You know you're reading a fanfic by (so-and-so) when...

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  1. Sebulba2179 Force Ghost

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    In Where No Jedi Has Gone Before by my good buddy RK_Striker_JK_5, he recently posted a list - "You know you're reading a fic by RK_Striker_JK_5 when..."

    So I couldn't resist. ;) How do you know when you're reading a story by your favourite author? Got five reasons? Got ten? Got a hundred? Be serious or be funny about it - we laugh because it's funny and we laugh because it's true. However, on that note, you can shelve your flamethrowers right now. Authors, if you see your names in here, I'd encourage you not to take any of it personally.

    As always, have fun!
  2. ophelia Cards Against Humanity Host. Ex-Mod

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    You know you're reading a fic by DarthIshtar when the entire Skywalker family goes to the dark side, then back to the light side, and then dies--all except for the one who's left alive to mope.

    Or, alternately: when a story's dead people outnumber its pages by a ratio of about 3,500:1.

    (Joke, Ish! Joke!) :p
  3. RK_Striker_JK_5 Force Ghost

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    Thanks for the nod, Chris. Heh...

    Hmm, lemme think. I won't post my own list because that would be rude (I also want to see who's reading my fics).

    You know you're reading a fic by Trickster_Jaina_Fel when...

    1. You spend more on tissues than anything else because you cry throughout the whole thing.

    2. It's Z/J.

    You know you're reading a fic by -Tenel-Ka- when...

    1. 'Snarky' is used-a lot.

    2. You need flow charts to follow it on occasion.

  4. Cobranaconda Force Ghost

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    Mar 3, 2004
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    You know you're reading a fic by Souderwan when:

    1. You think that it's Matthew Stover writing it.
    2. You think he should be published already.


    For a more well known writer, you know you're reading a fic by Myri_Antilles when:

    1. It has Rogue Sqaudron in it, no matter what.
    2. It is funny when its really not supposed to be.
  5. DarthIshtar Chosen One

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    Mar 26, 2001
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    *Snrk* I love yas, ophelia!

    You know you're reading a fanfic by ophelia when...

    The interior monologue is twice as intelligent as the exterior dialogue

    The puns abound

    You find yourself thoroughly choked up by the end of the second paragraph and you have 10 pages left to go.

    You know you're reading a fanfic by DantanaSkywalker when...

    You find yourself drooling and the guy hasn't taken his shirt off yet

    You find yourself crying and you haven't gotten to the angst yet

    You find yourself converted to the 'ship just because she makes it so hilariously logical.

    You know you're reading a fanfic by Arin_Atona when...

    You hate the canon characters and think Galvin should have been at Yavin.

    You fast-forward through the cave test in ESB, but you reread and reread and reread Kali's cave test in On the Shoulders of Giants.

    All deaths are somehow dictated by his well-meaning beta (ME!) who just wants everyone to die.
  6. ophelia Cards Against Humanity Host. Ex-Mod

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    You know you're reading a fic by solojones when you run across a 300-word section talking about Obi-Wan's favorite breakfast cereal . . . and somehow you find this interesting. Then you sit around with other users and discuss Obi-Wan's favorite breakfast cereal for the rest of the page.

    Every installment must contain at least one (1) of the following: an obscure Biblical reference; and obscure film reference; an obscure song reference; the appearance of a reader as a soft-core pr0n star.

    If you could copy and paste all the reader and author replies and do a search on the name "Ewan," you would find at least 5 instances per page.
  7. darksideyesplease Force Ghost

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    Feb 12, 2005
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    this is a great idea, very cool idea. i can't think of any now, but maybe later! hehe.
  8. Rose_Skywalker Jedi Master

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    You know you're reading a Fanfic by Jaya Solo when...

    1.Wes Janson is a main character

    2.Jaina isn't dating Zekk, Jag, or Kyp


    You know you're reading a Fanfic by Agent_jaid when..

    1. You need to make a list of Oc's in the story


    you know you're reading a fanfic by Darth_Elu when....

    1. There is an Ewok Jedi

  9. lazykbys_left Jedi Master

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    Feb 17, 2005
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    Since I know I can't do humor without getting vicious, I think I'll stick to self-mocking instead.

    You know you're reading a fic by lazykbys when . . .

