Hello everyone, I wanted to give you a heads up on a change that is taking place soon.
Currently the way the categories are set up, you have your main categories (slash pairings, het pairings, general, etc.) and then you have your sub-categories that shows the pairings (Benji/OFC, Joel/Billy, etc.)
The sub-categories will soon be going away and in it's place will be characters/pairings. The way it's going to work is you will still select the main categories like you do now. If your story has both slash and het, you will need to select both categories. A list of characters/pairings will then display in the characters field, based on which categories you selected. If you select slash pairings as the main category, a list of all available slash pairings will display in the field. If you select het as a category also, the list will grow to include the het pairings as well.
Remember, like genres and other classifications, in order to select more than one character/pairing you will need to hold down the control key and click on the choices you want.
All stories will eventually be converted to this new characters/pairing system. If you would like to help me out and switch your own stories, that would be awesome and I'd really appreciate it.
Not all characters/pairings are up just yet. I will finish the list tomorrow, so if your pairing isn't active yet, check back soon. Also, if there is a character/pairing you don't see but you think should be added, please leave me a comment here.
Good news is I believe the problem with the reviews is fixed.
Bad news is any recent reviews will need to be resubmitted, because I had to copy data from a previous backup. This means any reviews submitted AFTER Feb. 20 have been wiped out. Sorry about that :(
If you are still having issues with your reviews, please comment here and I will look into it. I'm only 95% sure of what I'm doing, so please be patient with me.
Also, I uploaded a few more skins for you. They are pretty "default" and not very attractive or practical, I know. Until I have time to make some new ones, this is what we're stuck with. I promise I will have a better layout up by the 13th of March, two weeks from now if not sooner.
Hello everyone. I'm in the process of updating the script to the newest version, which will hopefully take care of the bug issues. Things may be a little crazy around here until I can get it completed, so please be patient. If you notice any MAJOR issues, please let me know in the comments.
There is an error with the script where random co-authors are being added to submissions when none are being selected. I've turned off the co-author function for now until I have time to update the script.
After four years of dating and two children later, Joel and Nicole have finally gotten married! The couple had an intimate ceremony at her father Lionel's house in front of 140 or so guests. Benji was reportedly the best man while Nicole's longtime friend Masha Gordon served as maid of honor. Of course Harlow and Sparrow were there to celebrate!
I am so happy for these two, I send them my most sincere congratulations. I hope everything went perfectly and I cannot wait to see pictures!
For anyone who has been living under a rock, Good Charlotte has a new album 'Cardiology' out today! Basically, if you mix all of the albums together and mature the lyrics you get this album. It really is different and possibly the best album they've ever made. I suggest everyone check it out!
You can now add your twitter, tumblr and facebook links to your profile. Go to Account > My Account > Edit Bio
Also, I'm sorry for those who have tried to contact the site in the past with no answer. I've reset the contact form to go to my profile, so if you need help with the site, fill out the contact form to send an email to me directly.
The submission rules can be found here: http://gcfanfics.com/viewpage.php?page=rules
All of these rules are important. However, I want to focus on #3:
Authors should submit a maximum of three chapters for any one story at any given time. By submitting more than three chapters, you risk having those chapters automatically deleted or even your entire story removed from the site.
Since some authors are neglecting to check their emails, I'm just putting it out there that I WILL delete your entire story not just the chapters in the queu. No more warnings.
(as a side note - we aren't accepting MSTs anymore. I know its still talked about in the rules... but we aren't.)
Out of curiosity, are there any other fandoms that you guys like to write about? I tend to get inspired the most whenever I watch a movie. Are there any other sites beside the big one, FF.net, that you like to go to post/read other stories?
I just want to remind authors that the individuals that run and help out the with the site are merely volunteers and can't be online 24/7. Please be patient and we'll get to your stories as soon as we can :)
From Joel's blog:
What's better than winning an Oscar? I am so
happy to tell everyone that Harlow is going to
be a big sister! God has truly blessed my family.
Hope your all feeling as good as i am right now.........
(I am sitting here cringing at his uncapitalized 'i', excessive ... and misuse of 'your' when he meant you're... its driving me nuts! HAHA!)
In other site related news, I've been banging my head against a wall trying to come up with some sort of writing contest for you guys. I'll keep you posted.
Good Charlotte guitarist Billy Martin and his wife Linzi, a hairstylist, have welcomed a son, the rocker tells PEOPLE exclusively. Dreavyn Kingslee Martin was born on Jan. 26 in Pasadena, Calif. He is the first child for the couple. "Mom is doing great, baby is healthy," Martin tells PEOPLE. "I couldn't ask for anything more." Adds Martin: "It is hands down the most amazing thing that has ever happened in my life. We can see so much of my wife and I in him already!" Martin, 27, is the second member of Good Charlotte to become a father – singer Joel Madden and girlfriend Nicole Richie welcomed daughter Harlow a year ago. After announcing Linzi's pregnancy last September, Martin told PEOPLE they were planning an Alice's Adventures in Wonderland-themed nursery. Martin and his wife Linzi, 25, will celebrate their first wedding anniversary – and ninth year as a couple – on March 1. Up next for Martin, an accomplished painter and illustrator with his own T-shirt line, Level 27: a new Good Charlotte album followed by a children's book that he wrote and illustrated called Damious McDreary: A Boy and his Bat, which will be released this fall.
