As of January 2011, we have gone to moderated membership. This is not because we're elitist jerks; it's to keep out spam-bots. When you join, one of our moderators will check to be sure you're a real person, and then approve your membership.
Note from the moderation staff: fanfic is welcome in our House (we are a creative bunch!); however, please remember that many of our students are under the age of 18. Any adult-oriented material must be clearly labeled as such and be put behind an <lj-cut> tag. (If you are unfamiliar with how to do this, please consult the LJ FAQ.) Violation of this policy may be considered grounds for expulsion from the House.