: I signed up for the previous exchanges, but never turned anything in. Can I still participate?

A: No. It simply isn't fair to those who met their obligations, or to the person who didn't get a story.

Q: Do I need to have my work beta read? I don't have one!

A: While we will not strictly enforce the use of a beta, we strongly encourage it. At the very least, please proof read and run spell- and grammar-check. If you need help finding a beta, let us know and we'll direct you to some beta resources. Remember, you're writing a gift for someone, so make your story as perfect as it can be.

Q: HELP! I received the worst assignment in the world! What were you thinking? I can't write this!

A: It was likely an oversight. Please contact us and we will do what we can to find another assignment that is more to your taste and ability. If you already confirmed you would accept it, we can't make promises, but we'll do the best we can to help.

NOTE: In some rare instances, it may not be possible for a request to be filled to the requestor's exact specifications. This may occur if no author is willing to write the elements in the request (some examples are BDSM, fetish, rape, MPREG, or character death). In this case, the participant will be asked to revise their request so that we'll be able to match it.



~ * ~

Are you ready to sign up?
Click Here: http://slashysanta.com/signup.html


MSV 2014 Reveal by Red on February 14, 2014 5:10 PM

They're here! They're here! The My Slashy Valentine stories are here!


Congratulations to all our new writers who completed their first swap. We hope that you have enjoyed this swap and that you'll come back for another round! Thanks to all our veteran writers who continue to participate and make this swap a vibrant part of the Tolkien community. Please don't forget to leave feedback for your author! Everyone worked very hard on their stories and are deserving of a few kind words. Also, please check out the other stories in the collection. We've got a lot of great stories!


You can read these stories at the AO3 Collection here: http://archiveofourown.org/collections/2014_MSV/


2014 My Slashy Valentine: The Master List!


Adlanth wrote The Stricken Anvil for Maure
Aglarien wrote Trusting Your Heart for Sarah Rae
Alexcat wrote Eryn Lasgalen for Winterwitch
Angelstar3999 wrote Mine to Hold for Aprilmoon
Aprilmoon wrote Redemption for Deathangelgw
BurningNightingale wrote Like The Sea Over Sand for Zeen
Chaotic Binky wrote The Kiss of Death. for Fadesintothewest
Chloe Amethyst wrote Lay Aside Every Weight for Elladansgirl
Deathangelgw wrote Sleeping Blunder for Mawgy
Elladan's Girl wrote By Invitation Only for Angelstar3999
Elleth wrote Weathering for Rhapsody the Bard
Esteliel wrote Fair Shall The End Be for Linndechir
Fadesintothewest wrote "...All that's best of dark and bright" for Adlanth Iavalir wrote Maiden and Warrior for Unicorns
Idle Leaves wrote Crossings for Minuial Nuwing
IgnobleBard wrote An Amethyst Remembrance for Zhie
Keiliss wrote Water's Edge for Aglarien
Larien wrote always in the twilight and shadow of your heart for Marchwriter
Laurelin wrote By Order Of The King for Ignoblebard
Linndechir wrote Golden light for Urloth
lynndyre wrote Edge of the Wood, Age of the World for Liz
Marchwriter wrote Souls, Hollowed for Nuinzilien
Maure wrote why don't we join the masquerade for Esteliel
Mawgy wrote Home Again for Larien
Minuial Nuwing wrote A Hole in Time for Chaotic Binky
Miri wrote By Surprise for Chloe Amethyst
Nuinzilien wrote On the Courting Habits of Dwarves and Elves for Smaragdbird ParadifeLoft wrote We Catch Sounds in the Dark for Idle Leaves
Phyncke wrote Battle of the Bands - Middle Earth! for Miri
Red Lasbelin wrote Ghosts That We Knew for BurningNightingale
Rhapsody the Bard wrote Ere the Nightingales cry for Solanaceae
Samtyr wrote The Greater Part of Life for Alexcat
Sarah Rae wrote Sharing Starlight for Laurelin
Smaragdbird wrote Absolution for Samtyr
Solanaceae wrote Healing for Keiliss
Unicorns wrote Detritus for Elleth
Urloth wrote Of A Certain Complication of Lady Arwen's Visit to Mirkwood And Of, After Moping For A While, How Tauriel Fixed it. (Though Not On The First Try. And Not Without A Little Help.) for Iavalir
Winterwitch wrote The Wrath of Dragon fire for Phyncke
Zeen wrote Lighter than Vanity for Red Lasbelin
Zhie wrote Hierarchy for Paradifeloft


---------------


Liz was unable to continue to participate in the swap and write Lynndyre's request. Deathangelgw stepped up and wrote Lynndyre a pitch hit story, Breaking Down the Veil. Thank you, DA! Happy reading!


SinS 2013 Story Reveal by Red on September 01, 2013 4:51 PM

They're here! They're here! The Sultry in September stories are here! This is our first time using Archive of Our Own (http://archiveofourown.org/collections/2013_SiS/), and I hope it's been a positive experience for everyone!

Congratulations to all our new writers who completed their first swap. We hope that you have enjoyed this swap and that you'll sign up again. Thanks to all our veteran writers who continue to participate and make this swap part of the Tolkien community.

Please don't forget to leave feedback for your author! Everyone worked very hard on their stories and are deserving of a few kind words. Also, please check out the other stories in the collection. We've got a lot of great stories!

And now, for your reading enjoyment...

2013 Sultry in September: The Master List!

Adlanth wrote Scholar and Soldier for Ansileran
Aearwen wrote Warrior Lovers for just_jenni
Aglarien wrote The Inn Between Time for Mawgy
Alexcat wrote Eärendil’s Lost Sons for Chaotic Binky
Angelstar3999 wrote Greetings from Afar for Samtyr
Ansileran wrote Music in the woods for Minuial Nuwing
Aprilmoon wrote One year for Erviniae
astris-eldalie wrote Ash and Water for Elleth
BurningNightingale wrote Going Down In Sight Of Land for Oshun
Chaotic Binky wrote Rite of Passage for Erulisse
Chloe Amethyst wrote The Art of Surrender for Angelstar3999
Dawn Felagund wrote The Sovereign and the Priest for Urloth
Eidolon wrote The Sentiment of Steel for trekqueen
Elladan's Girl wrote A Past Remembered for evocates
Elleth wrote Nor Love Nor Wisdom for ParadifeLoft
Erulisse wrote Mobius - An Exploration of Evil for astris-eldalie
Erviniae wrote A Circlet of Dwarves for larienelengasse
evocates wrote without songs or tales for IdrilsSecret
fordofbruinen wrote Love? for Idle Leaves
Idle Leaves wrote  Old Growth for Lady Mirfain
IdrilsSecret wrote Not Broken Just Bent for Lotrangel17
IgnobleBard wrote Flowers in Amber for Adlanth
just_jenny wrote The Return of the Exiled for Lynndyre
Keiliss wrote The Boys of Summer for Marchwriter
LadyBrooke wrote A Secret Relationship for Nuinzilien
Larien wrote if you only knew for Elladan's Girl
Lotrangel17 wrote Moving In for Melusine
Ludovica wrote Adding Insult to Injury for LadyBrooke
lynndyre wrote Tree and Leaf for Alexcat
Marchwriter wrote Only Ourselves Remain for Tehta
Maure wrote Wanderlust for fordofbruinen
Mawgy wrote One's Destiny for Aprilmoon
Minuial Nuwing wrote Four Autumns (and One Fine Spring Morning) for Ignoblebard
Nuinzeilen wrote Will You Stay or Will You Go? for Keiliss
Oshun wrote Summer's End for Burning_Nightingale
ParadifeLoft wrote How The Ceiling Starts to Swerve for Maure
Phyncke wrote I Hear a Voice on the Wind for Zeen
Rhapsody the Bard wrote Unconquered for Ludovica
Samtyr wrote The Fountain and the Flower for Chloe Amethyst
Tehta wrote Inevitable for Phyncke
TrekQueen wrote Everlasting Flame for Eidolon
Urloth wrote Of Mithrellas for Rhapsody the Bard
Zeen wrote Be more cruel, Love, and so be kind. for Dawn Felagund


---------------

Lady Mirfain was unable to complete her story due to family complications. We had three fantastic people step up and pitch hit for Aearwen's request: Larienelengasse wrote even the best fall down sometimes, Lanyon wrote Freedom Soon Will Come, and kalypsobean wrote Lómion. Thank you, you wonderful ladies!


Happy reading!


Sultry in September 2013 by Red on June 15, 2013 12:25 PM

Sultry in September 2013


 


From the Years of the Trees through the Fourth Age – it’s time once again to make your Tolkien FPS fanfic dreams come true…

Have you always wanted to read a certain pairing or scenario, but couldn’t write it yourself? Have it written for you – specifically and especially for your own sweet self! And share your own fic gift in exchange!

That’s right, it’s time for the Sultry in September Fic Exchange! brought to you by the same folks who sponsor the renowned My Slashy Valentine and Ardor in August Fiction Exchanges.

The exchange focuses on the Elves, Men, Valar and Maiar of J.R.R. Tolkien's legendarium. Maybe it’s Gildor and Glorfindel you love, or perhaps Boromir-on-Theodred strikes your fancy... or maybe Manwë is your main man – from the First Age to the Fourth, from sultry tales of the Silmarillion to romances in the Ring Wars – spread the word, recruit your friends and fellow authors, and have some fun!

