Seventh Dimension

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Archive
Name: Seventh Dimension
Date(s): 1997 - 2007
Archivist: Ann F.
Founder:
Type: Fan Fiction Archive
Fandom: Highlander
URL: [1] (Wayback link)
Main page 1999
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Seventh Dimension was the second general archive for Highlander fandom. It was founded in 1997.[1] It was preceded by the HLFIC-L mailing list archive, and succeeded by Highlander Fiction.

Ann F. ran the archive. It was last updated on October 10, 2007, but had stopped being regularly updated sometime in 2006. The page was a member of the Highlander Fanfic Webring and the Highlander Web Ring. As of July 7th, 2016, the URL is dead.

If it weren't for the Seventh Dimension archive, some stories would have completely disappeared from the web by now. One example is the Duncan/Methos classic Still-Heart by Sleeps With Coyotes. They may be gone forever, now.

Regarding Ratings

All ratings are generally done similar to American Movie ratings, with the notable exceptions of Adult and Slash.

Slash - is a term nearly exclusive to fanfic, referring to a romantic/sexual relationship between characters of the same gender. If you want to know more about Slash, arguements for and against, please go see the top of the Fan Fiction on the Net's Slash page. Please skip to the bottom for guidlines on rating slash stories.

G - is General Audiences, as in a three year old wouldn't get disturbed by it. Most Disney movies are at least PG, for comparision, little violence, nothing really beyond a het. kiss on the cheek, or as going out the door.

PG - is Parental Guidance, as in a ten year old should be okay with them, some violence, no gore, a het. kiss on going out the door, yelling darn when you stub your toe.

PG-13 - is Parental Guidance, recommended that you be at least 13 to watch or read it. More violence, nothing below the waist - het. romance wise, yelling damn as you stub your toe.

R - Restricted Audiences - 18 and above, for this archive stories with violence and/or gore, with nothing below the waist - het. romance wise. A profusion of cursing with no nookie is also rated R. So Duncan can take 3 heads, slip in the blood, stub his toe and yell F**K this.

Adult - indicates that readers should be at least 18 or 21 years old (depending on age of majority where you live), before they read the story. Consider Adult a meshing of the R & NC-17 movie ratings. Adult stories on this archive usually include some het. romance, as well as anything included in the R rated stories.

PG-15 Slash - Nothing beyond hand-holding. And not many lustful thoughts. Sorry but conservative is the way to go.

Adult/Slash - All slash stories that go beyond hand holding is rated Adult/Slash, for its potentially controversial nature. Simple, eh. The reason for this is clear, if a mother who doesn't think her child should be reading slash finds her child reading slash... This is also why the Gen Stories index was created.

As a whole, authors of Highlander fan fiction have their personal fanfic pages well-labeled. Most of these sites which have Adult or Adult/Slash stories have multiple warnings telling kiddies to stay away. (Some with the under 18 link sending the reader to a Disney site. {laughter}) While this site does not make readers jump through multiple 'you'd better be 18' hoops, the stories are all marked and many also have warnings at the beginning of the story, so consider the hoops to be implied. ;) If you read slash fiction on this site, and are offended by it, you have only yourself to blame, as you have been warned.

Please exercise your Freedom of Choice and skip any stories you may find offensive. Of any genre. (I know some people who are horrified when DM is paired with Dr. Anne, and the series did that.)

And always, in the interest of a peaceful society, no flames. Silence is twice as damning. [2]

Fan Comments

This is the ultimate Highlander fanfiction archive. Everything HL-related is archived here, old and new. While not updated frequently, what updates there are tend to be in bulk with dozens of new stories added at a time. 7thDim also provides useful services to new readers and authors, as well as an extensive links section to other fanfiction sources. And the archive is huge, extensively categorized, and indexed so that you can easily spend days happily browsing the collection--and barely put a dent into the number of stories there are to read! [3]
From Chelle's Nightstand:
Seventh Dimension - If you're a regular reader of HL fic, then you probably know all about this archive. It is the premier archive for Highlander fic on the net, including gen, het, and slash all in one place.[4]

References

  1. Progress Report Archived version retrieved on March 28, 2018.
  2. [https://web.archive.org/web/20010204051200/http://www.seventh-dimension.org:80/Ratings.html Rating Info
  3. Moonbeam's Fanfiction Predilections. Fanfiction Quicklinks, Archived version (Last updated July 2005, Accessed 05 December 2015)
  4. chelle. Chelle's Nightstand: Recs. (Accessed 13 May 2016)