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25 July 2011 @ 10:23 pm
LJ's Monday Outage and FKFicFest  
From my perspective, LiveJournal's Monday outage ran from about 6 AM, when I turned on my computer, to 1:30 PM, when I was at last able to release the next two fkficfest/[community profile] fkficfest stories.  (Does anyone know what caused the outage?)  I feel bad that anyone's plans to read the fest during a lunch break or such were overturned, and I hope that Monday's authors do not lose any readers to the delay.  Here's hoping that everything will be back to normal on Tuesday!

The fest has treated us to fourteen stories so far, and while there seems, perhaps, to be a bit of a trend toward PG ratings and gen prompts (again: so far), there is also the essential wide FK diversity in perspectives and interpretations.  You can read N&N, IB and UF; first, second and third seasons; adventure, romance and ... well, no tragedy yet, but who knows what tomorrow may bring? :-)  If you haven't already, do drop by.  And perhaps even consider mentioning the fest on your own journal?  If you wrote, point your friends straight to your own story!  Maybe once they've enjoyed yours, they'll choose to stick around and read others' stories, too...
PJ1228pj1228 on July 26th, 2011 05:57 am (UTC)
Glad to see that LJ is back running.

>I feel bad that anyone's plans to read the fest during a lunch break or such were overturned,<

Don't worry. It's not your fault.
I'm curious to read the story written for me after work tonight.
Amy R.: Castbrightknightie on July 27th, 2011 04:08 am (UTC)
LJ access problems seem to have continued, though more erratically and less widespread, though Tuesday. I'm a little concerned that authors whose stories are being released this week from the LJ queue (instead of the DW queue) are getting shortchanged of readers and comments. ~worryworryworry~

You've been really marvelous about reading and commenting consistently quickly this year. I'm impressed! Thank you for that.
PJ1228pj1228 on July 27th, 2011 06:02 am (UTC)
:) I never can resist holding off reading FK for long. ;)
Your story is scheduled for tonight and I'm looking very forward to reading it.
waltdwaltd on July 27th, 2011 09:29 am (UTC)
Not to worry. No one will be shortchanged readers. If we have to wait a bit longer to read a new FK, well, it gives me a chance to practice patience. Seriously, any FK stories (especially from this group) are worth waiting for.

'Cause, consider, two a day is terrific, but one a day would last almost a month!

Honestly, the quality of the stories in this go-round is superb! There hasn't been a bummer yet, and some of them should be listed as classics.
Amy R.: Sunbrightknightie on July 27th, 2011 10:06 pm (UTC)
Your enthusiasm is encouraging! Thank you.

And thank you also for diligently commenting on the stories. It's appreciated!