Sunday, August 12, 2012

Thanks to people who are sending in some great fic recommendation lists! Please try to send me lists of at least 2 fics, that way they can be posted and formatted the same way as the rest of the submissions. And do let me know if you want your list to have a title or theme to describe it.

I probably won’t make any posts until I’ve collected several rec lists, but you’ll see yours posted up here in time!

So far, I have lists from:

  • rubitrightintomyeyes
  • yunyin
  • ticklemeturquoise
  • babycharmanderkeckleon

Portal Fic Rec Lists??

Portal fandom! I need your help!

There is no shortage of great Portal fic on Tumblr and elsewhere, but it seems like the volume of it might be intimidating at first. One idea I had when I started this blog was that it could contain an archive of fan-submitted fic rec lists as a way for fans to tell each other what they think is awesome and worth reading. So…

I want fic recommendation lists. Whether there are two fics on your list or thirty, I want to see it. Please.


  • Send me lists of the fics you want to share (submit as a text post)
  • Your list can focus on a certain character or ship if you want.
  • Your list can be a general rec list of fics with varying subject matter.
  • You can send more than one list if you want to make lists dedicated to different subjects. Submit as many as you want!
  • Please include links to the fics, a short description for each story (include ship and whether it’s NSFW, if applicable), and warnings if required. If you’d like, you can also include explanations about why you’re recommending each fic!

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Monday, June 4, 2012

Portal Fandom Projects?

**NOT an official reference post, but a request for input!**

Currently accepting recommendations for input into the material that will be collected on portalfandomhub, a place for new/old Portal fans to find great stuff the fandom has made!

As for Fan Projects—here is a list of a few I know of:

  • Wheatley Hug Line
  • Portal Secret Santa
  • Wheatley Fanart Exchange 
  • Goodbye Christmas Caroline
  • HarryUK’s music videos
  • Alex Zemke’s (in-production) Portal short
  • Blue Sky Podfic
  • Outside Aperture
  • Lab Ratt

Please submit any other projects you know of that are in progress or completed that might be cool to include on the list!

Portal Fandom Memes?

**NOT an official reference post, but a request for input!**

Currently accepting recommendations for input into the material that will be collected on portalfandomhub, a place for new/old Portal fans to find great stuff the fandom has made!

I’m still iffy about the title of this section, but this will be reserved for the silly spontaneous things artists of the fandom do sometimes, such as:

These are links to some masterposts that collect all (or at least a lot) of the art that resulted from each.

Now, my question is—are there any other such events you can think of that I’ve missed? I’m not sure what sorts of things would qualify here, so I’ll leave it up to you guys to submit your own recommendations for stuff to add! Any suggestions are welcome!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Notes on Portal fic recommendations…

wolveswithhats answered your question: Welcome to the Welcoming Committee.

Along with individual fics, maybe there should be a listing of authors as well, so there’s a wider catalogue than just the handful of recs?

Great idea! It’d be nice to have a big list of all of the recommended authors’ names available for browsing. I think I’ll comb through everyone’s rec lists when I receive them and pick out the author information from each so I can compile a non-character-or-pairing specific list of all of the authors. I may further categorize them by pairing, or just make a note of the characters/subjects each one focuses on, so people can find those they’re interested in more easily.

So at present the fic recommendations post will likely include (if anyone is interested in contributing them!):

  • Personal fic rec lists from individual fans (general fic recs, may include any character/pairing/subject)
  • Themed fic rec lists from individual fans (say, only Caveline, or only Factventure, etc.)
  • A directory of all the authors included in the other lists, with links to their FFnet/tumblr accounts

…and any individual can submit multiple themed rec lists if they want, or one big nonspecific one, whatever you guys want to do with it.

I’ll put out a post with more information on submitting lists in a few days!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Suggestion Box

This post will be used to collect people’s suggestions for additions to the Hub. For now I’ll just put them all in a list so I can sort through them later. This is mostly so I can keep things organized, but you could also use it to check and see what hasn’t been suggested yet, and whether I’ve seen your suggestions or not.

List is under the cut:

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Oh and

I also just want to make a quick note to say that all Portal characters and pairings are welcome on this blog. I’m going to do my best to make this a comprehensive and helpful guide to the different facets of the fandom, but that will require help from all of you who represent them!

As we move forward in developing this thing, I’ll beg for more guidance from you later, but for now, if you have time, feel free to start collecting fic recommendations or anything else you think might be cool to share!

Welcome to the Welcoming Committee.

Based on the guidelines set forth by FandomHub, I’d like to start setting up a welcome package for new Portal fans. This will include fanfic recommendations, links to various fanart collections, a catalog of fan projects past and present, a list of silly things we have created together, and other useful links.

I think the best way to do this would be to collect the recommendations on individual posts to this blog. That way, the welcome package post can link to them but they can still be updated with new material when needed.

I’m going to need some help in accomplishing this, so if you’re a member of the Portal Fandom, please consider lending me a hand! Over the course of the next few days, I will be making individual posts regarding each subject (fic, art, etc) and asking for your contributions.

Proposed subjects of discussion are below the cut!

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Saturday, May 12, 2012

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