25 December 2012 @ 12:40 am
Welcome to Yuletide 2012!  
Sorry about the delay, we had a literally last-minute SNAFU.

The collection is open, and notifications should be going out! If you don't get a notification (or don't get it fast enough), you can get to your gifts through the My Gifts link on your dashboard:

http://archiveofourown.org/users/YOUR PSEUD/gifts

If you want another way to check, there is a "Find gifts for" option on the Works page for Yuletide 2012

  • Please leave a comment for your authors! You aren't obligated to rave publicly or rec the story if you aren't enthusiastic about it, but an appreciative comment thanking them for their time and effort is simply polite, and will end their Yuletide experience on a positive note. Leave a comment even if you default -- you may feel too embarrassed to say thank you when you didn't give something yourself, but silence will make your author think you hated the story or couldn't even be bothered to read it.

  • Please don't complain about your gift in public. If you get something that doesn't match your fandom/character requests, contact us in private and we'll handle it. If you get something that matches your fandom/characters but isn't to your taste, please say thank you anyway and move on to the hundreds of other stories available to read and enjoy. And maybe someone will pick out one of your unused requests to write for the NYR challenge!

  • Please leave feedback!

  • The share button is a good way to build your recs: hit "share", grab the code, paste.

  • If you're missing a story, or if you're reading and you find a story that is obviously incomplete or significantly short, please do let us know at mailto:yuletide@yuletidetreasure.org. If you feel that the story you received does not adhere to the minimum Yuletide standards (1000+ words in a requested fandom, with the requested characters), then you can also report it to us, and we'll discuss it with you. Note: we will only take reports directly from the recipient of such stories.

Any additional stories or snippits should now go into Yuletide Madness 2012, whatever size they are! Although stories of 1000+ words can be held for New Years's Resolution 2013.
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Courtneyteostra on December 25th, 2012 06:45 am (UTC)
Ahhh, still not coming up as available! So excited! /reloadreload
Episkopos Rev. Alixtii O'Krul V, TRL: OTWalixtii on December 25th, 2012 06:56 am (UTC)
I had to do a hard refresh, holding down the shift key as I hit refresh, in order to get it to show up as other than a mystery work.
...and the stains drip between fingers...: Canon necrophiliablueinkedpalm on December 25th, 2012 06:48 am (UTC)
Eeeee, thank you so much! Marvellous. :D
Lord Arlen's wife: Juliette & Deacon - Tammy Wynette's Lakeladyanneboleyn on December 25th, 2012 06:50 am (UTC)
Oh my god, I literally just found a tiny mistake in my story and now it's driving me nuts that my recipient is going to notice this stupid error. When will the collection be open for editing again?
ceitean: curlyceitean on December 25th, 2012 06:52 am (UTC)
(no subject) - ladyanneboleyn on December 25th, 2012 06:57 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - elynross on December 25th, 2012 06:58 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - ceitean on December 25th, 2012 07:11 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - alixtii on December 25th, 2012 06:57 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - elynross on December 25th, 2012 06:58 am (UTC) (Expand)
Minerva McTabby: Yuletide Secretmctabby on December 25th, 2012 07:06 am (UTC)
OMG OMG OMG IT'S YULETIDE!!!!!! AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*squees and faints*

*revives and starts reading*
clayray3290: Jieunclayray3290 on December 25th, 2012 07:10 am (UTC)
Oh gosh I am so overcome!!!!! I was actually just about to go to bed but then I got the notification and now there's no way I'm going to sleep! KYAAAAAAA~!!!
cleopatterer: lanternscleopatterer on December 25th, 2012 07:11 am (UTC)
Is it weird that my gift is only showing a few hundred words at a time? It went live with 300 words, then was at 500, now it's at 816.... It's so good so far, I want the rest right now, lol!

ETA: It's getting there, over 1000 but still seemingly missing text. I guess I just have to be patient!

