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[personal profile] watersword does some sleuthing about wannabe-Fanlib fanfic.me. I admit I'm staring in vague puzzled amusement at their claim "The BEST fanfic archiving software anywhere! We're just getting started!!!" [Facebook link; see their twitter for similar claims. (No, scratch that, their chummy pseudo-slang that is missing the mark a mile wide (fans react so well to the word "freak", let me tell you...) makes me squirm in embarrassement rather than amusement.)

I mean...have they even looked at other fanfiction archives? Their list of features is rather ... adorable.

I'll just sit back and wait for others (hi hi [personal profile] unjapanologist!) to deliver a scathing analysis, and go download a story with -- gasp! embedded art at Archive of Our Own in the meantime. <3

Date: 2011-10-01 05:07 pm (UTC)
rebecca2525: Abby Sciuto from NCIS with the word "geek" (Default)
From: [personal profile] rebecca2525
Whaaaat? *reads*

Thanks for the info!

Date: 2011-10-01 05:09 pm (UTC)
cesy: "Cesy" - An old-fashioned quill and ink (Default)
From: [personal profile] cesy
Ugh, not again.

Date: 2011-10-01 06:37 pm (UTC)
scribblesinink: Dean facepalming (emo spn dean facepalm)
From: [personal profile] scribblesinink
Yeah, I caught this last night. "Fanlib wannabe" is probably a good description. I get the impression they "learned" a lot (except for the important lessons, obviously) from fanlib, judging by what you call the "chummy pseudo-slang", the graphic design (their parent site myfandoms.com even has the same star!), and after some clicking around, it looks as if they're firmly entrenched in the "fanlib refugee" circles.

Date: 2011-10-01 07:00 pm (UTC)
scribblesinink: Cat guarding the DVDs (neutral sam fan!cat)
From: [personal profile] scribblesinink
Oh yes, the L-Word thing was another connection. Not sure if these people were involved with the L-Word, and as such got scooped up by fanlib, or if they signed up with fanlib, and then got involved. But I'd never even heard of L-Word until fanlib, and didn't hear a peep after, until now. Personally, I think they're naively eager, or eagerly naive, and since fanfic is no longer The Big Dark Secret it once was, probably won't do much harm.

Date: 2011-10-02 11:12 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] xavie
It looks really, really terrible. On the other hand, when I clicked on "Fanfiction", the first fic in the list was "Devine Visitation" with the pairing Jesus Christ/Josef Ratzinger. Things I never wanted to know existed!

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