09 June 2017 @ 08:48 am
Right then. Unless you are in Honolulu or somewhere, the three day first line last line drabble challenge is now over. Many thanks to everyone who took part and made it such fun! We are looking to schedule more mod/mad days in the coming weeks.

Update: We will be holding a haiku challenge day on Tuesday 13th June. Please wait for the official post.

We are now back to normal comm rules. Only the person who has signed up for the day may post from now on. If you have any further drabbles burning in your pocket, please save them for your own days, or the free for all day on 31st July, or you can post it at [community profile] giles_shorts where no fic is ever turned away.

We are still accepting sign-ups if anyone is tempted to dip their toes for the first time. Check out our sign-up post for details. 

Once again, many thanks to everyone for making the last three days such a hoot! 
 
 
01 June 2017 @ 12:06 pm
Summer of Giles 2017 is now open for 2017!

Remember, you should only post on your assigned days with the exception of July 31st which is a free for all day. Obviously there are timezone variations which may mean overlap in some cases, but if you blatantly post on someone else's day, we will be strict about it.

There are still blank days on the calendar you can book (see here).

You can sign up for one of these (see here).

For all the rules (see here).

If you have any issues, please contact the mods. We have an email you can use: summerofgiles @ gmail dot com

Finally as a headsup, there will be some Drabble Challenge days organised by the mods. The first of these will run from Tuesday June 6th to Thursday 8th June when we will play last line/ first line drabbles. See this post in [community profile] giles_shorts to get the general idea. Full details on the first day.

Now, let the festivities begin!
 
 
There is just one week left to wait before this year's Summer of Giles kicks off. We are super excited to see eyeryone's contributions for 2017. In the meantime, we still have a few days left to book, so there's still time to book a day and join the showcase.

You can check out the calendar --> HERE

You can sign up by commenting --> HERE

Alternatively, you can email the mods at summerofgiles @ gmail dot com (you can figure that out I'm sure ;) ), and we are happy to take sign ups and even post links to your content on the day. Contact us and we will figure out the best strategy for you.






 
 
27 April 2017 @ 12:01 pm
Welcome to the 2017 [community profile] summer_of_giles ! We hope you're ready to once again celebrate two months of Giles-y goodness! Remember, from June through July this site will be devoted to Rupert Giles, our favorite Watcher, librarian, sometime magician, smart, occasionally sarcastic, warm-eyed, sexy and protective man from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. If you're hesitant about signing up (say you had a date last year but you didn't make it, or you're feeling shy) - please sign up for a day! We welcome everybody! Especially if you want to get your toes wet for the first time in making something fandom related!

This year we are also accepting contributions posted on tumbr. Please see below for details.

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Dates:
Sign Ups start - Now!!!
Sign Ups end - Remaining open till end of July.

Master List Calendar: Please click the link here to see available dates.
 

Posting Begins - June 1st, 2017
Posting Ends - July 31st, 2017

+----------------------------------------------------------
How To Sign Up:

So, you'd like to join and do something (fic, icons, headers, drabbles, vid, meta) for [community profile] summer_of_giles ? YAY! We're happy to have you!

1) Just check out the master list calendar to see which days are open. Check the link here to see available dates.

We are allowing two people to sign-up for every day (so don't be afraid if your chosen day already has a name).
We are also allowing each person to sign up for up to THREE days if you want to. (Just 3 though, ok?) You *do not* have to sign up for three days - one is great!

This year we are also accepting email sign-ups for users who aren't on dreamwidth but wish to participate via tumblr. Our email address is summerofgiles @ gmail dot com.

2) Comment to this post or email summerofgiles @ gmail dot com with the following information:

Name:
Preferred posting date:
Do you want a second day: Yes / No
If yes, 2nd Preferred posting date:
Do you want a third day: Yes / No
If yes, 3rd Preferred posting date:
What kind of Giles-y thing will you do?: (graphics/manip/icons? drabble? fic? meta?)

3) You will be notified of confirmation of your day. To post on dreamwidth you will need to join the community (so you can post on your days) and friend it (so you can see other contributions)! To post on Tumblr please tag the account @summerofgiles so we can reblog it and put a link on DW too.

4) Go, create! Write, draw, icon, vid something, anything about Giles.

5) Post your creation on the day you requested.

6) Feedback other creators, have Gilesy discussions, and bask in the reflected Giles-love!

