User talk:Mrs. Potato Head

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Sentinel fanfic template?

I see there are 597 pages in the Sentinel fanfic category. Do you want a customized fanfiction template?--æþel (talk) 22:55, 30 April 2014 (UTC)

Is it a lot of work to administer? I have about 75 more to go. --MPH (talk) 23:00, 30 April 2014 (UTC)
We'd have to switch the template on each page, so probably not worth the bother at this point. Are you planning a large scale fanfic page project for another fandom?--æþel (talk) 04:30, 1 May 2014 (UTC)
I'd like to do X-Files and Blake's 7, perhaps the Stargates, but right now am feeling too weary to contemplate this. I wish there was some "global update" way to switch out one template for another. --MPH (talk) 12:00, 1 May 2014 (UTC)
I think there is, but it requires a user who knows how to write a script and run it. :(--æþel (talk) 04:13, 3 May 2014 (UTC)
Would emufarmer know how? --MPH (talk) 12:40, 3 May 2014 (UTC)

Image Categories

For years, I've tried to keep on top of putting categories on new images. I always felt as though we were doing pretty well when there were less than 50 of them in Uncategorized Files. But they've really gotten away from me. There are now over 650 there, and it feels overwhelming. It would be super if anyone felt like working on them. --MPH (talk) 21:10, 12 May 2014 (UTC)

Zine library

Hello! Got your message :D Really nice that you got in touch (I was thinking of contacting you and saying I was here, but then I thought it might be weird. Pleased that it's not). I don't know whether you're around, but I'll be in the library until 5pm and then probably in Iowa City until about 8pm. Updating Fanlore a bit at the moment (as you may have seen), but hoping to do a lot more when I get back to the UK :) At the moment, just looking at lots of things like this -> 8D Aralias (talk) 19:24, 21 May 2014 (UTC)

And here I was thinking it might be weird that I contacted you! And pleased that it's not... ;)
I wish I was "around," but I'm actully about a five-hour drive from where you are right now. When I last made the trip, I was there two weeks, sleeping in a tent about 10 miles out of town, and making the trek to the library every day. It was a blissful time.
Looking forward to your edits and observations. --MPH (talk) 19:37, 21 May 2014 (UTC)

Pocahontas pages

Thanks for helping out with the Pocahontas pages! There's so much writing to do. ;-;

You're welcome, User:Ncfwhitetigress. I'll do what I can. And thank you for your work. :) --MPH (talk) 22:13, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

I figured it out! =D --Ncfwhitetigress (talk) 15:29, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

You're a quick study! It's kinda tricky to explain in words; I always flounder a bit.--MPH (talk) 15:38, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

Zine Cover

I hope it's all right with you. I've just taken your picture of the cover of Conquistador for our article in the FK Wiki. Credited to you on the upload, of course. --Greer Watson (talk) 02:05, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

Certainly! Glad it is of help, Greer. --MPH (talk) 02:10, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

Replacement Program?

Hey, I'm nosy: what's your 'Replacement Program' section of your user page about? Franzeska (talk) 07:14, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

They are zine covers I added in 2009, right after I started editing on Fanlore, when I was even more clueless than I am now. They don't have a source/provenance. I would like to replace them with scans I can document as per where they came from. --MPH (talk) 11:25, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

MZB Additions

Hey, thanks for adding the stuff that's come out recently about MZB -- I felt like it should be there but hesitated to add it myself, because I didn't know how to tie it back in to what Fanlore's focus is. I'm going to make one minor edit (making Breen's victims gender-neutral, because even though people mostly talk about him as a predator of young boys, some of the most truly horrendous accusations were about him and young girls) but otherwise the discussion and link round-up looks great. --PhoenixFalls (talk) 00:31, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

I've been thinking a lot about it, trying to decide how much should be on Fanlore. Including the links and comments means we need to make sure there is enough fan connection -- how these allegations tie into convention culture, BNFs, the tendency/desire to protect one's inner circle, the subject of separating the creator's behavior from her or his works, MZB's place in fannish culture, her contributions as a woman in traditionally male science fiction culture... Right now, I'm trying to locate more fan reaction, so if you know of any sources, it would be good to add them. --MPH (talk) 00:50, 2 August 2014 (UTC)
I'll look around. Most of what I've seen is gut-reaction comments on the articles you already linked to talking about purging personal libraries of MZB works and the like, but I think there're a couple links not on your list about people who have been published in MZB-related anthologies and their thoughts on having made money that way which might fit nicely here, given that a lot of those anthologies are essentially sanctioned fanfic. (I just have to check that they're public posts, not friends-locked.) --PhoenixFalls (talk) 01:50, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

Samizdat Barrayar

I happened across this Vorkosigan Saga zine and made a stubby article on it -- I wondered, do you have any info? I've never heard of Vorkosigan zines but I'm guessing The Reluctant Famulus (from which it reprinted some content) was another one. Cheers, Espresso Addict (talk) 04:54, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

I've never heard of that zine! I think "The Reluctant Famulus" may be seen here, the dates line up. The Reluctant Famulus isn't a Vorkosigan zine, but a general science fiction zine. Do you think that's the zine from which the stories were reprinted? The dates seem to line up. --MPH (talk) 13:58, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
Yes, it looks like the right one. Interesting that a general sf zine of that date would publish fanfiction; I thought they were usually rather snooty about it. Thanks, Espresso Addict (talk) 14:46, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
It surprised me, too! --MPH (talk) 14:49, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
Should I delink it, as it's not a media fanzine, do you think? Espresso Addict (talk) 14:57, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
I'd leave it. It may inspire someone. --MPH (talk) 16:47, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
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