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Kerrigan Sheehan
Posted by Kerrigan Sheehan
08/01/13 - 08:25PM
Happy August. it August already? My, how time flies!

This monthís theme of the month is small fandoms, which we judged to be fifty stories or less this time.

Failsafe by lazykitsunechan (Young Justice, 13+)
Light the Fuse by iSherbika (Ookiku Furikabutte, 13+)
Little Things by Believer (+Anima, All)
Replacement by Mikari (Absolute Boyfriend, 13+)
Stitches of a Girl by IMNight (Psycho-Pass, 17+)
Superconvict! by Random Person (Superjail!, 13+)
The Breton and her Dragonborn by Astride (Skyrim, 13+)
You're Serious, Aren't You? by Leviathan Marionette (Kuroko no Basuke, 17+)

Yes, that's two more than usual, but there were a lot of nominations. Next monthís theme is Long and Done, which is any story that's complete and is also over 5,000 words long. (5k is pretty long for a one-shot or a drabble book.) You can nominate here in the forum.

Have a Vintage Prompt Trade! Recycle your favorite prompts from trades gone by. Not your prompt? Different fandom or pairing? Already written? Christmas in August? No problem! Unearth some hidden gems in the forum archive or pull the silliest things you can find.

Now to put on the serious face and give you some reminders.

Please read the rating and warnings of a story before you read the story itself. While constructive criticism is fine, no author wants to read your rant about how much you hate fluff, rape fics, lemons, etc. The rating and warning systems are there for a reason: to warn you about content you may not want to read. If the author labeled and rated the story correctly and you went ahead and read it anyway and got offended, itís not the authorís fault, and ranting at them is kind of spammy.

If you're going to email a moderator or post in the story validation request thread, please give the date of the most recent post, not the date of the first chapter you posted from that story or the date that the previously denied version of the current chapter was posted. We ask that you wait at least a week, preferably two weeks before asking, and we base whether or not you've waited on the date listed in the queue. Please also keep in mind that it's the end of the summer, and wait times at this time of year tend to run a bit longer than average.

Everybody hates plagiarism. Itís bad for writers and bad for fandoms. Unfortunately, there have been recent cases of people making money off of plagiarized work by self-publishing plagiarized pieces. Think fanfiction authors arenít affected? Amazon has a deal to allow fanfiction for certain fandoms to be published through its store, and OOC fics can easily just have names and details changed to disguise them as original fiction. So how can you report it?

1. Take screencaps of both the original and the plagiarized version. Be sure to get usernames and timestamps.Do this before reporting it or contacting anyone, just in case the plagiarizer deletes the evidence. If you arenít the original author, let the original author know if possible.

2. If the illegitimate version is on another site, report it to that site. There are some great livejournal groups like fpwatchers and stop_plagiarism that can help you deal with the often daunting task of reporting plagiarized stories to larger sites like

3. If the illegitimate version is on Lunaescence, email one of the moderators directly or email the joint moderator account (moderators[dot]luna[at]gmail[dot]com) with either links to or screencaps of both the original and the illegitimate version. We take these reports very, very seriously.

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Do people really not read the warnings? Well, I guess so since you posted that, but it's common sense! I'm wondering if there have any such rants or complaints with Adult+ stories since the member actually has to be an adult to read the story, because if there have been, that's just nuts.

The Amazon thing really opened my eyes though. I kind of knew you could sell your own books, but I didn't know that Amazon allowed certain fan fiction to be published. I'll have to check that out.
- HatedLove6 on 08/02/13 - 12:15PM
Yes, there's a problem with people not reading warnings. A user actually requested that we post something about it.

The fandoms Amazon currently allows are Gossip Girls, Vampire Diaries, and Pretty Little Liars. This will likely change in the future, but that's what they could secure the rights to as a trial.
- Kerrigan Sheehan on 08/05/13 - 03:05AM
Okay, so, I apologize if this is the wrong place to ask this question, but I got a featured story on one of my works ("Christmas Story") a few years ago, but I lost the little ribbon. The other featured story I got still has it, though. Did my featured just get taken away? I mean, that's fine. I just want to double check.

And congratulations to the featured authors this time around!
- Straw on 08/05/13 - 12:03PM
Straw - I can go fix that. We never revoke features. Basically, you must have edited something like the warnings or the summary at some point. This causes the ribbon to disappear. It's just a little glitch. It happens on a fairly regular basis. All you need to do if it happens is let a moderator know. We can reset your ribbon in under a minute.
- Kerrigan Sheehan on 08/05/13 - 12:38PM
Oh, all right! Yes, I had gone through to fix some things, and it had a lot of typos. I suppose that's why I figured the ribbon disappeared. Sorry about that! I'll know what to do if and when that happens again. Thank you so much!
- Straw on 08/05/13 - 12:45PM
I have a similar issue as Straw described on my currently featured story. The blue ribbon appeared for a couple of days, then disappeared altogether without my intervening...
- IMNight on 08/06/13 - 04:16PM
IMNight, just re-added your ribbon! Let us know if something like that happens again~
- Alastair on 08/06/13 - 05:09PM
Thank you! ;u;
- IMNight on 08/06/13 - 10:39PM
I can't seem to find the validation thread but it's been a little over a week I posted a story and it wasn't validated but suddenly deleted. :S
- TheSleepingDreamer on 08/28/13 - 07:21PM
You violated the rules by submitting a second chapter to the queue before the first one was validated. You were sent an email letting you know that your story was deleted. If you didn't recieve it, check your spam folder and make sure the email under your account is correct.
- DragonSilk on 08/28/13 - 11:29PM