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03 April 2011 @ 09:16 pm
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After months of back-and-forthing over where to do this, I am officially closing Diva_Off; it's not fair to you all to be so inconsistent but with all my hospital visits and tests and new job syndrome, I just don't have the energy to keep it up with the same enthusiasm and energy that I would want to. 

I want to thank everyone here for their support and fabulous writing and I hope when my life sorts itself out I can start it all again- bigger and better than this time round. 

Love you all; keep writing because you're so so good at it. 

Thank you,

Josie
 
 
22 February 2011 @ 10:33 pm
Now, a lot of people responded to the challenges but are yet to post an actual entry. I'm giving everyone till Friday 25th February 9:30pm GMT to post any entries they have. ^_^

And to make things easier; just comment them all here:

IN THE SUBJECT LINE:
CHALLENGE #-- USERNAME--

Then either post a link to your entry (for full fics) or comment with the story as a reply to this entry.

Any questions, please ask?

After Friday, there'll be a full list with everyone's number of passes and the results of the challenge month. XD THANKS, LOVES.

AS A REMINDER:

CHALLENGE #1: Sixteen prompts, one month
Choose from sixteen prompts; your word count earns you points!

CHALLENGE #2: Three lines of fic
Write three sentences based on prompts

CHALLENGE #3: Blind Challenge
Choose three letters, and get a random prompt

CHALLENGE #4: Story in six-ten words
Exactly what it says; create a story in minimal words
 
 
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13 February 2011 @ 11:00 pm
POSTING FOR CHALLENGES JANUARY/FEBRUARY IS OFFICIALLY CLOSED.
RESULTS WILL BE UP IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS, WITH THE NUMBER OF PASSES TOTALED UP.

THEN THINGS WILL CARRY ON AGAIN AS NORMAL.

LOVE YOU GUYS.
 
 
28 January 2011 @ 05:45 pm
FOURTH CHALLENGE IS: STORY IN SIX- TEN WORDS

* Try and create a complete, succinct idea in six- ten words.
* For this to really work, there should be an idea of a story happening either side of it.
Example: 
"Rachel, watch out for zombies!" 
 
 
 

* They'll be a vote at the end, person with the most votes will win a pass!
* No prompts. Just curb that muse into minimum words!
* Post them as a comment in reply to this post.

HAVE FUN!

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 13th, 9:30 GMT

Any questions?? Ask!
 
 
21 January 2011 @ 10:44 pm
THIRD CHALLENGE IS: BLIND CHALLENGE

CharacterPromptLocation
AAA
BBB
CCC
DDD
EEE
FFF
GGG
HHH
III
JJJ
KKK
LLL
MMM
NNN
OOO
PPP
QQQ
RRR
SSS
TTT

HERE'S WHAT YOU DO:
* Choose a letter from each column (example: character D, prompt S, location F) and comment below. 
* I'll reply back with your revealed prompt.
* YOU WRITE

Any completed story earns you a pass!!! No matter what the word count is. 

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 13th, 9:30 GMT

Any Questions? ASK! 
 
 
 
21 January 2011 @ 10:25 pm
SECOND CHALLENGE IS: THREE LINES OF FIC

Create a story in three lines of writing.
Keeping it smart, concise and powerful. See what imagery you can come up with when you're pressed for space.

TEN PROMPTS ARE HERE:
#1 Jesse/Rachel or Rachel/Finn- gazing at stars
#2 Puck- hate sex
#3 Any character(s)- private singing lessons
#4 Will Schuester- happy days are here again
#5 Quinn- the dress looks nice on you
#6 Mercedes or Tina or Artie- forgotten
#7 Brittany- pretty forever
#8 Any character(s)- want you to make me feel like I'm the only girl in the world
#9 Any character(s)- fashionably late
#10 Any character(s)- but darling, I'd still catch a grenade for you

* NEW DEADLINE (as with all the challenges, moved because of techno-troubles): 13th February
* Post these as a comment to this post with PAIRING- TITLE- RATING as the subject
* HAVE FUN!!!
* Points are as followed:
Every three line piece of fiction gets FIVE POINTS. (Remember every ten points you earn in the challenge gets you a free pass!)

ANY QUESTIONS? ASK!!
 
 
Current Mood: chipperchipper
 
 
21 January 2011 @ 10:01 pm
 So as I explained to the few people that asked: I have had challenges posted. Those challenges have just been posted as 'private' and then my computer wouldn't work so I only found out today. SUCKS TO BE ME. 

They will all be reposted and the deadlines changes to mid Feb. JUST FOR THE FUN OF IT ALL.
THEN THE COMPETITION IS BACK ON. 

