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23 March 2017 @ 11:01 pm
An hour early again (bc I'm sick and need to head to bed), but all creators for the 2017 round have been revealed! You are now free to crosspost your works wherever else you'd like. Please be sure to leave a comment on your gift if you haven't done so already. All of our participants made some really awesome stuff and they deserver all the kudos.

And that concludes our first ever Young Justice Fest! Thank you so much to everyone who participated. I hope you had as much fun as I did, and I hope to see you all again next year :)
 
 
16 March 2017 @ 11:02 pm
Works for the 2017 round of Young Justice Fest have been revealed! You should be receiving an email from AO3 with a link to your gift very soon, or you can always go to "Gifts" on the side panel of your AO3 dashboard to see your gift. The entire collection can be viewed here. If you think there's a problem with your gift, let me know asap so I can take a look. Please be sure to leave a comment on your gift!

Works will remain anonymous until March 23, so please do not crosspost until then. Creators can reply to comments before reveals, and all replies will show as being from "Anonymous Creator."
 
 
16 March 2017 @ 02:56 pm
All pinch hits have been accounted for, so that means the collection will be opening as scheduled. I will actually probably open it a little earlier than scheduled (11pm CST vs 12am CST) since I have work in the morning lol That means this is your chance to make any last edits or post any treats! Expect another post announcing the collection opening in about 8 hours.
 
 
13 March 2017 @ 07:36 am
This should hopefully be the last pinch hit to go out. We do still have one from yesterday, so please take a look!

Claiming a pinch hit is on a first come, first served basis and they must meet the minimum requirements of the fest. If you are interested in claiming one, please leave a (screened) comment on this post with which pinch hit you'd like and your AO3 user name. You do NOT have to already be participating in the fest to claim a pinch hit, so feel free to pass this around to anyone you think might be interested.

[Pinch Hit #3]Pinch Hit #3 for reeby10

Barbara Gordon | Batgirl & Bruce Wayne | Batman & Dick Grayson | Any & Tim Drake | Robin, Bart Allen | Impulse/Nathaniel Tryon | Neutron, Billy Batson | Captain Marvel & Dudley H. Dudley, Bruce Wayne | Batman/Roy Harper | Red Arrow, Cameron Mahkent | Icicle Jr./Conner Kent | Superboy, Conner Kent | Superboy/Kaldur'ahm | Aqualad, Lex Luthor/Roy Harper | Red Arrow, Perdita & Wally West | Kid Flash, Roy Harper | Arsenal & Roy Harper | Red Arrow & Jim Harper | Guardian, Roy Harper | Red Arrow/Wally West | Kid Flash, Cameron Mahkent | Icicle Jr., Conner Kent | Superboy, Greta Hayes, Jim Harper | Guardian, Kaldur'ahm | Aqualad, Roy Harper | Arsenal, Roy Harper | Red Arrow, Slade Wilson | Deathstroke, Vandal Savage, Zatanna Zatara | Zatanna; Fic

See specifics in my letter :)

Letter URL: http://reeby10.livejournal.com/96817.html

Claimed!


Pinch hits will be due Wednesday, March 15th, at 11:59pm CST. Please be prepared for this deadline before you claim a pinch hit as I'd really like to be able to stick to our reveal schedule. Thank you!

**Also, a reminder that there is still plenty of time to leave treats! You can look through all of the requests here to see if anything catches your eye. Treats do NOT have to meet the minimum requirements for the fest, so even if you can't pick up one of these pinch hits, you could still create something for any of our participants!**
 
 
12 March 2017 @ 12:25 pm
Extensions for all assignments but one have passed, and so I have two pinch hits for you!

Claiming a pinch hit is on a first come, first served basis and they must meet the minimum requirements of the fest. If you are interested in claiming one, please leave a (screened) comment on this post with which pinch hit you'd like and your AO3 user name. You do NOT have to already be participating in the fest to claim a pinch hit, so feel free to pass this around to anyone you think might be interested.



