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AFF Cupid Mailing Service 2016

Remember back in elementary school we used to send secret cards to our crush and friends on Valentine's Day? Well, you can experience this on AFF because AFF brings you... the AFF Cupid Mailing Service! This is a good opportunity to show your AFF friends how much you appreciate them. Valentine's Day is not just for couples!
General Rules

  • To participate, you must be a AFF member. If you're a reader, you can send a drabble, a banner or a poster to your favorite authors and your AFF friends! If you're a writer, you can send a drabble, a banner or a poster to your regular reviewers, your favorite authors and your AFF friends!

  • If you choose to:
    • write a story, it must be a DRABBLE between 100 and 500 words. However, if you have time and wish to write more, feel free to do so! =)

    • create a banner for an author's story, it must be exactly 700 x 110 pixels.

    • create a poster for an author's story, the width must not exceed 800 pixels.


  • It's a secret gift! Remain anonymous until February 14th. After February 14th, you can choose to either remain anonymous or ask AFF Cupid to reveal your identity.

  • You can send as many secret gifts as you want to all your friends.


Steps


  1. Login to your email account. (It must be the same as the one in your AFF profile and yes I'll check. This is the only way I can verify you're a AFF member.)

  2. Send your gift (story, banner or poster) as email attachment to cupid@asianfanfiction.com Please don't send all your secret gifts in a single email. One secret gift = One email. This will make AFF Cupid's task easier.

    Please copy-paste the form below and specify the following in your email for EVERY secret gift you would like to send (otherwise AFF Cupid won't deliver your gift!). If your drabble comes with a banner or a poster, you may send it at the same time.


Your AFF penname:

Your recipient's AFF penname:



To: (it can be the recipient's AFF penname or real name)

Type of gift: drabble, poster or banner

Personal Message: (optional)



Please answer this question. After February 14th, I would like to:

a) remain anonymous for this secret gift.

b) ask AFF Cupid to reveal my identity for this secret gift.

N.B. AFF Cupid will deliver your secret gift to the recipient as quickly as possible (within 24-48 hours). You'll be notified when it's delivered. If you choose to reveal your identity after February 14th, AFF Cupid will send an email to the recipient to let him/her know your identity.
Badge


The Participant Badge: given to members who have sent at least one (1) secret gift.



What are badges?


Badges are small images that are shown in your AFF user profile under the tab "Badges". One of our lovely graphic designers, Anna Clair, creates badges for us. =)

F.A.Q.

Q. What is a drabble?

A. A true drabble is an extremely short work of fiction exactly 100 words in length. However, when a story is referred to as a drabble, it often is a short scene or idea that does not tell an entire story, or a story at all (about 500 words). A drabble is a challenge to perfectly describe a thought with only necessary words. -Wikipedia


Q. Will you check if my drabble complies with the site rules?

A. No, no, your drabble is a gift. However, if you wish to submit your drabble to AFF after February 14th, yes, I'll be checking.
posted by Admin on Jan 13, 2016 03:15 PM
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AFF Advent Calendar 2015 - Reveal Day
HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!!!



Today is the reveal day of the AFF Advent Calendar 2015!



I would like to thank:

  • all the writers who wrote 24 AWESOME drabbles for the second AFF Advent Calendar, especially those who wrote more than one drabble to make it happen;

  • everyone who took the time to read and review the drabbles;

  • Cahaya who's the only member who participated in the Guessing Game. I've marked your answer sheet. Please check your emails for your grade.

I hope we have another Advent Calendar next year. =)

The winner is...



*drumrolls*



The badges (writer, reviewer, guesser) will be given in the following two weeks. Please remember there's no deadline for the reviewer badge. When you've finished reviewing all the drabbles, send me an email because I won't track all the reviews and see if you've reviewed each story or not.




