2023 D/G Summer Fic Exchange!So basically, I'm trying to decide whether or not to have the exchange this year. I'm putting it out there on every forum where people might read it, hoping to get responses. And there actually have been more of those than I thought there would be!! It would be a lot of work, and I'd be the one responsible for all the work involved with the exchange. But I do feel like I can't just let it go. This site and D/G have meant so much to me over time. Thoughts?
Posted by Anise on May 23, 2023 07:48 pm (0 Comments)
2022 D/G Summer Ficfest Fics Are Being Posted!Hey all, we’re posting fics for the 2022 Summer D/G Ficfest! They are truly great this year. Check them out here, read, and review! Read and review the amazing fics!
Posted by Anise on Aug 12, 2022 08:39 pm (2 Comments)
Time for the 2022 D/G Fic Exchange!Hey all, it's almost time for the 2022 D/G Summer Fic Exchange! YAY! Last year's exchange had amazing authors and incredible writing, so we're doing it again this year to keep D/G alive and well. 🙂 All the information will be in one place on the Discord channel, but please also post any questions here. If you need a Discord invite, just ask.
The dates are:
-Prompting: May 28th - June 11th
-Prompt claiming and writing: June 12th - July 30th
-Submissions due: August 6th
-Posting begins: August 8th
(stories posted Monday - Friday until all stories posted. Schedule TBD)
Posted by Anise on May 13, 2022 11:54 am (4 Comments)
Time to Vote on Fics!So all the fics are up, and it's time to vote! If you're seeing this here, you PROBABLY already saw it on Discord... ;) but it's a reminder. Voting goes through the 13th.
Don't forget, the whole list of fics is here.
Posted by Anise on Sep 08, 2021 01:04 pm (0 Comments)
Time for the D/G Summer Fic Fest of 2021!
ETA: Prompt claiming time has opened!! I'm not going to give the link to the prompt doc here, because, well, spammers, but if you want to see it, just tell me in a comment and I'll get it to you. :)
YES! It's happening! The mods have met, and it's almost ready to go! :) Here are the dates:
Submitting prompts:: June 7th - 15th
Prompt claiming: June 16th - August 9th
Submissions due: August 16th
Posting begins: August 17th
We're discussing the fic fest on a Discord channel, but because of spammers, I'm not going to provide a link to it here. So here's what you do if you want to find out more. Go to the FIA FB group: click on the pic "FIA On FB" link in the lower left hand corner of this page. We'll share more info there. I hope that everyone checks this out and thinks about getting involved with the fest, because we're starting it up again for the entire D/G community, and we need YOUR help. Maybe you can write, but if not, you could submit a prompt. Let's make this work for US! :)
Posted by Anise on May 29, 2021 10:34 pm (15 Comments)
The FIA T-shirt...You all aren't even going to believe this, but I looked in the back of a closet in a bin... and I found THE FIA t-shirt. I seriously still have this t shirt from 2006. Did anyone else buy it? I think there was a coffee mug too. I'm actually designing a t-shirt right now for a different group/fandom, and once the design is set up, it would be easy to do another one... so I was thinking... would anyone have any interest in a new FIA t-shirt this summer?? Anyway, here it is!
Posted by Anise on May 06, 2021 08:17 am (23 Comments)
So many fics! :)Hey all,
I don't really know why, but we've been getting SO many fic submissions lately. And it's really cool. And I wanted to thank you all! I am really committed to keeping this site alive, and it's amazing to see that we continue to get creative works from great writers. So to the entire FIA community, a huge thank you and a virtual chocolate cake!
Also, I'm posting a new poll question about the idea of an exchange. I really, REALLY want to keep the exchanges alive.
Posted by Anise on Apr 28, 2021 03:44 pm (1 Comments)
Some site issues...Hey all, as you may have noticed, we are having some issues with the site. At some point, it might be necessary to put everything into maintenance mode while we work on them. The basic problem is that the underlying platform for FIA is eFiction, and eFiction has been abandoned by the original creators and is almost certainly never going to get updated again. So... that means a lot of security issues. If I could just throw money at the problem, I would have an expert tech web developer code-y person completely move the site to another platform, probably something related to Wordpress. Since the winning Powerball plan didn't work out, though... that isn't happening at the moment. :P
A tech friend is helping me through the issues, and he's doing everything he can, but he's primarily an electrical engineer and totally admits that he has no amazing web expertise. So... right now, I can't give you all any clear news. I wish I could. But what I CAN say is that I'm going to fight to keep this site going in some format. I do not want to see us just close down. A lot of sites that used eFiction have done exactly that. They've moved all of the fics onto AO3, which means that the original work survived, but the site just could not keep going on anymore. I REALLY don't want this to happen. I just don't know enough to say exactly how it can be avoided right now, but I'm determined to find out. This site has meant so much to so many people for so long.. and I want to keep it alive. :) (Maybe once we know more about exactly what would need to be done, a GoFundMe project could happen!! I just don't know yet.)
