Thank you for the well-wishes, and thanks for posting the link @sesc -- There are a lot of reasons to delete old fan fiction. Many agents/editors in the professional realm like to have that kind of thing brushed as thoroughly under the rug as possible to prevent any potential legal issues or any publicity problems. (If I wanted to write conservative religious fiction, for example, it would be a problem for many people that I had written fan fiction for Harry Potter --WiTcHCRafT!!!-- I don't plan to write that kind of book; but it's still a good policy.) More to the point though, I intend to ask ff.net to delete my account in a couple of months. I doubt they'll actually do it, but I'm going to give it a shot. I don't intend to make a trolly pest of myself, which I *know* would eventually do the trick, so here's to hoping. Deleting the fic now is the warning shot across the bow for people who want to grab copies before I vanish.