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!
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!
I may have gotten a bit ahead of myself this month. I planned on debuting one new feature this month, but actually ended up updating several things. I think you guys will enjoy it all, though. Although I’m a day early, the new monthly spotlights are posted. They are as follows:
- Author: Ali
- Story: Gracie by Bryanne
- Website: Zaylor Fiction @ Tumblr
But that’s not all! Read on to see what else I’ve added.
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…even more spotlights in May? Sorry, that joke didn’t quite work out for me.
As you may have guessed, I’ve just posted the spotlights for April. They are as follows:
The website, as you might have noticed, is hosted right here on PTH. It’s run by my friend Amber, in celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the band and the fifteenth anniversary of Middle of Nowhere. Can you believe some of us have been doing this for fifteen years? I’ll admit, I only began reading hanfic in late 2000 and writing my own in early 2001. But I still know all of the old classics and the tropes they contained. In this challenge, anyone who signs up will receive writing prompts based on those old tropes. I’m definitely participating and you should too! Sign ups start very soon.
Speaking of things you should participate in that are hosted on this domain, I’m running a new awards right now, called Blank Page Awards. Nominations run for one more week, but things are a bit slow going right now. If you’re reading this, I urge you to go nominate your favorite stories right now!
And… that’s all for now, folks. See ya next month, and maybe even sooner.