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ozqueen ([personal profile] ozqueen) wrote in [community profile] gensplosion2014-03-16 02:20 pm

gensploder of the month: sign up post

NOTE: Banners are currently on hiatus because of weird job situations [personal profile] ozqueen is going through. Until we get another banner volunteer, banner posts are on hiatus. But if you don't care about banners, you can still totally set yourself the Gensploder challenge!


Would you like to incorporate some challenges into your gensplosion recs? Would you like a sweet tag of your own? Would you like to earn some graphics which prove you're a hardcore gensploder? Because, hooray! Now you can!


Sign up by indicating your preferred month in the comments below. One of the mods will give you the go ahead and confirm you're 'locked in' for that month. THE PENALTY FOR BACKING OUT INVOLVES OMINOUS STORM CLOUDS AND BOOMING THUNDER AND YOU DON'T EVEN WANT TO KNOW WHAT ELSE.
lol jk, real life happens and if you have to back out, just let us know.

At the beginning of your selected month, your challenge begins! You are totally in control of what your 'challenge' is. Do you want to post nothing but found family fics? You can! Do you want to post a total of 20 recs in all different fandoms? You can! Do you want to post nothing but obscure alternate universe fics where the main characters are badass time travelers who solve crime in the old west? You can!

You have a full month to post as many recs as you want/as you can. The only thing the recs NEED to be is gen. You don't have to stick to a theme, you don't have to do anything special, and you don't need to post a minimum number of recs. Please keep our everyday RULES in mind when you post, and you'll be fine.

At the end of the month, one of the mods will post a big shiny post just for you with a neat little (or big, depending on how keen you are to rec the heck out of your fandoms) post of rewards.


There are four levels of achievement:

BRONZE: 3-4 recs
SILVER: 5-10 recs
GOLD: 11-15 recs
DIAMOND: 16+ recs

You can win rewards for different themes as well as total number of recs. For example, for the entire month, you might post 20 recs, which will earn you a Diamond reward, but you might also win Gold for time travel recs, Silver for recs containing the one character, and a Bronze for adventure recs. There's really no limit to the rewards you can end up with, and we're totally happy for you to invent themes or goals to complete. If you get to the end all "Yo where's my Diamond Genfic Genderbender Rec Extraordinaire Reward?", we'll make you one provided we can confirm you've completed the correct amount of recs.

When you sign up as a special reccer, and when your month begins, you get your own gensploder tag. This stays yours forever, and you can go back and tag your previous posts as well, if you choose to. But to get a tag, you do need to be a Gensploder of the Month at some point.

At its core, the challenge is really just to rec as many awesome gen fics as you can. Keep in mind this is for the whole month, and you set your own pace, your own minimums and your own goals.


The 'rewards' in question will be displayed in a post at the end of your month. You'll get a bigger banner with your dreamwidth username displayed upon it, identifying you as the Gensploder of the Month, and then several smaller icons for each challenge you've successfully completed. We'll even offer up the code of the full post so you can make a Bragging Rights post of your own elsewhere.

NOTE: Banners are currently on hiatus because of weird job situations [personal profile] ozqueen is going through. Until we get another banner volunteer, banner posts are on hiatus. But if you don't care about banners, you can still totally set yourself the Gensploder challenge!


Um. We're open to graphics volunteers. If we get no volunteers to make the bases/templates (which we can then take over for the regular editing of so our poor volunteer doesn't end up with the ongoing job of updating everything), prepare yourselves for PAINT BANNERS, WOOOOO.


There are going to be a couple of catches when it comes to earning points, simply because your mods are only human and we're not familiar with every fandom being posted. So:

Every rec you post will be counted separately, even if you post more than one rec in each post.

However, each tag on the post will only be counted once. Therefore, if you have two 'found family' fics and you want to earn two 'found family' points, you will need to post your recs in separate posts. You are allowed two separate posts a day, so if you really strive for a diamond badge you can still make it! (We'll allow a day or so leeway if you're really close and you simply run out of time. We're not monsters.)

Characters will be counted separately - if you post two recs in the same post and both recs feature Harry Potter, you will be awarded two points for his character. It's just the tags on the DW entry we're counting once. (And, don't forget, tags aren't compulsory here, so if you're not interested in the tags you don't have to worry about them anyway.)


It does sound a bit complicated, because the structure is pretty loose. But we're not going to yell at you for not knowing what to do, or for stumbling with your rec momentum. This is a work in progress, and we'll figure out what works and what doesn't as we go along. We are also totally happy for you guys to make suggestions.

Rec what you can, when you can, and we'll be happy. We're all here for good gen fic, and whatever amount you can provide within your month will be appreciated.


Double-up recs aren't going to get you in trouble. We realise you might prepare your list of recs in advance and then space them out across posts during your month - and in the mean time, someone else might rec a fic you were planning to rec. If you can offer a different review/comment, go for it! If the fic has already been rec'd by yourself, please consider finding something else to rec. (Though, if you really can't help yourself, we won't hold it against you. Some fics really are just that awesome.)


We know - remembering stuff is a drag. If you could all ensure you have notifications turned on for your comments on this post, we will do our best to give you a "HEADS UP!!" comment a few days before your month starts. You need to comment here to sign up, so we'll just respond to it again shortly before your due time, to refresh your memory.


The things we're going to look out for are total number of fics, characters listed, numbers of fandoms, and the tags you use. (If you use four 'timey wimey' tags, you'll get a Bronze award for timey wimey fics.) That said, we can miss stuff, so if you're keen to earn a banner for a certain challenge, just let us know what we should keep our eye on. (You can do this in the comments here, or just in a line in your rec post. We should see it either way.)

