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Title: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Junkyard on July 23, 2007, 06:20:08 PM
Okay, fess up time:
Has anyone here written or enjoyed any fan-fiction?

Myself? Several years back, I wrote two short stories for the Dragonlance book series, and posted them on this fan run site. It has sinse been eaten up by someone else, and my stuff is gone, removing the evidence.
They got rated pretty high, though.
As for what I've read; very little. I went on a site to see what Kaiju fanfic was like, and hen slowly backed away once I got there. Damn scary at points.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: gbeenie on July 23, 2007, 06:24:32 PM
I confess, I did read a few Janeway/Seven of Nine slash stories back in the day...
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Tripe on July 23, 2007, 07:12:01 PM
I always pictured Seven and B'Elanna as a hotter couple. :)

Though their pillow talk would probably be a bit stilted
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Chaos on July 23, 2007, 07:48:39 PM
Generally speaking, I find fan fiction to be fairly scary - some of the stuff people get up to in their dirty little minds is way worse than anything the authors themselves spew out (with the possible exception of Anne Rice's alter ego).

I have, however, participated in some interesting quasi-fan fiction on a gaming forum - though technically, it was more like role playing, since it was a forum community for a game that was in development. There were about 10 of us, and we were essentially writing a novel together from each of our character's perspective.

We were somewhere above 1,000 posts in the thread when the company developing the game went under and shut everything down - tragic.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: mrbasehart on July 23, 2007, 07:52:06 PM
I confess, I did read a few Janeway/Seven of Nine slash stories back in the day...

I was more of a Buffy/Faith reader...
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Junkyard on July 23, 2007, 07:52:59 PM
Generally speaking, I find fan fiction to be fairly scary - some of the stuff people get up to in their dirty little minds is way worse than anything the authors themselves spew out (with the possible exception of Anne Rice's alter ego).

I have, however, participated in some interesting quasi-fan fiction on a gaming forum - though technically, it was more like role playing, since it was a forum community for a game that was in development. There were about 10 of us, and we were essentially writing a novel together from each of our character's perspective.

We were somewhere above 1,000 posts in the thread when the company developing the game went under and shut everything down - tragic.

That sounds pretty fun. Maybe our next project should be to write a bad movie in the same manner.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: gbeenie on July 23, 2007, 07:53:10 PM
I think I can see the appeal there...  :)


"Five-by-five, B. Five-by-five..."
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Sideswipe on July 23, 2007, 07:54:34 PM
I have attempted some non slash Transformer stories as well as Diablo and a story for my World of Warcraft character.  I havent finished any of them.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Tripe on July 23, 2007, 07:56:17 PM
The problem I have with a lot of fan fiction is that it's all in the first person. Not as a conscious technique but because the writer cannot think outside their own head and describe multiple motivations.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: mrbasehart on July 23, 2007, 07:56:35 PM
I think I can see the appeal there...  :)


"Five-by-five, B. Five-by-five..."

Then, in the middle, you have Willow walk in.  Practically writes itself...
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Tripe on July 23, 2007, 07:57:49 PM
I think I can see the appeal there...  :)


"Five-by-five, B. Five-by-five..."

Then, in the middle, you have Willow walk in.  Practically writes itself...

And not Harmony? Come on you want a least a little Buffy the Vampire Layer mixed in.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Chaos on July 23, 2007, 08:05:58 PM
And not Harmony? Come on you want a least a little Buffy the Vampire Layer mixed in.

Nah, I got enough of  that in the real show.

Buffy + Faith + Glory, on the other hand... rowr!  >:D
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Tripe on July 23, 2007, 08:08:20 PM
I'm sorry I was lost in revere at the thought of B and Harm and Faith and... 'scuse me a minute.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: gbeenie on July 23, 2007, 08:18:37 PM
I'm sorry I was lost in revere at the thought of B and Harm and Faith and... 'scuse me a minute.

I'll be in my bunk.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Junkyard on July 23, 2007, 08:21:37 PM
I'll be retracting my request to use Triple's keyboard.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Principal_Skin-trade on July 23, 2007, 09:22:22 PM
I've been working on a Fanfic involving Dr Olivet from Law and Order and Catherine Wilows from CSI... it's a whole new genre of fanfiction I like to call "Lingerie tickle-fighting"
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Compound on July 23, 2007, 09:23:31 PM
I might as well chime in.

I enjoy fanfic, but only certain types. Sure, someone can write a well written story that fits in well with established canon and/or sheds light on the personality of a key character. But those aren't my type of stories.

No, I like the stories that take real talent to create. The ones who miss the mark of the original subject so completely that you have to wonder if they've even seen the thing that they're allegedly writing about.  Things like:


I love these trainwrecks of stories. They're much more memorable than the good stuff.

And hypothetically, I might have written fanfiction about a certain TV puppet show  that popped around various cable channels. But I'm not saying which one.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Tripe on July 24, 2007, 05:43:17 AM
OK I'm feeling a lot more  er relaxed now  :D

Actually speaking of Harmony anyone ever found Adams Family Fan Fiction?

They were adversaries at camp

(http://wzus.wc.ask.com/r?t=a&d=us&s=a&c=p&ti=1&ai=30751&l=dir&o=333&sv=0a300518&ip=c6d09f13&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.starletsdatabase.com%2Fpictures%2Fmercedes_mcnab.jpg)

(http://img67.photobucket.com/albums/v204/wednesdayaddams/WED_EBAY_LOGO.jpg)

But, thanks to a glitch in the accommodation assignments, they're college roomates

(http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/j/Mercedes%20McNab.jpg)

(http://www.born-today.com/Today/pix/ricci_christina.jpg)

What hot hijinks will ensue...

"Hey Wednesday, remember the last time you tied me up?"

Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Fuzzy Necromancer on July 24, 2007, 06:54:18 AM
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And who needs the main characters? I'm sure that readers would rather read about Krychek. Or Team Rocket, Or Ensign Rand. Or Marrow. Or that one guy standing next to Legolas in Helm's Deep who didn't have any lines, yet somehow someone wrote 1400 pages about him.

Actually, this was done pretty well in a professional play.

Rozencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead anyone? =3
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Chaos on July 24, 2007, 04:00:49 PM
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And who needs the main characters? I'm sure that readers would rather read about Krychek. Or Team Rocket, Or Ensign Rand. Or Marrow. Or that one guy standing next to Legolas in Helm's Deep who didn't have any lines, yet somehow someone wrote 1400 pages about him.

Actually, this was done pretty well in a professional play.

Rozencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead anyone? =3

That movie RAWKS.

But, to be fair, it's no longer fan fiction if you get paid big bucks for making it. Then it's professional homage / satire. ;)
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Junkyard on July 24, 2007, 04:37:47 PM
Then maybe there is hope for my Tasslehoff Burfoot/Tanis Halfelven slash fic! Get me Margret Weis and Tracy Hickman on the phone!
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Tripe on July 24, 2007, 04:42:47 PM
But, to be fair, it's no longer fan fiction if you get paid big bucks for making it. Then it's professional homage / satire. ;)

Au contrare ; it's absurdist theatre. ;D
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: J-Proof on July 24, 2007, 05:03:12 PM
What hot hijinks will ensue...

"Hey Wednesday, remember the last time you tied me up?"

as long as they do the Mamushka with each other!

http://www.youtube.com/v/6ljWUPEFGII
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Tripe on July 24, 2007, 05:05:50 PM
Well, a horizontal Mamushka sure  ;)
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: PlayMSTie on July 25, 2007, 05:48:13 AM
I've dabbled a bit in fanfiction in my time, both writing and reading. Yep, there are a LOT of trainwrecks out there -- it downright scared me sometimes to see what was in some people's creepy little minds -- and a lot of just plain badly written stuff. (Those were hilarious, Compound.  ;D ) But there were also some amazingly well-thought-out, well-written stories, and it was surprising and delightful for me (as a full-time writer and editor in my "real life"  :) ) to see how many talented writers there are where you'd never expect to find them. From me, that's high praise, because anyone who's ever had their work edited by me will tell you I'm EXTREMELY picky. But one of the best FF writers I ever read was a factory worker, and the absolute best one I ever read was an elementary-school teacher who'd never written anything before she started doing this. I never would have believed before how many gems you can find among all the dreck!
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: KingOfShippers on July 25, 2007, 07:56:35 AM
I actually read alot of fanfiction (Usually Harry Potter Kingdom Hearts Star Wars) and i'm actually working on a Kingdom Hearts story at the moment, though I also have a Buffy/Scrubs crossover in the works as well as a Harry Potter/Stephen King's It in the woks.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: mrbasehart on July 25, 2007, 08:31:53 AM
I also have a Buffy/Scrubs crossover in the works...

Elliot better make out with Buffy.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Tripe on July 25, 2007, 08:50:20 AM
Ooh and can Harmony and Carla have a"moment"?

Yes, I quite like Harmony.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: GregMcduck on July 25, 2007, 06:57:54 PM
I wrote fan fiction even before the internet was household. I used to write fan episodes for Mr. Rogers and Sesame Street when I was five. And by write, I mean mostly draw stick figures, but it meant the same thing to me back then.

It wasn't till high school that I even tried serious fiction.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Pak-Man on July 26, 2007, 01:49:33 AM
Fan fiction, to me, feels too much like plagiarizing. If I'm going to write something, I want it to be in my universe with my characters. Using other people's universe and characters without their permission just feels wrong somehow.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Sideswipe on July 26, 2007, 03:37:31 PM
Of course you could go the E-Ragon route and rip off a bunch of existing stories with thinly veild attemps to change key parts as to be not completely obvious.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Junkyard on July 26, 2007, 03:59:44 PM
Ooh! I have an original idea!
This group of traders, they respond to this call they hear coming from a dark forest, but when they get there, they realize everybody in the forest is dead. Then, one of the traders goes looking for any possible survivors, and finds himself in a field of magic eggs. One of the eggs hatches, and a tiny little goblin hops out and latches onto his face.
Several hours later, the goblin falls off the guys face, dead. Later, as the guy is eating lunch in the dark forest, a baby dragon smashes it's way out of his chest. Soon it's full grown, and it starts attacking people. To make matters worse, it has, let's say, acid blood.

