Dark Star (sanalith) wrote in a_war_of_roses,
Dark Star

Acceptable Fandoms

As a history-based community, we're obviously focusing on fandoms that occurred in the past. How FAR in the past is up for debate, but something that takes place in, say, the 1980s is probably not going to fly. Most acceptable fandoms will fall under the category of "period" or "costume" drama, but there's definitely some wiggle room. Fandoms may be movies, television shows, or plays/musicals. If there's anything else you'd like me to consider, please feel free to ask!

Here are some general guidelines:
- Fandoms may focus on actual historical people and events (The Tudors) or portray fictional characters from a particular era (Pride and Prejudice).
- Fandoms must be set primarily in our world, so something like The Chronicles of Narnia wouldn't count. However, it may take the form of an alternate version of our world, so something like Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell - where everything is the essentially the same except for the addition of magic - would be acceptable.
- Time travel counts IF the majority of the fandom is set in the past. If it's just something that happens occasionally, like in Star Trek, that wouldn't count.
- I'm not going to bother putting in any war movies, because there are literally HUNDREDS of them. Suffice it to say, any movie about a war that happened in the 1960s or earlier counts.

Below the cut are some examples of acceptable fandoms. This is NOT an exhaustive list, nor is it intended to be, since there's no way I could name every history-based show ever created. If you have a fandom that meets the above criteria, go ahead and use it! But if you're unsure, please feel free to comment here and ask. If anyone ever uses a fandom I don't consider acceptable, the person will receive credit for the challenge in which it was used, but will be asked not to use that fandom again.

Fandom Examples
A Knight's Tale
A Little Princess
Across the Universe
Agent Carter
Anna Karenina
Anne of Green Gables / Avonlea
Band of Brothers
Boardwalk Empire
Black Sails
Captain America: The First Avenger (1940s-era only)
Downton Abbey
Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman
Earnest in Love / The Importance of Being Earnest
Ever After
Far and Away
Gone With the Wind
Hail, Caesar!
Hamilton: An American Musical
Jane Eyre
John Adams
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
Les Misérables
Little House on the Prairie
Little Women
Lonesome Dove
Marco Polo
Mansfield Park
Marie Antoinette
Memoirs of a Geisha
Moulin Rouge
My Fair Lady
North and South
Northanger Abbey
On the Town
Pan Am
Penny Dreadful
Pirates of the Caribbean
Pride and Prejudice
Remember WENN
Ripper Street
Rurouni Kenshin
Sense and Sensibility
Sherlock Holmes
Singin' in the Rain
Sleepy Hollow
Somewhere in Time
Tess of the D'Urbervilles
The Borgias
The Count of Monte Cristo
The Crucible
The King and I / Anna and the King of Siam
The Knick
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
The Lizzie Borden Chronicles
The Man in the Iron Mask
The Other Boleyn Girl
The Phantom of the Opera
The Secret Garden
The Sound of Music
The Three Musketeers
The Tudors
The White Queen
The Wild Wild West
Tristan and Isolde
TURN: Washington's Spies
White Christmas
Wolf Hall
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