A fan-created, fan-run, non-profit, non-commercial archive for transformative fanworks, like fanfiction, fanart, fan videos, and podfic

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The Archive of Our Own is a project of the Organization for Transformative Works.

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  • Show Off with New OTW Thank-You Gifts!

    Published: Sat 21 Apr 2018 12:09PM EDT Comments: 7

    Check it out: Brand new this month, the Organization for Transformative Works (OTW) presents some awesome new project-themed merch, available when you make a donation today!

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  • Your Donations Preserve Fannish History!

    Published: Wed 18 Apr 2018 07:57PM EDT Comments: 75

    Have you ever gone back to look for a fic you read years ago and found out it's disappeared from the internet? We've all been there. As fandom grows and years go by, countless thousands of fanworks disappear every day—entire archives go offline every month, and with them treasures are forever lost to fandom and future generations of fans.

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  • Major update to our search engine coming soon!

    Published: Tue 17 Apr 2018 12:17PM EDT Comments: 167

    At long last, we have upgraded our search engine, Elasticsearch, from version 0.90 aaaaaaall the way to 6.2, which had obviously been long overdue. A lot of other emergencies kept cropping up over the years, and there were never enough volunteers around to handle such a massive code rewrite while also managing the day-to-day upkeep of the Archive. With the help of our contractors (thanks to your generous donations!), we are now getting ready to deploy these changes to the Archive.

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