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Check out the latest round robin on the Chamber, the first one in a very long time and hopefully the first in starting a new tradition! Enjoy.
















--jacci on 22/05/13 06:30 am 2 Comments--
 



Cast Pics

The Chamber is proud to offer a new way to present cast pics in your stories.


Examples can be seen here and here


If you would like this for your cast graphics as well here is what you need to do.



  1. Load your cast pics as normal into your chapter.

  2. Contact me on jacci@valentchamber.com and be sure to include a link to the page with the pictures on. You can also send me a message/request on the Chamber Facebook page as well

  3. Sit back and enjoy.


For the moment this is a request only feature (am working on fixing that) and it means that once the cast pics are done, if you go to edit the page, it will strip the cool effect. Chapters can be added as normal to the story.


I am usually very quick to reply to emails, so if you do not have a response from me within 24 hours, I am betting that my email got sent to the junk box (this seems to be happening to some people), so either email again or shout out or give me a poke on YIM (jaccione). I AM NOT ignoring you :)


--jacci on 19/05/13 03:35 am 0 Comments--
 



Through His Eyes

Men. We love them. We hate them. And sometimes, we experience the fine line between love and hate when it comes to dealing with them. But have you ever wondered what is going on through a man’s mind? What the world is like behind his eyes? What makes his heart race? What makes his blood boil? What makes his eyes darken with desire? In this challenge, you must write an original fiction story entirely in a male POV to find out exactly that. Step into your lead male character’s head and explore the world inside of it. The rule is you can have as many female characters as you want, but no female POV allowed!


Respond to the challenge here


--Missus James on 09/05/13 01:09 pm 6 Comments--
 



Can I Tell You My Fantasy?

Sometimes all you have to get thru the day are your fantasies. Those dark, carnal daydreams that you replay over and over in your head because you're too afraid to try it in real-life. What if you could live out those fantasies thru the characters you create? In this challenge ladies, you can do just that. Maybe you have voyeuristic tendencies or was curious if the same sex could equal to some good sex or you wanted to feel the heady rush of having him under your complete control. Let your inhibitions run free and have some fun! But your fun can't be longer than 3 chapters.


 


You can respond to the challenge here.


--Elizablu on 02/04/13 09:39 am 6 Comments--
 



Banner Sizes

The site rules were established to ensure an easy transition into the VC community. However, the admins have been receiving reports and complaints about various individuals who are TOS/Site Rules offenders. One of the main complaints is banner sizes. We know that it may be difficult to resize banners and other pictures for your stories, but there is a clear image limit set within the rules that must be followed. These image limits are not set for any inconvience, but because a multitude of large images causes the website to slow down. Smaller pictures enable the website to move at a swift, reliable pace without worry of load lag.


We have decided that we are going to automatically resize all images for you. If your images are skewed because of this, please either remove them (if you wish) or upload them according to the site rules.


In addition, if you choose to keep your skewed images. Your readers can easily see the full image by right-clicking the image and choosing 'open image in same window'.


--jacci on 02/04/13 03:21 am 0 Comments--
 



Donation Drive

It is that time of the year again, where does the time go???  The Chamber bills are due, and we do have a little left over in the kitty from last year, but not enough to cover running costs this year. A huge thanks to everyone who donated last year and kept us running and free from ads, and this year I think will be just as good.


 


I would like to dig a wee bit deeper this year and upgrade our shoutbox, to the newer, less buggy one with avatars and more cool things such as logins from facebook. As well as a few new scripts that might offer some exciting alternatives for presenting cast pics!!! More news on that a little bit later.


 


If anybody would like to make a donation to help cover the running costs information on donating can be found on the DONATE page here


--jacci on 18/03/13 02:29 am 7 Comments--
 



End of the world! Repent! Challenge

It's the end of the world, any scenario you like. Last chance for missed love? Reconciliation? Or is it too late and that chance has been squandered. You always thought there was more time and now there isn't?


You can respond to the challenge here


--jacci & intellectual titmouse on 04/03/13 09:01 am 0 Comments--
 



The Tough and The Gritty

The classic genre of HARD-BOILED FICTION. It was a tough, unapologetic form of American crime writing that brought earthy realism to field of detective fiction, where graphic sex, violence and sordid urban backgrounds played a major part into defining the genre. My challenge to the awesome writers of the Chamber is to spin your own tale of devious dames, street smart detectives and ruthless gangstas.


