With a show this good, people naturally want to add to it, and many come up with their own episodes, songs, people, places and inventions. When they do this, it's called "fan fiction". If they draw a picture that's inspired by the show, it's called "fan art".
Since the goal of this wiki is to be as accurate as possible based on what's seen in the episodes, we need to keep fan fiction separate. Fan art is discussed further on the fan art page.
Fan fiction websites
If you're reading this page, chances are you've been directed here because what you added was fan fiction. As you've just seen, this wiki has a different goal. Since we don't want to squash creativity, read on to learn about better places to show off your stories.
The two websites that we recommend for fan fiction ("fanon") are:
- The Phineas and Ferb Fanon site. One of this wiki's affiliated wiki. A part of Wikia, the same company that hosts our wiki.
- The Phineas and Ferb FanFiction Archive on FanFiction.net, the largest and most popular fan fiction website in the world.
There are probably many more, but they will get you started and you shouldn't have any problem finding an audience for your creations.
Several relationship stories are held on "FanFiction.net" for Phineas and Ferb, mostly for Phineas and Isabella, Ferb and Vanessa, Candace and Jeremy, and sometimes Ferb and Gretchen. The site has does have stories written with a more mature subject matter, so it is recommended to use the menus at the top of the page to select the rating level appropriate for your age and/or interests.
What constitutes fan fiction?
The short answer is: "anything that you didn't see happen in an episode".
- Stories that expand on an event seen in the episode. A story that describes how Candace and Jeremy got married and had kids would be fan fiction. Even though this is what Candace said she wanted to happen in "The Best Lazy Day Ever", it hasn't happened yet, and she and Jeremy are still in the beginning stages of their relationship.
- Putting the characters of Phineas and Ferb into another famous story, such as having Phineas meet Willy Wonka. This differs from the allusions we see in episodes like "Toy to the World". There's lots of recognizable references to the Roald Dahl books, but that's as close as it gets. A story that specifically named Willy Wonka would be fan fiction.
- Creating a completely new story that isn't a crossover into someone else's story or expanding on something that's been seen in an episode. For example, Phineas and Ferb develop a variant of Kudzu that blooms in all colors of the rainbow but doesn't overgrow everything in sight.
Retrieving your fan fiction
Fan fiction that is added to an existing article is usually just undone. Fan fiction that was created as a new page is usually deleted.
If what you posted was removed and you didn't save a copy on your own computer, you can still retrieve it.
At the top of each page is the History button. If you click on that button, you will see a list of all the changes that have been made. Find the time stamp of when you posted your work and click on it. The wiki will bring up the version of the page from that time. You can then highlight what you need and make a copy of it.
It is recommended that you immediately save it on your own computer in case something happens when you try to add it to the fan fiction websites.
Alternatives to Fan fiction
If you are not sure that you want to create your own fan fiction, there's a world of possibilities where you can help. Some places you can check to see what needs improving are:
- Wanted Pages — a list of pages that have not been created yet. The higher the number of links in parentheses, the more pages that are already trying to link to them. Creating a Wanted Page means you will be the first to work on that subject.
- Orphaned Pages — a page has been created, but no other pages link to it. See if you can find a page that needs to link to that orphaned page.
- Short Pages — these pages are usually stubs and could use more information.
- Uncategorized Pages and Files — Each page and file should have at least one category. See if you can fill them in.
To recommend additional topics that need to be included on this Help page, list them on the Discussion page.