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The Old Road

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The Land of Oz, The O.Z, & Camelot
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This rating may change as more members join and add their content, however, the over all higher rated content will be kept behind cuts and given warnings so that the general audience may still peruse the community freely.

The Old Road

Journey down the Old Road like DG did with Glitch, Wyatt and Raw.... Or follow the road to Camelot with Merlin.

The is a community that spans all the Oz fandoms and delves into the heart of Camelot. It encompasses not only Sci Fi's mini series, Tin Man starring Zooey Deschanel, Alan Cumming, and Neal McDonough, but MGM's The Wizard of Oz starring Judy Garland, Walt Disney’s Return to Oz starring Fairuza Balk and Emma Ridley,as well as the original Oz as imagined by L. Frank Baum, and the rest of the Famous Forty, the Oz books written by Ruth Plumly Thompson, John R. Neill, Jack Snow, Rachel R. Cosgrove, Eloise Jarvis McGraw and Lauren Lynn McGraw. Recently added to the fandom community is Wicked, the Broadway musical and the book, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire. The land of Camelot will also become a prominent feature of the group, as The Old Road also applies to the legend of Merlin, the soon to be King Arthur and the Knights of Camelot from Syfy's series Merlin as well.

All those wishing to join must understand and agree to our rules and please remember to introduce yourself here.

The Rules:

1. Tags must be used when submitting fan fictions, videos art, or general discussions. Tags should be as follows:
Subject line tags:

Fic: (title)
Vid: (title)
Art: (title)
Gen: (Name or names of actors or characters you are discussing or the topic of discussion how else it might apply)

Content tags:
Author: (This tag only necessary if posting a round robin or collaborative piece and/or if you are not the original author of the piece but have acquired permission from the author to post it. This allows credit to the original author. Other exceptions to this, if you have changed your journal id since posting the piece even if you are the original author.)
Fic: (title)
Rating: (G – NC-17 accepted. Warnings will also need to be included if the content is PG-13 rating and above.)

Also, if you are posting a lengthy piece, please use the LJ cut feature, putting all content but the content tags behind the cut. If you don’t know how to use this feature, please ask one of the mods. Fake cuts back to the story on your own journal are also accepted if you wish to post that way instead. Also allowed is cross posting. We do ask however that if you post to the_old_road first, that you include us in your list of cross posted locations to the other comms. We ask this because we are new, and doing this helps get our name out there. =)

2.Members are not to tell other members what is or what is not acceptable here. That is the Moderators’ job. Any member found doing so will receive one warning. If they are found to do so again, they will be removed. If you are uncertain if it falls within the criteria of what is allowed in the group, post it to your personal journal and send a link to one of the mods who will then help determine whether or not it would be allowed.

3. Respect each other. We understand that there will be members who you don’t like or don’t get a long with… Any arguments with such members should be kept off the community. If it is ranted and raved about on your own journal, that is your business; if it moves to the community, both or all members involved will be removed.

4. Remember, this is a broad spectrum community. It covers not only the Oz books, but all three Oz films. There are also many genres people enjoy such as standard male/female pairings, and same gender pairings also called slash pairings. People may enjoy pairings you don’t. If you don’t like it, don’t read it; don’t even comment on it. Ship wars and flaming will not be tolerated. Any member found creating a ship war or flaming the author in any way will be warned once. If said member continues such criticism, they will be removed.

5. This is not a popularity contest. All members should be treated with the same respect and gratitude for their contributions to the fandom. Any member found putting down another member for their contributions, thoughts or ideas will receive a warning. If such behavior continues, they will be removed. Nothing says you have to like what they contribute, but as Glitch told Wyatt: “Have a heart, Tin Man!” In other words, if you can’t say something constructive, don’t say anything at all. There is no law saying you have to like or comment on everything.

If you decide to become a member of The Old Road, please introduce yourself.

We, the mods, withhold the rights to change and update the TOS in the future with or without warning.


This community is within accordance to fair use. Please download the provided header for use with your posts.

Fair Use General Fan Fiction Submission Header

Follow the link above and follow the directions to save the file header.dot. Please follow the directions on using it or you will have to download it again.

1. Click the file header.dot and select open in your Word program (it was made in word, but will work with Open Office, just not sure where they're files are located)

2. When the file is opened, click on Save so that the save box comes up.

3. In the file type options, select Document Template. Save File.

Now, when you go into a new document when ever you want to write a fan story, to you load the header as follows:

1. Go to Insert and click file

2. Navigate to your template folder. (should look something like: C:\Documents and Settings\user_name\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates)

3. Select the file you want. (header.dot is the new file name under document template as you just resaved it.)

Now, the file appears at the top. Click on the grayed area and the text box opens and you can type in the story information. Once done, click outside the box and it is grayed out once more with your information now visible. Now you can just type away on your story with out the need to insert your headers all yourself. Save the document as you choose and the template file can be blank and ready to use every time! You may have to join my group, Drakes Dreams to access the file, but you do not have to be a member of the_old_road use it. It can be used for any fandom.

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