Now, let's reveal the anonymous author of each story! The following table also includes the guesses and the number of times each writer was guessed.



















































































































































































DAY IMAGE STORY AUTHOR
1 Candle Happy to See You biniBningPunkista
2 Christmas tree Ready for the First Christmas Blossy
3 Christmas bells Family Tradition JumpIntoMyCore
4 Christmas ball A Little Taste of Death mmizuki951101
5 Cookies Cookies Ooper
6 Christmas gift I Enjoy You Too Anna Clair
7 Snow globe Snow Globe Ooper
8 Santa hat Kiss Me yukino78
9 Igloo A Rejected Kiss of Winter BeautyMoon
10 Snowflake Ah, Winter FeliciaSueLynn
11 Snowman 3 Becomes 4 yukino78
12 Christmas stocking Just a Peak Blossy
13 Candy cane Candy Cane Ooper
14 Kitten wearing a Santa hat Miracle Anna Clair
15 Gingerbread Clueless yukino78
16 Christmas lights The Gathering BeautyMoon
17 Mistletoe A Mistletoe Kiss JumpIntoMyCore
18 Christmas wreath Christmas Wreath Ooper
19 Glass of wine Trouble in Paradise mmizuki951101
20 Ribbon Boredom and Ribbons Blossy
21 Christmas card Party for Two yukino78
22 Reindeer I Still Believe FeliciaSueLynn
23 Sleigh Sleigh Ooper
24 Santa Claus Dear Santa Claus JumpIntoMyCore



AFF Advent Calendar 2015



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MERRY CHRISTMAS!


posted by Admin on Dec 26, 2015 01:57 AM
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AFF Advent Calendar Guessing Game 2015


The Guessing Game Badge

Participate in the AFF Advent Calendar Guessing Game to get a badge!




  1. Read at least one (1) drabble written for the Advent Calendar.

  2. Guess who the anonymous author is and send me your answer.

  3. If your answer is correct, you'll get a badge that displays the number of drabbles you guess correctly.



Rules



  • You must be an AFF member.

  • You don't have to read all the drabbles to get a badge. The only requirement to get a badge is to read at least one (1) drabble and correctly guess who the anonymous author is. If you guess all the 24 stories correctly, you'll get a beautiful poster featuring your biases made by Anna Clair.

  • The deadline to send your answers is Dec 25th at 11:55 PM HAST. What time is it in your timezone? Click http://bit.ly/GuessingGame2015Deadline to find out.

  • The anonymous authors will be revealed on Dec 26th.

  • Writing a review is not a requirement to get a badge... HOWEVER, I highly recommend you to leave a comment if you like a story. A short message as simple as "I like your story." makes our lovely authors very happy. If you're a silent reader, please consider leaving a short comment. Christmas is all about giving and receiving, isn't it? =) Your favorite authors write stories for you, and you write them a short review. It's free and only takes 30 seconds.



Submit your answers


You have to send your answers using my Excel spreadsheet to admin@asianfanfiction.com

Download the spreadsheet (right click, save target as). Choose either one depending on the version of your Excel:


Badges


The Guesser Badge: given to members who have guessed at least one (1) anonymous author correctly.



The Reviewer Badge: given to members who have read and reviewed all the 24 drabbles written for the advent calendar (except your own drabbles if you're a participating author). There's no deadline. When you're done reviewing, please send me an email to let me know.



The Writer Badge: given to authors who have written at least one (1) drabble for the advent calendar.


What are badges?


Badges are small images that are shown in your AFF user profile under the tab "Badges". One of our lovely graphic designers, Anna Clair, creates badges for us. =)


Who are the participants?


There are 9 authors in total (in alphabetical order):


  • 1 author wrote one story

  • 4 authors wrote two stories

  • 2 authors wrote three stories

  • 1 author wrote four stories

  • 1 author wrote five stories













































PENNAME STORIES
Anna Clair 2
BeautyMoon 2
biniBningPunkista 1
Blossy 3
FeliciaSueLynn 2
JumpIntoMyCore 3
mmizuki951101 2
Ooper 5
yukino78 4
posted by Admin on Nov 30, 2015 04:51 PM
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AFF Christmas Fic Exchange 2015

AFF Santa Claus needs your help!

