Believe It Or Not...Hey all, you're not going to believe this (well, anybody who actually remembers this fic won't believe it,) and I don't think I believe it either... ;) But I'm revising *Keeping Christmas on the Death Train*, and a new version will start posting soon. It's a long story as to WHY this is happening, but it is. More updates soon!
Posted by Anise on Aug 25, 2020 09:38 am (11 Comments)
Tech Friend To the Rescue (Possibly)Hey all,
So as you may have noticed, the site has had reliability problems for a while, as in, it goes down without any warning and comes back the same way, and it all depends on which browser and connection you're using. I've finally convinced an IT friend to help with this project!! (we hope.) He's taking a look at the site now, and we may be able to do something about the long-standing problem and have really reliable connections to FIA. More updates as events warrant.
Posted by Anise on Aug 16, 2020 10:48 pm (3 Comments)
The Very First Official FIA Write-In!Hey all,
Today, we’re going to have the very first Official FIA Write-In at 4:00! 😊 (That’s PST, so 5:00 in Denver... 6:00 in Chicago... 7:00 in NYC... 11:00 in Tristan da Cunha... and so on. ) It’s at the FIA FB group, with an announcement also on the FIA page. Come on over and join in for writing, sprints, cookies, and fun!
Here’s the FIA group, please head on over and join!
Posted by Anise on Oct 15, 2019 02:36 pm (0 Comments)
Updates on the D/G Fic ExchangeHey all, so the fic exchange is underway, and the fics are all due on Sept. 22nd. I'm working on my fic, but I can't say anything else... because they're supposed to be anonymous. ;) Not sure when the fics will actually be up, but my guess is around mid-October.
Posted by Anise on Sep 03, 2019 08:23 pm (0 Comments)
2019 Summer D/G Exchange!Hey all, we're talking about the summer exchange over at the FFN group! I think it's going to happen, yay! :) More details about exactly how, when, and where coming soon.
Posted by Anise on May 21, 2019 08:02 pm (0 Comments)
Lots of stuff coming soon!Hey all,
So there's lots of new stuff and exciting things coming soon-- just a head's up. :) The best place to keep up with this will be on the FIA FB page, but we're also going to start posting regularly on the Twitter account again. Check it out and sign up. Yep, FIA has a twitter account.
Posted by Anise on Mar 21, 2019 08:01 pm (0 Comments)
Holiday BreakHey all, it's time for holiday break again! So we'll be closing fic submissions for the 2018 season on December 15th and reopening on Jan 5th. As always, the archive itself will still be open. And if you're authorized to skip the queue, you can still post fics. I will be posting the rest of *The Secret Language of Flowers* and probably a few other odds and ends. Happy Holidays and best wishes for a great 2019!
Posted by Anise on Dec 15, 2018 08:53 am (2 Comments)
Hey all-- YES, there will be a summer D/G fic exchange, YAY!! Here's the original post by idreamofdraco-- head on over to the links!
Hey guys! idreamofdraco here. I just wanted to let you know that signups for The DG Forum's Summer fic exchange have begun and will close on May 13th! If you would like to participate in this year's exchange, you can find more information about it HERE: More Info!
To participate, you just have to be a member of the forum by filling out the questionnaire HERE: Forum membership
And then submit 3 prompts that you would like to receive a fic for HERE: Submit the prompts here
If you have further questions, feel free to message me (idreamofdraco) or leave a comment on this post!
Posted by Anise on May 08, 2018 07:44 pm (3 Comments)
We're open again, yay!The archive is officially open again. :)
In other news, I'm thinking about starting a new Youtube channel... more updates if this actually happens.
Posted by Anise on Jan 05, 2018 08:32 pm (3 Comments)
Holiday closingHey all... So we will be closed to new submissions December 15 through Jan 1... The site will still be open though. Happy Holidays and watch for holiday art on the FIA Facebook page.
