Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Updating the Updates Project

Updating the weekly list of new fanfics is a chore, and there apparently isn't time to do it more than once a week, so it isn't very timely for the most part. Still, for now it will be continued here with links, as it does seem to be of help to readers.

Recently I discovered that some of the stories on ff.net were getting missed in my big lists of Daria tales told, so I am at work fixing that. I've updated the 2008 fanfic list for PPMB and SFMB, but not yet for ff.net.

The issue of NC-17 Dariarotica is also on my mind, as far as how to sort it out from other fanfic. My mental rule of thumb at present is that explicit stories will be excluded from my fanfic lists, just because, but they can be picked up for the annual NC-17 list by someone else. It also occurs to me that the annual NC-17 list can include highly suggestive stories as well as explicit ones. If pressed for examples, I would point to "Everybody Loves Jane," "The Misery Chicks," "Fashion Support," and "Touched by Angela Li" as being highly suggestive but not obscene, if that makes any sense. They could go up for the annual Dariarotica award as well as anything else. Lots of stories do the same kind of category crossover. I do recall that "Stacy Rowe, Seeker" contained one or two vignettes that were borderline NC-17, but I let it pass as I am so completely addicted to the series.

So there it is. Feedback on this topic would be welcome. Meanwhile, I'll keep going with the 2008 fanfic update. Cheers!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

As an author who occasionally dips into NC-17, I agree with your decision to omit it from your update bulletins. Daria smut (like all smut) tends to be plotless, and thus nobody would miss it very much.

Of the NC-17 works with a substantial plot, well...you could always post those in a separate update post, perhaps only viewable to people logged in to Blogger and with big red warning signs and stuff. Ideally, an entirely separate blog could be set up, but I don't really see anybody actually bothering, especially to the scale of effort which you put in.

the NightGoblyn said...

I'd just leave out the NC17 stuff, especially since someone else is compiling a running list of it over on SFMB. Whether you choose to include the hard R material is up to you, but I endorse the method you've used to far. The 'contains mature content' footnote seems like a good compromise.

Scissors MacGillicutty said...

As an author who occasionally dips into NC-17, I agree with your decision to omit it from your update bulletins. Daria smut (like all smut) tends to be plotless, and thus nobody would miss it very much.

What she or he said.