- What's this web site about?
Well, All Things Rat. :) This webpage was originally created by Shael (aka Ratlover) as her contribution to the X-Files online community, and a tribute to her favorite character Alex Krycek, played by the talented Nicholas Lea. The 'rat' in the website title refers to his nickname, Ratboy.
- Are you affiliated with The X-Files, TenThirteen Productions, or the FOX Network?
Nope. Alex Krycek and all the X-Files characters are owned by TenThirteen Productions and the FOX Network. No copyright infringement intended. I do this as a hobby, not to make money.
- Is this a slash site?
It is not a slash (stories that promote a same sex romantic paring - usually explicit) site per se. The majority of fanfiction involving Krycek I have seen out on the net tends to be slash, but gen and heterosexual stories are more than welcome here.
- What are the requirements to get archived on this site?
There is one major requirement -
* It must feature Alex Krycek as a major character
- So why don't you have any Nicholas Lea/Victor Mansfield/Mac 27/Cory Raines/Phillip Padget/Anson Green/Insert-Any-Character-NL-Has-Played-Here information on your site?
There are a lot of Nicholas Lea fan sites out there, many very well done. I do not have the time to replicate their information, or hunt down my own content, so I am focusing on Alex Krycek only. For some of those links, check out the Links page.
- What about Actorfic?
While not wanting to get into a debate over freedom of speech, I have a personal problem with reading Actorfic (fanfiction centering around a real life person - i.e. a Nicolas Lea/Mitch Pileggi story vs. an Alex Krycek/Walter Skinner story). I won't be archiving it here.
- Where do you get your materials from?
In the past, Shael found stories from the various lists she was a member of. I've opened up the archive to direct submissions by authors and I'll archive any Krycek-centric story posted to the various XF lists I'm on that have an archive note for All Things Rat specifically or an archive anywhere note.
- I'm not a member of any of XF lists. How can I get my story archived here?
You can submit it directly to the archive.
- Where do you get the pictures from?
Shael got the pictures from other X-File websites and her trusty scanner. If you've got Krycek pictures you'd like included on this site, contact me.
- What about the sound files?
Shael made those herself. If you've got Krycek sound files in wav format that you'd like included on this site, contact me.
- Do you have any other webpages?
I run The Basement, the primary X-Files slash archive, and Vox Populli, where I host a bunch of websites, some slash, some for friends and some of my own. Shael also passed on The Slipper Archive to me, an X-Files slash relationship fiction archive, all rated PG-13 or less.
- Sometimes this archive is updated once a week, sometimes several weeks pass before anything new gets added? What gives?
I'm only one woman! :) Yep, I'm the only one maintaining the archive at this time. I try to do updates as often as possible, just depends on real life.
- Hey! I still have more questions, what do I do now?
Contact me and I'll do my best to give you answers.