As of Release 0.9.2
, which introduced some changes to the search form, the syntax below won't work anymore. I'm working on updated versions and will post them here ASAP. /UPDATEUPDATE REDUX:
So, yeah, that didn't happen. I don't think I'll ever have time to really do this right, and there's plenty of other tips and tools you can use. Anyone else, feel free to play with the new search syntax and the bookmarklet if you wanna! /UPDATE REDUX
Long story short, these are bookmarklets you can use to search for a pre-specified subset of works for a fandom, character, pairing or random prompt. It makes use of the somewhat under-documented Advanced Search
syntax (explained in more detail in this tutorial
) and can be customized to accommodate even the most obscure reading preferences. /brazen claim
Once bookmarked, you can click on it and it will either take a word you've highlighted on the page you're on, or ask for a prompt, and then plop that prompt into a pre-defined AO3 search. Prompts can be multiple words (such as character names), but they will be treated as one discrete search term. You cannot put in [Avengers Batmann] and expect crossover matches. Sorry.( Basics )( Examples )
Feel free to shout if anything seems off to you, or if anything is unclear. I could have rambled on more, but I tried to keep the explanations short. Short-ish.