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Welcome to Rare Ships!!! on Ice! This is a fanworks exchange dedicated to rare Yuri!!! on Ice relationships of all sorts.

Links: AO3 Collection | Tagset | Tumblr | Letters Post | Beta Post

2017 Schedule:
Nominations: April 18 - May 2
Sign-Ups: May 5 - 15
Assignments Out: by May 19
Default Deadline: July 9
Works Due: July 16
Works Revealed: July 23
Creators Revealed: July 30
Commenting Deadline: August 13

May 5 Update: Comments on this post are now screened by default, in case you'd like to let me know something confidentially. I will unscreen non-confidential/general interest comments here -- the best way to let me know something privately is to contact me via email.

Exchange details, links, rules, and instructions )
rsoi_mod: phichit and guang hong blushing (phichit guanghong)
Hope everyone is doing well! We're more than halfway through the creating period, and I'm very excited to see seven works already in the collection.

A few general reminders and notes:

Works are due Sunday, July 16, at 8 p.m. PDT.
While you'll still be able to edit your work between the deadline and the reveals date, this should just be for minor tweaks. Please plan to have a complete work up on July 16-- I will be checking for placeholders.

If you have questions about posting, please check the "Posting Your Work" section at the rules post. You can also comment here or email me at

The no-fault default deadline is Sunday, July 9 at 8 p.m. PDT.
Things happen! Sometimes life, the universe, and everything gets in the way of gift giving. That's okay -- that's what the default button is for. If you know you won't be able to complete your assigned gift, defaulting by July 9 or earlier makes my life easier and helps me find a pinch hitter more easily.

You can still default after July 9, but in that case you will need to create a make-up gift before participating in future rounds of RSOI.

The Beta Post is open for business!
I highly recommend you take advantage of our generous volunteers -- I think we have someone willing to take a look at any medium, at any stage of the process from brainstorming to final proofreading.

Searchable Requests Spreadsheet for handy treating
I forgot to link this here earlier -- mea culpa -- but a friend very kindly created a searchable spreadsheet of requests. This may be useful if you're looking to create extra treats for particular ships or mediums.

To use, go to the Search tab and type a search term in the search box. It'll sort through relationship and medium tags (so you could search "Tentacle" or "Mila Babicheva/Katsuki Mari" or "Fanart") and then populate with everyone requesting something containing that search term.

If you're logged in with a google account, you can save your own copy -- this will help keep too many people from trying to search over each other. But feel free to play around with the original :)

Comment below with any questions, and I can pass them along to the spreadsheet creator. If spreadsheets aren't your style but you still want to treat, you can also browse the requests summary.
rsoi_mod: phichit and guang hong blushing (phichit guanghong)
These pinch hits are due at the regular deadline -- Sunday, July 16 at 8 p.m. PDT. Anyone is welcome to claim a pinch hit, whether or not you're signed up for the exchange. You just need to have an AO3 account.

To claim a pinch hit, email me at with A) your AO3 name and B) the number of the pinch hit you want to claim.

Pinch hits will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. If you get the pinch hit, I'll reply to your email and assign you on AO3. If you see the pinch hit marked as "claimed" and you haven't heard from me, somebody else got there first.
Pinch Hit #1 - Francowitch - Fanart - CLAIMED )
Pinch Hit #2 - ChocolateStarfish - Fanart and Fanfic - CLAIMED )
rsoi_mod: chris and yuuri pole-dancing (Default)
Hope assignments are going well! I have a few announcements:
  • I've contacted a few of you with questions from your creators. Please check your emails in case that's you :)
  • A small batch of pinch hits will go up at some point Monday (PDT).
  • The beta volunteer post is up, and you're reading it now!
Volunteer betas are a very valuable part of the exchange community. Anyone is welcome to volunteer, whether or not you're signed up for the exchange. Any degree of feedback you can offer is likely to be useful to somebody.

To volunteer, just comment on this post.

Required information:
  • Your AO3 name (unless you don't have one)
  • Mediums you can give feedback on (fanfic, fanart, and/or podfic)
  • How to contact you privately
Optional information:
  • Content you will not beta
  • Content you may or may not beta, but would like a warning about before starting
  • Any potentially relevant specialties you have (for example: experience with fic/art/podfic, languages, figure skating expertise, historical eras, etc.)
  • Type of feedback you can give (SPAG, structural edits, general reader/viewer/listener reactions, technical suggestions, brainstorming, cheerleading, etc.)
  • Date ranges you're available, and how much time before the deadline you'd need to turn around a beta job
  • Your preferred file formats
I strongly encourage participants to take advantage of the beta volunteer list, if you don't have another beta lined up already. Having another set of eyes or ears can be very helpful.

