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11 September 2008 @ 05:29 pm
Welcome to The Elevator. Please excuse the mess.  
Everything happens in the elevator: passion, heartbreak, and humor. Central to that are two characters we love: Meredith and Derek. We love them together, and we love them as individuals. They've fueled a Grey's Anatomy fixation in each of us that manifests itself in different ways. Some of us have written fanfic or created icons or videos or other creative expressions. Some of us are just vocal about how much we dig these characters. No matter what our contributions to the fandom, we're all connected by our love of Meredith and Derek and the show that Shonda created. As such, we've occupied this space as a forum for all things Grey's with a definite Meredith and Derek tilt.

Stay tuned to get regular doses of episode discussion, commentary, fanfic, and other fan-related endeavors. Although posting is restricted, comments are welcome and encouraged. Welcome to The Elevator.
darkandtwisty02darkandtwisty02 on September 18th, 2008 01:49 am (UTC)
Love this!! Great idea
liljan98liljan98 on September 18th, 2008 10:06 am (UTC)
I LOVE this. And I can't wait to read and discuss greysaddict522 reviews here. And lots and lots of othre stuff.
lubeebee on September 20th, 2008 05:49 am (UTC)
I'm a super Merder crazy fan.........I've been watching GA for them from S1 episode 1 and they are the reasons I have for watching GA though there were many roadblocks in their way. I never write fanfic but I LOVE reading fanfics - long, short, medium, porn, funny, cute, angst,.........
As long as they are MerDer, I am interested.
So it's great to hear such a place I can come.
Love you SO much.
Season 5..........only 6 days.
jturner36jturner36 on October 28th, 2008 02:43 am (UTC)
I'm in need of help, so...HELP!
Hi fellow MerDer lovers. I'm new to LJ and more than confused as to how to navigate my way around this place, which is unusual for me, but....

Many years ago, I was a big Doug/Carol fanfic writer, but haven't written anything in a long time. I'm currently writing a one-shot fic for Meredith and Derek that is definitely in the NC-17 range, and I need help in different ways: First, I need a beta reader, someone who's good and critical. Second, I need help posting it in appropriate places.

If anyone here can help me, then I would really appreciate it. Thanks! Jordan
boofadil on October 28th, 2008 11:09 pm (UTC)
Re: I'm in need of help, so...HELP!
Here at LJ there's ga_fanfic and mdfanfics and I'm sure many more that I'm not aware of.

Then there's the old standby of fanfiction.net

There are also several boards that feature Meredith and Derek including McBoard, The On-Call Room and The Docks.

As for a beta, I'd ask around on the boards listed above or even Grey's Haven, though they don't tend to lean very heavily toward M/D as the other boards.

I think it's always just a good idea to plug into a community, read what's out there to get a better feel for the fandom, make friends and see if there's anyone you click with. It takes time, but I think it's one of the best ways to find a beta that you can really trust.

Good luck!
Kia: awwwwhaddyasay on November 3rd, 2008 04:31 pm (UTC)
HA! I finally found the comm! LOL. Joining thanks! :P
jturner36jturner36 on January 11th, 2009 02:31 pm (UTC)
I need serious help!
I'm finished with my nice, porny MerDer fic, but I'm having a terrible time posting it. I guess it's too long (16,700+ words in Word) and I can create chapters if I need to, but I don't know how to post it, use tags, an LJ cut, etc. Can any kind soul point me in the right direction, or help?

Thanks immensely.

boofadil on January 11th, 2009 02:53 pm (UTC)
Re: I need serious help!
Unfortunately, if you're trying to post it here, you won't be able to because this is a comm for the mods to post their stuff. It's our little corner of the GA universe, ya know?

There are other comms on LJ where you can become members and post there. Off the top of my head there's ga_fanfic or mdfanfics.

16,700 words will most likely have to be cut into two different parts on any comm or lj that you post it at. LJ cuts are explained here and tags are going to depend on which comm you use. I know that ga_fanfic has their posting guidelines in their profile.

I hope that helps you out somewhat!
jturner36jturner36 on January 11th, 2009 03:04 pm (UTC)
Re: I need serious help!
Sorry, I am not trying to post it here, and I don't mean to post where I'm not supposed to!! :) Thanks for the guidance!
boofadil on January 11th, 2009 03:18 pm (UTC)
Re: I need serious help!
No worries. I don't mind helping out. LJ can be a bit confusing if you haven't been around it a lot. Good luck!
love is a curedirtymistress11 on January 27th, 2009 03:21 pm (UTC)
Can I just say (late to the party) that I love this comm! It's warm and friendly. I think i'll like hanging out in the elevator.