krait: a sea snake (krait) swimming (Default)
I can't get the Archive to open; is anyone else finding that it's down?

Checked the AO3-status Twitter feed; no information on the possible issue - in fact, no tweets have been since Dec. 21. The link there for reporting problems leads to something that won't load. (It's a bit.ly link, so I can't tell where it's really supposed to go.) No information appears on the AO3-status Livejournal, either.

In a stunning plot twist, downforeveryoneorjustme.com is also not loading.

Any input?
krait: a sea snake (krait) swimming (Default)
This year I've made a number of nebulous resolutions, primarily for my real life but also in the fannish sphere. (Some of the former may interfere with the some of the latter, and some of which might aid it; we'll see.)

Mostly I want to comment more - I used to be a person who commented! Reliably, and even frequently! I miss that. Especially with the general slow decline of other forms of fannish conversation. Practically speaking, I left a comment the other day somewhere, and it felt good; I want that feeling again!

I also want to write more; every year I look at my AO3 stats and (usually) blush at the small output that 365 days has amounted to, but this year was a new low. Yes, I've learnt that WIP stories are Not For Me, but the price of that knowledge comes rather high, which is to say that realising I've only managed three-tenths of a single story in a year is depressing.

The last one is a growing need to personalise and expound upon my AO3 bookmarks. A list isn't nearly as helpful as a rec list; I need to be noting why I bookmarked a story and what other people might get out of it, not just saving a pile of titles. If I wanted only that, I can tap CTRL+B and start scrolling, no login needed! (Also because I've been reading back through them lately and I'm disturbed by the number of deleted works that have cropped up! Without any kind of note-to-self on those works, I don't know what they were, and there's no way to find out where those fics went...)

Has anyone else made fandom-specific resolutions so far this year?
krait: a sea snake (krait) swimming (Default)
Dear AO3,

I do not like your search! What happened to you, that the answer to my every query is now a complete temporal jumble?

Stop it. A heap of results without any kind of date-sorting is exactly useless! How do you even need to be told this?

No love and no kudos,
Krait.


Sigh.

I just want some Dave/Tavros, and/or some Dave/Karkat, guys. There's a sudden dearth, and now my main supplier isn't handing it over!

[personal profile] askerian's demon summoner AU can't be the only thing keeping me going! That's not fair to her, though I do owe her lots of comments for it, so maybe this is my hint to do so?

I think I should pick a day to become my "comment on all the fic I've read lately" day; the list has been piling up.
krait: chibi Soubi (Loveless) whistling smugly (smug Soubi)
Whoa!

Poking around my AO3 page on my leisurely way to seeing how much stuff I have "Marked for Later", I noticed a link called "Statistics", and clicked on it out of idle curiosity.

There were graphs! Hit counts! Gross word counts! Subscription counts, which I'd been wondering about yesterday! Seven different sorting methods!

Almost as amazing as the total word count feature (where has this been all my life, it is awesome!) is the fact that I have 11 bookmarkers! I thought I had one; seeing "11" in that field rather boggled me. o.O

While I'm sure most of my reading list is unimpressed by 11 as a bookmark count (fair; I've got fics bookmarked that have twice as many bookmarkers!), I am going to carry on feeling delighted regardless. It was "1" for so long that I forgot to notice the word, so this barrelled me over.

(Tomorrow: check out the one or two people who have bookmarked two of my fics, because given my stuff's almost-total tiny-fandom sources, they must be awesome people and might lead me to more fic in underappreciated fandoms!

Funniest of all, though, is that I have absolutely no memory of ever having seen the "Statistics" tab before. Did they just put that up? How long have I been oblivious?



Editing to add:

I keep staring at my word count and feeling a slow tidal rise of glee. Look at this:

Word Count 15886

That makes me feel so much more productive, I can't even express it. 15,000 words! That is a respectable heap of words, even if it boils down to a handful of sonnets and some ficlets whose largest members top out around 2,000 words each.

15,000!

...Help, I'm suddenly starting to consider unwisely ambitious goals for the rest of 2012...

Query:

Jul. 19th, 2011 02:23 am
krait: a sea snake (krait) swimming (Default)
It is a moral imperative to slash a novel (co)written by John Ringo, yes/yes?

Except that would involve his showing up on my "fandoms" list on AO3, and I'm not sure I'm willing to be that intrinsically linked with Ringo. *ponders* I mean, I'm not even that intrinsically linked to a lot of authors I like and respect!

On the other hand, I could tag it with "take that john ringo's id"...

Query:

Jul. 19th, 2011 02:20 am
krait: chibi Soubi (Loveless) whistling smugly (smug Soubi)
It is a moral imperative to slash a novel (co)written by John Ringo, yes/yes?

Except that would involve his showing up on my "fandoms" list on AO3, and I'm not sure I'm willing to be that intrinsically linked with Ringo. *ponders* I mean, I'm not even that intrinsically linked to a lot of authors I like and respect!

On the other hand, I could tag it with "take that john ringo's id" and "i reject your worldview and substitute my own"...
krait: a sea snake (krait) swimming (Default)
Via what seems like half my reading list, I give you: my top ten three stories according to their hits on the AO3 Archive. Shortened to three because I only have 7 works up anyway, and four of them are sonnets in an old, old fandom, which means they never get hits. :D


One, Two, Three! )
krait: chibi Soubi (Loveless) whistling smugly (smug Soubi)
Via what seems like half my reading list, I give you: my top ten three stories according to their hits on the AO3 Archive. Shortened to three because I only have 7 works up anyway, and four of them are sonnets in an old, old fandom, which means they never get hits. :D


One, Two, Three! )

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