Monthly Archives: November 2013

Why an FIA WP Blog anyway? Well, read on…

Why is that chair there? Because Draco is anatomically correct. That’s why. And we don’t have an age statement thing yet. And don’t forget that the fic exchange starts IN TWO DAYS!!! Click on the pic above to learn more! Anyway. And now, for something completely different, because I’ve been thinking about this…
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All Fics Aren’t In English…

spanish dg

There’s an idea that’s starting to come up in discussion. XXXEauDeToilettexxx, who runs a D/G Spanish language FB page, is asking if we can put up Spanish language fics on FIA. YES!!!!! was my first reaction. πŸ˜‰ I would love to get some diversity there!!

The only thing, though, is that I can’t do what ffnet does, which is to make fics searchable by category. The Efiction platform itself is going to need to be updated first, and who knows how long that will take. BUT. If we get them up there, I will do everything in my power to pimp them. I will read and review, even if I have to put the whole fic through Babelfish. (I had six years of Spanish in high school and college, but it’s unbelievable how fast a language goes if you don’t use it…) Spanish has got to be the most practical language you could learn in the U.S., by far. So I need to get back to it, and reading these fics is the perfect reason! πŸ™‚

I will also do the same thing for fics in any other language. Okay, if they use a different keyboard, this may start to get difficult. But I DO have a friend in another fandom who speaks and writes Japanese pretty well. So we’ll make it work.

Hey,everybody out there in the non-English speaking world!! What do you think?

P.S.: To all: And Happy Day-After-Thanksgiving! πŸ™‚
aka, eating all the leftovers for breakfast even though you said you’d never eat again after last night. πŸ˜›

More About D/G Recs

Hey all,
So I was thinking some more about the question of a NEW list of D/G fic recs. The most updated thing is definitely the group list. The FIA list definitely does have some classics on it. But we need something new!! SO… I need some advice on how to come up with a new list. I really think we’ll need to get votes and suggestions. If I can ever get more people to come back to the FIA forums, then that would be a good place to do it… but I haven’t had much luck with that project SO far. I will absolutely start new ofic forums on WP. But NOT until after the fic exchange. (I’M not even that crazy, which is saying a lot. :P)

So I’ll put up a page here soon (“D/G Fic Recs”) and just keep adding to it. All suggestions welcome! πŸ™‚

The Evil Posting Plan

So here’s how the posting plan is going to go:

Let’s say that we have a post for FIA. Maybe it’s on the topic of fic recommendations. Here’s how it would be posted.

Here on the WP blog: Link, pic, the ONLY place that gets any amount of text.
Then it’s on to…

Facebook: Gets the short version with a pic and a link.

tumblr: Gets an even shorter version with a pic and a link.
dreamwidth: yes, I’m officially nuts. I added this one, even though I don’t know how much I’m actually going to bother doing with it. I don’t know, DW is a great idea, but it’s like it never has reached a critical mass of people using it yet, and I don’t know if it ever will. But there IS a D/G FIA page now.

LJ: I’m not sure I’d post it there, because the dgficexchange account is just going to be used for the fic exchange from Dec.1st on.

Twitter: Jess will post this, and obviously it’s the shortest version of all! πŸ˜‰

News Item on Front Page of FIA: I’d probably announce that and give a link, but a lot of things will get posted here and fb, tumblr, and twitter that wouldn’t make it there.

Pinterest: I don’t know; this one is new. I guess I’d link to a pic?

Mailchimp list: (when we have it… Feb 2014 is my guess) Organized with other news and sent out as part of a newsletter with lots of pics. πŸ™‚

So that’s it for now! Comments?

A New D/G Fic Recommendation List

Hey all,

So… I’m starting to hear something from D/G readers more and more lately. Well, I’m starting to hear a FEW things (all good! πŸ˜‰ But this particular thing is:


“Can you recommend some good D/G fics?”

I think it’s a really good sign that we’re starting to hear this, because it means that interest is picking up. But, then, of course, the question is… okay… where to steer people to?

Here’s the basic list of D/G classics, as chosen by FIA members. It’s NOT up to date, but there are some great fics on it.
The D/G Classics

I would really like to see this updated, but that is NOT a project that even *I* am crazy enough to take on right before the fic exchange starts. And that’s saying a lot! πŸ˜›

Next, there’s the ffnet group list:

The DG Forum’s Favorite Fics.
These are both good places to start. I’ll post more tomorrow! πŸ™‚




The WP Blog Begins!

corr_d and g couple_07


Hey all,

SO… yay!! The WP FIA blog now exists!! If you’re here when it’s first up, you may notice a generic theme and a certain lack of content. πŸ˜‰ These things WILL be fixed; I’m just not sure when. The D/G Fic Exchange a GoGo of 2013/14 begins on Dec 1st– a week from today!! So my guess is that there won’t be much done with this blog until January. Still, that’s not very far away.


We have a tumblr blog, a FB page, a YT channel, and a Twitter account, and links to those will be up soon. But WP is where I REALLY want us to have a presence.




I guarantee that I’ll be posting more rants about this point…
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