2. Author's Notes
Hills, Matt. Fan Cultures. London and New York: Routledge, 2002.
Jenkins, Henry. Textual Poachers: Television Fans and Participatory Culture. New York: Routledge, 1992.
___. “Why Heather Can Write.” Technology Review, Inc. February 2004.
McCormack, U. '"How can it be transgressive if it's been on Woman's Hour?": Online fan communities and the politics of slash.' (Unpublished manuscript.) 2004.
Pullen, Kirsten. “I-love-Xena.com: Creating Online Fan Communities.” Web.Studies: Rewiring media studies for the digital age. London: Arnold, 2000.
Rust, Linda. “Welcome to the house of fun: Buffy fanfiction as a hall of mirrors.” Refractory: a Journal of Entertainment Media, Vol.2. March 2003. [http://www.refractory.unimelb.edu.au/journalissues/vol2/vol2.html]
Sabotini, Rachael. “The Fannish Potlatch: Creation of Status Within the Fan Community” [http://www.trickster.org/symposium/symp41.htm]
1Pullen, Kirsten. “I-love-Xena.com: Creating Online Fan Communities.” Web.Studies: Rewiring media studies for the digital age. London: Arnold. 2000, p. 60.
2"In the language of the Elder Days, 'Arda' signified the World and all that is in it. Arda was created through the Music of the Ainur to be a dwelling place for the Children of Ilúvatar (that is, Elves and Men)." from The Encyclopedia of Arda, http://www.glyphweb.com/arda/, original date pf word creation unknown. A Google and Altavista search on the word on 3/24/04 revealed its use four times.
4Hills, Matt. Fan Cultures. London and New York: Routledge., 2002. p. 137.
529,826 when accessed on March 26, 2004 (Lord of the Rings only; if one adds in stories based on The Silmarillion the number is increased by 1,125.)
6Library of Moria [http://www.libraryofmoria.com]
7Open Scrolls [http://www.scribeoz.com/fanfic]
8Axe and Bow [http://axebow.hakaze.com]
9Frodo Healers [http://www.rosiesamfrodo.com/~frodohealers/about.html]
10Parma Eruseen [http://www.parma-eruseen.net]
11Per email correspondence with the site administrator, sent February 19, 2004: “There are 800+ people on the list at present time, @ 460 of whom are active. Starting this year, people who have no activity after one year will probably be removed permanently, simply to keep the list to manageable levels. We have had 59 new members sign up since February 1, and almost 100 since January 1.”
12Jenkins, Henry. Textual Poachers: Television Fans and Participatory Culture. New York: Routledge, Chapman and Hall, Inc., 1992. p. 23.
13Pullen, ibid. p. 60.
14 “FAQ #3: Who can review? Anyone who has been a member of HASA for 30 days is eligible to be a reviewer.”
15 Author’s personal experience. As of March 30, 2004, I had 13 works accepted into the archive and two which had been declined. Most reviews were anonymous, but not all.
16 Respondent 41
17 “Review Process” forum, posted March 9, 2004 [in order to keep this response private outside of the members' section of HASA, I am not listing the actual URL].
18 ibid. Reply posted March 20, 2004.
The significance of the title of this paper refers to the name of the archive. As quoted by Faramir: "This is the Window of the Sunset, Henneth Annûn, fairest of all the falls of Ithilien, land of many fountains." Lord of the Rings, "The Window on the West."
The definitions used at the beginning of the different sections came from Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary.
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