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Octaves of the Heart: Sublime Archives and I Will Remember You Marathon Archive (2005-2009), two Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel archives, are being imported to the Archive of Our Own (AO3).

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Background explanation

Octaves of the Heart: Sublime Archives was established in 2003. After many years of hosting stories from many talented writers, the archivists have decided to move these collections to Archive of Our Own so that they may continue to be enjoyed by readers for many years to come.

Open Doors will be working with MrsGordo, GraceNM, and Chrislee to import Octaves of the Heart and I Will Remember You Marathon Archive (2005-2009) into separate, searchable collections on the Archive of Our Own. As part of preserving the archives in their entirety, all fanfiction currently in the Octaves of the Heart: Sublime Archives and the I Will Remember You Marathon Archive (2005-2009) will be hosted on the OTW's servers, and embedded in their own AO3 work pages.

We will begin importing works from Octaves of the Heart: Sublime Archives and the I Will Remember You Marathon Archive (2005-2009) to the AO3 after November.

What does this mean for creators who had work(s) on Octaves of the Heart: Sublime Archives and the I Will Remember You Marathon Archive (2005-2009)?

We will send an import notification to the email address we have for each creator. We'll do our best to check for an existing copy of any works before importing. If we find a copy already on the AO3, we will invite it to the collection instead of importing it. All works archived on behalf of a creator will include their name in the byline or the summary of the work.

All imported works will be set to be viewable only by logged-in AO3 users. Once you claim your works, you can make them publicly-viewable if you choose. After 30 days, all unclaimed imported works will be made visible to all visitors. We will then permanently close down the site.

Please contact Open Doors with your Octaves of the Heart: Sublime Archives and the I Will Remember You Marathon Archive (2005-2009) pseud(s) and email address(es), if:

  1. You'd like us to import your works, but you need the notification sent to a different email address than you used on the original archives
  2. You already have an AO3 account and have imported your works already yourself.
  3. You’d like to import your works yourself (including if you don’t have an AO3 account yet).
  4. You would NOT like your works moved to the AO3.
  5. You are happy for us to preserve your works on the AO3, but would like us to remove your name.
  6. You have any other questions we can help you with.

Please include the name of the archive in the subject heading of your email. If you no longer have access to the email account associated with your Octaves of the Heart: Sublime Archives and the I Will Remember You Marathon Archive account, please contact Open Doors and we'll help you out. (If you've posted the works elsewhere, or have an easy way to verify that they're yours, that's great; if not, we will work with the Octaves of the Heart and I Will Remember You Marathon Archive mods to confirm your claims.)

Please see the Open Doors Website for instructions on

If you still have questions...

If you have further questions, visit the Open Doors FAQ, or contact the Open Doors committee.

We'd also love it if fans could help us preserve the story of Octaves of the Heart: Sublime Archives and I Will Remember You on Fanlore. If you're new to wiki editing, no worries! Check out the new visitor portal, or ask the Fanlore Gardeners for tips.

We're excited to be able to help preserve Octaves of the Heart: Sublime Archives and the I Will Remember You Marathon Archive (2005-2009)!

- The Open Doors team and MrsGordo, GraceNM, and Chrislee

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2020-12-08 10:06:47 -0500
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The last two deploys included a Rails upgrade and a variety of bug fixes and code cleanup. (Life has been turbulent enough, so we're keeping it very boring for us and our users. You're all welcome!)

A special thank you to our first-time contributors, ahiijny and translatorzepp!

Credits

  • Coders: ahiijny, Alix R, Cesy, cosette, Elz, Enigel, james_, redsummernight, Sarken, Stephen Burrows, ticking instant, tlee911, Tom Milligan, translatorzepp
  • Code reviewers: james_, redsummernight, Sarken, ticking instant, tlee911
  • Testers: Aline, bingeling, Claire, cosette, GoldenFalls, Harlow, james_, Jennifer D, lydia-theda, Matty, mumble, Nary, Nat, Paula, QED, Qem, redsummernight, Runt, Sammie Louise, Sarken, Taylor Clossin, tlee911

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0.9.295

Upgrade to Rails 5.2, deployed on October 1st.

