Welcome to 14_valentines! This is a friendly, low-pressure community for writers and artists who want to explore and develop their skills through and inspired the original 30 Kisses Themes. People of all fandoms are invited to participate and couples of all orientations are welcome. Neither homophobia nor heterophobia will be tolerated.
Feel free to join just to enjoy the fanworks, but don't be intimidated. Writers and artists of all levels are welcome to participate.
01. chocolate hearts; conversation hearts 02. red; pink; colour 03. paper mache; heart-shaped balloons 04. party 05. chamapagne; wine 06. kisses; I love you with all of my heart 07. candlelight; dinner for two 08. bubblebath; time alone with you 09. hugs; the best moments are with you 10. romance 11. smile; you light up my life 12. caresses; every touch you give me steals my breath away 13. silk sheets 14. date; romantic getaway
Bonus: 15. engagement ring, wedding band* 16. attraction 17. passion; you set my blood on fire 18. cuddling 19. spa 20. a casual stroll through the park
* - the two are hand in hand, there is no substitution.
How It Works
(rules ripped from 30_kisses)
[x] Claims: You (and up to one other collaborator) may claim up to three  couples at a time. The only caveat is that they must be from three different fandoms. Please note that if you claim three couples, you are committing yourself to complete all ten themes for each of the three couples. When a couple is claimed, it counts for both writing and art. No one is required to do both, but it's definitely encouraged.
[x] Specifics: Original characters, original stories, crossovers between two fandoms, AU stories, RPS, and songfics are all acceptable. Icons and/or banners are not. (Try iconfiend100 for things such as that.)
[x] Request: at this post with the subject line "valentine request". Make sure you include the full names of both characters and the fandom that they are from. (And please check the list of claimed couples first to make sure they aren't already taken.) The claims list will be updated at least once a week, maybe even quicker. I'd like to try and get back with everyone ASAP.</s>
[x] Done!: When you are done with a couple or decide that you can't/don't want to finish, please leave a comment in this entry. You cannot request a transfer of your couple to another person but someone else is free to request it as soon as you drop it.
[x] Deadlines are on for the same reasons I've discontinued the claims list.
[x] Posting: Only fic/art may be posted to this community. (Advertisements for other communities are absolutely not tolerated.) You may use fake cuts, but you must have the correct subject and header information as well as a link to it's actual location.
[x] Archives: All entries are archived once a week. Please let two weeks pass before notifying us of a missing memory. If you do not want your entry archived, please state so in the header.
[x] Viewing/Watching the Community: This is a must. When it comes time for the purges, I announce them one month in advance and when the claims list will be closed. It is the responsibility of the author/artist to keep track of their own progress so when a purge does come, (s)he knows whether or not to update the claim or ask for an extension. I'm pretty lenient when it comes to posting but I do expect to hear something when it comes time for a purge.
____ The Idea
[x] Order: Themes do not have to be written in any particular order.
[x] Interpretation: Feel free to interpret each theme however you wish. Just remember, fashion must be involved. It doesn't need to be the focal point, but it must be in there one way or another.
[x] Style: The style of your entries is completely up to you. For authors, it can be as short as a paragraph, or as long as a multi-chaptered novel. For artists, it can be a full watercolor or the five-minute sketch you did before class. All that's important is capturing the feeling of the theme.
[x] Works in Progress: You may submit works that are in progress, but please don't make a habit of submitting works that you've already finished and made public.
[x] Format: When you post, please use the following format:
Subject line: Title (fandom, pairing, challenge #) For example, the subject line for my drabble for challenge #02 (satin dreams) would be: Red Satin (Inuyasha, Inuyasha x Sango, #02). Note: I'm not going to be too picky about subject lines. Just keep the entries fanfic/fanart related. :)
Title: Author/Artist: Pairing: Fandom: Theme: (include the # and the theme) Disclaimer: (yes, you need one every time! unless you're doing your own original work, in which case I'd suggest including a claimer.) IF YOUR FANDOM INVOLVES REAL PEOPLE, your disclaimer MUST state that your fanworks are purely fictional and do not imply any actual relationship or event. Warnings are also a must, especially if your story contains spoilers or male pregnancy or anything else that someone else might find to be somewhat "squicky."
[x] LJ-cut: Anything longer than a paragraph and ALL artwork must be put behind an LJ-cut.
[x] Ratings: All ratings are welcome, but anything of an R or higher rating must be clearly marked as such in front of the LJ-cut.
[x] Plagiarism: will absolutely not be tolerated.
[x] Feedback: is encouraged. Please state the type of feedback that you're looking for as well.