Remember: None of it is compulsory, just there to earn passes and get your writing juices flowing again. 
 
 
16 January 2011 @ 08:01 pm


Are you as competitive as one Rachel Barbra Berry? Do you enjoy puzzles, writing fic, and making graphics? How about random, silly challenges like putting together setlists and duet pairs? If so, then [info]gleeverse is the community for you.
It's also a great way to meet other glee fans just like you! We also have episode rewatches and chats. It's a MUST JOIN community for any Glee Fan!

I'm on Team Cheerios, but all the teams are great. If you do join, tell them [info]kait_18 sent you! Hope to see you there!

(thanks a bunch, [info]clockwork_jo )
 

 
 
04 January 2011 @ 12:49 am
HEY Y'ALL.

I know, I know, the community has lost a lot of enthusiasm lately; my fault partly, time constraints also, BUT HERE WE ARE.
So we're starting on an even playing field now:
So we're taking a break from normal events, and JANUARY HAS BECOME CHALLENGE MONTH

All writing challenges are non-compulsory BUT WILL EARN YOU POINTS.
These points will be converted into Free Passes! and there will be an overall JANUARY WINNER, who will win prizes as they would in a normal round win.

For every ten points you earn, you gain a free pass!!!
Each individual challenge will have it's own rules, but they will all continue until 31st January! So you have plenty of time!
Just join in the competitions to gain!

IT'S ABOUT GETTING PEOPLE BACK INTO THE SPIRIT OF THE COMPETITION, BACK INTO THE SWING OF WRITING. BACK INTO DIVA OFF.

HUZZAH, HUZZAH.




FIRST CHALLENGE IS:
SkinJesse St. JamesDaytime TVYou're Electric, You Know You Light Up My World
Unexpected VisitorFirefliesWineGender Swap
SupernaturalI'm Coming Up Only To Show You WrongPen & PaperDeep Breath
BlueDrastic MakeoverFirst Time Ever I Saw Your FaceSequins

RULES:* SIXTEEN PROMPTS, ONE WHOLE MONTH.
(As with all the challenges for January, the end date is the 31st! 9:30pm GMT)
* Write a piece for any of these prompts and post them to your journal/community/whatever. Must be public. Link back to this post in a comment. YOU WILL NOT GET POINTS IF YOU DON'T. 
0-200 words = 2 points
201-600 words = 5 points
601-800 words = 8 points
801+ words = 10 points
* You could just do one piece for the whole month, and use your time to complete other challenges. You could do one for every prompt. UP TO YOU. 
* You can use more than one prompt to inspire you, but you will not get more points for doing so.
* You are more than welcome to write more than one piece for each prompt; that's perfectly fine. 
* You will not get voted on quality, this particular challenge is more about what you can crank out! Getting you back into the rhythm of writing for a deadline and for a specific prompt. 
* ANY QUESTIONS? ASK! 

THANKS GUYS FOR BEING SO PATIENT. I HOPE I CAN MAKE IT UP TO YOU. KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR LOTS MORE CHALLENGES THIS MONTH. 







P.S. due to the lack of votes we had last round (literally two people voted), I am not going to eliminate anyone based on the results. But I will e-mail the small bits of feedback they got. Thanks. 
 
 
02 January 2011 @ 06:04 pm
So I was back in hospital and then in bed for most of the time in between and seriously that hospital has become my second home lately, but I'm back!!

AND I HAVE EPIC PLANS FOR THE NEW YEAR. THE CHALLENGES WILL BE BETTER. THE WORD COUNTS WILL BE LONGER. ALL YOUR SUGGESTIONS WILL BE PUT IN PLACE. STARTING FROM TONIGHT.

Hold onto your socks, they're about to be blown off.
 
 
 
22 December 2010 @ 01:02 am
VOTING CLOSES 23rd DECEMBER
HAVE FUN READING!
 
 
16 December 2010 @ 01:01 pm
YOUR WONDERFUL WRITING IS HERE:

VOTE AT THIS POST HERE WHEN YOU'RE FINISHED READING

Do your fellow writers a courtesy and take the time to read all entries. For everyone's you miss out, someone's missing out yours, so let's just all be fair and take the time to cruelly judge each other.
You have till the 23rd of December so you don't exactly have to rush.

HAVE FUN READING!

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Current Mood: bouncybouncy
 
 
16 December 2010 @ 12:46 pm
(Thank you for being so patient)

VOTING WILL CLOSE 23rd OF DECEMBER

HEY LOVELIES, VOTING FOR ROUND #5 HAS ARRIVED!

