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Offline Tripe

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Fan Fic Competition
« on: June 05, 2008, 04:33:47 PM »

Ok I mused this on a couple of threads and I think we've enough talented wee writers on the forum to make this fun.

However aside from the basic idea I'm not sure of the details.

So here's the thread that we can discuss it and then kick it off one we've banged out the parameters.

I propose a Fan Fic contest.

My preference is that it be of the Shipper or Slash variety (but if we do that we have to decide on possible rating).

But some questions:

Do we all write on the same general topic MST3K for example, or will the writers be free to choose their pairings?
Who will judge it?
What will the prizes be?


That should be enough to be going along with.

Lets discuss...
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Re: Fan Fic Competition Exploratory Thread
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2008, 04:55:21 PM »
I said "sure."  I'd like to write in it, but if you need somebody to stand in to be a judge, I'll be happy to do that, as well.  I'm not too sure how well the Shipper or Slash stuff will go down with the general crowd, although I'm bizarrely intrigued by the possibility.  (Then again, I browse Rule 34 archives for fun.)

My suggestion for the Fanfiction Contest is to let everybody have free reign over what they want to write for now.  You can impose rating limits or stuff that you don't want authors touching with a ten foot pole, but sort of leave everything else, such as content, to the people participating in the contest.  If the contest gets enough popularity in the first round, and you decide to keep doing these, then you can play around with challenges, such as making Shipper or Slash stories mandatory, or requiring all stories have an R-rating, or something along those lines.

As for prizes?  I don't know.  But I insist on MSTing the loser.   >:D  With the loser's permission, of course.

PS - This 20 questions (2.0 questions, to be exact) might be of some interest: 2.0 Questions: In Which We Discovered Batman and Robin Was Being Released.  In this game, since the movie was fairly obvious, the rules of the game were to write a story with a 250-word minimum, with the question you want to ask being worked into the plot.  And a splendid time was guaranteed for all.

Edit: Fixed link.  NOW the splendid time that was guaranteed for all, is guaranteed for all.
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Re: Fan Fic Competition Exploratory Thread
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2008, 05:31:13 PM »
I haven't been following the fanfic threads too closely, but the subject header gave me a brief thrill, the sense of a challenge thrown down before me.  It went away when I realized that, in all probability, I write too well to create the kind of amusing fanfic you want.  ;D

And the totally weird thing is, I wrote something years ago, with professional intent, that could almost qualify for your contest.  Some years ago there was a science-fiction magazine that was licensed to run short stories in the Star Trek universe.  I got inspired, wrote a Voyager story that I thought worked pretty well ... and the magazine folded before I could submit it.  It's an orphaned story, with no market that could buy it.  It'll never earn me a nickel.  And I could submit it to your contest if A) your definition of "Shipper" is generous enough (it plays off Harry Kim's unrequited feelings for Seven of Nine, and while that's a strong subplot, it isn't the main plotline) and B) your definition of "fan" includes pros.

Oh, and C) if I were willing to risk utter humiliation.  But that's what a writer does all the time, so I could swing that.

Anyway, I'll check back here now and again, to see what comes of this idea.
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Re: Fan Fic Competition Exploratory Thread
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2008, 06:17:56 PM »
What do you mean by "Shipper or Slash"?

And do you want intentionally bad writing?  Cause I think I can write the crap out of some intentionally bad fan fiction.  Some of it even unintentional.



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Re: Fan Fic Competition Exploratory Thread
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2008, 06:21:18 PM »
Are we sure about the slash/shipper aspect of the fan fiction? Wouldn't it be in slightly poor taste? If not, I totally have the "Joel Builds Gypsy a Realistic Vagina" story ready to go!


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Re: Fan Fic Competition Exploratory Thread
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2008, 06:24:28 PM »
What do you mean by "Shipper or Slash"?

And do you want intentionally bad writing?  Cause I think I can write the crap out of some intentionally bad fan fiction.  Some of it even unintentional.

