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We're deep into that lull between games and it's no secret that things have gotten quiet around here.  I know a lot of us have been branching out.  So... share.  What have you been up to?   Fic in any new fandoms?  Working on any OPs you want to talk about?  Let's chat!
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Voting is closed!
Stay tuned for the results!

Voting is now closed, and authors are free to reveal themselves.  Well... not literally.  At least, not in public.  There are laws about that sort of thing.

Stay tuned for the results!

The master list can be found here and below:

Since [personal profile] lenna_nightrunner and I were running the show this time around our entries aren't eligible for the contest portion. Just for fun. (which is why they're credited already)

Vote-ineligible entries first, and then alphabetical by title.


If You’re Going Downtown, I Might As Well Be On Your Way. I Won’t Tell One Soul. by [personal profile] lenna_nightrunner (mod entry, not eligible for voting)
Snow by [personal profile] amhran_comhrac (mod entry, not eligible for voting)
Find a Way to Fix it
He Said, She Said

The Trackless Path

Anders and Maggie
Antivan Nights
For the Day
The Promises We Make

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The viewing window

All but one story is now posted- we're waiting on a late entry, that should be up on Friday.  Feel free to comment all you want on the stories (please do comment, in fact!  everyone loves comments!)- but don't give away the authors identities yet.  Start thinking about your favorite sugar and spice since voting will open by the weekend.

We're still waiting on a few entries, mine isn't even beta'd, and my coffee isn't done yet... but due to popular demand, [personal profile] thedas_ficarchive  is now open for your reading pleasure.

Voting will likely begin this Friday and stretch through the following weekend, more details to follow when I am fully awake.

Master list here
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It's almost time!

Submissions due February 12!

Reminder: Submissions for the 2012 Sugar & Spice fan swap are due this Sunday, February 12!

Please e-mail your completed fic or art to lennanightrunner[at]gmail[dot]com by 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time on the due date. Formats should be doc, .docx, .odt, or .txt file if it’s a fic or .jpg or .gif if it’s an image (Talk to us if that’s a problem for some reason).

Once we’ve got the submissions we'll get everything formatted properly and post it on [personal profile] thedas_ficarchive on Tuesday, February 14! At that point we’ll announce the timeline for voting.

Psyched yet? :D

As always, if you have any questions or concerns please contact myself, [personal profile] amhran_comhrac, or any of the other mods.
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Well then, prepare to be wildly disappointed since I'm actually being completely innocent for once.
I just thought, you know, I use Steam. I adore Steam. I bet a lot of other PC gamers use Steam. SO... let's swap account names.

Then we can all be Steam buddies and stay up late gossiping and braid each other's hair and... yeah, sorry. It is one of those days. I have a DJ gig in like three hours and am wildly unprepared. So... there we have it: I take my nerves out on you.

I would have added Origin as well but their account login has been not working and hi, EA, that totally does not make me want to use your service that you are forcing on me, jerkfaces.

But I digress.

PC gamers, let's share!
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You have been paired!

Check your Inbox!

By now everyone should have received a message from me via Dreamwidth with your partner's info and a link to their original response. We ended up with an even number of people (yay!) and everyone seemed to match pretty nicely (double yay!).

Feel free to chat with your partner about your plans for your work. Don't tell everyone else who you are paired with, though. Since everything is posted anonymously to[personal profile] thedas_ficarchive it's best to keep it hush-hush until then.

Submissions are due by Sunday, February 12. . Then we’ll get everything formatted properly and post it on[personal profile] thedas_ficarchive on Tuesday, February 14! At that point we’ll announce the timeline for voting.

How do I submit my totally amazing fanwork when it’s done?
E-mail your completed fic or art to lennanightrunner[at]gmail[dot]com. Please submit it as a .doc, .docx, .odt, or .txt file if it’s a fic or a .jpg or .gif if it’s an image (Talk to us if that’s a problem for some reason).

As always, if you have any questions or concerns please contact myself,[personal profile] lenna_nightrunner, or any of the other mods.

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Signups Closed
Sugar and Spice Swap


We're now in the process of matching everyone up.  In a couple days you should know who you will be writing for.  Since we have an odd number of participants it may not end up being exact pairs.

For more info on the timeline see the original post.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns please contact myself,[personal profile] lenna_nightrunner , or any of the other mods.

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[personal profile] lenna_nightrunner

Greetings, Thedans!

Valentine’s Day is coming up, which means it’s time for our second annual Sugar & Spice fanwork swap event! We’d all like to thank everyone who participated last year—It was a huge success and a blast to be a part of. We’d love for you to join in again, and invite everyone who wasn’t around last year to participate. The more of us are involved, the better the event will be!

Here’s the deal, Q&A style:

What’s this whole thing all about anyway?
Sugar & Spice is a fanwork swap. That means that everyone who participates will either write a one-shot piece of fanfiction or create a piece of artwork for another community member, and will receive one in return.

