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Sense of Self

A Lady Heather Community

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Sense of Self - A Lady Heather community
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Welcome to csi_ladyheather a community for anything and everything related to the character Lady Heather (Melinda Clarke) from CSI.

M O D E R A T O R: loyaldreamer

B A C K _ S T O R Y: I created this community as a place where other fans can show their love of the character and everything she's brought to the universe of CSI. While she has only been in two episodes (Slaves of Las Vegas and Lady Heather's Box) the response to her character has been amazing and like many others I fell in love with her instantly. In many ways she's become my obsession within the show and I know I'm not the only one out there, hence the creation of this community.

W H A T _ Y O U _ C A N _ D O: This community is in large part a way for fellow Lady Heather fans to get together and have fun. A number of things are more than welcome here as long as they related to Lady Heather in some fashion: icons, graphics, fan-fiction, photos, art work, poetry, discussions, etc, etc, etc.

C O N T E S T S: Contests are always a possibility in communities and along with those possibilities the types of contests will always change. In the future there could be ficlet contests or some kind of prose contests. For the time being this community will have icon challenge contests. But with having icon challenges there will be a small amount of rules for these contests. Nothing unusual for anyone that has participated in icon challenge communities before but please look them over for reference.

I C O N _ C H A L L E N G E S:

[Basic Rules]
~Submissions are to remain anonymous, which means under no circumstance use your icon in a post or as a user picture until the winners for that challenge have been announced.
~Icons must be newly created - no using icons that you had sitting on your hard drive gathering dust.
~Don't tell your friends which icons you made to get more votes, this kind of falls into the anonymous rule as well as the fact it's kind of cheating ;)
~Do not vote for yourself.
~Icons must be usable on LJ - 100x100 pixel size and 40KB file size
~Please don't take any of the challenge entries without asking the creator's permission. If you really like one there will be ways you can find out who made them.
~The number of entries will be stated in EACH challenge, depending on a theme the number can change.
~From time to time there will be challenge specific rules, ALWAYS make sure you read them each time a new challenge is posted!

~You MUST be a member of the community to participate in icon challenges. This is manditory. You can't win if you're not a member.
~Upload your icons to a server that will allow direct linking. Photobucket is a great place to start.
~Icons will be submitted by posting a comment to the challenge entry. All comments will be screened. The only person that will see your comment aside from yourself will be me.
~Submit your icon with the img src AND the http address - shown below - if you don't know how please ask:


[Due Dates]
~Challenges will be once every two weeks. The reason for this is both because of my availability as well as giving people with school or work time to make something for a challenge if they want to.
~New challenges will be posted on Sunday (for the time being).
~Deadlines for entries will be posted with the challenge so check the details for exact times, for the time being I will be aim at Friday night at midnight pacific daylight time. However the time can change to fit my schedule, so be sure to check each challenge, but there will always be two weeks for creating submissions.
~Voting will go up within 12 hours of a challenge deadline closing, so Saturday morning at some time. The deadline to vote will be Tuesday at midnight pacific daylight time. Again the dates of this can change depending on when I get the submissions up so check the date.

~The number of icons to vote on will change with each challenge. Most likely voting will consist of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. If the turn out isn't as high one week the number could be less. Check the details on voting posts to see how many icons to vote for.
~Mod's choice will be awarded as the I see fit. The more entries the more likely I will place an icon as a mod's choice.
~All votes will be screened until the winner's are announced. After that time I will unscreen all comments so that people who submitted can see how they did. I have seen this done in csi_hush and I think it works well. However, I must point out that this is NOT to make anyone feel bad if something they submit isn't voted for. Instead look at it as a way to see what people like in your styles so you can improve and experiment more with those features.
~If you vote for yourself, NONE OF your votes will be counted.
~Banners will be made for all winners every week and posted on Wednesday or Thursday depending on when I can get them done. For the time being as mod I will make the banners for the winners.

L A Y O U T _ A N D _ G R A P H I C S: All are made by loyaldreamer, any texture/gradient resources can be found on my user info page. All screencaps used I've taken myself unless other wise noted.

However, with all that said there are a few simple rules...

T H E _ R U L E S:

1. Trolling, flaming and harassing are not allowed. A community should be a place where you can feel accepted and welcomed, not a place that you're afraid to be who you are. So in short everyone play nice and this community should be enjoyable.

2. When posting graphics/icons/photos/etc please remember to use a cut if you have multiple images. You may use teaser pictures before a cut but try and keep it to a general 3-4 teasers for icons and 1 for graphics/photos/artwork.

3. Concerning fan-fiction, any rating and ANY pairing is welcome on this community - this also includes slash fiction. Ratings MUST be included on stories. If you are underage to read R or NC-17 stories be an adult about it and don't read them. When posting fiction you should follow the following format:

Rating (G, PG, PG-13, R, NC-17):
Challenge (if applicable):
Author's Note/Warnings:

4. Hotlinking is NOT ALLOWED. Honestly hotlinking is a cheap and easy way to steal from someone else. If you want to post graphics and don't have a server to post your pictures on there are a lot of places that offer free space (ex: Photo Bucket) that you can use for this purpose. If you don't know what hotlinking is either look it up or ask.

5. While Melinda Clarke is a stunning actress and is the person that breathes life into Lady Heather this is not a community for Melinda's other roles. Members are more than welcome to make posts that give air dates for things Melinda will be on (ex: interview shows, etc) or dates of DVD release dates for things she is in. Photos of Melinda as herself from photo shoots or events are welcome. The thing I do not want to happen to this community though is for it to become The O.C. Julie Cooper fan club. While I think Melinda does a great job on The O.C. this is NOT the community for it.

L I N K I N G:

If you want to help promote the community or "pimp" it please do. The more fans we have of the character and the show the more things we can have going on at this community. I have created one banner (below) that you can use if you want an image to link to. My one request though if you use the banner below is that you upload it to your own server.

A F F I L A T E S:

Would love to have more...interested? Drop me a line on this post.

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