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Welcome to Helio : Atlantis

This site is a spin-off archive from Heliopolis, in much the same way that Stargate - Atlantis is a spin-off from Stargate - SG1. Heliopolis is a huge, multi-author, Stargate fan fiction site. Like the original site, we do not host slash stories here, but we do welcome gen or adult stories, any genre or rating, other than slash. (See our FAQ and Submissions pages for more info.)

My name is Lyssa, and I am the webmistress of this site, opened 01 August 2004. I welcome your comments and suggestions. You can contact me at:

Helio News
New Home
We finally found a new place, and I'm pretty excited about it. We can't officially move in until the fifteenth of September, with our first month's rent due then (which gives us a little breathing room), but we got the deposit paid and are raring to go.

It's a smaller house, but we like it, and it's out in the middle of nowhere, but we don't mind that either. It has a beautiful view of the mountains from the backyard. I can just see sitting out there with a cup of tea or coffee when it's not too cold.

Better yet, I can keep my wonderful companion Calliope (my rescued cat), since we are living near a farm, and the landloard has no problem with pets (a rarity around here).

Also, I have a friend who lives a few miles away that assures me that interent won't be a problem (we can use the same service that she does).

Overall, it turned out much better than I was expecting, even if it was quite stressful. I am really happy. Thanks for the good wishes.

Lyssa on 2014.08.25 8:03
No Place Like Home
I'm in a tough spot right now, and could use some help financially, both with the site fees and in general. The server fees for Heliopolis are due this week.

We ended up in a strange situation, as far as our house. We rented our house (with the intention of buying it) from a coworker who was moving out of the area. We didn't know that she didn't actually own the house, and only had a lease contract herself. In effect, we were subleasing and didn't know it. She (the former coworker) defaulted on her agreement, and then left us swinging in the middle, without even a phone call.

The lady who owned the house seemed nice enough, but wants to sell the house we are living in. We really need to be out ASAP. It's really hard to find some place, and manage deposits and all of that stuff, when you weren't expecting it. We are trying to even find a travel trailer (though not the best option for Northeast Oregon winters) or a similar option that we can pick up quickly and hopefully inexpensively. I really need to be into something else before the first of the month.

If this ends up being an issue where I lose my internet connection, I'll let you know, but I can connect at work, and I finally joined the current times and have a smart phone.


Lyssa on 2014.08.16 0:54
Downtime Explanation

I received a question today about the server downtime and what happened and why. I am sorry about what happened. We were with out previous host on a VPS for several years. I kept getting several e-mails a month that we had exceeded our allotted resources and should increase our package. I would, and it would work for a while, but then would happen again. I kept increasing our allotment to keep up with the demands, but the price was becoming prohibitive.

I finally decided to make the shift to a complete dedicated server. I am hoping that this will solve the problem. It is a bit more expensive, and there was a bit of a learning curve involved, as the software is all new to me, and all of the server, database and file location information had to be updated. This is also why the email was down, and I couldn't be contacted.

I lost some of my personal files, but all of Heliopolis seems to be intact from the last update on March 17.

Thank you for your concern and continued interest.

Lyssa on 2014.04.07 21:41
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