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13 January 2011 @ 01:23 am

I have spent the past three days scanning the archives and figuring out what I need to do to get things how I want them. In this post I will be addressing all changes I am making to the way the comm  is run. It is important that you read it, whether you contribute or lurk.


I am happy to say that I have skimmed every entry ever posted to lotseekerfic , and have tagged them all to the best of my ability given the limitations of skimming for keywords.

You'll notice that a lot of new tags for pairings, characters, and users have appeared in the sidebar, and some old redundant tags have been deleted. Every person who has ever posted should now have a user tag.

Please take a moment to click on your user tag, and scan the tags on your entries. Comment here and tell me if I missed a character or pairing that you need. In the future, if there is a character, pairing, genre, or user tag you need, please tell me about it. I want to know so everything can be well tagged :D !!

Important: In my tagging adventure, it became apparent to me that some users don't understand how to use tags or what they're for. I'll admit they confused me for a while too, until I saw how useful they were on lots_femslash  .

So here's the run down: Tags let you organize your entries into categories so that you can quickly find related entries in the comm. For example, all entries that involve romance are tagged "genre: romance." Now, anyone who clicks on the "genre: romance" tag in the sidebar will see all entries that have to do with romance. The same goes for every other tag. Click on "character: denna" to see all entries that have to do with Denna, "pairing: cara/dahlia" for all entries to do with them. That's what makes our new user tags so nifty. If, instead of searching by subject like "pairing: cara/jennsen" , you want to search by user - you can do that now. Let's say you really like everything that vorquellyn  writes. Well, now you can click on "user: vorquellyn" and you'll get everything she's ever posted in this comm. :D

So please, on all of your entries, use every tag that applies, and if you need a new tag, let me know. There is a "REQUEST A TAG" link in the sidebar now for your convenience that will redirect you to comment here.

Still confused? There are LJ tutorials here and here.


From this point forward, the following rules will be enforced. Continual failure to comply will result in your posts having to go through the moderation que before they appear on the site.

Please direct your attention to the addendum to rule 4, and to rules 7-9, which are new, and to rule 6, which has been slightly altered.

o1. please be respectful of fellow members.
o2. all fanfiction must be placed behind an ljcut. you can get info here, [
o3. all ratings are welcome; g through nc-17.
o4. all pairings and genres are allowed (gen, het, slash, au, rpf). addendum: From January 2011 forward, fiction that is heavily based on the book series is no longer permitted. Influence from the books is allowed, but the fiction must be primarily based on the show. [guidelines here] This is to comply with the wishes of the author, Terry Goodkind.
o5. all posts must be Legend of the Seeker related, no advertising non-fanfiction communities, groups, etc (unless you have mods permission). However, fanfiction awards/contests/challenges are welcome to be advertised as long as it's related to the series.
o6. all fanfiction must be properly labeled with at least title, author (if other than the poster), rating, spoilers, warnings, and summary. There is a sample header available on our profile page for you to copy and paste.
07. all posts must be tagged with all appropriate tags, including characters, pairing (if any), rating, genre, and user. If your fic doesn't fit into any particular genre, use the "genre: gen" tag.

08. all posts containing graphic violence and/or explicit sex must be labeled with the proper warnings (ex: non-con, suicide, etc.)
09. fanart/graphics and fanfiction trailer videos are permitted so long as they are posted along with a link to the fic or the actual fic they were made to accompany.


You will notice in the top of the sidebar there is now a section called "Spotlight." Every so often, I will be randomly spotlighting a fic in the archives by rolling dice for the year, month, day, and entry number.

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pristineungift: darken: disturbance in the forcepristineungift on January 13th, 2011 03:28 pm (UTC)
Pick which user tag you prefer, and then if you wouldn't mind tagging all of your entries with that one, I'll delete the other one, just so people don't think you're two different authors.

You can still post from whichever journal, just you'll have one user tag for both to group all your fic together.


So let me know which tag you decide to use, and when you've tagged all your entries with that one, and I'll delete the extra one. ^_^
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pristineungift: brooke: bright smilepristineungift on January 16th, 2011 12:18 am (UTC)
Ok, I'll delete the other one. ^_^
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pristineungift: darken: mod!postpristineungift on January 26th, 2011 10:43 pm (UTC)
The tags you requested have been added. ^_^

As to your question:

Regarding rule 4, if my inspiration for Kahlan was from the show, but Denna is more like book!Denna than show!Denna, is that still acceptable to post here?

We have developed the following series of questions to determine whether or not a fic that includes influence from the books can be archived here and/or be nominated for the LOTSEEKERFIC AWARDS. If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then the fic is ineligible.

These are however, loose guidelines, and the status of fics may be decided on a case by case basis if the author and/or nominator wishes to bring the fic to the attention of the mods after answering "yes" to one of these questions. The mods have complete digression in these matters.

