The Good Omens Library

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Archive
Name: The Good Omens Library
Date(s): 22 September 2005 - present
Archivist: Quantum Witch
Founder: H.J.Bender
Type: fanfiction, poetry, essays
Fandom: Good Omens
URL: Collection on AO3
previously, library.good-omens.com; briefly, library.good-omens.net
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Screencap of the archive's front page, taken 02 July 2013.

The Good Omens Library is a Good Omens archive for "stories, drabbles, ficlets, poems, essays, and/or anything else that comprises a bunch of words and letters in strategic order so as to qualify as Good Omens' omeny goodness."

At the archive's peak as of June 2013, it contained at least 320 stories by 62 authors.[1]

Site History

The site was started on September 22, 2005.[2]

On July 10, 2012, the site was moved to www.good-omens.net.[3]

On June 26, 2013, Quantum Witch announced that The Good Omens Library would be closing permanently in two weeks. However, after contacting the OTW Open Doors committee, she announced on July 16, 2013 that The Good Omens Library would be moving to the Archive of Our Own.[4]

In July of 2013, Quantum Witch began manually importing works from the original efiction archive to an AO3 collection with assistance from Open Doors.[5] This import was completed in November of 2013.

Content

Story Categories

On the efiction archive, fanfiction was sorted into the following categories. The number next to the category name indicates the number of stories in that category as of April 17, 2013.[6]

  • General Fanfic [79] Good old - fashioned Good Omens stories.
  • Slash Fanfic [138] When subtle hints just aren't enough.
  • Crack Fics [16] Go on, get it all out. You know you want to.
  • Drabbles [79] Ficlets and/or word-limit stories.
  • Crossovers [22] Since it's so much fun to mix and match.
  • Other [2] Poems, essays & everything else.
  • Contests [15] For the occasional GO contest or challenge.

In addition, the following ratings, characters, genres and warnings were to categorise works:

  • Ratings: K (used for general audiences), M, T, T+, X (used for explicit)
  • Characters:: Adam, Agnes Nutter, Anathema, Aziraphale, Beelzebub, Brian, crossover characters, Crowley, DEATH, Dog, Famine, God, Hastur, Houseplant(s), Ligur, Madame Tracy, Metatron, Newt, original character(s), other angels, other demons, other persons, Pepper, Pestilience, Pollution, Satan, Shadwell, The Bentley, War, Wensleydale,
  • Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, General, Horror/Thriller, Humour, Mystery, Parody, Poetry, Romance, Smut, Spiritual/Religious, Tragedy/Deathfic
  • Warnings: Adult Situations, Angst (heavy), Angst (mild), AU, BDSM, Character Death, Cracky, Drug Use, Dub-con, Fluff / Schmoop, Het, Language (mild), Language (strong), Non-con, Slash (explicit), Slash (medium), Slash (mild), Squick potential, Violence (extreme) , Violence (mild)

Submission Rules

copy archived here[7]

References

  1. As of 17 April 2013. As of July 1, 2013, it contained 317 stories by 62 authors, and by July 2 this decreased to 292 stories by 61 authors.
  2. hjbender at www.good-omens.com. (Archived by the Wayback Machine 31 October 2005.)
  3. Site News: WE'VE MOVED! at library.good-omens.net. (Archived by the Wayback Machine 17 April 2013.)
  4. News post on the Good-Omens.net Library Home Page, as archived 27 October 2013 by the Wayback Machine.
  5. FAQ text in the AO3 profile
  6. Numbers per the Good-Omens.net Library Home Page, as archived 17 April 2013 by the Wayback Machine.
  7. WebCite