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PatronusCharm, Dresden Files, and You

Discussion in 'PatronusCharm' started by Lord Ravenclaw, May 10, 2008.

  1. Methene

    Methene Auror

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    I would suggest to add Pure Dresden and Crossovers as Categories. The section is rather small for now and being a category besides the usual ones will put it in the spotlight without disrupting the usual Harry Potter bastion of quality fanfiction.
     
  2. mbond98

    mbond98 Seventh Year

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    Proposed Potter Law:

    If the bloodywrists666, Kinsfire, or their fangurl minions ever enter the Library, you are authorized and encouraged to use lethal force to retake DLP.
     
  3. Gizmore

    Gizmore Minister of Swedish Affairs DLP Supporter

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    Do it, we all know Dresden is on it's way to the top.
     
  4. The Fine Balance

    The Fine Balance Headmaster

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    I'd like to a see a Dresden section, but would it be really worth it? Dresden is a hard fandom to write in, as evident by the number and quality of existing Dresden fics (The Archive is a bloody trashbin)... so would it really be worth it?
     
  5. Vir

    Vir Centauri Ambassador Prestige DLP Supporter

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    I think that adding dresden to PC would be wonderful. maybe switch up the url so that it's dresden.patronuscharm.net, add a link to the main site and bingo. Keep the archives separate but other then that make searching it pretty easy.
     
  6. carl

    carl Slug Club Member

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    What's the url for this "The Archive" website?
     
  7. Spanks

    Spanks Minister of Magic

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    I think it will be worth it. PC will be the only place for quality Dresden Files fics just like Harry Potter. With a little quality control PC will be the best fanfiction site for Harry Potter and Dresden Files fanfiction. The good quality will no doubt attract some traffic, especially since Dresden Files is becoming pretty popular now and is a fresh fandom to work in. Not to mention there are like another 13 books coming out.....damn, I'll be in my 30s when the series finishes if he goes with the 1 book a year formula >_>'

    Also, no offense to DLP, but I think a lot of people who would like to read the great Dresden fics here don't because they don't want to come to this forum, especially if they are coming from the Potter fandom and know of DLPs rep. If there is a fanfiction website dedicated to Dresden Files then you will get a lot more people involved.
     
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2008
  8. Antivash

    Antivash Until we meet again... DLP Supporter Retired Staff

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  9. fash

    fash Seventh Year DLP Supporter

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    If you use a tagging system, don't forget to add the hp/df tag. Hate looking for crossovers on FFN.
     
  10. Lord Ravenclaw

    Lord Ravenclaw System God Admin

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    Not only is there already a tagging system, but users add their own tags. :p
     
  11. fash

    fash Seventh Year DLP Supporter

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    doesn't allowing users to make there own tags make it a lot more messy? You could get up having 100 different variations of tags for one category.

    'HP/DF' 'HarryPotter/Dresden', 'HPDF', 'HP-DF' etc etc
     
  12. Taure

    Taure Magical Core Enthusiast Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Maybe, but I guess the system depends on a certain level of intelligence expected of members, who can take a look at the already-used tags and use them.
     
  13. Lord Ravenclaw

    Lord Ravenclaw System God Admin

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    Which is why there's the "Common Tags" feature, to hopefully steer away this kind of messiness.
     
  14. sgtoutlaw

    sgtoutlaw Second Year

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    I don't see the problem with tags either, just have the links pointing the the "categories" of Potter, Crossover, and Dresden, while it actually just points to a result in which the tag is used.

    Oh, and no one has any idea of where the fandom is going to concentrate because it comes from no where. You can't expect a fandom to come of something because what it is based off is good. It kind of seems like the opposite.
     
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  15. Clerith

    Clerith Chief Warlock DLP Supporter

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    Nothing special to add other than my meager vote of 'Yes' to the original question.
     
  16. Aekiel

    Aekiel Angle of Mispeling Prestige DLP Supporter

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    /me facepalms.