[identity profile] scandalbaby.livejournal.com
We've been kind of dead lately. And I have been a very lax mod, for which I apologize. I still don't have a laptop, which sucks, but I make do. I've moved twice since the last time I did an admin post, and I am happy to say that my new place has a business center onsite so even when my local college is closed for the semester I can still have a sizeable chunk of time online on my days off.

So what I'm wondering is this: is there anything we can do to bring life back to this community? The last few things we did didn't have a lot of participation, and I know school has started again for most of us, but I want to do something here. So what would you guys like to see happen? Another contest, maybe one with a long entry period and few rules? A mini bang if you feel like writing a longer fic (I'm thinking 7K minimum)? Bringing back the monthly character/episode prompts? A gift giving exchange for Christmas? Another friending frenzy? I'm open for any type of suggestions you guys might have.

I am planning a challenge for Halloween, possibly. I'm going to think about it for the next week and figure out how I want to do it and what prompts to use. So if I decide to do it expect details on Monday.

Also! I want to make a rule change. In order to foster discussion on this community, I'm going to update the rule about what you can post here. Since we have the 50th anniversary and Matt Smith's departure coming up at the end of this year and season 3 of Sherlock at some point after that, I want us to be able to talk about them. So while fanworks still need to have at least one character from the Whoniverse and one character from Sherlock, discussion and other non-fanwork posts can be on each show individually. Want to have a squee post for the 50th special? Go ahead and make one. Want to speculate on how everyone coped with Sherlock's absence? Ask your fellow Wholockians for their theories. Have a contest or community for one show or the other you want to promote? By all means, let us know about them! Anything that isn't a fanwork of some sort that only deals with one side of the crossover is perfectly fine now.
[identity profile] scandalbaby.livejournal.com
Okay, so I have had very little computer time where I haven't been doing some sort of challenge, so literally every time I sat down at a computer I would just write fic for hours. So I apologize for never officially ending the fest. I had just hoped we'd get more entries since there had been interest. But hey, as I just proved, life does get in the way. ^_^

If anyone still wants to answer the prompts you may, but as soon as I track them down I'll put up the poll to vote for the one you guys liked best (and I will leave feedback since I read them, but it was on my phone and I hate typing on my phone). Thank you to our entrants, and maybe we'll try and do something over the summer when some of you guys are out of school.
[identity profile] scandalbaby.livejournal.com
Hello, everyone! I didn't drop off the face of the earth, but my internet has been severely limited to about one day a week (if even that), plus whatever I can grab on my phone, so I've been very much out of touch. I apologize for that. I wanted to let everyone know I haven't forgotten about this lovely community. I've been monitoring and seeing what's going on, and since there haven't been a lot of posts I've put off making this post. But we have a monthly thing we do that isn't being done and we have the Modly Birthday Fest still ongoing, so I wanted to address what's going to happen with them for the foreseeable future.

Modly Birthday Fest On my birthday, a few members of the community wished me a happy birthday and said they had entries they were working on. I haven't seen anything yet, and I've been waiting to see if anything else got posted. Since it's been more than two weeks I'm going to go ahead and issue a new end date for the Modly Birthday Fest to give motivation: March 23rd, 2013. This gives you guys more than a month to get any entries in, plus that gives me some time to either get my laptop fixed or buy a new one so that I can do the polls and make the graphics.

Monthly Fanworks Contest New polls are going on hiatus until I can either fix my old laptop or buy a new one. However, since I have no idea when that will be, I'm implementing a "catch-up" Fanworks Contest for however many months it takes. Basically, you can go back and use any character or any episode which has been chosen since we started, make a fanwork about them/the episode and submit that. The majority of the posts have been tagged !monthly character poll, so just click on the link and you should be able to find them.
[identity profile] scandalbaby.livejournal.com
So, as I mentioned earlier my laptop is dead. What great timing, right? //end sarcasm So for right now we have no firm ending date for the fest. I'm hoping to either have my current computer fixed or have a new one by the end of the month, so for now we'll aim for February 1st and see if it's fixed by then. In the meantime I hope to see more entries!

Posted via m.livejournal.com.

