Anna Maria Moss

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Fan
Name: Anna Maria Moss
Alias(es): Anna Maria
Type: fan writer, reccer, moderator, webmaster
Fandoms: Harry Potter, LOTR RPF, Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel the Series, The O.C., Six Feet Under, Lost, et al.
Communities: hp_girlslash, Madam Hooch's Broom Closet
Other:
URL: anna_maria on LiveJournal
Anna Maria at FF.net
Anna Maria at FictionAlley
author site (archived)
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Anna Maria Moss is a multifandom fan best known for her femslash stories and for creating both hp_girlslash, a Harry Potter femslash community, and Madam Hooch's Broom Closet, a Harry Potter femslash resource and recs site. She also maintained a collection of multifandom recs on her website,[1] and later a LOTR RPF recs page called Porn & Chocolate.[2]

Anna Maria described her thoughts on femslash on her author page, Fainting in Coils:

The act of writing female/female slash fiction is one of feminist empowerment, of reclaiming and redefining a male-dominated text and fandom community for oneself. In the Harry Potter fandom, femslash is particularly significant because it's a way for young women who are confused about their own sexualities to express and explore their feelings in a supportive environment. Personally, though, I write it mainly because I can't write male POV.[3]

Fainting in Coils was started in March 2003 and originally hosted on Kate Bolin's site dymphna.[4] It later moved to Anna Maria's site constellography.org, which also hosted Madam Hooch's Broom Closet and Anna Maria's Lotrips recs. In 2006, Anna Maria announced that she would be closing constellography.org, which went offline in late 2007.[5]

Anna Maria became much less involved with fandom circa 2005, and she has declared her LiveJournal account "effectively inactive".[6] Her fanfiction can still be found at her LiveJournal.

References

  1. Fainting in Coils. Recs. (Archived 30 April 2003 by the Wayback Machine.)
  2. Porn & Chocolate. (Archived 26 April 2008 by the Wayback Machine.)
  3. Fainting in Coils. About. (Archived 30 April 2003 by the Wayback Machine.)
  4. Fainting in Coils. Home. (Archived 30 April 2003 by the Wayback Machine.)
  5. FYI... (13 July 2006; accessed 12 February 2013). Site available as of October 2007 but not of January 2008.
  6. anna_maria on LiveJournal. Status. Posted before June 2008. (Accessed 12 February 2013.)