Your friendly community maintainers: hazel_grosse (Chels), and volley (Iya) at your service!
.INTRO Hello and welcome to the Saiyuki Cafe! In Saiyuki Cafe, the community members are expected to "report" on a certain character they're assigned to. Reporting covers about anything concerning that certain character. This includes character info, background, fanart, fanfics, doujinshi, seiyuu info, and everything else. Rumors are great as well, and discussion will also occur, naturally. Why this concept...? So you get all bragging rights that you are master of that character! No, just kidding. It's because we want to organize everything, so if you have a request for a picture or there's fanart or fanfics you're looking for about a character or if you have any questions, you go ask the person in charge. And so that we don't get overloaded with contributions here. Okay?
YOU ALSO GET A SPIFFY CHARACTER BANNER FOR YOUR USERINFO. =D How cool is that?!
How does one get assigned a character? First off, you have to be a member of the community (of course). After you've joined, head on to the community journal and make your application for a character. It's that simple. We already have a form set up. The maintainers will wait until we have a couple or more applications for certain characters, then we will pick the best suitors and choose who will be assigned who.
We're accepting applications for the Sanzo-ikkou (since we all know how popular they are) and Kougaiji-ikkou right now.
If applications for the certain character you want aren't being accepted yet, feel free to contact either of the community maintainers so we can start that up.
...So in the event that you do get chosen, here are the guidelines. Even if you didn't get chosen, you can still join and post, but then you won't get any recognition as a senior member here. Keep applying for different characters; you'll get chosen eventually. =)
.RULES .Please put your applications, pictures and long posts behind lj-cuts. If you don't know how to, read the FAQ. .Please, nothing NC-17. You can put shounen-ai fanart/fanfic, but nothing too explicit. .Always acknowledge the author/artist if the fanfic/fanart is not yours. You don't want to get arrested now do you? .Avoid conflict with other members of the community, lest you want to get yourself into trouble. .Indicate if there are any spoilers. Also modify the spoiler text's font color so it matches the background and inform those who wish to read the spoiler that they will have to highlight the text.