Welcome to unstablemolecules.com!

The UNCANON Fan Site - where next?

Where Creativity and Comics Collide, The main hangout to talk anything and everything to do with UnCanon.com!
Post Reply
User avatar
Dean Clayton
Posts: 4416
Joined: 18 Jan 2007, 22:42

The UNCANON Fan Site - where next?

Post by Dean Clayton » 08 Mar 2017, 17:43

So as some may have seen, we've been shifting a few things around recently and the next site to be affected will be uncanon.com

but rather than just lifting it onto our new server, I'm thinking its time we did a little refresh, so I'm looking for feedback, ideas, potential assistants /editors.
no crazy idea dismissed - maybe questioned or request for help in implementing, but not dismissed.

All the old content will get migrated across, and that includes re-releasing the old 617 universe ( If i can find the gene game files that as well!)

So think of this thread as an opportunity for a wish list of stuff for the site!
Why not contribute to one of our sites? The pay is non existent, but vacation allowance is fantastic!

User avatar
Gibbering Fool
Posts: 2875
Joined: 09 Apr 2007, 03:10

Re: The UNCANON Fan Site - where next?

Post by Gibbering Fool » 09 Mar 2017, 03:04

Sounds great! This is interesting timing, as I've been mulling over returning to my Knights of Greymalkin series and a revamp to Uncanon would help motivate me.

As a contributor to UXN, forum admin and former fan fiction writer to uncanon I'd be happy to help with running the page.

Its been a while since visiting the page. Key would be making sure the various sections (617 etc) are easy to locate and navigate.

User avatar
Wings
Posts: 1017
Joined: 12 Sep 2013, 14:42

Re: The UNCANON Fan Site - where next?

Post by Wings » 09 Mar 2017, 09:31

I'd be more than happy to help out with running the site too if needed :)

Easy navigation is definitely one of the key aspects.

Maybe an issue spotlight feature would be good? Like once a month, or once every three months a previously released issue would be spotlighted, maybe with a brief writeup from whoever's running UnCanon about the issue?
X-Men Draft: 1. White Queen 2. Banshee 3. Surge 4. Cloak 5.Sunfire 6.Dagger Base: Westchester

User avatar
Dean Clayton
Posts: 4416
Joined: 18 Jan 2007, 22:42

Re: The UNCANON Fan Site - where next?

Post by Dean Clayton » 09 Mar 2017, 13:09

thanks for the comments and interest in helping :)

Is it fair to say that at the moment the navigation is a bit rubbish? and maybe we should switch to something a little "standard" like when it was the house of ideas or on UXN way back when?
Why not contribute to one of our sites? The pay is non existent, but vacation allowance is fantastic!

User avatar
Gibbering Fool
Posts: 2875
Joined: 09 Apr 2007, 03:10

Re: The UNCANON Fan Site - where next?

Post by Gibbering Fool » 10 Mar 2017, 02:54

Is the site still running? I can't get it to work

User avatar
Dean Clayton
Posts: 4416
Joined: 18 Jan 2007, 22:42

Re: The UNCANON Fan Site - where next?

Post by Dean Clayton » 10 Mar 2017, 14:08

i'm currently transitioning it onto the new server, should be back up by end of the weekend
Why not contribute to one of our sites? The pay is non existent, but vacation allowance is fantastic!

User avatar
Dean Clayton
Posts: 4416
Joined: 18 Jan 2007, 22:42

Re: The UNCANON Fan Site - where next?

Post by Dean Clayton » 10 Mar 2017, 15:55

actually - it should be back now - seems to load up for me ok
Why not contribute to one of our sites? The pay is non existent, but vacation allowance is fantastic!

Justin Santos
Posts: 349
Joined: 08 Apr 2007, 07:35

Re: The UNCANON Fan Site - where next?

