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Posted at 12:25 PM 12 November 2011


Made a suggestion to AO3 (I said that including a ‘kudos’ link in .mobi docs, along with the already-extant ‘comment’ link, would be a nice addition) and got a personal reply, complete with a ‘thank you for the suggestion’ and ‘we’ve passed that along to the coders’ within 48 hours.

How does a volunteer organization, making no profit off its services, still have so much better customer service than most of the actually businesses where I have accounts?

(Source: jenny-sparks)

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Posted at 12:05 PM 29 October 2011
Relatedly, @AO3 Systems Committee is awesome. <3
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Posted at 12:05 PM 28 October 2011
archive of our own. It’s a fanfic archive that is just amazeballs! :)
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Posted at 12:58 PM 27 October 2011

AO3 News!

October drive, new skins features, tag wrangling activities & the wonders of Support - get the latest on the #AO3 -

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Posted at 12:05 PM 26 October 2011


Really, really liking AO3 so far. It’s just so lovely and uniform and easy to put things where they ought to go. 

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Posted at 12:05 PM 24 October 2011
I’m supposed to get my AO3 invitation on my 10th wedding anniversary. *squee*
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Posted at 12:05 PM 31 August 2011
Archive of Our Own is still in beta, but it’s very functional. When I applied for my invite I got it within a day. I can put my banner at the top of my story. I can format my story using HTML if I want to. […] A/N’s are treated separately and don’t mess with your word count. You can make your own freaking skin for the entire site so damn easily (I found the site skin too clunky. I’ve made it little. Took me 5 minutes). Fic diving is actually a pleasure on AO3 with the way things are categorised and tagged. I just want more twific there!

The Archive of Our Own fic commenting meme

Interesting idea! :)

Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is then to go to Archive of Our own, and…

  1. Look up an old favourite and let the writer know that you still love the story.
  2. Find a story in your favourite fandom that you haven’t read, or for which you haven’t remembered to leave feedback.
  3. Cheer up a friend by leaving feedback to their fic.
  4. Go to the random tags view, select an interesting tag, and see of you can find something you like. repeat as needed.
  5. Visit an old fandom that you aren’t active in anymore (or a pairings that you’ve lost interest in, etc.) and see if there’s any new interesting fic or re-read an old favourite.
  6. Read a story in a fandom in which you’ve never read fic before.
  7. Pick a category that you don’t usually read and read some fic there (if you usually read RPF, maybe try some comics fic, if you’re an anime fan, read fic about your favourite play, etc.)
  8. Check out the comment thread on LJ or on DW where people have left links to their AO3 accounts, and see you can find anything new or interesting (and leave a link to your own fic as well, if you archive your fic to AO3).
  9. Leave feedback to a fic that doesn’t have any yet.
  10. Make a rec post in your journal with all the good fic you found while doing this meme, and then link that post to the comments here so that others can enjoy the recs as well (alternatively you can just list your recs in a comment here if you don’t want to make a whole post, or maybe use the bookmarking feature on AO3 if you have an account).
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Posted at 12:05 PM 29 August 2011

Archive of Our Own


Many of you are probably already aware of this wonderful new fanfiction archive gracing the internet. If you are unaware, Archive of Our Own is a new fanfiction archive gracing the internet. 

There. Wasn’t that easy.

Archive of Our Own is a nonprofit, it is fantastic for crossovers due to the labelling system, and I HIGHLY suggest you skedaddle your tush over there for some quality reading. 

My PERSONAL favorite feature is the ARCHIVE WARNINGS, which will tell you in LARGE GIANT LETTERS whether or not a fic has potentially upsetting elements such as Graphic Violence or Rape/NonCon. 
As someone who feels physically ill at the use of rape in her leisure reading, I cannot tell you how much I appreciate this feature.  

The archive is currently in BETA, however it is well stocked and getting larger by the day. 

They are organized and created by the Organization for Transformative Works (OTW) and these people are awesome. 

While we here at Fanfiction Conniption tend to find hilarity in the literary failings of the amateur fanfiction writer, the fact is that many companies see transformative works as impeding on copyright.

For more information on this, just go check up the list of authors that will not allow to post stories based on their works. If you have an account you can check this list under the Rules and Guidelines option under the Publish tab in your account settings. 

FanFiction.Net respects the expressed wishes of the following authors/publishers and will not archive entries based on their work: 

  • Anne Rice
  • Archie comics
  • Dennis L. McKiernan
  • Irene Radford
  • J.R. Ward
  • Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb
  • P.N. Elrod
  • Raymond Feist
  • Robin Hobb
  • Robin McKinley
  • Terry Goodkind

Shocking huh?

Groups like the OTW fight for the right to create transformative works like fanfiction and they deserve all of our support. Because when it comes down to it, most works in history are technically “fanfiction” of an already established story or idea. Companies with money shouldn’t be allowed to steal your creative freedom. 


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Posted at 12:10 PM 27 August 2011