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Dec. 7th, 2016 07:31 am
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Welcome to Chocolate Box, a low pressure, low commitment multifandom gift exchange run on AO3. For 2018-2019 the AO3 community can be found here.
 
The schedule for this year is:
Nominations: 18 - 28 December
Signups: 1-7 January
Assignments go out: by 10 January
Posting deadline: 7 February
Story reveal: 14 February
Author reveal: 21 February

All deadlines are at 11:59pm EST with the exception of reveals which are at 6am EST.
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All creators should now be revealed! Congratulations everyone on another successful Chocolate Box.

A reminder to those we had to default at deadline, you are required to complete your assignment before you can sign up next year. If you're not sure whether you were defaulted by us at deadline or not, please email us at chocolateboxmod@gmail.com so we can check.

Now is your opportunity to provide feedback! We will not be commenting (unless we are asked a direct question), but we will be reading!

One of the things that came up during nominations was that some of the relationship tags were, in the eyes of some people, potentially in bad taste. Our default position is (as it has been in all years) that we are not going to be rejecting relationship tags unless the tag includes the nomination of a real life child in a RPF fandom. That said, given the sheer number of complaints we got this year, we thought that we should open this for discussion. Should we continue to allow essentially all nominations? And if the answer is "no", what criteria should we be using?

Talking about nominations, it's looking like the change in numbers worked for the better - we went a lot longer this time before the admin console started to break down, and we didn't get the complete shutdown from the previous round. If you have suggestions for nomination numbers, we're interested to hear them.

Finally, we remind you all that anon comments are screened by default, but will be unscreened if you include your AO3 name.

Reveals!

Feb. 15th, 2019 12:02 am
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THE ARCHIVE IS LIVE.

Thank you for your patience; we have been wanting to share these wonderful gifts with you for so long, and now we finally can!

Please, go through the collection, comment on works, and share the joy of new things in your fandom! If there is an issue with a gift, please email us at chocolateboxmod@gmail.com.

The archive will remain open for accepting further works as treats. We have made significant progress on the treatless spreadsheet and the more the merrier.

Otherwise, have fun! Creator reveals is at 6am on the 21st.
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The post-deadline pinch hit deadline has passed, and we have two pinch hits (and an extension period which expires at noon EST). Consequently, we will be revealing the collection when these pinch hits are fulfilled, or 11:59pm EST on the 14th, whichever is the later.

If you can claim these pinch hits, please leave your AO3 name and which one you are claiming. As there may be a delay in assigning these, we recommend starting them even if you haven't heard back from us; after all, additional gifts can be treats!

EDIT: There are no pinch hits arising out of the extension!

Pinch Hit #85: Free!, Boku no Hero Academia, Pokemon - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit #86: The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Westworld, Strange the Dreamer, The Silmarillion, The Traitor Baru Cormorant, MCU - CLAIMED )
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Reposting the outstanding one from last post, and a new one. If you turned in your assignment, do not have a gift and have not gone to pinch hit, please email us immediately so we can find out what happened. It's not a bother, it's literally part of our job!

If you can take either of these, please leave your AO3 name and the number of the pinch hit you are claiming. All comments are screened. These are due at 11:59pm EST on the 12th.

Pinch Hit #59: One Piece, Dorohedoro, Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit #84: Star Wars Original Trilogy, Star Wars Prequel Trilogy, Star Wars Sequel Trilogy, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Harry Potter, DC Extended Universe, The Lady Astronaut Series - CLAIMED )
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All deadline extensions have passed, and we have reviewed the collection for obvious placeholders. The below pinch hits are a mixture of post-deadline pinch hits that have not been claimed, post-extension pinch hits, and recipients who have received placeholders or other works that are ineligible.

Please review the pinch hits carefully and if you can pick one of these up leave your AO3 name and the pinch hit you are claiming in the comments. All comments are screened.

These works are due at 11:59pm EST on the 12th.

