Based on the reasonably successful proven sb_fag_ends format, Blood Shots is a community for producing quick shots of Vampire Diaries fanfics or poetry between 100 and 1000 words in length, vidlets of one minute or less and all artwork.
Each month will be themed, with five prompts posted on the 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd days (so 20 prompts total). In response to these, creators post as many ‘shots’ as they like over the course of the theme's month, until the new theme begins on the 1st of the next month.
The themes are chosen by a poll open to all at the end of each month unless the mods decide we are having a special month of some sort (you never know, we might). The poll is made up of suggestions put forward by members in the previous poll and from additional suggestions from the moderators. Suggestions for themes should be broad enough in scope so that it is easy for 20 prompts to be made from them; so ‘pumpkin’ is too narrow, but ‘Halloween’ works. If in doubt ask one of the moderators for help, we're relatively tame, so we don't bite!
In terms of content, the only necessity for works posted here is that they depict characters from The Vampire Diaries. Any and every rating/genre combo is welcome.
Rules 1. You must be a member of the community to post. To become a member you need to have a LiveJournal account set up (and be logged in!), after which you can click the 'Join' button above. 2. If your work is NSFW and/or contains graphic sex, graphic violence or strong language, you MUST post your content behind an LJ cut and comment on what the cut is hiding. Please also use cuts and warnings for discussion/depiction of commonly triggers such as rape, abuse and torture. 3. Additionally, all artwork larger than 300 pixels in either width or height must be put behind a cut. Thumbnail previews and sample icons (e.g. three 100x100 images in a row) are fine, as long as they follow the rule above and thus do not depict NSFW and/or triggering subject matter. 4. All embedded video must be behind a cut. 5. No flames and no plagiarism, simple as. Riffing on a theme and concrit are welcome, though please respect the creator's wishes in terms of feedback. 6. This community is for Vampire Diaries shorts in response to prompts. Fic should be between 100 and 1000 words; vids should be one minute or less; all artwork is welcome. Please be inspired to bend these requirements creatively, but do not break them - that's the challenge! 7. Any spoilers MUST behind a cut. Spoilers are considered such until one week after a new episode airs. 8. This community is for Vampire Diaries characters only, no RPF etc involving the actors themselves please.
You might like to include the following information when posting your work:
Please tag your work! We use the following categories:
creator: [your name] (Please be consistent with the name you wish to use - though feel free to ask a maintainer to bulk-change the name of your creator tag if you would like to change it.)
medium: [type of work] (This is either fic, poetry, vid, icons or art.)
setting: [when your work is set] (This is either pre-series, post-series, season 1, season 2, season 3, season 4, AU)
category: [what type of pairing is it] (slash, het, gen)