Previous Entry Share Next Entry
Down the mine shaft
Eicca
heavensqueen wrote in yuletide_coal
Assignments are out and Pinch Hits are snatched up faster than you can say "Here, Kitty, Kitty, Kitty!"

Flat: http://yuletide-coal.livejournal.com/4377.html?view=flat

Coal references:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0Al8RUKynN2umdFZhRmZIZ24yUlBtRnBTZF9oYjhNTWc&output=html

Other fests:
http://yuletide-coal.livejournal.com/4700.html?view=flat

Poll

(Anonymous)
Will _coal run out of wank before reveals?

I'm hoping for another recipient and writer find each other on meme wank to happen this year.

Re: Poll

(Anonymous)
Considering the stuff _coal is currently wanky about, I'd say we've already run out of wank. Maybe around the deadline wank will pick up.

Re: Poll (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Poll (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Poll (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Poll (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Poll (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Poll (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Poll (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Poll (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Poll (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Poll (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Poll (Anonymous) Expand

Mis-tagging early fics

(Anonymous)
What do you think about tagging things other than what your story is about if you post early to impede present shakers?

Would you do it? Does it infuriate you? Do you care at all?

Re: Mis-tagging early fics

(Anonymous)
It annoys me but not hugely.

To ask, or not to ask. (I've been vacillating for days, please help!)

(Anonymous)
My recipient gave prompts and was pretty clear on what she wanted in three of her requests. But the fourth one, the one I matched her on, she was a lot vaguer. I'm trying not to let that discourage me, because it doesn't necessarily mean she likes that one less. Sometimes it's just hard to think up something to say, right? Anyway, the lack of prompting is okay, since I love the canon and I have an idea anyway!

I'm actually really sold on my idea. I've written up plenty of notes and have close to a thousand words finished already. I just feel good about it; like it'll be a decent fic that I'll truly enjoy writing.

...However, I don't know if it's a story my recipient will actually like, as it pairs up the two characters she requested. She didn't mention shipping them -- but nor did she mention not wanting anything romantic between them. But there is a pretty big age difference at play, so maybe she simply felt that she didn't need to point it out?

Should I mail the mods and ask them to make sure? Part of me wants to, because it is a gift after all. But on the other hand, what if she says no? I'm so focused and into this particular idea, so I wouldn't have any idea what else to write. I just don't know if I honestly could scrap everything I've already done and start over -- with no inspiration whatsoever.

Another thing is that she says she signed up because she had a lot she wanted to write (trying not to let that discourage me either). And if that was the case with her writer too; "Pen the fic you have been wanting to write and I'll be happy." So maybe I should just take her word for it and hope the pairing won't squick her?

I JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO, PLEASE ADVICE.

Re: To ask, or not to ask. (I've been vacillating for days, please help!)

(Anonymous)
can you stalk to see if she has ever written or bookmarked a fic with that pairing? or if she's ever talked about the pairing in meta in her journal?

Spreadsheet of Coal Letter References

(Anonymous)
Here is the spreadsheet of all Coal/Dentistry/Mining/Gwen Stacey references I could find on the forums. It's caught up to the last post on the old threat. If I've missed one or you find a new one, please let me know! (link is self-updating if I add new Coalies)

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0Al8RUKynN2umdFZhRmZIZ24yUlBtRnBTZF9oYjhNTWc&output=html

Re: Spreadsheet of Coal Letter References

(Anonymous)
Found another one!

http://thisisthemorning.dreamwidth.org/490.html
"super fluffy romance fic (if it gets to sweet my dentist doesn't approve!)"

Other Exchanges

(Anonymous)
Can we get a thread going here of other exchanges around this time that HAVE NOT CLOSED SIGN UPS YET that other nonnies might be interested in?

More Pinch Hits!

(Anonymous)
Do any of you even try to pick them up this early? Or do you only wait until you've finished your main assignment?

