Welcome, Jedi Kasra, to Star Wars Fanon, the Star Wars wiki of fan invention!
As a community, we strive to maintain a fun and creative atmosphere for all users—who we call Fanoneers—while also maintaining a sense of encyclopedic quality that we can show off and be proud of. The best way to help with that is for you, our newest Fanoneer, to begin creatively expressing yourself with your article writing, and to get involved with the community! Need some help with your writing? We're here to offer that help in the Writing Center! Want to work with others? Join a FanonProject! The Senate Hall can also be used for asking about anything relating to Star Wars Fanon, including help in following our policies.
You're probably saying, “How can I get involved?” There are a number of ways that you can do that, which are all listed below, so we encourage you to check those out! Very importantly, there are also a number of policies that you will need to be cognizant of and agree to follow so you can have the best time possible, and to help make our great wiki even greater!
- Community Portal
- Writing Center
- Good articles
- Featured articles
- Quote of the Week
- Star Wars Fanon IRC chat
- Star Wars Fanon's official blog
Before you edit
Star Wars Fanon is not about administrators, nor is it about the people who have been given accolades or awards. This wiki is about you, the community member and the valued writer. So long as a sense of encyclopedic standard is maintained, this wiki will continue to be the absolute best it can be, especially once you get involved in our community!
Joining the communityEdit
Hey, Jedi Kasra! Sorry if this added message seems a bit overwhelming after the huge welcome message you just received, but what I wanted to say is important enough to re-emphasize it here. I wanted to make sure you were as aware as possible of the fantastic community we have here on the wiki. There is literally so much to do beyond just working on your own articles. I definitely don't want to sound like I'm suggesting you shouldn't work on your own articles, but there's a larger community out there too and we'd all love for you to get involved! If you have any questions about the community, which I strongly encourage you to participate in, don't hesitate to ask me. Thanks, and once again welcome to Star Wars Fanon! – My page iChat What I've done 06:32, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
I saw the message you left on Atarumaster88's talk page, and will reply myself for you. Save him a job! All of the policies you need to know can be found here, but the most regularly used ones in my opinion are the categorization policy and the image policy. The image poliy you'll actually have to read, but the categorization policy just means you have to categorize your pages, like this: [[Category:categoryname]] so, for example, [[Category:Humans]] is a well used one. For a list of all the categories, see here. I hope you do choose to join Star Wars Fanon; it'd be great for both you and us! My page iChat What I've done 06:32, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
- That's fine! Before I'd come, I'd never uploaded an image, but you may like to, as they play a very important part in articles here. My page iChat What I've done 06:46, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
- Hi, Kasra. Looks like Tom beat me to this. Anyway, as Tom said, please briefly check over our policies, especially the ones under "Before you edit". I'm glad that you're interested in joining Star Wars Fanon; if you have any questions, feel free to ask any of the admins, myself, or Tom on our talk pages. Cheers, -- Joe Butler (Obi Maul12) talk 06:47, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
- Yeah, it's Fanon! You can create any Star Wars related article that pops into your head! My page iChat What I've done 07:02, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
Volume XVI - June, 2008
Hello, Jedi Kasra, and, once more, the CUSWFN is here to greet you right at your doorstep, for June, 2008!
So, what do we have for you this edition? This week, the Completely Unofficial Star Wars Fanon newsletter will become Wikia’s joint-oldest newsletter, though we will have more on that next week when we become Wikia’s oldest newsletter! We have an article on the up and coming Legacy of Rella series, and a Meet a User that spotlights Force Exile series writer and creator Atarumaster88. We also have news on the conclusion of numerous forum discussions, as well as updates on Project Cruentus.
The forums, most notably the Senate Hall, have had a lot of discussions recently, with the Senate Hall having five at the same time! In addition to this, we see the retirement of Dexington and the two users that are succeeding him as High Priests. We unfortunately are lacking a Darth Dispatch from Darthipedia this week, but we do have a new idea proposed by Arav the Undersith that you can look at. You will also undoubtedly notice that there is no Activities section again, and this is because Microsoft Paint on my computer has not been working.
Enjoy this addition!
Meet a User!
