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24 February 2018 @ 12:41 am
Title: Till We Get the Healing Done
Author: cookielaura
Characters/Pairings: Neal, Peter, El, Satchmo, gen
Wordcount: 3455
Rating: G
Contains: indentured servitude (it's, like, really mild), h/c, slight angst, slight fluff
Summary: Set in an AU where criminals spend their sentences as indentured servants. After Peter first catches Neal, Neal is sentenced to four years as a house-servant at the Burkes’. Soon after the sentence begins, Neal gets the flu, and does his best to keep it a secret from Peter and El.
Notes: Written for nywcgirl for the collarcorner exchange. Hope you like it! :D Title via Van Morrison.

On Livejournal / On Dreamwidth
23 February 2018 @ 02:06 pm
Two Neal and Mozzie wallpapers made for treonb as part of the collarcorner exchange.

On LJ / On DW
23 February 2018 @ 04:40 pm
Title : My Grandfather's clock
Author : pipilj
Summary : Diana takes care of Neal when he is unwell
Authors Note : Written for dennih23 for collarcorner

The Story
23 February 2018 @ 12:51 pm
Characters/Pairings: Peter, El, Neal, Mozzie
Rating: PG
Summary: It's Neal's birthday

Notes: Set in S1.  Written for pipilj for the gen exchange at collarcorner round 50.

Posted on LJ and AO3
23 February 2018 @ 08:38 am
Author: NYWCgirl
Fandom: White Collar
Pairing: Neal/Kate
Characters: Neal, Mozzie, Kate, Peter,
Warning/genre: Pre-series, hurt/comfort, gunshot wounds, heist gone wrong
Spoilers: none
Rating: Gen

Author's Notes:    This fic was written for sheenianni
for the Gen exchange at collarcorner
round 50.

Word Count: ~2136

Disclaimer: Characters are not mine…
Summary: Neal, Mozzie and Kate executed a heist, only they didn´t make a clean getaway. Will Peter be able to catch up with them?

Fic can be found on LJ and DW.
22 February 2018 @ 05:53 pm
Just a quick reminder that we will be posting our creations tomorrow.
Post your creation on your default platform AO3, DW, LJ or... and add a link here, I think that is the easiest way. Make sure to Show how the creation is for.
26 January 2018 @ 08:57 am
Eight of us are participating. Thank you all for taking the time out of your busy lives to create something for a fellow fan in our beloved fandom that is getting smaller by the day.

If everything went well, you all received a message with the info of the person you are creating for. Please take into account their preferences mentioned.
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to let me know.
The exchange will run for 4 weeks, so we expect your creations to be posted on Friday February 23rd.

Happy creating!
25 January 2018 @ 02:39 pm

I sent a message to all participants. If you didn´t get any, please contact me or leave a comment to let me know.
This is your last chance to partcipate. I will do the picking tomorrow and then we are off!

18 January 2018 @ 12:16 pm

We have 4 sign ups so far, so please remind others of this fun exchange.
15 January 2018 @ 09:44 am

Since this is a exchange, we ask you to provide following info:

Use this template when posting (comments will stay screened):

LJ name:
AO3 name:
DW name:
Medium you will be creating:
Medium you would not like to receive:
I Would Like:
I Don't Want:
I am willing to write/create:

All prompts and fills must be gen. Commentfic, longer fics, art, vids, etc. are all great. This subscription will stay open for 10 days (we close on Thursday January 25). After that, we will do the exchange and you will be informed (on the 26th) for whom to create something. Period for creating all your goodies will be 4 weeks, so we will be closing on Friday February 23th.

Did I forget something? Remember, this is the first time I run something like this. If I did, just let me know, :-)

11 January 2018 @ 01:00 pm
With H/C Advent and fandom stockings out of the way and the start of a new year in fandom, it is time to think about our Gen exchange.

Since we decided (see previous polls) that Round 50 should be a hand-matched (by a willing bystander, I won´t do it myself) gen exchange we want to start on Monday January 15, I thought it would be wise to give you guys a reminder.

I suggest we will use the format below. On January 15th, I will post the start of the sign ups and hopefully we will have lots of participants.

Name on LJ:
Name on AO3:
What kind of treats do you want? (e.g. fic, wallpapers, fanart, fic recs, icons, vids, etc)

Favorite WC characters:
Things you like in fanworks:
Things you don't like in fanworks:

If you have any questions, you can ask them in the comments. And remember, we start signups on January 15 and leave them open for 10 days.
I hope I'm not jinxing it by saying that...