Respond to the challenge here.


--Elizablu on 29/01/13 09:15 pm 0 Comments--
 



It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

The 2012 Christmas challenge is here. Write something... Christmassy!!



Hope everyone has a lovely Christmas and may the New Year bring wonderful things into your lives.


 


You can respond to the challenge here.


--jacci on 20/12/12 09:20 am 0 Comments--
 



The Cougar

The Cougar


 


The challenge is to write a story/snippet anything you want, about a Cougar. The most dangerous and beautiful of all animals, always on the prey for young and pretty things!!! Is your herione a cougar herself, or did she lose her man to one?


 


Resond to the challenge here!


--jacci on 01/12/12 11:36 pm 1 Comments--
 



What Lies Underneath

Imagine finding the woman or man or your dreams and you learn they're not who they say they. What if if they're not even human? This challenge revolves around a relationship where one or both or all of the participants in question are otherworldly. They can be anything, be it vampire, werebeast, fairy, witch, wizard or something else all together. What happens when they're found out? Can the love survive or are the differences just too big to overcome?


Respond to the challenge here.


--Happy2bNappy on 01/11/12 07:29 am 0 Comments--
 



Banner Policy

From the inception of the Chamber, we have had a banner policy that stated the width must not be wider than 400px, which was later revised to 420px. This is for various technical reasons and for the most part, members have adhered to that, and for that we thank you for showing the site such respect. Some however still do not bother to either read the rules or follow the rules, and load enorous banners, which is totally unfair to those who do follow the rules.


THIS WILL NOT AFFECT banners that are 420px wide or smaller in any way whatsoever, so there is no need to panic and worry about your banners.


Traditionally each banner has had to be either removed or resized by admins as they come to our attention, and many slip through the cracks. No more is this the case!!! The script itself will now resize automatically any banners loaded that are larger than 420px to that size, which will result in skewed pictures, which you are of course free to remove or fix in line with the  site policy if you don't like they way they look. This will be site wide, and effective immediately and not negotiable.


--jacci on 26/10/12 02:22 am 0 Comments--
 



GRINDHOUSE CHALLENGE

It’s October again and you know what that means. It’s time for The Chamber’s fourth annual Grindhouse Challenge. You know the drill, give us your scariest horror story or your sexiest trick or treat tale, fanfic or original, it’s all welcome. We love Halloween here at The Chamber. Are you up for the challenge?


You can respond to the challenge here, if you dare!


--jacci on 01/10/12 07:51 am 0 Comments--
 



New Features

The ability to add story status to individual stories has been added now.


Thus far the options are:


Active


On hiatus indefinitely


Taking a short break from this story


Completed


Authors, if you could please include the status of all new stories and if you want to edit any current ones that would be very helpful. You will find it with the classifications and pairings etc


Readers, if a story is marked as on hiatus, we ask you to respect that and to not continually request updates from the authors, as sometimes that kind of pressure can be very daunting and if they are on a break, it is likely for a good reason, which is personal. Real life must come first.


 


If anybody would like any more statuses added, please resond using the comments link immediatley below or give a shout in the shoutbox.


--jacci on 10/09/12 04:32 am 1 Comments--
 



Scandal Challenge

In preparation for the much anticipated return of Scandal for season 2, the Chamber is hosting a Scandal Challenge. It can be anythign you like related to the show, missing scenes or episodes, back stories on Olivia and the Prez... anything at all your imagination only is the limit!!!


You can respond to the challenge here


--jacci on 31/08/12 08:56 am 0 Comments--
 



Be My Hero

The challenge is to write about a superhero/s. Perhaps the the perils of loving one and being loved by one. A secret desire to be one? A hidden identity? Any form or length you like, even maybe a little daydream incorporated into an existing fic? Make up an original, or some kind of hybrid... It is up to you!!!


You can respond to the challenge here.


--jacci on 08/08/12 11:31 am 0 Comments--
 



Awards Competition

Hello everyone, I was just contacted recently and the Chamber authors have been invited to participate in the Giggle Snort Awards.  It is open to all fandoms and original fiction, for the category of humour. So if anybody has read anythign funny here and would like to nominate it, please go ahead. It might be a good way to open up stories on the Chamber to a whole new readership!!  Good luck to anybody nominated!!!!