Re: More Pinch Hits!

(Anonymous)
I've grabbed early before and would have tried on one this time around already except someone got there before me. Kitty, probably.

Re: More Pinch Hits! (Anonymous) Expand
Re: More Pinch Hits! (Anonymous) Expand
Re: More Pinch Hits! (Anonymous) Expand
Re: More Pinch Hits! (Anonymous) Expand
Re: More Pinch Hits! (Anonymous) Expand
Re: More Pinch Hits! (Anonymous) Expand
Re: More Pinch Hits! (Anonymous) Expand
Re: More Pinch Hits! (Anonymous) Expand
Re: More Pinch Hits! (Anonymous) Expand
Re: More Pinch Hits! (Anonymous) Expand
Re: More Pinch Hits! (Anonymous) Expand
Re: More Pinch Hits! (Anonymous) Expand
Re: More Pinch Hits! (Anonymous) Expand
Re: More Pinch Hits! (Anonymous) Expand
Re: More Pinch Hits! (Anonymous) Expand
Re: More Pinch Hits! (Anonymous) Expand
Re: More Pinch Hits! (Anonymous) Expand
Re: More Pinch Hits! (Anonymous) Expand
Re: More Pinch Hits! (Anonymous) Expand
Re: More Pinch Hits! (Anonymous) Expand
Re: More Pinch Hits! (Anonymous) Expand
Re: More Pinch Hits! (Anonymous) Expand
Re: More Pinch Hits! (Anonymous) Expand
Re: More Pinch Hits! (Anonymous) Expand
Re: More Pinch Hits! (Anonymous) Expand
Re: More Pinch Hits! (Anonymous) Expand
Re: More Pinch Hits! (Anonymous) Expand
Re: More Pinch Hits! (Anonymous) Expand
Re: More Pinch Hits! (Anonymous) Expand
Re: More Pinch Hits! (Anonymous) Expand
Re: More Pinch Hits! (Anonymous) Expand
Re: More Pinch Hits! (Anonymous) Expand
Re: More Pinch Hits! (Anonymous) Expand
Re: More Pinch Hits! (Anonymous) Expand
Re: More Pinch Hits! (Anonymous) Expand
Re: More Pinch Hits! (Anonymous) Expand

Resource and Research Thread v2

(Anonymous)
Not sure if the thread is still going on in the old post, but I figured I'd revive it here. Let's help each other do research!

So here's my problem: my assignment is in a fandom that deals heavily with drug culture but never goes into the specifics, and I don't know anything about the nitty-gritty myself. Are there any resources I can use to research the day-to-day realities and factoids of drug culture (particularly meth, heroin, and painkiller abuse) without getting on a DEA watchlist? I don't want this fic to come off as hilariously ignorant, but I also don't want to punch in "street value of oxycodone" and crap like that into Google. If it's easier/less skeevy to do so, historical resources might help -- the canon is vague about time, so I can probably set the story in the 80's or 90's instead of the modern day. Thanks!

Re: Resource and Research Thread v2

(Anonymous)
The street value of oxycodone, according to the authorities, is $20 to $30 per pill apparently.

(no subject) (Anonymous) Expand
(no subject) (Anonymous) Expand

Wanky Betas

(Anonymous)
Fess up- who's going to send their story to Untherius just to see what he'll say?

Re: Wanky Betas

(Anonymous)
Me.

I'm honestly curious. He can't be worse than some betas I've had, and maybe he could use additional connections within the Yuletide writers' community.

Re: Wanky Betas (Anonymous) Expand
I still haven't been mentioned on coal, but I was just backreading and my recipient did. :(

Your recipient did what?

(no subject) (Anonymous) Expand

Character studies?

(Anonymous)
I absolutely love the fandom and character I matched on, but the only thing my recipient seemingly wants to read about them is a character study, something I'm completely lost at sea about. To make things more difficult, the fandom is quite popular and a few years old, so there's already lots of fic exploring this character's backstory and, uh, rather unique thought processes.