[Pinch Hit #1]Pinch Hit #1 for Fearful_Captain_Biff_Elderberry

Bart Allen | Impulse/Jaime Reyes | Blue Beetle, Bruce Wayne | Batman/Roy Harper | Red Arrow, Clark Kent | Superman/Bruce Wayne | Batman, Clark Kent | Superman/Lex Luthor, Lex Luthor/Roy Harper | Arsenal, Lex Luthor/Roy Harper | Red Arrow, Lian Harper & Roy Harper | Red Arrow, Roy Harper | Arsenal/Roy Harper | Red Arrow/Wally West | Kid Flash; Fic

Bart Allen/Jaime Reyes: This is honestly my OTP for Young Justice. I just think it has a lot of potential for both some great angst and fluff. Some ideas include Bart adjusting to life in the current year (I don't remember what year season 2 is in?) after coming from the future. Or as they grow older Bart starts to have PTSD flashbacks as Jaime starts to look more and more like Blue Beetle from the future.

Bruce Wayne/Roy Harper: I have no idea why I want this, I have never wanted it specifically before but it sounded oddly appealing. My main thought on this is Bruce training Roy trying to help him become a proper sidekick. But I'm really open to anything.

Clark Kent/Bruce Wayne: Ah one of my main DC ships. I'm a pretty big fan of Superbat in general, so there's not really a way to go wrong. I'd love to see the effect their relationship has on their various sidekicks/kids (Dick, Connor and maybe Tim depending on the time). You could also write something about Bruce teaching Clark to be a good dad to Connor.

Clark Kent/Lex Luthor I like Clark/Lex ever since watching the first few seasons of Smallville. I liked it even more after I found out about Connor. I'd love to see something about how Lex got Clark's DNA. Or honestly any AU where Connor isn't a secret experiment but a child they plan or accidentally have. Custody battles over Connor, after they had a divorce. Stuff like that.

Lex Luthor/Roy Harper (both Arsonal or Red Arrow): This is like the other Roy pairing I mentioned. It just sounded rather appealing. Please feel free to go as dark as you want with this. You could do Stockholm Syndrome, or anything to do with Roy being Lex's captive/creation.

Roy and Lian: I really love a character as rough as Roy being a single dad. Anything about Roy learning to be a dad would be fantastic. You could include things like Roy trying to find a baby sitter on short notice to go stop a crime. Or dealing with any little kid issues. Or bonding moments like reading to her, or having tea parties or whatever.

Roy/Wally/Roy: I think there is so much potential for drama here. I'm not so much a fan of the idea of Wally secretly dating both Roys but more so of both Roy's wanting to date Wally and being okay with him dating both of them. I'd love to see some tension between the Roys and them trying to figure out how to deal with each other's existence. I'll also be straight up serious about this, thisis a pairing I'd really love smut for. But I'd also really love some dating fic for them to. So it's up to you.

Letter URL: http://biffelderberry.livejournal.com/2321.html

Claimed!

[Pinch Hit #2]Pinch Hit #2 for Maeve_of_Winter

Garfield Logan | Beast Boy; Fic

Gar Logan is definitely my favorite DC character of all time. One recurring theme in later comics books and adaptations that continually frustrates me is when Gar is shown as incompetent, completely lame, or a total joke to make other heroes look more cool. I’d really like to have a fic where Gar’s leadership and/or strategy abilities are emphasized, as well as his kindness and generosity.

I loved his characterization in Wolfman and Perez’s New Teen Titans comic book: he runs his father’s company in his absence, he’s still traumatized from losing the Doom Patrol, he falls for Terra only to be betrayed by her, and then his pain from losing her is resurrected when Terra II comes along. I like that as friendly as he seems, he still has a dark side, as seen when he kills Madame Rouge and attempts to kill Slade Wilson. I also liked that Slade was sort of Gar’s mentor for a while.

