Happy April, everybody. Before we get to the featured stories, we'd like to introduce you to someone. You see, while the queue was closed in March, we picked a new moderator. Please be nice to Uncle Adolph
, as he's new and has a hard time typing with his paws. Yes, he's a cat. (We're an equal-opportunities mod team.)
The theme for April is long stories. Congratulations to those who are featured.
by perfect-to-stay (Original, 13+)
by DragonSilk (Yu-Gi-Oh!, 17+)
by Connor Kenway (James Bond, 17+)
Queen of Hearts, King of Spades
by Akira Mokona (Bleach, 13+)
Tales of the New Disciplinary Committee
(Katekyo Hitman Reborn!, 17+)
The Belief in Happy Endings
by KarenaWilliams (Criminal Minds, 17+)
May's theme of the month is All-Time Favorites. You may nominate here
in the forums. (And yes, any story that has never been featured before is eligible.)
Now for the incredibly boring and serious bits.
If you need a new category or need characters added to an existing category, the place to request that is in this forum thread. Before requesting a new category, please read back to the most recent post from a moderator. Requesting the same category twice won't result in it being added any faster. Please also limit character requests to 25 characters per fandom per request.
While certain HTML tags are allowed in stories, we don't allow an excessive amount of HTML or decorative content (ASCII art, emoticons, unnecessary special characters) in the body of a story. There shouldn't be any smilies or hearts in the body of a story or in the title. We alo sort stories by category and have lists for characters, so we don't allow the series or pairing name in the title of your story.
Every series should have at least two stories in it. Empty series will be removed.
Please take the time to make sure all of your stories are appropriately rated. All stories that contain explicit sexual content (lemons) should be rated Adult or Adult+. 17+ is not an acceptable rating for a lemon. Stories that contain strong language should be rated at least 13+. The All rating should only be used for stories that contain no questionable content. Please also use warnings that are appropriate to your story. You must have warnings at least up to the current chapter. If we find inappropriately rated stories or stories missing warnings, we will change and add what we need to without prior notice.
Edit by Kerrigan Sheehan: OK, so the cat isn't actually a moderator, but we are actually looking for new moderators again. If you're interested, please email moderators[dot]luna[at]gmail[dot]com by April 15th with the following information:
Your Lunaescence username
Roughly how much time you realistically feel you can dedicate to moderating and when you're available
What you think the biggest problems with stories on the site are
Links to 3 samples of your writing that you feel are your best work
You must be a validated author or currently eligible for author validation (at least 5 stories or chapters with at least 5,000 words total, no denials in the past 60 days) to apply. You must also have been a member of the site for at least six months and be at least 16 years old, 18+ preferred. Please also consider that you will be asked to read outside of your fandoms and will be asked (within reason) to read content that you may not like, such as lemons, original fiction, and OOC stories.
And just to warn everybody...moderator applications take a long time to process, especially the second round. The queue may lock. The person you want picked may not get picked. Someone you don't like may get picked. While you are entitled to your opinion, drama and flaming will get you banned, whether that drama is on Luna or offsite. Sally has been very clear in the past that she doesn't want drama, especially regarding moderator selection, so please respect that.