If you have not tried LiveJournal, it is not hard to learn and drabbles are fun. They are great exercises in working with a limited amount of words, your favorite characters and a theme to go with it.
Hope to see you there!
--Taiyoukai_Nile on 09 Apr 2009 8:11:51 PM 4 Comments
--Taiyoukai_Nile on 09 Apr 2009 8:01:54 PM 9 Comments
--Raven_Clover on 30 Mar 2009 5:14:23 PM 8 Comments
With the help of Luxken27, all featured fics, both current and retired, now have their own personalized banners. We did our best to come up with ones that would portray the story in some way. We hope that each of you that has a featured fanfiction here enjoys them!
For a complete list, click on "Browse" and then "Featured Stories" to see all of them in one place.
--doggieearlover on 26 Mar 2009 11:56:25 PM 7 Comments
Your help is very much appreciated. Even $5 helps a ton. In fact, if you even host at http://webhost-solutions.net for as little as $25 a year (includes a domain of .com, .net or .org for new accounts- not transfers), then you are supporting this site. If you know a friend, then tell them about it... word of mouth does do wonders.
I am going to put a new poll up on what character duo you would like to see in the next layout for the site.
--Taiyoukai_Nile on 26 Mar 2009 4:58:03 PM 2 Comments
We have posted the new prompt at our drabble community at LiveJournal (http://community.livejournal.com/iy_fanfiction/). The prompt is "Bite" and the word limit is 500. You may interpret it any way you like as long as it features characters from the InuYasha manga or anime series. You will need a LiveJournal account and join the community in order to participate. If you don't have one, you can get one for free at http://www.livejournal.com/.
Winners will recieve banners for their placements, and all participants will recieve one as well. In addition, as a special bonus, the first place winner of each drabble contest at the iy_fanfiction community that posts here as well will be featured for no less than one month. So, come and check out our upcoming challenges and the rules at http://community.livejournal.com/iy_fanfiction/profile.
Hope to see you there!
And many thanks to Luxken27 who has helped with the banners both for the featured fics here and at the LJ community. We hope those of you with fics that are featured enjoy them. We also intend to create them for the previously featured fics as well, but we're still working our way through them.
--doggieearlover on 24 Mar 2009 10:47:58 PM 4 Comments
I am in the process of creating banners for our featured fanfictions here at InuYasha Fanfiction. I'd discussed it with Nile last fall, but then got busy with other things and didn't follow through. With help from Luxken27, banners are being created for all of the current and former featured fanfics.
The featured list has been updated, with those that have been on it that were finished four or more months ago have been retired (they are now marked by a red ribbon rather than blue). The banners will be added in batches as they are created.
Another update is that you can now browse by "most recent" or "featured fanfics" in addition to the other usual choices.
Also, please check out the drabble community at LiveJournal. If you've never participated in one before, it is a challenge to come up with a fic based on a prompt with a limited amount of words you can use. If you are interested, you will find it at http://community.livejournal.com/iy_fanfiction/ . I hope to have the next prompt posted this weekend.
--doggieearlover on 24 Mar 2009 12:08:37 AM 5 Comments
I would also like if someone might want to volunteer to do the weekly banners based off images I make. My time is strained right now as my stepmother had major back surgery. Unfortunately, the vertabre above it started crumbling and so she will have to do more. I have been assisting with her care and to keep her company a lot. This has taken away from my online time too. Help is appreciative!
--Taiyoukai_Nile on 23 Mar 2009 4:02:02 PM 5 Comments
Also, we have been added to DandyID.org so if you have a site and are a member of several places like (FFnet, MySpace, Yahoo and more), you can sign up, fill out your online identities with your username or your username ID#, it will display all the places you are a member of on your site. Nifty, huh? :)
--Taiyoukai_Nile on 07 Mar 2009 3:01:49 AM 4 Comments
--Nile on 22 Feb 2009 1:30:01 AM 4 Comments
--Taiyoukai_Nile on 18 Jan 2009 11:09:41 PM 6 Comments
As we enter the new year we are growing larger and larger with new members, new stories, new challenges, and soon to come another round of awards.
We are trying to get the site running they way Nile has imagined it to for all of us. She has been working madly on getting the fanart section up and running and has been working on a new layout for it as well. I'm currently working on the character bios as well as a video for the site. The other mods are out there ensuring integrity and trying to promote the site to draw in more users.
Everyday we get new users, new authors, and new stories but in order to keep the site up and available for you to use we need your help. I understand that times are hard for many of us and that's okay but any help you can give will be greatly appreciated. You can go to http://inuyasha-fanfiction.com/viewpage.php?page=donate and make a donation of whatever you can afford or you can help by just clicking on the links at the bottom of the page.
