Remix Challenge Deadline TOMORROWHey everyone! Just letting you guys know that the deadline to enter the THF Fandom Remix Challenge is tomorrow - September 8. We've already had a huge response and would be delighted for more! Let's make this challenge a really big one. Come on, sign up!
Thanks and hoping everyone has a great week!
- undrockroll on 09/07/10 01:59 am
New Author Spotlight!The new Author Spotlight is up, and this week, we've interviewed Abe! Why not go have a look and leave her some love. Thanks! :)
- Steinsgrrl on 09/02/10 09:12 pm
Happy Birthday, twins!Happy 21st birthday to our favorite musical twins, Bill and Tom! It doesn't matter how they spend their special day, as long as it's together.
Wherever they are, whatever they're doing, we hope they have a good one with little to no hangover in the morning!
- cynical_terror and undrockroll on 09/01/10 08:33 am
Happy Birthday, SteinsGrrl!We want to wish a very happy birthday to one of our gifted authors and hard working admins, SteinsGrrl. :) Please consider checking out the three stories we've featured of hers for the day, if you haven't already!
Happy Birthday Mel, and thank you for everything! Hope your day is beautiful.
- cynical terror & undrockroll on 08/29/10 03:08 am
Happy Birthday, Cynical Terror!I want to wish a very, very happy birthday to a wonderful girl, cynical terror. She is co-founder of THF and a celebrated author here at THF (and my personal favorite). ;)
Please join me in wishing her a happy day and check out the three featured fics, if you haven't already.
Happy birthday, beautiful girl, and many twins and cake and lovely things your way!
- undrockroll on 08/26/10 03:46 pm
THF Fandom Remix Challenge!
(August 24th-December 5th 2010)
Most fandoms with large fan fiction communities have had at least one remix in their history. So where's OUR remix? Here it is, guys. Now it's the Tokio Hotel fandom's turn.
What is a Fandom Remix?
How many times have you read a story that you've absolutely loved, and wondered what it would have been like from a different POV, or what happened in scenes that the author didn't include? Were there conversations between characters that you never got to see? What were other characters thinking in the story?
A fandom remix is your chance to find all of these things out and for others to reinterpret your own work!
Authors who want to be involved in the challenge sign up to have their stories remixed, and in turn they get to remix someone else's story.
Remixing a fanfic is a lot like remixing a song - you can change a fic to fit a different style or view. It's basically a reinterpretation of a story.
For more information on the THF Fandom Remix, check out the challenges page: http://fiction.tokiohotelfiction.com/viewseries.php?seriesid=1131
- cynical_terror on 08/24/10 10:26 pm
New Main Category!We've added Femmeslash as a new MAIN category on THF. Femmeslash is when there is a relationship between two female characters - a story can be slash AND femmeslash, or femmeslash AND het, but...
WHEN A STORY IS GEN, IT CAN ONLY BE GEN.
Please adjust your stories accordingly. Also, for those of you who won donation prizes in the July Donation Drawings, we will be shipping the items out soon! We've been out of town, so we apologize about the delay.
Thank you and have a good weekend!
- undrockroll on 08/19/10 09:57 pm
New Author Spotlight!The new Author Spotlight is up, and this week, we've interviewed popular and prolific author, RetteLeana! We'd love it if you stopped by and congratulated her. Thanks! :)
- Steinsgrrl on 08/15/10 12:54 am
New WarningWe've added a new warning to the list: Abandoned Story.
Please attach this label to stories that you know you will never finish, but don't want to delete from the site.
- undrockroll on 08/13/10 01:55 pm
New Author Spotlight!Sheerac50, author of "The Tenant" and "What the Heart Wants", is in our Author Spotlight this week! She's a wonderful writer and a busy mom of three young children. It would be great if you'd check out her spotlight interview and give her some love. Thanks! :)
- Steinsgrrl on 08/07/10 08:37 pm
Happy Birthday, KNW!We want to wish a very happy birthday to one of our new mods, KNW! KNW is also a very talented writer on THF and a great addition to our staff.
We will be featuring three of her fics for the day and we hope you all take the chance to wish her the best of birthdays!
- cynical_terror and undrockroll on 08/07/10 02:04 pm
Some Cool Features!Hey guys!
We have added two cool new feature to THF today. If you go to the drop down skins menu you will notice a new skin called "mobile." This skin is for use on your mobile devices.
Also, if you look at the menu on the top right, under the Fan Art link, you will see a new section called "Fic Prompts." This page is for members to share fan fic prompts. Do you have an idea for a fan fic that you'd love for someone to write? Are you an author in need of inspiration? This section is the place for you to share ideas and find ideas.
We hope you enjoy these two new features. We are always working to make THF a better, more exciting experience for our members!
- cynical_terror on 08/05/10 09:52 pm
THF Gold Members!Hey everyone!
