Does anybody mind if I pass out?

Willow ,'Beneath You'

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.

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.

erikaj - May 17, 2005 5:25:51 am PDT #28 of 10430
I'm a fucking amazing catch!--Fiona Gallagher, Shameless(US)

OK, I've got a question. I post over at The Waterfront and I mentioned my latest AU and somebody asked me "What's *wrong* with Homicide season 5 that you wanted to rewrite it?" Nothing, really, it's just an experiment.(except for that Falsone aspirin thing. Yuck.) Do people often write fanfiction to "right wrongs"? Is that why you do it? I've just been enjoying getting characters together that don't talk much...stuff like that. And I want to try The Wire thing where we kind of follow the criminals, so we see inside Luther's head some, and I'm taking some time over the Pembleton stroke, but I wouldn't say I'm repainting the Mona Lisa or anything. So, question for the group...does something have to be wrong before you fic it?

Connie Neil - May 17, 2005 5:38:34 am PDT #29 of 10430

Do people often write fanfiction to "right wrongs"?

Some of my stories are written because the canon plot went in a totally bone-headed direction--um, IMO.

I didn't turn Giles into a vampire, though, because I thought things should have happened that way, I just sat up one day and thought, "Giles. Vampire. With Spike. Oh, that could be fun." Everything else in the Career Change series had followed from Giles being on the other side (officially, anyway) and Buffy not dying.

And, of course, sometimes I just want to get a pair of hotties into bed and American network standards won't pander to me.

P.M. Marc - May 17, 2005 5:41:37 am PDT #30 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

Do people often write fanfiction to "right wrongs"?


Fix-it fic is far too common. Esp. Shipper fix-it fic.

Consuela - May 17, 2005 5:53:27 am PDT #31 of 10430
We are Buffistas. This isn't our first apocalypse. -- Pix

Fix-it fic is far too common. Esp. Shipper fix-it fic.

Although the good writers don't make me grind my teeth when they go somewhere canon didn't. Good writers may write fix-it fic, but it reads more like, 'wouldn't it be cool if?' fic.