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    May Activities 2013

    Hello, and welcome to SPEW Buddies! If you've never participated in this before, SPEW buddies is an activity in which you are paired up with a fellow SPEWer. You both review each other and then participate in a character chat, an example of which can be found here. You can conduct these chats either by IM or by PM (total word count should be at least 500 words between all characters); the IM chats should be dialogue only and the PMs written like letters, as illustrated in the chats thread. Which you choose to do is up to you.

    If you're interested, please sign up in this thread by no later than the end of the day (US Pacific Time, BST -8) on April 24th.
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    May Feature: Review an Underread Fic

    We've done this one before, but it was a while ago and a most worthy cause. Your task, my fearless lovelies, is to go find a story that meets the following criteria:

    *A one-shot/poem with fewer than 100 reads, OR
    *A chaptered fic with fewer than 100 reads per chapter.

    One thing that most of you have either encountered or experienced is finding a story that is absolutely amazing, yet no one is reading/reviewing it because it might not be mainstream enough. Or a weird pairing. Or a less-than-popular category. However, we will be seeking out such things and bringing a little bit of SPEWly love to some of the darker corners of the archives.

    As usual, ask and answer a TQ, and returning for further discussion, while not required, is heavily encouraged. Here's a couple to get you started:

    How often do you 'pimp' stories with fewer reads or reviews to your fanfic friends?

    Do you ever review stories featured on the archives?



    This activity is due to be completed by 15th May at the end of the day in order to count as your monthly activity.
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    I reviewed Ebb Tide, by Minna.

    How often do you 'pimp' stories with fewer reads or reviews to your fanfic friends?
    I see other people doing it all the time, but I'm not sure I've ever actually done it myself. If someone has dedicated something to me, I will mention it to other people, but I'm not very good at direct pimping in that sense. Honestly, I'm so bad at getting around to reading things that other people have recommended to me that I feel bad pushing fics on other people, however much they should be read. Perhaps it's something I'll try to do more over the summer, when I've got more time free.

    Do you ever review stories featured on the archives?
    Sometimes, yes. Last month, I reviewed a story for SPEW and it was only after I posted the review that I realised it was a featured fic! There would be little point in the featuring system if the chosen fics didn't end up receiving some extra attention. It's nice to hunt out stories that haven't received that sort of attention, but I'd rather do a balance of the two, if that makes sense.

    New TQ: When a story of your own is receiving little attention, do you try to encourage friends to R&R?
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    Ooh! I'd love to do this, if others are game.
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    Would you ladies be up for trying something new? We've never done a three-way character chat before, and I think it might be fun to do. I know you've all been online at the same time before, so you could probably squeeze that in on AIM, as well. If not, let me know. But if so, you all could work together and just work out amongst yourselves who is reviewing who. Just throwing that out there.
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    I wouldn't mind doing this, if Ellie and Maple are fine with it.
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    I'll give you guys to the end of the day to voice any possible objections, but if no one's against it, consider it done.
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    Sounds like a blast!
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