Reading Lists are posts that group together different Chapters from multiple Fan Fiction posts. Users can add Chapters to Readings Lists from single Chapter pages.
All the Reading Lists on the site can be found on the Reading Lists archive page.
Search and filter options are provided to narrow down results and each Reading List listing shows a featured image, the name and avatar of the user who created the Reading List, the number of items featured in the Reading List and the number of Favourites.
Clicking anywhere on the listing item will take you to single Reading List post. Each Reading List is broken down into 3 sections: the Header, The Sidebar and the Content.
THE HEADER– This is a large banner and contains the main information about the Reading List.
Cover Image – This is a large background image for the header.
Main Photo – This is the main or featured image of the Reading List, framed in a polaroid style border.
Reading List Name – This is the name of the Reading List.
Author – This is the user who created the Reading List. Clicking either their avatar or name will link directly to their profile on the site.
Content Counts – The first block shows a total count of how many Chapters are featured in this Reading List. The second block shows how many Fan Fiction posts are featured in this Reading List – based on the Fan Fiction linked to the Chapters featured in the Reading List. The final block shows how many Writers are featured in this Reading List – based on the Writers linked to the Chapters featured in the Reading List.
Favourite Button – Click this button to Favourite this Reading List. If you’ve already Favourited the Reading, the word ‘Unfavourite’ will show instead and the heart icon will be filled. Click the button again if you want to Unfavourite it.
Favourites Count – This shows how many times the Reading List has been Favourited. Clicking the number will open a modal which will list the Fans who Favourited it. You can click the name or avatar of the Fan to go to the their profile.
Views Count – This shows the total number of Views the Reading List has received from all users.
Edit Button – Click this button to edit the Reading List. A modal will pop up with a form. This is the same form used for adding new Reading Lists, except the fields will already be filled in with the relevant values.
Simply add or change what you want and click the Update button to edit the Reading List. You will only see this button if you’re the author of the Reading List post.
Information Bar – This is a section below the cover image with additional information.
Featured Characters – This lists any Characters that are featured in this Reading List. Clicking the Character’s name will take you to a listing which shows all Reading Lists tagged with that Character. If there are more than 6 Characters featured in this Reading List, the extra Characters will be hidden, but you can reveal all the Characters by clicking ‘Show All’.
Featured Games – This lists any Games the Reading List is related to. It may be linked to multiple Games if it contains content from the different Games in the franchise. Clicking the Game’s name will take you to a listing which shows all Reading Lists tagged with that Game.
Reading List Tags – This is the relevant Tags for the Reading List. It might include the Characters again, the type of content featured in the Reading List, trigger warnings or mood-related words. Clicking the Tag will take you to a listing which shows all Reading Lists related to that Tag.
THE SIDEBAR – The Sidebar contains stat boxes, including those showing how many of certain types of content are featured in this Reading List.
The first one shows how many Fan Fiction are featured in this Reading List, based on the Fan Fiction linked to the Chapters featured in the Reading List, along with a count in parenthesis of how many Chapters from that Fan Fiction have been added to the Reading List.
The second box shows how many Writers are featured in this Reading List, based on the Writers linked to the Chapters featured in the Reading List, along with a count in parenthesis of how many Chapters by that Writer have been added to the Reading List.
Below this is a box listing all the Chapters in the Reading List. This is just for reference as below that box is a dropdown menu, with a functional list of the same Chapters that can actually be selected. Selecting that Chapter will load that Chapter into the main content area on the right.
THE CONTENT – This is the main feature of a Reading List page, showing the actual Fan Fic content that is meant to be read, with the ability to switch between the different Chapters in the Reading List.
At the top of the content area, filters are provided. There’s a dropdown menu for selecting specific Chapters and jumping straight to them. This is a repeat of the dropdown menu under the sidebar, but the sidebar one is part of a ‘sticky’ section and will therefore always remain visible while you are reading the Chapter content, whereas this one will stay at the top of the page.
Next to the chapter select dropdown are pagination buttons to jump to specific pages in the Reading List.
Below the filters is a box with information about the Chapter currently being viewed. This has a featured image and title of the Chapter, along with the Writer/s and the Fan Fiction it is linked to. Clicking either the name of the Writer or the Fan Fiction will take to their individual pages.
There is also a section noting how many Reading Lists this particular Chapter have been added to. Clicking the count will open a modal listing those Reading Lists. You can click the name or featured image of the Reading List to go to that Reading List.
Next up, there is a small sample of the Chapter, which is actually the first 50 words.
Finally, if you’re the author of the Chapter post, you will see an Edit Chapter button. Click this to open a new modal and edit the Chapter directly from here.
Below the info box is the Chapter content itself. At the top of the content is the name of the Fan Fiction it’s from along with the author’s name/s, similar to what you might find at the top of each page in a printed book. Next we have the Chapter Title and finally the Chapter Content itself.