Has anyone made an archive for the fanfics?

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Has anyone made an archive for the fanfics?

Post by just-a-lurker » Sat Oct 30, 2021 9:20 pm

I'm wondering because a lot of images on the board are gone due to (from what i have gathered) shimmie going down. I know the booru exists for the fan art, but is there anything like that for the fanfics? I don't want to lose them if/when the forums go down. Apologies if this has been answered already, I just want to know because if there isn't then I wouldn't mind making one
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Post by OtakuNinja » Sun Oct 31, 2021 8:36 am

The only answer I found was to screenshot the most important ones, or if possible, ask the author if they have them saved in a doc that's easy to share.
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Re: Has anyone made an archive for the fanfics?

Post by Iceconsciousness » Mon Nov 01, 2021 10:41 am

OtakuNinja is right, there isn't really any archive to speak of as it stands now. I suppose you could copy and paste the text for the ones you like into a document or something, that would be a little easier than screenshotting the longer ones piece by piece in my opinion. I don't know if this interferes with some kind of unspoken rule about author consent, though. I can't imagine it would be that different from screenshotting them in that regard, though.
I just want to know because if there isn't then I wouldn't mind making one
I think a lot of us would appreciate that, myself included.

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Re: Has anyone made an archive for the fanfics?

Post by just-a-lurker » Mon Nov 01, 2021 5:09 pm

Iceconsciousness wrote:
Mon Nov 01, 2021 10:41 am
I just want to know because if there isn't then I wouldn't mind making one
I think a lot of us would appreciate that, myself included.
The best way to archive the fanfics would be to move them to ao3, that site is the most popular fan fiction host today and every year they have a fund raiser to keep the servers running. I guess the account should be called something "Katawa Shoujo Archive", I'll start the process of creating it today and then I'll start with the most popular fics.

Edit: Just added my email to the invitation list and they said that I should be ready on the 15th. Hopefully I get in sooner, but now we have a date!
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Post by Hacksorus » Sun Nov 07, 2021 11:39 am

just-a-lurker wrote:
Mon Nov 01, 2021 5:09 pm
Iceconsciousness wrote:
Mon Nov 01, 2021 10:41 am
I just want to know because if there isn't then I wouldn't mind making one
I think a lot of us would appreciate that, myself included.
The best way to archive the fanfics would be to move them to ao3, that site is the most popular fan fiction host today and every year they have a fund raiser to keep the servers running. I guess the account should be called something "Katawa Shoujo Archive", I'll start the process of creating it today and then I'll start with the most popular fics.

Edit: Just added my email to the invitation list and they said that I should be ready on the 15th. Hopefully I get in sooner, but now we have a date!
I think this is a great idea, thank you for taking the initiative on it.
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Post by just-a-lurker » Sun Nov 07, 2021 10:24 pm

I think this is a great idea, thank you for taking the initiative on it.
no problem! its the least i could do.

Update on the AO3 account status, i'm still waiting for the email and they still haven't changed the date from 15th. Seems like I have to actually wait the whole time. In the mean time, if anyone has any personal suggestions for which fics should be archived first then please say them. I was going to start with rikabro's rika psuedo route since thats my favorite fic then go by popularity, but if anyone is eager for a specific fic then i'll put a priority on them.
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Post by OtakuNinja » Mon Nov 08, 2021 6:31 pm

just-a-lurker wrote:
Sun Nov 07, 2021 10:24 pm
I think this is a great idea, thank you for taking the initiative on it.
no problem! its the least i could do.

Update on the AO3 account status, i'm still waiting for the email and they still haven't changed the date from 15th. Seems like I have to actually wait the whole time. In the mean time, if anyone has any personal suggestions for which fics should be archived first then please say them. I was going to start with rikabro's rika psuedo route since thats my favorite fic then go by popularity, but if anyone is eager for a specific fic then i'll put a priority on them.
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Post by Silentcook » Tue Nov 09, 2021 8:51 am

Time to start using PMs. Leave the pushing for your faves off the forums proper.

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Re: Has anyone made an archive for the fanfics?

Post by just-a-lurker » Sun Nov 14, 2021 7:47 pm

Hey everyone! The account is up, and I'll start archiving ASAP. I'll include the author and original post date before every fic along side a message saying that if you were the original author and you want it removed to please contact me. The first fic is already fully archived. I'm glad I could do something like this for the community!

Here's the link to the account: https://archiveofourown.org/users/katawa_shoujo_archive

If anyone has any suggestions for fics to archive or anything to add, PM me here and I'll be sure to get back to you.
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Post by Oddball » Fri Nov 19, 2021 5:47 pm

You have my permission to use anything and everything I've written.
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Post by brythain » Fri Nov 19, 2021 9:45 pm

just-a-lurker wrote:
Sun Nov 14, 2021 7:47 pm
If anyone has any suggestions for fics to archive or anything to add, PM me here and I'll be sure to get back to you.
If you feel like adding anything I've written, I would be most interested in seeing how you manage it—it's all over the place!
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Post by just-a-lurker » Fri Nov 19, 2021 10:11 pm

Hey all! Sorry for not being super active on the archiving, work has been busy. Tomorrow I'll continue. Just felt like I should update you all!
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Post by Silentcook » Fri Nov 19, 2021 10:22 pm

Time also to start using PMs for volunteering one's own works.
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