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09 May 2013 @ 11:28 am
Mod hat on:

All members have had their posting access revoked, except for me. No new memberships will be allowed. No new posts will be allowed. All attempts to post here will result in posts being dumped from the moderation queue without fail.

Mod hat off:

Thanks all; it's been a good run, but like all things, time passes, and some things should be put on the shelf. This is one of them. See you around the Interwebs. :)

I will leave comments open in this post for anyone who'd like to say anything.
13 April 2013 @ 06:36 pm
I think it's time I stuck a fork in this thing and called it done. Within 30 days, if no new posts show up here, I will close the comm to all new posts, and leave the old ones up for archival purposes.

I'm sorry to have to kinda be moddy and grouchy and stuff, but honestly, it's a pretty moribund comm as it is so unless we can get some fresh blood and some new writeups then I need to hang up my modly hat and send this comm into the realm of being a reference rather than a living thing.
30 January 2012 @ 03:44 pm
Just to make sure the comm doesn't get killed by LJ for inactivity. There's got to be some new cliches popping up, yes? :)
15 July 2011 @ 03:47 am
I'm assuming we've all read DH the book, but if your cliche touches on DH the movie, can you put it under a cut? This policy will expire 31 July 2011.
12 July 2011 @ 08:06 pm
Hey all,

So I was on fanficrants grousing about the over-use of rapid-fire twinspeak in fics. And I realized "there's a lot more, too!"

How about:

  • 'Mione as an extremely overused abbreviation for Hermione's name (to the point of her never being called Hermione, like, ever)

  • "Herms" which is just about as bad

  • Snarky, witty, street-smart Draco well beyond how he is in canon (I blame Cassandra Claire)

  • Snape speaking "silkily" like all the time, as opposed to speaking in other forms - like, acidly, normally, quietly, etc.

  • Dumbledore always offering only sherbet lemons. Hell, didn't he ever try M&Ms or something?

  • When it's a boy/girl shipfic, invariably the worse ones will have the boy and girl schmooping at each other at least once a chapter how much they complete each other and how awesome the other person is and how unworthy they are?

  • Gender-essentialist RAWR THE PROTECTIVE DADDY fics in which the obligatory "You hurt her, I'll punch you out" line is spoken? C'mon, Harry can defend himself magically pretty damn well.

Did I miss anything? ^_^ :-P
18 April 2011 @ 10:19 am
Has anyone seen those fics where Harry (it's usually Harry :P ) finds out Dumbledore is evilly binding Fawkes to him, or has glamoured up an owl to look like Fawkes? Seems to me I'm seeing a lot of those on my re-reads of post-OotP fanfics lately.
01 July 2010 @ 08:10 am
So, yeah. Anyone still alive out there?
06 April 2010 @ 10:23 pm
*mod hat on*

I see we have had no new cliches in fanfic to report in a long time now. Surely there must be some new ones evolving in light of the revelations in Deathly Hallows, Beedle the Bard and JKR interviews? Come one, come all. :)
10 April 2009 @ 10:39 am

I want to get a sense of whether this comm ought to be closed to new members and left as an archive for past cliches, or if the comm should be kept open, or... (name your idea).

I invite any and all debate on the subject in comments - the only deleting I will do is if comments are obviously trolly or wanky. :)

Since I am wearing my moderator hat I am not taking a POV and will go with community consensus on the matter. :)

Surely there are more fanfic cliches to post...? =)