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15 March 2016 @ 11:55 am
Mod Post: the Manifesto Challenge is BACK!  
In addition to regular reccing, this community is open for manifesto posting. But a lot of you have said you want to see a formal Manifesto Challenge...so here it is!

Sign-ups for the 2016 het_reccers Manifesto Challenge are open!

To participate, pick a single character, ship, or fandom to focus your manifesto on...then call dibs! LJ users can comment on this post; Tumblr followers can hit up our ask box there. Co-authorship of manifestos is welcome, too—the more the merrier :) We'll keep this post updated as folks stake their claims.

A complete list of existing manifestos is here, for your reference. Feel free to claim a character, ship, or fandom that's already been covered, but please try to offer your own take on the thing and avoid re-posting stories that are already in our archive.

Once you've made your claim, compose a blurb about why it's awesome, read and round up as many new recs as you like, and post away! The template is below to make your life easier—just cut and paste the HTML into an LJ post or Tumblr submission for easy use. The deadline for your Manifesto Challenge posts is April 30 by the end of the day in your time zone. We'll do a round-up to highlight everyone's manifestos after that—and if you can't join in this round, remember that we're always open for new manifestos.

A few other notes: If you want to center your recs around a particular theme or trope, go for it. And bear in mind that there's no set number of recs you need to include in your manifesto—we've included space for ten as the default, but more than ten is wonderful! And fewer is just fine, too. And if you're doing a character- or fandom-specific manifesto, feel free to include multiple pairings.

Manifesto Claims

stars_inthe_sky: Character, Terminator 'verse, Sarah Connor
blithers: Ship, Life With Derek, Casey/Derek
punch_kicker15: Ship, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Rupert Giles/Willow Rosenberg
tree: Ship, Star Trek: Voyager, Kathryn Janeway/Chakotay
earnmysong: Character, Doctor Who, Clara Oswald
vickysg1: Ship, Murdoch Mysteries, Julia Ogden/William Murdoch
jazibelle: Ship, Seven Deadly Sins,
argylepiratewd: Fandom, Forever
mirime_vy: Ship, Miraculous Ladybug, Marinette Dupain-Cheng/Adrien Agreste
skysamuelle: Ship, Sailor Moon, Usagi Tsukino/Mamoru Chiba
skysamuelle: Ship, Gossip Girl, Blair Waldorf/Chuck Bass
seren_ccd: Ship, Daredevil, Karen Page/Frank Castle
irony_rocks: Ship, Captain America, Peggy Carter/Steve Rogers
skysamuelle: Character, Lord of the Rings, Galadriel
skysamuelle: Character, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Spike
lost_spook: Character, Spooks, Ruth Evershed
skysamuelle: Fandom, The Magicians
blithersblithers on March 15th, 2016 05:13 pm (UTC)
I already told stars to sign me up for what I want to do: finish the ship manifesto for Casey/Derek from Life With Derek that I started, like, forever ago. LET'S DO THIS.
Katherine Joy Summers: Kissstars_inthe_sky on March 15th, 2016 06:14 pm (UTC)
It was already your claim, but now it's official!
Katherine Joy Summersstars_inthe_sky on March 15th, 2016 05:16 pm (UTC)
I signed myself up for one of my all-time favorite characters, Sarah Connor from the Terminator franchise, because she deserves a shippy detour or six.
punch_kicker15: G/W treepunch_kicker15 on March 15th, 2016 05:52 pm (UTC)
I've been meaning to do this forever, and this may be the final push that I need.

Ship manifesto: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Rupert Giles/Willow Rosenberg
Katherine Joy Summers: Laughstars_inthe_sky on March 15th, 2016 06:11 pm (UTC)
It's yours!
asymptote: [voyager] a luxury i don't havetree on March 15th, 2016 08:51 pm (UTC)
(i'm pretty useless without deadlines)

Ship, Star Trek: Voyager, Chakotay/Kathryn Janeway
Katherine Joy Summers: Skystars_inthe_sky on March 15th, 2016 09:39 pm (UTC)
All yours!
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Katherine Joy Summersstars_inthe_sky on March 16th, 2016 03:40 pm (UTC)
The claim is yours!

Regarding fanvids, we treat them about the same as podfics and fanart. You're welcome to rec them in tandem with a relevant fic or in a manifesto like this, where vids presumably highlight elements and dynamics that you're discussing in your blurb. But vids don't "count" as recs in their own right (i.e., you couldn't post a video rec as its own post), because we're a fic-reccing community at heart.

