Just a week ago, we posted about our new challenge, The Your Own Spin Challenge. Prompts were submitted, collected, and compiled. Thank you for those! We got some really great prompts, but we could only choose five. I sent those prompts to the staff with no indicator as to who submitted which prompt, and we all voted. Our final five was the result of that vote.
So here we go! Are we ready to do this thing? Prompts and rules are found HERE! All members are welcome to play. Have fun, and we look forward to your submissions!
- steinsgrrl on 04/06/14 03:31 pm
I promised a happier post and I'm here to deliver.
Ages ago, the extraordinary Gaja emailed me with an idea for a writing challenge, and we think the time is right to get this thing going!
There are an incredible number of stories on THF, and after a while, you notice that some seem to have the same general theme, but are written so differently, they are still very different stories. So here's the idea: We put up 5 different prompts and you write a story for the one you choose.
If you don't write, you can still participate in the creative process. The incredibly creative and prolific writers and readers of THF have the opportunity to email to us the prompts from which we choose the 5 we'll ultimately use. The prompts should be just the idea, not specifying the characters to use, so the actual story could be any combination of characters the writer chooses.
For example (from a previous thfanfic prompt list): Tourbus stages of the 1000 Hotels tour. Everyone is going out to celebrate something but (character A) doesn't fancy it. He/she opts to stay on the bus alone. Not too late into the night, a tipsy (character B) comes stumbling back onto the bus and somehow they end up in (character A)'s bunk together, naked. Cutesy/tipsy (character B) and bewildered (character A) would be fun :) (Thanks to em_rose483 for the prompt!)
Email as many prompts as you'd like to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 4. We'll pick the 5 prompts to use for the challenge, and we'll post them by April 6. Then you'll have until June 1 to write your story. They can be longer, very involved stories, or they can be as short as 2000 words. It's up to you!
First of all, thanks for being here! I know posting, reading and reviewing has slowed down, but TH fans are a tenacious bunch and we're not quitting yet, right? Now we just need to hear a release date from the band and hopefully we'll see an influx of new, excited fans.
Before that happens, though, I think we need a reminder post. We've had a lot of chapters/stories being submitted in which the author has improper paragraph spacing, incorrect dialogue punctuation, incorrect word usage or misspellings.
Please be sure you're reading through our Before Submitting page before you click submit. I'd especially like to direct you to the Dialogue page. We will no longer be validating chapters/stories with no punctuation in the dialogue, as this resource is here and written by our kind founders to help you.
Additionally, story warnings aren't just to help people find the kinds of stories they like to read, but also to warn them away from stories they don't want to or can't read. Some topics, especially when written well and graphically, are very triggering to some readers. Please do NOT spring Major Character Death on unsuspecting readers. No, published books often don't carry MCD warnings, but on this site, we request and require that the warning be added. We appreciate your cooperation!
Lastly, we'd really like to be able to provide more help in these areas, so we're working on putting together a new list of beta readers. That project is being headed up by our mod, AshesPashes. Look for more information coming soon.
There are many wonderful fests in this fandom, large and small, on tumblr and not. But so far, in this fandom, one area has remained untapped in the darkness.
The short fic.
In this fest, there are two levels that an author can write on - and one is harder than the other.
Level, the First: For the novices, the wordy, and the unrestrained, thereís the big one. The 500 worder. You have a whole five hundred words to play around with - to get your adventure down, the porn to climax, and the romance to the gratuitous kiss. And to rescue Gustav, too, if that is your fancy. Sounds like a lot, right? Wait until you get in there - itís a closer fit than you might expect.
Level, the Second: For the old hands, the tough nuts, and the insane ones out there, you can upgrade to level two; the drabble. And this is the old, by the book version of the drabble; 100 words exactly. Not 101. Not 99. No doubling up so you do two in a row to get your story in. One hundred. Right on the nose.
But wait! Before you reach for your writer icons and comments of ďIím in!Ē thereís one tiny little thing we should mention...
You donít get off so easy, dear writers. HERE is the post where you can drop prompts off - as many as you like, any character too! - and then each writer will pick one per drabble to write for.
