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06 February 2012 @ 09:45 pm
As Skins fans we know that music is quite a big thing for a lot of you - whether it's music on the programme, music to influence fanfiction/fanart, or just music full stop.

So why not tell us about your favourite bands or artists?
05 February 2012 @ 08:02 pm
Time for a bit of Sit Down Sunday and this week it's episode 8 from series 5, which is the season finale of gen 3s first series. So pop your telly box on, grab a glass of something you like to drink and maybe some chocolate (or alternative for those who don't like/want/can't have it) and enjoy.

And what about next week?

Which episode would you like to watch next week?

2.08 - Jal
3.07 - JJ
5.03 - Mini
01 February 2012 @ 10:12 am
Every Wednesday until further notice, as requested, we're going to be having WORD WARS! You don't have to be writing for this challenges, you don't even have to be writing for Skins fanfiction...you can still join in the word war.

So, what are the rules?

+ you must not include any words written on any other day.
+ you must attempt* to write AT LEAST 500 words.
+ you have until midnight in your country to complete your words.
+ you should post up your success and we'll see who has the best word count after midnight has hit over in the USA.
+ you do not need to be signed up as an author to take part.

*it's okay if you don't write 500 words, but that is the goal.

Just fill in this handy little form when you've finished your writing for today and the person who writes the most words will get a word war banner!

30 January 2012 @ 09:32 am
Welcome to the start of another week unless you believe a week starts on Sunday and another new theme for the vent - Mad Monday.

Basically, Mad Monday is a chance for us to forget about Skins briefly and think about something else, whatever we may choose that to be.

This week we want to know What makes you mad on Mondays? What are you doing with your day that you wish you could return to the weekend instead? Whether it's school, college, work, etc.

So what are you waiting for, forget that S word exists...and share something we don't necessarily know about you.
29 January 2012 @ 09:59 pm
It's Sunday, which only means one thing...it's time to sit down in front of the telly box and watch an episode of Skins.

So, today, we'll start at the beginning with 1.01. If you do happen to rewatch, we'd like it if you could leave some comments here to get some dialogue going (and even if you don't get the chance to watch it again, you can still comment).

What about next week's episode? Well, we want you to help us choose what it'll be.

Which episode would you like to watch next week?

1.07 - Michelle
3.03 - Thomas
5.08 - Everyone

Please note: we haven't included Skins US in here because it's not as easily accessible for everyone. If there is enough demand, we will have a week where we specifically vote for a US Skins episode. Let us know if you'd like to see that!
27 January 2012 @ 10:22 am
Welcome to the very first day of the week I know it's not Monday/Sunday but still  and we hope you will join us EVERY SINGLE DAY* with the weird and wonderful tasks/polls and random fun that we have to share.

As you have probably gathered, today is FIC REC FRIDAY and our theme is BEGINNINGS.

So we'd like you to recommend Skins fics with AWESOME beginnings. By definition, awesome doesn't have to be happy, it doesn't have to be sweet, it doesn't have to be anything at all...whatever the reason you have for finding it awesome, we will accept it. Even if it begins with Sophia jumping off the balcony, again.

To recommend a fic please use this handy little form:

Also, don't forget that we have a fantastic game of creativity tag going on here in The Vent so please go and write some drabbles, or make some icons and spread the prompt-filled game even further.

* Please note that whilst we aim to post every single day, this may not always happen. Unfortunately life does get in the way and though we try our best between the two of us, slips do still happen. So bear with us, if we don't post for a couple of days, we will be back!
02 January 2012 @ 01:28 pm
Welcome to Skins Bang Creativity Tag!

During our most recent Big Bang, miss_peg took the initiative to set up the Drabble Tag and it ended up as several people's highlight of the last round. This time, we're looking to expand it to include all our wonderful artists as creativity tag! 

As creativity tag, the main difference is, that as well as drabbles, submissions for each prompt can come in the form of a drabble or a small piece of artwork (think icon, banner, quick sketch.)

more info on how to play under the cut!Collapse )

Feel free to leave comments to drabbles/artwork!

Please remember to leave at least ONE prompt for EVERY drabble you write!
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31 December 2011 @ 12:13 am
Hello there!

I know many of you have probably visited here before and we hope you'll be back. One of the things that us new mods have decided, as part of our modship, is to post in here regularly. It probably won't be every day (we tried that with another Big Bang we're running and unfortunately some days ended up being abandoned :( ) but it'll be a couple of times a week.

We especially want the Big Bang to be a chance for everyone to support each other and what better place to do that when you may not know every single participant? Through the vent.

So, to begin, we'd like to ask you all a question...what would you like to see us post here/what discussions would you like to be posted?

Whilst we will be making use of the vent that doesn't mean you can't too, feel free to post whatever you please...games, celebrations of completion, it's up to you!
27 November 2011 @ 12:07 pm

Hey gang! I'm hosting a swap over at my journal and I'd love to see you guys there (and to see lots of Skins gifts get made). It's no commitment and lots of fun - just post some of your holiday wishes and make some goodies for others! <3
25 November 2011 @ 01:27 pm
Hello all, :)

I wanted to find out what people thought about the possibility of a Skins prompt community.

Basically, the prompt community would provide prompts in various forms; weekly prompts, lists, tables, etc. and you complete them as and when you can. It would be open to fanfiction AND art and would potentially host regular small fic writing and art challenges so that anyone who can't get involved in bigger fandom challenges, such as the Big Bang, can still be creative.

Please fill in this brief questionnaire about the idea: