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Aug. 2nd, 2011


This time, I bring a handy-dandy reference to some (though by no means all) of the collections on AO3 that people might find helpful.

When I started playing with the collections there, I found it very confusing to figure out.  It was hard to find Collections appropriate for the fic I had.  Then, once I had, it was hard to figure out how to get my fic submitted to a collection.

This reference is two-fold.  A simple how-to guide for posting to a collection, and a list of some of the collections that can be found there.  This list is by no means complete.  Many fests post there, and I did not include most of them (mostly because they tend to be closed to posting by anyone but the moderator of the collection), but if you have a fic you know belongs in one of those, you'll need to contact the moderator to get your fic added. 

One of the collections here is moderated as well so you'll have to wait to see your fic show up, but you should at least be able to post to them there.  The links in the references below go to the collection so you can check it out, see what's already there, and read the specific rules for each collection.

Directory )

How to post to a collection )

Jul. 27th, 2011

Resource Post: Astrology

I'm an astrology nut.  Have been for longer than I can remember.  It's fun and harmless, and there's always lots of great ways to use it.

The past few years, I've used it as a way to help me determine birthdates for characters that don't have them when I need them.  Helps me come up with random personality traits I might not have otherwise thought of, and narrows down the date so I don't choose one at random.

Whether or not you actually believe in astrology, it's still fun to play around in, so I thought I'd write up a post of good sites to look at for various astrological/birth sign information. 

Keep in mind, these sites have a tendency to disappear at random, so the links here are quite likely to just stop working.  If they do, let me know, and I'll try to find a better link, if one exists.

The Birthday Calculator: Not so much astrology, though it includes it, but random miscellanea about your date of birth.  Lots of random odd stuff here, but kind of fun to look through, and might inspire something you hadn't considered.

Western Zodiac )

Eastern Zodiac )

Other Astrologies )

And something a little different:
Numerology )

Finding a birthdate for a character:How-to )

Jul. 7th, 2010

How to find a PB

Finding a PB How-to )

Jan. 30th, 2007

A how-to for RP-ers

Had the idea for this for a while now, and knowing that I have so many other RP mods on my list, I thought I'd share it and see what others thought.  Particularly if you think a section is too preachy, and/or if there is something that I didn't cover, or if you have links to other resources, or even if there's already something like this out there.  If you like it, feel free to link it to your games, just give credit.  I'll probably be changing it a bit here and there, but nothing major.

Also, isn't there a how-to wiki?  I was thinking I could put it up there...maybe.

How to App for a RPG )