That said, there's no strict minimum or maximum number of stories required to include in your manifesto, so as long as you have a couple of written stories to rec, including fanvids certainly isn't an issue!

Hope that answers your question :)
Vicky: [Murdoch Mysteries] William/Julia - Honevickysg1 on March 16th, 2016 03:33 pm (UTC)
I've wanted to write this one for a while, so sign me up for a ship manifesto for Julia Ogden/William Murdoch from Murdoch Mysteries please.

Now I have an excuse to hunt for fics. (Not that I need one, of course.)
Katherine Joy Summers: Treestars_inthe_sky on March 16th, 2016 03:40 pm (UTC)
The claim is yours! Happy hunting :)
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Katherine Joy Summersstars_inthe_sky on March 16th, 2016 09:20 pm (UTC)
The claim is all yours!
DoubleyouDee, Goddess of Glittery Fabulosityargylepiratewd on March 17th, 2016 03:19 am (UTC)
Could I sign up for the Forever fandom, please? :)
Katherine Joy Summersstars_inthe_sky on March 17th, 2016 11:57 am (UTC)

You may! Consider it claimed :)
Mirimemirime_vy on March 18th, 2016 10:10 am (UTC)
I want to claim my latest obsession. Fandom: Miraculous Ladybug and pairing: Marinette Dupain-Cheng/Adrien Agreste (also known as four pairings for the price of one ;p)
Katherine Joy Summersstars_inthe_sky on March 18th, 2016 11:54 am (UTC)
All yours!
super_tricie341: *sob*super_tricie341 on March 21st, 2016 10:39 pm (UTC)
Aww, timing, nooooooooo. :( :( :( Amplificathon is going on at the same time so I won't have time for this unfortunately. (Can we still do manifestos outside this challenge?)
Katherine Joy Summersstars_inthe_sky on March 21st, 2016 11:12 pm (UTC)
You are ALWAYS welcome to post a manifesto! The guidelines are here: http://het-reccers.livejournal.com/910414.html

The manifesto challenge is an open one, but we've had a lot of requests for a formal challenge, like the community had periodically under its old leadership. So if you're not able to participate in this round, feel free to shout your feels whenever you have the chance to do so :D
skysamuelleskysamuelle on March 23rd, 2016 08:20 pm (UTC)
It has been ages since I made a manifesto and I almost missed this chance, damn... I hencefore claim... Ship Manifesto -Usagi Tsukino/Mamoru Chiba
Katherine Joy Summers: D.C.stars_inthe_sky on March 23rd, 2016 09:17 pm (UTC)
It's yours! Is that the Sailor Moon fandom?
(no subject) - skysamuelle on March 23rd, 2016 09:42 pm (UTC) (Expand)
skysamuelleskysamuelle on March 31st, 2016 04:55 pm (UTC)
it just occurred me that I have a lot of fan art from whole another time of my life on a particular ship that would make excellent aid for a particular ship manifesto...
so i would like to go double on the challenge and claim Blair Waldorf/Chuck Bass, Gossip Girl.
Katherine Joy Summersstars_inthe_sky on March 31st, 2016 05:37 pm (UTC)

All yours!
seren_ccdseren_ccd on April 1st, 2016 06:31 am (UTC)
Well, since this pairing has recently taken over my life, it's only fair that I spread the joy around. :P

Daredevil: Karen Page/Frank Castle
Katherine Joy Summersstars_inthe_sky on April 1st, 2016 12:55 pm (UTC)
It's all yours :)

(I really gotta watch the new season...)
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Katherine Joy Summersstars_inthe_sky on April 2nd, 2016 03:07 am (UTC)

(So nice to have you back!)
skysamuelleskysamuelle on April 2nd, 2016 12:17 pm (UTC)
So possibly I am crazy but apparently manifestos are just the thing i like to kill a couple of hours after dinner ... and the deadline challenge is far away.
I am claiming two character manifestos:
Galadriel, Lord Of Rings
Spike, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer
Katherine Joy Summersstars_inthe_sky on April 2nd, 2016 04:26 pm (UTC)
You are a machine, and I salute you.
(no subject) - skysamuelle on April 12th, 2016 02:52 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - stars_inthe_sky on April 12th, 2016 06:14 pm (UTC) (Expand)