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CLAMP Fandom Newsletter
Newsletter Revival 
4th-Sep-2008 08:54 pm
TRC-- I can see the rainbow
Hello everyone,

As you all know, the CLAMP fandom newsletter has been dead for well over 2 years because our lovely lady silvermuse89 has been simply too busy to maintain it. I am here in a fresh attempt to revive the community and get things running again, because I think the CLAMP fandom of all fandoms could use a newsletter most of all, what with all its scattered series and the like.

All of the previous co-mods and editors have been removed for the time being. It’s not that I don’t believe in your abilities, mind, but two years is a long, long time and I’m sure many things have changed for many people and on top of that – I don’t know any of you! So for the sake of a fresh start, editor applications and/or mod applications will be up in another post or three. :)

In terms of organisation, my tentative plan focuses on a weekly newsletter with:

  • Announcements: Any important announcements from other communities. (This does not include new contests/challenges – see Challenges below.)

  • Archives/Websites: Any new fic archives, art archives (note: by this I mean public archives, not personal ones) and/or new CLAMP related websites, the newsletter will link to.

  • Challenges: Challenges, tournaments, icontests etc go here.

  • Discussions: Rants, complaints, theories, discussion topics will go here.

  • News: General news on the antics of our favourite four fanservice ladies. ;D

  • Popular Fics: Due to the widespread nature of the CLAMP fandom and the large amounts of fic being written each day, the CLAMP fandom newsletter will not attempt to chronicle every single fic that has been written each week. Instead, it will include new (or relatively new) fics that have been recced at least twice around the fandom (a notion borrowed from the daily_snitch). Organisation of fics will be by fandom, in subbullets, (e.g.,

    • Clover: Nameless [pairing, rating] by Anonymous... etc etc
    • X/1999: blahblah )

  • Popular Art: Same idea as fics above. Submissions (including links to the two recs) can be made to clamp_misc.

  • RPGs: New roleplaying games will be linked to here.

  • Searches: If anybody is searching for a particular fic or a particular kind of fic, the CLAMP fandom newsletter will link to their search here. However, really common searches (e.g. I want a Kuro x Fai fic!) won’t count.

The community will no longer be friendslocked and will be open to any who wish to keep track of their CLAMP news. :) The old community profile will be revamped in time, and an application post will be up (hopefully) soon.

Questions? Comments? Suggestions? All are greatly appreciated!

5th-Sep-2008 02:36 pm (UTC)
Hi, great idea. New fics in the X/Tokyo babylon & Clover fandoms are already kind of covered by the Prophecie newsletter.
Maybe the two could link up somehow?
5th-Sep-2008 09:53 pm (UTC)
Certainly. :D PMed you for discussing further details.
6th-Sep-2008 02:36 pm (UTC)
It's nice to see the comm active again! I'll look forward to seeing how it'll go.

The Gohou Drug link directory had continued to be updated every now and then even though the comm has been, er, rather dead for quite some time. (The last update was in April of this year.)
6th-Sep-2008 05:26 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's great! Would you be interested in continuing to maintain it?
6th-Sep-2008 11:42 pm (UTC)
Yep, I would. ^^ (The GD fandom is small, so it's a very easy job!)
8th-Sep-2008 01:13 am (UTC)
Awesome! Could you just hop over here then and email me the form so I get a rough idea of who you are and how to contact you? xD; (sorry I know it's a hassle...)

Edited at 2008-09-08 01:13 am (UTC)
6th-Sep-2008 03:08 pm (UTC)
If there were an established list of links to check - or better yet a single RSS feed aggregating all the links - I would be willing to do writeup for the newsletter one day a week or so. If you're thinking something more like weekly, I'd be willing to contribute writeup for one section that I could RSS together.
6th-Sep-2008 05:25 pm (UTC)
I was thinking more weekly since the CLAMP fandom isn't as active or as large as some other fandoms... In terms of RSS feeds, I'm pretty clueless as to how it works, but if that's something you can compile, so much the better!

(the application form is now up; you can check it out here)
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