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☆ Round One!

Welcome to the first round of the Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell Kink Meme at [community profile] jsmn_kinkmeme!

Below are some basic guidelines to get started. Please make sure you also check out our complete Rules & Guidelines to minimise any confusion.

Guidelines:
■ Anonymously comment with your request – a character/pairing/nthsome, and a kink or prompt.
■ Only one prompt per post.
■ Fillers please link your fills in the Fills Post!
■ Have fun! :)

Keep in mind:
■ Any kinks welcomed!
■ The fill/request does not need to be sexual or porny.
■ Multiple fills are allowed.
■ Fills can be any sort of creative work: fic, art, song, photomanip, etc.
■ Beware of spoilers! Prompters and requesters are encouraged to warn for spoilers, but this rule is not enforced.
■ Warning for non-con, dub-con, abuse, slurs/language, and other potentially disturbing subjects is encouraged but be aware we do not enforce this.

Links:
Current Prompt Post
Mod Post
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Tumblr Fill Archive (updated monthly)
Fills Post
Discussion Post
Misfire deletion requests

Re: Recent issues with prompt-hijacking, criticism, and spamming

(Anonymous) 2015-08-23 12:42 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you for this update, I look forward to the new prompt post!

One quick question: regarding the new anonymity rule, is it still okay to link to fills on other sites? I sometimes update my fills here with a link to AO3 and I just wanted to check if this will be acceptable from now on? Many thanks!

Re: Recent issues with prompt-hijacking, criticism, and spamming

(Anonymous) 2015-08-23 12:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Would also like to be able to link to AO3, even if stuff goes here first!

Re: Recent issues with prompt-hijacking, criticism, and spamming

(Anonymous) 2015-08-23 08:22 pm (UTC)(link)
What exactly counts as prompt hijacking? Because there've been times when people have left a relatively undetailed prompt and I've commented with suggestions for more specific details (always adding that my comments should be ignored if OP doesn't like them)- would this count as prompt hijacking? I've never been as involved with a kinkmeme as this one, I don't want to accidentally do anything that would be considered rude.

Re: Recent issues with prompt-hijacking, criticism, and spamming

(Anonymous) 2015-08-23 08:32 pm (UTC)(link)
"always adding that my comments should be ignored if OP doesn't like them" I think that's the difference between your comments vs. prompt hijacking. You're hijacking the prompt when you start making suggestions totally outside what the prompt was asking for and changing the prompt drastically into something it wasn't to begin with. I think if it's just details that are complementary to the OP's wishes that's fine, but you should always ask if it's okay with the OP that you're chiming in.

I really love some of the conversations that have been happening under prompts and how scenarios can be created, so I'd hate to lose those, but I think that stuff should always happen with clear understanding that it needs to be alright with the OP / the OP is taking part in the conversation.

Re: Recent issues with prompt-hijacking, criticism, and spamming

(Anonymous) 2015-08-23 09:01 pm (UTC)(link)
I've seen some great discussion on this meme, on relatively small prompts, where many suggestions and scenarios have been added to complement it beautifully.

For example, the Grant/Strange uniform kink prompt (page 18) started as something relatively small and expanded wonderfully in the replies. It's actually a brilliant example prompt to use for three reasons:
1. the OP was fully involved in the discussion,
2. while many thoughts and ideas were added, they were all on-topic to the prompt itself, and
3. it got a fill that was based upon the discussion rather than the prompt (something the filler mentioned) but as the discussion was so to the point of the initial prompt it still worked and the OP was happy.

Hijacking this prompt would have been something like: "I really can't see this happening. It would be better if it was actually Strange wearing Grant's uniform because Strange sees Grant in his uniform all the time and would be immune to its charms - somebody should write this instead!" That's completely changing the prompt and also criticizing it - the whole frowned-upon shebang! That sort of thing should go in a new separate prompt.

It's tricky to pin down exactly (although I've very rarely seen hijacking on this meme and don't think anyone should worry too much) and I'm sure the mods will do a better job explaining it than I have here, but as long as your ideas and suggestions fit the prompt and are respectful to the OP, they will hopefully be appreciated by them.

Re: Recent issues with prompt-hijacking, criticism, and spamming

(Anonymous) 2015-08-23 09:13 pm (UTC)(link)
^ this.

Only thing to add is maybe it can be hard for prompters to say no if they don't really want a discussion under their prompt or don't want people adding stuff. Like they don't want to seem to be spoiling everyone's fun? But in that case the discussion can just move to the discussion post and maybe if the OP doesn't want to shut it down they could ask a mod to step in and direct a sprawling back and forth thread to the discussion post instead of under the person's prompt? idk.

I don't think hijacking has really been a problem here before. Because we're such a small fandom comparatively it's nice to allow discussion under prompts (as long as the OP is okay with it and participating) because I feel like if the mods stepped in every time people tried adding stuff to prompts it would seriously kill the fun discussions that have been happening.

Re: Recent issues with prompt-hijacking, criticism, and spamming

(Anonymous) 2015-08-23 09:24 pm (UTC)(link)
I for one am always utterly thrilled if my prompts create a discussion. Sometimes it's where I find the fun in a kinkmeme! I personally wouldn't be offended if somebody put that they'd prefer their prompt not be expanded on in the comments - but I doubt anyone would want to actively dismiss discussion of their prompt-baby? Maybe it's just me?

I also agree that with the fandom being the size it is, interacting with fellow fans has always seemed like a charming addition to the meme rather than an annoyance. We're a friendly/respectful bunch.

Besides, the "no hijacking" rule has always been in place and so far it's been pretty respected, this prompt freeze is just a reminder that the rule exists.

Re: Recent issues with prompt-hijacking, criticism, and spamming

(Anonymous) 2015-08-24 04:09 am (UTC)(link)
The uniform kink discussion is a thing of beauty.

I think OPs should be quite at liberty to say if they disagree with a suggested promot addition. Would hate to lose the fabulous duscussions here.

Re: Recent issues with prompt-hijacking, criticism, and spamming

(Anonymous) 2015-08-24 07:54 am (UTC)(link)
Oh certainly. The lovelies frequenting this meme should feel confident to say if they disagree with an addition to their prompt. Surely it's better to politely add "thanks for this, but it;s not to OP's taste :(" than sit back and watch your prompt turn into something you're unhappy with, or having a mod shut it down? Of course, both options are entirely valid, it's all about what people are comfortable doing.

I don't think anything's gonna drastically change here re: the reminder of the rule. Discussion isn't going to stop (I hope!). Memers are just going to have more awareness that changing a prompt too drastically is inappropriate, unless the OP has specifically asked for changes.

Looking forward to hearing what the mod has to say on the subject!

Re: Recent issues with prompt-hijacking, criticism, and spamming

(Anonymous) 2015-08-24 04:34 pm (UTC)(link)
Well this is all good :)