You two carried me through that war. Now I need you to carry me just a little bit further. If you can.

Tracy ,'The Message'


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.


Snacky - May 17, 2005 5:41:50 pm PDT #34 of 10424
Like I need a hole in my head

I like fix-it fic when it's a) well-done, and b) when the author is clearly having fun with the whole idea of it. One of my favorite fix-it fics in X-Files is like this. It's obviously a big, "I'm going to wrap up this whole thing and give it a happy ending with something for everyone!" but, it's like you can just picture the author smiling happily as she wrote the whole thing.


Allyson - May 17, 2005 6:48:36 pm PDT #35 of 10424
Wait, is this real-world child support, where the money goes to buy food for the kids, or MRA fantasyland child support where the women just buy Ferraris and cocaine? -Jessica

I interviewed Jane Espenson for my book, and we talked a lot about the audience and their relationship with the storyteller.

She mentioned something about fanfic i wanted to share with the fic writers here:

...Fanfic, the wonderful stories created by fans that allow them to play in the same world we play in. I adore fanfic and I think there are times when these stories can surpass the official product. Writing for the joy of creating exists in its purest form in fanfic.

And I thought that was such a lovely thing.


Consuela - May 17, 2005 7:58:52 pm PDT #36 of 10424
We are Buffistas. This isn't our first apocalypse. -- Pix

One of my favorite fix-it fics in X-Files is like this.

Snacky, I'm guessing that's Livia Balaban's thing, with the name I can never remember. Cuneda's Revenge, or something?

Writing for the joy of creating exists in its purest form in fanfic.

Awwwww. Thanks, Jane! Even if I never wrote any Buffyfic.


P.M. Marc - May 17, 2005 8:43:26 pm PDT #37 of 10424
So come, my friends, be not afraid/We are so lightly here/It is in love that we are made; In love we disappear

Jane rocks. Plus, has the good taste to know our Scrappy, so she wins at life.


Anne W. - May 18, 2005 7:39:45 am PDT #38 of 10424
The lost sheep grow teeth, forsake their lambs, and lie with the lions.

I just had the horrible realization that I am significantly older than most of the people who write in some of my favorite fandoms.

Signed,

Just found out that the person who is beta-reading one of my fics is (technically) young enough to be my daughter.


Snacky - May 19, 2005 10:47:35 am PDT #39 of 10424
Like I need a hole in my head

Snacky, I'm guessing that's Livia Balaban's thing, with the name I can never remember. Cuneda's Revenge, or something?

Yep, Cunegund's Restoration. So smart and funny.


erikaj - May 19, 2005 10:54:28 am PDT #40 of 10424
If Scooby Doo taught me anything, it's that the only thing to fear is real-estate developers.Lisa Simpson

How do you decide how smutty to let your fic get? Because right now, I'm pairing some characters that, well, they're both dogs.Forward, aggressive, damn close to being indiscriminate. Which is the attraction in bringing them together, but I'm not sure that shy me can depict this.


Connie Neil - May 19, 2005 10:58:08 am PDT #41 of 10424
brillig

How do you decide how smutty to let your fic get?

In number of encounters or detail levels of encounters? If it's number, I figure if a particular romp doesn't advance the plot or illustrate something major for a character, I leave it to the imagination.

If it's level of detail, I get bored very quickly with thrust-by-thrust choreography. I've noticed my characters snark a lot during sex, so I go for dialogue rather than "A's hand went to B's hip" etc.


erikaj - May 19, 2005 11:02:45 am PDT #42 of 10424
If Scooby Doo taught me anything, it's that the only thing to fear is real-estate developers.Lisa Simpson

Some of both. Those are good things to think about, Connie.


Fay - May 19, 2005 11:11:40 am PDT #43 of 10424
"Fuck Western ideologically-motivated gender identification!" Sulu gasped, and came.

Hmm.

When I write the pr0n, the whole thing is pretty much all about frustration and desire and emotional stuff. The interesting thing is finding the tension and the lust and cranking up as much as it will go, rather than fitting extremity A into slot B.