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It's time to nominate stories for Kerths. Nominations open Feb. 21. Need to catch up with the eligible stories? Check out the linked list over on the Kerth Awards site. Get the schedule here and nominate here.
Sad news about Zoomway. I heard recently that Zoomway lost her battle with cancer. Oldtimers will understand the depth of our community's loss. Newcomers...
To explain Zoomway you need to know that in many ways she was the heart of us, besides being "The Boss of Us" — the tongue-in-cheek rank she used on her own boards. She wrote the very first Lois & Clark fanfic ("Lois and Clark Meet The X-Files"). She originated or inherited the LOISCLA mailing list, the fandom's first popular, universal gathering place. She hosted the first boards where fanfic writers could post their stories in progress, and you can revisit older stories and find new ones on her site even today. Her knowledge of Superman in all his incarnations was encyclopedic, and she was the chief architect of the Lois & Clark Concordance. She was the authority on L&C canon and characterization. She wrote the sharpest dialogue. Her comments on IRC were usually the wittiest. She encouraged new fanfic writers.
Without Zoomway this fanfic archive would not exist. One very much like it might — but as webmaster I can definitively say that this one would not. If I had never stumbled on the gateway drug that was her "Counter Clark-Wise" back in the day, I never would have sought out more stories like it, never would have found other FoLCs, and never would have volunteered to help organize and preserve all these great fanfics. I owe her so much. I know I'm not the only one brought into the fold via her stories or the work she has done housing FoLCdom's meeting places.
Speaking of stories, if you haven't read Zoomway's, you're missing out. Read them all! Read them on your Kindle or other ebook reader. They are treasures.
If you'd like to share your memories of Zoomway, friends have started threads on both the Zoomway.net and the Lois & Clark Fanfic boards.
– Lauren W.
We're having problems with our submission form. Our story submission form has had a meltdown, and apparently it's been having issues off and on for a while now. Have you written a new story? Please email it to Editor-In-Chief LabRat directly. Have you submitted a story earlier and not found it published on the site — or had it acknowledged at all? If so, we are very sorry. LabRat always responds to authors as quickly as she can. If you did not receive a response from her within a day or so, she did not receive it. Again, we apologize for not realizing earlier there was a problem. Our contact forms are not working either. If you need to write us, please do so directly: write Editor-In-Chief LabRat or Webmaster Lauren W.
Archive General Editors Wanted: We're in desperate need of editors who have the time and commitment to take on everything from vignettes to epics. Our GEs are not Beta Readers and so do not comment on plot or characterisation issues. GEs should have a friendly manner and be able to gently but firmly guide authors over issues of grammar and punctuation only. Abrasive editing techniques aren't what we're looking for. If you think you can help and want to volunteer, please contact LabRat for more info.
Uploaded on February 24, 2015
A Brief History of the Bureaus -
A short history of Bureaus 1 - 39. Inspired by Lynn S. M.'s Trask and Tempus Challenge.
Fictitious Persons -
A little girl is found unconscious by the side of a country road in Delaware. When she wakes in the hospital the next morning, she has an impossible story to tell.
My Best Friend's Wish -
Uploaded on February 2, 2015
Clark knows what his wife's Christmas wish is, but a trip to the hospital has him making his own Christmas wish.
Don't Tug on Lois's Key Ring -
Lois gives crooks her keys while at a jewelry store? A response to HappyGirl's first line challenge.
Hattie and Mr. X -- Matchmaker Chronicles Volume 1 - P -
This story takes place in the Matchmaker Chronicles universe. Hattie Kaplin has had a long-standing relationship with Jon Kent and the entire Kent family; in fact she is almost part of the family. Recently she had been brought in on the family secret that the Kents are in fact the super family.
Unusual Talents -
Lois discovers that someone unexpected has an unusual talent... Part of Queenie's Pick 3 Challenge. Takes place at the fundraiser in the episode "Whine, Whine, Whine" but instead dropped into Season 1. Enjoy!
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