Since our annual Halloween: Trick or Drabble always gets a lot of positive response, we thought we'd do something similar for Christmas and New Years. And thus I present to you:
The Drabble Wishlist
We know you're all busy celebrating most likely, so this is going to run well into the new year to give everyone enough time to write wishes and for people to grant wishes.
The set-up is basically the same as for the Halloween: Trick or Drabble thing but if you're not that familiar with it, check out the details behind the cut.
Step One: People set up their "Santa's Postbox" with their usernames in one of the comments to this post
You have the option of creating a postbox with options that people can select from. For example, if I were to set up a postbox, I would do it in the following way:
Santa!Kira's postbox answers requests for the following presents:
- Mis Snow Man/Noon Boyz
- Kansai Johnny's Juniors
- Yara & THEY Budo
- Others, depending on request
You don't need one of those, though, if you're willing to write whatever, just say so.
If you have a limited time, say so up front (i.e. "I can only give out 10 drabbles!) because we would rather you participate a little rather than not at all. But we'll leave this go for 2 weeks so people have plenty of time. Even if you've never written for us before, that's okay! This is a party! everybody is welcome to try.
Step Two: members request a drabble simply by commenting on the user they want with "Dear Santa..."
If the user has a postbox you can write them a wishlist! If you want something specific that they didn't list, or if the user doesn't have a candy bowl, by all means ask for it, but the Santa is under no obligation to fill your request! You can also ask to be surprised! You don't need to know the person to comment on their "postbox" and you can comment to as many or as few houses as you feel comfortable!
Also, you don't have to make a postbox yourself if you want to request things from other people, even though it would be nice to both receive and give. ^_^
P.S.: Feel free to tell Santa whether you've been naughty or nice this year ;)
Step Three: the original commenter will fulfill your wish!
We are suspending the usual 100-word rule for this challenge. You can give out presents in any shape or form (one sentence mini-drabbles to full fledged fic), so that anybody who wants to fulfill a wish can do so. This is just a fun way for us to participate as a community. Of course if you want to write 100 words, go right for it!
And if you're up for it, make your presents Christmas or New Years themed! But if you'd rather not, don't feel bound by it. You can decide how much/little you want to get into it!
Thanks to moonspoken for letting us borrow her idea last year, and if you have any questions go ahead and ask. Pimp it out so we get as many people playing as possible for the next two-three weeks!