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Dramione Duet
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Membership

In order to join dramione_duet you must be at least 18 years old, be a registered LJ user, and have an age statement in your Profile -- either your full date of birth, with YEAR, which must be visible to everyone or, if you prefer, just a sentence in your Bio that says, 'I am over 18'. Otherwise your membership application will not be approved.

If you are under the age of 18, you may still watch the community, or you may participate as a non-member. You will not, however, be allowed to create or receive an inappropriately rated story, nor will you be able to read fics rated NC-17 (since these will be f-locked).


General Rules

dramione_duet is primarily a fic exchange, but we also accept artwork!

dramione_duet is slightly different from most other exchanges, so please read the following rules carefully.
  • The maximum number of fic participants is 20.

  • There is no limit to the number of art participants (because we'll be lucky if we get more than two)!

  • The participants are paired, so Writer/Artist A's prompt is assigned to Writer/Artist B, and Writer/Artist B's prompt to Writer/Artist A. In other words, you write/make a gift for the person who is writing/making a gift for you.

  • Although you are paired with another participant, you do not know who that participant is until the fics/artworks are posted. In order to preserve anonynimity,
    - the sign up post is screened
    - the assignments do not include the names of the recipients, and
    - you must not discuss the details of your sign up, nor of the gift you're writing/making (except with your beta), until after the fics/artworks have been posted to this community.

  • Posting will begin in August. Gifts will be posted in pairs ('duets') every other day. Each post will include the names of both the writer/artist and the recipient.

  • You must not post your fic/art elsewhere until the Master List has been posted. However, since the fics/artworks are not posted anonymously, you may pimp and link to your work elsewhere (but remember that fics/artworks rated NC-17 are f-locked).

  • IMPORTANT Given the format of this exchange, drop-outs are not acceptable. Participants who drop out are letting down their duet partners. Please do not sign up unless you are sure you can write/make a completed oneshot/artwork in the following 6 weeks. If you have a genuine problem, contact ningloreth as soon as you can. Participants who simply fail to submit a work will not be allowed to participate in any future rounds.


Special Guideline

  • Since participants are paired according to their kinks and squicks (that is, with like-minded people), some participants have found themselves being paired with the same partner more than once! To help me avoid this happening, please, please be as flexible as you can when you are completing your sign-up form -- if you prefer dark fics/art, perhaps you can also list some 'lighter' kinks you enjoy; if you prefer less dark fics/art, perhaps you can list some 'darker' kinks you are comfortable with; when you list what you are willing to write, perhaps you can consider moving a little outside your comfort zone? I will always, of course, respect your squicks. THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART!


FIC RULES
  • Your fic must be between 1,000 words and 8,000 words long, and be complete. WIPs are not acceptable.

  • A sequel to another story you have written for dramione_duet is fine, but a new chapter to, or an missing scene from, a fic posted elsewhere is not acceptable.

  • When writing your fic, please remember that you are writing for someone else. Stay as close to your assignment as possible. You MUST incorporate at least ONE of the three prompts provided and you're more than welcome to use all three. Try your best to capture the essence of what the assignment asks of you and be careful to respect the things listed under squicks.

  • All ratings are acceptable, but your fic must match the rating requested in the assignment. Fics rated NC-17 will be f-locked. If your fic contains explicit sexual content, your characters must be 16 or older. Sex between minors and adults is not allowed under any circumstances.

  • All fics must be beta read. Since you don’t know who you're writing for, your beta cannot be another dramione_duet participant. A list of participants will be posted once sign ups are complete. Please do not use anyone on the participant list as a beta.

  • All entries must be properly formatted with html tags. If you don’t know how to encode your fic, please refer to this tutorial.

If your fic breaks any of these rules, the mod will return it to you and ask you to change it.


ARTWORK RULES
  • You must make at least one image, but you can as many as you like!

  • You can make the artwork using any method you like, including photo-manipulation.

  • You can make the artwork any size you like but, if it's very large, the mod reserves the right to post a smaller version, and link to the full size image!

  • When making your artwork, please remember that you are making it for someone else. Stay as close to your assignment as possible. You MUST incorporate at least ONE of the three prompts provided and you're more than welcome to use all three. Try your best to capture the essence of what the assignment asks of you and be careful to respect the things listed under squicks.

  • All ratings are acceptable, but your artwork must match the rating requested in the assignment. Art rated NC-17 will be f-locked. If your art contains explicit sexual content, your characters must be 16 or older. Sex between minors and adults is not allowed under any circumstances.

If your artwork breaks any of these rules, the mod will return it to you and ask you to change it.

EXTRA SPECIAL RULE

Writing the fic or making the artwork is only half the story! When you receive your gift, please leave your duet partner a review.

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Please do not sign up if you cannot abide by the community rules. Include the magic words ‘Avada Kedavra’ in your sign up post to prove that you have read them.

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Headers

When you submit your story or artwork(s), please use the header below.

STORY HEADER



ART HEADER



WARNINGS/SPOILERS

If you want to make the warnings optional, so as to avoid spoilers, you can use this html, which will hide the text behind a white block:



Mod

This exchange is currently run by ningloreth. If you have and questions/suggestions regarding this community, feel free to contact me via lj.

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Time Line

Round 1 – 2009
Sign-Ups: July 1st – July 14th (or until 20 people have signed up)
Handing out Assignments: July 19th
Assignments due: September 30th
Begin Posting Gifts: October 4th

Round 2 – 2010
Sign-Ups: June 16 – June 24 (or until 20 people have signed up)
Handing out Assignments: June 27
Assignments due: September 25
Begin Posting Gifts: October 10

Round 3 – 2011
Sign-Ups: June 13 – June 20 (or until 20 people have signed up)
Handing out Assignments: June 27
Assignments due: September 27
Begin Posting Gifts: October 11

Round 4 – 2012
Sign-Ups: June 7 – June 13 (or until 20 people have signed up)
Handing out Assignments: June 21
Assignments due: September 27
Begin Posting Gifts: October 15

Round 5 – 2013
Sign-Ups: June 6 – June 12 (or until 20 people have signed up)
Handing out Assignments: June 20
Assignments due: October 7
Begin Posting Gifts: October 25

Round 6 – 2014
Sign-Ups: June 6 – June 12 (or until 20 people have signed up)
Handing out Assignments: June 20
Assignments due: October 7
Begin Posting Gifts: October 25

Round 7 – 2015
Sign-Ups: June 8 – June 15 (or until 20 people have signed up)
Handing out Assignments: June 19
Assignments due: October 6
Begin Posting Gifts: October 24

Round 8 – 2016
Sign-Ups: June 8 – June 15 (or until 20 people have signed up)
Handing out Assignments: June 18
Assignments due: July 30
Begin Posting Gifts: August 22

Round 9 – 2017
Sign-Ups: June 22 – June 29
Handing out Assignments: July 2
Assignments due: August 14
Begin Posting Gifts: September 4

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