Mod Post: Halloween Monster Mash Signup and Rules

Halloween Monster Mash!

Hello everyone and let me introduce you to a new fest at rarepair_shorts, the Halloween Monster Mash. This will be a low pressure fest which runs from the 1st-31st October, and will have the same format and rules as the Festive Fun Fest. As a reminder they are under the cut below. Please use this post to sign up.
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Please feel free to post your fics to our AO3 collection as well.

Thank you,
the Mods

Mod Post: Winter Exchange Rules 2021

Winter Exchange Rules

Hello everyone!

It’s that time of year again and we’re hope that you are excited for another round of the Harry Potter rarepair_shorts Winter Exchange fest.
We will try our hardest to make sure we pair you with someone who can do your preferred method, but it may not be possible for everyone to get their first choice as it depends on who signs up.

As you know the Winter Exchange is an anonymous exchange for rare pairs in the Harry Potter fandom where the mods match up requests with another participant, who then writes the requested fic/art. All participants receive a fic or art based on their request/prompt. The authors/artists are anonymous until all the entries have been posted.

This year's timeline and basic rules:

14th October 2021: Sign-ups open
28th October 2021: Sign-ups close
8th November 2021: Assignments sent out
20th December 2021: Assignments due
24th December 2021: Posting begins

As per the comm rules, only rare pairs are allowed (please see this post for excluded pairings). Minimum word count is 500, maximum 2500 words for fics. Art must be traditional style and it must show that it's more than a simple drawble. For this exchange fest, we will not be accepting photo-manips.

NC-17 material is allowed, but please remember that there should be some plot rather than just smut.

Extensions will still be granted but on a case by case basis only. Extensions will last no longer than two weeks after the deadline before you assignment is given to a pinch hitter.

People who signed up last year but dropped out without telling us are not eligible to participate this year.

Please read through this post carefully before asking questions. There is a lot of information to sift through, because everything you need to know is in this post. Be sure to read everything!

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Here are some banners for you to promote the fest with.

If you have any questions either reply to this post, or send us an email at rarepair.shorts.mod[AT]gmail.com and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Anyone is welcome to join us, whether you've participated here before or not. So please spread the word to all your friends; the more, the merrier!

Monster Mash: Tell Me to Stop (Harry/Rabastan)

Title: Tell Me to Stop
Pairing: Harry Potter/Rabastan Lestrange
Rating: Mature
Word Count: 1004
Summary: Rabastan comes across Harry Potter standing alone at the annual Ministry All Hallows Eve celebration. He decides to have some fun.
Author's Notes: Written for the prompt: All Hallows Eve. Warning for dubious consent! Mods, can I get a pairing tag, please? :)

Read on Ao3

Monster Mash: Time Alone, Rodolphus/Hermione/Rabastan

Title: Time Alone
Pairing: Rodolphus/Hermione/Rabastan
Rating: PG13
Word Count: 382 words
Summary: The three of explore Malfoy Manor’s gardens.
Author's Notes: This is alp for the prompts ‘Masquerade’ and ‘Scarecrow’ from Monster Mash, as well as ‘masquerade’ from my normal table.

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Mod Announcement: Coming soon

Hello everyone!

In the next few days we will be announcing a new fest so watch out for the signup post. We’re very excited to share it with you.

Returning this year will be the Winter Exchange, and the Festive Fun Fest as well and more information about them will be posted nearer the time.

In the meantime have fun posting for your table prompts,

The mods

[Final Masterlist] Summer Wishlists Event 2021

Hi everyone! Thank you so much for participating in the 2021 SUMMER WISHLIST EVENT at [community profile] rarepair_shorts | rarepair_shorts! We had a total of 36 entries for 18 wonderful recipients! Thank you so much to all of our authors and artists that made it so exciting for 18 people over the summer! We couldn't have done it without you! I am truly sorry if we didn't get to your wishlist! But you are more than welcome to come back next year and request again! I know the pandemonium has taken its toll on many people in may ways, we hope you enjoyed being a part of the fest.

Here's the FINAL MASTERLIST alphabetically by the recipient! Some people were very popular! LOL but all the RARE PAIR LOVE! ♥ Please let me know if there are any mistakes by commenting below! Enjoy the goodies!

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  • mywitch

Wishlists: "Okay, Fine, It's Harder Than it Looks" (Remus Lupin/James Potter)

Artist: mywitch
Recipient: paulamcg
Title: Okay, Fine, It's Harder Than it Looks
Pairing: Remus/James
Request/Prompt Used: Remus+anybody
Rating: Gen
Word Count/Art Medium: Digital Drawing
Note: Paulamcg, I know your Remus is an artist so I thought it would be fun to give James a break from being the model :D I hope you enjoy it!

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