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

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  1. Vongchild Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Apr 2, 2004
    star 5
    I'll try one for myself...

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

    You suddenly know who is perfect for Jacen, and it's Nen Yim.

    It's really AU but it makes twisted sense.

    You keep kicking yourself and going "Hey, it could happen."

    The protagonists are, for the most part, nine and ten year old kids with a knack for getting in trouble.

    Tahiri's family situation is extremely bizarre but you like it.

    For the really dedicated:

    You know what a "chosen" is.

    You know where "Zantares" is.
  2. Idrelle_Miocovani Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 5, 2005
    star 6
    You know you're reading a fanfic by JediMasterRev when it's Sabé/Piett!
  3. JediMindTrick000 Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 14, 2004
    star 3

    Whoa, I know this was a while ago oqi, but thanks! Now I feel like a jerk for not having written in quite some time...

    And you know you are reading oqidaun when characters like Piett and Ozzel are given the credit they so rightly deserve.
  4. RK_Striker_JK_5 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 2, 2003
    star 7
    I asked this question of my readers of 'Three New Sailor Senshi' and this is what they wrote...

    princess_meilssa: It has Sailor Moon in it or it is a crossover.

    Lady_JadeIt's a crossover, one of the characters is Tenel Ka, when there's a TK/J pairing

    Sword_of_SPEA: the NJO did not happen (I really think that sums it all up)

    C3PO_R2D2: You want to force the YJK writers to read this, and then continue the series. I loved that series.

    Jaded_Girl:...there is a crossover.
    ...and it's insane.
    ...and it works. REALLY WELL.
    ...you wonder why no one's ever thought of this before.
    ...you find yourself laughing randomly while watching Sailor Moon, Star Trek or Star Wars. People ask what's funny, and you decide that it would take too much time to explain.
    ...you consider writing the creators of any of the above series- sending them the latest post.
    ...frustrated by the lack of official, concrete visual imagery, you decide to draw storyboards, scenes and character shots. blush
    ...you can't remember before the infamous hyperspace dimentional vortex.
    ...you wonder why there isn't more posing, miniskirts and bows in Star Wars.
    ...you wonder why there isn't more telekinesis, telepathy and starships in Sailor Moon.
    ...you chuckle when Jadeite gets frozen in the crystal.
    ...Jacen and Tenel Ka marry.
    ...Jaina and Zekk marry.
    ...the YJK reign supreme.
    ...the Vong only exist for the express purpose of being utterly dusted.
    ...the fighting scenes are kick-@$$.
    ...almost nobody dies.

    DaenaBenjen42: ...something really improbable just happened, but it's also really really cool.

    Ryalm: ...two completely different story universes mesh so perfectly together that it's uncanny.

  5. Dev_Binks Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Aug 7, 2003
    star 6
    Time to tease my co-author...[face_devil]
    You know you're reading a fanfic by Vongchild when...

    -You swear Nen Yim's not dead
    -You hate the NJO authors more for killing off Nen Yim than for killing off Anakin or Chewie
    -You realize that she has no idea what she's doing and makes it up as she goes along
    -The last few lines are obviously the inspiration for the whole thing
    -You wonder where she gets her ideas
    -You curse her and love her because she gives you ideas
    -Tahiri's family line is more convoluted than the wires behind your computer
    -Jacen's making out with Nen Yim
    -Somebody talks about Anakin, somewhere...

    And of course I could also make fun of some of her other habits when writing, like how she saves tidbits of the fic and then compiles them in order. Or writes tidbits and expects me to do the same... [face_frustrated]
  6. Jedi_Jaina_Durron Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 1, 2001
    star 5
    by SaberBlade when:

    The plot revolves a final, apocolyptic war in which Jaina, Kyp, and Ben are the only ones who survive...
    It's in second person, or future tense, or from the POV of a droid...
    You have your breath stolen away by the beauty of the prose.

    by Tahi when:

    It's gorgeous poetry.

    by Trickster_Jaina_Fel when:

    The OCs are as realistic as the canon characters...
    It involves Jaina and Zekk..
    It has so much angst you're not even sure she's actually capable of writing mush, and yet you know somehow that she is...
    It has more 'ships than a navy. :p

    by TKeira_Lea when:

    Everyone reading it is in De Nile [face_laugh]...
    You wonder why she's writing for the JC 'boards when she could write a bestseller...
    You find yourself thinking, "If only the EU really went like this," and resist the urge to send a copy to Troy Denning with a note attatched that reads, "This is what the EU is really like" [face_devil]...
    When the romance between Jag and Jaina is so beautiful that even someone with my handle believes it...
    The posts are so realistic and vivid that how things go in them determine your mood for a week.

    by stickster when:

    It's obsessively a J/J/K triangle and you love it anyways.

    by YodaKenobi when:

    It's totally original in every single way...
    It shouldn't work, but it does...
    Jaina is slowly going insane while much hilarity ensues...
    It's a perfect juxtaposition of humor and tragedy.

    by Jedi-Princess-Solo when:

    It's so well-written that it's almost scary...
    You find yourself wishing Jaina really had fallen to the dark side in DJ and never returned [face_devil]...
    There's more introspection than dialogue, but you love that.

    by Thrawn_McEwok when:

    Again, it shouldn't work, but it does...
    You don't want to like it, but you do...
    There's something incredibly wrong about it, but you can't really say anything because you're speechless.