Don't forget you can make your own tags here, so if you're completing a theme that hasn't yet been seen here, you can just go ahead and start it yourself!


Gensploder of the Month isn't compulsory, don't stress! You can just drop in with a rec whenever you want and totally ignore the Gensploder of the Month side of things. Some people like challenges, some don't. You can have it either way here.


Once you've completed one month, you are more than welcome to sign up for another.


April 2014 [personal profile] ozqueen
May 2014 [personal profile] mkrobinson [personal profile] thady
June 2014 [personal profile] 100demons [personal profile] espresso_addict
July 2014 [personal profile] redsnake05 [personal profile] john_egbert
August 2014 [personal profile] thady
September 2014 [personal profile] love_82
October 2014 [personal profile] lunarwolfik
November 2014 [personal profile] thady


January 2015 [personal profile] isabelquinn
February 2015 [personal profile] thady
March 2015 [personal profile] ozqueen
April 2015 [personal profile] thady [personal profile] dirty_diana
May 2015 [personal profile] lost_spook
June 2015 [personal profile] thady
July 2015 [personal profile] liadtbunny
August 2015
September 2015 [personal profile] thady
October 2015 [personal profile] liadtbunny


February 2016 [personal profile] dirty_diana
March 2016 [personal profile] ozqueen
May 2016 [personal profile] mythicmistress
July 2016 [personal profile] liadtbunny
September 2016 [personal profile] ozqueen

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[personal profile] isabelquinn 2014-03-16 11:54 am (UTC)(link)
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[personal profile] endeni 2014-03-16 11:40 am (UTC)(link)
Yay, what an awesome challenge this turned out to be! Really well thought out! ^^ As I said, I'm totally up for making graphics. ;)
Let me see what I can come up with... (Hopefully something nice...)

Also, a random question: what if the theme of your choosing doesn't already have a tag? People should know they can ask for new theme tags when needed...


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100demons: (fierce and fab haruka)

June 2014

[personal profile] 100demons 2014-03-16 07:21 pm (UTC)(link)
Sign me up!

SO PUMPED. This just gives me more of an excuse to procrastinate and stockpile up on a ton of great fic recs.
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[personal profile] mkrobinson 2014-03-16 09:55 pm (UTC)(link)
May 2014!

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[personal profile] redsnake05 2014-03-17 05:55 am (UTC)(link)
I'll volunteer for July 2014. That gives me plenty of time to find some great fanworks (and hope I didn't find them through the comm!)
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[personal profile] espresso_addict 2014-03-17 08:08 am (UTC)(link)
Wow, everyone's been signing up whilst I've been procrastinating! Could I double up on June?

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[personal profile] thady 2014-03-17 09:16 am (UTC)(link)
Is doubling up ok? If, I'd like may, otherwise I'd like to sign up for august.

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[personal profile] john_egbert 2014-05-05 01:53 am (UTC)(link)
Hello! I'm interested in signing up for a month sometime this summer. I don't really have a preference as to which, though- is there some month where you could fit me in? Thanks!

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[personal profile] thady 2014-06-03 04:25 pm (UTC)(link)
I'd like to sign up again - for August.

This month was a lot of fun and I like the challenge. :)

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October 2014

[personal profile] lunarwolfik 2014-07-06 03:00 pm (UTC)(link)
This sounds awesome and fun! Sign me up for October :)

September 2014

[personal profile] love_82 2014-07-21 07:25 pm (UTC)(link)
I just found this comm a week or so ago. I love reccing stories! I would like to sign up for September please. I am going to try to post a story every day. :)
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thady: (BoB  -  Winters wood)

[personal profile] thady 2014-10-27 08:21 am (UTC)(link)
I'd like to sign up for November.
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[personal profile] isabelquinn 2014-12-08 09:08 am (UTC)(link)
Okay, let's do this. I'm gonna sign my butt up for January 2015 ;)
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[personal profile] thady 2015-01-01 08:13 am (UTC)(link)
I'd like to sign up for February. :)
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[personal profile] thady 2015-03-03 12:06 pm (UTC)(link)
I'd like to sign up for April unless there's somebody else signing up.

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[personal profile] lost_spook 2015-03-13 02:22 pm (UTC)(link)
I keep meaning to make some rec posts here, but apparently nothing will make me do it unless I have to, so may I sign up as a gensploder of the month here? (I see from previous conversations that thady's term is coming up again rather quickly - I would be happy to do April if they wanted to swap! But May should be okay anyway. Or June, or wherever you're up to.)


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[personal profile] dirty_diana 2015-04-01 02:25 am (UTC)(link)
Hi! Is it too late to be a second for April?
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[personal profile] thady 2015-04-30 07:44 pm (UTC)(link)
I'd like to sign up for June. :)
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[personal profile] liadtbunny 2015-06-11 05:37 pm (UTC)(link)
Can I gensplode for July, please?

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[personal profile] thady 2015-08-03 05:41 pm (UTC)(link)
I'd like to sign up for September. :)
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[personal profile] liadtbunny 2015-08-15 07:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Hi can I gensplode in Oct, please?
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[personal profile] liadtbunny 2015-09-09 02:54 pm (UTC)(link)
Hello! I hope nothing untoward has happened in mod-dom, but I'm requesting to gensplode again in October just in case you missed my first comment.

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[personal profile] dirty_diana 2016-01-03 11:28 pm (UTC)(link)
is gensploding still a thing? can I do February?

[personal profile] mythicmistress 2016-04-28 06:38 pm (UTC)(link)
May I sign up for May? It seems like I'm one of the few people posting lately...

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