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[personal profile] soulexmod2017-03-10 12:00 am
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[sticky entry] Sticky: Schedule, rules, & other vital information

[community profile] soulexchangeAo3 CollectionTag SetList of nominated tropesLetters post


Unless otherwise stated, all deadlines will happen at 11:59PM UTC.

Nominations: March 25 - April 1 CLOSED
Signups: April 3 - April 16 CLOSED
Assignments out: April 19
Default deadline: May 31 PASSED
Posting deadline: June 3 PASSED
Gift reveals: 1AM UTC June 12

What is this?:

Soul Exchange is a fanfic and fanart exchange for soulmate and soulbond tropes. Participants will match on relationships, tropes, and type of fanwork they want to offer/receive.

Once nominations are underway, I'll put up a post in this community to list all of the tropes nominated since tag sets can be kind of confusing to read. Nominators will be able to comment in that post with explanations of rare or potentially confusing tropes.

Nominations: Now closed. )

Signups: Now closed. )


Gifts will be revealed when everyone has a gift, but not before June 4 at 1AM UTC on June 12. Gifters will remain anonymous for one week after gift reveals.

If you have any questions or comments, leave them here and I'll get back to you ASAP!
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[personal profile] soulexmod2017-06-20 09:45 pm
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Gifters revealed!

Hey, everyone, the collection is no longer anonymous! Sorry for the delay; I've had a really hectic week for non-Soul Exchange-related reasons. Thanks so much for bearing with me.

If you haven't already, go take a look at the collection. Leave kudos and comments -- especially comments!

I hope everyone has had an enjoyable exchange period. I'm not certain yet whether or not I'll run the exchange again next year; it'll mostly depend on my schedule.
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[personal profile] soulexmod2017-06-12 03:05 am
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Sorry for the delay; an unexpected incident kept me from getting home on time. But the collection is now open, so go forth and view the gifts!

If you don't get a response from your recipient right away, check the "I'll be away" post to see if they've left a comment there. And after viewing your gift, do try to leave a comment for your gifter!

If there are any problems with your gift -- if it contains something you explicitly said you did not want, or if it's an obvious placeholder that I failed to notice, email me at and I'll sort it out.

Thank you, once again, to all participants.
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[personal profile] soulexmod2017-06-11 11:20 pm
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All assignments are in!

All of the pinch hits have been completed, so we are on track to open the collection in two hours.

Thank you so much to all of you who fulfilled your assignments, and to those of you who picked up those needy pinch hits. Also, I would like to thank those of you who defaulted before the default deadline; it sounds weird, but defaulting earlier rather than later really does help the challenge run more smoothly.

One final tip: If you fulfilled your assignment a while ago, you may want to consider re-dating your work, since Ao3 will post it with whatever date you initially uploaded it on. All you have to do is edit the work and change the Posting Date to today. This way, people browsing your fandom's tag will be able to see your work near the top of the page. Not mandatory, just something you may want to do to increase your hits.
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[personal profile] soulexmod2017-06-11 01:00 am
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Final pinch hit claimed!

The last pinch hit has been claimed. Once this work is complete, all of the assignments will be fulfilled.

I'm going to put an opening time of 24 hours from now, or 1AM UTC June 12 on the collection. Thank you so much to all of the last-minute pinch hitters; they deserve a big round of applause.
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[personal profile] soulexmod2017-06-11 12:00 am
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One final pinch hit

Many apologies, but there's just one more.

Comment here with your Ao3 username to claim this pinch hit. If you could have the assignment done by tonight (June 11) at 11:59 PM UTC that would be great, but if you think you'll need a couple/few extra hours, then let me know and we can work out a custom deadline.

Pinch hit #16 for Cerberusia TAKEN!
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[personal profile] soulexmod2017-06-10 01:11 pm
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Collection opening update

Just to let you all know, the collection opening may be slightly delayed. One of the current pinch hits has a deadline of 5AM UTC tomorrow, June 11, due to the late date at which it had to be assigned. I'll keep you all updated!
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[personal profile] soulexmod2017-06-10 02:29 am
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Pinch hit #15

A last-last-minute pinch hitter is needed due to a last-minute pinch hitter failing to turn in their assignment.

Please comment here with your Ao3 username to claim this pinch hit. The collection is set to open tonight, June 10, at 11:59 PM UTC, but if you think you'll need a few extra hours past that, then let me know and we can work out a custom deadline.

Since I'll be heading to bed soon, I may not reply to your claim right away. I would recommend beginning your work as soon as possible even if I haven't replied to you yet.

Pinch hit #15 for ariestess TAKEN!
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[personal profile] soulexmod2017-06-09 05:40 pm
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Pinch hit #14

One pinch hit, for a user whose gifter has passed the extended deadline I gave them.

Please comment here with your Ao3 username to claim this pinch hit. The collection is supposed to open tomorrow night, June 10, at 11:59 PM UTC, but if you think you'll need a few extra hours past that, then let me know and we can work out a custom deadline.

