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  • #31
    Originally posted by Second Chances View Post

    Why does that have to be framed as a negative? Like, Sturgeon's Law (or Revelation if you prefer) still applies, but that applies to all media. I get it if you're saying that Fan Fics can come off as being one-note due to the sheer number of shipping fics and that turns people off, but dismissing the entire romance genre just because its romance is kinda icky and one of my not-favourite parts of society.


    Ah, well I'll try to clarify as best I can. This is speaking from my own personal experience and covers roughly 90% of all fanfiction I've come across over the last 17 years of my life.That's rounding down, by the way.

    A villain can't just be a simple villain, he has to be a Chaos Marine that just fell out of a Warp storm, ready to brutally torture everybody around them because it's funny!


    Canon characters almost never stay IN character, instead behaving in a fashion that is completely against their established personas in order to fit in line with the writer's fan made plot.


    Shippings require little or no chemistry to have been established in the canon universe between two (or more) characters before the writer / artist decides to hook them up with each other. Their 'romance' appears to be based more on the creator's erotic fantasies, as opposed to whether or not the characters would actually fit together.


    If the fanfiction is an action story, there will inevitably be at least one character somewhere in the story who is blatantly over powered, or will receive an absurd increase in power in order to overcome some obstacle.


    I think that about covers all the basic tropes.

    I can't explain everybody's reason for viewing fanfiction in a negative light, but I can give my own personal interpretation. The anger towards it probably stems from being a fan of the source material. So when one (or in this case, I) comes across a story / comic / artwork / whatever that tries to give the setting a complete overhaul and then calls their creation a work of 'fandom,' it can be seen as insulting at best, and downright heresy at worst.


    That being said, I still try to write fanfics once in a while, but I try to focus on original characters set within the same universe, instead of screwing with the canon ones.

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    • #32
      Not mine, but I founded this one really fun to read: http://archiveofourown.org/works/11924595

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      • #33
        Currently planning a crossover AU fic of Attack On Titan and Vampire: The Masquerade.

        Imagine Eren as a Kindred, now that would be awesome!

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        • #34
          Help me Fanfic Thread Kenobi, you're my only hope!

          Okay, I'm sure I'll come up with something eventully, but I'm not opposed to hive-minding. I'm outlining a Harry Potter fanfic where instead of wizards, everyone is a Werewolf from Werewolf: the Forsaken. I'm actually finding the translation of stories and themes works really well, but I'm stuck on one part. In HP&PS, there was a lot of foreshadowing of wands being important and the physical, tangible parallel between Harry and Voldemort was made by their wands sharing the same core (also foreshadowing). Try as I might, I can't come up with something similar for Werewolves to take its place. I tried fetishes, but I can't seem to make it click. Any thoughts?


          Freelancer (He/His Pronouns): CofD - Dark Eras 2, Mummy 2e; Scion - Mysteries of the World

          CofD booklists: Beast I Changeling | Demon (TBA) | Deviant (TBA) | Geist l Hunter l Mage | Mummy | Promethean | Vampire | Werewolf (WIP)

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          • #35
            Please feel free to post it when you're done, Second Chances, if you publish it at all. I've stopped at the end of half a dozen first chapters for different Forsaken stories.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by nofather View Post
              Please feel free to post it when you're done, Second Chances, if you publish it at all. I've stopped at the end of half a dozen first chapters for different Forsaken stories.
              I want to get the entire first book written before posting anything. And I'm plotting the entire series before I start writing. But if I get it done, I will post it.


              Freelancer (He/His Pronouns): CofD - Dark Eras 2, Mummy 2e; Scion - Mysteries of the World

              CofD booklists: Beast I Changeling | Demon (TBA) | Deviant (TBA) | Geist l Hunter l Mage | Mummy | Promethean | Vampire | Werewolf (WIP)

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              • #37
                I've given up completely on AO3 and I am switching over to Fanfiction.Net as it has more users.

                My username there is Ninja Railroad!

                https://www.fanfiction.net/u/3286123/

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                • #38
                  As per damned usual, I start digging into one fanfic, then my brain jumps tracks to a different one. Usually from one Harry Potter crossover to another. This time it was my WtF!HP I was working on (getting a better outline, but still slow progress) when my brain decided to figure out a way to make HP work with Planescape. And it works. Its decent. Line each of the Hogwarts houses up with one of the Paraelemental Planes thematically so that inter-house conflict is focused on opposing elements rather than the alignment spectrum (Gryffindor is Smoke, Hufflepuff is Magma, Ravenclaw is Ice, and Slytherin in Ooze). Then instead of Hogwarts being a school for witches and wizards, make it open to all spellcasters and magic users. It could work.

                  But dammit, I need to write my Werewolf fanfics first!
                  Last edited by Second Chances; 02-07-2018, 07:58 PM.


                  Freelancer (He/His Pronouns): CofD - Dark Eras 2, Mummy 2e; Scion - Mysteries of the World

                  CofD booklists: Beast I Changeling | Demon (TBA) | Deviant (TBA) | Geist l Hunter l Mage | Mummy | Promethean | Vampire | Werewolf (WIP)

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by Camilla View Post
                    I've given up completely on AO3 and I am switching over to Fanfiction.Net as it has more users.

                    My username there is Ninja Railroad!

                    https://www.fanfiction.net/u/3286123/

                    I've hated Fanfiction.net ever since they changed the site to no longer allow double spaces in stories. Makes everything come across as bunched together and difficult to read properly.

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Nyrufa View Post


                      I've hated Fanfiction.net ever since they changed the site to no longer allow double spaces in stories. Makes everything come across as bunched together and difficult to read properly.

                      I mainly use Fanfiction.net because it has a larger userbase and gets more views. I have three accounts there (Ninja Railroad, Doc Sammy, and KidVid712).

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                      • #41
                        I apologize for the double-post, but I am back in the fanfiction game and have returned to Archive Of Our Own with a new name and style.

                        I just posted the first two chapters of a new fanfic story inspired by a mix of childhood nostalgia, fondness for Army Men and similar plastic toy soldiers, and my all-time favorite role-playing game, Big Eyes Small Mouth.

                        Here it is, titled War Toys: Operation Martin Hollow.

                        http://archiveofourown.org/works/138...pters/31892457

                        Check it out and tell me what you think of it so far.

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