  • [AO3-5765] - In order to stay current with Rails, we had to upgrade from Rails 5.1 to 5.2. A lot of the work involved upgrades to associated gems and fixes for deprecated features that will be removed in Rails 6. A million thanks to everyone who helped out with testing almost every aspect of every single Archive feature (and there are a lot) to make sure everything was still working correctly! An extra special shoutout to Sarken, Nary, and lydia-theda, who went above and beyond to become the top 3 testers in our sprawling spreadsheet. <3!
  • [AO3-3908] - Trying to simultaneously reject and remove a work from a collection would give an Error 500. It's now possible to do both at the same time, as it should be.
  • [AO3-4829] - Changing the default skin (i.e. look of the Archive) would lead to a loss of all styling (i.e. a naked looking Archive) for all users. Now it's possible for admins to designate another skin as the AO3 default.
  • [AO3-4551] - Changes to parent skins would not update the child skin. This has been fixed!
  • [AO3-6033] - We upgraded our code coverage gem from version 0.1.14 to 0.2.0. (As you can see on our GitHub page, 90% of our codebase is currently covered by automated tests that are run whenever someone commits a fix or enhancement!)
  • [AO3-6049] - A few of our tests would sometimes fail for no reason. We fixed them so they should now reliably pass if there are no actual issues.
  • [AO3-6014] - We are now able to specify different robots.txt rules for different Archive installs depending on the full domain name associated with each, so nothing gets erroneously overwritten anymore.

0.9.296

Bug fixes and behind-the-scenes work, deployed on December 8th.

  • [AO3-6083] - We've started using HTML5 data-* attributes for our autocomplete code instead of some old invalid custom attributes.
  • [AO3-5833] - On iOS devices, the autocomplete didn't generally offer suggestions -- it usually just told you it was looking for some. We've tweaked it to make it more likely to provide help.
  • [AO3-5357] - If Creator A listed an anonymous work by Creator B as the inspiration for one of their works, when someone went to Creator B's Related Works page, they would see the anonymous work there... even though the point of anonymous works is to prevent folks from knowing who created them. To preserve anonymity, only Creator B will be able to see their anonymous works on their Related Works page.
  • [AO3-5861] - The "Works in Collections" button on any user's dashboard takes you, rather fittingly, to all of that user's works in collections (save for the anonymous ones, obviously). It's also a way to find all your own works in collections (including the anonymous ones). When accidentally trying to access this page for a nonexistent user, you are now greeted by a 404 page instead of an Error 500.
  • [AO3-6079] - By manipulating the HTML of the bookmark form, it was theoretically possible to change a work's tags. We've changed it so that's no longer possible.
  • [AO3-5168] - If you neglected to fill in a required field when bookmarking a new external work, the rating and category tags you selected would be cleared out and you'd have to reenter it. We've made sure it will be preserved.
  • [AO3-5924] - The Donate or Volunteer page had the browser page title "Donate Home", which didn't make a lot of sense. Now it is "Donate or Volunteer".
  • [AO3-6000] - We renamed the fields on the guest comment form to reduce the chances your browser will helpfully autofill the form with your non-fannish name.
  • [AO3-5925] - The guest comment form didn't mention that you can use HTML in comments, so we added some information about that to the form.
  • [AO3-6007] - Unlike a pseud's works and bookmarks pages, its series page didn't indicate which pseud it belonged to or how many series it contained. Now the header on the page will say "(#) Series by pseud (username)" instead of just "Series by username".
  • [AO3-6006] - Dashboards had a similar problem, in that they'd display only the pseud at the top of the page, but not the associated username. Now the Dashboard also follows the "pseud (username)" convention.
  • [AO3-5820] - When updating the status of items in your inbox, you have to tick a checkbox for the items you want to select. This checkbox was very small and could be hard to select, so we added a label to it to increase the area you can click or tap to tick the box.
  • [AO3-5952] - The text in table headers in right-to-left languages (e.g. Arabic) was left-aligned. We've made it right-aligned instead.
  • [AO3-5987] - The "Share" button on bookmark pages was set up so that all of the sharing options are rendered and embedded in the page, which meant that our servers were performing extra work and referrer information was being sent to Twitter and Tumblr each time a bookmark page was loaded. We've improved performance by not rendering share options until the "Share" button gets pressed, and we've improved privacy by using different buttons that don't track the user or load third party JavaScript.
  • [AO3-5950] - We tweaked the settings on the homepage Twitter widget to disable Twitter's tracking and to return it to its original size.
  • [AO3-6056] - The confirmation pop-up for prompt memes claims' "Drop Claim" option used wording that wasn't consistent with other confirmation pop-ups. We've adjusted it.
  • [AO3-6016] - Now that the option to disable comments has gone live, we removed an unnecessary database column and related code.
  • [AO3-6020] - Removed some other unused code.
  • [AO3-6021] - Removed even more unused code! 🧹
  • [AO3-6082] - One of the services we used for running automated tests began charging, and it would've cost a small fortune for us to keep using it. We've switched to GitHub's built-in option, which doesn't charge us anything (at least for now).

