June 8, 2008

It's been a busy summer, but we've finally managed to upload a few more new fics for you to enjoy:

On the Other Side by Michel.
The Tender-Eyed Cupid by Velluto Rosso.
Mardi Gras by Velluto Rosso.


July 30, 2008

A preview of the new site layout has been posted in The Forbidden Archive Livejournal.


June 8, 2008

After a few weeks of battling with a new computer and a new operating system, we're back in action and have finally managed to upload some new fics. You'll find them here:

Three at the Crossroads: Chapter 2 by Persephone and Siren.
Instant Addiction by Serenity Song.
Beg for It by Rudi.
Hilarious by Rudi.

A big thank you to Wisteria, Grace, Samantha and Serenity Song for their help with preparing some of the older fics for uploading. Anyone else who happens to have some free time for reading this summer is more than welcome to help out. The sooner we get these finished, the sooner we can open the new archive up to all!


April 20, 2008

As we continue our work on the re-vamped Archive, we've not forgotten the original version. As usual, we are still accepting submissions and updating the site with any new fics we receive. Tonight we have another new addition.

Crève Coeur by Gairid.

Rating: R
Spoilers: None
Status: Complete
Characters: Lestat, Louis, Original Characters (Brian & other minors)
Summary: Dealing with Katrina. The title, Crève Coeur means 'broken heart' and can also be translated as 'crushing sorrow' or 'heartbreaking thing'.

Enjoy!


April 15, 2008

We'd like to take a moment to send out a huge thank you to the handful of individuals who have offered to help us out with tidying up some of the old, orphaned fics. To those who have taken the time to read through and send in stories, you have no idea how much we appreciate your help. This is a huge project and we can guarantee that it will be worth all the work in the end. We absolutely couldn't do this alone and every contribution brings us one step closer to our final goal.

If anyone else is able to help with this, feel free to send an e-mail along to forbiddenarchive@yahoo.com and we'll let you know what we need.


March 31, 2008

We know you've all been waiting very patiently for the revamped Archive with all its new bells and whistles, but it's become apparent that our first estimate of early 2008 for a completion date was way off the mark. At the moment we've uploaded less than 100 of a total 1310 fics to the new site. We all have obligations away from this on-line world as well as our own site to run and this just isn't going as quickly as we originally expected. I think it's time to ask for help, so here we are. Who better to request help from than those who have been reading, writing and enjoying these stories for so many years?

Our goal for the new (and far more interactive) site is to have all 1310 stories cleaned up in preparation for uploading. This involves reading each fic, adding plot summaries for those who don't have them, running them through a spell checker, adding paragraph breaks for easier reading, rating them with our new fiction ratings system, categorizing them, adding spoiler warnings, listing characters involved, etc. Sounds like a lot of work and it is, but in the end we will have an Archive of some of the best VC fiction around searchable by author, character, category and more.

As you know, many of the original authors have dropped off the face of the Earth. Though we have made some efforts to find or contact them, it seems an impossible task. Because of this, it isn't simply a matter of e-mailing someone to ask for a summary of their story or to check which characters were included, it's become a job we've been trying to complete ourselves in whatever free time we can spare.

So, we need your help.

If you are an author of some of the original fics (those added in the past year are not in need of the above mentioned things), we ask that you contact us (with your pen name) at forbiddenarchive@yahoo.com so we can tell you what we need from you, if anything at all. It's probably as simple as just a bit of missing information like a short summary or a rating.

As for the rest of you, we're asking for help with reading, spell checking, categorizing, etc. some of these orphaned fics. If this is something you might be interesting in doing please contact us at the address listed above. Let us know what you think you'll have time for and we will send you a more detailed explanation of what we need done for each story as well as a link to some that need doing. You'll probably be asked to work on a handful of stories, a certain authors collection or a letter of the alphabet depending on what you think you'd like to do.

There is no huge rush on this and no one here needs to feel obligated to help out if they don't want to or won't have time to spare. It's just a simple request to anyone willing and we can certainly use all the help we can get.

Thanks in advance!


March 31, 2008

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience the recent downtime may have caused. The Forbidden Archive is still there, we promise. It's just that our web host seems to be forever experiencing issues with the server we're on which is resulting in our sites being unavailable far more frequently than any of us would like. It's a minor annoyance and never lasts more than a few hours at most, but because to this we are considering a change of hosts in the not too distant future to hopefully solve this issue permanently. We'll be certain to keep you updated.

When the server issues are repaired (hopefully very soon), we have finally uploaded two new fics for you to enjoy:

Three at the Crossroads by Persephone and Siren
Litebrite by Velluto Rosso


February 6, 2008

This is just a quick note to let everyone know that the re-vamped Archive has not been forgotten. We have quite a bit on our plates right now, but we're still hard at work on this in whatever spare time we can find. We've recruited some good friends to help spell check, add paragraph breaks, ratings, summaries, etc. to the old fics and this is taking a little longer than expected. At the moment, the original Archive contains 1126 stories, so I'm sure you can imagine the workload. It will definitely be worth it in the end.

