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Alert. Years ago, many of us used Ficwad as our primary archive, because unlike ff.net, it let you post adult as well as teen-appropriate fic.

Problem. Ficwad's domain name registration is EXPIRING IN MARCH. It is unclear what will happen to the site at that time, but at the least, all links to stories there will be broken. Since the admin has been MIA for years, I expect Ficwad to vanish sooner or later.

So I am making a SUGGESTION, and a PLEA.

1. Download your Ficwad Stories.
2. Register at Archive of Our Own, which is what Ficwad should've been and wasn't.
3. Upload your stories on AO3.

4. If you have ANY Aulu stories that were formerly on Ficwad, now posted elsewhere, PLEASE list their new URLS below.

You can check the Auron/Lulu Shrine to see if I've got your stories listed. If my links point to Ficwad, I would love to link to an alternative site. (Remember, I've got fic divided into an "adult" and "general audience" pages.)

Thank you!

saharasnow , muggy_mountain , trekqueen , I think you may be the main folks affected by this, but I'm also very worried that our beloved cupcakemonster 's fic is about to vanish from the ether.

And feh, because this is partly my fault for recommending Ficwad in 2006. Mea culpa!

[ETA: AHA, Wayback Machine has Ficwad Final Fantasy Fanfic archived through May 2008. It would still be best to move these stories somewhere active, but at least that saves our reviews!]



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Feb. 20th, 2010 06:58 pm (UTC)
Agh, that's too bad. But thank you for warning us!
Feb. 21st, 2010 02:43 am (UTC)
rawr... I think I have everything posted there posted elsewhere too but I fear I might have a few that aren't saved so I'll have to go double-check. I'll let cupcakemonster know since I'm in contact with her a lot via facebook and IM as she doesn't drop by here on LJ much anymore.
Feb. 21st, 2010 03:40 am (UTC)
Heh. I already bugged cupcakes because I was afraid she might not see this. Thinky thoughts.

At the moment, I'm realizing, most of her stuff is buried deep in her LJ and accessible.
Feb. 21st, 2010 03:29 pm (UTC)

I'd try to move the fics somewhere else, has been insane busy I can't even remember the days of the week.
Feb. 21st, 2010 10:39 pm (UTC)

Well, it turns out the Internet Archive has all of yours -- I think? -- through May '08, so they won't be lost after all. But harder to find.

I know your RL continues to throw you trials and tribulations, and fanfic is a low priority by comparison!
Mar. 7th, 2010 09:40 pm (UTC)
i dont suppose anyone has a spare account, so i can read/download a few stories? i lost my password ages ago and the lack of admin explains why my attempts to gain a new account failed thusfar...

(if you have, or if you'd like to share, plz contact @ johanruland2@gmail.com)

thx a lot
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