Click Clack wrote:#1. This one's the most important:When writing, would it be better if I wrote the story around the original story and only the original story, or should I acknowledge the other major fics like Project Horizons and Pink Eyes? i.e. My characters couldn't encounter a sane ghoulified Silver Spoon because Blackjack met her and she was insane.
That is more of a personal preference, I would say stick to what you consider head cannon, for example at the moment my story considers Price of Paradise, Aqua Pura, and Pink Eyes as hard cannon and Horizons, ToC and Heroes as soft cannon.
Click Clack wrote:#2. Assuming I do take the events of Project Horizons and Pink Eyes into account, would It be considered plagiarism or something if my characters witnessed an event that happened in Project Horizons? i.e. My characters were listening to DJ P0N-3 and happened to hear something about Blackjack.
If anything I would encourage that, it helps tie your story to the world as a whole and establishes when it occurs in the chronology.