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Round 12 - Sign Ups

Hi everyone! Welcome to Round 12 of Hurt/Comfort Bingo!

Once again we're happy to see our returning and new players. Whether you make content, leave feedback, participate in discussions, or simply you lurk, we appreciate your presence here. If you're new to the Hurt/Comfort Bingo experience, welcome! You are always free to PM the mod if you have any questions.

We're looking forward to seeing new participants, new fandoms, new types of fanworks this year.

This is your sign-up post. Leave a comment, receive a card!

Please read the Rules, FAQ and Bingos, Extras and Achievements posts first.

There's no penalty for not posting anything in Round 11. Round 12 is open for everybody!



Leave a comment to this post under the name you wish to post as to get your bingo card and a code to post it to your journal. Due to the possible triggering nature of the prompts themselves, the card code already contains the lj-cut code; you can change the cut text to suit you.


  • If you haven’t gotten your card within 24 hours after commenting, please drop us an additional comment or a PM! Sometimes notifications get lost in email. And, even more important: if you got a vetoed prompt on your card, please tell us! It's always a mistake and we always want to fix it for you.

  • If you want your card with the white background, remove background="LINK" from your code and the #ffffff font tags.

  • To have your card display properly, you need to copy/paste its code directly from the comment itself, and not from your e-mail. Use the HTML editor when posting.

  • If you have any problems with your code, please send a message to hc_bingo_mod and we’ll try to help you out.



Important: Some hurt/comfort prompts can be potentially triggering. Please read through the list of prompts before requesting a card.

You can veto up to three prompts (or types of prompts) that would be triggery/uncomfortable for you to write about. Additionally, you can ask for a sex-free card - this will leave off all prompts that deal with questions of consent or sexual contact. If you need more than three prompts veto'd, please contact the mods by PM or e-mail and we will work with you to make sure you have a suitable card. You don't need to explain or justify your vetos to us, and we'd in fact prefer you wouldn't! Just tell us what you need.


Remember, you can sign up here or on DW, but not at both places at once, since both communities mirror each other.

MOD'S NOTE: Since LJ now has a character limit of 4300, we will be posting your card and the pasteable code separately, in 2 comments.

Round 12 card backgrounds are patterns Cracklepepper and Caribbean Wall.
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Round 12 - FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions




These are short answers to questions we frequently get. Please read the Round 12 Rules for more information.

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I have a question that isn't answered here.
Please be sure to read the Rules and both FAQs, as your question may have been addressed in the comments of the other site: FAQ on DW.

If your question still hasn’t been addressed, you can either leave it as a comment to this post with Question in the subject heading or email/pm the [Bad username: hc-bingo-mod"] (hc.bingo.mods@gmail.com).
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Round 12 - Posting Template

Posting




Once you have completed a bingo you must post it to the community to receive the banner and qualify for achievements. Please do not post links to single fills to the community unless it’s amnesty period or you’re submitting an extra.

You should post to the community you've signed up to, i.e. only to either LJ or DW, not both at once.

Please tag your post with already created tags (amnesty, amnesty challenge, bingo, extra, fandom, prompt, medium, round) and mods will create other tags as needed. You do not need to ask mods to create tags for you in your post.

Please note: To look up all the posts made to the community by you or some other player, add "?poster=USERNAME" to http://hc_bingo.dreamwidth.org. For example, to look up all the posts made by hc_bingo_mod, you need to go to the page http://hc_bingo.dreamwidth.org?poster=hc_bingo_mod.

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You may add more as you see fit (including a “Characters / Relationships” field), but posts that do not have the required fields will be rejected then asked to fix and resubmit. Copy and modify the following code for posting your bingo to the comm:




Your post should contain links to the individual fills. We do not host any fills on the comm.

There's an official AO3 collection for this round - you're welcome and encouraged to add your fills to it, but it's not mandatory.
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Round 12 - Bingos, Extras and Achievements

There are multiple ways of making a bingo, each one requiring a minimum of 5 filled squares.

The minimum requirements for a fill are:

Fic - 500 words
Art - medium sized (at least 320x240)
Icons - set of 10
Rec post - 10 recs (any combination of fandoms) with a short explanation for each
Podfic - 500 word fic
Picspam - 20 pics
Vids - 30 seconds
Mix - 10 songs with tracklist and explanation included (the songs itself can be arranged into one playlist, a-la Spotify)
Meta - 1000 words

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After you've made a bingo, you can make a new bingo on your card or request a new card to complete bingo on. You may also do extras using your original card! And as of Round 10, you can post extras without submitting a bingo first. But remember that writing extras only qualifies you for extras-related achievements.

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Each type of bingo and each type of extra bring you a separate banner on posting to the comm.

All bingos and extras within one card let you qualify for achievements.

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Feedback Post

Dear players, hello and welcome to the traditional feedback post!

General:
- any prompts you'd like to see retired?
- and new prompts you'd like to offer?
- any rules you'd like to see changed or tweaked?
- any changes to our format you'd like to see?