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2020-12-07 12:21:42 -0500
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Banner of a paper airplane emerging from an envelope with the words 'OTW Newsletter: Organization for Transformative Works'

I. AO3 MILESTONES

November was a big month for the AO3! Tag Wrangling canonized the AO3's 40,000th fandom and celebrated with a post that explained ways that wranglers organize tags to help AO3 users make decisions about how to tag their fanworks. Two weeks later, the AO3 also reached 3 million registered users and made another post to thank AO3 users for their contributions and to summarize some of the benefits of registering an account.

II. ALSO AT THE AO3

AO3 Documentation had a successful month uploading new and revised documents to AO3! In addition to an updated Glossary, the Docs team has created a whopping six new FAQs and tutorials, including the Collections FAQ, Gift Exchange FAQ, Prompt Meme FAQ, Tutorial: Creating a Collection, Tutorial: Running a Gift Exchange on AO3, and Tutorial: Running a Prompt Meme on AO3. Feel free to check out any of these that pertain to you!

Open Doors formally announced the upcoming import of Yahoo Group Rawhide-fic this month! Refer to the import announcement for more information. There is also a new collection on AO3 where fanworks from Rawhide-fic will be available after the import.

In October, Tag Wrangling handled over 380,000 tags, amounting to over 800 tags per wrangler and more than 19,300 pages of tags! Support saw another 1200-ticket month in October, same as September. At the time of this writing, Support was on track to see even more tickets in November, and Policy & Abuse had received over 1500 tickets in November.

III. ELSEWHERE AT THE OTW

Elections has created a new team of Public Relations Specialists who will be working to improve awareness of our annual Board of Directors election. Remember that anyone who donates at least USD$10 to the OTW is eligible to become a member and vote in the upcoming year's election.

Communications was pleased to unveil a new social media account in October: be sure to follow us on Instagram! Meanwhile, Finance has completed the 2019 audited financials and tax return and will be uploading them before the new year.

IV. IT’S ALL ABOUT THE PEEPS

From 24 October to 24 November, Volunteers & Recruiting received 185 new requests, and completed 212, leaving us with 15 open requests (including induction and removal tasks listed below).

As of 24 November, the OTW has 937 volunteers. \o/ Recent personnel movements are listed below.

New Committee Chairs: Ioana (Translation)
New Committee Staff: satsuma, Emma M, Lauren Messenger, Sam L & Patchlamb (all Fanlore), Audrey Kosier, Sarah Westvik and 4 other Elections staff, Frost the Fox, inimitablereel, Naath, David Ferguson (all Systems), Apollonie (Volunteers & Recruiting)
New Translation Volunteers: Brina Recelj, Chaiu, Celina, elyyyna, Keiko (Kay) Nishimura, Lunachi, MetebelisIII, Patrícia Ferreira, sideDani, Sira Dragonnier, Sofia M & weisswald and 7 other volunteers

Departing Committee Staff: Linda Levitt (TWC) and 1 other TWC Staffer, 1 Support Staffer, Ehryn, Frost The Fox (both Policy & Abuse) and 7 other Policy & Abuse Staffers, 2 AO3 Documentation staff, Pam Haas (Communications) and 2 other Communications staff, Malley (Fanlore) and 2 other Fanlore staff, 1 Legal staff, 2 Volunteers & Recruiting staff & 2 Webs staff
Departing AD&T Coder Volunteers: 2 Volunteers
Departing Communications Volunteers: 1 Volunteer
Departing Open Doors Volunteers: 1 Volunteer
Departing Tag Wrangler Volunteers: 2 Volunteers
Departing TWC Volunteers: Cameron Salisbury and 2 other Volunteers

For more information about the purview of our committees, please access the committee listing on our website.