Pinch Hit #35: Falsettos, Legally Blonde, Make It or Break It, Smash, The New Normal - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit #49: Deus Ex, Detroit: Become Human, Uncharted - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit #59: One Piece, Dorohedoro, Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit #60: Mansions of Madness, The Far Pavilions, Crossover Fandom, Marvel Netflix - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit #67: Queen, Bates Motel, Chess, Animal Kingdom, Breaking Bad - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit #74: Dark Matter, We Have Always Lived in the Castle, The Haunting of Hill House, Jeeves, Harry Potter - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit #75: DCU (Comics), Teen Wolf, Marvel Cinematic Universe - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit #76: Dragon Age, Original Work, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit #77: Airwolf, Hello (From Under the Tree), Crossover Fandom - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit #78: .hack//G.U., Crossover Fandom, Final Fantasy XIII Series, The Heartstrikers Series, Radiant Historia, Valkyria Chronicles, Devil Survivor 2, Star Stealing Prince, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Ys - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit #79: Men's Football RPF, The Champions, Sense8 - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit #80: Yakuza, Ace Attorney, Metal Gear - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit #81: Dangan Ronpa (Hope's Peak Arc), Free!, Fullmetal Alchemist (Brotherhood and Manga), Ballroom e Youkoso, Boku no Hero Academia, Bungou Stray Dogs, RWBY, Year in Hereafter, Crossover Fandom, Satsuriku no Tenshi - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit #82: For the People, The Lord of the Rings, The 100 - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit #83: DC's Arrowverse, Gridlocked, Sense8, Versailles, Crossover Fandom - CLAIMED )
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This is the second half of the pinch hits! The first half is here.

Please comment with your AO3 name and which pinch hit you are claiming. All comments are screened! Works are due 11:59pm EST on February 12.

Pinch Hit #51: The Hobbit, MCU, Hawaii Five-O, Sherlock Merlin, Stranger Things - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit 52: Naruto, Rurouni Kenshin, Death Note (Live Action TV), Animorphs - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit 53: DC's Arrowverse, Ocean's 8, Pacific Rim, Sense8, Steven Universe - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit 54: Babylon 5, Bon Cop Bad Cop, Anne with an E, Downton Abbey, Stargate, The Terror, Dark Matter, Deep Space Nine, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The X-Files - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit 55: Mob Psycho 100, Hypnosis Mic, IDOLiSH7 - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit 56: Natsume Yuujinchou, The Haunting of Hill House, The Spy Who Dumped Me, Agent Carter - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit 57: The Watchmaker of Filigree street, Gossip Girl, The Queen's Thief, Generation Kill - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit 58: InuYasha, Pride and Prejudice, Castlevania, Harry Potter, Original Work, Bungou Stray Dogs - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit 59: One Piece, Dorohedoro, Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun )

Pinch Hit 60: Mansions of Madness, The Far Pavilions, Crossover Fandom, Marvel Netflix )

Pinch Hit 61: Charmed, Nip/Tuck, Fantastic Four - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit 62: SSSS. Gridman, BanG Dream!, Run with the Wind, Shoujo Kageki Revue Starlight, The House in Fata Morgana - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit 63: DC's Arrowverse, Eye Candy, Pawns and Symbols - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit 64: MASH, Hogan's Heroes, The Champions, Batman (Nolan), Four More Years, Regular Guys - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit 65: The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Westworld, Strange the Dreamer, The Silmarillion, The Traitor Baru Cormorant, MCU - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit 66: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Jane the Virgin, Macdonald Hall, Schitt's Creek, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, Think of England, Original Work - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit 67: Queen, Bates Motel, Chess, Animal Kingdom, Breaking Bad )

Pinch Hit 68: Star Wars Prequel Trilogy, Star Wars Original Trilogy, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Outbound Flight, Shadows of the Empire, Darth Bane Trilogy - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit 69: MCU, Crossover Fandom, Marvel Netflix - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit 70: Rubyquest, Mageworlds Series, Fallout 4, Naruto, Marvel (Comics), MCU - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit 71: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Musketeers, Agent Carter, Friday Night Lights, Crazy Rich Asians, Timeless, The 100 - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit 72: Venom, Original Work, Twin Peaks - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit 73: The Witcher, Dragon Age, Trials in Tainted Space, Corruption of Champions, Star Wars Legends: The Old Republic - CLAIMED )
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The deadline has passed! We have a number of pinch hits, which will be split between two posts. If you do not have a gift after 11:59pm EST on the 9th, turned in your assignment, and are not in the pinch hits, please contact us so that we can find out what is going on.

