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06 June 2011 @ 09:38 am
Attention Community Members:

Due to an increase in spam and robots and all kinds of nastiness and a decrease in interest, this community has been closed. All members have had posting access revoked, and the maximum security measures have been put in place for comments, including captchas.

I'm sorry that it had to come to this, but I'm sure that any of the active authors here would love to have any actual readers/non-spammers at their fic journals/comms.
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09 April 2011 @ 10:28 am


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18 February 2011 @ 10:24 pm
Everyone:

http://www.ljanesmith.net/www/links

We are listed on LJ Smith's official website! Remember that all claims have been removed and you may write and post about any LJ Smith character or book! It'd be really nice to have a non-mod!post in here!

Happy writing!

xx,
M
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06 July 2010 @ 01:36 pm
Alright, everyone. Considering the utter deadness of this community, as of today I have granted all members posting access, and all claims have been nullified. The point? Now any memner may write any of the prompts about any LJ Smith character. If any members with existing claim still wish to finish their claim, they may do so and earn a banner, but additionally any member may write all of the 100 prompts and earn a banner- it doesn't have to be about just one character. Also, this way if more than one member wishes to write about the same claim, they may do so.

This new freedom is not an excuse for spam or inappropriate behavior, however, and the community will be moderated.

In addition, since this is a community based on LJ Smith, not Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec, works based on the television version of The Vampire Diaries will not be allowed (as much as I love it).

Thank you, everyone! I hope to see some fresh blood meat stories popping up soon!

xx,
M
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02 August 2009 @ 12:40 am
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Okay, guys- another mod! post...

So, I've been thinking. A lot. First off, thank you to those of you who voted in our last poll! I'm so glad to see the feedback. I know a lot of mods who really couldn't care less about what their members want, but I really want this to be our comm- not mine. However, I was REALLY disheartened to see that of those who participated in the poll, only one (*coughwhowasn'tthemodcough*) was currently claiming a character. And since the point of the poll was kind of to see how to encourage those who were writing claims, that made very little sense to me. So, like I said, I've been thinking...

What would you guys think about changing the format of the community? It would be drastic, I realize, but something needs to be done to revitalize things around here. I was thinking something similar to what's being (or what was being done- I haven't watched the comm for a while) at robinhoodbbc100. Instead of members claiming one character or one scenario and writing 100 drabbles on that claim, there would be a set of prompts every week, and then entries could be submitted. The "100" comes in because every entry has to be exactly 100 words- a true drabble. A sample week's prompts would look somthing like this (I haven't worked out exactly what the four different types of prompts would be, but something similar):

A. Use Kelly Clarkson titles for inspiration.
B. Use the word belong.
C. Use these lyrics for inspiration:
Well in war he was a tiger
When it was over like a dove
He summoned all of his strength in the climb
It suffered all of his strength in the fall

And sometimes when he got into fighting
Man he could fight with you all day long
He was a good man and now he's gone

~M. Ward – Requiem
D. Write a missing scene or epilogue for any book from the Dark Visions series.


It would be up to you guys, then, whether you would want the weekly submissions to be a competition like an icon contest or just writing to write. I see no problem running both this kind of program along with the original claims list if anyone still wanted to do that as well. I'm open to ALL of your comments and ideas, so PLEASE don't hesitate to let me know! And, of course, a poll. 'Cause ticky boxes are fun.

Please participate in the poll- ESPECIALLY! if you currently have a claim! If you don't vote in the poll, and the poll establishes that most members of the community want to go with the new format and abolish the claims, you're screwed! I WILL give more say as far as claims go to those who already have them, but we need to do something. This comm is dead, and with the popularity of the LJ Smith's books these days, that's just not acceptable!

Your Obedient Servant,
-MC



Poll #1438467 Format Change

The format of LJSChallenge100 should be:

Just what it always has been- claims & 100 drabbles
1(20.0%)
Weekly prompts like the example you gave
1(20.0%)
Mostly the weekly prompts, but let people also claim stuff if they want
1(20.0%)
Ticky box!
0(0.0%)

True or false: I would be more likely to delurk and actually write something if I didn't have to write 100 drabbles in order to get posting access here.

True
2(40.0%)
False
0(0.0%)
Ticky box!
2(40.0%)

True or false: Mary (your mod) thinks about this stuff far too much and needs a life.

True
1(20.0%)
False
3(60.0%)
Will there be Mod's Choice if there are prizes for these drabbles?
1(20.0%)
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18 July 2009 @ 01:50 pm
Hi, guys! It's been a while since I bothered you with a mod post, but with the upcoming changes in the LJ Smith-verse, and with some questions that have been plaguing MY mind, I thought it was time for another poll. And, for real, with the rerelease of nearly ALL of LJ Smith's books, there should be A LOT more members here and A LOT more claims going on, guys!

As far as THIS COMMUNITY is concerned, The Vampire Diaries series is:

a book series only
3(30.0%)
a book series AND a television series
4(40.0%)
a book series OR a television series
3(30.0%)
I will not dignify anything with a brunette Elena with a response
0(0.0%)

As far as claims for THIS COMMUNITY are concerned, should the characters from The Vampire Diaries books and The Vampires Diaries television show be treated as the same or as different characters?

The same
2(20.0%)
Different
8(80.0%)

Okay, basically: Should THIS COMMUNITY recognize The Vampire Diaries television show, or remain strictly literary?

Accept the show
7(70.0%)
Books only, please
3(30.0%)

New subject. Kind of. Getting rid of the drabble-a-month rule has caused everyone to stop posting. No one will finish within a rule. Should we re-establish the rule or abolish all time limits and basically let the comm run itself?

Re-establish the drabble-a-month rule (every member must write at least one prompt a month)
3(37.5%)
Abolish all time limits
2(25.0%)
Re-establish some rules, but once a month is too strict.
3(37.5%)
Other (leave me a comment)
0(0.0%)
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23 March 2009 @ 08:47 pm

Title: Dancing With a Psycho Killer
Rating: G
Word count: 156
Series: Night World
Claim: Mary-Lynnette Carter
Prompt: Dancing
Summary: Vampires were much better dancers than werewolves.

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23 March 2009 @ 08:40 pm

Title: Addicted
Rating: G
Word count: 112
Series: Night World
Claim: Mary-Lynnette Carter
Prompt: Obsession
Summary: Jade should never have been allowed near the Soap channel…

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23 March 2009 @ 08:36 pm

 

Title: I’ve Been Dreaming of a Clear Christmas
Rating: G
Word count: 133
Series: Night World
Claim: Mary-Lynnette Carter
Prompt: Winter
Summary: Mary Lynnette does not like the snow.
Notes: I wrote this around Christmas but forgot to post it… So here it is now!

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23 March 2009 @ 08:34 pm

Title: Windows to the Soul
Rating: G
Word count: 91
Series: Night World
Claim: Mary-Lynnette Carter
Prompt: Eyes
Summary: Mary-Lynnette proves that eyes aren’t really the window to the soul.

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