Mortal Instruments (Harry Potter fansite)

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Website
Name: Mortal Instruments
Owner/Maintainer: Ava
Dates: 31 March 2005 - present
Type: Ron/Ginny fansite and clique
Fandom: Harry Potter
URL: mortalinstruments.50webs.com/clique/
ronxginny.gillyweed.org (offline; homepage archived by the Wayback Machine)
originally, geocities.com/ginny_ron/ (offline)
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Mortal Instruments is a Ron/Ginny fansite, fanfiction index, archive, and clique. It is named after the Ron/Ginny fanfic "Mortal Instruments" by Harry Potter BNF Cassandra Claire.[1]

The site's tagline was "a ron/ginny weasley shipping site a clique". It was also described as a "small fan site dedicated to a fanon relationship between Ron and Ginny Weasley."

Much of the site is still online at mortalinstruments.50webs.com, though it has not been updated for years and many of the links are dead. There was a more recent version of the site, hosted at ronxginny.gillyweed.org, but that site is now offline.

History

Site founder Ava wrote circa 2005:[2]

The site was first hosted at geocities.com, but with the amount of fan art the site has I need something with more space. So I found 50webs. The layouts are coded by hand using notepad and have so far all contained fan art. For a few reasons; I'm no good with graphics, it's a nice way to plug great artists and since art seems to be so popular for the pairing it makes sense to make the layout to suit the fan preferences.

At first the site did not contain a clique, but I thought it would be a neat addition so I joined the fixation network. But the site was kicked out after a few months no surprise there the webmiss of the fixations network has a new rule no incest pairings.

Site updates were posted to the Yahoo! group ronginny (now offline).[3]

On September 25, 2005, Ava posted to ronginny in search of a new webmaster for the site, and Dayana briefly took over running the site.[4] In February 2006, Ava took over as webmaster again.[5] Around the same time, the site moved to gillyweed.org.[6]

There were at least four versions of the site layout, all of which incorporated fanart of Ron and Ginny. The site's first layout featured art by Sarah D. C. Larsen and the second featured art by lafina. The third layout ("ginny's first day at hogwarts") used art by glockgal; the fourth ("never to be parted") used art by Kath.

The site at 50webs.com stayed online when MI moved to gillyweed.org, and remains online through 2016. The gillyweed.org site appears to have been last updated in March 2006 and to have gone offline in December 2006 or January 2007,[7] around which time Ava moved many of the other sites she hosted from gillyweed.org to scarlet-serpent.net and other domains.

Site Content

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Clique

Fanart

Fanfiction Listings

Links & Affiliates

Other Content

Screenshots

References

  1. index » site stuff » about. "Site Name: Comes from the fantastic fic Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Claire." (Accessed 24 April 2016.)
  2. index » site stuff » about. Mostly likely posted between March 2005 (site opening) and September 2005, when the site was taken over by Dayana.
  3. See the updates at the ronxginny.gillyweed.org index page, which link to ronginny messages numbers six through nine. Message #3 was Ava's search for a new webmaster for the site (see the 03 October 2005 update posted by Dayana).
  4. NOTICE - 10/3/05, posted to the MI index page 03 October 2005 (archived by the Wayback Machine 05 January 2006):
    "In Ava's Sept. 25th post, she stated that she needed a new webmaster to take over the site. I, Dayana, have been a fan of the site for a very long time, so it's with great honor that I introduce myself as webmaster. Ava came up with the plan for this website and put many hard hours into it, and Ava, it doesn't go unnoticed. Thank you for everything that you've done, you're always welcome here."
  5. See Ava's update 04 February 2006 at the ronxginny.gillyweed.org index page (archived by the Wayback Machine 19 August 2006).
  6. The live MI index page at 50webs.com states "The Ron/Ginny Weasley fan site & Clique has moved." and links to ronxginny.gillyweed.org. See also the list of fansites hosted at gillyweed.org, archived 15 June 2006 by the Wayback Machine.
  7. The Wayback Machine successfully archived the ronxginny.gillyweed.org site on 27 December 2006, but the site was offline as of 23 January 2007.