February 7th, 2011

Lost in Translation

AO3 I give up

I think I'm pretty computer savvy. I've used many fanfic websites to post my work, but I've found Archive of Our Own to infuriating. This was created to be user friendly? Seriously???

I've wasted an hour of my life trying to post one longer fic as a test run.

I hard code my stories ( using hmtl) in order to fit as much onto LJ. I read the faq and copied and pasted (using their tool) one of my hard coded fics to the page. However, when I hit preview, all I see is the hard coding. Nothing is italicized, but I do see all my symbols.

I then copied and pasted directly to the interface with the same results.

I also tried rich text which only stripped away all my italics.

Finally, I used their import feature, thinking if I took all four urls for all four chapters, it would combine them into a single file. No, it made them into four separate stories!

The whole point of trying to use AO3 was so I could post these really long stories as a single file.

What am I doing wrong? Is it the preview function? Does it show all my coding, but when I post the fic, does it disappear?
Lost in Translation

Fandom Updates

After headbutting AO3, I figured it was time for some positive things!

I finished my second story for Help Pakistan and sent it off to my wonderful beta. I'm really pleased how it turned out and it is another dip in the fandom pool. It is also a celebration of my muse finally getting out of her rut and coming out to play!

My dearest [Bad username: tielan  ], thank you for you patience.

The sign-ups for the fourth [Bad username: sga_genficathon ] are open! \o/

The signup period will be from now (Sunday, Feb. 6) until Saturday, Feb. 19. Assignments will go out a day or two later.

NEW THIS YEAR: We will also have artists providing art for this year's stories. Artist signups and story claiming will be in early May. If you are an artist, please watch the community for announcements. Signups will be announced in late April/early May.

All stories and art are due Saturday, June 11, 2011. Posting will begin on June 13th.

Stories will be posted anonymously by the mods (authors to be revealed at end of ficathon). This way everyone can play, including people who aren't on Livejournal. So please spread the word!

The Rules and more information on the schedule (for Authors and Artists) can be found Here

It's Monday!

It's time for my H5O fix!!