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oh yes. I've found it. Vintage x-files humorous bodyswap fanfic featuring heavy banter, UST, mystical artifacts, dated internet humor, and a good dose of the Gunmen, all wrapped up in a completely coherent and proof-read writing style. Oh god, it's like a delicious aged balsamic vinegar. Flea Market Economy by Punk Manuverability. *wipes single tear* It's almost everything I've ever wished for in a fanfic!

Ferreting around in half-broken yahoo websites, clicking on links to erased AOL Home pages and dead geocities and dilapidated tripod after broken angelfire destinations fills me with a great sense of nostalgia and unknown loss. All the same, it's fascinating, digging around in a fandom before my time. I feel like an anthropologist in my underpants.


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Aug. 21st, 2009 05:57 pm (UTC)
If you liked that, maybe you'll like this: http://www.archive.org/index.php
Aug. 21st, 2009 07:22 pm (UTC)
lol what.

I think you've missed the point.... entirely.
Aug. 21st, 2009 08:03 pm (UTC)
It is a tool for digging around in fandom before your time. I thought it might make it a little easier for you to find things.
Aug. 22nd, 2009 01:24 am (UTC)
um, yes. It's kind of like you've linked me to google, is all.
Aug. 22nd, 2009 06:05 am (UTC)
I didn't know google could give you the snapshot history of a website as far back as 1996, but okay.
Aug. 22nd, 2009 06:26 am (UTC)
no no, what i mean is, of course I know about archive.org. I wouldn't be who I am today without knowing about archive.org. You might as well give a med student a basic anatomy text, or a children's librarian a copy of Pat the Bunny.

I like to dig around the internet in my own way, I've been spelunking for... dear god, eleven years, now, and as I do it for fun, I've found my own sort of... paths and patterns. archive.org provides a good service, and I use it once in a while, but I've found that I find stuff that interests me more when I don't use it often. This may be simple luck, or some combination of my own google-fu and what has survived the dilapidation of the years, but regardless, the point is absolutely in the *search* for whatever it is, not in making the search easier.
Aug. 24th, 2009 12:26 pm (UTC)
ahhhhhhhh gotcha.

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