Hi, is anybody around on checkmated at all? Have you guys made decision about site management? I wonder because some of the stories are only in checkmated bedchamber and of course one can't get access to it anymore. Are you able to just add disclaimer to it, you know "over 18" ? Cheers, Marinka
Thanks so much for working to keep the archive up and running. There are some lovely fics there that I reread and enjoy time and again :)
I just wanted to let you know that the checkmated server isn't responding and the site seems to be down today. I think it must have happened quite recently, because I visited the site just a few weeks ago.
Again, thanks for keeping a unique archive available to the fandom. Take care.
The checkmated server has been down for quite awhile. I have attempted to tell the mods about it on here but have heard nothing back. I just hope the site comes back soon or that we at the very least hear from the mods on why they aren't putting the site back up.
I checked and the registration shouldn't have lapsed (it's paid yearly and it's only been about 7 months so far). I'm trying to get it contact with someone who can check from a technical standpoint, so hang tight folks.
Me too! It's really sad, the mods (other than kp_mushu) haven't thought to update us on what's going on and why the site has been down for so long. This is why other people have volunteered to run the site. I mean how fun would it be to discuss the HP short story that just came out in addition to reading all the great fanfiction that was on the site.
I've been trying the checkmated website every week or so, and still no dice. I know it's no longer a living, growing sort of site, but, I still love it, and it remains one of my favorite sites for reading and rereading beloved stories. I'm crossing my fingers that it comes back.
Simplyundeniable seems to be gone as well. I've saved a few of my favorite stories on my computer (really wish I would have saved Lothario, that story was one of the best) but not all the ones I wanted. I guess I better get over to thequiddichpitch before it goes too.
I too noticed Simplyundeniable was gone! I'm so so sad. I really hope they can get them up and running soon. I know things can get busy in RL, though. All we can really do is wait... for now, I am quenching my R/Hr thirst with the SugarQuill.
AHHH, YES! I LOVE Hermione, Queen of Witches! So, so good! I used to be obsessed with Awakenings by Wotan (I think that's the author??). There was another one, but I can't remember if it was SQ, Checkmated, or from somewhere else... it may have even been from HPFF. Hermione was at St. Mungo's because she lost her memory and Ron had to help her get it back :') I just wish I could find it! I feel like I'm still stuck in the early 2000s because there are so many wonderful classics I could just read over again and again. I have yet to find anything recent that I truly like. OH, but there is an author over at Mugglenet that wrote this beautiful story about Hermione's battle scars. It's one of the best I've ever read and it's fairly recent.
The author's name, I believe, is WeasleyMom. She also wrote Scenes from Shell Cottage, and that made me squee for ages :)
So glad that others, like yourself, understand this R/Hr fanfiction archive love! :) So many beautiful stories, it would be awful to lose any!
I read awakenings and I liked it. I can't believe I missed it. I mostly stayed with TQP, CM and SU though. I've read those by weasleymom but I think I read it at CM. They're great. If you ever find out what the name of that story let me know. It doesn't sound familiar. I read one where Hermione disappears and Ron spends years looking for her. It was a one shot at CM written a long time ago.
Wow, I have never been on TQP! Any good stories there? :) Also, do you know the name of that story where Hermione disappears? Even if you don't, that's okay, since I know CM is down.
And I've only been on fictionalley a couple of times, but I loved it on there! For some reason I'd mostly keep going back to CM, though. If you have any suggestions on fluffy, one-shots between R/Hr on any of the sites we've talked about, you should message me! Or even lengthy ones. I am looking for some new fics to read and am having trouble finding ones that are actually decent. I feel like people will just post anything now, but then again, I just may be looking in the wrong places!
Oh... I have SO many I can point you to. I don't read that many new ones but I do love rereading old ones.
I have no idea what the name of it was, I'm thinking it was written before HBP, even possibly before OotP. Really sweet one shot written entirely in Ron's POV. I checked out mugglenet, but all their top tens are Hr/D, which I've never really got.
I'll send you a message with the titles of my favorites. If anyone else sees this message and wants me to send them one I'll do it.
First off though, read Ann Mararets fics on fictionalley. AMAZING. if you liked Hermione QotW you'll love them. It's from Hermiones POV. She first started with Order of the Phoenix, and then wrote her own 6th and 7th year fics before HBP and DH came out. Then she wrote Follow Through which is set a few years after. When HBP came out and DH she continued on from her own OotP. I was a part of her yahoo group and she wrote some one shots that she didn't put on fictionalley. I don't mind emailing them to you if you find you like Ann Margaret s work.
You guys seem to have really frequented CM so I just wanted to ask if maybe you remember this fic? It's driving me crazy because I can't find it anywhere else. Atleast if i knew the name I might be able to move on lol. Anyway, it was a kind of smutty chapter fic where Ron plays for the Chudley Cannons and Hermione works for the Ministry of Magic in the Ancient Runes Dept. They're at a bar with the whole group, Hermione has a date who she is already bored with. The group draws straws or something like that and I think it's Seamus who has to go up to them and try to get them to see the light. They eventually do and start dancing in the bar together and leave to Hermione's that night. The next morning Harry who has a standing coffee date w/Hermione arrives at her house and is pleasantly surprised that they figured it out. There's a lot more to the story but that's the jest of it. Any ideas?