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24 October 2010 @ 12:09 am
Notice: Touka Koukan going down  
The fanfiction archive Touka Koukan will be going down permanently by the end of the week.

For now you can still access it at: http://toukakoukan.com/archive/index.html

Save anything you want to save, and quickly.

ETA: Deletion plans on hold, maybe.
 
 
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eoNblueeonblue_inmay on October 24th, 2010 04:39 am (UTC)
Oh no! Why is it being shut down?
*gets on her gotta save fanfics hat* looks like it's gonna be a busy night!
Kalika Maxwellkalikamaxwell on October 24th, 2010 05:00 am (UTC)
Well, first because it hasn't been updated in years and second because many authors want their fics removed. Since it's been years, I no longer know what the password is or how to get it back.

I also want to get my fics off the web, they're so old and bad and might dissuade people from buying my novel. It makes me sad, but it's time to move on.
amethyst_koneko: Ed - so sadamethyst_koneko on October 26th, 2010 01:19 am (UTC)
"...they're so old and bad..." I don't know whether to laugh or cry at this line. Yes the fics are old but they can't be considered bad if all the people I've seen over the past day or so have been as upset over losing them as I've seen them to be. It never mattered how good or bad the fics were; it was the stories they told that mattered. The mere fact that these fics existed made all the difference in the world. These fics were the foundation that so many other fics were built on. They paved the way and were the first fics a lot of us old timers read. Many of the fanfiction writers I know now owe their existance to you all, the so called "big names" of the fandom, the ones many fanfic writers aspired to be. These fics, all of Touka Koukan, are/were our (the fandom's) past. They defined who we were and we will be lessened by their loss.
amethyst_koneko: Ed is not amusedamethyst_koneko on October 26th, 2010 03:54 am (UTC)
Man. Touka Koukan already isn't working. damn. I wasn't finished saving fics either. bummer. :(
Kalika Maxwellkalikamaxwell on October 26th, 2010 04:09 am (UTC)
I'd already removed the index file, so yeah toukakoukan.com is no worky. Use the link in the entry above, it bypasses the index page and gives you access to everything.
amethyst_konekoamethyst_koneko on October 26th, 2010 04:35 am (UTC)
Yeah, did that. Still doesn't work. You can't pull up any fic. No matter what you click on - yaoi, het, or gen - it all rolls over to the All By Pairing fic list and goes no further. No worky indeed. :/
Kalika Maxwellkalikamaxwell on October 26th, 2010 04:36 am (UTC)
You need to scroll down and click 'enter'.
Blysse: [Alphonse] ... wahdarkblysse on October 24th, 2010 04:49 am (UTC)
:((((((( Why's it being closed down?

I saved what I wanted.
Kalika Maxwellkalikamaxwell on October 24th, 2010 05:02 am (UTC)
Excuse my laziness, I'm just going to copy what I said to the poster above.

"Well, first because it hasn't been updated in years and second because many authors want their fics removed. Since it's been years, I no longer know what the password is or how to get it back.

I also want to get my fics off the web, they're so old and bad and might dissuade people from buying my novel. It makes me sad, but it's time to move on."
Hewene: Elricest!  It's canon!sayhello on October 24th, 2010 04:49 am (UTC)
Aw, man! That is sad, sad news! I love that archive. Sorry to hear it. Guess I know what I'm doing tomorrow. Thanks for the head's up!
Number One Spoon: ken- sweetherongale on October 24th, 2010 05:08 am (UTC)
Well, thanks for keeping it up as long as you did. I appreciate it.

Good luck to you and again, thank you.
remaintobreatheremaintobreathe on October 24th, 2010 05:23 am (UTC)
If you could regain access to the administrative parts of the site would you be willing to pass on duties to someone else? All fics requested would be removed but I love this site so dearly I hate to see it go down...:
hit the pedal, heavy metal.: fma - graceful degradationcherrycoloured on October 24th, 2010 06:29 am (UTC)
Which exact day is it going down, so I know how to schedul when to pull stuff off? There is a lot I might want...
Tsukihime: sadtsukihime_san on October 24th, 2010 07:31 am (UTC)
That's very sad news for me. I loved that site and I know I'll miss it :(
I wish there was a way to keep it going... but oh, well, I am sure you gave it a lot of thought.

Thank you for all the work you put into it - it was greatly appreciated. I for sure will do some savings tomorrow.

I want to create something beautiful ☆numi_nami on October 24th, 2010 08:05 am (UTC)
D: oh no! Thanks for giving us a heads-up, I really love that archive.
ca11iopeca11iope on October 24th, 2010 11:43 am (UTC)
It's been a great run. Thanks for keeping it going for so long, and good luck with your future endeavors. :)
The Binary Alchemist: angstroybinaryalchemist on October 24th, 2010 02:52 pm (UTC)
That is so sad. That was the first place I read FMa fanfic and always hoped someday I'd be good enough to be accepted as a contributor but when I applied I was told it was inactive. I want to run there and get a copy of "Altered States"--surely the best Roy/Ed fic ever.
Lady Cyon: Supernatural - Papa couchwofl_iron on October 25th, 2010 03:37 pm (UTC)
The first website to "publish" my fics. I owe a lot to touka koukan. Thanks for keeping it up as long as you did! R.I.P.