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01 August 2011 @ 01:06 am
Questions & Discussion  
This is the place to ask questions, put forward ideas and generally discuss the meme.

If you have any issues, such as needing an incorrectly posted comment deleted or wanting to add a title to a fill you created that is currently marked Untitled, let me know here. If I have made any mistakes or something seems confusing, I very much welcome comments about it here so I can correct or clarify as appropriate.

Because this meme is a little different from other memes, I’ve prepared a few answers to questions I imagine people may have (and questions I was asking myself as I put this journal together).

Why not just make a general DCU meme?

Well, for starters, there already are general DCU memes (there are several listed in the pimp post). Also, as I mention in the top post on this journal, the DCU canon is split up into different groups and the fandom is much the same. This means a huge array of people with very different tastes. By keeping each prompt post narrowed down to a specific character/pairing/title, I’m hoping to keep interest focused and therefore keep the meme more active and easy to navigate.

When will the next prompt post be and what will it focus on?

At the moment, the schedule is a new prompt post every two months.

As for themes, I’ll be opening up a poll at the end of each two month cycle with several options and the most popular idea gets the next prompt post. I’ll likely be taking suggestions in the future as well.

Should I friend/watch this journal?

It’s completely up to you. I will be posting updates here letting people know when it’s nearly time for a new prompt post or if I’ve changed anything significant in the way the meme is set up. So if you want to be up-to-date, feel free to watch this journal. Although I will be joining communities (meaning there's an easily accessible list of DCU comms on my profile page), I won’t be watching any personal journals, since this meme is supposed to a neutral playground for DCU fans, rather than my own personal space.

Is there anything I can do to help the meme thrive?

Yes! Any and all help is appreciated. Prompt. Fill. Comment on other people’s work (supporting others makes them more likely to keep prompting and filling). Start discussions here or recommend your favourite canon works at the recs and resources post. And please, please pimp the meme to anyone you think might be interested. Any other offerings, like tips or banners, will be dearly cherished.

Is there a Delicious page for this meme?

Not yet. But if there's demand for one in the future, I'll look into setting one up. Unfortunately, I won't be setting one up until either the recent changes and glitches at Delicious have been addressed or a different bookmarking site is able to offer a better option.

My comment has been screened - what should I do?

Unfortunately, even though this journal is set to accept all anonymous comments, it still occasionally screens them. This could be because there's a link in your comment that leads to a site not on LJ's "safe list". Try reposting the comment, but taking the 'http' and 'www' parts off of the link. Frustratingly enough, it doesn't tell me a comment has been screened when it lands in my inbox. If reposting the comment as above doesn't work, just comment on any post saying "there's a screened comment in [whatever post]" and I'll unscreen it as soon as possible.

For anything not answered above, I'm just a comment away.

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We're only several miles from the sunanimegoil on August 15th, 2011 12:55 am (UTC)
What if you decide to fill two prompts with one fic? (or it accidentally turns out that way?) Do you post it below each prompt with a note that it's found somewhere else as well or choose a prompt to file it under or is that not allowed?
DCU Memesdcu_memes on August 15th, 2011 07:30 am (UTC)
Oooh, interesting question. I have no problems with a fill being applicable to more than one prompt. However, on the fills list I want to keep each fill listed only once to avoid confusion.

So, if you don't mind, could you choose which prompt you want the fill officially listed under (maybe the one you started the fill for or the one it applies to most). Post the fill under that prompt (feel free to add a note explaining it also applies to another prompt) and reference the prompt you've replied to in the Report Your Fills post. But feel free to then add a link to your fill under any other prompts it applies to, letting the prompter know that you've written something that works with their prompt.

Hope that helps, and thank you for bringing this to my attention. I'm going to add this to the rules post now. :)
(no subject) - animegoil on August 15th, 2011 07:57 am (UTC) (Expand)
Does all her own stunts: Tim/Konairawyn on October 4th, 2011 02:39 am (UTC)
Suggestion - maybe create a collection on AO3 for DCU_Memes and/or each meme so that people who choose to archive their stuff on that site can tag it into the collection?
DCU Memesdcu_memes on October 7th, 2011 04:37 pm (UTC)
Sorry it took me a while to get back to you - LJ has been in a bit of a strop the past few days.