Critical dates:





  • Sign-up period: June 15 - June 29

  • Assignments to be distributed no later than July 4

  • Deadline for first-time participants: August 17

  • Deadline for returning participants: August 24

  • Archive opens: September 1, 2013




 


 


Rules & FAQ


 



By popular demand, I will reveal to you the name of your recipient at your request. Some people find it easier to write or to personalize a story if they know the identity of their recipient. Other people find that thought absolutely horrifying! Now, you can have it either way. If, at any time during the writing period, you wish to know the identity of your recipient, you may ask me. Since other writers do not want to be "spoiled," I ask that you please keep this information to yourself!





  • All stories must be a minimum length of 1,200 words, which translates to roughly 3 full pages in Word. Stories must be complete and in their entirety.



  • Submissions must be COMPLETE, new and previously unreleased, and written specifically for the assignment you receive.



  • If you have defaulted on ANY previous Slashy Santa-sponsored exchanges, you will NOT be permitted to participate in the Sultry in September 2013 exchange. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this rule. This may be a disappointment to some of you, but it is far more disappointing for a hard-working participant who strove to meet the deadline to discover they did not receive a story because their writer dropped out.



  • Manners are mandatory!! Be kind to your readers, be kind to your writer, be kind to your overworked admin. Just as you are required to turn in a finished, beta'd story, you are required to acknowledge the person who wrote for you in a timely fashion. If you're going to be out of town when the archive opens, consider making an LJ post to that effect, or alerting the moderator if you think it's going to be more than 3 or 4 days before you can get in touch with your writer. Even if you *hate* the story you are given-- and we certainly hope that's not the case!-- common courtesy dictates that you should at least say "Thank you for writing this for me." If you cannot gracefully thank the author who wrote for you, you may be asked to sit out the next round and contemplate the meaning of the word "Courtesy."



  • Stories shall not be released to the general fandom on any group, list, or website until after the archive opens on September 1st. After the publication date on this site, feel free to post or archive your work anywhere you would like. Authors may post their own submissions here on the Slashy Santa LJ community after the publication date on this site if they choose.



  • Authors are responsible for posting their own stories to the Slashy Santa collection at AO3 on or before the due date. If you have any questions or difficulties, please email the moderator: slashysanta@gmail.com




 


Prohibitions/Restrictions







  • No fiction involving a minor in a sexual situation, even in flashback, no matter how vaguely alluded to, will be permitted. Period.

  • No songfics.

  • No het pairings as anything other than secondary characters or plots.

  • No bestiality. (Tolkien characters that manifest as cognizant beings such as centaurs, unicorns, wolves, faeries, etc. are acceptable. If in doubt, ask us.)

  • No RPS (real person slash) will be accepted.

  • No Mary Sue, Marty Stu, or self-inserts.







Frequently Asked Questions




Q: Hold on there, what about female characters like Galadriel and Arwen? They were important characters in Tolkien's world! So, you're saying I must ignore them?

A: Not at all. We all know that Aragorn loved and ultimately married Arwen, but he must have been pretty lonely all those years of traveling the wilds of Middle-earth. After a while, Boromir must have started looking pretty good to him. ;)


Q: What about femslash?


A: We had our first femslash stories during the My Slashy Valentine 2013! Femslash prompts are welcome, with the caveat that if we cannot find you a writer, we may have to ask you to adjust your request.

Q: I see a main focus on Elves, Men, Valar and Maiar. What about Dwarves and Hobbits?

A: Feel free to request them, but we do reserve the right to ask you to adjust your request if there is not an available writer. 

Q: I just received my assignment and it fits perfectly into part of a series I've been working on. Can I use it anyway?

A: We'd prefer your story to be original and created solely for your recipient, but so long as your submission fits the assignment you received, can be read and understood as a standalone, and it's new and unreleased, then go ahead.

Q: I'm not entirely sure I want to sign up or I missed the sign-up deadline... can you put my name down as just a pinch-hitter?

A: Absolutely! We're always in need of pinch-hitters. Email me and let me know, or reply to this post.

Q: How exactly does pinch-hitting work?

A: If a Pinch-hit is necessary, the assignments will be offered up via email to everyone on our pinch-hit list and will be available on a first come, first served basis. If a pinch-hitter is needed within the last week of the writing period, *ALL* interested pinch hitters may claim the request and the minimum word count will be dropped in the interest of time, in which case a participant may receive two or three short ficlets as opposed to one longer story.

Q: I'm a newbie. Why do I have to turn in my story a week earlier than everyone else?

A: It has been our unfortunate experience that first-time participants are more likely to drop out, and often without telling us they've quit. The earlier deadline for new writers allows us time to find pinch-hitters. WE WANT YOU to be an active participant! If you're a new writer and you become overwhelmed, don't vanish-- talk to us! We will work with you as much as possible so that you can have a successful fic exchange experience.

Q: Yikes! I've been working on my story, but there was a family emergency and I don't think I'll make the deadline. What should I do?

A: Let us know! We at Slashy Santa have families, too, and understand that emergencies sometimes happen. The sooner you tell us, the easier it will be for us to come to a mutually agreeable solution.

Q: Unfortunately, the emergency has turned into something longer term and I won't be able to finish my story after all.

A: Again, please let us know as soon as possible so we can find a pinch-hitter for your assignment.

Q: I signed up for the previous exchanges, but never turned anything in. Can I still participate?

A: No. It simply isn't fair to those who met their obligations, or to the person who didn't get a story.

Q: Do I need to have my work beta read? I don't have one!

A: While we will not strictly enforce the use of a beta, we strongly encourage it. At the very least, please proof read and run spell- and grammar-check. If you need help finding a beta, let us know and we'll direct you to some beta resources. Remember, you're writing a gift for someone, so make your story as perfect as it can be.

Q: HELP! I received the worst assignment in the world! What were you thinking? I can't write this!

A: It was likely an oversight. Please contact us and we will do what we can to find another assignment that is more to your taste and ability. If you already confirmed you would accept it, we can't make promises, but we'll do the best we can to help.

NOTE: In some rare instances, it may not be possible for a request to be filled to the requestor's exact specifications. This may occur if no author is willing to write the elements in the request (some examples are BDSM, fetish, rape, MPREG, or character death). In this case, the participant will be asked to revise their request so that we'll be able to match it.



~ * ~

Are you ready to sign up?
Click Here: http://slashysanta.com/signup.html


The My Slashy Valentine Archive is OPEN! by Red on February 14, 2013 5:41 PM


They're here! They're here! The Slashy Valentines are here! All of you should have received an email with a link to your special story. If not, check your spam filter. Still not there? Let me know!


If there are any problems - broken links, things looking funny, etc. - let me know and we'll resolve the issue as quickly as is possible.


Please don't forget to leave feedback for your author! Everyone worked very hard on their stories and are deserving of a few kind words.


And now, for your reading enjoyment...


 


2013 My Slashy Valentine: The Master List!


 


Adlanth wrote In The Wild Woods Together for just_jenny


Aglarien wrote Winter's Hope for lotrangel


Alexcat wrote Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost for Perky


Angelstar3999 wrote Harmonizing a Break for Red Lasbelin


Ansileran wrote Love's Consequences for Adlanth


BurningNightingale wrote White Wolf Tale for Keiliss


Elfscribe wrote The Black Sword for Tehta


Elleth wrote Broken Things for Iavalir


Erulisse wrote Dream Lover for Olorime


grey_gazania wrote Beneath the Willow Tree for Rhapsody


Heeroluva wrote Moonlit Interruption  for Larien


Iavalir wrote The Lady in the Mirror for grey_gazania


Idle Leaves wrote  Echoes for BurningNightingale


IgnobleBard wrote Shadows Grey and Grim for Elfscribe


Jade wrote Sometimes You Get What You Ask For for Nuizilien


just_jenny wrote The Flower Child for Idle Leaves


Keiliss wrote Another Future for Mawgy


Larien wrote river stones and broken bones scattered upon the hill for Ignoblebard


Lotrangel17 wrote After All This Time for Melusine


Mawgy wrote Children of the Waterfall for Angelstar3999


Melusine wrote Step By Step for Aglarien


Minuial Nuwing wrote In Dreams for Phyncke


Nuinzeilen wrote Their Leaves are Telling Secrets for Heeroluva


Perky wrote Vacation Time for Erulisse


Phyncke wrote Elladan's Light for Jade


Red Lasbelin wrote Playing with Fire for Minuial Nuwing


Rhapsody the Bard wrote Twilight's Daughters for Elleth


Tehta wrote Sketches from Beleriand for Alexcat


 


---------------


 


Olorime has defaulted. She did not submit a story and has not responded to any attempts to communicate with her. We had three fantastic people step up and pitch hit for Ansileran's request. Jade wrote A Moment worth Remembering, just_jenny wrote The Mirror Image, and chaotic_binky wrote Emmë. Thank you, you wonderful ladies!


 


Happy Valentine's Day!



My Slashy Valentine 2013 by Red on December 02, 2012 4:05 PM

 


From the Years of the Trees through the Fourth Age – it’s time once again to make your Tolkien FPS fanfiction dreams come true…

Have you always wanted to read a certain pairing or scenario, but couldn’t write it yourself? Have it written for you – specifically and especially for your own sweet self! And share your own fic gift in exchange!