One aspect of his character that's been shoehorned in during recent years which I really don't like is Gar's worries that he's becoming more animal than human. To me, this is a very forced, contrived conflict at best, and is less writers actually looking at Gar's past and personality than a case of writers deciding that his powers would automatically bring him these worries. I despised Geoff Johns's run of the Teen Titans comics as well as the animated series for including. It's an incredibly inorganic characterization that reeks of writers desperately searching for some sort of fresh new angst to give to a character rather than actually examining the character's background and history.

General Likes
Characters being badass, characters surprising other people with their talents/competence, iron woobie/determinator who refuses to quit no matter what kind of horrible stuff life throws at them, characters turning the table on someone who's trying to trick them, characters fighting for and earning their happy ending, hurt/comfort, angst, pushing forward through/after a trauma, characters being put through secret tests of trust and passing them, characters making enormous personal sacrifices to save others, characters being recognized for their accomplishments, characters revealing hidden pasts/traits/skills, and characters offering compassion to those who need it.

DNWs
Homophobia, biphobia, bi erasure, issue fic, misogyny, character-bashing, Raven or Damian Wayne being included as characters, Raven/Beast Boy, animalistic!Gar.

Ships
You certainly do not have include ships, but if you like, feel free. The only ships I would prefer not receive are Gar/M'gann, Gar/Raven, or Gar/Terra.

Prompts
I enjoy the idea of Gar having the full range of Martian powers, and if you think about it, with Miss Martian's blood, he should already have them. Feel free to include this aspect in any fic. Or if you want to write a fic with J'onn or another member of the Justice League coaching him onto use his abilities, go right ahead.

A fic with Gar killing Madame Rouge as he did in the comics and the rest of the team reacting to it. When Gar was sixteen years old, he killed Madame Rouge in a fit of madness, and immediately regretted his actions, denouncing the idea of murder as revenge. Yet even though most of his teammates, particularly Wally and Dick, would have had an issue with him killing someone, we never see their reactions. I'd like a fic about Gar killing a villain or common criminal either by accident or simply in self-defense, and the rest of the superhero community reacting to him. What do his teammates think? Is the Justice League more wary of him and deciding he needs to be assigned a mentor to monitor him? Maybe heroes unassociated with the League actually congratulate him on it, which upsets and confuses Gar?

Gar is a character who I feel is often unfairly stereotyped and dismissed. Possibly a five times fic where a hero or villain underestimated Gar, only to have him prove them wrong? Or if you just want to have Gar interacting with other heroes and solving crises, that would be wonderful!

I would love a fic with Gar proving his competence to people, always being the team member with a plan, or simply being the supportive figure other characters can go to with their problems. I would love something with Gar proving himself to the rest of the team.

Letter URL: http://maeve-of-winter.dreamwidth.org/7848.html

Claimed!


Pinch hits will be due Wednesday, March 15th, at 11:59pm CST. Please be prepared for this deadline before you claim a pinch hit as I'd really like to be able to stick to our reveal schedule. Thank you!

**Also, a reminder that there is still plenty of time to leave treats! You can look through all of the requests here to see if anything catches your eye. Treats do NOT have to meet the minimum requirements for the fest, so even if you can't pick up one of these pinch hits, you could still create something for any of our participants!**
 
 
 
11 March 2017 @ 12:05 pm
Hey everyone, this is a reminder that the due date for works to be posted on AO3 has passed. We are still waiting for a couple of people to post their assignments. If your user name starts with a T or a K, please check your email asap. Any assignments not fulfilled by tomorrow, Sunday March 12th, at 11:59 am CST, will be defaulted and sent for pinch hits. If you're interested in possibly picking up a pinch hit, I will be posting those here in the early afternoon, so keep a look out.

Also, it's not too late to write treats! You can look through all of the requests here to see if anything catches your eye. Treats do not have to meet the minimum requirements for the fest, so go wild! I'd love to see even more wonderful works posted for our wonderful participants :)
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09 March 2017 @ 03:59 pm
Just a reminder that works are due tonight, March 9, at 11:59 pm CST.

