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Things. Not necessarily related.

  • Membership in OTW has opened as of this evening. You guys, I'm so excited about the archive that's going to be released this summer (version 1.0). Check out the roadmap for archive development. All this stuff is going to be available when it opens. It fills me with massive squee. And some of the possibilities for expansion that have been discussed for the future are even more awesome.

    You don't have to be a member of OTW to use the archive when it opens, but OTW membership provides financial support for the underpinnings of the archive and non-profit and a donation of $10 or more during a year will give you the right to vote in the next board election. You can read more about OTW membership at the Membership FAQ. If you've financial questions or privacy concerns, check out the Financial FAQ and our Privacy Policy. Still want further info? Drop ComRel a comment on the LJ post or email us at comrel@transformativeworks.org. :)

  • I'm getting sick again. I came home tonight at five and took a little nappy-nap on the couch. I didn't wake up until 9:30 and I'm still so tired I could curl up right now and sleep until morning. I don't feel like eating, my throat's raw, my head hurts, and I'm running a fever. Awesome. I don't know what it is with me and illness this winter but I'm like the walking plague lately. I'm seriously debating whether I should go to work tomorrow. Stupid body.

  • I've gotten sucked into Skins. How did this happen, you ask? LET ME TELL YOU. I resisted [info]luciamad talking about it for a year because hi, I don't need another show to watch, dammit. I can't keep up with the ones I have--even with the writer's strike. Then [info]ze_dragon saw Luc start mentioning Skins lately with the new series airing and all and knows that she has excellent taste in media. (Cause she does. *eyes Luc*) And not long ago [info]stepps pimped it. So between those two, Dragon fell last week. I still resisted. Bah! Don't need! No! Will not! No more shows! No more fandoms! And then Dragon came over this weekend with a DVD filled with the whole damn first season and forced it on me. Dammit. Now I'm totally in love with Sid because he's such a sweet dork and I may be in search of fic and oh my GOD, [info]luciamad, [info]stepps, and [info]ze_dragon....I hate you all. No, really. I do. Oh, God, Sid. My heart. Sid. Dammit.

  • Am still feeling seriously restless and discontent. I don't know why. This too shall pass, I suppose.
Thinking: sick sick

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Don't Let The Muggles Get You Down, or Why I Joined OTW

As some of you know, I'm the chair of Community Relations for OTW, and this week is a celebration of Why I Joined OTW on [info]otw_news. I'd highly encourage you taking a look at some of the posts being compiled here. There are some fabulous posts from various individuals inside and outside the organization talking about why they chose to be involved with the Organization for Transformative Works.

Forgive the length of this entry, but in order for me to adequately explain why I even threw my name into the ring during the call for volunteers, I have to go through a bit of history regarding Strikethrough and its aftermath because my experience this past year with LJ and 6A highly, highly influenced my decision to be involved with the organization. (I should also say that this is a personal recounting and all opinions expressed herein are entirely my own; others I'm sure experienced Strikethrough and Boldthrough in very different ways. This is just an accounting of what I myself dealt with and how it influenced me personally. *g*)

When FanLib raised its head back in May of last year, I thought it was a negative thing, trying to make money off of what we do. But, to be completely honest, though I was aware of the movement to build An Archive Of Our Own and kept one eye on the discussion, I was far more involved at the time in my own fannish world. I'd just found bandom a few months prior and I was into the shiny, and of course, there was the closing of HP canon to both look forward to and to fear. The discussions of a fan-run archive sounded interesting to me, particularly any that would allow me a place to archive my RPS (since neither of my current archives accept it), but they weren't top of my mind.

And then Strikethrough 07 happened. )

So what does all of this have to do with my joining OTW, you ask? )
Thinking: thoughtful thoughtful
Singing: Van Morrison: Piper At The Gates Of Dawn

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It's an archive--of our very own.
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Just a quick update between work meetings here--more later tonight, including the Story of Gerard. But I just wanted to point people towards this update post in [info]otw_news, which used to be known as fanarchive. :)

The fanarchive project has been set up as a non-profit and as such there's a new name for it: Organization for Transformative Works. Hence the OTW in [info]otw_news. :)

I'm delighted to be chairing the organization's Community Relations committee, which at the moment is comprised of myself, [info]bethbethbeth, [info]mirabile_dictu, [info]svmadelyn, and [info]shrift. And we'll be your fandom liaisons for the archive. You've got questions...we'll get you answers!

We've got some news and announcements coming up about the archive project in the next week, so if you're interested in keeping up with details of the archive, please make sure you friend [info]otw_news on Livejournal, JournalFen, GreatestJournal or InsaneJournal. (That last one is coming later today.)

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