|*sweeps out the cobwebs...*
||[Jun. 13th, 2012|08:22 pm]
Final Fantasy VIII Character Rating Community
*steps up to microphone and brushes of dust* |
Ahem... Hello? Anyone? Maybe? Hello, there!
I know that this community has, sadly, kind of died out, but on the off chance that anyone still watches this, I wanted to use this a chance to try and reach some of the FFVIII crowd, whether you still participate in the fandom or not!
A friend of mine, ashes_and_wings (Ashbear on ffnet) is starting a challenge of sorts titled "Where I Belong" to kind of serve as a reunion for the SquallxRinoa fans across the internet--or to just help inspire people in the fandom old and new! I know that not everyone in this community likes/liked that pairing, or even those characters as individuals, but for those of you who do, whether you still write/draw/icon/whatever for them, used to, or always wanted to, this really is about bringing people in the fandom back together. More detailed guidelines are found on her journal, but here is the gist:
The challenge takes place over the month of August. You can begin working on any submissions for it as early as right now, but everything will be posted over August. Basic guidelines are--
--ALL fanworks are accepted: fanfiction, fan-art, graphics, fsts, amvs, crafty type things, really everything
--If you choose to submit fanfiction, it must be at least 2500 words long, must center around Squall and Rinoa's relationship in a positive light, and must not contain character death
--Submitting something based on a previous work is fine (for instance, a one-shot based on an existing story), as long as no knowledge of the prior work is necessary for the submission
Please refer to this post at Ashbear's LJ for additional information!
The "Where I Belong" ffnet forum
And on the balamb_rating note... I am still going to keep this community open on the hopes that FF rating communities become popular again (are any still active?), however, as I have demonstrated for the past several years, I cannot say I will be very active unless enough people show interest in bringing things back to life. Sadly there are a lot of unstamped applications that never got enough votes to even get a stamp. But, it will always be here, waiting for activity to perk right back up!