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Firefly, BtVS and BtVS/Crossover Fanfics (last updated 6/28/13) Read more... )

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Since I rarely remember to copy my posts from my LiveJournal to this journal, here's a directory of quick links to my current calendar of posts and most recently-used tags over on LJ:

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revdorothyl: Kira/Odo DS9 OTP (DS9 Kira and Odo)
In addition to the 80 or so file versions of Firefly River/Jayne fanfics I have to share (including all the works of [profile] mik109 and [profile] thefriskyfire/The Frisky Firelily which had been deleted from fanfiction.net and two 'lost' works of [profile] gem588, "Stand or Fall" and "Better Than Gold"), I also want to remind anyone who's been searching that I have file copies of the fics of a much-beloved Lecter-fic author, Green Jewels.

I copied all Green Jewels' ff.net stories (the ones not found on other sites, anyway) into documents before she took them down back in 2012.

I wrote to her when I noticed that "Taking Liberties" had disappeared from ff.net, and she told me she was taking them ALL down, so I had warning even before she posted a warning to everyone in place of a final update on "Skin Game". I had time to copy not only every chapter of "Skin Game", but also selections of the more meaty discussions in the many, MANY reviews people had left over the years she was writing it.

"Against Her Will" (an AU taking off from the ending of the film "Hannibal") is the only other fic of Green Jewels' that I copied down because it didn't seem to be available on any other site. The others I made copies of were 'just in case'.

"Taking Liberties" (the prequel to "Skin Game") is still available on another site:
https://hannibalvisionsarchive.wordpress.com/2010/04/27/taking-liberties/, as are a number of other shorter works of hers (https://hannibalvisionsarchive.wordpress.com/tag/green-jewel/). :)
revdorothyl: Rayne (Rayne)
Since the PrettyDeadly.net website went down (sometime in 2015, though it'd been wonky for some years before that), those of us who occasionally enjoy reading some River/Jayne Firefly fic have not had access to the lists of and links to award-winning and nominated fics that we used to find there.

Because I'm just that obsessive (and hate to lose any more fandom history of any kind), I've been working to piece together the "Blue Sun Fandom Awards", "Best of Rayne", and "Pretty Deadly Awards" lists -- with the last one being the toughest, since we apparently relied entirely on the PrettyDeadly.net website to preserve that info and didn't post complete (or even near-complete or partial) lists anywhere else at the time.

The information and links I've been able to acquire over the past couple of weeks are now posted on my LJ under this tag: https://revdorothyl.livejournal.com/tag/awards

Everything that contains my far-from-complete and way-too-spotty information about the "Pretty Deadly Awards" (2007-2010) can be found here: https://revdorothyl.livejournal.com/tag/pretty%20deadly

Same goes for the results of the "Best of Rayne" awards (2005-2007): https://revdorothyl.livejournal.com/tag/best%20of%20rayne

And for the "Rayne-adjacent" portions of the "Blue Sun Fandom Awards" (2004-2005): https://revdorothyl.livejournal.com/tag/blue%20sun

I have yet to set up individual tags for the actual award categories, but here's how they work out in terms of numbered posts:

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If ANYONE reading this was nominated for a "Pretty Deadly Award" for any year other than 2008 (the only year's ballot I was able to retrieve), please, please, pretty please let me know so I can improve the database I've been trying to patch together.

I'd especially like to have an idea of the nominees for the 2011 PDAs, since the results from that year were invalidated at the request of the one author who won every award that year due to an overly-enthusiastic friend who nominated her fics and repeatedly voted for them all regardless of category.

I'm also still missing the 2010 winners in the best song-fic, best Rayne kiss, and best Jayne-centric categories, as well as almost all the nominees in every category.

Thanks in advance for any help you can offer!
revdorothyl: Rayne (Rayne)
Just in case I forgot to include this information in the entry before last, out of all those hours and hours of downloaded "F" fandom fanfics from fanfiction.net in years past, I saved and am willing to share my file copies of 67 stories by The Frisky Firelily and 11 stories by mik109.

The [profile] mik109 fics I have saved are: "She's Not Normal" [incomplete], "A Solid Foundation", "Babysittin'", "Choices", "Deal", "Her Airlock", "Hostage", "Not Looking", "Not Worth the Trouble", "Slinky", and "Spotter".

Thanks to friendly folks on the Rayne_Shippers LJ community, I already had text files of [profile] gem588's no-longer-available (since the crashing of the "Forecast: Rayne" website years ago) fics "Stand or Fall" and "Better Than Gold".

