Death-Marked Love, a Buffy the Vampire Slayer fanfiction archive, is being imported to the Archive of Our Own – AO3.
In this post:
- A bit of background explanation
- What this means for creators who had work on Death-Marked Love
- And what to do if you still have questions
Death-Marked Love was a prominent Buffy/Spike website which was active from 2001-2007 and hosted a lot of fanfiction which was published during this era. Until recently the website was being privately hosted but was, unfortunately, shut down without notice. In order to preserve the stories which were hosted there, a lot of which cannot be found elsewhere, the decision has been made to migrate all the hosted fiction onto AO3.
Open Doors will be working with the moderator, Hils, to import the Death-Marked Love archive into a separate, searchable collection on the Archive of Our Own.
We will begin importing works from Death-Marked Love to the AO3 after May 2017.
We will send an import notification to the email address we have for each creator. We’ll do our best to check for an existing copy of any works before importing. If we find a copy already on the AO3, we will invite it to the collection instead of importing it. All works archived on behalf of a creator will include their name in the byline or the summary of the work.
All imported works will be set to be viewable only by logged-in AO3 users. Once you claim your works, you can make them publicly-viewable if you choose. After 30 days, all unclaimed imported works will be made visible to all visitors.
Please contact Open Doors with your Death-Marked Love pseud(s) and email address(es), if:
- You’d like us to import your works, but you need the notification sent to a different email address than you used on the original archive
- You already have an AO3 account and have imported your works already yourself.
- You’d like to import your works yourself (including if you don’t have an AO3 account yet).
- You would NOT like your works moved to the AO3.
- You are happy for us to preserve your works on the AO3, but would like us to remove your name.
- you have any other questions we can help you with.
Please include the name of the archive in the subject heading of your email. If you no longer have access to the email account associated with your Death-Marked Love account, please contact Open Doors and we’ll help you out. (If you’ve posted the works elsewhere, or have an easy way to verify that they’re yours, that’s great; if not, we will work with the Death-Marked Love mod to confirm your claims.)
Please see the Open Doors Website for instructions on:
We’d also love it if fans could help us preserve the story of Death-Marked Love on Fanlore. If you’re new to wiki editing, no worries! Check out the new visitor portal, or ask the Fanlore Gardeners for tips.
We’re excited to be able to help preserve Death-Marked Love!
– The Open Doors team and Hils