AFF Santa Claus is in trouble! He would like to reward AFF writers for writing awesome stories. However, the elves got the flu and can't help him prepare gifts this year. Would you like to help him, become a Secret Santa Claus and participate in the AFF fic exchange?


What's an AFF fic exchange?

Christmas is all about giving and receiving. Each participant is a requester AND a Secret Santa Claus.



Writers who wish to participate must submit a list of 3 requests to AFF Santa Claus. AFF Santa Claus randomly assigns each requester to a Secret Santa Claus. Every Secret Santa Claus can only choose one request (story) to write.


Why is it exciting?

  • You don't know who your Secret Santa is.

  • You don't know which request (story) you're getting. (It's a secret gift!)

Rules

  • To become a participant (Secret Santa Claus), you must be an AFF writer (you have at least one approved story).

  • Story must be a drabble of about 500 words (but you can write more if you wish).

  • Setting of the story must be related to one of these themes: Winter, Christmas or New Year. If the requester doesn't mention any of them in his/her request, you're responsible to include one of these themes in your story.

  • No story rated M. No explicit sexual scene. Sexual references are allowed.

  • In the request form, you'll be asked to let me know what type of stories (F/M, M/M, F/F) you're willing to write. Writers who solely write homosexual stories will be paired up.

  • You are willing to write a story for any category (China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Taiwan). Characters are characters. Celebrities are only names we give our characters. If you don't know who [insert unknown actor/actress] is, pretend he/she is [insert your favorite actor/actress]. =)

  • All the AFF rules apply. You know the drill (no PWP, no script story, etc.)

  • Don't reveal to others, not even your AFF best friend nor your bete-reader, who you are Secret Santa Claus for. Of course, your beta-reader can't be the person who you are writing for.

  • If you are not good at following deadlines, please don't participate.

  • You're not allowed to post your secret gift (one-shot) on another web site (blog, fanfic archive, etc.) before I validate it on December 25th.

  • Please mention "I love Christmas!" when sending your requests (I want to make sure you've read the rules). If you don't mention it, your participation will NOT be approved.

What does a request look like?

A request is a plot idea. It can be anything (no sexual scenes though). It can be vague or detailed. Here are a few examples:



  • Matsumoto Jun proposes to Inoue Mao on Christmas Eve.

  • Ariel Lin discovers she's pregnant and doesn't know how to tell Joe Cheng, her boyfriend. (Even though the requester doesn't mention Christmas, New Year or Winter, your story must be related to one of these themes.)

  • Lee Da Hae, a girl who takes a lot of drugs, meets a new man on New Year and that man will change her life.

  • Raymond Lam wants to kill his bestfriend, Kenneth Ma, for raping his girlfriend. (Even though the requester doesn't mention Christmas, New Year or Winter, your story must be related to one of these themes.)

You can add more details if you wish. It's up to you. Original characters (OC) are allowed: Celebrity x OC (e.g. Yamapi x Christine, Ryo x Ayumu, etc.)


Timeline







Nov 1 - Nov 15
  • Writers who wish to participate must send their 3 requests to AFF Santa Claus by November 15th.
  • AFF Santa Claus replies to your email to confirm you're officially a participant. You must answer him back to confirm your email address is valid.
Nov 16
  • AFF Santa Claus randomly assigns each requester to a Secret Santa Claus.

  • AFF Santa Claus emails each participant with his/her duty (who you are Secret Santa for).

Nov 16 - Dec 23Writing. Each Secret Santa Claus chooses to write one of the requests and sends an email to confirm which request he/she's chosen.
Dec 23Submitting (assignments due). All Secret Santa Claus must finish writing their one-shot by December 23rd. Please include the following in your summary: Written for AFF Christmas Fic Exchange 2015: story requested by penname
Dec 23 - Dec 25AFF Santa Claus checks if all the presents comply with the rules.
Dec 25AFF Santa Claus validates all fics and provides a master list of the requesters, their Secret Santa and a link to their secret gift.

How do you submit your requests?

Step 1. You must be logged in.

Step 2. Make sure you read the rules mentioned above and step 1.

Step 3. Please fill out the form here.

