It's been way too quiet... I keep meaning to post more often, but keep getting side-tracked! :P I suppose we all know how that is, though.
Okay, so this is actually an update post! Me and my crew (Caro, Zejan, Lynne) have been discussing Hunk's Corner and we've got a plan. :D Don't be frightened, now - this isn't our plan to take over the world... we're saving that one for later. ;)
Here's what we're thinking - because we all have our own projects that we want to work on, and real life stuff continually and peskily tends to eat up a lot of our hours, we're going to plan on seasonal updates to Hunk's Corner. That translates to - Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter (and possibly the random holiday), we will have an update for the site.
Since we're going with a seasonal update, we're thinking a seasonal theme to any fics and art would be great, too - not necessary, but it'd be cool (especially in the winter ;) ).
We will be beg- er, um, asking our extraordinarily talented friends and fellow Voltron fans (read: YOU!) for contributions to our efforts. So, would anyone would be so generous as to allow us to host their fanfics and fanart?
Just to clarify, we've always kept Hunk's Corner focused on, well, Hunk. LOL Imagine that! ;) When it comes to Hunk's Corner, we do ask that Hunk has (at the very least) a hefty role (if he's not the absolute shining star we all know him to be) in your story.
Now, for anyone who hasn't visited Hunk's Corner - what are you waiting for???? ;) Joking aside, if you're unfamiliar, or need a refresher, on what we have for Hunk's Corner, there's fanart, of course, and tons of recipes (hey, who doesn't like food??), in addition to our fics. The fic categories are as follows: Drabble Fics and Tall Tales; Hunk Fanfics; Kitty Capers; Top Tens; and Song Spoofs.
Here are the details on those Drabble Fics!
1 - Once a season (Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter) we'll give you a couple (or so) word prompts. Drabble Fics will require you to include at least one of these words in your story. Now, you could also use all of the words in your story, or, you could write a story for each word, or 10 stories for each word. As long as it fits the parameters set for the Drabble Fics, it works for us.
2 - The overall fic must be about the Voltron universe - it can be any character (hero or villain), planet, ship, Lion Team, Vehicle Team, couple, etc. The only requirement here is that whatever you write must be Voltron related.
3 - 500 words. We would like your Drabble Fic to be no more than 500 words. Sounds good!
That's pretty simple, right? About Voltron, include the random word(s), 500 words (maximum).
So, where are we now? Oh! Right!
This time around, our (seasonal) theme is going to be "Spring" and for the Drabble Fics, our word prompts are: "bloom" and "bounce" - we'd love to see your creations! :) Oh! In order to get the site updated, we need a cut off date for the submissions - how about March 31st?
Boy, that's a lot of information, isn't it? Sorry for the lengthy post! I'm nearly done!
If you happen to have any Voltron fics/art that you'd like to share, but don't have a home for, I do have The Lion's Keep. :) There aren't very many Voltron fansites still out there, so I really like to look at my site as an attempt to welcome any and all Voltron fans. I don't want anyone, regardless of their "ship" or which version they like best, or dislike most, to feel unwelcome or excluded.
I completely understand that everyone has a favorite pairing, or character, or series - I do too! I've just never understood why we are so quick to discount other people's opinions. We should all be able to express our love for Voltron in whatever way we choose - and if I don't like what you created, or you don't like what I created, that's cool...because it doesn't diminish the love either of us has for Voltron, nor does it mean that we can't be friends.
I've said this many times before, but I think it bears repeating. If one day we go together to get an ice cream cone and you say, "I'm going to get chocolate because I don't like vanilla," and I reply, "I'm going to get vanilla because I don't like chocolate," is our friendship going to suddenly end? I didn't think so... I don't care if it's a "ship" or flavor of ice cream, we all have our favorites. It doesn't mean we can't be kind and supportive to those who think differently than we do. Variety is the spice of life.
So, my point! If you have fics/art that are Voltron related and you would like to see them hosted on The Lion's Keep, please feel free to DM/PM or email me at lances_kitten at yahoo dot com - and we'll see what we can figure out together. :)
Most importantly, thank you to everyone who's stuck around with us. You are the hearts and souls of our fandom - and the reason we haven't quit the game completely.
With Bear Hugs and Best Wishes!!
Hunk's Corner - https://thenewhrh.weebly.com/
The Lion's Keep - https://shanshantlk.weebly.com/
PS - You may see this posted in more than one place - or receive it in more than one email. If so, I do apologize!