Interested in hearing the rest?
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Sideswipe on July 26, 2007, 04:11:34 PM
Hey, Ive already seen that one!  And I have to say I liked it better the first time, when it was called Troll 2!
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Junkyard on July 26, 2007, 04:13:00 PM
 :clap: :D
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Kzinistzerg on July 26, 2007, 06:13:38 PM
Well, the more recent battletech fanfiction is quite well done. Occasionally someone produces a non-vomit-upon-worthy starcraft fanfiction, and if i can expose my incredible nerdiness right here, bionicle fanfiction can sometimes be quite good. You just have to find the gems among the junk.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Fuzzy Necromancer on July 28, 2007, 01:05:38 AM
I actually read alot of fanfiction (Usually Harry Potter Kingdom Hearts Star Wars) and i'm actually working on a Kingdom Hearts story at the moment, though I also have a Buffy/Scrubs crossover

...stone him!  :angry:

*throws a pebble at you*
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Sideswipe on July 28, 2007, 06:36:18 AM
A Scrubs/Buffy crossover.  Thats something I would have never thought of
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: PlayMSTie on July 28, 2007, 08:29:37 AM
Fan fiction, to me, feels too much like plagiarizing. If I'm going to write something, I want it to be in my universe with my characters. Using other people's universe and characters without their permission just feels wrong somehow.

Depends what universe and characters you're using. I've seen cases where fanfiction writers have taken the characters and actually done a MUCH better job with them than the crappy writers of the actual show or movie.

I'm no moral relativist, but I can't shake a feeling that in such cases, the fanfiction writers have a better moral right to those characters than the "official" writers who have wasted and misused them!
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: KingOfShippers on July 28, 2007, 05:42:02 PM
I actually read alot of fanfiction (Usually Harry Potter Kingdom Hearts Star Wars) and i'm actually working on a Kingdom Hearts story at the moment, though I also have a Buffy/Scrubs crossover

...stone him!  :angry:

*throws a pebble at you*

Somebody  I'm expecting has taken my username for granted, i don't write tales of romance and happyness, I write dark tales of misey
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Cibernético II on July 29, 2007, 10:29:14 PM
fanfic can be good.

I admit though, I generally only read the naughty ones
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Tripe on July 30, 2007, 05:04:53 AM
fanfic can be good.

I admit though, I generally only read the naughty ones

What's the point otherwise?
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Fuzzy Necromancer on February 26, 2008, 09:52:46 PM
I write fanfiction.

I am a self-concious writer. I try to limit my original characters to villains and minor characters and not try to surplant any main characters.

I  have a number of completed Teen Titans fanfictions, although I'm working on an inuyasha fanfic, and I have a fanfic idea for, well, just about any book I've ever read or movie I've ever seen. It happens automatically, The very act of watching or reading source material causes me to conceive fanfic ideas as a psychological byproduct.

I have certain bits of fetish-specific fanservice in my stories, but they're all tastefully done, resulting from the natural progression of the narrative, and unless I told you before-hand what to look for and what the fetish was you probably wouldn't even spot it.

I do my best to not go out of character. I use only canon shippings. I try to keep the OCs I create more or less in keeping with the spirit of the show. For example, my living stereotype villain Frenchy is a direct counterpart to the canon character Mad Mod. As for the vampire cheerleaders, well, that's just plain fun.

I am familiar with fanfics.

I am familiar with bad fanfiction.

I am familiar with really bad fanfiction.

The thing I am most familiar with, however, is badly written wg fanfiction.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: DarthChimay on February 27, 2008, 02:17:57 PM
Once, a very long time ago, I wrote a Vampire Princess Miyu/X-Files fanfic. I am horribly ashamed of it. It's amazing that I ever talked a woman into touching me.

Have any of you read MST fanfic, aka Mistings? If not, it's a real treat.

http://home.netcom.com/~mblackwl/

Just two words... Stephen Ratliff.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Matt B on February 27, 2008, 03:14:42 PM

Ratliff? Never heard of him.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: KingOfShippers on February 27, 2008, 03:39:55 PM

Ratliff? Never heard of him.

Really? well your a lucky one, cause then you wouldn't have to know of his unholy fetish for Marrissa Picard, made even more wrong that he eventually pairs her with Wesley Crusher, who if I remember correctly is her Step-brother.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: DarthChimay on February 27, 2008, 03:42:39 PM

Ratliff? Never heard of him.

Really? well your a lucky one, cause then you wouldn't have to know of his unholy fetish for Marrissa Picard, made even more wrong that he eventually pairs her with Wesley Crusher, who if I remember correctly is her Step-brother.

No, I believe you're thinking of Westly Chrusher.

Oh, and following that link will lead you to the Ratliffian wonderland of mistings.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Matt B on February 27, 2008, 04:26:17 PM

Nope. Never heard of Marrissa Amber Flores Picard Gordon either.

Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: DarthChimay on February 27, 2008, 04:30:49 PM
Stepped into that one, didn't I?
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Matt B on February 27, 2008, 06:06:52 PM
Yep.

Nice to be remembered though.

BTW: Let me plug Keith Palmer's Misting Mine (http://www.keithpalmer.ca/msting-mine/l) which has a good chunk of the mistings that were ever posted to the long gone Web Site #9.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Dim of the Yard on February 27, 2008, 06:19:16 PM
Oooo, if we're plugging MiSTings, mind if I linkdrop Megane 6.7's stuff?  He does some great work, and is famous for the discovery of Oscar, the hermaphroditic fancharacter in Sailor Moon.  A MSTing For All Seasons (http://www.nabiki.com/mst/)

And, of course, no conversation about MSTings is complete without at least one reference to the infamous Eye Of Argon (http://www.bmsc.washington.edu/people/merritt/books/Eye_of_Argon.html).
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: daltysmilth on February 27, 2008, 06:20:48 PM
I might as well chime in.

I enjoy fanfic, but only certain types. Sure, someone can write a well written story that fits in well with established canon and/or sheds light on the personality of a key character. But those aren't my type of stories.

No, I like the stories that take real talent to create. The ones who miss the mark of the original subject so completely that you have to wonder if they've even seen the thing that they're allegedly writing about.  Things like:

  • Writing a Star Trek story centering around horse racing
  • Taking the cast of X-Files and putting them (as adults) in a high school musical version of "Grease"
  • Having Bart Simpson run away from home and hook up with a teenage runaway
  • And then giving Lisa Simpson a previously unknown twin sister who was stolen away from Marge at birth and trained to become a government assassin
  • Taking Daria (from MTV) and putting her in a techno-thriller. Along with the kids from Sailor Moon.
  • Having Doctor Who take on the cast of Peanuts
  • A Sailor Moon/ The Color of Money crossover.
  • The stories where the author professes her love for Eric Harris or Dylan Klebold.
  • Back to the X-Files. Wouldn't it be great if Mulder and Scully came across Gilligan's Island? Well, at least six other people have written stories about it. And each of them treated the concept completely seriously.
  • The mega cross-over between Star Trek and King Gidorah. And MASH. And Lost in Space. And Buffy.
  • And who needs the main characters? I'm sure that readers would rather read about Krychek. Or Team Rocket, Or Ensign Rand. Or Marrow. Or that one guy standing next to Legolas in Helm's Deep who didn't have any lines, yet somehow someone wrote 1400 pages about him.
  • Along the same lines, who wants to read about the actual cast members anyway? I'm sure that people would rather read about Sailor Earth or Sailor Juno. Or Cartman's cousin. Or Eric Simpson, Maggie's younger brother. Or a strange teenaged girl who falls into Middle Earth and falls in luv with Aragorn and vice versa. Or the new, male slayer. Or the uber-powerful new member of the X-men. Or the guy who repairs the doors on the Enterprise. (Actually, that one was pretty well done.)  
  • And the pairings. Of course Harry Potter is secretly in love with Herminone. Unless he's in love with Cho in this one. Or Luna. Or Ron. Or maybe it's a Potter/ Draco Malfoy story. And just because the author has never shown any hint that Snape and Herminone are in love doesn't mean that they don't have a passion for each other that burns with the fiery heat of a thousand suns...
  • And of course, the folks who just miss the point completely. The ones who write the Simpsons as a drama. Or 24 as a romance. Or Dawson's Creek as a soap opera.

I love these trainwrecks of stories. They're much more memorable than the good stuff.

And hypothetically, I might have written fanfiction about a certain TV puppet show  that popped around various cable channels. But I'm not saying which one.

Compound, you wrote MSTings?  Any I might've heard of?  I wrote a couple myself, which in retrospect aren't as funny as I thought they were when I was writing them.  I also wrote a Harry Potter fanfic parody, which I think succeeds in being as stupid as it tries to be.  Also back in high school I wrote a Digimon parody starring myself and several random classmates, though since it was written longhand in one of my notebooks, I doubt it'll ever be seen by anyone other than myself.

If anyone would be interested in reading my crappy Harry Potter fanfic, please direct your browsers to the following URL:

http://daltysmilth.blogspot.com/2005/08/harry-potter-and-unoriginal-crossover.html (http://daltysmilth.blogspot.com/2005/08/harry-potter-and-unoriginal-crossover.html)
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: daltysmilth on February 27, 2008, 06:23:07 PM
Yep.

Nice to be remembered though.

BTW: Let me plug Keith Palmer's Misting Mine (http://www.keithpalmer.ca/msting-mine/l) which has a good chunk of the mistings that were ever posted to the long gone Web Site #9.

