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08 September 2018 @ 03:54 pm
The time approaches! This year's stories are due at midnight (UTC) on Monday, 10 September 2018 -- so here's a quick rundown of the submission instructions for everyone involved...

All fics should be sent as a .doc, .docx, or .txt file to purpleturtlepirates@gmail.com and have the following header at the top (please copy/paste into your word document and fill out):

Here is a checklist of things to make sure of before you submit your fic via email:

- Is your fic at least 2000 words long?
- Is it beta-read for at least spelling and grammar? (We recommend that you use spell-check before you send your fic to your beta.)
- Have you used standard English dialogue punctuation?
- Have you included the html header we have provided above?
- Have you inserted all the proper html tags into your fic where needed? (e.g. bold, italics)
- Are your paragraphs double-spaced? (There should be a blank line between paragraphs.)
- Have you stayed clear of your recipient's dislikes?

Answered yes to everything? Then send us the stuff! :DDD

For those who also wish to submit to the AO3 collection, please follow these steps carefully to avoid accidentally revealing yourself in the posting process:

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That's it! Feel free to contact us any time if you have any questions. ^___^
23 August 2018 @ 07:19 pm
Attention, folks / writers / readers / turtles / pandas:

Due to extended house moving stress in both mods' lives, we were getting concerned that we wouldn't be able to do the posting prep with all due diligence. (Or lose our minds organising files while we still haven't found most of our shoes.) We have therefore decided to move the deadline for submission of stories back by one week, giving everyone an additional week to write. New submission deadline is Monday, 10 September. Posting should start about a week after that.

We hope for your understanding on this, and look forward to seeing everyone's story on 10 September!

The Mods
14 June 2018 @ 11:09 pm
Hi all! This is the sign-up post of the Hide and Seek: Eternal Purple Turtle Pirates Happy Style Akame Fic Exchange of 2018.

Whether you participated in previous years or are taking the plunge for the first time, we’re excited for your sign-up and hope you’ll have a great time!

If you haven’t already read our info post for this year, we recommend you start there for details on rules, schedule, what all the “prompt” stuff is about, etc. If you’ve already read the info post, and you’ve been waiting for us to let you sign up already…here you go!

Sign ups are now closed!!! Stay tuned... : )

This is what the sign up form looks like:

AO3 account (yes/no):

Fic I'd love to get:
Preferred rating:

What I can write:
What I won't write:
Preferred rating:

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10 June 2018 @ 08:58 am

Hello again! 充電完了!!

With KAT-TUN finally back in action and Jin making up for not touring last year by touring twice this spring, we thought it might be best for all concerned to have a summer exchange this year. Of course, that was before we knew that KAT-TUN would also be touring at the end of the summer… ^__^

BUT. In the meantime, while we all look forward to more pirate badassery, we are proud to announce Hide and Seek: Eternal Purple Turtle Pirates Happy Style Akame Fic Exchange 2018!

We’ll be putting out a sign-up post on Friday, June 15, so keep an eye out for that. For now, here are the details…

The fic will be:

• A standalone story of at least 2000 words.
• About Akame, or an Akameish pairing your recipient has specified.
• Submitted by the deadline. If you don't submit your fic by the deadline, we'll have to go looking for pinch hitters. Don't make us do that. Imagine what Kame would say.
• No shota/chan.
• Must be beta-read at least for spelling and grammar.
• Will use standard English rules for dialogue punctuation. (See FAQ. See also frameofmind6's battle scars from past fandoms.)
• In the tradition of most fic exchanges, fic will be anonymous until reveals. Before the reveals post is up, please do not repost your fic elsewhere or reveal your identity!

The Schedule

Sign-Ups: Friday, June 15 – Wednesday, June 27 Saturday, 30 June (24:00, UTC) [updated]
Assignments Sent Out: Tuesday, July 3
Writing Period: Wednesday, July 4 – Monday, Sept. 3
Fics Due: Monday, Sept. 3 (24:00, UTC)
Posting & Reveals: Early September

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Contact us!

If you have any questions not covered, feel free to get in touch with us – you can comment here, or email us at purpleturtlepirates[@]gmail[.]com. Updates can also be found on Twitter at @pt-pirates! :-)
23 April 2017 @ 05:08 pm
And now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for…

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16 April 2017 @ 01:13 am
Now’s your chance to guess the writers!

You don’t have to be a participant to play—this game is open to everyone, whether you wrote for the exchange or you’re just here to read. (Only the mods are ineligible, because we already know who wrote everything. : ) If you want to make a guess, just leave a comment and try to match up as many of the authors with their stories as you can—whoever gets the most right wins this year’s Exclusive Prize of Sparkles, Honor, and Glory!

Comments on this post will be screened until reveals, so you don’t have to worry about giving yourself away in your comment. And as usual, we don’t want to discourage people from commenting on stories, so we operate on the honor system—no tallying up all the comments to narrow down which stories belong to who. (Anyway you never know, someone might leave a red herring to throw you off the trail…)

Let the games begin! Reveals will go up next Sunday…
14 April 2017 @ 09:59 pm
All of the stories for this round have now been posted! We hope you’re basking in all the lovely Akame just as much as we are. Thanks again to all of our writers for all your hard work and for the lovely crop of stories! This exchange wouldn’t exist without you, and we hope everyone is enjoying all the presents!

Participants and readers, we encourage you to show the authors some love if you've liked a story! We will be putting up a guessing-game post this weekend for anyone who wants to see if they can match up authors with their fics. (You’re on the honor system, mind—no cheating and cross-checking who commented on what… >___>) You’ll have until Sunday 23 April to keep reading, commenting, and making guesses before the authors are revealed. The winner will receive the coveted prize of Sparkles and Glory!

Happy reading!
14 April 2017 @ 09:56 pm
Title: Duty Calls
Written for: kaminikaku
Pairing: Akame
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 4,421
Warnings: Complete ignorance of what Kame and Jin's schedules are actually like. Possible unintentional OOCness.
Author's Notes: This fic was inspired by Jon Bellion's song "Guillotine," as inspiration was not forthcoming with this. For the purposes of this fic, imagine this song as the one Kame is working on.
Kaminikaku: You seemed fairly flexible in your request, so I hope I did not take too many liberties! I tried to incorporate your likes in at least some small way. My apologies for it being a bit of a songfic, but inspiration fought me quite a bit with this. A few parts might also be a bit rushed/badly written, so I apologize.
I hope you like it! :D
Summary: Kame loses his head. Jin helps him find it again.

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