Posted by Anise on Dec 13, 2017 01:29 pm (4 Comments)
The spam is officially under control!!Hey all,
So.... it's been over a week, and it really looks like the Spammers of Doom issue is under control. YES and YAY. The glitch seems to be.. .and this is weird... that if a spammer has registered before, their new spam registration will sometimes go through. I really don't know why this is happening, but at least it means that the problem is SO much better than it was before. But I'm going to keep dealing with every issue as it comes up. So everything will be okay. I can't guarantee that everything in the WORLD will be okay... there's only so much that D/G fanfic can do... ;) But in this little corner of the universe... yes.
Posted by Anise on Nov 25, 2017 09:46 pm (6 Comments)
Cautiously OptimisticHey all,
So this is the kind of thing I almost don't want to announce because it seems too good to be true, but it SEEMS, seems, like we have the spam registrations a lot more under control for now. That doesn't mean that the problem has been solved once and for all, but it's a big improvement. So, yay! :) And thanks for hanging in there!!
Posted by Anise on Nov 13, 2017 09:48 pm (3 Comments)
Some AntiSpammer IdeasHey all,
So I've done a thing where new members will have randomly generated passwords emailed to them rather than being able to choose their own. According to Lyndsie, this will help to weed out spammers-- believe me, we're still working on a more elegant solution. Real members will need to submit a support ticket to get their correct password. It's NOT an ideal or complete solution by any means, but for now, this could be a good stopgap measure. Because I will not, OH HELL NO I WILL NOT, allow this site to turn into a spam review graveyard like some other fanfic sites that have been around awhile have done. NOT here. NOT now. NOT on my watch. No no no. ;) More updates soon.
Posted by Anise on Nov 06, 2017 09:30 pm (13 Comments)
Progress against spammers, yay!Hey all,
I talked to Lyndsie, and we have a PLAN!! We're going to reset a couple of things so that members who register will get their passwords a different way... they'll probably need to request them, so it will be very easy to weed out the Spammers of Doom. I don't know exactly how this will work yet, but we are ON EET. More updates soon. :)
Posted by Anise on Oct 29, 2017 09:06 pm (4 Comments)
Deep Fried Spam CurdsHey all,
Believe me, I KNOW how frustrating the spam issue is. I'm still trying to find out what can be done. If I had the money to throw at this-- I guarantee I would. If I win Powerball after all, then it'll get fixed right away... it's kind of hard without buying a ticket of course. ;) But if worrying about this was enough to fix it, it WOULD already be fixed!!!
... so why the title? My sister actually ate deep fried Spam curds at the Minnesota State Fair in August, and I don't think I'll ever be able to forget it... no matter how hard I try.
Posted by Anise on Oct 24, 2017 04:42 pm (51 Comments)
Of Icky Spam and Ickier SpammersHey all,
As you may have noticed, we're having a spam problem. :P Spam members = spam reviews = spammy ickiness. I really hate to shut down autoregistration when it wasn't working for the longest time and then we finally got it to work over the past few months, but that may be what needs to happen. I'll be talking to Lyndsie about this. But for now, if you see spammers or spam reviews, PLEASE let us know!! Post here, post on our FB page, or message me. Thanks, and together, we will defeat the Spammers of Evil! :)
ETA: And btw... NEVER CLICK ON SPAM. That's why they keep sending it. Because somebody always does.
Posted by Anise on Sep 18, 2017 11:50 am (20 Comments)
The FFN D/G Exchange is COMPLETE!Time to r and r! Nominations are due on the 27th, and voting, I THINK, starts on Sept 1st. Remember, one of these is mine, but I can’t tell you which one. So many great fics this year… Here's the complete list
The DG Forum Fic Exchange - Summer 2017
The Secret Language of Flowers
Colour and Light
The Phoenix and Dragon
The Golden Afternoon
In My Place
The Secret Life of Draco Malfoy
As It Should Be
Booze & Hoots
Waiting for the Sun
Night of the Phoenix
Malfoy's Patented Daydream Scheme
Posted by Anise on Aug 20, 2017 04:10 pm (10 Comments)
News on the D/G Fic Exchange!OMG I DON'T EVEN *&^*)&^*)&^&*^!
The exchange fic is WRITTEN!!!
