[REBLOG FAR AND WIDE, PEEPS! :D MY CHALLENGE TO YOU - 1500 REBLOGS. THAT’S ONCE PER EACH OF YA. CAN WE DO IT?]
Do you like fanfic?
Do you read fanfic?
Do you write fanfic?
Does your life, perhaps, center around fanfic? fanart? fanvids? fanmixes? podfics? :D
(…..whaaaat? why you lookin’ at me that way??)
AO3 is the fanfic archive to beat all other fic archives - and we all know it. We all use it. Some of us are there every day. Some of us, maybe, possibly, never leave the site (how many tabs do I have open right now? ….not sayin.)
Those of us who were fans before we had an archive all our own remember getting TOS’d by LJ and other platforms (none of which had the right features for an archive anyway) on a regular basis, depending on who owned it or advertised on it at any given moment. Bah!
AO3 is a fabulous resource - we ought to remember that more often :D
Well, AO3 isn’t being generated by magic code monkeys :D It’s fans and writers and artists just like all of us writing and maintaining the code & the infrastructure, and they need dollars to keep the thing afloat.
Right now is a big Organization for Transformative Works membership drive. OTW is the parent of AO3, plus a bunch of other fannish support initiatives, including legal advocacy for writers or artists being harassed for their legal fanworks.
Click your way on over there and give them five or ten bucks. I mean, it’s a couple of coffees, or a bubble tea or other imbibable equivalent of your choice :D GIVE THEM JUST A FEW DOLLARS. EVERY FEW DOLLARS COUNTS.
DONATE - YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO!
There are almost 1500 of you following this tumblr - if each of you gave AO3 ten bucks it would give AO3 $15,000. That’s a not-insignificant amount of dollars :D
GIVE AO3 A LATTE OR TWO. THEY GET THIRSTY WRITING ALL THAT CODE.
It’s amazing to me that they manage to keep AO3 up and running on donations. I mean, we could be being spammed with ads all the time or paying a monthly subscription fee - and it would be *worth* a subscription fee.
You use AO3 - go show them your support, nay love and adoration, in a concrete way. You know you want to :D
CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE DONATION PAGE!
“…Fan fiction is a way of the culture repairing the damage done in a system where contemporary myths are owned by corporations instead of owned by the folk.” ~Henry Jenkins