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Hello! I’m your host, [livejournal.com profile] brumeier. It’s my birthday next month, and I decided to treat myself to one of my favorite fic things: an AU! How do I define an AU? For me, it means taking canon characters and making a significant change in their circumstances. This can happen within the confines of canon (canon divergent) or the characters can be dropped into completely different worlds.

Basically, an AU is a fun way for me to see how I can keep canon characters familiar in wholly new surroundings or circumstances. As simple as ‘what if character A had done this instead of character B’ or as complex as ‘character A is now a barbarian with mystic powers’. And everything in between!

Starting April 1st, my lovely co-mod [livejournal.com profile] taste_is_sweet and I will be posting a monthly AU challenge here. We’re keeping it nice and simple, so here’s everything you need to know:

We’re multifandom! This challenge welcomes all fandoms, including RPF. All ships, romantic or platonic. I only ask that everyone remains respectful. There’s room for all of us here.

No minimum wordcounts! You can write as little or as much as you want to meet the challenge topic. In fact, you don’t have to write at all. Challenge fills can be fanvids or fanart or whatever outlet your creativity feels like using.

Prompts welcome! We will offer up some suggestions for each month’s theme, and encourage anyone else who wants to do the same. If you have a cool idea for how a particular theme could play out please respond in the comments.

No deadlines! Each month a new theme will be posted, but if you start working on something that takes on epic proportions, you can post it any time.

Must be a joiner! Only members of this community will be able to see posts and leave comments. We want this to be a safe place for ideas to be shared. We will also be cross-posting to DW and Tumblr to maximize participation.

That’s pretty much it, folks. I hope you’ll be inspired by each month’s theme. I’ll be trying to write something for each one as well because, as I mentioned, I love AUs!

You can post your completed works anywhere, as long as you link it back here. I will compile masterlists for each AU theme. And we can all revel in the loveliness of AUs!
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