That’s right, it’s time again for the My Slashy Valentine Fic Exchange! brought to you by the same folks who sponsor the renowned Slashy Santa and Ardor in August Fiction Exchanges.

The exchange focuses solely on the Elves, Men, Valar and Maiar of J.R.R. Tolkien's legendarium. Maybe it’s Gildor and Glorfindel you love, or perhaps Boromir-on-Theodred strikes your fancy... or maybe Manwë is your main man – from the First Age to the Fourth, from sultry tales of the Silmarillion to romances in the Ring Wars – spread the word, recruit your friends and fellow authors, and have some fun!


Critical Dates:


· Sign-up period: December 2 - December 16


· Assignments to be distributed no later than December 23


· Deadline for first-time participants: January 31, 2013


· Deadline for returning participants: February 7, 2013


· Archive opens: February 14, 2013



Rules & FAQ


 


By popular demand, I will reveal to you the name of your recipient at your request. Some people find it easier to write or to personalize a story if they know the identity of their recipient. Other people find that thought absolutely horrifying! Now, you can have it either way. If, at any time during the writing period, you wish to know the identity of your recipient, you may ask me. Since other writers do not want to be "spoiled," I ask that you please keep this information to yourself!


· All stories must be a minimum length of 1,200 words, which translates to roughly 3 full pages in Word. Stories must be complete and in their entirety.


· Submissions must be complete, new and previously unreleased, and written specifically for the assignment you receive.


· If you have defaulted on ANY previous Slashy Santa-sponsored exchanges, you will NOT be permitted to participate in the My Slashy Valentine 2012 exchange. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this rule. This may be a disappointment to some of you, but it is far more disappointing for a hard-working participant who strove to meet the deadline to discover they did not receive a story because their writer dropped out.


· Manners are mandatory!! Be kind to your readers, be kind to your writer, be kind to your overworked admin. Just as you are required to turn in a finished, beta'd story, you are required to acknowledge the person who wrote for you in a timely fashion. If you're going to be out of town when the archive opens, consider making an LJ post to that effect, or alerting the moderator if you think it's going to be more than 3 or 4 days before you can get in touch with your writer. Even if you *hate* the story you are given-- and we certainly hope that's not the case! -- common courtesy dictates that you should at least say "Thank you for writing this for me." If you cannot gracefully thank the author who wrote for you, you may be asked to sit out the next round and contemplate the meaning of the word "Courtesy."


· Stories shall not be released to the general fandom on any group, list, or website until after the archive opens on February 14th. After the publication date on this site, feel free to post or archive your work anywhere you would like. Authors may self-load their own submissions here on the Slashy Santa LJ community after the publication date on this site if they choose.


· Authors are responsible for posting their own stories to the Slashy Santa archive on or before the due date at SlashySanta.com. If you have any questions or difficulties, please email the moderator: slashysanta@gmail.com




Prohibitions/Restrictions


· ONLY ELVES, MEN, MAIAR AND VALAR are acceptable in the slashed pairing. However, Hobbits, Dwarves, and other creatures may be present in the story as secondary characters.


· No fiction involving a minor in a sexual situation, even in flashback, no matter how vaguely alluded to, will be permitted. Period.


· No songfics.


· No het pairings as anything other than secondary characters or plots.


· No bestiality. (Tolkien characters that manifest as cognizant beings such as centaurs, unicorns, wolves, faeries, etc. are acceptable. If in doubt, ask us.)


· No RPS (real person slash) will be accepted.


· No Mary Sue, Marty Stu, or self-inserts.




Frequently Asked Questions



Q: Hold on there, what about female characters like Galadriel and Arwen? They were important characters in Tolkien's world! So, you're saying I must ignore them?

A: Not at all. We all know that Aragorn loved and ultimately married Arwen, but he must have been pretty lonely all those years of traveling the wilds of Middle-earth. After a while, Boromir must have started looking pretty good to him. ;)

Q: I just received my assignment and it fits perfectly into part of a series I've been working on. Can I use it anyway?

A: We'd prefer your story to be original and created solely for your recipient, but so long as your submission fits the assignment you received, can be read and understood as a standalone, and it's new and unreleased, then go ahead.

Q: I'm not entirely sure I want to sign up or I missed the sign-up deadline... can you put my name down as just a pinch-hitter?

A: Absolutely! We're always in need of pinch-hitters. Email me and let me know, or reply to this post.

Q: How exactly does pinch-hitting work?

A: If a Pinch-hit is necessary, the assignments will be offered up via email to everyone on our pinch-hit list and will be available on a first come, first served basis. If a pinch-hitter is needed within the last week of the writing period, *ALL* interested pinch hitters may claim the request and the minimum word count will be dropped in the interest of time, in which case a participant may receive two or three short ficlets as opposed to one longer story.

Q: I'm a newbie. Why do I have to turn in my story a week earlier than everyone else?

A: It has been our unfortunate experience that first-time participants are more likely to drop out, and often without telling us they've quit. The earlier deadline for new writers allows us time to find pinch-hitters. WE WANT YOU to be an active participant! If you're a new writer and you become overwhelmed, don't vanish-- talk to us! We will work with you as much as possible so that you can have a successful fic exchange experience.

Q: Yikes! I've been working on my story, but there was a family emergency and I don't think I'll make the deadline. What should I do?

A: Let us know! We at Slashy Santa have families, too, and understand that emergencies sometimes happen. The sooner you tell us, the easier it will be for us to come to a mutually agreeable solution.

Q: Unfortunately, the emergency has turned into something longer term and I won't be able to finish my story after all.

A: Again, please let us know as soon as possible so we can find a pinch-hitter for your assignment.

Q: I signed up for the previous exchanges, but never turned anything in. Can I still participate?

A: No. It simply isn't fair to those who met their obligations, or to the person who didn't get a story.

Q: Do I need to have my work beta read? I don't have one!

A: While we will not strictly enforce the use of a beta, we strongly encourage it. At the very least, please proof read and run spell- and grammar-check. If you need help finding a beta, let us know and we'll direct you to some beta resources. Remember, you're writing a gift for someone, so make your story as perfect as it can be.

Q: HELP! I received the worst assignment in the world! What were you thinking? I can't write this!

A: It was likely an oversight. Please contact us and we will do what we can to find another assignment that is more to your taste and ability. If you already confirmed you would accept it, we can't make promises, but we'll do the best we can to help.

NOTE: In some rare instances, it may not be possible for a request to be filled to the requestor's exact specifications. This may occur if no author is willing to write the elements in the request (some examples are BDSM, fetish, rape, MPREG, or character death). In this case, the participant will be asked to revise their request so that we'll be able to match it.

~ * ~

So, are you ready to sign up? Go here - http://www.slashysanta.com/signup.html


 


 


My Slashy Valentine 2013 by Red on December 02, 2012 4:05 PM


From the Years of the Trees through the Fourth Age – it’s time once again to make your Tolkien FPS fanfiction dreams come true…

Have you always wanted to read a certain pairing or scenario, but couldn’t write it yourself? Have it written for you – specifically and especially for your own sweet self! And share your own fic gift in exchange!

That’s right, it’s time again for the My Slashy Valentine Fic Exchange! brought to you by the same folks who sponsor the renowned Slashy Santa and Ardor in August Fiction Exchanges.

The exchange focuses solely on the Elves, Men, Valar and Maiar of J.R.R. Tolkien's legendarium. Maybe it’s Gildor and Glorfindel you love, or perhaps Boromir-on-Theodred strikes your fancy... or maybe Manwë is your main man – from the First Age to the Fourth, from sultry tales of the Silmarillion to romances in the Ring Wars – spread the word, recruit your friends and fellow authors, and have some fun!


Critical Dates:


· Sign-up period: December 2 - December 16


· Assignments to be distributed no later than December 23


· Deadline for first-time participants: January 31, 2013


· Deadline for returning participants: February 7, 2013


· Archive opens: February 14, 2012



Rules & FAQ



By popular demand, I will reveal to you the name of your recipient at your request. Some people find it easier to write or to personalize a story if they know the identity of their recipient. Other people find that thought absolutely horrifying! Now, you can have it either way. If, at any time during the writing period, you wish to know the identity of your recipient, you may ask me. Since other writers do not want to be "spoiled," I ask that you please keep this information to yourself!


· All stories must be a minimum length of 1,200 words, which translates to roughly 3 full pages in Word. Stories must be complete and in their entirety.


· Submissions must be complete, new and previously unreleased, and written specifically for the assignment you receive.


· If you have defaulted on ANY previous Slashy Santa-sponsored exchanges, you will NOT be permitted to participate in the My Slashy Valentine 2012 exchange. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this rule. This may be a disappointment to some of you, but it is far more disappointing for a hard-working participant who strove to meet the deadline to discover they did not receive a story because their writer dropped out.


· Manners are mandatory!! Be kind to your readers, be kind to your writer, be kind to your overworked admin. Just as you are required to turn in a finished, beta'd story, you are required to acknowledge the person who wrote for you in a timely fashion. If you're going to be out of town when the archive opens, consider making an LJ post to that effect, or alerting the moderator if you think it's going to be more than 3 or 4 days before you can get in touch with your writer. Even if you *hate* the story you are given-- and we certainly hope that's not the case! -- common courtesy dictates that you should at least say "Thank you for writing this for me." If you cannot gracefully thank the author who wrote for you, you may be asked to sit out the next round and contemplate the meaning of the word "Courtesy."