[identity profile] scandalbaby.livejournal.com
My laptop has died so I'm stuck using my phone, so I'll edit this post with links the next time I'm on a computer. There were ties and since I'm unable to do a poll I made tiebreaker decisions.

Doctor Who Episode
Asylum Of The Daleks

Doctor Who Character
Rory Williams

Sherlock Character
[identity profile] scandalbaby.livejournal.com
It's that time of the month again! Here are the choices for the Whoniverse character/episode and Sherlock character for the month of January. I'm starting to run out of Sherlock characters, so if you have suggestions (or feel I should include characters that would essentially be OCs like Harry Watson and Mummy Holmes) please let me know in the comments. Voting will continue until January 4th (which is also the last day to get entries in for December).

[Poll #1888310]
[identity profile] scandalbaby.livejournal.com
So January 23rd is my 32nd birthday (I know, I'm old) and I'm feeling a bit down in the dumps about it. I decided what I would really like during the month of January is lots of fic and artwork presents, and since Wholock is my main fandom I decided to host a special challenge at [livejournal.com profile] wholockians. It will be a little different than than the other contests, so here are the rules.

The rules... )

When you enter, please use the following header (feel free to add more, but don't subtract):

So that's about it for the rules. There will be a Mod's Choice this round for each category of fanwork and then Best Overall. The contest will officially start December 23rd, 2012 (i.e., that's when you can start posting your fanworks) and will continue until January 23rd (my birthday). I hope to be going out on my birthday and have the next day off so I will most likely be collecting things for voting on the 24th.

Now, I have fifteen prompts for you to choose from, because fifteen is one of my favorite numbers and not all of them are Wholock specific; some are Sherlock, some are Doctor Who and some general ones I've found and liked. They are below the cut, and as I said in the rules, you may use more than one to your liking.

The prompts... )

If you have any questions leave them in the comments!
[identity profile] scandalbaby.livejournal.com
Okay, so I apologize for being five days late announcing the winners. ::cringe:: Real life got in the way and I've been slammed with work. But I didn't think it was fair to make you guys wait anymore, so here are the winners for the second fanfiction contest! I know there's still some ties, but they weren't for first place so I'm letting them slide.

Prompt #1 )
Prompt #2 )
Prompt #3 )
Overall )

I will be messaging the voters on Tuesday to see what they want for their drabble for voting, and as soon as I post this I'm going to reply to the message I sent to [livejournal.com profile] mahmfic about her prize. I'll be making the banners either tomorrow night or on Tuesday, depending on whether I stay up all night on Monday like I usually do and whether I can make a good Wholock manip for the base.

Also, be on the lookout for information on what I'm fondly referring as the "Modly Birthday Fest" that will be going on from December 23rd to January 23rd in the next hour or so.
[identity profile] scandalbaby.livejournal.com
Thank you all very much to everyone who voted in the last tiebreaker poll! We have a definite set of winners, and they will be announced tomorrow, once I've had time to make the banners for everyone.

To everyone who voted: I will be contacting you via Livejournal's PM system (if you allow it) to link you to my list of characters/pairings I write so you can chose the fandom/character/pairing/prompt for your drabble that was the bribe for voting. If you don't allow PMs, leave a comment here and I'll link you to the list.

Once again, thanks to everyone and I'll have the results at some point tomorrow. Also, there's going to be a special contest starting next week (no prizes this time, other than banners) so I'll post more details tomorrow.
[identity profile] scandalbaby.livejournal.com
I'm extending the poll until Monday, December 10th around 8 PM Pacific because guess what? There are still ties in both categories. I could probably award the overall category even with the tie, but I'd rather have one clear winner (even if it is one of [livejournal.com profile] mahmfic's fics, which is what the tie is between). And I'm really not in the mood to hassle with LJ's poll creator to settle on a winner for prompt 3. So, once again, if you haven't voted please vote. I don't want to break the ties myself because (obviously) I can't pick my own fics, but if there's still ties by Mondaty night I guess I'll have to.

Pimp the poll, please. And remember: everyone who voted will get one 100 - 500 word drabble from me, fandom of your choice that I know. There's a list of characters I like (which usually means characters I can write) on the very top post on my journal. If you have to use that to entice your friends to vote then please do so.