Please comment with your AO3 name and which pinch hit you are claiming. All comments are screened! Works are due 11:59pm EST on February 12.

Pinch Hit #28: Hockey RPF, Turn, Temeraire, Dragon Age - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit #29: Original Work, Epic Seven, Far Cry 4 - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit #30: Free!, Boku no Hero Academia, Pokemon - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit #31: Animorphs, Die Hard, Original Work - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit #32: Hidden Legacy, Wallflower Series, The Agency Series, Critical Role- CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit #33: Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23, Gravity Falls, Hart of Dixie, Hidden Legacy, Hive Mind, The Spy Who Dumped Me, Veronica Mars - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit #34: Star Wars Legacy: The Old Republic, Dragon Age, Mass Effect Trilogy, Orignal Work - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit #35: Falsettos, Legally Blonde, Make It or Break It, Smash, The New Normal )

Pinch Hit #36: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel: the Series, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and Manga, Crossover Fandom - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit #37: Kingsman, Riddle-Master Trilogy, DC's Arrowverse, Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, Blue Bloods, Original Work, Lewis - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit #38: Star Wars Legends, Thrawn Trilogy, X-Wing Series, Lucha Underground - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit #39: Shetland, Stranger Things, UK Comedy RPF - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit #40: Voltron: Legenday Defender, InuYasha, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and Manga - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit #41: Sen no Kiseki, Final Fantasy XV, Star Trek Enterprise, Sora no Kiseki, Tales of Berseria, Merlin, Star Trek Discovery, Tales of Zestiria, Divergent Series, Final Fantasy VII - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit #42: Band Sinister, A Charm of Magpies, Girls Made of Snow and Glass, Outlaw King, The Terror, The Raven and the Reindeer, The Secret Casebook of Simon Feximal - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit #43: Myst Series, Obduction, Twin Peaks, Final Fantasy X & X-2 - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit #44: In Plain Sight, Suits, The Dresden Files, Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Alternate Original Series, Crossover Fandom, House M.D. Rise of the Guardians - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit #45: The Lions of Al-Rassan, Don Carlos, Les Mis (TV), Les Mis (Hugo), Les Mis (Dallas) - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit #46: Haikyuu!!, Persona 5, Tsurune, Boku no Hero Academia - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit #47: Veep, House MD, American Vandal, Arrested Development - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit #48: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Death Note, The Mentalist, Far Cry 4, Hamilton, Harry Potter, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Artemis Fowl, Quanzhi Gaoushou, Original Work - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit #49: Deus Ex, Detroit: Become Human, Uncharted )

Pinch Hit #50: American Horror Story, Angel: the Series, Charmed, DC's Arrowverse, Hawaii Five-O, The Kids Are Alright, Will and Grace, Agents of SHIELD, Jurassic World, Twister - CLAIMED )
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Assignments are due on the 7th at 11:59pm. Best wishes to everyone creating. Treats can be posted after the deadline - and even after reveals!
 
All extensions must be sought at least 24 hours before the deadline. If you require an extensions please email chocolateboxmod[at]gmail.com with your AO3 name, your assignment and the reasons why you are requesting an extension. 
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Just over one week to go, and we have three more pinch hits! These are due 7 February 2019. Please look at them and if you can take them, comment with your AO3 name and the pinch hit number. All comments are screened!

Pinch Hit #25: Person of Interest, How to Get Away with Murder, Deltarune, Common Law - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit #26: The Lord of the Rings, Twin Peaks, Original Work - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit #27: Winter's Tale, Historical RPF, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Richard II, Táin Bó Cúailnge, Twelfth Night, Alias Grace - CLAIMED )
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We're a few weeks into the creation stage, and we have three pinch hits! Please look at these carefully and if you can pick one up, leave a comment with your AO3 name and the pinch hit you are claiming. All comments are screened!

