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05 April 2014 @ 10:38 am
Happy Weekend! <3  
Parselprostates, "blackmail", dark ally sex and strippers. Ladies and gentlemen, dracotops_harry started posting! :D

You really shouldn't miss it. There are some crazy prompts out there and they are being filled in the most exquisite manner.

hd_remix V.0 posted their reveals and awesome Master List yesterday. I didn't do too badly in the guessing poll, birdsofshore and I got tied in second place, and really, some reveals were surprising, but others, man, I should have known! :D

hd_hurtfest is posting today their anonymous master list. I can't wait to see all the fics together. This fest hurts so good! You still have time to catch up while it's anonymous, reveals are on April 18th.

You know, adding the authors to my_drarry_recs while two more anonymous fest are posting is hard. I always try to be very careful, but if you have a spare moment to check, I'd really appreciate it. ^_^

And in the best news I've got lately, Skyehawke is back! YES. I'm happy. Loki is happy, too!

oh yes_ loki
Current Mood: happyhappy
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welcome to villa cariño!capitu on April 5th, 2014 03:01 pm (UTC)
I was so happy when I saw the archive back. I went to the main site, then to the fics. ALL THERE. *happy dance*

You should go to the hurtfest and browse. There's yummy angst for everybody. ^^
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welcome to villa cariño!capitu on April 5th, 2014 06:03 pm (UTC)
Yeah, same here. I found them and changed the links and others saved. *nods* But I thought many would be lost to new readers and made me so sad. Good news!
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welcome to villa cariño!capitu on April 5th, 2014 07:30 pm (UTC)
So odd, it's showing fine for me all this time, even the main page, and every fic I've tried, all showing. Maybe it's a browser problem? :/ I hope it's fixed for you soon.

Yes, it would be such a loss to miss so much fic that is only archived there, specially the older stuff, which are classics, really.
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Lobelia the adverbial: ned kellylobelia321 on April 13th, 2014 10:43 am (UTC)
I didn't know skyehawke existed until I followed capitu's rec links. It's quite a frustrating archive, I find, because it's so difficult to download anything to my kindle. They don't have the nifty 'entire work' option of AO3 and when I finally, chapter by chapter, transfer them all to my kindle, they all show up with the same title so I spend absolute ages opening every single one of them to see if it's chapter 2 or chapter 15...

By the way, is there a reason authors aren't transferring their archives to AO3? I know it took me ages to get around to it, partly fuelled by just not getting round to it and it's so bloody fiddly, partly by an initial reluctance and wariness (now completely overcome). But just wondering if there's a special loyalty to old archives or some other reason...? *curious*
welcome to villa cariño!capitu on April 13th, 2014 12:58 pm (UTC)
As far as I know, there's nothing of the sort of loyalty to an archive. Some authors might feel more comfortable with one archive than other; that could be a reason.

What I think might be though, is that many of the fics at skyehawke are from authors who are not longer active in fandom, so they aren't as invested in their fics and maybe unwilling to go through the whole ordeal of moving all their stuff to a new home. Some authors have done so even though they have left fandom, and I truly appreciate it, because, like you, I just love the option of downloading the entire work to my e-reader. I love AO3, to be honest, and that's one of the many reasons. :)

But for other authors is a slow process. More and more people are loading their stuff there though. Almost all fests upload longer (and shorter) stories directly there, but, of course, there's the possibility that once in a while an author just doesn't like AO3 and decides to host their work someplace else.

Oh, over here in this post, the archive owner says that in the future there's going to be the option to download stories, if the author grants permission. Hopefully that will happen and many authors will be on board. :)
eelegantlyeevileelegantlyeevil on April 5th, 2014 03:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the info!
I am so glad that skyehawke is back -- I learned my lesson tho-- gonna start saving stuff --

welcome to villa cariño!capitu on April 5th, 2014 05:57 pm (UTC)
Re: Thanks for the info!
I save everything! But nothing beats links on recs. :D
Bring forth the tale of dicksbirdsofshore on April 5th, 2014 04:18 pm (UTC)
Woohoo for all the things! We should team up on the guessing poll next time and then we'll win for certain ;-)

DTH has been super-good so far. What an exciting fest! And I still have a couple of things to read at remix.

