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A Special Notice to all Visitors and Members: Please don't forget to support our fundraiser for a server if you have the means to. Reaching that goal helps to insure Lunaescence will be around for a long time to come so if you enjoy the site, please consider a contribution of any amount. As a thank you, you can take your pick of high quality custom Lunaescence branded merchandise such as Notebooks, Pens, Messenger Bags, Bookmarks and more.

 

Into September
Shade & Goodfellow
Posted by Shade & Goodfellow
09/03/17 - 06:17PM
SepTIMBER! (haha get it because leaves fall but also trees fall so... tough crowd)

Alright kiddos, we have a couple things to go over this month! As usual, please keep the fundraiser in mind, as we are still working on making our goal of $10,000. As of right now, we are at $4431! That’s almost our halfway point! Great job everyone~! To donate, hop on over to our GoFundMe page here! If you cannot spare any change this month, please consider supporting us in other ways, such as spreading the word. Keep in mind that those who donate will receive some special privileges on the site, as well as potentially some goodies! Please click here for more information on the fundraiser and how you can participate!

Front Desk
We hope everyone is enjoying the new Front Desk component of Lunaescence! If you haven’t checked it out yet, click here to take a look around! We have some shiny new features available in the Front Desk, such as a dictionary, author blogs, and the forums, in which everybody in the community is welcome to participate in.

Also the links in the side bar have been updated to now link to Front Desk instead of ProBoards. If the links don't seem to have updated for you, try clearing your cookies or deleting your browser history. This should fix the problem!

We do know about the birthday validation bug. Due to the inclement weather in Texas, work on the bug has temporarily been delayed. We apologize to the users affected by this error and will fix it as soon as we can.

If you have any suggestions or ideas you would like us to consider for the site, head on over here to drop a comment!

Social Media
For those of you that may not have heard, Lunaescence has some awesome social media sites that you can be a part of:

Tumblr
Official Facebook Page
Twitter
Instagram

There are a ton of cool things like aesthetics, member artwork, site news, writing prompts, and random stories from the site!

Events & Challenges!
Our nomination theme for September’s featured stories was Superheroes! Here are the nominations:

Ain’t No Place For a Hero by Liatris (One Punch Man, 13+)
Rule of Vanishing by Liatris (Batman, DC, 17+)
25 Years by Mai Blade (Boku no Hero Academia, 17+)

Heroic effort everybody!

Our nomination theme for October's featured stories is supernatural. Click here to nominate a story!

Our featured challenge for August was Last to First. The amazing responses were:

Signal: Signal by coffeerepublic (Boku no Hero Academia, 13+)
Number: Number by deltachye (Daredevil, 13+)

Our featured challenge for September is the Misfortune Challenge! For more information click here!

The monthly event is a Round Robin! For more information, or for registration, click here!

Closing Comments
Something of interest: there is a website called Hemingway App that assists in editing and understanding a piece of writing by breaking it down in a coherent and concise manner. It also offers an estimation of the general reading level. It seems to be a unique and helpful resource for writers, if you are interested!

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to head over to the forums to share them, or find a moderator on our About Us page.

Have a great September!

 

August? Already?
Diamond April
Posted by Diamond April
08/01/17 - 01:26AM
Happy August Luna members! We hope you’re all doing well and enjoying some sunshine! Buckle down for lots of information this month.

We’d like to remind everyone that our fundraiser is still going on! We are currently sitting at $4,405 of $10,000! Great work everyone! Please consider donating to the fundraiser so that we may keep Lunaescence up and running for a long time to come! Please click here for more information on the fundraiser and how you can participate! If you can donate, please head over to our GoFundMe! We will be eternally grateful!! Click Here for the Fundraiser page.

Any unvalidated author who donates will have priority status in the queue for allowing us to continue to run! If you can’t donate, please still spread the word!


Front Desk
We are introducing a new area on Lunaescence, the Front Desk!

This new area of the site will serve a few familiar functions, as well as introduce new and improved features. Through there, you can view the site’s revamped Dictionary, the new Forums, or view Lunaescence’s newest feature: the Author Blogs!

We also would like to announce that we’re retiring the Lunabackup Forums on Proboards. We now have brand new Forums on Front Desk. The Front Desk Forums are intended to replace the Proboards forums, so while those will continue to exist, we discourage you from creating new threads there. You can view the new Forums by clicking here.