Post by Justin Santos » 30 Mar 2017, 19:20

I've been trying to get back to writing for Uncanon for awhile now. I've been thinking about it a lot lately and I want to rebuild my old universe. As far as site design goes, I would be interested in seeing the front page be more formatted like a list. I did actually like the format of UXN and THOI. If people want to start writing again I can't promise that I'd be 100% focused on the site cause of work but I'll do my best to see if new series get posted.

User avatar
UncannyScott
Posts: 3391
Joined: 08 Apr 2007, 14:25
Location: California
Contact:

Re: The UNCANON Fan Site - where next?

Post by UncannyScott » 23 Aug 2017, 20:02

Been away from the site for over a year now (crazy life stuff) and saw this topic. I've had thoughts about Uncanon for awhile recently, missing writing some of the stuff I did over the years. Any further word about reviving the site in some way behind the scenes? Just curious.
Uncanny Avengers Draft: Cannonball, Spectrum, Spider-Man, Beast, Smasher, Sabretooth, Manifold, Hope Summers

Making a return after over a year of being gone!

Everyone's a geek for something. Check out Geekfinity! - http://www.geek-finity.com

User avatar
Dean Clayton
Posts: 4416
Joined: 18 Jan 2007, 22:42

Re: The UNCANON Fan Site - where next?

Post by Dean Clayton » 23 Aug 2017, 20:09

Nothing from my side is officially locked in, it's taken a bit of a back seat due to other site related projects however if there is interest in the community to start creating content ( in any format) I'm more than happy to organize and do some site building work to facilitate it
Why not contribute to one of our sites? The pay is non existent, but vacation allowance is fantastic!

User avatar
UncannyScott
Posts: 3391
Joined: 08 Apr 2007, 14:25
Location: California
Contact:

Re: The UNCANON Fan Site - where next?

Post by UncannyScott » 31 Aug 2017, 19:09

I know I would be interested myself in Uncanon content, as I have a series I've been working on from before I came back to the forums that I was inspired to write for Uncanon or a similar style of setting. I'd be down to help in any way if it's needed to try and get Uncanon back on its feet.
Uncanny Avengers Draft: Cannonball, Spectrum, Spider-Man, Beast, Smasher, Sabretooth, Manifold, Hope Summers

Making a return after over a year of being gone!

Everyone's a geek for something. Check out Geekfinity! - http://www.geek-finity.com

User avatar
Wings
Posts: 1017
Joined: 12 Sep 2013, 14:42

Re: The UNCANON Fan Site - where next?

Post by Wings » 31 Aug 2017, 23:31

Same. I've been meaning to get back into the swing of writing, and I'll also happily help out in other capacities if I'm able.
X-Men Draft: 1. White Queen 2. Banshee 3. Surge 4. Cloak 5.Sunfire 6.Dagger Base: Westchester

User avatar
Dean Clayton
Posts: 4416
Joined: 18 Jan 2007, 22:42

Re: The UNCANON Fan Site - where next?

Post by Dean Clayton » 01 Sep 2017, 10:58

Consider yourself drafted ;)
Carry on with working on your writing and let me sort a few things out on the site side and then i'll message you both
Why not contribute to one of our sites? The pay is non existent, but vacation allowance is fantastic!

User avatar
UncannyScott
Posts: 3391
Joined: 08 Apr 2007, 14:25
Location: California
Contact:

Re: The UNCANON Fan Site - where next?

Post by UncannyScott » 07 Sep 2017, 01:26

Sounds like a plan!
Uncanny Avengers Draft: Cannonball, Spectrum, Spider-Man, Beast, Smasher, Sabretooth, Manifold, Hope Summers

Making a return after over a year of being gone!

Everyone's a geek for something. Check out Geekfinity! - http://www.geek-finity.com

ElizaGWR
Posts: 4
Joined: 20 Apr 2016, 22:45

Re: The UNCANON Fan Site - where next?

Post by ElizaGWR » 22 Oct 2017, 04:46

I would love to be able to contribute to the writing of the fiction on uncanon but I'm new here on this site so i don't think the help of a newbie would be that welcome... though i do have a love of the X-Men and the Marvel Universe as a whole. Also I had an idea for a new imprint line of fanfiction though i don't know how many people would enjoy it.

