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6th May, 2019 10:10:45 AM

^ this, and Approval of God if the creator gives it the official thumbs-up

It can also be a Spiritual Successor, however:

is nonetheless considered to be a successor because it’s made by the same creators; shares common themes, styles, or elements; or, most likely, both. In other words, it’s a sequel “in spirit”.

Methinks the phrasing there needs some tweaking. It's trying to say that the new work evokes the original work without being an overt sequel, possibly because the original creators are involved without owning the rights to their own earlier work.

Went ahead and did some tweaking, see if it's clearer now.

Edited by Scorpion451
15th May, 2019 05:08:12 PM

Running the Asylum is when the fandom joins the ranks of the official Creators for a work.


Fan Sequel looks good... and Continuation is just "Sequel in Another Medium, made by fans", right?
The rewording of Spiritual Successor is more in-line with what I'm asking, but the emphasis on "not part of the same world" makes me wary. As an illustration, take the Sherlock Holmes series, and look at Arsène Lupin, specifically "The Blonde Lady". The two works are theoretically the same setting and Hemlock Sholmes is a blatant Expy of Sherlock. But the Fan Sequel I'm thinking of is set in The Future instead of Present Day.

Does Spiritual Successor still apply?

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