This goes out to all of you!
I love the fandom, and especially all fanfic-writers so fucking much - they took the possibility of a good thing and created all those (alternate) universes in which they bring that idea to the fullest of its potential!
I’m awed again and again by the creativity, imagination and talent in our fandom!!! :D
So, in case you, yes YOU, are one of those writers, artists, gif-makers, video-makers, photoshoppers and/or contributors, even if you only did so one time:
Thank you for sharing your work!!!
Keep working, keep creating, and don’t get discouraged!!!
To all the readers, watchers, rebloggers (is that even a word?): keep reviewing, sharing and liking, and don’t forget/be shy to tell someone if you appreciate their work. Feedback is one of the best encouragements to try out new things, to keep doing what you’re doing, to improve.
You all are the reason the fandom is alive and ever-changing and growing, and I can’t tell you how much I appreciate all of this and you!
Changes, changes, changes.
As you might have noticed, we changed a few things about our blog. The most obvious is probably the new layout we added a few days ago. (You like?) :)
Besides, I took the time to go through all our posts and check if all of the links are still working, and added a few more tags which I hope will make it easier to look for stories.
If you go to our blog, you can now find the following pages:
- Fics sorted by genre (more genres added)
- Fics sorted by rating
- Fics sorted by status (Complete, Ongoing, On hiatus, Deleted)
As ‘ongoing’ are tagged all fics that are currently in progress or haven’t been marked as ‘complete’ by the author. I plan on going through that tag from time to time and changing the tag from ongoing to complete if required.
As ‘deleted’ are tagged all stories that, unfortunately, have been deleted. In some cases authors just decided to move all of their stories from ff.net to ao3, so I tried to update the links to those but I might have overlooked some. The reason why we don’t delete those posts and decided to simply tag them as ‘deleted’ is that you’ll still be able to look for the summary if you’re looking for a story, and you might be able to find it elsewhere.
As ‘on hiatus’ are only tagged those stories, that are explicitly marked as such by the author. So even if the author hasn’t updated in months, you’ll still find that tagged as ‘ongoing’ until the author either marks it as ‘on hiatus’ or deletes it.
What else is new?
We updated the submission form, so you’re now able to also tag the genre and the status of the story. :)
Hopefully, that makes things more accessible.
Also, we always appreciate feedback, so don’t be shy of dropping us a message! :)
It’s hard to describe in words how wonderful faberrycon is/was. I’m not a writer so forgive me if this sounds like a bunch of random things.
As some of you might already know, FaberryCon East will be taking place February 15-17. (Infos here)
One of the planned events is a Fanfiction Game Show.
So, over the next few days, in honour of FaberryCon, we will be posting the Faberry fics on the list that was given to the attendees to prepare for the game. We will be reblogging the posts to the ones we already rec’d before, and make a new post for those we haven’t rec’d yet.
Enjoy reading and re-reading those awesome fics! :D
And to those organizing the event: thank you all so much for doing this!
To you, and all of those participating in FaberryCon: have an awesome time! :D
PLUS Don’t forget you can still get a Supporting membership as a gift or for yourself, or BOTH!
FanFiction.Net is purging explicit stories
If you publish explicit writring on FF.net—go over there and save your stories and comments. Now.
Yes, they’re purging. Two of mine with explicit words in the title or description were deleted without warning three days ago. Rumor has it they’ll now begin deleting if they deem the content of the story explicit.
Go save your stories and comments. Tumblr will be waiting when you get back.
So, I’ve heard some stuff here and there for some days now, and was unsure what exactly was going on….
But they now have added the following on their page:
June 4th 2012 — Notices:
- Please note we would like to clarify the content policy we have in place since 2002. FanFiction.Net follows the Fiction Rating system ranging fromFiction KtoFiction M. Although Fiction Ratings goes up to Fiction MA, FanFiction.Net since 2002 has not allowed Fiction MA rated content which can contain adult/explicit content on the site. FanFiction.Net only accept content in the Fiction K through Fiction M range. Fiction M can contain adult language, themes and suggestions. Detailed descriptions of physical interaction of sexual or violent nature is considered Fiction MA and has not been allowed on the site since 2002.
I’m not sure how I feel about all of this… Especially if it is true that they delete the stories without warning and don’t even give the authors a chance to save their stories and comments. Sure, on the one hand it apparently is written in the guidelines that such content isn’t allowed on the page. On the other hand, though, I’ve always been a little confused about this rating system. And, for someone who might not be from the U.S. it IS rather unspecific and unclear what exactly constitutes as adult language, themes and suggestions.
This just seems to come out of the blue, with no warnings given…
Apart from that, who exactly determines what is still allowed and what not? Are they going to read through every single fanfic that is rated M? Are they going to delete simply by certain keywords or content descriptions? Isn’t that a rather subjective decision to begin with since some people are easier offended than other people?