The Organization for Transformative Works is the non-profit parent organization of multiple projects including Archive of Our Own, Fanlore, Open Doors, Transformative Works and Cultures, and OTW Legal Advocacy. We are a fan run, entirely donor-supported organization staffed by volunteers. Find out more about us on our website.

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2020-11-29 15:03:50 -0500
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We're excited to announce that the AO3 Documentation committee is replacing the current Collections & Challenges FAQ with a suite of FAQs and tutorials. 🎉

The Collections FAQ will answer several common questions about how to put together and maintain a collection, and the Gift Exchange FAQ and Prompt Meme FAQ are full of information you'll need if running or participating in a challenge on AO3.

Making a collection for the first time, or just unsure of the process? Try starting with our Tutorial: Creating a Collection for step-by-step instructions. You'll be able to group your own works according to themes or collect your favorites as neatly curated bookmarks in no time!

Want to encourage fellow fans to create more works for your favorite ship or trope? Check out our tutorials on Running a Gift Exchange on AO3 or Running a Prompt Meme on AO3 for guidance on setting up and running a challenge!

And if your heart just beats for a well-organized help section, there's a lot more in our collection of AO3 FAQs, which aim to cover all the tools and features available to you on the site. You might be interested in Formatting Content on AO3, which will guide you through using HTML to format your works, comments, notes, and summaries. Or you could check out the Unofficial Browser Tools FAQ, which lists several useful userscripts and browser plugins for commonly requested features we can't provide at the AO3 at this time.

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The AO3 Reaches Three Million Registered Users!

The Organization of Transformative Works is pleased to announce that Archive of Our Own has now passed 3 million registered users!

After opening to members of the public on November 14th, 2009, AO3 has seen rapid growth. We hit 1 million registered users four years ago on October 31, 2016 and 2 million registered users just over a year ago on July 17, 2019. We could not be more thrilled to have hit this new record.

We absolutely could not have done this without all of you, our users, both registered and unregistered alike, and we cannot thank you enough for helping us to achieve this mind-blowing milestone.

Thank you for all your contributions – your fanworks, your comments, your collection curation and moderation. We hope that this milestone is just one of many more to come, and that you will grow with us as we move forward.

While we’re incredibly grateful for all of AO3’s users, there are benefits to registering an account! Firstly, you’ll be able to access restricted works. Some works are posted so that they can only be accessed by logged-in account holders.

Secondly, registered users have access to AO3 skins that can change their reading experience and can make AO3 more accessible. The Reversi skin is AO3’s version of dark mode, and is only one of several options available.

Thirdly, you can get updates on your favorite works or creators by subscribing to them. You won’t have to manually refresh the page to see if that fic you’re reading updated: you can get a notification right to your inbox. Of course, these are just three reasons, there are many more!

There are lots of ways to become a registered user. You can always request an invitation from AO3. (You can check out the wait time on the Invitation Request Status page.) If you’re feeling particularly impatient, you can ask your friends for one of their invitations! Many registered users have a number of invitations they can give away – if you don’t want to join the waiting list, that’s the way to go.

As a thank you for all of your support throughout the years, we have created a phone screen and desktop wallpaper for you to download. Download them to your devices and join the celebration!

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Rawhide-fic, a Rawhide fanfiction archive, is being imported to the Archive of Our Own (AO3).

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Background explanation

The fandom for Rawhide, a show from 1959 about a cattle drive, is small but enduring. This collection of stories dates back to the year 2003 when the rawhide-fic group was created on Yahoo Groups for members of the fandom to share and talk about the stories they created around this never-ending cattle drive. When Yahoo Groups announced that it was closing down, the group began looking for a new trailhead.

Open Doors will be working with Grey Lupous to import Rawhide-fic into a separate, searchable collection on the Archive of Our Own.

We will begin importing works from Rawhide-fic to the AO3 after November.

What does this mean for creators who have work(s) on Rawhide-fic?

We will send an import notification to the email address we have for each creator. We'll do our best to check for an existing copy of any works before importing. If we find a copy already on the AO3, we will invite it to the collection instead of importing it. All works archived on behalf of a creator will include their name in the byline or the summary of the work.

All imported works will be set to be viewable only by logged-in AO3 users. Once you claim your works, you can make them publicly-viewable if you choose. After 30 days, all unclaimed imported works will be made visible to all visitors. We will then permanently close down the site.

