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Featured Story Banners

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.

Enjoy!



--doggieearlover on 26 Mar 2009 11:56:25 PM 7 Comments
Please Support Site for April!
So far there has been $40 donated toward April. I put up a tally, which is connected to the paypal address on the donation information page. No one seems to be clicking much as we did not evne make half of the minimum allowed for payout for the text ad site (text links are at the bottom of the site.)

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
Calling All Drabble Writers!

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
site updates

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 followthrough. 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 bannerswill be added in batches as they are created.

Another update is thatyou 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
Call for a Mod for IYFF Drabble Community
If there is anyone that would like to help out as the mod who can give out the weekly assigned Drabbles on Sunday evenings, please post in the LiveJournal.

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
Site Updates
Thank you for helping to donate $60 for March towards the site. It is appreciated. I will be placing one for April very soon.

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
Down?
The site has been up and down in the past week. I am working with HostGator to see what the issue with the server is. We thought it was the apache or memory. However, I will update. The tech installed tools on the server to do a 'snap-shot' when the problem occurs. If you notice anything right away, you can contact the Yahoo! Group or nile_usa@yahoo.com as a last resort. As soon as this is pinpointed and figured out, it can be solved. I hate waiting, but it is needed. However, this will not happen like last year... the company that leases the server is far more competent thankfully. Thank you for your support. We only raised $5 for next month. I have been working hard on my end as well. Everyone, give Keva a shoutout for all the hard work done. Unfortunately, a computer problem keeps Keva away at the moment, but I hope for a quick return.

--Nile on 22 Feb 2009 1:30:01 AM 4 Comments
Profile Fields
When you fill out your bio for InuYasha-Fanfiction.com, you can now tell everyone where you put your stories at on Fanfiction.net, Adultfanfiction and Dokuga. BTW, fanficton site owners, please feel free to email me if you have an IY related site so we can allow authors to share all their fanfiction profile links.

--Taiyoukai_Nile on 18 Jan 2009 11:09:41 PM 6 Comments
Support The Site

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
Another Poll option for the IYFF Drabble of the Year Awards
For those who are not livejournal users, you can vote at the following link:


http://answers.polldaddy.com/poll/1212112/

--Taiyoukai_Nile on 19 Dec 2008 5:21:33 PM 0 Comments
Vote for the InuYasha Fanfiction Drabble of the Year
http://community.livejournal.com/iy_fanfiction/


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
10 Million By The First
Hey all we are just over 1 million words away from 10 million. Lets see if we can hit it before the new year. So lets get our muses busy and get new chapters and new stories posted. Yeah!

--Keva on 13 Dec 2008 10:01:25 PM 7 Comments
another mod - referral program.
I think Nile forgot to introduce me. I'm Lydia, a.k.a Raven_Clover. I am here to help mod the site. I like writing the drabbles than writing longer stories. I really hope I can help. This is a large group with a lot of stories. My main focus is to help promote the site. So, I'm also encouraging the members. Tell your friends and if they join, tell us and I'll put a "Super Member" banner on your profile. I'll even create a page to recognize you all as a supporter.

--Raven_Clover on 10 Nov 2008 4:21:00 PM 4 Comments
User Profile update
IY-FF.com is allowing people to fill in the fields now for MySpace (id and URL to profile there), LiveJournal (id and URL to profile there), as well as DeviantArt (id and URL to profile there.)

--Taiyoukai_Nile on 03 Nov 2008 9:25:25 PM 6 Comments
AnimeChains banner xchange removed
Due to the fact that while I was trying to do some edits in the admin section, I was getting redirected to other websites and found that it was due to the Animechains Banner exchange that was located on the bottom of the site. It has been removed.

--Taiyoukai_Nile on 28 Oct 2008 9:50:45 PM 5 Comments
Drabble Challenges
http://community.livejournal.com/iy_fanfiction/
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
Drabble Challenge: Hot Spring
http://community.livejournal.com/iy_fanfiction/


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
Categories & Characters

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 hasa 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, theyshouldn'tbe listed.



