Nope, so don't worry. It's just that when I write a story, I expect some of my readers to google wikipedia for an answer.
Then again, before the snow started yesterday where I live, I was 5 seconds away from throttling the next person who kept asking what time the bus came. I mean, if you have enough time to go on Facebook and fool around, you have plenty of time to go to the public transit website and look at their schedules.
I'm sorry, but I want spring to come right now! I've been stuck in the house for the past two days, and Gaia can only occupy so many of them.
Summary: A lot can happen in three years. Naruto and Kiba move in together and three years later Naruto is facing the biggest decision of his life. How did it get to be this way? Could this have been avoided? Does he want this to be avoided? Yaoi! NaruSasu. And many other pairings.
I have a question. I don't know how often this happens on smaller fandoms, but I see it in large fandoms a lot: Authors asking readers to submit OCs.
Seriously, if you're gonna write a story why not use your own characters? If you can't come up with characters, why not use the canon characters? If you're not gonna use the canon characters, why write for that fandom at all? (That third question is really more of n aside.)
But seriously now. You think you're creative enough to write a story. Why do you not think you're creative enough to make-up your own characters? I don't understand it!
I think - and I could be wrong - those type of stories could be classified as "interactive stories." I know ff.net has banned them, but some interactive stories do tend to crop up in small and large fandoms as well.
I remember one story for my fandom called "authors in armor," but I think it got taken down because of the interactive role it played.
It's just that if your fandom isn't large, old, or both, you have a great deal of trouble finding those stories posted on the 'net. Usually a site as large as ff.net doesn't make any other sites reach budding potential because ff.net usually wins in comparison to size and options.
As for AO3, I doubt they'll become as big as ff.net right away, but I also fear that AO3 will be swamped with stories, and the moderators on that site will be so frazzled to do anything. Then AO3 will have to fall in line with ff.net and do purges, etc.
But, let's talk about something else. No one really needs a rehash of all the pissing and whining on ff.net's last purge...twisted
The last fanfic I had any contact with that had the submitted OCs was a Pokemon fanfic that was on a mailing list.
It was almost like a chain mail thing too.
You submitted a character and they wrote out the fanfic, then one or all of the people who submitted were expected to write one with other people submitting theirs and etc....
But everyone had at least one of their own original characters, who were all Pokemon trainers in a tournament of some sort.
I remember rather enjoying the experience. It was really interesting.
Plus I liked what they did with my character. She didn't win, like she would've if I were writing it. Plus she had a weird friendship/love interest type thing going on with one of the other OCs....
I can see the appeal of the whole thing. But I don't know that I'd ever do it again.
That being said I DID recently ask my readers for racer names for Sugar Rush racers. But I just wanted names, not fully formed characters like some people were giving me. I intend to do something with them in a new fanfic, but I haven't yet.