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. /UPDATE
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.