I'm pretty lost on how to do this, and I don't want to end up just retreading old ground. Do any coalies who like character studies have any thoughts on what makes them satisfying to you? Things that you like to see?

Re: Character studies?

(Anonymous)
You could look at this character through the lens of their relationships with other characters. Or use a gimmick like 5 Times.

Re: Character studies? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Character studies? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Character studies? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Character studies? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Character studies? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Character studies? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Character studies? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Character studies? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Character studies? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Character studies? (Anonymous) Expand

Gaming the system fail

(Anonymous)
Have any of you guys ever tried to game the system and failed? Limited your options to only a couple of letters you liked only to get matched with a last minute sign-up? Changed your offers to avoid someone who looked like they were requesting specific characters, only to get matched with them and find they requested Any? Tell us about it.

Re: Gaming the system fail

(Anonymous)
There were two pairings in two different fandoms requested between three people this year that I would have been really excited to write for, so I tried to offer only other super rare things, including one fandom that had two requests at signup and about 4 or 5 offers, so I figured I'd probably be matched on one of the other fandoms that I really wanted, since the requested pairings seem pretty rare and this other fandom only had two nominated characters and had more offers than requests. Of course, because my luck stinks/karma bit me in the ass for trying to game the system, I got matched on the latter fandom that I didn't particularly want to write anyway.

But oh well, I'm still going to write treats and I'm already 2,000 words into my assignment and it's going pretty well, so no big deal, really.

(probably not the biggest gaming-the-system attempt, or the biggest fail, but I id have a hearty laugh at myself for how completely my assignment went against what I was hoping and kind of expecting to get)

road block!

(Anonymous)
I had the mods ask my recip a question to clarify something in her letter, which I thought I understood, and her response has made it clear that I was wrong, and SHE EVIDENTLY DOES NOT WANT THE THING I WAS GOING TO GIVE HER, aaaand she didn't give me any leads on what she wants in the letter.

I'm not angry (I'm super glad I asked now!), but I am rather dispirited.

Re: road block!

(Anonymous)
Nonnie, if I'm your recipient, I didn't fully understand the question, which I realized a little too late. Please don't fret, I'll be happy with the thing you were going to give me!

Re: road block! (Anonymous) Expand
Re: road block! (Anonymous) Expand
Re: road block! (Anonymous) Expand
Re: road block! (Anonymous) Expand

Some nomination ideas for next year.

(Anonymous)
FILMS ABOUT OR FEATURING MINING (mostly coal but some not):

Billy Elliot
Brassed Off
There Will Be Blood
Margaret's Museum
My Bloody Valentine
Germinal
October Sky
Coal Miner's Daughter
North Country
Zorba the Greek
Paint Your Wagon
Treasure of the Sierra Madre
How Green Was My Valley
The World, the Flesh and the Devil


BOOKS ABOUT OR FEATURING MINING:

Women in Love by D.H. Lawrence
The Child of the Cavern by Jules Verne
Germinal by Emile Zola
King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard
How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn
Canary in the Coal Mine by Madelyn Rosenberg
Ummm probably shitloads by Catherine Cookson


FILMS ABOUT OR FEATURING DENTISTS:

The Dentist (obviously)
The Secret Lives of Dentists
Little Shop of Horrors
Novocaine
Finding Nemo
Eversmile
The Man Who Knew Too Much
Marathon Man
Babel
Thumbsucker
Ghost Town
Tombstone/My Darling Clementine/Wyatt Earp/anything featuring Doc Holliday
Final Destination 2??


And I'm done. There must be loads I don't know - any more suggestions, coalies?

Re: Some nomination ideas for next year.

(Anonymous)
http://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/mining
http://www.goodreads.com/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&query=dentists

I definitely think "The Berenstain Bears Vist the Dentist" is a winner.

