Remus/Sirius Small Gifts
|Name:||R/S Small Gifts|
|Moderator(s):||busaikko (2006-2007), magnetic_pole (2006-), mindabbles (2008-), sambethe (2008-)|
|Founder:||busaikko & magnetic_pole|
|Associated Community:||rs_small_gifts on Livejournal, small_gifts on Dreamwidth|
|URL:||RS_Small_Gifts on AO3, R/S Small Gifts on tumblr|
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R/S Small Gifts is a holiday themed gift exchange founded in 2006 by busaikko, as it would've been "a sad and lonely year without a Remus/Sirius holiday gift exchange". (http://rs-small-gifts.livejournal.com/399.html)
Rules & Procedures
As the theme of the fest is small gifts, each participants signs up to create something small, like stocking stuffers, for another participants. Fics could be 500-3000 words, for example. Writing longer fic or creating elaborate art is discouraged as it goes against the spirit of small gifts.
Sign ups & Claims worked by participants commenting on the sign up post with their information and a small handful of short prompts. To claim, participants would comment on another participant's sign-up comment with a statement such as "I claim X's prompt 3!"
The fest is self-posting to the community's queue. The moderators "reveal" one or more gift per day until all gifts have been posted.
The fest isn't anonymous in the slightest, and participants are allowed to repost their works as soon as they have been posted to the community.
During the 2009 Round, a Bonus Round was created. After the posting has wrapped up in December or early January, the Bonus Round starts. For this, anyone (not only participants) can create something for another person and post it to the queue.
The Bonus Round has been a part of the fest ever since.
- 2006 Masterlist
- 2007 Masterlist
- 2008 Masterlist
- 2009 Masterlist
- 2010 Masterlist
- 2011 Masterlist
- 2012 Masterlist
- 2013 Masterlist
- 2014 Masterlist
- 2015 Masterlist
- 2016 Masterlist
- 2017 Masterlist
In 2010, R/S Small Gifts started a tradition in which they announced the sign-ups through what can at this time be best described as 4th-wall-breaking fanfiction; by having Sirius and Remus announce it. Below is an excerpt from 2010:
“Some small token, eh?” Remus asks, and he stops resisting the urge to fold Sirius in his arms. “Something that fits in your stocking?”
“That’s right.” Sirius rests his cheek against Remus’ and smiles. “The best gifts always come in small packages.”
“And you know,” Remus says, placing a soft kiss on Sirius’ lips, “sometimes they don’t come in packages at all.”
- 2010 Announcement
- 2011 Announcement
- 2012 Announcement
- 2013 Announcement
- 2014 Announcement
- 2016 Announcement
- 2017 Announcement
This tradition was likely inspired by the Remus/Sirius Games, which has had a similar tradition since 2009: They use they same format to announce the winners during the Reveals Party.