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Welcome to Mega Flare 2010, the Final Fantasy Big Bang!

The Rules

  1. Schedule! All closing times and due dates are midnight Pacific Time (UTC -7).
    Sun Jun 6: Sign-ups Open
    Fri Jul 2: Author Sign-ups Close
    Fri Sep 3: Artist Sign-ups Close
    Sun Sep 5: Story Summaries Due
    Mon Sep 6: Story Selection Begins
    Sun Sep 12: Story Selection Closes
    Fri Oct 1: Rough Drafts Due
    Fri Oct 29: Posting Begins!
    Sun Nov 14: Posting Ends - All stories due


  2. We will have announcement communities on LJ and DW both! However, for ease of modding and communication, comments will be allowed only on the Dreamwidth community. Anonymous and OpenID commenting will be open for those who neither have nor want DW accounts. (But if you don't have a DW account and want one, let us know!) Come check us out at [community profile] megaflare_ff or [livejournal.com profile] megaflare_ff!

  3. All stories must be posted to the AO3 Mega Flare collection.
    • If you don't already have an AO3 account, let us know! It's a good idea to do this as soon as possible.

    • Stories may be broken into chapters, but you must post the entire story at one time -- no spreading it out over several days or weeks.

    • You are totally welcome to cross-post as you wish!

  4. Expectations for authors
    • If you would like artwork, a summary of the story must be completed and sent to the mods by Sunday, September 5th.

    • A rough draft of at least 17,500 words will be due to your artist on October 1st.

    • WIPs are allowed, with a maximum of 3,000 draft words already written.

    • We will open story posting on October 29th, and it will stay open for approximately two weeks. All stories must be at least 20,000 words. Sunday, November 14th is the final deadline!

  5. Expectations for artists
    • Be available the week of September 6th for story selection. (More details on how that will work are forthcoming.)

    • If you don't receive your rough draft by October 2nd, let the mods know right away!

    • Post one or two high-quality fanart pieces inspired by the story you have chosen. You should work with the author to embed the artwork in the story as posted on AO3. Although AO3 doesn't offer image hosting, we will! Watch the community for more information about how to upload your artwork.

    • Anyone is welcome to sign up as both an author and an artist, but you must select someone else's story to illustrate.

  6. Collaboration!
    • We definitely encourage artists and authors to sign up as a team! This suggests that you will work on the project together from the beginning. When you sign up, please let us know that you are going in together so that we know that you don't need to participate in story selection.

    • Authors who sign up with an artist do not need to turn in a summary. However, please check in with us at the rough draft stage to let us know how it's going.

    • Interested in collaborating but don't have anyone to collaborate with? We will give you the opportunity to post a "personal ad" in the Mega Flare community! Just comment here. We will be closing comments to this post on August 27th, one week before artist sign-ups close.

  7. Betas
    • Although we won't be doing official beta sign-ups, anyone is welcome to advertise their services as a beta in this post.

    • Betas are not required, but they are strongly recommended.

  8. Other stuff
    • Defaulting: In life, things happen. You may get to a point where you realize that you just aren't going to be able to finish your story or your artwork -- maybe not on time, maybe not at all. Either way, please feel free to contact the mods at any time, either by email or by leaving a comment on the DW community. No worries! Whatever it is, we would rather know and have the opportunity help you out.


That's all for now! But watch this space for more goodies, like reminders and a FAQ.

Thanks for all your enthusiasm as we've been putting this together. It's really kept us excited about the project. :D We look forward to working with you over the next several months as we produce awesome Final Fantasy artwork and longfic together!

Your loving mods,

[livejournal.com profile] owlmoose and [personal profile] renay

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Date: 2010-04-14 07:38 am (UTC)
imadra_blue: (ff13 snow kinda sexy)
From: [personal profile] imadra_blue
Yay! *\o/* *excited, too, and even has a full plot outlined and ready to go!*

(no subject)

Date: 2010-04-14 02:20 pm (UTC)
nan: ([ffviii] Selphie - and we will ROCK)
From: [personal profile] nan
Woohoo! \o/

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Date: 2010-04-14 05:12 pm (UTC)
regann: (Quistis [ragged edges])
From: [personal profile] regann
YAY!

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Date: 2010-04-15 10:49 am (UTC)
samuraiter: (Default)
From: [personal profile] samuraiter
Been anticipating this community. :-) And I have long been looking for a good excuse to do a Final Fantasy Mystic Quest story.

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Date: 2010-04-15 07:51 pm (UTC)
fireeye: (Final Fantasy)
From: [personal profile] fireeye
...