But that sounds like a Secret Santa, and we just did one of those! How is this different?
Unlike a Secret Santa event, participants are paired up based on compatible interests (determined using the form below). This helps make sure that everyone gets to create something they want to create and receive something they want to receive. And there’s a voting component! Once everyone’s submissions have been posted and we all get a chance to read them, we’ll vote for our favorites in different categories and declare winners at the end of the event. Also, the fanworks are split into two categories: Sugar and Spice.

Wait, “Sugar” and “Spice”?
The two categories, Sugar and Spice, refer to fanwork ratings. Sugar is anything rated PG-13 or lower. There should be no nudity or sexual images (or copious amounts of gore) in a sugar piece. Spice is R and above. It can include explicit sex and/or violence. This system helps us accommodate everyone’s tastes.

So what’s up with this whole voting thing? How does it work? What do you win?
Everyone, including those who weren’t able to participate, will be able to vote for their favorite fanworks. Categories include the following: Best Sugar (first, second, and third place), Best Spice (first, second, and third place), and a few unannounced categories the mods may come up with later. As an example, last year’s mod categories were Most Unexpected Pairing and Best Last Line, but they may be different this year! Our Fearless Leader [personal profile] twist_shimmy has volunteered to create icons or banners of the winners’ choosing as prizes, and there may be others. Plus winning is GLORIOUS :D

What’s the timeline, huh?
Signups open right now, and close on Wednesday, January 18. You will receive the name of your fanwork recipient and the info they gave us by Sunday, January 22 at the latest. Submissions are due by Sunday, February 12. That means you’ll have a minimum of three weeks to complete and submit your fanwork. Then we’ll get everything formatted properly and post it on [personal profile] thedas_ficarchive on Tuesday, February 14! At that point we’ll announce the timeline for voting. Psyched yet?

How do I submit my totally amazing fanwork when it’s done?
E-mail your completed fic or art to lennanightrunner[at]gmail[dot]com. Please submit it as a .doc, .docx, .odt, or .txt file if it’s a fic or a .jpg or .gif if it’s an image (Talk to us if that’s a problem for some reason).

That sounds awesome, Lenna! How do I sign up?
To participate, please fill out the following form and post it as a comment here. I’ll post a comment with my information as an example.

I want to [write/draw].
I like [DAO/DA2/both games].
I want to create [sugar/spice/either].
I want to receive [sugar/spice/either].
I want to create [het/slash/femmeslash/any].
I want to receive [het/slash/femmeslash/any].
Three characters I like to write/draw are ____, ____, and _____.
Three characters I don’t like to write/draw are ____, ____, and _____.
Three characters I’d like in a fic/pic are ____, ____, and _____.
Three characters I wouldn’t like in a fic/pic are ____, ____, and _____.
Comments/Other info? ____.

**PLEASE NOTE** When listing your characters, keep in mind that: 
1) PCs count as characters, so you can specify, e.g. m!Mahariel, f!Surana, m!Hawke, etc. OR you can just put Mahariel, Surana, or Hawke if it's not a gender issue. This information will give you an opportunity to a) include or exclude certain origins, b) indicate whether you'd like PCs to be involved or not. However, please do not list a specific PC (e.g. Caerwyn) as a character.
2) Avoid obscure characters. You might be a huge Alfstanna fan or think a fic about Mouse would be awesome, but keep in mind that the lesser known a character is, the harder it will be for us to find someone to write that character.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or [personal profile] amhran_comhrac. We’re very excited to be holding this swap again, and we hope you’ll join us!

Much love!

P.S. If you want to know more or get a head start, check out last year’s submissions at [personal profile] thedas_ficarchive


Apr. 21st, 2011 10:49 am
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Okay, I'll be the first to admit it: I have been very sketchy about keeping up with everything that goes on in this lovely community. (My reasons, I will not bore you with them.) I was using Formspring to get to know some of your fabulous characters better, but of course WE PLAYED TOO HARD AND BROKE IT.

So help a girl out, here. Don't feel compelled to make anything new, but if you've got it, please post links to fic or art of your Formspring character(s) in a bar.

Here's Philomene at the Gnawed Noble, Taniva at the Pearl (NSFW), and Taniva at, oh, that place in Orzammar (also NSFW).

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We just broke 200 members! :D

You know what this means? It's time for another love-in! Not only do we have a ton of new people who could use the chance to settle in and get to know us, but we haven't done a random love-in in a while, so it's the perfect time, right? (Also I start my new job tonight, which I got in part because of running this comm, so if anyone is full of love for you darlings right now it is me holy shit.)

What should we do?
Hang out in the comments! Bitch about a oneshot you're writing that won't come together, link screenshots you love, tell us why you love the comm/Aveline/each other. Feel free to be off-topic, even, because the whole point of the love-in is to chat with each other.

Extra credit: Find a thread that made you laugh recently and link it for great justice. You guys have reduced me to tears of laughter more than once, and I think it's only fair to share, especially since we get so many posts per day here that it can be hard to keep up.

