Wednesday, September 26th, 2007


The Phoenix Flies Drabble-a-thon will take place this weekend, Saturday the 29th through Sunday the 30th! We're really looking forward to it and hope that with your help and wonderful contributions it will be a smashing success!

Here are the rules )

It's going to be a lot of fun! Pimp this to your flists, clear your schedule for this weekend, and sharpen your pencils!
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Sunday, September 23rd, 2007

Reminder -- Mod Post

Hi guys,

This is just a Modly reminder that the deadline for submissions for this Fest is October 31st, so if you haven't turned in your fic or art, or haven't started on your claim yet, now's the time to get cracking. :)

And, of course, if you're having trouble, or have any questions, you're always welcome to drop us a line at

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Announcements - Read-n-Love-athon winners and our next event!

Hi guys!

We're sorry for the delay, but we wanted to thank everyone who participated in our read-n-love-athon last weekend! We've tallied the comments and our top three commenters were:

1. [info]iamisaac with 48.
2. [info]quite_grey with 30.
3. [info]angela_snape with 26.

Well done! We will have your prizes for you soon!

We also wanted to take this opportunity to give everyone a heads up on our next event, the drabble-thon!

We'll be hosting this next weekend (Sept 28-30), so clear off your weekend schedule because [info]phoenix_flies will be the place to be. For more details watch this space soon!

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Thursday, September 13th, 2007

Share Your Recs

Hi guys! As we stated in the Read-and-Love-athon sign up post, as a companion to this event, we're encouraging everyone to rec their old favorites or newly discovered fics and art on IJ and GJ here. This is completely optional even if you've signed up to participate in the Read-and-Love-athon, so don't feel pressured! But if you'd like to share your recs, here's the place to do it!

You can participate by either leaving fic and art recs in the comments below, or posting a rec list on your own IJ or GJ and leaving a link to it here in the comments. At the beginning of October, we'll compile all recs into a masterlist to share. But feel free to peruse the comments to find new links before that as well! If you leave recs in the comments below, please don't forget to include the link, title, author/artist, pairing/characters, rating and any warnings. To make this easy, you can use the form below, if you like!

Please feel free to rec up until the end of September!

As a reminder, please only rec fics and art posted on IJ or GJ.

And don't forget to sign up for the Read-and-Love-athon here!
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Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

The Read-n-Love-athon

This weekend, we'll be holding our second event:

The Read-n-Love-athon

In a nutshell: track down your favourite fics on IJ and GJ, and maybe discover some new gems as well, and then show the authors some love -- comment, comment and comment some more.

Full details under the cut )
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Monday, September 10th, 2007

Looking for a co-mod

As some of you may know, one of the Phoenix Flies mods, [info]crucio_4_coffee has had to leave fandom on a temporary basis because of real life problems. In her absence, and due to my own busy schedule, we'll need a few more co-mods for this fest - to keep things running smoothly with posting and to help with the weekend events. In particular, we're scheduled to have an event this upcoming weekend, while I am scheduled to be out of town, with no computer access - in order for this to happen, I'll definitely need help.

I'm very sorry that we had a delay in posting earlier last week while things were being sorted out ... I want to thank you all for your patience, and I hope that it won't happen again. I can't make any guarantees for this weekend yet, but I'll do everything that I can to make sure that things go more smoothly in the future (everything short of abandoning my other obligations or being in two places at one time, which is quite difficult.)

If you are interested in helping and have some free time on the weekends, especially this upcoming weekend, please let me know by commenting here or by sending an e-mail to

Again, sincere apologies to all of you - I'll try very hard to make sure that this won't happen again!
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Sunday, August 26th, 2007

Fic Submission Guidelines

Thanks for a fantastic frenzy, everyone! We've had a fun and busy weekend, yeah? Thank you to everyone who participated and pimped, and don't forget, it's technically going on until midnight, so why not go have another look and see if there are a few potential new friends you might have missed?

