Trick or Treat is an exchange in the style of exchanges like Yuletide or Purim Gifts. It is inspired by a real world holiday. You do not need to celebrate Halloween to participate in this exchange. Each person will receive at least one gift. The gift will be a trick or a treat. A trick should be more horror, occult, supernatural, or scary. A treat should be more sweet, sexy, or fluffy. These are a bit vague to give the writer/artist room for how they interpret trick or treat.
(Open, Unmoderated, Gift Exchange Challenge)
About Trick or Treat Exchange 2018 (trickortreatex2018)
Trick or Treat is meant to be a low stress, fun exchange. The theme for this exchange is “trick or treating”. “Trick or treating” is a tradition done in several regions for Halloween. Children knock on the doors of their neighbors while wearing costumes. When the door is opened the children say “trick or treat”. The person is supposed to either give them a small piece of candy or the children will play a trick on them. The idea is applied to this exchange by the writer/artist either giving their recipient a trick (horror, occult, supernatural, scary, etc) or a treat (sweet, sexy, fluffy, etc.).
What is exchanged?
You can exchange either fic with a minimum of 300 words or a piece of artwork at the nice sketch stage. The sketch cannot be on lined paper. There is no upper limit.
Why is the minimum so low?
This exchange is inspired by Halloween. On Halloween children typically get small pieces of candy from adults. Based on this it is only appropriate that a Halloween based exchange have a lower requirement than other exchanges.
What fandoms are eligible?
There are no rarity requirements for this. Traditional fandoms, RPF, and some fanworks are eligible. You can also request Original Works.
There are three rules for RPF:
1. For contemporary RPF the individuals must be over the age of 18.
2. Non-famous friends and family are not eligible
3. The person in question can be removed from the tagset at the request of the individual
While rarely invoked, PumpkinKing can choose not to accept a nomination that is in bad taste. An example of this would be Nazi RPF.
What are nominations?
Nominations is where you nominate the fandoms and characters that you are interested in receiving in this exchange. Each person can nominate six fandoms with six characters from each fandom. This means a total of 36 possible characters.
Why are there two tagsets?
One tagset is the exchange's normal tagset. The second tagset will be used for this year's community challenge. The second tagset will not be used in sign-ups and can be ignored if you have no desire to participate in the community challenge.
What is the minimum/maximum for signing up?
You must make 3-10 requests. Each request has one fandom, 1-10 characters, and 1-2 mediums. You must make 4-10 offers. Each offer has one fandom, 2-10 characters, and 1-2 mediums. Any can be selected for characters and medium. Any means any nominated not any character in the fandom. If only one character is nominated for a fandom you want to offer then just select any to make sign ups work.
You also have the option to add optional details or a letter. These can be very useful to give your writer/artist ideas for possible tricks and treats. It can also be invaluable for telling them what you do not want at all. Authors/artist should respect the do not want list, however the requester should not abuse it to try and force the author/artist into a corner.
What if no one offers what I request?
Then you will go to the pinch hit list and someone will claim you.
What mediums are allowed?
Fanfic or fanart can be selected for matching purposes. Even if you only request one is your sign up form you can give people permission to treat you the other in your letter or sign-up.
I only want a Trick or a Treat not either. Is that okay?
What if I can’t complete my assignment?
Then please default ASAP. The sooner you do the sooner a pinch hitter can take over your assignment and make a gift. If you default then you will not go to the pinch hit list if your writer/artist defaults.
What is the Community Challenge?
Ever year a challenge is given to the community. The specifics change from year to year. Last year it was a community wide Bingo card. To check out previous community challenges click the tag. Community challenges are reveled in before sign-ups start.
Who is in charge?
Extra mods have been brought in to help with the tagset during nominations. Since I am new to working with a team for the moment they will be kept to just helping with accepting tags. They will not be deciding exchange policy. PumpkinKing is the head mod.
1. You get a gift. You give a gift.
2. Placeholders at the time of reveals result in a ban.
3. Respect Do Not Wants
4. Make a fic or art of one of the requester's fandoms with at least one of their requested characters.