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All fics in, all pinch hits done. Now your mod gets to collapse for 2 minutes before [livejournal.com profile] yuletide starts.

When I first started this exchange, I planned to alternate it with a kids tv exchange, either winter/summer, or every other year. Then I got tapped to help run Yuletide and people really liked the idea of a kidlit exchange, so I ended up running that three years in a row. But now it's time. Next summer instead of fic corner, I'll be running that kids' tv exchange, which is unnamed as yet (put your suggestions in the comments).

Eligible fandoms will include cartoons and live action shows aimed at kids or teens. It will definitely include the precursors to dedicated kids tv networks (such as Full House and Boy Meets World), but I'm not sure where the eligibility rules will come down on something like BtVS where the main characters start in high school, but graduate less than halfway through the series.

Date: 2015-09-08 01:48 pm (UTC)
elf: Receiving Gold Apples (Receiving Gold Apples)
From: [personal profile] elf
Were the gifts supposed to be anonymous at first? (I had assumed so, and then realized I couldn't remember whether the rules said that.)

I don't know if the exchange needs a different name, and even if it does, I'd prefer it stayed here instead of splitting into a new community. (Sesafic street?)

Note re: Kids TV exchange--I recommend leaving out Buffy. One, I don't think it was "kid focused" as much as being about unlikely heroes in a horror setting, and two, Buffy is not an under-served fandom. While the fic-corner exchange allows large fandoms like Harry Potter, I'd prefer that, in the case of questions about qualifying, mega-fandoms could be left out.

BtVS is not listed on Wikipedia's list of children's shows.

Date: 2015-09-08 04:43 pm (UTC)
sailorsol: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sailorsol
You could look at the rating? If it's TV-14 or up, it isn't eligible. Not a definitive ranking system since not all shows are rated, but it's a starting point?

Date: 2015-09-08 05:10 pm (UTC)
benedict: (anne of green gables)
From: [personal profile] benedict
I had a great time with this one and look forward to trying out tv next.

I also recommend going by rating and sense.

Date: 2015-09-08 10:01 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sharpest_asp
I always enjoy this exchange. Your other idea sounds great.

"After School Special" for a name? (Showing my age, maybe)

Date: 2015-09-08 11:05 pm (UTC)
lexigent: The word "lexigent" written on a background image of a stack of books (Default)
From: [personal profile] lexigent
Oh yay! I don't have anything particularly useful to say but I really loved participating in this exchange and I'm down for a kids' TV exchange.

Date: 2015-09-09 01:26 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] chomiji

I've been enjoying this exchange (despite my troubles this year), but as I don't watch TV, I won't be participating in the other one. (Yes, I used to watch it as a child, but that was 30-40 years ago. And I wouldn't want to have to review canons at this point.)

- cho / opalmatrix

Date: 2015-09-09 04:46 am (UTC)
espresso_addict: Text: 'Make Coffee Not War' (coffee (not war))
From: [personal profile] espresso_addict
Interesting idea to alternate with television, though I'm glad you plan to return to books in 2017.

Television aimed at older children might be quite hard to pin down; for example, Blake's 7 was originally shown in an early evening children/family slot, and I certainly was allowed to watch it as quite a young child, yet it contains no child characters and its themes (terrorism vs freedom fighting, brainwashing, dystopia, drugs &c) are not obviously aimed at children.

Date: 2015-09-09 06:07 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] greerwatson
Now, how do you plan to define children's shows? I mean, my parents were quite strict about TV and we had to go to bed early; but that didn't stop us watching reruns of I Love Lucy in the afternoon.

But seriously...

I've had a squint at YouTube once or twice and found very little there for the shows that I feel reminiscent about, which might stifle other people's canon review. And would other people nominate anything that I'd feel confident I could write? I can tell you right now: I predate Sesame Street by quite a bit. So anything from that era or later, I've probably never seen.

(Ah, well. We'll see.)

As for names: "Glued to the Goggle-Box", maybe?

Date: 2015-09-09 12:40 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] greerwatson
Definitions are going to be a real problem, I agree. Obviously there are shows aimed at pre-schoolers, such as The Friendly Giant or Maggie Muggins. You mention Thunderbirds: that was after my time; but my sister may have seen it—I know she watched Joe 90. (The Supermarionation show that I adored was Supercar.) And I guess shows aimed at slightly older kids, like Dennis the Menace and Lassie, would qualify as children's TV. So would half-hour adventures like Ivanhoe or The King's Outlaw.

On the other hand, a lot of half-hour comedy and one-hour adventure/spy/cop shows were watched as much by children as adults (and in our family, were only watched by the kids). I'm thinking of Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie, and The Flying Nun; but also of Tarzan, Land of the Giants, and Star Trek. I was in junior high by then, but my sister certainly wasn't.

I think I'm going to have to wait till you firm up your definitions—and, even then, wait till nominations have got well underway so I can see what other people are likely to want.

As you say: I may be surprised!

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