I worked with Keith on one or two mstings actually, and if I'm not mistaken, I think he might still have one I edited on his site.  It's called "Columbine's Most Wanted".
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Fuzzy Necromancer on February 27, 2008, 06:33:34 PM
While we're on the subject of MST3K fanfics, does anybody recall the infamous Joel x Mike slashfic? =o
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: KingOfShippers on February 27, 2008, 07:06:47 PM
I might as well chime in.

I enjoy fanfic, but only certain types. Sure, someone can write a well written story that fits in well with established canon and/or sheds light on the personality of a key character. But those aren't my type of stories.

No, I like the stories that take real talent to create. The ones who miss the mark of the original subject so completely that you have to wonder if they've even seen the thing that they're allegedly writing about.  Things like:

  • Writing a Star Trek story centering around horse racing
  • Taking the cast of X-Files and putting them (as adults) in a high school musical version of "Grease"


[li]Having Bart Simpson run away from home and hook up with a teenage runaway[/li][/list]

  • And then giving Lisa Simpson a previously unknown twin sister who was stolen away from Marge at birth and trained to become a government assassin
  • Taking Daria (from MTV) and putting her in a techno-thriller. Along with the kids from Sailor Moon.
  • Having Doctor Who take on the cast of Peanuts
  • A Sailor Moon/ The Color of Money crossover.
  • The stories where the author professes her love for Eric Harris or Dylan Klebold.
  • Back to the X-Files. Wouldn't it be great if Mulder and Scully came across Gilligan's Island? Well, at least six other people have written stories about it. And each of them treated the concept completely seriously.
  • The mega cross-over between Star Trek and King Gidorah. And MASH. And Lost in Space. And Buffy.
  • And who needs the main characters? I'm sure that readers would rather read about Krychek. Or Team Rocket, Or Ensign Rand. Or Marrow. Or that one guy standing next to Legolas in Helm's Deep who didn't have any lines, yet somehow someone wrote 1400 pages about him.
  • Along the same lines, who wants to read about the actual cast members anyway? I'm sure that people would rather read about Sailor Earth or Sailor Juno. Or Cartman's cousin. Or Eric Simpson, Maggie's younger brother. Or a strange teenaged girl who falls into Middle Earth and falls in luv with Aragorn and vice versa. Or the new, male slayer. Or the uber-powerful new member of the X-men. Or the guy who repairs the doors on the Enterprise. (Actually, that one was pretty well done.)  
  • And the pairings. Of course Harry Potter is secretly in love with Herminone. Unless he's in love with Cho in this one. Or Luna. Or Ron. Or maybe it's a Potter/ Draco Malfoy story. And just because the author has never shown any hint that Snape and Herminone are in love doesn't mean that they don't have a passion for each other that burns with the fiery heat of a thousand suns...
  • And of course, the folks who just miss the point completely. The ones who write the Simpsons as a drama. Or 24 as a romance. Or Dawson's Creek as a soap opera.

I love these trainwrecks of stories. They're much more memorable than the good stuff.

And hypothetically, I might have written fanfiction about a certain TV puppet show  that popped around various cable channels. But I'm not saying which one.

Didn't this actually happen in a simpsons episode recently, because I swear I saw something really close to it.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Matt B on February 27, 2008, 07:07:27 PM
I'm afraid I can't recall that one. Did it come out in the Usenet age or did it pop up on a forum?

(Okay, popping up may have been an unfortunate way to refer to that...)
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Compound on February 27, 2008, 07:41:46 PM


[li]Having Bart Simpson run away from home and hook up with a teenage runaway[/li][/list]


Didn't this actually happen in a simpsons episode recently, because I swear I saw something really close to it.

The show may have done something close to it. (The episode where Bart escapes from Juvenile hall with Sarah Michelle Gellar sounds fairly similar.) But the tone of the fanfic was much different than a Simpsons episode.

See, back in the ancient past (back when Bill Clinton was President), the Simpsons fans who wrote fanfic seemed to not get the whole "Simpsons is a comedy" thing. A large number of them wrote fanfic for the show as if it was a drama. Or, more accurately, a soap opera with the appropriate amount of melodrama. The plot for that particular fanscript went like this: Bart has a big fight with Marge and runs away from home and convinces Milhouse to do so as well. They hit the road and run into two female runaways (who were around 16, IIRC. Bart was still 10 or so.) and they all fell in love. Marge catches up with Bart, they fight again, and Bart storms off, changing his name and never again associating with his family. The end. I'm pretty sure that the actual show would have a slightly more upbeat ending.

I'd direct you to the actual fanfic, but unfortunately in the late 90s and earlier in this decade, Fox had a nasty habit of sending cease & desist letters to Simpsons fanfic sites, resulting in them dumping their archives and also resulting in a lack of fanfic from that era on the net. And I neglected to save a copy of this one after finding it.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Tripe on February 27, 2008, 07:44:40 PM
See, back in the ancient past (back when Bill Clinton was President), the Simpsons fans who wrote fanfic seemed to not get the whole "Simpsons is a comedy" thing. A large number of them wrote fanfic for the show as if it was a drama. Or, more accurately, a soap opera with the appropriate amount of melodrama.

I've read a Roseanne fanfic that was like that, only it was set before the season that never happened. Or rather it was written as if that season indeed never happened but the feel of the story seemed to be taken from the final episode. Wretched.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: BeautifulMind on February 27, 2008, 07:50:49 PM
I'm writing an MST fanfic right now.  I don't read it too often 'cause it's often hard to slog through.  But naturally it's genius when I do it.   :)
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Tripe on February 27, 2008, 07:51:59 PM
Well that answers Fuzzy's earlier question  ;)
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: KingOfShippers on February 27, 2008, 07:52:42 PM


[li]Having Bart Simpson run away from home and hook up with a teenage runaway[/li][/list]


Didn't this actually happen in a simpsons episode recently, because I swear I saw something really close to it.

The show may have done something close to it. (The episode where Bart escapes from Juvenile hall with Sarah Michelle Gellar sounds fairly similar.) But the tone of the fanfic was much different than a Simpsons episode.

See, back in the ancient past (back when Bill Clinton was President), the Simpsons fans who wrote fanfic seemed to not get the whole "Simpsons is a comedy" thing. A large number of them wrote fanfic for the show as if it was a drama. Or, more accurately, a soap opera with the appropriate amount of melodrama. The plot for that particular fanscript went like this: Bart has a big fight with Marge and runs away from home and convinces Milhouse to do so as well. They hit the road and run into two female runaways (who were around 16, IIRC. Bart was still 10 or so.) and they all fell in love. Marge catches up with Bart, they fight again, and Bart storms off, changing his name and never again associating with his family. The end. I'm pretty sure that the actual show would have a slightly more upbeat ending.

I'd direct you to the actual fanfic, but unfortunately in the late 90s and earlier in this decade, Fox had a nasty habit of sending cease & desist letters to Simpsons fanfic sites, resulting in them dumping their archives and also resulting in a lack of fanfic from that era on the net. And I neglected to save a copy of this one after finding it.


Actually the episode I'm thinking of was something like this, (Keep in mind my memory of it is vague). After Homer teaches a ten year old Bart to Drive or something like that as in the episode he actually picks up his next Love interest (At leat for this episode) who is actually several years older than he is, (I believe actually around fifteen or sixteen) while driving. anyways I think Bart gets into a fight with Homer and runs away, but not before he steals Homer's car. well he does meet up with the girl who later turns out to be pregnant, and somehow gets Bart to settle down with her or something of the sort. I actually can't remember much after that, but your discription of the fic still sounds like a more simpsonized version of the episode.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Tripe on February 27, 2008, 07:54:24 PM
Yep she was a good Christian girl so she needed a father for her illegitimate baby. It was a couple of seasons ago.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Compound on February 27, 2008, 08:11:34 PM
Ah, between Ship and Tripe, I do remember that episode, "Little Big Girl" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Big_Girl).

Yeah, the setup of the fanfic and the episode are pretty similar. It might be coincidence, or I may have read a really, really early version of it. Hopefully, it's just coincidence.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Nick on February 28, 2008, 08:05:05 AM
http://daltysmilth.blogspot.com/2005/08/harry-potter-and-unoriginal-crossover.html (http://daltysmilth.blogspot.com/2005/08/harry-potter-and-unoriginal-crossover.html)

 :clap:

I absolutely loved it. ;D
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Fuzzy Necromancer on February 28, 2008, 09:27:33 AM
*reads fanfic-blog and snickers*
 :D
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Tripe on February 28, 2008, 09:28:34 AM
Yes very good, I couldn't stand the one dimensionality of the Dursleys. :clap:
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Fuzzy Necromancer on February 28, 2008, 09:42:56 AM
My favorite bit
Quote
He’d had to spend another two whole days with his hated only living relatives, the Dursleys, who would rather drink frog vomit than be anything approaching pleasant with him. Harry knew this for a fact, because they’d done it on his last birthday. They’d gotten a letter and a package from Harry’s headmaster at the Hogwarts school of Witchcraft and Wizardry™, Albus Dumbledore, saying: “Either be nice to Harry on his birthday, or drink the frog vomit enclosed in this package.” Without stopping to think, Harry’s portly, pushbroom mustached uncle Vernon, Harry’s thin, pointy-faced aunt Petunia, and his fat, ugly, stupid, evil, pig-like cousin Dudley drank the frog vomit straight out of the package. Harry still thought it might have been a better idea for Dumbledore to at least put the frog vomit into some kind of jar or something, rather than just pouring the stuff directly into the cardboard box like he had.
Title: Fan fiction?
Post by: Sheik Yerbouti on May 10, 2008, 12:40:07 AM
After having that 'Star Trek New Voyages' program burned onto my brain, I thought I'd try making a poll on here to determine everyone's level of geekiness devotion to their favorite science fiction or fantasy franchise. 
Title: Re: Fan fiction?
Post by: ImOscardotcom on May 10, 2008, 12:51:13 AM
http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php/topic,4434.0.html (http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php/topic,4434.0.html)

Feel free to merge them, mods.
Title: Re: Fan fiction?
Post by: ShadowDog on May 10, 2008, 12:55:16 AM
Hold your horses!  That post doesn't have a poll.
Title: Re: Fan fiction?
Post by: ImOscardotcom on May 10, 2008, 01:01:30 AM
The can't stick it on the other topic? Maybe with a little note?
Title: Re: Fan fiction?
Post by: Sheik Yerbouti on May 10, 2008, 01:08:21 AM
Bah, shoulda searched.  Sorry.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: BathTub on May 10, 2008, 05:28:08 AM
It's all good, polls survive the merge.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Tripe on May 10, 2008, 05:37:10 AM
I've read fan fiction it's generally very bad but it's ok to read sometimes.