Anyway, that's about it for now... further updates when I know more!!
Posted by Anise on Mar 02, 2021 04:29 pm (12 Comments)
Believe It Or Not...Hey all, you're not going to believe this (well, anybody who actually remembers this fic won't believe it,) and I don't think I believe it either... ;) But I'm revising *Keeping Christmas on the Death Train*, and a new version will start posting soon. It's a long story as to WHY this is happening, but it is. More updates soon!
Posted by Anise on Aug 25, 2020 09:38 am (13 Comments)
Tech Friend To the Rescue (Possibly)Hey all,
So as you may have noticed, the site has had reliability problems for a while, as in, it goes down without any warning and comes back the same way, and it all depends on which browser and connection you're using. I've finally convinced an IT friend to help with this project!! (we hope.) He's taking a look at the site now, and we may be able to do something about the long-standing problem and have really reliable connections to FIA. More updates as events warrant.
Posted by Anise on Aug 16, 2020 10:48 pm (4 Comments)
The Very First Official FIA Write-In!Hey all,
Today, we’re going to have the very first Official FIA Write-In at 4:00! 😊 (That’s PST, so 5:00 in Denver... 6:00 in Chicago... 7:00 in NYC... 11:00 in Tristan da Cunha... and so on. ) It’s at the FIA FB group, with an announcement also on the FIA page. Come on over and join in for writing, sprints, cookies, and fun!
Here’s the FIA group, please head on over and join!
Posted by Anise on Oct 15, 2019 02:36 pm (3 Comments)
Updates on the D/G Fic ExchangeHey all, so the fic exchange is underway, and the fics are all due on Sept. 22nd. I'm working on my fic, but I can't say anything else... because they're supposed to be anonymous. ;) Not sure when the fics will actually be up, but my guess is around mid-October.
Posted by Anise on Sep 03, 2019 08:23 pm (17 Comments)
2019 Summer D/G Exchange!Hey all, we're talking about the summer exchange over at the FFN group! I think it's going to happen, yay! :) More details about exactly how, when, and where coming soon.
Posted by Anise on May 21, 2019 08:02 pm (9 Comments)
Lots of stuff coming soon!Hey all,
So there's lots of new stuff and exciting things coming soon-- just a head's up. :) The best place to keep up with this will be on the FIA FB page, but we're also going to start posting regularly on the Twitter account again. Check it out and sign up. Yep, FIA has a twitter account.
Posted by Anise on Mar 21, 2019 08:01 pm (1 Comments)
Holiday BreakHey all, it's time for holiday break again! So we'll be closing fic submissions for the 2018 season on December 15th and reopening on Jan 5th. As always, the archive itself will still be open. And if you're authorized to skip the queue, you can still post fics. I will be posting the rest of *The Secret Language of Flowers* and probably a few other odds and ends. Happy Holidays and best wishes for a great 2019!
Posted by Anise on Dec 15, 2018 08:53 am (13 Comments)
Hey all-- YES, there will be a summer D/G fic exchange, YAY!! Here's the original post by idreamofdraco-- head on over to the links!
Hey guys! idreamofdraco here. I just wanted to let you know that signups for The DG Forum's Summer fic exchange have begun and will close on May 13th! If you would like to participate in this year's exchange, you can find more information about it HERE: More Info!
To participate, you just have to be a member of the forum by filling out the questionnaire HERE: Forum membership
And then submit 3 prompts that you would like to receive a fic for HERE: Submit the prompts here
If you have further questions, feel free to message me (idreamofdraco) or leave a comment on this post!
Posted by Anise on May 08, 2018 07:44 pm (8 Comments)
We're open again, yay!The archive is officially open again. :)
In other news, I'm thinking about starting a new Youtube channel... more updates if this actually happens.
