You've got my support. Just think of me as...as your... You know, I'm searching for 'supportive things' and I'm coming up all bras.

Xander ,'Empty Places'


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

Discussion of Jossverse (and sometimes other-verse) fan fiction. This thread is for fanfic recs, links, and discussion, but not for actual posting of fanfic.


shrift - May 10, 2005 12:33:13 pm PDT #11 of 10237
"You can't put a price on the joy of not giving a shit." -Zenkitty

The previous thread goes back to 2002. I skimmed it the other day, and it felt like I was looking at an archeological dig. Time moves swiftly on the Internets.


Connie Neil - May 10, 2005 1:34:59 pm PDT #12 of 10237
brillig

I've gotten that particular comment many, many times on a number of my one-shots.

"Um, I killed the main characters, I can't do a sequel." "You can bring them back!" "Which negates all the angst and nobility and emotion everyone loves." "But I really like this story."

I suffer from "But what happens next?" syndrome as much as the next person, but sometimes the story's just done, folks.


Betsy HP - May 11, 2005 12:54:43 pm PDT #13 of 10237
If I only had a brain...

How do people who write outside the Buffyverse refer to being Jossed?


Dana - May 11, 2005 1:02:09 pm PDT #14 of 10237
If dreams were thunder // And lightning was desire // This old house would've burned down // A long time ago -- John Prine

It gets a fair amount of pan-fandom usage.


Gris - May 11, 2005 1:04:10 pm PDT #15 of 10237
Hey. New board.

What does that term mean, out of curiosity?


amych - May 11, 2005 1:06:43 pm PDT #16 of 10237
Now let us crush something soft and watch it fountain blood. That is a girlish thing to want to do, yes?

What does that term mean, out of curiosity?

You write a lovely fic about Spike's childhood as a street hoodlum. And then Joss comes along and reveals him to have been a pretentious if mediocre twit of a poet. Congratulations, your fic has been unconsensually fucked by canon!

(so named because Joss is a master of the fic-busting plot twist)


Gris - May 11, 2005 1:07:36 pm PDT #17 of 10237
Hey. New board.

Ah. Okay. So it's not really something that Joss, specifically, does bad.

EDIT: I bet any background fics written early on in "Lost" fandom were just screwed.


Connie Neil - May 11, 2005 1:14:40 pm PDT #18 of 10237
brillig

You write a lovely fic about Spike's childhood as a street hoodlum. And then Joss comes along and reveals him to have been a pretentious if mediocre twit of a poet.

Also, "What do you mean, Dru's his Sire! He said himself it was Angel!"


askye - May 11, 2005 1:21:33 pm PDT #19 of 10237
Thrive to spite them

I think it's pretty easy to figure out where in the series Lost fic were written.


Consuela - May 11, 2005 7:45:51 pm PDT #20 of 10237
We are Buffistas. This isn't our first apocalypse. -- Pix

Sometimes in Farscape we would refer to it as "Kempered". I like the multisyllabicness of it. But just about everyone knows what "jossed" means.