Holy shit, darlings. Holy shit. We are


and thus have every right to party. So hop to it!

LURKERS COME OUT AND PLAY. :3 This is a good way to introduce yourself without having to make a scary intro post out on the main comm!

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(more thanks to [personal profile] cave_fatuam  who probably had no idea I was going to abuse this graphic so badly.)

Tuesday looms, my darlings. It looms, and we are ready for it. (Why no, I've not slept; I still have saves to rebuild!)

So here's the deal. We want everyone's plunge into DA2 to be a) fun, and b) spoiler-free, so please read the bullet points below.

  • Until further notice, all Dragon Age 2 posts shall be relegated to this thread. This will keep the comm from exploding and also allow those of us who aren't playing it yet/have no desire to play it to continue on as normal.
  • Use the comment title space to put in a topic like you would for a standalone post. If you think it might be spoilery for an area/character/wevs, post that first thing so those of us who don't want cameos/LIs/game plot detailed can scroll on past to something else.
  • Hmmm. Screenshots. I guess post them as links so we can click if we want to see and avoid if we don't. (Note to self: FOLLOW THIS RULE.)
  • DA drabbles/fic/art may be posted separately to the comm within the next couple of weeks. Just not right now. We need to get everything settled.
  • You'll note a series of new tags going up for DA2 characters, as well as a da2 spoilers tag. Use these when the time comes. :D
Okay, good? Good. Dive on in.

::EDIT:: Mods are coming out already. Wanna check them out/post one you just found? This is the thread for it.
::2nd EDIT:: This is about to go off sticky for another announcement, so I'd subscribe to the entry/save the link. Though it will also be available via sidebar!
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 I just want everyone to know that I loved every story and art in the Valentine's Day swap.  I still haven't even voted yet, because the decision is so hard!  You all did a wonderful, WONDERFUL job, and I absolutely loved immersing myself in Dragon Age Heaven.  Thanks to all of you for sharing your works, and as far as I'm concerned everyone was a winner.  *HUGZ*
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*hugs cave into tiny little pieces*
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Post your birthday love for our ridiculously awesome DragonMod, Shimmy!
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[personal profile] twist_shimmy

He has the power to... move you.

Awww, guys. :(

Based on a lot of the PMs I've gotten today, pretty much everyone is feeling awful. Why not take this moment to scribble down a few paragraphs/sketches of fluff and post them in the comments here? As soon as I get the new rule implemented, I'll post mine.

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I am inventing a new disorder. PFD. I have post-Fractures depression. I love Anders and Neria too much. Why did I end it? *wibble*  I mean - I have two shiny other fics to write, but I miss my Fractures...

This happened with all my others as well. But Fractures was my longest yet. Writing fics is so much like having relationships, you love them, you hate them, you wish they would die... What does everyone else think? 
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If you're like Shimmy and me, you have little-to-no interest in New Year's Eve. What fun is drinking if you have to do it around other drunk people? And it's not a party if you have to put on pants to get to it!

Tonight, Shimmy and I are doing NYE on our own terms, and we want you all to join us! We're sick, we're boyless, and we've got Caerwyn and Tesni demanding we get our chapter buffer built back up OR ELSE. So keep us company! Got a fic you need to make progress on? Write with us! Been meaning to do some art? Draw, damn you! Just want to hang out? Cheer us on!

And when 2011 forces its way into your time zone, let us know! We'll all panic as we watch the minutes of our lives tick away have a drink and sing Auld Lang Syne or something.
So wrap yourself in a cozy blankie, break open whatever alcohol is in closest proximity to you, and join in our revelry!
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in no particular order:

scary lady
1smut princess
twist shimmy
lenna nightrunner

and anyone who ever read something of mine and said, 'hey, that was cool' or, even better, 'write more', and especially all those people who i didn't just list because i'm a forgetful bitch. it doesn't mean i don't love you.

i'm having a horrible time; it's funny how everything seems to go to shit around the holidays, innit? sometimes being around this community is the only thing that keeps me from losing my marbles.

so, thank you.

happy wintereenmas.

ps - if you had anything of mine faved on the lj zevran community, you'll want to update your links at my archive (just go to my main journal page, here), because i deleted everything i ever posted there, this afternoon. just... don't ask. *shakes head* let's just say, i shot the drama llama right in the head and now there's no more problem.

EDIT: man, you guys are awesome. i'm humbled by all the love. thank you. *snif*


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DAO/DA2 gameplay, fanwork, and mod community


March 26th

Dragonmod here!

I'm not dead! Expect a bit of maintenance happening behind the scenes, as well as a post I've been meaning to get live for a while coming soon.


For the record, we're no longer considering DLC spoilerrific, especially now that we're in the dry spell between DLCs and the new DA game.

Thanks darlings!


To all our new friends, if you want to join and don't have a Dreamwidth account, go to this thread right now. Request a code, we've got plenty to go around!


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