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Thirty Caresses

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30 Caresses
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Welcome to 30_caresses! This is a friendly, low-pressure community for writers and artists who want to explore and develop their skills through and inspired the original 30 Kisses Themes. People of all fandoms are invited to participate and couples of all orientations are welcome. Neither homophobia nor heterophobia will be tolerated.

Feel free to join just to enjoy the fanworks, but don't be intimidated. Writers and artists of all levels are welcome to participate.

Themes (as inspired by 30_kisses, 30_hugs, 30_romances, _50gravi_, and other LJ writing communities.)

01. getaway
02. the feel of silk
03. bubbles
04. touching of the soul to the sun
05. calm before the storm
06. photograph; memory
07. can't get enough
08. flames
09. breathless
10. wine and roses; champagne and daffodils
11. a jumbled up mess
12. moonlit sky
13. rescue you, rescue me
14. scarlet; colour
15. candlelight and incense
16. waking the spirit; dreamwalking
17. a simple request
18. chocolate; flavour
19. rush; thrill; exhilaration
20. reluctance
21. coffee and espresso; sodas and italian sodas
22. beauty and sadness
23. am I jaded?; loss of the senses
24. in the dark; shadows on the wall
25. bamboo
26. overflow
27. icy touch
28. disheveled; in the rain; thunder
29. immortal
30. caress ("Tonight, I need your sweet caress . . .")

Bonus Themes (to replace any five of the above themes or for an additional challenge)

31. an ocean of stars
32. storyteller
33. artists and models
34. feather soft
35. dreamer's vision
36. serenity and tranquility
37. flecks of silver
38. poetic justice (new)
39. a show of gratitude (new)
40. new developments (new)

How It Works


(rules ripped from 30_kisses)

[x] Claims: You (and up to one other collaborator) may claim up to two [2] couples at a time. The only caveat is that they must be from two different fandoms. Please note that if you claim two couples, you are committing yourself to complete all thirty themes for each of the two couples. When a couple is claimed, it counts for both writing and art. No one is required to do both, but it's definitely encouraged.

[x] Specifics: Original characters, original stories, crossovers between two fandoms, AU stories, RPS, and songfics are all acceptable. Icons and/or banners are not. (Try iconfiend100 for things such as that.)

[x] Request: at this post with the subject line "caresss request". Make sure you include the full names of both characters and the fandom that they are from. (And please check the list of claimed couples first to make sure they aren't already taken.) The claims list will be updated at least once a week, maybe even quicker. I'd like to try and get back with everyone ASAP.

[x] Done!: When you are done with a couple or decide that you can't/don't want to finish, please leave a comment in this entry. You cannot request a transfer of your couple to another person but someone else is free to request it as soon as you drop it.

[x] Posting: Only fic/art may be posted to this community. (Advertisements for other communities are absolutely not tolerated.) You may use fake cuts, but you must have the correct subject and header information as well as a link to it's actual location.

[x] Archives: All entries are archived once a week. Please let two weeks pass before notifying us of a missing memory. If you do not want your entry archived, please state so in the header.


____ The Idea


[x] Order: Themes do not have to be written in any particular order.

[x] Interpretation: Feel free to interpret each theme however you wish. Just remember, a caress must be involved. It doesn't need to be the focal point, but it must be in there one way or another. The interpretation of what constitutes a caress, however, is entirely up to you.

[x] Style: The style of your entries is completely up to you. For authors, it can be as short as a paragraph, or as long as a multi-chaptered novel. For artists, it can be a full watercolor or the five-minute sketch you did before class. All that's important is capturing the feeling of the theme.

[x] Works in Progress: You may submit works that are in progress, but please don't make a habit of submitting works that you've already finished and made public.



____ Posting


[x] Format: When you post, please use the following format:

Subject line:
Title (fandom, pairing, challenge #)
For example, the subject line for my drabble for challenge #17 (a simple request) would be: All You Have to Do is Ask (Inuyasha, Inuyasha x Sango, #17). Note: I'm not going to be too picky about subject lines. Just keep the entries fanfic/fanart related. :)

Title:
Author/Artist:
Pairing:
Fandom:
Theme: (include the # and the theme)
Disclaimer: (yes, you need one every time! unless you're doing your own original work, in which case I'd suggest including a claimer.) IF YOUR FANDOM INVOLVES REAL PEOPLE, your disclaimer MUST state that your fanworks are purely fictional and do not imply any actual relationship or event.

[x] LJ-cut: Anything longer than a paragraph and ALL artwork must be put behind an LJ-cut.

[x] Ratings: All ratings are welcome, but anything of an R or higher rating must be clearly marked as such in front of the LJ-cut.

[x] Plagiarism: will absolutely not be tolerated.

[x] Feedback: is encouraged. Please state the type of feedback that you're looking for as well.

FAQ


It will be available as questions are asked.

Got a question? Need some more time? Here is the place to go.


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