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Get your own custom Mouse Pad, Cosmetic Bag, Playing Cards, 3D Cards, Key Chain, Ornament or Dog Tag with your favorite celebrity's face on it for only $0.99 (free worldwide shipping) with the coupon code: ASIANFANFICTION at http://www.artscow.com/photo-gifts/99cents-gifts



Offer valid until: September 30, 2012



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Terms & Conditions


- Coupon code is applicable for single use only.

- Only one coupon code can be redeemed per household.



Thanks to my friend Mori who told me about this promotion!
posted by Admin on Sep 10, 2012 09:30 AM
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Some news
Fic Exchange: The AFF Summer Fic Exchange 2012 is over. You can read AND review the stories submitted HERE.


Forum: The RPG category is now OPEN! EVERYONE (authors and readers) is welcome to participate! This is a good opportunity to improve your writing skills or just to have fun! If you'd like to role-play a character or a celebrity with your AFF friends, please do so and have fun! Make sure you read and understand the rules though. (And yes, you can also make your own rules when you create a new RPG.)



Banners/Headers: Thank you to our talented graphic designers, you can now admire (and drool over) a new celebrity everytime you come on AFF! If you hover over the banner, you can see who the celebrity is and the country he/she comes from. For example: "Banner 23 by Anna Clair ft. Mike He (TW)". This was a suggestion of Ninner and Ooper! (Thanks girls!)



New Members: If you're a new member, don't be shy and come talk to us on chatango, the forum or the tagboard. Please show your continued support for the lovely authors by reviewing the stories!


New Authors: If you'd like to submit a new story, please make sure you read the rules... This will speed up the process of validation. Thank you.
posted by Admin on Sep 02, 2012 07:40 PM
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AFF Summer Fic Exchange 2012


I sent out the duty to each participant. Have fun! =)
posted by Admin on Jul 16, 2012 11:33 PM
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Graphic Designers Team
Dear AFF members,


Please welcome our graphic designers... Rayne, Anna Clair and Ninner! =D Other people have applied and hopefully they can join the team soon!


I also created a page listing the AFF Staff (for future reference, the link is located in the Useful Links section at the bottom of the page).
posted by Admin on Jul 11, 2012 02:42 PM
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Looking for graphic designers!

Dear AFF members,



As some of you may have noticed, I didn't make any new headers since last year. School and family matters kept me very busy. Even though I'm currently on summer vacation, I know I won't be doing new headers for the site. Apart from taking care of the site, I want to find time for myself and do things I like before the new semester starts (for example, reading fanfics, which I haven't done in a long while... it's ironic, isn't it?). Truthfully, I'm getting tired of seeing my own crappy banners and I have no patience with Adobe Photoshop. Therefore I'm looking for experienced graphic designers who are interested in creating banners for the site's header according to my requirements.



Position: AFF Graphic Designer



Requirements for the position


- You're an AFF member.

- You're open to constructive criticism. Art is subjective. I might not necessarily like all your banners.

- You love creating banners and you are comfortable with Adobe Photoshop (textures, layers, tools, etc.)

- You love helping people and contributing.

- You are willing to create banners for each entertainment.



You can be creative as much as you want. My only requirements for the banners are:



1. You must use the Photoshop file I created (975 x 250 pixels). It contains the AFF logo and the site's description. Their layers are linked and locked. You must not move them from their original position. You must not alter them.


2. Each side of the banner must blend well with the header's black background. To understand what I mean, see a bad example and a good example.


3. Every banner solely features Asian celebrities from the AFF characters' list. No fictional or American characters are allowed.


4. Shirtless pictures (for male celebrities) are acceptable but don't go overboard and don't make it suggestive. I don't wish to see all the banners feature shirtless men. It's kinda embarrassing to go on AFF at work or at school when you see a sexy shirtless celeb's banner everytime.


5. No violence, no gore, etc. You know the drill. I'll check each banner before I upload it to AFF. I repeat: You must be open to constructive criticism.



Other important requirements


If you become an AFF graphic designer, you'll be part of the AFF Graphic Designers Team. I'll create a private category for the team in the forum. Since AFF is a fanfiction archive for Asian entertainment lovers, especially Korean, Japanese, Taiwanese, Mainland China and Hong Kong, the number of banners for each entertainment must be well-balanced.



How will we proceed? I'll give you a list of the celebs and each of you will choose a celebrity from each entertainment. The same celebrity cannot be chosen twice, which means we only do one banner per celeb. There are so many Asian celebrities. We should not neglect any of them.



5 Entertainments = 5 different celebrities = 5 different banners


When you're done with the 5 banners, you can choose 5 new celebrities (again 1 celeb from each entertainment).



Now, the big question: How many banners must you create per week or month? It's up to you. You set your own pace. I know that real life can be hectic and creating a banner takes time (well for me anyway). OPTIONAL: If you wish, you can also help me create a banner for special occasions like Halloween or Christmas.



N.B. For Hong Kong, Taiwan and Mainland China, I can help you find pictures.




Credits


When you hover over one of the banners, the name of the graphic designer will be displayed.



I do not own your banners. AFF does not own your banners. These are your works. You own them and if you wish, you have the right to ask me to remove your banners from the site anytime.



If you decide you no longer want to be a graphic designer, you can quit anytime. A two weeks notice would be highly appreciated.



Application



If you'd like to become an AFF graphic designer, please send the application form to admin@asianfanfiction.com Once I receive your application, I'll send you a Photoshop file and ask you to create a banner featuring an Asian celebrity or a musical group of your choice. If I like your work, you'll be selected as one of the AFF graphic designers.



