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A few overdue updates

No, it’s not spotlights for February. Nor is it my February reviews, although I promise those will be posted in just a few days.

I have finally, after a bit of procrastinating and rewriting, posted my analysis of my recent hanfic preferences survey. I don’t know if it’s all that interesting to anyone who isn’t as nerdy as me, but in case it is, it’s posted.

I’ve also finally updated the trivia page (link over there in the sidebar) with some new stats, some based on the survey. Some of those may be more interesting than the tropes stuff.

And that’s it for today. Check back later this week for reviews!

First reviews of 2017!

The reviews are back, and in a pretty big way.

First, I’ve finished reviewing Morgan Andrews’ Petals of Time Series. You can find my reviews of Devastation and Infatuation in the Anthem era.

Elizabeth has also submitted three reviews this month. You’ll find her reviews of Kindred 6: The Street Rat by Aimster and Lost Without Each Other by Harper Jean under the Anthem era, and her review of my fic Untold in the SHout It Out era.

Lastly, because I haven’t annoyed people enough about this yet, my hanfic preferences survey is still running and will be for a little over a week. If you haven’t filled it out yet, head over here now and do it. Results will be posted in February.

Belated happy new year!

This is why I make to do lists, folks. Of course, it doesn’t work if you don’t read them and check every item off them as you go. And so I end up forgetting to post a notice here about my latest updates to the site. So, here are said updates.

First of all, if you haven’t been paying attention, I’m still strongly encouraging anyone with fic housed at LiveJournal to switch to DreamWidth. Assuming it’s working, what with the massive influx of new users now that LJ is 100% Russian, there’s an importer that will copy everything over to your new journal. I posted some very basic instructions here.

Secondly, here are the first spotlights of 2017:

You may have also seen me posting about the “website” I featured this month. It’s a survey I’m conducting about common tropes and things in hanfic. It also has some demographic questions, because I think it’s been a good decade since anyone tried to gather that sort of info about our fandom. It will run through the month, but why wait?

Now that this belated post has been made, check back in a week or so for my first reviews of the new year.

Merry Christmas!

Okay, so I’m a day late. What’s new?

It’s been a strange year, hasn’t it? But not altogether a bad one for hanfic. I have just a few updates to PTH today, and a few more coming very soon.

First, I’ve updated the timeline (link in the sidebar) to add in this year’s events as well as a few more specific dates I’ve uncovered from the past nineteen years. I’ll be updating the trivia page soon, as well, but I wanted to wait until I had collected a bit more data on the fandom.

Which brings me to the next thing. If you follow PTH on Tumblr, you’ll probably have seen my post about a fandom survey. It’s modeled on a tropes/preferences survey that Fansplaining hosted earlier this year. Mine is tailored to hanfic in particular, and includes some demographic questions that I think will be interesting to see the results of. It will be posted on New Years day, so check back then for a link.

Also, if you follow me on Twitter, I’ve been posting today about the changes to LiveJournal’s servers. They are now located in Russia, which is pretty damn troubling. I strongly encourage anyone who likes the journal format for posting their fic to create a DreamWidth account and import your LJ account. It takes just a few clicks to make sure your stuff is more secure, and while DW hasn’t really taken off for hanfic yet, I think this big change to LJ will see it finally catch on.

Lastly, over there in the sidebar is a Kofi button that will allow you to drop a few bucks in my Paypal — ie, “buy me a coffee.” While PTH is in no danger of shutting down and my financial situation is the most secure it’s been in years, a little extra here and there will help offset the fact that my new job is seriously cutting into my hanfic time. So if you’re feeling generous, buy me a coffee 😀

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