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Here we go! The Exchange imPROMPTu Bingo begins!
Hello there everyone,

It’s time for Exchange imPROMPTu Bingo.

What is Exchange imPROMPTu Bingo, you ask?

The Modly Answer:

A fun way to celebrate the sshg_exchange sign-ups, that’s what!

Every participant will receive ONE card, and has the potential to win ONE of three prizes.

There may be cookies involved.

Sign up here - Closed.

Sign-ups start Thursday, May 3 and end Sunday, May 6 at 11:59 pm EST (East Coast, USA)

You will receive your card by Monday evening, May 7.

How to PLAY Exchange Prompt Bingo

  1. Your card has a prompt in every square. This is the prompt you are looking for in the sign-ups posted to the sshg_exchange.

    When a prompt on your card is posted, you can cut & paste the sign up location into your card.

    Example: iulia_linnea’s sign up includes this prompt:

    ”Severus and Hermione are a happy, and by agreement, childless couple until Severus unexpectedly decides that he does want to become a parent. After some consideration, Hermione agrees to start a family with him if he'll agree to bear their child and become his or her primary caregiver. Severus' acceptance of Hermione's conditions is not without its complications—for both of them.”

    If you have a mpreg square, this prompt counts- even though it doesn’t say “mpreg”, the condition is specifically defined.

    Example: shiv5468’s sign up includes this prompt:

    ”Hermione catches Severus cheating and curses a part of his anatomy to grow.”

    This prompt may NOT be counted for either Infidelity nor well-endowed, because those conditions aren’t specifically defined. Severus could be cheating while playing cards. Hermione may have cursed his tongue.

    Each sign-up may be used only once, so choose carefully.

    You may NOT use your own sign up to fill in a square.

    If we find out you cheated (and we always do), you will be shamed in public. With jazz hands. And spirit fingers.

    Also, as the ever-brilliant mundungus42 pointed out, asking for "MLC/MPREG/Regency/Andrew Lloyd Webber songfic with adowable babies just to win at Bingo" will surely result in you RECEIVING said fic. Infinitely more painful than spirit fingers, no?

  2. How do you find the prompt/sign up/comment location?

    Look at the comment/sign-up box. Directly under the user name is a time stamp.

    example: 2010-04-20 02:05 pm (local) (link) ← see the link? Click on that, and the sign-up’s location will be displayed in your browser’s address bar. Cut and paste that info onto your card.

    As you find matching sign-ups, just cut and paste the links into the square with the prompt (it’s helpful during the prize claiming process if each square holds both the prompt and the precise link to the correct sign-up).

    How to WIN Exchange Bingo

    1. Search the sign-ups until your card looks one of three ways (each card equals one prize - once a prize is claimed, that card cannot be played again).

      1. The green squares represent prompts found in the sign-ups. These squares form a S. The first player to call a S wins a banner.

      2. The green squares represent prompts found in the sign-ups. These squares form an H. The first player to call an H wins a banner.

      3. Every square is filled in on the card. This is called a cover-up or blackout (because black ink is typically used in marking traditional bingo cards). The first Cover-up will wins a banner.

    2. You will note that each card’s middle square is designated a “free snape.” This means that square is a freebie, and does not require a prompt to win.

      ATTENTION: if you use the tracker method properly (prompts, card number, links to the sign-up; all in card template provided) to submit claims, your claim will be processed FASTER. If multiple claims (from multiple players) are submitted simultaneously, the MODS reserve the right to process claims utilizing the tracker method FIRST, regardless of received order (because they are easier to check). Capiche?

    3. To claim your win, post a comment to the prompt bingo entry using the form provided

      Form to call bingo:

      The mods will respond to your claim with further instructions.

    Thank you for playing and have fun!

    A Fugue for Grape Fans

    We got the prompt right here, where she thinks Sev is queer
    and there's a mod that says if the squicks are clear
    Bing Go. Bing Go.

    This mod says the prompt Bing Goes
    If Mod says the prompt Bing Goes
    Bing Go.
    Bing Go.

    :-) Christev, morethansirius, pokeystar & pyjamapants

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mrs_helenesnape From: mrs_helenesnape Date: May 3rd, 2012 03:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heeeee! Part of the fun of the Exchange is reading the prompts. :D I can't wait to see what sort of crazy prompt types I will get on my card.

*rushing off to the sign-up link*
m_mcgonagall_65 From: m_mcgonagall_65 Date: May 3rd, 2012 04:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is a brilliant idea!
mundungus42 From: mundungus42 Date: May 3rd, 2012 06:56 pm (UTC) (Link)

You are NUTS! Count me in!

Though I am terribly saddened I can't count my own prompts toward a Bingo. What, do you think I'd ask for MLC/MPREG/Regency/Andrew Lloyd Webber songfic with adowable babies just to win at Bingo? I am fully cognizant of the dangers of receiving such a thing and having to squee over it!
exchangebingo From: exchangebingo Date: May 3rd, 2012 07:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Brilliant point.

