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House M.D. Easter baskets


(Disclaimer: I totally ganked this from the West Wing fandom, where I also plan to participate if anyone is interested in my preferred pairing of Josh/Sam).


We each post a list of elements we might enjoy in a House M.D. fic (see below for template). Your friends can then post anonymously in the comments with ficlets that hopefully delight you like chocolate on Easter morning. The deadline to post fics is midnight on April 24. Authors will then reveal themselves on April 25.


It's really fun to try to guess who might have written your fic(s), and hopefully it will also encourage some of the shyer writers to participate. (If this were a different fandom, I'd say it's also in the spirit of unselfish giving, but we all know what House would have to say about that.)


Try to be reasonably broad in your desires so that other authors aren't intimidated by the rigidity of your request.

Stick to the ratings the recipient is comfortable with.

You can fill a request multiple times - it's fun to see different responses containing the same elements but with the stamp of each individual author.

If you post a request, please be prepared to write - it's only fair.

NO FLAMING. This should go without saying, but if you don't like a gift that much, just say thanks and move on.

To get started, just fill in and post the following list to your LJ:

Favorite Characters:
'Ships that sail for you:
Friendships and platonic relationships:
Prompts - words, song lyrics, or just the premise of a story you've always wanted to see written:
Anything to avoid?
Which ratings are you okay with?

ETA: For this to work, your Easter basket post listing your fic preferences must be public and you must allow anonymous comments (but you can change your privacy settings to screen them before they are revealed). Thanks to damigella_314  for inquiring about this important point!

Again, this is meant to be an exchange, so if you post this list, please plan to write at least one fic(let) for someone else to fill their basket.

Any questions? PM me or comment on this post.

Who's in??

ETA: Anyone may comment on ficlets left in other people's baskets. Heck, feel free to guess at the authors too, as far as I'm concerned. I know I'm having a hard time figuring out the authors of the ones in mine!


( 13 comments — Leave a comment )
Apr. 11th, 2011 01:17 pm (UTC)
Concerns about what might be deemed unladylike: not acceptable ;).

And LOL. While I think that I have a reasonably rich English vocabulary, I invented the word "suckotage," and I ganked the word "gank" from one of cuddyclothes's memes!
Apr. 11th, 2011 01:27 pm (UTC)
"I have a reasonably rich English vocabulary"
which makes you so recognizable. And I did suspect suckotage was your own coinage, and loved it (and you) the more for that. I like to think that my passive English vocabulary is large for a non-native speaker; it's the smallness of my active vocabulary (i.e., words I can come up with as opposed to understand) which bothers me when I write.

I have now filled in my Easter basket form. I found a ladylike compromise :-).
Apr. 11th, 2011 02:44 pm (UTC)
Me too! This time for sure. I've filled in the form. Hope my prompts aren't difficult. Here the link: Easter basket form
Apr. 11th, 2011 04:13 pm (UTC)
Here is a link to mine: http://petitecuriosity.livejournal.com/37292.html

I hope what I've posted isn't too rigid...
Apr. 11th, 2011 09:32 pm (UTC)
Throwing my link in here too:


What a great idea to keep everyone going fanfiction wise!
Apr. 11th, 2011 11:09 pm (UTC)
Apr. 12th, 2011 08:14 am (UTC)
I have an lj technical question. Can one leave an anonymous comment on a friends-only entry? If so, how? Suggestions welcome.
Apr. 12th, 2011 11:35 am (UTC)
AAUUGGHH. I did actually think of this yesterday and go to a friend's locked entry to test it, but I only got as far as seeing that there was an option to change the poster option to "anonymous" - if I had tried to click on it, I would have realized that it was grayed out.

So this is only going to work if the Easter basket posts are public. However, we can change settings to screen anonymous comments, at least for the duration of the challenge.
Apr. 13th, 2011 05:20 am (UTC)
Forgive me, but I'm not clear on what you mean about screening anonymous comments? By Easter basket posts, are you talking about the list we create or the ficlets we write in response to someone else's basket? Sorry, I'm just confused (nothing new).
Apr. 13th, 2011 11:16 am (UTC)
In your LJ settings you can choose whether or not to allow anonymous comments. Go to Profile>Settings>Privacy and then under Enable Comments choose "everybody" (and under Comment Screening choose "anonymous comments" if you want to screen them before they are visible).

Your Easter basket post listing your fic preferences must be public so that other people can post ficlets anonymously in the comments.

Make sense?
Apr. 13th, 2011 11:16 am (UTC)
Great! I've added you to the links list.
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