Author: Darth Breezy
Date posted: 9/20/2005 5:14:56 PM
Darth Breezy's Comments:
An excellent article that is long over due. My strongest issue with the archive has been the tendancy to forget that not everyone who submits is a 'proffesional' writer, and not all the reviewers have any real formal education as 'editors'. What we share is a passion for Star Wars and fan fiction, and people should remember that if your story doesn't fit 'here', there are a hundred and one OTHER places that it will. :)
Date posted: 8/29/2006 1:32:00 AM
An excellent little article and itís nice to see that the Archives is trying to manage the bad reputation itís gathered over the years.
However, it still does not explain a lot of the inconsistencies that characterize the Archivesís method. The fact still remains that a lot of writers get preferential treatment from the Archives: An award-winning writer from the TFN Boards has been trying to get her story archived for years, and has been turned down for several Ďcharacterizationí reasons. Yet, a popular series on the Archives, by Quiller, with strong Obidala leanings and gross mischaracterizations of both members of that non-canon pairing, has had all 6 stories archived. Just this month alone, 2 stories from the same writer, a moderator in the TFN boards, was archived while other stories have been waiting since April for feedback.
The double standard that is exhibited in the Archives is the major grouse that fan fiction writers have with it. Until that is rectified, the Archives has a long way to go before convincing this reader that all is fair and above board in its dealings.