You will still have time to finish up any editing or whatever that needs to be done before reveals, but please do be sure your work as been posted on AO3 by tonight. If, for some reason, you won't be able to post or will be posting late, please let us know as soon as possible so we can make arrangements. For help on how to post, please see the FAQ.
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21 February 2017 @ 10:04 pm
Hi everyone!

I hope all of your fanworks are going well. We've got a little over two weeks until the due date, so I thought this was a good time to post the beta search. It's highly recommended that you have a beta look over your work before reveals, whether you're doing fic, art, or something else. Sometimes it can be hard to find a beta for small fandoms like this or if you don't already have someone you rely on. That's what this post is for!

If you are looking for someone to beta your work, leave a comment with something like "Beta needed" in the title, some details about what you need beta'd (I suggest you include at least pairing/character and media), and the best way to contact you (or if you'd rather contact potential betas). Be sure not to mention who the fanwork is for as this is an anonymous fest. If you feel even posting a comment would make it too obvious, you may want to wait to see if anyone offers general beta services and contact them.

If you are willing to beta for someone, you can leave a comment with something like "Beta offer" in the title, some details about what you're willing to beta, and the best way to contact you. This will allow creators to contact potential betas without worrying about their giftee offering beta services and possibly making things awkward. You can also wait until creators have posted comments asking for betas and respond to those you're interested in.

There you have it! If you have any questions about betas, please let me know and I will do my best to answer them.

*Also, this post is open to anyone, whether you're participating in the fest or not. So if you missed the sign up deadline but would still like to be involved, please consider offering your services as a beta for one of our wonderful creators. And feel free to pass the link to this post around. You can never have too many potential betas!
 
 
13 January 2017 @ 06:32 pm
Assignments have been sent out and you should receive an email from AO3 with the details shortly.

Assignments are due on March 9 at 11:59pm CST. Please be aware that the wrong due date is on the AO3 email, this is the correct one.

If you don't get an email, you can view your assignments by going to the drop down under your username at the top of any AO3 page and clicking "My Assignments" and looking for "Young Justice Fest 2017." If for some reason there is something wrong with your assignment (i.e. matched with a character/ship/format you didn't offer), please let us know ASAP so we can fix it. Please see the FAQ if you need a refresher on assignment requirements.

Also, if you missed it, there is a "Dear YJ Fest Creator" post where you can link to your requests letter if you'd like. It's a great chance to advertise your requests in hopes of getting treats or to check out other participants' requests if you'd like to write some treats!
 
 
02 January 2017 @ 08:18 pm
This is where you can post a link to your Dear YJ Fest Creator letter.

These are letters posted to personal journals, blogs, etc. (just make sure they're unlocked!) that give creators more information about the kind of work you would like to receive. Like the “optional details” on the sign up, letters are entirely optional. We suggest that you put anything important in the optional details as there is no guarantee your creator will look at your letter.

Again, having a letter is entirely optional, but including a link here will allow other participants to see your requests in case they would like to create treats. There's no guarantee you'll get a treat if you do post a letter, but it can't hurt! What your letter looks like and contains is also entirely up to you. Some people will include a lot more information than others, but make sure to include any likes or dislikes you'd like your assigned creator or any potential treat creators to see.

Here is an example of what your letter could look like:
    Dear YJ Fest Creator,

    I've requested fic for everything, but I wouldn't mind art or vids as treats. I especially like AUs and fluff. Please do not include any references to suicide, zombies, or animal abuse.

    Requests:
    - Roy Harper | Arsenal: I'd love to see something set in the 5 year jump!
    - Kaldur'ahm | Aqualad: I'm really interested in his friendships with the other characters.
    - Artemis Crock | Any/Zatanna Zatara | Zatanna: Something cute, please!

    Thank you :D
To link to your letter, please leave a comment on this post with your AO3 name, a link to your letter, and whatever characters/ships you requested. Your comment should look something like this:

AO3: reeby10
Letter: link
Requests:
- Roy Harper | Arsenal
- Kaldur'ahm | Aqualad
- Artemis Crock | Any/Zatanna Zatara | Zatanna

(Feel free to copy and paste with your own information!)