I've really got to learn to just do the damage and get out of town. It's the 'stay and gloat' that gets me every time.

Ethan Rayne ,'Potential'


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.


Dana - Nov 23, 2022 8:11:26 am PST #10373 of 10430
"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 10430
this mess was yours / now your mess is mine

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 10430
I must obey the inscrutable exhortations of my soul—Calvin and Hobbs

Those are solid arguments.


Sophia Brooks - Nov 25, 2022 4:44:01 am PST #10376 of 10430
Cats to become a rabbit should gather immediately now here

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 10430
this mess was yours / now your mess is mine

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.


erikaj - Dec 08, 2022 3:30:04 pm PST #10378 of 10430
If Scooby Doo taught me anything, it's that the only thing to fear is real-estate developers.Lisa Simpson

Not exactly fic, but kind of. Episodes I would write if I rebooted Designing Women. [link]


meara - Dec 26, 2022 11:11:47 pm PST #10379 of 10430

Ok someone point me at Yuletide stories that don’t require knowledge of the fandom or are quick. I am very much appreciating a few based on a mcsweenys article about a small town not wanting to be your rom-com, because we have watched a LOT of hallmark movies this month.


Sophia Brooks - Dec 27, 2022 7:02:03 am PST #10380 of 10430
Cats to become a rabbit should gather immediately now here

I was hoping for the same thing! I usually read The Breakfast Club ones, and one was good- the other was tolerable. And that’s all I’ve read so far. I think I liked the set up of the website more that I like looking for things on Ao3.


P.M. Marc - Dec 27, 2022 10:37:19 pm PST #10381 of 10430
So come, my friends, be not afraid/We are so lightly here/It is in love that we are made; In love we disappear

Sadly, I think my recs probably require canon knowledge, but hey! If you know them!

Cute Abbot Elementary fic, meet me at the mall [link]

SMOKING HOT Do Revenge femslash, orgasm mommy [link]

Severance gen r/severed [link] (make sure to have the creator's skin on for this one)

Not a lot else to rec yet, but I haven't done a lot of digging into the collection.


Sophia Brooks - Dec 28, 2022 2:19:09 am PST #10382 of 10430
Cats to become a rabbit should gather immediately now here

I’ve watched Abbott Elementary AND Do Revenge! Thanks!