LateWhiteRabbit wrote:papillon wrote:'How would you feel' can be a dangerous question - I bet many of us would be THRILLED to have our characters mentioned insomeone else's game if the game was fun or well-circulated, for the publicity.
I think it depends on the nature of the fan work as well. Sure, you may love to have your characters name-checked or have people create fan art for the publicity, but what if someone put the Cute Knight in a porn game, or drew a picture of her being raped or beheaded? You'd probably quickly reverse yourself on being thrilled.
Like I said, 'how would you feel' can be a dangerous question. This is *me*, I came up anime through the hentai side of the fandom, the things that would bother me are not necessarily the things that would bother other people.
Hentai fanart is an interesting case, as I wouldn't feel comfortable giving anyone official permission but I would generally be happy to pretend I didn't know about it as long as it wasn't for profit, even if it was something icky. I have seen people write porny fanfics of my characters (not often though) and was amused by them.
In general I don't care as long as it's non-profit but there are things I can't put an official stamp of approval on, if you see what I mean.