Help / Frequently Asked Questions

If you have questions, please read through this page before contacting the administrator. I've tried to cover as much as possible of the most common questions, but don't hesitate to ask if you can't find your answers here. To send me an e-mail, click here.

And yes... I actually have been asked all the questions below, in one way or another.

Table of Contents

  1. Submission Rules

    1. The Submission Rules are located on their own page. You can find them here.
  2. More on writing and story submission

    1. Who owns the stories in the archive?
    2. I want to write a story and post it on the site, but the submission rules are putting me off. Do they need to be this strict?
    3. I like reading Shenny stories, but I only write fanfics where Shane or Jenny is paired with someone else. Why can't I just post them? Why does my first L Word story have to be a Shenny story?
    4. I submitted a story. How can I know whether my story has been approved or rejected?
    5. How long do I have to wait before my story is approved?
    6. My story was rejected, does that mean I can never post it?
    7. What can I do to increase my chances of getting approved?
    8. What is a beta/proof-reader?
    9. Will you be my beta/proof-reader?
    10. How can I get a beta/proof-reader?
    11. I'd like to be a beta/proof-reader. Can I?
    12. I don't need a beta/proof-reader! Why do I have to get one?
    13. We don't even get paid to write - why is it so important to use correct grammar and spelling and to get everything right? I have better things to do than to correct my typos and do research.
    14. Should I write in American or British English?
    15. How do I format my story with HTML?
    16. My story was approved, but it looks different from what I submitted. Why?
    17. My story was rejected, but it's definitely better than someone else's story that was approved. How is that fair?
    18. What do I do if someone submits a rude review on one of my stories?
    19. What is ATWWNS's definition of a rude review?
    20. What do the genres 'AU' and 'What if' mean, and what is the 'OOC' warning?
    21. Some stories have banners. How can I get one for my story?
  3. How to use the site

    1. Do I need to register to use this site?
    2. Why should I register?
    3. I registered an account, but I can't log in! What's wrong?
    4. I forgot my password! What do I do?
    5. Why do I sometimes get 'Fatal MySQL Errors' when using the site?
    6. Why can't I receive e-mail notifications from the site?
    7. I want to change my username. Can I do that or do I need to make a new account?
    8. What are skins?
    9. How do I change my skin?
    10. I keep changing my skin in the Skin Changer but every time I come back to the site it's changed back to the main one. Sometimes it even changes when I go from one story to another. What's wrong?
    11. How do I link to stories at the site? / I tried to link to a story, but I was told the link didn't work even though it worked just fine for me.
    12. What are favorites for and how do I use them?
    13. I added a story/writer to my favorites, but it doesn't show up in my profile.
    14. Why should I post reviews/leave feedback?
    15. What can/should I put in a review and what should I avoid?
    16. How do I write constructive criticism?
    17. I posted a review saying I wanted the author to post more and I got a rude reply...
    18. The stars and rating-system on reviews confuse me. Care to explain?
    19. What's the difference between a review and a comment?
    20. I want to e-mail an author instead of posting a review. How can I do that?
    21. I've found content on the site that violates the site's rules. What do I do?
    22. I've found a story here that I know belongs to someone other than the writer who posted it / I've read a story that's too similar to another for it to be a coincidence - what do I do?
    23. I have a suggestion. Can you do ... or add ...?
    24. I would like to help out on the site. Is there anything I can do?
  4. General questions about the site

    1. Who runs this site?
    2. How long has it been online?
    3. What about the name?
    4. What software is it based on?
    5. Can we become affiliates?
    6. Who makes the skins?
    7. What happens to the site when The L Word is over?

Last updated: December 19, 2008


2. More On Writing And Story Submission

2.1 - Who owns the stories in the archive?

The writers do. ATWWNS does not claim the rights to the stories you submit to the archive and we won't repost them anywhere else. However, the characters and settings belong to the creators of the show they're from.

2.2 - I want to write a story and post it on the site, but the submission rules are putting me off. Do they need to be this strict?

Yes, they do. There may not be a whole lot of Shenny or Miranda-centered fanfic out there, but here at ATWWNS quality is considered more important than quantity. If any of the rules seem unclear to you, feel free to contact me and I'll explain them more thoroughly. If ATWWNS' rules seem that bad to you, you can submit your story to another fanfic site where they're not quite as strict as we are.

2.3 - I like reading Shenny stories, but I only write fanfics where Shane or Jenny is paired with someone else. Why can't I just post them? Why does my first L Word story have to be a Shenny story?

