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FAQ

100 crossovers? Are you insane?
Possibly.

Hey, this is kind of like [info]fanfic100.
Yep. This comm was started as a response to that one, owing to the fact that [info]juleskicks is an enormous crossover whore, but that one doesn't allow more than ten of the hundred fics to be crossovers. We are not affiliated with [info]fanfic100. It's nothing against [info]fanfic100 or its founder, it's just intended to be a home for people who felt they'd been left out in the cold by the 'no more than 10 crossovers' policy.

Is there a minimum/maximum word count?
Minimum is a drabble (100 words). No maximum.

Is there a time limit?
Nope! Take as long as you want.

Can I use fic I've already written to fill the challenges?
Yeah, but the general idea is to write more fic, so no more than twenty of the stories may be previously-written fic which just happens to meet the requirements.

What/who can I claim?
You can claim physical places (Sunnydale, Neptune High School, Hogwarts, etc.) and talk about characters from different fandoms being there. You can claim a general fandom -- say BtVS -- and proceed to cross all the different characters over with various other fandoms, or you could claim one character from that fandom -- say Willow Rosenberg -- and just cross her over. Heck, you can claim a single crossovery pairing -- say Buffy Summers/Malcolm Reynolds -- and just proceed to become the single most prolific writer of Buffy/Mal out there.

If I claim a pairing/character, does everything have to focus on that pairing/character?
Well, no, but that's kind of the general idea behind claiming them, so the character, or both the characters in the pairing, should at least appear, even if they're not the focus of the story.

If someone has claimed Series A already, can I still claim Character X from Series A?
Absolutely.

If I grab Character X from Fandom Y, and someone else grabs Character A from Fandom B, would I be allowed to write Character X/Character A?
Absolutely. If I claimed Buffy, and someone else claimed Methos, each of us would still be free to write Buffy/Methos as we envisioned the pairing going.

What about characters who inhabit the same universe, but different series (i.e. Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel)?
As long as they've never met, the pairing is acceptable. For example -- Buffy and Gunn is acceptable, as they never met in canon, but Buffy and Wesley is not (Buffy/Wesley/Gunn, however, the judges will accept -- so long as at least two of the three characters have never met, it'll be fine).

Of course, if you want to write Buffy/Wesley set in an AU where the Scoobies go to Harbor High and Summer and Cordelia are best friends, that's fine. But there has to be a crossover element in there -- simply calling Buffy/Wesley a crossover pairing won't work.

What about Actor A from Movie X/Actor B from Movie Y? Is that a crossover?
No. Actors from different movies and musicians from different bands would all be lumped under the RPF (Real Person Fiction) heading, so they're not technically crossovers because they're all the same fandom -- RPF (or real life). Regency AU!Sarah Michelle Gellar/Jack Aubrey: crossover. Regency AU!Buffy/Jack Aubrey: crossover. Russell Crowe/Sarah Michelle Gellar: not a crossover.

Do I have to write Fandom X being crossed over with one hundred different fandoms?
Oh, hell no. You can write twenty Fandom X/Fandom Y crossovers, twenty Fandom X/Fandom Z crossovers, twenty Fandom X/Fandom A crossovers, twenty Fandom X/Fandom B crossovers, ten Fandom X/Fandom C crossovers, and ten Fandom X/Fandom A/Fandom Z crossovers. You can, if you want, write one hundred Fandom X/Fandom Y crossovers. Whatever is easiest, most interesting, and most fun for you.

What about AUs?
Well, AUs are allowed over at [info]fanfic100, so you really don't need to be here if that's all you want to do. :D AUs are allowed, but there must be a crossover element -- whether it's Seth, Ryan, Summer, and Marissa at Hogwarts instead of Harbor, or Buffy Summers, urchin on the streets of Boston 1720, meets the notorious pirate Malcolm Reynolds.

Historical AUs featuring real people... okay, will be considered RPF crossovers and thus will be allowed. So Faith, Elizabethan Slayer, meets Christopher Marlowe, gay athiest spy, is allowed, but just Faith the Elizabethan Slayer is not. Is that fair?

When my fic is written, how should I share it?
Post it here -- although if it's longer than 100 words, we ask that you put it behind a cut tag -- post it to your journal and link to it here, post all the stories in your journal and when they're all done, post a list of links here... really, we're not picky.

I have a question that's not answered here.
Post a comment here, pm me (pooka_07), or check the comments on the old FAQ:Here.
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