Badges


Here are the badges you may earn:


The Reviewer Badge: given to members who have read and reviewed all the stories written for the Christmas fic exchange. There's no deadline. When you're done reviewing, please send me an email to let me know.


The Writer Badge: given to authors who have written one (1) story for the Christmas fic exchange.


What are badges?

Badges are small images that are shown in your AFF user profile under the tab "Badges". One of our lovely graphic designers, Anna Clair, creates badges for us. =)


F.A.Q.

Q. Can I make a poster and a banner to accompany my secret gift?

A. Sure, you can but it's OPTIONAL.


Q. When I finish writing my secret gift, how do I submit it?

A. After you finish writing it, you submit it to AFF using your own account as usual. I'll validate it for public viewing on December 25th. Please type up Written for AFF Christmas Fic Exchange 2015: story requested by penname in your story summary.


Q. If I finish my one-shot early, can I submit it to AFF?

A. Sure, but your story will be validated on December 25th.
posted by Admin on Nov 01, 2015 08:47 PM
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AFF Halloween Party 2015


This year the party is on October 31st at 9:00 AM EDT and ends at 10:00 AM EDT. To see what time it is in your timezone, click here: time zone converter

Rules: You know the usual rules on Chatango. And you can have as many as costumes as you wish. =D Have fun and see you soon!
posted by Admin on Oct 21, 2015 10:36 PM
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AFF Advent Calendar 2015
























































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MERRY CHRISTMAS!

posted by Admin on Oct 18, 2015 04:28 PM
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AFF Art Exchange 2015


Would you like to be a Secret Friend for the AFF Art Exchange 2015?


What's an AFF art exchange?

An art exchange is like a fic exchange but with graphics (banner, poster, wallpaper, drawing, etc.). It's all about giving and receiving. Each participant is a requester AND a Secret Friend.



People who wish to participate must submit a list of 3 requests. I will randomly assign each requester to a Secret Friend. Every Secret Friend can only choose one request (graphic).


Why is it exciting?

  • You don't know who your Secret Friends is.

  • You don't know which request (graphic) you're getting. (It's a secret gift!)

Rules

  • To become a participant (Secret Friend), you must be an AFF member and a member of the forum.

  • If you choose to make a banner, a poster or a character chart, you must follow the rules as usual. Reminder: The max width for a poster/character chart is 800 pixels. The EXACT size for a banner is 700 x 110 pixels.

  • There's no theme unless the requester specifies it.

  • You are willing to create a graphic that includes a celebrity from any country.

  • Don't reveal to others, not even your AFF best friend, who you are Secret Friend for.

  • If you are not good at following deadlines, please don't participate.

  • Please mention "I love artwork!" when sending your requests (I want to make sure you've read the rules). If you don't mention it, your participation will NOT be approved.

  • You'll get a badge (created by Anna Clair) in your AFF profile for participating. =)



Timeline






Mar 14 - April 5
  • People who wish to participate must send their 3 requests to me by March 28th.
  • I reply to your email to confirm you're officially a participant. You must answer me back to confirm your email address is valid.
April 6
  • I randomly assign each requester to a Secret Friend.

  • I email each participant with his/her duty (who you are Secret Friend for).

April 6 - May 1Creating. Each Secret Friend chooses to create one of the requests and sends me an email to confirm which request he/she's chosen.
May 1Submitting (assignments due). All Secret Friends must finish creating and submit their artwork by May 1st.
May 2
  • I check if all the presents comply with the rules.
  • I validate all graphics on May 1st and provide a list of the requesters, their Secret Friend and a link to their secret gift.


How do you submit your requests?

  1. Register to the forum if you haven't already. Please read the info in the red box to ensure your registration goes well. Click on the link contained in the email to verify your email address and complete the registration process.

  2. When your registration to the forum is complete, please fill out the form here.

F.A.Q.