1. Is there enough book canon included in the fic that you feel the need to include a "book spoilers" warning?

2. Is a character that never appeared in the show one of the primary characters the fic focuses on?

3. Does book canon override show canon in the fic? (In example, Darken Rahl is blond, wears white, and is afraid of fire rather than being dark haired, wearing red, and having no issue with fire. This is a simplistic example - we understand some allowance may be made for AUs or deliberate parody.)

4. Has book canon been used to do more than fill in the gaps left in the show? (For example - Zedd's backstory being similar to his backstory in the books is alright. His backstory being exactly as it is in the books to the point that a show only viewer would not recognize any of the information and possibly think it original to the fic author is not. Again - a loose guideline and some allowance may be made for AUs or deliberate parody.)

5. Has a book plotline been used without any variation? (For example - having a plot that (loosely) borrows concepts from the books (like a villain that hates magic) is acceptable. Having a plot that follows any of the books in the series chapter for chapter, scene for scene is not.)

6. Does one of the characters that appeared in the show more closely resemble their book canon counterpart, to the point that a show only viewer would not recognize them if the name were not the same? (See Darken example above. Again, exception may be made for AU or parody.)

In the cases where exception may be made, the key is intent. Are the characters/events like the books because you wanted to do an AU that just happened to coincide, and/or a parody? Or are they similar to the books because you are following book canon?

Due to how often fic authors do it and the amount of fic that we would have to turn away, the mods have determined that book only characters may appear in fic housed here, so long as they are secondary characters.
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pristineungift: brooke: bright smilepristineungift on January 26th, 2011 11:18 pm (UTC)
Please leave a link to the story, and if it is a chapter fic, indicate the chapters you are unsure about and the mods will check it out as soon as possible.
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(no subject) - pristineungift on January 27th, 2011 12:08 am (UTC) (Expand)
pristineungift: brooke: lolwhut textpristineungift on January 27th, 2011 05:10 am (UTC)

The mods have complete digression...

Should read: The mods have complete discretion
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pristineungift: aurelia: kissespristineungift on January 31st, 2011 04:19 am (UTC)
Added! ^_^
synergyfox: LotS: Cara - Smirksynergyfox on February 6th, 2011 07:01 pm (UTC)
Cara/Shota - specially with the inkling suspicion that someone else is about to embark upon a Cara/Shota spree after mine.
pristineungiftpristineungift on February 7th, 2011 12:26 am (UTC)
synergyfox: LotS: Cara on Blacksynergyfox on February 18th, 2011 07:54 pm (UTC)
Nerm, pairing tag requests:

Shota/Zedd (am not sure if that's on there, my eyes might have skipped over it)
pristineungift: jennsen: Prispristineungift on February 19th, 2011 03:32 am (UTC)
On it now. <3
Lisa: legend of the seeker: cara smilemeridian_rose on March 21st, 2011 08:01 pm (UTC)
obscure pairing tag, please? Michael Cypher/Anna Brighton :D
pristineungiftpristineungift on March 24th, 2011 03:06 pm (UTC)
On it now, sorry for the delay!
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pristineungift: jennsen: mod'sithpristineungift on April 4th, 2011 11:39 pm (UTC)
Re: new pairing tag requests
Added it. It's under pairings: cara/denna. ^_^
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pristineungiftpristineungift on May 26th, 2011 04:07 am (UTC)
Don't do anything to your becky tag, and I can just change it into brontefanatic. <3
pristineungiftpristineungift on May 26th, 2011 04:09 am (UTC)
Changed it!
Riona: carahrhrionastar on June 11th, 2011 12:11 am (UTC)
Zedd/Cara pairing tag, please? :D
pristineungift: aurelia: kissespristineungift on June 11th, 2011 06:18 am (UTC)
Adding now!

Kristi: Denna is Awesomekristi_cagle on February 12th, 2012 02:45 am (UTC)
I'd like to get my personal tag, and the Denna/Richard/Kahlan one we've discussed. :D? <3
pristineungift: brooke: bright smilepristineungift on February 12th, 2012 04:37 am (UTC)
I'm about to go to bed, but I'll add them when I get online tomorrow. <3

I just didn't want you to think I was ignoring you. ^_^
pristineungift: jennsen: mod!postpristineungift on February 12th, 2012 02:45 pm (UTC)
They've been added. ^_^
TheOnlySPL: Comforttheonlyspl on June 17th, 2012 03:17 am (UTC)
Hey, so I finally finished one of my fics lol
Could I please get a user: theonlyspl tag as well as a pairing: denna/dennee tag?
Thank you :)
pristineungift: brooke: bright smilepristineungift on June 19th, 2012 01:34 pm (UTC)
Go ahead and submit your fic to the moderation queue, and I'll tag it when it goes through. ^_^