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Anyone want to go another round?

Hello hello!  Anyone up for a round in what's left of January?

When shall we have Round 82?

January 21st and 22nd
7(18.9%)
January 28th and 29th
11(29.7%)
February
0(0.0%)
Tickyboxuary
9(24.3%)
I have forgotten how to write
6(16.2%)
I have forgotten who this Beth person is
0(0.0%)
WTF Beth? We thought you'd been abducted by aliens or something
4(10.8%)

Round 81 is over!

We had words, dressmaking, knitting, exploding bookcases, and lots of usurpation. At least two Yuletide fics were finished which hadn't been started at the beginning of the round. Come and tell us about all your achievements!

Thank you to the small but stalwart mod team - naemi, a_phoenixdragon, idlewild_, me (ylla), starry_wolf (who did some epic usurpation), evelyn_b, plus a special guest usurpation by lolmac, tag creation by dbskyler, and an honourable mention to bookblather, who would have modded if I was able to count!

That's it for 2016 - have a good Christmas/New Year/rest/other festivities as appropriate, and we'll hopefully meet again in 2017!

(P.S. If you happen to see a lost hour 7 or 24 anywhere, it might be ours - and if you've lost an hour 41, we seem to have an extra one.)

Round 81 has started!

Hop on over to fic_rush_48 to join us. Don't be shy. We only bite with much affection ^.^

Round 81 mod schedule

This schedule was worked out with a real pen on real paper - if it's wrong, that's probably why! (Or I'm just inept.)

(In particular, I've got a couple of people posting at their finishing time to avoid 1 hour gaps - posting and running and leaving the comments for the next person is fine! Also apologies if I've lost your fancy name.)

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Round 81

Round 81 will take place this weekend, 17th and 18th December, for all your Yuletide-panicking, shop-avoiding, and being glad someone can think about something other than Christmas needs!

If you're available to mod, please comment and let us know :-)

Round 81 dates

There's still time for another round before the end of the year - and there's usually plenty of writing going on in December. So...

Poll #2058288 Round 81 dates

When will we have round 81?

December 3rd and 4th
8(12.7%)
December 10th and 11th
13(20.6%)
December 17th and 18th
12(19.0%)
December 24th and 25th (because Christmas is for fools)
4(6.3%)
December 31st and January 1st (how better to start the year?)
5(7.9%)
Ticky box
10(15.9%)
Great big cardboard box
11(17.5%)


P.S. Can I have a new tag, please?

Round 80 has finished!!

Tell us of all the marvelous things you did (and what you wrote in between those things!) in the comments!! Big thanks to all of our Mods - and we hope to see you at Round 81!

Round 80 has started!

Come join us at fic_rush_48. All are welcome.

Round 80 Mod Squad Schedule

I have Even More respect for lolmac now, let me tell you. I'm just glad no one is on summer time at the moment!

I've covered what I could - mostly the European daytime hours - partly because I am craving stability and the knowledge that someone should be there to welcome me, and partly because those are the ones that tend to become a single-handed marathon in a free-for-all.

There are slots available for usurpation - if that isn't exciting enough for you, it may be possible in other hours but (as it says on the sign in our printroom explaining how to remove things from the printer queue) I am not responsible for any altercations that may occur! :)

I wasn't clever enough to do the thing with the names - and apologies if I have lost or misplaced your Pretentious Title.

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Round 80?

Do we want a round this month? Do we want a round this weekend, which looks like the best one? We might shine a little spot of light into a dark month - or just make me worry about Yuletide a little bit less!

I'm not appointing myself in charge - anyone is welcome to make up the schedule, or decide to do without - I'm just one of the people who happen to be currently in the afternoon rather than the early morning...

However, if you would like me to make up a timetable, then mods please comment with your availability by this time tomorrow (4pm GMT, 11am EST, 8am PST, etc.) - I can post a list then, and hours unclaimed at that stage will be free for all unless claimed in comments. (I'll be away from just after that until some point on Saturday morning, my time - so someone able to make a first post would be especially useful.)

Round 80 . . .

I am a wreck.  I can barely function at all, and I can't plan or help with a round.

Please, if you want a round this month, have one.  I'll look in if I can.
Hello, my friends and fellow 'Rushers --

There was no October round because I more or less lost October: my wife's mother went into hospice care. She's been failing rapidly (dementia), so it was not a surprise, but it was unexpected. By the time I emerged, October was almost over. The funeral is this coming weekend.

