For launch we decided on a list of six fandom medium categories (with 17 works represented with their own subcategories) and six OC genre categories that we thought would be well represented out there in the world of askblogs.
We feel we’ve chosen a balance of fandom-based and genre-based categories that we feel will cover most of the bases. [Unfortunately, there were a few fandoms that we wanted to use but had to be left off the list because we couldn’t find enough askblogs for it! 🙁 ]
If you think there’s a category we missed, you can always give us a shoutout by clicking on the Feedback tab at the left of the main page, by commenting on this blog, or by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. As we go, we’ll be adding categories when enough askblogs appear for a certain group, and merging categories that don’t make sense any more because of a lack of popularity.
The launch fandom-based categories are as follows:
- My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic
- Avatar The Last Airbender
- Lilo & Stitch
- Marvel Animated Universe
- DC Animated Universe
- Harry Potter
- Lord of the Rings
- Doctor Who
- Star Trek
- Marvel Cinematic Universe
- Final Fantasy
- The Legend of Zelda
Some fandom categories have subcategories for specific characters as well, so you can drill down to, say, all the different versions of Pinkie Pie, or GLaDOS.
Each section also has an “Other” subcategory for works without their own folder. 🙁
Original character blogs
The genre-based categories are only for purely original characters – that is, no fandom affiliation whatsoever. Fandom-based OCs go in their fandom’s appropriate category (and some even have special subcategories for OCs.)
The original character genre categories are as follows:
Adventure, Action, Horror, Fluff, Slice-of-life, and Other OCs.
We hope you use these tools to your best advantage!