Please contact Open Doors with your Rawhide-fic pseud(s) and email address(es), if:

  1. You'd like us to import your works, but you need the notification sent to a different email address than you used on the original archive
  2. You already have an AO3 account and have imported your works already yourself.
  3. You’d like to import your works yourself (including if you don’t have an AO3 account yet).
  4. You would NOT like your works moved to the AO3.
  5. You are happy for us to preserve your works on the AO3, but would like us to remove your name.
  6. You have any other questions we can help you with.

Please include the name of the archive in the subject heading of your email. If you no longer have access to the email account associated with your Rawhide-fic account, please contact Open Doors and we'll help you out. (If you've posted the works elsewhere, or have an easy way to verify that they're yours, that's great; if not, we will work with the Rawhide-fic mod to confirm your claims.)

Please see the Open Doors Website for instructions on

If you still have questions...

If you have further questions, visit the Open Doors FAQ, or contact the Open Doors committee.

We'd also love it if fans could help us preserve the story of Rawhide-fic on Fanlore. If you're new to wiki editing, no worries! Check out the new visitor portal, or ask the Fanlore Gardeners for tips.

We're excited to be able to help preserve Rawhide-fic!

- The Open Doors team and Grey Lupous

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During last October's membership drive, we announced we were working on a new way to celebrate the OTW's most loyal supporters. We're now happy to share with you the new exclusive gifts we have designed to commemorate three, five, and ten years of consecutive membership!

Everyone who has been a member for at least the past 3 years by the end of 2020 is now eligible to receive a brand new OTW bookmark designed specially for the occasion:

Bookmark with the inscription "3-year member" and the OTW logo.
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For our five-year members, we have prepared a lovely sticker that can go on a range of surfaces, from water bottles to laptops. If you have been a member for five years, you are eligible to receive both the sticker and the bookmark!

Sticker with the inscription "5-year member of the Organization for Transformative Works" and the OTW logo in the center.
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And lastly, to mark ten years of membership, we have a magnet perfect for your fridge or any metal cabinet. Of course, anyone who's been a member this long can receive all three new gifts at once!

Magnet with the inscription "Member of the Organization for Transformative Works for 10 years" and the OTW logo.
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We will start shipping these gifts to everyone who was eligible at the end of 2020 at the beginning of next year, and then once a year after that. To receive your gifts, all you have to do is confirm your address! Whenever you're eligible for a gift, we'll send you an email asking you to confirm your mailing information, so please keep an eye on your inbox! (Note that if you have opted out from receiving emails from the OTW, you might not receive this email and your gift. Please contact Development and Membership if you have any questions.)

The OTW's work is made possible by your donations, and we deeply appreciate all of our members, no matter if you donated one single time, or have been supporting us since the beginning. If you would like to become a member, all you have to do is select the membership option when you make a donation of USD$10 or more. Besides celebratory gifts to show our appreciation, OTW membership also makes you eligible to vote on elections for the OTW Board of Directors! If you aren't sure how long you've been a member or have any other questions, please contact Development and Membership.

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2020-11-16 10:58:41 -0500
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Five Things an OTW Volunteer Said

Every month or so the OTW will be doing a Q&A with one of its volunteers about their experiences in the organization. The posts express each volunteer's personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. Today's post is with Paula, who volunteers as a staffer in AO3's Support Committee.

How does what you do as a volunteer fit into what the OTW does?

I’m Support Staff and a tag wrangler. As a Tag Wrangler, I wrangle tags. I make sure you can find your MPREG and Fluff. We’ve had plenty of awesome tag wranglers explain it better than I ever could so, I’ll skip to my other role. As Support staff, I help people who use the site to…well...use the site LOL. When you contact Support about not being able to get your account set up, that’s me. When your work doesn’t post with the correct date or is acting otherwise wonky? I’m your girl.

We also do quite a bit of bug hunting. When someone reports a weird site behavior we’re on the job. We help our Accessibility, Design, & Technology Committee figure out if it’s a problem with the site, a browser issue, or just a one-time gremlin we can’t track down. We also look for trends in what’s being reported so that we can let the people who need to know that there’s a problem, know that, well, there’s a problem.

I’ve volunteered with the Support Committee for two years now. It’s fascinating to see the issues and feedback ebb and flow over time. What was once an immediate "in your face" issue two years ago isn’t anymore, and new issues pop up that we never could have dreamed of then. We also work with the Translation Committee to translate incoming tickets and translate our response. They’ve often been able to add a cultural context to a ticket that helps immensely in answering the question or figuring out what’s going on. (Love my translation peeps!)

