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~
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.
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
, 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
are our Most Valuable Contributors of 2019
Following them, we have jumponthechandelier
as a close second. Honorable mentions include Ladybird
, 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!