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Posted by Kerrigan Sheehan
08/01/13 - 08:25PM
Happy August. Wait...is 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 fanfiction.net.
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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