Pinch Hits

(Anonymous)
Whoa... my assignment just went out on the Pinch Hit list. I logged into AO3 and it's listed as "defaulted" but I definitely didn't default on it. Can the mods default for you or is this a bug in the system?

Re: Pinch Hits

(Anonymous)
Yes, they can.

Re: Pinch Hits (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Pinch Hits (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Pinch Hits (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Pinch Hits (Anonymous) Expand
(no subject) (Anonymous) Expand
(no subject) (Anonymous) Expand
(no subject) (Anonymous) Expand
(no subject) (Anonymous) Expand
(no subject) (Anonymous) Expand
(no subject) (Anonymous) Expand
bullshit (Anonymous) Expand
(no subject) (Anonymous) Expand
(no subject) (Anonymous) Expand
(no subject) (Anonymous) Expand
(no subject) (Anonymous) Expand
(no subject) (Anonymous) Expand
(no subject) (Anonymous) Expand
(no subject) (Anonymous) Expand
(no subject) (Anonymous) Expand
(no subject) (Anonymous) Expand
(no subject) (Anonymous) Expand
(no subject) (Anonymous) Expand
(no subject) (Anonymous) Expand
(no subject) (Anonymous) Expand
(no subject) (Anonymous) Expand
(no subject) (Anonymous) Expand
(no subject) (Anonymous) Expand
(no subject) (Anonymous) Expand
(no subject) (Anonymous) Expand
(no subject) (Anonymous) Expand
(no subject) (Anonymous) Expand
(no subject) (Anonymous) Expand
(no subject) (Anonymous) Expand
(no subject) (Anonymous) Expand
(no subject) (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Pinch Hits (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Pinch Hits (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Pinch Hits (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Pinch Hits (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Pinch Hits (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Pinch Hits (Anonymous) Expand

A friendly reminder, coalies!

(Anonymous)
Check your email! Check your dentist's email. Tell your next-door-neighbor/coworker's cat to check their email. I am waiting to find out what you like to see in your porn the answer to a technical question that will really improve your fic, I promise.

Re: A friendly reminder, coalies!

(Anonymous)
Well I went and checked, and then I checked my spam just in case. All I see are ads for penis growth. Is that what you were asking about?

Important question

(Anonymous)
Do you guys ever feel like captcha is just... messing with you?

Re: Important question

(Anonymous)
Every day of my life from October to January.

Is evil captcha a nominated character this year? Or just evil Windows 95?

Re: Important question (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Important question (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Important question (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Important question (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Important question (Anonymous) Expand

Thanks for the wanks!

(Anonymous)
Dear coalies,

Thank you so much for the enjoyment you have given me in the last few days (plus or minus a couple of hours). My pre-writing procrastination has been helped immensely by such fabulous topics as:

Fan Art: Worst Thing Ever or Just Eye-Gougingly Bad?

Twenty-four Twenty-four Hours To Go, Someone Needs to Be Sedated

Uglies Aren't Bumping: Why is Gen?

Looking forward to more in the next two months,

Love, me

Tracy Jacks

(Anonymous)
works in civil service

How long is too long?

(Anonymous)
What's the longest fic you've ever written/received in an exchange? Is there such a thing as too long?

Re: How long is too long?

(Anonymous)
If it's so long that it's obvious that the author couldn't have written it for the exchange it's too long. Otherwise I don't think there's any maximum lenght.

Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: How long is too long? (Anonymous) Expand

Issue fic?

(Anonymous)
Help me, coalies! My recipient specified in her letter "no issue!fic". The canon is quite problematic. Fandom is well aware of the problems. I don't particularly want to write something that ignores the problems (1) because, well, that's what the rest of the world does, and (2) I think it would reflect badly on me as a writer if I just ignore the issues.

But this is Yuletide and I am going to write what she wants.

So I'm thinking about putting in my author's notes at the start: "This is what the recipient requested" and pasting their prompt. Is that bad etiquette?

