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FAP history [14 Jul 2009|06:19pm]

Can some one please help improve the Fiction Alley article on Fan History Wiki? The article is biased in a not good way. It needs to be fixed to be more neutral and no one on Fan History's staff is capable of doing that. It also needs an update regarding what has been happening in the past several years. It is also horribly dated. Thank you very kindly for your assistance.
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The Six Degrees of the HP Fandom [26 Oct 2005|05:21am]

A new community has started up called sixdegrees_hp.

It's a new game which appeared in my mind as if granted to me by a group of slightly drunk fairies.

The rules are simple, but my general incoherence leads me to have to redirect you to the bullet points in the userinfo. Sorry.

Seriously, looking at the userinfo will only take two minutes of your time... but if during that time you find yourself shaking your head, or pondering on how fun it would be, and how you would meet new people and maybe Win That Badge then sign up and play. It doesn't take much time but it's a hoot and a half.

Ok, I'll shut up now. You see what I mean about the incoherence.

Mods - if this isn't OK, then please delete it (but take a look at the comm first).

----alexia :D
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Fiction Alley Seeking New FIC NIFFLERS! [18 Sep 2005|03:24am]

[ mood | busy ]

Fiction Alley is now accepting applications for new fic Nifflers! Tired of badfic? Come and share shiny things with the fandom, then! Everyone is encouraged to apply.


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ROR RSVP [30 Aug 2005|11:35am]

If you're coming to The Witching Hour, and want to stop by FictionAlley's Room of Requirement at Salem Beer Works on Friday afternoon from 1-3 pm, please RSVP via FA's poll. You can RSVP at any time, or just show up, but we can only guarantee that we're going to have enough party favours and free french fries for those who've RSVPed before October 5. Anyone and everyone is welcome to come by, whether you have a fic or art on FA, or if you read fics, use LumosDissendium.org or HarryPotterWiki, review fics, enjoy the fanart in ArtisticAlley, or just want to learn more about FA or ask a question of a fic intake team member or mod.

Hope to see you there!
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POKE EVERYONE. [04 Aug 2005|02:52pm]

[ mood | dead ]


darkillusion and shorelle and possibly muffytaj and I are running bloginabox for this coming Blogathon. So, obviously you should all go and join/sponsor/etc. as we are blogging for FictionAlley. Just cuz of the fun. There will be slashy things and you can blog with ANYTHING as long as it's vaguely fandom-shaped. We're planning all sorts of fun things, like sorting and heads-of-houses and house points and prizes and IT WILL BE FABULOUS.

For all of you living under that rock: basically Blogathon consists of blogging every half hour, on the half hour, for 24 hours, for charity. And yes, FA is a charity. Or so Lunar tells me. Anyways I'm going to Lunar's place for the Event, and we have decided that we are going to MAKE A FANDOMY BOX and then at the end of Blogathon, we will, indeed, blog from within that box. Bwaha. It's cuz we rule, obviously. Umm, what else? Oh yeah, you can sponsor upwards of $US1 - but if you sponsor upward of $US5, we (the modsquad) will be writing drabbles, making icons, layouts, etc. Who said bribery never got you anywhere?

Anyway, so the moral is that we rule and you should totally come join the insanity. But mostly that we rule.


xposted like a billion times. oops.

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[26 Jul 2005|12:44am]
[ mood | happy ]

Hi Everybody!!

I just wanted to inform everyone that the Official Mugglenet.com Live Journal Community has been created, and is officially open. It was created to serve as a haven for all Harry Potter fans, and can be accessed by searching the user name muggle_net or by clicking on the link below. Join, and share comments, questions, requests, suggestions, information, news, fan art, fan fiction, your love for the Harry Potter series, both movie and book, and anything else.


I hope to see you there.

I dont know if these type of posts are allowed. If they are not, im sorry. Just tell me and I will delete it.