And now for business:

Fic submission guidelines will be below the cut. Keep in mind that these are guides for fic submission only. If you have art, hang on to it for now as we are still looking for an image hosting site that won't delete adult images. We'll post the art submission guidelines as soon as we have that settled.

Now, onto the fic guidelines... )

And that's pretty much it - just sit back, relax, and enjoy the rest of the fest!
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Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

Friending Frenzy! Wheeeeeeee!

Welcome to The Phoenix Flies Kick-off Friending Frenzy!

At over 70 members, more than 180 watchers, 60 prompts and more than 40 claims, we're off to a fantastic start! (Rumor has it that there are fics that are already done and ready to be posted... submission guidelines will be posted soon.) So while we all wait for next Monday's posting to begin, we're going to start things off with a little friending frenzy. Now's the time to catch back up with all your old friends from The-Site-Which-Must-Not-Be-Named as well as making some new ones as well.

C'mon everybody, you know the words! )
Now, let the word go forth that the friending frenzy has begun! (That means "pimp.") This frenzy is being hosted by [info]phoenix_flies but anyone may participate. You don't have to be a member or watcher to have fun and make friends here (although, of course, we hope you'll want to watch and play along!) Posting begins on August 27th and the next community event is scheduled for September 8-9. (Specific details to follow soon!)

So what are you waiting for? Get to friending!
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Monday, August 20th, 2007

The Claiming of Prompts!

(is a difficult matter, it isn't just one of your holiday games! /cats)

Prompts are open for the claiming!

Ok, first things first:

Thank you. You, watcher, and you, member, and you, lurker. You, you, you, all of you.
We've got some great stuff to work with here - this is going to be a terrific fest.


Our original goal with accepting prompts was to keep them shipless so that writers/artist would have total freedom in how they could interpret the phrase. However (and this is my bad), I didn't mention that in the call-for-prompts post and so many people suggested prompts that included pairings.

So. Here's the deal.

Each prompt will be listed as it was given, pairings/characters included. You can either claim the prompt as-is or claim it with intention to modify the pairing. Since we're giving you a choice, we will allow for four claimers per prompt: one claimer each for fic and art for the as-is and one claimer each for fic and art who wants to modify the pairing. So the key is to let us know what you intend to do.

Please put "as-is" or "will modify" in the subject line of your comment. In the comment, tell us which number you will be claiming and let us know whether you will be providing art or fic. Claims are on a first-come, first-serve basis, so peruse and mull quickly as claiming will end at 12:00am, EST, Monday, August 27.

Don't forget to pimpity-pimp!

and now it's time for the breakdown... )

Whew. 60 prompts? In the immortal words of Gretchen Wilson: Hell, Yeah!

So, pick 'em while their fresh, peeps. And also, did you see what we did (or didn't do) there? Did not link the prompt to the person who suggested it. Why? because it's a shit-load of coding and I'm supposed to be doing laundry So that you can go go search back through the prompting post here and look up the person who suggested your favorite prompt. Get to know them a little. Because the first friending frenzy is NEXT WEEKEND! August 24 - 26, peeps!
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Saturday, August 18th, 2007

Rolling along quite nicely!

Hey look at all the prompts we've got over here!

There's room for more, of course! We'll be taking prompts through the end of 8/19, so dash on over and add a few. Remember, we'll start the claiming round on 8/20. So get ready!
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Tuesday, August 14th, 2007


Just a quick note to let everyone know that our fest and activities are going ahead as planned. Even though some people are planning to return to LJ, we are continuing with The Phoenix Flies events for those who either want to stay on IJ/GJ or mirror their activities between different journaling sites. Keep those prompts coming in!
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Sunday, August 12th, 2007

Let's Have Those Prompts!

Welcome to the Phoenix Flies LJ Exodus Fest! )

ETA: Keep in mind that we are only accepting prompts at this post. Pairings will be
left up to the writer or artist who claims the prompt. Have fun!
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