If you reach out to someone on the list, it can also be helpful to be upfront about the kind of feedback you're hoping to get. That way everyone's on the same page.

As always, if you have any questions, please email me at
rsoi_mod: chris and yuuri pole-dancing (Default)
Matching is complete, and it went really well! There are no creators without recipients, and there are no initial pinch hits. Good job being matchable, everyone.

On that note, assignments have been sent! You should have received an email from AO3 containing your assignment. You can also check your assignments on your AO3 dashboard, at this link:[YOUR USERNAME]/assignments

Your assignment is due on Sunday, July 16 at 8 p.m. PDT. By that point, you need to complete and post a work in one of your recipient's requested mediums for one of their requested ships.

Review the Exchange Info post for the minimum work requirements, how to post, and how to default. If for any reason you're unable to complete your assignment, please default on AO3 as soon as you know.

If you have any questions about your assignment, please contact me at I can also convey any questions to your recipient. Please do not contact your recipient directly about their gift.
rsoi_mod: phichit and guang hong blushing (phichit guanghong)
RSOI sign-ups are closing in one hour, at 8 p.m. PST. (countdown) Please make sure your requests and offers are what you think they should be!

Links: Sign Up Here | Sign-up Instructions | Schedule and Rules
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Sign-ups will close Monday, May 15 at 8 p.m. PST. (countdown) I'll post a one-hour warning around 7 p.m.

After that, you will no longer be able to edit your requests and offers. Please double-check to make sure everything is correct.

Links: Sign Up Here | Sign-up Instructions | Schedule and Rules
rsoi_mod: phichit and guang hong blushing (phichit guanghong)
Dear Creator letters are optional! In the event you write a letter, posting it here is also optional. Your requests and letter links are already visible on the Requests Summary.

Comments on this post should be in approximately the following format:

AO3 Name:
Link to letter:
Mediums Requested:
Ships Requested:

Please do not post links to placeholder or private letters on this post! I'll delete links to unfinished/unavailable letters, so you can repost when you're finished.

What is a Dear Creator letter? )

Links: Sign Up Here | Sign-up Instructions | Schedule and Rules
rsoi_mod: chris and yuuri pole-dancing (Default)
Signups are still open through Monday, May 15 at 8 p.m. PST. (countdown) I've got a few notes and updates, based on questions I've received. Thanks everyone for reaching out!
  • There will be a letters post. Probably up around Friday, maybe Saturday.
  • There will be a beta volunteer post. This will go up after assignments are out.
  • I've updated the sign-up instructions with a reminder: please be mindful of the difference between & and / relationship tags. & means a platonic relationship, so you're requesting/offering genfic. / means a sexual and/or romantic relationship, so you're requesting/offering shipfic.
  • Comments on the rules post are now screened by default. I'll unscreen anything non-confidential/of general interest.
Links: Sign Up Here | Tag set | Tag spreadsheet | Requests Summary
rsoi_mod: chris and yuuri pole-dancing (Default)
A little early - hope nobody minds! Signups are open now through Monday, May 15 at 8 p.m. PST. (countdown)

Click here to sign up!

Let me know if you have any questions either by commenting on this post or by emailing me at

Tag set | Tag spreadsheet | Requests Summary

Signups Guidelines: Requests + Offers )
rsoi_mod: phichit and guang hong blushing (phichit guanghong)
We've ended up with 224 relationships in the tag set. Amazing! Stay tuned for sign-ups opening no later than May 5, 8 p.m. PST. If I can get everything together before that, they might open a bit early.

Tag set is here. Tag spreadsheet is here. I'll be sorting the spreadsheet into category tabs: M/M, F/F, M/F, Threesomes+, Crossovers, and Gen (these can overlap; for example, Victor/Evgeni will be both M/M and Crossover). Let me know if there are other categories you'd find useful.

And if you see any typos/duplicates/other errors in the tag set, please let me know.
rsoi_mod: chris and yuuri pole-dancing (chris yuuri)
If you want to be able to request or offer a ship, please double-check it's in the tag set. Ctrl+F is the easiest way to check both the tag set and the spreadsheet mirror.

Nominations instructions are here.

