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I wish that AO3 had a blogging component (and media hosting); I would feel more . . . emotionally secure about using such a platform. That said, I don't believe it would be any more secure than any platform anywhere else. Online security seems, well, mythic to me, so I back up my fic and images and hope for the best.

In the wake of the news that LiveJournal moved its servers to Russia, I wondered what to do about my communities: I wanted to back them up; people contributed some great works to them—but those creators made their contributions to LJ fests, never thinking that they might be moved elsewhere. I don't believe that I have the legal or moral right to move their works (or the comments their works received), and there is no way I could get every participant's permission to do so even if I had the time and inclination to track them down toward migrating my fests, which I do not.

The upshot of all this is that, while LJ's been my fandom home since '04 and it would gut me if something happened to it, sometimes, things die, and going forward, I'm just going to grieve them and move on when they do. Should LJ die, I'll continue to archive my work at AO3 and remain [personal profile]iulia_linnea/[personal profile] iulia_linnea/[personal profile]iulia_linnea.

P.S. I have the fic and art files of every mod-posted fest I've ever hosted. If you participated in hogwarts_houses, severus_shorts, the sshg_promptfest, snapecase, or the snuna_exchange and are missing a work or works, get in touch with me! I'd be happy to send you your work(s).


Jan. 3rd, 2017 12:24 am (UTC)
Good luck! I hope it's a mild snowfall.
Jan. 3rd, 2017 12:35 am (UTC)
Me too.