Hello, fellow Inuyasha fanfic readers and writers!
Starting today, November first, I am personally overseeing a new type of contest! Are you ready? It's...
It may be one big contest, but, IF WE GET ENOUGH ENTRIES, I will put them up by category. If you're interested, the probable categories will be:
*Best Inu/Kag romance
*Best SessKag romance (by popular demand)
*Best Other romance
*Best Citrus (not quite a lemon, eh? lol)
If you'd like to see any particular category, let me know and if I think there's a market for it... I'll see what I can do.
DON'T FORGET!!! Since Haiku are so tiny, you'll have to let me know what category the poem is! The contest will be month-long, and each person can only enter 2 for each category. There will be award banners for all who participate, and separate ones for winners! There is a new category for them-you can find it under "Poetry>Haiku" Good luck! <3
TO ENTER: Simply write a Haiku, put it in the haiku category (under Poetry>Haiku) and make sure that in your story or chapter notes or somewhere, it says it's for the contest. And make sure you put in what category it's for.
P.s. (er, for those that need a refresher course...) Haiku have 3 stanza (lines), in which the first has five syllables, the second has seven syllables, and the last has five again. For instance:
Haiku are great fun, (5)
but they often don't make sense. (7)
Get crackin and HAVE FUN!!!
CONTEST HAS BEEN EXTENDED DUE TO THE HOLIDAYS UNTIL THE END OF JANUARY! PLEASE CONTINUE TO ENTER!!!!!
--PitaBread on 01 Nov 2009 12:05:02 AM 8 Comments
Hey, everyone! Just in case you hadn't heard, we have two sister sites!
The first is anime-fanfiction.com . It's for all other anime except Inuyasha, since we've pretty much got that covered here. ;] Nile, of course, created it, and she and Keva are modding it.
The second is for Avatar: The Last Airbender only. You can find it at www.avatar-fanfiction.com . We are desperate for more stories!!! Nile and I are the mods there, and we could use more writers, so if you like Avatar but haven't tried writing for it yet, give it a shot and submit to A-FF!
--PitaBread on 18 Oct 2009 1:40:35 AM 3 Comments
We are going to be getting some changes to the website's layout soon. Same color scheme. It is about time for that to start. With the layout changes, we will be taking away the top banner and putting 6 - 125x125 ads in the sidebar for people to eventually purchase. These will help keep the site going. As for the text ads, I will be reducing them to 3 at the bottom of stories in the content area and pulling them from the footer. The sidebar will be available throughout the entire site.
I will be sending out the awards for our 2008 IYFF Award overall winner shortly. It has been hectic as I have been scraping to get funds going.
We will be putting a DeviantArt fanart group together. We might seek a mod specifically for that group to help out.
Please remember if you would like to read or write drabbles, or at least get your pen warmed up, our Drabbles community is at - http://community.livejournal.com/iy_fanfiction
On Facebook? We are there too! Simply search for InuYasha Fanfiction and we are listed under that title. :)
--Nile on 24 Sep 2009 6:48:47 PM 1 Comments
--Keva on 11 Sep 2009 6:54:58 AM 2 Comments
The time has finally come! It's time to vote for your favorite stories on Inuyasha-fanfiction.com. Don't forget - you have to be a member of the site's Yahoo!group in order to vote, so please register today! And make sure you keep the option to recieve updated emails open...
If you have any problems registering, you can contact Nile (firstname.lastname@example.org), Ronnie (email@example.com), or me (firstname.lastname@example.org). Or just click on the "contact us" button near the bottom of the page.
--PitaBread on 24 Aug 2009 2:02:56 AM 7 Comments
Hey, everyone! In case you haven't heard, we are now accepting nominations for our 2009 Annual Awards! If you've got a favorite fic or drabble you can nominate it! Now, you MUST be a member here, and you also MUST be a part of our Yahoo! group (nominations and voting all go through there) so if you're not already a member, join today! It's really easy. If you need help finding it or would like more info, just contact Nile or any of the rest of us mods, and we'll be happy to assist.