· Stories shall not be released to the general fandom on any group, list, or website until after the archive opens on February 14th. After the publication date on this site, feel free to post or archive your work anywhere you would like. Authors may self-load their own submissions here on the Slashy Santa LJ community after the publication date on this site if they choose.


· Authors are responsible for posting their own stories to the Slashy Santa archive on or before the due date at SlashySanta.com. If you have any questions or difficulties, please email the moderator: slashysanta@gmail.com




Prohibitions/Restrictions


· ONLY ELVES, MEN, MAIAR AND VALAR are acceptable in the slashed pairing. However, Hobbits, Dwarves, and other creatures may be present in the story as secondary characters.


· No fiction involving a minor in a sexual situation, even in flashback, no matter how vaguely alluded to, will be permitted. Period.


· No songfics.


· No het pairings as anything other than secondary characters or plots.


· No bestiality. (Tolkien characters that manifest as cognizant beings such as centaurs, unicorns, wolves, faeries, etc. are acceptable. If in doubt, ask us.)


· No RPS (real person slash) will be accepted.


· No Mary Sue, Marty Stu, or self-inserts.




Frequently Asked Questions



Q: Hold on there, what about female characters like Galadriel and Arwen? They were important characters in Tolkien's world! So, you're saying I must ignore them?

A: Not at all. We all know that Aragorn loved and ultimately married Arwen, but he must have been pretty lonely all those years of traveling the wilds of Middle-earth. After a while, Boromir must have started looking pretty good to him. ;)

Q: I just received my assignment and it fits perfectly into part of a series I've been working on. Can I use it anyway?

A: We'd prefer your story to be original and created solely for your recipient, but so long as your submission fits the assignment you received, can be read and understood as a standalone, and it's new and unreleased, then go ahead.

Q: I'm not entirely sure I want to sign up or I missed the sign-up deadline... can you put my name down as just a pinch-hitter?

A: Absolutely! We're always in need of pinch-hitters. Email me and let me know, or reply to this post.

Q: How exactly does pinch-hitting work?

A: If a Pinch-hit is necessary, the assignments will be offered up via email to everyone on our pinch-hit list and will be available on a first come, first served basis. If a pinch-hitter is needed within the last week of the writing period, *ALL* interested pinch hitters may claim the request and the minimum word count will be dropped in the interest of time, in which case a participant may receive two or three short ficlets as opposed to one longer story.

Q: I'm a newbie. Why do I have to turn in my story a week earlier than everyone else?

A: It has been our unfortunate experience that first-time participants are more likely to drop out, and often without telling us they've quit. The earlier deadline for new writers allows us time to find pinch-hitters. WE WANT YOU to be an active participant! If you're a new writer and you become overwhelmed, don't vanish-- talk to us! We will work with you as much as possible so that you can have a successful fic exchange experience.

Q: Yikes! I've been working on my story, but there was a family emergency and I don't think I'll make the deadline. What should I do?

A: Let us know! We at Slashy Santa have families, too, and understand that emergencies sometimes happen. The sooner you tell us, the easier it will be for us to come to a mutually agreeable solution.

Q: Unfortunately, the emergency has turned into something longer term and I won't be able to finish my story after all.

A: Again, please let us know as soon as possible so we can find a pinch-hitter for your assignment.

Q: I signed up for the previous exchanges, but never turned anything in. Can I still participate?

A: No. It simply isn't fair to those who met their obligations, or to the person who didn't get a story.

Q: Do I need to have my work beta read? I don't have one!

A: While we will not strictly enforce the use of a beta, we strongly encourage it. At the very least, please proof read and run spell- and grammar-check. If you need help finding a beta, let us know and we'll direct you to some beta resources. Remember, you're writing a gift for someone, so make your story as perfect as it can be.

Q: HELP! I received the worst assignment in the world! What were you thinking? I can't write this!

A: It was likely an oversight. Please contact us and we will do what we can to find another assignment that is more to your taste and ability. If you already confirmed you would accept it, we can't make promises, but we'll do the best we can to help.

NOTE: In some rare instances, it may not be possible for a request to be filled to the requestor's exact specifications. This may occur if no author is willing to write the elements in the request (some examples are BDSM, fetish, rape, MPREG, or character death). In this case, the participant will be asked to revise their request so that we'll be able to match it.

~ * ~

So, are you ready to sign up? Go here - http://www.slashysanta.com/signup.html


 



2012 Ardor in August stories are live! by Kenaz on August 05, 2012 1:59 PM

ARDOR IN AUGUST HAS ARRIVED!


There are some really spectacular stories this round, folks-- I encourage you to enjoy them all!  Why not try something a little outside your usual fare...perhaps some Men, or some Silmarillion tales, a comedy, or an alternate universe story.  Stretch your boundaries with your fellow readers and writers!


 


PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO THANK YOUR AUTHOR!


Good manners are required, not optional.  Poor sportsmanship is unacceptable.


 


Adlanth wrote Horns and Hounds for Erulisse (one L)
Alexcat wrote Where the Shadows Fall for Marchwriter
Amber’s story for Idle Leaves is delayed.
Angelstar3999 wrote In too Deep for Mawgy
Bluegerl wrote In Mutual Regard for Stephanie
Burningnightingale wrote I Sing For Our Love for Ignoblebard
Chaotic_binky wrote Curufin and the Man That Got Away for Jaiden
Eidolon wrote Feather and Fetch for Iavalir
Elladansgirl wrote Then and Now for Dream
Encairion wrote Lowered them down with links of chain for Libby
Erulisse wrote Westward Progression for Erviniae
Erviniae wrote The Festival of Monarchs for Selene Aduial
Evocates wrote The Long Dark for J_Flatterman
Iavalir wrote The Tale of Melilaurë and Mélaurel for Oshun
Idle Leaves wrote Eastward for Lanyon
Ignoblebard wrote Sea's The Day for Alexcat
Ingrid44 wrote COMING HOME for Phyncke
Jaiden S wrote Somewhere I Belong for Zeen
J_Flattermann wrote Forever After for Rubyelf
Keiliss wrote Harbinger for Adlanth
Lady Mirfain wrote Careful What You Wish For for Larienelengasse
Lanyon wrote The Season For Arson for Red Lasbelin
Larienelengasse wrote Be my mirror, my sword, and shield for Jade
LOTRAngel17 wrote Pleasure from Pain for Angelstar3999
Marchwriter wrote Chasing Nightingales for Ingrid44
Mawgy wrote Eönwë’s Conquests for Amber
Olorime wrote To Love You Again for Eidolon
Oshun wrote Before Strife Was Born for Encairion
Phyncke wrote Heart's Stronghold for Olorime
Red Lasbelin wrote Road Trip to Mirkwood for Lady Mirfain
Rubyelf wrote Boromir's Personal Assistant for Bluegerl
Samtyr wrote Promises To Keep for Keiliss
Selene Aduial wrote It just had to be on Midsummer's Day! for Samtyr
Zeen wrote I Won't Bite for Chaotic_binky

Amber’s story has been delayed.


The My Slashy Valentine Archive is OPEN! by Red on February 14, 2012 5:42 PM

They're here! They're here! The Slashy Valentines are here! All of you should have received an email with a link to your special story. If not, check your spam filter. Still not there? Let me know!

If there are any problems - broken links, things looking funny, etc. - let me know and we'll resolve the issue as quickly as is possible.

Please don't forget to leave feedback for your author! Everyone worked very hard on their stories and is deserving of a few kind words.

And now, for your reading enjoyment...


 


2012 My Slashy Valentine: The Master List!


 


Adlanth wrote Fall for BurningNightingale
Aglarien wrote All I Want for Mawgy
Alexcat wrote The Night Riders for Ingrid44
Amber wrote More than Friends for Olorime
Angelstar3999 wrote A Letter in a Memory for Red Lasbelin
BurningNightingale wrote Fire and Moonlight for Aglarien
Chaotic_binky wrote Istari for Alexcat
Erulisse wrote My Heart Lies in the Trees for Idle Leaves
Esteliel wrote All Rivers for Kenaz
Heeroluva wrote Finding Peace for Iavalir
Iavalir wrote Glimmer of Hope for Ignoblebard
Idle Leaves wrote  Longer to Grow for Zhie
IgnobleBard wrote Even the Woods Remember for Esteliel 
Ingrid44 wrote We Three Be for Lady Mirfain
Jade wrote First Impressions for Heeroluva
Keiliss wrote The Night The Sea Came In for Phyncke
Kenaz wrote The Fountain, the Flower, and the Sword for Marchwriter
Lady Mirfain wrote Love and Hope for Amber
Lotrangel17 wrote Three Times Eomer met Legolas by chance and one time it wasn't... for Rubyelf
Marchwriter wrote And All Our Wounds Forgiven for Oshun
Mawgy wrote The Art of Wine Making for Selene Aduial
Minuial Nuwing wrote A Little Heat for Keiliss
Nuinzeilen wrote Where the Wildflowers Grow for Chaotic Binky
Olorime001 wrote A Vision of Hope for Angelstar3999
Oshun wrote Renacimiento for Adlanth
Phyncke wrote Spirit of Fire for Nuinzilien
Red Lasbelin wrote Before the Spring for Minuial Nuwing
Rubyelf wrote A Bit of Sparring on a Sunny Day for Lotrangel17
Samtyr wrote Fair in Love and War for Rubyelf
Selene Aduial wrote Trapped for Jade
Zhie wrote Our Fates Entwined for Erulisse


 


My Slashy Valentine 2012 by Red on December 03, 2011 1:07 PM

From the Years of the Trees through the Fourth Age – it’s time once again to make your Tolkien FPS fanfic dreams come true…

Have you always wanted to read a certain pairing or scenario, but couldn’t write it yourself? Have it written for you – specifically and especially for your own sweet self! And share your own fic gift in exchange!

