Following a thread in Wiki Talk, it has been agreed that the Wild Mass Guessing
pages need to be reorganised. Individual pages will now be divided into several categories of guesses, which are described below, but first I wish to establish a couple of points which everybody is going to ignore anyway, but it makes me feel better.
- Just because a category is empty does not mean that a guess must be formulated to fill it. This project is aimed at sorting the existing guesses, not generating new ones to fit into categories.
- If a single aspect generates a disproportionate, or just very large, amount of guessing, it can be given its own section, such as shikai in Bleach and Pinkie Pie in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.
- The nature of some pages will obviate certain sections. For example, a fanfic page by its very nature will not have an Impossible Crossover section.
- Real-world info can be cited in support of any guess, not just those in the Meta section. The Meta section is for when the guess itself pertains to the real world.
WMG superpages have been given Sorted
headings. As of this post, everything is listed as Unsorted. When you properly organise a page, move its listing on the superpage from Unsorted to Sorted.
Anyway, here are the categories:
This is for specualation about real-world events and behind the scenes info.
Ideas about future events in the story, how the plot will progress, and what revelations will appear in future episodes. Note that this includes speculation about what will be shown in a promised flashback; even though the events of the flashback occur in the series' past, the episode in which it appears is in the real world's future.
Ideas about the true nature of various events that have already happened (eg Alice was behind the attack on Bob's house)
Alternate Character Interpretations
, speculation as to characers' true natures and motives.
Speculation as to the nature and history of the setting.
Crossovers which are not canon, but could possibly be due to the works sharing a creator and/or copyright holder. For example, Indiana Jones
taking place in the same universe as Star Wars
(both created by George Lucas and owned by Lucasfilm)
Crossovers which cannot legally happen. For example, Indiana Jones
taking place in the same universe as Buffy the Vampire Slayer
(George Lucas and Lucasfilm vs Joss Whedon and Mutant Enemy)
Right, I'm off to start sorting the animes out.
edited 24th Sep '11 9:36:45 AM by VampireBuddha