If you're a Rayne-friendly sort of Browncoat and want to read or re-read any of these fics, just let me know and I'll email a file copy to you.
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While trying to access some older (ca. 2003) works of my friend and beloved Buffy-'verse author [personal profile] missmurchison earlier today I discovered that her "Chiaroscuro" website is no longer available. It's not just her Spuffy fics that I love, but also her 'Spoyce' (Spike/Joyce -- surprisingly satisfying pairing!), her 'Spara' (Spike/Tara), and all the other pairings and threesomes she's written.

HOWEVER, my panic at this discovery was quickly ended by learning that the Wayback Machine web archive still seems to have multiple saved versions of ALL the pages and all the fics on that website, saved up through what I think were the most recent updates to the site in 2007 (see https://web.archive.org/web/20071230101753/http://home.mchsi.com:80/~missmurchison/fiction.html)

So if you're a fan of Miss M's work and want to re-read the entire "Chiaroscuro" saga or some of her other choice Spuffy, Spara, and Spoyce (etc.) fics, be not dismayed! I bring you tidings of joy.

Just set the Wayback Machine for "Awesome", Sherman! :)
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A new friend over on the Rayne_Shippers LJ community gave me a link to chase down, in case I wanted to work on trying to recover some 'Firefly' fanfics that have been removed from ff.net and even from LJ: https://archive.org/details/fanfictiondotnet_repack

Fair warning: the files are arranged alphabetically by category/fandom, and after that by author, and in order to get 80 deleted 'Firefly' fics, I had to wait over an hour for the massive "F" zip file to download onto my laptop, and then it took around 18 hours to extract all the files in that zip file so I could find the 'Firefly' ones. I finally wised up and cancelled the extraction process before it got to 'Full Metal Alchemist' stories, since I was only going to delete those anyway, and then deleted all the fics that preceded and followed 'Firefly', in order not to take up so much space on my computer.

The deleted fics I was looking for and was able to find (there were many that were deleted prior to 2013-15 when these files were grabbed) were written by [profile] mik109 and [profile] thefriskyfire, but if you're interested in missing fics from other fandoms, it might be worth your while to take the time to download and unpack a mega zip file or two. :)
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posted by [personal profile] revdorothyl at 09:36am on 27/09/2014 under ,
My sister is evil.

I know this probably goes without saying, but just in case, let me reinforce this inevitable truth: My sister IS EVIL!

As evidence, let me tell you the sad tale of our new house pet.

Sister convinced me to welcome yet another little furry creature into our house as a short-term foster pet, which is how I became acquainted with Tillie, a possible Cairn Terrier-mix who's not yet three years old but has a cat-like fondness for sleeping in close proximity to her humans about 20 hours a day, with short bouts of incredibly energetic play in between lengthy, lazy naps.

In addition to Tillie's agreeably cat-like habits, I soon discovered that her scruffy hair-like coat doesn't shed as much and doesn't trigger my allergies at all (so far!) . . . which is a good thing, considering that Tillie quickly decided that my little twin bed, with its handy access to a sunny window, is the optimal place to sleep most of the time:

Funny-Looking Cat )

As of yesterday, I've added my signature to the shared adoption papers to make Tillie (or, as Sister wants to call her, "Queen Mutt-Tilda I") our very own.

So, . . . EVIL, right? :)
revdorothyl: missmurchsion made this (Laputa)
posted by [personal profile] revdorothyl at 01:03pm on 07/09/2014 under
I'm taking it easier on my ankle again today, after having pushed my limits a bit on Friday's Racine outing, but I'm being thoroughly entertained just looking out the window next to my bed, where American Goldfinches have been busy all morning feeding on the seeds in my sister's Purple Coneflowers.

If I had anything other than an older cellphone with which to take a photo, I'd try to catch a pic, but for now I'm just reveling in the beautiful colors and the dainty skill of the finches in clinging to the flowers and industriously picking out the seeds from their cones.

I could kick myself for all the time and money I used to waste on keeping a thistle seed feeder filled for the Goldfinches and House Finches outside my picture window back in Iowa, when I could've just planted some perennial and hard-to-kill native prairie flowers to feed them for free! :)

And speaking of, now I see a red-tinged House Finch joining the Goldfinches. Neat!

For anyone who's not sure what purple coneflowers are . . . )

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