Subject: There aren't that many people actively writing missions, either. Also, re. minis...
Posted on: 2023-02-18 16:51:35 UTC

For the record, I'm with doc on the subject of creating minis from constructed fics. It just kinda feels like cheating to me.

I figure the entertainment value in mini-spotting is discovering what silly spelling errors crop up naturally. I'll grant that "Mcikfy" was based on a true story, as it were, but in general, if anyone can "find" minis by getting a friend to mash their keyboard on purpose and have those count equally, that lessens whatever value minis have.

Personally, I don't think it's all that much to begin with; certainly nothing worth going out of one's way for. But that's just me.

ETA: I forgot to add, I think there's a reasonable compromise to be had if any minis from a constructed fic are marked as such on the wiki. That way, people can easily tell "real" ones from "fake" ones.

~Neshomeh also wonders why a constructed fic was needed if the fandom is so popular, but realizes there are reasons besides lack of material.

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