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Leap of Faith

Alright, kids, so I went through and edited tags entry by entry. Now, via the tags on the left of my layout, you can find that one story, series, fandom, icon post, etc. that you were looking for.

I changed my layout, 's a bit grim, but it's adorable.

Finally, and most importantly... I made all of my posts public. That's right. You no longer have to be a member to read my stories.

In the four years and change that I've had this comm, it's ALWAYS been private, members only. Honestly? I'm sick of the emails, the messages, the comments asking how to join. BUT... and this is the big but... if I find out that my stories are being duplicated or archived anywhere at all without my permission, it's going back into lockdown. I know, I'm totally paranoid... but it's happened. It really has. And it pissed me off/scared the shit out of me... but I'm trying to be more mellow!! Mellow yellow, right?

Sorry that there was backdating fail... I feel pretty shitty about that, but it's for archiving at Women in Kevlar and Passion & Perfection... get my earlier stuff posted on there without redirecting to cm_f...

Oh and anyone else interested in the wicked/other stuff beta... that'd be fab. laylat has stepped up for the wicked team :)

Notice & Apology

As a notice to everyone and an apology in case my backdating fails, I'm reposting my nine criminal minds fics here in their entirety. I'm going to seriously TRY to backdate them, but I know sometimes backdating is made of epic, epic, monstrous, evil fail. So please don't kill me too much, I'm terribly delicate.

Also, i'm going to be revamping tags too... and I'd also love to have one or two additional betas that I can nag on my beck and call?

Right now for Criminal Minds fics, I have sofia_lindsay and cyandragonfly but I don't have a beta for Wicked. I'm also considering picking up either NCIS or Law & Order fics, but i'd have to delve a little deeper into fandom or fics before I feel comfortable. I'm also going to try to do more icon making.

In other words, this community is officially off hiatus.

Additionally... I would love to have another moderator here to help me with the membership queue (for wicked fics, though I'm tempted to just make the community public again...) and general asshattery that may happen... I would also consider, if anyone wanted to make a partnership for posting icons or fic... maybe make this a team instead of a solo show... I'd consider it.

Anyway. Yes. So recap: Apologies in advance if backdating fails epically. Tag revamps. Beta readers? Hiatus no more! Mods? Sharing? Bueller? Bueller? Anybody? Bueller?

FAQ 2.0 (Updated)

Alright, so, since it appears that I'm back in the saddle with this thing, I need to write a new spanky FAQ... Since this time Questions HAVE actually been asked.

[One] Jackie, Why is your community locked? Isn't the point and purpose of writing fanfic so that it can be shared with EVERYONE?
[Answered] You can thank a handful of immature, inconsiderate people for that... Basically, a few years back when I'd first started writing Wicked fic and was much, much more active in the fandom (to the point of do ing layouts and icons much more frequently than I do now) someone decided to take graphic work that I'd done personally for myself and claimed it was their original work; without any consideration for me or the work I'd done on it. I had specifically asked that no one take the work I'd done for myself, but... Some people just don't care. Well, I do. Also, down the road, someone had created a greatest journal where they used some of my personal layouts as their own, taking credit for it there too. Naturally, this vexed me, so I worked with GJ admin and had the journal shut down. I've also had some bad experiences with trolls, LJ Scraper (a bot that steals icons and graphics and redistributes them sans credit), and even plagiarizers. So now, by keeping the community locked (though I do approve 99% of new members) I can keep tabs on who is accessing my work and narrow the scope of theft possibilities. Nine more...Collapse )

Any other Questions? Post them in replies, I will answer.

Also, I just took the time to clean out most posts that were irrelevant-- pimping communities, dead links, dead image links, etc, so now ALL posts are relevant or simply have content! Enjoy.

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