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A Seat at the Table...

Posted on 2006.12.29 at 18:11
I am the honored recipient of a wonderful opportunity.

argyle_s has found that her RL commitments have made it impossible for her to continue to run the wonderful trio-fic web-site "Table for Three," and it is my great honor that I've been able to take the site on.

"Table for Three" will always be argyle_s's site. The seat at the head of the table is hers, whether she occupies it or not. "Editor in Chief Emeritus," perhaps, and only as "Emeritus" as she chooses to be.

What will I be?

I'll be here in a seat near the head of the table. Here in the humble chair at the base of the steps up to the throne. I am but the Steward of http://www.triofic.com, and authority is not given to me to deny the Return of the Sock.

While I hold reins, though, it's my intention to do everything I can to make sure that "Table for Three" will remain, as it has been, the place to go to find Trio-Fic. Especially to find the very best of Trio Fic.

Toward that end, it's with great pride that I announce that "Table for Three" is now hosting mrsquizzical's wonderful story All That They Had Not Lost.

I want to talk for a moment about this wonderful story, this gloriously mature tale of a postwar trio re-defining "Family," as they come together to heal the wounds of war. The prose is so spare and sere and muscular, every word labored over and chosen with care. The heart that beats within it is true and pure, and it's just made of wonderful.

And I got to read it before anybody but Shocolate. And I worked long and hard, encouraging Q to believe in it enough to upload it to The Quidditch Pitch, where, with precious little promotion -- I was for a long time sternly forbidden to pimp! -- it has garnered sixty-five reviews at this writing, and, so I'm told, is a favorite of some 25 TQP users. Users, I might add, with extraordinarily good taste. And those 65 reviews are from some of the finest writers in our fandom, such revered names as Solstice Muse, maple_mahogany, shocfix, and more.

So, now, finally, with its arrival at a new site, I get the opportunity to pimp this masterful achievement as it deserves to be pimped.

All That They Had Not Lost

Read it. Love it. And remember:

I saw it first!


abovethestars at 2006-12-30 00:15 (UTC) (Link)
First of all! Yeah! That is so exciting about Table for Three! It is a great site and I am excited you will be taking this on!

And secondly you are going to make mrsquizzical scream! I wish I could hear her when she sees your post!

And where is your lovely trio fic? I hope you had a good Christmas!
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2006-12-30 00:18 (UTC) (Link)
I'm really excited, too, and so happy for the opportunity to give back.

Q? Yeah, I gave her a serious case of pimp-shock!

My Trio Stories are all there, although "Unbreakable Bond" is only up to Chapter Two there at the moment. I'm trying to stick with a one-chapter-per-week upload, as I did at TQP.

This was my Christmas present. It's a great one.
amythis at 2006-12-30 15:13 (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations! I think you will be a good manager.
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2006-12-31 00:45 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! I couldn't be more thrilled to have a chance to give a little back.
louhq at 2007-01-01 20:43 (UTC) (Link)
I'm so glad you are taking this responsibility.

I have a lot of respect for Argle_S and the fantastic "Table for Three" website. It was the first place I read her wonderful stories, which got me hooked on Triofic and inspired me to write my own. "Mental, That One" and "The Emotional Range of a Teaspoon" remain two of my favorites stories.

And good for her that she knows when to say "Enough already!" and be responsible enough to not just abandon the site and all its fans.

Jonathan, what a coup for you to have MrsQuizzical's lovely story as your introduction as "Table For Three"'s manager. It's a good sign that you will maintain the previous high standards.

Looks like it's going to be a Happy New Year for Trio Readers!
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-01-01 20:59 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you so much for the good wishes! I'm glad I'm doing it, too. argyle_s has given me so much joy with her series, it feels great to be able to take this weight for her, and I really hope she'll feel her site is in good hands.

I'm thrilled to have mrsquizzical's story there, and I hope to add a lot more quality Trio Fics. There's a wealth of wonderful stuff on the site, but there's also a wealth of top-quality Trio that isn't, and should be. I've been pestering maple_mahogany, whose Trio Tribute for Redblaze introduced me to Trio Fic to bring it to the Table, and pestering a few others as well.

Now if I could just figure out how to get our users to comment more!

I should, by the way, mention, that abigail89 has been, for pretty much the last year, carrying the site, and will continue to be an invaluable part of it. I certainly don't want my happioness at being able to help out to look like a grab for the credit that is due her for her hard work and inestimable contribution.
louhq at 2007-01-02 03:18 (UTC) (Link)
Abigail is great, she was ever so helpful when I first started posting there.

I've read Mahogany's work elsewhere but this is the first time I read the "Trio Tribute." It's great!

Do you want us to refer you to good trio fic we find?

Another thought, how about mini-interviews of the writers? Kind of like a meme, but specific to their writing habits and inspirations? Maybe I'm the only one who is curious about other writers' habits.

Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-01-02 11:54 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, that's a fabulous, fabulous idea. I'll have to start coming up with questions.
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-01-02 14:29 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, and I totally missed Do you want us to refer you to good trio fic we find?

THe answer is Omigod, Yes!!!
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