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27 June 2016 @ 05:20 pm
Member maintenance has been finished. If you cannot see this post, you have been cut. However, remember you are welcome to reapply at any time.

Additionally, if you do NOT plan on staying for Round 7, please let me know (the comments here are screened), so I can make sure new members are placed to even out teams. Also, if you would like to switch teams, please let me know that too!

Remember, Round 7 starts Friday, August 12.
09 February 2016 @ 02:22 pm
Hello, everyone! Member cuts for Round 6 have been completed. If I accidentally cut you or you wish to stay, please comment here. Former members are always welcome to sign up again.
14 September 2015 @ 12:32 pm
Member cuts have been completed. You are welcome to reapply at any time.

29 January 2015 @ 10:20 pm
Member cuts have been completed. If you've been cut, you are always welcome to re-apply at any time.

Also, if you are a current member and I've done something wonky to your membership status, just let me know!
13 October 2014 @ 07:26 pm
Hey, everyone! Since this is a community of creative people- and since I know at least one LOM member besides myself has been effected by this, I figured I'd share. There is a sleazy website, fanfic-journal.com, that is ripping any public LJ entry with a tag of "fanfic," "fanfiction," or anything similar and posting it directly to their own website- conveniently neglecting to ask the original authors for permission and to credit the original authors in any way. It seems like Once Upon A Time is a fandom that this jerk-off has targeted specifically, so if this kind of stuff bothers you, I urge you to check out the site and then complain here. Since the authors are not credited, I'm comparing my fic journal to the website by the date since they're ripped usually the same day.

It's also important to note that ANY LJ entry tagged as fanfic is being posted there, so if you've posted about how you want to write something or some idea you had or even if the post was 90% personal and you threw in something about your fic (then tagged it "fic"), it's there, for everyone to see.

I hope you guys and your works haven't been violated, but just in case, be on the look out!
Current Mood: pissed offpissed off
Current Music: Yeah Yeah Yeahs- Heads Will Roll
03 October 2014 @ 08:34 pm
Inactive member cuts have been completed. If you cannot see this post, then you have been cut from the lands_of_magic communities. If you would like to continue on in the comm, you are welcome to reapply at the Sign Up post.
05 May 2014 @ 12:37 pm
If you have a community based on Once Upon A Time or are another challenge community and would like to affiliate with lands_of_magic, please comment here and we'll add you to our list!



22 April 2014 @ 07:59 pm

Welcome to lands_of_magic, an interactive challenge community. For our first 3 rounds, we focused solely on Once Upon A Time and Once Upon A Time In Wonderland, but starting with Round 4 (which began on June 12, 2015), we are now a multi-fandom challenge comm, specializing in magical, supernatural, sci-fi, horror, and super hero fandoms. If you're interested in joining, please make sure to take a look at our rules and then fill out the survey below!

We have two teams: The Summer Court and The Winter Court.

We are currently on hiatus. Round 7's start date is TBD.

22 April 2014 @ 07:00 pm

Rules for Team Members

Welcome to lands_of_magic! The following is a brief, but hopefully thorough, guide to your time here. Of course, if you have any questions not answered in this guide, please feel free to contact any member of your Mod Team:

Owner/Mod/Winter Court Captain
» » MC/ inabsentialuci

Summer Court Captain
» » Erin/ erinm_4600

To be assigned to one of our teams (the_summercourt and the_wintercourt), you must fill out the survey HERE. You will usually be given your first choice of team unless the teams get wildly out of proportion. If there are any special circumstances (for example: you really, really want to be on the same team as an existing member), please make sure to mention it in the “Anything Else” section of the survey. When you’re accepted into the community, a mod will respond to your comment with some basic information, and you will be invited to join lands_of_magic and its sub-communities. Please do not attempt to join the comms; new members will only be accepted through the invitation system, so please be patient. If you have any issues at all with the application and acceptance procedure, please do not hesitate to contact the mods, either by responding to your original application comment thread or at this post.

As of Round 6, lands_of_magic will focus on fandoms pertaining to fantasy, science fiction, super heroes, and horror. Any media in which the main plot is driven by any of those genres is acceptable except for documentaries or reality programming (for example: Alien Autopsy, Ancient Aliens, Face Off, Ghost Hunters, etc). If something is usually categorized as a different genre (most usually comedy) but has a plot which revolves around fantasy, science fiction, super heroes, or horror, and would fall apart if those elements were eliminated, it is acceptable (for example: Ghostbusters, Galaxy Quest, Your Highness, The Devil's Advocate, The Haunted Mansion, etc).

» NO HARASSMENT: There is no call and no excuse for bullying, name calling, flaming another member's work, petty gossip, and general bad behavior. Any complaints will be investigated and dealt with on a case by case basis.

» NO FANDOM BASHING: This should be obvious since this community embraces all kinds of fantasy fandoms. Of course, there may be a series or characters that you do not like (and you are entitled to that opinion, naturally), but being rude and/or hurtful is never acceptable.

» SPOILER POLICY: Any posts containing references to the most recent episode of a television show must have warnings for spoilers and must be entirely contained within a spoiler cut until eight days after the episode’s first airing. Posts referencing new movies must have spoiler warnings until a month after its theatrical release. New books should be treated as spoilers until a month after their release dates.

» ADULT CONTENT POLICY: This community is rated as having adult themes, and is open to livejournal members 14 and older. All posts should be kept to about a PG-13 rating (MPAA Rating Guide HERE). Rules for fanworks will be posted in those sub-communities

Round 6 is scheduled to run from February 12, 2016- June 10, 2016, and we will have 20 challenges all together, most starting on Fridays. Most challenges will be open for at least a week (the voting phase of any contest will be open for at least 3 days), though some may last longer. All due dates will be given with the details of each individual challenge.

The point of lands_of_magic is a challenge community. The point of the challenges is to earn points for your team, and the team with the most points at the end of the round will win. There are several ways to earn points for your team:

» » Challenges (including promotion/referrals and points for voting in any contest)
» » Signature Tags. Signature tags are 300px by 150px graphic banners which have your name and your team on them. If you use one when submitting your entries, you’ll receive an extra point. Acceptable fandoms for sig tags can be found here.
» » Fanworks. An exciting aspect of lands_of_magic is our creative community, mount_helikon. Here, you may post- and receive points for fanworks you’ve created. mount_helikon has its own rules and points structure, so make sure to read the rules there before you post.

» » All work you submit for points must be entirely your own work. Refrain from manipulating other people's work, such as Tumblr graphics and gifs made by others, as source images for your work.
» » All of your work must be posted on Livejournal. Do not use other sites, such as Tumblr or Dreamwidth to post your entries to challenges.
» » Your challenge entries must be new and never posted before. Works in progress you complete in time for the challenge are okay as long as they have not been posted before anywhere online.

In between rounds, the mods will do a member cut based on participation. In order to escape the cut, all you have to do is participate in at least one points-earning activity per round. If you are aware that you will not be able to participate for an extended period (generally more than 2 months), please be sure to comment to the CONTACT YOUR MODS post HERE. This will let the mods and your team captain know that you intend on coming back, you just can't at the moment. It will also save you from being cut at the end of the round if you have not participated.

If you need to leave the community altogether, please comment to the same CONTACT YOUR MODS post. We will be sorry to see you go, but it is understandable that members will at some point choose to leave. If you ever wish to rejoin the community, simply comment at the Assignment post, and you will be readmitted.


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