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Catnip Circle

Pen

the cat is mightier than the pen
Staff
Review tag? No! Review roulette? No!! This is 😺 Catnip Circle 😺, where you give a review and get a review.

The game is simple. If you want to play, you have twenty-four hours to submit a fic of your choice—keep in mind it does not have to be a fic you've written! (Though make sure you have the author's permission first.) Once submissions are closed, each participant will be assigned a fic to review by random dice roll. Participating authors, make sure you give the organizer a list of everyone fully caught up on your fic, so they don't get assigned to it. You will have 48 hours to post your review. The game only obligates you to review a single chapter, but review in whatever style suits you best!

tldr; in the span of 48 hours, you'll write a review on a fic assigned to you by random chance, and get a guaranteed review on a fic of your choice. Come one, come all, and roll around in the sweet sweet catnip of critical feedback!

See also Review Roulette, for a different flavor of reviewing game!

Q: Wait, so can I submit my own fic?
A: 100%! Roll in that catnip!!

Q: But I could submit someone else's fic if I want?
A: Yup! Just get their permission first!

Q: How do I submit the fic I want reviewed?
A: DM the organizer with the link, either via TR or discord! Let's keep this thread clean.

Q: Does a fic count as something I've reviewed before if it's the first few chapters? Does it have to be something I haven't read before at all?
A: As long as there are chapters left in the fic you haven't yet reviewed, you can just continue where you left off!

Q: There are certain content warnings I'm not comfortable reading. What should I do?
A: If you have a good sense beforehand of what your content warning reservations are, definitely inform the organizer! EG, I don't want to read cw: sexual assault or cw: gore. If any submitted fics have those warnings, you won't be assigned to them. However, if you get assigned a fic and realize there's something in it you can't deal with, just let the organizer know and we'll also arrange an alternate for you. You aren't required to state your content warning reservations in advance unless you want to.

Q: I know I've reviewed every fic by X author. What should I do?
A: If there's an author like that, note that when you make your submission! There will be an automatic reroll if you are matched with them. This goes for the authors as well--if you know someone in the pool is caught up on the fic you've submitted, please let the organizer know! If you don't, you may end up having to offer an alternate fic to be reviewed.

Q: I love Catnip Circle and never want to miss a game. What should I do?
A: Make sure you have the catnipper role enabled on the server. You can do that by following this link and reacting with the cat emoji below!

How to Host


So you want some catnip but there's no game scheduled. No worries, it's super easy to host a round yourself!

1) Announce the game! Use @catnipper to ping people on the server and make a new post in this thread announcing when fic submission are due by and what the reviewing window is. You can use this website to create a countdown so there's no timezone confusion over deadlines. Remind people to PM you with their fic submissions and info about anyone who is caught-up and should be excluded from their fic when rolling.
2) Roll! This is made easy with Negrek's handy Catnip Roller. You simply input the person's name and anyone they should not be matched with, and click. You'll then want to give everyone playing a ping in the server and update the forum post with the assignments.
3) Give reminders as necessary. Use your discretion here. Generally a polite ping at 12 hours or 8 hours remaining is appreciated. If there's an individual straggler, you can remind them over PM to avoid singling people out.

If any questions come up while you're hosting the game, feel free to reach out to @Pen or @kintsugi!
 
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Pen

the cat is mightier than the pen
Staff
April 22 Game

Organizer: @Pen
DM me your fic submission!

Signups open until Friday evening, see countdown
You have until the end of the countdown to submit your fic of choice. You may change it anytime up until the rolling takes place.

Reviews window opens: once your assignment is rolled
Review window closes: Sunday evening (see countdown)

Players: @Pen @kintsugi @OldschoolJohto @Chibi Pika @unrepentantAuthor @windskull @canisaries @NebulaDreams @Adamhuarts @Cresselia92 @The Walrein @Negrek

Submitted fics:

@Pen: Spring
@OldschoolJohto: handfuls of dust
@kintsugi: The Suicune's Choice
@Adamhuarts : A Mew Me: Kuki's Tale
@canisaries: Seiren
@Cresselia92 [cw note: no graphic violence/heavy gore]: The Meaning of Ambition
@windskull: Places We Call Home
@The Walrein: The Butterfree Effect
@Negrek: Salvage
@unrepentantAuthor: Different Eyes
@Chibi Pika: The Legendarian Chronicles
@NebulaDreams: The Curious and the Shiny

