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 2016-2017 the AO3 community can be found here.
The schedule for this year is:
Nominations: 20 - 29 December
Signups: 1-7 January
Assignments go out: by 10 January
Posting deadline: 7 February
Story reveal: 14 February
Author reveal: 21 February

Date: 2016-12-31 09:42 am (UTC)
dreamiflame: Amelswit (Ame for short) in a lightbox, looking haughty. (personal|Ame is a diva)
From: [personal profile] dreamiflame
The rules say: You have to offer to write in at least four fandoms. You can add two more for a total of ten fandoms, if you want.

Is it six in total, or ten in total?

Date: 2017-01-03 09:18 am (UTC)
shadowcat: ([OTP] Abby and Stephen Images)
From: [personal profile] shadowcat
I hope this is a good place to ask a question?

Are you going to have a pinch hit list of some kind?

I ask because I really want to participate, but am having a problem doing the sign up from my tablet. I broke my ankle and had to have surgery the day before Christmas. It’s difficult to get situated to use the laptop due to having to work around my leg.

If I am not able to get a sign up done in time, I would still love to be able to write for someone.
Edited Date: 2017-01-03 09:19 am (UTC)

Date: 2017-01-03 09:53 am (UTC)
shadowcat: (Default)
From: [personal profile] shadowcat
Awesome, thank you!! I'll track the community, too.

I'm going to keep trying to sign up, but this way I can still gift others if I don't. :)

Date: 2017-01-04 09:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I have been trying to convince my friend to participate in exchanges for a while, and finally convinced her that Chocolate Box is a good place to start, but now the wait list for an account is past the end of sign-ups here. Are you able to get her an account faster? I know other exchanges are capable of this, but I don't know how hooked in you are to Ao3.

Date: 2017-01-06 07:18 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] anoyo
I actually have an invitation to offer. Let me know if this is still an issue.

Date: 2017-01-05 08:19 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Hi. I feel like I'm telling tales out of school, but in the interests of avoiding trouble later can you check out these sign ups please:

anna -- has requested "any" for Fast and Furious but then says "any gen" in her request, which given only four out of twenty of the nominated relationships are gen seems like asking for trouble

outruntheavalanche -- has requested "any" for Phantom of the Opera but then has preferences in her request, which probably won't go well given there's only one ship nominated

the_other_lutece_sister -- seems to currently be requesting Orphan Black three separate times

piggy09 -- has requested Orphan Black twice

I feel like an ass for pointing this out, but I really wouldn't want to match with the first two. (The other two just caught my eye.)

Date: 2017-01-19 03:38 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Hi! I'm wondering, are there any rules for treats? I want to write a treat or two, and I know that the fest minimum words is low as it is, but would treating a 100-word drabbles be a no-go?

Date: 2017-02-03 02:39 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Perhaps I can use this discussion to further clarify one thing.

If I post a treat before the person has their main gift, do they still go to the pinch-hit list if their assigned writer defaults? In other words, is there a risk of my treat becoming their main story?

Thank you - can't wait to read all the stories soon <3

Date: 2017-02-03 03:36 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Wow, you replied fast :)

Thank you so much for clarifying!

Date: 2017-01-24 04:22 pm (UTC)
coaldustcanary: Image of Inara from Serenity (Serenity)
From: [personal profile] coaldustcanary
Quick question - will the collection close for posting on 7 February? If so, what time? And if not, for how long will treat posting be allowed? Up to story reveals? Up to author reveals? Thanks!

Date: 2017-02-04 05:09 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Hi, so I feel deeply pathetic, b/c I'm writing in a pretty damn large fandom, but it's not one I'm really in, and I'm having a hard time finding a beta. Does the challenge have anyone who is essentially a "pinch beta"? If not, no worries, I can always prevail on someone to just do a SPAG and not worry about other stuff, but I thought I'd check in any case. Best!

Date: 2017-02-04 08:05 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
There's the beta post and the comments, where a lot of fandoms are listed, here:
Also, I volunteer as tribute, if you don't mind me eventually not knowing canon, and you can contact me at

Date: 2017-02-07 04:28 pm (UTC)
sunspot: zetti face with a curling fern (Default)
From: [personal profile] sunspot
I can edit my posts up until works go live on the 14th, right? I feel like I need to clean up the ending to my assignment, but I need another day or so to do it (it's like, workable now. If I explode tomorrow, my recip will still get a complete work, I just feel like I could do better, you know?).......

Date: 2017-02-08 07:10 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Hi! Are reveals planned for 11:59pm EST, like the posting deadline?

Date: 2017-02-21 05:18 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Hi! Thanks for all your work on this so far :)

May I know what time author reveals are?


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