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Chye
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That and House of Memories are my favourites. I've listened to everything on repeat for a while, so it's up to 80+ plays :P
CrimsonKunoichi
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Then I don't feel so bad :P I literally listened to 'Don't threaten me with a good time' and was like, what is?! Good music?! I've not gotten super hyped about music for a while no
SHSL Fangirl
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You are absolutely NOT the only one!! I preordered a physical copy last year (in the largest bundle there was), and ended up buying it on iTunes too ;)
Chye
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@CK; I love it too, don't worry. Lots of the lyrics are A+ fic starters ;)
CrimsonKunoichi
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Am I the only one here loving Panic! At the Disco's new album?? :D Though, not sure what kind of fics I'd write listening to it... ehehe.
anonmeansanon
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Who else is watching miraculous ladybug?
ApatheticSquirrel
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I'm curious about your mom's answer, ElmireDolores haha
Bikky_The_Great
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Happy belated birthdays to Avanna Ciel and Yami Sango!!
ElmireDolores
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I just had that moment of my mom asking what I was writing, and me telling her, "Erotica". Was surprisingly less awkward than I thought it would be.
Bikky_The_Great
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Everyone was so worried about me getting to work (I commute) and I got less than what NJ got~
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This site and our name symbolizes that we are the leaders of our field, taking control of an often obscure title and turning it into a symbol of pride. We may never see our work in print or flying off the shelves, but we know who we are and what we stand for. If you intend to haunt our medium and instill a strong symbol of leadership and fearlessness into a craft that is largely misunderstood and thankless and yet you intend to push forward in spite of the odds, this is the site for you.

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Acceptance and Rejection E-Mails
Hello, Spectres!

Unfortunately, there seems to be an issue with our site's e-mail system. Its bugs have rendered us unable to easily send out letters regarding submissions in the queue. While we try to work through this problem, we'd like everybody to please be aware of the following:

1. You will not be receiving acceptance letters any longer, as the efforts outweigh the benefits. We advise you to check your page every so often to see if it has been posted. If it hasn't been posted in a couple of days (maximum), it has probably been rejected.

2. Rejection letters will still come, but they'll be sent from our personal e-mails. If you'd like to talk to a certain staff member, please be aware that our signature will be present in the e-mail's contents, telling you who looked over your submission.

3. You can still PM staff members on the forums. So, if e-mailing us isn't working, we can be contacted there.

4. Submissions should not be discouraged! The problem lies within the notification process, so all chapters can still be submitted as usual.

Thank you for bearing with us. Love,

The Staff

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Happy Birthday Felina!
Hello, Spectres! Front and center and give me your undivided attention, because we have a very special birthday to celebrate today!

Today is Felina’s birthday! That’s right, our very own Co-Owner and one of the original Staff members on the Archive for almost a decade!

Yeah, I know. Impressive, right? I thought so too.

Today is the day we celebrate Felina, our compassionate and fair, fearless and most wonderful of Leaders, who has stood by and supported this Community before some of you even started your writing careers. This is a woman who is deserving of your utmost respect and appreciation for her tenure on the Site, as well as the time and efforts she has continually put in to keep the Archive and Forum active, running smoothly, and looking damn fine. I doubt there is a thing on this Archive you could point out that she hasn’t had a hand in, and for all of you who are happy to call this place home, you definitely owe such a prospering and welcoming Community to her hard work. In fact, Felina has dedicated so much of her free time to all of us here I’m debating whether she should actually have to do anything else for us the rest of her time on the site. {Taps her chin.} We could just set up a shrine with a throne for her to sit in. I think that makes the most sense. We’ll build it out of panda plushies and boxes of candy! {Rubs her hands together.} Yeah, yeah, this’ll definitely work.

My silliness aside, please take a few moments out of your day today to get in touch with Felina (either utilizing the comments below, or the Shoutbox on the Archive, or even message her directly!) and wish her a Happy Birthday. She deserves to know the Community is thinking of her, in the same selfless way she always thinks of all of us.