Shipper refers to a couple (romantic or otherwise) in the story.  So a story delving into the sweet, behind-the-scenes romance between Brain Guy and Pearl Forrester would be a Shipper fic.  Slash is the same thing, except with homosexual pairings.  Usually, the male/male variety is referred to as Slash, and the female/female variety is referred to as Femslash, although nowadays, I suppose it's all inclusive.  So a story delving into the sweet, totally-one-sided romance between Jack Perkins and Mr. B Natural would be Slash.

I think the goal of this story would be to actually try, although I think it would be fun to have a Bad Fanfiction Contest, and have the "winning" fanfic MSTed by the judges.


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Re: Fan Fic Competition Exploratory Thread
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2008, 06:28:55 PM »
Hi, yes I think I should clarify: Yes I was thinking something funny, does that mean intentionally bad? Well as Roger Rabbit might say (when not reading Fan fics about his wife) only if it's funny.

What i mean is I wasn't thinking of anything heavy just sort of lighthearted and a little parodic possibly.

But I'll always argue intentional comedy is a lot harder than it looks and I think it's more of a challenge.


I think the goal of this story would be to actually try, although I think it would be fun to have a Bad Fanfiction Contest, and have the "winning" fanfic MSTed by the judges.

Actually that's a good idea there Miss Dim, and I'd be honored if you'd be one of the judges :).


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Re: Fan Fic Competition Exploratory Thread
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2008, 06:37:03 PM »
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I'd love to be a judge, Tripe.  Thank you!


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Re: Fan Fic Competition Exploratory Thread
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2008, 10:50:32 PM »
I'll sit the first round out, I think, but if we do something other than shipper or slash fics in the next round, I'm in.  By that token, I'd like to suggest that the winner of each round gets to pick the topic for the next round, and the loser of each round gets to be the judge of the next round.
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Re: Fan Fic Competition Exploratory Thread
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2008, 12:29:30 AM »
um...I'm not smart enough to write something funny, but...I'll try. Tripe is right, it is extremely hard to write smart comedy, which is why I respect the riffers so much...oh and my stories tend to be PG when it comes to romance...so I don't know if anything I write would be of interest. Rule 34 wise anyways...

But I'd like to write an emotionally charged tale of the guilt Mike Nelson feels for being a destroyer of worlds...oh...never mind, I came up with a funny story idea while I was thinking about this, it definitely won't be emotionally charged, but it will cause the worlds of star wars and MST3k crashing together...hehe, ideas for this are coming in now...


this is going to be great... :D


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Re: Fan Fic Competition Exploratory Thread
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2008, 05:13:40 AM »
'Fess up, Fortis. You're doing Mike Nelson/Jar Jar Binks slash, aren't you?
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Re: Fan Fic Competition Exploratory Thread
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2008, 05:20:07 AM »
OK so it seems fairly positively received, Dim could you PM me and we'll lay out the details.

I guess Dim and i will judge it though a third volunteer would be nice, three is a great number for judges, we have a girl, a British bloke now all we need is a chubby black fella who used to play with Foreigner :)

Oh and I suppose I'll keep the voting open till Dim gets back from wherever she's going (I remember that much but i can't remember where).


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Re: Fan Fic Competition Exploratory Thread
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2008, 07:43:40 AM »

I guess Dim and i will judge it though a third volunteer would be nice, three is a great number for judges, we have a girl, a British bloke now all we need is a chubby black fella who used to play with Foreigner :)




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Re: Fan Fic Competition Exploratory Thread
« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2008, 07:44:35 AM »
I would so love for him to be a judge on American Idol. :D


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Re: Fan Fic Competition Exploratory Thread
« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2008, 07:47:51 AM »
hmm, judging sounds fun, but I think fan fics would be about stuff I've never seen, and contain numerous references therein, so I guess it's not for me :-\
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