As you can probably guess from the interests, this is a community for those of us who are obsessed by slashfic starring Spike and Xander of BtVS fame.
RECENT NEWS: There is now a Bloodclaim@Dreamwidth, which is being run on exactly the same rules as are listed below. The posts are delivered to my inbox just the same as the posts here, so I can keep an eye on everything that happens there, whether I'm refreshing my flist(s) or not.
If you don't have/dont want a DW journal, or you don't want to have to go over there to see what's being posted, then you can watch bloodclaim_dw - an rss feed that delivers BC@DW posts direct to your LJ flist.
Writers, if you cross-post between the two, a note in headers would be very much appreciated. Thanks.
If anyone is interested in beta-reading, please sign up here, using the template provided.
4. S/X art - icons, manips, layouts, headers, friends only banners, cover art, etc - must be put behind lj cuts. The only allowed exceptions are icon posts, where two or three teaser icons can remain outside the cut so that people know whether or not they want to see the rest.
5. Fic searches, which should, of course, be S/X. If you sincerely believe that the fic you are looking for is Spander, but it turns out not to be, please delete your post as soon as someone lets you know. If they do not let you know politely, please let me know so I can teach them the error of their ways. btvs_inquiry is a fandom-wide fic search comm - join it, watch it, use it.
If you post a search for a fic that is blatantly not Spander, be prepared to lose your posting/commenting privileges for an amount of time to be determined by me.
We operate on the honour system here, but there are limits, people. Please play nicely with others and don't take advantage.
6. Beta requests for your S/X fic.
7. Research help - need to know which ep contained a certain scene? How long Spike stayed in the Basement of Doom? Ask here.
8. Any other S/X-related thing you can think of.
If you're not sure that your post fits any of these criteria, please email me and ask. Any non-relevant posts will be deleted at the mod's discretion.
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1. Make sure your work is clearly rated using either the US or UK system, or something simple like 'Adult', 'Teen' or 'All', so nobody reads, by mistake, something they shouldn't.
2. Warnings. These should be posted where appropriate, eg, for femmeslash, rape, graphic het, underage, kinks (daddy!kink, BDSM, etc), deathfics and anything else that you think might be someone else's squick. Also, in the case of artwork, you should at least put NSW (Not Safe for Work) when there is partial or full nudity.
3. As bloodclaim is now a very busy community, it is becoming more and more difficult to keep track of WiPs, so a link to previous chapters needs to be included in each new post. Adding your fic to your Memories immediately after posting makes this easy. Thanks!
4. Headers also help people keep track of which fic is which, and lets people know whether or not they want to read it. The list below suggests the sort of headers you might want to include in your fic posts:
5. The only 'hell no!' rule I will make at the moment is about Spuffy. Anyone posting Spuffy or links to Spuffy, without first gaining my permission by email, will be shot on sight. This includes S/X/B. Just because Xander is in the bed too doesn't mean it's not Spuffy!
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