- Your claim should note which themes you plan to work with, and what your focus will be: this can be a character, pairing/grouping, or fandom. Please make sure that you will be comfortable working with your claimed subject matter for all of your pieces: you should not, for example, claim Edward Elric and then write a story in which all the action revolves around Lust.
- You may claim a single category, and produce works for every theme in that category; OR you may claim a mixed bag, and produce a work for ONE theme in EACH category.
- You may make two claims at a time, should you so desire; they can be for the same subject or two different ones.
- You may not claim a subject+category that someone else has actively claimed; you MAY claim one that someone else has finished or dropped. (That is, if someone else is working on the Cosplay category for Harry/Hermione, you may not claim that pairing and category until the other participant finishes hers or drops her claim; in the meantime you may claim Harry/Hermione as a mixed bag, or for the Myth & Folklore category, or you may claim Ron/Hermione for Cosplay.)
- If you are trying to complete the entire set of 50, that means taking a total of seven claims -- 7 x 7 themes = 49 -- and then taking the "writer's/artist's choice" option as your final one. Obviously, you will have to do this in succession; also, if you choose to do this by making successive mixed-bag claims, make sure you don't repeat themes you used in earlier sets.
Rules for Producing:
- This community is *-friendly: m/m, m/f, f/f, gen, and other possibilities are all welcome. The only thing that's not welcome is bashing other people's preferences. :)
- All fiction should be at least 500 words long; all art should be more detailed than simple facial portraits. The reason in both cases is the same: we need you to provide enough detail in your work that the AU is clearly demonstrated. (...There is no upper limit; if you want to write 50k or produce a full-color doujinshi for an idea that completely ambushed you, we certainly will not complain!)
- To maintain your claim, you must produce at least one piece every three months. Remember, when you have a claim active, nobody else can make that claim, so it's not fair to other community members to take a claim and then let it languish.
- You are not allowed to combine themes in completing a claim. There is definitely overlap between some of the themes, but to get credit for completing a set you need to produce seven distinct pieces.
- You are not only allowed but encouraged to interpret the themes creatively! If you take the Wild West theme and you want to do that as a space-cowboy universe a la Trigun or Firefly, feel free (unless of course your fandom *is* Trigun or Firefly, in which case you probably want something a little more alternate to your canon's universe). A lot of the fun of AU is the chance to experiment and do things a little differently, after all!
- If one of the themes in your claimed category is canon for your fandom -- e.g., you've claimed Captain Jack Sparrow in the Cosplay category, which contains "pirates" -- then you may either put a creative spin on the theme itself (interstellar pirates! Vikings! highwaymen!) to make it AU, or else substitute in a "writer's/artist's choice" for that one theme.
Rules for Posting:
- ALL entries should be placed behind cut tags; if you don’t know how to make a cut tag, see the FAQ entry that explains it here.
- All entries should have header information above the cut; please use the following headers: Title: Author/Artist: Fandom: Pairing: Rating: Warnings: [if necessary; please warn for character death, rape/non-con, and shota/chan/loli-con at a minimum -- otherwise use your discretion] Theme: Any additional headers you want to include, such as summaries, author's notes, etc.
- Please post your works in the asylum itself, not just as a link or fake cut. This allows us to keep all responses to the challenge in one place, even if you later delete/abandon/lock your personal journal.
- For ease of archiving, please put the Fandom, Pairing, Title, and Theme of your work in the subject line of your post.