Well, first things first, it’s time for a new layout! I can’t believe the other one had been up since 2014. Where did the time go??? This one is a little fresher, and gets me excited about what this year holds for our fandom. I’m still very anxious for a release date for Middle of Everywhere, because we are more than overdue for a new era. Maybe a greatest hits release isn’t all that new, but I’m ready anyway.
So the layout is here, and the rest of it (hall of fame, etc) is coming soon! In the meantime, please let me know if there are any problems with the site. You may need to clear your cache to get everything to display properly.
Once you’ve done that, check out the new reviews for March, too. I’ve reviewed Unexpected Beautiful by Becky, and Elizabeth has contributed several reviews. You’ll find her reviews of Behind Walls by Cad, If Tomorrow Never Comes by KT and Kindred 8: The Jock by Aimster in the Anthem era, and her review of my story The Stars Have Fallen in the Shout It Out era.
Check back soon for more newness!
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!
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 😀
I don’t know how it’s taken me two weeks to notice, but somehow, I forgot to announce here that I have overhauled the spotlights section. It has bigger preview images and space to say a lot more about each of the spotlights. While I haven’t posted any new spotlights for April, you can look forward to more regular spotlights (though perhaps not always three per month) in the future.
This month, I’ve also updated the directory, bringing it up to over 4,200 links total, and added a few missing terms to the glossary.
And, of course, I’ve posted the new reviews. For April, the reviews are:
I also have one guest review this month! The wonderful Rhoda has reviewed The Innocents by Paola. You can find that review in the Shout It Out section.
And of course, come back next month for the following reviews:
Well, I’d say by now, we’ve all heard the big news, right? I don’t think many of us are surprised that there won’t be a new album this year, but I’m not so sure any of us were expecting an EP (in addition to the members EP) instead. Does this mean there will be an album next year or are they finally following through on that idea from way back in 2011 to not release ‘normal’ albums anymore? Who knows?! And what does this mean for fic writers?!
I’m hoping for more news at Hanson Day (Who else is going? My first time since 2012!), but until then, I’m going to assume that the Anthem era ends this fall and the Play era begins. Until then, though, check out the new updates to PTH…
Well, there aren’t many. Oops! It’s been a busy month, so all I’ve done is edit the tropes page. That’s not true, but my other update is still in the works, hopefully to be launched on April 1. And I promise it isn’t a joke! Of course, I’ve also finished the reviews for March, and they are as follows:
You’ll notice there are two Anthem era stories listed, meaning that I’m all caught up now. But in the time it’s taken me to get these reviews done, I’ve had a whopping five guest reviews sent in. A.M. London reviewed Bled Dry (by moi and Amber) and On The Road (by Galadriel). Elizabeth also reviewed Bled Dry and White Collar Crime, as well as Stay by Calla and Diamond.
Pretty exciting, huh? Well check back next month for these reviews:
So check back for those and some other exciting updates for April!