I've never written any but if ever I write that Addams Family one I mention up thread, I'll let you know. ;)

Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Sheik Yerbouti on May 10, 2008, 05:46:32 AM
It's all good, polls survive the merge.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: ShadowDog on May 10, 2008, 08:19:32 AM
Sorry, it's just irritating when some control freak snitch comes into a new thread with a "you didn't doublecheck every single post on the 25 pages of this forum before you dared create this post" blast.  But this worked out so it's all good. :P
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Junkyard on May 10, 2008, 08:21:40 AM
Generally speaking, I find fan fiction to be fairly scary - some of the stuff people get up to in their dirty little minds is way worse than anything the authors themselves spew out (with the possible exception of Anne Rice's alter ego).

I have, however, participated in some interesting quasi-fan fiction on a gaming forum - though technically, it was more like role playing, since it was a forum community for a game that was in development. There were about 10 of us, and we were essentially writing a novel together from each of our character's perspective.

We were somewhere above 1,000 posts in the thread when the company developing the game went under and shut everything down - tragic.

That sounds pretty fun. Maybe our next project should be to write a bad movie in the same manner.

Holy crap.

I'm pretty sure this is the thread that inspired me to start the Roundtable Riff Project, which in turn inspired Riff Raff Theater.

The things we lose track of.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: BBQ Platypus on May 10, 2008, 08:58:24 AM
Yeah, I've read some fan fiction (much of it in MSTed form).  I've even written a small amount (I've only  ever done it once, I swear - and I MSTed the result soon afterward).  Good fanfics are EXTREMELY rare, but believe it or not, I've actually read a couple of pieces that don't suck. This Elder Scrolls fanfic (http://forumplanet.gamespy.com/tavern_library/b49698/7299060/p1/?8) is an example.

Still, 90% of all fanfiction is crap - including the other 10 percent.  The very worst examples are absolutely unbearable (though this is sometimes mitigated by unintentional hilarity).  The worst examples I've ever encountered are The Eye of Argon (http://www.bmsc.washington.edu/people/merritt/books/Eye_of_Argon.html) by Jim Theis (which is dreadful) and The Rangers of NIMH (http://linkchecker.stacken.kth.se/mst3k/rangers.txt) (which is unquestionably the worst THING I have ever read, seen, or otherwise encountered).  (Both of the links are to the MSTed versions - if you viewed them unmocked, you would die).
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Fuzzy Necromancer on May 10, 2008, 09:30:37 AM
Sorry, it's just irritating when some control freak snitch comes into a new thread with a "you didn't doublecheck every single post on the 25 pages of this forum before you dared create this post" blast.  But this worked out so it's all good. :P

I hear yah.

Usually these are the same people that get on your back for the CAP sin of "thread necromancy" whenever you post on a topic from the second page.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: ImOscardotcom on May 10, 2008, 12:29:23 PM
I was just letting him know.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Dim of the Yard on May 10, 2008, 02:17:44 PM
The worst examples I've ever encountered are The Eye of Argon (http://www.bmsc.washington.edu/people/merritt/books/Eye_of_Argon.html) by Jim Theis (which is dreadful)

Eye of Argon isn't a fanfiction.  Not that it makes it any better.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Compound on May 10, 2008, 02:37:24 PM
The worst examples I've ever encountered are The Eye of Argon (http://www.bmsc.washington.edu/people/merritt/books/Eye_of_Argon.html) by Jim Theis (which is dreadful)

Eye of Argon isn't a fanfiction.  Not that it makes it any better.

Ah, but The Eye of Argon Webcomic Project (http://eyeofargon.blogspot.com/) is. (Don't bother clicking the link. They haven't done anything since I checked there six months ago and they hadn't started drawing it then. Sigh.)
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Fuzzy Necromancer on May 13, 2008, 09:49:59 AM
I think that the best kinds of fanfiction can reach into the Platonic Ideal of the show, while still bringing a quirky original flare and poking some fun at the sillier aspects of the source material.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: mrbasehart on May 13, 2008, 05:40:10 PM
I hereby present perhaps the FIRST Rifftrax Fan Fiction:

Michael Nelson was sitting alone in his riffing booth.  "Sigh," he sighed.  "I miss Kevin and Bill."
~You've got me~ intoned his disembodied friend and voice synchronizing software, Disembaudio.
"It's not the same," the mid-westerner replied.  "Since Rifftrax Presents..." He tailed off. 
If Disembaudio had a head, he would would've nodded sadly in understanding.  Since the launch of Rifftrax presents, Kevin and Bill were recording together, without their pal, Mike.  ~They'll be back.  We have the weather.~
Mike's chubby little face lit up in anticipation.  "Of course!" He exclaimed brightly.  "I just have to tough it out till the winter!"
If Disembaudio had hands, he would've patted his lonely, but hopeful, friend on the back.

THE END.

Now something for all you slash fan fiction fans!

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: DarthChimay on May 13, 2008, 06:12:02 PM
The only thing missing is you writing yourself into the story to be the hero.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Tripe on May 13, 2008, 06:13:17 PM
Plus it's in the third person, some of the really wretched stuff is made all the worse for being written in the first person.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: mrbasehart on May 13, 2008, 06:13:51 PM
The only thing missing is you writing yourself into the story to be the hero.

Fixed.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: mrbasehart on May 13, 2008, 06:14:39 PM
Plus it's in the third person, some the really wretched stuff is made all the worse for being written in the first person.

GOD DAMMIT TRIPE!!! I'M WRITING THIS STORY FOR ACCEPTANCE AND PRAISE! ACCEPT AND PRAISE ME!!!!!
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Tripe on May 13, 2008, 06:19:17 PM
Can Jesus provide that for me? :)

(http://members.aol.com/walkswithjesus8/JesusWelcomeHome2a.jpg)

Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: mrbasehart on May 13, 2008, 06:20:32 PM
If he posts on this forum how my story is the bestest ever, then yes.   :)
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Yeshua, Jesus to you Son on May 13, 2008, 06:26:10 PM
You got it twinkle, I love that fan fiction shite, and yours was the best of the best.

This definitly gets the Jesus seal of approval.

(http://essteeyou.com/media/images/BuddyChrist.jpg)
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: mrbasehart on May 13, 2008, 06:28:11 PM
Holy fuck God Damn Gee Whiz!  Jesus likes my work? I must be awesome!


Do you think this the "carrying on" anais alluded to over the on "what would the forum be like withouth thread"? ;)
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Tripe on May 13, 2008, 06:28:34 PM
OMG it's a miracle!
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Yeshua, Jesus to you Son on May 13, 2008, 06:29:13 PM
OMG

You got that right Sunshine!
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: mrbasehart on May 13, 2008, 06:30:46 PM
OMG

You got that right Sunshine!

You're still a Roundtable newbie, so you better respect us old-timers, Squadio.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Tripe on May 13, 2008, 06:32:48 PM
Do you think this the "carrying on" anais alluded to over the on "what would the forum be like withouth thread"? ;)

What do you mean :D
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Yeshua, Jesus to you Son on May 13, 2008, 06:33:37 PM
OMG

You got that right Sunshine!

You're still a Roundtable newbie, so you better respect us old-timers, Squadio.

Right you are squire, the first shall be last and all that bollocks.

But I'd better not hang about here too long, theres a house party over at Goldney Hall  that I promised I'd make an appearance at. It's BYOB so I've got to stop off at the Threshers and pick up some evian.

Then I do a bit of the old Jesus razzmatazz and it'll be chusti.

TTFN
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Fuzzy Necromancer on May 13, 2008, 10:25:19 PM
Mrbaseheart, you have a fanfic, and I proclaim it good. ^_^ Nice characterization and nonverbal dialogue, plus visual description.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Shinigami on May 14, 2008, 01:02:55 AM
I don't have much to add to this topic as I don't read fanfics, however I would like to submit this.

My Immortal

[yt=425,350]Y2LmXUL5EuU[/yt]

And yes, this is completely for real.

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2828044/1/ (http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2828044/1/)

I have yet to figure out if this is a brilliant peice of satire or a sign of the coming apocalypse.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: DarthChimay on May 14, 2008, 01:40:07 AM
I'm sorry... it's no

FULL LIFE CONSEQUENCES!!!!!

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on May 14, 2008, 02:08:16 AM
dear god almighty that was terrible
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: ManUnderMask on May 14, 2008, 04:38:37 AM
I used to write fan fiction. I met some really awesome people in that community (my first girlfriend too:) ). Unfortunately all my stuff has been lost due to various computer problems.

I don't write fan fiction anymore. It was a great exercise in expanding my abilities though. I used to add an original character to everything. Now all I write is original stuff in screenplay format, although I rarely write anymore. It's almost as if I've lost the gift. I've pretty much given up on it and I'm content with being a janitor at Walmart. :(
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Dim of the Yard on May 14, 2008, 09:44:06 AM
My Immortal (http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2828044/1/)

I have yet to figure out if this is a brilliant peice of satire or a sign of the coming apocalypse.

