Look, Angel, I know you've been out of the loop for a while, but I'm still evil. I don't do errands...unless they're evil errands.

Lilah ,'Just Rewards (2)'


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.


Connie Neil - May 10, 2005 1:34:59 pm PDT #12 of 10430
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 10430
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 10430
"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 10430
Hey. New board.

What does that term mean, out of curiosity?


amych - May 11, 2005 1:06:43 pm PDT #16 of 10430
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 10430
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 10430
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 10430
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 10430
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.


Connie Neil - May 11, 2005 7:51:50 pm PDT #21 of 10430
brillig

Alternately, you can just mutter "Chris Carter" and shake your head, and everyone knows that you mean no continuity, plot lines that are never resolved, and character development that's abandoned whenever convenient. Though this gives you the leeway to write a story that proves how all that was just a cover for the *real* story.