It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

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I’ve been slowly organizing my fan fiction so I have a complete archive on this blog (and on Google Docs) of all the finished and unfinished fics. Currently the stories are scattered around my hard drive, several online archives, and my old website without any rhyme or reason. Figured it would be best if I had one master copy of them, so here we are.

It was an easy roll to start out with. I made homepages for each of the fandoms, folders on Google Docs, templates for posting… and started trying to track down every copy I could find. I knew there were a lot of older things out there that weren’t properly archived anywhere, but I figured it wouldn’t be too impossible a task.

I was so so wrong.

To be fair, I made the mistake with starting with what I knew were the smallest fandoms and working my way up. Sounds like a smart plan, right?

House M.D. was a breeze with 3 fics.

Labyrinth, Narnia, and Stargate SG-1 were only a smidge more work with 4.

Peter Pan had 5, Torchwood had 7, Buffy had 12-ish,  all nice respectable numbers.

Then Doctor Who picked up the pace with 26 and Harry Potter with 36.

And then I hit Stargate Atlantis.

Which has 143 fics.

And counting.

To be honest it really makes me want to turn around and go digging for the really old stuff instead (X-men, Valdemar, Ranma 1/2ElfQuest, Pern…). I had been posting the old fics by backdating them to empty mondays past, but I’m already into 2014 and SG:A will be over two years of monday fics.

Since the blog actually goes all the way back to 2005, ending up in 2012 (or 2011) isn’t the end of the world. And the way the web works nowadays I don’t think anyone cares where/when the content is as long as it’s out there, but it feels rather odd.

Odd or not, the more I go digging the more fan fiction (and original fiction) that I find that I’d forgotten I had… so onwards! 😀

Martha Bechtel

My name is Martha Bechtel and I write fantasy and science fiction stories, paint small model horses silly colors, cast resin and plaster magnets, code random code (and Wordpress plugins)... Come on in and join in the fun!

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