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20 September 2015 @ 09:21 am
Mod Post: Getting ready for TROPE BINGO!  

October is an important month for this community—it’s when het-reccers was founded seven years ago and relaunched one year ago with your new/current mods!

To celebrate, we’re throwing a party in the form of TROPE BINGO with a reccing twist. Starting on October 1, reccers can sign up to receive a bingo card and spend the whole month posting great het fics that feature fandom tropes like fake dating, sex pollen, de-aging, and more. Rec five in a row on your card and—BINGO!—you’ll be entered in a drawing (with multiple winners) to have a podfic made of the het story of your choice. If you’ve got more than five trope-tastic recs, keep ‘em coming…you get another entry for every bingo you complete!

We’ll provide more logistical details about Trope Bingo on October 1, but in the meantime, we need your help to make the game as fun as possible.

First, we need tropes to fill out the cards! Comment on this post with your favorite tropes—serious, ridiculous, crackish, romantic—anything goes. We’ll assemble all of the results and generate bingo cards for all the reccers who want to participate. (If you’re on Tumblr, we’ll accept comments on this post as well as askbox messages!)

Second, we need podficcers to help give as many Trope Bingo winners as possible a chance at getting to hear their favorite story read aloud. We won’t ask you to podfic any content you’re not comfortable with, and we request only that you can commit to recording one fic by the end of this calendar year. All levels of experience are welcome—you just need an AO3 account (we’ll put the finished podfics in a collection there), a clear speaking voice, and a can-do attitude! Again, just comment on this post or send us an ask with a valid email address if you’re interested—we’re also happy to answer questions if you’re interested but unsure.

We’re psyched to see what tropes you guys come up with—and even more excited to see what recs you’ve got for them! So start brainstorming and collecting your faves, and we’ll see you in October!
Ironlily - Making My Marque: Guhvikingprincess on September 20th, 2015 01:59 pm (UTC)
Tropey Goodness
Fuck or Die (e.g. friends in a villain's power)
From Bodyguard to Lover
Fake Dating
Waking up Married
Role-Playing Games (maybe this needs to be more specific? there are so many, after all!)
Undercover Stripper/Hooker
Body Swap
First Times
The World is Ending So Let's Have Sex
Screw(ing) the Chain of Command
I Hate You But You Smell/Look/Sound Delicious
Arranged Marriage

secondalto on September 20th, 2015 02:02 pm (UTC)
Favorite tropes: Waking up married, sex pollen, sleeping together for warmth

I might be willing to podfic as long as I had the option to decline to podfic something that I didn't think I could do for any reason.
Katherine Joy Summersstars_inthe_sky on September 20th, 2015 04:34 pm (UTC)
Our current plan is to send around a list of requested fics for podficcers to claim, so you would have control over which story you claimed, of course. And if there are unmatched requesters and podficcers, we'll do another round with new requests if we need to.

If you sign up, we'd just ask that you keep an open mind with the claims (as this is a prize for the requesters) and that you commit to reading something—we'll be picking as many winners as we have podficcers for, so we just don't want to leave anybody hanging is all.

And if you decide you're interested, could we get your email address? That's how we'll set everything up and get in touch with folks. Thanks!

Edited at 2015-09-20 09:07 pm (UTC)
secondalto on September 20th, 2015 11:27 pm (UTC)
I don't mind keeping an open mind, but there are certain pairings/fandoms I wouldn't read for. But I am definitely interested in contributing.

You can reach me at secondalto @ yahoo dot com
Alice Ayreseevilalice on September 20th, 2015 03:18 pm (UTC)
This sounds awesome, and I love the prize!

I'm not sure if you're tallying the most popular, or just making a list of tropes suggested, period. I'm going to list tropes I love that haven't been suggested yet.

love/hate (or lust/hate)
femdom or woman on top
enemies to lovers
friends to lovers
road trip
time loop
mind games
inhuman/nonhuman lovers
apocalypse au
au: fusion
fake relationship
locked in/trapped
in vino veritas/drunkfic
Katherine Joy Summersstars_inthe_sky on September 20th, 2015 09:01 pm (UTC)
We're taking everything—we want to make sure the bingo cards have a variety of squares so we can encourage a lot of different and exciting new recs! So, thanks :)
blithersblithers on September 20th, 2015 05:03 pm (UTC)
Have to add my favorite trope to the list:

Sharing a bed
Katherine Joy Summers: Kissstars_inthe_sky on September 20th, 2015 09:04 pm (UTC)

saucydivasaucydiva on September 24th, 2015 03:44 am (UTC)
The only trope that matters. I will def play if my bingo card is just this 20 times (with spaces for spin the bottle, truth or dare, road trip AU, secret dating, and pretending to be dating)
mimssiomimssio on September 20th, 2015 07:05 pm (UTC)
I'm a pretty new podficcer, but I'd love to have an excuse and a deadline to make a podfic out of some tropey fics!

My username is the same here as on Tumblr and AO3, and is also the same as my gmail address.
Katherine Joy Summersstars_inthe_sky on September 20th, 2015 09:04 pm (UTC)
Awesomesauce! Thanks for volunteering—we'll be in touch :)
Tamsin Willoughbytamsinwillougby on September 20th, 2015 07:46 pm (UTC)
I'd be willing to make a podfic as long as the writer gives permission to have the fic podficced and the fic is not super long (up to 5000 words I can definitely do, for longer stuff I'd have to look at my schedule at the time).
Katherine Joy Summersstars_inthe_sky on September 20th, 2015 09:06 pm (UTC)
Sounds great! We're definitely setting a word limit, don't worry, and we'll ask the winners to request permission to use a fic before they put in a request for it.

Could we just get an email address for you? That's how we'll communicate with everyone and set things up. Thanks!
Tamsin Willoughbytamsinwillougby on September 20th, 2015 09:46 pm (UTC)
Cool, then I'm in. My email address is tamsin.willoughby @ gmail.com

Have you considered posting a call for podficcers in amplificathon at dreamwidth? It's where most podficcers I know tend to hang out.
super_tricie341super_tricie341 on September 28th, 2015 10:44 pm (UTC)
Meh, LJ is telling me they marked my previous comment as spam bc I included a link to the auralphonic podcast page. I hope you can still see it though. They're auralphonic over at gmail if you want to shoot them an email.
Katherine Joy Summersstars_inthe_sky on September 28th, 2015 11:16 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the tip!
skysamuelleskysamuelle on September 21st, 2015 05:58 pm (UTC)

-arranged marriage
-time travel fix it
-Hogwarts AU (meaning, characters from other fandoms in Hogwarts context)
Tamsin Willoughbytamsinwillougby on September 21st, 2015 09:28 pm (UTC)

Sudden superpowers
Truth or Dare
Slow courtship/dating
Crack Fic
Curtain Fic
LVBphantompopcorn on September 23rd, 2015 10:03 am (UTC)
Anything babyfic!

Could also use sub-genres of:

-accidental pregnancy
-mystical pregnancy
-child from the future
Tinny: librarians_henge maths-magictinnny on September 24th, 2015 09:29 am (UTC)
Oh yay, I want to play.

Trapped in an elevator/cabin/on an island
Magic spells/Aliens ( made them do it )
Huddling for warmth
Hooker AU
"Other time period" AU
Food/Cooking/etc. what is that trope called?
Declaration of Love
There is only one Room/Bed
Love Letters

I guess some of those also fall under sex pollen, I don't know how specific or generic you want your tropes to be.