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15 April 2004 @ 03:05 pm
 
A question for the US folks: What's tax day? Is that when your tax declarations ( ? ) are due?


No work today, no class either unless I missed something. I could stay home, read, study, tend to triangle!fic and scific!epic or I could go downtown and do all the stuff I should have done in the last two weeks (plus getting my glasses fixed which is the only real motivation to go). In an absolutly logic-defying movement I managed to knock them off my nose and send them flying against the nearest wall when I opened a door. Bah. Bro couldn't stop laughing. He is the one who lost his glasses in the Atlantic ocean last summer. Until, I get mine fixed, I'm wearing the old geekazoid ones. :avoids mirror:


The last WaT fanfic I read was stepf's Chaos Theory which was absolutly beautifull, angsty, simple, touching and wonderfull. I am meaning to read deadlikemedaisy's Goodbye , but last night, I was in the mood for something either short or something less J/S. At heart, I'm a casefile junkie. But WaT fic at ff.net seems to be getting worse and worse. No offense to you guys, those you whose fic I've read, you rock! Athough some of you have been very quiet lately. *pokes eolivet and chili_powda.* Anyways the dismal fic hunt got me thinking.

Maybe it's the size of the fandom that makes it's ff.net section unbearable. (I distinctly recall actually finding some decent WaT fic on ff.net around this time last year).
Since you guys come from a variety of fandoms, how does this relate to your fandom(s)? Do you even bother to hunt for fic at ff.net? Why or why not? If you write fic yourself where do you usually post it?


I want anyone who reads this to ask me 3 questions, no more no less.
Ask me anything you want.

Then I want you to go to your journal, copy and paste this allowing your friends (including myself) to ask you anything! That sounds too commanding. Do whatever you want *g*
 
 
Current Mood: workingjittery and vaguely sick
 
 
 
Tali: Staresiresin on April 15th, 2004 02:26 am (UTC)
Maybe it's the size of the fandom that makes it's ff.net section unbearable. (I distinctly recall actually finding some decent WaT fic on ff.net around this time last year).
Since you guys come from a variety of fandoms, how does this relate to your fandom(s)? Do you even bother to hunt for fic at ff.net? Why or why not? If you write fic yourself where do you usually post it?


As someone who was fully introduced to fanfic through the Harry Potter fandom, which is insane, ff.net was never a place I really looked for fic, well good fic. In fact, fanfiction.net is usually regarded as somewhat of a swear-word in HP fanfic circles. Fandoms always start out there but most of the time they get too big and the bad!fic at ff.net gets too much, so usually other archives start being created based upon a pairing (like grisssomaandsara.net) or all pairings but having some sort on entrance criteria (good spelling and grammar.) And then there is authors' personal archives.

Don't get me wrong there's someone good stuff at ff.net but as the fandom grows you have to dig more and more to find it and eventually I find people give up and only go there unless they're pointed there by someone else.

There's also LJ, which with the fact it's now free adds another new element to fanfic.

The WaT fandom is growing up, which is in a way good but in a way, very bad.

I write fic occasionally and while I usually put my WaT fic up at ff.net I wouldn't put my HP fic up there. All of it goes on my LJ or on my website, which no one reads but I like to have and I post links on some message boards (like Maple St) or LJ communities.

And sorry, I got a little contemplative back there. ;)


Illmanillman on April 15th, 2004 02:44 am (UTC)
Can't say much about HP since I only fringe-lurk in the fandom, but I'm also involved in some bigger fandoms which are mainly archives outside ff.net. Somehow CSI has failed to take off somewhere other than ff.net. Yes there is grisssomaandsara.net , which has been around for a while, but it doesn't seem to be used that much. The same goes for the WaT archive section of grisssomaandsara.net/ . I don't know how it is for other authors, I usually post my fic at ff.net in the hope that there at least someone will read it, as opposed to posting it on a personal site. Not to mention that I'm too lazy to make a layout for a site ;)

What fandom future needs are good, honest recs. And sadly, that has suffered over at YTDaW lately, IMHO. *hides*

okay, that was rambly and the last part probably unpopular.

Tali: Jacksiresin on April 15th, 2004 03:01 am (UTC)
Yeah, I kind of picked grissomandara.net out of thin air because I needed an example, I never check there either but I also hardly go looking for G/S fic, I just sometimes follow the occasional rec at YTDaW.

And I totally know what you mean about posting at ff.net. That's why I post my WaT fic there too, as for HP, well if you've ever read a typical review of an HP story at ff.net, it's a scary thing.

Good honest recs are really good and recs pages and communities (like crack_van) are where I get most of my fic from now anyway, as well as from authors I know and like. With YTDaW ... I do agree with you mostly (some of the CSI recs have scared me) and it's just the fandom getting larger thing, I think. *sighs*