You have just entered the Night-Blooming Garden. The Night-Blooming Garden is a fiction/art challenge community owned by lucilla_darkate and maintained with the help of judas_denied.
Every week challenges will be posted in the form of quotes. Members have as much time as they need to respond to them, but I would prefer it to be within that week or shortly after, just to keep the community going and our writers/artists reading and viewing. Also, the challenge number should be mentioned in the post header, just to make things easier. Members are by no means obligated to respond to each and every challenge. Only the ones that give you plot bunnies and artistic inspiration.
At one time, TDG was strictly a Harry Potter fandom community, and I restricted challenge responses to R and NC-17 ratings. I have decided that this is discouraging to artists and writers who may not be inspired to write or draw that kind of thing from any of the prompts, but are inspired to write or draw something from another fandom, original writing, or of a lesser rating. I don't want to give you inspiration and then tell you you are not allowed to use it. Therefore, that rule has been changed and TDG now accepts and encourages fic and art from every fandom, including original fiction/art and RPS/RPF (real person slash/fiction), of every rating.
All stories and artwork should be placed behind an lj-cut. You should include the following with each post:
Please give feedback and concrit to the authors and artists. Even if it's just something like OMG, YAY!!!1! or a smiley face. That kind of thing can be a writer/artist's incentive to keep doing it, and it's important.
1.) NO PLAGIARISM. This rule is absolute. If I find that you have taken someone else's story and tried to pass it off as your own in my community, your post and your membership will be deleted, and you will be banned. The entire point of this community is to promote creativity. I know that other people can be creative, the question is, can you?
2.) NO N3t Sp34k. This is a fan fiction community, the entire point of which is to have fun. I understand that. However, this does not mean that you should, or in this case, can, take it so lightly that you do this kind of thing. It is damn near impossible to read, and I do not want to see it. If I see it, your post will be deleted and you will be warned once and once only.
3.) NO TyPiNg LiKe tHiS. See rule #2.
4.) NO SONG FICS. Again, I know that other people can be creative. I want to see you do it. I do not, under any circumstances, want to see a song fic in my community. Use your own words to express whatever that emotion is supposed to be, not those of U2 or Evanescence. I do occasionally quote songs. You are permitted to use the quote somewhere within the story or art if you want, but it MUST be woven into the story, and you may not use the lyrics to the entire song. If I see song fic, it will be deleted and you will be warned only once.
5.) NO FLAMING. If you hate it, that's fine. You are welcome to hate it. You are not, however, welcome to tell the writer or artist that they suck or that they are sick and need therapy. We welcome all kinks, ratings, and pairings. All fic and art will be labeled with warnings. If you choose to ignore those warnings, you have only yourself to blame. If you flame anyone, your membership will be immediately deleted and you will be banned. There is a difference between flaming and concrit. Concrit, if given in a respectful manner, is always welcome and appreciated. It helps us to become better at whatever we do. Flaming though, will not be tolerated.
6.) NO ADVERTISING. This should be self explanatory.
7.) NO SPAMMING. Again, self explanatory.
8.) NO FIC OR ART SEARCHES. There are other communities for that kind of thing. This is not one of them.
9.) READ THE WARNINGS. If you are under age or not allowed to view certain material in your country, govern yourself. Neither I, or the other members take any responsibility for anything you choose to read or view. Be responsible for your own choices please.
10.) NO ENLARGING THE FONT ON YOUR POST. Despite what you may think, making the font on your post THIS BIG does not get more people to read your story or look at your art. They find it annoying. And by 'they', I mean me. Don't do it, or you will be warned and your post will be deleted.
11.) HAVE FUN. Above all, do try to enjoy yourself. Think outside of the box and be as creative as you can be
New challenges will be posted every Wednesday.
Thank you, and remember, the whole point of this is to have fun and use your imagination.