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I'm considering moving all of my fanfiction (except for the really old pre-2001 stuff) to based purely on the fact that I'm tired of having all my stuff scattered across the Internet. Turtlecest holds most of my embarrassing tmnt fic that isn't posted elsewhere (which isn't as embarrassing in light of the fact that ao3 has a well used watersports tag), has a crappy interface and living in the fear that will delete me due to content is annoying.


Date: 2012-10-20 05:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I've moved to Ao3 as well, so I've really got nothing but positive stuff to say. I wish some of their scripts were a bit easier to use (and that there was a way of sorting bookmarked favorites), but I really like the kudos button as well as the ability to DL pdfs of stories straight to my computer. So... *hands* pros and cons, we gots them.

Date: 2012-10-22 07:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
... we can download pdfs? o_o *goes off to save all her favorite stories ever*

Apparently we'll be able to bookmark our favorite authors soon. :D

Date: 2012-10-20 06:37 am (UTC)
ext_99403: (yuletide IB tentacle porn)
From: [identity profile]
I like the interface that AO3 has, and I like the tags... as a reader I don't like that you can't subscribe for updates to a fic like you can on the pit of voles.
As an author I kind of hate the AO3 kudos button. It's worse than the like button on facebook. Readers cheep out, so unless a writer is involved in a certain challenge or writing organization (ie, Yuletide) there's no real sense of community.

But as an Archive it's definitely my favorite service.

Date: 2012-10-22 07:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I completely forgot what the pit of voles was again. XD

There is a subscribe button on AO3, I'm subscribed to like 10 fics. o_o Maybe it's a new thing?

I get what you're saying about the kudos button. I'd rather have it than nothing though, on you have like 500 people reading your fic and like no feedback at all. D:

:) You have so many fics up there it surprises me. I didn't know you wrote that much!

Date: 2012-10-22 11:53 am (UTC)
ext_99403: (Default)
From: [identity profile]
Lol yeah.... And that's not even all of it. XD I wrote a lot through the end of my shitty marriage and it kinda stuck.

I don't think I've ever done a hits to comments comparison for AO3 vs, it just seems like I get more comments over there sometimes?

Date: 2012-10-20 01:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I've not heard of this website. For a time, I toyed with the idea of having my own website for my writings but have never gotten around to actually doing anything about it. I have all my fics saved to a USB drive so I always have access to them. It sounds like you have more control over the storage/display of your stuff on this website so, if that's what you are looking for, I say go for it.

Btw, can your stuff still be read on this site?

Date: 2012-10-22 07:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh yes, I don't intend to move anything. Whatever is here is here, probably to stay.

I have my fics backed up to a messy USB drive too and said USB drive pretty much comes with me everywhere. <3 It's the best way to carry fics I must admit.

Date: 2012-10-20 09:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Sorry I missed you night before last. I pretty much passed out at the computer and was dead to the world.

If you wanna move it all, do it. isn't an ideal place for a lot of fiction, and it's just plain convenient having it all in one spot. That said, moving it will take awhile. Don't stress yourself out moving it all at once.

Date: 2012-10-22 07:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
No worries at all! makes me sad. Back 10 years ago it was the best site for fanfiction on the internet and it's just... bleh now.

Yeah, I think I will. Moving stuff will take a while, that is for sure. -_- I expect somewhere around next December. ;)

Date: 2012-10-20 10:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Do you already have an account there? If so, I'd say go for it. It's got its issues, but so far it seems like a pretty good place.

If you don't have an account there, the waiting list is long.

Date: 2012-10-22 07:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yup! Some kind soul gave me an invite, probably the last available one.

I will start the move soon. ^^

Date: 2012-10-21 04:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You should do what you feel comfortable doing. Archiveofourown isn't as visited as but if you're feeling insecure about your stories staying posted, they're a pretty good place to put them. I've never lived in any fear of deleting my stories and I've been with the site since 2000. In my opinion, they only seem to enforce the content guidelines and delete stories if someone "rats out" the author to the people who run the site. I still keep seeing pretty explicit stuff on there, some that are fics that have been on there for years.

Date: 2012-10-22 07:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah I know. But I have a friend who write pretty much non-explicit stuff and still gets deleted. If anyone at all decides to dislike me all of my stuff is gone.

You had more... PG-13 stuff though, if I remember correctly. :)

Date: 2012-10-22 11:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Huh. I wonder why she gets deleted? That is so unfair that stories get deleted just because someone doesn't like them. The claims ought to be investigated with SOME sort of depth.

Most of the stories I've written in recent years are usually M rated now because of adult themes/language/content. I write fics with adults in mind, but they can be for anyone mature enough to handle them. Most of the time the age range I write for late teens/twenties and beyond is what reads my work so I have to say I am reaching my target audience.

Date: 2012-10-24 07:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I most definitely approve! A03 is a wonderful repository, the most stuff that's on there, the better.

Date: 2012-10-27 03:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I think I have an invite code if you need one. I really love it as a backup archive.

Date: 2012-10-29 01:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
:D I'm up and going on there already, but thank you! Now I just need to find the time to transfer things over. XD

Date: 2012-10-30 05:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
AO3 is heaven.
When they get their tag filtering back up, I will <3 it even more. As it is, it's got more higher quality content that However, I still check both - some things can only be found in one place or the other.
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