Quick links:
If you have any questions at all, please email summerofgiles @ gmail dot com and we will be happy to help.
 
 
24 April 2017 @ 06:59 pm
summer of giles

We are excited to announce that signups for this year's Summer of Giles will open on Thursday April 27th. Watch this space for details.

Our lovely banner this year has kindly by provided by ilmiracolodigigibuffon over at tumblr!
 
 
15 April 2017 @ 10:00 am
Welcome to Summer of Giles on deamwidth. After 11 happy years on LJ, it was a heavy decision to take, but recent changes mean we can't support the current climate and so have jumped away.

All previous entries have been imported across, however, all links in weekly roundups or individual entries will still point to the original LJ locations (because it would be asking a lot of the Importer to know how to re-index!), so apologies for that. Similarly, graphics entries using LJ albums will still point to LJ for their source. Unknown users on dw have been given an OpenID account. If you have a dw account, you can 'claim' the openid and this will attribute your previous entries correctly. See
https://www.dreamwidth.org/support/faqbrowse?faqid=84 for more details.

We will continue to crosspost works to our
tumblr blog and will accept tumblr only entries as we did last year. Signups for this year will commence from the end of this month so I hope as many of you as possible can join us.
 
 
01 August 2016 @ 02:01 pm

Wow! What a fantastic two months we’ve had celebrating the life and times of Rupert Giles and I can’t believe Summer of Giles is over! On behalf of [livejournal.com profile] il_mio_capitano and myself, I’d like to thank each and every one of you - the creators, the contributors, the readers, viewers, and participants - for raising the bar year after year and keeping Giles in our hearts and minds. This year we had 54 entries over 61 days! You guys rock!


As a new mod, I have learned a bit from my time running things, things I might have learned earlier had I been paying more attention years prior when katekat and il_mio_capitano were running things. One of the things I will do in the future is put back the reminder of who is on deck for the following week at the end of each round up post, so there is less chance of people missing (or almost missing) their dates. And I do apologise for the lack of pretties to pass out at the end of the season. I am no artist, but we will figure out something to commemorate participation next year!


I’d like to thank the comm owner and my co-mod il_mio_capitano for her unwavering support. She’s amazing as always. I’d also like to thank [livejournal.com profile] saxnfoos for her beautiful Summer of Giles banners and icons that she created for this year’s SoG. Since I am so art challenged, that was a huge hurdle to overcome and she stepped in as a first time contributor and nailed it! And I personally want to thank you all again for treating me and your fellow fans to so many wonderful works featuring my favourite character in the Buffyverse. You guys rock! So, please come back next year (and bring friends)!


Also, for those of you who haven’t finished your fics, please don’t fret. We will be moving to moderated posting, however, you may continue to post your unfinished SoG stories to their conclusions. We don’t want you to lose your audience and we are anxiously waiting to read the rest.


Until next year!

littleotter73 and il_mio_capitano
 
 
23 April 2016 @ 03:40 pm
Yes! It's that glorious time of year again when we open sign-ups for Summer-of-Giles!

And so our 11th festival of Giles begins. Fiction, graphics, videos, fanmixs, meta, etc etc. Every original contribution of any kind is welcomed and given a comfy seat. Please check out the sign-up post for details of how to arrange your posting days and the Master Calendar to see what is available. We remain primarily a comm on livejournal but will be pimping on tumblr as well as accepting sign-ups from people who are only on tumblr.

Your mods for this year are [livejournal.com profile] il_mio_capitano and [livejournal.com profile] littleotter73 . The most efficient way to get in touch if you have any questions is by emailing us at summerofgiles @ gmail dot com.


Lovely banner for this year is kindly provided by saxnfoos

 
 
23 April 2016 @ 03:02 pm
Welcome to the 2016 summer_of_giles! We hope you're ready to once again celebrate two months of Giles-y goodness! Remember, from June through July this site will be devoted to Rupert Giles, our favorite Watcher, librarian, sometime magician, smart, occasionally sarcastic, warm-eyed, sexy and protective man from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. If you're hesitant about signing up (say you had a date last year but you didn't make it, or you're feeling shy) - please sign up for a day! We welcome everybody! Especially if you want to get your toes wet for the first time in making something fandom related!

This year we are also accepting contributions posted on tumbr. Please see below for details.


+-----------------------------------------------------------+


Dates:
Sign Ups start - Now!!!
Sign Ups end - May 30th, 2016

Master List Calendar: Check it out here!

