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Fanlore Featured Article: The Foresmutters Project
Posted in full at: https://ift.tt/2IBKOFm on October 02, 2018 at 10:39AM


The Foresmutters Project was an “anarchic” effort to preserve some of the very earliest slash fanworks in digital form. It sparked heated debate among fans over whether it was right or necessary to preserve stories - as well as the merits of print versus digital, the value of feedback, and much more.

Revisit the debates about the earliest days of recorded slash fandom in this week’s Fanlore Featured Article.

From Sandy Hereld on Virgule-L, August 1999, just before the site went up:

“It’s an archive site, dedicated to bringing old forgotten zine stories  into  the light.  I haven’t made it all the way through it yet (to know if…for  example…they have permission or anything), but the first story I found  was  the *classic*, “End of the Hurt-Comfort Syndrome”, so as far as I’m  concerned, these babes can do no wrong.  (ok, I’ve looked a little further, and it seems like it’s pretty new – sounds like they’d love some volunteers to type in old stories as well…)  So, how long before everything in fandom is available on the web – 5  years,  10, never?

Tags:some of these may be borrowed tags, fandom history, kirk/spock, slash fandom, foresmutters project, DWCrosspost, otw-fanlore

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