Q. Should I put "Artwork by MyPenname" on the poster/banner/character chart/wallpaper/drawing/etc.?

A. Of course, it's mandatory! It's your work after all. =)


Q. Can I write a story to accompany my artwork?

A. No. It's an art exchange.


Q. If I finish my artwork early, can I submit it to the forum?

A. Sure, but your artwork will be approved on May 2nd. Everyone will get to see their secret gift the same day.


Q. When I'm done creating my secret gift, how do I submit it?

  1. Login to your forum account.

  2. Click on "Create a New Discussion".

  3. In "Discussion Title", copy-paste [2015] To: Penname - From: Penname

  4. Make sure the category is "AFF Art Exchange".

  5. You may add a short message if you wish. Click on the image button to insert the link of your image.

  6. Click on "Post Discussion". Your post is pending for approval until May 2nd. No one can see what your secret gift is.

  7. You may edit your post anytime by clicking on "Edit". There's a screenshot below.
posted by Admin on Mar 14, 2015 04:47 PM
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Blossy's Interview Corner
Blossy's Interview Corner is up on the AFF Forum! Check it out here! The first interview is with yours truly. Which AFF member would you like to read in the next interview? Please nominate up to three AFF members (readers or writers) and send the names to me via the contact form. Blossy and I thank you for your cooperation!
posted by Admin on Jan 25, 2015 04:09 PM
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AFF Cupid Mailing Service

Remember back in elementary school we used to send secret cards to our crush and friends on Valentine's Day? Well, you can experience this on AFF because AFF brings you... the AFF Cupid Mailing Service! This is a good opportunity to show your AFF friends how much you appreciate them. Valentine's Day is not just for couples!
General Rules

  • To participate, you must be a AFF member. If you're a reader, you can send a drabble, a banner or a poster to your favorite authors and your AFF friends! If you're a writer, you can send a drabble, a banner or a poster to your regular reviewers, your favorite authors and your AFF friends!

  • If you choose to:
    • write a story, it must be a DRABBLE between 100 and 500 words! However, if you wish to write more, feel free to do so. =)

    • create a banner for an author's story, it must be exactly 700 x 110 pixels.

    • create a poster for an author's story, the width must not exceed 800 pixels.


  • It's a secret gift! Remain anonymous until February 14th. After February 14th, you can choose to either remain anonymous or ask AFF Cupid to reveal your identity.

  • You can send as many secret gifts as you want to all your friends.


Other Rules & Steps


  1. Login to your email account. (It must be the same as the one in your AFF profile and yes I'll check. This is the only way I can verify you're a AFF member.)

  2. Send your gift (story, banner or poster) as email attachment to cupid@asianfanfiction.com Please don't send all your secret gifts in a single email. One secret gift = One email. This will make AFF Cupid's task easier.

    Please copy-paste the form below and specify the following in your email for EVERY secret gift you would like to send (otherwise AFF Cupid won't deliver your gift!). If your drabble comes with a banner or a poster, you may send them at the same time.






    Your AFF penname:

    Your recipient's AFF penname:



    To: (it can be the recipient's AFF penname or real name)

    Type of gift: drabble, poster or banner

    Personal Message: (optional)



    Please answer this question. After February 14th, I would like to:

    a) remain anonymous for this secret gift.

    b) ask AFF Cupid to reveal my identity for this secret gift.





  3. AFF Cupid will deliver your secret gift to the recipient as quickly as possible (within 24-48 hours). You'll be notified when it's delivered. If you choose to reveal your identity after February 14th, AFF Cupid will send an email to the recipient to let him/her know your identity.

F.A.Q.

Q. What is a drabble?

A. A true drabble is an extremely short work of fiction exactly 100 words in length. However, when a story is referred to as a drabble, it often is a short scene or idea that does not tell an entire story, or a story at all (about 500 words). A drabble is a challenge to perfectly describe a thought with only necessary words. -Wikipedia


Q. Will you check if my drabble complies with the site rules?

A. No, no, your drabble is a gift. However, if you wish to submit your drabble to AFF after February 14th, yes, I'll be checking.

posted by Admin on Jan 20, 2015 06:58 PM
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AFF Advent Calendar 2014 - Reveal Day
HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!!!



YES! Today is the reveal day of the AFF Advent Calendar 2014!