>>>VOTE HERE!<<<
[identity profile] scandalbaby.livejournal.com
Guys, the worst case scenario of our tiebreaker poll has happened: we have another tie for the prompt 3 vote, and it's been like this since I checked the poll at 8 AM this morning. I don't want to have any more ties so if you haven't voted, please vote. I'm half tempted to say I'll offer up a drabble to anyone who votes (and it doesn't necessarily have to be a Wholock drabble), and this includes people who already voted. If this is enough to entice you to vote, let me know and I'll make it official. I just really want to close the poll tomorrow when I get home from work and start making banners so I can announce the winners.

>>>VOTE HERE!<<<
[identity profile] scandalbaby.livejournal.com
It's December 6 and I'd wanted to close the poll today but (as I had predicted) we need tiebreaker polling. We have clear winners for prompts 1 & 2, but we have a tie for prompt 3 and best overall. Please take a moment to vote in this poll, remembering the rules from the last one (basically read all the entries and don't vote for yourself if nominated). I'm going to leave the poll up until sometime in the evening of December 8th, which is a little over 48 hours from now.

Fic title is a link to the fic so you can read (or re-read) them all.

[Poll #1883415]
[identity profile] scandalbaby.livejournal.com
Thankfully there were clear winners this month so I didn't have to choose. As promised, the Doctor is the chosen Whoniverse character, and that means any incarnation, not just Nine/Ten/Eleven. Please remember to tag all your fics with the !monthly fanworks contest entry tag so that when I post the round-up of the previous month's fanworks I'll know what to include. Because I was late getting this up, entries for the month of December will be allowed until January 4th, 2013.

Links lead to the respective pages on the Doctor Who and Sherlock Wikis for more information.

Doctor Who Episode
"The Lodger"

Doctor Who Character
The Doctor
(Any incarnation)

Sherlock Character
Molly Hooper
[identity profile] scandalbaby.livejournal.com
Hi guys. I come bearing unfortunate news. I have had to put the entire community on moderated posting because someone is not following the rules and is posting non-Wholock posts here. I apologize for this. Anyone who has an artist/author tag will be given unmoderated posting (because you've shown to me you can follow the rules) and everyone else from this point on will have to earn the privilege.

To reiterate: all posts made to this community must have a Wholock focus, which means they should involve at least one Sherlock character and one Whoniverse (Doctor Who/Torchwood/The Sarah Jane Adventures/other officially recognized works relating to Doctor Who such as the Big Finish audio plays) character. Writing a straight Sherlock or straight Whoniverse fic with an original character fancast as an actor from one of the other shows does not count; they are not playing their Sherlock or Whoniverse character and thus it is not Wholock fic.

Advertisements for general communites/big bangs/fic fests that allow Wholock submissions are always welcome despite not being Wholock-specific. Bringing up things about the actors relating just to Sherlock or just to the Whoniverse are also allowed (but please don't post anything about the actors on other projects, such as Martin Freeman's role in "The Hobbit" or Benedict Cumberbatch's role in "Star Trek Into Darkness"). Wholock crossovers with other shows is also permitted (seeing as how we've had Wholock/Luther fic posted here in the past). But posting fic/icons/meta that is just related to one show without mentioning the other is not allowed.

I will be posting the monthly character/episode choices shortly so we can all see if anything sparks our interest. ::lets everyone go back to their scheduled programming::
[identity profile] scandalbaby.livejournal.com
As some of you may have noticed, we have a new header for the community! I'm sorry I didn't put it up to a vote this round. Next time, we'll see. It was made by me for my own personal journal, and since I changed headers today I figured I would bring it over here for the time being. I hope you guys like it.

Now, last month we had a tie between the Doctor and Martha, and I promised the Doctor would be the chosen Whoniverse character for the month of December. This means any of the eleven incarnations of the Doctor, not just a specific one.

However, we still need to pick a Whoniverse episode and a Sherlock character, and that's what this trusty poll is for. Pick one in each section. Voting will close on December 3rd/December 4th (depending on how exhausted I am after work on the 3rd).

[Poll #1882285]
[identity profile] scandalbaby.livejournal.com
Well, it's now past 8 PM and that means round 2 of the fanfiction contest is closed! We had some really great entries this round.

