for Creative Contributions to JABB
JABB welcomes and appreciates
submissions of creative material (stories, top tens, conversation
pieces, etc.) related to Andrew, TBAA and the career of John Dye from
its members. However, we do have some restrictions. They
are as follows:
1. While each member is
entitled to their own opinions, JABB will
not publicize, provide web space for, or offer in its newsletter
mailings any “shipper” fiction. Jenni is opposed to such stories
and as onthisside.net is funded by her, she cannot in good conscience
post such stories there. Also sketchy are human/angel romance
stories. Those will be addressed by Jenni and possibly others on
a case by case basis.
2. Absolutely no
stories featuring real people (except historical
figures) will be accepted. That means no currently living or
recently deceased actors, musicians, etc. We realize JABB did
have some stories featuring TBAA actors in the past. We stopped
that years ago and have officially filed it as one of those “back when
I was young and foolish…” things. It will not be continued.
If you have a question about who constitutes a historical, and thus
acceptable, figure; please contact Jenni.
Please note this does not
mean references to actors and musicians are
disallowed. Having a character say “So I was listening to my
Harry Connick Jr. CD and…” is okay. Having Mr. Connick interact
with characters in your story is not.
An exception might be if
you’re writing a story that expands upon a
TBAA episode that featured a real person (i.e. Celine Dion in “Psalm
151.”) That sort of thing would need to be considered on a case
by case basis.
3. While we at JABB
believe it's important to confront and deal with difficult issues;
stories featuring gratuitous violence, excessive foul
language, and explicit sex scenes are NOT appropriate for inclusion in
the newsletters or on the web site. All content decisions will be
made at Jenni's discretion.
4. Nothing libelous,
that seeks profit, that promotes hatred of
any person or group, that seeks to incite violence or other crimes, or
seeks to harm any individual or group will be considered.
5. Nothing that could
be seriously construed as the promulgation
of rumors about John Dye or any TBAA cast member or really anyone will
be considered for inclusion. Neither will anything that could be
perceived as an invasion of privacy. If you thought we were
protective of Mr. Dye before, we're even more so now.
6. Please keep in mind
that sometimes JABB Newsletters are
advance and designated to be sent on particular days. Therefore,
please don't submit anything with the assumption that it will be
included in a newsletter on a particular date unless you have cleared
it with Jenni. Something may already be planned for that
7. As stated above,
onthisside.net is funded by Jenni. As a
result, she has to feel morally justified about everything that goes on
there. Any decision she makes is final. They are plenty of
fiction submission sites, blogging sites, etc. where you can post
whatever you like. But JABB is not one of those places. You
have a right to freedom of expression but Jenni and others at JABB have
a right to operate their web space as they so desire.
Credits: The photograph used on this page is
from "Touched by an Angel" and owned by CBS Productions, Caroline
Productions, and Moon Water Productions. It is not being used
to seek profit.)