Reavers ain't men. Or they forgot how to be. Now they're just nothing. They got out to the edge of the galaxy, to that place of nothing, and that's what they became.

Mal ,'Bushwhacked'


Fan Fiction II: Great story! Where's the sequel?

This thread is for fanfic recs, links, and discussion, but not for actual posting of fanfic.


Sophia Brooks - Nov 06, 2022 4:14:22 pm PST #10368 of 10382
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Thank you askye. I think I still miss Livejournal, where I knew that if VonnieK liked something, I would too. Or if Dana and Shrift put it on their recs site, it didn't matter the fandom.


Dana - Nov 06, 2022 4:20:24 pm PST #10369 of 10382
"I'm useless alone." // "We're all useless alone. It's a good thing you're not alone."

That rec site is still there, IJS.


askye - Nov 07, 2022 11:15:22 am PST #10370 of 10382
Thrive to spite them

Yeah I miss LJ. I haven't checked Dreamwidth in a while

If you are looking for someone to start with Dira Sudis has over 6000 bookmarks and I've been working my way through them.


Sophia Brooks - Nov 07, 2022 4:36:35 pm PST #10371 of 10382
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Thank you guys! I did not know there was still the recs site! That is exciting. And I remember following Dira Sudis for recs as well.


Calli - Nov 23, 2022 7:57:44 am PST #10372 of 10382
Why do trees keep happening? — Eukaryote Writes

If someone writes fic for a non-existent media property, is it really fic? Or is it shared-universe original fiction writing?

Tumblr went all in on Goncharov (1973), a Scorsese mafia flick that, to be clear, does not exist. It never existed. But tumblr is treating it as an actual media property, with analysis, shipping wars, and gif sets (mostly cribbed from Al Pachino's earlier career). Even the OG Wonderwoman, Lynda Carter, got into it, posting a 1970s picture of her allegedly at the movie premiere. (She's adapted to tumblr splendidly. If it really is her. I'm inclined to think so.)

Anyway, this morning I got an alert that Dira Sudis had posted a new fic on AO3 in the Goncharov fandom. I have not read it yet, as I want to revisit the movie first so I can appreciate it.

OK, I haven't read it because I had to go to work.

But anyway, that's what prompted my original question. Fanfiction is supposedly writing engaging with a media property of which one is a fan. Is it possible for something to be fanfiction if the media property it's engaging doesn't really exist?

To be clear, I'm not mad about it. I think the whole thing is delightful! But I did find myself wondering about my initial question, so I'm posting it here for the hivemind to consider.


Dana - Nov 23, 2022 8:11:26 am PST #10373 of 10382
"I'm useless alone." // "We're all useless alone. It's a good thing you're not alone."

I'd say yes, because it emerges from the fanfic tradition and uses fic tropes and stuff. Not that I've read any of it.


Steph L. - Nov 23, 2022 8:29:26 am PST #10374 of 10382
It's actually been a really hard year, when you stop and do the math. Eliot would cry, too, if it didn't take him seventy minutes of therapy, two cocktails, and a Sondheim medley before he can experience a human emotion through the haze of his PTSD.

Is it possible for something to be fanfiction if the media property it's engaging doesn't really exist?

I'd say absolutely. The Good Omens fic Slow Show is a human AU where Crowley and Aziraphale are actors in a TV show that's vaguely Witcher-esque called "Warlock," and there's a fairly large handful of Warlock fanfic that people wrote after Slow Show was complete. Warlock the fictional TV show doesn't exist, but it exists enough for people to write fic about it.

I'm utterly tickled at how quickly Goncharov fanfic was written. (I also haven't read any, but it's still delightful. PS: Ice Pick Joe is my little meow meow.)


Calli - Nov 24, 2022 8:45:51 am PST #10375 of 10382
Why do trees keep happening? — Eukaryote Writes

Those are solid arguments.


Sophia Brooks - Nov 25, 2022 4:44:01 am PST #10376 of 10382
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I would also say yes. It reminds me of the Rainbow Rowell book which is loosely based on Harry Potter fic writing, and then came up with the original material later.

I think it also meets the impulse- a group need to explore the universe.

I haven’t heard of this because I don’t tumbl, but I will read, because Dira Sudis is always good.


Steph L. - Nov 25, 2022 8:34:36 am PST #10377 of 10382
It's actually been a really hard year, when you stop and do the math. Eliot would cry, too, if it didn't take him seventy minutes of therapy, two cocktails, and a Sondheim medley before he can experience a human emotion through the haze of his PTSD.

It reminds me of the Rainbow Rowell book which is loosely based on Harry Potter fic writing, and then came up with the original material later.

Fangirl! I love that book so much.