Artistic Anniversary Challenge
First of all, congratulations to everyone who participated in the challenge. Everyone involved from the artists and writers to the readers and reviewers have certainly made it a success. Of the 78 banners created 46 of them were claimed and from that we have had 44 brand new stories shared for the members of our community. That's an amazing turnout and everyone who participated should be congratulated. If you have yet to read any of the challenge fics, and you want to see them all in one place, you can FIND THEM HERE. I tried to shortlist some favourites to recommend, but there are so many wonderful fics it's hard to narrow down just a few. And that's not a bad thing!
For anyone yet to post their fic, the challenge is still open, but the window for selecting the *Click here if your story is part of the Artistic Anniversary Challenge* checkbox is closing very soon. You will have until 11:59pm on Friday, November 11 (site time) to post...
on November 10, 2016 03:08am 8 Comments
I started a thread on the Elysian_archive LJ, not as an official EF Mod but as an individual person. It's intended as a safe place for our family to reach out lovingly in support to one another. Here is the link:
I initially posted it on my own LJ but thought it better belonged on the EF archive LJ instead.
on November 09, 2016 03:13pm 0 Comments
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Artistic Anniversary Challenge
Hi everyone. It's nearly at that time for fic posting for the Artistic Anniversary Challenge. Yay! We know everyone's excited to get started (including us!), and we know you all have questions about how everything is going to go. We'll try to answer everything here, but if there's something else you're curious about, please let us know in the comments. There's a lot of information here, so grab a snack, get comfy, and get ready to learn about all the amazing things happening in October...
How and when do I post my story?
Starting at midnight on October 1 (site time, which is Eastern US time-it's listed under the shoutbox), you'll see a checkbox on the page where you add a new story:
As soon as you see that box, you're free to post. If your story is part of the challenge, check the box and you're good to go.
Your fic does not need to be complete prior to posting. In fact, it doesn't even need to be completed...
--Amy, Kathleen, Megan and Susan
on September 29, 2016 11:35pm 7 Comments
With the Artistic Anniversary challenge starting in one month and 7 days (but who's counting?), we know that a number of authors may be using banners on Elysian Fields for the first time. It can be a confusing process if you're not sure which code to copy and paste into the banner section of the story form. To hopefully make the process simpler and less confusing, we are now offering the option of loading your banners and art work to Elysian Fields. In your Account Info page, you'll now see an option called Your Images. To add a new image, click the Upload New Images link. On the new page, you'll see that images must be a .gif, .jpg, .jpeg, or .png file. The image can't be larger than 920 px x 300 px, and the max file size is 1 MB. Click the browse button to choose an image file from your computer and click Upload. If the image doesn't match the requirements, you'll get an error message, but hopefully it will be within the guidelines, and your image will be renamed and uploaded. Once an image is added, you'll...
on August 24, 2016 10:02pm 7 Comments
New warning labels
Writers note that there are two new warning selections for your stories available if needed. They are for suicide and attempted suicide.
We will not be going through the thousands of existing stories and adding this warning because none of us have the time to cull through. If you have written a story where the warning would have been appropriate and you wish to edit your story to add the warning please feel free. Otherwise please note that these warning labels are available for future stories from now forward.
If you are a reader please realize that the warnings were not available until now, August 19, 2016 and read at your own risk.
Thank you for the suggestion.
on August 19, 2016 07:19pm 3 Comments