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Last day to claim a pairing!

Basic Rules

  • An entry announcing each week's theme will be posted every Wednesday (Feb. 1, Feb. 8, Feb. 15, Feb. 22 and March 1) at 12:01 EST. You will have until the following Tuesday (Feb. 7, Feb. 14, Feb. 21, Feb. 28 and March 7) to post your reply drabble(s) or ficlet(s). Late entries will not be accepted.

  • The pairing(s) that you have claimed will be yours and only yours for the duration of the challenge.

  • Please feel free to interpret each theme however you wish. Each drabble or ficlet can be self-contained, but all combined must create some sort of over-all story arc

  • Ratings may range from G to NC-17 as long as you label your fics properly. Artwork or anything over 100 words or that contains sensitive or explicit material or character death, must be placed behind cut tags.

  • Please use the following header:

    Subject Line: fandom, pairing
    Author's Notes (if applicable)

Please check out the Tag List. Let me know if you spot an error.

If you have questions or concerns, please comment below.


( 27 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 31st, 2006 08:45 pm (UTC)
Quick question, just thought of it: even though I claimed one pairing already, may I also do another pairing on the side, so long as no one else has claimed it?
Feb. 1st, 2006 03:54 am (UTC)
Sure. Who do you have in mind?
Feb. 1st, 2006 04:36 am (UTC)
Umm, Ed/Al, from Fullmetal Alchemist.
Feb. 1st, 2006 05:03 am (UTC)
Gotcha. *g*
Feb. 1st, 2006 08:25 pm (UTC)
Hiya. I apologise if there's an obvious answer to this question, but...

When I went back to tag my first entry (following your instructions because I don't use the tagging system myself and it just confuses me full-stop), my tag wasn't there, only the ones that have already been used. Um, am I missing something? *confused*

Again, I apologise if it's only me being dense...

Feb. 1st, 2006 08:40 pm (UTC)
When I went back to tag my first entry (following your instructions because I don't use the tagging system myself and it just confuses me full-stop), my tag wasn't there, only the ones that have already been used. Um, am I missing something? *confused*

*also confused*

I tagged it for you. It was there, but I've made some changes to it to make sure that the the whole pairing name is visible in the tag box. Sorry about that.
Feb. 1st, 2006 08:49 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

Though, um, I can't see any of my other tags either. I can't help but feel like I broke it or something... haha... *facepalm*

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Feb. 1st, 2006 09:07 pm (UTC)
Please do. *g*
Feb. 1st, 2006 09:12 pm (UTC)
*butts in* Some questions, missing_inc:

Is over a 100 words okay?

Should we post one drabble a week, even if we have already written them all? Or is it possible to post them all at the same time?

Thank you!
Feb. 1st, 2006 09:25 pm (UTC)
*waves* Hi there!

Is over a 100 words okay?

You have two options: you can choose the drabble format (in this case you will be expected to write exactly 100 words for each entry you contribute) or you can decide on the ficlet route (no less than 250 and no more than 500 words).

Should we post one drabble a week, even if we have already written them all?

Yep. You should post each stage's drabble or ficlet during its corresponding week.

Feb. 2nd, 2006 03:13 am (UTC)
Oh, cool, thanks for answering that - I was just going to ask about length. I was going by the comm userinfo and thought it was all drabbles, all the time. :) Got it now.
Feb. 2nd, 2006 08:12 am (UTC)
Yes, I just found this...
...and it's just too interesting an idea.

Thing is, I don't write fanfiction anymore. Could I use a pairing on my own characters or am I not only late but out of luck? ^^
Feb. 6th, 2006 06:49 pm (UTC)
Re: Yes, I just found this...
Eep! Now, I'm wondering if I'm too late. If you're able to post your first drabble/ficlet for the attraction stage by 11:59 EST, February 7, you're in. *g*
Feb. 8th, 2006 12:12 am (UTC)
i flail upon your feet with much begging... i've been traveling since the 2nd and i have not posted my two drabbles. in fact, i'm sitting in a truck stop atm typing this out becuz i'm aboot to hop back on the interstate. i saw you don't accept late entries, but i swear, i can have the drabbles posted sometime tomorrow... probably tomorrow *cough* i've been driving the last twelve hours and i have another seven ahead of me before i can stop for the night kill me now plz. i beg forgiveness. or... do i just post the first ones in my own LJ and the on-time ones at the comm? little help?

also... you do the yoai_challenge too? i have fic for that i haven't posted yet either. i thought it was you too?

again, i can't beg enough. i've been almost literally on the road since the first week in january and it's gonna be days before i'm home (long story, much of it a sob story, but too long for an entry like this).

oh hell. just give me options, m'dear. we'll figure something out, yes?
Feb. 8th, 2006 05:13 am (UTC)
*waves* Be careful and drive safely! I'm heading off to bed, but I just wanted to let you know that I got your comment. If you can get it posted by tomorrow night, 11:59 EST, I'll go ahead and accept the late entry. *begs you* Tomorrow night!
Feb. 9th, 2006 11:39 pm (UTC)
i also see i'm probably over word count on both *cough*. i read 'ficlet okay' and figured short would be fine. hee. i'll make the others less than 500 XD i curse my verbosity *sheepish*
Mar. 9th, 2006 12:57 am (UTC)
A comment and then a hope: I think this is a great idea. My friend wrote the Gibbs/Abby from NCIS ficlets and because of those, I've been exploring the rest of the pairings, and there's a very talented bunch of writers here.

And my hope is this...is this going to be run again? Because I would love to participate in another round.
Mar. 30th, 2006 11:56 pm (UTC)
Hi, just been passed over this way by someone on my f-list doing Shannon/Boone from Lost... unfortunately I seem a little behind on the dates (u guys say it ended at the start of March). Was just wondering if this was still running, whether you guys are doing this again, is there any possibility of me participating? LOL I'm just too eager to do it after seeing the brilliance my LJ buddy has come up with. Is there any way I can do these little challenges like from now? And can u give me a mini-guide on what I have to do? *is feeling very blonde right now*
Apr. 14th, 2006 02:34 am (UTC)
Well, this challenge round is almost over. But there will be another one beginning sometime in May. So if you're willing to sit tight for two or three weeks... *g*
Apr. 7th, 2006 02:15 am (UTC)
Archiving stagesoflove
I'm the mod of 150_comms, and I've put together a small database. I was wondering if you would allow me to archive stagesoflove
Apr. 14th, 2006 02:36 am (UTC)
Re: Archiving stagesoflove
Of course you can. What a wonderful idea! Thanks for the heads-up.
Apr. 14th, 2006 03:14 am (UTC)
Re: Archiving stagesoflove
Thank you!
Nov. 3rd, 2006 11:09 pm (UTC)
Um... how long do the fics have to be? And are we supposed to put up at least one per claim a week?
Nov. 3rd, 2006 11:12 pm (UTC)
Length is up to you, although we do expect 100 words or more.
Nov. 3rd, 2006 11:12 pm (UTC)
And oh yes one fic per week per claimed pairing.
Nov. 3rd, 2006 11:14 pm (UTC)
Okay, thanks!
Dec. 1st, 2006 06:33 am (UTC)
February is coming up soon ... am I right to believe that a new challenge will begin then? :3
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