And now, it's November, which means Nano, which means (I trust) that we need a round even more!

When shall we have Round 80? (The Sequel!)

November 12th and 13th
12(32.4%)
November 19th and 20th
8(21.6%)
November 26th and 27th
8(21.6%)
Any weekend that has pumpkin spice
3(8.1%)
Any weekend that does NOT have pumpkin spice, blech
6(16.2%)

Round 80 dates

This is an exciting month, with Yuletide signups and Nanowrimo plans and ghoulies and ghosties and sneaky changing clocks...

Poll #2054647 Round 80 dates

When will we have round 80?

October 1st and 2nd
6(10.2%)
October 8th and 9th
8(13.6%)
October 15th and 16th
9(15.3%)
October 22nd and 23rd
9(15.3%)
October 29th and 30th
7(11.9%)
Let's skip October
0(0.0%)
Ticky box
7(11.9%)
Jack-in-the-box
7(11.9%)
Jack-o'-lantern
6(10.2%)

Round 79 has ended!

How did you do?  What did you do?  Were there any witnesses?  Tell all!

Round 79 Has Started!

In case you missed the announcement, Round 79 is happening this weekend! Head on over to fic_rush_48 and join in!

Round 79!

Round 70 will be this weekend!  Who will be around?  Do we have enough mods that we should revert to formal shifts, or shall we continue with our madcap free-for-alls?

Round 79 dates

Are we back from the distracting wilds of summer to the let's-get-going-again days of autumn? I don't know - it's definitely cold enough here...

Poll #2052979 Round 79 dates

When will we have round 79?

September 3rd and 4th
4(8.7%)
September 10th and 11th
8(17.4%)
September 17th and 18th
12(26.1%)
September 24th and 25th
9(19.6%)
Let's skip September
0(0.0%)
Ticky box
8(17.4%)
Unticky box
5(10.9%)

Round 78 has started!

Hurry and join us! We miss you already!

Round 78 usurp-a-thon!

Round 78 will start tomorrow at the usual time, and will be a usurp-a-thon, with a minor change.  This brilliant suggestion is from ylla:  there will be "anchor posts" at Hours 12, 24, and 36.  If need be, I will make these posts, but now is the time to call dibs on them if you wish!

Hour 12 is 7 am Sat EDT, noon BST, 1 pm CEST

Hour 24 is 7 pm Sat EDT, midnight BST, 1 am Sun CEST

Hour 36 is 7 am Sun EDT, noon BST, 1 pm CEST

Open for bidding now!

Round 78, dates and format

Round 78 will be this next weekend, August 20th and 21st.  It's still summer (well, northern hemisphere summer), so:

What kind of schedule should we have?

Another usurp-a-thon, wheee!
7(58.3%)
A formal schedule with specific shifts
5(41.7%)

Personally, I've really enjoyed the usurp-a-thons, but I don't know if I'm in a minority or not.

Round 78 dates

Poll #2050936 Round 78 dates

When will we have Round 78?

August 6th and 7th
5(9.3%)
August 13th and 14th
9(16.7%)
August 20th and 21st
12(22.2%)
August 27th and 28th
11(20.4%)
Let's skip August
0(0.0%)
I am an august personage
3(5.6%)
I am overrun with tourists
6(11.1%)
Ticky box
8(14.8%)

Round 77 has ended!

We may possibly have misplaced more hours this round than any other, but hey, we reached the end!  Overflowing kudos to the Improv Usurpation team:  Xavia, ylla, Glinda, Mandy, Lothi, and especially the Marathon Usurper, AQ!  (As well as myself, Beth.)

Tell us all about your successes!

Keep an eye on the comm for the next poll, and we'll see each other next month!

Round 77 is starting!

Round 77 Goes Wild!

Round 77 will start in 7 hours!

As with the last round, I'll start it off, and then it's a free-for-all.  If anyone wants to usurp mod who has not done so before, ping me and I will make sure that you're able to post.

Round 77?

Responses were light to the last poll -- possibly too many melted brains from summer heat -- but there was some interest in having Round 77 this coming weekend, the 23rd and 24th.

Who is up to the challenge?  Maybe we can get the ninja penguins to fetch a LOT of ice . . .