Fic Assignments:
@Chibi Pika [*]Spring
@NebulaDreams [*]handfuls of dust
@The Walrein [*]The Suicune's Choice
@kintsugi [*]A Mew Me: Kuki's Tale
@Pen [*]Seiren
@unrepentantAuthor [*]Meaning of Ambition
@Adamhuarts [*]Places We Call Home
@Negrek [*]The Butterfree Effect (Alternate: Sword n Shield Shorts)
@OldschoolJohto [*]Salvage
@canisaries [*]Different Eyes
@Cresselia92 [*]The Legendarian Chronicles
@windskull [*]The Curious and the Shiny
 
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kintsugi

golden scars
Pronouns
she/her/hers
Partner
silvally-grass

let's go on an adventure together~~

May 1 Game! Lighting Round!
Organizer: kintsugi (that's me!)

Signups open for ~thirteen hours from this post (countdown here)

You have until the end of the countdown to submit your fic of choice. You may change it anytime up until the rolling takes place.

Reviews window opens: once your assignment is rolled
Review window closes: Monday May 4, 9:30:01 AM EST (see countdown)

Players:
@OldschoolJohto @Pen @Cresselia92 @kintsugi @windskull @NebulaDreams @Negrek @Namohysip @Virgil134 @Adamhuarts @unrepentantAuthor

Submitted Fics:
OldschoolJohto: The Days of Miracle and Wonder
Windskull: Places We Call Home
Cresselia92: Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Delta Dossiers
NebulaDreams: Selling Out
Pen: Continental Divides
Negrek: Salvage
kintsugi: Wandersword
Namohysip: Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Hands of Creation
canisaries: Whelp
Virgil134: Fledglings
Adamhuarts: A Mew Me: Kuki's Tale
unrepentantAuthor: Different Eyes

Assignments:
OldschoolJohto [*]: Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Delta Dossiers
Windskull [*]: Wandersword
Cresselia92 [*]: Continental Divides
NebulaDreams [*]: Salvage
Pen [*]: Fledglings
Negrek [*]: Selling Out
kintsugi [*]: Different Eyes
Namohysip [*]: Whelp
canisaries [*]: Places We Call Home
Virgil134 [*]: The Days of Miracle and Wonder
Adamhuarts [*]: Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Hands of Creation
unrepentanatAuthor [*]: A Mew Me: Kuki's Tale
 
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OldschoolJohto

Never not editing
Pronouns
She/Her
Partner
solrock

May 12 Game!
Organizer
: @OldschoolJohto

Signups open until tomorrow at 11:59 pm EST on Wednesday, May 13th (countdown here)

You have until the end of the countdown to submit your fic of choice. You may change it anytime up until the rolling takes place.

Reviews window opens: once your assignment is rolled
Review window closes: Sunday 11:59 pm EST (see countdown)

Players:
@OldschoolJohto @qva @canisaries @kintsugi @Pen @Namohysip @Virgil134 @Cresselia92 @windskull

Submitted Fics:
OldschoolJohto: Spring
qva: Wandersword
canisaries: Mail for Welltown
kintsugi: The Tesselation Solution
Pen: Dragon's Dance
Namo: PMD: Hands of Creation
Virgil: Fledglings
Cresselia92: The Meaning of Ambition
Windskull: Stained Paws

If there's anybody entered you already know is fully caught-up on the fic you've chosen, let me know before I roll and I can re-roll if it lands on them. If you don't PM me and let me know, I'll assume we're good to go and the roll will stay as-is.

Assignments:
OldschoolJohto [√]: PMD: Hands of Creation
qva [√]: The Tesselation Solution
canisaries [√]: Stained Paws
kintsugi [√]: Wandersword
Pen [√]: Mail for Welltown
Namo [√]: Spring
Virgil [√]: Dragon's Dance
Cress [√]: Fledglings
Windskull [√]: The Meaning of Ambition
 
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Pen

the cat is mightier than the pen
Staff


May 27 Game!
Organizer: Pen

Sign-ups open until Friday, May 29 at 10:00 pm PT (countdown here)

You have until the end of the countdown to submit your fic of choice. You may change it anytime up until the rolling takes place. Submit via PM on TR or Discord.