Because ATWWNS focuses on Shenny and Miranda stories and that's what our members want to read. It's only allowed to post stories for other L Word pairings if you've already posted Shenny stories because it gives you a chance to dig deeper into the characters' personalities and explore what they're like in other relationships. I also want to avoid letting the archive get cluttered with fics that have nothing at all to do with what the site is about.

2.4 - I submitted a story. How can I know whether my story has been approved or rejected?

If your story is rejected you'll receive an e-mail explaining why, and in most cases it'll include suggestions for things you can change to improve the story. If it's approved you'll find it in the Most Recent page in the archive, as well as in your profile. Make sure to check your junk mail folder if your story doesn't show up or if you don't hear from me or anyone else that is currently helping out with taking care of new submissions. An alternative to this is to make sure beforehand that you're able to receive e-mails from the archive. One of the most simple ways of doing this is to use the lost password function.

2.5 - How long do I have to wait before my story is approved?

That depends on how long it is, how many/few grammar or spelling mistakes there are, and how busy I am. It usually takes a couple of days, sometimes a little more. If there's a multitude of errors at the start of the story I'll send it back to you right away and ask you to fix it before I'll read it, especially if it's a long story.

2.6 - My story was rejected, does that mean I can never post it?

When I'm forced to reject a story, I always e-mail the author to explain why. If I feel that the story has potential but needs editing, all you have to do is fix it and try submitting it again. If your story is rejected it's never personal, but the rules here are the same for everyone and it's only in rare cases that I might make exceptions.

2.7 - What can I do to increase my chances of getting approved?

  1. Read the Submission Rules before submitting anything to the archive.
  2. Read through your story at least a couple of times and fix any errors you find, then have at least one other person beta read it for you and make any necessary changes.
  3. Make sure you've formatted your story correctly with double line breaks and without broken tags. Use the preview function before you add your story to ensure that it looks okay.
  4. Don't submit more than 3 chapters at once.

When we approve stories we mainly base our decision on the quality of the writing itself, since the rest is often a matter of personal preference and even if we like/dislike something, the readers may have a different opinion. Having said this, we still have a short list of what we consider the most important things in a story, ordered by importance:

  1. The characters should be in character. Unless you've purposely changed someone's personality and added the OOC warning to your story, the characters should talk and behave like they do on the show, or at least as close to it as possible.
  2. The storyline should be believable and at least make some sense. This is the most important in stories that are closely connected to an actual episode or season of the show you're writing about. Of course you're allowed to experiment and take the story in a direction that would probably never have happened on the show - some examples of this would be to write a crossover fic or a comedy that pushes the limits of what we're used to seeing on that show. But a story that's immature and/or inconsistent and doesn't seem to lead anywhere will not be approved.
  3. There should be no grammar or spelling mistakes.
  4. The story should be well written.

What this means is that as far as we're concerned, a story can be good even if the writing isn't perfect. If you have a good grasp of who the characters are but have some problems with grammar, you can easily fix it, but if you on the other hand write perfectly but the story and characters make absolutely no sense at all to us, we might not approve your story.

2.8 - What is a beta/proof-reader?

A beta or proof-reader is someone who reads through your story before you post it and helps you spot any mistakes you might have missed in it. Exactly what he or she does is up to you, and you should always be clear on what you want them to look for so you can be sure you get the help you need. Sometimes they look for grammar mistakes and typos, other times they're more focused on whether or not you got the details right and make sure you didn't write that Jenny's dog Sounder is a Chow-Chow instead of a Pomeranian. When looking for a beta reader, try to find one who's as familiar with The L Word (and Shane and Jenny in particular) or Three Rivers (Miranda, in this case) as possible, so they can help you make sure you keep them in character too. The best thing might be to ask them to point out everything they find, no matter what it is. If you do, be prepared for the worst, but keep in mind that it can do wonders for the story.

2.9 - Will you be my beta/proof-reader?

No. I already have enough work to do on the site and I do have a life outside of ATWWNS as well as my own stories I like to work on once in a while. I will only proof read your stories in case I've specifically offered to help you out with something.

2.10 - How can I get a beta/proof-reader?

You can ask someone to help you in this thread in the forum.

2.11 - I'd like to be a beta/proof-reader. Can I?

See above. If someone at the forum asks for help, feel free to offer to help them out. We are going to set up a list of beta readers here in the fanfic archive, if you're interested in being listed as a beta, contact us and we'll put you on it! More about this here.

2.12 - I don't need a beta/proof-reader! Why do I have to get one?

