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MEFA Archive: Update your URLs!
aranel_took wrote in mefas
Hello, everyone.

As you may have heard, the HASA archive is shutting down at the end of the year. You can read more about this at the HASA website. Due to this closing, I will update URLs in the MEFAwards Archive for the new locations of your stories.

If you would like the URLs of your stories updated, please post a comment to this post with your MEFA pen name and the titles, year of competition and new URLs of your stories.

If you are a co-author, please coordinate with your co-authors so that only one of you submit the updated URL for the story.

If you have a story that competed both WIP and Completed, please include the year of competition for each version (e.g. (2007, 2009)). The database considers them separate stories, so each one will need to be updated separately.

Since we added "backup URLs" for the 2011 Awards, I will be enabling those in the Archive, for ALL years, so you may include two URLs per story and both links will be included on your story's Story Info page. The story, author, and awards listings will still use only the primary URL link.

Also, because archives come and go, and people have been migrating away from places like LiveJournal or moving all their stuff to AO3, I will update any other URL changes you may have.

Please use this format for your updates, with the primary URL (where you prefer people to read your story) listed first:

Aranel Took

The Roots of the Ivy (2006)

A Meal Fit for a King (2010)

Story that Previously Competed as a WIP (2007, 2008)


A LiveJournal account is not required to post your updates, you may comment anonymously (make sure to include your MEFA pen name!). However, if you prefer not to post in LiveJournal, you may email your updates to me directly at araneltook@gmail.com.

Please spread the word around that I'm updating the links! I need the author (or one co-author) to submit the updates to the URLs, so that I know they agree to the changes to their story locations. If there is a special situation (e.g. an author has passed away and a friend is now maintaining their fanfiction), just let me know so I know why someone other than the author is requesting to update the URLs.

At the end of the year, I will put in a filter to use the backup URL rather than a HASA URL, but that will only work for stories with a backup location available (currently only 2011 stories). Other stories will be stuck with broken links unless I get updates from the author.

There is no deadline, I will continue updating story info for as long as authors send me updates! But keep in mind your links will be broken after HASA goes offline, so try to get them submitted before the end of the year.

If you have any questions, email me or leave a comment here.

Aranel Took
Keeper of the MEFA Archive


Update #1 (October 3): First batch done! There were 867 HASA stories in the Archive when I started. Now down to 845. Still a lot to go, so keep spreading the word around! I also noticed a lot of updates for stories that were located at thelastship.org. This archive seems to be gone now (at least at that URL), so please get the news out that those stories will need new URLs, too.

Hi Oshun,

Your stories have been updated!

I found one more of yours in the database that has a HASA link, Of All the Pretty Little Horses, which competed in 2006. Do you have a new link for that one?

Hi mrkinch,

Your story has been updated!

I'm Imhiriel.

Thank you very much for doing this, Aranel!

Fortunately, all my drabble links already went to Tolkienfanfiction (http://tolkienfanfiction.com).com, so you will only have to update links to my longer stories, so here we go:

Crossing towards Sunrise (2007)
http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Head.php?STid=690 (http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Head.php?STid=690)

Father and Daughter (2006)
http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Head.php?STid=664 (http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Head.php?STid=664)

The Beginning of a Wonderful Friendship (2007)
http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Head.php?STid=758 (http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Head.php?STid=758)

The Heart of a Knight (2008)
http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Head.php?STid=636 (http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Head.php?STid=636)

The Pillar Perished Is (2008)
http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Head.php?STid=932 (http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Head.php?STid=932)

Wind of Change (2007)
ttp://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Head.php?STid=674 (ttp://www.tolkienfanfiction.com/Story_Read_Head.php?STid=674)

Hi Imhiriel,

Your stories are updated!

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Thank you for doing this - and for keeping the MEFA archive available, too.

Pure Morning
2010 Award Category: Genres: Romance: Dunedain - First Place

My others are all linked to other sites so this is the only one that needs changing, thank you.

Hi curiouswombat,

Your story is updated!

Thank you so much for doing this and caring about our stories.

