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Feb. 10th, 2015 07:18 pm
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How have I NOT joined this place sooner?

FF.net's been my mainstay for posting fanfic since sophomore year of high school (!), but archiveofourown.org actually allows people to download stories to their phones and stuff. The layout is awesome sauce, allowing for multiple tags, multiple charcater/pairing options. You can even save a draft of a story withotu posting for up to 30 days--which is great, since I had one to post on Valentine's day and will be on duty and away from my house, so I can hit the "submit" button from a computer on the ship.

And also, I can frigging download those wonderful but long stories that I'll not want to sit up on a computer to read, such as The Roots of Heaven and that Winter War AU that's been the only fic still updated on [livejournal.com profile] kurosaki_clinic these days.

I assume most of you may have accounts over there, but if not, I can't recommend it enough, and will be more than happy to send invites!

Date: 2015-02-14 06:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starsplinter.livejournal.com
yep, I'm there! Splintered_star, like usual. It's really a great system - I love the tagging system, myself. I think fandoms are distributed differently as well, but I haven't looked actual numbers.

Date: 2015-02-14 07:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kari-izumi.livejournal.com
What got me was the e-publication system, as many of my favorite fics in Bleach fandom are about as long as an average Game of Thrones book. It helped to pass the time this week when I something to real while working on my ship maintainace.

The whole thing is just so much more clean, and I'll be more than glad to donate money to the site. I hope they've got a sister site for regular fiction as well.

Date: 2015-02-14 07:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] writerx75.livejournal.com
Yeah, I've seen some familiar faces/names over there...should have mentioned it as a likely candidate for LJ ex-pats! I haven't been fan-ficcing so much these days due to RL dumping everything on me it can think of, but I have been publishing a serial here: http://superwebnovel.livejournal.com/314.html. Unfortunately, that pretty much takes up all my time these days...but I did release the first part of the serial as an e-book late last year. Here it is on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Super-Origins-Palladian-ebook/dp/B00SNOP0V4/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1423942682&sr=1-1&keywords=Super%3A+origins, but if you're interested to read it, PM me your e-mail address and I'll send you a proof copy. I recommend it for my awesome artist's cover art, if nothing else!

So nice to see you back around these days! *hugs*

Date: 2015-02-16 06:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kari-izumi.livejournal.com
While the whole of LJ has dropped off thanks to the young kids moving to Tumblr and FB and whatever, Bleach in particular seemed like it hit a brick with the Fullbringer arc. I'll be honest, I'm not jumping back in till the end of the series to see the shipper wanksplosion that's sure to be epic. ;) I was hoping you had uploaded your Bleach stuff over there so people could download your "Stuck" series, which is a work amoung work in RenIchi fandom

I bought the book on Amazon, BTW. I'll be sure to read it this week. ;)

Date: 2015-02-19 04:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] writerx75.livejournal.com
You bring up a good point...maybe I should post the 'Stuck' series there. Do you think people would like that?

I have to admit, I kind of stopped watching Bleach after everything happened with Aizen and crew and then they took a weird right turn...maybe I'll catch up with it at the end, too.

Yay, thank you! It's a lot different than the fan work I was doing (a lot more srs bsns, and no pr0n until book 3), but I hope you like it regardless. *fingers crossed*

Date: 2015-02-23 03:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kari-izumi.livejournal.com
Like it? It would be a smash! I've noticed AO3's Bleach section is not much smaller than FF.net's, but the quality of work there is much higher, and the "Stuck" series is by far one of the better romance fic I've read for either character, together or separately. They use an invitation system so that the server doesn't get flooded, which probably explains the quality factor. All I did was sent them my email,and was sent a code two days later.

And did I mention the download options? Longer fic are far easier read on a tablet or phone than upright on a PC. ;) I work on a ship, and we don't have WiFi so offline reading is a great option when I'm skating off....I mean working. Yeah,that's it. :p

You're not the only one that gave up on the series. When I was stationed in Japan, we had some crazy hours,I was gone at sea six months out the year so the left turn at Albequeque that Kudo took made it easier to drop outta fandom.

Date: 2015-02-26 02:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] writerx75.livejournal.com
Cool, I'll get in queue for an invite, then. I did notice that they have download options, which are really great when you're not necessarily connected 24/7, or not at your computer. I'm sure I'd put a bunch on my Kindle.

Speaking of Kindles, I should tell you that I've found out that my word processor freaked out when I created the manuscript for the e-book I just published, and ended up leaving a bunch of words out of the final product (not up to making a book-length manuscript, sadly). So, I've gotten a new word processor and am in the process of creating a new edition. That should be ready in the next few weeks (after a thorough review by my editor any myself, because I'm paranoid now), and I'll send you a free copy when it's ready.

Yeah, I did watch Bleach up to the resolution of the Aizen and company arc (which did get a little tiresome due to the sheer number of fight after fight after fight scenes with little plot advancement otherwise), but pretty much stopped after that. Sometimes it's fun to catch up on series when you've been away from them for a while, like reading/watching a bunch of stuff at once, so maybe that's what I'll do. I could see where being at sea six months a year would make it easy to drop stuff, but it is really nice to see you back. :D

Date: 2015-02-28 01:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kari-izumi.livejournal.com
Oh no, that sucks about your manuscript! :( But I'm glad you caught it. Phew! I'll PM you my email, since I'm sure the one attached to my account has probably long since got to pot.

The fight scenes got too much. I mean, it's great we have a large cast that daytime television would envy, but did every Captain and VC of the 13 Squad need five chapters' worth of fights and none of the good guys die? I got suckered in on that trick during the Bya/Renji battle (the first episode I ever watched) where I thought our favorite ginger was done for. Then, the troll got old. ;)

And it's good to be back, ghost town as it's become on LJ. But I don't like messing with the message boards beyond the two or three I'm registered at and this is where I spent the majority of my Bleach fandom at. So I'll stay. :)

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