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03 May 2013 @ 02:35 pm
Trekstock 2013: Manifesto  

let's party like it's 2399: love, sex and a new rock and roll theme. Will your ship survive?

Back, after a long hiatus, the community that brought you such infamous competitions as Ship Wars (no really, we spawned our own hate meme) and Ship Olympics, is here to announce a festival of free love and dirty sex we have decided to call Trekstock.
What is Trekstock? (You may ask.) And I'm glad that you did. Some of our goals for Trekstock are:
+ to create as many possible pairings as we can.
+ to promote not only deep spiritual soul bonds but also flirty fun friendships
+ to create as many new fanworks based off Star Trek as humanly possible and award points to all of the awesome people that participate and to all of the ships that are created therein
+ to have fun while doing the previously mentioned things
+ to be respectful and accepting of all fans regardless of whether they've been enjoying Star Trek their entire life, if they discovered Star Trek in 2009 or if they are new recruits 2013.
+ to rejoice in the many different shapes and form love takes; this is to include different kinds of relationships and different pairings of people.

Basically, we love everyone, we love Star Trek and we want you to come and join in.

How Does One 'Trekstock'? (you are probably wondering.)
Phase 1 of Trekstock is signing up and forming a band. A 'band' consists of you and anybody that you want to hang with for the challenge. They don't have to ship the same thing as you, they don't have to be the artist to your author. The idea here is just to form a group that you want to squee with, to give yourselves a cool name and to create as much or as little for each 'prompt' as you want.

But, fear not, solo artists, bands are NOT obligatory. You can choose to join or not, to leave a band and join a different one at any time or just to produce works on your own under your own cool one-man-band name. And if you're just here to bask in the awesome that's sure to be produced, there's always room for groupies! (Tribbles of years past=groupies. We're working this music theme.)

Phase 2 of Trek Stock is PARTY with the band, and then enjoy the momentary radio silence while everyone goes to see the new movie.

Phase 3 is when the fest begins! *THERE WILL BE SPOILERS IN THE WORKS PRODUCED FOR THE CHALLENGE but, not in the prompts themselves. However, we are hoping that each person can use their own judgment when it comes to what to view.

At the end of the fest, the points will be tallied and the most prolific creator and the most created-for ships will be announced. You will be showered with praise and death threats and given shiny badges to throw around the internet like the champion you truly are.

It can't all be fun and free love
+ there will be absolutely, positively, one-hundred percent no wank allowed on this community. Wank has many definitions but we'll break it down as anything that is intentionally inflammatory/insulting/worthy of the grade-school playground. I want you excited and enthusiastic about your ship. I do not want you bad talking someone else's. Any wank-comments will be removed at the discretion of the Admiral Mod.

+ first off: read the rules and regulations.  then you have to sign the manifesto in the comments here and join the comm to participate. almost everything is f-locked. even if you don't intend on producing anything for the challenges, sign the manifesto with an 'I agree' type comment and join the comm so you can see the Rec posts and other things. It seems silly but this way we can monitor for wank and etc with greater ease.

+ sign up for a Band if that's your thing
+ second: keep an eye out for announcements!
+ third: participate!
+ fourth: be open-minded.
+ fifth: have fun.

now part of your manifesto for ease and convenience
Now we all know that despite all the best intentions and warnings, etc., stuff does happen and so does wank. Ergo this is our 3 strike system, we will usually try to talk to the people beforehand but if a person is not listening/back-sassing/refusing to take it to a more private place to be dealt with by the mods, then this is what happens.

Strike 1: Warning. One warning will be given, the thread/comment will be frozen/screened and the reason for it will be given by the Mod freezing the thread. We will not delete the wank comments unless they are deliberately racist/sexist/homophobic/incredibly inflammatory/nobody needs to see that crap/etc otherwise it will be left as a warning to people i.e. don't let this happen to you. All mods will be informed of the warning and the wanker's name will be put on a list along with the nature of the wank.

