Category talk:Fictional

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I really don't see a need for this category, Fictional xs already sort within Category:Fiction. -- Sine 06:53, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

I created it because I think there wasn't a sufficient delineation between works of fiction and the entities (i.e, characters, locations) which are created within those works of fiction. Plus (this may be a bit cliched), Wikipedia also separates between works of fiction and Fictional entites, both of which are child categories of the Fiction category (the last one being reserved only for articles that describe types of fiction). --RayneVanDunem 08:37, 6 January 2009 (UTC)
I'd like to see some more discussion. This isn't a category name that fits our pattern, for one thing; we haven't used an adjective as a category this way. WikiFur isn't Wikipedia, and I don't find Wikipedia does it to be a compelling reason. -- Sine 03:42, 27 January 2009 (UTC)
OK, so at least can we retain it so that works of fiction (which are real) can be delineated from fictional entities (which are not)? I think its important because there can be many genres and conduits of fiction that are published for a degree of distribution in real life, while there are entities which do not exist outside of the published works of fiction's contents. There is even a difference between "works of fiction" (which are or were real) and "fictional works" (which, like "fictional games", fictional books" and other "fictional objects", are not real, and may never be real).
It's semantics, but I think it's necessary to make that delineation, just like how we already maintain delineations between "real" and "fictional" in our categorization of objects, characters, events and locations. --RayneVanDunem 20:49, 26 April 2009 (UTC)