In the meantime, we have two new pieces by Persephone and Siren for you to enjoy. You'll find them here:

The Broken Lock
Decay

As always, your patience is appreciated.


December 17, 2007

New fics by Persephone & Siren have been now been added. Find them here:

A Means to an End
The River Seine
To Be Or Not To Be
The Hour Before Dawn

Enjoy!


November 14, 2007

Thank you to those who left suggestions on our previous post about revamping the Archive. We have taken all of your thoughts into consideration and we believe we may have found a solution that will work for everyone.

We've been looking into a php based software program that will enable us to run an automated fan fiction archive on our site. The new Archive will have a search engine, author login (for editing old fics and adding new ones), a place to leave comments and much more. New authors will be able to register for a free account to submit their work as well. Sound good? Feel free to let us know what you think. We always welcome your feedback.

Now, this won't happen overnight, of course. We have the design to plan, more than 1300 fics to re-format and move by hand in addition to running our own site, not to mention that Christmas is always a busy time of year for everyone. It's doubtful that this project will be finished before early 2008, but until then the old version will still be up and running as usual. Any new submissions will be moved over along with the others.

Thanks for your interest and your patience.

Feel free to forward your thoughts to forbiddenarchive@yahoo.com or post them as a comment in the Archive Livejournal.


October 6, 2007

"Darkside" - Gairid's wonderful seven part fic, has now been added to the Archive.

Rating: NC-17
Status: Complete
Spoilers: Up to The Vampre Armand
Characters: Lestat, Louis, David, Armand & OC's Brian Callahan, Joseph Didier & other mortals
Warning: M/M relationship, Sexual refs, angst
Summary: AU, of course. I part ways with canon at MtD. A look into the lives of Louis and Lestat told by a third-party observer. Brian Callahan is my window into their world.

Part 1 - 1990
Part 2 - 1991
Part 3 - 1992
Part 4 - 1993
Part 5 - 1994 (Winter & Spring)
Part 6 - 1994 (Summer, Fall, Winter)
Part 7 - 1995 (Finis)

If you wish to leave feedback for the author, you may do so as a comment in the Archive Livejournal or forward your thoughts to to Gairid directly.


September 28, 2007

First off, we would like to thank all of you for your continued interest in the Forbidden Archive and the wonderful stories being kept there. Now that the Chronicles have ended, the movies have been made and the musical has closed, it is up to the writers, site designers and artists to keep the fandom alive for future generations to enjoy.

As you know, we are planning a major revamp on the Archive. What we have now works, but it's far from being as user friendly as it could be. There is quite a bit of scrolling and clicking needed to find the story you might be looking for and there is no way to search for fics based upon anything other than the name of the author (which can be confusing to new readers who don't recognise the names they see there). Also, the individual and chapter pieces currently in plain text files, are in desperate need of formatting to make them easier to read.

Our design team consists of individuals who are skilled in graphics, html, php, flash, javascript, etc. so the possibilities for what we can do with this site are endless. We've had in mind a black and white layout which is not too heavy in graphics, so the focus remains on the written works. I-frames have been discussed to cut back on scrolling and we should be able to install a search engine that would allow people to look up fics based on author names, characters, the year the piece was written or even plot related words.

None of this is carved in stone, of course. We're just bouncing around ideas at the moment and what we would really like to hear are any suggestions you may have.

What would you like to see? How can we improve upon what we have now?

Feel free to forward your thoughts to forbiddenarchive@yahoo.com or post them as a comment in the Archive Livejournal.


September 5, 2007

A big thank you goes out to Gairid for submitting some of her wonderful fics to the Archive! You will find them here: Heart's Ease, Le Feu Dans Le Ciel, On Your Mark, Life Line, Les Couleurs, Unrequited. Enjoy!


July 15, 2007

Corrections have been made to a few of the newly updated fics. If you find any errors in stories, titles, authors, etc., please feel free to contact us and let us know.


July 4, 2007

The Forbidden Archive now has a new home. We'd like to thank Mevinan, for keeping it safe for so long and, of course, Black Rose for originally compiling it. For now the Archive has gone back to it's original look, but we have plans for a major revamp which will make the site a little more user friendly and easier to navigate. Updates will be posted on this page and in The Forbidden Archive Livejournal.

Unfortunately, a handful of files were lost in the move so if you find a story or piece of art missing and you happen to have a copy, feel free to forward it to forbiddenarchive@yahoo.com. New submissions are still being accepted and if you'd like to send in a story please use our new Submission Form.