- Steinsgrrl on 03/05/14 11:37 pm
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you...
A SHORT FIC FEST!
Weíre offering a March fest for exactly that - short and sweet fic, just like a drabble. And thatís exactly what youíll be writing, if you accept this mission: you can either write a "True Drabble", 100 words exactly, or a Short Fic, 500 words, if thatís more your thing.
Itís open for everybody - old hands at fic writing, people who just write loooooong fics, or those who are new to the whole fic writing business, youíre all welcome! We like everybody. Tumblr peeps, dreamwidth peeps, youíre welcome to join in, too!
The only thing you need is a livejournal account, to post your finished masterpiece, and to perhaps comment. But if the big bad livejournal scares you (we promise to try to make it play nicely) - mail the mod here and weíll figure that shit out for you.
But what to write? Ah, well thereís the beauty of it. Thereíll be a prompt post where you can drop off and pick up prompts to kick start your imagination regarding the boys!
Keep your eyes on the community right HERE and thereíll soon be posts with more info for anyone who would like to join in as a prompter, writer, or a reviewer!
- Fyredancer on 02/27/14 11:27 pm
Zeph, Mel, and I all hope youíve enjoyed the 2013 Secret Santa fest. Our tremendous thanks to all of you authors, beta readers, banner makers and everyone who supported the fest and read and commented.
Now, you get to see who your Santas were this year.
A Frosty Nightmare by zeph317toho
All the Kisses in the World (Ever) by SnowStormSkies
Designer Original by AshesPashes
Eros Falling by Fyredancer
Just You and Me by Kariin
Make it Feel Like Home by Mohanrocks
Six Months, Twenty-Four Days, Ten Hours and Five Minutes by TragicStateofAffairs
Surrender by knw
The Night that Tom Was Saved by Hexenhasel
To Rekindle by em_rose483
Uncover by the_poltergeist
- fyredancer on 12/20/13 11:43 pm
This is a month-long event for the Aliens, where you can win prizes daily for the 12 days leading up to Christmas. Check out the Street Team site for more information, including rules and a list of all the challenges!
- Steinsgrrl on 12/08/13 10:35 pm
As Aliens patiently await the new album, our fandom thrives in social media. It seems nearly everyone has a twitter, facebook, or tumblr account, and sometimes all three. THF is no exception!
For the latest news about featured fics, challenges, site maintenance, etc., we'd love it if you'd follow us on your favorite site: THF on twitter, THF on Facebook, and THF on tumblr. We hope to see you there!
- steinsgrrl on 12/01/13 10:51 pm
This year, participation in the Secret Santa is open to the wonderful authors on Tokio Hotel Fiction! In order for this collaboration to be successful and to ensure that every member of both THF and th_fanfic can read and enjoy all of the Secret Santa stories, participants must be willing to agree that all stories will be posted anonymously by th_fanfic and THF mods on BOTH SITES on the same day.
When you sign up for the Fest, please provide your THF username, and your LJ-compatible username as well (if you have one) so we can make sure your name is properly credited to your story. Additionally, just as NC17 stories are only accessible to members on THF, NC17 stories on th_fanfic are locked to members. If Fest participants write an NC17 story and would like to read their reviews on thfanfic, they must join the community, which can be done with an LJ account, twitter, Facebook, Google+ or OpenID.
On THF, the stories will be posted as a Challenge, and the author's name will be added the day of the reveal. The story will then appear in the author's profile page along with any other stories they may have posted previously themselves.
The easiest way to sign up for the fest (and make sure you can see any NC-17 entries) is to be a member of th_fanfic. See the joining instructions on the community for the four easy steps to join. If you don't have a Livejournal account, you can become a member using your OpenID from Facebook, Twitter or Google. However, it's not required--this is an optional step to see all your reviews on th_fanfic if you're not already a member. If you have any questions on how to join, please let us know at email@example.com.
Kids are back at school, leaves are changing colors and the crisp of autumn will soon be filling the air. Which also means it will soon be Halloween!
