So: long fic. Multi part tales. Epics of near endless splendour.
Mostly these days people seem to post them as WIPs. Almost always even when finished they'll post over a number of days, or even weeks, to build up an audience. But because WIPs are abandoned, and because I'm not a big fan of waiting, and honestly because I tend to lose track if I'm in the middle of too many stories at once, I hardly ever actually read them that way. I wait until it says 15/15 and go back until I have 15 parts open and then read then all at once.
The trouble comes when you miss that crucial 15/15 part. Or it turns out to have an epilogue, which is another ongoing irritation about which I can do nothing because Not A Mod and nobody is listening to me. Or the ongoing data flood made up mostly of stories that are barely double drabbles just hides that story you actually want to be getting your teeth into.
I propose a community for posting fic, any fic, which is actually finished, posted, all parts up and ready to read, linked to from one tidy little post. No WIPs, no actual stories in the comm, just one announcement per completed story so you can go along and read it like a book rather than a serial.
Good idea? Bad idea? Been done?
Tell me in comments or ticky the poll.
I'm thinking Torchwood fic, right now. Maybe Doctor Who, though I don't read as much of that.
With only one post per epic and only finished stories posted I don't reckon it'll be a high traffic comm. Er, especially since I don't know if anyone will want to play...