That's a fantastic idea! I'm only a little familiar with AO3 but I'll look into setting that up this weekend. Thank you so much for the suggestion! ♥
(no subject) - dcu_memes on October 9th, 2011 04:40 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - airawyn on October 9th, 2011 04:59 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - dcu_memes on October 10th, 2011 06:36 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - airawyn on October 10th, 2011 06:40 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - dcu_memes on October 10th, 2011 07:43 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - airawyn on October 10th, 2011 07:59 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - dcu_memes on October 11th, 2011 08:05 pm (UTC) (Expand)
slytherinblackslytherinblack on October 23rd, 2011 04:03 am (UTC)
Is this a good/appropriate place to ask for a content beta? I so need a content beta, for all of those little details of the DCU, to which I am a relative n00b.
DCU Memesdcu_memes on October 24th, 2011 08:18 pm (UTC)
A content beta sounds like a really useful idea! I'm going to make a quick post to the community, letting anyone who might be interested know about your request - hopefully somebody will volunteer.
(no subject) - slytherinblack on October 24th, 2011 08:37 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - dcu_memes on October 26th, 2011 11:10 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Mary Greenmanmary_greenman on November 27th, 2011 08:35 pm (UTC)
A little late to the party, but I was wondering if the DCnU was accepted? I'm new to the fandom in general so I'm not sure if there is a seperation of the two canon in these types of journals yet. XD
DCU Memesdcu_memes on November 27th, 2011 08:56 pm (UTC)
Welcome! ^___^

DCnU is definitely accepted! It even has its own meme - the DCnU Meme! You can also create prompts or fills for our other memes, the DCU Femslash Meme or the Tim/Kon Meme, that are based in the DCnU. Just make sure to note at the beginning of your comment that your prompt or fill is from the DCnU, so there isn't any potential confusion. Hope that helps. :)
constructed by a sociopath in a sweatervest: Brothers-Robin&Nightwingkyrdwyn on December 1st, 2011 11:03 pm (UTC)
Question on the Robincest meme, it says elseworlds/alternate earths are welcome; does that include the animated series, for Dick and Tim at least?
DCU Memesdcu_memes on December 1st, 2011 11:09 pm (UTC)
Yep, toonverse is definitely welcome. I'll clarify that in the post, sorry about the confusion. :)
slytherinblackslytherinblack on December 12th, 2011 03:26 am (UTC)
Ooh, can we get the Robincest meme added to the AO3 collection, pretty please and thank you?
DCU Memesdcu_memes on December 12th, 2011 03:33 am (UTC)
Oops - I added the Robincest meme last week but forgot to put a link to it on the main AO3 collection page! D:

I've added the link now, the subcollection itself is here. Sorry for the mix-up.
(no subject) - slytherinblack on December 12th, 2011 03:35 am (UTC) (Expand)
(Anonymous) on December 18th, 2011 05:03 am (UTC)
Have you ever thought of starting a friending meme here?
DCU Memesdcu_memes on December 18th, 2011 12:22 pm (UTC)
Funnily enough, I have! I have a whole list of changes and ideas I want to start rolling out in the New Year, and a friending meme was one of them! Great minds think alike, eh? ;)

I was planning to ask if anyone would be interested before I set anything up, so yours will the first official vote for having one! ^___^
(no subject) - (Anonymous) on December 24th, 2011 01:48 am (UTC) (Expand)
Avanaavanalae on December 31st, 2011 01:18 pm (UTC)
If someone else has already filled a prompt, is it alright to write something of your own and post it?

