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psa: don’t mention commissions/patreon on AO3

Hi guys! So I know we all don’t actually read the terms and conditions of things and just hit agree assuming there’s nothing important in there (I do it too oops) but if you take writing commissions or anything involving money, then there’s actually something in the AO3 terms and conditions to be aware of.

Linking to a personal website or blog/social network where you are taking donations, posting commissions or mentioning published works is permitted, but advertising it directly on the Archive is not, nor is using language which one might interpret as requesting financial contributions. For example, you can say something to the effect of “check out my Tumblr if you want to know more about me and my writing” and include the link to the site, but you cannot specifically state anything about donations, commissions or sales on the Archive.

Today someone reported one of my fics as violating this condition - presumably because I’d mentioned my patreon in the author’s note (I wasn’t actively requesting donations either… I’d literally just mentioned that it existed, and that the fic in question was written as a thank-you for hitting one of my goals).

I’ve written to AO3 to check whether just saying ‘thank you to those who support me on patreon’ is fine and I’ll let you guys know when they get back to me, but if it’s still going too far in terms of being a ‘commercial promotion’ then I’ll just avoid mentioning this in the future! :’)

As I said, someone did actually report my fic for this - so there are people out there who are noticing/reporting these situations. Please be aware of this if you take fic commissions, or use patreon or ko-fi, because your account could end up suspended, which of course no one wants!

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Shining, Shimmering, Splendid

Written for the Everlarkian Archives Disney Fairy Tale Challenge

Part 1 now on AO3

Part 2 to post tomorrow (Day 2)

Summary: Katniss Everdeen is just trying to survive life and take care of her mother and sister. A chance encounter with a boy, a villain and a genie turns her life upside down forever.  Aladdin/Everlark Crossover fic. Picture by the incomparable Ombradellaluna.


“Thank you. You don’t know how much this means to me.”

Katniss felt her skin flush with embarrassment. “It’s nothing. I just gave you a ride.”

Peeta shook his head, his hand still on her elbow, robbing her of the ability to think. “No, not just a ride. You gave me a taste of freedom. You don’t know the gift you have.”

“Gift? Of freedom?” asked Katniss sardonically. “Freedom to scrape by? Freedom from ducking and hiding from cops?”

“How about freedom from people telling you what to do all the time?“ he retorted in frustration. "What to study, which friends to have, what clothes to wear…I wish I knew what it was like to be free to make my own choices,” he said distractedly. “Sometimes, I feel just so…”

“Trapped?” supplied Katniss quietly, as he clasped her other elbow in his hand and pulled her towards him.

“Trapped,” he repeated, looking at her, his eyes begging for her understanding.

Out of the Dead Land by emilyenrose (part II: death by water)

“Do you know who I am?”

The soldier, still on the floor, opened his eyes and found he was looking at a screen. It took up an entire wall of the cell he was in. Two of the other walls were blank stone; the third was bars, looking out on a blue-lit corridor. There was nothing and no one in the corridor. On the screen was a face that was made of green strips of light. It was a rough image of a human head, like someone hadn’t bothered with all the details. He did not recognize the face.

“No,” he said.

The face on the screen made an expression that looked a little bit like a smile. “Good,” it said. “You should not know me. You will be retrievable after all.”

Bucky Barnes is dead. He drowned in green light long ago.

(This part: 27,000 words. Or read from the start here!)

anonymous asked:

Do you have a favorite troll? What are your favorite memories from the homesuck fandom?

I’m fairly fond of Terezi, though her lategame treatment in canon and in fandom sometimes muddles that. Similar story with Karkat, actually, haha. I get really passionately invested in defending Aradia and Tavros whenever someone maligns them. In general, my heart tends to lie with the Beta kids, so I admit I spend less time thinking about the trolls.

As for favorite memories of the Homestuck fandom… man, that culture was like nothing else I’ve ever experienced and probably nothing I’ll ever experience again. I wrote a whole gushy post about it back when the comic was ending, but a trawl through my archives for the last 20 minutes turned up nothing. Who knows where it went. Probably my favorite part was update culture - how everything exploded into debate and discussion and art and cosplay right off the bat, and we were all in it together. A big part of the Homestuck experience *was* being part of that - readers coming into it now will get to read the comic, but they’ll miss a lot of the environment, and that’s kind of sad. I’m glad I got to be a part of it for a time, however it ended.

Here I've Lost, Here I've Prayed - ryukoishida - Yuri!!! on Ice (Anime) [Archive of Our Own]
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Guang Hong finds Leo sitting on the steps outside the stadium after Leo’s disappointing free skate. There’s nothing Guang Hong can do – he knows this – but he will be by Leo’s side, always.

Can also be found on my blog! :3

Pancakes and Waffles

by Aslinn

I will probably write other drabbles in the future, so I will make this part of a series I guess. I only really write fluff, but I may add NSFW works later on, so that’s why it probably easier to keep the drabbles separate (as opposed at chapters in a series).

Nothing is beta’d, I just write stuff and post it, so if you see anything glaring wrong let me know.

You can follow me for stuff like this on my tumblr or twitter:
@aslincosplay on twitter

Words: 711, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Series: Part 1 of Soft Cowman and his Spiky Husband (McHanzo)

from AO3 works tagged ‘Jesse McCree/Hanzo Shimada’ http://ift.tt/2gGdoqG

im gonna make a new private tumblr bc this one, too many irl people know and it feels too public and just. a general mess. but BECAUSE i have had this blog since 2012, i can’t bear to part w it (as well as the fact it’s a big archive of refs & stuff), this blog, over the course of the new year will become an aesthetic (?) only blog, maybe occasional text posts, but nothing like personal posts, links, art refs, videos, stuff like that. HOPEFULLY. if anyone wants my new blog, please send me a message OFF anon obvsly. IF I KNOW YOU IRL, I WILL NOT BE GIVING YOU THIS BLOG. NO exceptions.

'Talking About Socks' by Entwife_Incognito | The Mentalist | Archive of Our Own
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By Organization for Transformative Works

A bit of hot fluff as we await the finale. The love Jane has for his gift of socks from Lisbon is a small phenomenon in the show. It’s hard to laugh when we know how much they mean to him. Lisbon talks socks to Jane, on her goodbye visit. Rated ‘E.’ One-shot. Disclaimer: I own nothing about The Mentalist.

Posted first at FFnet on May 17, 2014. Now on AO3 with refining edits.