|Alias(es):||Alara R, Kaleidolon|
|Type:||Archivist, Fan Writer, Meta, Moderator|
|Fandoms:||Star Trek, X-Men, Gatchaman, Comics, Farscape, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic,|
|Communities:||ASC, ASCEM, AFQ (alt.fan.q), ACFF, OTL, CFAN, TCP, Crack Van|
|URL:||[Alara.net personal site], ao3, ff.net, lj, tumblr|
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Alara Rogers is an active and influential member of several fandoms over the years, including Star Trek and X-Men, with a particular focus on the characters of Q and Magneto. She was the Trekiverse archivist (1995–1998) as well as contributing a great deal of time to the X-Men fandom. She also served on the alt.startrek.creative.all-ages Appeals board.
As well as writing her own fanfiction, Alara provided both feedback on others' stories and opinions on a number fandom-related topics, including slash, Mary-Sues and women in fandom. She is known as a straight-shooter - she may not always couch things in delicate terms, but she usually has a point to what she is saying, and a wealth of experience in writing and fandom to share.
Her personal archive Alara.net holds an extensive library of fanfiction and meta, as well as links to other archives of note. Per her Fanfiction.net and AO3 accounts, she is still posting new fanfic.
- Only Human (link), a lengthy, mostly AU Star Trek: The Next Generation series in which Q never regained his powers after the episode "Deja Q".
- A Kiss Before the War (Star Trek: TNG) Humanity has passed all of the necessary tests and Continuum supervision is no longer required. Picard and Q realize that they will miss each other.
- InseQurity (Star Trek: TNG) - co-written with Mercutio
- Redeem the Blood (Farscape)
- The Truth and Nothing But the Truth (Star Trek: TNG)
- Only Human (Star Trek: TNG story)
- Familiar Strangers (Star Trek: TNG) - While negotiating a trade alliance on a barbarous planet, Jean-Luc Picard is provided with a beautiful political prisoner as a sex toy. He reluctantly agrees to spend the night with her, but she's not what she appears...
- The Melting Man (Farscape)
- Identity Crisis (Farscape story)
- Do It Again Series (Star Trek: TNG)
- The Body Snatcher - (X-Men) Rated adult for rape, violence, and mature themes. One of my most ambitious and disturbing works, in which I respond to facile comic book treatment of torture, imprisonment and rape by taking the strongest character I write and showing that the strength to endure such horrors doesn't come from being proud and unbending, but from being willing to do what it takes to survive. Also, like a lot of my work, deals with gender issues by putting a man in female form and making him and everyone else deal with it.
- Habits (X-Men) - Alone in the X-Mansion, Kitty faces off against Magneto over the dread danger of... rye bread.
- Night Before a Funeral (New Mutants) - In another world, Doug Ramsey didn't die to save Rahne, and now he must deal with it.
- 1995 - Best Author (following this, the Best Author award was named the Alara Rogers Award for Best Author).
- 1996 - Best Next Generation (TNG) General Story - InseQuity by Alara Rogers and Mercutio
- 2001 - Best Voyager Episode Coda - Mistress of War
- 2002 - Best TNG General Pairing - Do It Again: Prologue; Best Miscellaneous Story: Listen: there's a hell of a good universe next door; let's go; Best Incomplete Story - Familiar Strangers
- 2003 - Best TNG Author; Best TNG General Pairing - Judgement Day 3: One of the Living; Best TNG General Story - April Q; Best Deep Space 9 (DS9) General Pairing - But Is It Love?; Best Miscellaneous Story - Judgement Day 01: It's Always Fun Until Someone Loses
- 2004 - Best Miscellaneous Crossover Story - Where No Mutant Has Gone Before
- 2008 - Best TNG General Story - Seventeen Things That Might Have Happened To Q; Best Miscellaneous Combined Story - Judgement Day 10: The Drums of War
- 2002 - Writer Hall of Fame
- 2003 - Best Humorous - nomination - Charles Xavier, Barbarian Sex God; Best Original Character - nomination - Eve Francis from All About Eve; Fanfic Hall Of Fame - nomination - The Body Snatcher
Reviews and Recommendations
- Status and Influence in Fanfic article by Andraste which spotlights Alara's work (2002).
- IMHO #1 - "And After The Battle"
- Mirage's review of "Heart's Desire"
- Mirage's review of "A Death in New Orleans"
- Chris D's review of "The Body Snatcher"
- Dannell Lites' review of "Powderkeg"
AlephPress - Alara's fanzine, then webzine publishing press.
- Lori's X-Men Archive
- Shifting Sands (X-Men archive)
- Fonts of Wisdom
- The Common People Warehouse
- X-Men Slash Central
- The Dayspring Archive
- The Itty Bitty Archives
- The Storm Archive
- Alternate Timelines (X-Force Archive)
- Doggett-slash (Yahoo Groups) (founder)
- AlaraFic Mailing List (founder) (Wayback link Dec 2/08)
- Magneto Mailing List
- "Cranky Old Lady" - Alara's column on fandom beginning in 1999 for Fanfiction.net 
- The Fanzine FAQ, version 0.9
- Make up your mind: what is a Mary Sue?
- Slash rant, part 17016.
- Romance and Gender-roles
- Women in packs
- ^ Alara's X-Books fanfic (Via Wayback, Nov 27/21)
- ^ "Old News". Archived from the original on 2001-04-10.
- ^ "Home Page". Archived from the original on 1999-10-12.
|Places||ASC, ASCA, ASCEM, Trekiverse|
|Things||ASC Awards, Golden Orgasms|