2016 Makoto Birthday Fanworks Exchange

2016 edition of the Tachibana Makoto Fanworks Exchange. :D

(Open, Unmoderated, Gift Exchange Challenge)

About 2016 Makoto Birthday Fanworks Exchange (makobday2016)

Active since:
Tag Set:
Assignments Due:
Mon 07 Nov 2016 11:59PM JST
Signed up:
  • systems,
  • risotto,
  • Chezmeralda,
  • Nath_happiness,
  • Sierra,
  • SharkGirl,
  • isuilde,
  • teletou,
  • Salmonellagogo,
  • Ad_Astra,
  • SamCyberCat,
  • CommunistFireworks,
  • ishka,
  • mamodewberry,
  • wechoosewhatwearesammy,
  • Muhkoto,
  • EternalDarkEyes,
  • Adora,
  • Jiemme,
  • biscuitsandgravy
  • darkphoenix168,
  • Bricc,
  • scarletsaber (sushibunny),
  • teicakes,
  • mako_lies (wingeddserpent),
  • mosaicos,
  • FeelsandFandoms,
  • RinChanSanMatsuoka,
  • Iridium (IridiumFlames)



Welcome to the 2016 Tachibana Makoto Birthday Fanworks Exchange, the fourth annual event celebrating our favorite Iwatobi captain & backstroker!

This challenge runs on Japan Standard Time.

Sign-ups, Phase 1: September 1 - 15 (Phase 1 sign-up form & instructions on AO3 | countdown clock)
Sign-ups, Phase 2: September 16 - 26 (Phase 2 sign-up form & instructions on DW | countdown clock)
Assignments Sent: September 30 Assignments are out!
Fanworks Due: November 7 JST (countdown clock | timezone converter)
Emergency Pinch Hit Period: November 8 - 15
Works go live on AO3: November 17 (Happy Birthday, Mako!)

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What is the Tachibana Makoto Birthday Fanworks Exchange?
A prompts-based gift exchange in honor of our favorite Iwatobi swim team backstroker’s birthday! All romantic pairings (het/slash/other; twosome/threesome/moresome), platonic pairings (with friends/family), and non-pairings (Makoto alone or with animals) are welcome! ♥♥♥

How does a prompts-based exchange work?
A prompts-based exchange has two phases.

* Phase 1: Participants sign up on AO3, making prompt requests. The prompts may as specific or as general as the participant wants to make them.

* Phase 2: The prompts are posted on Dreamwidth, grouped by participant/prompter and with the name removed to assure anonymity when choosing and matching. Participants browse the Dreamwidth post and leave a comment (screened) with their AO3 name and a list of the prompts they are interested in and/or willing to take. Matching is done manually based on these lists and assignments are sent through AO3.

What kinds of fanworks are eligible?
Art, comics, fic, and multi-panel manips (manips example one, manips example two).

Do requests/fills have to be birthday-themed?
Not at all! They only have to involve Makoto as one of the main characters.

Are crossovers and fusions allowed?
Yes. At least 3 of your requests must be Free! only. Up to 3 more may involve crossovers or fusions. (This probably goes without saying, but all of your requests must involve Makoto as a main character.)

Please note that you need an AO3 account to participate this year. If you don't have one, please go here to request a free account.
Sign-ups for the 2016 exchange will take place in two phases. Both phases are required in order to make matching possible.

PHASE 1 (September 1 - 15) on AO3: Fill out the sign-up form, including prompt details.

PHASE 2 (September 16 – 26) on Dreamwidth: Starting September 16, go to this DW post.

For full details on Assignments, including fill requirements and how to default (drop out), go here.

For more information and to sign up as a Pinch Hitter, go here. Please note that you need an AO3 account but do not need a DW account to be a pinch hitter.

To volunteer as a Beta or to request one, go here. Please note that you do not need an AO3 account or a DW account to be a beta.



We would like to stay out of any and all shipping wars. To that end, we ask that you kindly refrain from requests or fills that involve hate or harm for any canon character, including character bashing (but the kink meme is always open for all your needs!).

Thank you for helping us keep fandom a happy place!