The author's confirmed this thing to be a parody.  But parody or no, this thing is hysterical.

I have to admit, though, I've read much worse, even if this thing was intentional.  I've read a fanfic where Harpo Marx was the main love interest.  And he spoke.  And trained pokemon.  And hunted vampires.  And transformed into a butterfly during the daytime.  Worse still, the story was a drama, so the only hilarity involved was entirely unintentional.

Hunting down ridiculously bad fanfics is somewhat of a hobby of mine.  Sometimes, I wonder if I should find a new hobby.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Fuzzy Necromancer on May 14, 2008, 11:22:56 AM
Yeah, it's kidna like collecting grains of sand on beachfront property.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Dim of the Yard on May 14, 2008, 01:35:35 PM
True, but the particular grains of sand that I'm collecting are actually little jagged pieces of glass that cut me when I pick 'em up or step on 'em.  The standouts of badness.  Torture fics in the Power Rangers fandom.  Care Bears snuff.  Things beyond simply "bad spelling and grammar, out-of-character."  And my God, I have too much fun with this.

THAT'S why I think I need a new hobby.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: BBQ Platypus on May 14, 2008, 02:57:03 PM
The worst examples I've ever encountered are The Eye of Argon (http://www.bmsc.washington.edu/people/merritt/books/Eye_of_Argon.html) by Jim Theis (which is dreadful)

Eye of Argon isn't a fanfiction.  Not that it makes it any better.

In my opinion, it's generic and derivative enough to qualify as fanfiction.  It always smacked of a D&D/Conan the Barbarian crossover fic to me.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: BBQ Platypus on May 14, 2008, 10:57:22 PM
My Immortal (http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2828044/1/)

I have yet to figure out if this is a brilliant peice of satire or a sign of the coming apocalypse.

The author's confirmed this thing to be a parody.  But parody or no, this thing is hysterical.

I have to admit, though, I've read much worse, even if this thing was intentional.  I've read a fanfic where Harpo Marx was the main love interest.  And he spoke.  And trained pokemon.  And hunted vampires.  And transformed into a butterfly during the daytime.  Worse still, the story was a drama, so the only hilarity involved was entirely unintentional.

Hunting down ridiculously bad fanfics is somewhat of a hobby of mine.  Sometimes, I wonder if I should find a new hobby.

Ah, the chance to talk to an expert.  Tell me, have you ever encountered a (non-lemon) fanfic worse than "The Rangers of NIMH?"  'Cuz I sure as hell haven't.

Quote
"The Ranger's where flowing a leaded of break-ins."

And that's just the FIRST SENTENCE.  Jesus Christ.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Fuzzy Necromancer on May 15, 2008, 09:12:00 AM
True, but the particular grains of sand that I'm collecting are actually little jagged pieces of glass that cut me when I pick 'em up or step on 'em.  The standouts of badness.  Torture fics in the Power Rangers fandom.  Care Bears snuff.  Things beyond simply "bad spelling and grammar, out-of-character."  And my God, I have too much fun with this.

THAT'S why I think I need a new hobby.

Yeah, that is why you need a new hobby. Oog. o.0
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Matt B on May 15, 2008, 09:21:36 AM

Ah, the chance to talk to an expert.  Tell me, have you ever encountered a (non-lemon) fanfic worse than "The Rangers of NIMH?"  'Cuz I sure as hell haven't.


Gonterman is ... unique, but he's not the worst of the batch. (And that's not even his worst story. Or the worst Rescue Rangers fanfic.) Just as an example, I know a writer who, while a nice guy in RL, writes as if he originally wrote his stories in English, used Babel Fish to translate it into German, then to French, then back to English, resulting in lines like this:

Quote
Batman and Robin are in Metroplis, looking in wonder at Superman and Supergirl.
Robin ballon: "Holy impossible, MAY BE KRYPTON did exist."
Batman balloon: "May or may not."

I won't mention his name as he's posted here in the Rifftrax forums.

Want something worse? Here's the first paragraph from a story by a different author.
Quote
It was a normal day at the mansion of the X-Men, located at 1407 Greymalkin lane, Salem Center, Westchester County, New York state, United States of America. The date was April 30th 2001, and it was a typical day in late April. The wind was gently blowing at about 3-5 miles per hour (about 4.82803- 8.04672 kilometers per hour.) The trees are starting to show thier fine greenery and beginning to leaf. Below the trees, some of the remnants of last year's greenery still remained amongst the grass which was starting to turn green as well. The grass, of course, was neatly trimmed and well manicured as was the tradition around the mansion. It stood out from the ground at about 1.5 inches (3.81 cm) per blade. Professor Xavier would not have it any other way, as it was what he was accustomed to having. In the sky above several white cumulous clouds had formed; most of them were of an indefinite shape, appearing like cotton growing in the wild. One, however, was different, however. It appeared something like a German shephard's face. Of course, the temperature outside was a pleasant one, typical for the time in upstate New York in late April. It was about 71 degrees Fahrenheit (21.6667 degrees Celsius, 294.817 degrees Kelvin, or 530.67 degrees Rankine.)

There's roughly another 100,000 words in the story. And the random measurements continue to appear throughout.

For just general uneasiness, there was an author or two a while back who decided to write romance stories set in Dachau. Moving on...

Believe me, with a lot of fanfic, even when you think you've seen the very worst of it, something will come along that will dig an even deeper hole.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Tripe on May 15, 2008, 09:25:19 AM
For just general uneasiness, there was an author or two a while back who decided to write romance stories set in Dachau. Moving on...

You know there was a recent documentary along those lines.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Dim of the Yard on May 15, 2008, 08:44:48 PM
Ah, the chance to talk to an expert.  Tell me, have you ever encountered a (non-lemon) fanfic worse than "The Rangers of NIMH?"  'Cuz I sure as hell haven't.

Quote
"The Ranger's where flowing a leaded of break-ins."

And that's just the FIRST SENTENCE.  Jesus Christ.

I'll admit, I haven't read "The Rangers of NIMH" yet, which I suppose more or less negates my claim of being an expert.  But "legolas by laura" might at least give this one a run for its money.  And I have read Gonterman's comics, or what I could find of them, at least.  I'm very partial to the term "Clinton Jobs," as well.

If you're interested, here's "legolas by laura" (http://www.freewebs.com/me_gaya/legolas.html).  It's available below in a more bearable form; an epic reading, complete with a bombastic voice, with everything in the story read as it is presented:

Part One (http://aelotrffr1.ytmnd.com/)
Part Two (http://aelotrffr2.ytmnd.com/)

Quote
Batman and Robin are in Metroplis, looking in wonder at Superman and Supergirl.
Robin ballon: "Holy impossible, MAY BE KRYPTON did exist."
Batman balloon: "May or may not."

I won't mention his name as he's posted here in the Rifftrax forums.

If I believed in sigging random quotes, that quote would be siggable.  By the way, that author....
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: BBQ Platypus on May 15, 2008, 10:40:26 PM
If you're interested, here's "legolas by laura" (http://www.freewebs.com/me_gaya/legolas.html).  It's available below in a more bearable form; an epic reading, complete with a bombastic voice, with everything in the story read as it is presented:

Part One (http://aelotrffr1.ytmnd.com/)
Part Two (http://aelotrffr2.ytmnd.com/)

Wow.  You know, that story is even funnier if you picture it being read in a valley girl voice.

"And then Gandalf and Strider came by, and everyone was all like, 'Who's that?' and Legolas was like, 'Dude, it's, like, Gandalf and Strider.'"

The Rangers of NIMH is still worse, though.  So is every lemon/rape fic I've ever read (the worst of THAT sordid lot being "Agony in Pink").  Hell, so is 75% of everything Stephen Ratliff has ever written (although I might think differently about that last one if "LbL" were a little longer - thank God that it isn't).
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Dim of the Yard on May 15, 2008, 10:44:32 PM
If you're interested, here's "legolas by laura" (http://www.freewebs.com/me_gaya/legolas.html).  It's available below in a more bearable form; an epic reading, complete with a bombastic voice, with everything in the story read as it is presented:

Part One (http://aelotrffr1.ytmnd.com/)
Part Two (http://aelotrffr2.ytmnd.com/)

Wow.  You know, that story is even funnier if you picture it being read in a valley girl voice.

"And then Gandalf and Strider came by, and everyone was all like, 'Who's that?' and Legolas was like, 'Dude, it's, like, Gandalf and Strider.'"

The Rangers of NIMH is still worse, though.  So is every lemon/rape fic I've ever read (the worst of THAT sordid lot being "Agony in Pink").

I also have some links to a reading of this fanfic where the narrator is speaking at 100 words a second, complete with a squeaky voice for the Dark Lord.

Aww, man, NIMH is that bad?  Clearly, I need to look into this story.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: BBQ Platypus on May 15, 2008, 10:56:58 PM
If you're interested, here's "legolas by laura" (http://www.freewebs.com/me_gaya/legolas.html).  It's available below in a more bearable form; an epic reading, complete with a bombastic voice, with everything in the story read as it is presented:

Part One (http://aelotrffr1.ytmnd.com/)
Part Two (http://aelotrffr2.ytmnd.com/)

Wow.  You know, that story is even funnier if you picture it being read in a valley girl voice.

"And then Gandalf and Strider came by, and everyone was all like, 'Who's that?' and Legolas was like, 'Dude, it's, like, Gandalf and Strider.'"

The Rangers of NIMH is still worse, though.  So is every lemon/rape fic I've ever read (the worst of THAT sordid lot being "Agony in Pink").

I also have some links to a reading of this fanfic where the narrator is speaking at 100 words a second, complete with a squeaky voice for the Dark Lord.

Aww, man, NIMH is that bad?  Clearly, I need to look into this story.