Not everyone needs a beta. Some people are blessed with a talent for always spelling everything correctly and finding their own errors before they post. But chances are, you're like most of us and different kinds of mistakes sneak into your chapters here and there. It's disrespectful to us to submit a story that hasn't been proof read, especially if you haven't even read through it yourself and tried to fix it. Most of us have beta readers and there's nothing wrong with that, and while betas aren't mandatory, they are strongly suggested.

2.13 - We don't even get paid to write - why is it so important to use correct grammar and spelling and to get everything right? I have better things to do than to correct my typos and do research.

We have better things to do too, than to edit your story, and it's not the administrators' job to rewrite and research the content you submit before we validate it. If you don't think it's the least bit important to put some effort behind your story to make people to read it, then why bother wasting your time writing it in the first place?

2.14 - Should I write in American or British English?

Either one is fine, though American English is prefered since the show is American. The important thing though, is that the dialogue is in American English, no matter how you write the descriptive text. As long as the characters speak American English, the dialogue should be written that way. Characters like Helena Peabody, or an AU fanfic where they're all British would be two valid exceptions.

2.15 - How do I format my story with HTML?

Formatting your story with HTML is easier than it might seem. Above the textarea where you paste your story you can see what tags are allowed. For example, <b>bold text</b> has the following result: bold text. Make sure you always close the tag with a slash, otherwise your whole story will be bold. As for line breaks, please always use double ones. You do NOT have to write the tag for line break, just press Enter twice and that'll do. Doing that makes your story so much easier to read. Before you click the "Add story" button, make sure you click on "Preview" to make sure it looks okay.

2.16 - My story was approved, but it looks different from what I submitted. Why?

If the story you submit has some errors but not enough to give us a reason to ask you to fix it, we will step in and edit it for you. If you find that we have, leave it like that - don't replace our edited text with your unedited original. We wouldn't have changed it if we had no reason to.

2.17 - My story was rejected, but it's definitely better than someone else's story that was approved. How is that fair?

If you find a story in the archive that you think is so bad that it should be taken down, contact us, don't attack the writer in question. We'll need a very strong reason for that though, and it won't change anything as far as your own story is concerned.

2.18 - What do I do if someone submits a rude review on one of my stories?

If it annoys you, feel free to delete it. However, if this is something you want to report to us, you need to leave the review where it is and contact us about it, telling us you want us to remove it once we've seen it. If you remove the review yourself before we have a chance to, there's nothing we can do about it.

2.19 - What is ATWWNS's definition of a rude review?

Posting rude reviews, or flaming, is when you post a review for no other reason than to put the writer down, and we do not allow this at ATWWNS. If you don't have anything nice or even remotely helpful to say, then don't say anything. Simply telling someone their story sucks isn't going to do them any good. Constructive criticism on the other hand is always encouraged and it's not the same thing. Don't report people for flaming you if all they've done is suggest ways you can improve your story. Rude review = anything that isn't positive comments, constructive criticism or observations.

2.20 - What do the genres 'AU' and 'What if' mean, and what is the 'OOC' warning?

  • AU stands for alternative universe/alternate universe/alternate reality and it implies that the story differs from the canon setting in some way. Examples of this could be a story where Shane didn't grow up in foster care, where Jenny bought a cat instead of a dog, or where they live in another galaxy, or maybe just in another part of the country.
  • 'What If' is what we, on ATWWNS, call stories that aren't quite AU, but rather AU-light. They can start at any point in time during The L Word's 6 seasons and change what happened from that point and forward. What if Jenny hadn't left at the end of season 2? What if Shane had actually married Carmen? Up until the point where the new direction is taken, all we know from canon should remain intact.
  • OOC means Out Of Character and it's not a genre, but a warning, and it can be used on AU fics where you want to let the readers know that one or more of the characters won't act like they would expect them to. A common misconception about AU stories is that writing characters OOC is okay when what it ususally does is annoy people. The big challenge with AU fics is to change the settings but to keep the characters' personalities intact. If you don't plan on doing this, use the OOC warning to let your readers know.

2.21 - Some stories have banners. How can I get one for my story?

If you want a banner you can either make one yourself, or ask someone at our forum to help you. Just make sure that it's no bigger than 500 pixels wide, and 100 pixels high. If you want to have your banner uploaded to darkness-descends.net instead of photobucket, imageshack or a similar site, just contact us and we'll upload it to the server for you.

3. How To Use The Site

3.1 - Do I need to register to use this site?

