Taoism is basically a term for China’s indigenous philosophies and religious beliefs, and as defined this way, it has always been China’s main religion that colors all the others. At one time, the land called China was the home of numerous peoples with different racial origins.
All these ethnic groups probably had their own special gods and religious beliefs.
The blue, green, and red dots on the servers represent the groups they carry.
Arrows between servers indicate newsgroup group exchanges (feeds).
The term "fan fiction" has been attested in print as early as 1939; in this earliest known citation, it is used in a disparaging way to refer to amateurish science fiction (as opposed to "pro fiction").
The term also appears in the 1944 Fancyclopedia, an encyclopedia of fandom jargon.
Fan fiction is rarely commissioned or authorized by the original work's creator or publisher, and is rarely professionally published.
It may or may not infringe on the original author's copyright, depending on the jurisdiction and on such questions as whether or not it qualifies as "fair use" (see Legal issues with fan fiction).
It is a popular form of fan labor, particularly since the advent of the Internet.
Users read and post messages (called articles or posts, and collectively termed news) to one or more categories, known as newsgroups.
Usenet resembles a bulletin board system (BBS) in many respects and is the precursor to Internet forums that are widely used today.
Fan fiction is defined by being both related to its subject's canonical fictional universe (often referred to as "canon") and simultaneously existing outside it.
Most fan fiction writers assume that their work is read primarily by other fans, and therefore presume that their readers have knowledge of the canon universe (created by a professional writer) in which their works are based.
On the other hand, the philosophies and religious ideas of the many faceted Taoism are a part of Chinese culture itself and in the personal beliefs of hundreds of millions of people even if they identify themselves as Christian or Muslim.