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.


shrift - May 10, 2005 12:33:13 pm PDT #11 of 10424
"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 10424
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 10424
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 10424
"I'm useless alone." // "We're all useless alone. It's a good thing you're not alone."

It gets a fair amount of pan-fandom usage.


Gris - May 11, 2005 1:04:10 pm PDT #15 of 10424
Hey. New board.

What does that term mean, out of curiosity?


amych - May 11, 2005 1:06:43 pm PDT #16 of 10424
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 10424
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 10424
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 10424
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 10424
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.