August 7th, 2010

lizard kiss

Just a quick note re: tomorrow's assignment emails...

Hi folks! Are ya'll excited to get your assignment? Because they are ready to go!

Just a quick note about the mass emailing that'll be happening tomorrow (because some of you have asked about this) - I will make a post once all of the emails have been sent. This might take, oh, twenty minutes or so. We do all the reserved people first, then the second timers, etc. So if you are cruising your flist tomorrow and you see someone post at *2pm something along the lines of 'OMG MY ASSIGNMENT IS AWESOME' and you look at the clock and it is 2:01pm, and you have no email, please do not assume that you did not make it through the lottery. It may just mean that I haven't made it that far down the list yet. :)

*No this doesn't mean I am doing it at 2pm, but it will be sometime tomorrow (late) afternoon for sure.

Second small note, and this is mainly for the first-timers...we always aim to give you something that we feel, based on your sign up (or maybe we just know you really well), you will enjoy writing/drawing. That being said, please do not hesitate to email us if you look at your assignment and feel trepidation (or, God forbid, dread). We want you to be happy with it, because if you are, you'll turn in something awesome and hopefully on time. We would rather do some minor shuffling of assignments than deal with someone dropping out last minute because they couldn't handle their giftee's request. Additionally, we are not always going to be aware of, um, who has issues with whom, so if we inadvertently match you with your arch-nemesis, please let us know. *awkward*

See you all tomorrow!
h/d falling asleep

Assignments have been sent!

As of a few moments ago, all assignments have been sent!

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Please be aware that sending assignments involve an epic amount of copy/paste, and sometimes we experience clipboard fail...so if you somehow end up with a participant name and link which do not match, feel free to email us (after you point and laugh) BUT general rule of thumb is to always go by the participant name over the sign up link, since I'm typing the former in myself and is far more trustworthy than the link. Don't feel the need to hunt through five pages of sign ups looking for the right one, just pester us and we'll give you the correct link.

For those curious about the breakdown of participants, it was as follows:


  • 36 reserved slots were claimed

  • 44 lottery slots were given



From the lottery slots awarded, 21 of those are first-timers, and 23 are those returning for a second or third time (the latter of which move into a reserved slot next year, so yay for them!)...

Please confirm that you have received your assignment no later than AUGUST 15TH. Anyone who does not respond by that date will be assumed to no longer wish to participate, and we will reassign your prompt after multiple attempts to contact you via various methods (the final of which is making a public post on this comm asking where you are).

Lastly...HAVE FUN!