Oct 2, 2014

ARCYCLING IS BACK... With Some Changes.


Did you miss ARCycling? Did you? DID YOU?

(I'm assuming you all just shouted YESYESYES!)

But listen. Things are different now. And here's how:
  1. This time around, JUST GABY is running the show. So be patient with me, dear ones. 
  2. Instead of doing ARCycling once a week, I'll be running it ONCE A MONTH, usually the FIRST Sunday of the month BUT this is subject to change based on Gaby's schedule. 
  3. This month, however, ARCycling will be taking place on the SECOND Sunday of the month. This is because today is the 1st and Sunday is the 5th and I don't think that's enough time for the amount of donations I think you'll all provide if given the chance. 
  4. There will be NO time outs or mandatory reviews. If you request two books one month, you can request two books the next month. If you write reviews, don't write reviews, whatever, I don't care. I'm just one person and I don't have time to keep up with all the things, so run, my pretties, run and have books and fun. 
  5. ARCycling is still only for US/Canada. Not all books will be available for Canadians. Those books will still be noted in BLUE on THE LIST. 
  6. Everything else pretty much runs the same. Check the pages for the specifics, donate some books and be back her on Sunday, October 12th, 2014 for our first session post-hiatus! The exact time of the session will be posted on Twitter the day of, so go follow that Twitter and keep yourself up to date! 
Now that you have all the basics, you should go read up on the rules, found in the "What's Going On Here?" tab. Then you should go to the ARC Donation Form tab and DONATE THOSE ARCS. Because we can't have a session without ARCs. And since I'm giving everyone an extra week to get their donating acts together, I expect things from you. (No, I don't really, but please? kthnxbai)

That's it. If you have any question, shoot them at me on Twitter or send me an email at arcycling@gmail.com!

Apr 2, 2014

Hiatus. And what it means for you.

Sometimes you have to know when to do this.

If you're reading this, this most likely means you are a fan of us, whether donator or requester. And if you're a fan of us, you might have been aware of some of our failures and shortcomings the past few months. Frequent cancellations, emails getting forgotten -- in fact, I think one week we all three forgot it was even Sunday until it was Monday. Oops.

Despite my ridiculously busy life, I have to say I am AWARE of this. I haven't always been able to fix it, but I've been aware. And it's just come to the point, where I've decided to temporarily shut down ARCycling rather than continue our suffering. Lili and Gaby regrettably agree on this point.

Now, to answer the questions that will invariably come:

Wait. WAT. When will you open again????????????????
Er, not sure, friend! Could be a few weeks or maybe even a few months, but the point is that all three members are just too busy to run ARCycling efficiently and BELIEVE ME, it's better have to a hiatus-ed program than a hot mess of a program. We know when we are beat. See above white-flag waving gif.

I donated books, what happens to them?
I'll be sending out emails today, but we release your books back to you. Any donated books that you've currently submitted will be cleared from our records. If/ when we decide to open again, we'll put out a call then.

What happens to the Two Week Time Out/ time restrictions? Do they hold?
Uh, no. If/ when we open again, no one will be on time out. That would be ridiculous.

Should I still submit reviews?
YES. PLEASE. Be SURE to tweet us with links so we have away of recording them immediately. We might be closed for the moment, but we still appreciate the shiny reviews!

So... this means I still have to review the books I have?

Will you miss us?

Well, this is depressing. Can we have some gifs like the good old days to make us feel better?
ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY. There's always time for gifs. I'll even go into my gif vault for you guys.

What you guys HAVE to be like with us at this point. But no, really.

What it was like for me to write this post:

What you did upon seeing the first word of the title of this post:

What you might need after reading this:

What you might want to do to us after reading this:

But seriously, what our lives are really like:

So, luckily, with a blog...

Let's end on a serious note. SERIOUS LAUGHTER NOTE.

Well, that was fun. See ya on the flip side, guys!

*I could apologize for the amount of Dan and Phil gifs in this post, but I won't. If you know who they are, then you know why it was needed. If not, I warn you, they are nothing but internet holes. Don't fall for their cute, innocent British boy faces.