Yep.  It really is.  (Not by THAT much, but it is).  Although I think "LbL" is written even MORE amateurishly (and contains the worst Mary Sue I've ever encountered).  And the self-insertion is somewhat less all-pervasive in "Rangers" (it's just a brief reference - though it more than makes up for its briefness by being much, MUCH weirder).  The bad thing about Rangers of NIMH is that it tries to be "clever" and "funny" at times and it fails miserably.

I had a link to the MSTing of it about a page back from here.  For your sanity's sake, I recommend that you check that out instead of the original (even though you've probably read worse).
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Junkyard on May 16, 2008, 07:23:49 AM
A relevant comic that came up today:

(http://www.thinkin-lincoln.com/istrip_files/strips/20080516.gif)
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Fuzzy Necromancer on May 19, 2008, 04:42:10 PM
I think that fanfiction would be an excellent thing to read while executing a filibuster. Stall the opposing legislature in the senate in a way that gets noticed!  >:D
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Dim of the Yard on May 19, 2008, 10:32:12 PM
I think that fanfiction would be an excellent thing to read while executing a filibuster. Stall the opposing legislature in the senate in a way that gets noticed!  >:D

And the voting on the bill regarding the flying of the flag on Father's Day has been stalled as Senator Hillary Clinton begins the narration of the 37th chapter of the 103-chapter Harry Potter fanfiction centering on the conflicted romance between Draco Malfoy, Hermione Granger, and a house elf named Grumpy.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: BBQ Platypus on May 19, 2008, 11:43:36 PM
I've read a fanfic where Harpo Marx was the main love interest.  And he spoke.  And trained pokemon.  And hunted vampires.  And transformed into a butterfly during the daytime.  Worse still, the story was a drama, so the only hilarity involved was entirely unintentional.

Wow.  And I thought the one I read where Weird Al Yankovic became a vampire was bad.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Fuzzy Necromancer on May 20, 2008, 09:35:59 AM
See, in the hands of a good author, vampiric weird al could come out quite interesting and amusing.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Tripe on May 20, 2008, 09:46:06 AM
It was a dark romance wasn't it though? Did Anita Blake turn up in it at all?
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: daltysmilth on May 20, 2008, 03:49:33 PM
Love Bites?  Man, that one was brutal.  It was a hard read even in MSTing form.  And I personally don't recommend reading any fanfic un-MSTed.  In any case, here's a link to the MSTing of it:  http://members.tripod.com/rebo_chan/lovebites.txt (http://members.tripod.com/rebo_chan/lovebites.txt)
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: mrbasehart on May 20, 2008, 07:11:06 PM
After careful consideration, I've realised that my Fan Fiction attempt was too good.  In an attempt to rectify this situation, I translated the text from English to French and then back again, here are the results....

Michael Nelson sat alone in his telephone booth of riffing.  "The sigh," it sighed.  "I lack Kevin and the Bill". 
~ You obtained me~ started singing his friend and disembodied voice synchronizing software, Disembaudio. 
"This is not the same," the replied midwest.  "Since the Presents of Rifftrax.  .."  It tailed of.  If Disembaudio had a head, it would do nodded sadly in the comprehension.  Since to launch it presents of Rifftrax, Kevin and the Bill recorded together, without their buddy, Mike.  ~ They will be rear.  We have the time.~
small Mike reads chubby face increases by anticipation.  "Of course!"  It shouted with brightness.  "I have hard just it out until the winter"!  If Disembaudio had hands, it would have caressed his solitary one, but optimist, the friend on the back.

And in its reunification that the day of happy winter, all bony.  While mrbasehart looked at. 
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Dim of the Yard on May 20, 2008, 09:06:03 PM
It's almost there, Mr. Basehart.  Now do the same thing with the "smut" and your self-insertion, and then you'd have something.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: BBQ Platypus on May 20, 2008, 09:59:33 PM
Love Bites?  Man, that one was brutal.  It was a hard read even in MSTing form.  And I personally don't recommend reading any fanfic un-MSTed.  In any case, here's a link to the MSTing of it:  http://members.tripod.com/rebo_chan/lovebites.txt (http://members.tripod.com/rebo_chan/lovebites.txt)

Yes, that's the one.  I had forgotten what the title was.  It took me about a chapter to remember why I only made it about two-thirds of the way through.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: DarthChimay on May 20, 2008, 11:57:41 PM
After careful consideration, I've realised that my Fan Fiction attempt was too good.  In an attempt to rectify this situation, I translated the text from English to French and then back again, here are the results....

Michael Nelson sat alone in his telephone booth of riffing.  "The sigh," it sighed.  "I lack Kevin and the Bill". 
~ You obtained me~ started singing his friend and disembodied voice synchronizing software, Disembaudio. 
"This is not the same," the replied midwest.  "Since the Presents of Rifftrax.  .."  It tailed of.  If Disembaudio had a head, it would do nodded sadly in the comprehension.  Since to launch it presents of Rifftrax, Kevin and the Bill recorded together, without their buddy, Mike.  ~ They will be rear.  We have the time.~
small Mike reads chubby face increases by anticipation.  "Of course!"  It shouted with brightness.  "I have hard just it out until the winter"!  If Disembaudio had hands, it would have caressed his solitary one, but optimist, the friend on the back.

It's almost there, Mr. Basehart.  Now do the same thing with the "smut" and your self-insertion, and then you'd have something.

And then I'll finish my MiSTing of it.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: mrbasehart on May 21, 2008, 05:30:35 AM
Edited.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Fuzzy Necromancer on May 26, 2008, 10:48:17 AM
Love Bites?  Man, that one was brutal.  It was a hard read even in MSTing form.  And I personally don't recommend reading any fanfic un-MSTed.  In any case, here's a link to the MSTing of it:  http://members.tripod.com/rebo_chan/lovebites.txt (http://members.tripod.com/rebo_chan/lovebites.txt)

Too bad it's slated for theatrical release by disney in fall of 2009
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: daltysmilth on May 26, 2008, 11:44:16 AM
Love Bites?  Man, that one was brutal.  It was a hard read even in MSTing form.  And I personally don't recommend reading any fanfic un-MSTed.  In any case, here's a link to the MSTing of it:  http://members.tripod.com/rebo_chan/lovebites.txt (http://members.tripod.com/rebo_chan/lovebites.txt)

Too bad it's slated for theatrical release by disney in fall of 2009

AAAAAAAAGH!!!  Don't do that!
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Fuzzy Necromancer on May 26, 2008, 11:33:37 PM
*snickers*

I still got it  8)
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: mrbasehart on May 27, 2008, 05:27:57 AM
*snickers*

I still got it  8)

A shot of anti-biotics will get rid of it.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Tripe on June 05, 2008, 04:35:23 PM
Ahem (http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php/topic,9485.0.html)
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: BBQ Platypus on June 13, 2008, 02:21:08 PM
I thought I'd dredge this thread back up to show you a particularly horrific (and disturbingly hilarious) example of fanfiction.  It's a DBZ/Diary of Anne Frank crossover (yes, you read that right).  The good news is that it's only two chapters long.  Read on if you dare:

Part 1 (http://papirini.hishkabagna.net/~papirini/kousagi/badfic/notsailormoon/gofer/time1.txt)
Part 2 (http://papirini.hishkabagna.net/~papirini/kousagi/badfic/notsailormoon/gofer/time2.txt)
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Dim of the Yard on June 13, 2008, 02:34:27 PM
I thought I'd dredge this thread back up to show you a particularly horrific (and disturbingly hilarious) example of fanfiction.  It's a DBZ/Diary of Anne Frank crossover (yes, you read that right).  The good news is that it's only two chapters long.  Read on if you dare:

Part 1 (http://papirini.hishkabagna.net/~papirini/kousagi/badfic/notsailormoon/gofer/time1.txt)
Part 2 (http://papirini.hishkabagna.net/~papirini/kousagi/badfic/notsailormoon/gofer/time2.txt)

My favorite part is when Hitler goes Super Saiyan.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: BBQ Platypus on June 13, 2008, 07:30:39 PM
I thought I'd dredge this thread back up to show you a particularly horrific (and disturbingly hilarious) example of fanfiction.  It's a DBZ/Diary of Anne Frank crossover (yes, you read that right).  The good news is that it's only two chapters long.  Read on if you dare:

Part 1 (http://papirini.hishkabagna.net/~papirini/kousagi/badfic/notsailormoon/gofer/time1.txt)
Part 2 (http://papirini.hishkabagna.net/~papirini/kousagi/badfic/notsailormoon/gofer/time2.txt)

My favorite part is when Hitler goes Super Saiyan.

I'm pretty sure that's EVERYONE'S favorite part.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Fuzzy Necromancer on June 15, 2008, 12:47:37 AM
Eh. Seen it. 9_9
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Nick on June 22, 2008, 12:12:50 PM
I'd like to introduce this forum to Mock Effect.

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4151959/1/Mock_Effect (http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4151959/1/Mock_Effect)

A great parody of Bioware's Mass Effect game. It is one of the funniest things I've read in a long time.  :D
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Dim of the Yard on June 22, 2008, 01:18:50 PM
I think this is one of my favorite fanfictions.  I'm not in the Doom fandom at all, but this kind of badness just transcends fandoms.

Doom: Repercussions of Evil (http://youarethedemons.com/)

It's very short and just plain mocks itself.

The buttons on the bottom of the screen switch out the nouns.  (Ex - "John" becomes "flamingspinach.")
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Compound on June 22, 2008, 03:51:12 PM
Wow. That's just strange. I read that story about two hours ago after following a link to it on TVtropes. They linked to the Den of Evil version of it though.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: BBQ Platypus on July 08, 2008, 12:20:28 PM
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Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: lwelyk on July 24, 2008, 10:58:27 PM
I love bad fanfiction. I have a website I stopped updating dedicated to riffing on it(One fanfic author asked me to take down her story. It involved characters from the legend of zelda playing paintball. : P). It was called Sophisticated Literature (http://sophisticatedlit.wordpress.com/), and was kinda lame, but I had fun with it. My favorite bad fanfic is: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2739850/1/Metroid_High_School

Metroid High School. Best series ever.

