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Open Doors Celebrates the Completion of 11 Archive Imports in 2016!

We missed doing a round-up post last year, but we thought those archives deserved recognition as well!

Open Doors is pleased to announce the completion of eleven archive import projects in 2016, a total of over 17,000 works! We hope that you find both new and old favorites in the archives listed below.

Wolf and Hound

Completed: February 2016

Wolf and Hound was a Harry Potter fanworks archive focusing on the pairing of Sirius Black and Remus Lupin, founded circa 2003.

Find works at the Wolf and Hound AO3 collection. For more information about the archive and its move to the AO3, see the Wolf and Hound announcement post. To learn about the history of the archive or share some stories of your own, check out the Wolf and Hound Fanlore page. (more…)

OTW Guest Post

OTW Guest Post: TyphoidMeri

From time to time, the OTW will be hosting guest posts on our OTW News accounts. These guests will be providing an outside perspective on the OTW or aspects of fandom where our projects may have a presence. The posts express each author’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. We welcome suggestions from fans for future guest posts, which can be left as a comment here or by contacting us directly.

TyphoidMeri, an expat American, lives in Derbyshire, England with her very patient husband, teenage son, a bored house cat, and an overly nosy sausage dog. You can see her art and doll creations on her Instagram. Today, Meri talks about her fandom history and the fanworks she creates.

How did you first get into fandom and fanworks?

The very first bit of fanfiction I wrote was when I was ten or so, of course I didn’t know that was what I was doing when I sat down to write an alternative ending to a series of books I’d just finished reading. The book was pretty formulaic stuff, a kid being transported to another world and becoming more than what she was on earth, but in the end she returned home after her series of adventures was complete. I hated it. I was angry with canon, as so many of us grow to be, so I wrote a story to make things better. I wrote fixit fic before I knew what that was, or what fandom was.

It wasn’t until high school that I found some nerdy friends who were into some of the same shows as me, namely Star Trek: the Next Generation, Highlander the Series, and The X-Files. But it wasn’t until I went to university, with its free access to the internet, that I fully dipped my toes into the waters of fandom and fanworks. I found some lifelong friends and my future husband.