|Kat Wrote:Wow, I've never been that anal about it. I simply consider either that the fic was written before X piece of canon came out, or the person decided to take the story in a different plausible direction. I certainly don't consider every piece of fic I've written in a fandom to be invalidated and only fit to be locked away just because additional material came out later.
And if the fic I've seen out there is to be believed, people usually like to work with canon characters rather than write fics only inspired by the universe. I had no idea that was considered taboo in RPing. Heaven knows nothing's more annoying than a player trying to speak for a canon character rather than using an OC, but I wouldn't have thought the mention of said characters would be disallowed.
Oh no, I think I might have misspoke- Its not considered taboo, it's actually acceptatble and widely done- I really don't care that much. I don't think fanfic is "to be locked away" or "invalidated", I just think that you have more freedom if you explore realms outside of Flynn's grid, or the Encom grid- that's all.
I guess you could say, I think that with so many other systems and grids that would exist out there in the world, and with the freedom of fanfiction and RPing, that it would be more fun (for me, personally) to explore the other systems than to dwell on ones previously used. However, in the RP we're currently doing, the game is set on the internet, so all of these systems and grids are connected- which means that I can have my characters exist on a private server never seen before, and those who wish to remain connected to Legacy or T82 can do so if they wish.