Banner 1
(banner by nywcgirl)

sholio, our host here at collarcorner, asked for volunteers to run Round 50, so here we are! nywcgirl and I will be your mods for the exchange.

The CollarCorner Gen Exchange will be a hand-matched blind exchange, run here on LJ. ("blind exchange" = the recipient will not know who is creating for them till their creator posts their gift; i.e. your typical exchange.)

You don't need an LJ account to participate! (Except in the poll, I guess :/ You could reply in comments?) A DW or AO3 account will do just fine; one of the mods will link to your gift here at the comm.

At this point, we will not be allowing RPF requests/gifts.

Poll #2073816 CollarCorner Gen Exchange!

When should we open signups? Signups will be open for 10 days.

November 1st. As soon as possible!
December 1st. Happy holiday season!
January 15th. After fandom_stocking, yuletide, and the wc_women_fest holiday exchange.
Other (specify in comments)

I am interested in participating as a...

Cheerleader (not official, but you can always support the creators!)
Other (specify in comments)

I would like to receive...

Other (specify in comments)

How long should the creation period be?

2 weeks
4 weeks
6 weeks
8 weeks
Shorter/Longer/Other (specify in comments)
09 October 2017 @ 05:22 pm
Okay, first of all, apologies for basically going AWOL with no explanation for months!

Here's the basic deal: although there is definitely enough interest to support an exchange, sadly I can't run it. That's essentially what made me vanish - I ended up in infinite procrastination mode, but what it comes down to is, if there's going to be an exchange, someone who isn't me needs to step up and run it.

If anyone would like to volunteer to do that, please volunteer on this post, and I'll give you mod permissions on the community and leave you to it. :D You can run it however you like, according to whatever rules you prefer. The previous planning posts/polls are here and here. After the exchange is all done, I can come back and keep the prompt posts going.

If no one steps up to run an exchange, I'll just do Round 50 like a normal prompt round in November. Maybe another lightning round? Those are fun and seem to get a good response! Or maybe we could go with the general Caffrey-Burke Day idea and just have Round 50 be a prompt round devoted to Peter and Neal, since they're the heart of the show?

And again, apologies for vanishing. What I should've done was made a post like this months ago, but I was still thinking I might find the time and inclination to run an exchange. The answer to that, apparently, is nope.

If anyone would like to run an exchange, or has ideas for something special for Round 50 that would require less work on my part - I'm happy to run something if it just requires moderating a post; I just don't have time/inclination to run an exchange right now - please comment here! :)
01 June 2017 @ 10:22 pm
Forgot something a smidge important in the earlier poll, and turns out you can't post two polls in one entry (wtf, LJ). So here's a second poll to gauge how many people we might have participating this summer.

I am interested in participating as a ...

Fic writer
Artist (drawn art, digital, or manips)
Artist (graphics - icons, phone lockscreens, etc)
Something else (explain in comments)
I am undecided
I cannot participate, but I'll cheer everyone on!
It's June! Let's get this party started! Or at least, let's get the party planning started.

(Which obviously needs an Elizabeth icon.)

When we discussed what to do for our 50th round, having some sort of fanworks exchange was the most popular, so that's what we'll do! I'm thinking that will take up most of the summer; after that we'll go back to regular prompting rounds.

The things that need to be determined are:
- Should we run it through AO3 or by hand-matching and posting in the community and/or our preferred choice of location? Because this fest is going to be small, I am leaning towards the latter one. An AO3 fest would be easier for me to mod, however.
- What dates? I am thinking signups should begin in a week or so; the question is how long should it run for.
- What kinds of fanworks should we allow?

My general plan for this, unless there are objections, is to have participants supply a few prompts (something like 3-6; you can choose prompts you've posted in the comm already, supply new ones, or a combination of both). We'd need some sort of plan for if your recipient couldn't deal with any of the prompts you gave them - maybe supply some general wants and do-not-wants in case none of the prompts work? But mostly I think it should be prompt-based.

I think the requirements for this one should be pretty small - 500 words for a fic, 1 finished piece of art of any size, 1 minute of vid perhaps (if we have vids). I'm honestly not expecting a lot of signups, probably less than 10, and the fact that they'd all be gen would make matching easier.

Anyway, how about a poll?

How should we run the exchange?

On AO3, using AO3 matching
Hand-matched, posted wherever you prefer, linked from the community
Other? (explain in comments)

What types of fanworks should we allow?