Posted by Anise on Jan 05, 2018 08:32 pm (8 Comments)
Holiday closingHey all... So we will be closed to new submissions December 15 through Jan 1... The site will still be open though. Happy Holidays and watch for holiday art on the FIA Facebook page.
Posted by Anise on Dec 13, 2017 01:29 pm (25 Comments)
The spam is officially under control!!Hey all,
So.... it's been over a week, and it really looks like the Spammers of Doom issue is under control. YES and YAY. The glitch seems to be.. .and this is weird... that if a spammer has registered before, their new spam registration will sometimes go through. I really don't know why this is happening, but at least it means that the problem is SO much better than it was before. But I'm going to keep dealing with every issue as it comes up. So everything will be okay. I can't guarantee that everything in the WORLD will be okay... there's only so much that D/G fanfic can do... ;) But in this little corner of the universe... yes.
Posted by Anise on Nov 25, 2017 09:46 pm (29 Comments)
Cautiously OptimisticHey all,
So this is the kind of thing I almost don't want to announce because it seems too good to be true, but it SEEMS, seems, like we have the spam registrations a lot more under control for now. That doesn't mean that the problem has been solved once and for all, but it's a big improvement. So, yay! :) And thanks for hanging in there!!
Posted by Anise on Nov 13, 2017 09:48 pm (18 Comments)
Some AntiSpammer IdeasHey all,
So I've done a thing where new members will have randomly generated passwords emailed to them rather than being able to choose their own. According to Lyndsie, this will help to weed out spammers-- believe me, we're still working on a more elegant solution. Real members will need to submit a support ticket to get their correct password. It's NOT an ideal or complete solution by any means, but for now, this could be a good stopgap measure. Because I will not, OH HELL NO I WILL NOT, allow this site to turn into a spam review graveyard like some other fanfic sites that have been around awhile have done. NOT here. NOT now. NOT on my watch. No no no. ;) More updates soon.
Posted by Anise on Nov 06, 2017 09:30 pm (29 Comments)
Progress against spammers, yay!Hey all,
I talked to Lyndsie, and we have a PLAN!! We're going to reset a couple of things so that members who register will get their passwords a different way... they'll probably need to request them, so it will be very easy to weed out the Spammers of Doom. I don't know exactly how this will work yet, but we are ON EET. More updates soon. :)
Posted by Anise on Oct 29, 2017 09:06 pm (92 Comments)
Deep Fried Spam CurdsHey all,
Believe me, I KNOW how frustrating the spam issue is. I'm still trying to find out what can be done. If I had the money to throw at this-- I guarantee I would. If I win Powerball after all, then it'll get fixed right away... it's kind of hard without buying a ticket of course. ;) But if worrying about this was enough to fix it, it WOULD already be fixed!!!
... so why the title? My sister actually ate deep fried Spam curds at the Minnesota State Fair in August, and I don't think I'll ever be able to forget it... no matter how hard I try.
Posted by Anise on Oct 24, 2017 04:42 pm (80 Comments)
Of Icky Spam and Ickier SpammersHey all,
As you may have noticed, we're having a spam problem. :P Spam members = spam reviews = spammy ickiness. I really hate to shut down autoregistration when it wasn't working for the longest time and then we finally got it to work over the past few months, but that may be what needs to happen. I'll be talking to Lyndsie about this. But for now, if you see spammers or spam reviews, PLEASE let us know!! Post here, post on our FB page, or message me. Thanks, and together, we will defeat the Spammers of Evil! :)
ETA: And btw... NEVER CLICK ON SPAM. That's why they keep sending it. Because somebody always does.
Posted by Anise on Sep 18, 2017 11:50 am (28 Comments)
The FFN D/G Exchange is COMPLETE!Time to r and r! Nominations are due on the 27th, and voting, I THINK, starts on Sept 1st. Remember, one of these is mine, but I can’t tell you which one. So many great fics this year… Here's the complete list
The DG Forum Fic Exchange - Summer 2017
The Secret Language of Flowers
Colour and Light
The Phoenix and Dragon
The Golden Afternoon
In My Place
The Secret Life of Draco Malfoy
As It Should Be
Booze & Hoots
Waiting for the Sun
Night of the Phoenix
Malfoy's Patented Daydream Scheme
Posted by Anise on Aug 20, 2017 04:10 pm (10 Comments)