This month marks the Archive's nine year anniversary. On this day in 2001, the Archive officially opened its doors with a staff of fifteen and with eleven fan fiction stories already archived.
Today we celebrate by remembering and thanking that original staff for the vision they had in creating this site, and for the immense labor they put into the project. Of those fifteen, three have left us with fic to enjoy. First we start with FernWithy
, one of the founders of the site, and its first editor. Her first archived fic was Autopilot
, wherein Anakin must learn the difference between trusting in the Force and trusting in himself, in August of 2001.
On the first reviewer staff, we have ami-padme
. Her first archived fan fic was Fire and Darkness
from July, 2001. It is a pre-Revenge of the Sith
speculation piece of how Anakin might have lost Padmé.
Also a reviewer on the first staff, Julie
later became an editor in June of 2001. Her first contribution to the Archive's story collection was also in August of 2001: If I Don't Catch You
. It is the first of an AU trilogy, where young Anakin's life is significantly changed when Qui-Gon survives the events of The Phantom Menace
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