Reviews window opens: once your assignment is rolled
Review window closes: Sunday, May 31 11:59 pm PT (countdown here)

If there's anybody entered you already know is fully caught-up on the fic you've chosen, let me know before I roll and I can re-roll if it lands on them. If you don't PM me and let me know, I'll assume we're good to go and the roll will stay as-is.

Submitted Fics:
@OldschoolJohto: Incubation
@Pen: World Myth Encyclopedia
@canisaries: Attack of the 50-Foot Brent
@unrepentantAuthor: Different Eyes [reroll if Pen, kintsugi, OSJ, or canisaries]
@Adamhuarts: Kuki's Tale [reroll if kintsugi]
@kintsugi: Dragon's Dance [reroll if OSJ]
@Cresselia92: SWAP [reroll if uA, kintsugi]
@Negrek: The Best Game
@Namohysip: Hands of Creation [reroll if adam or windskull]
@windskull: Places We Call Home (blood and dark themes regarding carnivores and what-not) Alt: Stained Paws
@NebulaDreams: The Curious and The Shiny [reroll if namohysip or canisaries]

Assignments:
@OldschoolJohto[*]: The Best Game
@Pen[*]: Hands of Creation
@canisaries[*]: SWAP [alt needed]
@unrepentantAuthor: The Curious and The Shiny
@Adamhuarts[*]: Different Eyes
@kintsugi[*]: Attack of the 50-Foot Brent
@Cresselia92[*]: Kuki's Tale
@Negrek[*]: Places We Call Home
@Namohysip[*]: Dragon's Dance
@windskull[*]: Incubation
@NebulaDreams[*]: World Myth Encyclopedia
 
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kintsugi

golden scars
Pronouns
she/her/hers
Partner
silvally-grass


Organizer: kintsugi

Sign-ups open until Monday, June 8 at 8:00 pm EST (countdown here)

You have until the end of the countdown to submit your fic of choice. You may change it anytime up until the rolling takes place. Submit via PM on TR or Discord.

Reviews window opens: once your assignment is rolled
Review window closes: Wednesdsay, June 10 11:59 pm EST (countdown here)

If there's anybody entered you already know is fully caught-up on the fic you've chosen, let me know before I roll and I can re-roll if it lands on them. If you don't PM me and let me know, I'll assume we're good to go and the roll will stay as-is.

Submitted Fics:
@Namohysip: Hands of Creation [reroll if windskull, luke, chibi, shadow of antioch, tanuki, canis, madderjacker, nebula, or adam]
@Tanuki: Song of Two Worlds
@Pen: The Envy of Eden [reroll if OSJ, Pen]
@OldschoolJohto: The Suicune's Choice [reroll if OSJ]
@kintsugi: Continental Divides [reroll if Pen]
@Cresselia92: SWAP [reroll if uA, kintsugi, Namo, canis, or nebula]
@Adamhuarts: Kuki's Tale [reroll if kintsugi]

@kintsugi: Hands of Creation [ * ]
@Pen: Song of Two Worlds [ * ]
@Namohysip: The Envy of Eden [ * ]
@Adamhuarts : The Suicune's Choice [ * ]
@Tanuki: Continental Divides [ * ]
@OldschoolJohto: SWAP [ * ]
@Cresselia92: Kuki's Tale
 
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Pen

the cat is mightier than the pen
Staff


June 17 Game!
Organizer: Pen


Sign-ups open until Friday, June 19 at 10:00 pm PT (countdown here)

You have until the end of the countdown to submit your fic of choice. You may change it anytime up until the rolling takes place. Submit via PM on TR or Discord.

Reviews window opens: once your assignment is rolled
Review window closes: Sunday, June 21 11:59 pm PT (countdown here)

If there's anybody entered you already know is fully caught-up on the fic you've chosen, let me know before I roll and I can re-roll if it lands on them. If you don't PM me and let me know, I'll assume we're good to go and the roll will stay as-is.

