-- August Updates
Got your copy of The Two Towers yet? ;)
New section: Johnny Depp & Orlando Bloom
picture gallery. I also added a section for
Johnny Depp & Orlando Bloom fan
fiction. It's marked off and separate from the Jack/Will fiction, still
located in the archive, due to the squick
factor for some. I'm considerate! ;) 13 new
betas (you guys rock!), two new
challenges, three new
fan art pieces, and some new quotes regarding
Johnny in the reality section.
New fics will be added soon. But hey,
send in your Johnny/Orlando pieces!
Oh, and while you're at it, the site is in desperate needs of essays on slash
and Jack/Will. So, send. Thanks.
Sorry for the delay in updates. The reason for it is that I've been archiving
and reorganizing things. Also? Instead of merely finding fan fiction, you
can now browse the archive for helpful
resources, betas, challenges, essays, mailing lists, and reference links
(over a 100 me thinks). There are forms to fill out in the sections if you
think you can help in those areas.
20 new fan art pieces added to the gallery.
Please check out the new fan art
challenge section added as well! 5 new stories added to the
archive. 6 new
desktops. 1 new
New quotes added to reality, including some
bits about Orlando talking about Johnny and visiting his boat. I now want
to make the site more helpful and add resources for those interested
in writing Jack Sparrow/Will Turner fan fiction. Want to help? I'd like
to add essays, fanfiction recommendations, betas, and helpful links (such
as pirate research) to the site. Think you can handle these things, or at
least give something? Then take a look at the sections needed:
Paragraphs to pages, things about how to write Jack, Will, them together.
British slang, pirate rules, pet peeves, reasons for pairing them (and making
it believable). Whatever. Those are just a few ideas to get the creative
-- Fanfiction Recommendations
Self-explanatory. You give the recs and links. The cream of the crop --
fanfics you should read not only for entertainment, but to better yourself
as a writer.
-- Beta Readers
Microsoft Word can be a bitch. It corrects spelling, grammar, sure. Not
always correctly, though. And besides, you think that paperclip animation
guy is going to help you with the setting, the flow and words? That's what
a beta reader is for. If you would like to help out and go over fics with
writers, then sign up (or in this case, get names). Basically you put your
name and e-mail, and people can e-mail you their stories. You go over them,
give suggestions, read it, check things, and everyone's happy. For now I
would just need people to get beta volunteers, then I'd have the people send
mini-questionnaires (5 questions tops) to the betas asking their likes, dislikes,
-- Helpful Links
British slang, pirate codes, vocabulary, costumes, ports, you get the
idea. You know you've been looking around while researching for fanfics.
Share the wealth and make it easier. That way, more accuracy, better fics,
fun for all. Savvy?
Think you can contribute to one of the above sections? Remember, this doesn't
mean you have to do the whole section or anything. Anything, little or big,
would be gladly welcomed. If you want to contribute then:
New layout. I'm quite proud of it. Plus, it works on Netscape as well (although
the links pop up in a new window due to IFrames. Sorry, but I'm an IE girl
at heart! ;) ) Like it? Let me know in the
Anyway, onto the updates. New affiliates
and banners. Updated the
reality sections. Thankfully, a transcript
has arisen, so it makes dialogue updates much easier (and prevents me from
getting tired of the movie due to watching it too many times!) Also, check
out the article in reality regarding
Johnny giving advice to Orlando on stardom.
4 new pictures and 2 new
desktops. 7 new
fan art pieces. I'm also accepting drawings
now due to all the lovely art popping up -- and hey drawings rock. So,
send them in!
If you're wondering why exactly is Elizabeth in the layout, here's the story:
from now on I'm accepting Jack Sparrow/Will Turner/Elizabeth Swann fanfics
besides the normal Jack Sparrow/Will Turner ones. I've updated the
FAQ, so read that for further explanation. The
short of it is that I've fallen in love with a lot of the awesome J/W/E fics
out there, but not to worry -- this site will remain Jack Sparrow/Will Turner
first and foremost. Only that, or J/W/E. I'm fond of J/W and W/E, but you
can find other sites out there for them. Savvy?
12 new stories. 47 stories in all. Woo!
I'll be doing a new layout soon due to the complaints I've received about
font sizes and layout and so on. The majority of sites I've done was for
those who viewed on 800 x 600 screens, using Internet Explorer, hence the
design. I'm new to archiving, and yet I didn't want to wait too long until
after the film, knowing many people would like to see a PoTC archive. So,
expect major changes to satisfy the masses.
Like the adoption graphic on the main page? I adopted it
a lovely site that you should definitely check out. The PoTC animations,
amongst others, are especially cute!
18 new fanfics. That's right. 18. Woo! Also
changed the fiction index around so you can see which were the recent fics
I'm having some trouble with the submission form -- reason for having it
is that it's easier to format, but am getting help with that and archiving
soon, so in the meantime... If it doesn't work, then e-mail me it. Thanks!
Revised the dialogue, and added more quotes
from articles to the reality section (so you
and I can tell the difference now. ;) ) I suggest you check out the tale
of Orlando and Johnny's trip on an airplane. Hilarious.
There's more to update, but hey, let's spread it out for a bit. Will post
more stuff tomorrow!