Loki being happy makes me happy. Oh, and you being happy as well, of course :D
welcome to villa cariño!capitu on April 5th, 2014 05:59 pm (UTC)
First off, I just saw your new name! LOL I'M SO PROUD. XD

DTH is killing me, every single fic has been dreamy and awesome. I'm so glad I managed to catch up with remix and hurtfest, now I can refresh and refresh for new fics over there. lol

Next time we'll team up. We'll be the pollvengers. Or, you know, something cool. ^^
Bring forth the tale of dicksbirdsofshore on April 5th, 2014 06:04 pm (UTC)
YAYAY for new name! I wasn't sure if / when you would see it? :DDD Is it when you get an email notification? I can't think of other times I see people's names?

I told Mr Birds you said I was a dirty girl, and he thinks it is hysterical. I am getting teased about it all the time now. :D
welcome to villa cariño!capitu on April 5th, 2014 06:14 pm (UTC)
Yeah, when I saw the notification mail it was OH BIRDS, YOU DIRTY GIRL and I actually cried HEY! :D The bf came and was all 'what, what, woman!' :D

I see Mr Birds and I don't see eye to eye on this matter. Maybe he doesn't know you like I do. :D
Bring forth the tale of dicksbirdsofshore on April 5th, 2014 06:58 pm (UTC)
Hee hee hee! That's exactly what I hoped would happen!

No, Mr Birds agrees with you totally. He says he's glad other people now know the truth (I keep quite a good girl image unless you know me very well, heh). You have to see what he did to one of the kids' books today... we have a book called Duck is Dirty, and, well... here you go. *shakes head*

welcome to villa cariño!capitu on April 5th, 2014 07:27 pm (UTC)
AHHHH! So it's out there. :D

Let it be heard through of the lj land:

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Bring forth the tale of dicksbirdsofshore on April 5th, 2014 07:32 pm (UTC)

you big crazy loon

Oh god, you and Mr Birds must NEVER be allowed to meet :DD
welcome to villa cariño!capitu on April 5th, 2014 08:06 pm (UTC)
It would be fun. We'd get t-shirts! ;)
Lobelia the adverbial: hp dracolobelia321 on April 5th, 2014 04:23 pm (UTC)
oo m'god, draco tops harry. *fans self in anticipation*
welcome to villa cariño!capitu on April 5th, 2014 06:01 pm (UTC)
You'll see! The fics are super! :D
drarryisgreendrarryisgreen on April 6th, 2014 02:37 am (UTC)
I never go on skyhawke, b/c I am lame but I am glad it's back...all the freak out on LJ was starting to get to me, HAHA...


Hugs to you.
welcome to villa cariño!capitu on April 6th, 2014 12:30 pm (UTC)
*lol* It's just that there's a lot of older fanfic archived only there, you know? The idea of losing them was. . . >.< yeah. lol I'm glad we'll stop pestering you about it. *hug*
drarryisgreendrarryisgreen on April 7th, 2014 03:44 am (UTC)
Maybe this is a sign that I should get into skyhawke before the scare happens again.

There's so many new fics popping out that I dont have time to read old ones...

OMG so many fics...why is RL always in the way?

welcome to villa cariño!capitu on April 7th, 2014 12:28 pm (UTC)
Ohhhh! YES! That's the thing! I read the ones at Skyehawke before I actually found ALL THE FESTS in real time posting, so when I started reading H/D I started from, you know, the bottom. :D LOL

Yeah, silly RL always in the way. :X
Machiavellian Puppet Master: OTP forevertjs_whatnot on April 7th, 2014 04:31 am (UTC)
I have only one thing to add to this conversation:

welcome to villa cariño!: capitu/tjwritter OTP 4EVERcapitu on April 7th, 2014 11:19 am (UTC)
:D:D:D:D *dies* I mean, this dude is going to kill me. :D

Tarataradiane on April 9th, 2014 04:44 am (UTC)

welcome to villa cariño!capitu on April 9th, 2014 11:59 am (UTC)
This gif makes me happy in ma pants. :D