|Date(s):||2008 to present|
|Founder:||spam_monster on LiveJournal|
|Type:||All pairings, kink fanfiction|
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The first Watchmen kinkmeme was established September 9, 2008 on spam_monster's Livejournal. Some fic posted on the kinkmeme was reposted from plus4chan's /coq and /pco boards and was labeled as such.
Major themes of the first kinkmeme were Rule 63 versions of the main characters, Mothman/Dollar Bill, BDSM, high school and zombie AUs. Also popular were captcha prompted fic, fic based on the captcha system still in use at the time on LiveJournal.
- Masks (Not_You, 2008) - Beginning of long running high school AU where Crimebusters put on Phantom of the Opera
- Now as Before (etherati, 2008) - Origin of the zombie!Rorschach AU.
The second Watchmen kinkmeme was established June 23, 2009. LiveJournal did away with captcha shortly after the establishment of the second kinkmeme, making captcha prompted fic obsolete.
The third Watchmen kinkmeme was established September 9, 2009, the one year anniversary of the first kinkmeme.
- Ghost Rat - a high fantasy AU that began on the third kinkmeme and ran 117 chapters.
- Growing Up is Not an Absence of Dreaming - an AU where Watchmen is a game played by kids as they grow up
The fourth Watchmen kinkmeme was established January 8, 2010.
- To Make an Omelette by etherati (March 14, 2010) - the origin of owlbbs; were-owl mpreg AU
- Bringing Up Owlbabies by slipstreamborne (March 22, 2010) - the first time all the owlbbs are named and given personalities
The fifth kinkmeme was established on May 31, 2010.
The sixth Watchmen kinkmeme was established January 10, 2012. It was the first Watchmen kinkmeme to be simultaneously mirrored on Dreamwidth. Both versions were managed by spam_monster.
On December 13, 2013, the seventh Watchmen kinkmeme migrated to Dreamwidth by Sail (book_of_sail) due to the original being excessively spammed by bots. Sail was given mod powers by spam_monster over the old kinkmemes at the same time.