--doggieearlover on 05 Oct 2008 9:24:14 PM 8 Comments
Disclaimers
Hey All! As I have been going through stories I have noticed that several of you have not been placing the required disclaimer that you do not own InuYasha. Please make sure you are putting this on your stories as it is a rule for posting on this site.

--Keva on 01 Oct 2008 3:15:51 PM 7 Comments
Drabble Community
Come join our LiveJournal Drabble Community! First challenge is on Monday, September 29th!!!


http://community.livejournal.com/iy_fanfiction


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
Two new moderators...
We have two new mods. Please welcome them! Dark_Author and doggieearlover have joined the growing team that will hopefully shape this place up.




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
Some Sitely News...
I am working on the featured function, so hopefully I will have that fixed. Also, I am going to be putting up the Overall Winner on the front page sidebar.




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
Thanks! and summary...

In my opinion, our First Annual Fanfiction Awards was a great success! We had many nominees, and lots of winners. Nile, Keva, and I want to thank all of you that nominated, seconded, and voted. Now, when you see the stories that were nominated and those that won, you'll find an award that shows what they accomplished as well. Despite some drama, I think our first Awards season went very well.

Also! Our new layout is up and running (as if you hadn't noticed, lol) thanks to our amazing Nile, who spends so much time making sure we're all happy. Thanks so much, Nile!

For a quick list of our winners, here's the throw-down:

*Best Action/Adventure: "Seven Feudal Fairy Tales" - ladybattousai

*Best Angst/Drama: "Hallowed Desire" - Demonlordlover

*Best Romantic: "Hallowed Desire" - Demonlordlover

*Best Novella: "Hallowed Desire" - Demonlordlover

*Best Alternate Universe (AU): "Hallowed Desire" - Demonlordlover

*Best Poem: "The Nightwatch" - knittingknots

*Best Canon: "Seven Feudal Fairy Tales" - ladybattousai

*Best Adult: TIE "Discoveries" - sesshys_jaded_samuri and "Aitoshii" - Nile

*Best Overall: "Seven Feudal Fairy Tales" - ladybattousai

I'm really proud to be a part of this site and our group. Thanks so much, everyone!

<3 Pita



--PitaBread on 05 Aug 2008 6:47:29 PM 14 Comments
Come ON, guys!

You guys are doing a great job over here. I'm so pleased to see so many great stories, one-shots, and poems.

I'm a little disappointed, however, in the lack of participation in our Yahoo! group. We only have 39 members (and we appreciate every one of you). I was really excited to have our own awards for our site, and I figured with so many members, we would have a great time nominating and voting. Maybe it's the timing - are you guys too busy, since summer is here? I can understand that. I'm rather busy myself (to the point where I haven't been able to write much).

You certainly can't use lack-of-a-web-address for an excuse, because we have a HUGE button on our homepage that says "JoinThe Yahoo! Group". XD

I hope some of you will consider joining. If you don't want to vote, you don't have to. But you're missing out bynot joining. I hope to see some of you in the message boards. ^^

<3 Pita

P.S. Just so you can't say I didn't give it to you, lol: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/inuyasha-fanfiction/



--PitaBread on 24 Jul 2008 11:47:32 PM 4 Comments
IYFF Annual Awards
Time for nominating. You can nominate your favorites at:


http://inuyasha-fanfiction.com/viewpage.php?page=nominate




Remember, you can only nominate fanfiction posted here at InuYasha-Fanfiction.com that has been posted between August 1, 2007 and June 30, 2008.

One nomination per category. Also, one person per nomination, hence why there is a whole form with one slot for each category.

No nominating your own fanfic. Also, you do not have to be a member of this site, but in order to vote, you must be a member of the Yahoo! Group as the voting will be there in the last week of July.

--Nile on 02 Jul 2008 12:16:30 AM 4 Comments