I just wanted to clear something up, because I heard from somebody that all uses of the word "Fielding" should be changed.
Is that right? Because Fielding as a place is canon and wasn't a name invented for HHoF.
Just wanted to clear this up incase I need to go back through TGATG and change every mention of Fielding.
Yes, Fielding Prep is a place in Daria canon... but the whole of Fielding - as depicted in The Hallowed Halls of Fielding - IS visibly a specific and unique interpretation of the property that by its very nature, genesis and the fact that this discussion is taking place has to be seen as separate from the Fielding of the show
- so separate in all ways that it has actually become the trope codifier for not just what Fielding is in terms of Daria fanfiction, but could be seen as someday becoming so for what a prep school is in for fiction in general.
Example: Name one
building, one course, one teacher or one catchphrase from any character from Fielding as represented in the canon, first-run production schedule of 'Daria'
, and then, hold that up against the incredibly rich, diverse worldbuilding used to create the Fielding Prep of HHOF
If your idea is to use Fielding as seen in the show, feel free - but if your idea is to use the Fielding Prep as Roentgen has envisioned and presented it in his original work, then it's not
a canon interpretation and should be changed or removed.
As always, my $0.02 on the matter.
IIRC, in canon, Fielding was nothing more than a name..... Roentgen took that name and gave it "life".
Yeah, it was just mentioned but never fleshed out. The reason I wanted to clarify was because I'd been told by someone else that all mentions of Fielding in fics were to be removed, even though it was a canon place.
It was just because I made Fielding a setting for parts of one of my fics, before I'd even heard of HHoF, so I just wanted to know whether I'd be expected to rename Fielding in said fic, even though it was entirely unconnected to HHoF.
In my opinion we can use Fielding as much as we like it, we just have to be careful not to write anything that looks like THHOF
. Those like you ognawk, who have written Fielding stories using as basis THHOF
,just need to make some changes.