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Journal Entry: Tue Apr 7, 2009, 2:37 PM


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EDIT: Apparently the death of the Boba Fett fanclub page was an April Fool's prank.  Wow, that was a good one! So, Cyan's Song can be read here: www.bobafettfanclub.com/multim…


Has it ever happened that you go looking for a story, that is, say- on your fanfiction.net favorites- only to find that it has completely vanished?  And then you go searching for hours to find this particular story, only to find that it has disappeared into the cyber-aether, and the author has left no trace of herself either?  That happened to me tonight.  It was kind of an odd feeling, realizing that I had no idea what happened to a story that I enjoyed over summer vacation way back in '02.

However, I at last found this story, rather accidentally.  The story in question- Cyan's Song, by Tasha Amos, or "miss tori"- used to be housed at the Boba Fett fanfiction archives, a site which has just died.  RIP, Boba Fett!  But at least I could use the Internet Archives to go through the old site, which you can't do with fanfiction.net, most annoyingly.  It's also housed  at the Jedifiction site, and you can read it here. www.jedifiction.com/archive/0/… I'm glad I found it, because when I read it, it brought back a lot of memories.

Was '02 really that long ago?  I vividly remember sitting around the old Ellensburg apartment of my friend S., leaning against her leather ottoman, reading "Cyan's Song" on my Vaio.  I was still attending Art Center, although at the time I was on break, and I was just discovering fanfiction for the first time.  I have so many fond memories of this story.  It's fun and fast-paced, but it also is rather purple, especially when describing the overwhelming beauty of the bounty hunter heroine, Cyan Starling.   But, like any good romance novel, it's compulsively readable despite the occasional lapse into silliness, and I am certainly very interested in seeing what else the author has done.  (I certainly never imagined Boba Fett as a sex symbol before I read this story!)  Fanfiction.net was quite a smaller site seven years ago- even though it seemed pretty big to me at the time- and this story was very popular.  It had a ton of reviews, and even a sequel.  I wonder why the author pulled it down.  In a way, it actually makes me a little sad.

At times like this, I realize the internet isn't quite as durable as it seems...






  • Listening to: I Have a Dream- ABBA
  • Reading: Cyan's Song- Tasha Amos
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ElenaTria Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
The Internet? Durable?!... Noooooo wayyyyyyyyy... I ALWAYS save the pics/texts/pages I like... I had my heart broken... like.. 4 years ago. Back when I was a MAJOR Harry Potter (or rather.. Lucius Malfoy) fan in 2002-2004. And totally in love with the bestest site on Jason Isaacs, "Unofficially yours" by Minx. It had aaaaaaaall the pictures you could find, and vids etc. Then some day.. it was gone. It seems Minx had a major fight with another Isaacs fan (or rather.. obsessed stalker) and site owner who apparently stalked her too and contacted her bosses etc, and threatened her somehow, so Minx's site was put down. A total disappointment for all of us fans and a total heartbreak for me.
Why do you think the author of your fave fic pulled it down?
(hey, I didn't know you were a Star Wars geek!.. ;P )
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Holy crap, that sounds typical for fandom! I've seen similar fan idiocy and have met stalkers obsessed with the unlikeliest people. (Scary, scary stuff.) That is really too bad for Minx... and you! Can you still pull up her site on the Internet archives?

You know, I really don't know why Tori/Tasha pulled her fics down. Maybe she was embarrassed by the fics? Maybe she's bored with them? I don't know. I can't help but wonder, though.

Yes, I am a Star Wars geek! I was a raging fan when I was very little, and although I grew out of it later, I revisit it from time to time. I even wrote a parody fanfic with Boba Fett back in '02: [link]
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cabepfir Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I miss a fanfic too :tears: It was a fic about Card Captor Sakura (a manga/anime by Clamp) I found accidentally on the net ages ago, without saving it and without even writing down its name or the url. And now it's lost forever :P
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I love Card Captor Sakura. I don't suppose you remember at all where you found it?
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lmwilliams Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
Or the other situation. You leave a fanfiction for a few years and go back to take a look and its tripled in size, so much so that it would take you about 4 years to catch up so you are forever excluded from reading it ever again.

Thats what happened with me and 8-bit. :(
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I dunno... I think I'd rather have a gigantic fic by a favorite author than none at all.

Hmmm, 8-bit? What's that?
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lmwilliams Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
[link]

Enjoy

Its addictive. The first time a found it i was up to 3am reading it. Its appalling but funny.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
8-bit! Oh, I've heard of that before! Thanks for the link. :D
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lmwilliams Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
Youre welcome.
:psychotic:

I wanted to show it to my husband because i wanted to prove i was a noble geek once but i gave up trying to explain when he saw how many episodes there are to read.

*sigh*
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
There's so many fun webcomics out there I want to read, but so many of them have huge archives... maybe I'll be able to catch up with 8-bit at some point. :)
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lmwilliams Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
I might maybe if im ill in bed one day. It always raised a titter off me.
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Weinglasarien Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I guess I'm lucky that my favourite fanfiction author left the internet scene (especially ff.net) quite ungloriously but at least has proper printed original stories out now that are just as much fun as her fanfictions were.

But, sometimes this helps a lot:
[link]

Don't know if it works with ff.net, but with other sites it's great.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Are you talking about Cassie Clare?

Yeah, the first thing I tried was the Internet archive, but that doesn't help with ff.net. FF.net has disabled all archiving... it's kind of depressing.
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Weinglasarien Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yep, you got it right. I have say I love her Mortal Instruments books although the similarities to her fanfiction characters are obvious. (Or just exactly because of that?)

I'm sorry the archive didn't help, it's just like with youtube and the likes. :-(
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I've heard a lot of people complain about Cassie's books, but since she seems to be a really nice person- she's actually a friend of a friend of mine- I'd like to give her books a chance. :)

Yeah, gah- darn ff.net!
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Weinglasarien Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're friends with her? Cool! I have to admit I'm out of touch with fandom and people who don't know her Draco Trilogy seem fine with her books. They are quite big in Germany. Hell, even Stephenie Meyer adores them (recently said on her website). :-)

Anyway, tell her if she ever wants a costume I'll make it. ;-)
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, not really friends, my friend and co-author Kathleen is a good friend of Holly Black who is a good friend of Cassie. Kathleen and Cassie met at the book fair in Bologna, and she said she was nice. And Cassie friended me on FB, and she seems pretty open and accessible to her fans, which is awesome. If I ever meet her, I'll tell her hi for you. :D

I'm really not a big fan of Stephenie Meyer, though, having just slogged through Twilight. The movie was OK, though.
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Weinglasarien Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm impressed with you anyway. And Holly's books are so much fun too! But I'll always be impressed with you as long as you keep drawing. ;-)
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw, thanks! I love your costumes too, I just wish I could hire you. ;P
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savivi Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Aaaaah, lost fanfiction, and the illusion of the internet.

There was this one woman who wrote the BEST erotic Rurouni Kenshin fanfiction ever, and was beginning a Labyrinth one. A really fabulous one at that, but disappeared off the face of the earth almost 10 years ago. I still lament that loss. Jareth and Sarah were meant to be damnit, and all the other fanfiction I read was either really disturbing or really bizarre. Her's was just right.

And yes, '02 really was that long ago. ;)
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
The internet makes people think that something is going to be around "forever," but that's not really the case. I used to keep a journal on Open Diary about ten years ago, but it was lost somehow. It was so long ago, I don't even remember what happened...

I don't suppose you remember where you read this woman's stories? Was it on ff.net, or was it archived someplace else?

Way to make me feel old, grasshopper! ;P
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