That’s right, it’s time again for the My Slashy Valentine Fic Exchange! brought to you by the same folks who sponsor the renowned Slashy Santa and Ardor in August Fiction Exchanges.

The exchange focuses solely on the Elves, Men, Valar and Maiar of J.R.R. Tolkien's legendarium. Maybe it’s Gildor and Glorfindel you love, or perhaps Boromir-on-Theodred strikes your fancy... or maybe Manwë is your main man – from the First Age to the Fourth, from sultry tales of the Silmarillion to romances in the Ring Wars – spread the word, recruit your friends and fellow authors, and have some fun!



    Critical Dates:


  • Sign-up period: December 3 - December 17

  • Assignments to be distributed no later than December 24

  • Deadline for first-time participants: February 1, 2012

  • Deadline for returning participants: February 8, 2012

  • Archive opens: February 14, 2012



Rules & FAQ


 


By popular demand, I will reveal to you the name of your recipient at your request. Some people find it easier to write or to personalize a story if they know the identity of their recipient. Other people find that thought absolutely horrifying! Now, you can have it either way. If, at any time during the writing period, you wish to know the identity of your recipient, you may ask me. Since other writers do not want to be "spoiled," I ask that you please keep this information to yourself!



  • All stories must be a minimum length of 1,200 words, which translates to roughly 3 full pages in Word. Stories must be complete and in their entirety.

  • Submissions must be new and previously unreleased, and written specifically for the assignment you receive.

  • If you have defaulted on ANY previous Slashy Santa-sponsored exchanges, you will NOT be permitted to participate in the My Slashy Valentine 2012 exchange. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this rule. This may be a disappointment to some of you, but it is far more disappointing for a hard-working participant who strove to meet the deadline to discover they did not receive a story because their writer dropped out.

  • Manners are mandatory!! Be kind to your readers, be kind to your writer, be kind to your overworked admin. Just as you are required to turn in a finished, beta'd story, you are required to acknowledge the person who wrote for you in a timely fashion. If you're going to be out of town when the archive opens, consider making an LJ post to that effect, or alerting the moderator if you think it's going to be more than 3 or 4 days before you can get in touch with your writer. Even if you *hate* the story you are given-- and we certainly hope that's not the case!-- common courtesy dictates that you should at least say "Thank you for writing this for me." If you cannot gracefully thank the author who wrote for you, you may be asked to sit out the next round and contemplate the meaning of the word "Courtesy."

  • Stories shall not be released to the general fandom on any group, list, or website until after the archive opens on February 14th. After the publication date on this site, feel free to post or archive your work anywhere you would like. Authors may self-load their own submissions here on the Slashy Santa LJ community after the publication date on this site if they choose.

  • Authors are responsible for posting their own stories to the Slashy Santa archive on or before the due date at SlashySanta.com. If you have any questions or difficulties, please email the moderator: slashysanta@gmail.com




Prohibitions/Restrictions



  • ONLY ELVES, MEN, MAIAR AND VALAR are acceptable in the slashed pairing. However, Hobbits, Dwarves, and other creatures may be present in the story as secondary characters.

  • No fiction involving a minor in a sexual situation, even in flashback, no matter how vaguely alluded to, will be permitted. Period.

  • No songfics.

  • No het pairings as anything other than secondary characters or plots.

  • No bestiality. (Tolkien characters that manifest as cognizant beings such as centaurs, unicorns, wolves, faeries, etc. are acceptable. If in doubt, ask us.)

  • No RPS (real person slash) will be accepted.

  • No Mary Sue, Marty Stu, or self-inserts.




Frequently Asked Questions



Q: Hold on there, what about female characters like Galadriel and Arwen? They were important characters in Tolkien's world! So, you're saying I must ignore them?

A: Not at all. We all know that Aragorn loved and ultimately married Arwen, but he must have been pretty lonely all those years of traveling the wilds of Middle-earth. After a while, Boromir must have started looking pretty good to him. ;)

Q: I just received my assignment and it fits perfectly into part of a series I've been working on. Can I use it anyway?

A: We'd prefer your story to be original and created solely for your recipient, but so long as your submission fits the assignment you received, can be read and understood as a standalone, and it's new and unreleased, then go ahead.

Q: I'm not entirely sure I want to sign up or I missed the sign-up deadline... can you put my name down as just a pinch-hitter?

A: Absolutely! We're always in need of pinch-hitters. Email me and let me know, or reply to this post.

Q: How exactly does pinch-hitting work?

A: If a Pinch-hit is necessary, the assignments will be offered up via email to everyone on our pinch-hit list and will be available on a first come, first served basis. If a pinch-hitter is needed within the last week of the writing period, *ALL* interested pinch hitters may claim the request and the minimum word count will be dropped in the interest of time, in which case a participant may receive two or three short ficlets as opposed to one longer story.

Q: I'm a newbie. Why do I have to turn in my story a week earlier than everyone else?

A: It has been our unfortunate experience that first-time participants are more likely to drop out, and often without telling us they've quit. The earlier deadline for new writers allows us time to find pinch-hitters. WE WANT YOU to be an active participant! If you're a new writer and you become overwhelmed, don't vanish-- talk to us! We will work with you as much as possible so that you can have a successful fic exchange experience.

Q: Yikes! I've been working on my story, but there was a family emergency and I don't think I'll make the deadline. What should I do?

A: Let us know! We at Slashy Santa have families, too, and understand that emergencies sometimes happen. The sooner you tell us, the easier it will be for us to come to a mutually agreeable solution.

Q: Unfortunately, the emergency has turned into something longer term and I won't be able to finish my story after all.

A: Again, please let us know as soon as possible so we can find a pinch-hitter for your assignment.

Q: I signed up for the previous exchanges, but never turned anything in. Can I still participate?

A: No. It simply isn't fair to those who met their obligations, or to the person who didn't get a story.

Q: Do I need to have my work beta read? I don't have one!

A: While we will not strictly enforce the use of a beta, we strongly encourage it. At the very least, please proof read and run spell- and grammar-check. If you need help finding a beta, let us know and we'll direct you to some beta resources. Remember, you're writing a gift for someone, so make your story as perfect as it can be.

Q: HELP! I received the worst assignment in the world! What were you thinking? I can't write this!

A: It was likely an oversight. Please contact us and we will do what we can to find another assignment that is more to your taste and ability. If you already confirmed you would accept it, we can't make promises, but we'll do the best we can to help.

NOTE: In some rare instances, it may not be possible for a request to be filled to the requestor's exact specifications. This may occur if no author is willing to write the elements in the request (some examples are BDSM, fetish, rape, MPREG, or character death). In this case, the participant will be asked to revise their request so that we'll be able to match it.

~ * ~

So, are you ready to sign up? Go here - http://www.slashysanta.com/signup.html


 


Ardor in August sign-ups are underway! by Kenaz on June 13, 2011 11:06 AM

 


Critical Dates:



  • Sign-up period: Sunday, June 12 - Sunday, June 26

  • Assignments to be distributed: by July 3

  • Deadline for first-time participants: August 20, 2011

  • Deadline for returning participants: August 27, 2011

  • Archive opens: September 3, 2011



Rules & FAQ


 



  • All stories must be a minimum length of 1,200 words, which translates to roughly 3 full pages in Word. Stories must be complete and in their entirety.



  • Submissions must be new and previously unreleased, and written specifically for the assignment you receive.



  • If you have defaulted on ANY previous Slashy Santa-sponsored exchanges, you will NOT be permitted to participate in the My Slashy Valentine 2010 exchange. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this rule. This may be a disappointment to some of you, but it is far more disappointing for a hard-working participant who strove to meet the deadline to discover they did not receive a story because their writer dropped out.



  • Manners are mandatory!! Be kind to your readers, be kind to your writer, be kind to your overworked admin. Just as you are required to turn in a finished, beta'd story, you are required to acknowledge the person who wrote for you in a timely fashion. If you're going to be out of town when the archive opens, consider making an LJ post to that effect, or alerting the moderator if you think it's going to be more than 3 or 4 days before you can get in touch with your writer. Even if you *hate* the story you are given-- and we certainly hope that's not the case!-- common courtesy dictates that you should at least say "Thank you for writing this for me." If you cannot gracefully thank the author who wrote for you, you may be asked to sit out the next round and contemplate the meaning of the word "Courtesy."