Essentially the idea is a "What if?" type universe based on the idea of back in the 80's Marvel had the opportunity to purchase DC comics but chose not to, and what if they did and with an event similar to Crisis on Infinite Earths but with elements of Secret Wars the worlds owned by Marvel and those that were owned by DC in the mid 80's became one, not an amalgam like what they did in the 90s but a full on universe where all of DC and all of Marvel exist in one world. What would that world be like? How would team lines form? What elements would eventually take place? I think it seems like an interesting idea.

I mean just the conceptualizing of which DC and Marvel characters would be where would be a fun concept on its own. Would it be the Golden Age or Silver Age Batman that gets transplanted into the new universe? How would the various pantheons of Marvel and DCs gods play out? Would it start with the event or would the event be something that is just hinted at?

Just a thought... I'm sorry if its not that good.

User avatar
Dean Clayton
Posts: 4416
Joined: 18 Jan 2007, 22:42

Re: The UNCANON Fan Site - where next?

Post by Dean Clayton » 27 Oct 2017, 06:55

@ElizaGWR of course we'd be happy to have you involved, doesn't matter at all about being a newbie :) if you have an idea and want to put pen to paper (.. wait should that be fingers to keyboard?) get to it and we will happy to have it on the site.
Why not contribute to one of our sites? The pay is non existent, but vacation allowance is fantastic!

Justin Santos
Posts: 349
Joined: 08 Apr 2007, 07:35

Re: The UNCANON Fan Site - where next?

Post by Justin Santos » 28 Oct 2017, 05:45

I've been playing around with the site to get a better feel for things. Planning on bringing over a series I've been working on for a long time. If anyone is working on anything let me know.

User avatar
Wings
Posts: 1017
Joined: 12 Sep 2013, 14:42

Re: The UNCANON Fan Site - where next?

Post by Wings » 28 Oct 2017, 12:03

ElizaGWR wrote:
22 Oct 2017, 04:46
I would love to be able to contribute to the writing of the fiction on uncanon but I'm new here on this site so i don't think the help of a newbie would be that welcome... though i do have a love of the X-Men and the Marvel Universe as a whole. Also I had an idea for a new imprint line of fanfiction though i don't know how many people would enjoy it.

Essentially the idea is a "What if?" type universe based on the idea of back in the 80's Marvel had the opportunity to purchase DC comics but chose not to, and what if they did and with an event similar to Crisis on Infinite Earths but with elements of Secret Wars the worlds owned by Marvel and those that were owned by DC in the mid 80's became one, not an amalgam like what they did in the 90s but a full on universe where all of DC and all of Marvel exist in one world. What would that world be like? How would team lines form? What elements would eventually take place? I think it seems like an interesting idea.

I mean just the conceptualizing of which DC and Marvel characters would be where would be a fun concept on its own. Would it be the Golden Age or Silver Age Batman that gets transplanted into the new universe? How would the various pantheons of Marvel and DCs gods play out? Would it start with the event or would the event be something that is just hinted at?

Just a thought... I'm sorry if its not that good.

That definitely does seem like an interesting idea, ElizaGWR. I like the idea of the event that brought the universes together being something hinted at. In fact, you could even use it in that way in order to drive the plot, as the heroes slowly realise their realities have been altered and having to make the decision about sticking with the new reality or trying to separate them back into two. You could also play around with whether people who were heroes in the Marvel and DC universes are now villains in this one or vice versa, or even whether they gained superpowers at all. Lots of scope with this idea, and lots of room for interesting divergences. I'd definitely be interested in reading about it. Not to mention you could play around with later acquisitions by the two companies as well such as the Wildstorm characters. It sounds really cool.
X-Men Draft: 1. White Queen 2. Banshee 3. Surge 4. Cloak 5.Sunfire 6.Dagger Base: Westchester

ElizaGWR
Posts: 4
Joined: 20 Apr 2016, 22:45

Re: The UNCANON Fan Site - where next?

