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[29 Nov 2005|06:57pm]
wingspans

AVANTEGARDE AGAIN, KIND OF:

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[05 Nov 2005|04:13pm]
wingspans

OKAY, SO THIS COMMUNITY IS DYING DEAD. SO YOU HAVE TWO OPTIONS:

01. JOIN thosegypsies WHERE MOST OF THE MEMBERS ALREADY ARE, IT'S NOT QUITE THE SAME, BUT IF YOU ASK FOR CRITIQUE, YOU'LL GET IT, YOU KNOW?

02. PAMELA MIGHT BE MAKING A NEW COMMUNITY FOR WRITING, ONLY MORE ELITE THAN THIS ONE ALREADY IS. IF SHE EVER MAKES IT, WE'LL LET YOU KNOW, IF YOU'RE INTERESTED.

KEEP IN TOUCH YOU GUYS, I'M SORRY THINGS TURNED OUT LIKE THIS. ♥

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of icebergs and romance. [09 Oct 2005|06:51pm]

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HER TONGUE PUSHED BACK AGAINST HIS AND SHE BRANDED HIM WITH HER CHERRY CHAPSTICKED LIPS

Name: carla-faith
Email: starryeyed136@yahoo.com
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STAMPED// new username (not prompt related) [27 Aug 2005|09:47pm]

vodka__december
[ mood | tired ]

Hi, I'm sorry I haven't updated here in a while, I haven't written anything lately that I feel is anywhere remotely close to deserving to be put in this community. Primarily, the reason why I'm making this post is to say I'm switching my writing journal from this journal to fictioniste. I was just wondering if I could stay a member of the community on that username, if not, I'd be happy to re-apply. Also, I'd be thrilled if any of you would like to be added on my journal, I'd definitely add you back.

I'll try to write something soon.
- Beth.

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[01 Aug 2005|01:11am]

_blue_pulse
Any of you who read my journal--as opposed to my community posts alone--know that I have been on hiatus for quite a long while. I just updated for the first time in ages but I'm sad to say that my absence has not come to an end. I don't know when I'll be back on track, I can't even estimate. Let me just say that things have been amiss lately. Something bleak is rising up and I've felt it for weeks. I really need to wrestle it, and that leaves less time for livejournal as a whole. Although writing is and always will be very important, I have some other priorities that come before prompts and voting. I'm really sorry to neglect you, as I have been for a long time now. I'm reluctant to leave avantegarde entirely, I've been here for a short time and contributed so little...and it's a lovely community. A lot of promising applicants and newly-accepted members (who I apologize for not voting on...) are appearing. I figured if I didn't say something soon I might just be forgotten altogether. I love everyone here and hope I am able to return sooner than I expect. I'm currently on a downtrend it seems, and there's no telling when I'll be my normal self again. I will leave it up to Jessica and the other mods to kick me out or let me be as they see fit. Either way, I'll miss everyone. Do Svidanya. Bye-bye. xo - Manda
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Of icebergs and romance [30 Jul 2005|08:55am]

_iwenthome
Salt your wounds and I'll sing you to sleep


Name?: Lissy

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[06 Jul 2005|12:16pm]
ssshipwrecked

I.
Dear Members,
For your reading convenience, important topics are in bold.
♥ Jessica

II.
The userinfo has been updated. The rules have been edited. Make sure you read them! You will be responsible for following the new rules, whether you've read them or not.

III.
There will be an avantegarde_x webpage coming soon to a theater near you. However, I am lazy and it is summer, so please cut me some slack but complain to me about it every once in a while. If any HTML savvy members want to make some banners to help promote the community, a new layout, or to help with the webpage, contact us.

IV.
I've said this so many times before, but the avantegarde_x email address is avantegarde.kthnx@gmail.com. I need all of the members to send your main email address (you know, the one you check?) so after this post, all mod posts will be sent to your inbox. That way, you can't say you didn't see it.

V.
A great mod once wrote, "A rule of thumb is that your final draft should be your first draft minus ten percent." Recognize it? I hope so. We've (the "Royal We", meaning I have) decided to apply that equation to our community as well as to our writing. What does that mean? It means that this community is ELITE and for PASSIONATE writers. No one wants to read shit, I know I don't. So how do you prevent shit from showing up in the community? Weed out the writers that:

1. Aren't Active
2. Don't Critique or Comment
3. No One Likes.


I know that sounds bitchy, but please don't hate me. If you have a problem with any of the members, leave an anonymous comment or email. This post has been left unlocked so comments can be left anonymous. Still uncomfortable with calling a member out? All comments will be screened so only I see them. Or you could always Instant Message one of us, you can even make a new screen name of complete anonymity for this very purpose if you want. (Yes, yes, I know, I've used anonymous four times in a row now, but this is a mod post, not a masterpiece. Synonyms Schmenonyms.)

Ashley - common fallacy
Pamela - xendings
Jessica - crash my world

Don't have AIM, but have MSN? So do I.

Jessica - thisnightscene@hotmail.com

So, now is the time for you to say that the fact that "insert name here never submits anything but chew everyone else's heads off" really gets on your nerves. Say that "insert name here's crave for correct punctuation is crazy", that "insert name here wouldn't have been accepted if the first ten members weren't automatically in." Just say what everyone else has been thinking. I'm serious! No feelings hurt on my behalf, I promise.

If you're one of those people that read every word this community spits out but never plan on applying, now's the time to admit it. If you plan on applying soon, let us know! No one here will lash out at a hesitant applicant, really. If your fountain of words have run dry but you would submit if you had anything worthwhile to say, tell someone. If you don't say anything now and you just happen to be kicked out, it's your own fault. Member cuts will take place in a week, maybe a few days, who knows? So, here's your chance to prove that you really want to be here.
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SORRY KIDS, THIS COMMUNITY IS MEMBERS ONLY!

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