He has contended that serious Daria fanworks ought to fall within a narrower range of difference in plot, characterization, and detail of expression — a range that hews closer than many prefer to what was presented on the original series.
He also maintained that fanworks taken too far afield from the Lawndale-and-high-school setting end up being less respectful of the efforts of the series' creators and writers, and, at the very least, are better done using new settings and original characters.
These views caused considerable controversy and discussion, particularly when he made the contention that off-canon fanfiction was, in fact, not fanfiction at all.
Daria Fanworks Awards
- Favorite Visual Inspired by a Fan Written Work for World Lines: Lux Vivendi