Edited at 2012-12-25 07:40 am (UTC)
you can be anything you sex dream about.: L. Wells.cho_malfoy on December 25th, 2012 07:12 am (UTC)
Yay, thank you for all your hard work!
Sage: bear hugsageness on December 25th, 2012 07:15 am (UTC)

You are made of the AWESOMEST! Thanks for all your hard work. Again. *g*

Happy Merry Everything! <3
Zortadon't: yuletide_isityetzortified on December 25th, 2012 07:18 am (UTC)
Every single year my Yuletide story is perfect. How do you do such magic?
AstroGirl: Xmas Starkastrogirl2 on December 25th, 2012 07:39 am (UTC)
Thank you so much once again for making all this awesomeness happen!

I could not be more delighted with the story I got. Literally could not be. If I tried, I would probably explode from it.
Olna Jenndormouse_in_tea on December 25th, 2012 09:45 pm (UTC)
Yes. THIS.
-=juldea=-: oots kissingjuldea on December 25th, 2012 07:43 am (UTC)
This is my first year, and this is magic. I got two stories and I love them both! I love you all!
Peshapesha on December 25th, 2012 07:57 am (UTC)
I am still getting some stories that won't load as anything other than mystery works. Any idea if that's on my end?
summerred213 on December 25th, 2012 08:11 am (UTC)
Me, too. All of the Life (TV) stories, for example.
(no subject) - pesha on December 25th, 2012 08:18 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - debirlfan on December 25th, 2012 08:15 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - pesha on December 25th, 2012 08:18 am (UTC) (Expand)
gwyneth: yuletide lightsgwyn_r on December 25th, 2012 07:58 am (UTC)
Ah, I was SO DEPRESSED today and just feeling lousy and missing everyone and lonesome. And now my night is filled with actual joy, for lo, I have a wonderful story and I am going to bed with visions of sugarplumsMayhem dancing in my head.

You guys are the best.
spicy☆diamond: Mainspicy_diamond on December 25th, 2012 08:18 am (UTC)
Oddity noticed in the Gashlycrumb Tinies - Edward Gorey fandom wherein one of the gifts is under 1000 and does not appear to have a recipient?

Misfire intended for Madness mayhaps?

Just wondering if there's a way to prod the Anon so someone doesn't miss out on their present.
elynross: ayuligoreyelynross on December 25th, 2012 07:33 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I'll look into it!
Rose Argent: subaru - wha?roseargent on December 25th, 2012 08:30 am (UTC)
My gift is showing up fine (and is wonderful and I have already commented because YAY) but the fic I WROTE still isn't showing up on my dashboard or in my works page. Is this a feature or a bug? ^^;
spicy☆diamond: Mainspicy_diamond on December 25th, 2012 08:40 am (UTC)
Oh, I noticed this earlier during editing.

Click 'Works' and then click on 'Works in Collections'. That should make it show up.

(Elsewise I can only guess that it maybe has something to do with keeping identities secret in AO3 before reveal.)
(no subject) - elynross on December 25th, 2012 07:34 pm (UTC) (Expand)
sirvalkyrie: Belarussirvalkyrie on December 25th, 2012 08:32 am (UTC)
Is there something wrong with the Anthropomorphic fandom or is it just me? http://archiveofourown.org/collections/yuletide2012/tags/Anthropomorfic/works

They still display as mystery works for me, yet everything else is fine. One of those two fics is the gift for me and it displays just fine on my gift page.
orangey sodapopsmercy on December 25th, 2012 08:33 am (UTC)
I wasn't sure where to put this.

But I found a typo in my fic so I went to my story to fix it and saw that the version up there was an old incomplete draft. I just fixed it now, but I don't know if my recipient has read it or not or how to tell her that it was incomplete and please refresh. What do I do?
tigerpetals (Gabriela V.): Shuntigerpetals on December 25th, 2012 02:55 pm (UTC)
Put it in an author's note? There's a space for notes in the submission form when you're about to post/edit the story.

