Yes, I know I’m early! But I had errands to run today, so I decided to kill two birds with one stone and get the last Big Monthly Update thing done. First of all, of course, there are new monthly spotlights! They are as follows:
Also, one of those spotlights, Lindsay is now hosted here at PTH! She’s still moving in, but you can read some of her writing now at Percipience.
What else have I done today? Click on the “read more” link to see!
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I think that title says it all, doesn’t it? In case it doesn’t, let me tell you a little more.
Right now, the Hall of Fame is a pretty disorganized list of broken links tacked onto the end of the Intro to Hanfic page. Part of my project for June is to get both of these sections fixed and separated onto their own pages.
However… the Hall of Fame is proving difficult. I’m working to fix all the links and make sure all stories are in the most accurate era possible. I’m also expanding each list to twenty, because it’s just so hard to narrow it down to only ten. The Shout It Out era is my problem. This is the era I’ve been the most involved in, so it’s hard to be objective. So I’ve compiled a list of about sixty of the “top” stories, and made them into a survey for you guys. I already have a few stories of my own chosen, but your input will really help me to choose the rest.
The survey is pretty simple. Just select your top ten stories from the list. I’d prefer each person to only choose ten so that the votes don’t get spread out too far for the survey to be useful for me, but it’s fine if you choose a few more or a few less. If I’ve left off a story you’d like to vote for, there’s a spot at the bottom for you to type it in. The survey is totally anonymous and I won’t be publishing the results. Ready to take it? Great! Just click on the link below.
Take the Hall of Fame survey!
And just in case you aren’t familiar with some of the stories listed, or you’d like a refresher, here is the full list with links whenever possible, below the “read more” thingy.
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See that “Intro to Hanfic” link over there on the right? See how it says it’s coming soon? Well, it’s been coming soon for quite a while now because it’s a huge, massive undertaking that I’m not sure I can really do on my own.
But damn it, I’m going to try.
However, I’d really love to have some input from my visitors and readers. There are two things I need from you guys to help me complete the page. You can reply here in a comment or send me an email, whichever you’re more comfortable with.
1. What would you consider the most important hanfics of all time? The ones that were influential and groundbreaking, and the ones that you just really really enjoyed. I’m looking to list stories from 1997 to the present, in roughly six “eras.” If you know when a story was originally published, that would be a huge help.
2. What are some of your memories of hanfic throughout the years? Where and how did you find hanfic to read? What trends and attitudes do you remember? How have things changed over time? I could rephrase these questions a dozen more ways, but I think you get the idea.
Anyone who replies will get a lovely thank you on the page once it is finished. I really, really appreciate everyone who helps me to fill in the gaps in my own knowledge of hanfic and make this page as informative as possible. In fact, I’d like to go ahead and thank Aeryn, Rebekah and Misty for contributing to the list of stories. And a thanks in advance to everyone who replies to this plea for help.