2014 Makoto Birthday Fanworks Exchange

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2014 edition of the Tachibana Makoto Fanworks Exchange. :D

(Closed, Unmoderated, Gift Exchange Challenge)

About 2014 Makoto Birthday Fanworks Exchange (makobday2014)

Active since:
Tag Set:
Assignments Due:
Wed 05 Nov 2014 11:59PM PST
Signed up:
  • sakuramiko16,
  • summerbutterfly,
  • isuilde,
  • Zelinxia,
  • Ad_Astra,
  • Marskels,
  • lightstep,
  • Sketchymaloo,
  • brewcha,
  • hythelia,
  • Tomocchi,
  • risotto,
  • kemonomimilo,
  • NiuNiu,
  • MegumiCollarbonesky (megumiCollarbonesky),
  • supervicki,
  • ryukoishida,
  • shachi,
  • stellarisms,
  • k_lynn
  • pinkstarpirate,
  • shachiruka,
  • vunilla,
  • Ertal77,
  • M5_zero,
  • SoraEclipse,
  • nyghtrain,
  • Miss_Murdered,
  • lovenotes,
  • Sumi,
  • wartransmission,
  • patriciaselina,
  • mrsgingles,
  • Karla_Writes,
  • aozu,
  • slimeys,
  • swimmingharumaki,
  • EternalDarkEyes,
  • bibbay96,
  • cixth,
  • triannegular,
  • kakaoboll (Jayema),
  • themorninglark,
  • Tinni,
  • attemptsonwords,
  • hellorinchansan,
  • randomity,
  • Halcyon_Morpho_Menelaus,
  • Lady_Ifrit,
  • mahwaha,
  • muuchan,
  • LaynART,
  • pjzza,
  • Saintmakoto,
  • fluorgis,
  • umiyuki,
  • Arvylou,
  • a3107,
  • Akakai1412,
  • meanwhale,
  • makokjiyuu,
  • harusjiyuu,
  • uvcatastrophe (wallhaditcoming),
  • SunMoonAndSpoon,
  • RainyDeer



Welcome to the 2014 Tachibana Makoto Birthday Fanworks Exchange, the second annual event celebrating our favorite Iwatobi captain & backstroker!

This challenge runs on Pacific Time. To see what date/time that is for you, please consult the world clock.

Sign-ups: September 6 -20 Sign-ups for 2014 are closed, but you can still join in as a pinch hitter.
Matching Requests: September 21 - 28
Assignments Sent: October 1 (actually September 29 :D)
Fanworks Due: November 5
Emergency Pinch Hit Period: November 6 - 16
Works go live on AO3: November 17 (Happy Birthday, Mako!)
Party Favors 2014, the free-for-all bonus round open to everyone, runs November 10-24.

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

What kinds of fanworks are eligible?
Art, comics, and fic. This year, we're also accepting multi-panel manips (example one, 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.

Please note that you need an AO3 account to participate this year. If you don't have one, go here to request a free account.

In an effort to make sure everyone has the best experience possible, both giving and receiving, we're using a two step sign-up process. This requires a little more work on your part--but it means you'll have some choice in which assignment you get, which tends to make for more fun and happiness. :D

STEP 1: Signing Up (on AO3 - account required)
During the sign up period (September 6 - 20), fill out the sign up form here on AO3, including your request details.

STEP 2: Matching (on Dreamwidth - account NOT required)
During the matching period (September 21 - 28), you will need to go to this post on Dreamwidth. (Note: you do not need a DW account for this challenge.) You will be able to see all the prompts and request which assignments you prefer to receive. Please see the post for additional details.
Once matching is complete, assignments will be sent out through AO3.
For full details on Assignments, including fill requirements and how to default (drop out), go here.
Special notes:
- please do not talk about your assignment publicly until after works are live on AO3. The element of surprise is part of the fun, after all!
- please do not post your fill anywhere else until after works are live on AO3, for the same reason.

For more information and to sign up as a Pinch Hitter, go here.

To volunteer as a Beta or to request one, go here.



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!