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Welcome to the 3nd annual Stuff it for Bandom holiday exchange! Below you will find everything you need to participate. Please read it carefully!

  • What it is: A bandom Secret Santa-style fic exchange.

  • When you can sign up: Now through 11:59 p.m. Pacific time Friday, Oct. 12.

  • When you'll receive your assignment: By Wednesday, Oct. 17.

  • When fics are due: 11:59 p.m. Pacific time Friday, Dec. 14.

  • Requirements: All fics must be at least 1,500 words and be beta'd.

  • When fics will be posted: They'll be split up across a 12-day period from Saturday, Dec. 22, through Wednesday, Jan. 2.

  • When authors will be revealed: Sunday, Jan. 6.


  • Important notes on pairings: You can ask for pretty much any bandom pairings you want. Just remember we're working from the premise that bandom isn't any bands ever. It has traditionally included Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, Panic! at the Disco, The Academy Is..., Cobra Starship, Gym Class Heroes, The Used, The All-American Rejects, The Hush Sound and related bands. Several of those bands are no longer together, but anyone who was at one time a member can be included in this challenge.

    You may ask for intra- or interband pairings, and you're also allowed to ask for pairings that include band members' significant others/spouses as well as fringe bandom people such as Brian Schechter, Zack Hall, Shane Valdez, etc. However, these people MUST be paired with a band member or former band member. So Brendon/Shane Valdez, for example, is A-OK. But Shane Valdez/Zack Hall would not be accepted.

    However, if you request pairings that include a fringe character, you must also request at least two pairings that are composed solely of band members/former band members.

    If you have questions about whether your pairings are okay, send your question to stuffitmod@gmail.com.

    To sign up, just fill out the form below that includes the following:

  • Which pairings you'd like to read about. You can list as many pairings as you want, but you must list at least three. If you request GSF or threesomes, please also list at least two regular pairings in addition to those. This way your writer will have some options! From these options, writers only have to pick one of the pairings, though they may include more of your pairings if they'd like.

  • Which pairings you don't want to read about. Obviously writers should choose to write one of the pairings you request, but this is here to ensure they don't include a side pairing that you have strong objections to.

  • What elements you would like to see in the fic written for you. These include fic cliches, tropes, kinks, AUs, etc. These are meant to give your writer an idea of what you might enjoy. However, your writer is not required to write any of these elements.

  • What elements you do not want to read. For example, if you don't want angst, death, watersports, etc., list it here. Fic writers MUST abide by this list of don'ts.

  • Additional details/prompts. Again, this helps give your writer ideas, but they do not have to adhere to these. In this area, you could give prompts or let your writer know if there's a pairing or character you've listed that you'd strongly prefer they write about.

  • Which pairings or bands you'd be comfortable writing. For example, if you're comfortable writing any pairing in MCR, you can just list MCR. If you can only write Gerard/Frank, just list them instead.

  • Which pairings or bands you would not be comfortable writing. If you know nothing about Empires, for example, and list them here, I'll make sure not to assign you someone who only wants Empires fic.

  • Elements you wouldn't mind writing and elements you wouldn't want to write. This helps to match you up with requesters.

  • If you'd be interested in pinch-hitting. In case there are dropouts, I'll put you on the list of people I need to beg to help make sure everyone gets a fic.




  • INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT NOTE: If you dropped out last year without letting me know you couldn't complete a fic, you will not be allowed to participate this year. If you sign up, you must commit to finishing a gift. If you unexpectedly need to drop out, email me to let me know as soon as possible so I can find a pinch hitter. Otherwise, you will never be allowed to participate in this exchange again.

    Anyone who needs a deadline extension will get ONE THREE-DAY EXTENSION. If you don't meet your second deadline, you won't get another extension, I'll just start looking for a pinch hitter. Last year I allowed too many extensions and got burned, and I won't do it again.

    So if you feel you're up to the challenge, just copy the form above, fill it out, and comment on this post with your completed form. Comments are screened. Make sure to include your e-mail address so I can contact you if I have questions. For example, if you only offer to write a couple of pairings and no one requests those, I may ask you to offer more pairings or give you the option of dropping out of the exchange.

    IMPORTANT CHANGE: Last year, writers were able to choose whether they'd like to know who their recipient was. It caused problems that I don't wish to repeat, so we're going back to your recipient being a mystery. That means you'll need to be detailed in your signup form about your preferences. If at any point you have questions for your recipient, questions and answers will be relayed through me. Just e-mail stuffitmod@gmail.com.

    About mid-November I will send a reminder to participants. With that reminder, I'll send a template of how headers should be formatted and details about how fics should be sent in.

    Hopefully dropouts won't be a problem, but I plan to begin looking for pinch hitters as soon as the Dec. 14 turn-in deadline has passed. I hope to give pinch hitters about a week to complete their fics.

    So if all that sounds doable, feel free to sign up or ask questions and spread the word about this year's challenge! And thanks for helping to make someone's holidays happier!


