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12 November 2025 @ 04:25 pm
Welcome, dear friends, to The Collar Corner. What is The Collar Corner, you ask? Simply put, it's the home of the all-gen comment ficathon. Each month there will be a post. You comment with a story request, then sit back and wait as various authors answer that request. Simple as that :D

Since we're still in the developmental stages of the community, and what with National Writing Month underway, the first round of comment fic will not begin until December. This give you time to spread the word (because the more the merrier), think about what you would like to request and familiarize yourself with the rules.

Click here to read the guidelines. As it will say in the guidelines, for the sake of clarity Gen will be defined as stories not focused on a romantic pairing. Canon pairings are permitted so long at they are not the focus of the story (see example in the guidelines).

If you have any questions, feel free to post them here.
Emframlingem on November 13th, 2010 04:24 am (UTC)
nyninenynine on November 17th, 2010 02:26 am (UTC)
So happy to see this new com!
This is just what I wanted to see. Many, many thanks! I certainly don't mind reading in the existing rooms--love lots of the stories--but I can't see myself writing some of them. I want a place to write to, and maybe this is it!
(Anonymous) on December 16th, 2010 12:36 am (UTC)
I'm not sure what's going on, or even if there's anything that can be done about it, but when I visit the main page of the community it says there's 51 comments on the first prompt post (as of 7:34Pm - Eastern USA - Wednesday) - but when I go to the post itself it says there's only 47...

Are some comments being screened? Or is something up with LJ?
(Anonymous) on December 16th, 2010 01:45 am (UTC)
And the problem seems to have fixed itself... must have been a LJ bug.
swanprideswanpride on January 10th, 2011 03:36 pm (UTC)
Wow! Thanks you! That's exactly what this fandom needs...

Is is allowed to post a link to the story written instead of writing the story in the comments (I find this a little bit akward)
Do prompts (or answers) have to be anonymus?
Is it allowed to point out stories which happen to fit a prompt?
kriadydragonkriadydragon on April 14th, 2011 09:10 pm (UTC)
I am so sorry! I kept forgetting I had this post so never checked it. I imagine that by this time that the first two questions have already been answered according to how things have been going.

As for the last question... hmmm. I would have to say no since the reason for this comm is to generate new stories. And since we don't know what has been read by the requester and what hasn't, it wouldn't be fair to them if the story you pointed out was one they'd already read. It also runs the risk of the requester getting the same story rec'd to them over and over again (it can be hard to keep track of what's already been rec'd). However, if you happen to write a story answering the request, and would like to include a small rec list of similar stories and their links at the end of your fic, that would be fine. As long as the the requester gets a brand new story based on their request, then it's all good.
swanprideswanpride on April 14th, 2011 09:44 pm (UTC)
Ah, thanks for the answer (and I hope, you caught the opossum).
kriadydragon: Shep grrr iconkriadydragon on April 15th, 2011 12:51 am (UTC)
Little snot's still eluding us. Now we have another opossum stealing the cat's food on the front porch :P
swanprideswanpride on April 22nd, 2011 08:16 am (UTC)
Not really a question, more a suggestion: It's becoming really difficult to keep track of all the prompts and the stories written for them. How about a masterlist of fics?
kriadydragon: Dominic shirekriadydragon on May 2nd, 2011 09:44 pm (UTC)
Oi, I keep meaning to do that but I keep forgetting to :P Thank you for the reminder.
vickie_08vickie_08 on July 6th, 2011 10:15 pm (UTC)
Hi, it says in the rules that you can include canon pairings, as long as they are not the focus of the story, does this mean that you can only include canon pairings in the stories, or are non-canon pairings allowed also?
kriadydragon: Reaper thinkingkriadydragon on August 18th, 2011 08:20 pm (UTC)
Apologies for not getting back to you sooner.

If the pairing in mind is two canon characters then definitely no.

Regular occurring OCs written as part of the canon verse to be a character's love interest, no (I don't know if you've ever read a fic that does that, where someone will create an original character to be a canon character's love interest/family/what-have-you and then every story that author writes includes that OC).

Canon character and OC pairings... I'm rather dithering on this as I worry about authors who might try to push the definition of gen using OC pairings (ex. they begin the story with Neal waking up next to a woman he met at a bar last night, which some might consider gen since there's no sex and the pairing isn't the focus, but it could also be considered as pre-het, or het subtext, which isn't permitted).

For now I'll say that an OC as a potential love interest can be mentioned but the usual rules apply that it can't be the focus of the story or involve anything sexual/sensual.

Hope that clears it up. I don't want to put too many restrictions on authors but, as I said, I worry about authors who might try to push the gen boundaries. I would also suggest maybe asking the recipient first if they would be okay with mentions of of a canon character with an OC character. Not a must, just to play it safe.
vickie_08: jyler flirtvickie_08 on August 18th, 2011 10:47 pm (UTC)
oooh ok, thanks for letting me know :)
(Anonymous) on August 10th, 2013 01:53 am (UTC)
Mozart the bear
Is it possible to buy Mozzie's bear from the dentist?