for Dan Swanson (and other new writers)
- Dan, your posted stories you put up last night were not added to the
board for the following reasons:
1) You included more than one story in the post. A post should
either be individual chapters to a single story, or you can do the
whole story in one post. We do not want folks putting more than one
story in a single post, even when the stories are related.
2) Writers are only allowed to post one story per week. This is per
the FAQ (frequently asked questions) post that exists on all our 5
Earths clubs. Here is the link to the FAQ message if you missed it.
The FAQ explains the rationale behind this 'rule' as well as other
important things for new writers. It explains the hows and whys of
working on a shared continuity project such as the 5 Earths Project.
3) A single writer cannot simply go and alter major characters (as
you were trying to do in "The Cosmic Power Ring") without discussion
with other writers and approval of the group founders. This is a
cooperative effort project here, and what one writer writes does
effects everyone else. Altering Green Lantern's weakness falls into
this category. Discussion of plot ideas and such can be done over in
our writers' group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/5earthswriters/
4) We tend to try and not mix our concepts across worlds. "Green
Eyed Lady" brought in an idea of the Emerald Eye on E-2 when that is
clearly an E-1 (and 30th Century Legion of Super-Heroes concept).
Similarly, in "Master of the Glow", you tried to bring into E-2 Abin
Sur, John Stewart, and the idea of a galactic GL-like police force.
The idea is to not make E-2 into "E-1 Light". Each world should
maintain uniqueness wherever possible.
Other E-2 moderators: I left Dan's post pending for you guys to
review as well. I believe you all will agree with the points I
outlined above regarding why it cannot be approved. There may be
ways for Dan to salvage some of what he's written, with
modifications, and be posted as separate tales here over the coming
weeks. Someone more familiar with the E-2 mythos as we've continued
it should work with him to fix the stories. That kind of falls out
of my skill range as I am not up on all the E-2 history. Thanks.
- Sorry about that, Martin. I didn't see your prior post. Because of
the header, "Just for Fun", I assumed he didn't mean for these to be
considered in our continuity. Looking through the stories, I see how
they could be with a few tweekings and I'd like to see these reposted
(albeit seperately for easier reading).
1) The change to Alan's Power Ring in "The Cosmic Power RIng" should
not be permanent. His weakness is an important factor in the
2) in "Master of the Glow", a different villain than Sinestro should
be found. I'm a little leary of the use of Abin Sur, too. Perhaps the
glove should be magical in nature, as well.
The Emerald Eye apparing didn't bother me as much because it's
origins have always been a mystery.
- Thanks, Starsky. I figured it was just a Monday morning thing.
Dan, if you want to discuss the stories in the writers' group as I
suggested, we can offer advice there on how to further tweak them.
Then you could post them again (one per calendar week) back here on
- --- In theJSAallstarstorysite@yahoogroups.com, "Dan Swanson"
> I didn't actually expect you to post it in the archives. It wasjust
> for fun.Dan, I see. Perhaps the place you should have posted it then is our
sister Elseworlds club (which doesn't get archived). Stories posted
here are done so that ultimately they will get archived. Stories
that don't fit or, as you did, just for fun will tend to confuse
folks as they won't know if the story is 'official' or not. That is
why we tend to just have writers post stories that will fit in our
Why not tweak it to try to make it fit? You went to all that trouble
crafting the stories - why not try to make them fit in?
- --- mcmaenza <email@example.com> wrote:
> --- In theJSAallstarstorysite@yahoogroups.com, "DanShorter postings would be nice to, 126k! I don't have
> <ddswanson@c...> wrote:
> > I didn't actually expect you to post it in the
> archives. It was
> > for fun.
> Dan, I see. Perhaps the place you should have
> posted it then is our
> sister Elseworlds club (which doesn't get archived).
> Stories posted
> here are done so that ultimately they will get
> archived. Stories
> that don't fit or, as you did, just for fun will
> tend to confuse
> folks as they won't know if the story is 'official'
> or not. That is
> why we tend to just have writers post stories that
> will fit in our
> shared continuity.
> Why not tweak it to try to make it fit? You went to
> all that trouble
> crafting the stories - why not try to make them fit
time for alla that in one setting!
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- --- In theJSAallstarstorysite@yahoogroups.com, BLACKWOLF
> Shorter postings would be nice to, 126k! I don't haveDan just put it up for fun - not for our continuity and not for our
> time for alla that in one setting!
archiving. Unfortunately, while the post could be deleted here,
anyone who gets them via email or via the daily digest got a very
large update yesterday. That is another reason we recommend breaking
stories up into smaller posts over a week's time - to cut down on the
traffic a bit and insure folks end up reading it after all.