Post by ElizaGWR » 30 Oct 2017, 18:35

Wings wrote:
28 Oct 2017, 12:03
ElizaGWR wrote:
22 Oct 2017, 04:46
I would love to be able to contribute to the writing of the fiction on uncanon but I'm new here on this site so i don't think the help of a newbie would be that welcome... though i do have a love of the X-Men and the Marvel Universe as a whole. Also I had an idea for a new imprint line of fanfiction though i don't know how many people would enjoy it.

Essentially the idea is a "What if?" type universe based on the idea of back in the 80's Marvel had the opportunity to purchase DC comics but chose not to, and what if they did and with an event similar to Crisis on Infinite Earths but with elements of Secret Wars the worlds owned by Marvel and those that were owned by DC in the mid 80's became one, not an amalgam like what they did in the 90s but a full on universe where all of DC and all of Marvel exist in one world. What would that world be like? How would team lines form? What elements would eventually take place? I think it seems like an interesting idea.

I mean just the conceptualizing of which DC and Marvel characters would be where would be a fun concept on its own. Would it be the Golden Age or Silver Age Batman that gets transplanted into the new universe? How would the various pantheons of Marvel and DCs gods play out? Would it start with the event or would the event be something that is just hinted at?

Just a thought... I'm sorry if its not that good.

That definitely does seem like an interesting idea, ElizaGWR. I like the idea of the event that brought the universes together being something hinted at. In fact, you could even use it in that way in order to drive the plot, as the heroes slowly realise their realities have been altered and having to make the decision about sticking with the new reality or trying to separate them back into two. You could also play around with whether people who were heroes in the Marvel and DC universes are now villains in this one or vice versa, or even whether they gained superpowers at all. Lots of scope with this idea, and lots of room for interesting divergences. I'd definitely be interested in reading about it. Not to mention you could play around with later acquisitions by the two companies as well such as the Wildstorm characters. It sounds really cool.
That's what I was thinking, granted I'd need help plotting everything out and working out which characters would be where, who'd make up each team, there is a lot of legwork and research that'd have to be done with that sort of story to make sure it doesn't favor one companies characters over another.

User avatar
Wings
Posts: 1017
Joined: 12 Sep 2013, 14:42

Re: The UNCANON Fan Site - where next?

Post by Wings » 30 Oct 2017, 22:08

ElizaGWR wrote:
30 Oct 2017, 18:35
Wings wrote:
28 Oct 2017, 12:03
ElizaGWR wrote:
22 Oct 2017, 04:46
I would love to be able to contribute to the writing of the fiction on uncanon but I'm new here on this site so i don't think the help of a newbie would be that welcome... though i do have a love of the X-Men and the Marvel Universe as a whole. Also I had an idea for a new imprint line of fanfiction though i don't know how many people would enjoy it.

Essentially the idea is a "What if?" type universe based on the idea of back in the 80's Marvel had the opportunity to purchase DC comics but chose not to, and what if they did and with an event similar to Crisis on Infinite Earths but with elements of Secret Wars the worlds owned by Marvel and those that were owned by DC in the mid 80's became one, not an amalgam like what they did in the 90s but a full on universe where all of DC and all of Marvel exist in one world. What would that world be like? How would team lines form? What elements would eventually take place? I think it seems like an interesting idea.

I mean just the conceptualizing of which DC and Marvel characters would be where would be a fun concept on its own. Would it be the Golden Age or Silver Age Batman that gets transplanted into the new universe? How would the various pantheons of Marvel and DCs gods play out? Would it start with the event or would the event be something that is just hinted at?

Just a thought... I'm sorry if its not that good.