Pinch Hit #17: Final Fantasy XV, Magic Earth Rayearth, Blade Runner - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit #18: Haikyuu!!, Boku no Hero Academia, Discworld - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit #19: MCU, MASH, Lord Peter Wimsey - Sayers - CLAIMED )

Beta Post

Jan. 9th, 2019 05:24 am
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One of the more valuable services people can offer is betaing: that is, looking over someone's work and suggesting ways to make it better than it already is!

If you are able to beta, please comment to this post with the following:

Your AO3 name:
Your email address:
Fandoms you can beta:
Fanfic or Fanart or both?:
Can you do SPAG betaing?:
What things can't you beta?:
Anything else? (Turnaround, periods you're not available etc.):



There is also [community profile] betaplease -  if you use this, please remember that you must keep who and what you are writing a secret as best you can. Thank you!
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Assignments are out and we have a few updates.

Chocolate Box has an app (https://chocobox19.firebaseapp.com/)! You can use the Chocolate Box search function (https://chocoboxsearch.herokuapp.com/) to find other exciting things to create for. Many thanks for karanguni for creating the app!

Chocolate Box has all the requests available here (https://archiveofourown.org/collections/chocolatebox2019/requests). People are welcome to create additional works as well as their assignment, and people do not need to be a participant to create additional works. There are no minimum word count/size requirements for fic/art created for treats.

And now for the initial batch of pinch hits! Please comment to this post with your AO3 name and the number of the pinch hit you want. Please note all comments relating to pinch hits will be screened.

All pinch hits are posted to the community, so keep your eye on it as we'll be posting any future pinch hits here.


PH1: Spacelords, The Tick, Crossover Fandom, Diablero, Fire and Ice, Street Fighter the Movie - CLAIMED )

PH2: Airwolf, Hello (From Under the Tree), Crossover Fandom - CLAIMED )

PH3: Sam Wyndham, Blake & Avery, Stanton & Barling, Frey & McGray, Crossover Fandom, Vampire Babylon, Byrne and Balzano Series, Cadfael Chronicles, Demonata Series - CLAIMED )

PH4: Circle of Iron | The Silent Flute, Flight of the Intruder, Magnum PI, Psychometry, Rambo Series, Unbeatable - CLAIMED )

PH5: Sharknado, The Last Ship, The Rookie, Jack Reacher, Crossover Fandom - CLAIMED )

PH6: Fullmetal Alchemist (Brotherhood and Manga), Gay Aunt Barbara, Kung Fu Panda, RWBY, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, The Terror, Warriors - CLAIMED )

PH7: BoJack Horseman, Crossover Fandom, Doctor Who (2005), Gray's Anatomy, MCU, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, The Wire - CLAIMED )

PH8: Castlevania: Lament of Innocence, Getsu Fuuma Den, Dragalia Lost, Persona 5, Legacy of Kain, Dissidia: Final Fantasy - CLAIMED )

PH9: Santa Clarita Diet, Pride, Cuckoo Song - CLAIMED )

PH10: Rogue One, Star Wars Original Trilogy, Damar Series - CLAIMED )

PH11: Star Wars Prequel Trilogy, Star Wars Original Trilogy, The Clone Wars, Outbound Flight, Shadows of the Empire, Darth Bane Trilogy - CLAIMED )

PH12: DCEU, Watchmen (2009), World of Warcraft - CLAIMED )

PH13: Super Mario Odyssey, Shining Force, Dissidia: Final Fantasy NT, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure - CLAIMED )

PH14: Crossover Fandom, X-Men (Alternate Timeline Movies), Arrowverse, DCU (Nu52), American Horror Story - CLAIMED )

PH15: Boku no Hero Academia, MCU, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Tomb Raider (Video Games), One Piece, Pet Shop of Horrors, The Witcher - CLAIMED )

PH16: DCU (Comics), Critical Role RPF, Star Wars Sequel Trilogy, Crossover Fandom, Critical Role, Arrowverse, MCU, The Mummy, Star Trek: DS9, Pride and Prejudice - CLAIMED )
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 You should have already received your assignment. If there are any issues, please email us at chocolateboxmod@gmail.com.

