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It's gonna be a hot, hot summer
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heavensqueen wrote in yuletide_coal
Yuletide is firing up the ovens already. Discuss the discussion about the changes of rules here


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Re: Simplicity!

(Anonymous)
I wish we could get new, wholly rewritten rules based on simplicity and then, honestly, special sub rules for various fandom areas

GENERAL RULES
4 points or whatever

US COMIC FANDOM RULES

RPS FANDOM RULES

THEATER FANDOM RULES

With separate rule-wrangler mods who work, oh, July to September every year to hammer out new fandoms and their rules.

Then you can't claim that "Because Sherlock Holmes..." rules should work for the Iron Man umbrella-franchise, nor will the sudden hyper-popular film version of 'Waiting for Godot' with Johnny Depp and Tom Hiddleston (and accompanying RPS-fandom) haveto be handled by mods who weren't even aware that weirdoes want to write stage fanfic for 'Waiting for Godot'.

Re: Simplicity!

(Anonymous)
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Oh, and this would be simpler, because nobody would have to read cryptic rules based on fandom habits they didn't know/care about/understand and try to figure out if they had anything to do with their own sign-ups.

Re: Simplicity!

(Anonymous)
This is a great idea! I wish the mods would see this.

Re: Simplicity!

(Anonymous)
But why shouldn't Sherlock Holms rules work for Iron Man?

Tony Stark fic isn't any more common than BBC Sherlock fic is.

I mean, either you have mods who are fair or mods who aren't.

Re: Simplicity!

(Anonymous)
Because comic fans are prosecuted and Sherlock fans of all stripes are not.

Re: Simplicity!

(Anonymous)
You're right: Tony Stark fic based on the movies isn't any more common than BBC Sherlock fic. But Tony Stark fic (based on the comics, or the Ultimateverse comics, or the Armored Adventures cartoon, or whatever) is significantly LESS common than BBC Sherlock fic.

The point is, both Tony Stark and Sherlock Holmes have one mega-franchise that completely skews their eligibility. So saying that Sherlock can appear as a character in his other Yuletide-eligible fandoms (Elementary, A Study in Emerald, etc.) because he's over 100 years old, but Tony Stark can't appear in HIS other fandoms because he's only 50 years old, is not exactly a fair rule.

Re: Simplicity!

(Anonymous)
Exactly my thoughts. There is no difference. Adaption is adaption. The character's age is irrelevant, the fanwork numbers count.

Re: Simplicity!

(Anonymous)
Huh. It looks like you got your wish, coalie.

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