Pony Thought of the Day: Derivative Works Month Coming!

I’ve decided that I want to expand the scope of Fanworks Month to include licensed works other than the series, so I’m going to be calling it Derivative Works Month from now on. I’ve also decided that, rather than have two straight months of it at the end of Season 2, I’ll have a month at the midpoint and another at the end. So, Derivative Works Month will begin some time in August and continue for four consecutive weekends.

That said, I’m open to suggestions of what to cover, either for this one or the next one. I’m definitely going to do the licensed comic–it’s the main reason I wanted to include licensed works, and a reader (who I don’t know if they want to stay anonymous or not, so I won’t name names) is very kindly sending me a copy of the first volume. Which I have to say, I am highly bribable, and will happily review anything if it gets me free stuff. There’s also one other thing I’m definitely doing, but it’s a surprise. Any other suggestions of either licensed works (and before you ask, no, I’m not doing an Equestria Girls article until after Season 3) or fanworks you’d like to see me cover? There’re two slots open, and then there’ll be another Derivative Works month early next year that has all four slots open…

2 thoughts on “Pony Thought of the Day: Derivative Works Month Coming!

  1. How about Twilight Sparkle and the Crystal Heart Spell? Has interesting backstory for Cadance which gives us some information on how the alificornation process works. And there are some brony targetted references throughout.

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  2. I'm gonna suggest again that you do something for the Lunaverse. Obviously don't touch your part, but there's still a lot to talk about. You could either go for a broad overview of the concepts behind the shared universe and its reinterpreted elements, a review of Boast Busted (The first one written) or a review of Longest Night, Longest Day (The first chronologically, one of the longest, by the original author, and probably the best choice for either an intro to the verse or a standalone. Oh and my personal favorite).

    This goes double since you're extending your scope to a more general “derivative works” rather than just individual fanfics, especially if you go with the first option and explore the alternate universe itself rather than a story.

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