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Pinch Hitters 2016

Are you willing to pinch-hit and help create a last-minute fic or work of art for someone if their original Blue Christmeth Dealer defaults? We hope so! If you are, please leave a comment on this entry with this information:

AO3 Name:
Email address:
Characters/Pairings you're willing to write/draw:



Comments will be screened. Thanks in advance for being willing to help out!

Blue Christmeth is back!


Blue Christmeth 2016 sign-ups are now open! LJ followers, I’m very sorry that this post is so belated. If you’d like to sign up but need more time to write your offers and requests, contact bluechristmethmods [at] gmail [dot] com and I’ll see about keeping sign-ups open for a few extra days.

Here’s this year’s schedule:

Sign-up opens: Monday, November 7th, 2016

Sign-up closes: Sunday, November 20th, 2016

Assignments given: by Saturday, November 26th, 2016

Assignments due: Sunday, January 8th, 2017

Works revealed: Sunday, January 15th, 2017

Creators revealed: Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

All the key details are on the challenge page, and I've posted extra info here and here for people who may be new to Blue Christmeth. Go forth and sign up here!

'Tis the season!



Sign-ups for Blue Christmeth will open tomorrow on AO3! As always, the exchange is open to both writers and artists. If you want to participate and need an AO3 account, just email bluechristmethmods [at] gmail [dot] com. Here are this year’s dates in full:

Sign-up opens: Monday, November 9, 2015, 9.00am UTC
Sign-up closes: Sunday, November 22, 2015, 9.00am UTC
Assignments given: by Saturday, November 28, 2015
Assignments due: Sunday, January 10, 2016, 9.00pm UTC
Works revealed: Sunday, January 17, 2016, 9.00am UTC
Creators revealed: Sunday, January 24, 2016, 9.00am UTC

Please note that this year’s assignments will be due at 4.00pm EST (9.00pm UTC) on a Sunday, instead of 11.59pm EST on a Saturday. This is so that I can be online right before and after the deadline (I live in the UK, five hours ahead of the Eastern time zone, and AO3 requires collections to be manually opened and closed). I tried to come up with a schedule that would work for people in North America too, but if the new times are likely to be problematic for anyone, let me know!

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Pinch-Hitter Sign-Up 2015

Are you willing to pinch-hit and help create a last-minute fic or work of art for someone if their original Blue Christmeth Dealer defaults? We hope so! If you are, please leave a comment on this entry with this information:

AO3 Name:
Email address:
Characters/Pairings you're willing to write:



Comments will be screened. Thanks in advance for being willing to help out!

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It's Over When I Say It's Over

(Okay, it's over!)

Both the Blue Christmeth and Blue Christmeth Madness collections are now revealed and closed. Thanks so much to everyone who participated, and extra thanks to our fabulous pinch-hitters Sylvestris and warriorpoet! Between the two collections, we created a total of 31 fabulous new Breaking Bad fanworks this holiday season. Yeah, bitches!

Now that the collection is unanonymous, you're all welcome to repost your work on other sites! I hope everyone had a wonderful Blue Christmeth!

PS sorry for sending out duplicate gift messages, I accidentally closed and reopened the collection while I was trying to un-anonymize it WHOOPS.

Blue Christmeth 2014 is Open!


Blue Christmeth 2014 is now open for business! Everything was ready to go, and I know AO3 can sometimes add a little delay after we click “reveal,” so I revealed the collection a little early. You might not have gotten an AO3 Gift Notification yet, but you can look under “Gifts” on your dashboard when you’re logged into AO3 to find your gift. Or you can go to the main collection page and browse all the great gifts!

Thanks so much to everyone who participated, and extra thanks to our heroic pinch-hitters! Which reminds me—please make sure to leave a comment thanking your Blue Christmeth Dealer! Even on the off-chance that you don’t totally love whatever they created for you, remember: someone made it just for you, and they’re waiting anxiously for your feedback :)

Also, there’s still another week to submit treats to Blue Christmeth Madness!

FANWORKS DUE TOMORROW!

How's everybody doing? 9 of you delightful dealers have already delivered their completed products and are hopefully celebrating with a well-deserved beverage! The rest of you: you have until midnight (EST) on Saturday the 10th! (What time is that for me?)

If you're new to AO3 exchanges, here's a great tutorial about how to submit gifts. (It was put together by our pals at secretmutant​ so you'll have to mentailly substitute "Blue Christmeth" for "Secret Mutant" and "Breaking Bad" for "X-Men" but all the basic steps are the same.)

If you know you won't be finished by the deadline, please email us at bluechristmethmods at gmail.com to default!

If you have any other questions, email or leave a comment.

Also, I'm getting Blue Christmeth Madness put together tonight, so look for a post about that soon.

Assignments Have Been Sent!

If you signed up for Blue Christmeth, your match should be heading toward your inbox! If you didn't get one, check your spam folder. You can also see your assignment under the "My Assignments" tab when you are logged in to AO3. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email bluechristmethmods at gmail!

Remember--assignments are secret until the archive is revealed in January! You're certainly welcome to privately discuss with a beta reader but please, don't make any public posts about your Blue Christmeth fanworks until the archive is revealed.

Also, I tried my very best to find the best match for everyone, but if you feel that you've gotten an assignment that you just can't work with, please try to come up with something that you think your recipient might like based on what they requested. (Eg if they requested Saul/Jesse, and you can't write that pairing, maybe you can come up with a nice Saul and Jesse friendship story, or a Saul gen story that deals with some other aspect of the prompt.)

Merry Blue Christmeth to you all!

Blue Christmeth Sign-Ups Now Open!!


Blue Christmeth Sign-Ups Open November 17-29th 2014



Hell yeah, sign-ups are now open for Blue Christmeth 2014! Key facts:
  • You must have an AO3 account to sign up. If you need an invite, please email bluechristmethmods at gmail and we'll get you set up!

  • It's the same sign up for artists and authors. You can give and receive either art or fic.

  • You get to make four requests, and at least one of them must be gen (meaning no romantic pairings!) This is to make it easier to match you.


  • If you have any questions, again, email us at bluechristmethmods at gmail, comment here, or send us a Tumblr ask.