Initial pinch hits will be going out in the next 24 hours! We will also upload a beta post at that point.
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 A reminder that signups close at 11:59pm EST today!

Once signups close we will be reviewing the signups to ensure that there are no duplicate fandoms in signups, and that all tags used are those that are associated with the fandom requested/offered. We have contacted those who were affected by the bug that allowed people to select any tag in the tagset and asked them to amend. If, at the time signups close there are signups with duplicate fandoms or signups where tags weren't amended, we will be amending the signups to make them compliant with the rules. This mostly will mean merging fandoms and amending/deleting tags improperly used, but if your signup does not have enough unique fandoms and offers to qualify, we will have to delete it so that matching can take place. Please check your signup and amend if your signup has duplicate fandoms and/or you have been contacted by us about issues by the time signups close!

Finally, we have been receiving a number of comments expressing concerns about the eligibility of various tags in the tagset. We're afraid that we cannot touch the tagset at this stage. If you think a person, character, or prompt should not be allowed in Chocolatebox, please let us know at the end of this round, so we can open it up for discussion.

Otherwise, let's see if we can break 600 signups!
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We're a couple of days into signups, and we currently have over 270 signups! How many people do you think will sign up before 11:59pm EST on the 7th?

Also, we have some quick news for everyone.
  1. Matching is "OR". This means that for someone to match to your request, they need only offer one relationship that you are requesting, and are only required to write one relationship that you requested.  Please keep that in mind when signing up.
  2. Fandoms must be unique. We have learned that due to a change not taking in the form, it is allowing people to request and offer a fandom multiple times or not include a fandom at all. We have contacted everyone so far that has offered or requested a fandom multiple times or not included one at all and asked them to amend their signups. If there are duplicates by the time signups close we will be forced to either amend a signup so as to merge a duplicated request, or delete it if there are not enough fandoms to be eligible. Please fix this before we have to, as this will slow down everyone getting their assignments.
  3. There was also an issue where you could offer any relationship in the tagset regardless of fandom association. This has been fixed, but we haven't checked the 197 signups that could have been affected by this yet. Please ensure that your signup only contains relationships in a particular fandom before signups close, as we will be checking and contacting you about it.
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We've been notified that there was an error where you could select any relationship in the tagset under a request for any fandom in the tagset. We've subsequently fixed that.

Please go through your signup and check to make sure that the relationships nominated are associated with the fandom, with reference to the tagset. We will be checking the signups once they have closed to make sure that all relationships nominated in a fandom belong to that fandom, and contacting anyone who has not fixed their signup.

If you can't amend your signup due to the change, please leave a comment here and we will fix it on our end.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Happy new year (or close enough to it to count!), dear Chocolatiers! Welcome to signups!

You can find the signup form here. You need a minimum of 3 fandoms to request and 4 to offer, at least one relationship for each fandom to request and two to offer, and up to ten for requests and offers. You also need to choose whether you want fanfic, fanart, or you would like either of them. Here is the tagset. If you cannot find your fandom, please look in "Uncategorized Fandoms". If you are offering a fandom with only one ship nominated, you need to tick the "Any" checkbox for that fandom.

Requests are currently visible but you are free to edit your signup until 11:59pm EST on 7 January 2019. We may be a little late in closing signups, but please do not rely on this.

A reminder:
  • Character A & Character B = genfic
  • Character A/Character B = shipfic.

Please do not mix these two up!

Also, as a reminder, please be careful about which tag you use, especially when there are characters with very similar names!

Merry Chocolateboxmas and we look forward to your signups!
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As requested, here is the letters post for Chocolate Box 2019. All requests will be visible during signups, this is just in case you want to get started early on creating, or find the requests page hard to navigate.
 
For ease of reference, please record your details as follows:
 
AO3 Name:
Letter:
 
Fandom #1
Art &/or Fic
Relationship(s)
 
Fandom #2
Art &/or Fic
Relationship(s).
 
(and so forth with fandoms).

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