Ah the error messages are much more legible now
. I didn't encounter the newsrc error again.
As for individual story passwords, of the locked stories I have in my Calibre, I downloaded before the author locked them. By the looks of it, fimfiction is set up so an author can lock away their story if they feel it needs revision or whatever else. I think having a setting to disable password prompt for stories that don't have a defined password would be excellent.