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Much as I love this comm and have many many fond memories of it - not to mention that most of my shorter fiction for One Piece were first posted here and inspired by the prompts here - it really does seem like activity is dying down for good now. I know I don't have half the ideas I used to have, myself, and also less energy - but like I think many of us, there's also a downward spiral when you don't get much feedback, you get less enthusiastic about writing or drawing, you're also less likely to give feedback to others, who also feel less encouraged, etc etc. There's really not much on LJ anymore for One Piece when it comes to fandom comms, and on Dreamwidth the fandom as far as I know never truly took off around any comm (apart from in the shape of talented RPers, which is admittedly great).

I could well be wrong, but to me it seems like it's more or less all Tumblr these days. We've tried to advertise this comm here, but it doesn't seem to have led to a true renewal, alas. But even if I don't have that many creative One Piece ideas myself anymore, I still really like this kind of challenge community and especially the one here, which is unlimited when it comes to pairing types or the choice of no pairing. I know judging is often tough, and winning is nice and all; but the best thing about it being a contest is for me simply that the choice of prompt gets handed over, much like in chaos threads: it's not just the same person who comes up with different prompts, nor is it randomly chosen.

Maybe on Tumblr, it would work if everyone posted their contributions to their own blogs using the same tag (could be "onepiece-300" or "op-300", for instance); the current judge would then just have to track the tags to find the contributions. But the announcement about the winner and the new prompt should probably be posted to a main blog just dedicated to this activity - maybe via submissions. The rules could also be found there.

But that's the problem, right? Even if the actual contributions are posted elsewhere and only found via tags, for this to work I feel that a main blog would have to be curated much more often and more extensively than a fandom comm, just because the Tumblr format is so different. And honestly it's not something I would feel prepared to take on myself, which of course means I can hardly expect anyone else to want to!

Besides, even if we did try there is of course no guarantee that one could really get the ball rolling on Tumblr, either.

So I have a feeling this will not be a very useful post after all... but I still wanted to raise the issue.
25 June 2015 @ 11:50 pm
This is the first fanwork I've done in months and months - fulltime work plus an online education takes to sap your energy when you're getting on in years, especially when you don't get new ideas all that often either. But now I wonder if anyone will even read this...

Title: Different
Medium: Fic
Word Count: 300
Rating: G
Characters: Strawhat Pirates
Prompt: Tomorrow

three days two yearsCollapse )
Mood: nostalgicnostalgic
Music: Kokoro no chizu
23 April 2015 @ 09:30 pm
It's been a while and only one entry so far, so I thought I'd give a second prompt in hopes that it'll spark some inspiration. You're welcome to use either the old prompt or this one for your entry this round (or both!).

07 February 2015 @ 12:34 pm
Title: Ruined cakes and stained dresses
Media: Fic
Word Count: 293
Rating: Gen
Prompt: Oops!
Characters: Straw Hat Pirates

"It WAS funny!"Collapse )
26 January 2015 @ 08:25 pm
Thank you for the lovely description and the win, shindahotaru! Glad you enjoyed it! :D

The prompt for this round is... (da-dum!)

Take it away, folks! Eager to see what type of entries will come out of this, haha.
25 January 2015 @ 10:51 pm
I know I'm extremely late on picking a winner and I'm very, very sorry! but you know about life and studies and stuff keeping one busy.

Soooo, I make it short since I've kept you waiting for so long :|
I am happy to announce that stelra_etnae's cute ill!Chopper drabble won me over in a heartbeat! It's most of all cute and sweet but also a change to have a sick Chopper who needs to be taken care of. I enjoyed the topic and the writing style, the first sentence is a great introduction that leads the reader into a funny and sweet drabble, rounded up with the typical mugiwara mentality. Loved it! <3
09 January 2015 @ 10:27 pm
Kinda late, but happy new year folks!
Sure was hard squeezing this ficlet into the word limit, but I managed. Whew.

Title: Of Brown Fur and Bright Dots
Media: Fic
Word Count: 300
Rating: Gen
Prompt: Dots
Characters: Straw Hat Pirates
Reindeer don"t get chicken pox, huh.Collapse )
11 December 2014 @ 10:19 pm
Title: Fingers Slipping Off The Edge
Rating: T (mention of blood, self neglect, and other)
Media: fic
Characters: OC
Word Count: 300 (without title)
Prompt: Dots
Summary: She is on the last steps towards her life goal. But to reach it, she has stepped into a place she might not leave again.
Other: Situated in the same verse as this story.

Golden dots dance on the map.Collapse )
16 November 2014 @ 03:19 pm
Title: Be-Spotted
Medium: Fic
Word Count: 300
Rating: MA
Prompt: Dots
Characters: Zoro, Sanji (and light bondage)

But he"s died before.Collapse )
10 November 2014 @ 10:49 am
Thanks again to serrende for picking my drabble! <3

And, to not waste more time, here's the new prompt, hopefully bringing some funnier drabbles this time :D
It's dotted. Good luck!

Because of some meaning issues of the word, here's a "relaunch" of the prompt: Dots.