This weeks subject for Meet a User is Atarumaster88, the author of the brilliant Force Exile series of fan fiction novels. Up until only a short while ago I had never heard of Ataru, despite being a very small-time contributor to Wookieepedia. I did eventually hear of him, and since then have heard much of his “exploits”. Ataru joined Star Wars Fanon roughly one year ago on April 29, 2007. Surprisingly enough, he has never written an article, aside from those showcasing his fan fiction novels, which he’s been working on for the past year and a half! He has over twenty Featured Articles and Good Articles on Wookieepedia, though nothing but the Force Exile series here.
Ataru has done a great deal of reviewing of other fan fiction, most notably for Brandon Rhea and Squishy Vic in their Alternative Star Wars Saga. He has also helped out around Star Wars Fanon by commenting in forums and discussions. Ataru gets a lot of his inspiration from many different places, such as images, magazines, role-playing and the loose ends of Star Wars canon. He has been told his writing style resembles that of Michael Reeves and, to a lesser extent, Steve Perry who is known for his novels Death Star and the MedStar Duology. Ataru has, ironically, been forced to ban people for fanon on Wookieepedia, despite being a supporter of the idea of fanon here on Star Wars Fanon.
Because of the numerous reviews that Ataru has done, he has been highly praised. Brandon Rhea, for example, has spoken very highly of him. When Rhea posted his second draft of the now on-hold Shadows of the Jedi: The Legend of Ussej Padric Bac, all of the reviews he was getting was lush praise. In his own words, “then Ataru came along”. Ataru was very critical in his review of the novel and the way it was written, and at first Rhea disagreed. However, he eventually realized that Ataru was correct and he was able to greatly improve his writing because of it. Rhea credits a great deal of the success of Star Wars: Episode I - The Chosen One and the anticipated success of Star Wars: Chronicles of the Great War to Ataru’s reviews of his work.
Looking at everything that has been said about him, it is hard for anyone to doubt that Ataru has had a tremendous impact on many Star Wars Fanon users. He comes highly recommended as a reviewer, though those that seek him out should understand that he has many preferences when it comes to writing that can be found on his user page.
Volume XVII - June, 2008
Hello, Jedi Kasra, and, once more, the CUSWFN is here to greet you right at your doorstep, for June, 2008!
Today, CUSWFN makes history. With the release of this edition, CUSWFN becomes Wikia’s oldest newsletter, both in time and releases, having run, and released more editions, than Halopedia’s Oracle Newsletter, with a total of seventeen editions, beating Halopedia’s 16! Today, in CUSWFN News, we’ll be taking a look at the changes of CUSWFN, the Meet a Users, the glory times, the fail times, and the good, the bad, and the ugly, to use a popular phrase.
In addition to this, we have a Media article on Avian Hunt, the game conceived and created by C3PO the Dragon Slayer, and a test version has been released, which I’m reviewing this edition, with screenshots from in game and all! The news from Star Wars Fanon features this weeks updates, as well as CUSFWN news featuring the last updates you’ll receive from me about Project Cruentus, as well as my last cartoon and crossword, which returns, as my MS Paint has decided to work once more!
As well as this, it’s poignant that, in my last edition, who should be the Meet a User but Squishy Vic, one of the most hard working but least praised users on Star Wars Fanon, and one who has helped me, as well as many others, in the past, and has never been the Meet a User before.
So, enjoy this addition!
Meet a User!
The subject for this weeks Meet a User is Squishy Vic, the Supreme chancellor and Decreton Lord! Vic first lurked in in mid 2006, reading articles like NKSCF and Jasca Ducato, the Star Wars Fanon ‘classics’, yet he didn’t officially join until October 6th of that very year, and, since then, has written 20 articles worthy of status, ten of them being Good articles and ten Featured articles, with only three of each being only GA’s and only FA’s, the other 14 being both. Vic also holds the status of being one of the original Decreton Lords, along with Jedi Master 76 and Jasca Ducato, the others being the only other original DL’s to remain as current ones, and it didn’t end there. Vic was made an administrator, after a standard election, on April 30 2007, over a year ago, after the election began on March 31.
