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It's just feel more natural to me to write in third person. but no there are no features or defining looks other than that the readers gender is female..
no i'm not really planing on naming the protagnist, i think.. I've named them and given them features in my head, but i just do that so its easier to picture the scenes and conversations
I write some reader-inserts in third person if I'm going to focus more on the characters around the reader.
I've seen reader-inserts on DeviantArt written in third person, so I agree with wangfire. As long as the reader has no particular characteristics, like a name.
Some people would say no, that a reader-insert is in second pov. The one question I would ask is if you're naming the mc or not. If not, then I personally would consider it a reader-insert. :)
Thanks! will try that! Also quick question, would it still be considered a reader-insert if written in third person?
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Gotvg's Secret Santa Event
A few of the members from our community have gotten together to bring a new event to Ghosts of the Vanguard. Dot and I have been a bit skeptical about it considering that a few of our events never really worked out in the end, only ever having a couple of entries to submit. But there was a lot of interest in this Secret Santa event that it was more than enough to get us to sponsor the event on our site.

Now, seeing that it's November, that leaves everybody who wants in plenty of time to actually participate in this event. There were plenty of messages throughout the main website, the forum, and our facebook group. Personally, I do not know what goes on in a Secret Santa but I have been given plenty of resources to hand it out to you guys.

The official start is today (November 8th) to turn in forms to show your commitment to the event. The deadline should be by November 30th! That surely gives everybody enough time, right? Right! Then, Secret Santas will be assigned between December 1st through the 3rd and everybody participating has until the 31st to post their gifts.

There are a few suggestions and rules that, of course, come with every event. For this particular event, it has been suggested that people participating and writing stories for your partner should write in second POV (reader-inserts) to make the presents that much more personal. Authors should write a minimum of 1000 words for their gift.

We understand that there was an issue about the people who want to participate but are not writers. But our very own Renohotness has come up with an excellent idea to even include these kind of participants in the event.

For the ones who aren't authors, write a short blurb to either your favorite author appreciating the work they've done or the possible impact the author has had on them. If a lot of people like the idea of assigning author/reader, we can also do that. Reno has also brought up the idea that it can also be done anonymously or not.

The small blurb itself shouldn't be anymore than a thousand words. We're still working on that but if that happens to be too much, please speak up about it at the forum.

We understand that a lot of details still need to be worked out but we'll keep the community updated as things change or shift. There shouldn't be any large changes besides that of what consists of a Secret Santa. We've already set the base so we're just building up.

Now for the form itself:

Gift Specifics: (Fandom, Character, Genre (Up to 2 genres), rating (K- MA), Extra (anything you want to be included)
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It has been changed on the forum so that users may go ahead and edit their display names. You do not have to request to have it changed on the forum anymore but requesting a name change on the actual site still does require a request. If there's a chance that this function is getting abused, such as inappropriate or unacceptable names floating about on the forum, it will be changed back so that staff does monitor name changes on the forum again.

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Let's take a moment to wish our one and only Dot Dreadful, the beautiful and talented co-owner of Gotvg, a very happy birthday! Through thick and thin, she has been with us giving the site her support in lots of ways and not only through financial funds. In very much the same way she has been there for me, she has done her best to make sure to present the community a writing archive that you all can also call a home. So please, as thanks for raising up fos-ff from what it was before, wish her a very happy birthday because she at least deserves that in thanks for all she's done.

To Dottie: You have been the greatest friend I have ever asked for and have gone up and above the call of what it means to be a friend by selfishly giving and giving without asking for anything in return. On your special day, I want to wish you the very best of birthdays and that no one dares ruin it. Without you by my side, I do not know where I would have been today but I know because of you, I've been able to face many things with your support when all I wanted to do was run away. Thank you, Dot and enjoy your special day.

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