Posting Begins - June 1st, 2016
Posting Ends - July 31st, 2016

+-----------------------------------------------------------+


How To Sign Up:

So, you'd like to join and do something (fic, icons, headers, drabbles, vid, meta) for summer_of_giles? YAY! We're happy to have you!

1) Just check out the master list calendar to see which days are open HERE
We are allowing two people to sign-up for every day (so don't be afraid if your chosen day already has a name).
We are also allowing each person to sign up for up to THREE days if you want to. (Just 3 though, ok?) You *do not* have to sign up for three days - one is great!

This year we are also accepting email sign-ups for users who aren't on LJ but wish to participate via tumblr. Our email address is summerofgiles @ gmail dot com.

2) Comment to this post or email summerofgiles @ gmail dot com with the following information:

Name:
Tumblr poster only: Yes / No
Preferred posting date:
Do you want a second day: Yes / No
If yes, 2nd Preferred posting date:
Do you want a third day: Yes / No
If yes, 3rd Preferred posting date:
What kind of Giles-y thing will you do?: (graphics/manip/icons? drabble? fic? meta?)

3) You will be notified of confirmation of your day. To post on LJ you will need to join the community (so you can post on your days) and friend it (so you can see other contributions)! To post on Tumblr please tag the account @summerofgiles so we can reblog it and put a link on LJ too.

4) Go, create! Write, draw, icon, vid something, anything about Giles.

5) Post your creation on the day you requested.

6) Feedback other creators, have Gilesy discussions, and bask in the reflected Giles-love!

Quick links:
If you have any questions at all, please email summerofgiles @ gmail dot com and we will be happy to help.
 
 
09 April 2016 @ 12:00 pm


Winner - Summer of Giles (Moderators – Katekat1010, Il_Mio_Capitano)

“For ten years Giles fans from around the world have gathered every summer to share their fics and art focused on our favorite Watcher. Even as some have faded away, every year new talented people join this community and are welcome with love, open arms, and lots of encouraging comments. SoG is one of my favorite times of the year.”

Many thanks to all who voted for the comm. We are thrilled and very proud to be of service. Watch this space because coming soon... Summer of Giles 2016!
 
 
I hate, just hate, to leave this pretty sight...

But it's that time again. The time for another year of Summer of Giles to come to a close. I hope you've had as much fun as your mods have, and have reveled in the amazing fiction and beautiful arts created by you and your fellow Giles!lovers. Thank you again to every person who came back to celebrate again this year - old friends and new, those who took one day and those who took quite a few. And to everyone who contributed to our free-for-all days to make even those fabulous parties!

As a thank you we have the following awards for you, EVERY ONE OF YOU. If you left a single comment to any of our posters, please take one. If you posted a single line of fic, please take one. If you made a single icon, please take one. If you made something awesome, please take one! Without you this community would not be possible, and YOU make it great every single year! SERIOUSLY THANK YOU! )


Now, on a more personal note,

concerning the future of Summer of Giles )

Thanks for some unspeakably mind-blowing years, Giles!lovers! Good luck! Happy Days! And may all of your favorite Watcher's futures be as amazing as these years have been for me!
 
 
Hey Giles!lovers,

I don't know how to make this any clearer, so I'm just going to say it again in bold:

If you cannot make your posting day, let me or [livejournal.com profile] il_mio_capitano know as soon as you know you can't make it! We have content specially prepared for days when people can't make their posting date. We will post that to fill the day.

We do not want you to stress out.
We know life happens sometimes when you don't plan for it.
We know the muse sometimes is not hanging out.
We do not want you to feel bad about any of that.

BUT: please do not post to the community and apologize and ask for forgiveness on your posting day. That is not a fun post for you to write. It's not a fun post for anybody to read either. Just send a note to your moderators - if you let us know we CAN come up with a post for the day, because we have them! But if you don't let us know, we see the post everyone else sees, and can't do anything.

This community is a celebration! We have all kinds of ways to celebrate! Posting is just one of them! For instance, if you're not posting or you miss a posting day, know what the best way to do to celebrate is? Feedback someone who has posted! Encourage someone who is getting ready to post! Rec something that was made here! Use an icon! Update your wallpaper! These are all part of the fun that comes from this summer. The fun that we hope you're all having.

Thanks!
 
