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Over the nine years of the gallery, a great number of rules have changed, expanded or been clarified to accommodate members. Each one has been due to reasonable requests, and discussion between mods and members.

We are open to changes when it's needed. So if you have a concern, question, comment, or suggestion regarding rules, please send a note a moderator.

~ quantum-witch



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:spotlight-left:= = HOW TO JOIN & SUBMISSION GUIDELINES = = :spotlight-right:

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:star: NOTE: SEE END OF THIS PAGE FOR RULES REGARDING OFFENSIVE BEHAVIOR AND PLAIGIARISM. :star:


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ART AND PHOTOS:


[1] ART AND/OR PHOTOS MUST BE YOUR OWN.
►  Only club members may submit their own work to the gallery. DO NOT submit anyone else's work on their behalf, it will be rejected.
■   You may submit a non-member's work to the "Favorites" folder -- this automatically informs the non-member of the club, should they wish to join.
►  No images consisting solely of stock photos. You may use stock photos as a background, overlay, texture, or small portion of artwork. (Stamps and icons are exempt)

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[2] CONTENT SHOULD BE CLEARLY ABOUT GOOD OMENS.  
►  There must be at least one (1) canon Good Omens character, or must be something uniquely Good Omens related.
■   Listing character names in the artist notes is recommended, as everyone envisions characters differently so it’s not always obvious they are Good Omens.
■   If the image is something interpretive, describe how it relates to the fandom.

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[3] OC’S, SELF-INSERTION, AVATARS, MARY SUES, ETC.
NOTE: See this dictionary for explanation of terms.

►  Only minimal use, and they cannot be the sole subject in an image.
■   Memes allow more use, but must have a greater representation of Good Omens characters than OC’s.

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[4] OTHER FANDOMS & CHARACTER ALTERATIONS.
[a] Crossovers & Fusions.

►  Must include at least one (1) canon character from Good Omens, who is named clearly in artist notes, along with other fandom characters.
■  OC's do not count as a fandom and are not considered a crossover.
[b] “Crack” Art.
►  Extreme non-canon changes that are NOT specifically crossover or fusion -- such as gender-swap, baby versions, anthro/animal features, bizarre costumes, etc. -- are considered “crack".
(Some canon examples: Aziraphale as Madam Tracy; baby Adam; snake Crowley.)
[c] Good Omens "Casting".
NOTE: When the mini-series has aired, this rule may be revised.
■  No photos or photo manips of actors you think look like Good Omens characters. Must be hand-drawn work only.


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[5] VIOLENCE, TRAUMA, DEATH, ANGST, ETC.
NOTE: The level of acceptability for this rule will always remain at the discretion of the moderator.

► No images that are graphic, morbid, or designed to depress or frighten viewers.
■  Comedic representation of death or injuries may be acceptable, but cannot show realistic gore.
Exemption: Any scene that is canon in the book (ex.: Agnes burns at the stake, Hastur devours a call center).
■  Fanfic illustrations are MOSTLY exempt, but MUST include links to the story or will be rejected.

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[6] OFFENSIVE CONTENT.
►   No slurs against race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, etc. unless it fits with canon. (ex.: Shadwell is known for saying "pansy" and "hoor", yet in a generally inoffensive way.)

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[7] NO SHOTA. NO LOLI. NO EXCEPTIONS.
►   Any character portrayed in an ADULT SITUATION must be CLEARLY over age eighteen (18) for this club.



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FANFICTION:


[1] FICTION MUST BE YOUR OWN.
►  Only club members may submit their own work to the gallery. Do not submit anyone else's work on their behalf.
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[2] MUST BE GOOD OMENS-CENTRIC.
► Otherwise content is open to almost anything else.
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[3] WARNING, SUMMARIES, DISCLAIMERS, ETC.
► Not a requirement, but it's nice for readers if they’re included in author/artist notes or at the start of the fic.



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:star: BEHAVIOR THAT GETS YOU BANNED.

►  Hostility or rudeness toward other members. You will receive one warning before being banned.
►  Trolling -- in other words, vehement arguments purely for the purpose of antagonizing others.
► Plagiarism -- claiming another person's work as your own. This will also get you reported to dA.


:star: THINGS THAT ARE NOT PLAGIARISM.

► Work inspired by, but not completely duplicating, a living person's work. However, you MUST identify the owner with their name and/or a link to the original material.
► Material widely identified as no longer copyrighted (ex.: fairy tales, Renaissance art, etc.).

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PLEASE NOTE:
Moderators must follow all rules too, there are no exceptions made.
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Kaytara Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm still befuddled by rule number seven. The book is about the freaking Apocalypse, whether the tone is lighthearted or not. Tragedy is as much a part of life as miraculous Antichrist-caused escapes are - probably more, on that note. I know I'm not the only one who feels this way. And the inconsistency with fanfiction and fanfic illustrations being mostly exempt just makes it even weirder. Is there any particular reason for that rule, or is that just the way you've decided this group has to be? I mean, with due respect, but I really have trouble accepting 'the book is a comedy' as a rationale for forbidding alternate interpretations.

Additionally, why the 'no submitting content on others' behalf' rule? The artist still needs to approve it for the art to be added. It's a much quicker way both of alerting a potential new artist to the existence of the group AND of getting said art into the group then saying 'here, here's the link to the group, please submit this here'. (I mean, I do that every time, and it's so awkward. Half the time the artists are newbies to DA who have trouble figuring out how the group thing even works.)
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quantum-witch Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
When I address a problem or concern about a rule, it is usually done in a civil, reasonable, and private manner. I’ll attempt it publicly, this time.


One: The purpose of this group is not to debate philosophy or the tragedy and comedy of life itself. This is a gallery of artwork that represents, as much as possible, the tone of the book itself. Not every single piece of art submitted will be accepted automatically.

Two: I am the owner and only moderator of the group at this time. Therefore, yes, the rules are the way I have decided. Many rules have been changed in the last seven years, largely through polite conversation with members and due consideration. There is no guarantee of rule changes to accommodate only one or two people.

Three: Fanfiction was not originally accepted to the club. Due to overwhelming number of submissions, it was allowed. It is given an exemption on violence, trauma, etc., as these things are not instantly visible through a thumbnail, as they would be for a piece of artwork. Since fanfic illustrations often have such content they are being placed separately from the other galleries. Until recently, they were not accepted either.

Four: Submitting a non-artist’s work to the “Faves” gallery also alerts them to the existence of the group, and allows them to choose whether to join on their own. If they have questions on how to join, they only need to read the “How to Join and Submit” link on the club’s front page.


If you have other concerns, please note me privately. I am happy to discuss it further in that manner.
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Sephirothlover20 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007
wait if you make a OC for Good Oemns can you draw them with another GO character?
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goodomens Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007
might count that as an MS/GS, depending on the situation...

but i've even kept my own artwork out of the gallery, if it includes OC's
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Sephirothlover20 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007
okay thank you for clearing that up
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goodomens Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007
it really does depend on the artwork... if it's only a background character, that's okay... if an OC is directly involved in the action, so to speak, that's a bit different...

does that make sense?
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Sephirothlover20 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2007
what whats a MS and GS?
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goodomens Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2007
mary sue /gary stu ... here's a good article about it:
[link]
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