We have made a very exciting change to the website. We have finally made official THF Gold Accounts! We are in the process of upgrading everyone's account (everyone who donated, that is!) and those of you who are Gold Members will begin to see some of the perks we've promised!
The first perk? Well, you all may have noticed that there are ads on THF again. We're very sorry, but we just can't not have ads anymore. With more than 30,000 members now, we just can't survive on donations and our pockets alone. The ads had been truly helpful in the past, and a wonderful supplement to our THF income, so we have brought them back.
Of course, if you hate the ads, you can always donate and become a Gold Member so as to avoid them. :)
Also, if you are a Gold Member, you will notice that there are more skins available to you now - skins without ads! Any skin name with "GOLD" on the end of the name is one of these skins. Enjoy!
New Gold Members will also notice a few changes to the layout structure - you have a new link in the menu for "Admins/Gold Members". This is where we will be storing the special goodies for you! So far, we have the Gold Member Forum link in there, and we are working on a special Gold Member Lounge - and More Than Twins Adoptables is even teaming up with us to create some special clickable Tokio pets for Gold Members!
So, that's it for now. We will be sending out an email to our Gold Members later with more details. We hope you're all having a good week!
- undrockroll on 08/04/10 08:48 pm
THF Mod Glitch- PLEASE READGood morning everyone-
For those who were on THF early this morning, you'll know that we had a bit of a scare. Undrockroll and I were adding the new Gold Member accounts to the site (for members who have donated) and in this process there was a PHP glitch in a mod we added that temporarily allowed admin privileges to some members on the site.
We fixed the problem as soon as we found out about the issue, but a few members edited and in one case deleted a chapter from a story that wasn't theirs. We are contacting all of the authors who have been affected by this (three of them) and the members who altered stories that weren't their own. We don't know if stories were deliberately altered or if it was an accident. For safety sake, we immediately locked the accounts of those who altered fics and banned them.
We apologize to all of you for this breach in security here on THF. Please let us know if you see any other issues on the site or concerns.
Thank you for your continued support!
- cynical_terror on 08/02/10 06:48 am
New Author Spotlight!The new Author Spotlight is up, and this week, we talked to Adi_Adi! She had some interesting responses to our questions, and we'd love it if you gave her interview a read and left her some love. Thank you! :)
- Steinsgrrl on 07/31/10 07:24 pm
Top Lists!We've opened the Top Tens to "Top Fifty"s and we've added a few new lists, such as Largest Stories, Largest Series, and Most Reviewed. :) Many of you requested we do this, so we've finally made the change. Check it out!
- undrockroll on 07/31/10 02:06 am
Drawing Winners!Thank you so much to everyone who donated to THF during our "Server Upgrade" fundraiser! Because of your support we've been able to raise enough money to pay for 6 months of our upgraded server. Overall we've raised around $1,500! You are all amazing. :)
On Sunday night we picked the winners for the prize drawings. Below is the list of prize winners. If you are on the list and haven't been contacted yet, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Small purse: JellyPencil
Star bag: Ryuuzaki_L
Congratulations to all of the winners and thank you again for donating!
For those who have donated and are awaiting Gold Members Status, we are working on those right now. It may take another day or so to get all of them put up, but then you will be able to access the gold member forum.
- cynical_terror on 07/28/10 02:57 pm
Happy Birthday, Fyredancer!We want to wish a very happy birthday to one of our mods and celebrated authors, Fyredancer. We hope you have a wonderful day!
We've featured three of Fyredancer's stories for the day, so please consider checking them out if you haven't!
- cynical terror & undrockroll on 07/27/10 11:37 am
Prize Drawings - Tonight!Hey everyone!
For those of you who have donated to THF and have been entered into our prize drawings, we will be announcing the winners as we pick them on THF's official twitter tonight at 12:00 AM CST.
We will also be announcing the winners on the site sometime early in the week. We will contact all winners personally, as well.
Good luck to everyone who has donated!
- cynical_terror on 07/25/10 11:19 pm
Special New PostWe received a message from one of our members, Rachel Stevens, about a project that is going down in the "Madina Lake" fandom, and since many of our members are fans of this ban, I thought it would be useful to post her message here!
Matthew Leone is the bass player of a well known band from Chicago called Madina Lake. At the beginning of the month he got attacked while trying to save a woman from getting beat up by her husband. I personally have met this band and they are amazing, and despite being in hospital with a third of his skull removed to try and stop the swelling in his brain, Matthew admitted he would do that all over again, as it is in his nature to stop any fight he sees. After meeting the band for 4 years running, I decided to put together a book for Matthew to show him we are all there for him and what he did was pure heroic. To do this I am asking people for drawings, messages, and so on from all the people in the world.
So if you have time, or want to help, email your piece to Rachel1stevens1@hotmail.de and I will put it in the book. Don't forget to add your name so I can put it in the book. Thank you.
If you're a fan of Madina Lake, please consider being involved with this project. The deadline for submissions is August 2nd.
- cynical_terror on 07/25/10 07:46 pm