This year, the lovely Aliens over at krearchive.th-wonderland.de (fka www.th-fanfictions.de) are holding their own Halloween scare fest!
Krearchiv.th-wonderland.de is a German site, but the competition is open to both German and English speakers. You'll find the rules and list of prizes here! But we all know that the real prize is good fanfic, right? And of course, any English language fic is welcome to be posted on THF, as well, just in time for Halloween.
We hope you'll limber up those typing fingers, think scary thoughts and go play!
- Steinsgrrl on 09/25/13 06:29 pm
To commemorate this wonderful day, we've selected a few lovely birthday stories for your reading pleasure on this happiest of anniversaries. We hope you enjoy them!
- Steinsgrrl on 09/01/13 02:34 pm
I am very pleased, proud, and relieved to announce that our new website owner is...
SteinsGrrl, or Mel, is a wonderful, lovely person and is very devoted to THF. She has been a mod/admin on the site for some years now, and I have depended on her for many, many things. I just know she will do an amazing job with taking over and maintaining the website, and I really hope that you all will welcome her, too.
Mel will have help; she has taken Fyredancer and vanillalatte as her second bananas. You should now direct all of your questions/comments/complaints/etc their way. They're going to be a great team. :)
So, with that, I bid you a farewell. I want to thank each and every one of you for making my experience as THF owner such a great one, and I've had some amazing memories here. I will be a regular member from now on and I am looking forward to it.
Thank you again, and I wish everyone such good luck. :)
- undrockroll on 08/04/13 12:49 am
I am pleased and proud to announce that I have chosen a new owner of THF. The specifics will be revealed soon. For now, thank you so, so much to those who stepped up and offered to take on such a massive task. This isn't easy for me, and it really touches me, as it always has, the support that can come from this community. :)
- undrockroll on 07/31/13 11:40 pm
The time has come where I need to step down as owner of THF and either shut the website down, or hand it over to someone (or someones) who is willing to take over the website duties. I cannot do it anymore; I have been running Tokio Hotel Fiction since early 2007, and it has been a good run. I am ready to retire.
So, the next question is: is there anybody out there who would like to take over THF?
The site basically runs itself and it is a lovely community (most of the time!). You would be inheriting the entire archive, the policies, the rules, the challenges, and everything that has gone into the site since the beginning. I am looking for somebody who is trustworthy, responsible, and loves the website and the fandom.
There is also a cost, which used to be covered largely by Google ads, but since we can no longer use them anymore, you will be inheriting our Project Wonderful account (which helps a bit). I will discuss the cost in further detail to those who are interested. Let me guarantee that I have pared it down QUITE a bit and it is very manageable. Now that THF isnít as popular as it once was, we are able to live on a much smaller server.
Thank you for your time, thank you for all of the wonderful years, and thank you for all of the amazing stories.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details about ownership of the site, if you are seriously interested.
- undrockroll on 07/31/13 05:56 pm
Fyredancer, Zeph317 and I are proud to be hosting another year of the September FQF, in honor of the twins' and Gustav's birthdays!
We've had an amazing 229 prompts submitted to the fest pool, just waiting to be claimed. Maybe there's one in there for you! Go here and check it out!
Going back to our roots, we've removed the minimum and maximum word requirements, and for the very first time, we're accepting art submissions, as well!
Just a reminder, you must be a member of th_fanfic to claim a prompt. Joining instructions are here. You don't have to have a LiveJournal account to sign up; you can join with your Twitter, Facebook or OpenID.
All questions are welcome! Just email us at email@example.com.
Just wanted to touch base, let everyone know we're still here and active. :) We will begin featuring fic again July 1, and this is all with a clean slate, so previous fic requests will be disregarded. We want to make this as fair and efficient as possible.
Enjoy the week!
EDIT: It seems that quite a few members' story counts are messed up. My own says that I have 10, and I actually have around 60, I think. It's bizarre. I will try to fix this issue en masse, but I might have to go in and fix them all individually. We will see - will keep you updated!
- undrockroll on 06/02/13 12:35 pm