2015 Makoto Birthday Fanworks Exchange

2015 edition of the Tachibana Makoto Fanworks Exchange. :D

(Closed, Unmoderated, Gift Exchange Challenge)

About 2015 Makoto Birthday Fanworks Exchange (makobday2015)

Active since:
Tag Set:
Assignments Due:
Wed 04 Nov 2015 11:59PM PST
Signed up:
  • LaynART,
  • wechoosewhatwearesammy,
  • karinionation,
  • lovenotes,
  • Sumi,
  • konekat,
  • WhyTheHandbasket,
  • Chantelle,
  • risotto,
  • Ad_Astra,
  • biscuitsandgravy,
  • secant1,
  • heyhay13,
  • Chezmeralda,
  • summerbutterfly,
  • Qem,
  • Salmonellagogo,
  • lazendar,
  • Scarlet_Nezumi,
  • gliss
  • hash,
  • Prince_Noctis,
  • darkphoenix168,
  • Lady_Ifrit,
  • beir,
  • pinkstarpirate,
  • mosaicos,
  • LadyKnightOfHollyrose,
  • katara,
  • aozu,
  • that_dark_haired_perv,
  • swimmingharumaki,
  • RoseNox98,
  • EternalDarkEyes,
  • soulmates_on_ice,
  • themorninglark,
  • sugarwara,
  • lisettedelapin,
  • attemptsonwords,
  • teicakes,
  • systems,
  • Rolic,
  • princessmiakitten



Welcome to the 2015 Tachibana Makoto Birthday Fanworks Exchange, the third annual event celebrating our favorite Iwatobi captain & backstroker!

This challenge runs on Pacific Time.

Sign-ups: September 4 - 20 (sign-up form & instructions)
Assignments Sent: September 23
Fanworks Due: November 4
Emergency Pinch Hit Period: November 5 - 15
Works go live on AO3: November 17 (Happy Birthday, Mako! The 2015 collection is live.)

Whether or not you contributed to the collection, you are invited to participate in the Commenting Contest here on AO3, designed to encourage the expression of appreciation for all the great fanworks this year.

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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! ♥♥♥

In the past, this has been a prompts-based exchange (and we're probably going back to that format next year). For 2015, though, this is not a prompts exchange but a general exchange.

For a general exchange (this exchange), you ARE guaranteed these things in the gift you receive:
- all the characters you specify in one of your requests
- a fill of the type you specify for that request

For a general exchange (this exchange), you are NOT guaranteed these things in the gift you receive:
- a romantic or sexual relationship between characters
- something filling a specific prompt
- something with a NSFW rating
- anything else not mentioned in the section above

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?
Not this year, unfortunately. I wasn't able to figure out how to do crossover requests/offers through AO3 in time for the 2015 exchange, but I'll be working on that for next year.


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 2015 exchange are open September 4-20, here.

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 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 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!