Featured Stories for February~
Posted by crazydominodragongirl
02/01/12 - 08:06PM
Hallo all and happy February~ Since there are quite a few things to say, we'll start with featured and then go to general reminders. Please read the reminders! Mods don't like it when they are ignored. :(

The theme this month is best of 2011! And the winners are...

Cheer Up by Invalid_Secret (Saiyuki, 13+)
Departing Letters by sheenagoesRAWR (Naruto, 13+)
Diary of a Square Survival by Knightsnipe (Minecraft, Youth)
Restart, With Love by Mrs_Anonymous (Harry Potter, Adult+)
Refusal by Wingtip Sparrow (Bleach, Adult)
Scene by Scene by Jemmers (Katekyo Hitman Reborn!, 13+)

Congratulations to you~

Nominations for next month's featured are open over here on the forums. The theme is It's Over 9000 (Words). Go forth and nominate~

And now for your semi-regular reminder of rules!!!1one Once again, do not submit more than one chapter of the same story to the queue before the previous chapter has been validated. If you do, all chapters of that story in the queue will be deleted, often without even glancing at the story. Save us and yourself time and just submit one chapter, please. Slightly related, but please listen when the mods say things! We don't like repeating ourselves.

Another thing, since this seems to, er, be a common misconception lately. The mods do not act as betas for your stories. If we send a no letter with a list of errors, they will not be all of the errors. It is up to you to find everything and fix it. We are not going to hunt down every mistake for your convenience, so don't limit yourself to what we pointed out. We really shouldn't be denying the same chapter three or four times. It is also up to you to edit when asked to edit, not submit the same chapter unchanged or ignore e-mails sent about stories already on the archive. Being ignored makes us sad. :(

That's all for this month. Questions/comments/concerns/praise for finally getting the queue down to zero! go here.


Soooooooo much praise. *bows* I was afraid you would all explode.

We really appreciate it!
- LittleMonster on 02/01/12 - 08:28PM
Obviously, this means that the queue delays from the site coming back up are over.
- Kerrigan Sheehan on 02/01/12 - 08:47PM
Congrats on getting to the end of the queue! :D That's quite a feat! I applaud you!!! *claps enthusiastically. Falls over.* XD Okay, done being a dork lol

Hope people start paying attention to the announcements...

Congrats, stories of the month! ^^
- PromisesToKeep on 02/01/12 - 10:09PM
Yay for Wingtip Sparrow! Refusal is a beautiful story.

And I try to do my best to write my stories. Sometimes I even catch my own mistakes even before I submit it xP

All playfulness aside, I wish I can submit my own story for nominations this month... oh well!
- Vengeance6661 on 02/01/12 - 11:08PM
Congratulations to everyone who's been nominated and featured~!

(As well as the mods for managing to get the queue down to zero! You guys are awesomer than awesome)
- Pepe Le Pew on 02/02/12 - 01:50AM
Congratulations to the winners!
I'm so happy that two of my favorite stories are featured! :)
- CloudySky on 02/02/12 - 02:02AM
Congratulations for getting to the magical number! Your hard work is mucho appreciated!!
- Linyah on 02/02/12 - 10:41AM
Congrats to the winners~!

9,000 is an odd number. xD Why not just an even 10,000? >.>
- DragonSilk on 02/02/12 - 11:50AM
where do we nominate and vote for the best stories of the month??? i have a few nominations in mind... :T but i DONT KNOW where to GO!!!!???!?!! help!
- darkmaster07 on 02/02/12 - 01:18PM
'Grats on bringing the queue down!
- Technically Blues on 02/02/12 - 01:25PM
@DargonSilk: BUT THE POWER LEVELS ARE OVER 9,000. 8D (I think we've maybe done over 10k before. In this case I was told I was expected to do a meme. >: )

@darkmaster07: The link is in the announcement post... or you can find it in the forums.
- crazydominodragongirl on 02/02/12 - 01:36PM
Congrats to those who were nominated!

I've a question: is it possible that author validations might be opened up again sometime soon? I'm merely curious, I hope there is no malice read in this.
- NuitNoire on 02/02/12 - 02:30PM that a meme? Huh. *Learned something new.* xD
- DragonSilk on 02/02/12 - 02:31PM
NuitNoire - We always take author validation requests. There's a thread for that on the forums. We also occasionally validate people who didn't ask. It just takes a really long time to validate authors because a bunch of people have to agree on it. (Usually, this also means being online around the same time to discuss it.)
- Kerrigan Sheehan on 02/02/12 - 02:55PM
@Dragonsilk- I believe the meme originated from the Dragon ball Z series. The classic line where Nappa asks Vegeta about Goku's power level. It was apparently over 9,000. It's a bit old, but I consider it a classic. :)

Congrats to all the nominated authors! And seriously, mods, you guys are awesome. Zero in such a short amount of time? Hot damn.
- Cissnei on 02/02/12 - 04:01PM
Wow, awesome work sifting through the queue, you guys. I think that was in record time! Seriously, job well done. :]

Congratulations to all the January winners~ I'll definitely have to check out Invalid_Secret's fic; I'm always looking for a good Saiyuki read!

@Cissnei: Ha, oh wow.. I nearly forgot about DBZ! How nostalgic - I was seven and in love with Goku lol. Wow, just.. wow. xD
- skid on 02/02/12 - 06:26PM
Congratulations to the featured stories!~

I have to give a massive shout out to Isis san. Thank you so much, friend, for that heartfelt gesture. I completely recognise that your thoughtfulness was the reason behind that digital blue ribbon. Damn girl, you really know how to make someone feel like gold. Much love. =)

Also a huge thank you to the Mods! Your hard work results in all these wonderful stories that welcome us when we return to Luna. So thank you. It's greatly appreciated!
- Jemmers on 02/02/12 - 08:18PM
Praise be the queue! :D
- Momo-Deary on 02/02/12 - 09:58PM
Congrats to the featured stories!

I'm excited about next month's features. :) Love the DBZ reference.
- arrows-and-roses on 02/04/12 - 03:39PM
@Kerrigan Sheehan- Thank you for that information! *does not visit the forum much* xD
- NuitNoire on 02/11/12 - 08:15AM