|Name:||.moon aka dot moon|
|Type:||Fan Fiction Fanart Archive|
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.moon ("dot moon") is a multi-fandom fanfiction and fan art archive founded January 6, 2006. The site describes itself as "a multi-fandom community". It also hosts original work and has various community features like discussion boards and annual awards.
MissionDejana Talis, the founder and administrator describes the motivation behind the site like this:
"As a writer, I have long searched for a community that brings fanfiction and original work together on even ground. There are many excellent writing sites online, but I've found many of them to be too specialized, too inactive, too far removed from their original goals, or mere collections of stories with no real community to interact with. I wanted a place where I could feel at home, where I could grow as a writer and help encourage others to grow as well, no matter the subject of our work. I also noticed several writers hoping to post artwork alongside their stories, but I have yet to come across a site that offers such a service."
The site is partly based on an open source forum by Simple Machines; much of the site is original code. .moon uses PHP and MySQL.
.moon allows users to archive original fiction and fanfiction of specific fictional sources. It does not allow fics with too many grammar and spelling mistakes, RPF, songfics that have too many lyrics and too little fic content, or stories based on the works of authors who oppose fanfiction. The authors listed on .moon are:
- P.N. Elrod
- Raymond Feist
- Terry Goodkind
- Laurell K. Hamilton
- Robin Hobb
- Anne McCaffrey
- Dennis L. McKiernan
- Robin McKinley
- Irene Radford
- Anne Rice
- Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb
- Marion Zimmer Bradley
.moon archives both original and fan art.
The UFO Awards are multifandom awards given out by the .moon community on an annual basis.