Yuuki Hikari (yuukihikari) wrote in fm_alchemist,
Yuuki Hikari

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Because I like your art...

Good afternoon fm_alchemist!

A suggestion from a mod if you will ^^

bushbaby_sama, pyroh, penfreak and myself have been and will be working on the memories for your comm! I have a little inkling that it's going to end up becoming an extremely large and in depth database of all your guy's creative and informative ramblings (because we're going back through the fm_a calendar to find all sorts of relevant posts). Go us!

However, I offer a suggestion for our resident fanfic writers and artists. I've been going through what's currently in the mems for fanart and have noticed that, more often than not (and I'm to blame for this as well), we have lousy post naming skills... or simply no naming skills at all! I don't know why this is (well, I could hazard some guesses), but with the way I've set up the fanart section we could have some more creative subject headings!

It's your work, if you've got enough courage to share it with everyone, then I'm encouraging you to have more pride in what you've done and gloat about it with a spiffy subject heading ^_^. "I drew Ed!" is fine and dandy, but I'm going to put it in Ed's memory section as "I drew Ed!" and if it's in the "Ed memory section", of course you drew Ed ^_~. So, I challenge the fm_a artists to give your posts subject headings that stand out; be creative! When someone goes through the memories, your heading will draw them to your image (because everyone wants more reviews/opinions/critiques for their stuff, right? You posted so people can see what you've done, and three months later you should still want them to see it!). As well, since fullmetal_info digests your art posts, you'll get better coverage over there too!

Same goes for the subject headings for fanfics. Yes, you wrote a fanfic, and yes, it was great! But, three months later someone's sitting around going "I remember a fic about Roy and Ed doing this and that... I don't know who wrote it... but I think the title was something like..." this poor person's not going to find your fic if your heading is "I wrote a fic :D" (... oh I'm so guilty of this one x.x;;). Tell me your fic title in the post subject line and maybe your pairing or who it's focussed on! Draw some attention to yourself ^_~

And if your brain breaks one night and you can't think up a subject heading worth beans :3 that doesn't mean you shouldn't share what you've done with everyone else. We still want to see it and I still want you to post about it!

Lastly, expect a word from your moderator collective eventually ~ we're working on cleaning up the community's innards before outwardly tackling any other parts of the community we think would improve how this place functions ^_^



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