On a more personal note, I want to thank you, Felina, for sharing ownership of this wonderful Archive with me. I wouldn’t have taken this over without you, and I would have been devastated to lose the place we met all those years ago. It’ll be eight years for us in 2016! And we owe the start of our friendship to this lovely little Archive; I can think of no better way to honor our friendship than to stand side by side with you and keep the doors open, in the hopes others might be lucky enough to find what I have found in you. You are my best friend, my writing partner, my inspiration, and the writer I most look up to when it comes to honing my talents and continuing toward furthering my writing career. I admire your talents more than I could possibly say, and one day I know you’ll do even greater things than you have with them already—because let’s not overlook your writing is a gift to anyone who is lucky enough to experience it. I know I consider myself immensely lucky for all that you write for me.

I’m wishing you the very best birthday ever, Lina-Love, and know I am right here with you to make sure that happens. I love you dearly, Lifemate, and please know, as I announce it for all our Community to see, that you are the best friend I have ever had. I am so proud to call you my sister, Co-Owner of this fantastic Community with me, and my partner in all things.

Happy Birthday, Beautiful Girl.

Love
Dot, The Staff, and the Community

--Madame on 1 5 Comments
The End of a Good Year.
Hello, Spectres!

What a fantastic year 2015 has been for us. We celebrated our second year of operation, closing out the year with almost 10,000 members to our ever-growing community. I know I speak for all Staff involved when I express my sincerest gratitude for your continued support and being a member of our Community. We are all grateful for you and your contribution to what makes us truly worthy of being Literary Spectres.

As the year draws to a close and we get ready to ring in 2016, there are just a few things Felina and I want to bring to your attention, before we wish you Happy Holidays:

Anonymous/Spam Reviews:
Due to the continuous (and annoying) spam reviews we've been flooded with the last few months, Felina made the Executive decision to turn off anonymous reviews until further notice. This means that for all of you adorable little ghosts who either don't log in to read/review, or those of you who have yet to officially join our ranks, you are going to have to moving forward. That means, yes, you will either need to login or register to be able to review stories.

This is done both as a convenience to Staff members having to track down and delete the reviews, but also to our authors who have been receiving them.

We do not have an official date of when Anon reviews will be turned back on, but going forward just anticipate it to be awhile until we can get this Spammer situation under control.

Tacking onto that, Felina would also like to remind all of our Authors that you do have the option of deleting your own reviews--so if you do wind up with spam reviews, while we appreciate you letting us know so we can go after the account (something we hope turning off Anon reviews will help) you can go ahead and delete the review yourself.

If you have any questions about that, don't hesitate to comment and let us know.

Staff Break:
The Staff's Holiday Break is officially underway! This is the two week break for all Supervisors and Managers on Staff to kick up their heels and relax, in thanks for all the hard work they put in throughout the year keeping our Community running smoothly, and assisting Felina and myself with all the responsibilities that come with the Archive and Forum.

It is also your time, as a Community, to reach out to our hardworking Staff (utilize the comments below, the shoutbox, the Forum, or even message them directly!) to thank them for all they do for all of us every day. We truly are very lucky to have such a dedicated and hard-working Staff who spend their free (and other times not so free) time keeping us up and running.

From all of us, Supervisors and Managers, we thank you dearly for your continued dedication to the Archive. We hope your break is restful, and that you enjoy the holidays to their absolute fullest.

Staff Break runs from December 21st-January 4th and during that time, Felina and I will be the only members of Staff available, including for questions, concerns, and monitoring the Submissions queue. During this time we ask that you refrain from contacting other members of Staff, to allow them their break uninterrupted; you'd just be forward on to Felina and myself anyway, so, easier to just come to us straight away!

We also ask that you are patient with the two of us, as we're juggling work and school and our schedules do vary and can be rather hectic. We thank you in advance for your help in making this Holiday Staff Break a success!

In closing, Felina and I simply wish to thank all of you for your continued support in making this Archive thrive. Though we've been open for two years, we are continuing to grow every day, welcoming new Authors and Readers alike, providing entertainment and a place for all of us to safely call home. We appreciate your time, your talents, your support, and your sense of family as a Community.

We wish you a very Happy Holiday (no matter what you choose to celebrate) and a wonderful New Year. We look forward to 2016 being even bigger and better than 2015!

Yours,
Dot & Felina

--Madame on 1 6 Comments
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