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a banger in the mouth ([personal profile] ishie) wrote in [community profile] crossovering2018-08-07 10:24 pm
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Almost time for sign-ups!

Hey, we're really close on finalizing the tagset for this year's Crossovering exchange, but we have a few questions on fandoms before we can do that.

(If clearing these up takes us past the scheduled start of sign-ups, we will extend the sign-up period as needed to make up the time.)

First, this year we did approve individual installments in a series, and separate "chunks" of related canons where there is a sufficient quantity of non-overlapping characters and/or settings to warrant individual tags. So, you'll see things like: Star Wars Original Trilogy and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Star Wars Legends: Thrawn Trilogy - Timothy Zahn and Star Wars - All Media Types.

Now for the outstanding items:

If you're the person who nominated any of the following, please let us know your answers in the comments below or via email at

Discworld - Terry Pratchett / Monstrous Regiment - Terry Pratchett
The archive wants us to put Monstrous Regiment through under the Discworld canonical tag and no mods are familiar enough to make a judgement call on this one. Are these the same fandom, or do the characters/settings diverge enough that they should remain separate?

Dragon Age - All Media Types
Does this nomination include non-video game elements (such as the Hard in Hightown novelization)? Both DA2 and DAI are nominated and approved separately. If those together suffice for your crossover/fusion requests, is the All Media Types still required?

Robot & Frank
This has apparently never been entered as a tag or fandom in the archive, so anyone using it this year will be the very first! To better match with archive nomenclature, this is approved in the tagset as Robot & Frank (2012).

ETA: We're all set! Nominations will open later today, once I can get on a network that doesn't have the archive blocked as porn ;)
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[personal profile] morbane 2018-08-08 03:02 am (UTC)(link)
I'm not the nominator, but Monstrous Regiment is indeed part of the Discworld. However, it has very few overlapping characters with the rest of the Discworld. It's kind of like Guardians of the Galaxy vs the Marvel Cinematic Universe - GotG can be considered in terms of doing its own thing, *or* in terms of points of connection. (ETA: I think, following what you've said above about the Star Wars canons, it makes the most sense to allow both in.)
Edited (addition) 2018-08-08 03:04 (UTC)

(Anonymous) 2018-08-08 11:19 am (UTC)(link)
Hi, I'm the one who nominated Discworld. Like the previous commenter said, monstrous regiment is part of the same canon, but it's a lot more of a standalone novel than most of the others. I think treating them separately is a good idea, much like you're doing with star wars and the mcu films.