Submitted Fics:
@OldschoolJohto: Basic Mineral Components [reroll if Pen]
@Tanuki: Better Left Unown [reroll if OSJ or Chibi]
@Chibi Pika: The Legendarian Chronicles
@kintsugi: Envy of Eden [reroll if Pen or OSJ]
@windskull: Lost to Retellings [reroll if OSJ or Chibi]
@Namohysip: Hands of Creations [reroll if windskull, luke, chibi, shadow of antioch, tanuki, canis, madderjacker, nebula, or adam]
@unrepentantAuthor: Different Eyes
@Cresselia92 Finding Mahoun [reroll if Pen, OSJ, Chibi][no extreme gore/violence]
@canisaries: Metanoia [reroll if Cress]
@Pen: Dragon's Dance [reroll if OSJ, kintsugi]

Assignments:
@OldschoolJohto: Metanoia [√]
@Tanuki: Basic Mineral Components [√]
@Chibi Pika: Envy of Eden [√]
@kintsugi: Better Left Unown [√]
@windskull: Different Eyes [√]
@Namohysip: Lost to Retellings [√]
@unrepentantAuthor: The Legendarian Chronicles [√]
@Cresselia92: Dragon's Dance [√]
@canisaries: Finding Mahoun [√]
@Pen: Hands of Creations [√]
 
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canisaries

voted most likely to be edgy
Location
the middle of nowhere
Pronouns
she/her
i dont know where to get a cool gif sorry :(((

July 3rd Game!
Organizer: canisaries


Sign-ups open until Monday, July 6 at 00:00 UTC (countdown here)

You have until the end of the countdown to submit your fic of choice. You may change it anytime up until the rolling takes place. Submit via PM on TR or Discord.

Review window opens: once your assignment is rolled
Review window closes: Thursday July 9 00:00 UTC (countdown here)

If there's anybody entered you already know is fully caught-up on the fic you've chosen, let me know before I roll and I can re-roll if it lands on them. If you don't PM me and let me know, I'll assume we're good to go and the roll will stay as-is.

Submitted Fics:
@Namohysip: Hands of Creation [reroll if windskull, luke, chibi, shadow of antioch, tanuki, canis, madderjacker, nebula, amby, adam]
@canisaries: Hunter, Haunted [reroll if nebula, chibi, ua, amby, namo, negrek]
@NebulaDreams: Out Of Hand [reroll if canis, johto, pen, walrein]
@unrepentantAuthor: Different Eyes [reroll if pen, johto, canis, dragonfree, kint, adam, windskull]
@Chibi Pika: The Legendarian Chronicles [reroll if negrek]
@Ambyssin: Path of Valor [reroll if namo, virgil, demi]
@Virgil134: Fledglings [reroll if amby, namo, windskull, chibi, del] [do not assign horror or extreme gore]
@kintsugi: the envy of eden [reroll if pen, johto]
@windskull: Places We Call Home [reroll if virgil]
@Adamhuarts: Kuki's Tale [reroll if kintsugi] [do not assign pmd, gore or heavy violence]
@SparklingEspeon: Pocket Monsters
@zion of arcadia: Instruments of Creation [reroll if negrek]
@Cresselia92: Finding Mahoun [reroll if pen, johto, chibi, canis] [do not assign extreme gore/violence]
@DeliriousAbsol: The End: Rekindled [reroll if adam] [do not assign horror, supernatural/paranormal]
@OldschoolJohto: Basic Mineral Components [reroll if sike, pen, negrek, tanuki]
@Tanuki: Song of Two Worlds
@Pen: Dragon's Dance [reroll if johto or kint]

Assignments:
@Namohysip: Instruments of Creation [x]
@canisaries: Pocket Monsters [x]
@NebulaDreams: Places We Call Home [x]
@unrepentantAuthor: Finding Mahoun [x]
@Chibi Pika: Different Eyes [x]
@Ambyssin: the envy of eden [x]
@Virgil134: Basic Mineral Components [x]
@kintsugi: The End: Rekindled [x]
@windskull: Out Of Hand [x]
@Adamhuarts: Song of Two Worlds [x]
@SparklingEspeon: Fledglings [x]
@zion of arcadia: Dragon's Dance [x]
@Cresselia92: Hands of Creation [x]
@DeliriousAbsol: The Legendarian Chronicles [x]
@OldschoolJohto: Kuki's Tale [x]
@Tanuki: Hunter, Haunted [x]
@Pen: Path of Valor [x]

By the way, congratulations to you all for making a new catnip record of 17 participants!
 