C'mon, guys! Let's have a better awards season than last year!!!
--PitaBread on 21 Jul 2009 12:11:55 AM 4 Comments
In May the InuyashaQuotes community at LJ IYQ had their Grand Reopening. They offer prompts in quotes rather than using one word. Best of all there are no time limits to submitting your stories or word limits! You can do previous prompts whenever you want, even months later! Here is a look at the prompts they have for this month.
Monthly Theme: Grief
Even hundredfold grief is divisible by love.
- Jareb Teague
Given a choice between grief and nothing, I'd choose grief.
- William Faulkner
Nature's first green is gold,/Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower/But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf./So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day./Nothing Gold can stay.
- Robert Frost
The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves.
- Sophocles, Oedipus Rex
You have to write a story based on these quotes. You don't have to have the exact quote in the story, but it has to be conveyed in some way. It's a really interesting and unique idea. If your looking for a real challenge check it out!
--DanaRose31382 on 06 Jul 2009 4:10:31 AM 4 Comments
I'm already beating you all with two fics posted there. Whoot for me! So come an knock me off my high horse and get your non InuYasha fics posted.
Remember IYFF is for Yasha fics A-FF is for non Yasha related fics since the sites are linked.
Nile and I look forward to seeing you all there.
Much love. Keva
--Keva on 30 Jun 2009 10:06:16 PM 4 Comments
The link for the site is http://anime-fanfiction.net/ however just because it's called anime it doesn't mean it's for anime only. We will welcome any and all writers of any and all fandoms who want to post their hard worked on fics.
So get ready and pass it along!
--Keva on 05 Jun 2009 2:17:09 PM 5 Comments
Most wank is false anyway and based on petty stuff. Most revolving around any members of this site have been nipped and those who try to start it over and over are proven wrong again and again...hence... this is a No Wank Zone.
Anyway, thank you for your participation. There are a few kinks in the categories to work out, but I will have them solved as soon as possible.
--Taiyoukai_Nile on 03 Jun 2009 4:57:47 PM 4 Comments
The community has 36 prompts listed. There are no word limitations nor time limits. The only thing is that you need to be active when you can. It is really interesting, especially the many ways you can write a story using a certain prompt.
Just in case, here is a preview of their prompt's list:
1. Giving Orders
11. Silver and Gold
18. Lost and Found
22. Giving in/Giving up
27. Out of Body
29. Life and Death
30. Heart and Soul
31. Going Without
34. Hunter and Prey or Hunted
35. Too much/Overload
I recommend trying it out. I have already done so and have gotten to the 6th prompt.
--Taiyoukai_Nile on 26 May 2009 3:36:25 PM 5 Comments
As little as $5 does make a difference. I will be putting badges on member's accounts who donate and have donated in the past, as well as the month they donated. It will say "I proudly Support My fandom".
I will be updating the finances received page. There is some controversy on why there should be such a page, but as mentioned months ago. Also, I would like to point out that we are approaching 1000 fanfics, and the site has been upgraded, the community has been expanded to several sections to include fun activities.
So, your support has been encouraging. The other mods and myself hope that you all continue to support our site.
--Taiyoukai_Nile on 25 May 2009 6:22:23 PM 0 Comments
--Taiyoukai_Nile on 20 May 2009 2:43:43 PM 8 Comments
Winners of challenge received a dedicated fanart to them done by me! Also, please remember to vote for our previous drabble participants. Thanks!
--Taiyoukai_Nile on 18 May 2009 2:53:17 AM 3 Comments
I noticed that we did not have a "custom" character in the characters list. So, figuring we could use one, I made it.
If one of the main characters in your story is a custom character, please feel free to use the "custom" option when choosing the characters for your fanfics.
Since we're on the subject, I'd like to remind everyone that the character option is not to be used to list every single character that is mentioned in your story... only the main ones, please.
Take care everyone!
--Dark_Author on 14 May 2009 3:27:40 PM 4 Comments
--Taiyoukai_Nile on 12 May 2009 6:02:28 PM 0 Comments
Also, please remember to vote for our previous drabble participants. Thanks!
