★ How to Use the Alternate Universe Folder ★
What is Canon?
Canon within fandoms refers to the original (official) materials (storyline, characters, settings, etc.) within each fandom. Technically, all fanworks do not fall under canon as they are not included in the official releases, but some works fall further from the tree than others. Below you will find information to help you decide whether or not your works contain non-canon material and whether or not you should submit them into the Alternate Universe folder.
Contents of the Alternate Universe Folder
The Alternate Universe folder is exactly as the name suggests: a folder for anything that fall outside of the canon universe. If your submission contains any of the following it belongs in this folder.
● Original characters
● Mention of original characters
● Crossover characters
● Mention of crossover characters
● Canon characters in uncanon form
● Canon characters in uncanon roles
Exceptions are made for certain formats where non-canon storylines are common, such as doujinshi and literature. Submit all doujinshi/comics and lit into their folders.
Questions regarding this matter will be answered in the Rules & FAQ