Fallout Category Changes
Kerrigan Sheehan
Posted by Kerrigan Sheehan
10/11/17 - 12:09AM
I found out that the category for the Fallout games had three games with different characters and settings lumped together in one category, so I've split it up into Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, and Fallout 4, putting it more in line with how the Elder Scrolls and Dragon Age games are treated.

I know this only affects a couple of people who are currently active and that this is not a scheduled announcement, but I don't like to make unannounced changes to existing categories.

All stories for Fallout: New Vegas and Fallout 4 have been moved into new categories, while the old category is now called Fallout 3.

If you have existing stories for Fallout 3, these changes should not affect you. All I did was rename the existing category and remove characters from other games.

If you have existing stories for Fallout: New Vegas or Fallout 4, your stories have been moved to the new categories, and your characters have been re-added or added in where they didn't exist. It should have gone smoothly. Every story I checked arrived intact. I may have missed a "Reader" or a "You" in character selection, so if you're worried about your stories' metadata (summary, characters, genre, rating, etc.), please check. I didn't touch anything other than category and characters, though.

Any future stories for the Fallout games should be sorted by game, and any other/future games in the series should be requested for category addition as needed.

Enjoy the rest of your October and don't forget to check out the regular monthly announcement below for links to the GoFundMe, featured stories, monthly challenge, and Prompt-Off.



You're an angel. :)
- Goodfellow on 10/11/17 - 12:54AM
Goodfellow - Awww...thanks. I realized it was a problem when I went looking for Hancock stories. (There sadly aren't any at the moment.) I realized two things, one being that a series where the sequels aren't direct sequels (setting, cast) was lumped together, and the other being that, somehow, Fallout 4 characters had never been added.

I know it's a pretty small fandom on this site, but I did it for Assassin's Creed back in 2013 when I realized there was a bunch of Connor lumped in with Ezio and Altair. It's easier to do with a fandom I know, but If someone finds another one that needs branching and can at least help me split up the character list and/or link relevant wikis, I'm happy to help. (Note: Mass Effect 1, 2, and 3 do NOT need to be split because they are direct sequels.)
- Kerrigan Sheehan on 10/11/17 - 01:38AM
Hey, if you want any recs, feel free to hit me up. I can give you Hancock fics for days.

Yeah, I like the sense of organization this gives. I think it's a big step up!
- Goodfellow on 10/11/17 - 12:49PM
I'd love you forever. I'm not much into full-on smut or slash pairings, but LITERALLY anything else with Hancock would most likely please me greatly.

Just about everything already on this archive for FO4 is MacCready, and since I played FO3 first and fairly recently, I just can't really get into him, even though Sole Survivor being a widow/widower and MacCready being a widower, both with son-related problems...mine's missing, yours is sick...we're both still pretty young...makes it a pretty logical pairing. I just hear kid MacCready shouting at me about mungos in Little Lamplight. I know my Sole Survivor doesn't hear that, but me as player/reader...

I tried searching AO3 using advanced search... I found a few Hancock fics that met my parameters. I haven't tried DeviantART because it's not the easiest place to search for fics, and I haven't tried because that is a place where I typically do not tread, bar being sent a specific link by someone I trust.
- Kerrigan Sheehan on 10/11/17 - 05:13PM
I'm really happy with this change! Thank you for your efforts. :)
- coffeerepublic on 10/13/17 - 04:09AM
coffeerepublic - No problem. It's not that hard to do, just a little time-consuming and repetitive. I mean...I had to set aside a solid few hours to do it, but other than that, the hardest part is just being REALLY careful when moving stories.
- Kerrigan Sheehan on 10/13/17 - 04:17PM