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kintsugi

golden scars
Pronouns
she/her/hers
Partner
silvally-grass


July 17th Game!
Organizer: kintsugi


Sign-ups open until Friday, July 17 at 23:59:59 EST (countdown here)

You have until the end of the countdown to submit your fic of choice. You may change it anytime up until the rolling takes place. Submit via PM on TR or Discord.

Review window opens: once your assignment is rolled
Review window closes: Monday July 20 10:00:00 EST (countdown here)

If there's anybody entered you already know is fully caught-up on the fic you've chosen, let me know before I roll and I can re-roll if it lands on them. If you don't PM me and let me know, I'll assume we're good to go and the roll will stay as-is.

@windskull - Places We Call Home [reroll if Nebby or Virgil]
@OldschoolJohto - Spring [reroll if Pen or kint]
@Bluwiikoon - pcb0000 [reroll if Dragonfree, Chibi, or uA]
@Namohysip - Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Hands of Creation [reroll if windskull, luke, chibi, shadow of antioch, tanuki, canis, madderjacker, nebula, amby, adam, or cress]
@kintsugi - Dragon's Dance [reroll if OSJ]
@Chibi Pika - The Legendarian Chronicles [reroll if Negrek]
@unrepentantAuthor - Different Eyes [ [reroll if pen, johto, canis, dragonfree, kint, adam, windskull, or chibi]
@Tanuki - Song of Two Worlds
@Umbramatic - Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Tales of Arrival [reroll if Tanuki]
@DeliriousAbsol - The End: Rekindled
@Adamhuarts - Kuki’s Tale
@Pen - the envy of eden [reroll if OSJ or Pen]
@Negrek - Salvage [reroll if OSJ, Dragonfree, or Ambyssin]
@zion of arcadia - Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Instruments of Creation

Zion of Arcadia - Kuki’s Tale [*]
Namo - Different Eyes [*]
Chibi - Spring
Negrek - pcb0000 [*]
Pen - Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Hands of Creation [*]
Adam - Dragon's Dance [*]
windskull - The Legendarian Chronicles [*]
Bluwiikoon - the envy of eden [*]
Tanuki - Salvage
Umbra - Places We Call Home [*]
uA - Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Tales of Arrival
OSJ - The End: Rekindled [*]
Delrious Absol - Song of Two Worlds [*]
kintsugi - Instruments of Creation [*]
 
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kintsugi

golden scars
Pronouns
she/her/hers
Partner
silvally-grass


August 1 Game! Blacklight Edition!
host: kintsugi


Sign-ups open until Saturday, August 1 at 11:59:59 (AM) EST [countdown here]

You have until the end of the countdown to submit your fic of choice. You may change it anytime up until the rolling takes place. Submit via PM on TR or Discord.

Review window opens: once your assignment is rolled
Review window closes: Monday August 3 at 18:00:00 EST [countdown here]

If there's anybody entered you already know is fully caught-up on the fic you've chosen, let me know before I roll and I can re-roll if it lands on them. If you don't PM me and let me know, I'll assume we're good to go and the roll will stay as-is.

@kintsugi - the envy of eden [reroll if Pen, OSJ]
@canisaries - Hunter, Haunted [reroll if Nebula, Chibi, uA, amby, negrek]
@Cresselia92 - Finding Mahoun [reroll if uA, canis, OSJ, Chibi, Pen, Umbra, Dragonfree]
@Ambyssin - Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Path of Valor [reroll if Namo, Vergil, Demi]
@Adamhuarts - A Mew Me: Kuki's Tale [reroll if Equital, Zion]
@Umbramatic - Heroes After All [reroll if Equital, canis]
@Pen - The Last Con [reroll if kintsugi]
@windskull - Places We Call Home [reroll if Nebby or Vergil]
@unrepentantAuthor - Different Eyes [reroll if pen, OSJ, canis, dragonfree, kintsugi, adam, windskull, chibi, namo]

Cress - Different Eyes [*]
Ambyssin - Finding Mahoun [*]
Pen - Hunter, Haunted [*]
Umbra - the envy of eden [*]
Canis - The Last Con [*]
Windskull - Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Path of Valor [*]
uA - A Mew Me: Kuki's Tale [*]
kintsugi - Places We Call Home [*]
Adam - Heroes After All [*]
 
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