The Church of Lemons is an annual smut-writing event hosted at Love Reflection, a Yahoo Mailing List, and mirrored at lemon_church, a members-only, open membership LJ community.
Are you a fan of Gundam Wing het ships and is your soul in need of a thorough lemony cleansing? Then JOIN US!
Here are the rules and procedures, as laid out by my lovely co-mod MG:
Do you all know what time it is?
CHURCH OF LEMONS.
Once again the venerable Omnicat will be joining me as co-planner. So get out your knives people because it’s time to peel some LEMONS!
Trowa: That was a horrible analogy.
MG: You, again? Why do you always pop up every year to torment me????
Trowa: Because you say you love me yet you never put me in your fiction. This is revenge.
MG: T__T I love you too much to write you! I’d just kill your character in OOCness.
Anyway, for those of you who don’t know, Church of Lemons is a special event every year to share our love for our OTP: HeeroxRelena from Gundam Wing. Of course, we also allow a select list of other pairings. But more on that later.
Here are the rules to make it easier for everyone:
Church of Lemons runs from February 7th, 2012 to March 7th, 2012. To participate, you will pick a date you want to submit your entry. That will be your pledge date. On your pledge date, you will submit your entry.
You can submit a fanfiction or a fanart. If you submit fanfiction your fic MUST contain a lemon. If you submit a fanart, your fanart MUST have a sexy vibe. There is NO WORD LIMIT. Write away, my lovelies!
GUNDAM WING (of course)
Full Metal Alchemist
Other fandoms will be considered on a case by case basis ONLY. You can submit as many Gundam Wing pledges as you want- the more the merrier!- However, since this IS a Gundam Wing ML, you may submit only ONE non-Gundam Wing pledge. If you want to submit more, you must write/draw a Gundam Wing pledge.
EXAMPLE: Writer writes a 1xR. They may also submit a Bleach or FMA fic, but if they want to submit a second Non-gundam fic they MUST write another Gundam fic for a total of four pledges.
EXAMPLE 2: Artist submits a smokin’ IchiRuki. If they want to submit another IchiRuki, they must also do a Gundam pledge for a total of three pledges.
Any het from the additional fandoms is ok.
NO BREAKING UP 1xR. That also means NO 1xRx2 people!
Any het that DOES NOT break up 1xR from Gundam Wing is allowed
NO YAOI/YURI. This is an all-het event. No offense, a good yaoi is always a welcome treat but for the Church of Lemons, HET ONLY.
NO Genderbending. Goes with the Het rule.
NO pairings involving original characters/canon characters
PLEASE place a warning for really kinky stuff (ie bloodplay, etc)
PLEASE do not post anywhere outside the ML until AFTER the Church of Lemons is over.
Pledging equals agreement to post or let post your fic/art to ALL of the following, CoL related places: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/love_refle
ction/ (the ML proper), http://groups.yahoo.com/group/love_refle ction/files/ (the ML archive) and http://lemon-church.livejournal.com/ (the LJ mirror/archive), UNLESS you explicitly state otherwise.
So HOW DO I POST?
If you have a Yahoo:
join us at the Love Reflection ML through Yahoo groups!
If you do not have a Yahoo:
NO WORRIES! The mods (me and Omni) will post for you. Just email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will post on your behalf and forward any reviews you get!
WAIT WAIT MG, What if I miss my pledge date?
Not to worry! Though we may playfully give you a hard time, you can still pledge during our all forgiving Week of Rapture, which runs from March 8th to the 15th.
SO HOW DO I CLAIM A PLEDGE DATE/ GET IN CONTACT WITH THE MODS?
Omnicat and I are the mods for CoL this year. You can contact us by:
Replying to ANY LJ posts pertaining to CoL (like this one!)
PM-ing either of us
Email us at the OFFICIAL CHUCH OF LEMONS EMAIL: email@example.com