Imagine if every one of you clicked on just one link at the bottom that would help pay for the server costs each month. We have just over 2200 members and we want to keep the site up and running for you all to use and enjoy. So please help however you can; even if it is just by clicking on the links at the bottom of the page and passing around the word about the site to friends, family, and users on other sites would be greatly appreciated. The more people we draw to the site the more help we can get.
On behalf of all the mods and myself; I wish you a very Happy New Year and a hope that all your 2009 wishes come true. Keva
--Keva on 02 Jan 2009 10:19:55 AM 5 Comments
--Taiyoukai_Nile on 19 Dec 2008 5:21:33 PM 0 Comments
If you are wondering how these drabbles were nominated, it was because of their participating at out IYFF LiveJournal Community, which is a extension of the main website. Here were the guidelines:
1. All winners of previous challenges are eligible.
2. Voting will start December 14th at LJ Community
3. Voting ends December 31st.
4. Winner announced January 1, 2009. The Winner gets is a one year subscription account to LiveJournal that will be awarded no later than January 15th. Also, they will receive a special banner illustrating their special win, and the same banner will be posted on the main page of the LJ community for a year.
If anyone is wondering why there are not many nominees, we had started the LJ community in August and have had 7 weeks. One week there were no submissions and another week, was won by a mod from the main site (but not at the LJ community) who stepped down.
If you are wondering how you could win next year, simply join the IYFF LJ community and participate sometimes. If your drabble wins even one week, you at least have one nomination! :)
--Taiyoukai_Nile on 14 Dec 2008 3:18:35 AM 4 Comments
--Keva on 13 Dec 2008 10:01:25 PM 7 Comments
--Raven_Clover on 10 Nov 2008 4:21:00 PM 4 Comments
--Taiyoukai_Nile on 03 Nov 2008 9:25:25 PM 6 Comments
--Taiyoukai_Nile on 28 Oct 2008 9:50:45 PM 5 Comments
Week 3 - Sunset (750 words max)
Week 4 - Kouga's Fur (500 words max)
Both of these challenges are open at our LiveJournal Community. Copy and then paste the link in your browser. Not a member of LJ, no worries... its free to join!
--Taiyoukai_Nile on 23 Oct 2008 8:59:59 PM 7 Comments
Hurry on over and write (if you are not a member, feel free to join) a drabble of no more than 1000 words on our theme: HOT SPRING
It's fun, and you get a nifty fan art banner done by me.
--Taiyoukai_Nile on 11 Oct 2008 2:16:03 PM 6 Comments
Hi all! I've noticed that some of you list a Romance category for every pairing that is mentioned in a story. Please keep in mind that the romance categories are for actual romances with interaction between the characters. Mentioning in passing that a couple is together does not qualify it for that category. Please try to place your stories in the appropriate categories rather than seeing how many categories you can place it in.
Also, please only list the main characters in your stories. Do not list every single character that has a single speaking line or is mentioned by someone else. Pick the primary characters to show in the story profile. If the character does not have a major part, they shouldn't be listed.
--doggieearlover on 05 Oct 2008 9:24:14 PM 8 Comments
--Keva on 01 Oct 2008 3:15:51 PM 7 Comments
If you are a fan of writing drabbles, this is just another place to get your fix (I hope.) Drabble challenges have been plotted until the end of 2008.
--Taiyoukai_Nile on 25 Sep 2008 3:22:25 AM 0 Comments
Already Dark_Author has done a great job going through the categories and doggieearlover has made some useful suggestions. Some will come to play in the near future and others will be developed. We are looking at the rating system once more as it seems there is confusion on the NC-17, R, and X ratings.
Also, doggieearlover pointed out an issue I must address immediately. Any fanfic that is submitted by anyone under 18 cannot contain adult content. Fanfics found will be removed. If the fanfic appears again, then the fanfic will be removed. If this occurs a third time, the user will be removed and their IP will be banned from the site. We are trying to make sure that people are warned about adult content and have made it so that there is a pop-up warning when someone enters certain rated fanfics. However, we as mods have to monitor if the fanfiction writer is of age to write such content.
This might seem a bit harsh, but we are covering everyone's hide.
--Taiyoukai_Nile on 08 Sep 2008 2:48:03 AM 8 Comments
As a reminder, please remember to click the ads. It is free and takes only a moment to do. I may be moving them to the sidebar and reducing that number to only show 3. Not sure on that.
I am still seeking moderators.
Most of the site discussions can be found at the Yahoo! Group. Please remember to go and join: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/inuyasha-fanfiction/
We will be having drabble challenges posted AND we will be putting a new category within the week. Also, I will be revealing a fanart section. This will be off-site at a different domain as I am building a IY based site. A few people have chipped in and some have offered to. I have yet to get to some, but there is a lot coming soon for all IY fans.
--Nile on 15 Aug 2008 12:40:28 AM 5 Comments