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16 November 2009 @ 10:17 pm
Archive of Our Own  
I have an invite for anyone who'd like to join the Open Beta phase for An Archive of Our Own , a fan-run, all-pairings, all-fanfic archive run by the Organization of Transformative Works.

I personally dislike how fanfic has become centralized on LJ -- LJ is okay for posting fic, but it's terrible for finding fic, especially if you get into an "old" fandom. And ff.net is problematic because of their restrictions (among other things - but no open archive will get rid of the bad fic). So AO3 has started to create an archive more friendly to Fandom (as a whole - all of fandom, including Bandom, RPF, Adult-ratings, etc). Also, Yuletide will be moving to AO3 this year to accommodate all the newbies.

So, if you haven't yet, you should go check out the archive. It's building slowly. And if you're a writer looking for a place to archive, in a place that wants to keep it safe from take-downs and C&D letters and busybody parents who think sex in fic is of the devil, then let me know.

ETA: Sorry, sleeping East Coasters. Taken! But do check out the archive, it's pretty cool.
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Azar: Babylon 5 - Valenazarsuerte on November 17th, 2009 06:51 am (UTC)
I'd love the invite if I managed to answer first. :-)
lizardbeth: Sinclairlizardbeth_j on November 17th, 2009 07:06 am (UTC)
Done if you gimme an email addy. AO3 needs more Sinclair/Valen fic. *nods* :)
Azar: Babylon 5 - Sinclairazarsuerte on November 17th, 2009 07:10 am (UTC)
atlanteanazar [at] gmail

Whee!
lizardbeth: Delennlizardbeth_j on November 17th, 2009 07:15 am (UTC)
There, now I feel like I've helped out a fellow West Coast-er! It should be on its way. Let me know if it doesn't show up!
Azar: Babylon 5 - Virazarsuerte on November 17th, 2009 08:20 am (UTC)
It worked. YAY! :-D I'll start uploading tomorrowish. Tonight I just bookmarked stuff.
Nicole Anell: crazy kidsnicole_anell on November 17th, 2009 02:32 pm (UTC)
I signed up for an account! It really doesn't take long if you're waitlisted -- I got mine within a couple of days. I still have to upload all my fic, but I'm excited about finally having it all in one place. :)

Edited at 2009-11-17 02:32 pm (UTC)
lizardbethlizardbeth_j on November 17th, 2009 08:13 pm (UTC)
oh yay! It's very exciting! If, somewhat intimidating to realize how much I have left to move. And I'm not even the most prolific person out there! yikes. The ff.net grabber is decent, but the LJ URL grab requires a lot of clean up.

Good to know the wait list is so quick.
lucyparavel: No Roar by swansboat iconslucyparavel on November 18th, 2009 06:43 pm (UTC)
Hey, I'm so sorry but I got stuck at school all day today! This is the first chance I've had to get online and I can't log into gmail from work. Hope you get this from here. Bah, I'm bummed! I was really looking forward to having time to get some things done at home and write. But at least it's money! Talk to you later today or tonight, I hope.