Amy R. (brightknightie) wrote,
Amy R.

AO3 Searching and AO3 Feedback Meme

AO3 Search Tips.  xparrot shared excellent tips for "Browsing & Reading on AO3."  Among other tools, she addresses the tactic that pj1228 requested last week: how to search to exclude rather than include.  (Thanks to [personal profile] sholio for the link.)

AO3 Feedback Meme.  [personal profile] celli promoted a meme (LJ/DW) celebrating that AO3 is fully equipped for feedback and discussion to enhance community feelings and inspire writers.  (Want more stories? Talk to a writer!)  [personal profile] ruuger: "Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to go to Archive of Our Own," and:
  • Look up an old favorite and let the writer know that you still love it.

  • Find a story in your favorite fandom that you haven't read, or for which you haven't left feedback.

  • Cheer up a friend by leaving feedback on his/her fic.

  • Go to the "random tags" view, select an interesting tag, and see if you can find something you like.

  • Visit an old fandom in which you aren't active anymore (or a pairing in which you've lost interest, etc.) and see if anything new there interests you.

  • Read a story in a fandom in which you've never read fic before.

  • Pick a category/genre that you don't usually read and read some fic there.

  • Leave feedback on a fic that doesn't have any yet.

  • Make a rec post in your journal with all the good fic you found while doing this meme (and/or use the bookmarking feature on AO3 if you have an account).

You don't need an account to read and comment on AO3.

Forever Knight is pitifully underrepresented on AO3 (just 204 pieces by two dozen authors).  Granted, I've mirrored under half of my own FK fic so far; I shouldn't complain.  Still! So few authors! So few old favorites, so few new possibilities.  The best I can offer in the spirit of the meme is to point out the FK works of WiliQueen, Leela and James so far archived there.

Highlander fares more happily, with precisely 1000 works when I looked this morning.  Longer favorites eluded me, but I easily found two all-time-enjoyed shorter HL pieces, which HL fans should check out:
  • "All that Glitters" by Killa (~3K words; PG13; AU; Tessa, Duncan, Methos, Richie). To this, other AUs should aspire: it entirely satisfies, and makes me cry.
  • "Even Better" by Melina (~7K words; PG; Episode-Related; Michelle, Amanda, Duncan, Nick, Connor). When Amanda returned in "Finale," I wanted a mention of Michelle from "Rite of Passage." This pleasingly supplies what canon neglects.

Addendum: The meme strives to advertise the fact that AO3 is not just a writers' archive, but rather that it serves readers and recommenders. (The "bookmark" function is where to find the recommendation option, by the way.)

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Tags: ao3, fandoms_not_fk, fanfic:who:byyou, meme, recommendation, recommendation:foreverknight, recommendation:highlander, recommendation:otherfandoms

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