In terms of his work, Vic feels that Narod Antrell and his spin off articles have been his most valuable contributions to the wiki, but he’s also been involved in many cleanup articles, being an administrator like he is. Narod Antrell was also his first FA, and he also holds the record of having the first ever Good article on this site, Si'va Morrer. In terms of inspiration, Vic gets it from many sources, such as Star Wars, where we all do, such as cartoons, video games and comics. He’s opposed to the New Jedi Order series, and never will, according to himself, read it, calling it ‘Yuuzhan Vong crap’, or the Palpatine’s clones works, and he also gains inspiration from other fictional sources. These include Halo, The Lord of the Rings, The Godfather, Starship Troopers and many other series of fictional nature. Out of fictional inspiration, Vic gains inspiration from people such as CurrentBigThing and Jedi Master 76, creating characters based on them, as well as gaining inspiration from his family, such as the character Hunab, named after his dog.
In terms of edits, 45.32% of his edits have been in the main namespace, a true testimony to how hard he works. How so? Well, he’s an administrator, and often greets or messages new, or current, users regarding policies, but still works hard enough to write such articles. So, in terms of personality. At first, when I joined this wiki, I believed Vic to be quite officious, yet my view has been changed so much, from actually speaking to him, over talk pages and the IRC, and he’s a nice guy. I admire a lot of his work, and his reputation speaks for itself.
Also! If you wish to block these appalling ads wikia's using, just go to the central wiki and paste this code (thanks to Drewton for this) into User:yourusername/global.css
Re: Thanks Edit
You forgot the slash in </small> in the affiliation section of the infobox. When one bit of coding gets messed up in an infobox, the whole infobox won't work. - Brandon Rhea (talk) (contribs) 21:05, 20 November 2008 (UTC)
CUSWFN XX Edit
to greet you right at your doorstep, for January, 2009!
What's new in CUSWFNEdit
Welcome to another issue of CUSFWN. In today's issue, we have more stuff to present to you, from interviews with profific authors on this site such as Brandon Rhea, CurrentBingThing, Darth tom, and others. As before, we've strived to have an extensive SWF media section, with essays and reviews from the likes of myself, Drewton, and MPK. Expect plenty to keep you occupied there.
We'll also have news, as usual, covering recent events such as the The Fourth Wiki Awards, the status of Project Cruentus, and other events on the wiki. We'll also take the opportunity to wish you a happy new year (a few weeks late, yes), and prosperous writing.
I will also take the opportunity to apologise for the somewhat late arrival; however, due Christmas and New Year interfering, I hope you'll all understand.
Special CASWFN EditionEdit
Friends, fanonites, countrymen, lend me your ears…er, eyes…whatever…just run the tapeEdit
Welcome to another issue of
By now, you've probably realized that this issue is not part of the CUSWFN, nor is it written by the usual culprits. No, instead we got tired of waiting around for the *actual* CUSWFN and decided to make our own, special one-issue-only release. We're not sure what happened to the actual heads. Word has it one of them is busy with the Communist party and the other is playing with children's toys. Please direct all complaints to them and not us. Especially since we're not revealing our names. In fact, we just conned Ataru into uploading this for us because he's a convenient fall guy.
As such, this issue is labeled the CASWFN, the Completely Alternative Star Wars Fanon Newsletter, due to the fact that it is not part of the standard newsletter. And, since it's not part of that mess, we felt that we could take a few more creative liberties with the content. As such, there is no compunction for us to be as serious in this issue, so you might find the content a bit more satirical. The date of this release also has something to do with that. Our goal is both provide a level of humor and content missing from CUSWFN issues, and frankly, to have fun with this publication. We hope you'll enjoy this special release of CASWFN, and remember, if you've been wishing you got more issues of the usual newsletter, talk to the normal heads.
After long last, here's the revamped, improved CUSFWN:
What's new in CUSWFNEdit
Welcome to the twenty-first edition of the Completely Unofficial Star Wars Fanon Newsletter! In this edition, CUSWFN receives another design change. This time, the width has been adjusted. Images are now used in the headers, and are different for each section. In addition to the design change, CUSWFN News had been removed, along with the Modal Nodes Club. However, good news must come with bad: co-editor Drewton has been forced to resign, leaving Unit 8311 as the sole editor. Check up soon to see if a new editor will be chosen. Otherwise, feel free to judge for yourself if this has been for the better or worse.
