Fred: It's the pictures in my mind that are getting me. It's like being stuck in a really bad movie with those Clockwork Orange clampy things on my eyeballs. Wesley: Why imagine? Reality's disturbing enough.

'Shells'


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.


Betsy HP - May 11, 2005 12:54:43 pm PDT #13 of 10334
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 10334
"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 10334
Hey. New board.

What does that term mean, out of curiosity?


amych - May 11, 2005 1:06:43 pm PDT #16 of 10334
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 10334
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 10334
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 10334
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 10334
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 10334
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.


P.M. Marc - May 16, 2005 12:53:50 am PDT #22 of 10334
"Man, i'm covered in pony blood."

As I wait for the baby to wake up for a feeding, I've been entertaining myself with the random story link on BfA (after entertaining myself by writing DCU fic). I managed four stories before something really ghastly popped up, then hit another three or four just like it, before it gave me A is For..., which I somehow have no memory of reading before, but which is really pretty dang good.

Will have to send her a note mentioning that.

Anyone who hasn't read it, and likes Anya, should read it, on account of the aforementioned pretty dang good part.