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Discussion You Know You're a Fan Fiction Writer When...

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by Dev_Binks, Jul 29, 2004.

  1. TrakNar

    TrakNar Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I dread writing those types of scenes, but for different reasons. Generally, I feel that I simply can't do them justice, or write them correctly, or will overdo them, or everyone's characterization and dialogue will be forced, I might gloss over stuff, etc. Personally, I find those types of scenes easier when written from more of an outsider point of view.
     
  2. Goodwood

    Goodwood Jedi Master star 5

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    While I've only had to kill off one character (that wasn't a single-use throwaway, etc., that is), it was far easier to write than I thought it would be. Mostly because I already had half the story written in my mind and because it was "continuity porn" in that it was my fanon version of a canon character's backstory (Atton Rand, if you're curious). I've had thoughts about a future story in which a major, long-used character does cop it, but haven't got nearly as far as to have to worry about the scene itself. That said, if/when it does go down, I really don't anticipate having too much trouble developing the narrative and/or doing the character justice. I've already set out in my mind that it has to be done, and after getting over such hurdles in writing stories, most everything else just seems to fall into place. Lucky me, I suppose.

    You know you're a fan fiction writer if your pet(s) remind you of one of your characters, or you take inspiration for (a) character(s) from your pet(s).
     
  3. TrakNar

    TrakNar Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    You know you're a fanfic writer when you go for a walk and look at all the houses, and decide which houses your characters would live in and why.
     
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  4. Cushing's Admirer

    Cushing's Admirer Force Ghost star 7

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    Hey, I do house searches looking to detail the houses in my pieces. :D
     
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  5. Ewok_Slayer

    Ewok_Slayer Jedi Master star 2

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    …you think it should be legal to kill trolls. Or at least smack them upside the head…repeatedly.
     
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  6. Kahara

    Kahara Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    The internet ecosystem suffers from a terrible lack of saber-toothed billy goats. Troll overpopulation is the inevitable tragic result.
     
  7. Jade_Pilot

    Jade_Pilot Jedi Master star 5

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    Love it!
     
  8. Random Comments

    Random Comments Jedi Master star 5

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    ...when you plot a series arc for a new lead in a TV show, before said lead has even been cast.

    (The seventh series in my increasingly-in accurately-named Doctor Who five series arc, and Peter Capaldi.)
     
  9. DaenaBenjen42

    DaenaBenjen42 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    ...when your teacher wants a cited works page with fictional sources and you give her cited sources that all relate to one of your fanfics.
     
  10. K'Tai qel Letta-Tanku

    K'Tai qel Letta-Tanku Jedi Grand Master star 3

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    ...while doing alternating hot/ice baths for an injury, you decide you have a new way to torture Obi-Wan.
     
  11. TrakNar

    TrakNar Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    You could also torture him with my lousy Bed of Eternal Pain. :p

    ...you've considered turning one of your stories into a visual novel.

    ...you've seriously considered going through the trouble to make a fanfic text adventure (or choose-your-own-adventure, for less programming).
     
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  12. DahJediMan

    DahJediMan Jedi Youngling star 1

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    ...when you always have ideas for new fan fics.
     
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  13. Kess Banta

    Kess Banta Jedi Knight star 4

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    .... when you've scripted your prose and started making storyboards for the movie.
     
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  14. Findswoman

    Findswoman Jedi Grand Master star 5

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  15. Juliet316

    Juliet316 JCC Game Winner star 10 VIP - Game Winner

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    ... When you think you might be able to take elements from a recently released movie and adapt them to a Doctor Who fic.
     
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  16. Kahara

    Kahara Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    When your reaction to the probable loss of most/all of the EU in upcoming films is: "Okay, fine! I don't actually mind seeing something new in the films. It'll be a breath of fresh air. But no one will understand my EU-based fanfic in five years! Oh, the humanity...":_|
     
  17. Goodwood

    Goodwood Jedi Master star 5

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    ...when you quote Luke Skywalker's reaction to Darth Vader's "revelation" in ESB in response to this massive charlie foxtrot.
     
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  18. Findswoman

    Findswoman Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Goodwood, what's a "Charlie Foxtrot"? (In other words, CF stands for what?)
     
  19. Goodwood

    Goodwood Jedi Master star 5

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    Findswoman I can't tell you on the forums, but the first word is cluster and the second word rhymes with truck.
     
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  20. TrakNar

    TrakNar Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    "Flustercuck" works, too.

    ...At least I don't recall seeing it on the Disallowed list.
     
  21. Kahara

    Kahara Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    When you set out to write one -- just one -- short story (That means brief! Succinct! Punchy! Compact! Brain, are you even listening? Is that a research list I see forming in your muddled neural pathways? Why do I bother?) and end up with what you suspect will be the beginnings of another epic. Staaaaaang. And then you set out to write another, and end up with same. And declare victory, because at least this one has an ending point in sight. You can leave it as a mildly AU oneshot. You don't have to write the follow-up stories. You can stop any time you like...
     
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  22. Findswoman

    Findswoman Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Though "cuck," as it turns out, is a bad word too—just an archaic, old-fashioned bad word. :D
     
  23. TrakNar

    TrakNar Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Sssshhhh! Don't give them ideas! I still want to use it!

    <.<;
    >.>;
     
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  24. Grade

    Grade Jedi Knight star 1

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    When you have your own Expanded Universe and it doesn't get label Legacy. :p
     
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  25. DavraCahan

    DavraCahan Jedi Knight star 1

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    When, in the first five minutes of watching a tv show or movie, you already have the entire plot figured out and have decided that you would have written a much more interesting (and less predictable) story.