No, but to access all the site's features, you need to register. Joining is free though, and it only takes a minute. If you decide to not register, you can still read the stories, with the exception of those rated NC-17, and you can still post reviews.

3.2 - Why should I register?

If you register on the site you...
  • can read all the stories, including those rated NC-17.
  • can submit your own stories to the archive.
  • get your own profile that lists your submissions to the site, such as stories, reviews, challenges and favorites.
  • can add favorite stories and authors.
  • can receive notifications when an author responds to a review you submitted or when one of your favorites is updated.
  • can change your display settings for the site.

3.3 - I registered an account, but I can't log in! What's wrong?

The two most common errors when this happens are the following: 1) You typed the wrong password, either when you tried to sign in or when you registered. Please use this page if you suspect this is what happened. 2) You haven't actually registered on the fanfic archive, but only on the forum and/or the fanart gallery. ATWWNS consists of three different mini-sites put together, and you need to register for each one you'd like to use. The reason for this is that it makes upgrading the different types of software we use so much easier and it decreases the risk of the site crashing. A third thing you might like to check before you contact us about the problem, is if you are able to log in if you use another browser. Some people have problems with Internet Explorer, so if you try something else like Mozilla Firefox or Safari, it might work.

3.4 - I forgot my password! What do I do?

To recover a lost password, click here and enter the e-mail address with which you registered. Your password will be sent to you shortly.

3.5 - Why do I sometimes get 'Fatal MySQL Errors' when using the site?

This can happen sometimes if our webhost has problems and it's only temporary. If it happens to you, just wait a moment and try refreshing the page.

3.6 - Why can't I receive e-mail notifications from the site?

If you're not getting e-mails sent from here, the problem is most likely one of the following:
  1. You haven't entered a valid e-mail address. Please take a look in your settings and make sure it's correct.
  2. The e-mails have ended up in your junk mail folder. If you find they have, please add our e-mail address to your contacts to avoid this in the future.
  3. Your e-mail provider has marked e-mails sent from ATWWNS as spam. We know some users with hotmail or comcast e-mail accounts have had this problem. Try using another e-mail account and it might solve the problem.

3.7 - I want to change my username. Can I do that or do I need to make a new account?

Yes, you can. We allow this because it's better than to add new accounts that aren't used. Please choose your new name with care, because we won't let you change your name repeatedly. We also strongly advice authors not to change their usernames, as it can be confusing for your readers if you suddenly call yourself something else. To have your username changed you must contact us about it, including your current username and the name you wish to change to - and once you get a response from us, you will be asked to send us a confirmation e-mail from the address you specified in your profile in the fanfic archive, and you must do this to complete the change. This is to make sure no one tries to change someone elses username.

3.8 - What are skins?

Skins are different layouts you can use when viewing ATWWNS. We only have them at the fanfic archive, mainly because different people prefer different colors to make it easier for them to read. We also have skins for smaller screens and a special skin that blocks as much of the potentially spoilery content as possible. Here's a list of our most used skins.

3.9 - How do I change my skin?

If you don't have an account/haven't signed in, you can use the Skin Changer on the index page. If you're logged in, you can also change it in your account settings, on edit preferences.

3.10 - I keep changing my skin in the Skin Changer but every time I come back to the site it's changed back to the main one. Sometimes it even changes when I go from one story to another. What's wrong?

You probably haven't signed in to the site and/or you don't have an account. When you're not logged in the site uses cookies to determine what skin you most recently used. If the cookie has expired you need to change the skin again. A way to get around this is by creating an account, as all our members have the option to change their skin in their profiles - this stores your preferences in the database instead of in a cookie on your harddrive.

3.11 - How do I link to stories at the site? / I tried to link to a story, but I was told the link didn't work even though it worked just fine for me.

If you try to link directly to a story that's rated R or NC-17, all people will get when they click on it is an error message as long as they're not already logged in on ATWWNS. A simple way to get around this is by linking to an author's profile instead. Linking to an author profile or a story is easy - just copy and paste the URL in your browser.

3.12 - What are favorites for and how do I use them?

