I spent a long boring 8 hour drive (long story) examining both Dreamwidth and AO3. They both look great. DW seems to make the journaling aspect of posting real easy, and is familiar after years of LJ; AO3 seems to rock the story structure and fic archive aspects. So for now, I've decided to sign up for both :) I'll update both equally (it's what copy-paste was made for) and if it gets too onerous over time, by then I'll probably know which one I prefer.
My brand new DW handle is Maldoror_Chant. I put myself in for an AO3 invite, which I should get in a week, which will give me time to gather up my courage to post the monster fics I should probably back up onto there...Outlands of course, but I'd also love to have all my larger fics in a handy place. So if the UI isn't a nightmare, I'm hoping to post DR/Kindred, Freeport naturally, Alienation, and who knows, maybe even The Arrangement. Though the latter will require a judgment call. Will I post it "as is", warts and all? Or should I take a sander to the roughest edges? My life needed more hard decisions (yay).
Also, I make not the smallest atom of a promise here, but I recently re-read Source of All Things, and damn it was more fun (and crazier) than I remembered. Then I dug up my notes file on it. First, I was glad to discover I still had a notes file, 3 computers and one disk melt-down later (though I did lose a couple of draft chapters, damn it). What really surprised me is that I still had a fairly good memory of many of the plot elements. How can I forget my mother's birthday every sodding year, but can remember how Heero ends up in a fic I wrote over 13 years ago? It is truly a mystery. Or the sign that I am a terrible daughter.
Well, I'll get Outlands out the door first, but then after that, if the writing bug has well and truly bitten me once more...who knows? I just hope my free time doesn't evaporate again.
Meh, who needs sleep...