AFF Penname:

Why do you want to be a graphic designer for AFF??

What qualifies you to be a good graphic designer?




Thank you for applying! Please don't be discouraged if you're not selected. If you improve your skills, you can re-apply later. =) This position will always be available.
posted by Admin on Jun 28, 2012 10:37 PM
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Happy 4th Anniversary!
Dear AFF members,



Happy 4th Anniversary! Thank you very much for your contribution to making AFF a warm, friendly and close-knit community! Without each and every one of you, AFF wouldn't be what it is today. I hope we can continue to grow as a community, inspiring and helping each other. =)



The masquerade ball is over! I hope you had fun! Please reveal yourself in the TAGBOARD. =) I'll make a list of the characters and post it here.



List of characters:

AnnaClair: Go Hye Mi, Song Sam Don

biniBningPunkista: MakinoTsukushi, TsukushiMakino, Tsukushi

cahaya: hyesun

Christine: Jeremy, Jeremytoo

Eyeslikeatoms: Momo, Haruhi, Go Mi Nam

HappyPurinsu: L Lawliet (under the name JustLawliet) from Death Note

YoonEunHyeFan: GoEunChan

yukino78: Yankumi, ChaMooWon, KyokoMogami


Surprise #2 update: I wrote down the name of each participant on a separate sheet of paper and put them in a plastic container. I asked my sister to pick one and the winner of the lucky draw is... Ooper! Congratulations!
posted by Admin on Jun 23, 2012 03:51 PM
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4th Anniversary
Dear AFF members,



To celebrate AFF's 4th anniversary, you are all cordially invited to attend the 4th Anniversary Masquerade Ball! There will also be two surprises!



Calendar of events:



June 24th

- Day 1 of the 4th Anniversary Masquerade Ball: Click on the image to enlarge the invitation. Please read the rules carefully.

- Surprise #1

- Surprise #2: This is ONE DAY surprise exclusively reserved for the regular AFF members! Don't miss it!



June 25th

- Day 2 (last day) of the 4th Anniversary Masquerade Ball


I'm looking forward to seeing you at the masquerade ball! =D
posted by Admin on Jun 18, 2012 12:50 PM
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AFF Forum Moderators Team
Dear AFF members,

Due to the lack of time, I didn't officially announce the AFF Forum moderators yet.

*drum rolls*


Let me introduce you to the AFF Forum Moderators Team! (in alphabetical order)


- Lil Daisy

- Ooper

- wonderfulfailure

- Yukino78


Thank you to everyone who applied for this position! Please don't be discouraged if you're not selected. If the forum becomes busy, I might need more moderators in the future. =)

For those who are wondering, I don't know when the forum will be open to the public but hopefully soon!
posted by Admin on May 28, 2012 03:43 PM
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Looking for moderators for the AFF Forum!

Dear AFF members,


If you remember, a few months ago, I created a poll asking "Would you be interested in a discussion board (forum) where you can discuss and share your thoughts about dramas, movies, celebrities, etc. with your AFF friends?". Surprisingly, about 90% members were interested in having a discussion board on AFF!

I found a user-friendly forum and I hope you'll like it. I can't run it alone though, which is why I'm now looking for several moderators who would like to help me out.


Requirements:

  • You must be an active AFF member (whether you are a writer ou a reader).


  • You are tactful (considerate and discreet) when dealing with people.


  • You love helping people and contributing.


Tasks:

  • Promote the forum on AFF.

  • Be active on the forum. (Check the forum at least 3-4 times a week.)


  • Keep an eye on new posts and delete inappropriate posts if necessary. Make sure they follow the rules. There are specific rules for each category.


  • Manage spam and handle any problems if necessary.


  • You'll have the ability to edit, close, merge, move and delete threads and posts. There will be a private category for all the moderators so you can report and discuss with the others if necessary.


If you decide you no longer want to be a moderator, you can quit anytime. A two weeks notice would be highly appreciated.


If you'd like to become a moderator, please send an email to admin@asianfanfiction.com and copy-paste the form below. Deadline to apply: March 20th








AFF Penname:

Why do you want to be a moderator?

What qualifies you to be a good moderator?






Thank you for applying! Please don't be discouraged if you're not selected. If the forum becomes busy, I might need more moderators in the future. =)
posted by Admin on Mar 05, 2012 07:33 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 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 to your favorite authors and your AFF friends! If you're a writer, you can send a drabble to your regular reviewers, your favorite authors and your AFF friends!


  • Story must be a DRABBLE between 100 and 500 words!


  • Theme: There's no theme. You can write whatever you want.


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


  • You can send as many secret gifts as you want to all your friends. EDIT: I think it wasn't clear enough but you can send secret gifts (drabbles) EVERY DAY to your AFF friends until February 14th. AFF Cupid will take care of the daily delivery (make sure you read the rules or else your delivery will be delayed...). In other words, you don't have to wait until February 14th to send the secret gifts.


Other Rules & Steps


  1. Type up your drabble in MS Word.

  2. 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 found to verify you're a AFF member.)

  3. Send your story 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!)






    Your AFF penname:

    Your recipient's AFF penname:



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

    Title of drabble:

    Personal Message: (optional)



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

    a) stay anonymous for this secret gift.

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





  4. AFF Cupid will deliver your secret gift to the recipient as quickly as possible. 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 penname and the title of your drabble.

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 25, 2012 09:58 PM
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