If you’re one of those fanficcers with tons of notes about the species, planets, organisations and cultures you created... If you’re tired of seeing those notes sitting idly on your hard drive... If you’re too lazy to rewrite your notes in a wiki format... but still would like to share your stuff with other writers... ...then this thread is for you! This thread will focus on fan-developed content that the creator is happy for other people to use. This means original species, planets, technology, organisations, etc. but also expanding on aspects of canon/Legends material. This thread should solely be used for sharing created things with other writers to use, not as a place for keeping your own worlds and story lines for the writer or readers. Therefore: If you post in this thread, you agree that, once your ideas are posted, anyone can take any or all of it and do whatever they want with it. If you borrow ideas from this thread, you should credit the creator in your fic. Specific Rules of This Thread Each user is entitled to ONE “fanon entry” every month. For the purposes of this thread, a fanon entry is a post where you expose your idea(s) about a species, planet, piece of technology, theme, etc. If your entry is exceedingly long (1000+ words), you may break it into more than one back-to-back post (but please no more than three). Whenever you post a “fanon entry” here, please PM the sock as a heads-up (and so the sock has a record of things). There’s no specific formatting requirement for your posts. Remember, this is for people who are too lazy to write a wiki post on the SW Fanon Wiki or elsewhere. Just put a title at the beginning of the post to make the sock’s life easier, will ya? All users are responsible for maintaining their own fanon posts. The replies you’ll receive or further work on the concept might give you new ideas on the same topic. In this case, don’t start a new post, but go back and update your original post, then PM this sock about your update. There’s of course no limit on the number of replies or contributions to discussions you can make, as long as you remain within the rules of etiquette of these boards. Example: You wrote a fanon post about Wookiee war dances. You got a dozen replies, and you continued working on the idea. You then have more ideas about Wookiee dances, plus something about Ewok war dances. Instead of opening a new fanon post, go back and change your original post to “furry alien war dances,” add the new info, then PM the sock. The sock will make sure your update is signalled to all, while you get to save next month’s fanon post for something else. Dos and Don’ts You may mention and link to fics when relevant, in accordance with the current policy regarding linking to fics. Please read the policy carefully and do not use this thread to promote your fics. You may link to a post from this thread in your fic. We actually encourage you to do it if you’re borrowing something that was created by another user, but remember, this thread is for sharing, not for maintaining your worlds and story lines. Story lines developed in fics are not eligible for this thread. If a user wants to continue a story line started by another writer, they should obtain their permission by PM. If you want to ask for a recommendation for fics that have good fanon elements about topic XYZ, don’t post your question here. There’s a recommendations thread for that. You may cross-post on the SW Fanon Wiki (or equivalent) or link to it here, but please don’t use this thread just to promote your stuff. If you’re expanding on something that exists in canon/Legends, please include a link to the Wook (or equivalent) to make your readers’ life easier. Please remember to comply with the general board rules and TOS. Ya know, take it easy on prostitute droids. The Role of the Fanon Sock The sock will maintain an index of topics at the beginning of the thread so that the info is easy to navigate. The sock will make sure that additions to the thread are “advertised” once a month (E.g., December update: User X updated his post about species A, user Y updated her post about planet B, user Z wrote a new post about hyperspace lane C, etc.) Therefore, don’t forget to PM the sock every time you update! The sock will propose discussion topics and challenges. PM us your ideas! More generally, PM the sock your ideas! That will help this thread become a useful resource for all of us. As of 16 October 2015, this thread and this sock are being administered by @Findswoman.