Bone of the book-club, unknowingly given, you will renew your son The Inquisitorial Squad: As per @BTT and his recent Make DLP Great Again Post, we seek to improve the WbA experience for DLP’s community and we need your help to do it. The writers of DLP aren’t always getting the feedback that they need to improve their works and sustain their efforts. We as a community have always prided ourselves on being able to offer more than just ‘More Plz’ to those that sacrifice their votive fics to the hive mind. However, there are certainly some authors who are faithfully posting updates but receiving little to no feedback on their work. We want to change that. The competition has proven that you are out there and your words are mighty. That, in even 200 words, you can provide good insight and much needed sustenance to these poor artistic souls - so deprived for decent fanfiction that they had to write their own. We believe that a focused community group for reviewing will help combat the ‘life-gets-in-the-way’ issues that hinder so many of us from 'doing-our-bit', for those of us who feel passionate about the community and its WbA. THE ROLE: With our glorious overlords’ approval, there has been a role created for The Inquisitorial Squad (TIS) on the community Discord that will notify role-holders and allow us to discuss fics that have been selected, as we read through them or notice things that will be worth commenting on, in #reading. THE THREAD: The thread exists for three things: 1. If you’re willing to be a part of this effort, if you want the discord role, and you want to support and feedback to the authors who come to DLP then make your mark on the dotted line below (for this first period of time while signing up feel free to suggest fics as we wait to kick off). 2. After the initial signing up and getting things focused, we’ll try and give a fic somewhere in the WBA a dedicated week of TIS time (this will always include at least one weekend). And the process should go a little like this: a. TIS time ends on a story and we all slap each other on the back and go for some port, and cheese crackers, in the adjoining Inquisitorial Bar - of course, those who wish to remain for continuing readership and serial lengthy reviews beyond TIS time are welcome to, and encouraged to do so, at your convenience. b. Over a period of 48-72 hours, we would encourage you to recommend fics that you think are in need of attention into the thread. There are no strict criteria here, not by genre, fandom or ship. Just choose any one fic from any ‘[Blank] by Author’ sub-forum. c. The Inquisitorial Squad will vote by thumbs for the fic that they’re most interested in offering feedback to. Impassioned argument is welcomed to persuade your fellows. Plugging for self and heart-string tugging is encouraged to the best of your ability. Fair game. d. A Chief Ferret will call the voting period as over, and the most thumbed suggestion will be chosen for a week of TIS tender loving care, and we’ll notify the lucky winner in advance of our ministrations (they are of course welcome to say they'd really rather not host us - what sort of inquisition would we be if we didn’t respect boundaries?). e. Wash, Rinse, Repeat. (ties must be settled by rap-battle duel on twitch) 3. For those of you who wish not to visit the Discord, you can use this space to discuss the fic of the week, or any of the fics that have recently been discussed, to help you zone in on issues and constructively debate and identify where it holds up and where it falls down. FEEDBACK: There is no minimum word count required to be a member of the TIS squad. There is no requirement to have read the entire WBA entry to comment on the parts which you have read. There is no requirement to start at the beginning nor, conversely, to start with the most recent entries. We can refer to the more please document for those who want some structure to channel their reviews. But, it is just guidance. There is no requirement to discuss any particular technical, stylistic or developmental details in your reviews. There is one requirement: Honest feedback (this is not synonymous with bitching) to the author on what you’ve read. CONCLUSION: If you’re interested then sign in blood on the thread below, and receive one of our attractive wand-made badges as a sign of our curse-backed compact: Your badges will be with you by Owl Mail in no more than four to six weeks (Disclaimer: badges in this post may be more fictional than they first appear).