  • Stories shall not be released to the general fandom on any group, list, or website until after the archive opens on September 3. After the publication date on this site, feel free to post or archive your work anywhere you would like. Authors may self-load their own submissions here on the Slashy Santa LJ community after the publication date on this site if they choose.



  • Authors are responsible for posting their own stories to the Slashy Santa archive on or before the due date at SlashySanta.com. If you have any questions or difficulties, please email the moderator: slashysanta@gmail.com


PROHIBITIONS / RESTRICTIONS



  • ONLY ELVES, MEN, MAIAR AND VALAR are acceptable in the slashed pairing. However, Hobbits, Dwarves, and other creatures may be present in the story as secondary characters.



  • No fiction involving a minor in a sexual situation, even in flashback, no matter how vaguely alluded to, will be permitted. Period.

  • No songfics.

  • No het pairings as anything other than secondary characters or plots.

  • No bestiality. (Tolkien characters that manifest as cognizant beings such as centaurs, unicorns, wolves, faeries, etc. are acceptable. If in doubt, ask us.)

  • No RPS (real person slash) will be accepted.

  • No Mary Sue, Marty Stu, or self-inserts.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Q: Hold on there, what about female characters like Galadriel and Arwen? They were important characters in Tolkien's world! So, you're saying I must ignore them?


A: Not at all. We all know that Aragorn loved and ultimately married Arwen, but he must have been pretty lonely all those years of traveling the wilds of Middle-earth. After a while, Boromir must have started looking pretty good to him. ;)


Q: I just received my assignment and it fits perfectly into part of a series I've been working on. Can I use it anyway?


A: We'd prefer your story to be original and created solely for your recipient, but so long as your submission fits the assignment you received, can be read and understood as a standalone, and it's new and unreleased, then go ahead.


Q: I'm not entirely sure I want to sign up or I missed the sign-up deadline... can you put my name down as just a pinch-hitter?

A: Absolutely! We're always in need of pinch-hitters. Email me and let me know, or reply to this post.

Q: How exactly does pinch-hitting work?

A: If a Pinch-hit is necessary, the assignments will be offered up via email to everyone on our pinch-hit list and will be available on a first come, first served basis. If a pinch-hitter is needed within the last week of the writing period, *ALL* interested pinch hitters may claim the request and the minimum word count will be dropped in the interest of time, in which case a participant may receive two or three short ficlets as opposed to one longer story.


Q: I'm a newbie. Why do I have to turn in my story a week earlier than everyone else?


A: It has been our unfortunate experience that first-time participants are more likely to drop out, and often without telling us they've quit. The earlier deadline for new writers allows us time to find pinch-hitters. WE WANT YOU to be an active participant! If you're a new writer and you become overwhelmed, don't vanish-- talk to us! We will work with you as much as possible so that you can have a successful fic exchange experience.



Q: Yikes! I've been working on my story, but there was a family emergency and I don't think I'll make the deadline. What should I do?


A: Let us know! We at Slashy Santa have families, too, and understand that emergencies sometimes happen. The sooner you tell us, the easier it will be for us to come to a mutually agreeable solution.


Q: Unfortunately, the emergency has turned into something longer term and I won't be able to finish my story after all.


A: Again, please let us know as soon as possible so we can find a pinch-hitter for your assignment.


Q: I signed up for the previous exchanges, but never turned anything in. Can I still participate?


A: No. It simply isn't fair to those who met their obligations, or to the person who didn't get a story.


Q: Do I need to have my work beta read? I don't have one!


A: While we will not strictly enforce the use of a beta, we strongly encourage it. At the very least, please proof read and run spell- and grammar-check. If you need help finding a beta, let us know and we'll direct you to some beta resources. Remember, you're writing a gift for someone, so make your story as perfect as it can be.


Q: HELP! I received the worst assignment in the world! What were you thinking? I can't write this!


A: It was likely an oversight. Please contact us and we will do what we can to find another assignment that is more to your taste and ability. If you already confirmed you would accept it, we can't make promises, but we'll do the best we can to help.


NOTE: In some rare instances, it may not be possible for a request to be filled to the requestor's exact specifications. This may occur if no author is willing to write the elements in the request (some examples are BDSM, fetish, rape, MPREG, or character death). In this case, the participant will be asked to revise their request so that we'll be able to match it.


~ * ~


So, are you ready to sign up? Good!
Go HERE: http://www.slashysanta.com/signup.html


The Slashy Valentines have arrived! by Red on February 14, 2011 4:55 PM

They're here! They're here! The slashy valentines are here! All of you should have received an email with a link to your special story. If not, check your spam filter. Still not there? Let me know!

If there are any problems - broken links, things looking funny, etc. - let me know and we'll resolve the issue as quickly as is possible. 

Please don't forget to leave feedback for your author! Everyone worked very hard on their stories and is deserving of a few kind words.

We had some truly fantastic pitch hitterPitch Hitters this year: Iavalir, Kalypso, Selene Aduial, and Zhie ... these exchanges wouldn't work without the folks who give a little extra, and thank you guys so much!

And now, for your reading enjoyment... 2011 My Slashy Valentine: The Master List!


 


Adlanth wrote The Flower on the Plain for Phyncke
Aglarien wrote What the Heart Sees for Tuxedo Elf
Alexcat wrote So Dear I Love Him for Surreysmom
Amber wrote An Ending, Or Not for Ingrid44
Angelstar3999 wrote A Chance Meeting for Perkyandproud
Chaotic_binky wrote The Time of the Woodcutter for Jade
Darth Fingon wrote The Hostage for Chaotic Binky
Elfscribe wrote King Thingol's Codpiece for Darth Fingon
Esteliel wrote Amends for Russandol 
Faoiltierna/Perkyandproud wrote Together for Phytha
Iavalir wrote What Went Wrong in the Haunted Mountain (and What Went Right) for Larien Elengasse
Iavalir wrote The Trouble Words Bring for Angelstar3999
IgnobleBard wrote The Hunter of the Heart for Iavalir 
Ingrid44 wrote The Passage of Time for Minual Nuwing
Jade wrote Beyond Temptation for Selene Aduial
Jade wrote Not Without Fear for Kalypso
Kalypso wrote Asynchronous for Marina
Kalypso wrote The Land of Eternal Autumn for Angelstar3999
Keiliss wrote Life After for Zhie
Lanyon wrote Poor Heretics in Love for Oshun
Larien Elengasse wrote Chasing Shadows in Memories for Tena
Levade wrote What Dreams May Come for Keiliss
Marina wrote An unexpected date for Red Lasbelin
Mawgy wrote Erestor's Education for Tananda
Melusine wrote Nothing Else Matters for Sian
Minuial Nuwing wrote A Sunrise and A Shooting Star for Aglarien
Naledi wrote An Equal Partnership for Esteliel
Nightcloud k'leshya wrote What About Now for Adlanth
Nuizeilen wrote Spooking the Fish for Alexcat
Olorime001 wrote Still Waters for Tevildo
Oshun wrote My Grandfather's Cottage for Levade
Phyncke wrote A Fine Mess or an Elvish Sleeping Beauty for Samtyr
Red Lasbelin wrote The Rhythm of Love for Melusine
Russandol wrote The Apple of His Eye for IgnobleBard
Samtyr wrote Good Morning for Elfscribe
Selene Aduial wrote Into the future for Nightcloud k'leshya
Selene Aduial wrote An unexpected turn of events for Angelstar3999
Sian wrote Ride to Redhorn for Amber
Surreysmum wrote The Stranger for Thevina
Tananda wrote After the Flood for Olorime
Tevildo wrote Circumferences for Lanyon
Tena wrote Mereth o Mil for Nuizeilen
Tuxedo Elf wrote An Educational Visit for Naledi
Zhie wrote Beautiful Oblivion for Mawgy
Zhie wrote Alternative to Politics for Miniual Nuwing


Phytha and Thevina have not submitted stories at this time. I am sorry for any disappointment this has caused.


 


My Slashy Valentine 2011 Signups are now! by The Administration on December 14, 2010 11:39 AM

My Slashy Valentine 2011 Rules & FAQ


From the Years of the Trees through the Fourth Age – it’s time once again to make your Tolkien FPS fanfic dreams come true…

Have you always wanted to read a certain pairing or scenario, but couldn’t write it yourself? Have it written for you – specifically and especially for your own sweet self! And share your own fic gift in exchange -

That’s right, it’s time for the The My Slashy Valentine Fic Exchange! brought to you by the same folks who sponsor the renowned Slashy Santa and Ardor in August Fiction Exchanges.

This year, the exchange will focus solely on the Elves, Men, Valar and Maiar of J.R.R. Tolkien's legendarium. Maybe it’s Gildor and Glorfindel you love, or perhaps Boromir-on-Theodred strikes your fancy... or maybe Manwë is your main man – from the First Age to the Fourth, from sultry tales of the Silmarillion to romances in the Ring Wars – spread the word, recruit your friends and fellow authors, and have some fun!


Critical Dates:



  • Sign-up period: December 14 - December 21

  • Assignments to be distributed: by December 28

  • Deadline for first-time participants: January 31, 2010

  • Deadline for returning participants: February 7, 2010

  • Archive opens: February 14, 2010

  •  



By popular demand, I will reveal to you the name of your recipient at your request. Some people find it easier to write or to personalize a story if they know the identity of their recipient. Other people find that thought absolutely horrifying! Now, you can have it either way. If, at any time during the writing period, you wish to know the identity of your recipient, you may ask me. Since other writers do not want to be "spoiled," I ask that you please keep this information to yourself!



