Apri Fool's Swap?

3 years ago | Billy Higgins Peery (Member)

We're doing it again this year, right? I'm absolutely not taking responsibility for it. I just haven't heard from Hollins for a while and wanted to make sure we were talking about it. It's a couple months away, but if I remember there's a lot of lead time, so I just don't want it to catch us by surprise and end up with nothing happening.

Cause that was, like, the best thing. Right? It's my favorite web serial-y event of the year.

Does anyone know how to contact Hollins so that we can beg him to organize it again?

"Any number of hitlers, are still not my problem." -Tempest

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  1. Shaeor (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    I'm not familiar with this event, somebody mind splain'n?

    CHOSEN SHACKLES The screen is running static. Face your shadow.
    DIRGE The light is dying. Hold your breath and go gently.
  2. Syphax (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    It's where you write an update for someone else's serial and try to make it a good April Fool's joke on the reader. Here are some examples from last year: http://forums.webfictionguide.com/topic/2015-april-fools-master-list

  3. JPV1000 (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    The person who organized it last year must have left some way to contact them (email address?) in the old thread, right?

  4. Alexander.Hollins (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    Jim rang my bell on facebook! (Alexander hollins or The leaking pen alexander hollins, if anyone wants to hunt my fat ass down in the future).

    Allllllllrighty then. If you all want an april fools swap, lets have one!

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1jtU4SmsgM9zBZlS5tKD33O221kTj5bqIuYyG5ZW1cpc/viewform?usp=send_form

    Please sign up with the above link. I will be giving out the first run of swaps on feb 15th, asking for stories in for proofing and giving out to their swappers by march 20th. That will give time to get spares up and running for anyone that finds themselves unable to complete.

    This has been a blast every year, and I hope for more! And please, share it with any serial writer you know, even if not associated with us.

  5. Billy Higgins Peery (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    *pumps fist in the air for three solid minutes*

    "Any number of hitlers, are still not my problem." -Tempest
  6. Syphax (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    Hell yeah. Good to see you're still alive, Hollins.

  7. Chrysalis (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    Yes! The Hollins strikes back! Good to see you're still around. :)

    I wish I had the time for a swap. :( But with my books getting released in Spring, I know I'll be horribly busy in March.

    Anathema, a web serial about the effect superpowers would have on our world. http://anathemaserial.wordpress.com/
  8. Whyknotzoidberg (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    I'd love too, but I'm afraid my writing skills aren't quite up to par with the rest of you guys and it would probably end up being a bit like drawing a dick on a famous peice of artwork. Sloppy, unnecessary and brings the quality down. Next year I might be able too.

  9. Alexander.Hollins (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    DENIED! You do not get to cop out for lack of skill. A. the vast majority of the swappers every time have been newbies. Hell, the first time we did it, 90 percent had been doing serials for a few months tops.
    B. Part of the purpose of this community and events like this is to help each other grow and get better. You'd be amazed how much working to understand and write another person's characters help you develop and write your own.

    So if you don't have the time, or just don't want to, fine. But no copping out for not being good enough!

  10. Shaeor (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    I completed the form, and am excited to participate. :)

    CHOSEN SHACKLES The screen is running static. Face your shadow.
    DIRGE The light is dying. Hold your breath and go gently.
  11. JPV1000 (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    So if we're not only allowed, but encouraged to join if we suck, count me in! :p

  12. Whyknotzoidberg (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    Shit, I can't turn down Hollins. I'm in.

  13. Whyknotzoidberg (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    How do we join?

  14. Emma (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    I went ahead and signed up! I'm really excited about this! It sounds like so much fun.

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