The philosophy of these blogs is "Everything is adaptation". It's impossible to list every type of adaptation because of it. But here are some examples that you may not realize are adaptations.
Stage name, pen name, pseudonym, married name, professional name, nickname, pet name: Changes to how you identify yourself.
Sequel, prequel, mid-quel, spin-off, remake, reboot, reimagined, inspired by a true story, based on actual events: Taking an existing story and changing it to re-tell the same story or add onto that story.
Parody, homage, allusion, mashup: adapting your idea to reference another story, person, place or something else:
- "The Dude" and "The Stranger" from The Big Lebowski appearing in a My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic episode.
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The philosophy of these blogs is "Everything is adaptation". It's impossible to list every type of adaptation because of it. But here are some examples that you may not realize are adaptations. Part 2 covers topics related to writing, as well as resources about professionally adapting stories.
To the right are examples of a basic idea: types of food, footwear and a logo for a company. They are all distinctly different from each other but they all share the same source. Each one is an adaptation of that basic idea.
Cooking is a universal adaptation that everyone is familiar with. The simple act of making toast or heating up soup alters the flavor. And when you combine foods, you adapt them to create new flavors. Peanut butter and jelly, choco…
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In the blog about getting your fan fiction accepted, I talked about how fan fiction can become spam. To prevent that, you don't go from wiki to wiki, plastering your fan fiction everywhere. It needs to be kept separate from the official information and you need to make sure that where you do put it is appropriate. If you spam your fan fiction, it can damage your reputation and then people won't want to read it because you're being a nuisance.
There are other things that can damage your reputation to the point people might not want you around any more: abusing multiple accounts and inventing information.
Having more than one account is allowed but may not be a good idea. It is also possible to create new accounts even if you get blocked on a …
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As covered in other blogs in this series, fan fiction is something we need because it's a form of creativity that can lead to new stories, ideas and inventions. A lot of it is mixed in with the facts about a subject and it's not identified as fan fiction, so it gets treated as false information.
The simplest definition of false information is lying. If you add fan fiction that you don't say is fan fiction, that's a type of lying where you don't mean any harm by it because you just want to add something you like. If you add information that you know is wrong, that's deliberate lying and it will be viewed as vandalism, which will damage your fan fiction.
The middle ground is what people who want to add fan fiction and administrators need to wo…
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This blog, "Don't crush their dreams", could just as easily be called "The lost cause". This is something every administrator is going to come across: the point where you have to make a decision as to whether a user can stay on a wiki. It's the point where harm now could change into potential good.
With vandals and trolls, it's usually easy to see the harm they're doing. The decision that they don't need to be there any more is also easy. If your wiki has a block policy, then you've got a standardized way of dealing with the level of disruption they're causing. If you don't have one, make one. Look at the block policy of the Phineas and Ferb Wiki for ideas on what topics to cover and how to deal with them.
The people that are adding fan fict…Read more >