I assume so, but I'd just like to make sure.
DCU Memesdcu_memes on December 31st, 2011 03:45 pm (UTC)
Yep, that's totally fine! Multiple fills are definitely encouraged - no matter how many fills a prompt may have, more are always welcome! :D
(no subject) - avanalae on December 31st, 2011 09:22 pm (UTC) (Expand)
cheriestar on January 17th, 2012 04:13 pm (UTC)
I have a question. I'm thinking of starting a DC animated canon meme. You know, like Teen Titans cartoon, Static shock, batman beyond, etc. Was wondering if I did, if I could affiliate here?
DCU Memesdcu_memes on January 17th, 2012 05:20 pm (UTC)
Absolutely, that sounds like a great idea! Just let me know when you're up and running, and I'll set up an affliates page for you and advertise your meme. :D
(no subject) - cheriestar on January 17th, 2012 06:45 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - dcu_memes on January 17th, 2012 07:21 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(Anonymous) on February 16th, 2012 10:42 am (UTC)
Art fills?
Alas, I am not a writer, however I am an artist, and I want to give back! Is posting a link to an image, all right? Would I be reporting that fill? Thank you, and great first meme! :)
DCU Memesdcu_memes on February 16th, 2012 01:07 pm (UTC)
Re: Art fills?
Art fills are most definitely welcome! :D

Posting a link to an image is totally fine, be it a link to an LJ or an outside site like Tumblr or DeviantArt. Just be aware that LJ has a frustrating habit of automatically screening any comments that include an outside link. If it does screen your comment, just let me know here and I'll unscreen it as soon as I can. :)
Sumeiiasweety8587 on March 2nd, 2012 06:26 pm (UTC)
Barely 7 days ago I wrote this drabble which I find out today, matches a prompt posted on the meme. Would it be okay to post it as a fill or a semi-fill because it matches the request pretty damn closely?
DCU Memesdcu_memes on March 2nd, 2012 06:53 pm (UTC)
Normally I'd probably say leave a link for the prompter letting them know it kinda matches their request, even if it wasn't specifically written for the prompt, but it won't make the lists as an official fill. But since it was only written a week ago and we're in the middle of a Fill-A-Thon, I'm gonna say it's fine this one time and I'll add it to the list! ;D
(no subject) - sweety8587 on March 2nd, 2012 06:55 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - dcu_memes on March 2nd, 2012 06:57 pm (UTC) (Expand)
amaresu on March 17th, 2012 12:41 am (UTC)
Is there a place for suggestions on the next meme post? I want to nominate Green Lantern. Or really the Lanterns in general, all of them from Red to Star Sapphires.
DCU Memesdcu_memes on March 17th, 2012 02:49 am (UTC)
Awesome! There's going to be a poll for choosing the next prompt post in the final week of this month. I have a Lantern option in my list of potential prompt posts, and I'll happily bump into this month's poll for you! :D
(no subject) - amaresu on March 17th, 2012 02:00 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(Anonymous) on March 26th, 2012 06:16 am (UTC)
Have you considered running a meme for Young Avengers or the Runaways? I know they're not DC, but I really like the way this meme is run and would love to see an active meme for those two series!
DCU Memesdcu_memes on March 27th, 2012 07:39 pm (UTC)
Hmmm, true it's not DC but I also love both those series...

Now isn't really a good time (gearing up to launch a new prompt post here at the weekend) and setting it up would be a lot of work (I couldn't host it here, so I'd probably need to start a new community for it), so let me think on it for a little while.
phyllomaniaphyllomania on April 14th, 2012 08:12 pm (UTC)
screened posts
Could I get




unscreened, please?

Edit: Just read the second half of the Villain meme prompt post! Take your time, and I hope you feel better. :(

Edited at 2012-04-14 08:16 pm (UTC)
DCU Memesdcu_memes on April 16th, 2012 08:32 am (UTC)
Re: screened posts
Massive apologies for the long delay in getting those unscreened for you, I'm so sorry! Both are unscreened, and I'm going to spend the next few days getting everything back up to date. Thank you so much for the wellwishes and understanding. ♥
phyllomaniaphyllomania on April 20th, 2012 02:45 pm (UTC)
I hate to bother you, but you seem to be done with updates and one of my fills didn't end up in the list (Robincest meme)

It's this one: http://dcu-memes.livejournal.com/5941.html?thread=672821#t672821

Thank you,
DCU Memesdcu_memes on April 20th, 2012 09:01 pm (UTC)
Sorry about that, hun. I've been doing the updates to the lists in bits and pieces, since there's so much to catch up on, which is why your fill hadn't made it to the appropriate list yet. It'll be added in the hour! :D
(no subject) - phyllomania on April 20th, 2012 09:02 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - dcu_memes on April 20th, 2012 09:05 pm (UTC) (Expand)