This is a re-post of an article that was in our original news section. We’re going to be losing part of the old site in order to move forward, so we’re putting here in the “new” News Archive.
Posted approximately January 2006 at the beginning of Season 3.
Yes, we’ve been online for two years! In some respects, I can’t believe two whole years have past. On the other hand, we’re always moving at such break-neck speeds that we wonder where the time as gone. Take a little trip down memory lane with me with this visual flashback and a few stories.
Below, you’ll see the image of our very first site. Don’t laugh! Obviously, we’ve come a long, long way in just two years. This site was thrown together in about 2 days. Literally. And yes, we know it shows!
I had read about the show and seen a float (yes a float!) advertising The L Word in a parade in Provincetown, MA during Carnival Week in August 2003. From August until just after Christmas, I had the show in the back of her mind, thinking of it once in a while, knowing that it had the potential to be very popular. I had not thought of doing a fan site in that time–just that this show had the potential to be really big. It was just after Christmas 2003 that I woke up one morning with the idea of “I need to do a site for this new lesbian show –and it must have fan fiction and discussion”. As some of you know, my only experience with fan sites and fan fiction dated back to the “Kim and Kerry” story on ER. That was the inspiration for this fan site.
So, I called my buddy Jared at www.uptask.com and said, “Jared, do up something FAST with these links….” the ones you see at the left below. I didn’t know how I was going to populate the pages, but I figured once the show got started, all of you would help me do that. Boy, was I right on the money with that one.
On December 29. 2003, we went live with what you see below. Just over 2 weeks later, January 18, 2004, the show premiered.