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High Plains Drifter

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I was surfing around one of my favorite fan fiction story sites. Mainly reading one of the Sons Of Anarchy stories a friend of mine writes. I like reading what the fans write in some of the stories/movies. One of my favorites is seeing how people give characters backstories, or even side stories. How some of the fans may even change a character's death, or done without it adding more to the story. Some even go and rewrite a movie and give you a better perspective. I even like some where they bring 2 different shows/movies together. It's pretty interesting to read some of the stuff people write. There are some on Deviantart that write a story on Fanfiction, and have storyboards, characters , and even comic art for their stories. I enjoy the creativity some of these stories, details, etc. If you never read any you might want to check it out

Anyone read fanfiction?
What are a few of your favorite writers?
Stories you like/hate?

https://www.fanfiction.net/





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Doctor Omega

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I tend to read Blake's 7 fan fics and the occasional classic Doctor Who ones.

Sometimes they twist the characters into daft shapes that don't ring true. Other times they are good enough for you to think of them as being worthy of the canon.

I have tried writing them myself, but the results currently serve as a resting place for mice somewhere in the house.

A couple of famous authors have got antsy about the whole fan-fic thing, but I think they need to chill out, because I don't see their books being taken off the shelves to make room for Doreen, the factory worker's effort that she penned in her spare time.

I think fan fiction is here to stay and that it's all good, harmless fun.

And it gave us FIFTY SHADES OF GREY.... but that's another story.... :emoji_anguished:
 

Gavin

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And it gave us FIFTY SHADES OF GREY.... but that's another story....
In my opinion, that's the perfect reason to ban fan fiction. I don't have any particular objection to the story as such (although it's not something I'd personally read) but it's just bad writing generally and has lowered the standards of what people should expect when reading a book.
 

ant-mac

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Well, my only effort has been in the area of DOCTOR WHO.

To be honest, I found the comedic approach of short skits to be more rewarding on a personal basis...
 

chainsaw_metal1

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I'm not big on fan fiction. I get the appeal to write for one's self a story that might expand a particular universe for you, or maybe share it with friends. But my wife sometimes gets on the various fan fic websites, and I have read through some of them, and honestly, some of these folks kinda scare me. Especially when it comes to the erotic fiction, or worse, the slash fiction (for those uninitiated, that's where you take heterosexual males in a story and make them gay - not homophobic, just saying don't fetishize sexuality, unless it's girls in school uniforms).

There was a video I saw once where a fan fic writer was ranting about how she would never read anything by Anne Rice because she doesn't allow fan fic of her work. She was afraid she might really like the stories and be tempted to write it, so she was staying away from it. She then went on a rant about how writers don't actually own their characters once they release a book, it's the property of the fans, so to ban fan fic was stupid. First, no, when you're a creator, you own the characters. You created them, and they bend to your will, not someone else's. As an aspiring writer, I would also be pissed if a bunch of people took characters I created and changed them in ways I didn't intend. Second, not reading someone's work because you are afraid you would eventually write fan fic seems rather juvenile. Like, oh, I don't know, don't write the fan fic. Seems pretty straight forward to me. She also made the argument that writing fan fic can help your writing skills and make you better. Sure, I guess. You know what else makes you a better writer? Creating your own characters, situations, and environments, and then writing them. I just remember getting to the end of her video and thinking that this young lady really needed to either grow up or find professional help.

I mean, yeah, I've sat with friends or on my own and thought out scenarios for comic book characters or movie/TV franchise characters, but it's usually in a "what if" situation. The fan fic online community seems too seriously invested in their own work, and at times, they and the shippers have actually tried to affect franchises with petitions and movements to get their visions realized by showrunners and authors. Which to me feels slightly entitled, but I guess that's how the modern world works.
 

ant-mac

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I'm not big on fan fiction. I get the appeal to write for one's self a story that might expand a particular universe for you, or maybe share it with friends. But my wife sometimes gets on the various fan fic websites, and I have read through some of them, and honestly, some of these folks kinda scare me. Especially when it comes to the erotic fiction, or worse, the slash fiction (for those uninitiated, that's where you take heterosexual males in a story and make them gay - not homophobic, just saying don't fetishize sexuality, unless it's girls in school uniforms).

There was a video I saw once where a fan fic writer was ranting about how she would never read anything by Anne Rice because she doesn't allow fan fic of her work. She was afraid she might really like the stories and be tempted to write it, so she was staying away from it. She then went on a rant about how writers don't actually own their characters once they release a book, it's the property of the fans, so to ban fan fic was stupid. First, no, when you're a creator, you own the characters. You created them, and they bend to your will, not someone else's. As an aspiring writer, I would also be pissed if a bunch of people took characters I created and changed them in ways I didn't intend. Second, not reading someone's work because you are afraid you would eventually write fan fic seems rather juvenile. Like, oh, I don't know, don't write the fan fic. Seems pretty straight forward to me. She also made the argument that writing fan fic can help your writing skills and make you better. Sure, I guess. You know what else makes you a better writer? Creating your own characters, situations, and environments, and then writing them. I just remember getting to the end of her video and thinking that this young lady really needed to either grow up or find professional help.

I mean, yeah, I've sat with friends or on my own and thought out scenarios for comic book characters or movie/TV franchise characters, but it's usually in a "what if" situation. The fan fic online community seems too seriously invested in their own work, and at times, they and the shippers have actually tried to affect franchises with petitions and movements to get their visions realized by showrunners and authors. Which to me feels slightly entitled, but I guess that's how the modern world works.
I must admit that when it comes to writing erotic fan fiction, I suffer from writers' block.

I'm currently trying to write some, featuring Wonder Woman. Perhaps this will help... :emoji_wink:
 

Gavin

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Well, my only effort has been in the area of DOCTOR WHO.

To be honest, I found the comedic approach of short skits to be more rewarding on a personal basis...
I haven't spent much time on it honestly but I've had a number of thoughts about ideas for Doctor Who/Star Trek crossover stories. Maybe one day when I have some time I might get to writing them down.
 

chainsaw_metal1

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I haven't spent much time on it honestly but I've had a number of thoughts about ideas for Doctor Who/Star Trek crossover stories. Maybe one day when I have some time I might get to writing them down.
Have you read the ST/DW crossover comics the IDW put out? I haven't read them outside of briefly checking out some of the story online, but they look pretty good. I'd be interested in checking out whatever you write down.
 

Gavin

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Have you read the ST/DW crossover comics the IDW put out? I haven't read them outside of briefly checking out some of the story online, but they look pretty good. I'd be interested in checking out whatever you write down.
Haven't seen those - will need to check them out.

And if I ever get motivated to write anything (that isn't complete crap) I'll make sure to post a link here.
 

The Seeker

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Did you know that Fifty Shades of Grey started off as a Twilight fanfic? There’s something to ponder.

Some fanfics are not bad, but some are abysmal. Especially any of them with an original character that turns out to be a Mary Sue.
 

chainsaw_metal1

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Did you know that Fifty Shades of Grey started off as a Twilight fanfic? There’s something to ponder.
I only knew this because my wife became a fan of the Fifty Shades books (I only allowed her to live because she's still a huge Stephen King fan). I told this to a co-worker while explaining why I had absolutely no desire to read the books, and she accused me of making it up. She wouldn't believe me until she looked it up, and then still acted like I was wrong. Personally, if I want to get in the mood, I'll head to pornhub.

Especially any of them with an original character that turns out to be a Mary Sue.
Are you one of those butthurt masculinists who hated Rey in Star Wars posing as The Seeker? :emoji_wink:
 
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