So very brilliant, I added it (see above).
mundungus42 From: mundungus42 Date: May 3rd, 2012 07:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
*snicker* At least the punishment would fit the crime :D
pyjamapants From: pyjamapants Date: May 3rd, 2012 09:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Personally, I think anyone caught cheating should be subjected to such a fic. :)
mundungus42 From: mundungus42 Date: May 3rd, 2012 09:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'd volunteer to write it, but I just finished eating. :D
reynardo From: reynardo Date: May 3rd, 2012 10:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
*mutter* *mutter* I solemnly promise to finish a certain story I owe this weekend...
ginny_lv_harry From: ginny_lv_harry Date: May 4th, 2012 05:54 am (UTC) (Link)
I wouldn't mine giving it a shot

Edited at 2012-05-04 05:54 am (UTC)
subversa From: subversa Date: May 5th, 2012 07:07 am (UTC) (Link)
All Hail the Mistresses of the Exchange Prompt Bingo.

You have single-handedly (well, there are 4 of you, but you know what I mean) brought the quality and quantity of exchange reviews to an all-time, fabulous high.

I bow and kiss your modly feet.


That is all.
bulletimescully From: bulletimescully Date: May 6th, 2012 01:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hooray! Count me in!
pokeystar From: pokeystar Date: May 9th, 2012 03:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Ah - I see the confusion - you needed to sign up via the link to the gDoc form in the entry (it's struck out now).

We're sending you a form anyway, but if you (we hope) plan on doing the Exchange Bingo, you'll need to sign up via the link, okay?

Edited at 2012-05-09 03:41 am (UTC)
citrinestone From: citrinestone Date: May 6th, 2012 01:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm excited! When do we get the cards?
sabrebabe From: sabrebabe Date: May 6th, 2012 03:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
OKay, I'll bite. I have a couple wacky prompts this year, maybe someone will get lucky with them :D
deemichelle From: deemichelle Date: May 6th, 2012 07:55 pm (UTC) (Link)

*waves to everyone*

I signed up! :) Hi to everyone I haven't seen in forever!

averygoodun From: averygoodun Date: May 7th, 2012 12:06 am (UTC) (Link)
Okay, sure. It's the Hufflepuffian thing to do...
talesofsnape From: talesofsnape Date: May 7th, 2012 02:20 am (UTC) (Link)
I have this feeling that there may be a case of buyer's remorse later, but I'm going to go for it.
pokeystar From: pokeystar Date: May 9th, 2012 03:43 am (UTC) (Link)
You didn't sign up on the form - do you still want a card?

If so, please state your House affiliation, also.

Edited at 2012-05-09 03:44 am (UTC)
talesofsnape From: talesofsnape Date: May 9th, 2012 04:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Alliance as per icon. Throw me in with whoever needs the numbers most.
reynardo From: reynardo Date: May 8th, 2012 01:49 pm (UTC) (Link)

You asked for it.

Scene - As the violins start up, the lights the lights come up slightly to reveal that it's the Hogwarts Hospital Wing, with only one bed occupied. Sitting beside the bed is Hermione Granger, holding the hand of the person under the sheets.

She's dressed in the high-waisted gown made popular by "Pride and Prejudice".

The music rises into the introduction of I don't know how to love him from Jesus Christ Superstar.


I don't know how to tell him.
How to show that I love him.
My mind's changed, it's really changed,
In these past few days when we learned the truth,
That he was not a spy...

Now I see that he cared for us,
Kept us safe and he worked for us,
He's a man, he's just a man,
But a wizard too, and we never knew
That Snape was on our side,
He almost died.

Violins change to the intro to Memory from Cats. The lights go down on Hermione, and a spotlight shines on Snape in the bed, who sits up slowly as he sings:


See the sun on the towers,
And the damp in the dungeons,
And the squid in the lake,
Like the ghosts here,
I yearn to let my life slip away,
And I would but... my mistake.

We were down in my classroom,
It was one night of madness,
Could I sin any more?
I am bound here,
My body will not just slip away,
Till I bring forth
What I bore.

Once more the violins change - to the intro to The Music of the Night from The Phantom of the Opera.


Slowly, silent, night reveals its wonders,
No point hiding, all will hear the thunder,
Rising from this sick bed, the truth will surely be said...

Snape leans forward and takes Hermione's hand, as the lights slowly come up to encompass both of them.

Sweet Hermione, you and I are fated,
From that moment when our two bodies mated,

She walks around from the far side of the bed and takes his hands

Surely you discerned it, and now you will have learned it,
That you have joined with me and are my wife.

He throws back the bedclothes and stands, the prominent bulge in his belly outlined by his Regency tailcoat and highlighted as she reels back in horror/wonder

We've made a new and wonderous kind of life

And then a dramatic chord plays and ... no, sorry, I can't write any more!

Edited at 2012-05-08 01:50 pm (UTC)
rivertempest From: rivertempest Date: May 8th, 2012 02:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

OMG! SUPERB! *claps*

As the phantom would sing...

cybrokat From: cybrokat Date: May 9th, 2012 01:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you for making me and the bestie bust out laughing! lol
peyton07 From: peyton07 Date: May 8th, 2012 08:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hot Damn! I Haz A BINGO! I think?!

1. Bingo card number? 10

2. Is it an H, a S or a cover-up? H
cybrokat From: cybrokat Date: May 12th, 2012 02:29 am (UTC) (Link)
Ugh, I think I have an S bingo but I have to wait until I get home to verify! The wait at work is killing me! lol
cybrokat From: cybrokat Date: May 12th, 2012 04:37 am (UTC) (Link)
Hot Damn! I Haz A BINGO! (I hope! lol)

1. Bingo card number? 5

2. Is it an H, a S or a cover-up? S
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