ENTRIES ARE HERE:
PART ONE/ONE


To keep it nice and organised, all voting will be done here:

The voting has changed ever-so-slightly and it really just means that more people will get comments and feedback, etc.-- this is the direct result of suggestions made (see, I do listen):
* As before, you vote for favourite and least favourite fic.
* Now, however, you have the option to vote for second and third place. You have to give a reason still.
* Favourite and least favourite is still compulsory; third and second are not, however most people will have an idea in mind. Maybe you were struggling to pick out of two? Maybe you have a clear winner but you think another one just deserves a little credit?
* SECOND PLACE EARNS 5 POINTS; THIRD PLACE EARNS 3 POINTS.

I actually think this will make everything more positive and uplifting and diversify the results a little more.

AND AS STATED IN THIS NEWSLETTER, there are still opportunities to win passes. I'm also going to prolong the 'getting-voters-gets-you-passes' thing because well, just-- I think it's nifty.

GET TO VOTING!



* YOU WILL COMMENT BELOW WITH THE ABOVE FORM, THE COMMENTS WILL BE SCREENED
* NO ONE BUT ME WILL KNOW WHO VOTED FOR WHO: YOUR VOTES AND COMMENTS WILL NOT BE PUT TO A NAME
* DO NOT VOTE FOR YOURSELF

HAVE FUN, KEEP IT CLEAN, KEEP IT ANONYMOUS, LET YOUR FELLOW WRITERS KNOW EXACTLY HOW GOOD THEY ARE
 
 
13 December 2010 @ 12:17 pm
Erm, yes, I know that Round #5's entries haven't been put up yet.

My explanation is this:
I was rushed into hospital with exhaustion, dehydration and stress and then I haven't had the strength to put up entries.
I am so very very sorry and I'll be a much better mod from now on :) Promises, promises Check this hand 'cause I'm marvellous

ENTRIES WILL BE UP BY TOMORROW AND THEN NORMAL ROUTINE WILL RESUME.
Thank you for being so patient.
 
 
03 December 2010 @ 01:08 am
There's only been a few entries this round; just wondering if you could fill in this poll to let me know whose here, whose not, blah blah blah. THANKS. 

Poll #1652319 ARE YOU STILL IN THE COMPETITION?!

Are you still taking part?


JUST PUT YOUR NAME IN THE POLL SO I HAVE A DEFINITIVE LIST, THANK YOU. 
 
 
 
03 December 2010 @ 01:04 am
POSTING FOR ROUND #5 ARE CLOSED.


ENTRIES WILL BE UP TOMORROW!
 
 
22 November 2010 @ 01:40 pm
JUST TO REMIND EVERYONE: ROUND #5 PROMPTS ARE UP

AS IS THE ENTRIES POST HERE. MERRY POSTING!

AND- because some people are unfamiliar with GMT- I've set up a countdown so you know when entries are due.
 
 
22 November 2010 @ 01:38 pm
The posting remains like it was in round #4. Please read the instructions carefully so you don’t miss anything. And any questions, as always feel free to ask.
If I see that someone has done the posting wrong, I'm going to send it back to them so that they can correct. Obviously, this is not how I wanted to spend my time, but I have since been told that some people's entries were wrong and I don't want this to harm their chances.
SO-- IF YOU NEED HELP, PLEASE ASK. IT'LL MAKE THINGS EASIER FOR US ALL.

{So please, papa don't preach}Collapse )

ANY AND ALL FEEDBACK WILL BE POSTED BY THE WEEKEND.

ANY QUESTIONS FEEL FREE TO ASK AT FAQ, BY E-MAIL OR PERSONAL MESSAGE.
 
 
Current Location: back at deskapalooza
Current Music: 'Better'- Regina Spektor
 
 
19 November 2010 @ 12:31 am
ROUND FIVE, YOU GUYS!
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(LOOK OUT FOR UPDATES IN THE WEEK AND CHANCES TO EARN MORE PASSES)

{PROMPTS AND RULES UNDER HERE IF YOU DARE}Collapse )

ENJOY!

FEEDBACK FROM ROUND #4 E-MAILED IN THE NEXT WEEK!

WATCH OUT FOR THE BONUS ROUND, STARTING THIS WEEKEND-- LESS THAN A WEEK TO WRITE BUT THE CHANCE TO WIN EXTRA PASSES AND PRIZES! WOOOOOOOO.
 
 
Current Music: 'Sailor Song'- Regina Spektor
 
 
18 November 2010 @ 12:23 pm
 RESULTS ARE HERE, LOVES!

I'm afraid this week we've lost starsofmorning who has produced some really gorgeous stuff for the competition thus far. Thank you for participating, sad to see you go, but I really hope you can join in the bonus rounds-- which are for everyone, still in or not.

