Welcome to the Heartbreak Hotel, where we take favourite characters and torment them.
This writing challenge community is like most other writing communities. There are rules to follow, some themes to help inspire your muse, and deadlines to meet. So, without any further ado, I'll get on with it.
How It Works
(rules ripped from 30_kisses)
[x] Claims: You (and up to one other collaborator) may claim up to two  characters at a time. The only caveat is that they must be from two different fandoms. Please note that if you claim two characters, you are committing yourself to complete all ten themes for each of the two characters. When a character is claimed, it counts for both writing and art. No one is required to do both, but it's definitely encouraged.
[x] Specifics: Original characters, original stories, crossovers between two fandoms, AU stories, RPS, and songfics are all acceptable. Icons and/or banners are not. (Try iconfiend100 for things such as that.)
[x] Request: at this post with the subject line "character request". Make sure you include the full names of the character and the fandom that he/she belongs to. (And please check the list of claimed characters first to make sure they aren't already taken.) The claims list will be updated at least once a week, maybe even quicker. I'd like to try and get back with everyone ASAP.
[x] Done!: When you are done with a couple or decide that you can't/don't want to finish, please leave a comment in this entry. You cannot request a transfer of your couple to another person but someone else is free to request it as soon as you drop it.
[x] The Deadline: You must post for your pairing at least once every three months. Purges of dead pairings will occur May 1, July 1, October 1, and February 1 (extra time is given for winter holidays). These will be announced two weeks before the purge occurs. If you have not already requested an extension before, you can request one in these two weeks. If you fail to do so, we will release your pairing on the 1st. Claims will be closed one week before the purge and you can NOT request a new pairing until the mods announce claims are reopen. If you cannot keep up with the deadline or fail to request an extension you will lose your pairing and you will NOT be able to reclaim it unless you are under "extenuating" circumstances.
[x] Posting: Only fic/art may be posted to this community. (Advertisements for other communities are absolutely not tolerated.) You may use fake cuts, but you must have the correct subject and header information as well as a link to it's actual location.
[x] Archives: All entries are archived once a week. Please let two weeks pass before notifying us of a missing memory. If you do not want your entry archived, please state so in the header.
____ The Idea
[x] Order: Themes do not have to be written in any particular order.
[x] Interpretation: Feel free to interpret each theme however you wish. Just remember, some kind of a heartbreak must be involved. It doesn't need to be the focal point, but it must be in there one way or another and must have had a hand in shaping the character you're claiming . The interpretation of what constitutes a heartbreak, however, is entirely up to you.
[x] Style: The style of your entries is completely up to you. For authors, it can be as short as a paragraph, or as long as a multi-chaptered novel. For artists, it can be a full watercolor or the five-minute sketch you did before class. All that's important is capturing the feeling of the theme.
[x] Works in Progress: You may submit works that are in progress, but please don't make a habit of submitting works that you've already finished and made public.
[x] Format: When you post, please use the following format:
Subject line: Title (fandom, pairing, challenge #) For example, the subject line for my drabble for challenge #10 (goodbye/heartbreak) would be: Parting Ways (Inuyasha, Inuyasha x Sango, #10).
Title: Author/Artist: Pairing: Fandom: Theme: (include the # and the theme) Disclaimer: (yes, you need one every time! unless you're doing your own original work, in which case I'd suggest including a claimer. ) IF YOUR FANDOM INVOLVES REAL PEOPLE, your disclaimer MUST state that your fanworks are purely fictional and do not imply any actual relationship or event.
[x] LJ-cut: Anything longer than a paragraph and ALL artwork must be put behind an LJ-cut.
[x] Ratings: All ratings are welcome, but anything of an R or higher rating must be clearly marked as such in front of the LJ-cut.
[x] Plagiarism: will absolutely not be tolerated.
[x] Feedback: is encouraged. Please state the type of feedback that you're looking for as well.
It will be available as questions are asked.
Got a question? Need some more time? Here is the place to go.
Now for the themes. There are only ten, but no bonus themes. The challenge will be tricky enough. These are the themes from which you will build your story. They are as follows:
01. betrayal 02. first love 03. lies 04. calculated move 05. throwing it all away 06. first time isn't always what it's cracked up to be 07. lusting/desiring the unobtainable 08. disappointment 09. getting up only to fall again 10. good-bye/heartbreak
Card Captor Sakura Li Meiling
CSI: New York Don Flack Jr
John Carpenter's Escape From New York Snake Plissken