--Taiyoukai_Nile on 08 May 2009 7:46:08 PM 0 Comments
We're accepting recommendations for your favorite fanfics. Got a few? Come over to the Yahoo Group and submit yours today!
--Raven_Clover on 06 May 2009 5:06:49 PM 0 Comments
We often update news there too and allow members into sharing their idea. Also, in May we will be starting a thread for Recommended fanfics from you all, the members. So, if you want to be involved in that, you should go ahead and try it.
BTW, as an update, as a clarification on some of the recent events concerning the moderators removed from their positions... those mods chose to leave due to their actions. There was a lot of things said offlist where it could not embarrass them and what was passed around to friends and acquaintenances were once again wrong and half-truths. Some of what was said were some lies and from the countless numbers of mixed emails I have received, I will have to publicly state my side. For the record, no threats were issued anywhere to anyone to remove anyones fanfiction, so if you have resorted to lurking here because your were told that information, you were extremely misinformed.
If you are a fan of drabbles, you may try to join iy_themes club ( http://community.livejournal.com/iy_themes ). Despite issues with anyone, I am not going to prevent people from joining places due to drama and just dumb junk. No, IYFF is not affiliated with the group, but we strongly promote ANY InuYasha-related website in general no matter personal matters.
--Taiyoukai_Nile on 25 Apr 2009 2:52:01 PM 5 Comments
Hey all recently we did a post for the mod picks of the (every other) week. Now can I get some feed back on this. Do you guys like it, disllike it, any opinions on it at all? Come on people tell me something even if it's 'I hate your guts'. We need your input on these things so we know if what we are doing is good or bad for the site.
So please please let me know. Thanks Keva
--Keva on 24 Apr 2009 7:32:39 AM 4 Comments
That means that there are well over 400 screenshots already available on the site for download and use. :)
--Taiyoukai_Nile on 21 Apr 2009 5:13:12 PM 0 Comments
Recently you may have noticed that a few of the mods have left and someone has been out there making up excuses about why she is no longer a mod and playing the victim; however the mods that have left, left of their own choice. I will not go into detail as to the reasons for why they left or anything that led up to it.
We are a fanfic site; not a drama site and high school drama has no place here. We all come here to share our writing skills with others and share our love for the fandom. So if you feel it necessary to cause problems for others here for petty reasons then you do not need to be here.
If any of you have any concerns about this please feel free to contact me and I will get back to you as soon as I can. Or you can contact the remaining admin; PitaBread, Dark_Author, Raven_Clover, DanaRose31382 or Taiyoukai_Nile.
--Keva on 18 Apr 2009 4:44:09 AM 5 Comments
Hi I'd like to take a moment and introduce myself! My name is Dana and I will be the new LJ Drabbles moderator! :) I'll also be working here on the site. Now for those of you who are part of the drabble community the prompt list for 2009 has changed. So please take a look at it. Those of you who aren't members I invite you to join us! Writing drabbles is an excellent excersize and can help you become a better writer!
--DanaRose31382 on 16 Apr 2009 9:29:01 PM 5 Comments
Hey everyone! Pita here to let you know that for those of you that are also members of the yahoo!group for Inuyasha-Fanfiction, we're going to have something new.
Basically, Keva and I are going to be introducing our "Reading Picks". We'll guide you to interesting stories that have captured our attention and we think might be right up your alley. It will include a quick summary and the pairing in the story, as well as a link to the story on our site. If you are a member and have turned off emails, now might be the time to turn them on. And if you're not a member of the group yet, what are you waiting for?! :]
Remember guys, we're here to help! If you ever need help with ANYTHING (ie: finding something, learning how to do something, etc...) just email one of us or just click on the "Contact Us" button down on the bottom of the page. We'll be glad to assist you!
--PitaBread on 14 Apr 2009 10:42:24 PM 4 Comments
--Taiyoukai_Nile on 14 Apr 2009 6:16:08 PM 0 Comments