August Announcements
Posted by silver_neko_kitsune
08/01/11 - 10:07PM
Merry August! I’d like to begin this month’s update with something fun, because this is going to be a long post. So, here are all the featured stories of the month! The theme is music.

Black Velvet and Southern Comfort by SoundofSapphire (Yu-Gi-Oh!, Adult)
In Step by Byakko-chan (Devil May Cry, 17+)
Snap on Me by ViViD Eminence (Kingdom Hearts, Youth)
Then I Did by Perfect-to-stay (Fruits Basket, Youth)
Vampires, Villains and Violins by Penguiduck (Original, 17+)
White Keys, Red Satin by Isis san (Katekyo Hitman Reborn!, 17+)

Congrats to all the winners! Nominations are now open for September’s featured stories. The theme this month is war stories.

Now, I want to take the opportunity to welcome all of our new members! :) It’s good to see you all! Here’s a bit of an overview on the site. Lunaescence is a moderated archive, meaning that we screen all stories from unvalidated authors for grammar, spelling, and punctuation. If your story is not accepted, you will get an email explaining why, so be sure to check the email linked to your Lunaescence account as often as possible!

Additionally, if you ever want to contact us about anything whatsoever, here’s a list of active mods:

Kerrigan Sheehan
Sharp Shiny Pickle

A number have contact information on their profiles, or you can use the “Contact Us” feature there, though it’s not always guaranteed to work.

If you like it here, decide to stay, and want to apply for author validation in a few months, you can find information on that here.

Our last message to new members is that Lunaescence has proper categories and spaces for summaries. As such, you should not indicate the fandom or pairing of your story in your title. Furthermore, please avoid using decorative symbols in titles. Besides looking unprofessional, decorative titles often do not display properly on certain computers or phones, resulting in a bunch of boxes that nobody can understand. Please, stick to regular titles!

Sorry to hammer you with all that information! Guess we’ll finish off with something entertaining, which is Round 3 of the 2011 Summer Fic Trade. This round will be a little bit different, as all fics will be posted anonymously and a guessing game will be made of it. Go check it out!


"Furthermore, please avoid using decorative symbols in titles."

I love you guys for making that official. Seriously.

Now I'm just going to go register for round three I think~

And congrats to the featured authors!
- DragonSilk on 08/01/11 - 10:14PM
Congratulations to the authors of the featured stories this month!

I think a guessing game will be super interesting! I doubt I can guess anyone right, but trying will be fun! ^^ And I'm curious how it'll work, too~
- Shade on 08/01/11 - 11:18PM
-throws hands in air-

- petite gateau on 08/01/11 - 11:22PM
Hey there! Congrats to the featured authors! But I would like to know, where's the link for the 3rd fic trade round please? I can't seem to locate it on the forums. T_T Sorry for asking something that should be obvious. I've been away from the site on and off lately.
- TwilightEmpress on 08/01/11 - 11:44PM
It's not your fault! I actually only finished creating the thread for it just now (since I am a lazy, lazy mod). I just made an edit with a link in the post, but here it is again:

Have fun! And sorry about the confusion.
- silver_neko_kitsune on 08/01/11 - 11:51PM
Oh yay! Thanks! It's no problem! ^^
- TwilightEmpress on 08/02/11 - 11:11AM
Hey there! My screen name is SweetSymmetry, and I'd love to apply to be a validated author! You guys are probably going to get an avalanche of these things.

And thanks for posting the information about it in the announcement. I've been on this site for ages, and I didn't know a thing about author validation. How clueless is that?!
- SweetSymmetry on 08/05/11 - 02:41AM

I think you are meant to press on the LINK where the word 'here' is. Not as in post your request on this comment page.
- TwilightEmpress on 08/05/11 - 07:02PM
...yes. XD Please use the hyperlink in the announcement post when applying for author validation. Here it is again:

Also, to be fair, it's pretty easy to miss author validation if you're not that active on the forums. So, you're probably not clueless. ^^;;
- silver_neko_kitsune on 08/05/11 - 08:18PM
Hi there~!! I know this is super late but I just wanted to ask if the 'disclaimer' rule could be brought up again, because majority of the newer fics coming out do NOT have a disclaimer, just statements for nice comments and/ or telling us where they're also from. It's a good idea for the disclaimers to be brought up again. ^^U Thanks so much!
- IridescentEmpress on 08/26/11 - 06:44PM