    by Daughterofflame when:
    The dialogue has you laughing out loud...
    It's J/TK and you find yourself actually liking Tenel Ka...
    Tahiri acts more like a Solo than the actual Solos.

    by JainaDurron when:

    It's Tahiri/Jag :eek:...
    It's angst-ridden K/J...

    by VaderLVR64 when:

    Heck. If it's on the 'boards, it's probably by her. That woman is a posting machine!
  7. Courtney_Solo Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 23, 2005
    star 4
    Well, you know that when you read ANYTHING by RedGold it's going to have either Mara Jade and Luke Skywalker, Mara Jade by herself with Luke barely mentioned, or Mara Jade Skywalker pregnant or in mood swings. (Those are my favorites. :D )

    I'm pretty sure no one has done me yet (hehe) so I'll keep an eye on this thread. :p I know there has to be someone out there who reads me quite frequently. :D [face_batting]

    @};- ~CS~ @};-
  8. BrentusofGath Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Aug 12, 2005
    star 4
    You know you're reading a fic by Stormqueen874 when Obi-Wan is either a) being tortured or b) doing something silly likely to get him in trouble!
  9. Idrelle_Miocovani Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 5, 2005
    star 6
    You know you're reading a fic by darksideyesplease when Anakin and Padmé's love has been completely turned upside down when Anakin's been cloned!
  10. DarthIshtar Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Mar 26, 2001
    star 9
    Aniakera--LOL! Love ya for the truth. ;)
  11. DaenaBenjen42 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 15, 2005
    star 5
    You know you're reading VA_Parky when...
    ...it's Anakin/Padme
    ...it's angst
    ...but very very emotional angst
    ...and you like it
    ...you've given up ever being able to watch ROTS ever again with dry eyes because of it

    You know you're reading Darth Ishtar when...
    ...again, General Riekian is God
    ...you've lost track of the body count

    Edit: because Ish was right

    You know you're reading BrentusofGath when...
    ...It takes place a long, long time before ANH

    You know you're reading Jedi-BMK when...
    ...there's a cliffhanger every other post
  12. stickster Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Jul 10, 2005
    star 1
    by stickster when:

    It's obsessively a J/J/K triangle and you love it anyways.


    Whoa! I didn't think I'd find myself anywhere on here...Hehe. I'm very flattered :D (Oh, that love triangle. I really am pretty obsessed...I think I need a new topic. Heh.)
  13. Jedi_Jaina_Durron Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 1, 2001
    star 5
    I'm newly addicted to your stuff, stickster. And don't you dare find a new topic; I'm thoroughly enjoying the Triangle of Neverending Angst. :p

    Actually, at this point I think I'd read anything you wrote. :)
  14. BrentusofGath Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Aug 12, 2005
    star 4
    You know you're reading a fic by DaenaBenjen42 when you realize the fic is finished before you started reading it! [face_laugh] Then you have to go back and read it again, because it was so full of emotion the first time through you really didn't notice the plot or the characters! Then you read through again and everything is even better, but still short! [face_laugh]
  15. DaenaBenjen42 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 15, 2005
    star 5
    Why do I get the feeling that I'm gonna have to work on that? :D
  16. DarthIshtar Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Mar 26, 2001
    star 9
    Wait, when is Rieekan a priest?
  17. DaenaBenjen42 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 15, 2005
    star 5
    he was oficiating at han and Leia's wedding... must have misread it, sorry.
  18. Vongchild Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Apr 2, 2004
    star 5
    You know you're reading a fanfic by DarthIshtar when:
    As of late, the body count has been suspiciously low.
    It's loooong.... and still going.

    You know you're reading a fanfic by Pandora26 when:
    It's beautiful, but there's only two people around to up the thread
    She posts multiple chapters at once
    With a little tweaking it wouldn't be fanfic
    She persists at spelling "love" L-U-V in all the author's notes
  19. DarthIshtar Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Mar 26, 2001
    star 9
    LOL at the suspiciously low body-count comment.

    And if you read X-wing books, Wedge officiates at Mirax/Corran's wedding, so you don't have to be a priest.
  20. AlisonC Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Aug 27, 2005
    star 4
    Wow. I need to write more fics here so that a pattern can emerge. ;)

    Not sure if it would be good or bad though.
  21. DaenaBenjen42 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 15, 2005
    star 5
    [face_blush] I had the wrong wording. Am very sorry.
  22. Valairy Scot Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Sep 16, 2005
    star 5
    Don't worry Alison, you're not alone. I perennially, especially the last few weeks, quickly drop to page 5 then disappear.:_|
  23. RK_Striker_JK_5 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 2, 2003
    star 7
    Same here, unfortunately. Really stinks...
  24. BrentusofGath Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Aug 12, 2005
    star 4
    by Nienna_Narmolanya when you have to either lie down or fall down after you're finished because you've used up all your emotion identifying with characters she writes.
  25. SilSolo Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Mar 5, 2004
    star 5
    Well, Vongchild and YodaKenobi pretty much summed up my fanficcing, at least with the Star Wars fics that I actually work on.

    You know you're reading a fic by AlisonC when there's either weird couples or a Mary Sue slayer.

    You know you're reading a fic by RK_Striker_JK_5 when you see J/TK natch in the title

    You know you're reading a fic by a student when it doesn't get updated much between August and June and there's a flurry of posts in the summer.
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