Linda Hoyland


Behold the King(2007)

By the River(2009)

Dies Irae(2009)

Drawing the Eye (2008)

Healing the Healer(2009)

Hunting the Dragon(2009)

Mask of Virtue(2009)

More than Meets the Eye (2009)

Music Hath Charms(2008)

No Common Soldier(2009)

No Regrets(2008)

Playing with Fire(2008)

Seeing Red(2007)

Seeking the Sun(2008)

Sour Milk(2008)

Star of Hope(2008)


The Shadow(2008)

The Slave of the Ring(2007)

The Storm(2009)

The Vase that was Broken(2008)

Thengling Mighty(2007)

Hi Linda,

Your stories have been updated!

Thank you for doing this, and thank you marta_bee for posting to let us know!

Posted as: annmarwalk

Beyond Imagination (2005)

Bitter Sweet (2008)

Enticements (2008)

Four Voices: Autumn, 3018 (2007)

One Summer Day (2008)

Today (2006)

Posted as: annmarwalk/Edoraslass co-authors

The Haradric Whore and Her Son (2008)

Edited at 2014-10-03 05:04 pm (UTC)

Hi Ann,

Your stories have been updated!

Me again, but this is it.


Another Doom (2007)
please add as primary link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/2398946
please leave the current link as back-up

Black Memory (2008)

Thank you again, so very much!

Hi mrkinch,

Another Doom now has AO3 as the primary and LJ as the backup locations, and Black Memory has been updated.

Dear Aranel,

Thank you so much for doing this!
I've only got two stories with links to HASA and in both cases it's the back-up link.

So could you please replace the second link for these (the first of the pair remains as it was)?


Lalme, Alalme

A Crash Course in History

Hi Himring,

The backup URLs have been updated!

Hi Allie,

Your stories have been updated!

Hi Aliana,

Your stories have been updated!

Hi TheLauderdale,

Your stories have been updated!

Aww, I'm glad I can keep the Archive up-to-date as a tribute to the MEFAs. And thank you for posting about this in the HASA discussion! :-)

Hi Nath,

Your stories have been updated! And thanks for posting the reminder!

Hi Aranel. Thanks so much for doing this! Much appreciated. I checked all my MEFA links and only found one that doesn't work anymore. It is:

To Light the Solstice Fire (2009) Genres: Humor: Family

New link is at Faerie as follows: http://efiction.esteliel.de/viewstory.php?sid=895

Thanks again!

Hi Elfscribe,

Your story has been updated!

Thanks for doing this!

I have several stories in the MEFA archives (under the pen name Ithilwen) in need of URL changes. Here's the list, along with the new URLs:

After Amputations (2005): http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=573

Captive of Fate (2005): http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=527

Comes the Dawn (2005): http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=606

Taking the Sword (2005): http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=523

Voices in the Wilderness (2005): http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewstory.php?sid=591

Hi Ithilwen,

Your stories have been updated!

Dear Aranel Took: Thank you very much, it is most generous of you to do this. I don't know if new URLs are needed for my stories or not, as the link was always to where they were posted at fanfiction.net anyway. But here they are, all of them authored by Darkover:

"A Brother's Vision" (2011) http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6765405/1/A-Brother-s-Vision (http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6765405/1/A-Brother-s-Vision)

"But He Will Not Return" (2011)
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6510122/1/But-He-Will-Not-Return (http://www.fanfiction.net/6510122/1/But-He-Will-Not-Return)

"Divided Loyalties" (2011)
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7095354/1/Divided-Loyalties (http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7095354/1/Divided-Loyalties)

"Son of His Father" (2011)
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7057712/1/Son-of-His-Father (http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7057712/1/Son-of-His-Father)

"Stopover in Middle-Earth" (2011)
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6374197/1/Stopover-in-Middle-Earth (http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6374197/1/Stopover-in-Middle-Earth)

I hope I recorded all this properly. All my LotR stories, as well as my stories in other fandoms, can be found at www.fanfiction.net Again, it is very kind of you to do this, Aranel Took. The generosity of fans like you is what the LotR fandom, at least, is all about! Sincerely, Darkover

Hi, Darkover,

Since your stories are linked to FFNet, you're fine, this is mostly for stories affected by HASA closing down (and any other archives that may have disappeared. But if you ever want to add a backup location for your stories (just in case FFNet disappears someday), let me know and I can add the links to the MEFA site as a second location for your stories.

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