By adding stories or authors to the favorites lists in your profile, you won't only have quick access to them no matter what computer you use when logging in on the site (compared to bookmarking them in your browser), but you also have the option to receive e-mail notifications when new chapters or stories are added. E-mail notifications work like this:
  • To receive notifications about updates, you must first go to your edit preferences page and make sure you've enabled the "Contact when favorites are updated" option and that the e-mail address you've specified for your account is valid.
  • Adding a story to your favorites means that each time a new chapter is added to that particular story, you will be notified.
  • Adding an author to your favorites means that each time said author submits a new story, you will be notified. This does not mean you'll automatically receive a notification whenever any story by that author is updated - if you want to be notified every time they post a new chapter to any story, you must add each of the stories to your favorites.
Other reasons to add favorites can be to show other members what stories you like, or to support the story/author by giving them the extra bit of attention. The most favorite stories and authors are listed here: 10 Most Favorite Authors, 10 Most Favorite Stories, 10 Most Favorite One-Shots.

3.13 - I added a story/writer to my favorites, but it doesn't show up in my profile.

The process of adding a story or writer to your favorites includes two steps - first you click on "Add to favorites" on whatever it is you want to add, then you're taken to the second step where you are asked to write a comment and then click submit. Writing a comment here is not required but you can do it if you want to write some notes about why you added it or something similar. It will show up in your member profile, but it's not the same as a review. The writer won't be notified so don't use this function to leave them messages.

3.14 - Why should I post reviews/leave feedback?

Maybe it's easier to tell you why you shouldn't. Don't bother posting one if you have nothing nice to say. Otherwise, feel free to share your thoughts on what you just read, or just inform the author that you enjoyed reading their work. Getting a review by a reader can mean so much to an author and it takes so little of your time. If you can spend 10-30 minutes of your time reading a chapter that they spent hours or even days or weeks working on, it shouldn't be too hard to offer a minute or two to say something about it. The writers in our archive don't get paid to write these stories and you don't have to pay to read them. Giving the authors some encouragement every now and then doesn't cost you anything.

3.15 - What can/should I put in a review and what should I avoid?

A review can be as simple as you telling the author you enjoyed their story, or you can be more detailed and tell them exactly what you liked - or disliked about it. Constructive criticism is always a good thing as long as it's polite and respectful, but flaming (posting negative comments with no constructive value whatsoever) is strictly forbidden. If you don't have anything nice or constructive to say - don't say anything at all. Also respect the choices the author makes for the story and the genre it's written in. Don't comment on a romance fic telling the author there's not enough horror in it, or tell someone who wrote a thriller fic that it's too gross with all the dead bodies. Read the story description before you get started on a story and don't blame the author if you skip it and end up reading something that makes you uncomfortable.

3.16 - How do I write constructive criticism?

Be polite and respectful and don't set out to put the writer down. You want them to improve their writing, not to stop writing completely because you make them feel worthless. If you're going to point out things you disliked about the story, make sure you remember to tell them what you liked about it too. Be specific - don't just tell a writer that the way they write Alice is out of character, give at least one example of how they got her wrong and what they should have done instead so that they have something to work with. You may think people don't like to receive constructive criticism, but if the writer is a good one that wants to get even better, they'll gladly accept your words of advice, even if they in the end choose not to do what you suggest. It is after all up to them because it's their story.

3.17 - I posted a review saying I wanted the author to post more and I got a rude reply...

That's understandable. Think about how you phrase your review next time and you might get a much nicer reply. Please try to avoid posting reviews where you do nothing but demand, or even ask for an update, especially not if the author just posted a new chapter. This is extremely rude and disrespectful even if it doesn't seem like it to you. What takes you half an hour to read can take a month to write so please understand that the writers need time to finish their new chapters.

3.18 - The stars and rating-system on reviews confuse me. Care to explain?

When you submit a review on a story, you have the option to rate it from 1 to 10. Some of our members have found this confusing because the highest score that's displayed on a story is 5 stars. This is because 1 point is worth half a star, meaning that for example 10 points gives the story 5 stars and 5 points gives 2,5 stars. If you want to give someone the highest score (5 stars), give them 10 points - not 5 points. If the rating system seems too confusing, it's a much nicer thing to do to the author to not rate the story at all when you review, than to give them a bad rating just because you don't know how it works.

3.19 - What's the difference between a review and a comment?

A review can be posted on any story you read on the site, whether you're signed in or not. If the author has enabled review notifications they will receive an e-mail that lets them know you reviewed their story. Comments on the other hand are short (optional) notes that you can write to yourself or others when you add a story or author to your favorites. This short comment is displayed only in your profile and the author will not receive any message you post for them in a comment. If you want to tell them you like their story or give them feedback, please post a review instead.

3.20 - I want to e-mail an author instead of posting a review. How can I do that?

