I wasn't anticipating an extended period of actual-computer time while on my trip, but it has happened and I am not complaining, so I've worked on something. :P But not the co-op list?
I've posted a journey taken together
, my little contribution to Altverse, at the Archive of our Own, a site much like Fanfiction.net. (From here on out, the Archive of our Own shall be referred to as the AO3.) I prefer the AO3 over FF.net for two big reasons:
- there is a large exchange for rare fandoms later this year known as yuletide which is run through the AO3 and I'd really like to participate with Mindcrack; more on Yuletide in a moment
- the AO3 is much more tolerant of real person fiction, and with the paper-thin boundary between fictional and real people in Mindcrack I figured it was more appropriate for us
Please note the following:
- I'm using the "Mindcrack" (which should be shuffled into "Other Media", just like Yogscast) and "Minecraft (video game)" fandoms. If you write fic that is purely real world based (say, OOG makeouts at Minecon), don't use the Minecraft tag because it doesn't take place in Minecraft; if you write fic that takes place in another game (say, Nebris and Millbee derping around together in Guild Wars 2), use that game's fandom tag instead. I don't think this needs the "Youtube and Vlogger" fandom tag, because generally LPing as a community is distinct from vlogging; what do you think?
- I'm using full Youtube names for character tags for clarity; I think it's least ambiguous this way. Obviously in your own works you can use whatever tags you want (including relationship tags, which wasn't relevant for this fic), but nevertheless, I think this is the option I'm taking and I hope others agree. (I may talk to a tag wrangler in the future about that, too...)
- I've made a "Mindcrack Altverse" series, since it's fairly cohesive and there's three of us writing in it. :P I know that my fic is not actually part 1 chronologically, but we'll fix that if/when "Perceptions" gets added to the AO3.
If you guys have written fanfiction for this fandom and have accounts on the AO3, I highly encourage you to upload your fanfics to the AO3. If you're nervous about the connection between your username and Mindcrack fanfiction, you can use a new pseudonym or orphan (anonymize) your work immediately after upload, whichever you prefer.
If you have written fanfiction for this fandom and do not want to get an account at the AO3 for any reason, let me know. I am willing to upload and then orphan your works, if you'd like.
If you do not have an account at the AO3 and would like one, unfortunately it's currently invite only. Still, you have two options.
Firstly, you could post now that you need one. As the community's moderator attempting to archive fanfiction, I could possibly request extra invites for those who need them. Of course, if others here have invites they're willing to offer, that's also an attractive and much easier option. :)
Secondly, if you're willing to participate, it's generally not difficult to get an account during Yuletide.
: basically rare fandoms and characters from those rare fandoms will be nominated starting this Monday (and I hope to get as many Mindcrackers on that list as I can), and then from that nomination list everyone will pick characters from three or four fandoms to request fanfiction for, and a whole bunch of fandoms they're willing to write. Everyone gets matched accordingly, and then you're given about a month and a half to write a thousand words for the person you've been assigned. If you're feeling daring, you can surf through other people's prompts and write for more folks as well. All the fics are revealed anonymously Christmas morning, and all the authors are revealed on New Year's Day.
So if you're willing to participate - it is a lot of fun, though it can be stressful, and you're not guaranteed by any means to be assigned to write Mindcrack fic - you can request an AO3 account while signups are going on, participate, and then stick all of your Mindcrack fic on afterwards.
I for one will be requesting Mindcrack for sure; not sure which characters yet. "Any character" is an option as well, which I just may take. Hmm. I hope others participate in the madness that is Yuletide with me, and maybe we'll even attract a few more folks to this crazy little place this way! :D
MAJOR EDIT REGARDING YULETIDE: So by not checking my other LJ, I was caught completely unawares by the fact that it is in fact nominations season starting Monday! OH MY GOD, GUYS. If you are participating and have room for Mindcrack on your nomination list, let's coordinate characters! I'll probably nominate Guude, Bdubs, MC, and Nebris; I'll let others cover other characters so we can get a nice and wide variety. :D