Hey there fellow geeks!
well, the swap has been officially approved...... so... here goes!
We all have something we geek about - something we can obsess over, and we can quote random esoteric facts or clips of dialog, we know the names of extremely obscure background characters, we know the prices and manufacture dates of small plastic toy ponies.....
So i said to myself, i said "Self, it would be kinda cool to learn some more about other people's obsessions...maybe a geek-themed swap would be a good way of learning about some?"
And here is my Geek Swap!
The idea behind this is not only to create a custom based on your partner's geekiness, but also hopefully to learn about something new. Maybe you might find a new obsession!
You would be creating a custom based on your partner's geeky interests, which quite possibly will not be anything you have ever explored before. I would imagine that Youtube, Wikipedia, and fan sites will be big helps in coming up with designs. There probably will be some amount of research needed to be able to complete the design........ but to me, that's part of the fun of it! Doing the Cartoon Swap was like this for me, since i hadnt ever watched the 'toons that my partner had listed.... i had a lot of Youtube and Wiki time!
When you PM me your form, please be AS SPECIFIC AS POSSIBLE about your obsession. Please include what it is about it that draws you in so much! It would be very helpful to include links to images, fan sites, episodes on Youtube or Hulu, etc....anything that will help your partner get a very good reference point to base the custom on.
Anything is fair game - movies (The Princess Bride, Star Wars), books (LOTR!), TV (Dr Who, Star Trek TOS/TNG), music(do you tour with your favorite band? ), comics/anime/manga, gaming (i know there are a few WoW geeks out there....)
Sign ups: June 30 - July 14
Partners assigned before or on: July 22
Progress pictures required: September 5
Final check in: October 24
Shipping: October 31
That gives us August, September, and October to work on the customs. I figured that a 3 month work period might be good, this has the potential to be a *tiny* bit complicated...
***CHANGE TO SWAP REQUIREMENTS***
I have realized that there are an awful lot of newbies and folks who haven't done lots of swaps and/or sales, and therefore don't have that much feedback. In the interest of including these folks, I am changing my requirements a little.
What this means, is that you will be paired with someone who is in your general skill level. I am using the previous custom pictures to judge this, so please send me some good ones!
* You must have 5 arena feedback, at least one should be for a completed custom - preferably 2. I will accept feedback from other sources (the Trading Post, eBay) but you MUST have some recent Arena feedback as well.
*You must have been an ACTIVE Arena member for at least 4 months by the time sign-ups are over.
*You must have been in at least 1 previous custom swap, whether private or public.
*You still need to show me images of at least 3 previous customs you have done.
3. Please link to examples of at least 3 customs you have done previously. If they are for current swaps, please make sure that the recipient has the custom before the end of the sign up period.
4. Please ship on time! If something comes up and you will have to be late shipping, please PM me as soon as you can.
5. Please dont ask to ship early! I will PM you the address of your partner when you send me your completed custom pic.
6. Please PM pics of your completed custom, front and back, when requested so that i can give you your partner's shipping address. Also, your partner will be OKed to ship your pony once I've received your completed custom pictures.
7. Please be prepared with WIP pics when they are due.
8. Please let me know as soon as you ship your pony.
***IMPORTANT*** I am requesting that you purchase Delivery Confirmation for your domestic package. It's only 75cents and it is a very handy thing. Not only does it certify the date of shipment, but it also allows us to track the package if it is taking longer than expected. If the package goes missing, with a DC number the post office can track it to the last scanned place and there is a better chance it will be found.
Please PM me the DC number when you ship. For international packages, there isnt any tracking method except by customs number, so please PM me that when you ship. At least we can track if it has left the country yet with that number!
9. Please dont let anyone know who your partner is - it's a secret!
10. Extras are not required. They are always welcome, but please limit it to one or two small items.
11. Including this, you must not be in any more than 3 swaps.
12. Please include "Live Long and Prosper" as the first line of your PM so i know you have read all the rules!
Real name and shipping address:
Email address (for contacting you off forum if we need to):
Link to feedback:
Links to pictures of at least 3 of your most recent customs (if they are for a currently-running swap, don't worry, i won't repost them and spoil the surprise!):
If the customs are for current swaps, please link to the swap threads:
Will you ship internationally?
Which generation(s) would you like to recieve?
Which generation(s) do you prefer to customize?
Is there any generation you do not want to recieve?
If you request a g4 custom, would you mind making a g1 or g3 in exchange? or vice versa?
Is there any thing you do not want on your custom ?(glitter, real feathers, sculpted hair, full-body symbols, crystals, etc)?
Is there anything you really like on custom?
What are your favorite colors?
Do you have any allergies?
Do you smoke, have pets, or any other things we should be aware of in case your partner has allergies?
What other swaps are you in?
*What do you geek out over?
*What is it about it that draws you in?
*Do you have an especially favorite part/quote/character?
*Is there anything about it that you WOULDNT want a custom based on?
*Please link to any helpful websites (Youtube, Hulu, fan sites, Wikipedia, etc):
*Is there anything you DONT want to create a custom of? For example, would you really have a hard time making a Team Edward custom? or do you detest Star Trek?
OK, fellow geeks..... let's geek out!
1 - lunamoth
2 - thatg33kgirl - checked in
3 - hyenacub- checked in *shipped* *recieved*
4 - granate- checked in *shipped*
5 - enchantress41580 - checked *recieved*
6 - Tinker - checked in *shipped* *recieved*
7- nichole0059 - checked in *shipped*
8- RevRuby - checked in *recieved*
*please don't be alarmed if it takes me a couple of days to get back to you after you PM me, I have a 3 year old and a 6 year old on school vacation and it seems I am always driving them somewhere! Rest assured I am working on them!
[Approved by Kanthaka - 6/27]