We don't always follow the suggestions, for a variety of reasons, but we're listening carefully.

And your enjoyment feedback: How was your experience this round? Did you enjoy yourself? Did you write something you were particularly fond of? Did somebody post a fill that you enjoyed immensely? Share with us!

Thank you for playing with us! Here's to having another successful year.
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Amnesty Challenges: May

Hi, friends! Thank you for participating in April Challenge. We are very excited to announce the final spring challenge of Round 11. Welcome to May Amnesty!

Our theme in May is small fandoms. As always, you can also keep participating in our regular amnesty period, up until the point when we announce the next round.

If you comment on this post, you get a set of four randomly chosen prompts. You then complete and submit one fill written for a rare/small fandom. You can choose one prompt or combine two, three or all four out of your stamp.

Rules:

- For the purpose of this challenge rare/small fandom means a fandom with roughly less than 500 complete fics in English, as determined by checking AO3. The criteria is, obviously, approximate (this year we're also excluding FF.net from the criteria, which will allow some popular fandoms in); our purpose is to encourage players to turn to less written-in fandoms rather than to be really specific about defining the size of the fandom. To avoid confusion it's obligatory to run your fandom by the mods for the final say on whether it's eligible or not, before submitting. Please PM or e-mail us beforehand.

- Installments in series (of books, movies, games and so on) count as separate fandoms if they have completely different characters.

- Different media versions of the same canon (i.e., book! and movie!verses and so on) count as the same fandom if they have the same set of characters.

- Crossovers between two or more eligible fandoms are allowed; crossover between eligible and inelegible fandoms are not.

- The deadline for posting your completed fill is June 5th. As long as your submission is in the posting queue while it's June 5th anywhere in the world, you've finished on time. There are no penalties for defaulting: if you didn't finish your fill on time, it can still be posted during the amnesty period, but it won't bring you points.

- The prize for finishing and submitting your story in time is a banner and an achievement in the next round. You can sign up to play even if you didn't participate in Round 11 and/or don't plan to participate in Round 12.

- If you're uncomfortable with writing about sexual trauma and/or abuse based situations, please note that when you sign up so we can give you a prompts set avoiding these areas altogether. Additionally, you can look at the list of prompts before signing up and veto from one to three prompts that would be triggery/uncomfortable for you to write about. If you need more than three prompts vetoed, please contact the by PM or e-mail and we will do our best to work with you.

- The warning policy is the same: even if it is in the prompt, you are still required to warn for rape/non-con, dub-con, incest, character death/suicide, graphic self-harm, any type of sexual trauma, any type of child/domestic abuse and other triggering themes or images. The other warnings are left to your discretion, though we encourage you to warn as fully as possible. When in doubt, please err on the side of caution. If you don't want to warn for something to avoid spoiling the readers, please use greyed-out warnings.

Please also check the rules and FAQ for general rules and requirements.

Posting Template

Please title your post "May Challenge: [Title of your submission]" and use the following template:



We hope you all enjoy this challenge! If you need any clarifications, please e-mail or PM us, or leave a comment to this post with marked with "Question".
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Amnesty Challenges: April

Hi, everyone! Welcome to this year's April Challenge. It is time for some crossovers!

If you comment on this post, you get a set of four randomly chosen prompts. You then complete and submit one fill crossing over two or more fandoms. You can choose one prompt or combine two, three or all four out of your strip.

Rules:

- The deadline for posting your completed fill is May 5st. As long as your submission is in the posting queue while it's May 1st anywhere in the world, you've finished on time. There are no penalties for defaulting: if you didn't finish your fill on time, it can still be posted during the amnesty period, but it won't bring you points.

- The prize for finishing and submitting your story in time is a banner and a special achievement in Round 12. You can sign up to play even if you didn't participate in Round 11 and/or don't plan to participate in Round 12.

- If you're uncomfortable with receiving prompts pertaining to sexual trauma and/or abuse based situations, please note that when you sign up so we can give you prompts avoiding these areas altogether. Additionally, you can look at the list of prompts before signing up and veto from one to three prompts that would be triggery/uncomfortable for you to work with. If you need more than three prompts vetoed, please contact the hc_bingo_mod by PM or e-mail and we will do our best to work with you.

- If you received your prompts and you're absolutely sure you won't be able to work with them, you can request a new set once during the 24 hours after the original request by commenting in the same thread.

Please also check the rules and FAQ for general rules and requirements.

Posting Template

Please title your post "April Challenge: [number of recs] and use the following template:



Tagging: your entry should contain the following tags: amnesty: challenges: april, [fandom](s), [medium], [prompt](s), round 11. If there's no fandom tag for you yet, don't worry, we'll add it at the later date. You can only add existing tags.

We have an official AO3 collection that you can use at will.

We hope you all enjoy this challenge! If you need any clarifications, please e-mail or PM us, or leave a comment to this post with "Question" in the subject line.