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WTF Holic Fest: Clean-up

Thanks for participating in the WTF Holic fest. We're not sure we'll be around next year, but we're glad for the wonderful prompts and stories we received from the xxxHolic community. We hope you'll keep on creating fic, art, and other media for xxxHolic and keep the fandom strong.

We will be cleaning up the prompt posts, basically deleting all claims to prompts while keeping the original prompts intact for inspiration. We are giving you a ONE MONTH window before we start doing this clean-up, so if you would like to record the prompts you signed up for, now is your chance.

Thanks again for your participation and support! 2011 masterlist is available here.

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WTF Holic Fest: Masterlist

Title: Over Tea
Rating: G
Prompt: Did they think she was stupid or something?
Characters/Pairings: Doumeki/Watanuki (pretty light), Doumeki and Himawari, Watanuki and Himawari
Summary: Himawari visits after a big change.
Warnings/Spoilers: Pretty light on the slash, sorry. Also, kind of alternate universe, so be warned.

Title: The Family Way
Rating: R
Prompt: Doumeki has a wish.
Summary: Watanuki and Doumeki reproduce in an unorthodox fashion, causing much turmoil (and occasional humor) in their lives.
Warnings/Spoilers: Mildly explicit sex. MPREG, in glorious(?) detail from conception to morning sickness to Watanuki sewing baby things to Caesarean section. Mentions of events in the part of Xxxholic available only in scanlation, but not all the way to the ending.

Title: Always With You
Rating: PG
Prompt: An alternate usage for the egg
Summary: Despite his advanced age, Doumeki Shizuka is still bringing Watanuki groceries, drinking his sake, and being at his side.
Warnings/Spoilers: Minor mentions of post-timeskip events, nothing major except for Watanuki's dreams in the very last chapters. Character death. Implied Doumeki/Watanuki. 

Title: The Professor's Wife
Rating: PG-13
Prompt: The only people that can see Watanuki are people with wishes.
Summary: The students all said that Professor Doumeki had a wife who made him lunches and impeccably pressed his shirts. Watanuki found this hilarious.
Warnings/Spoilers: All spoilers till the end of the manga, obviously. Some dark themes. 

Title: Forked Path
Rating: PG
Prompt: Doumeki convinces Watanuki not to take over the shop
Warnings: AU obviously
Summary: Sometimes the biggest change can hinge on the simple words of another.

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Last Call

Sorry about the lack of posting during the week as we are counting down to the deadline. Life is...life. 

A reminder that the WTF Holic fest deadline is TODAY, July 10. Please submit your lovely fic! A few hours leniency will be given to the deadline due to time zone differences, etc.

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Fanfiction: red strings

Title: red strings
Rating: R, for graphic depictions of violence
Prompt(s): It took Doumeki a few years to realise he wasn't getting older AND "I'll come back, and we'll be young men together again." (/shameless quote stealing from Inception)
Characters/pairings: Doumeki/Watanuki
Author: nebulia@con_noncuranza
Summary: Watanuki leaves. Doumeki needs him. Also, he may be immortal. Probably VERY post-series, though this is indeed Doumeki Shizuka. Although if you don't want to think of him as Shizuka, you don't have to.
Warnings: While this is not self-harm as usually considered, there is self-harm and something rather like suicide. Also, kind of weird.

red strings

x-posted at
wtfholic_fest, doumekiwatanuki, and xxx_holic

GIVE US FEEDBACK

 So as a quick reminder, the next deadline for our fest is JULY 10.

If you have any concerns about this, please reply to this post or contact us. If we aren't receiving any feedback, we usually assume everything is fine, so PLEASE GIVE US YOUR FEEDBACK and help us help you, even if it's just telling us that you're doing okay with the new deadline.

We did not get a very strong response when we were asking for new deadline preferences, so this is your chance to tell us about any conflicts or problems.

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Totally late, but...

 Okay, I know I'm a little late to the party, but I had no idea a group like this existed! I hope no one minds me joining in so long after the, erm, 'unfortunate events' transpired. 

New Submission Deadlines

Thanks for your feedback! It's still a little early since the poll only went up yesterday, but mod responses are going to be erratic till May 31 due to RL happening, and we don't want people waiting on a date for that long.

Right now based on participant responses, the next submission date is tentatively JULY 10th at MIDNIGHT. Please let us know if that still does not work for you, and we will see if another adjustment is reasonable.

We will include all currently submitted work in a single masterlist at the very end of the fest, so please be patient if you have already submitted work. If you have already submitted work and feel it was not your best effort due to time constraints, you can of course withdraw your submission or make any changes you like. Stories are, after all, a continuing process.

Over Tea

Title: Over Tea
Rating: G
Prompt: Did they think she was stupid or something?
Characters/Pairings: Doumeki/Watanuki (pretty light), Doumeki and Himawari, Watanuki and Himawari
Summary: Himawari visits after a big change.
Warnings/Spoilers: Pretty light on the slash, sorry. Also, kind of alternate universe, so be warned.

Over Tea.Collapse )

Attention!

We've been receiving some feedback that participants might be struggling to complete their lovely fic on time, and that is a shame! We don't want to rush you or discourage you from submitting your work to our fest. Please do not freak out.

We're tentatively thinking of having two 'waves.' The participants who are finished and happy with their work can submit on MAY 22 at MIDNIGHT. Participants who are not finished for any reason whatsoever have some choices. Please fill out this quick poll below so we can understand how best to help you!

Poll #1744110 Submissions for the 2011 Fest

Did you feel you did not have enough time to submit your work?

Yes
2(50.0%)
No
2(50.0%)

What factors prevented you from meeting our deadline (were any of our deadlines too early, too close together, not enough betas, etc)

If we had a second wave, i.e. a second submission deadline, how much time do you want?

three more days
0(0.0%)
one more week
1(25.0%)
three more weeks
0(0.0%)
one more month
3(75.0%)
If you have any other ideas about alternative ways for us to help you submit your fic or any other comments about anything, please comment below. This is the first WTF fest, and we are very open to suggestions; you have the opportunity to shape future fests with your feedback.
 
Please feel free to message the mods about any particular concerns you may have.

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Submission Rules

 Now that the submission date is upon us, (MAY 22, MIDNIGHT), here are some things to keep in mind.

Post your work or a link to it on the comm to submit. For fanfic, keep the actual story under a cut. For fanart, one or two small teaser images are allowed. Any NSFW art MUST be placed under a cut. If your fanfic ends up being either too large to submit in one post or becomes a multi-chapter fic, please post it on your own journal and submit a single link to it on the comm.

Formatting:

For purposes of clarity, please ensure your submissions are formatted as shown:

Title:
Rating: (G, PG, PG-13, R, or NC-17)
Prompt: (in its entirety)
Summary: (optional for fanart)
Warnings/Spoilers: (you might use this space to explain your rating, if appropriate. Indicate chapter spoilers. Indicate here if your art is NSFW)

(Story or art under a cut or linked to your journal)


Tagging Submissions

Please use the following tags in no particular order when submitting your work:
art: (insert your username) OR fic: (insert your username)
char: (main character in your story, pick most significant character(s) if there are many. [eg: char: watanuki, char: yuuko] Three maximum.)
pairing: (main pairing in your story, if any. If no pairing, write none)

Please use the Select Tags function to look at pre-existing tags before writing your own to avoid redundancy.

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