October 1st, 2009
|rsgamesmods||12:47 am - Welcome!|
Welcome to the 2009 RS_Games!
The first fabulous fics and art will appear later today, but we wanted to welcome all of our friends, readers, and participants! The Games are about having fun, spreading the love of our favorite ship, friendly competition, and going for Puppyshippers’ gold.
The theme of this years Games is Over the Rainbow:
In 1978 the Marauders were enjoying their first year of freedom from Hogwarts. James and Lily got married and our boys were busy with the work of the Order of the Phoenix.
Meanwhile, in the Muggle world, a San Francisco artist named Gilbert Baker designed an eight-stripe, rainbow hued flag to fly over the Gay Freedom Day Parade. The flag represents unity through diversity and was inspired by the song, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” The original version had eight stripes from top to bottom: pink (sexuality/love), red (life/strength), orange (healing/understanding), yellow (sunlight/happiness), green (nature/peace), turquoise (magic/art), indigo/blue (serenity/understanding), and violet (spirit/spirituality). Our theme and our prompts are based on the symbol and meaning of this flag.
This does not mean that you have to define the sexuality of Remus and Sirius in any particular way. The Rainbow Pride Flag is about diversity and is a celebration of all aspects of humanity. So come with us Over the Rainbow and go for the gold!
General Rules and Overview:
Each day a pair of fics (one from Team AU and one from Team Canon) will appear on this site. Sometimes works of art will appear, too. Please read, view, enjoy, and take the time to vote. Remember, whilst this is Team Canon v. Team AU, it is not fic v. fic or artwork v. artwork. Please evaluate and vote for each work on its own merits, not as a comparison. Positive comments are heartily encouraged and the rules for voting and other posting are HERE, please take a moment to check them out.
Voting will continue until seven days after the final post (which we predict will be sometime in the first week of November.) At that point, the votes will be counted and the winning team will be announced shortly after.
Warnings and Disclaimer:
These are works that generally involve male/male romantic relationships. If this offends you, we kindly suggest that this may not be the best site for your interests. Some of these works contain mature content and references to violence and acts of a sexual nature. All works are rated by the author or artist and properly labeled as such, but please be aware that you must be of age in your country to view works rated "R" or above.
This general disclaimer serves to cover all works in the games:
Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, and all Harry Potter characters herein are the sole property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No monies are being made and no copyright infringement is intended.
Have fun and please join/watch the community, vote for the submissions, and enjoy the love that is Sirius and Remus!
It starts! Whoo hoo! *dances excitedly*
|Date:||October 1st, 2009 06:54 am (UTC)|| |
Woohoo! Can't wait for the first entries :-)
I can hardly wait! I only realized last night that since I'll be at Aunt God She's Awful's house tomorrow through Sunday, I'll only get to read today and then I'll spend the next few days thinking about what I'm missing...... What is that saying about absence? Or is that abstinence?
Abstinence! LOL. You'll be in the PFZ (Pr0n Free Zone!)
|Date:||October 1st, 2009 10:49 am (UTC)|| |
YAY! We are off soon!
Go TEAM AU! (Right, so I AM 12, after all.)
|Date:||October 1st, 2009 02:38 pm (UTC)|| |
Yay! It starts soon. I've been refreshing my flist every five minutes. *has been waiting since June*