* Earlier this year someone made the comment somewhere or other that the diasporic nature of fandom and posting means snippets of our work are everywhere, and can be difficult for readers to find. She suggested that we sort of owed it to ourselves and readers to collect all that together. Archiving doesn't float my personal boat, because I like things being tied to the communities and pages that occasioned their creation and the community-building functions of livejournal, et al., and because sometimes the aesthetics or the set-ups of particular archives don't do it for me, in terms of usability. Nevertheless I recognize that archiving is great at preserving and centrally storing work. It's a shame when work that isn't FRESH THIS VERY MINUTE!! gets buried and never read/commented on by people who might really enjoy it. With that in mind, I think it'd be great if people who had Master Lists of their fanwork could comment below with links to those lists, and if people who don't currently have them could think about knocking them up! Also why not update your Master List to make it more inclusive?
I thought mine was basically fine, until I was sitting here tonight wincing as I had to add fic from August 2009... yeah...
IT'S NOT PIMPING YOURSELVES, GUYS, IT'S FUCKING ***RESPONSIBILITY!!*** (OH YEAH)IF YOU ARE POSTING A MASTER LIST, PLEASE PUT 'MASTER LIST' AS YOUR SUBJECT LINE.
WE MAY COMPILE THEM IN AN INDEX IN THIS POST AT THE END!
* In this vein, I'm also investigating a linking system like norsekink
set up. This would allow us to have a central archiving system with tags that make sense for our needs (in a way Teaspoon's sorting system sometimes doesn't, by its nature). It would also preserve the context of fics (and thus promote commenting/interaction via the lj format), not necessitate uploading, and allow for both some centralized stat gathering (what's more popular, and to what extent?) and the provision of additional information about a fic you might be interested in (see the norsekink
delicious's non-pairing tags). I don't think it'd annoy people because it wouldn't be hosting without express permission, it'd just be linking to something they put up on their own terms (but linking in an organized fashion)? I'd like to use it for the kink meme and for D/M fic generally. The issues I see are:
a) Delicious has recently had a big old falderal about the '/', and I'm not sure where they are with that (these tags seem fine?),
b) the sweeping changes the company pushed through overnight on tagging indicate they're less fandom-savy/friendly than lj (grim indeed), and thus that they might do something similar again and render a lot of work useless,
c) it would be just that--a lot of work, and I might have to call upon others, a la the Tagging Brigade initiative, to help me out. Do people who know more about Delicious have any thoughts?
* Lastly, I thought it might be fun to combine the posting of your Master Lists with a bit of a meme, if you are so inclined. Answer as many of the below as tickle your fancy:
What did you write that you would never have predicted?
What’s your favorite story? Not the most popular, but the one that makes you the happiest.
Okay, NOW your most popular story.
Story most under appreciated by the universe?
Story that could have been better?
Most fun story?
Story with single sweetest moment?
The story that made you cry?
Hardest story to write?
Easiest story to write?
Most overdue story?
Did you take any writing risks? What did you learn from them?
Do you have any fanfic goals?
**MASTERLISTS SO FAR (alphabetical order)**aietradaeaMasterlistaralias
as GRITS in Misery, the Pyrdonian Academy
. kellerprocessMasterlistmagic_7_wordsMasterlistnarwhale_callin Masterlistneveralarch Fic and Art Masterlistsilver_trails MasterlisttardiscrashAo3
, Tumblrtweedymcgee Masterlistx_los Masterlist