Zoomway

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Name: Zoomway
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Zoomway was a Lois and Clark fan. She was hugely influential in that community.

For an interview with her, see Lois & Clark Nfic Archive Interview with Zoomway.

She passed away in late November 2014.

Sad news about Zoomway. I heard recently that Zoomway lost her battle with cancer. Oldtimers will understand the depth of our community's loss. Newcomers...

To explain Zoomway you need to know that in many ways she was the heart of us, besides being "The Boss of Us" — the tongue-in-cheek rank she used on her own boards. She wrote the very first Lois & Clark fanfic ("Lois and Clark Meet The X-Files"). She originated or inherited the LOISCLA mailing list, the fandom's first popular, universal gathering place. She hosted the first boards where fanfic writers could post their stories in progress, and you can revisit older stories and find new ones on her site even today. Her knowledge of Superman in all his incarnations was encyclopedic, and she was the chief architect of the Lois & Clark Concordance. She was the authority on L&C canon and characterization. She wrote the sharpest dialogue. Her comments on IRC were usually the wittiest. She encouraged new fanfic writers.

Without Zoomway this fanfic archive would not exist. One very much like it might — but as webmaster I can definitively say that this one would not. If I had never stumbled on the gateway drug that was her "Counter Clark-Wise" back in the day, I never would have sought out more stories like it, never would have found other FoLCs, and never would have volunteered to help organize and preserve all these great fanfics. I owe her so much. I know I'm not the only one brought into the fold via her stories or the work she has done housing FoLCdom's meeting places.

Speaking of stories, if you haven't read Zoomway's, you're missing out. Read them all! Read them on your Kindle or other ebook reader. They are treasures.

If you'd like to share your memories of Zoomway, friends have started threads on both the Zoomway.net and the Lois & Clark Fanfic boards. [1]

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References

  1. ^ Lois & Clark Fanfic Archive