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What Would Neil Gaiman Do?

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Created on 2009-05-07 01:45:28 (#307749), last updated 2012-05-02 (285 weeks ago)

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Name:Mythology & Folklore Based Fiction
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Community description:A fiction writing asylum for mythopoeians.

What would Neil Gaiman do? And for that matter, what would Sam Raimi do? They would tell us to write more fiction about ancient gods and heroes. And they might even tell us to write some about angels and demons, too ... just to cover our bases.

Really. True story.


1. As long as it's mythology and/or folklore based fiction, go ahead and post it. Anything mentioned in the interests is certainly eligible for postage (with the possible exception of Niel Gaiman and Sam Raimi ... unless you can be really creative about it), and if you can think of anything else that's applicable, I'm game to add it. I'm fine with slash, femmeslash, het, gen, or pretty much anything else that floats your boat (though Sues/Stus are right out). Fanfic is also ok, as long as it's on topic (ie, it can be based in a fandom with heavy myth or folklore currents, as long as the myth or folklore takes center stage in your fic. Example: it's ok to post something that centers around Lilith or Azazel, but not one where the Winchester boys are the main focus (there are plenty of other communities for that)). Please, give us at least the title, the pantheon or folktale in use, fandom (if there is one), rating, any necessary warnings, a small summary, and place your fic behind an lj-cut. Anything other than that (such as pairings, crossover alerts, disclaimers, wordcounts, prompts, referance links to the god or tale in use, etc.) is up to you. If you're going to be posting a serial, also put "Part #/#" (or something of the like) in the subject or title line (just to let everyone know where we're at).

and/or Folktale Used:
(if applicable)
Disclaimer(s): (if applicable)

Optional Bonus Footage:
Crossover Alert(s):

2. Don't be a douche. You don't want to be the subject of a post on Fandom Wank, and I don't want to have to use the banhammer (it's heavy, damn it). So, please, no purposeful flames, trollery or spamming. However, if you insist on it, your thread will be frozen, and you will be asked to stop. If you continue past this point, you will be banned. No questions, no further warnings.

3. If you are posting through a client, please make sure that your posts are formatted correctly after they have been posted. Since this is a community, there is a chance of many people reading your fic, and proper formatting just makes it easier on the eyes of your readers.

4. You are more than welcome to ask for help on your own fics (when hitting writer's block, when you're unclear about a particular bit of folklore or mythology, or whenever), but I'd prefer it if there were no fishing trips (ie, "I saw this fic this one time about [fill in plot device]. Does anyone know where I can find it?"). Anything posted here will be tagged by the OP, or myself. If you saw a fic here that you wish to go back to at a later date, please check the tags. Posts containing fishing trips will be deleted.

5. Please don't post anything that you did not personally write. However, if you find something that is on topic, and which the rest of the group might enjoy, feel free to post a link to said work (along with any necissary info: the title, the author's name, where the link takes us to, pantheon/folklore in use, and a brief summary). If it is found that you are plagiarizing, you will receive a visit from Thor and his banhammer.

6. I don't have an issue with pimping of other communities, as long as it doesn't become a spamming issue. But if you're going to pimp another community, or a character blog, please restrict yourself to ones that concern themselves with writing and/or myth/folklore.

7. If there is an issue (or you'd like to become an affiliate), feel free to contact me @ [personal profile] randombastary or [personal profile] storiwr.

Blessed are the legend-makers with their rhyme
of things not found within recorded time.
It is not they that have forgot the Night,
or bid us flee to organized delight,
in lotus-isles of economic bliss
forswearing souls to gain a Circe-kiss
(and counterfeit at that, machine-produced,
bogus seduction of the twice-seduced).
Such isles they saw afar, and ones more fair,
and those that hear them yet may yet beware.
They have seen Death and ultimate defeat,
and yet they would not in despair retreat,
but oft to victory have tuned the lyre
and kindled hearts with legendary fire,
illuminating Now and dark Hath-been
with light of suns as yet by no man seen.

-- "Mythopoeia," by JRR Tolkien

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