As of this afternoon, ANBU Legacy Tumblr hit 253 followers.
A year ago this seemed the heights of unimaginable popularity. We’ve never had a good method of tracking how many readers we have. Through comments in The Guestbook we’ve gotten to know and love many regular readers, but we counted a thread exceptionally popular if it got half a dozen comments. When we posted the Readership Survey we were stunned at the amount of responses we got — 76 unique responses as of this posting, from readers on 4 continents, from more than 13 countries and more than 20 U.S. states. And followers still keep signing onto this Tumblr. Many of you are probably here for the fantastic fanart gunmetal-blue curates and posts; we hope you’re checking out the stories on ANBU Legacy too. We’re hearing from more of you with every thread we post.
And we want to give something back.
Nine months ago, when we hit our 100th follower, we opened up Character Asks. This time we’re trying something a bit more personal (and a bit less time-consuming):
The ANBU Legacy Tumblr 250-Follower Giveaway
This giveaway is open to all ANBU Legacy readers, both U.S. and International. The giveaway will run until Sunday, Sept. 14th, at 10 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time (UTC - 6).
Reblog this post with a comment about your favorite thing about Legacy, and you’ll be entered to win. Winners will be chosen at random: the length or content of your comment won’t be a factor, though it will delight us. (That said, please use full sentences and complete thoughts; we’d like to actually know what you like.) We will contact winners through their Tumblr askbox, unless you specifically request us to contact you in another way.
- First prize: Readers’ Delight.
USPS Priority Mail Small Flat-Rate Box from ninjaeyecandy, filled with a carefully curated assortment of fine chocolates and other goodies, a handwritten note, and 1 paperback book chosen to suit your taste.
Can’t get enough of high school AUs, or your favorite Legacy characters as space pirates or baristas? Give us your AU scenario, and we’ll let you know our brief headcanons. (Drabbles not included.)
We’ll work with you to name (and apply one or two identifying characteristics to) an NPC in an upcoming thread — medic, target, Evil Cloud Nin, random ANBU agent, or Ryouma’s next one-night-stand!
Remember, this giveaway is open only until Sunday, Sept. 14th, at UTC - 6. And all it takes to enter is reblogging with a comment on your favorite thing about ANBU Legacy.
Thanks for following, and thank you for reading. You guys are the best fandom there is.
(Header art by leiaham)
one thing I always look for in fiction is explorations of actions and their consequences. In fanfiction I look for works that take the characters and settings to their logical conclusions. Legacy achieves both, with fully realised settings that actually make sense, characters who are rounded and believable. I love that you spend as much time in the aftermaths of the missions and the day to say life of your characters as you spend on the missions themselves. I love the humour—it never feels forced. I love the politics of the world, the insurrection and its fallout. I love that, even though Legacy is, at its root, a story about highly skilled assassins, it still feels relentlessly optimistic. You celebrate the humanity of your characters and their actions — they’re not perfect, but they try harder.
My highest compliment, though, is that I trust the Legacy authors to write a story I’ll enjoy. I don’t worry that you’ll take the story somewhere I don’t want to follow. And that’s a rare and beautiful thing.