Alternate Timelines (X-Force Archive)
|Archivist:||Jen Morrioghan, Alicia McKenzie|
|URL:||http://morrioghan.tripod.com/ (Original link) (Wayback); http://www.jenali.hispeed.com/ (2nd location) (Wayback)|
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Alternate Timelines was a fic archive focused on X-Force, Cable and Domino, created by Jen Morrioghan. It was later merged with Alicia's archives - Dayspring Archive and various others - making it one of the largest archives since Fonts of Wisdom.
The original archive was set up by Jen in January 1999 and besides the fanfiction archive included a "Feature of the Month", Announcements and a Story Challenge. Background art was provided by jilko-art. The site also hosted discussion message boards and Dex's IMHO review column.
Between September 2001 and December 2001 (according to the Wayback captures), Alternate Timelines relocated to a new domain and became an "archive group" similar to Alara.net. It collected a number of pre-existing archives, including Alicia's Cable and personal fanfic archives, her DuAnn and Dandelion collections and the Shadowlands site. Submissions were accepted for some collections via the Alternate Timelines mailing list on YahooGroups.
The archive featured the following collections:
- The Dayspring Archive: Cable Fan Fiction - fanfiction about Cable, collected by Alicia from 1998.
- Strange Luck: Domino Fan Fiction - stories that featured Domino in a solo or primary role
- Partners: Cable and Domino Fan Fiction - fic featuring both Cable and Domino, both gen and 'ship.
- Property Damage: X-Force Fan Fiction - closed to submissions
- Premium Vintage: aka The 'Other' Archive - personal favourite stories of the archivists that weren't X-Force. Included TCP and Subreality Cafe stories as well as Marvel and DC.
- Argent Miscellany: Alicia McKenzie's Fan Fiction - Alicia's personal archive.
- Mental Jewelry: The Collected Works of DuAnn - collecting DuAnn's stories in various fandoms, including The Authority, X-Men and her Shadowlands contributions. Plus the classic epic Cable/Domino story "Just Lucky, I Guess".
- Words To Gold: The Fan Fiction of Dandelion - collecting Dande's stories, including Drawn to the Lodestone Rock and The Alchemy Arc and her Subreality Cafe stories
- Allegiance: Authority and Stormwatch Fan Fiction; divided into two sections: "Saving the World" for the Stormwatch fic and "Changing the World" for the Authority.
- Shadowlands: The Official Archive - all official Shadowlands fanfic, by Alicia and others.
- Pantheon: The Second Generation - another of Alicia's shared universes, this time featuring the XSE and the changes in the world with the death of Apocalypse.
- IMHO: In My Humble Opinion by Dex - recommendations and reviews by Dex.
- Alternate Visions: Fan Art - began as part of the Dayspring Archive, but was open to art of any of the themed archives above.
- "January 2, 2000: Alternate Timelines is one year old!" - Alternate Timelines - Additions - January 20, 2000.
- "The Alternate Timelines' Feature of the Month is chosen in a very unscientific manner (by me), from amongst the stories posted to the site within the past few months. I strongly recommend these stories. IMO they represent some of the best you will find on the web. Enjoy and be sure to send lots of feedback to the authors." Alternate Timelines - Main Page - Wayback, Sep 17/00
- Alternate Timelines Archive Group - Main Page - Wayback, Dec 4/01
- Jen's Message - Property Damage, Wayback Jun 12/03