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    Ten Little Peeves - The Big List of Fanfic Peeves by Fannish Butterfly / Sandy and the Bitkahs

    Fandom: Multi-Fandom

    This work isn't hosted on the Archive so this blurb might not be complete or accurate.

    29 Dec 2017

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    Rants & Rambles - The Big List of FanFic Peeves.

    I'm going to go out on a limb and say, "There is no such thing as an inherently bad idea in fanfic (not even Krycek/Scully), only poorly executed ideas."

    But there are a lot of poorly executed ideas. Or, to put it another way, there are a lot of clever and interesting plots undercut by the author's inability to write a sentence, to stay faithful to a character, or to not be their own worst enemy.

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    29 Dec 2017

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    A good guide of "please don't" & recommendations of alternatives for writers.

    (The excamples are m/m slash, but still the guide is valid for all fic.)

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    Accurately dating fics is good practice, and is useful to both individual fans and the fandom as a whole. Yet finding accurate publication dates for many fics is nearly impossible: some fics don't have dates at all, some fics have hidden or lost dates, and others are incorrectly dated when they are re-posted to AO3.

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    14 Oct 2017

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    Harry and Malfoy are trapped at Hogwarts around the time the school was founded. Stuck with a different way of doing magic, with no chocolate, and with each other, they have to find a way to work together if they want a chance to go home.

    Featured Book: Hogwarts: A History

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    14 Oct 2017

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    A wonderful story!

    I especially love the slow pace and seemingly natural development of Harry & Draco's relationship.
    The characters are all well done and IC and we see a good description of the Founder's era and all the things 'missing' at that time.

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    On the AO3, you're allowed to tag your works in any way you want.

    But if what you want is the tags that are most standard, most searchable, and/or most wrangler-friendly, here's a short guide on how to do it.

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    08 Oct 2017

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    There are some great quick guides to HTML on A03. This is not one of them - it is a comprehensive guide, dividing all of the available tags into the following categories:

    1. Text Formatting (in-line HTML)
    2. Page Formatting (block HTML)
    3. Tables and Lists
    4. Links and Images

    Each tag will have - at a minimum - a link to the w3schools page about it (so you can learn more), a code example, and the result of the code example.

    It will also introduce tag attributes, ways to further refine formatting, for a few simple - but widely applicable - cases.

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    07 Oct 2017

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