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!
First of all, happy belated Valentine’s Day!
With that out of the way, let’s get down to business. And I’ve definitely been busy lately! I’ve done a ton of work on the Hanson section over at Fanlore.org, and I’m still working on it. It would be great if you guys added your input as well so that section isn’t just all me blabbering on. That’s fine for PTH, but not so much for the biggest multi-fandom encyclopedia in the world!
Over here at PTH, I’ve been working on the Writing Resources page, reorganizing it and adding some new resources for you. I know that page is still woefully incomplete, but it’s a little better now.
What else? Reviews, of course!
The stories for February were:
And the plan for next month…
You guys need to start finishing some stories so I’ll have some Anthem era ones to review! I’m kidding… mostly 😉
As always check back here soon for more updates. Hopefully I will have some spotlights for March and of course more various updates around the site.
Pretty quick turnaround this time, huh? Maybe I’m really turning over a new leaf for the new year. Who knows? Whatever the reason, I’m glad to be able to post all of this so soon. And I’ve got quite a few things to talk about this time.
First of all, check out Extemporaneous for some updates on old fics and the first chapter of a new fic series. There are also some new and old oneshots on the site that I’ve forgotten to add in the past.
After that, come back here and check out the new and updated Crossovers page (linked over there on right). It’s in better order, with better examples, and I think it’s a lot more informative.
After that, check out my reviews for January. The fics this time were…
…plus a bonus review from Elizabeth of Other Than You by Selina, which can be found in the Anthem era.
Once you’ve read those, keep checking back for more updates and be on the lookout for these reviews in February:
Check back for more updates in February!