ETA: Oh, right, but then the recipient still won't know to check again. Sorry I couldn't help!

Edited at 2012-12-25 02:56 pm (UTC)
I'm not worried, I'm with you: Clichéfullmoon02 on December 25th, 2012 08:52 am (UTC)
This is awesome, marvelous, fantastic!
Cake: Batman dancefrk_kake on December 25th, 2012 09:55 am (UTC)
Aaaah, I love everyone in this bar! Thank you Elynross and every other superhuman who makes Yuletide happen, it has been one of my favorite things about Christmas for five years now <3
rthstewartrthstewart on December 25th, 2012 10:10 am (UTC)
Thank you so much to the mods. It's 4 AM, I've been reading for the last hour and must get back to bed. My stories are wonderful, you all are terrific and this has been a glorious Yuletide, and my first.
Lizzie: feral chickenthedevilchicken on December 25th, 2012 10:23 am (UTC)
I just want to thank all the Yuletide peoples, especially Elyn and the fantastic writers who wrote for me! You've made Christmas awesome.
Kristallen den fina: Flowerquinesale on December 25th, 2012 10:34 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for all your hard work, elynross! :D

It's my first time doing Yuletide and I received two fabulous stories, I'm so happy right now *squee*!! :D
abbi: F1 - Heikki - pullabbichicken on December 25th, 2012 11:27 am (UTC)

Also another first time Yuletide person - my gift is PERFECT, and I'm so glad I signed up, after years of nervously hanging at the fringe of things. Serious thanks to everyone involved, and I'm off to spend much of the day just...reading, and enjoying.
Eva: Laughing mangocrimsontriforce on December 25th, 2012 11:39 am (UTC)
Many thanks to all organizers, Elyn in particular. I had a great experience last year and doubly so this year. Thanks for making this possible!
sarahenany: fandomsarahenany on December 25th, 2012 12:32 pm (UTC)
Okay. So, at work, a few hours before I have to get on a plane, I click on "Is It Yuletide Yet?" Due to time zone differences, I don't think there's going to be any chance of it opening. The page loads.
My heart literally starts pounding. I go to my email. Yep, there's a gift, and one of my recipients (so happy to announce my total is one main story, three pinch-hits, and one long treat this year - woohoo! only two years ago, in 2010, I was a clueless n00b) has ALREADY left a comment.
I look at my gift story on the AO3. You know how you specify three or four fandoms, but it's *one* that's really the fandom of your heart, the one you hope and pray you'll get a story for (while carefully hiding that fact)? Well, the story's the fandom of my heart. And the author wrote to my optional details. I'm almost shaking now, and I haven't even opened a thing. Then I read the first paragraph.
HOLY CHRIST IT IS PERFECT. And I start to shake again.
Okay. I back away from the fic slowly. Leave a comment for the author that I'm saving her fic for marriage. Heart pounding, I leave the page open, read the comment on my fic, take advantage of the fabulous new feature of the anonymous comments (FABULOUS also because my recipient said she'd been feeling down, and I wanted to tell her that she is beautiful and deserves ALL THE FICS - she's a beautiful, beautiful writer) and go check-in online.
Then I remember I'm still at work.
And my heart's still pounding. I think if I ever read my real story, I may actually explode.
So, if I get fired or have a heart attack, I blame YOU, elyn, and the rest of the Yuletide team!!!
GOD. I didn't have a Christmas party this year because of fighting housemates, but I feel more like Christmas than in many, many years past.
In case I haven't made it obvious yet: Thank you. And if my heart gives out from sheer SQUEE, you are SO getting sued.
tigerpetals (Gabriela V.): Shuntigerpetals on December 25th, 2012 02:59 pm (UTC)
Yes! Except I'm lucky and I got to read it at my leisure. And haven't received comments from my recipient.

*joins you in death*
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