Much congrats are in order to the happy couple.
How is 2009 treating all of you so far? The past year, I kept hearing about the recession, only now am I really starting to feel it. It’s a scary feeling when coworkers start to get laid off one by one around you and you can’t help but wonder, ‘Am I next?’ It’s enough to make one paranoid. It’s important, though, to remain positive. If you, a friend, or a family member has lost their job just remember you aren’t alone. Don’t give up hope! We’re all in this together. It may take a while, but we’ll get back up on our feet eventually.
Cut up the credit cards, curb your spending so you’re only buying what’s completely necessary (this is a good time for you smokers to quit if you’ve been wanting to), take advantage of the coupons in your newspapers, and allow yourself to imagine a brighter world through reading, watching your favorite movies, listening to your favorite CDs, or whatever it is you do that keeps you smiling! I’m going to step away from the podium now - but, before I do, what are your verdicts for Greatest Remixes? On a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the best?
With the release of Good Charlotte’s fifth album, Greatest Remixes, slated to hit stores in three days – I wonder, will this be the last of Good Charlotte we’ll ever see? As with any greatest hits release, you have to wonder (they “remixed” the phrase ‘greatest hits’ to ‘greatest remixes’ to cover up the fact that it is, in a roundabout way, a greatest hits album). It always makes me nervous. Let’s hope I’m wrong. Admittedly, the guys and I have had a little fall out, but from what I’ve heard of the new album, I’m willing to make amends.
It’s a fresh outlook for some old tired songs. I’m a little disappointed they don’t have any new material to speak of though. They only have five albums to speak of as twelve years as a band (correct me if I’m wrong). Maybe it’s a little unfair to compare them to MxPx who, having been together sixteen years, have been way more active in the studio having released over seven full-lengths, four EPs, three compilation CDs, and one live album… and are in the studio once again recording an eighth full-length (MxPx fans you shouldn’t miss it, the entire process is being broadcast live via stickam, you’ll find me in the chat as KVicious… Mike calls me KV). But, included in MxPx’s resume is a greatest hits CD, so maybe this isn’t the end for Good Charlotte after all. One can only hope!
I hope to see some familiar and fresh faces in the forum soon to discuss the new album. I’d love to hear your thoughts. Hopefully it will do to you what the anticipation has me – lit a fire under my rear and the writing bug has returned.
GCFF Forum - http://www.gcfanfics.com/board (FYI: the board NOT the admin has a thing about banning people randomly, so if the board bans you, email Christine or Tracy and they will unban you. It happened to me this weekend :P)
This is just a quick little reminder for those who seem to have problems with their stories being validated. Chapters are never "just deleted" without a reason. Every chapter that is rejected has a rejection letter that is sent to your e-mail. If you've been experiencing problems with receiving your rejection e-mails, please check the e-mail you have registered with your GCFF account. If you have an updated e-mail listed on this site, it will save everyone a lot of trouble.
Hey loves! Remember that old school GC song "Motivation Proclamation"? The question begs to be asked: How do you stay motivated (to write, and though they are a huge motivator... we're excluding reviews :P)? What keeps those ideas flowing? I remember, in an anime community I used to be a part of, we motivated each other with fanart and gave each other cameos in our stories.
Do share. I'm sure I'm not the only one who needs a push :P.
Motivate me, I wanna get myself out of this bed. Captivate me, I want good thoughts inside of my head.
Check out our new skin, Epidemic!
So GCFF is coming up on it's 4 year anniversary (can you believe it?) and thinking back, the site has definitely had its fair share of ups and downs. So here's my question to you: What, if anything, would you like to see added/changed to the site? Oh, and this excludes answering quicker validation times of course :)
Speaking of, if you are interested in becoming one, please drop me a line through the contact form. You MUST be a writer so I can get a feel for how well you deal with spelling/grammer. No exceptions. You must be able to dedicate time on a regular basis to check the site for updates, at least once a day. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
I think everyone should some love to Christine and Tracy for continuing to keep GCFanfics open. These two rock! One of the ways you can do this is to continue to do what you're doing, submitting stories and reviewing the work of others.
I don't know if anyone's ever thought of this, but reviewing others stories advertises your own. The author who you left a review to may decide to read your stories and return the favor, so review your tushes off!
Remember that this is a Good Charlotte fansite. The band consists of Billy, Paul, Dean, Benji, and Joel. Not Zacky Vengeance or Synyster Gates. Just wanted to clear up the confusion for those of you that seem to think otherwise :P.
In other news, Benji and Joel celebrated a birthday this month (FYI: I will as well... send money! I'm broke!). Happy belated birthday to them.