The Disney Kink Meme, a prompt meme focusing on the Disney animated (and some live-action) films, is being imported to the Archive of Our Own (AO3).
In this post:
- A bit of background explanation
- What this means for creators who have work on The Disney Kink Meme
- And what to do if you still have questions
The Disney Kink Meme was originally hosted on LiveJournal, and has since been moved to Dreamwidth. Participation on Dreamwidth, however, has tapered off significantly, so the moderators want to move the prompt meme to a more active location with a long-term future.
The purpose of the Open Doors Committee’s Online Archive Rescue Project is to assist moderators of archives to incorporate the fanworks from those archives into the Archive of Our Own. Open Doors works with moderators to import their archives when the moderators lack the funds, time, or other resources to continue to maintain their archives independently. It is extremely important to Open Doors that we work in collaboration with moderators who want to import their archives and that we fully credit creators, giving them as much control as possible over their fanworks. Open Doors will be working with krissielee and afterandalasia to import The Disney Kink Meme into separate, searchable collections on the Archive of Our Own. As part of preserving the archive in its entirety, all fanworks and unfilled prompts currently in The Disney Kink Meme will be hosted on the OTW’s servers. Fulfilled prompts will be embedded in their own AO3 work pages and associated with the prompts that inspired them.
We will begin importing works from The Disney Kink Meme to the AO3 after October.
Most prompts and fanwork fills on The Disney Kink Meme were posted anonymously. All the prompts, and the anonymous fills, will be imported to the AO3 using the collection’s archivist account. If the creator of a fill chose not to post anonymously, however, and if they have an email address listed on their Dreamwidth or LiveJournal profile, we will send an import notification to that email address.
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 fanworks archived on behalf of a self-identified 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. If 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 LiveJournal or Dreamwidth 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 LiveJournal or Dreamwidth 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 Disney Kink Meme mods 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 The Disney Kink Meme 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 The Disney Kink Meme!
– The Open Doors team, krissielee and afterandalasia