Smallville Slash Archive

The first episode of Smallville aired on October 16, 2001, and people began writing fanfiction, including slash, immediately. Livia designed the look of the archive, Naomi provided the scripts that allow people to archive their own stories, Calysta Rose set up and installed them, and Minotaur generously hosted the archive at The Smallville Slash Archive went live on October 20, 2001.

With Minotaur’s passing in 2009, the archive’s continued existence and maintenance became problematical. In an effort to preserve the thousands of stories in the SSA, the archive was imported to the AO3 through the Open Doors Project : Smallville Slash Archive. The import was completed in March 2012.

Read (or edit!) the Smallville Slash Archive page on Fanlore

GSSU (German Speaking Slashers United)

Diese Sammlung enthält Geschichten des GSSU Archivs. Das Archiv wurde im Jahre 2000 als Ergänzung zur Querstrich Mailingliste erstellt, es wurde Ende 2012 geschlossen. Um diesen Teil der Geschichte des deutschsprachigen Fandoms zu erhalten, wurde das GSSU Archiv ins Archive of Our Own mit Hilfe des Open Doors Projektes importiert.

Lies (oder bearbeite!) die GSSU-Archivseite auf Fanlore.

This collection contains stories originally located at the GSSU archive. The archive was created in 2000 to complement the Querstrich mailing list, it closed at the end of 2012. To preserve this part of German-speaking fandom’s history, the GSSU archive was imported to the Archive of Our Own through the Open Doors Project.

Read (or edit!) the GSSU archive page on Fanlore

The Foresmutters Project

The Foresmutters Project was the first test case for the Open Doors project. Foresmutters is a bibliography and collection of stories from the very earliest days of recorded slash, principally Kirk/Spock from the mid-1970s. It’s a tremendously valuable resource for the K/S fandom, which is still active today, and for historians of fanworks. We are hoping to grow this collection. If you or someone you know wrote K/S in the 1970s or 1980s, please contact us; we can find someone to help you transcribe or scan your fiction.

Visit the original mirror for the archive, or read (or edit!) the Foresmutters Project article on Fanlore.

Kista (1986) and Demeter (1987): two novels by Jane Land

Kista (1986; original zine 267 pages) was described by author Jane Land as “an attempt to rescue one of Star Trek‘s female characters from an artificially-imposed case of foolishness.” In it, Chapel still loves Spock, but their developing romance is allowed to be complex, with Chapel being more of a rounded person (as well a doctor!) than she was allowed to be onscreen.

Demeter (1987; original zine 305 pages) is a sequel to Kista. As Henry Jenkins and John Tulloch wrote in Science fiction audiences: watching Doctor Who and Star Trek, “Demeter places [Spock and Chapel’s] relationship within a larger social context, dealing more directly with how women are treated within the Federation.” The plot “concerns the threat a group of intergalactic drug-runners pose to Demeter, a feminist space colony, a world where women have lived without any contact with men for several generations.” Uhura also plays a large role in this novel, commanding the all-female mission to Demeter; Robin Reid argues that this novel is important “within the context of second wave feminism, specifically: the creation of the 1970s feminist utopias (which often featured a lesbian separatist culture, sometimes though not always on a separate planet!)” (Reid, “‘A Room of Our Own:’ Women Writing Women in Fan and Slash Fiction,” ICFA 2009).

Our thanks to Dr. Robin Reid for organizing the preservation of these works.

Read (or edit!) the Kista or Demeter articles on Fanlore.