Well, looking at the definitions of the pages you mentioned ... (sorry for repeating my argument)
Running the Asylum
is "a franchise expands into a Long Runner, themes, ideas, and interpretations will inevitably start being lifted from the fanbase". The page describes the general effects it has on the franchise (which are often negative).
is "Fanon is "promoted" to Canon mainly because the theme or subject of the fanon had not been planned out by the author beforehand." Not the same process as the fans becoming writers for the main franchise themselves.
) is "Somehow they've managed to be a part of the very industry—or even sometimes the exact show—that they're a fan of." It's a supertrope of Running the Asylum
, but it deals with specific writers.
That said, I do not see why Dork Age
and other YMMV items should be mentioned in the example list. I'll pare them out if we go for that.
edited 24th Nov '13 5:40:00 AM by SeptimusHeap