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06 November 2011 @ 12:18 pm
What is an advent comm? How does it work?  
This is a community celebrating the season, be it Christmas, Hanukkah, winter solstice, or general winter glee with gifts of short fics, icons, graphics, and fanmixes inspired by all animated and live action Disney fandoms. Instead of the traditional 25 days on an Advent calendar, we'll have 31 days of gifts! Supplied by you and shared by all.
Why should I sign up?

Because it will be fun and everyone will share in the gifts!

What am I signing up for?

By selecting a date (or two or three) on the calendar, you are agreeing to create and post something on your selected day for the disney_advent comm.  The goal is to have a little gift of Disney for every day in December.

What qualifies as a gift?

Fic (at least a 100 word drabble), icons (at least 3), banners, picspam, wallpapers, fanmixes, fanart, fanvids, song parodies, etc.  Unsure your gift qualifies?  Just drop just_a_dram a PM.

Does it need to be holiday themed?

What we're defining as 'holiday' is broad, so try to take the holidays or winter as inspiration, but this can be broadly defined.  A set of icons depicting 'cold' or a fic about a joyous moment would be totally appropriate.  If you have something off-theme you worry would be inappropriate, drop just_a_dram</lj> a PM.

Are all ratings acceptable?

Yes.  All gifts should be appropriately rated with posted warnings and any M or M+ material must be under a cut.

How many days can I sign up for?

Let's start with 3 days and if need be, we'll open to a second round.  Also, don't sign up for 3 consecutive days, so we're more likely to get a variety of fandoms spread throughout the month.

Can I post a multi-chapter fic over several days?

Yes.  Just see the question above for posting guidelines.

I'm in!  Where can I sign up?

Please join and watch the community.  The sign up post will go live November 15.  Also, please consider promoting by linking to disney_advent or this FAQ.  Feel free to use the image below in promotional posts on LJ or tumblr.

Have another question I haven't answered?

Comment below!


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cheriestar: rabbit giftcheriestar on November 6th, 2011 08:05 pm (UTC)
This is such a great idea! Have you tried advertising on the Disney Kink meme BTW?
just_a_dram: Tangled Rapunzel05just_a_dram on November 6th, 2011 08:08 pm (UTC)
I would, but I'm not sure where I could post to the comm in order to do that. Any idea?
cheriestar: lexupdatescheriestar on November 6th, 2011 08:29 pm (UTC)
I would go to the off topic post, and ask the mods if you advertise it on the main page, or at the very least you can drop the info about it in the off topic post.
just_a_dram: Tangled Rapunzel02just_a_dram on November 6th, 2011 08:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the suggestion!
ashleybenloveashleybenlove on November 7th, 2011 01:30 am (UTC)
Will there be prompting or that sort of thing?
just_a_dram: christmas daisy duckjust_a_dram on November 7th, 2011 02:22 am (UTC)
I wasn't planning on it, but we could do a post where people post prompts if that would be useful for inspiration.
Shaniinahs on November 10th, 2011 07:01 am (UTC)
When is the last day to register for this?
Shaniinahs on November 10th, 2011 07:01 am (UTC)
Also do we just post it here?
just_a_dram: Tangled Rapunzel05just_a_dram on November 10th, 2011 01:47 pm (UTC)
Claims will begin Nov 15 and close whenever all the days in December have been chosen. On the day you have claimed you will make a post to this comm with the requested information. Then under a cut you can either link to your journal or post your gift directly here.
Shaniinahs on November 10th, 2011 08:46 pm (UTC)
Okay thanks. I've never really used LJ before and frankly it confuses me a bit.
just_a_dram: Tangled once upon a timejust_a_dram on November 10th, 2011 08:57 pm (UTC)
Yes, it's confusing in the beginning, but this won't be terribly complex and I can help with posting if you're having trouble. :D
Shaniinahs on November 10th, 2011 09:07 pm (UTC)
Oops I meant I have used it to comment on others' fic but never really to post my own in a community. D:

Thanks! That would be great.