I'll close nominations tomorrow, May 2 at roughly 8 p.m. PST. (click for exact countdown.) I say "roughly" because I may be a bit late. I definitely won't be early :)
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Medium Category Added: Podfic

Thank you to everyone who gave feedback on this! You'll now be able to offer and request anywhere from 1 to 3 mediums. I think I've altered all the rules/info accordingly, but please let me know if I missed anything.

Podfic notes: New text is not required, but is allowed. So you can either podfic an existing work, or write a new fic and also podfic it. It's up to offerers to make sure you're offering ships you'd personally be able to create podfic for.

Nominations Continue

We still have a week of nominations -- make sure the ships you want are in the tagset!

No new questions, but I've gone ahead and rejected the "Character &/ Everyone" nominations. I also accepted the other two as Yuri Plisetsky/Count D and Yuri Plisetsky/Nidai Nekomaru.
rsoi_mod: phichit and guang hong blushing (phichit guanghong)
Wow, this is one good-looking tagset already! Great work, everyone. I now come bearing various updates.

1. No-penalty Default Deadline

I've added a no-penalty default deadline to the info post. If you need to, you can still default at any point of the exchange, no explanation needed -- sometimes things just happen. However, if you default after July 9, you'll need to create an extra treat before participating in any future rounds.

2. Mediums Discussion

We've got some discussion over here about whether to add podfic and graphics as requestable mediums. If you have any feedback on that -- and on reasonable rules if we do include them -- I'd love to hear from you either on this post, that post, or via email.

3. Nomination Clarifications 1

If you're not familiar with AO3 nominations -- as the tagset owner, I can't see who nominated what. All I see are the nominated tags themselves, which I have the choice of accepting, rejecting, or editing+accepting. (You may have noticed me editing some of your tags -- usually to fit AO3 canonical order. This isn't because you did it wrong, it's just a habit for me.)

Since I can't see usernames, that means if I have questions about specific tags, I'll be making clarification posts like this to get more info. These posts are also good places to point out any typos or duplicate tags ;) You can answer on the post or via email.

This time, I just have four tags I'd like to ask the nominators about.

Georgi & Everyone
Chris & Everyone

I've been considering these, and have decided they're too broad. Are there more limited or more clearly defined groups you'd like to nominate instead?

Yuri Plisetsky/D (Petshop of Horrors)
Is this Count D, Papa D, or New D? I assume Count D, but want to double check.

Yuri Plisetsky/Nikaido Nekomaru (Super Dangan Ronpa 2)
A quick google didn't turn up a Nikaido Nekomaru. Can you confirm that's a character in that canon, or should this be Nidai Nekomaru? (Or someone else?)
rsoi_mod: chris and yuuri pole-dancing (chris yuuri)
A few days early, but everything was ready so I saw no reason to delay. Nominations will be open now through Tuesday, May 2 at 8 p.m. PST.

The Basics

The tagset is here. The nominations form is here.

How to nominate, in three easy steps:
  1. In the "Fandom" box, input "Yuri!!! on Ice (Anime)".
  2. In the relationships boxes, input the relationships you want available in the tagset. You don't have to fill out all 10 slots. (You can also fill out some now, and come back later to fill out more!)
  3. Press submit!
Because the tagset can get hard to read, I have a clearer, alphabetical spreadsheet of accepted ships here. I'll update it periodically throughout nominations.

If you see any typos or other errors in the tagset, let me know! And read through the cut for more about what nominations are, plus a refresher on the RSOI guidelines.
What are nominations + nominations guidelines )
rsoi_mod: phichit and guang hong blushing (phichit guanghong)
First - I'm waiting on an invite before I can create the AO3 collection. I'll probably go ahead and open nominations as soon as I'm able to do that, which should be earlier than the date listed above.

Second - before I finalize the rest of the information in the welcome post above, I wanted some feedback on a few things. Please feel free to discuss on this post - anon commenting is on! - or shoot me an email at if you'd prefer that.

Update, April 16: warning matching is off the table! Thanks for chiming in, everyone :)

Update, April 17: commenting will be required, with a three-week deadline after works are revealed. I've also settled on 3 to 20 requests and offers. Still open to input on additional mediums, as well as anything else you'd like to ask or suggest :)

Update, April 24: I'm adding podfic! The rule updates may take a day or two. I'm still thinking about graphics. There wasn't enough interest in a separate graphics category, so I'm not adding one. I'm open to reconsidering for next year.

feedback wanted on mediums, matching, and commenting! )
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