THE WINNER IS:
ithilien22 , with the insanely hott and wonderful: but our communication is telepathy
I have much love for this:
1) UNNNNNNNF. Just yum yum yum.
2) I like the push-pull of it all; the control given and then taken back, the twisting-moving-ness of their motions. The idea that Santana says one thing one moment and etches out a heart the next. The idea that she crawls in, and then crawls back out. The pattern you have of Brittany being innocent and then experienced, of Santana being the active member and then the passive. How she goes from one agenda to the next, lovely lovely!
3) It's kind of gorgeous in it's simplicity. More importantly. Sometimes I find with the smutty-smut-times that it can be overwrought with description, too much, it like strangles the feeling out of it. I hate when you get this mental image of the writer sat and contemplating over every adjective and euphemism. I mean, don't get me wrong, I hate that anyway, but with more explicit stuff I find it uncomfortable. Almost mechanical. So how you just kept the action and the actual 'sex' to a minimum of well-placed verbs and grammar made it even hotter. Oh, and
4) UNNNNNNNNNNNF.

PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH ME TO CHOOSE YOUR PRIZE
, (as mentioned in this post!)

(I know I usually put these things into a table, but my table messed up and it's midnight, and I'm not going back. haha.)

1. 80pts. hyperemmalawlz Psycho
2. 118pts. mzmtiger Grilled Cheese, Scrambled Eggs (A Perfect Smile and Bad Tequila)
3. 108pts. ahigheroctave Like I Need You
4. 105pts. snoozin81 The Friends We're Better Off Without
5. 105pts. sweetiejelly Brittany Loves
6. 125pts. ithilien22 but our communication is telepathy-- WINNER
7. 113pts. the_dicethrower Queen
8. 100pts. intobrakelights Monsters
9. 110pts. yesssirrr breaking things
10. 106pts. indigo_5 Storms
11. 73pts. starsofmorning we might as well be strangers
12. 110pts. ohdelighted this is not miss america and you are not a queen


Comment below if you want public feedback!

HOW IT'S SCORED:Collapse )

FEEDBACK IN THE NEXT WEEK!

NEW PROMPTS FOR ROUND #5 WILL BE UP TODAY TO ACCOMMODATE THE OPTIONAL BONUS ROUND OCCURRING IN THE NEXT WEEK. WOO, GET READY. 
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17 November 2010 @ 11:22 pm
VOTING IS NOW CLOSED

RESULTS UP SOON! 
 
 
 
08 November 2010 @ 11:01 pm
YOUR WONDERFUL WRITING IS HERE, SEPARATED INTO THREE ENTRIES FOR EASE OF READING:

VOTE AT THIS POST HERE WHEN YOU'RE FINISHED READING

Do your fellow writers a courtesy and take the time to read all entries. For everyone's you miss out, someone's missing out yours, so let's just all be fair and take the time to cruelly judge each other.
You have till the 17th of November so you don't exactly have to rush.

HAVE FUN READING!

 {Follow me, follow me, shalalalala}Collapse )
 
 
08 November 2010 @ 10:58 pm
HEY LOVELIES, VOTING FOR ROUND #4 HAS ARRIVED!

ENTRIES ARE HERE:
PART ONE/ONE

To keep it nice and organised, all voting will be done here:

The voting has changed ever-so-slightly and it really just means that more people will get comments and feedback, etc.-- this is the direct result of suggestions made (see, I do listen):
* As before, you vote for favourite and least favourite fic.
* Now, however, you have the option to vote for second and third place. You have to give a reason still.
* Favourite and least favourite is still compulsory; third and second are not, however most people will have an idea in mind. Maybe you were struggling to pick out of two? Maybe you have a clear winner but you think another one just deserves a little credit?
* SECOND PLACE EARNS 5 POINTS; THIRD PLACE EARNS 3 POINTS.

I actually think this will make everything more positive and uplifting and diversify the results a little more.

AND AS STATED IN THIS NEWSLETTER, there are still opportunities to win passes. I'm also going to prolong the 'getting-voters-gets-you-passes' thing because well, just-- I think it's nifty.

GET TO VOTING!



* YOU WILL COMMENT BELOW WITH THE ABOVE FORM, THE COMMENTS WILL BE SCREENED
* NO ONE BUT ME WILL KNOW WHO VOTED FOR WHO: YOUR VOTES AND COMMENTS WILL NOT BE PUT TO A NAME
* DO NOT VOTE FOR YOURSELF

HAVE FUN, KEEP IT CLEAN, KEEP IT ANONYMOUS, LET YOUR FELLOW WRITERS KNOW EXACTLY HOW GOOD THEY ARE
 
 
06 November 2010 @ 06:40 pm
Apologies for this, but I am just letting you know in advance that the entries won't be up till tomorrow evening. 
You will have an extra day to vote. 