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FAP SEEKING NEW FIC NIFFLERS! [18 Apr 2005|11:01pm]

[ mood | busy ]

The current Niffler rotation will be over in May, and Fiction Alley is now accepting applications for new fic Nifflers! We've already received a terrific bunch of applications for the upcoming Niffler rotation and there's always room for more! Tired of badfic? Come and share shiny things with the fandom, then! Everyone is encouraged to apply.


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[07 Jan 2005|07:57pm]

[ mood | okay ]

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
5. Don't search around and look for the "coolest" book you can find. Do what's actually next to you.

Five years of Cassiline Bethren attendant on House de la Courcel, recorded there.

Am two thirds of the way through rereading the trilogy, which is why that book was the closest. Still loff the Phedre/Joscelin love. Have actually finished it so will start to reread Kushiel's Avatar (a truly ebil book) later. But hopefully only after I actually do some revision for collections. Am going back in just over a week and I have done *nothing* except open a word document and type the title of my practical report in the hope that that will encourage me to actually write it. Wibble.

On tuesday it was the last day of the holiday for my brother and sister so we went to see Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events. 'Twas so much fun and I loved the children - Sunny was so funny and Emily Browning and Liam Aiken were very good and alarmingly pretty. Alarming in that it meant I went straight to the Bad Place.

And on wednesday I finally got to watch the RotK EE. It's only taken me since the 10th of december to get to see it. But it was wonderful and I was so glad to finally get to see the king at the crossroads, Eomer grieving for Eowyn, the houses of healing, Eowyn/Faramir, the mouth of Sauron etc etc. <3<3<3. Of course it still couldn't show my favourite part of the book ('and he was young, and he was king, the lord of a fell people' *points to icon*) but then I never expected it to.

I also had a reunion at my sixth form college. The reunion itself was a bit of a let down - I've kept in touch and seen everyone I want to anyway and it was a bit like freshers week having the same converstaion over and over again - but going to the pub afterwards with a few close friends was nice.

Shall miss Big Cat Week even if it does give me silly ideas about how it would be so much fun to have lion cub to play with. Leopards are still my favourite of the big cats if it isn't too t00by and geeky to have a favourite.

And if the wifi signal doesn't stop disappearing and interrupting the downloading of Alias 4x01/02 and The OC 2x07 then it's going out the window. Or something. It never normally does that so why do it when I'd really like it not to?

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NEW FIC NIFFLERS SOUGHT! [20 Oct 2004|11:01am]

[ mood | chipper ]

The current Niffler rotation will be over in November, and Fiction Alley is now accepting applications for new fic Nifflers.


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Harry Potter RP [10 Sep 2004|10:50pm]

If this is not allowed I’m sorry please just delete
Hogwarts order

Want to join a New Harry Potter RP with Cannon characters, great plots, and fun people that also allows slash. Then accio_hogwarts is for you.

Want to join?
Read through these.
general rules

If you have any questions the mod’s can be reached on AIM xx sevsnape xx or bushy Hermione
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A FictionAlley Revision Thingy [23 Dec 2003|12:11pm]

Come visit this thread and discuss your thoughts for revisions of the discussion forums here on FAP and ArtisticAlley, as well as LumosDissendium.
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Zacharias Smith Character Summary [17 Dec 2003|09:56am]

Nobody's signed up to summarize Zacharias for the Character Summary on FA this weekend yet. Anyone interested?
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Are you random? [12 Dec 2003|03:04pm]

[ mood | creative ]

Join my LJ community ^_^-

Anything, anyone, all the time.

Second-hand Soul

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[06 Dec 2003|11:18am]

[ mood | frustrated ]

No, we don't know why FA is down, or when it'll be back up. We are working on it.

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The legend of the plug was way hardcore! [15 Oct 2003|08:58am]

[ mood | pleased ]

If you've seen School of Rock and thought, "Wow, there are a lot of HP parallels in that..."

If you've only seen the commercials for it and thought, "Huh, someone should write an HP fic like that..."

...then head on over to Riddikulus and banish those boggarts with a double dose of my new fic, Hogwarts, School of Rock - the prologue and first chapter are online now!

