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05 February 2009 @ 09:11 pm
"Did you enjoy your meal? Let us know!"  
Well, another Prison Break Fic Exchange has come and gone, and wrldpossibility and clair_de_lune and I hope all participants and readers and lurkers found the experience a challenging/interesting/enjoyable one.

This post is for all of you - participants and readers and lurkers - to tell us what you liked and what you think could be improved upon. Do you have any suggestions regarding signups? Assignments? The time allowed to write your stories? Anything that came into your head while it was happening and made you think, "Hmmm, I really must email one of those mods and talk to them about this"?

The buck still stops with the Evil Overlords Mods, of course, but this community is a group endeavour, and we'd like to know what you think. *g* We hope you all feel comfortable enough to post under your usual usernames, but anon posting is allowed, too.

So. Have at it!
eight8toes on February 5th, 2009 02:46 pm (UTC)
Since I didn't have the time to leave propre replies during the contest, I'll leave one here.

I really enjoyed this, and I mentioned it often to chatty_cat and poisonshades during our conversations. It allows the writer to explore new venues while remaining anonymous (at least for a little while). By venues, I don't only mean slash or writing about characters they're not used to write about, but it's also a time for them to perhaps write differently? To get out of their comfort zone? I love that.

And all that I've just mentioned also applies to the readers - getting out of their comfort zone to go read slash, or stories about characters they're not used to read about, because oh, maybe it's their favorite author who wrote it, or which ever else reason.

To sum it all, I wanted to tell you that it was a delightful experience as a reader (no, don't even think about it, i'm not crossing over and becoming a writer for the next round. no. lol), and I can't wait to repeat it! Let's just hope I'll have a little more time in my hands to reply to all of the posts!

Good job everybody! :)

Edited at 2009-02-05 02:48 pm (UTC)
wrldpossibility: Jane writing is sexywrldpossibility on February 6th, 2009 12:25 am (UTC)
Thank you Daphnee, that's a lovely comment. I agree, from the standpoint of a writer AND a reader. You really stretch beyond your usual genres during the pbfe. I know I read some really cool stuff that I wouldn't have otherwise stumbled upon.

So glad you enjoyed it!
Genevieve: rambler by sezmsgenevieve on February 6th, 2009 07:16 am (UTC)
The anonymous factor always make it more interesting, I think. For an author, it's a challenge to see if they can disguise their style enough to pass undetected, and for the reader it's a challenge to see through that disguise.

I'm really glad you enjoyed it, and I hope you'll be around reading (writing? Heh) for the next round!
Noraputu2sleep on February 6th, 2009 06:01 am (UTC)
I will take this opportunity to thank all three of you lovely ladies for all the work you did. I have never participated before, and you made me feel very welcomed and accepted. I thank you for that from the bottom of my heart.

I was so nervous and you made it easy. I can't imagine any better way to explain it than that.

Genevieve: have a little faith by cathartic prosemsgenevieve on February 6th, 2009 07:17 am (UTC)
You are extremely welcome. It was a pleasure to have you on-board, and I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the experience! :)
spoilerphobe: Michael loves his doctorscribblecat on February 7th, 2009 11:39 am (UTC)
Next time please have the actors themselves read the stories out in audio clips for lazy people. Yes. *nods*
Genevieve: au is the new canon by sezmsgenevieve on June 28th, 2009 02:02 am (UTC)
*smacks you*
sassy, classy, and a bit smart-assy: GreenLanternbadboy_fangirl on June 24th, 2009 04:58 am (UTC)
I was just thinking about this, and I wondered if there are any plans to do another exchange any time soon? I'm not trying to add a lot of worry to anyone's plate, and I don't even know if I'd participate--it would depend on the dates, I suppose--but I was just curious.
Genevieve: sarah and went by kloteramsgenevieve on June 28th, 2009 02:07 am (UTC)

I had a PM asking the same thing a few weeks ago (forgive me, but I cannot remember how to spell that lovely person's username, it's quite long!). The question came at a time when I was personally mired in Michael-related grief, but my answer is still the same. I would be happy to run another exchange and I'm sure wrldpossiblity and clair_de_lune would feel the same, but I did worry that if we don't give it enough time, there will be an overload of AU stories as opposed to canon fics.

So that's a yes to another one in the future, but not exactly sure when. Perhaps a poll is in order to see how many people would like to play? Hmmmm.
sassy, classy, and a bit smart-assy: LincHugbadboy_fangirl on June 30th, 2009 11:42 pm (UTC)
I'm sure you're right, and I wouldn't want to read a bunch of make-a-happy-ending-for-M/S fics, sadly. Mods know best as always!
Genevieve: brothers by sezmsgenevieve on July 14th, 2009 01:08 am (UTC)
Not sure about knowing best, lol, but it's all about having a good balance, so yeah. I'm sure there will be another one, though. We had a great time organising the last one. Oh, and although it made me tear my hair out, I got a lot of enjoyment out of writing for a certain someone. :P
sassy, classy, and a bit smart-assy: Linc prettybadboy_fangirl on July 15th, 2009 05:52 pm (UTC)
Well, just remember you gave yourself that assignment, so don't blame me! On the other hand, it's not like you're bad at writing Lincoln even though you don't do it all the time. So the times you do must be treasured...*sigh*