It has hot angsty people with bad asses, the cholera(which is an STD), author insertions(hello 111SAMUSRIDLEY4EVA2006, how are you?), Democrats in class elections(She was going to be a republican, but then she found out they vote for high gas prices and kill trees), misspellings(They told each other their true felonies), sexist football team(even though all sexes are allowed, even girls),  and lovely verbs(Yokoi Disney Channeled), also at one point Captain Falcon Punched.

Anyway, I am obsessively in love with this series, read it and prepare to laugh.

I sounded like an advertisement there. : P

Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: BBQ Platypus on August 19, 2008, 04:02:38 PM
I have a confession to make guys...I'm...kind of...delving into fanfiction myself.

I'm not linking to it.  Never.  Unless you pester me really, really badly about it.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: DarthChimay on August 19, 2008, 04:07:14 PM
Now, guess which one of these beauties I wrote:

http://www.cracked.com/article_16554_5-most-baffling-sex-scenes-in-history-fanfiction.html (http://www.cracked.com/article_16554_5-most-baffling-sex-scenes-in-history-fanfiction.html)

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: BBQ Platypus on August 19, 2008, 04:53:00 PM
Ah.  Compared to that, mine seems far less embarrassing.  Here you go (http://chorrol.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=4129).  It's a work in progress.

It's an Elder Scrolls fanfic, so your mileage may vary.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: ninjacat11 on August 19, 2008, 06:42:24 PM
I don't write fan fiction myself, but I love to riff on really, really bad ones.

This Twilight fan fiction definitely could deserve a good riffing. I don't care for the series, but the horrible mutilation of the English language in this book deserves to be seen by as many people as possible. It's like the Manos of bad fan-fiction.

I present to you:
Twila, The Girl Who Waz In Luv With A Vampyre (http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3879551/1/Twila_The_Girl_Who_Waz_In_Luv_With_A_Vampyre)

I thought I'd dredge this thread back up to show you a particularly horrific (and disturbingly hilarious) example of fanfiction.  It's a DBZ/Diary of Anne Frank crossover (yes, you read that right).  The good news is that it's only two chapters long.  Read on if you dare:

Part 1 (http://papirini.hishkabagna.net/~papirini/kousagi/badfic/notsailormoon/gofer/time1.txt)
Part 2 (http://papirini.hishkabagna.net/~papirini/kousagi/badfic/notsailormoon/gofer/time2.txt)
What in the hell? That may be the strangest thing I've seen all week.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Dim of the Yard on August 19, 2008, 08:00:00 PM
This Twilight fan fiction definitely could deserve a good riffing. I don't care for the series, but the horrible mutilation of the English language in this book deserves to be seen by as many people as possible. It's like the Manos of bad fan-fiction.

I present to you:
Twila, The Girl Who Waz In Luv With A Vampyre (http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3879551/1/Twila_The_Girl_Who_Waz_In_Luv_With_A_Vampyre)

My "troll" senses are tingling.  The story's very reminiscent of My Immortal (http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2828044/1/), a verified troll fanfic.  (That one looks halfway decent in the beginning chapters, but the writing deteriorates rapidly as the story progresses.)
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: ninjacat11 on August 19, 2008, 08:20:00 PM
This Twilight fan fiction definitely could deserve a good riffing. I don't care for the series, but the horrible mutilation of the English language in this book deserves to be seen by as many people as possible. It's like the Manos of bad fan-fiction.

I present to you:
Twila, The Girl Who Waz In Luv With A Vampyre (http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3879551/1/Twila_The_Girl_Who_Waz_In_Luv_With_A_Vampyre)

My "troll" senses are tingling.  The story's very reminiscent of My Immortal (http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2828044/1/), a verified troll fanfic.  (That one looks halfway decent in the beginning chapters, but the writing deteriorates rapidly as the story progresses.)
It's by the same person who did My Immortal, IIRC. Take that however you will.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Dim of the Yard on August 19, 2008, 08:41:38 PM
This Twilight fan fiction definitely could deserve a good riffing. I don't care for the series, but the horrible mutilation of the English language in this book deserves to be seen by as many people as possible. It's like the Manos of bad fan-fiction.

I present to you:
Twila, The Girl Who Waz In Luv With A Vampyre (http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3879551/1/Twila_The_Girl_Who_Waz_In_Luv_With_A_Vampyre)

My "troll" senses are tingling.  The story's very reminiscent of My Immortal (http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2828044/1/), a verified troll fanfic.  (That one looks halfway decent in the beginning chapters, but the writing deteriorates rapidly as the story progresses.)
It's by the same person who did My Immortal, IIRC. Take that however you will.

Then it's a troll, no question about it.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Compound on August 19, 2008, 09:40:11 PM
Ah.  Compared to that, mine seems far less embarrassing.  Here you go (http://chorrol.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=4129).  It's a work in progress.

It's an Elder Scrolls fanfic, so your mileage may vary.

Grignir?
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: BBQ Platypus on August 19, 2008, 09:42:37 PM
Ah.  Compared to that, mine seems far less embarrassing.  Here you go (http://chorrol.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=4129).  It's a work in progress.

It's an Elder Scrolls fanfic, so your mileage may vary.

Grignir?

Yeah.  He's partly named after the main character from Eye of Argon.  It's also quasi-derived from some Norwegian word whose meaning escapes me at the moment.  It's something significant, but I forget what exactly it is 'cuz I changed the letters around.  So...yeah.

DON'T JUDGE ME, DAMMIT!
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Dim of the Yard on August 19, 2008, 09:55:05 PM
Ah.  Compared to that, mine seems far less embarrassing.  Here you go (http://chorrol.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=4129).  It's a work in progress.

It's an Elder Scrolls fanfic, so your mileage may vary.

Grignir?

Yes, Grignir.  Deal.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Compound on August 20, 2008, 07:50:27 AM
Ah.  Compared to that, mine seems far less embarrassing.  Here you go (http://chorrol.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=4129).  It's a work in progress.

It's an Elder Scrolls fanfic, so your mileage may vary.

Grignir?

Yes, Grignir.  Deal.

(Ping) Correct response from Dim. 1 point to her.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: BBQ Platypus on August 21, 2008, 11:24:13 AM
Damn.  It's been a while since I read that.  Still, it should've been the first thing that popped into my head.  I must be getting slow.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Kzinistzerg on August 22, 2008, 04:58:57 AM
After reading through this topic I'm surprised any of you are allowed out of your padded cells. (that Harry-potter parody was great, though!)
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Dim of the Yard on August 22, 2008, 02:41:27 PM
After reading through this topic I'm surprised any of you are allowed out of your padded cells. (that Harry-potter parody was great, though!)

It's not like we wrote the Dragonball Z/Anne Frank crossover, or the story about Harpo Marx as a vampire slayer.  We're just showing off the crap.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: ninjacat11 on August 22, 2008, 04:31:37 PM
After reading through this topic I'm surprised any of you are allowed out of your padded cells. (that Harry-potter parody was great, though!)

It's not like we wrote the Dragonball Z/Anne Frank crossover, or the story about Harpo Marx as a vampire slayer.  We're just showing off the crap.
Wait, Harpo Marx as a vampire slayer? Say wha?
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: BBQ Platypus on August 22, 2008, 05:32:59 PM
I'm sorry... it's no

FULL LIFE CONSEQUENCES!!!!!

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

I hear ya, man.  Funniest fanfic EVAR.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Dim of the Yard on August 22, 2008, 05:34:11 PM
After reading through this topic I'm surprised any of you are allowed out of your padded cells. (that Harry-potter parody was great, though!)

It's not like we wrote the Dragonball Z/Anne Frank crossover, or the story about Harpo Marx as a vampire slayer.  We're just showing off the crap.
Wait, Harpo Marx as a vampire slayer? Say wha?

Oh, no just a vampire slayer: a Pokemon-training, butterfly-shapeshifting, hot lady loving vampire slayer.  Dare you investigate? (http://groups.msn.com/TheHarpoMarxSite/wingsoflove.msnw)  This one isn't a troll, either.  The author has a lot of fanfictions a lot like this, and some of the quotes that she's written on her list of quotes about Harpo are just as bad as the story.

I'm writing a sequel to this story where Harpo meets his brothers and becomes convinced that they're vampires.  It's significant;y less cracky than the original.  I'm loving it to death, but it's been a while since I've jumped into it.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Tripe on August 22, 2008, 06:25:26 PM
I have to say until Dim first brought that to my attention  inept romantic stories would always be the first thing that floated to the top of mind when contemplating the phrase Fan Fiction. However now there's Harpo.  :D
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: wurwolf on September 18, 2008, 10:05:47 AM
When it comes to fanfic there are no limits. I do love the Harpo Marx as a vampire slayer scenario. It's great when a writer surprises you.

My favorite fanfics are usually slash, the more unrealistic the better. My favorite one so far has been a Dobby/Hagrid pairing that was not to be believed. ("Please, sir! Dobby stretches!") Another one I enjoyed was one Cracked linked about Indiana Jones and Tom Riddle (Lord Voldemort) getting it on in the desert. Indy called Tom Riddle "kid" the whole time he was boning him.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Kzinistzerg on September 19, 2008, 02:56:43 PM
I'm not even sure why I read this thread, except that it's disturbing and hilarious at the same time.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on September 21, 2008, 01:47:13 AM
I'm sorry... it's no

FULL LIFE CONSEQUENCES!!!!!

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

I hear ya, man.  Funniest fanfic EVAR.

I can't stop watching this.