  • All stories must be a minimum length of 1,200 words, which translates to roughly 3 full pages in Word. Stories must be complete and in their entirety.

  • Submissions must be new and previously unreleased, and written specifically for the assignment you receive.

  • If you have defaulted on ANY previous Slashy Santa-sponsored exchanges, you will NOT be permitted to participate in the My Slashy Valentine 2011 exchange. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this rule. This may be a disappointment to some of you, but it is far more disappointing for a hard-working participant who strove to meet the deadline to discover they did not receive a story because their writer dropped out.

  • Manners are mandatory!! Be kind to your readers, be kind to your writer, be kind to your overworked admin. Just as you are required to turn in a finished, beta'd story, you are required to acknowledge the person who wrote for you in a timely fashion. If you're going to be out of town when the archive opens, consider making an LJ post to that effect, or alerting the moderator if you think it's going to be more than 3 or 4 days before you can get in touch with your writer. Even if you *hate* the story you are given-- and we certainly hope that's not the case!-- common courtesy dictates that you should at least say "Thank you for writing this for me." If you cannot gracefully thank the author who wrote for you, you may be asked to sit out the next round and contemplate the meaning of the word "Courtesy."

  • Stories shall not be released to the general fandom on any group, list, or website until after the archive opens on Feb. 14th. After the publication date on this site, feel free to post or archive your work anywhere you would like. NOTE: By request, we have also added a LiveJournal community this year, where authors may self-load their own submissions after the publication date on this site.

  • Authors are responsible for posting their own stories to the Slashy Santa archive on or before the due date at SlashySanta.com. If you have any questions or difficulties, please email the moderator: slashysanta@gmail.com.

  •  



PROHIBITIONS / RESTRICTIONS


 



  • ONLY ELVES, MEN, MAIAR AND VALAR are acceptable in the slashed pairing. However, Hobbits, Dwarves, and other creatures may be present in the story as secondary characters.

  • No fiction involving a minor in a sexual situation, even in flashback, no matter how vaguely alluded to, will be permitted. Period.

  • No songfics.

  • No het pairings as anything other than secondary characters or plots.

  • No bestiality. (Tolkien characters that manifest as cognizant beings such as centaurs, unicorns, wolves, faeries, etc. are acceptable. If in doubt, ask us.)

  • No RPS (real person slash) will be accepted.

  • No Mary Sue, Marty Stu, or self-inserts.

  •  



FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Q: Hold on there, what about female characters like Galadriel and Arwen? They were important characters in Tolkien's world! So, you're saying I must ignore them?

A: Not at all. We all know that Aragorn loved and ultimately married Arwen, but he must have been pretty lonely all those years of traveling the wilds of Middle-earth. After a while, Boromir must have started looking pretty good to him. ;)

Q: I just received my assignment and it fits perfectly into part of a series I've been working on. Can I use it anyway?

A: We'd prefer your story to be original and created solely for your recipient, but so long as your submission fits the assignment you received, can be read and understood as a standalone, and it's new and unreleased, then go ahead.

Q: I'm not entirely sure I want to sign up or I missed the sign-up deadline... can you put my name down as just a pinch-hitter?

A: Absolutely. We're always in need of pinch-hitters. Email me and let me know, or reply to this post.

Q: How exactly does pinch-hitting work? 

A: If a Pinch-hit is necessary, the assignments will be offered up via email to everyone on our pinch-hit list and will be available on a first come, first served basis. If a pinch-hitter is needed within the last week of the writing period, *ALL* interested pinch hitters may claim the request and the minimum word count will be dropped in the interest of time, in which case a participant may receive two or three short ficlets as opposed to one longer story.

Q: I'm a newbie. Why do I have to turn in my story a week earlier than everyone else?

A: It has been our unfortunate experience that first-time participants are more likely to drop out, and often without telling us they've quit. The earlier deadline for new writers allows us time to find pinch-hitters. WE WANT YOU to be an active participant! If you're a new writer and you become overwhelmed, don't vanish-- talk to us! We will work with you as much as possible so that you can have a successful fic exchange experience.

Q: Yikes! I've been working on my story, but there was a family emergency and I don't think I'll make the deadline. What should I do?

A: Let us know! We at Slashy Santa have families, too, and understand that emergencies sometimes happen. The sooner you tell us, the easier it will be for us to come to a mutually agreeable solution.

Q: Unfortunately, the emergency has turned into something longer term and I won't be able to finish my story after all.

A: Again, please let us know as soon as possible so we can find a pinch-hitter for your assignment.

Q: I signed up for the previous exchanges, but never turned anything in. Can I still participate?

A: No. It simply isn't fair to those who met their obligations, or to the person who didn't get a story.

Q: Do I need to have my work beta read? I don't have one!

A: While we will not strictly enforce the use of a beta, we strongly encourage it. At the very least, please proof read and run spell- and grammar-check. If you need help finding a beta, let us know and we'll direct you to some beta resources. Remember, you're writing a gift for someone, so make your story as perfect as it can be.

Q: HELP! I received the worst assignment in the world! What were you thinking? I can't write this!

A: It was likely an oversight. Please contact us and we will do what we can to find another assignment that is more to your taste and ability. If you already confirmed you would accept it, we can't make promises, but we'll do the best we can to help.

NOTE: In some rare instances, it may not be possible for a request to be filled to the requestor's exact specifications. This may occur if no author is willing to write the elements in the request (some examples are BDSM, fetish, rape, MPREG, or character death). In this case, the participant will be asked to revise their request so that we'll be able to match it.

~ * ~

So, are you ready to sign up? Good! Go here - http://www.slashysanta.com/signup.html


2010 My Slashy Valentine stories! by The Administration on February 14, 2010 11:47 AM

They're here! They're here! The slashy valentines are here!  All of you should have received an email with a link to your special story.  If not, check your spam filter. Still not there? Let me know!

If there are any problems with the database-- broken links, things looking funny, etc.--let me know and I will resolve the issue as quickly as I can.  I will be leaving home in a couple hours and won't be back until dinner time, so it may not get fixed until then.


PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO LEAVE FEEDBACK FOR YOUR AUTHOR!  Everyone worked very hard on their stories and is deserving of acknowledgment.


Thanks beyond thanks to our fantastic Pinch Hitters who answered my call rose to the challenge of crafting lovely gifts with me fretting loudly in their ears! Hugs to Agie, Lanyon, Dapperscavenger, Selene Aduial (twice!), and Quende Lasse (twice!)... these exchanges wouldn't work without the folks who give a little extra.

And now, without further ado...


2010 My Slashy Valentine: The Master List!


 


Adlanth wrote West of the Mountains for Elfscribe


Aglarien wrote Touch My Soul for Elrohir


Aglarien wrote Follow Your Soul for Alexcat


Alexcat wrote It Will Have to Be for Keiliss


Amber wrote All For Want of Somebody to do the Dishes for Chaotic_Binky


Amber wrote Starting Over Again for Red Lasbelin


Angelstar3999 wrote Midnight Dance for Lady Mirfain


Chaotic_binky wrote The Second Happiness for Melusine


Dapperscavenger wrote Turnabout for Chaotic_Binky


Destinial/Noldoparma wrote Short cuts for Jade


Elfscribe wrote Touch of a Vanished Hand for J_Dav


Elrohir wrote Fact and fiction for Alexcat


Ennorwen wrote Heartstrings for Faoiltierna


Esteliel wrote Through The Mirror Of Fire for Ignoblebard


Faenel wrote Your Eyes Go Out Towards the Water for Olorime01


Faoiltierna/Perkyandproud wrote With this Ring for Jaiden


Gwaelinn wrote The Cry of the Gulls for Kat


IgnobleBard wrote Love is a Many Splintered Thing for Quende Lasse


Ingrid 44 wrote Sub Quercus for Jay of Lasgalen


Jade wrote Finding Comfort for Sally Daer


Jaiden S wrote A Way to Hide the Flame for Amber


Jay of Lasgalen wrote A Nudge In The Right Direction for Nightcloud k'leshya


Jdav wrote And both in Me Remain for Faenel


Keiliss wrote The Day of the Dragon for Destinial


Lady Mirfain wrote Memories, Mayhem and Sex for Angelstar3999


Lanyon wrote Not I, Not Ever for Ennorwen


Larien Elengasse wrote Love Is For Fools That Fall Behind for Mawgy


Mawgy wrote Orcs and Elves : To Reassure an Elf for Sivan


Melusine wrote Riding Out The Storm for Selene Aduial


Nightcloud k'leshya wrote When You Say You Love Me for Ennorwen


Olorime001 wrote Ebb and Flow for Phytha


Quende Lasse wrote Thaur Ôl (Abhorrent Dream) for Esteliel


Quende Lasse wrote Last Night on Middle-earth for Ingrid44


Quende Lasse wrote Blowing Off the 4th Age for Chaotic_Binky


Red Lasbelin wrote Fifteen Years for Gwaelinn


Sally Daer wrote I Promise for Larien Elengasse


Selene Aduial wrote Meeting Glorfindel for Tananda


Selene Aduial wrote Come Together for Ennorwen


Tananda wrote A New Beginning for Adlanth


 


