Specific Science Fiction and Fantasy art area rules...
Welcome to the rules page for the Science Fiction & Fantasy Artwork
pages of Elfwood, hereafter referred to as SF&F. In the General Rules
page you will find rules that apply to all areas of Elfwood. Here you
will find only the individual rules that apply to SF&F. Please note
that by 'genre' we are referring to images that are considered
Science Fiction or Fantasy art.
This section has three (3) classifications for images submitted:
Pictures uploaded to Elfwood can be divided into 3 groups.
- Clear genre: Pictures with clear Science Fiction or Fantasy Elements,
such as dragons, elves, trolls, aliens, or space ships.
- Borderline (BL): Pictures that are Science Fiction or Fantasy, but
don't have visual elements, but the description explains the Science Fiction
or Fantasy elements.
- Non-Genre (NG): Pictures that don't have any Science Fiction or
Fantasy elements. From now on, non genre pictures will be moved to the Other Works
tab by a moderator. This applies to any picture that is found unacceptable for
SF&F for whatever reason (with the exception of violating any of the Forbidden
Content from the General Rules, which will result in complete removal from Elfwood)
and isn't fanart, will be moved to the Other Works tab by a moderator. Pictures a moderator
has moved to the Other Works tab can be sent back to the SF&F area, but it will not be moved
to SF&F area before a moderator has approved it
Illustrations created by Michelle Zastrow
Fantasy is anything and everything involving magic, dragons, elves,
non-humans( but not aliens), and so forth. Events in history will only fit
into this genre if given a "magical" touch. For example: a soldier from ancient
Greece by himself isnít in genre, but that same soldier next to Pegasus is.
Fantasy can include modern elements as well. For example, a troll in jeans
leaning against a wall is in genre, but a boy in jeans by himself leaning
against the wall isn't in genre.
- Science Fiction.
Anything that involves technology that doesn't exist, alien races, space travel,
exploring distant worlds and so forth is considered science fiction. Again,
humans by themselves aren't considered sci-fi any more than they are fantasy.
However, with obvious elements (plasma gun, alien as pet, etc) or a solid
description, they will fit within this genre.
Horror is no longer a category in and of itself. It simply should fall under
one of the two areas above. Horror involving vampires, ghosts, magic or etc.
is always welcome. Horror involving humans murdering each other is not welcome
in SF&F, but can be held in the Other Works tab as long as it doesn't break any of
the forbidden content rules.
Abstract or surreal pictures are the only exceptions to the above. Even if an
abstract picture has a good, solid fantasy or sci-fi description to it, the
picture will probably still be sent to the Other Works tab. A black smear of paint
across a brown and orange canvas might represent the battle at the Gates of
Heaven during the Apocalypse to you, but if we can't tell what it is, it's
going to get declined.
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