 
01 June 2015 @ 12:02 am
SOGPimp.jpg


FINALLY AND AT LAST! HERE WE GO!

A couple of things:

IMPORTANT: If you need anything from your mods, please comment to THIS post ONLY. Your comments will be screened. We’re here to help, promise!! We just want to make sure we’re both getting your messages so we can handle any issues together.

1. Check your sign up date on the Master calendar here

2. Please feedback! Even if you just drop a couple of words you will make a poster's day!

3. If you can't make your day just let us know by commenting on this post! We can and will come in with content for your day and it is completely ok. Just we need to know.

4. Remember the rules: 1) post only on your own day; 2) your contribution must be original and new; 3) no bashing of anybody or anything please; 4) label and tag your post; 5) no off-topic posting; 6) comments are love!

for a full explanation of what each rule means, click this lovely cut!  )

5. Look out for Giles Days/Open Posting Days: We have some specifically designated moderator days. If you didn't sign up for a specific day, maybe you'll have the impulse to help out on these days and make them fun! Or have a minute to check in even if you’ve picked a couple of days!

Giles days: Each Giles Day is themed party post. We’ll have Haiku Day, Drabble Day, Fic Rec Day, and Art Rec Day and we’re working on others. One of your mods will put up the main entry for that day, and we'll party together in the comments!

Open Posting Day: We have 2 open posting days – July 1st and July 31st: one at the middle of the summer and one at the end. You can post anything you want here without signing up, particularly if you have some final chapters of a fic you posted earlier in the summer!
 
 
Dearest Giles!lovers,

Normally we don't pimp to the community again, because you're all here for the same reason (Giles!love, of course). But we have a ton of open days on our calendar and we'd really like to fill them. And we're hoping those of you who maybe were more hesitant will think about jumping in. Bring your Giles poems, your Giles songs, your Giles screencaps, your Giles essays... WE NEED YOU! and maybe your friends - see if they'll sign up too?


{check the calendar} / {sign up here}


If you have questions about what content is ok, please just ask - because it doesn't have to be a multi chapter fic if you don't want it to be! (not that those are bad, but not everyone can do them - trust me, i can't)
 
 
17 May 2015 @ 10:32 pm
RUMORS OF OUR DEMISE HAVE BEEN GREATLY EXAGERATED!

We would like to welcome you to the 2015 [livejournal.com profile] summer_of_giles! We're ready again to celebrate two months of Giles-y goodness and we hope you are too. Remember, from June through July this site will be devoted to Rupert Giles, our favorite Watcher, librarian, sometime magician, smart, occasionally sarcastic, warm-eyed, sexy and protective man from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. If you're hesitant about signing up (say you had a date last year but you didn't make it, or you're feeling shy) - please sign up for a day! We welcome everybody! Especially if you want to get your toes wet for the first time in making something fandom related!

+-----------------------------------------------------------+

Sign Ups start - Now!!!  May 17th, 2015
Sign Ups end - May 31th, 2015

Master List Calendar: Check it out right now, right here!

Posting Begins - June 1st, 2015
Posting Ends - July 31st, 20115

+-----------------------------------------------------------+

So, you'd like to join and do something (fic, icons, headers, drabbles, vid, meta) for summer_of_giles? YAY! We're happy to have you!

1) Just check out the master list calendar to see which days are open HERE.
Slight change: We are hoping to have one person sign-up for every day.
We are also allowing each person to sign up for up to THREE days if you want to. (Just 3 though, ok?)

2) Comment to this post with the following information:
Name:
Email:
Preferred posting date:
Do you want a second day: Yes / No
If yes, 2nd Preferred posting date:
Do you want a third day: Yes / No
If yes, 3rd Preferred posting date:
What kind of Giles-y thing will you do?: (graphics/manip/icons? drabble? fic? meta?)

3) You will be notified confirmation of your day. Make sure you join the community (so you can post on your day) and friend it (so you can see updates)!

4) Go, create! Write, draw, icon, vid something, anything about Giles.

5) Post your creation on the day you requested.

6) Feedback other creators, have Gilesy discussions, and bask in the reflected Giles-love!

For any questions, please leave a comment to any mod post one of your mods will will be happy to answer!!

Let the fun begin!!!