Okay, it still needs some editing. But it's done! It exists! It is a thing!!! I seriously thought this wasn't going to happen, BUT IT DID. It was written as the CampNaNo project, which helped. Can't they have it every month?? ;)
ETA: I can't post a cookie from it, because... well, for an exchange, you're not supposed to know who the authors are until the big reveal. ;) But it has Draco and Ginny in it. And they do things. And say words. And things happen. I don't THINK that gave too much away...
Posted by Anise on Jul 28, 2017 03:14 pm (5 Comments)
Summer 2017 D/G Fic Exchange Yay! :)And... IT'S HERE! The DG Forum Fic Exchange – Summer 2017! YAY!!! (throws confetti) Longtime author Boogum is running the exchange through the FFN DG forum, and I'm working on bringing in even more authors! if you've ever written D/G... thought about writing D/G... are willing to try writing D/G... we need YOU. The link below goes to the post with all the details, so you'll obviously want to go there, but here are some dates:
April 10: prompt submissions open
April 22: Prompt submissions close. Prompt requests open.
May 6: Prompts assigned - start writing!
July 31: Final writing deadline for all fics. Stories are posted daily in the order in which they were received.
TBC: All stories posted.
TBC: Accepting nominations.
TBC: Voting period.
TBC: Winners are announced/Writer identities revealed.
Again, check out all the details right here!
Posted by Anise on Apr 10, 2017 06:02 pm (11 Comments)
Summer 2017 Fic Exchange!Hey all,
Yes, we WILL be having a fic exchange this summer! :) But we're going to do it differently from the way we have before. This will be a joint project with the FFN DG forum group, which means we're going to do it through FFN (doing exchanges on LJ adds a LOT, a lot more unnecessary work.) Prompt picking will probably be in May with a long chunk of time to write the fics. And we can't do it without YOU, so we're going to have a lot of FIA participants! (OH yes... oh yes, we will. ;)
That's all the info for now, but more updates when there's more news.
Posted by Anise on Mar 28, 2017 04:55 pm (6 Comments)
WE'RE FAMOUS! KIND OF! YAY!A repost from FB, but not everybody reads our page there...
LOOK AT THIS! WE'RE FAMOUS! YAY! (runs around screeching...)
Ahem. :) FIA is in an academic paper!! It was published last year, and I just found it now. Lookie lookie look. The archive is in it... there are quotes such as "Anise’s body of work is particularly vast"... (blush) READ EET.
FanFiction, Fire, and Ice: The Draco/Ginny Fandom as a Critique of Harry Potter
Posted by Anise on Mar 17, 2017 09:44 pm (13 Comments)
New poll question!Hey all, yep... there's an actual new poll question. The last one was up for a while, and it was time for a change! What would YOU like to see on the site? Vote for your favorite answer, come back and vote again, leave comments, and... I don't know... go outside and enjoy spring. :)
Posted by Anise on Mar 11, 2017 06:43 pm (4 Comments)
Spammers and Other NewsHey all,
So I'm keeping on top of the spammers, and welcome to all actual new members! :) I think I'm narrowing down the weird problem with the occasional 404 error. At first, I thought it was the chapter length, but that didn't seem to be it... then I went through a new chapter paragraph by paragraph, line by line, word by word... finally identifying the specific line that was the problem. And that's what was so weird... that line was definitely doing it, but I could never figure out what the specific word or phrase or word was that kept triggering the error. So the point is, if anybody has problems with a chapter posting, just keep searching for the exact part that's causing the issue, and you'll eventually find it!! ;)
Posted by Anise on Mar 06, 2017 12:42 pm (6 Comments)
Another spammer bites the dust...Okay, we had to get rid of ANOTHER spammer today... this one was more subtle... they left a review that *almost* sounded legit... and then included a spam link to a student-paper-writing service. No, no, no... they're gone. We are on it! And again, I really hope that we don't have to go back to registering everyone by hand.. :P
Posted by Anise on Feb 19, 2017 01:21 pm (9 Comments)
Spam, spam, icky spam...Hey all, we just had a bunch of spam users sign up today.. >:[. Ick. I think they've all been deleted, but I'm going to keep watching for new ones. I hate to go back to turning off autoregistration, so let's hope it doesn't go that far!!
Posted by Anise on Feb 16, 2017 05:30 pm (2 Comments)