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Constructed reality vids are a long-lived, popular subgenre of vidding, similar to the alternate universe genre in fanfiction.

A constructed reality vid recontextualizes footage from the source (and sometimes footage from outside sources) in order to tell a story that did not happen in canon.

The most well-known constructed reality vid is probably Closer by TJonesy and Killa. It is an AU of the Star Trek: TOS episode Amok Time. In canon, the crew manages to get Spock to Vulcan before his pon farr takes control; however, Closer shows what might have happened if they had not. Although first shown in 2004, it went viral after being posted on YouTube in 2006.

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July 20, 2018

FictionAlley, a Harry Potter fanfiction, fanart, and essay archive, is being imported to the Archive of Our Own as a separate, searchable collection through the Open Doors project. If you're a creator with work(s) on FictionAlley, make sure to check out the Open Doors announcement for more information.

We'd love it if fans could help us preserve the story of FictionAlley on Fanlore. If you're new to wiki editing, no worries! Check out the new visitors portal or ask the Fanlore Gardeners for tips. If you have further questions about the import, visit the Open Doors FAQ or contact the Open Doors committee.

June 7, 2018

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