August 15th, 2011

h/d falling asleep
  • hd_hols

ASSIGNMENT EMAILS...

Sometime before midnight tonight (i.e. just under two hours away), I will be sending out your assignment emails.

I hate having to make this kind of post every year, but needs must...

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PLEASE NOTE: While we do our damnedest to make sure that everyone is assigned someone that they can easily find inspiration with, we are well aware (as experience dictates) that at least one of you will email us and tell us why you need re-assigned. Maybe they said your cat was ugly (in which case they wouldn't have signed up, because cats don't take those kinds of insults lightly and someone would be trussed up in traction in a hospital somewhere with only half their face left -- "I'll show YOU ugly.") ...whatever, we get that there are conflicts we know not of.

THAT SAID...be excited about your person if you are genuinely feelin that tingle in your belly that only comes from an incubating bunny within...BUT if you absolutely cannot fathom writing for the assignment we give you, then email us, and we will see what we can do. I would ask that you please sit on it for a day, see what percolates, and then if you decide that you really just can't deal, then let us know. Obviously that involves not only giving you a new assignment, but taking one from someone else, so...yeah.

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ETA: ONE MORE THING - I do, on occasion, fail at copy/paste, so if you get a name and then a link that goes to a different name...the name is right, the link is not. Email me and I will dig up the right link for you.
hp_sticks h/d
  • hd_hols

ASSIGNMENTS HAVE BEEN SENT!

As promised, assignments have been sent.

PLEASE CONFIRM YOUR ASSIGNMENT NO LATER THAN AUGUST 22ND. If we do not hear from you by then (and after many attempts to reach you), we will assume that you no longer wish to participate and you will be excluded from the fest.

In the coming weeks, we will be posting for both pinch-hitters and volunteer betas. Please considering signing up, especially as a pinch-hitter as we need them all throughout the fest process, not just at the last minute. We've brought in pinch-hitters in the past as early as a week after assignments were sent, so...if you're worried that you could never handle the time crunch, and that's the only thing stopping you, sign up anyway! We will always ask you about time constraints before assigning you to anyone.