    1. Every other sentence begins with a conjunction.
    2. There are only three words describing what the characters look like.
    3. The summary was deliberately vague in an attempt to mislead you.
    4. There's more technobabble than an episode of Star Trek.
    5. You never see the OCs again. Ever.

    - lazy
  10. ThePariah Jedi Master

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    Jan 24, 2003
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    You know you're reading a fanfic by Obaona when...

    1. Luke and Mara have an intelligence on par with Einstein and yet manage to seem like two real human beings the author knows personally.

    2. Your brain momentarily shuts down while attempting to process the profoundness of her prose.

    3. The author can say in one sentence what the rest of us would fill a paragraph with.


    You know you're reading a fanfic by rhonderoo when...

    1. You've never seen Vader look better anywhere else except from VaderLVR64.


    You know you're reading a fanfic by DarthIshtar when...

    1. The entire story sounds like it could be narrated by Denis Leary.

    2. You have an inexplicable urge to be snarky after reading a post.

    3. General Rieekan is God.

    4. There is some reference to Alderaan at least once a post.

    5. Leia is a very scary woman. But cool.

    6. Somebody will be horribly mutilated and the injuries will be explained in great detail.

    7. Han and Leia's banter leave you feeling that you have the IQ of a bean. And you will love it.

    8. There is so much background material on Alderaanian culture you might think Tolkien reincarnated.

    9. Did I mention General Rieekan was God?


    You know you're reading a fanfic by ThePariah when...

    1. You really like this fic, but you could see this sort of stuff done even better somewhere else.

    2. You keep reaching for the dictionary or yawning repeatedly through giant paragraphs filled with eye-twitchingly florid prose.

    3. Luke Skywalker will suffer traumatic emotional breakdowns at least 3 times in one standard planetary day.

    4. It takes a dozen scenes, two chapters, and painfully extended internal monologues to get the characters from one place to another because the author must elaborate on how much trouble it was, what they had for breakfast, when they went to the bathroom, and how hard it is to decide on one damn thing.
  11. Jaya Solo Jedi Grand Master

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    Jul 12, 1999
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    Rose, you made me laugh hysterically. Thanks for the laugh! :D
  12. Senator_Leia73 Force Ghost

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    Dec 30, 2003
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    You know your reading a fanfic by Jedikma ...
    When Obi and Siri are making-out :p
  13. darksideyesplease Force Ghost

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    You know you're reading a fanfic by DarthIshtar when...

    1. The entire story sounds like it could be narrated by Denis Leary.



    muahaha, that one had me rofl. denis leary!! muahahaha

    give me a freakin cigerette!!
  14. Wes_Janson Jedi Youngling

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    Mar 17, 2004
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  15. Arin_Atona Force Ghost

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    Jul 10, 2004
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    You know you're reading a 'fic by ophelia when:

    - The author has a perfectly logical explanation for why this post was written while nude and with a bag of frozen fruit on her head.
    - You can call her creepy Sith Lord 'Darth Mosquito' and she doesn't mind a bit.
    - You really don't like prequel Obi-Wan, but you still find him amusing.
    - You've been turned into a semi-alcoholic beverage.

    You know you're reading a 'fic by DarthIshtar when:

    - A character whose name resembles your sock gets stabbed through the neck in a mushfic.
    - A character whose name resembles your AIM login is a rather gifted sadist.
    - Everybody dies. Again.
    - You *want* to tell Kyp to duck... but you'd rather see him get food thrown at him by a pregnant woman.

    You know you're reading a 'fic by padawan lunetta when:

    - Pink lightsaber?
    - It's Naboo... but strangely, you don't hate it.
    - The author has a strange fascination with the Horn family.

    You know you're reading a 'fic by talkingbananna when:

    - The main character hasn't got a name, but you feel like you know him anyway.
  16. Master_Noi Jedi Master

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    Sep 8, 2004
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    Oh this is fun. I have some:

    You know you are reading a fanfic by obi-ew when you find yourself weak in the knees. This is usually because a wonderfully written OC is struggling with the darkside, and although you know you shouldn't, you hope that he embraces it in all it's glory.

    You know you are reading a fanfic by red_rose_knight when even the longest posts leave you wanting more because you are still lost in the imagery she created.

    You know you are reading a fanfic by Jedikma because you wonder why you ever thought any other girl besides Siri was right for Obi-Wan.