To replace the Archive’s old concept of Author Forums -- where Validated Authors were provided their own Forum section to converse with readers -- we now have a new and improved solution: Author Blogs. If you’re a Validated Author, you can apply to have your own self-contained Blog on Front Desk.

You’ll be able to stay in-touch with your reader base, and watchers of your Blog will receive automatic updates when you post a new entry. Apply for a Blog by clicking here.

All of this is very much a work in progress, but we’re excited to introduce what’s the start of many improvements coming to Lunaescence! Because Front Desk is still brand new, content is sparse in some areas. We’ll be adding new content to Front Desk in the coming days and invite everyone to contribute their own ideas. We want you to help us shape it! You can view the thread for suggestions and contribute your own by clicking here.


New Moderators
To help you get to know the new mods, they've each selected a fun fact for you.

coffeerepublic is from Germany!
deltachye has been writing fanfiction since she was 9 years old!
fiaries loves being active, swimming, riding, running, playing sports and whatnot, but at the end of the day writing winds her down.
Goodfellow is a practicing bow hunter!
Lafrenze is working with a friend to make costumes of sufficient quality so that they can join the 501st Legion.
Shade loves mountaineering just as much as she loves writing!


Social Media
Our new social media mods are now running all of our social media accounts! Come follow us on one or all of them!

Calling all artists! The Lunaescence Team wants to feature YOUR art on our Instagram account alongside inspirational quotes and general aesthetics. Interested? Click here!

Head on over to our Tumblr for motivational quotes, Luna playlists, facts, fun, and so much more!

Our official Facebook page is the place to go if you want to talk with your fellow authors and get to know each other better!

There will also be a random story featured on the Twitter account every day along with inspirational quotes and prompts for that pesky writer's block! If you would like your story featured on Twitter, please check out the details here!


Events & Challenges!
Our nomination theme for August's featured stories was any story from our gaming fandom! Here are the nominations:
A Heartbeat for a Demon by SeasonalTea (Persona 5, 13+)
(Don't) Hold Your Breath by Straw (The Last of Us, 17+)
Here There Be Mages by Rei (Dragon Age, 17+)
Idiosyncrasy by Mozart (No More Heroes, 17+)
Proof by Penguiduck (Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, 13+)

Congratulations on being featured!

Our nomination theme for September's featured stories is Superheroes. This includes any story that involves superheroes, including original works! Click here to nominate a story!

Our featured challenge for July was Lost in Translation. The amazing responses were:
木漏れ日 by Kumi (Haikyuu!!, All)
The Man Who Shook the Earth by RedWinehouse (Sherlock (BBC), 17+)


Our featured challenge for August is the Last to First Challenge! For more information, click here!

The monthly event is a FicTrade as the last hurrah for summer! For more information, or for registration, click here!


Rule Reminders
We know that Luna has only been back up and running for a few months, but we've noticed several rules that users seem to have forgotten. As a reminder, please abide by these rules along with the others on the community.
  • Do not include the pairings for stories in titles. This belongs in your summary if you feel the need to include it.
  • Be cognizant of story ratings. They exist for a reason. If there is any form of sexual content in your story, "All" and "Youth" and "13+" are NOT appropriate ratings.
  • Do not submit multiple chapters of the same story to the queue. They will be deleted automatically. The reason why is that if one chapter does not pass validation, the rest of them likely will not either.

Closing Comments

If you have any suggestions for a particular theme, event, or challenge that you’d like to see featured in a coming month, you can head over here to throw ideas in the hat!

We realize that this announcement was heavy on information, so if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to one of the Moderators. Moderator contact information can now be found on the Archive’s About Us page.

Enjoy the rest of your August!


 

Welcome, New Moderators!
Penguiduck
Posted by Penguiduck
07/23/17 - 08:26PM
Hello Lunaescence Community!

Hope you're all staying cool this summer! After three long months, I am proud to present our new moderators!

Queue Moderators
coffeerepublic
Lafrenze

Community Moderators
Goodfellow
Shade

Social Media Moderators
deltachye
fiaries

Please join me in offering our heartfelt congratulations! They are here to help Lunaescence run smoothly, especially in light of new, exciting changes that will be coming up as Diamond April continues to dig through years of old code to improve our beloved archive.

Over the next few months, our new moderators will be in training. If you have any pressing questions, for the time being, please address them to one of the senior moderators: Breezy, Caraina, Diamond April, Kerrigan Sheehan, Kumi, Mozart, and Penguiduck. We are happy to assist in any way we can!

Thank you for your patience! Our August announcement should be up soon!

 

 

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