|Alias(es):||shalott, the lady of shalott|
|Type:||archivist, developer, con runner, slasher, vidder, writer|
|Fandoms:||24, American Idol, AtS, Arcana, Arthurian, Asimov Robots, Batman, Battle of the Planets, James Bond, BtVS, Coldfire, Daredevil, Dead Zone, Dracula: the Series, due South, D&D, Entourage, Forever Knight, Gladiator, Good Omens, Harry Potter, Highlander, House, M.D., Jeeves & Wooster, Justice League, L.A. Confidential, Lawrence of Arabia, Master and Commander, Merlin, Mr & Mrs Smith, PotC, Rome, Sherlock Holmes, Smallville, Spiderman, Stargate Atlantis, Stargate SG-1, ST:TNG, Supernatural, The Sentinel,Thor Tombstone, To Reign in Hell, Transformers, Wiseguy, X-Men|
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In 1998 she developed the Automated Archive software that powered the main archives in due South, The Sentinel and Smallville slash fandom. In 2002 she founded Vividcon, the fan convention dedicated to vidding. In 2003 she founded Yuletide, the annual rare-fandoms gift exchange fanfic challenge. In 2007 she proposed and subsequently developed the Archive of Our Own that entered open beta in 2009.
As an author she wrote numerous fandom classics in large media fandoms such as Stargate: Atlantis, Supernatural, Smallville, Harry Potter and Merlin as well crucial works in smaller fandoms (James Bond, L.A. Confidential, Master and Commander, etc.).
Part of her fannish history can be found at her userpage on Fanlore.
- Queen of Spades (Bond/M)
- The Scholomance Series (HP)
- Jeeves and the Blessed Indiscretion (Jeeves and Wooster)
- The World Turned Upside Down (Master and Commander) Genderfuck. Awesome.
- The Beltane Cycle (Merlin)
- The Crown of the Summer Court (Merlin). The elves are coming.
- Despoiled (Merlin). Uther makes them do it.
- Favorite (Merlin)
- Injukyoshi (Merlin)
- Onfindan (Merlin)
- Reciprocation (Merlin)
- The Trouble With Unicorns (Merlin)
- Control (The Sentinel). A missing scene (or "what really happened" scene) from the Lee Brackett episode.
- Transcendental (SGA)
- A Beautiful Lifetime Event (SGA)
- Time in a Bottle (SGA)
- The Maiden Voyage of the Tiresias (Sherlock Holmes)
- Reconcilable Differences (Smallville/DC Comics)
- Old Country (SPN/HP) Sam and Dean go to Hogwarts.
- Athelas (Thor)
- Chaos War (Thor)
Influential vids include:
- Bukowski (House, M.D.)
- Zebra (Due South)
- Bohemian Like You (SGA)
- Passion (Highlander); early constructed reality vid
- A Day in the Life (with Speranza) (Dead Zone)
- Pon de Replay (Entourage) features a manipped kiss
- Kid Fears - a complex retelling of the Star Wars film saga across generations. This was astolat's first vid.
- Uninvited - an examination of Clarice's and Hannibal Hector's disturbing relationship from Silence of the Lambs
- The Mountain (with Melina) - a LOTR vid about accepting one's destiny, and the price of doing so, as seen in the journeys of Frodo and Aragorn
- astolat's "We Need an Archive of Our Own" Post, 17th May 2007, responding to cesperanza's post about the legality of fanfic, and reflecting on why we need to own the servers.