--jacci on 16/06/12 12:48 am 0 Comments--
 



Chains & Whips Excite Me


Chains and Whips banner


Fantasies are ghosts that lurk in the darkest corners of our minds. Visiting the world of BDSM allows us to face them (whether we like it or not). Who hasn't had at least one fantasy of being dominated, blindfolded, handcuffed, and spanked? For this challenge, create a story that centers around a character entering the dark world of BDSM and the kinky experiences along their journey. Maybe beneath the leather, chains, and whips, love can be found.


Respond to the challenge here


--Missus James on 29/04/12 04:34 am 2 Comments--
 



Love Me I’m Crazy

Even crazy people need love



This challenge focuses on the character that is so crazily intent on getting the one they want to love them in return, that it clouds all rational thought. Or maybe that mental patient has a heart of gold as long as they take their meds. Either way love should be for everyone…right? So whether your character is a schitzo or a stalker, how far will they go to get the one they want?


 


You can respond to the challenge here


--Music on 01/04/12 01:12 pm 2 Comments--
 



Love Is Blind

 



We’ve all heard the saying but never take it literally. This challenge is to create a story centered on a character that has a disability of any sort. Whether he/she is a blind gardener, a paraplegic teacher or a mute mechanic, they may have their limitations but their hearts are always capable of love.


You can respond to the challenge here.


 


--Ioneha on 02/03/12 04:58 am 9 Comments--
 



Thank you everyone!!

Thanks to all those who donated, we have reached our goal in record time. Your support is incredible.  For anybody not listed in the thank you ticker thingy yet, awaiting reply from emails for penames if you wish to be listed. Or just shout out here and i will make sure names are included.


If anybody still wants to contribute, they can and that will offset next years fund raising drive.


There are also other ways to show support for the site: post stories, review reveiw review!!! Post challenges, ideas for polls and submit recommendations or suggestions for the site.


 


Once again, thank you so much for support, and long live the Chamber!!!


--jacci on 18/02/12 11:53 pm 0 Comments--
 



That time of the year again!

It is that time of the year again, when the Chamber is up for renewal and we put our hand out for donations. Hard to believe it has been an entire year!!!!! We are asking anybody if they would like to help contribute to the running costs of the site, it would be incredibly appreciated. Every small contribution adds up so even a few dollars goes a long way. The Chamber is free of any kind of adverstising due to donations, without them we would have to start including ads to help for the running costs: domain registration, hosting and most importantly of all the shoutbox!!!


If you would like to contribute, it would be greatly appreciated. You can contact me directly or donate via paypal, info for that can be found here. Or just press the give button in the paypal box above after choosing your amount!


 


Thanks, your continued support, both financial and non, is greatly appreciated.


--jacci on 12/02/12 12:48 am 0 Comments--
 



Valentines Challenge: Just Desserts

Roses are red. Blood is blue. Love is forever, but revenge can be too...

They say that what goes around comes back around three fold. This month's challenge is all about the flip side of attraction, love, and lust. But instead of the typical love gone wrong cliché, this challenge focuses on selfish, self-serving you-know-what's getting their hearts handed back to them on a silver platter. Literally. The couples can be male/female, male/male, female/female, or any other combination so long as one of them is getting his or her just desserts.


You can respond to the challenge here.


--BilliMonroe on 09/02/12 08:42 am 1 Comments--
 



Lyric Challenge: End Of The Innocence

When "happily ever after" fails
And we've been poisoned by these fairy tales


 


The challenge is to write about what happens when things don't work. When our childish dreams prove to be exactly nothing more than chilish fantasies? Expectations are failed to be met and it is time to pick up the pieces?  How do you start again? Do we learn from our mistakes and do things better next time? Does it make you a better person? Is it ineviatable?


 


You can respond to the challenge here.


 


--jacci on 24/01/12 12:19 am 0 Comments--
 



Happy News

We have very happy news for the New Year. The Chamber is extremely happy and pleased to announce a partnership with Divasnluv. This is a very exciting time for both sites and a great way to bring in the New Year. If you haven't already been over there, do yourself a favour and head on over.


--jacci on 27/12/11 10:22 am 0 Comments--