I'll consider doing this in the future, but probably only for those stories without pairings or with a third person narrator.ProfAllister wrote:(Side note: The Great And Powerful Archivist may want to consider including "Major Characters" as a category).
As for pairings, I'm already only including major ones, so if a story about an OC X Shizune mentions Naomi and Natsume holding hands once, that will not be included. In the same vein, Helbereth's Tomorrows Doom is just Hisao X OC and doesn't mention OC X OX, OC X OC or even OC X OC.
One Shots that are serialized are already collected in one entry, e.g.Also, realised that I failed to mention another bit - on the subject of serialised one-shots (i.e., a series of one-shots that maintain some degree of continuity). It makes sense for them to "sort of" break the strict rule of alphabetisation because, in many cases, the only distinction between serialised one-shots and a single consolidated story thread is the placement of the posts. Scattering the pieces alphabetically would make about as much sense as chopping Tomorrow's Doom into its 41 separate chapters and seeding them throughout the entire archive based on the chapter titles. So consolidating them into a single entry based on continuity seems to be a reasonable compromise.
"Eminako series" by BlackWaltzTheThird (ongoing, over 20.000 words as of Aug/13)
PoV: Emi/Hanako; Pairings: Emi X Hanako (platonic); Begins: before Act 1
Other one shots sharing the same continuity but not strictly part of the main narrative could be added to the same entry, but that will cause problems if they have a different narrator, so I'd probably put the neccessary information under remarks:
Waiting by BlackWaltzTheThird (completed, 1.001 words)
PoV: Rin; Pairings: Hisao X Rin; Begins: during the festival
Remarks: part of the "Eminako series" continuity
@Comrade: consider this a fix for this entry when putting it up on the main page.
@Helbereth: Are your stories all part of the same continuity? If so, there's no problem and they'll be in the same entry.
And with that, I'm signing off for the weekend. I'll only have mobile internet access and probably won't post much.