A few years ago, I started writing an original story about a virtual-reality video game inspired by 1/2 Prince and another LN called Legendary Moonlight Sculptor. It's been moderately successful on other sites and the humour has been compared to 1/2 Prince more than once, so I think people on these forums would enjoy it.
The thing is, it's over 100,000 words now at 32 chapters, and would be kind of awkward to put into a single thread as the rules in the Fanwork forum state to do.
Would it be possible to create a subforum for my story (and any other long stories other writers may have) so that I could post each chapter as separate threads? Or if not, could I post the chapters as separate threads directly into the Fanwork forum?
Hm, it sound interesting unice5656 and I would love to read it. Of course, it would be difficult to put it in a single thread. Hm...conundrum indeed. I'll bring it up with the other staff mkay? I would love to read it, and it sound incredibly interesting. Wanna PM me?
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unice5656 We would love to have your story posted here. It sounds very fascinating.
That said, several staff discussed your proposal yesterday. In the end, we decided that we will stick by our proposed rules. Chapters for the same story should be posted in the same thread, as different posts. You could make a thread for just the chapters, a thread for discussion, a thread for side stories, etc, if you wish to do so, but chapters for the main story should all go in the same thread. You could make a table of contents on the first post of the thread linking to where in thread the chapters could be found to help readers out, but that's not required. You could also use the spoiler tag to hide text if you feel the chapters are too long for people to scroll through.
This might be different from how some other forums do things, but we believe this is a very valid way of doing things too and not as awkward as you might think. Having chapters in the same thread is great for tracking and following the story, and readers only have to scroll to read the story. It also keeps the forums uncluttered.
Yu Wo's forums is one such place where they post fic for long stories all in the same thread, and we feel it works well for them.
Sorry for any inconvenience, and thank you for wishing to post your fic here. I hope you will still consider it, as it will definitely make the place livelier. (You will likely not get anywhere close to the same traffic here as on other sites though!)
Do you know what the code is to create the table of contents?
As well, is there a way to paste from Word onto the forums without losing all my formatting? Having to re-add the italics manually is extremely time-consuming. If not, I can just paste into a different forum first.
As for italics, our forum doesn't keep the formatting when directly pasting. To save some time, in Word, you can replace your italics with the BBCode for italics all at once by following these steps.
1. Go to Editing->Replace. 2. In the "Find what" field, type Ctrl+i to indicate you're asking Word to find all instances of italics. 3. In the "Replace with" field, type [i]^&[/i] 4. Click "Replace all."
That should add the BBCode for italics to all instances of italics you have in your document.
seppawku: figured i'd poke my head into the forums and see if anyone was interested
Jul 25, 2018 13:30:58 GMT -8
AkaiiRia: 1/2 Prince Contest starting in a few hours
Jul 26, 2018 14:21:32 GMT -8
AkaiiRia: The link to the test will be added tomorrow. Some staff are still beta testing the test.
Jul 26, 2018 19:51:08 GMT -8
AkaiiRia: Link to the test has been added. Everyone can now start the contest!
Jul 27, 2018 9:34:06 GMT -8
AkaiiRia: You guys can send me feedback on the test by PM if you want. Tell me if some questions are really too unclear.
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AkaiiRia: By the way, I'm curious. Which prize do you guys want the most?
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Krescent: A charm or the 10th anniversary book would be nice :3
Jul 30, 2018 17:19:31 GMT -8
armadatw: Kind of torn between the 10th anniversary book and the handcrafted cutouts
Aug 1, 2018 13:39:22 GMT -8
AkaiiRia: Lol, I was looking at the contest post... I'm really sorry about the quality of the pictures. If you want to see them larger and with better quality, please go on PR!'s website.
Aug 6, 2018 8:00:24 GMT -8
AkaiiRia: To all participants in the contest. I must remind you once again that you're obliged to have a forum account on this forum to be allowed to participate in the Ultimate 1/2 Prince Test.
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AkaiiRia: Keep working hard for the contest! No perfect score in view. For those who have yet to sent in their submission, you still have a chance!
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AkaiiRia: Don't forget you have until September 26th ends in all time zones to participate in the 1/2 Prince contest.
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AkaiiRia: Fate, I can't find your account on the forums.
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