    You know you are reading a fanfic by dianethx because you look at what you have written and it pales in comparison.

    Hmmm, I'll have to think of more.
  17. DarthIshtar Chosen One

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    Mar 26, 2001
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    You know you're reading a fanfic by DarthIshtar when...

    1. The entire story sounds like it could be narrated by Denis Leary.

    Who is...

    2. You have an inexplicable urge to be snarky after reading a post.

    *snrk*

    3. General Rieekan is God.

    He's not?

    4. There is some reference to Alderaan at least once a post.

    Don't forget that you have to wait for Ish to translate half of the post because she's written it in her made-up language for Alderaan, which, to date, has 6 dialects.

    5. Leia is a very scary woman. But cool.

    LOL, I'm not sure which fic this refers to.

    6. Somebody will be horribly mutilated and the injuries will be explained in great detail.

    Which is why I'm not letting Padme see Anakin's injuries in ROTS fic.

    7. Han and Leia's banter leave you feeling that you have the IQ of a bean. And you will love it.

    Phlib! It's a way of life.

    8. There is so much background material on Alderaanian culture you might think Tolkien reincarnated.

    One freak to rule them all...

    9. Did I mention General Rieekan was God?

    Not enough!
  18. darksideyesplease Force Ghost

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    Feb 12, 2005
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    denis leary is a comedian.

    he stars in that show on FX Rescue Me

    he's basically an irish, alcoholic, cigerette smoking arse.

    [image=http://ia.imdb.com/media/imdb/01/I/37/35/12m.jpg]


    he also does motor oil commericials
  19. DarthIshtar Chosen One

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    Mar 26, 2001
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    Pariah! Am I supposed to be flattered by that?!
  20. RK_Striker_JK_5 Force Ghost

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    Jul 2, 2003
    star 7
    You know you're reading a fic by Thrawn McEwok when...

    1. Half the time you don't know what the kriff is going on, but it's written so beautifully you don't care.

    2. Jaina gets paired up with an alien, and it makes sense!

    3. You post just so you can read his gut-bustingly funny responses.
  21. CarrKicksDoor Jedi Knight

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    Jan 16, 2005
    star 3
    You know you're reading a fanfic by RK_Striker_JK_5

    When Captain Kirk meets Obi-Wan Kenobi in the afterlife and tells him to call him Jim.

    I cannot *wait* to get home and read that whole story, RK.

    ~Carr
  22. dianethx Jedi Grand Master

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    Mar 1, 2002
    star 6
    I'll try a few...

    You know you are reading LuvEwan when everyday language is transformed into something glorious and you are just stunned by its beauty.

    You know you are reading jedikma when Siri kicks Obi-Wan's behind and he's happy about it.

    You know you are reading red_rose_knight when you have finished an action sequence that leaves you breathless and you can't wait to tell all your friends about it.

    You know you are reading Shaindl when the emotions of the characters are so perfectly balanced that your heart hurts.

    Edit: I thought of some more plus speeling....

    You know you are reading Knight_Aragorn because the language is just so stunning but the plot and the characters sing with color and life.

    You know you are reading ithesock (sock of Princess_Arulmozhi) when you realize that she has written Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan a thousand times better than you ever could!
  23. RK_Striker_JK_5 Force Ghost

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    Jul 2, 2003
    star 7
    Okay, Carr. Hope you like it...
  24. Sebulba2179 Force Ghost

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    You know you're reading a fanfic by RebelMom when...

    - You're giggling madly when Luke and Mara are on the verge of killing each other.

    - Luke is wise and powerful without being indecisive or inactive. (In other words, he's IN CHARACTER!)

    You can't help going "Awww..." at the end of a Ben scene.

    Edit - And just for Sith and giggles, you know you're reading a fic by PadmeLeiaJaina when...

    - You've never seen Threepio and Artoo so accurately portrayed in fanfic.

    - The main character is a Solo kid other than Jaina.
  25. PadmeLeiaJaina Force Ghost

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    May 23, 2002
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    Hee hee Sebby :D

    You know you're reading a Sebulba2179 fic when:

    - You come across witty and completely memorable word phrases "Anakin caught that train of thought..." (still remember that YEARS after reading it.)

    - When your heart is in caught in your throat, you're gripping your chair, and you swear your hair is standing on end after riding along w/ Jerrica and Jacen in one of their podraces.
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