Pink Frilly Robes

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Archive
Name: Pink Frilly Robes
Date(s): 02 February 2004 - present
Archivist: Ava, Shannon
Founder: Kaz
Type: Pansy-centric fanfiction
Fandom: Harry Potter
URL: pfr.magical-worlds.us (2005-present)
pansy.nearheralways.com (2004-2005)
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Pink Frilly Robes is a Harry Potter fanfiction archive for fanworks about Pansy Parkinson.

As of May 2012, the archive hosts 435 stories in over thirty pairing categories and 16 articles. The site is currently hosted by Shannon at Magical-Worlds and is powered by eFiction.

History

Pink Frilly Robes was created on February 2, 2004 by Kaz, "with the prompting and encouragement of Ginnysdarkside and Gianfar."[1] The name was coined by Ginnysdarkside and is a reference to the description of Pansy's robes at the Yule Ball in Goblet of Fire.

The site was initially hosted by Kaz at her website, Near Her Always[2]. In 2005, it was updated to automated eFiction software so that authors could directly upload their stories, and it moved to Magical-Worlds (magical-worlds.us), where it was hosted and run by Shannon.[3] In 2006, ownership was transferred to Ava,[4] who currently runs the archive.

Sometime between February 2008 and May 2011, the site was redesigned and lost several features, including the beta reader listing, icons page, challenges, and customizable skins.

Layouts for the archive have featured various actresses, such as Samantha Mathis and Thora Birch, representing an aged-up Pansy. One skin featured Draco/Pansy fan art by LinkTerra. The current layout has no graphics and no available skins.

Screencap of the main page, archived April 2009.

Submission Guidelines

As a Pansy-centric archive, Pink Frilly Robes accepts only stories that feature Pansy Parkison as a main character. Though this is no longer stated explicitly in the submission rules, a past version of the rules stated:

"[Stories] must be about Pansy Parkinson. She can be paired with any character from the books (or from crossovers) or not be paired at all, but she must be the central character in the story."[5]

The current submission rules are brief and do not prohibit any specific themes or kinks. They state simply:

  • No Mary Sues.
  • Get a beta-reader. Or at least proof read your own work.
  • No images are allowed in the summary.
  • If this is your first time posting at Pink Frilly Robes, your fic will not appear on the recently added page; until it has been approved by the mods.[6]

Past versions of the site were more specific regarding what was required for ratings and header information. For example, past rules state that "all fanfic must contain a header with the title, author, author email, rating, summary, disclaimer, and any other necessary info"[5] and to "rate your fic appropriately! If you're unsure, email the webmistress and ask for her opinion"[7] Though the FAQ states that the archive uses Fictionratings.com's ratings system, stories are in fact rated on the standard MPAA system (G through NC-17). Though stories with adult content are permitted, only registered users may read NC-17 stories and there are a wide variety of archive-defined warnings.

Until January, 2007, stories were required to be over 500 words, but this requirement was revoked and drabbles are now accepted.[8]

Content

Stories

Screencap of the main page, taken May 2012.

Pink Frilly Robes categorizes stories by pairing. As of May 2012, there are 33 categories; the most popular are:

The original (non-eFiction) version of the archive also allowed stories to be viewed by author and rating. The current version of the site allows you to search by pairings, characters, ratings, genres, warnings, and length (though genre labels no longer appear in story listings or headers).

Articles

The archive also has a section for essays, both those about Pansy (her characterization in canon, possible pairings, etc.) and about writing (fanfiction and in general). Current articles include essays in support of Draco/Pansy, Harry/Pansy, Ron/Pansy, and Theo/Pansy, and essays about writing BDSM, fluff, and action scenes, as well as multiple essays on leaving feedback.

Extras & Links

Before the site's latest renovation, there were several "Extras" pages that included content such as a beta reader listing, a page for user-submitted challenges, and several dozen icons created by various users. The only remaining "Extras" is the Links page, which contains a comprehensive listing of Pansy-focused sites as well as other Harry Potter fansites, archives, and communities. Additionally, there are links to various writing resources (such as the Mary Sue Litmus Test) and various other resources (such as for British terminology, myths, and names).

References

  1. Pink Frilly Robes at Near Her Always. Site Info. Archived 05 February 2005 by the Wayback Machine. (Accessed 14 May 2012.)
  2. pansy.nearheralways.com. Archived 05 April 2005 by the Wayback Machine.
  3. Pink Frilly Robes at Magical-Worlds. Help/FAQ. Archived 05 September 2006 by the Wayback Machine. (Accessed 14 May 2012.)
  4. Pink Frilly Robes at Magical-Worlds. Help/FAQ. Archived 10 January 2007 by the Wayback Machine. (Accessed 14 May 2012.)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Pink Frilly Robes at Near Her Always. Submissions. Archived 07 March 2005 by the Wayback Machine. (Accessed 14 May 2012.)
  6. Pink Frilly Robes at Magical-Worlds. Rules. (Accessed 14 May 2012.)
  7. Pink Frilly Robes at Magical-Worlds. Rules. Archived 25 January 2008 by the Wayback Machine. (Accessed 14 May 2012.)
  8. pfr.magical-worlds.us. Archived 28 February 2009 by the Wayback Machine. (Accessed 14 May 2012.)