Click on their profile and then on the Contact link at the top of their profile, right behind their penname. Keep in mind that when you contact an author, don't do it instead of posting a review unless they specifically asked you to in their profile - especially if it is to ask a question about the story that other readers might like to know the answer to as well. Authors have the option to respond to reviews, and readers can go to their edit preferences page and check the box to receive notifications when someone replies to a review they posted. Also refrain from e-mailing authors to demand updates, it's rude and most authors find it extremely annoying and not flattering at all. Give them some feedback instead if you want new chapters of your favorite story.

3.21 - I've found content on the site that violates the site's rules. What do I do?

The stories all have a link that says "Report this", and you can click that to file a report about whatever the problem might be. If it's not a story you're concerned about, just use our general contact form. While we'd like to, we can't see every little thing that happens on the site and we appreciate all the help we can get when it comes to this.

3.22 - I've found a story here that I know belongs to someone other than the writer who posted it / I've read a story that's too similar to another for it to be a coincidence - what do I do?

Click the "Report this" link on the story and write a report explaining the problem. Please try to be as thorough as you can and include a link to the story you find it similar to, and we'll try to deal with it as soon as we can. Do not, however, attack the author in question - let us deal with it, even if it's your story they've copied. It can happen that two authors have similar ideas and one is just lucky enough to be the first to post, especially when it comes to fics that start off at the same point in time (like at the end of a season) or fanfics that are submitted to the same challenge. When it comes to plagiarism, the similarities just tend to be a bit more extreme.

3.23 - I have a suggestion. Can you do ... or add ...?

We are always open to suggestions, even if we can't always give everyone what they want. Send us your ideas and we'll see what we can do.

3.24 - I would like to help out on the site. Is there anything I can do?

Definitely. Here's a list of things you can do to help us out, and if you can think of anything else, feel free to send us suggestions.
  • Promote the site.
  • Post reviews on stories you read.
  • Write a fanfic and submit it.
  • Submit a challenge. If you have an idea for a story but you really don't want to write it yourself, you can give it someone else.
  • Become a beta/proof-reader. We are currently looking for people who'd be willing to get listed as beta readers for writers who need help with their stories. If you think you're good at grammar and spelling and have a good grasp of what has happened so far on the show, you're exactly what we're looking for. If this sounds like your thing, please contact us.
  • Come up with new polls for the index page and send them to us.
  • Fanart gallery: Create and submit fanart.
  • Forum: Be active in discussions.
  • Forum: Apply to be a moderator of one of our boards. We are looking for people who have at least some experience when it comes to modding, and you should be familiar with, and follow the rules. If you're interested or want to know more, contact DarknessDescends at the forum.
  • At the moment we are not adding any new skins, other than those that are currently under construction. If you're interested in creating header images for future skins, please contact us for more information.
We're always grateful for anything you do to help us, thank you to those of you who have already.

4. General Questions About The Site

4.1 - Who runs this site?

DarknessDescends (DD) is the founder, administrator and webmaster of ATWWNS. She's the one in charge of all the technical stuff around the site and the one you should turn to if the site isn't functioning properly for you.
MutedTempest (MT) has been helping out since day one, mostly with beta testing of new functions and proof-reading of site content. She now helps out with the story validation process.

4.2 - How long has it been online?

Since April 22nd 2008, though it wasn't officially opened until April 24th.

4.3 - What about the name?

There were several reasons why the site was named "All those words we never say".
  1. Jenny and Shane talk about everything, except of course one small insignificant thing - how they really feel about each other.
  2. Here in the fanfic archive, that's exactly what people are writing about. The words they never say.
  3. Shenny fans are usually quiet people. We don't run around and make all this noise about how Shenny belong together and bug people about it constantly like most other shippers seem to do all the time. Well, here we can yell all we want, because this place is ours and ours alone.

4.4 - What software is it based on?

eFiction.

4.5 - Can we become affiliates?

If you run a site on a topic that is somehow similar to ATWWNS (for example a femmeslash fic site or an L Word site of some kind) you can suggest it to us.

4.6 - Who makes the skins?

DD makes all the skins and graphics for the site, except for the banner for our Shenny5x09 skin, which was made by lil.

4.7 - What happens to the site when The L Word is over?

The show ends after the 6th season, but no matter what might happen in the last 8 episodes of the show, ATWWNS is here to stay for as long as it still has visitors and active fanfic writers. Ilene might or might not mess up Shane and Jenny's storylines, but it doesn't matter as far as the site's existence is concerned. Our fanfic writers have more experience writing Shenny than Miss Chaiken does, and at least some of us will still be writing after the show ends.