Talk:Fusion (genre)

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Would you mind if I replaced the wikilinks with straight links? I totally agree that most of these should have their own page, but until they do, they should be easy to find! --Emma 17:35, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

What I have seen done in some cases is to leave the link a wikilink, but add a ref to the story for now. Then when someone gets around to creating the fanworks page, they will have the URL right there for them, and in the meantime fans can access the story or meta or vid. --rache 18:02, 6 November 2008 (UTC)
Oh, balls, I just got done changing. Okay, I'll go back and fix. --Emma 18:05, 6 November 2008 (UTC)
Don't stress it! I don't want to make extra work for you, and if you've already modified it, it can be changed back once someone is willing to work on the fanworks page. --rache 18:10, 6 November 2008 (UTC)
Haha, no sweat -- this is my first time working on a wiki and it shows in all sorts of ways. Including my enthusiasm for the talk pages. :) --Emma 18:14, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

"popular" since?

I've seen the term in more than one fandom since way before 2005. I mean,I had a section for them on my AU recs page since its beginnings in (wayback reference to its 2002 version) and put that section in because it was a familiar term. And I used the term in meta about AU in a FCA symposium column in January 2001 and assumed it to be known.--Ratcreature 19:35, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

In looking through the discussions on all of the posts, it looked like Fusion wasn't a term that many of the people knew, which is why I said that the term was possibly popularized though the community, as it seems like more people now know what it means. It could just be a matter of the first commentators being from a community that didn't have that term, and later commentators using it. Go ahead and fix it up as you see fit. --rache 19:40, 6 November 2008 (UTC)
I added a bit that some people used the term earlier. I have no idea how "popular" it was, but when I posted that meta to FCA-L, I didn't make up that term. But I don't remember any specific earlier meta using it right now that I could link.--Ratcreature 20:03, 6 November 2008 (UTC)


I changed "Notable Examples" to "Examples" because I didn't find anything particular notable about them other than being examples and it is less loaded that way. I could (and would) have easily picked a different story both for SGA(X-Men) and SGA(HP), never mind other SGA fusions to begin with, and another reader would probably find some altogether different stories in another fandom notable. --Doro 09:34, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

I took out the 'classic fusions' header for the same reason. Oh, and go ahead and add the other ones that you think of to the list, too. More fandom is good. --rache 14:46, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

I wondered how to sort the examples. I inserted on the assumption that the sort was alphabetically by author in the sections, but now I wonder whether publishing date or title wouldn't make ore sense as an order.--Ratcreature 16:33, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

singling out HDM fusions?

Are these really more popular than the ones giving characters X-Men Mutant superpowers for example? Or making random characters sentinels? I don't think it is that large or a portion, except in that it may be significant that compared to how much "regular" HDM fanfic there is, there may be more giving other characters dæmons. I mean, I'm not against giving it an own section, but I don't think it's that many stories of the total fusions that it stands out.--Ratcreature 17:16, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

I agree. I don't think there are significantly more HDM fusions than other fandom fusions, and mentally, I'm a bit...apprehensive? about separating out fusion by fandom stead of by type of theme. Fusion-by-fandom feels like it should be on the fandom page to me. --rache 17:36, 7 November 2008 (UTC)
Hmm. Good thought. I admit that it's the general absence of an HDM fandom that made them stick out to me. Maybe change to "the His Dark Materials fandom is largely expressed in fusion fics" or something, and put it in the main body of the page? We can save the links in the talk page for when an HDM page goes up (or an HDM fan corrects me!) --Emma 17:46, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

Does fusing two canons fit this?

I'm unclear if this only works if one actor is imported into another canon, or if literally combining two canons works as well. Thinking of Britchell (Bragi-Anders/Mitchell), which combines Being Human (UK) and The Almighty Johnsons. The wording on this page implies not, but I can't thik what else to call it. Thanks. --msilverstar (talk) 03:32, 25 June 2018 (UTC)