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Quick Update
Posted by Dia
02/29/20 - 08:12PM
During the Early Access period we had some issues with the system on the Beta incorrectly processing some accounts and simultaneous logins. I have been actively working on ensuring the system is better equipped to handle a large amount of users both quickly and efficiently, but would like to take a little extra time to make sure of this. It very important the system be able to handle a lot of requests/an influx of activity, especially for when the entire site is moved over--and I'd rather take an extra moment to ensure there will be no further hiccups, rather than move users over now and some be affected by issues. We will keep everyone updated.


The Queue Is Closed
K. Sheehan
Posted by K. Sheehan
02/22/20 - 02:55PM
As was mentioned two months ago, the queue has closed for submissions so that we can empty it prior to the beta and the launch of the new site. At this time, only validated users will be able to submit stories to the site. This allows us to have everything cleaned out before the archive copies over to the new site and allows us to focus on bug testing in the beta.

Likewise, existing category and character requests will be processed shortly, but new requests, particularly those from unvalidated authors, may not be processed until after site relaunch.

For those still looking for beta login information, DIA is aware of the issue and should be contacting you shortly.


2020 Vision
Posted by
01/14/20 - 03:09AM
Greetings, Lunatics!

Its January 2020, and whether you have resolutions or not, its a 'new year, new me' for you, or you're still feeling pretty 2019: we hope 2020 is an exceptional year for you! Admittingly, we're pretty darn excited for a brand new year of great submissions. With that said, on to the rest~

Featured Challenge

Inspired by the phrase 'Hindsight is 2020', for this month's Featured Challenge, write us a story that makes more sense in hindsight: where the meaning of aspects of the story are made clear in its climax. As always, creative interpretations to the prompt are both welcome and encouraged.

You can find out more about this month's featured challenge over in the forum.

Monthly Nominations

The term 2020 Vision refers to visual sharpness. Though by definition not necessarily meaning flawless sight (as many might mistakenly believe), the term is often used to denote perfection.

Referencing this term, the nomination theme for January is 2020 equals Perfection. Nominate a story you think embodies some aspect of perfection, whether that be perfect characterization, world-building, or imagery.

Submit your nomination over at the corresponding forum thread.

Best of 2019

2019 was a year of great submissions, and while we'd love to feature every single one of 2019's wonderful contributors, for now, we're focusing on the stories that had the biggest impact with the community. We're spotlighting the Top 3 Most Popular Stories of 2019--and the three writers who each produced a story that was a clear fan-favorites among readers.

Without further ado, I'd like to present the three Most Popular Stories of 2019:

1st Place: Adorkable by Akira Mokona (Katekyo Hitman Reborn!, 13+)
2nd Place: Memoria by jumponthechandelier (Kingdom Hearts, 13+)
3rd Place: Reflections by Mao (Harry Potter, 17+)

A warm congratulations to Akira Mokona, jumponthechandelier, and Mao.

Most Valuable Contributors of 2019

Up next, we'd like to show a bit of gratitude to our Most Valuable Contributors: those who--rain, sleet, or shine--regularly contribute to the Archive's library of works. These writers may not have had the most popular stories of the year, but they, nevertheless, are a valued part of our community for their continued contributions.

Interestingly, when it came to the top spot for MVC, we had a tie!

Tied for first place, Straw and Bobo-is-tha-bomb are our Most Valuable Contributors of 2019!

Following them, we have jumponthechandelier as a close second. Honorable mentions include Ladybird, SweetDeath, and KohiPlease. Congratulations to you all, and thank you for your submissions.

While this month's announcements took a moment to honor certain members of our community, we want to make it clear all writers, readers, and reviewers are valuable here at Lunaescence. We'd like to thank every writer and visitor of Lunaescence for being our MVLs: Most Valuable Lunatics.

See you in February!