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marsupial fruitcake ([personal profile] cypher) wrote in [community profile] yuri_challenge2011-02-20 06:11 pm
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Rules Post

The mechanics of this challenge are really simple: from February 21 to March 4, we will collect prompts in all eligible fandoms. Then we'll post the full list of prompts, and people will have until the end of March to write or draw something that fits the prompts. Post whatever you've made in the community, and you're done!


About making prompts:

The structure of the prompts is really flexible. You need to include the fandom and the characters, but apart from that you're welcome to make your prompt as minimalist or as detailed as you'd like. We'll have examples on the prompt-collection post. :3

All the characters in your prompts should identify as female in their canon. In cases where it's not clear, we are inclined to be generous -- if you have a character in one of your fandoms who might be a trans woman or might be a crossdressing man, and the canon handles it in an unhelpful way, then you are welcome to include prompts in which she is a trans woman.

Crossovers are permitted, as long as at least one character in the pairing comes from a qualifying fandom (anime, manga, manhua, manhwa, video games). Please include the full names of all the fandoms in the crossover!

At this time we are not accepting prompts with female versions of characters who were male in their canon; we might do a challenge for that in the future, if people are interested.

About filling prompts:

You don't have to make a claim to fill a prompt -- and yes, that means that more than one person can end up filling the same one. More takes on the idea are awesome!

All fic and art posted for this challenge should feature at least two female-identified characters in a romantic and/or sexual relationship. That "and/or" means that (a) you are welcome to write women who are having sex without being emotionally attached to each other, and (b) you are welcome to do romantic-but-asexual interpretations of prompts.

Fic posted for the challenge should be at least 500 words, and art should be at least a cleaned-up sketch. Before posting starts, we will put up a post with the standard headers we would like used for posting here.

Please do post directly to the community; don't just link back to your own journal. You are welcome to cross-post anywhere you'd like. AO3 users, we're planning to set up a collection and we'd love to have you include your works there.

If you need hosting space for an art piece (or an AO3 invite), PM [personal profile] cypher with your email address, and we'll get things worked out for you.

And in general:

We want this challenge to be fun for as many people as possible, and we want everyone to feel comfortable here! We expect all participants to be respectful of other people's identities and preferences at all times. Not liking somebody else's pairing or kink or style is no excuse for being a jerk. So don't do that.
canis_m: dancing homo schoolgirls (Aoi Hana)

[personal profile] canis_m 2011-02-24 06:27 pm (UTC)(link)
If we don't have a specific prompt in mind, but would be happy to see any fanwork at all for that pairing, is it OK to prompt for "any" a la Porn Battle?

I ask in particular on behalf of tiny/rare/obscure fandoms and pairings, because when the pool of potential writers is already small, I'd hate for prompts to be a further limiting factor, especially if 3 per pairing is the maximum allowed.
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[personal profile] vangirl 2011-02-24 10:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Hmm...I can understand why you'd want that but I think it would be best not to do that for this round. Allowing 'fandom, chara 1/chara 2, any' could get redundant (especially for bigger fandoms!). If you're worried about making prompts too limiting, try and stick with simple and vague one or two word prompts.

We might do something for small fandoms later on if the first round does well though. :3
canis_m: dancing homo schoolgirls (Aoi Hana)

[personal profile] canis_m 2011-02-24 11:33 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks for the response. I'm not sure I fully understand the concern about redundancy, considering that there are no exclusive claims and multiple responders can tackle the same prompt. Nor would an "any" option prevent people who want to offer or respond to specific/detailed prompts from doing so. But this is your challenge, and I'll abide by the modly decision, obviously! (Not trying to be a thorn in anyone's side here, I swear.)
vangirl: (Abyss: Girls)

[personal profile] vangirl 2011-02-25 12:00 am (UTC)(link)
People can only give a limited number of prompts so having three different people give the same 'any' prompt would mean less prompts overall! Does that makes sense?
canis_m: Spitz album cover (souvenir)

[personal profile] canis_m 2011-02-25 12:04 am (UTC)(link)
Ah, got it, thanks.
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[personal profile] threewalls 2011-03-02 10:47 pm (UTC)(link)
All fic and art posted for this challenge should feature at least two female-identified characters in a romantic and/or sexual relationship.

Is f/f gen ok? f/f friendship with no romance (ie no background het, the two female characters are each other's most important person, etc.)
lynndyre: Fennec fox smile (Sarah)

[personal profile] lynndyre 2011-03-03 02:23 am (UTC)(link)
Seconding this question with relation to other f/f pairs of characters that would be neat to see interacting, but not necessarily shippily. (Emma and Emmy, or characters of questionable sexual maturity like Meracle or Anise)
lynndyre: Fennec fox smile (watari)

[personal profile] lynndyre 2011-03-03 06:39 am (UTC)(link)
Okay, thanks for getting back to us.
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[personal profile] mindstalk 2011-03-03 06:28 pm (UTC)(link)
I maxed out my 25, unless I displace some, but I just thought: are crossovers okay, or should pairings/groupings be within a fandom?
vangirl: (Alice: *wink*)

[personal profile] vangirl 2011-03-04 02:28 am (UTC)(link)
We included this in the post actually! But I'll go ahead and quote it for you. ^^

Crossovers are permitted, as long as at least one character in the pairing comes from a qualifying fandom (anime, manga, manhua, manhwa, video games). Please include the full names of all the fandoms in the crossover!
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[personal profile] mindstalk 2011-03-04 02:32 am (UTC)(link)
Oops I'd missed that somehow. Sorry and thanks.
stealth_noodle: A shadow girl, with text "kashira, kashira." (kashira kashira)

[personal profile] stealth_noodle 2011-04-03 09:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Now that March is over and voting has begun, is posting completely over, too? I had a couple more prompts that I started to work on but couldn't finish before the deadline, and I'm wondering if I should post them late (I realize they'd be ineligible for voting), wait for the next round, wait for for a mod post declaring a free-for-all on this round's prompts, or something else.
vangirl: (Abyss: Girls)

[personal profile] vangirl 2011-04-03 11:49 pm (UTC)(link)
Posting is still open and you are free to post your works late! You're already aware of it but just so anyone who reads can be sure: Late works are not eligible for voting. ^^
stealth_noodle: Ocarina of Time's Ruto lets out a little heart. (ruto <3)

[personal profile] stealth_noodle 2011-04-04 12:03 am (UTC)(link)
Awesome, thanks! :D Now to wrap up a couple stories...