Master and Apprentice (Star Wars: TPM archive)
|Name:||Master and Apprentice|
|Date(s):||21 May 1999 - present|
|Fandom:||Star Wars: The Phantom Menace|
|URL:||https://www.masterapprentice.com/, Archived version|
http://www.valdemar.net/ma/warn.html (Wayback, 1999)
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Master and Apprentice is the main Phantom Menace slash archive, and is associated with the master_apprentice mailing list. It contains fanworks focusing on the ship Obi/Qui, as well as the characters Qui-Gon Jinn, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Anakin Skywalker.
Master and Apprentice explicitly signposts itself as containing adult material, and visitors to the site are required to confirm that they are of legal age to view such material. The page giving this warning features a quote by Keelywolfe:
"A Long Time Ago in a Galaxy Far Far Away, George Lucas created Star Wars. And he looked at it and saw that it was good. And all was right in the world. But then, we saw that Obi-Wan doth look upon Qui-Gon with lust, and that Mr. Lucas was not likely to include that in the next movie, so we said screw it and wrote it ourselves, even though we do not make any money off of this. And all was right with the world." -- Keelywolfe
Sockii founded the archive in May 1999. She was the archive creator, owner, and moderator until November 2001. She asked for someone that had a technical background to take over, since the archive was running on a unique Perl script database. Lori took over as moderator.
In 2003 Lori published a fundraiser fanzine - Master and Apprentice Archive Fundraising Zine - to raise funds for the archive's operating costs. The zine consisted of original content and was distributed on CD in support of the archive. In 2005 there was another very short-lived fundraiser featuring Fuumin's fanart.
As of January 2011 the archive had over 4,200 stories (individual fanwork chapters are counted as separate "stories" on Master and Apprentice). There is also a small gallery of fanart as well.
Rules & Guidelines
1. Underage explicit fiction (under 15) was not accepted at the old archive and will not be included in the collection here. If you add it, it will be removed by a moderator.
2. No RPF was accepted at the old archive so please don't include it in the collection here.Qui-Gon/female, Obi-Wan/female, or Anakin/female erotic/romantic stories will be accepted, unless the story also contains a strong slash theme relationship.
In 2000, Sockii created a CD as a fundraiser for the archive. It was a copy of the archive at the time and permission was not asked of the authors before the CD had begun mailings. A few authors were unhappy that distribution in a different format had not been cleared with them. The Jan 2001 CD contained 2179 stories and was in an interactive web browsing format, with stories indexed by title and author. It also contained the author bios.
Years later the website had the following statement:
Once upon a time (2000) there was a CD of the archive. There were many issues with permission with that CD and a question of use of the profit that came from it. Because of those issues the CD is no longer available. Please don't ask the archiver(s) for one. If there is a another CD it will only be with the explicit permission of the authors - but don't hold your breath.
In 2005, the new archive owner created a second fundraiser CD with artist and writer permission: We're Not Dead Yet.
The archive contained approximately 60-80 artpieces. Many of them were uncredited in the gallery. An archived version of the gallery can be seen here.