Thank you!
 
 
 
30 October 2010 @ 09:49 am
The posting remains like it was in round #3. Please read the instructions carefully so you don’t miss anything. And any questions, as always feel free to ask.
If I see that someone has done the posting wrong, I'm going to send it back to them so that they can correct. Obviously, this is not how I wanted to spend my time, but I have since been told that some people's entries were wrong and I don't want this to harm their chances.
SO-- IF YOU NEED HELP, PLEASE ASK. IT'LL MAKE THINGS EASIER FOR US ALL.

{So please, papa don't preach}Collapse )

ANY AND ALL FEEDBACK WILL BE POSTED BY TOMORROW.
If you have not received an e-mail by 10:30 pm GMT tomorrow, please contact me.

ANY QUESTIONS FEEL FREE TO ASK AT FAQ, BY E-MAIL OR PERSONAL MESSAGE.
 
 
23 October 2010 @ 01:56 am
ROUND FOUR, YOU GUYS!
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(LOOK OUT FOR UPDATES IN THE WEEK AND CHANCES TO EARN MORE PASSES)

{PROMPTS AND RULES UNDER HERE IF YOU DARE}Collapse )

ENJOY!

FEEDBACK FROM ROUND #3 E-MAILED IN THE NEXT WEEK!
 
 
Current Mood: anxiousanxious
Current Music: 'Tigerlily'- La Roux
 
 
23 October 2010 @ 01:45 am
RESULTS ARE HERE, LOVES!

I'm afraid this week we've lost stomp_the_floor who has produced some really wonderful writing for the competition. Thank you for participating, sad to see you go, but I really hope you can join in the bonus rounds-- which are for everyone, still in or not.

THE WINNER IS: indigo_5 , with the marvellous: Intuition

MY REVIEW:  1) I think what I loved most about was the casualness of it all. No death, no angst, no real hard-hitting drama (don't get me wrong, I love this just as much as the next person) just the cute light-hearted loveliness of a crush. Very cool. 2) How in character? There's a cattiness to Kurt without a meanness; he's not an evil person, just a bitch, haha. Even Sam was in character, considering all of his two episodes, and one of them being ever-so-brief, to have such a tangible grasp on the character that people really responded to? Pretty genius. Mercedes and Kurt felt cute and to the side, always watching, pondering, judging. JUST BRILLIANT. Exactly the way slash, couples, hell just-- fic should be written.

LOOOOVED IT.

PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH ME TO CHOOSE YOUR PRIZE, as mentioned in this post!)

Not a lot of entries this round, but the ones we had were brilliant, and there was a lot of pass-using, so we should back up next time. FUN TIMES. Either way, the competition is getting fieeeeeeeerce. 


THE REST OF THE RESULTSCollapse )

Comment below if you want public feedback!

On the subject of author recognition; almost everyone (if not everyone), asks for their name to be put up with their fic. So I'll try it this way, if you don't want it, ask and I'll take it off. But it's so much more awkward going back after the fact.

Everyone was fantastic, thank you for the awesome participation. ROLL ON ROUND FOUR.

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Current Location: at deskapalooza
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Current Music: 'Future Foe Scenarios'- Silversun Pickups
 
 
20 October 2010 @ 08:00 am
PLEASE VOTE BEFORE THE END OF TODAY, CLOSES THE 21st AT 10:30pm GMT. YOUR FELLOW WRITERS WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE IT.

FOR THE ENTRIES, GO HERE

FOR THE ACTUAL VOTING POST, GO HERE
 
 
Current Location: at deskapalooza
Current Mood: coldcold
Current Music: 'Time Warp'- Glee OST
 
 
17 October 2010 @ 01:59 am
So it's been a while since my last message to you guys. I'll admit, I've been relying on the bones of this in terms of input.

Long story made short: I've been really ill (this, the combination of different meds to fight off different things) and it just made it difficult to focus. Then I had problems with work, gr, boss, grrr and it was all too much and this just kept getting pushed to the bottom of an increasing pile.

NOW, UNDER THE CUT ARE THESE THINGS:
* Messages of love
* Various details- winners' rewards, dates, bonus rounds, polls
* MOST IMPORTANTLY, opportunities to get more free passes

Read more...Collapse )

REMEMBER TO VOTE FOR ROUND #3's ENTRIES BY 21st OCTOBER!
 
 
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Current Music: 'Rocket Collecting'- Milla Jovovich