The winners of the Star Wars Fanon Awards are shown in SWF News, along with various other Wiki events in recent times, including unfortunate resignations, Copyright Crusades, and, of course, the upcoming Great Fanon Purge, which has poorly written articles across the site trembling in their grammatically questionable shoes. In Fanon Updates, new details are revealed for all of the newsletter's sponsored works, as well as Project Cruentus. Finally, the new character Cad Bane is analysed in the Star Wars Media section, and MPK has written an essay regarding a supposed myth from the game The Force Unleashed.
We have also asked some community members to pick a Picture of the Week. You will find the winner to that here. If you don't care about the Academy Awards anymore since The Dark Knight was snubbed, you may be interested in the Fourth Star Wars Fanon Wiki Awards, the results of which are also shown here. Hopefully, this will be the best edition of CUSWFN yet!
We would also like to point out that if you get put off by some of the content in this issue, we'd like to direct you to the Chris Rock School of Facetiousness Recognition.
What's new in CUSWFNEdit
Hello, and welcome to another edition of CUSWFN, the first to be hosted purely by Unit 8311 alone. Having put an end to the previous elongated procrastination of past editions, this week we bring you large quantities of news from the wiki, an amazing picture in the POTW section, and more. No more do you have to wait literally months for this to appear on your talk page. What you will find inside is up-to-date and (hopefully) of interesting topic. My old co-editor, Drewton, will be sorely missed, but now you can finally decide if his deparature was for better or worse.
News and writing in this essay will include an essay regarding Knights of the Old Republic by MPK, news regarding the upcoming purge of articles, Project Cruentus developments, and other such items. As usual, we have our customary reviews of articles featured on the main page.
Incidentally, if you have any essays, opinional pieces, or images you'd otherwise like us to showcase, feel free to contact myself and put forward your stuff. We want to maximise the quality of this newsletter, and if we can combine good writing from the standard editor and masterwork from yourself, we can truely boast that this will be the start of a great era for the newsletter.
Otherwise, enjoy what's inside, comment on it if you must, and have fun.
CUSWFN – Edition 23 Edit
Welcome to the twenty-third edition of the Star Wars Fanon wiki’s very own Completely Unofficial Star Wars Fanon Newsletter! For this twenty-third edition, we welcome a new co-editor, Brandon Rhea, to the team! He will be working alongside long-time editor Unit 8311 to bring you the best quality news about the wiki and fan fiction, as well as editorials and opinions essays about Star Wars works, that this wiki has to offer. A little bit of trivia information is that Rhea, along with fellow Star Wars Fanon user Victor Dorantes, has served as the co-editor of the newsletter once before, but he and Dorantes resigned before releasing an issue due to other commitments that required their attention. We are happy that he has returned to us once again!
In this edition, you will be able to learn new exclusive information about fan works such as the Squishy Vic Series and Avian Hunt, as well as read news about other works sponsored by this newsletter. We also have an opinion essay written by our own Unit 8311, and the newly-renamed Picture of the Edition segment. We have also brought you up-to-date information about new policy proposals and other happenings around the wiki, such as the ongoing mass deletion process that is geared towards improving the quality of the wiki.
Speaking of quality, many users have remarked that the last few editions of this newsletter have not met the standards of quality that our readers have come to expect from us. It is our sincerest hope that this edition of the newsletter will be the first of many that will rectify that, as we have spent weeks working on articles, editorials, and other tidbits that we hope you will enjoy. Because we are striving to improve our quality, we very much encourage you to leave your comments and feedback in the User Comments section. Anything you have to say will be appreciated.
As always, thank you for reading the Completely Unofficial Star Wars Fanon Newsletter. We value your commitment to us, and we hope that you will continue to value our commitment to you!
CUSWFN – Edition 24 Edit
Thank you for your continued commitment to the Completely Unofficial Star Wars Fanon Newsletter! Without you, this edition, albeit somewhat late due to real life matters taking priority for both Unit 8311 and Brandon Rhea, would not have been possible. We hope you enjoy it just as much as we do!