Art/graphics (see 2nd art question below)
Other? (suggest in comments)

Should we divide the art into graphics (e.g. icons/wallpapers) and drawn art/manips, in the understanding you might receive either if you request this?

No, keep them together, as "art"
Yes, separate them, so people would have to offer/request separately
Not sure/no preference

Assuming that assignments go out by June 15-20, which of these due dates work for you?

July 31
August 15
August 31
Sept. 15

If you have any other questions/suggestions, ask in the comments!
Well, as you can tell by the fact that it's now May 7, life fell on my head and I'm definitely not going to be running any sort of fanworks exchange THIS month. So the Lightning Round will stay open for another month. There are lots of great prompts and fills already - feel free to go and leave some more!
07 May 2017 @ 01:13 pm
Round 33 has been hit hard by an anonymous spammer. I've been in to clear out all the suspicious comments, but if anyone knows of other rounds that have been hit too, let me or sholio know. Thanks.
The poll leaned heavily towards keeping the community at LJ with a backup/mirror at DW. Since people could pick multiple options, there were some votes for moving entirely to DW, but no one who voted *exclusively* for that option, and no one who felt so strongly that they would refuse to participate at either platform. (I realize the voting is skewed since the vote itself is happening on LJ, but, well, those ARE the people who mainly use the comm, so ...)

Therefore, what we'll do for now is keep the main comm on LJ while backing it up regularly to DW, just in case. I'll do that once the DW import queue stops being massively backed up (probably in a few weeks when things die down).

At this point I'm not planning to run all comment rounds at both places, just because I know myself well enough to know that I would NEVER be able to remember to update it properly, plus it would spread out the prompts between two different posts and possibly get confusing and/or give people fewer options instead of more. However, I think I'll try mirroring a future round just to experiment and see how it goes -- if it actually turns out to work well and get more people playing, then we might make it a regular thing.

Anyway, the new DW comm will not be up and running for awhile yet (I'll let you know) and even when it is, things will continue to go on with few/no noticeable changes around here.

For Round 50, a number of people chimed in to support the idea of an exchange, so right now that's what I'm planning to do! It will probably be run through AO3 and will be open to everyone, not just members of the community, unless there are objections to either of those things. It'll still be gen-only, however. More information and posts to determine the exact dates will be put up later this month. :)

And don't forget the lightning round is still going on! Check out the prompts and fills, and feel free to leave new ones!
As many of you have probably seen, a number of fandom people have been leaving LJ recently. Several of the communities I follow have been backed up to Dreamwidth, or have relocated to DW, Tumblr, or some other place.

So my question is, how do you want us to handle this community, going forward? Do you have a preference? I'm good with whatever the community decides.

How should Collarcorner be handled in the future? (Check all the options you like.)

Stay on LJ and keep going just as we have been.
Back up to DW just in case, but otherwise keep the main comm on LJ.
Mirror at DW and have new prompt and fill posts in both places.
Keep this comm for its archives but have all new posts on DW.
Another option not listed here (see comments).

If you got your preference, would you rather have the comm on LJ or DW?

No preference

Do you have very strong feelings AGAINST either of these sites, to the point where you may abandon the comm rather than visit that site?

Other answer (see comments)

The questions might seem a little redundant, but I'm trying to get a feel for whether people have a strong preference for one site over the other, and whether we might lose a significant number of members depending on what we choose to do. (We're small enough right now that we can't really afford to lose a lot of people and keep going.)

If you don't have an LJ account, you can comment with your preferences instead. Feel free to expand on your answers in the comments as well!
01 April 2017 @ 12:32 pm
We did this last year and it went over well, so let's do it again!

This is a "lightning" round for quick prompts and quick fills (though you can of course spend as much time on a fill as you like; there's no upper limit). Instead of our usual prompt format, leave a one-line prompt with a character or characters (you can also use "any" as a character, either by itself or in combination with someone else) and a brief prompt which can be anything you like - a story/scene idea, an object, a phrase or song lyric, or anything else that might spark an idea in someone.

For example:
Mozzie & Elizabeth, little green apples
Neal & any, the annual White Collar secret santa gift exchange

One prompt per comment, the usual gen rules apply (canon pairings in the background are fine; no sexual content), art and other non-fic fills are welcomed (e.g. vids, crafts, etc), and fic fills can be as short as a paragraph.

Ready, set ... GO! :D