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Profound Bond is an amazing community of creators and friends. This fest is meant to keep our spirits up and show our appreciation of each other, and is supposed to be as low stress as possible.

How It Works

If you've ever done a Secret Santa, you'll understand how this fest works. The PB Exchange matches members of the server to create anonymous gifts for one another that meet the theme of the current fest.

Participants will be provided with a profile of their giftee so you will know who you're giving to, along with their favorite tropes. You will have some idea of what they might like, but they won't know who you are until posting! Everybody will get a nice surprise on posting day.

You'll have roughly one calendar month to complete—so we're only expecting drabbles, sketches, poems, etc. Nothing too labour intensive. Go to the PBExchange Rules for more info. This fest runs quarterly, so be on the lookout for when the next one opens up!

Current Exchange Guidelines

Round 6 - Quarantine and Chill

Mods: cryptomoon, saltnhalo, LeafZelindor

Creation Guidelines

  • Creations must be Destiel or Gen.
  • Creations must fit the theme of quarantine or isolation. It can be as loose as a connection as you'd like, as long as it's there.
  • Creations can be in any form you would like (eg. fic, art, graphic, fanvid)
  • Fics must be a minimum of 500 words. There is no upper limit.
  • You will be provided with a list of your recipient's favorite tropes, to give you an idea of what they would like. While incorporating at least one of these is recommended, it is not compulsory.
  • You will also be provided with a list of your recipient's squicks. These are not to be included in any way. Breaking this rule will result in a permanent ban from the PBExchange.
  • This exchange is anonymous. You are welcome to discuss what you are creating, but please do not reveal who your recipient is prior to posting your creation.
  • The check-in is mandatory. Failing to complete the check-in and failing to respond to mod contact in a timely manner will result in a one round ban, and your giftee will be allocated a pinch hitter. You will be able to sign up for future exchanges once your ban period has ended.

Posting Guidelines

  • Posting dates are June 15-21. You may post at any time during these days relevant to your timezone.
  • Serial posting is not permitted. Fics must be posted in their entirety.
  • After the posting period ends, please complete the wrap-up form that will be emailed to you.
  • If you think you will be unable to post by this date, or you need to drop out, please contact a mod immediately via Discord DM. This will provide us plenty of time to arrange a pinch hitter.
  • Failure to post your gift in complete form by the end of the posting period (unless you have indicated in the check-in that you will need to drop) will result in a one round ban. You will be able to sign up for future exchanges once your ban period has ended.
  • Failure to post combined with failure to communicate with any of the mods will result in a permanent ban.
  • When you post your creation, please tag your participant. If you are unable to find them on your chosen platform, please contact a mod.
  • When posting on tumblr, please use PBExchangeQuarantine and profoundnet in the first five tags.
  • When posting on AO3, please add your creation to the PBExchangeQuarantineandChill collection and crosspost to tumblr if possible, using the tags specified above.
  • Extra art for gift fics may only be commissioned after the posting window is complete, and must not be presented as an additional gift for your giftee.
PBExchange Round 6: Quarantine and Chill

April 27 - June 21, 2020

Date Information
April 27 Sign-ups are open. The theme is Quarantine and Chill
May 10 Sign-ups close
May 12 Matching e-mails are sent
May 31 Mandatory check-in
June 15 - 21 Posting. All gifts must be posted by 11:59pm PST June 21.

June 30

Master Post goes live on Tumblr

Previous Round Information

PBExchange Round 1- May 25th - Jun 25th, 2018
Date Information
May 25th Sign-ups are open. The theme is food.
June 23rd

Mandatory Check in!

Reminders:

You have until midnight PDT/PST 06/25 to upload your gift.

Use the public platform of your choosing. (tumblr, AO3, twitter)

You must link to your recipient in some way.

The AO3 collection and Tumblr tag is PBExchangeJune2018

June

25th

Posting Date
June 26th

And thus concludes the first Profound Bond Exchange! Thank you so, so, much for participating!

You can find the masterpost here.

PBExchange Round 2- September 13 - October 31, 2018
Date Information
Sept 13 Sign-ups are open. The theme is Halloween
Sept 23 Sign-ups close.
Sept 24 Matches are notified
Oct 20 Mandatory Check in

Reminders:

You have until midnight PDT/PST 10/31 to upload your gift.

Use the public platform of your choosing. (tumblr, AO3, twitter)

You must link to your recipient in some way.

The AO3 collection is: Profound Bond Gift Exchange: Halloween

The Tumblr tag is PBExchangeHalloween

Oct 31 Posting Date
PBExchange Round 3- November 19- December 28, 2018
Date Information
Nov 19 Sign-ups are open. The theme is Winter Wonderland
Nov 23 Sign-ups close
Nov 24 Matching e-mails are sent
Dec 10 Mandatory Check in

Reminders:

Posting must be done between Dec 24-28, 2018.

Use the public platform of your choosing. (AO3, Tumblr, PillowFort)

You must link directly to your recipient in some way.

The AO3 collection is Profound Bond Gift Exchange: Winter Wonderland

Dec 24 Posting begins
Dec 28 Posting closes.

All gifts must be posted by 11pm EST December 28, 2018

  • Anything posted after this date will risk not making the master post.
Dec 30 Master Post goes live on Tumblr
PBExchange Round 4: February 8 - March 30, 2019
Date Information
Feb 8 Sign-ups are open. The theme is Fairytale
Feb 14 Sign-ups close
Feb 15 Matching e-mails are sent
Mar 23 Mandatory Check in

Reminders:

Posting must be done on March 30, 2019.

Use the public platform of your choosing. (AO3, Tumblr, PillowFort)

You must link directly to your recipient in some way.

The AO3 collection is Profound Bond Gift Exchange: Fairytale

Mar 30 Posting

All gifts must be posted by 11pm EST March 30, 2019

  • Anything posted after this date will risk not making the master post.
Master Post goes live on Tumblr

Previous Exchanges

Round Masterpost
Original (2018) Masterpost
Halloween (2018) Masterpost
Winter Wonderland (2018-2019) Masterpost
Fairytale (2019) Masterpost
Masquerade (2019) Masterpost
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