Summary: Aberforth Dumbledore wants to be fighting evil with the Order. He doesn't want to be teaching a bunch of runny-nosed school kids how to ward off Red Caps. But when he finds himself the new DADA teacher, he spices things up by providing Harry's class with a much less - traditional - education.

New chapters coming soon to a FictionAlley near you!

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NaNoWriMo - Write a Novel this November! [07 Oct 2003|09:52am]

[ mood | pleased ]

FictionAlley is supporting NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month.)

We've started a thread about it in Writing Beyond Fanfic to give FAP Posters a place at Fiction Alley to discuss their projects.


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A change to the fic submission form [30 Sep 2003|12:03pm]

We've added a section for end-of-fic Author's Notes over on the Submission Form on FA. Now, there's a box for up to 4000 characters of post-"read/review" author's notes, in addition to the ones that one can put into the Header.

Acknowledgements, dedications, information, your email address, online journal, AIM, ICQ or YM name - put all of that there. If you paste your post-fic Author's Note into the space provided on the Submission Form, it will be automatically placed after the Read? Review! link. If you include it in the file you submit, it will be placed above the Read? Review! link and may discourage people from scrolling down to the Read? Review! link, and it still won't count towards your minimum-word-count total.

Questions? Feel free to ask here.
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[29 Sep 2003|03:20pm]

Chapter 11 is up for discussion right now over in the Park. This is the first full chapter that takes place at Hogwarts in OotP, and one of the things we're focusing on is the Sorting Hat's song and what it might mean for the future books in the series.
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[24 Sep 2003|03:33pm]

I just set up something on FA so you can preorder DVDs from Amazon.com (other affiliates coming soon) and Amazon will give a portion of the amount you've spent to FictionAlley - the page is here and the films I listed just now are Finding Nemo, Pirates of the Caribbean, Matrix- Reloaded and the extended The Two Towers. If you're ordering them online anyway, please order this way - we're saving to buy our very own server and renew our domain names for 10 years each, which means we need about $4000 to cover all those expenses (but the good thing is, once we get the server, we'll have less hosting costs per month) - if two hundred people bought all four of those videos, we'd be close to that goal.
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Signup: Treaty for Eventual Sane Disengagement of the Debate [19 Sep 2003|04:29pm]

AceMyth posted the following in the Trio forum of FictionAlley Park, here at 10:49 pm (BST)on September 18, 2003. Feel free to post a reply to sign, but if you want to discuss it, please post here.

Many of us may be subconsciously taking it for granted: Book seven eventually comes out, and there's no option of new canon turning things around; those who had got it right rejoice, those who were wrong about the eventual ship all along grumble and grunt but admit defeat. The eternal argument becomes nothing more than a memory, and we all get on with our lives.

But the most likely outcome when it does happen is most certainly far, far away from that. I've recently come across a thread in a forum (outside FA) which asked the members whether they think the "wars" will be over once the series is all out. The response was overwhelmingly a "no". Not because those who answered were hopelessly enthusiastic to continue the debate into a state of even greater pointlessness than it already suffers from, but because they were all completely sure that there will always be others- from both sides- willing to do that.

Nobody from either side is willing to give much thought to what turning out to be wrong- after so powerfully investing themselves in the issue- would be like, half because we'd rather keep this horrendous scenario off of our minds and half because we're all so sure we're right we see no point in even considering it. But the problem is, somebody is going to turn out to have terribly misinterpreted things, and seeing as nobody is aware of the possible implications of their actions in case it turns out to be them- and even in case it turns out not to be them- we are currently, as I see it, on a sure, safe path to the continuation of the question of whether it's Harry and Hermione or Ron and Hermione to eternity, even after it'll have been answered.

Obviously not any one poster- that is to say, you, who are reading this now- can vouch for, be responsible for, or control the whole huge faction that also happens to support the same eventual outcome of the romantic aspect of the books. But you can vouch for, be responsible for and control yourself.

And controlling yourself means knowing when to admit you were wrong, to let go and to know that enough is enough.