Strike 2: One Week Ban. If the wanker persists past the warning, they are banned for one week. They are not allowed to be involved in anything within the main comm. After the week is up they will be allowed back into the game on the proviso that Admiral Mods will be watching them closely. Use of macros may be applied at this stage.

Strike 3: Full Out Ban. If the wanker keeps persisting after the one week ban they are full out banned. No more warnings, chances or anything of the sort. The wanker has shown that they are persistently choosing to ignore the rules and the spirit of this comm and clearly does not belong in it. We don't like wank and frankly nobody wants this place to end up as another Fandom_Wank tale of woe. At this stage use of macros may be judiciously applied.

All strikes will be applied after full agreement on the mods part.

Finally, meet your Admirals for this year:
 photo iconRedAdmiral_zps7f46bfe3.png cards_slash

 photo iconTechnicolorAdmiral_zps3ffb8625.png claudia_nic

 photo iconBlueAdmiral_zps0caf9662.png pslasher

 photo iconPurpleAdmiral_zps739be599.png sullacat

 photo iconGoldAdmiral_zps4931f287.png witblogi

 photo iconAdmiralBlackshirt_zps5d6f867f.png wyntreaurora

Edit: Don't forget that we cleared out the comm from previous years, so double check to make sure you've asked to join the comm once you've signed in a comment below!
Edit 2: Signups will be open all through Trekstock, so feel free to jump on in whenever the mood strikes.
darkcuriosity: ST09: Saluting Kirkdarkcuriosity on May 4th, 2013 10:07 pm (UTC)
I agree to the manifesto and will adhere to all rules, regulations, and policies.
startraveller on May 4th, 2013 10:12 pm (UTC)
I agree. :) (So excited for this--especially since it differs from the Olympics. Amazingly creative!)

Edited at 2013-05-05 05:26 am (UTC)
Maxmaxwrite on May 4th, 2013 11:10 pm (UTC)
I agree to everything in the Manifesto and Wank Policy.
Lunalunasky3 on May 4th, 2013 11:20 pm (UTC)
Hells yes! :)
Jude: st - kirk/mccoy - biobedmga1999 on May 5th, 2013 02:48 am (UTC)
I agree and promise to participate as much as crazy busy life and Trek showings allow. *g*
soixante_quinze: DJ Spocksoixante_quinze on May 5th, 2013 07:04 am (UTC)
wyntreaurora: dance it outwyntreaurora on May 5th, 2013 05:46 pm (UTC)
elfsausage: scotty otpelfsausage on May 5th, 2013 07:46 am (UTC)
I agree. (Also, there was a hate meme about the ship wars?!)
wyntreaurora: Black Admiralwyntreaurora on May 5th, 2013 05:45 pm (UTC)
There was! At the time there were some hurt feelings in various teams, but looking back, it's kind of epic that it happened. Proof that Trek really is that big!
blumvaleblumvale on May 5th, 2013 03:39 pm (UTC)
I agree and am excited for this to come about! yay!
astral_alien8astral_alien8 on May 5th, 2013 03:58 pm (UTC)
I agree, most definitely!
museawaymuseaway on May 5th, 2013 04:45 pm (UTC)
I absolutely agree.
Zippit: star trek - once & future captainzippitgood on May 5th, 2013 06:06 pm (UTC)
I agree. I'm looking forward to this!
i'd like to teach the world to sing: Enterpriseizzyfics on May 5th, 2013 07:14 pm (UTC)
I agree! Not sure if I will be in a band or just a groupie, but excited for this!
AQ aka Syredronning: chris_pine_laughingsyredronning on May 5th, 2013 08:46 pm (UTC)
I agree to the manifesto. <3 Looking forward to the fun!
curiouslyficcuriouslyfic on May 5th, 2013 08:57 pm (UTC)
I agree to everything in the manifesto.
reijamira: [Star Trek] Pine & Urbanreijamira on May 5th, 2013 09:12 pm (UTC)
Being me, I forgot to tell you that I most definitely agree!