...Does FF:MQ really require an excuse? >_>

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Date: 2010-04-24 03:19 am (UTC)
samuraiter: (Default)
From: [personal profile] samuraiter
Granted. I was thinking of doing a massive Cloud / Jessie epic, but FFMQ is sorely underloved.

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Date: 2010-06-06 08:56 am (UTC)
ukefied: (<3 ; // frey)
From: [personal profile] ukefied
Do want!

FRICKING YAY!!

Date: 2010-04-17 07:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heaven-monument.livejournal.com
I'm so happy this is finally going through! I do have a couple of questions, still, about this process. (The More You Know and all that.)

1. Why AO3, again? I know for FFEX 2010, posting was moved to AO3 and you gave some wonderful and compelling reasons why AO3 was superior to LJ and DW, but I can't remember them. Briefly explain how archiving works over there...?

2. How does one get an AO3 account? Is it similar to the invite code scheme that DW works from?

3. What I've planned for Mega Flare is not one story, but a massive selection of shorter fics (ranging from drabble length to longer flashfics, but the basic idea is that I write 20 lots of 1000 words of fic to answer twenty "questions". It won't be 100 words x 20 drabbles, but you get what I mean. tl;dr: Not one story.)
Firstly, will you allow this (please say yes so I have time to start my planning afresh), and if so, rather than sending my paired artist a "summary", could I instead send them the completed drabble/scene/vignette for which I want them to create something?

4. Are we supposed to keep things under wraps before posting the stories, or can we X-Post as we like before November?

(no subject)

Date: 2010-04-18 06:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heaven-monument.livejournal.com
Thanks for answering so quickly and comprehensively. :D

Re: #3: Okay, say I plan it like this. Each "question" is a chapter of ~1000 words. There are twenty question-chapters. Each question-chapter is a set of interconnected drabbles/ficlets/etc that answer the question posed, i.e. what happened? Tell me in a drabble, a letter, a history, a monologue, a vignette, etc, etc.

If that's okay, I would very much like an invite code so I can familiarise myself with AO3. ^^

(no subject)

Date: 2010-04-18 08:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heaven-monument.livejournal.com
It's still one story, so I don't think it's totally inappropriate for Mega Flare. As I discussed earlier, it is not going to be just twenty 100-word drabbles. It's most likely that most individual parts will be 500-800 words and I fill the rest of each question-chapter with one or two related drabbles.

Would you prefer if I PM you via livejournal regarding the AO3 invite code.

(no subject)

Date: 2010-04-18 08:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heaven-monument.livejournal.com
Duh, punctuation fail.

Would you prefer if I PM you via livejournal regarding the AO3 invite code?

(no subject)

Date: 2010-04-19 03:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heaven-monument.livejournal.com
I'm PMing you at livejournal now.
Thanks for all your help! Mega Flare looks like it'll be hell fun this year.

(no subject)

Date: 2010-04-17 06:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mako-lies.livejournal.com
Oh my gosh, so excited. Thanks so much for putting this on, I absolutely can't wait!

Quick question, should the story be complete? Say for example someone writes their 20,000 words, but their fic isn't finished. Is that allowed, or does it need to be finished in its entirety?

(Also, I wouldn't mind getting a DW, how would I go about doing this?)

(no subject)

Date: 2010-04-18 05:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mako-lies.livejournal.com
Thanks, I'll keep an eye out!

(no subject)

Date: 2010-04-18 04:13 am (UTC)
sarasa_cat: (fran_pilot)
From: [personal profile] sarasa_cat
Yay! I'm glad you are doing this and thanks for all of your work setting this up. \o/

(no subject)

Date: 2010-06-06 07:19 am (UTC)
chaosraven: Chopper (Default)
From: [personal profile] chaosraven
I preemptively call dibs on Nay's story. >D

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Date: 2010-06-07 04:11 am (UTC)
folkloric: (cinderella; my reflection)
From: [personal profile] folkloric
Do we comment to this post to figure out an AO3 account? I'd love to write for this but I'm not sure what that is. ._.;;

(no subject)

Date: 2010-07-05 06:46 pm (UTC)
bell: a kitten from behind, its tail curled (kitty tail curl)
From: [personal profile] bell
Hi! I'm interested in signing up as an artist, and I've poked around the FAQ & rules list. There's a few things I wanted to make sure of-- when would the art be due? I know the stories will be posted on AO3 (\o/) but will the mods provide guidelines/help on where to host the art? And, finally, can I choose *which* FF fic to work with? I've played most of the games but I wouldn't, for example, want to work with a FF13 fic because I haven't played it yet.

Yay FF fanworks! :D

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