aurora771 asked: Finished reading AoCC for the 4th time. Pains me how there will never be an ending. I used to come home from work to read the chapters of AoCC, when they were updated daily. I'm also annoyed at myself for not saving excerpts from tmf's tumblr about Quinn and Finn after they swapped back. I have about 30 or 40 deadlinks of various excerpts/oneshots. Useless now... Anyway, just the way things are :)
I know, right? That universe was so expansive and detailed, and despite having a good chunk of AoCC, I really think we only have a fraction of what TMF had developed—including but certainly not limited to the stuff she had published through her tumblr.
It’s funny though. The one thing I’ve learned through running this blog is that TMF’s work could be anywhere. Eventually someone who reads this very post may have actually saved all of those excerpts and oneshots, and eventually they may shoot me an email or an ask with download links. I mean, it’s happened on more than one occasion with other works—why not AoCC?
In the meantime…I know those feels, bro.
AoCC through chapter 65 now in the dropbox.
Anonymous asked: Would you mind telling us what exactly are the missing TMF works? I may have a lot of files from the author, but they may be the ones that are still available on archiveofourown. thanks! awesome tumblr, btw.
Well, as far as I know, the only things TMF deleted were things she never intended on finishing, so that consists of The Mating Game (Part 11 of ECFC), Assured of Certain Certainties, Greet Death, A Thousand Julys (Sequel to IBTTRY) and that Quinntana story she was messing around with.
We have links posted for The Mating Game and AoCC (up to Chapter 64), so now we are only missing Greet Death, A Thousand Julys, and the Quinntana story. Truth be told, however, I’m pretty resigned to never finding A Thousand Julys because that was deleted more than a year ago. I would be really surprised if anyone has that. It should also be noted that there are more than 65 chapters of AoCC floating around the internet. The link, although extensive and awesome because it’s a pdf, only goes up to 64.
So if you have any part of the works we don’t have, or if you have anything to add to what we already have of AoCC, sharing would be very much appreciated! :)
14sarah asked: fyi - copyrights are established at the time the "work" is created in a tangible medium, even if the items are never registered or labeled with the ©. Fanfiction is more of a gray area, meaning the story belongs to the author even if the characters do not.
Well, see, that clears everything up. Bearing that in mind, I would not feel comfortable circulating download links of AoCC or any of the other unfinished works.
“Y’know, on one hand I think this is kinda cool. On the other, I’m just not so sure. Can’t really tell you why - however… I’m a huge TMF fan. Huge, seriously, probably as big as the lot of you ;p I’m still devastated that she left the fandom - not as much because the stories won’t be finished, but because I quite honestly loved her snarky and extremly witty blog. I wonder though, if someone DID have AoCC or anything else saved on their computer as a PDF or w/e - would it be ‘legal’ to share it? I mean, it’s still her work so… I know it’s fanfiction, but still, I’m just wondering here.”
For one thing, part of me feels like this is kind of….I dunno….weird too. I mean, this is a fanblog of a fandom writer who isn’t even active anymore. Personally, I definitely don’t want to come across as a creeper or something. But this blog isn’t about gossiping or…other creepy things (wow, I am articulate today)—it’s about appreciating a talented person. From what I remember from TMF’s blogging is that she really enjoyed it when people really looked at her work critically because she took the act of writing it seriously. And when she left, people felt that loss, as weird as it seems. So I hope this blog functions as a place for people to talk about these works from both a sentimental and critical standpoint. Send your feels, send your analysis—it’s all welcome here.
As far as the legality issue of circulating TMF’s essentially “unreleased” work, this is pretty much a gray area. I mean, I honestly can’t remember if she has a general copyright on her work or not. (It was either her or Dylan Hart or maybe both, I really can’t remember.) If she did have a general copyright on her work, then I think that does cover unauthorized circulation as well as other types of general theft. So yeah, passing along downloads would be illegal in the sense that it would be infringing on intellectual property.
I do remember, however, that she encouraged people to download stuff before she deleted it at one point. I suppose that was only supposed to extend to personal usage? Maybe? Was that not supposed to function as a life-preserver for those works to continue circulating on the internet in the event of her resignation from the fandom? That’s what I took at as, but this submission is making me second guess that.
Now I feel all weird about potential download links….ugh. My head is telling me “NO” but my AoCC deprived body is telling me “Yesssss”.
Any other thoughts on this?
Anonymous asked: Do you have a download link for the stories that are not online anymore (like AoCC). I'm sure some people must have it on PDF somewhere, it would be awesome of them to share!
Unfortunately, I do not have a download link for the incomplete stories. I know that TMF made all of her works available for download when she moved everything exclusively to Ao3, but I didn’t think to download anything then.
I’m sure someone else must have though, and maybe if they see this, they’ll share! That would be really nice!
seekingoutfriday asked: Well, she discontinued it before and then out of nowhere started writing it again. Maybe it will happen again! So, maybe she IS actually writing it but not posting it because she doesn't want to be in the fandom, and when she is done, she just posts one huge finished story! (Let me be in my happy bubble, even if it won't come true lol)
Personally, I agree with you. I think she’s still writing it. TMF always made it seem like writing for fandom was compulsion, so I don’t think she can just quit writing, full stop. But it’s a stretch to think that she’s going to publish it when she’s finished. I hope she does though.
Really, I don’t care what she’s writing as long as she is. She’s talented and I wish there was a way to make sure that she knows that.
seekingoutfriday asked: That all just sounds so angsty and I really really want it :(
I know. :(
I honestly think it would have been her greatest work. I would be okay if I knew she was still writing something somewhere, but what’s done is done. And all that’s left to to is: