|Name:||Palelyloitering (Paley Loitering?)|
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Palelyloitering is a Professionals website.
It includes information about zines. There are pages for Zines, Authors, Reviews, Stories/Fic, Story Universes, Sources, Other Links, Story Lists.
The website says it began in 2005. Comments by its creator below suggests 2006 is a more accurate date.
AboutFrom the website:
A June 2006 comment from its creator:A long time ago - way back in 2005 - I was trying to work out how best to quickly find information about zines that I might want to buy. At the time there was no Hatstand Slash Zine Listings to help me out, so I started to make my own. And it turned into this website. Cos I like links you see... Then I realised I wanted to be able to find out about individual stories too, for those moments when I couldn't remember an author's name, and I wanted a complete list of everything written by Pros authors, and...
Needless to say, this isn't even finished yet, and may never be - but I've put it up as a work in progress in case it might be useful to anyone else.
I originally fell for The Professionals as a kid when it was first on air, and when I rediscovered them about a year ago, and also discovered that there was this thing called fandom I was lost. Now I could not only re-watch the lads in all their dvd glory, I could read about them too. And best of all (something my teenage innocence had completely missed) they were together. Slashily together.
I read happily from the online archives, printing out as much as I could - and then I discovered zines. Perfect. Entire books of slash. Except that not only were they often hard to get hold of, but it was hard to find out much about them. Eventually I found the archive at ProsLib, but even then it was only titles. There were a few reviews and recs at various sites, but it took so long to go through them each time a zine came available somewhere... How did I know what I wanted to buy?
So I decided to do something about it - I had to gather all the information together in one place so that I had it to hand. I thought about lists and spreadsheets, and eventually realised that what I was designing in my head was none of those - it was a website. Which I knew nothing about and probably should in this day and age. And so a project was born, and I decided I should share it in case anyone else could use the information. And so here we are.Of course since then, the Hatstand has put its own Pros zine pages online as a part of their archive (in the planning stages in 2005, when I chatted with the Hatstander about my ideas), but we both thought that having two sites couldn't hurt, so I decided to finish this anyway - turned out to be kind of fun. *g* 
Palelyloitering is the zine review website that I've nearly got up and running... The long story is that when I first started looking into zines I couldn't for the life of me find much information about specific titles, or what kind of writing was in which zine and so on, and so I started gathering together what I could find online into one place, so that if a second-hand zine came up for sale I could see something about it. But then I had to figure out how to organize the info, and not long after that I realised that what I was really doing was organizing it into website-type format, and then I thought... well, I really should learn more about this, and maybe this would be interesting to other people, so I started really figuring out how to turn it into a website. Then CI5hq came along and I asked if I could link people's reviews/recs to palelyloitering, so they kindly included it in the review header for me - now all I have to do is launch the thing! I'm nearly there... Just a couple of webby-type things left to figure out... *g*