What is a typical week like for you as a volunteer?

The nice thing about Support is that while it is a decent chunk of work, it’s the kind of work you can do in between other things. I usually wake up in the morning and briefly browse the mobile app for the ticket tracking program we use. (Rather than, you know, rolling out of bed to get ready for work… this is more fun.) Sometimes I’ll claim tickets right there, especially if it’s something for which I can tell right away what the issue is.

When I have time at work or grad school, I’ll check again and see what’s coming in (or maybe tag wrangle a bit on my phone). The Support staff also works quite collaboratively on tickets. Sometimes I’ll assist another Support staffer to troubleshoot a quirky issue. I’ll also "beta" a few tickets during the day as well. (That’s exactly what it sounds like -- proofreading and double-checking the solutions on another staffer’s tickets).

Later in the evening, or even the next day, I’ll go through the tickets I’ve assigned myself and write responses. I’ll send tickets to the Translation Committee to check for meaning, or translate an answer into a user's language. I’ll talk to the appropriate committee to get the information I need to solve a problem. Sometimes I’ll edit our internal documentation to account for things like Gmail updating their interface or a new iOS upgrade. That way we can make sure we’re giving people the correct instructions to fix things like caching issues or email being sent to spam.

There are days when real life is just too busy, so at most I can help other Staffers with solutions or check in with another committee.

What made you decide to volunteer?

I see volunteering for the OTW as my contribution to fandom. I’ve never been much of a writer. I’m more a voracious fic reader and fandom nerd. I used to roleplay on Livejournal and Dreamwidth back in the day. I started as a Tag Wrangler. I don’t know why that role appealed to me but it just seemed like FUN.

Later, as I got to know the people involved and just what happens behind the scenes, I realized I’d really like Support. I’ve always been a tech nerd. I work at a computer lab for my day job. Even before I was Support, I found myself helping other volunteers with their tech issues. I liked the people involved and it seemed like a natural fit.

What's the most fun thing to you about volunteering for the OTW?

There are two things I really love about volunteering for the OTW. The first is the community. This is an amazing group of people. I’ve made real-life friends and had meetups with volunteers offline. I took an international study trip for grad school and there were OTW people half a world away to meet with! We joke that you can go anywhere in the world and find a person from the OTW that you’d be able to have coffee with (if not crash on their floor).

Because we’re so international I’ve learned so much about other cultures and countries just by hanging around and squeeing about Robert Downey Jr. or Assassins Creed or even sharing pictures of our cats because cats are liquid and adorable and bleps and mlems!!! The support the OTW volunteer community gives each other through thick and thin is nothing short of amazing...especially lately.

The other thing is the feeling you get from being a part of something bigger than yourself. I’m continually amazed that we do what we do. It’s incredible to see something you’ve worked so hard on flourish. To see that fix for a bug you discovered, and helped test, go live. To know that your work (even when it drives you absolutely insane) is helping fannish communities all over the world…it’s a bit of a rush.

What fannish things do you like to do?

This is where I confess I’m a huge Robert Downey Jr. fangirl. So, stare lovingly into his eyes? Read Endgame fix-it fics?

Ok, I’m mostly joking there. As I’m not much of a writer I read a ton of fic. I joined fandom way back in the day on Usenet! I’ll skim Tumblr or go to my favorite fic finder community and see if I like something. Why a fic finding community? My theory on that is, if it was good enough to stick in someone’s mind so that they want to read it again? Chances are it’s a good fic!

Lately, my fandom has mostly been existing with other fans! Doing meetups or talking meta...once conventions resume I’m looking forward to getting into that aspect of fandom!


Now that our volunteer’s said five things about what they do, it’s your turn to ask one more thing! Feel free to ask about their work in comments although, if it's a question about AO3 you need help with, please use the Support form so that our volunteers can work together in addressing your problem. Or if you'd like, you can check out earlier Five Things posts.

The Organization for Transformative Works is the non-profit parent organization of multiple projects including Archive of Our Own, Fanlore, Open Doors, Transformative Works and Cultures, and OTW Legal Advocacy. We are a fan run, entirely donor-supported organization staffed by volunteers. Find out more about us on our website.

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