Comment on The OTW Celebrates Our 13th Anniversary

  1. Congratulations!

    I remember being a teenager new to fandom and seeing astolat's "an archive of one's own" post being linked all over my flist, 13 years ago. I couldn't conceptualize at the time it even being possible for fans to put together a project of this magnitude simply because they decided to.

    The challenges faced by fandom today have evolved since then, and I don't think a single site or organization is equipped to or should handle them all-- image/video/audio hosting and social networking are huge unanswered questions when it comes to fandom permanency-- but the example of the OTW has shown that is is possible to create platforms that work for us.

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