[livejournal.com profile] katekat1010 & [livejournal.com profile] il_mio_capitano
 
 
My Dear Giles!lovers,

There will be one last links roundup coming out as soon as I can code it, but after that we'll officially be closed for the summer. BUT, just because it's over for the moment doesn't mean we all disappear! In fact, maybe now is the time to take a couple of minutes and look at all the wonderful stuff WE ALL contributed this summer - the hidden gems and outright masterpieces, every word and image is wonderful.

Which is because of YOU guys. Thank YOU -- ALL of you -- for once again coming together, putting yourself and your artwork and your hearts out here, for your cheerleading and your commenting, for your smiles and your blood, sweat, and tears in all forms.

Your love and awesomeness shows in all the beautiful things you write and graphic and vid and meta and post to share for our com! Thank you for pumping blood into our dreams of Giles for another year with talent, grace, and awesomeness!

I know I've said it before, and I will totally say it every year, but once again this is proof that the people who love this show, and who adore our watcher, are some very fine people indeed. (and yes, this means YOU).

Thank you! Seriously, THANK YOU!

For this, for all your awesomeness, i have below the cut some presents. They are meant for YOU as a thank you. And as a reminder not only of how awesome you are but of how much I appreciate you all being willing to make this summer together. Please take one and enjoy it - it's not much, but it is meant to show you how much you are appreciated!

some pretty little banners just for you )
 
 
04 August 2014 @ 03:59 am

As some of you might know, we are trying to get a new fan awards up and running. These will be the Headline Awards and will hopefully be a good way to call attention to and give props to all of the wonderful creative works inspired by our lovely and adorable Anthony Head.

We want to focus on, not only Giles, but all of the wonderful characters Tony has brought to life for us. The biggest categories will likely be Giles, Uther, and his other main characters, be we’ll also spotlight any of the minor roles he’s played that still inspire us. And we’ll not only have awards for fanfics, but vids and artwork, too.

So, what do I need from you? HELP! I’m begging you for help!

I need help with:

Moderating the awards sites and archives. (We will probably have our biggest presence on LJ and Tumbler.)

Judging. (The more judges we have, the more categories we can award. All judges will be anonymous. You will also be consulted to help set up the rules and categories. You read fanfic, you write fanfic, you know the characters… You are qualified!)

We are hoping to run the awards in January and February, with the winners being announced on Feb. 20th in honor of Tony’s birthday. If you are interested in helping to make this a reality, please contact either me or [livejournal.com profile] dracofidus. Leave a message here (they are screened for judge anonymity) or send us a PM. Giles and Tony need your love.J

If you have questions, ask. I will unscreen and answer them here.

Thank you all for another great SoG!



 
 
01 June 2014 @ 09:06 am


FINALLY AND AT LAST! HERE WE GO!

A couple of reminders:
1. Check your sign up date on the calendar here

2. Please feedback! Even if you just drop a couple of words you will make a poster's day!

3. If you can't make your day just let us know! We have all those 'Giles days' prepped and ready to go.
- Please let your mods know if *anything* comes up. We're here to help. promise!

4. Sign-ups still open!
Although the final sign up day was technically the 30th, that doesn't mean you still can't claim a day if you want! As always, just drop a note at the sign up post with your info and choose your day and we'll be happy to make it happen.

5. Open Days:
We’re bringing back Open Days! Each open day is a theme (see below for the list of themes). Your mod will put up the main entry for that day, and we'll party together in the comments! Even if you didn't sign up for a specific day, maybe you'll have the impulse to help out on these days and make them fun! We’ll probably have two rounds of each one of the categories, so please count your links and your recs and your syllables.

Look for:
Giles Haiku Day
Giles Drabble Day
Giles Fic Rec Day
Giles Fav. Pic Day
Giles Fav Art Day

more about each day here, including helpful links )

Now onto the Giles!
 
 
 
31 May 2014 @ 08:52 am
Dear Giles!lovers,

Hopefully you're as excited as I am for tomorrow's beginning!! I'll be posting the 'opening day' announcement, with some updates on some 'mod days' tomorrow (along with my own stuff) so keep your eyes peeled.

I just wanted to say a couple of things before we get started:
1) sign ups are STILL OPEN and will be open through June, so feel free to nab a day if you want one! Master Calendar is here, Sign Up post here.

2) a huge huge huge thank you to my co-mod [livejournal.com profile] il_mio_capitano for doing the sign ups for this year!

3) a huge huge HUGE thank you to all of YOU for being willing to spend another summer playing with our Giles!

it's coming! it's coming! it's coming!