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Title: Howdy!
Post by: Tails77 on November 21, 2018, 09:57:17 AM
hello Gang of Five! allow me to introduce myself:
my user name is Tails77, im a teen living somwhere in western PA and I have been a fan of LBT since I was little. I consider myself a geek/nerd hybrid with a love of all kinds of lore and pop culture.
my general intrests are: LBT (obiviously), video games (of all kinds), movies, history, and various table top games. LBT has helped me through a lot of tough times, im bipolar and autistic so sometimes I "hulk out" but im usually very gentle and freindly, you have this series to thank for that! LBT set up a lot of my beliefs and so I value it as the most trasured thing in my life.

im going to set up an "ask me" thing and I'll be checking it every day though the holidays, feel free to ask me anything! :)
Title: Re: Howdy!
Post by: OwlsCantRead on November 21, 2018, 10:02:16 AM
Why hello there! It's nice to see that LBT has influenced much on your life. Welcome to the Gang of Five, man! :D
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Post by: DiddyKF1 on November 21, 2018, 10:30:40 AM
Ah, another new arrival to our Great Valley! Welcome to the GoF!  :)
Title: Re: Howdy!
Post by: Tails77 on November 21, 2018, 11:12:45 AM
thanks!
... I just have one question about this sight...
I understand the need to ask someone if you can use their OC, but hat about larger copyrighted works?
(example: my imagination uses the character Tails from the Sonic franchise who, in my wild imagination, is a SPARTAN 5 from the Halo series, if I wanted post a fanfiction involving that would I have to go to the companies that own those materials and ask to use them?)
 
Title: Re: Howdy!
Post by: Nick22 on November 21, 2018, 02:25:15 PM
no. fanfiction does not require person to get permission to use copyrighted works. it is after all fan fiction. your story would go into the random roleplay section, as it involves characters other than Land before Time characters.
Title: Re: Howdy!
Post by: Sovereign on November 21, 2018, 02:51:43 PM
Welcome to the GoF! I hope you'll enjoy your time here! :)
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Post by: LeventeII on November 21, 2018, 04:23:33 PM
Welcome to the GoF! :wave You will love it here!
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Post by: rhombus on November 21, 2018, 04:54:00 PM
Welcome to the forum!  :wave
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Post by: Mumbling on November 21, 2018, 04:56:44 PM
Hey Tails! Welcome to the Gang of Five! Hope you have a good time here :)
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Post by: Littlefoot505 on November 21, 2018, 05:19:14 PM
Welcome!! :)littlefoot :Mo
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Post by: Bruno on November 21, 2018, 07:49:20 PM
Welcome!
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Post by: Flathead770 on November 21, 2018, 10:36:23 PM
Hello and welcome to the GoF Tails77!  :)littlefoot
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Post by: RubberDucky on November 22, 2018, 01:48:27 AM
Hi there and welcome to the GoF! :wave :)littlefoot :Mo
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Post by: Ducky123 on November 22, 2018, 03:59:42 AM
Welcome aboard, yep yep yep :^^spike
Title: Re: Howdy!
Post by: Tails77 on November 22, 2018, 06:44:17 PM
Quote from: Nick22 on November 21, 2018, 02:25:15 PM your story would go into the random roleplay section, as it involves characters other than Land before Time characters.
even if it is just a fanfiction and not a roleplay?

thanks for all the positive welcomes by the way!
Title: Re: Howdy!
Post by: Nick22 on November 23, 2018, 08:42:01 PM
yes. we try to keep non -LBT related stuff separate from LBT stuff
Title: Re: Howdy!
Post by: aabicus (LettuceBacon&Tomato) on November 23, 2018, 09:58:15 PM
Quote from: Tails77 on November 22, 2018, 06:44:17 PM
Quote from: Nick22 on November 21, 2018, 02:25:15 PM your story would go into the random roleplay section, as it involves characters other than Land before Time characters.
even if it is just a fanfiction and not a roleplay?

thanks for all the positive welcomes by the way!

Welcome! There’s also the Written Word section under “ The Arts” Tab, which might also be a good fit for your non-lbt fanfic.
Title: Re: Howdy!
Post by: Tails77 on November 24, 2018, 08:44:29 AM
thanks! I was simply confused because I have seen the roleplays and I have no intention of joining any of those any time soon (maybe when I work up the courage)

just one more question, does the rest of everything said apply to the story even if it does have LBT characters (because while there IS a lot non-LBT related stuff the characters ARE there)
Title: Re: Howdy!
Post by: Petrie on November 24, 2018, 09:39:22 PM
Welcome!  :wave :wave

Western PA isn't too far from me depending on where you are. I'm over the border in NY.

 :cheers
Title: Re: Howdy!
Post by: Ducky123 on November 26, 2018, 09:19:58 AM
As long as the story contains LBT elements (thus making it a crossover between LBT and other universe(s) ) you can post them as a LBT fanfiction. :)

We do not separate pure LBT stories from those containing more or less "cultural contamination" (as rhombus would put it :D ) though if LBT is not the major element some people might not be interested in reading unless they like the other universe(s) too.

Either way, feel free to post whatever you've got :DD
Title: Re: Howdy!
Post by: OwlsCantRead on November 26, 2018, 10:35:39 AM
Quote from: Ducky123 on November 26, 2018, 09:19:58 AMAs long as the story contains LBT elements (thus making it a crossover between LBT and other universe(s) ) you can post them as a LBT fanfiction. :)

We do not separate pure LBT stories from those containing more or less "cultural contamination" (as rhombus would put it :D ) though if LBT is not the major element some people might not be interested in reading unless they like the other universe(s) too.

Either way, feel free to post whatever you've got :DD
For what it's worth, I don't recall reading a lot of LBT crossover stories but they do exist, and a quick search on FFN reveals there are quite a few of them.

So long as it's not like a mega-crossover with 25 different fandoms that swamps the LBT portion like a super-diluted cocktail it'd probably be fine in my opinion, and yeah I agree... just post it, man. Getting over that apprehension over posting is the real initial hurdle. :P
Title: Re: Howdy!
Post by: Tails77 on November 26, 2018, 02:08:39 PM
thanks, I only ask so many questions simply because I DO intend on posting a fanfiction or two at some point and I don't want to get anything wrong

given what you say, I will probably not be able to put my main stuff on here (as it is EXACTULLY what you said it is), however lukily I do have a number of alternate universes that are much simpler.

thanks for the advice!
 
Title: Re: Howdy!
Post by: Ducky123 on November 27, 2018, 01:36:58 AM
We also have a fanfic writing challenge with monthly prompts if you ever want to join that :DD
Title: Re: Howdy!
Post by: Tails77 on November 27, 2018, 07:03:22 PM
hmm, I'll think about it, though I don't think I will because it takes awhile to write even a single chapter (mostly due in part to my laziness)