Liminal

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Name: Liminal
Owner/Maintainer: ?
Dates: 2017 -
Type: search engine
Fandom: X-Files,
URL: https://liminalfic.org/
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Liminal is a full text search engine that allows searching for specific archived X-Files fanfiction on gossamer and xphilefic.

Liminal was first introduced to the X-Files tumblr community

Are you looking for a specific X-Files fic? Here’s a way to find it.

Hey guys! This is really, really exciting. I’m posting this news on someone else’s behalf. A fellow phile and lover of fic has created an extremely simple to use search engine for for fic: liminalfic.org

Liminal is a simple search engine for X-Files fic. I noticed how hard it was to search for stories when you couldn’t search for words or even categories (contains the word “duck” and is an NC-17 Krycek/Phoebe Green AU? you know you wish you could find that), and with the fic distributed all across the internet. This fixes that. Note: To avoid archiving against the wishes of any authors, no stories are hosted on Liminal directly–I’m just making it easier to find them. Currently only stories from Gossamer are completely searchable, but I’m slowly adding fic from all the other old sites as well. Enjoy!“ – the creator.

The phrase “simple search engine” is wonderfully, blessedly serious. Gossamer can be notoriously difficult to navigate.

Are you looking for a specific X-Files fic? Here’s a way to find it.

About

A simple search engine for X-Files fic. To avoid archiving against the wishes of any authors, no stories are hosted here directly-- I'm just making it easier to find them. Currently only stories from Gossamer are completely searchable, but I'm slowly adding fic from other older sites as well.

The site is still a work in progress! It may be a bit slow or buggy. If something isn't working, the best bet is to refresh or hard-refresh (SHIFT-CMD-R). If a Gossamer link won't load, try swapping fluky in the URL with krycek or tooms. Because there are so many stories, I've populated the results using a custom parser (that makes its best guess as to what the spoilers, keywords, etc. are), rather than enter them manually. So some of the information may not be exactly right. But the title, url, author, and text always should be. (Let me know if they aren't!)

Any contributions appreciated, if you have it to spare. Purely to maintain the site. I'll take the link down if they're no longer needed.

Enjoy!

https://liminalfic.org/about

It was created in 2017. As of January 2018, stories from xphilefic can also be found. The following filters are available

and even specific trope, like for example leggy brunette.

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