Recently added fics are as follows - Blue Foxia: Interview with Vampire Lestat, Daeva: Another PWP, Untitled, Louis Horror Picture Show, With a Bit of a Mind Flip, Kimi: Caught, Le Petit Mort, Moonlight Becomes You, Must be the Clouds, Origin of Love, Lady Dark Rose: Flights of Posey, Lady Nutella: Insatiable, SickGrrl: A Consolation Effort, Terri Botta: Forbidden Spec - Part 1, Forbidden Spec - Part 2, Forbidden Spec - Part 3, Evil Walks Softly Through Darkened Halls, The Healer and the Hound, It's a Dog's Life. Also new art by Kaori has been added to the gallery.

These submissions have been collecting dust for quite a while now so if a title, author or anything else is incorrect, please let us know so we can change it.

More to come!


May 4, 2005

So, I have finally given the archive some attention. I know, I know, it's been forever, and today isn't even really an update! I promise, I have some fics to update, and I will! I just couldn't stand this layout anymore. So, please bear with me as I redo the site - if there are errors with spacing or the old buttons showing up, give me a few days to work it out. Thank you so much for your patience, and for no one trying to take control of the archive away from me, even though I have been a horrible archive keeper! Please send me any specs that I don't have. Thanks!!!
~Mevinan


July 9, 2003

Found some more fics to update with: Becky's Californication,
Francoise's A Tale,
Gairid's Burning in Heaven,In the Arms of an Angel, Nothing Else Matters, and The Quality of Pain,
Grace's All We Need to Do, The Magical Mammary Tour, and Breaking and Entering,
Kabuki's Joyride,
Pigeon's Can't Get It, Silk, and Something Hurried,
and finally, The Vampire Phillip's Something's Missing. Enjoy!
~Mevinan


July 8, 2003

After quite a long hiatus, I have done a small update to the archive. I added Whit's fics HERE. I know that this is a pretty lame update, but these are the only fics that have been submitted to me recently. A few people sent me some more, but my old computer died and I lost them. Thanks!
~Mevinan


November 18, 2002

Added Becky's new fic (Confessional) HERE.
~Mevinan


November 16, 2002

Added more of MOM's fics HERE This should be all of hers, with the exception of the "Louis Blue" series - that should be coming up soon. Also on that page, two news fics from Marquise de Lioncourt (He Was All I Knew and The Choice), the lastest from Mevinan (moi!) called Master Suite, and the completed text of Michel's Saddest Words In Any Language.
~Mevinan


October 26, 2002

Added Lady DarkRose's fics HERE. Also added: new fics by Aspen in the Sunlight (Mended Path, Missing Path, Path Not Taken), Becky Durdan (First Light), David (Fragrance), Francoise (Millenium), Grace (Off the Record), and Gairid (Code 81), and finally Lidia Vans (Nothing That Had Once Meant Something).
~Mevinan


October 11, 2002

Added Grace's art to the Fan Art section. Lots of new fics added: Amari, Crowquill, Grace, Kyre (Vacation in the Woods), Mags, Marquise de Lioncourt, Mgbp (The Three Immortals), and Morbid Romantic, Paula (Up From the Grave), Spirit Melody, and Wraith (Vamp Savings Time, What He's Really Like, and I Said I Was Sorry/Not Sorry Enough).
~Mevinan


September 28, 2002

Added all ten of Grace's fics HERE. Please check them out. Also, more of MOM's fics coming soon, most likely today. I'm still looking for art for the new art section, so again, if you are an artist or know of some good fanart, please let me know! Love you guys!!!
~Mevinan


September 15, 2002

Have added the first four of MOM's specs - I will add a few more of hers every day over the next week. Please check them out HERE. Also added another spec of Delphine's, Claudia's Music, HERE.
~Mevinan


September 8, 2002

Art gallery open!! So far we have two artists - Hiroko and WhiteMist. Again, if you are a fan artist, or you know an artist, please let me know! Thanks guys!
~Mevinan


September 7, 2002

Added various summaries. Also added new specs by Oceana and WhiteMist. I am collecting art at this time for a gallery - so far I have two artists, and a first version of the gallery should be up sometime this week. If you have some fan art - or know an artist - please let me know!
~Mevinan


August 24, 2002

All fiction pages are up, except for about five individual author pages. (sorry guys! I'll get you tomorow!) Added Jaded Scorpio to the archive ( the J page ). Once again, please use the submit form if we are missing anything!
~Mevinan


August 18, 2002

Fiction pages A - M are up, although some of the individual author pages aren't quite ready. Some minor style adjustments have been made also. The submit form now has space to actually paste your spec - please only use plain text, and make sure that there are line breaks (ie - hit enter twice) between paragraphs. Thanks!!
~Mevinan


August 16, 2002

New location and layout. As of today, all the silly specs and RPG's are up, and the fiction authors A - F. Please check back often as a few new pages are put up daily! Thanks for all your patience!
~Mevinan


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