Ardor in August 2009 Archive is Open! by Slashy Admin on August 16, 2009 5:46 PM

Ardor in August 2009: Master List of Stories




Selene Aduial wrote Finally! for Minuial Nuwing
Angelstar3999 wrote A Night of Passion for Sivan Shemesh
Keiliss wrote A Plain, Simple Love Story for Fimbrethiel
Faoiltierna A Winning Plan for Lady Mirfain (PH)
Meleth wrote Acceptance for Quendi Lasse
Faoiltierna wrote Always and Forever for Selene Aduial
Alexcat wrote Always in a Dream for Tena
Brynhildr wrote An Ally Bound by No Oath for Aglarus
Jaiden wrote An Unfinished Tale for Dapper Scavenger
Sivan Shemesh wrote Behind the Waterfall for
Faenel wrote Brightness for Kenaz
Tena wrote Brotherly Love for Phytha
Ignoblebard wrote Chasing Waterfalls for J_Dav
Gwaelinn wrote Coming Home for Faenel
Weeping Naiad wrote Do Not Hide From Me for Adlanth
Aglarus wrote Envoi for Amber
Kat wrote Fields of Gold for Azewewish
Melusine wrote Finding Forever for J_Dav
Kalypso wrote Fleeting Calm for J_Dav
Nightwolfe wrote Forbidden Love for Mawgy
Melusine wrote Full Circle for Meleth
Lady Mirfain wrote Gifting Hearts for Kat
Talullah wrote Glow, Stars! for Thevina
Fimbrethiel wrote Going Home for Red Lasbelin
Aglarien wrote Haven for Keiliss
Abalonedreams wrote In Another Time for Alexcat
Sivan Shemesh wrote Life With You Is Never Boring for Aglarien
Tena wrote Melpomaen's Obsession for Nuinzillien
Adlanth wrote Mereth Aderthad for Talullah
Mawgy wrote My One And Only for Nightcloud k'leshya
Oshun wrote No Justice to Yourself for Darth Fingon
Tuxedo Elf wrote Once Around the Sun for Zilah
Dapper Scavenger wrote Pathetic Tendencies for Nightcloud_kleshya
Dapper Scavenger wrote Recourse of Fate_ for Nightwolfe
Darth Fingon wrote Refraction for Esteliel
Nightcloud_kleshya wrote Remember When It Rained for Jade
Zilah wrote Silent Love, Hidden Heart for Suemichave
Ignoblebard wrote So Beautiful, So New for Tuxedo Elf
Esteliel wrote So Much Less, And So Much More for a participant who did not complete a story for this exchange.
Red Lasbelin wrote The Call for Gwaelinn
Nuinzilien wrote The Captain's Mate for Melusine
Faoiltierna wrote The Distraction for Lady Mirfain
Chaotic Binky wrote The Jolliest of Adventures for Ignoblebard
Quende Lasse wrote The King's Need for or a participant who did not complete a story for this exchange.
Azewewish wrote The Only Cure for Grief is Action for Nightcloud
Kalypso wrote The Quill's Harsh Kiss for Lady Mirfain
Kenaz wrote Threnody for the Dispossessed for Jaiden
Suemichave wrote Through Time Hope Remains for Faoiltierna
Minuial Nuwing wrote To Be Exact for Chaotic Binky
Thevina wrote To Dwell in Lover's Eyes for Oshun
Esteliel wrote Under Leaves of Gold for Nightcloud_kleshya
Mawgy wrote Unlikely Allies for Abalonedreams15
Elladansgirl wrote Until the End of Time for Weeping Naiad
Faoiltierna wrote Waterfalling in Love for J_Dav
J_dav wrote We Two Alone Shall Sing for Brynhildr


Phytha wrote To Learn from the Best for Angelstar3999


Amber wrote Heartache and Deception for Lady Mirfain





This round we had 50-something stories by, erm, 50-something authors (too tired to count!)

Authors are now free to post their stories wherever they wish. Please don't forget to thank your writer(s)! Congrats to all of you on a job well done!


My Slashy Valentine 2009 by Kenaz on February 14, 2009 9:36 AM

My Slashy Valentine 2009 Stories


A Midsummer Night's Celebration by Selene Aduial ... Written for Dapper Scavenger

An Ember Of Hope by Jay of Lasgalen ... Written for Nightcloud_kleshya

An Unexpected Love by Inwe Saralonde ... Written for Alexcat

Between Two Poles by Phytha ... The original recipient of this story
withdrew, but we are pleased to present it to Kellan Brodie!

By the Waterfall by Angelstar3999 ... Written for Jay of Lasgalen

Choices by Tena ... Written for Ignoblebard

Diplomatic Relations by Ignoblebard ... Written for Tena

Divine Melody by Mawgy ... Written for Zilah

Family Ties by WeepingNaiad ... Written for Naledi

Finding the Way by Aglarien ... Written for Elladansgirl

Five Times Erestor Said No to Glorfindel (And the One Time He Didn't) by Kalypso ... Written for Ennorwen

Fox in Winter by Erfan Starled ... Written for Phynke

Glorfindel's Dubious Win by Chaotic_Binky ... Written for Sephreina

Going Nowhere by Nightcloud_kleshya ... Written for Suemichave

Helping Out by Amber ... Written for Brynhildr

Herald, Steer Not Your Heart by the Stars by Thevina ... Written for Vilwarin

Lodestar by Ennorwen ... Written for Thevinia

Love Flows Like Water by Faoiltierna ... Written for Erfan Starled

My Sweet Lovers by Sivan Shemesh ... Written for Angelstar3999

New Friends... and always Love by Quende Lasse ... Written for Inwe Saralonde

Reflections on the Past, Focus on the Future by elladansgirl ...Written for Selene Aduial

Stay by Brynhildr ... Written for J_Dav

Summer Showers by Kellan Brodie ... Written for Sivan Semesh

Take My Advice Dapper by Scavenger ... Written for Aglarien

The Gifts Of Life by Zilah ... written for Quende Lasse

The King's Whim by j_dav by ... Written for Adlanth

The Road Less Travelled by Faenel ... Written for Amber

The Seeking by Naledi ... Written for Mawgy

The Swan of Dol Amroth by phyncke ... Written for Jaiden_s

The Tale of the Angry Otter by alexcat ... Written for Chaotic_Binky

The West Lounge by Vanwa Hravani ... Written for Ennorwen

Then and Now by suemichave ... Written for Vanwa Hravani

To see the nightfall by Adlanth ... Written for Faenel

When Love Comes, It Will Be Worth The Wait by suemichave ... Written
for Vanwa Hravani

Whispers on the Wind by jaiden_s ... Written for WeepingNaiad



Candy Hearts

A couple of our writers were unable to meet the deadline, and there was too little time to assign an official pinch-hitter. As a result, some of our bravest and doughtiest of participants jumped into action to whip up these little treats to tide over the recipients until their "official" stories are complete. MANY THANKS to Kalypso, Quende Lasse, Weeping Naiad, Jade, Jaiden and Thevina for coming to our aid!



One Last Night by Weeping Naiad ... written for Phytha

Forbidden by Kalypso ... written for Phytha

Loving Brothers by Quende Lasse ... written for Phytha

Two Seduce One written by Jade/Elladansgirl for Phytha

A Posse Ad Esse written by Thevina for Phytha

Re-writing History by Jaiden ... written for Dapper Scavenger

Dreams Can Happen by Jade/Elladansgirl for Faoiltierna


New Slashy Santa Archive with eFiction! by Kenaz on January 11, 2009 4:04 PM

Slashy Santa has a new home on the web!
After 5 years, we were running out of room on our free Geocities site, so the next natural step was to set up www.slashysanta.com to host future swaps-- and, as time allows, to archive stories written from 2004-2008.


The old site will NOT be disappearing!
It's always good to have a backup, so there are no plans to delete the geocities site. The Slashysanta Livejournal community will also continue to function as an optional archive for your stories.


NEW FOR 2009!: Upload your own stories!

The new site uses eFiction software, which will allow all of you to upload your own stories to the archive. If you have ever used LOTRfanfiction.com or Library of Moria or AdultFanFiction.com, you will be familiar with the eFiction interface-- you can specify characters, rating, warnings, author's notes, or any other information... You will also be able to EASILY format your stories with bold, italics, and other features using the TinyMCE text editor. No more struggling with HTML-- unless you like that sort of thing. ;)


The archive is currently set to private-- only the moderator will be able to see the submitted stories until the archive opens. This will also allow the moderator to make sure that all formatting is correct before the stories go live.


This is a work in progress.
I have never worked with a dynamic archive before, so no doubt there will be kinks-- and not the leather glove kind-- to work out. Please be patient! If you see a problem, drop a polite note to slashysanta@gmail.com to alert us to the problem, and we will fix it as quickly as we are able.


This is an exciting development for the whole Slashy Santa family. In addition to easy uploading, eFiction will allow you to easily search the archive, browse for your favorite characters, and leave reviews for the stories you love. I hope you enjoy the new features and find it easy to use!


Attention: Digital Artists
Want to create a more Tolkien-esque header for our archive? Please do! I know very little about skinning eFiction, but will try and give you the necessary information. Contact slashysanta@gmail.com for details.