Re: Issue fic?

(Anonymous)
Maybe you could word it positively? "Dear recipient, I hope I did a good job with your request for ____"?

Re: Issue fic? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Issue fic? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Issue fic? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Issue fic? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Issue fic? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Issue fic? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Issue fic? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Issue fic? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Issue fic? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Issue fic? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Issue fic? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Issue fic? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Issue fic? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Issue fic? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Issue fic? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Issue fic? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Issue fic? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Issue fic? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Issue fic? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Issue fic? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Issue fic? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Issue fic? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Issue fic? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Issue fic? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Issue fic? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Issue fic? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Issue fic? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Issue fic? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Issue fic? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Issue fic? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Issue fic? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Issue fic? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Issue fic? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Issue fic? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Issue fic? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Issue fic? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Issue fic? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Issue fic? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Issue fic? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Issue fic? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Issue fic? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Issue fic? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Issue fic? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Issue fic? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Issue fic? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Issue fic? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Issue fic? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Issue fic? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Issue fic? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Issue fic? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Issue fic? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Issue fic? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Issue fic? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Issue fic? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Issue fic? (Anonymous) Expand

The Porn/Gen/Plotty/Worldbuilding/etc Workshop

(Anonymous)
You:

-Are a genficcer and your recipient would like porn
-Are a porn writer and your recipient would like gen
-Write action and your recipient would like character introspection
-Write het and femslash and your recipient would like slash (or any permutation)
-Write fluffy curtainfic and your recipient would like angst
-Write plot-lite fic and your recipient would like adventure fic
-Can't see A/B as a couple and your recipient is a massive shipper
-Don't do worldbuilding and your recipient would like worldbuilding
-and so on and so on

And this year, instead of ODAO, you would like to stretch yourself.

This is the thread for asking/giving writing tips, prompts, how-tos, etc.

Re: The Porn/Gen/Plotty/Worldbuilding/etc Workshop

(Anonymous)
I've written M/M porn, and this Yuletide, I'd like to try my hand at F/F porn. I'm feeling intimidated! I know that things like terms for ladyparts are very much YMMV, but any tips or particular likes/dislikes for femslash porn would be most welcome! It's a best-friends-to-lovers type of pairing, if that helps any.

I think you mean... (Anonymous) Expand
Update your placeholders!

It is crazy that people are able to write fics faster than some people can write a letter. I hope your assignment had more to it than "see placeholder letter!"

(no subject) (Anonymous) Expand
(no subject) (Anonymous) Expand
(no subject) (Anonymous) Expand
(no subject) (Anonymous) Expand

Double posts

(Anonymous)
Coal is acting wanky as heck tonight. Grrrr.

Re: Double posts

(Anonymous)
If you're talking about about the Hampton, NH thing, that isn't wanky at all? It's a common enough joke that isn't mean spirited in the least.

Re: Double posts (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Double posts (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Double posts (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Double posts (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Double posts (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Double posts (Anonymous) Expand

Negotiated kink?

(Anonymous)
My recipient lists "negotiated kink" as one of her likes, but I have no idea what that means. Google isn't being much help either; I just get a bunch of Teen Wolf fics >:\

Re: Negotiated kink?

(Anonymous)
It means the couple have an actual conversation about the sex before it happens - what they plan to do, what different soft and hard limits they have. Not just a 'what's your safeword?' conversation, but a full-on discussion about whatever scenario they're planning to engage in.

Re: Negotiated kink? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Negotiated kink? (Anonymous) Expand
Re: Negotiated kink? (Anonymous) Expand
I'm new to _coal and I have no idea what "dentist" means because it seems to be used in different contexts. What does it mean?

It means a sock account used so a person can sign up twice (and/or nominate extra fandoms).

(no subject) (Anonymous) Expand
(no subject) (Anonymous) Expand
(no subject) (Anonymous) Expand
?

Log in