    Signups are now CLOSED.
    [identity profile] stuffitmod.livejournal.com
    Welcome to the 2nd annual Stuff it for Bandom holiday exchange! Below you will find everything you need to participate. Please read it carefully!

  • What it is: A bandom Secret Santa-style fic exchange.

  • When you can sign up: Now through 11:59 p.m. Pacific time Sunday, Oct. 16.

  • When you'll receive your assignment: By Thursday, Oct. 20.

  • When fics are due: 11:59 p.m. Pacific time Friday, Dec. 16.

  • Requirements: All fics must be at least 1,500 words and be beta'd.

  • When fics will be posted: We'll split them up across a 12-day period from Friday, Dec. 23, through Tuesday, Jan. 3.

  • When authors will be revealed: Friday, Jan. 6.


  • Important notes on pairings: Pairings can include anyone from Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, Panic! at the Disco, The Young Veins, The Academy Is..., Cobra Starship, Empires, The Like, Gym Class Heroes, The Hush Sound, The Cab and Hey Monday. Current, former and touring band members are fair game.

    You may ask for intra- or interband pairings, and you're also allowed to ask for pairings that include band members' significant others/spouses as well as fringe bandom people such as Brian Schechter, Zack Hall, Shane Valdez, etc. However, these people MUST be paired with a band member or former band member. So Brendon/Shane Valdez, for example, is A-OK. But Shane Valdez/Zack Hall would not be accepted.

    However, if you request pairings that include a fringe character, you must also request at least two pairings that are composed solely of band members/former band members.

    For example: You want to request Shane/Brendon. Great! You also want to request Bob/Brian. That's fantastic! But because those two pairings include two people who aren't part of the bands, you must request at least two more "core" pairings such as Brendon/Spencer, Patrick/Bob, Z/Tennessee, Travie/William, Greta/Bob Morris, etc.

    If you have questions about whether your pairings are okay, send your question to stuffitmod@gmail.com.

    To sign up, just fill out the form below that tells us the following:

  • Which pairings you'd like to read about. You can list as many pairings as you want, but you must list at least three. If you request GSF or threesomes, please also list at least two regular pairings in addition to those. This way your writer will have some options! From these options, writers only have to pick one of the pairings, though they may include more of your pairings if they'd like.

  • Which pairings you don't want to read about. Obviously writers should choose to write one of the pairings you request, but this is here to ensure they don't include a side pairing that you have strong objections to.

  • What elements you would like to see in the fic written for you. These include fic cliches, tropes, kinks, AUs, etc. These are meant to give your writer an idea of what you might enjoy. However, your writer is not required to write any of these elements.

  • What elements you do not want to read. For example, if you don't want angst, death, watersports, etc., list it here. Fic writers MUST abide by this list of don'ts.

  • Additional details/prompts. Again, this helps give your writer ideas, but they do not have to adhere to these. In this area, you could give prompts or let your writer know if there's a pairing or character you've listed that you'd strongly prefer they write about.

  • Which pairings or bands you'd be comfortable writing. For example, if you're comfortable writing any pairing in MCR, you can just list MCR. If you can only write Gerard/Frank, just list them instead.

  • Which pairings or bands you would not be comfortable writing. If you know nothing about Empires, for example, and list them here, we'll make sure we don't assign you someone who only wants Empires fic.

  • Elements you wouldn't mind writing and elements you wouldn't want to write. This helps us match you up with requesters.

  • If you'd be interested in pinch-hitting. In case we have dropouts, we'll put you on the list of people we need to beg to help make sure everyone gets a fic.





  • Please be aware that this is a fic exchange. By signing up, you are promising to complete a fic for someone else. Please only sign up if you feel confident that you will be able to complete a fic for someone. If something comes up and you have to drop out, please give us as much warning as possible so that we can find a pinch hitter. We want to make sure everyone gets a fic for the holidays! If you feel you're up to the challenge, just copy the form above, fill it out, and comment on this post with your completed form. Comments are screened. Make sure to include your e-mail address so we can contact you if we have questions.

    THERE'S ONE BIG CHANGE THIS YEAR: Last year, we did not tell writers who they were writing for. This year, writers will be able to choose whether they'd like to know who their recipient is. Some of you may like the freedom of not having a name attached, while others may want to do some covert research on what their recipients like. When it comes time and you get your prompt, you should respond to say you got it and to specify whether you want to know your recipient's identity.

    So, since some writers might choose to be surprised about who they're writing for, please be detailed in your signup form about your preferences. If at any point you have questions for your recipient, questions and answers will be relayed through mods. Just e-mail questions to stuffitmod@gmail.com.

    About mid-November we will send a reminder to participants. With that reminder, we'll send a template of how headers should be formatted and details about how fics should be sent in.

    Hopefully dropouts won't be a problem, but we plan to begin looking for pinch hitters as soon as the Dec. 16 deadline has passed. We hope to give pinch hitters about a week to complete their fics.

