I know this topic has been covered by another question but It didn't answer my question.
It has been said no character can be made on the site if it has no relation to Spirit the charcater himself, but it has also been complained about that the links people are using are very weak. What I wanted to ask was surely not every horse on this site could possibly have a personal link with Spirit?
People end up with very tenous links which are put in place just to please the mods, and is that right?
Also it has been said that the horse shouldn't be here if it doesn't exsist in the Spirit-universe. But my characters do "live" within Spirits world and although do not have very personal links to him are affected by his actions. My characters keep getting diabled and what I am trying to do is create all their profiles so I can create my fan-fiction comic, which I have not written yet so cannot give a full back story to my characters.
So why can't we have characters that live within Spirits world but do not have a blood or personal link to him?
You don't have to make blood-related characters (and how boring would it be if Characters section was filled only with Spirit's siblings, uncles and cousins?) , but they still need to have something to do with movie events or characters. and your fan characters can have friens too, I guess.
OK, some quotes from this question - http://www.animationsource.org [...] Related_characters/220465.html
"I'm okay with "owned by cowboys who caught Spirit" "was a cavalary horse in the same fort Spirit was in" "pulled a train with Spirit", but only time period or just "met Spirit once" is not enough to make it a fan character."
and here's what Kirada said:
"This doesn't mean that it HAS to have a detailed encounter with Spirit himself. I base my characters to have had some prolonged encounter with at least one character from the movie -- for example, my character "Oklahoma Viking" was on the same ranch I fan-based Rain out of and was also Rain's big brother figure/mentor.
Having a strong relation to the movie in some form or another (not "he ran through Oklahoma once") is a REQUIREMENT. DeviantART has the "Horse Art RPG" (HARPG) for anything else someone just "has" to create that may not be related to S:SotC. "