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07:34:35 PM May 16th 2013
I'd like to include one of my fanfics which qualifies as an Alternate Universe to this page.

Can I do so?
01:11:19 AM May 17th 2013
Go for it! With your own fanfics, you can add trope examples from them, put them on indexes, make pages for them, etc. as with any other work. However, you cannot (a) list them on Fanfic Recs ("that is a tool for readers, not an ad-service for authors") or (b) declare Word of God statements in any wiki page.
05:34:20 AM May 20th 2011
Does anyone else think that the moment a fanfic is labeled as AU, it shouldn't be called a fan fiction, seeing as it stops being a branch of continuity and just plain old FICTION? like a highschool AU for example. It stops being a fan made story about the actual universe and just becomes a story full of expies who just happen to have the exact same names as the originals.
12:37:56 PM Mar 31st 2012
Pretty often AU is still close enough to the original that the author would get sued if they tryed publishing it as plain old fiction. Besides, some AU fics are closer to the plot and character-dynamics of the original than some non-AU fics, so your suggestion would make things really complicated.
06:45:48 PM Sep 14th 2010
Do fics that are explicitly set in an Alternate Universe version of the work/franchise the fic is about count as Alternate Universe Fics?
07:06:44 PM Sep 14th 2010
07:22:12 PM Sep 14th 2010
In particular, Divergence Fic (say, "what if House had been more severely hurt at the end of Season 4?") is a type of AU fic, and continuation fics that get directly jossed by canon will sometimes get marked this retroactively.

One also finds Alternate Universe fics of the sort (House examples) "Season 6, but Chase and Cameron never married" or "Season 6 with Kutner still in Diagnostics."

There are multiple fics with the premise "Chase lost his license at the end of 'The Mistake' — now what?" One of the kinkier ones also had an international system for registering dominant and submissive people, with subrankings for subs. (House and Wilson were doms. Chase had a sub ranking severe enough that, if he hadn't been hiding it, he wouldn't have had rights.)

So you see, it can and does happen.
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