?

Log in

entries friends calendar profile Next Next
The Rules! - Harry Potter Next Generation LDWS
softly_sweetly
next_gen_ldws
softly_sweetly
The Rules!
Hi there, and welcome to next_gen_ldws! This is a Last Drabble Writer Standing Community for the Next Generation characters in the Harry Potter Verse.

Each round will have sixteen players. Each contestant will submit one drabble a week, and each week the readers will vote for their favourite drabble. For the first six weeks, the two authors who receive the least votes will leave the round. Once we're down to four participants, it'll drop down to the one author with the least votes, until we have our winner.

So, a few rules…

1) Each round will run for roughly 10 weeks – please don't sign-up if you know you won't be able to commit to a drabble a week for as long as you are in the round.
2) There are no passes – as long as you're in the round, you must submit a drabble each week. You can, of course, choose to withdraw at any time.
3) For the purposes of this community, a drabble is classified as no more than 250 words.
3.5) Each week there will be a prompt, and a specific next!gen character. You must write from this character's perspective, but the pairing/rating is entirely up to you.
4) All drabbles will be due on Wednesday by 11:59 GMT. They will then be posted by the Mod, anonymously, on Thursday. Voting will close on Saturday at 11:59 GMT. The results, and the next challenge, will be posted on Sunday.
5) All submissions must be emailed to softlysweetly@hotmail.co.uk, and must include all appropriate HTML.
6) No wank. Anyone caught wanking will be banned from the comm, no warning, no second chances. Unless, of course, it’s the good type of wanking ;)

Any questions, ask away!

~Sweets ♥

Tags: ,
Current Mood: cheerful cheerful

22 comments or Leave a comment
Comments
abusing_sarcasm From: abusing_sarcasm Date: April 6th, 2009 08:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
WOOT WOOT!

So excited! :D
softly_sweetly From: softly_sweetly Date: April 7th, 2009 08:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
:)
tourdefierce From: tourdefierce Date: April 7th, 2009 08:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
I wants to play.
softly_sweetly From: softly_sweetly Date: April 7th, 2009 08:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sign-ups will hopefully open a week on Sunday :)
tourdefierce From: tourdefierce Date: April 7th, 2009 08:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
The 19th?
softly_sweetly From: softly_sweetly Date: April 8th, 2009 11:02 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, hopefully :)
mysecretashes From: mysecretashes Date: April 7th, 2009 08:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Would it be ok to join the community now but not play until I'm less completely overwhelmed with other projects and RL stuff?

*is hopeful*

I know 250 words isn't a whole lot, but I've got six other fics I have to write and am about thisclose to giving birth to my third child.
softly_sweetly From: softly_sweetly Date: April 8th, 2009 11:01 am (UTC) (Link)
Of course - everyone is welcome to join up and just watch, read and vote - we'll be holding more than one round, so there's plenty of chances for everyone to play :)
sesheta_66 From: sesheta_66 Date: April 7th, 2009 08:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Good luck! Sounds like fun, hon. ♥
softly_sweetly From: softly_sweetly Date: April 8th, 2009 11:00 am (UTC) (Link)
*laughs* You know you wanna play...!
noeon From: noeon Date: April 7th, 2009 10:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oooooh. Shiny!
softly_sweetly From: softly_sweetly Date: April 8th, 2009 11:00 am (UTC) (Link)
:)
tray_la_la From: tray_la_la Date: April 7th, 2009 10:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
brilliant idea, hon!

one question: is it anon?
softly_sweetly From: softly_sweetly Date: April 8th, 2009 10:59 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, the drabbles are posted anon, and I'll edit the names in after the reveals on a Sunday
sesheta_66 From: sesheta_66 Date: April 8th, 2009 12:36 am (UTC) (Link)
Will there be a weekly prompt? A particular pairing? A specific genre? Or is everything left open to the author's choice?
softly_sweetly From: softly_sweetly Date: April 8th, 2009 10:59 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes, there will be a weekly prompt, and each week you'll have to focus the drabble on a sepcific character. But pairings/ratings etc are left up to the author :)
nursedarry From: nursedarry Date: April 8th, 2009 01:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Huzzah! And hurrah! And no doubt something in Bulgarian that my computer won't recognise.
softly_sweetly From: softly_sweetly Date: April 8th, 2009 03:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
:)
ladypratt From: ladypratt Date: April 9th, 2009 10:03 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, this sounds like fun!
softly_sweetly From: softly_sweetly Date: April 9th, 2009 03:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Glad you think so!
hogwartsvixxxen From: hogwartsvixxxen Date: April 19th, 2009 12:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
This sounds like sooo much wicked fun and it's just my speed for right now. Can I pleaseee play!

*gives you puppy dog eyes*

I do have a question though. As long as it's Next! Gen can it be any Pairing?





Edited at 2009-04-19 12:35 pm (UTC)
softly_sweetly From: softly_sweetly Date: April 19th, 2009 12:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
The sign-ups are open to anyone.

As long as the drabble meets the rules of that week's challenge, it can be any pairing.
22 comments or Leave a comment