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LOTR Fanfiction Archive

With much regret I have decided to follow the example of many other authors who are appalled at the new development at the LOTR Fanfiction archive, and have deleted my story from there. I have saved the much treasured reviews I've got on the story so far as screenshots, so I can heart them - but I cannot stay on an archive that is for profit, or even may bring down the wrath of the Tolkien Estate on all our heads because it is for profit. It is one thing to ask for donations or to advertise to shoulder part of the hosting costs, and even that is still an iffy issue in some cases. It is quite another to go around and explicitly try to buy and sell "profitable" sites.

So, my stuff will be found henceforth at LJ and a few selected other sites, but not there, anymore. XCCCC

I shall be starting on transferring my stuff to AO3, this weekend - if we have to face the danger of C&D's from the copyright owners, then by all means do it for a site that is worth fighting for, not for a site somebody tries to gain a profit from fans working for what they want to be a community of sharing their works for free. Fanfiction is about stories written NOT FOR PROFIT. The moment you change that and try to use these fanworks for commerce? You kill the spirit of the thing. And I love this very thing too much to allow myself to take part in something that is killing this spirit.

EDIT to add: Done. I have now requested to have my account deleted at LOTRFF.com, too. My stories will be reposted (among other places) at the new archive, Faerie: http://efiction.esteliel.de/index.php
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