And so I have to go.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Dim of the Yard on September 22, 2008, 12:18:29 PM
I'm totally going to use the line, "I cannot give you my license, because YOU ARE A HEAD CRAB ZOMBIE!" if I ever get pulled over by a cop.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: ninjacat11 on October 15, 2008, 05:06:00 AM
Y'know the same guy who reenacted Half-Life: Full Life Consequences in G-Mod?

Well, he's tackled one of Peter Chimaera's work.
http://www.youtube.com/v/fOvglodUIcA&hl=en&fs=1
Speaking of Chimaera, I actually got a downloadable version of his book. I'm suspecting that this guy's a fake, but it's still riotous.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Fuzzy Necromancer on October 17, 2008, 09:25:47 PM
I intend to start writing a Sarah Palin x Barack Obama slashfic sometime soon =o
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Tripe on October 18, 2008, 04:33:37 AM
They're playing one on one basketball and things get heated?
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: BBQ Platypus on November 03, 2008, 01:52:45 PM
For those of you who don't frequent the chatroom, I wrote a werewolf Star Trek story when I was thirteen.  You will never see it.  Ever.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: BBQ Platypus on November 03, 2008, 01:54:27 PM
Also, I, too, have suspected Peter Chimaera of not being the genuine article.  "Quarter-Life" is still hilarious, though (funnier than "Repercussions of Evil," if you ask me).
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: BBQ Platypus on November 26, 2008, 04:33:36 PM
From the same brilliant mind who brought you "Half-Life: Full Life Consequences" comes "Metal Gear Solid: Fight of Metal Gears!

http://www.youtube.com/v/wkKH1G9TJN4&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Kzinistzerg on December 02, 2008, 06:59:04 PM
Oh, my god, dancing Yagrum Bagarn. AWESOME.

(unless he's practicing Kung-Fu? That's still awesome, though)

*ahem* what was this thread about?
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: BBQ Platypus on December 02, 2008, 07:54:44 PM
Oh, my god, dancing Yagrum Bagarn. AWESOME.

(unless he's practicing Kung-Fu? That's still awesome, though)

*ahem* what was this thread about?

Bad fanfiction.  I just showed you an example (featuring a video compiled by a guy who does the best David Hayter impersonation I've ever heard).

I think the Yagrum Bagarn GIF may have been taken from the game - his "attack" move (even though he can't cause you any damage).  But I'm not sure.  I don't care either way, because those jazz hands at the end are just awesome.  Even if he's not dancing, it looks enough like it for me to say that yeah, he pretty much is.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: DarthChimay on December 08, 2008, 11:58:00 AM
From the same brilliant mind who brought you "Half-Life: Full Life Consequences" comes "Metal Gear Solid: Fight of Metal Gears!

http://www.youtube.com/v/wkKH1G9TJN4&hl=en&fs=1

?


!
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Toby Danger on December 08, 2008, 03:52:58 PM
I couldn't let this thread go by without shining a spotlight on quite possibly the most insane, badly written crossover fanfic ever encountered. This thing is so bad, I only dare point you towards the MSTed version of it. (which is quite hilarious, and well worth the read)

I give you... The Misery Senshi Neo-Zero Double Blitzkreig Debacle! (http://home.netcom.com/%7Emblackwl/Neo-zero.txt)
And yes, that is the full title. Oh, where to begin with this one...

How about the plot? Daria (she of the MTV cartoon) is asked to come to Japan by Sailor Moon and the Sailor Senshi, who ask her to take the place of Sailor Mercury while Ami goes to school abroad. While Daria acts like a petulant cow over the job, (in fact, her character is totally OCC throughout) Ami's flight is highjacked by an Islamic terrorist who makes the passenger's sing Cat Stevens songs for some reason. Ami throws the guy out, and crashlands the plane in Daria's hometown, which is when an evil gangt of white supremist militia men storm in and take over the town. This prompts the crazy shouting teacher from Daria to gather everyone to form a group of freedom fighters. Oh, and Beavis and Butthead show up and try to rape Daria's sister.

Meanwhile in Japan, another evil terrorist group, this one led by a crazy Nazi scientist, steal a prototype jet plane and proceed to bomb Tokyo with it. Now you think the Sailor Senshi, of all people, would be able to handle a single plane, but they hardly do anything to stop it. Hell, no one even lifts a finger to just shoot the damn plane down until the very end. After meeting a superhero called the Solar Warrior (who gets an entire chapter devoted to his origin story even though it has NO bearing on the plot whatsoever) Daria takes the reins and through inconcievable luck, managesd to resolve both problems in both countries, becomes a hero to all, and gets her secret wish to be the most popular girl in school. And in between, we get long, pointless speeches and essays on politics and Japanese history, fight scenes which last all of two minutes, characters acting like complete buffoons, and bizarrely, a complete appendix of all the Japanese culture references.

It truly takes an insane mind to commit something like this story to text. Check your brain at the door if you try to read this one.

Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: BBQ Platypus on January 17, 2009, 11:33:19 PM
And now for something completely different: an actual, sincere recommendation.

I've just encountered an in-progress novelization of Command & Conquer 3 that is so good, I've actually bookmarked it for easy access when the next update comes.  Apparently, the author felt that the official novelization was fuck-awful (and judging from the things he's said about it, it sounds like a fair assessment), and got the inspiration to make one of his own.  Anyway, the guy has an attention to detail and accuracy in portraying these military operations that is nothing short of amazing.  It's VERY good stuff (though it's obviously better if you understand the C&C universe).  This guy knows how to write military sci-fi.

The link is here: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3654039/1/ (http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3654039/1/).
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: BBQ Platypus on February 03, 2009, 01:11:27 PM
Another recommendation:

This rewrite of "Repercussions of Evil." (http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4067416/1/Doom_Repercussions_of_Evil_Mark_II)
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Fuzzy Necromancer on February 04, 2009, 05:23:24 PM
I'm working on a piece of Teen Titans WG fanfiction with a lovecraftian Wonka esque villain. It's officially novel-length and it's still not done. >_>
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: ImOscardotcom on February 04, 2009, 05:34:58 PM
I'm working on a piece of Teen Titans WG fanfiction with a lovecraftian Wonka esque villain. It's officially novel-length and it's still not done. >_>

I pray for you and your loved ones.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: SJP on February 20, 2009, 10:18:21 PM
I admit it: I've written three separate pieces, all about Thief: The Dark Project.  Well, sort of.

Way back in 1999, I was a big fan of the games, and spent countless hours hanging out on the TTLG forums posting endlessly about God knows what (unlike today; I've never gone back to anything of the like since!).  The sister site of the forums also hosted a lot of short stories and novels in development.  I started reading them, and noticed something very odd; every single story was taking itself seriously.  This isn't a shot at those stories, mind you, but very few that I had read were humorous.

I set out to change that.  I wrote a very short story, "Unlicensed and Untrained," where three idiots try to rob somebody and end up way in over their heads.  The story had very little to do with the main characters in the game, but was set in the same world and mentions them.

I liked writing for those three guys so much I wrote a longer (but still relatively short) story.  I finished it around 2003 (yeah, sometimes it takes me awhile) called "A Contest of Fools, or, When Zombies Attack!"  Again, the story mainly focuses on my three idiots, but the main character of the games, Garrett, takes a much larger role, as a bunch of thieves are called up to prove they are the best thieves in the city by robbing the city's most haunted graveyard.  Lots of people die in embarrassingly silly ways.

I wanted to get one more story out of them, though, and I just finished a novel length (I think it's around 80,000+) story called "I Married a Pagan!" which isn't out on the site yet.  I'm going to release it serially over the next few weeks (as long as the guy helping me edit is up to the task).  It's actually more of a satire than fan fiction; it is still set in the same world, but I focus more on the conflicts and dogmas of the two main religious groups that feature in the series.  I still tried to make it funny.

I do have real stuff I'm working on, including screenplays and novels.  But stuff like this just keeps distracting me.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: SJP on March 02, 2009, 07:43:35 PM
Quick update: The first part of the story just went up onto the the site March 2nd.  It's at http://www.thief-thecircle.com (http://www.thief-thecircle.com).  Check it out, if you'd like!

There is a slight error on the site: it's an eight-part, seven day story, not five parts.  No worries.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: BBQ Platypus on April 09, 2009, 12:04:25 PM
Finally!  A sequel to FULL LIFE CONSEQUENCES!

http://www.youtube.com/v/0NiCYPrAoB8&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Fuzzy Necromancer on June 28, 2009, 08:57:56 PM
I'm working on a piece of Teen Titans WG fanfiction with a lovecraftian Wonka esque villain. It's officially novel-length and it's still not done. >_>

I pray for you and your loved ones.

It's finished now ( though not all of it is uploaded)

Sugar Rush (I can has reviews?) (http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5153624/1/Sugar_Rush)

Also did my first Azumanga Daioh fanfic. <_<
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on July 01, 2009, 02:41:16 PM
I don't read fan fiction, but I might be guilty of writing it. I don't know if it counts as fan fiction, but my sister and I wrote several dada skits with the LOTR hobbits (i.e. FRODO: "Pass the beans." SAM does a double back flip. MERRY: "AAAA! A Walrus!!"). We also wrote newspapers based on the TV show Gargoyles called "Castle Chronicles". We also made lots of radio parodies of things we loved like Star Wars and Alvin and the Chipmunks (called The Potato Chipmunks). Plus we have written several dissertations based on a children's book called a different twist--one in which we proved through concrete evidence embedded in the text that the main character's best friend is Satan's literal child. :) But we don't like that book so we're not fans--it's just easy to make fun of. So if that counts as fan fiction, I'm guilty.
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Sokudo Ningyou on July 07, 2009, 10:45:44 PM
I read a shitload of fanfic.  And write some.  It can be the source of so much hilarity....
Title: Re: Fan Fiction?
Post by: Fuzzy Necromancer on July 09, 2009, 04:04:12 PM
What kind do you write? .-.

What kind do you read?