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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 11, 2005 1:14:40 pm PDT #18 of 10430

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

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 10430
So come, my friends, be not afraid/We are so lightly here/It is in love that we are made; In love we disappear

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 10430
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!

askye - May 16, 2005 4:07:31 am PDT #24 of 10430
Thrive to spite them

Whoo! Ple's writing!

And I'll second the rec for A is for --it's fantastic.

Anne W. - May 16, 2005 4:15:58 am PDT #25 of 10430
The lost sheep grow teeth, forsake their lambs, and lie with the lions.

Thanks for the rec, Plei. I sent off a note to the author.

Emily - May 16, 2005 5:56:16 pm PDT #26 of 10430
"In the equation E = mc⬧, c⬧ is a pretty big honking number." - Scola

Huh. I guess when I unsubbed from the closed thread, I forgot to subscribe to this one.

Anyway, there's this really good Harry Potter story, Fly-fishing for Beginners, which I wanted to recommend. It's Harry/Snape, I'll warn you, but it's... I can't quite think of the word for it, other than "very British," which seems sort of stereo-typey, so if someone could come up with a better term, I'd be obliged. But it's like this:

"I say, Harry, have you read this?"

Harry Potter, arse up and head down in a packing case, doing battle with polystyrene nuggets and cursing Sotheby's dispatch department with the irritation of a man yet to imbibe his third cup of coffee, did not reply.

"This is just deeply weird."

The voice neared. Harry up-ended himself, clutching two copies of The Box of Delights (lib. ed., slg. foxed) and a first edition of The Spy Who Loved Me. (Well used, corners rubbed, torn frontispiece, some staining to backboard and inside papers, but still a fair copy)

ETA: For anyone concerned about the propriety of Harry/Snape in general, I'll point out that this is well post-Hogwarts, and all involved are totally adults.

Theodosia - May 17, 2005 3:31:07 am PDT #27 of 10430
'we all walk this earth feeling we are frauds. The trick is to be grateful and hope the caper doesn't end any time soon"

And from Resonant, "Abstain" Stargate: Atlantis fic where McKay and Sheppard are forced by aliens not to have sex.