Welcome to May, everybody! I can't believe it's May already... Enough chatter. There's a lot to go over here.
Our April challenge was "Villainous." We have one submission:
And It All Comes Down To This
by SweetDeath (Marvel Comics, Iron Man, The Avengers, 17+)
Do You Want to Build a Snowman? This month's challenge is "Disney Songs"
. Be Prepared to write some songfics that bring Honor To Us All! Be Our Guest and check out the details here
The nomination theme for May was "Revival"
Unfortunately, there were no stories nominated.
June's featured story theme is "Fun in the Sun"
. To nominate something, go here
We are currently experiencing a problem with Outlook selectively blocking emails from the lunaescence.com domain, which is what the moderators and admins use for official site business as well as what the site uses if you're trying to recover your user account data or if you've signed up for email alerts on reviews and/or favorite story updates.
Dia has begun the process of contacting them to fix this issue, but it's out of our hands at this point, and it could take a while. If you have an outlook.com email address associated with your Lunaescence account, especially if you're an unvalidated author planning on submitting fics to the queue any time soon, please consider temporarily changing the email associated with your account to an email that uses a different domain, such as yahoo or gmail, until this problem is resolved. You can change the email associated with your account by going to "Your Account" and selecting "Edit Personal Information" under "Your Settings."
As far as we know, no other domains are affected, but regardless of which email provider you use, we recommend whitelisting moderators[at]lunaescence.com and archive[at]lunaescence.com. These are the two addresses the site and its admins use for most non-queue business.
Just a reminder, the best place to file a bug report is either on the official bug report thread
in the forum or, if that's not possible, to email moderators[at]lunaescence.com. Those are the two places it's most likely to be seen quickly by the site admin.
We appreciate your ongoing patience with queue submissions. We are very shorthanded at the moment, and with just a couple of us working on it, real life disruptions affect queue wait times a lot more substantially. Thank you for your understanding.
Please consider donating to the fundraiser here
or sharing it to keep Lunaescence around as long as possible. Site donors get beta access to the site revamp as well as other perks. More details on the
Dia is totally rebuilding Lunaescence. If you'd like to see the countdown and progress bar or sign up to the mailing list please check out the landing page here
. Expect more information from her here soon.
She is also working on a mobile-friendly theme for the current site to help in the meantime. Expect that in the near future.