Question for the participants: Did you enjoy the challenge of writing a 100-word drabble?



Questions for the readers: Did you enjoy the experience of reading a 100-word drabble every day?



I would like to thank:

  • all the writers who wrote 24 AWESOME drabbles for the second AFF Advent Calendar, especially those who wrote more than one drabble to make it happen;

  • everyone who took the time to read and review the drabbles;

  • those who participated in the Guessing Game. I know it wasn't easy. XD I've marked your answer sheet. Please check your emails for your grade.

I hope we have another Advent Calendar next year. =)



Only 3 people participated in the Guessing Game. They made 67 guesses which 37 are correct.



The winner is...



*drumrolls*



Blossy with 16 correct guesses! Congrats! You're the winner for a second consecutive year. =D Last year, Anna Clair won with 15 correct guesses, but because the winner gets a poster from her, we gave the poster to the runner-up (which was you with 13 correct guesses).



The badges (writer, reviewer, guesser) will be given in the following two weeks. Please remember there's no deadline for the reviewer badge. When you've finished reviewing all the drabbles, please send me an email because I won't track all the reviews and see if you've reviewed each story or not.




Now, let's reveal the anonymous author of each story! The following table also includes the guesses and the number of times each writer was guessed.













































































































































































































DAY IMAGE STORY GUESSES ANSWER
1 Candy cane Candy Crushed englishrose85: 3
englishrose85
2 Gingerbread Gingerbread Surprise Dreamy Luna: 2

mmizuki9511: 1
Dreamy Luna
3 Santa hat Santa Surprise Anna Clair: 1

Lil Daisy: 1

Kumohime: 1
Chrisa
4 Snowman Do You Want to Build a Snowman? FeliciaSueLynn: 3
FeliciaSueLynn
5 Santa Claus Christmas in Summer Blossy: 1

Lil Daisy: 2
Lil Daisy
6 Glass of wine After a Glass of Wine/a> yukino78: 1

Dreamy Luna: 1

Chrisa: 1
Chrisa
7 Kitten wearing a Santa hat Exasperated Winter Kittens Lil Daisy: 1

Chrisa: 2
FeliciaSueLynn
8 Christmas wreath Home for Christmas yukino78: 2 yukino78
9 Christmas stocking Let It Burn, Let It Burn... biniBningPunkista: 2

Anna Clair: 1
biniBningPunkista
10 Cookies Half-Baked Anna Clair: 1

Chrisa: 1

biniBningPunkista: 1
Anna Clair
11 Snow globe A Different Perspective mmizuki951101: 2

Anna Clair: 1
mmizuki951101
12 Sledge Snow Fun Chrisa: 2

FeliciaSueLynn: 1
Chrisa
13 Snowflake Not Ever Again biniBningPunkista: 1

Anna Clair: 2
Dreamy Luna
14 Christmas bells Worst Day... Not FeliciaSueLynn: 1

Chrisa: 1

biniBningPunkista: 1
biniBningPunkista
15 Reindeer Christmas Gift Lil Daisy: 1

Dreamy Luna: 1

Chrisa: 1
Kumohime
16 Christmas card Hidden Message on a Christmas Card Kumohime: 1

Blossy: 1
Blossy
17 Christmas ball The Long Journey Chrisa: 1

biniBningPunkista: 1

Lil Daisy: 1
Lil Daisy
18 Ribbon Friends Forever Chrisa: 1

yukino78: 1
yukino78
19 Igloo Melt Dreamy Luna: 1

Chrisa: 1

FeiliciaSueLynn: 1
Anna Clair
20 Christmas tree MAXMAS Anna Clair: 2

Dreamy Luna: 1
Chrisa
21 Mistletoe First Kiss Kumohime: 1

Anna Clair: 1
yukino78
22 Christmas gift What's in a Name? Chrisa: 1

Kumohime: 2
Kumohime
23 Christmas lights What's in a Name? yukino78: 2 yukino78
24 Candle Holidays Lights Chrisa: 2

Kumohime: 1
Chrisa

posted by Admin on Dec 26, 2014 11:46 PM
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