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Hi and welcome to the Onionverse! Have you heard of Our Lord and Savior The Onion? It's only the Finest News Source in the whole world! Well, fortunately, this community isn't looking to convert you. Rather, it's for those of us who already know and like The Onion and, specifically, want to write fic set in its bizarre universe.

It was made on a whim, whilst rereading The Book of Known Knowledge, running under the agreement that it's such a travesty such a delightfully funny work doesn't have any fanfiction (much less fandom!) as far as we could see. Furthermore, although we have all been in fandom for years and years, we considered it an additional tragedy that we hadn't all shared a fandom since, well, ever. But as everyone likes (or at least tolerates) The Onion, we figured we could use this as a stepping stone... an excuse to have friends read fic outside of their usual fandoms, that is.

But if you too like the Onion and you too would like to write fanfiction set in its bizarre little world, by all means come in come in! ♥

The reason why everything is friends locked is because, well, the Onion is R18 and its brand of humor is terribly offensive at times. But assuming you like it and are not easily offended and are looking to lambast (or lampoon) your favorite (or not so favorite) fandom characters, please do join us~

Simply comment on this entry with the title of your favorite Onion article and either request to become a member or we will send you an invite. After accepting, please head on over to this (friends-locked) entry and fill out the meme so the rest of us can get to know you!

In terms of activities, in an effort to mimic the original source material, types of fic/meta are split into four prompt posts:
1. Local News (Fanfiction set in the world of The Onion)
2. Actual News (Articles lambasting characters and events in the tone of The Onion)
3. The News In Photos (Captioned pieces of un/official art)
4. What Do You Think? (Editorials - character to character advice column, soapbox-style inserts, and characters' reactions to extra-canon events)

Furthermore, these posts will make up an issue. The next issue (and theme) will be released once each section has at least two articles and one section has seven, meaning that each "issue" will have thirteen "articles". What is an article? It can be either fic or meta or critique, etc. Obviously it should be related to The Onion, but outside of that, go wild.
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From: [personal profile] meandmeander
Oh no don't worry about it! Sorry for not reading the post as clearly as I should have... idk I guess it didn't register or something? But no, thanks so much for inviting me (or, um, having me!) and I look forward to having a multifandom thingamajig! And aaahhhh it's a huge relief I'm not intruding on a gathering of superfans or something lol.
I love the books too! Our Dumb World is one of my most thumbed volumes, I'm ashamed to say. It's a pity it hasn't been updated because I could legit use it for world knowledge...

Nice to meet you too! ^_^
*goes back to filling out the friending meme*