That definitely does seem like an interesting idea, ElizaGWR. I like the idea of the event that brought the universes together being something hinted at. In fact, you could even use it in that way in order to drive the plot, as the heroes slowly realise their realities have been altered and having to make the decision about sticking with the new reality or trying to separate them back into two. You could also play around with whether people who were heroes in the Marvel and DC universes are now villains in this one or vice versa, or even whether they gained superpowers at all. Lots of scope with this idea, and lots of room for interesting divergences. I'd definitely be interested in reading about it. Not to mention you could play around with later acquisitions by the two companies as well such as the Wildstorm characters. It sounds really cool.
That's what I was thinking, granted I'd need help plotting everything out and working out which characters would be where, who'd make up each team, there is a lot of legwork and research that'd have to be done with that sort of story to make sure it doesn't favor one companies characters over another.

Well if you feel the need to bounce your ideas off of someone, feel free to shoot me a PM. This definitely seems like a story worth telling.
X-Men Draft: 1. White Queen 2. Banshee 3. Surge 4. Cloak 5.Sunfire 6.Dagger Base: Westchester

ElizaGWR
Posts: 4
Joined: 20 Apr 2016, 22:45

Re: The UNCANON Fan Site - where next?

Post by ElizaGWR » 31 Oct 2017, 22:17

Wings wrote:
30 Oct 2017, 22:08
ElizaGWR wrote:
30 Oct 2017, 18:35
Wings wrote:
28 Oct 2017, 12:03



That definitely does seem like an interesting idea, ElizaGWR. I like the idea of the event that brought the universes together being something hinted at. In fact, you could even use it in that way in order to drive the plot, as the heroes slowly realise their realities have been altered and having to make the decision about sticking with the new reality or trying to separate them back into two. You could also play around with whether people who were heroes in the Marvel and DC universes are now villains in this one or vice versa, or even whether they gained superpowers at all. Lots of scope with this idea, and lots of room for interesting divergences. I'd definitely be interested in reading about it. Not to mention you could play around with later acquisitions by the two companies as well such as the Wildstorm characters. It sounds really cool.
That's what I was thinking, granted I'd need help plotting everything out and working out which characters would be where, who'd make up each team, there is a lot of legwork and research that'd have to be done with that sort of story to make sure it doesn't favor one companies characters over another.

Well if you feel the need to bounce your ideas off of someone, feel free to shoot me a PM. This definitely seems like a story worth telling.
Thanks for the offer to help. I've also been thinking of creating a discord server to invite people to help flesh out the idea.

User avatar
das_boot
Posts: 1888
Joined: 07 Apr 2007, 15:24

Re: The UNCANON Fan Site - where next?

Post by das_boot » 05 Dec 2017, 12:19

I 100% apologise for letting you guys down here. It’s no excuse but crazy life stuff (moving half way across the country, beaucoup de bad stuff etc) kind of means that I’ve had to put everything on hold for the last loooooooong time.

Writers, I’m sorry that I epically dropped the ball on some amazing writing.

Dean— apologies that I didn’t get in touch and explain the situation.
UNCANON WRITERS-- Kick me for feedback

"After all these years, how do you not instinctively fear me?" -- Veronica Mars

User avatar
Dean Clayton
Posts: 4416
Joined: 18 Jan 2007, 22:42

Re: The UNCANON Fan Site - where next?

Post by Dean Clayton » 08 Dec 2017, 10:16

@das_boot no worries real world happenings are more important than what goes on at our sites ( no matter what Monolith says).

BTW I've not forgotten plans about rebooting the uncanon site, There are a couple of behind the scenes things happening at the moment that we are working on and once that has been completed we'll make some noise
Why not contribute to one of our sites? The pay is non existent, but vacation allowance is fantastic!

User avatar
Wings
Posts: 1017
Joined: 12 Sep 2013, 14:42

Re: The UNCANON Fan Site - where next?

Post by Wings » 08 Dec 2017, 14:16

@das_boot: I'm just glad to see you back :) Like Dean said real life comes first, hope things are going better now.
X-Men Draft: 1. White Queen 2. Banshee 3. Surge 4. Cloak 5.Sunfire 6.Dagger Base: Westchester

Post Reply