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Happy December!

Between NaNoWriMo and the massive dumpster fire that 2016 has become, I kind of forgot about doing spotlights for this month. So unfortunately, you only get one this time, but it’s a good one.

Story: Model Behavior by Ginger

Check back in two weeks for new guest reviews!

Reviews and stuff.

It’s really, really hard to stay motivated about fanfic right now, you guys. I don’t want to get political here again. But. I can’t stay silent. What I can do is say this: your voice and your actions matter. So with that in mind, here are a few fandom-ish suggestions:

Donate to The Organization For Transformative Works. Yes, the people who brought us AO3. They also do some great legal work, including anything related to copyright laws that favor content creators and freedom of expression online.

Donate to The Harry Potter Alliance. They do tons of great work, and I promise I’m not just biased because some of their work benefits libraries.

Keep an eye out for Project For Awesome, which I’m sure will benefit some really good causes this year.

All of that said… time for the hanfic stuff. I have two guest reviews this month, both written by Elizabeth. You can find her reviews of Kindred 4: The Nerd by Aimster and
Unexpected Beautiful by Becky listed under the Anthem era. Check back next month for more.

Bethany Leigh November 13, 2016 1 Comment Permalink

Some small-ish updates. Medium sized, really.

Bit of an update to the directory today. I added a new layout, which I think looks nicer. Hopefully you all agree. I also added quite a few new links, although quite a few are still broken for complicated Wayback Machine reasons that I hope will be resolved soon. So I do apologize if you click on any of those. Still, we’re up to 4283 links, if you count the ones that don’t quite work at the moment. Not too shabby.

Also, I wanted to remind everyone that it’s almost exactly four days until Wintry Remix sign ups start. NaNoWriMo starts just a bit over eight days after that, so it’s shaping up to be a pretty busy rest of the year. I wouldn’t have it any other way!

A review… and a challenge.

Not in one, though. Two separate things.

I’ve decided, at least for now, to post whatever reviews I have on exactly the fifteenth of each month. Once I get back to doing my own reviews, it could take longer to complete them, but I doubt that. And even though a few stories in series I was reading have been finished since August, I’ve decided to stick with my plan to be on a review hiatus until January.

But luckily my guest reviewers aren’t on my schedule. This month, Elizabeth has submitted a review of Kindred 3: The Musicians by Aimster. You’ll find that listed under the Anthem era.

Also, you may have noticed that I’ve added a new site to PTH. It’s a Christmassy, Secret Santa fic remix challenge. Because that’s not a mouthful or anything. It’s called Wintry Remix, and you can click that link to check it out. I know we’ve never done anything like it in hanfic before, but I think it could be really fun. Sign ups don’t start until October 27, so you still have time to give it some thought and maybe even finish a fic or two so that you qualify to participate.

Those are the updates for today, but I’m already brainstorming the spotlights. Check back for those in two weeks!

Oops…

You guys, I really need a daily planner.

I use Evernote to help organize all my stuff for this site, but when it comes to the day-to-day to do lists, I’m really shit out of luck at the moment. I joke with one of my friends that I’m just an old lady with no memory, but it’s apparently not that much of a joke.

I prepped these spotlights way in advance, and yesterday something was really nagging at me, something that I knew I was supposed to do, but just could not remember. Well… it was the spotlights.

So, without further ado or delay, the October spotlights are:

Check back later this month for more updates that hopefully won’t be delayed!

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