This is not anything close to any sort of "contract". There is no way anybody could force you to actually follow what you agreed to here once Rowling has played her last card- if you post in this thread and undertake a part in the treaty, the only reason you are doing so is because you understand its importance, the severity of the situation it's trying to prevent and the difference you can make by not contributing to it.

Do not sign this under the assumption you are going to be on one side or the other. We all like to think that we have the truth- it seems self-evident from the information we do have, but there's always information we all don't have that could mean that you might find yourself on the opposite side of the right/wrong axis than you've expected. Your agreement to the statements below applies in that case as in any.


In case I turn out to be right

I will not:

- Mock the other side for making a mistake,
- Brag or suggest there's something wrong with them,
- Or otherwise needlessly provoke them;

Because being an insufferable winner isn't any better than being a sore loser.

- Answer to or in any way try to refute claims against the legitimacy of my (now proven to be right) ship, or attempts to provoke me in general,
- Seek out people who I've had loaded arguments with before just to say "I told you so",
- or continue debating ship in general;

Because being right and not having to prove anything to anybody anymore will be my right, and it'll be best for both me and everybody else if I take advantage of it.

- Consider myself smarter or better than the people on the other side for being right,
- Or worse, publically express this sentiment;

Because they're not idiots, they're just people who hung onto a mistake and continually rationalised it. That's human and it has probably happened to me, too- and more than once.

I acknowledge my right to:

- Celebrate with my fellow shipmates;

Because not only did we turn out to be right, it's over now and nobody has to argue anymore.

- Avoid consciously looking for places where there's still any doubt, so I can "prove" my ship to the raving lunatics who still won't accept the truth;

Because yes, it's difficult to let go and fall into an existentialist crisis, and yes, old habits die hard, but I owe it to myself.

- Keep discussing Harry Potter in general with both those who were of the opposite ship and those who were my shipmates alike;

Because there's more to Harry Potter than ships, and maybe that'll finally be the opportunity to explore it without ship discussion randomly bursting every minute and inflammating the discussion beyond repair.

- Drop any grudges related to the debate;

Because there's no reason to feel enmity now if they've admitted they were wrong; and if they refuse to, why continue to bother with it?

- Remember the whole epic ordeal of the "ship debate", to be able to contemplate what caused it, why it went on, and maybe learn a lesson or two;

Because it all rooted back to the human psyche, and the human psyche is still around; those who do not understand history will be doomed to repeat it.

In case I turn out to be wrong

I will not:

- Attempt to provoke those who were right, claim that they or their (now validated) ship are in any way illegitimate,
- Denounce J.K. Rowling for taking the "wrong choice",
- Or in any way in general refuse to admit defeat, or try to ruin the happiness of those who turned out to be right;

Because being right may be better than being wrong, but dooming myself to eternal denial and refusing to acknowledge my mistakes it worse than both.

- In any way try to drag the former debate opposition back into debate over a question that's already been answered;

Because between "giving up the fight" and a futile fight, give me the white flag any day. The ending- no matter how much not to my liking- of anything is the chance for a new beginning. Perpetual stagnation is sinking deeper into the quicksand.

I acknowledge my right to:

- Ignore brags and insults from the opposition,
- Let my self-esteem emerge unscathed,
- And put it all in perspective;

Because when is all said and done, I just made a mistake and went with it. Big deal. I'm not the first and not the last to have that happen to them.

- Start actual, non-ship discussion with the former "enemy";

Because now that the ships are out of the way, I may be surprised to find out how much we have to talk about.

- Keep feeling that my ship was right, discuss it with other fans and write AU fics about it;

Because it's my right! My perception of Harry Potter is 50% my imagination.

- Move on, but look back on it and try to see what I got wrong.

Because I owe it to myself to let it go, but I know full well I don't want to go through this again.

In case Rowling leaves the ship question largely unanswered

I will:

- Promote general Harry Potter discussion over anything having to do with ships, and

I acknowledge my right to:

- Run for the hills screaming and never be heard from again.

Because enough is enough.
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