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There will be many other events this month celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Organization for Transformative Works. Check out the others, too!
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And that's a wrap, everyone! Give yourself a pat on the back for a wonderful April Showers! In our final week, we featured eight fandoms:
April 23rd — Descendants: If good is the new bad, then it would be bad (or good) to contribute to the Fanlore Descendants page! (retweet, reblog)
April 24th — Megamind: Let’s take what’s on this page… and multiply it by SIX! Contribute your Megamind expertise to OTW April Showers! (retweet, reblog)
April 25th — Haikyuu: Volleyball is a sport where you’re always looking up—help keep the ball in play at Haikyuu on Fanlore! (retweet, reblog)
April 26th — Supergirl: Don’t let your pod get knocked off course! Answer our call to fill Fanlore with more Supergirl! (retweet, reblog)
April 27th — Life is Strange: Are you a Tornado survivor? Come and help Max with her Life Is Strange journal on Fanlore. (retweet, reblog)
April 28th — Political RPF: Not fake news, not real election results - Political RPF at Fanlore needs your civic contributions! (retweet, reblog)
April 29th — Hetalia: Axis Powers: Let the awesome you help in invad—I mean, updating Hetalia’s vital regions on Fanlore! (retweet, reblog)
April 30th — Hamilton: Were you in the room when it happened? Tell us your Hamilton fandom story so nobody misses a thing. (retweet, reblog)
Another week of April Showers come and gone! Join us in telling your fandom story or filling us in on your fandom's history!
April Showers continues this week with a whole new set of fandoms! Some of these are still stubs, so join us! Don’t be shy—every fan perspective is welcome. Tell your fandom's history or your favorite fandom stories!
April 10th — The Baby-Sitters Club: Kristy’s got her greatest idea yet. If you were a member of the Baby-Sitters Club, now’s your chance to relive those memories, and share them with others! The Baby-Sitters Club Fanlore page needs your help to get up to date. (retweet, reblog)
April 1st — Attack on Titan: Attack on Titan is back! After almost a four year wait, fans are finally getting new episodes, which means new things to add to the Fanlore page. Preserve the #AttackOnTitan fandom before the next Wall falls! (retweet, reblog)
April 2nd — Fall Out Boy: #InfinityOnHigh, or infinity on repeat? Fanlore for more information! Help document the fandom that rocked #Bandom! (retweet, reblog)
April 3rd — American Girl: Your American Girl taught you about American history, but can you teach others about American Girl fandom history? From Kirsten & Molly to MaryEllen, Melody & Nanea, update #AmericanGirlDoll history on Fanlore! (retweet, reblog)
April 4th — Thunderbirds: Thunderbirds are go - to update the Thunderbirds page on Fanlore! Supermarionation and #Thunderbirds. You pull the strings at Fanlore! (retweet, reblog)
April 5th — The Road to El Dorado: It might not lead to gold, but the road to update this movie’s page is right here! Learn about #TheRoadtoElDorado on Fanlore, or add your own knowledge to the page? Both. Both is good. (retweet, reblog)
April 6th — Critical Role: #CriticalRole page on Fanlore needs your help to document the fandom! How do you want to do this? Vox Machina goes to hell. Updating the Fanlore page isn't even half as intense. (retweet, reblog)
April 7th — Ookiku Furikabutte: Even if it's not as a pitcher, I like you! Because you're working hard updating #Oofuri on Fanlore! You don’t need self-confidence to update this Fanlore page! (retweet, reblog)
April 8th — The Originals: Dead rise on #TheOriginals. Its Fanlore page could use some of that magic. Help by adding to it. What does the fandom think of season 4 so far? (retweet, reblog)
Fanlore's purpose and image policy
The purpose of the Fanlore wiki is to give fans a place to record information about their fannish activities and communities. Fanlore is an information site, not an online gallery or a place to post entire fanworks. Things like uploading a scan of a whole doujinshi or a translated scan of a whole doujinshi are absolutely not allowed on Fanlore. Links and pictures on Fanlore have to be relevant to an article, and there must always be attribution for the fan artist.
This wiki is a project of the Organization for Transformative Works, a US-based non-profit organization with members from all over the world that works to support fans. Among many other activities, the OTW provides information about the law to fans, creates software for archiving fanworks in the form of the Archive of Our Own, and publishes academic works about fans. The purpose of the Fanlore wiki is to give fans a place to record information about fan culture and history. Like all other OTW projects, the wiki is a not-for-profit project that is created entirely by fannish volunteers of many nationalities.
Many contributors to this wiki talk about Japanese fans and fanworks, and some also link to Japanese websites and post pictures such as covers of doujinshi they love. Fanlore uses the same linking and image policies as, for instance, the US version of Wikipedia. On the English-language internet, it's normal to link to any website without asking permission, and sometimes also to re-upload images of other people's work in limited ways. US copyright law also has a "fair use" clause that says copyrighted works can be re-used without permission under some circumstances, for instance news reporting, education, or parody. This fair use clause is very important to US fans, because many fans and researchers believe that the fair use clause makes it legal to create fanworks in the US.
Because preserving the fair use clause is so important for fans, Fanlore must allow fans to link to any website or upload a picture from fanart like illustrations and doujinshi, if that picture is relevant to the wiki article they're writing. If part of a fanwork is shown on Fanlore, the fanwork's original license does not change. The person who created the picture does not lose any legal rights they had to their work or its use.
If a Fanlore user has added an image from your fanwork in a way that you're uncomfortable with, please contact the Fanlore administrators, and we will do everything we can to help. If the image was added in a way that's consistent with the fair use clause, it may be impossible for the Fanlore administrators to remove it entirely. But even in such a case, we can also change the size of the image, upload a different version, crop the image, or remove identifying information from it.
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