After my favorite FFVIII community closed down, I decided to start one along the same lines... kind of an all-purpose FFVIII appreciation community. VIII is probably the least appreciated Final Fantasy game, but it's my absloute favorite, and I always feel that it needs more fan love. So, here we are.
I said fithos_lusec was all-purpose, and it's just that. Anything and everything, with a few limitations, goes. Icons, layouts, fanfiction, fanart, comments, questions about the game, help if you're stuck, strategies. But there are rules, for the sake of stopping imminent madness, and here they are.
PLEASE READ THE RULES BEFORE POSTING. IF IT IS OBVIOUS THAT YOU HAVE NOT READ THE RULES, YOUR POST WILL BE DELETED AND YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
1. Applications~ When posting an application, please use the following format: Post your application in an LJ-cut with the title "Shuffle or Boogie." Your application should contain the following: Name, Age, How you found the community, Favorite video game, Favorite Final Fantasy game (KH counts too, I guess), Favorite FFVIII character and why, Least favorite FFVIII character and why, Favorite movie, Favorite music (not type; bands and songs only, please). In case you're confused, a sample application can be found at the top of the community.
2. Posting~ A. Please DO NOT post just to say things like "Awesome icon." You can say this in comments all you like. Comments can go as off topic as you like. Just don't put things like that in their own post. I'll delete them before you can say "stop."
B. FANFICTION. Please DO NOT post others' work. Post only your own. FFVIII FICTION ONLY. Het, yaoi, yuri, and no-pairing fics are all accepted. Mary Sue/self-insertion is ABSOLUTELY NOT ACCEPTED. When posting a fic, please use the following format: Title, Author, Type (yaoi/het/yuri/etc. one-shot/WIP/finished multi-part/etc.), Rating (G-NC17; use your best judgement here), Warnings (non-con, deathfic, lime, AU, post-game, crossover, etc.; this is NOT the same as type), Pairing (if any). Please post these in the main post, with the body of the fic in an LJ-cut. The same applies for fanart, unless it is of one character only, in which case you can ignore most of this paragraph. IF POSTING FANART OR FANFICTION WITH A RATING OF R OR NC-17, FRIENDS LOCK IT. DO NOT LEAVE THE POST OPEN. There is a sample fanfiction/fanart post at the top of the community.
C. ICONS AND LAYOUTS. Please only post your own work. If posting more than 3 icons (or one layout), put them in an LJ-cut. If taking an icon or layout, comment and credit.
D. Common courtesy, people. Constructive criticism is OK. Bashing someone else or their work is not.
Overall-- be safe, be polite, have fun, enjoy the community.