POOOOWAAAAAR ABUUSSAAAAAR!! j/k
Okay kids. As i'm taking off where Silvy left off, i guess it's time to outline some guidelines and rules for the newbies and anyone who needs a little reassurance on what's a cool and what's not. Let's hope this baby does its magic.
If you're new to the doomworld forums and have not done so already, read the FAQ
Read it? Good. Read ahead then.
As you can guess, this section of the DW forum is where people can show off you creative work ("Post all your wacky fics & pics here.").
To help make life easy for you, i've listed a bunch of dos and don'ts that the mods and i have agreed would be appropriate for this forum. Some you'll be fresh with. Others you won't.
Fanworks can either be doom or non-doom related. All pics\fics must follow the forum rules. If its not worksafe, users must make it clear in the thread title. If unsure ask a mod or admin for their advice.
. Drawings, sketches, paintings, pastel\crayon pictures, or all those sorts of media that have the risk of getting dirty.
. Digital art through the computer, scans that have been coloured in. etc etc
. 3D modelling (3dsmax, lightwave etc)
. "Real" modelling (clay, mudrock etc)
. Collages, either mosaics or the fancy desktops types etc.
. Photography presented in an artyfarty way (not just the photo on its own).
. Custom music that only you have created (eg: remixes of doom music)
. Fan-made\self created music videos and flash animations. Be sure to credit the author of the song. This one has been discussed. Ensure that its your work or else it'll be moved or helled as appropriate.
. Comics based on the above etc.
. (fan) Fiction, mod concepts and poems etc over 100 words long. (i dunno about the poems one as loads of people have done poems in blogs instead)
.(Detailed) discussions of other doomartists\writers work. Don't turn this into a spamfest.
. Low res sprite art (yes believe it or not). However if its spritework for doom or generally part of a wad it can quite easily go into the classic doom forums (whichever one is the most appropiate). The same applies for doom 3 skinning.
. Website designs
Keep this up
. Modified screenshots (with additional text). We're smart enough to recognise one when we see it. This will be helled on sight.
. A thread in the wrong forum. This will be moved to appropriate forum or helled if its just taking the piss.
. Normal Photos of the user, with friends or whatever (with additional text perhaps). Ie blogs stuff. This will be moved to blogs.
. LOLZ FUNNEY PIC ROTFL!!!!!111123 (ie STFU, WTF, You're gay! etc pics either trying to be funny or to be used in forum flamewars). If it'll be helled in blogs it will be helled in fanworks too.
. Posting someone elses work, especially a doomworlder's, and claiming it as your own.
Don't do it.
In other words be aware of this rule in particular, applying to the images that you post (and maybe fics etc to some extent)
We'll generally allow (for example) a drawing of bare jugs or a pic involving a bit of blood and guts in it. Any porn, hentai, goatsex, sadomasochist shit and the like will be dealt with seriously.
No images that you would not want your grandmother to see. This includes pornography, "tasteful nudity," images of ultraviolence, seizure-inducing animated GIFs, etc etc. If you break this rule you WILL be banned IMMEDIATELY.
Otherwise, although the other mods may make some exceptions, you may find that posting creative work somewhere else will have been moved to this forum. If it does, don't take it the wrong way; i'm sure it'll make no difference to the thread's success.
Finally if you wish to look for all fics and pics, feel free to use the search function at the bottom of this forum. Experienced users will notice that the regular indexes for both pics and fics have now been closed and unstickied. The two big reasons for this was that half of the links shown in these threads no longer work, and that bumping old threads is not advise (those who do bump threads can be vunerable to flames and insults). Silvy generally wants a nice clean forum you see. I suppose i could just up and delete them, but i have decided to keep them alive for the sake of the links that do actually work, and on a personal note, these were the first two threads i ever saw on the doomworld forums, when i was searching google for doom fanwork /sniff.
Otherwise don't let that put you off in your pursuits. Many words will probably work fine in the search function. Try words like doom, demon, hellknight or even manga and see what you happens. Btw i advise against just starting a new thread just to list every work you've created but feel free to attach links to your previous work within each new art\fic thread you start here.
That's it. If you have any questions feel free to ask me or the other mods\admins. Enjoy your stay and we'll be looking forward to see what you can pull off.
Update 2nd Oct 2004: You can bump a thread older than a couple of weeks or so if you wish to add a new chapter for a fic, update the progress on a project or whatever. These are acceptable reasons for a thread bump. Don't bump a year old thread though; you're better off just starting a new one.
Update 27th March 2005:I might go a little easier on "funny pic" threads if they're meant to be humour for a wad\port (eg: skulltag). Otherwise you're better off going to a joke forum for that stuff
Last edited by BlueSonnet on Mar 27 2005 at 09:33