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...
- My website: www.joannerenaud.com
- My groups:
- Listening to: I Have a Dream- ABBA
- Reading: Cyan's Song- Tasha Amos
Why do you think the author of your fave fic pulled it down?
(hey, I didn't know you were a Star Wars geek!.. )
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]
Thats what happened with me and 8-bit.
Hmmm, 8-bit? What's that?
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.
But, sometimes this helps a lot:
Don't know if it works with ff.net, but with other sites it's great.
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.
I'm sorry the archive didn't help, it's just like with youtube and the likes.
Yeah, gah- darn ff.net!
Anyway, tell her if she ever wants a costume I'll make it.
I'm really not a big fan of Stephenie Meyer, though, having just slogged through Twilight. The movie was OK, though.
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.
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!