Gunn: The final score can't be rigged. I don't care how many players you grease, that last shot always comes up a question mark. But here's the thing. You never know when you're taking it. It could be when you're duking it out with the Legion of Doom, or just crossing the street deciding where to have brunch. So you just treat it like it was up to you—the world in balance—'cause you never know when it is.

'Underneath'


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 - May 11, 2005 1:02:09 pm PDT #14 of 10273
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 10273
Hey. New board.

What does that term mean, out of curiosity?


amych - May 11, 2005 1:06:43 pm PDT #16 of 10273
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 10273
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 10273
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 10273
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 10273
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 10273
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 10273
"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.


amych - May 16, 2005 4:05:46 am PDT #23 of 10273
Now let us crush something soft and watch it fountain blood. That is a girlish thing to want to do, yes?

t does the happy dance of Plei writing DCU fic!!!1!