Another long postÖ I expect everyone to read it thoroughly. Since a few days have passed since the last announcement, weíre starting to go through the members who didnít reply, and those who answered incorrectly, and are temporarily freezing posting privileges.
Öis what I would say, if the timestamp on that announcement wasnít on the first of April. Happy (belated) April Foolsí, guys~ we got quite a few laughs from your answers. =D We also learned who read the announcements, who stopped after the first paragraph (your answers were totally boring), who stopped after the first rule reminder (you missed the other important changes), and who only read the comments (because, uh, the substitutions were supposed to follow actual themes that were mentioned in the announcement, and some responses just didnít make sense). Anyway, hopefully that taught everyone an essential life lesson about looking at the new announcements and actually paying attention to them. As far as freezing, no, we were never actually planning to do that, but we have been considering it as a measure against people who consistently break rulesÖ you know, of the sort that are mentioned constantly in the announcements.
There are just two more things Iíd like to mention before going to the featured stories for this month. One is that there is an actual thread
in the forums for you to request new categories and characters. This means you donít have to create a new forum post to ask, just reply in that thread. Please use the thread! Unless you ask there (or in the announcement comments, sometimes) your request will probably not be carried out.
The other is plagiarism
. I shouldnít have to say this, but plagiarism is bad, guys, donít do it. Itís the type of thing that actually will
get you kicked out of college. There have been a lot of reports recently of plagiarized stories on other sites, pretty much that someone is ripping off stories from Luna users and posting them as their own. If you see a story on another site that seems suspiciously familiar and is not posted by the same author as it is on here, please contact the original author! Thereís also a thread on the forums about plagiarism, so you might want to bring it up there with links. Also, itís generally better to report the plagiarizer, as quite a few are likely to claim that they didnít plagiarize but delete the story anyway to get rid of the evidence. This all summarizes to plagiarism = bad, donít do it, report people who do.
Now that Iím done lecturing, featured stories~ For April, the feature is one-shots (of 1,000 words or longer).
Black and Red
by Ariadne (Original, 13+)
by littleduck (Kingdom Hearts, 17+)
by crazydominodragongirl (Loveless/Prince of Tennis, 17+)
Mommy Angel and Daddy TrainÖ?!?
by Halfbreed Maiden (Black Cat, 13+)
To Be Honest
by crimsonxtearx5 (Naruto, 13+)
Tolerance for Stupidity
by silver_neko_kitsune (Harry Potter/Howlís Moving Castle, Youth)
Congratulations to you~
Nominations are now open for Mayís featured stories. The theme will be older stories (posted before 2007), and you can nominate over here
on the forums. Iím trying something new for how featured stories are selected, so make sure you read the rules~ Anyway, this post now open for questions/comments/complaints/how could you do that to us, I will never forgive you.