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...or does LJ seem to have died a slow death over the past few years? Has all the slash and original m/m migrated elsewhere, or is my beloved porn going down with the ship? I've heard DreamWidth is a thing, but a quick search turned up very few erotica communities and none that were slavefic-oriented. Tumblr does not seem like a good platform for posting long-form fiction. AFF.net is impossible to navigate and basically the worst. Fictionpress appears to be for completed fics, not WIP, and I'm a little wary of posting torture-heavy slavefic on a site I don't know very well. Getting banned and sued over smut is not on my bucket list.

Where are you guys going to get your slash fix? Can I come too?

ETA: Speaking of which, Chapter 17 of The Golden Bird is complete and will be posted on Friday. 

Date: 2013-03-18 09:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] urbanmagician.livejournal.com
Yes, LJ is unfortunately gradually dying out, not just the slash communities.
How about http://archiveofourown.org?

Date: 2013-03-18 09:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pierrot-dreams.livejournal.com
I've heard of Archive of Our Own! A friend actually interned for them a few years back. I thought Ao3 was only interested in fanfiction, but they do have an "original work" category...hm. Perhaps I'll try cross-posting and see if I get any hits. Honestly, my major investment in LJ is social: I love reading and commenting and getting comments and feeling like a part of a community of like minds. Ah well. Nothing gold can stay, I suppose.

Date: 2013-03-18 10:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] urbanmagician.livejournal.com
I find this very sad myself. None of the other platforms allows for convenient conversation like LJ does. Well, there's DW, but most people never migrated and it makes no sense to sit around on a comfortable but sparsely populated platform. Might as well stay on LJ for that. :(
AO3 is the best I found otherwise. You can post originals too, you can break them into chapters, and there's proper commenting, unlike Tumblr!

Date: 2013-03-18 10:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] me-ya-ri.livejournal.com
Personally I love DW and post my stuff there more than here anymore. I really only link my fanfic stuff to comms on LJ nowadays.

That said, I'd LOVE a slavefic comm over on DW or even a proper erotica comm to the point I'd be willing to start it as long as other people would be willing to help mod it. I'm super-busy so I don't have time anymore to do the full mod thing.

Date: 2013-03-18 10:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pierrot-dreams.livejournal.com
I would be more than willing to mod. Who's in charge of orig_slavefic these days, anyway?

Date: 2013-03-18 10:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] me-ya-ri.livejournal.com
I'm really not sure. I know that Mac stepped down but I don't remember who stepped up. I really have moved away from LJ with all the changes the company has made. #^^# But I'm sure that it can be found out.

*goes and looks*

Currently it looks like the mods are inoru_no_hoshi, irishjeeper, Mac, and tygress. I know Mac's very inactive and irishjeeper's been having some health problems. I'm not sure about the other two. :|

Date: 2013-03-18 10:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pierrot-dreams.livejournal.com
If you're serious about starting an original m/m community on DW, I'm serious about being a mod. I was thinking it might be a good idea to link up with the mods at orig_slavefic to get a cross-post thing going or something.

Date: 2013-03-19 10:24 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] flighty_dreams
Yeah, I don't know what happened to the mods on orig_slavefic, though it does seem to me like people still post their stories there pretty often. It's not like the old days in 2008/2009 where there was a story posted on orig_slavefic at least once a day, but by no means dead.

I've just personally found I don't read very many of the stories posted on there. Part of it is being too busy I'm sure, and I've had trouble following lots of stories regularly. (It's hard enough updating my own regularly.)

I've honestly always found DW to be sparse and dead, so I very very rarely even go on it. If I hadn't seen your invite, I wouldn't even be here right now! It wouldn't occur to me to check it, since it seemed like very few people ever migrated over, and yeah all the comms were inactive.

Here's hoping this comm you started goes better! (ETA I can of course cross post relevant stuff to it if you like.)

P.S. I didn't realize AO3 did original fic too. I also always associated it with fanfic.
Edited Date: 2013-03-19 10:26 pm (UTC)


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