I don’t know, the whole way this is playing out just gives me an overwhelming feeling of censorship… :/
Besides, doesn’t that mean basically half of the stories on ff.net would have to be deleted? *lol* ;)
All in all, I’m just confused by all of this…
I hope that all authors whose stories might get deleted or have already been deleted don’t let themselves get discouraged by how this is playing out…
If ff.net insists on enforcing their current content policy, there are still other sites that allow stories with such content.
And there are always people who will continue to want to read. :)
So, keep up the awesome writing and let’s not let anyone rain on our
parade smut/porn… ;D
We now have a twitter!
So we decided to get a twitter account so we can better inform people of the great stories our talented authors are writing! This might even be the place to inform you of the updates we have ALL been waiting on..(ff.net seems to be lacking in that area lately). If anyone has any suggestions please feel free to let us know!
also a reminder…
Don’t forget to leave a review for the author (if at all possible), it helps them know that we are reading and it thanks them for all of their hard work :)
Added some changes…
You may have noticed that recommended fics are always, amongst other things, tagged with title, author, rating and genre.
To make looking for fics on our page easier for you, I added two new links to the main page.
By clicking on “Fics sorted by genre” you will get to a list of genres that will allow you to look for posted fics by genre.
By clicking on “Fics sorted by rating” you will be able to look for fics by their rating.
I hope you like the changes. :)
Enjoy browsing for fics you may have not read yet.
Just so you know…We really aren’t.
Well, we’ll probably risk some people unfollowing us by posting this (if you even read this in the first place), but this has been bothering me, and also my co-runner, for a while now. We’ve always tried to be patient and answer as best as we can but it’s just gotten to a point where we don’t feel like NOT saying something anymore.
Let’s start this off with some simple facts:
- This blog is run by 2 people.
- We enjoy reading (Faberry) fanfics. A lot.
- We often have a lot going on in our lives but still try to read and post as many fics as possible.
- We don’t do so because we want any gratitude or approval but because we love reading those stories and think the authors and writers who create them deserve recognition and a platform where THEIR work is appreciated and made available for more people to read.
- Although there is the possibility to submit and recommend stories, hardly anybody ever does so, meaning nearly every story that is recommended is coming from one of us. There isn’t a single recommendation that hasn’t been read by at least one of us, providing a certain level of quality we want to maintain. (So yes, of course it is or would be nice to get some appreciation for the time and work we put into this blog sometimes, though.
You can do so by flattering us with nice and praising messages, providing us with sweets, taking us out to a fancy dinner or offering us your firstborn. Or your body. The last one only if you’re hot. Yes, we’re shallow like that.) ;)
Our ask box certainly is open for a reason and we love getting messages, but recently, we’ve gotten a lot of messages/questions which can be subdivided into the following two groups:
Someone, mostly anonymously, asking us for help in finding a certain story they have read sometime, somewhere, with varying accurate or vague and general summaries or plot details.
Although a lot of you seem to think so, we are NOT living Faberry story catalogues, nor is our blog a search engine where you can just put in random, single keywords and expect a search result. You may want to try google, the search engine on fanfiction.com or our archive, especially if all you’ve got are some keywords.
As I said before, we try to help you if we recognize the story you’re searching for, but it isn’t the point of our blog. Also, if we DO know what story you’re talking about, there is a 99% certainty that you could find it yourself because there would be a post about it on our blog. (*hint* Archive *hint*) Just saying.
2. People asking us to recommend or list stories with certain prompts/plots/story lines.
This has been happening a lot lately, and to be honest, I’m getting a little fed up with it. So, although this may sound really rude, I’ll just put it out there like this:
Obviously, this is a recommendation blog. What we do is recommend stories. These stories naturally differ widely in genre, plot, setting and rating. Therefore, we add a summary of the story for a reason. Furthermore, there is a thing called “Archive”.
We are not, I repeat again, we are NOT living Faberry story catalogues who can just magically list recommendations on demand.
Although we’ve read every story posted here and more, we do not remember every single one of them by heart, so it would take us just as much time as you to sort through the posts or fanfiction archives and look for something that fits your description.
So, dear specific anons of variety no. 2, how about you FUCKING CLICK THROUGH OUR BLOG AND LOOK FOR RECOMMENDATIONS WHO FIT YOUR ENQUIRY INSTEAD OF BADGERING US WITHOUT SO MUCH AS A THANK YOU IF YOU COULD SO EASILY LOOK FOR IT YOURSELF!!!
Or try the fucking search engine on fanfiction.com where you can easily search for stories with exactly those keywords.
* Co-admin here, I want to add that if you are really looking for a story and it’s bugging the hell out of you and you have looked everywhere and just can’t find it (this has happened to me before) send us a message NOT anon and we can try to help and then send it back without having to clutter up anyone’s dash with find-a-fic :)