We'll be having four sections to the poll: one section for each prompt and one section for best overall. There are a few things I need to stress before you vote:

1. Read every fic in that section of the poll. Even if you don't like the pairing, give it a chance. If you absolutely refuse to read a story, don't vote in that section of the poll.

2. Don't vote for yourself. Every category has at least two participants in it. If you absolutely feel yours is the better fic and you don't want to vote for the other story, then don't vote in that section of the poll.

That's it! You can pimp the poll all you want (but please don't ask your friends to vote for you without reading the other stories first), and voting will end on December 6th barring any need for tiebreaker votes.

The Links
(all links open in new windows)

Prompt 1:
A Life Gone by [livejournal.com profile] mahmfic (Sherlock/John)
Untitled by [livejournal.com profile] lotl101 (Anthea, Sherlock & John)

Prompt 2:
All Hallows Eve by [livejournal.com profile] scandalbaby (Sherlock/Amy, Martha)
X-Rays Tell No Lies, But You Do by [livejournal.com profile] mahmfic (John & Mels)

Prompt 3:
In Between by [livejournal.com profile] mahmfic (Mycroft/Lestrade, Sherlock, John, Eleven, Oswin)
Living A Lie by [livejournal.com profile] scandalbaby (Sherlock & Eleven)
Childlike by [livejournal.com profile] scandalbaby (Sherlock/Amy)
An Encounter In Paris by [livejournal.com profile] scandalbaby (Sherlock/Amy, Rory/Amy - multiple parts)

[Poll #1882283]
[identity profile] scandalbaby.livejournal.com
We got a couple last minute entries, and that's wonderful! But to everyone else, you have roughly three and a half hours to get your entries in! Remember that they don't need to be huge long fics; drabbles are okay as well.
[identity profile] scandalbaby.livejournal.com
I'm going to push the extension back a couple of hours (so it will end around 7 or 8 PM PST), but the 30th of November is the absolute last day to get your entries in.
[identity profile] scandalbaby.livejournal.com
So I got a couple messages over the last few days asking if there was any chance the contest could be extended just a little bit longer. Seeing as how one of my entries has suddenly become a WIP and all fics must be finished to be entered (and I am currently burnt out from writing what feels like a million Once Upon A Time fics over the last few weeks), I am going to grant their request. But after this there is no more extensions. None. If you aren't finished by the new due date, then I'm sorry but you just can't enter.

New due date: November 30th, 2012

I have requested the day off from my job to do some shopping at my park's employee discount day, so it will officially end whenever I get home from the amusement park that day so I can get voting up before my next three days at work. Figure it'll be around 4 in the afternoon PST on the 30th.

And remember to tag your entries so I know it's an entry! If you forgot what the prompts are it's listed in our sidebar. Good luck, everyone!
[identity profile] scandalbaby.livejournal.com
Okay, so what my plan is for the January contest is to have prompts that you can choose from, a selection of four prompts voted on by you guys plus four prompts picked by me (plus a bonus prompt in case anyone wants to try their hand at Superwholock, which is Supernatural/Doctor Who/Sherlock). My prompts will most likely be gif sets, photo manipulations or fanvideos. What I'm looking for for your prompts are quotes and song lyrics that you think would inspire a good fic.

Now, because this is for my birthday there will be a few limitations of who you can use and what pairings you can write, because I want to be able to read all of them. These are going to be the restrictions:

1 - For Doctor Who, it must by New Who. You can mention older characters but they cannot be in the fic. While I have not seen Nine and Ten all that much I'm familiar with all the characters and by the time January rolls around I might have (finally) been able to start my watch of all of series 1 - 4.

2 - That being said, no Rose. I'm not a big fan of hers. You can mention her, just not have her in the fic.

3 - For Sherlock, no Moriarty (unless you kill him) and no Sherlock/John.

So it's still pretty open for who you can use. Now, for prompts you can submit as many as you want, just try to keep them in one comment (I won't reply to any of these so you can edit them to your heart's content). Try to limit them to song lyrics and quotes, though if there's a fanvideo or a gif/gif set or photo manipulation you really like feel free to leave it as well (I may use it as one of my prompts).


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