    So feel free to sign up or ask questions and spread the word about this year's challenge! And thanks for helping to make someone's holidays happier!


    Signups are now CLOSED.
    [identity profile] stuffitmod.livejournal.com
    Welcome to the Stuff it for Bandom holiday exchange! Below you will find everything (hopefully) you need to participate.

  • What it is: A bandom Secret Santa-style fic exchange.

  • When you can sign up: Now through 11:59 p.m. Pacific time Friday, Oct. 15.

  • When you'll receive your assignment: By Wednesday, Oct. 20.

  • When fics are due: 11:59 p.m. Pacific time Wednesday, Dec. 15.

  • Requirements: All fics must be at least 1,500 words and be beta'd.

  • When fics will be posted: We'll split them up across a 12-day period from Wednesday, Dec. 22, through Sunday, Jan. 2.

  • When authors will be revealed: Friday, Jan. 7.


  • Important notes on pairings: For the sake of this challenge, we define bandom as including Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, Panic! at the Disco, The Young Veins, The Academy Is..., Cobra Starship, Empires, The Like, Gym Class Heroes, The Hush Sound, The Cab and Hey Monday. Current AND former band members are fair game.

    You may ask for intra- or interband pairings, and you're also allowed to ask for pairings that include band members' significant others/spouses as well as fringe bandom people such as Brian Schechter, Zack Hall, Shane Valdez, etc. However, these people MUST be paired with a band member/former band member. So Bob Bryar/Brian Schechter, for example, is A-OK. But Shane Valdez/Zack Hall would not be accepted; nor would Audrey Kitching/Jac Vanek.

    However, if you request pairings that include a fringe character, you must also request at least two pairings that are composed solely of band members/former band members.

    For example: You want to request Shane/Brendon. Great! You also want to request Bob/Brian. That's fantastic! But because those two pairings include two people who aren't part of the bands, you must request at least two more "core" pairings such as Brendon/Spencer, Patrick/Bob, Z/Tennessee, Travie/William, Greta/Bob Morris, etc.

    If you have questions about whether your pairings are okay, send the mods an e-mail at stuffitmod@gmail.com.

    To sign up, just fill out the form below that tells us the following:

  • Which pairings you'd like to read about. You can list up to six pairings if you want, but you must list at least three. If you request GSF or threesomes, please also list at least two regular pairings in addition to those. This way your writer will have some options! From these options, writers only have to pick one of the pairings, though they may include more of your pairings if they'd like.

  • Which pairings you don't want to read about. Obviously writers should choose to write one of the pairings you request, but this is here to ensure they don't include a side pairing that you have strong objections to.

  • What elements you would like to see in the fic written for you. These include fic cliches, tropes, kinks, AUs, etc. These are meant to give your writer an idea of what you might enjoy. However, your writer is not required to write any of these elements.

  • What elements you do not want to read. For example, if you don't want angst, death, watersports, etc., list it here. Fic writers MUST abide by this list of dont's.

  • Additional details/prompts. Again, this helps give your writer ideas, but they do not have to adhere to these. In this area, you could give prompts or let your writer know if there's a pairing or character you've listed that you'd strongly prefer they write about.

  • Which pairings or bands you'd be comfortable writing. For example, if you're comfortable writing any pairing in FOB, you can just list FOB. If you can only write Pete/Patrick, just list them instead.

  • Which pairings or bands you would not be comfortable writing. If you know nothing about My Chemical Romance and list them here, we'll make sure we don't assign you someone who only wants My Chemical Romance fic.

  • Elements you wouldn't mind writing and elements you wouldn't want to write. This helps us match you up with requesters.

  • If you'd be interested in pinch-hitting. In case we have dropouts, we'll put you on the list of people we need to beg to help make sure everyone gets a fic.





  • Please be aware that this is a fic exchange. By signing up, you are promising to complete a fic for someone else. Please only sign up if you feel confident that you will be able to complete a fic for someone. If something comes up and you have to drop out, please give us as much warning as possible so that we can find a pinch hitter. We want to make sure everyone gets a fic for the holidays! If you feel you're up to the challenge, just copy the form above, fill it out, and comment on this post with your completed form. Comments are screened. Make sure to include your e-mail address so we can contact you if we have questions.

    Please be detailed in your signup form, as writers will not know the identity of the fic recipient until fics are posted. If at any point you have questions for your recipient, questions and answers will be relayed through mods. Just e-mail us at stuffitmod@gmail.com.

    As the Dec. 15 deadline approaches, we will send a reminder to participants. With that reminder, we'll send a template of how headers should be formatted and details about how fics should be sent in.

    Hopefully dropouts won't be a problem, but we plan to begin looking for pinch hitters as soon as the Dec. 15 deadline has passed. We hope to give pinch hitters about a week to complete their fics.

    Thanks for helping to make someone's holidays happier!


    Signups are now CLOSED.

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