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28 March 2014 @ 02:11 am
I hope I am not too late with this challenge entry. I spent all of the last few hours writing it and my bed is waiting for me to hug it! It was a story I just had to write! I hope you enjoy it!!

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Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
23 March 2014 @ 02:39 pm
It is the last day of my holiday and my plot bunnies have finally stirred into action! I hope there is something for everyone with this story and that you enjoy it!

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Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
20 March 2014 @ 07:14 pm

Hello, lovely Great-Tales-ers!

This is an explanation for and of our first ever Team-oriented, Three Month challenge!


1.  PARTICIPATON:  Since this comm began running three years ago, we have had ups and downs participation-wise (real life . . .*sigh*) but generally, it’s been awesome!  We have challenges every month for writers, but we have comm members who  may or may not write, but comment on literally EVERYTHING -- thoughtful, interesting comments, too! -- and we want to recognize them, too.  And of course, we also want to encourage more participation.

2.  MULTI-FANDOM-NESS:  This is a multi-fandom comm.  Thus far we have nearly 100 fandom tags, so I think we can say fairly that it really is multi-fandom.  But on the other hand, there’s a lot of Sherlock here, folks.  Can’t say I really mind, but ideally this comm would be less Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Miscellaneous Fandoms that it really is.  :)

The Rules:

Everyone who signs up will be split into one of three teams.  (Excellent team names to be chosen by the teams themselves.)

Each team will have a team leader with minimal responsibilities to be discussed in the sign-up post.

Between April 15 and July 15, your team will be able to earn points, and the team with the most points wins.  We will post every other week with the teams’ progress.

The winners will receive a personalized copy of a super-awesome banner made by someone.  Unless the banners are made by me, in which case it will be an amateur banner created with inept, but sincere, love.

The Points:

You will be able to earn points as follows:

COMMENTS (only on a story not your own):

- 3 points for your first comment on a story


- 4 points for the first ever comment on a story


-5 points for voting in a challenge, provided you have commented on every story in that challenge.


-2 points for posting a story (either that you’ve written, or as a recommendation)


-3 points for entering a story into a challenge


-5 points for posting a story in a fandom with five or fewer taggings


-7 points for posting a story in a yet un-tagged fandom

In case of ambiguity (for entries or comments), you will received the highest number of points applicable.


Signups:  March 26 - April 7

Team Assignments:  April 9

Challenge Begins: April 15

Please comment to this post with questions, comments, and especially suggestions.  We want this to be fun for YOU, so tell us how we can make it so!
20 March 2014 @ 07:01 pm
Just reminding you that Challenge 303: Awards ends this Thursday.

We'd love to see some more entries!


And don't forget that we are exceedingly happy to give extensions to any and all who request them.  Just leave a comment to this post, or the original challenge post, or PM me or eanor, and we will give you an extension.
20 March 2014 @ 02:05 pm
Title:  Bricks Without Clay
Author: [info]capt_facepalm
Fandom: Sherlock Holmes (Gaslight)
Characters: Sherlock Holmes
Summary: He's looking for his trophy
Warnings: Contains small parts. Not suitable for children under five years.
Word Piece Count: 321
Author's Notes:

This way to the thingie...
19 March 2014 @ 03:36 pm
Title:  Awards
Author: [info]capt_facepalm
Fandom: Sherlock Holmes (Gaslight)
Characters: Sherlock Holmes, Dr Watson
Summary: On the topic of awards.
Warnings: None
Word Count: 100
Author's Notes: For Challenge 303

This way to the drabble...
17 March 2014 @ 06:15 pm
Title: Double Date
Authors: goldvermilion87
Rating: G
Fandom: Sherlock (BBC)
Characters: John, Sherlock, Mary, Janine
Summary: Dinner -- with wine and sitting.
Warnings: Set somewhere after His Last Vow
Word Count: 550
Author's Notes: Initially written for great_tales challenge 301, but I wasn't happy enough with it to post.  Thank you, capt_facepalm, for inspiring me to write a Sherlock fic when I was melodramatically insisting that I could never write one ever again.  :P

15 March 2014 @ 11:46 pm
Hello all,

Just a friendly reminder to all who bewared (bewore?) this Ides of March and thus are still up for writing stories, that Challenge 303: Awards is still ongoing.

We've already had a new fandom added this challenge. Let's see some more. :)
15 March 2014 @ 01:27 am
Title: Bravery
Author: gardnerhill
Rating: PG (mild language)
Fandom: Star Wars
Characters: Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Chewbacca
Word Count: 936
Summary: Medals don’t mean the same thing to everyone.
Author's Notes: For Great Tales’ Challenge 303 (Awards!)

Story on LJ
Story on AO3
14 March 2014 @ 07:05 pm
Title: High Stakes
Authors: goldvermilion87
Rating: G
Fandom: Sherlock (BBC)
Characters: John, Sherlock, Lestrade, Mary
Summary: A Celebration.
Warnings: None
Word Count: 450
Author's Notes: For great_tales challenge 303.  Thanks to capt_facepalm and med_cat for beta help. :)