Pinch hit #14 for AFTanith TAKEN!
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[personal profile] soulexmod2017-06-08 04:53 pm
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"I'll be away."

If you're going to be MIA for at least a day or two after the collection opens (which will hopefully be on June 10), you may (optionally) leave a comment here to let your gifter know.
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[personal profile] soulexmod2017-06-05 12:49 am
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One post-deadline pinch hit

Of the assignments not yet completed, all but one person have requested extensions and have until June 8 to finish.

One person never responded, so there's one pinch hit. You'll have until 11:59PM UTC on June 9 to complete this. Please comment with your Ao3 username to claim this pinch hit.

Pinch Hit #13 for ariestess TAKEN!
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[personal profile] soulexmod2017-06-03 07:04 pm
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Posting deadline has passed.

The posting deadline has passed. Most people already have their assignments in (hurray!). Of those who don't, about half are either last-minute pinch hitters (who have a deadline of June 8) or have personally emailed me requesting extensions. I'll be contacting the remaining gifters, and if I don't hear back from them by tomorrow afternoon, I'll forcibly default them and put their assignments out as pinch hits.

The collection reveal should be in one week, on June 10 (assuming nothing goes catastrophically pear-shaped).
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[personal profile] soulexmod2017-06-03 04:06 pm
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Posting deadline in eight hours

One final warning that the posting deadline is about eight hours from now: 11:59 PM UTC, 7:59 PM US Eastern time.
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[personal profile] soulexmod2017-06-03 02:14 am
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Posting deadline is in less than 24 hours; and other things

First of all, we still need a taker for pinch hit #12. Your work will be due June 8. Please go take a look! Nevermind!

Second, for everyone except for those who took the recent pinch hits, your posting deadline is in less than 24 hours: 11:59 PM UTC today, June 3. If you don't think you'll have your assignment done by then, please email me at to work something out.

Third, due to the last-minute pinch hits and my failure to accommodate for them in scheduling, I've decided that the work reveals date will be pushed back to June 10. I'm really sorry that I didn't consider this before, but this should give everyone the buffer they need for finishing pinch hits and making last-minute tweaks to their assignments.

Thanks again to everyone for participating.
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[personal profile] soulexmod2017-06-01 04:16 pm
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Tenth-hour pinch hits

Not quite the eleventh hour, but pretty close.

Since it's already June 1, I'm afraid the collection opening might have to be pushed back a little -- this is entirely my fault. I should have set the default deadline to be a week before the works deadline, not three days. I don't really know what I was thinking. For these pinch hits, I'm setting a deadline of 11:59 PM UTC on June 8. I'm really sorry for the delays this will introduce in opening the collection.

There are three pinch hits. To claim one of them, please comment to this post with your Ao3 username and the number of the pinch hit you've chosen.

(Even if you're not able to take any of these pinch hits, I'd really appreciate it if you could spread the word to any friends you may have who might be able to.)

Pinch Hit #9 for shopfront TAKEN!

Pinch Hit #11 for Scribe_of_Mirrormere TAKEN!

Pinch Hit #12 for VampirePaladin TAKEN!
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[personal profile] soulexmod2017-05-31 05:38 pm
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Default deadline is tonight!

The default deadline is tonight, May 31, at 11:59 PM UTC. That's 7:59 PM U.S. Eastern time. If you're going to default, please do so by then.

If you aren't going to default, then you still have until 11:59 PM UTC on June 3 to post your works.

Thanks again to all participants!
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[personal profile] soulexmod2017-05-28 11:36 pm
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Two pinch hits: One old, one new

Pinch hit #9 is still lingering. If you're familiar with Star Trek DS9 or AOS, or Teen Wolf, please go give it a gander.

One more user has defaulted, so we need another pinch hitter. Nevermind, it's taken! All that's left is #9 at the link above. #9 has also been taken! Thanks so much.
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[personal profile] soulexmod2017-05-27 04:40 pm
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One week remains!

Hey, all -- just a reminder that there's one week left until the deadline on June 3. (And even less than that until the default deadline on May 31!) Once again, if you need me for anything, you can email me at

Also, reminder that we have one pinch hit out-standing.
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[personal profile] soulexmod2017-05-25 05:12 pm
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Two pinch hits incoming!

I'm going to say these are due on June 3, but if you think you'll need more time then let me know and we can work it out.

Pinch hit #8 for Serenade TAKEN!

Pinch hit #9 for Shopfront TAKEN!
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[personal profile] soulexmod2017-04-27 04:02 am

One pinch hit yet remains!

So if you think you might be able to take it on, please head over to the initial pinch hits post and give it a look!
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[personal profile] soulexmod2017-04-21 04:21 pm
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Four initial pinch hits remain

If you have the time and inclination to take on a pinch hit, please head over to the initial pinch hits post and look through what's available. We need pinch hitters!

(Please respond on that post, not on this one.)