Posts in Spotlight

Five Things Akima Ras Said

Every month or so the OTW will be doing a Q&A with one of its volunteers about their experiences in the organization. The posts express each volunteer’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. Today’s post is with Akima Ras, who volunteers as a Webs volunteer. How does what you do as a volunteer fit into what the OTW does? As a Webs volunteer, I keep things running smoothly behind the scenes of OTW’s website. Maintaining our main address ensures that the people who come across our website have a good browsing experience, and also find… Read more

OTW Guest Post: runpunkrun

Every month the OTW hosts guest posts on our OTW News accounts to provide an outside perspective on the OTW or aspects of fandom. These posts express each individual’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. Punk has been roaming the internet since the days of Usenet, and writing fanfic for almost as long. In 2019, she took over as moderator of the multifandom recommendation community Fancake when its founder decided to step down. Today, runpunkrun talks about the practice of reccing and rec communities. How did you first find out about fandom and fanworks? It… Read more

Five Things Silarona Said

Every month or so the OTW will be doing a Q&A with one of its volunteers about their experiences in the organization. The posts express each volunteer’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. Today’s post is with Silarona, who volunteers for our Translation Committee. How does what you do as a volunteer fit into what the OTW does? I’m a translator and team-coordinator in Team Hungarian and a graphics volunteer for the Translation committee. Our team translates all content you can find in Hungarian on the site: the FAQs, Tutorials, News Posts. (Those three are… Read more

OTW Guest Post: Federico Pianzola

Every month the OTW hosts guest posts on our OTW News accounts to provide an outside perspective on the OTW or aspects of fandom. These posts express each individual’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. Federico Pianzola is Assistant Professor of Computational Humanities at the University of Groningen (Netherlands) and Principal Investigator of the GOLEM project. He’s especially interested in how people read and discuss fiction online, and he uses computational, qualitative, and quantitative methods to study it. Today, Federico talks about a new project involving fanfiction. How did you first find out about fandom… Read more

Five Things V Snow Said

Every month or so the OTW will be doing a Q&A with one of its volunteers about their experiences in the organization. The posts express each volunteer’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. Today’s post is with V Snow, who volunteers on our Support Committee. How does what you do as a volunteer fit into what the OTW does? I volunteer for AO3 Support. We are the team users can contact if they are having technical issues with the Archive. We deal with a very wide range of issues, but a lot of it is… Read more