My big question: what about fanfiction?

Discussion in '-feedback-' started by Ma_cherie, May 15, 2006.

  1. Ma_cherie -member- -member-

    Ma_cherie
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    Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 1:59 pm

    I've been wondering about this for a while... Is it ok to post some of my Mana/Malice Mizer/etc fanfiction? I mean, if you tell me not to post "yaoi", I won't , but would a PG13 fic for instance be allowed? I'm really clueless about this. I wonder why I haven't seen any... :cry:
     
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  2. Haku -member- -member-

    Haku
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    Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 2:25 pm

    we had a fanfiction thread in the random thread... it kinda died. o_o Midori's fics were funny though.. :D Seth~~

    But since we had a nice thread going, I dunno what the exact guidelines are....
     
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  3. Elec -member- -member-

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    Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 2:30 pm

    It's honestly nothing against your personal writing ability, but I know myself and a few others find them to be devoid of originality and poorly written in general. I'll go a step further and say that I can't stand any form of fanfiction, whether it be jrock, star trek, or any other thing.
     
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  4. MorganIvy -current- -current-

    MorganIvy
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    Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 3:20 pm

    I like fanfiction as long as it's well written and no one's off-character.. ::bleh::

    My favourite is "Misery" by Amalthea but I don't really know if it's finished and it seems she changed her email =/

    I like most of Mistoline's fics too...
     
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  5. Ma_cherie -member- -member-

    Ma_cherie
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    Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 3:30 pm

    Elec wrote:
    I don't have to prove anything to anyone, and I'd rather not take this as an offence. Although I am no native speaker, I can assure you my writing style is remarkable. Well I'll just try and post something and wait for flamers to eat me up - which is what will happen anyway.
     
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  6. Elec -member- -member-

    Elec
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    Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 3:33 pm

    Ma_cherie wrote:
    I'm not implying that you write poorly in any language at all; that is not my intent and it would be very insensitive of me to do so. I simply feel that good writers can suddenly turn sub-par by succumbing to writing for stock characters who are not born from their own creativity; filling the fanfic with melodrama and unfunny jokes and situations based on fans' oversexualized views of these characters (even if they're not explicit). I would much rather read something that contains the author's entire essence as opposed to sticking a band in there.
     
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  7. flowersofnight -moderator- -moderator-

    flowersofnight
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    Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 3:34 pm

    Ehh... fanfiction generally just isn't what we do here. Unless you have something really amazing that everyone must see, I'd advise you to think carefully before posting. Generally the more "dramatic" it is, the less appropriate for this forum it is. We have plenty of lighthearted fan-material (including some comics of my own) and that's one thing, but I definitely don't want to see "Ash and Mana's Yaoi Suicide Pact" or the like. Just use your good judgement and take a look at things that have been successfully posted in the past.

    Oh, and yaoi (or any other explicit material) is not allowed at all, per the decency rules.
     
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  8. Ma_cherie -member- -member-

    Ma_cherie
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    Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 3:39 pm

    Um.. thanks mod, but...
    what about a fun, I mean REALLY fun version of a fairy tale including Moi dix Mois characters? No yaoi... I am working on it and it'd be grand to post it here. If you don't find the idea alluring at all, just tell me and I'll post it around Live journal.
     
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  9. evespikey -member- -member-

    evespikey
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    Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 4:30 pm

    You could just post the link to it, and then if people want to read it they can...

    I write fanfiction myself, but, as has been said, here isn't really a fanfiction sort of place. ::bleh::
     
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  10. sailorKa -member- -member-

    sailorKa
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    Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 6:09 pm

    flowersofnight wrote:
    D8 YOU'RE THE DEVIL. ::weepy::

    --k
     
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  11. Priss -member- -member-

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    Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 6:18 pm

    flowersofnight wrote:
    Is that available in paperback? :-?

    I don't like Fanfics no matter how good the writer is [period]

    I think if you really wanted to post it, don't give it it's own thread, just make a general fanfiction one, or ressurect the old one. Then if anyone wants to read it, they can...if not, then oh well. :P


    Priss
     
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  12. Kyuketsuki -dead scape- dead scape

    Kyuketsuki
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    Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 10:08 pm

    flowersofnight wrote:
    ::squee:: someone should draw that. >.>

    But on another note, I don't mind the parody stuff like Midori's (those were great, btw, dear. ^.^) Otherwise, I cringe a little at drama fanfic starring <insert jrock band here>. I wish you the best of luck in all writing endeavours, though! :)
     
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  13. Midori -member- -member-

    Midori
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    Posted: Tue May 16, 2006 5:45 am

    Haku & Kyuketsuki: Thank you for your kind words! :)

    I wrote the beginning of a new one awhile ago (starring Kaya, Tohru, & Kazuno), but I've gotten stuck. And then I got distracted writing episodes of Home Shopping for my favorite indies band here in Osaka.....

    I dont write anything that's NOT funny.
     
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  14. Hime -member- -member-

    Hime
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    Posted: Tue May 16, 2006 5:56 am

    Midori wrote:
    Oo, I hope you finish it! I'm gonna read if you do ^_^/
    After reading the stuff you write, I realized that I hate everything else ::erm::
     
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  15. Kyuketsuki -dead scape- dead scape

    Kyuketsuki
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    Posted: Tue May 16, 2006 12:30 pm

    @ midori: >.> post your website link up again!


    Hey! I've got an idea! Instead of posting whole stories directly on to the board, we should just dredge back up the old thread and whoever started the thread can keep a running list of links to particular fics as people post them, and it can be bumped when someone's updated their site or whatever. That way, you can still post your story without clogging up the thread, and the one thread itself can just be ignored by those who'd rather not read them.

    Howzat? :|
     
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  16. Ma_cherie -member- -member-

    Ma_cherie
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    Posted: Tue May 16, 2006 2:30 pm

    Kyuketsuki wrote:
    Um I think it's ok *sighs*
    Someone please recover that old thread? I don't know how to do it... *another sigh*
     
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  17. Kyuketsuki -dead scape- dead scape

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    Posted: Tue May 16, 2006 3:03 pm

    Ma_cherie wrote:
    I'll PM the link to it for you, so all you'll have to do is post in it. :)
     
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  18. Midori -member- -member-

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    Posted: Wed May 17, 2006 5:57 am

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  19. Kyuketsuki -dead scape- dead scape

    Kyuketsuki
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    Posted: Wed May 17, 2006 12:15 pm

    Midori wrote:
    Oh please. ::meev::
     
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  20. Karot -member-

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    Posted: Wed May 17, 2006 12:31 pm

    I don't mind fanfiction, I mean, I post at Y! gallery which is an art gallery for Yaoi artists, I have never written any fanfiction (never will) and come to think about it yaoi FANART either.

    -Scape- is not the place for it :lol: Fanfiction I don't mind as I have said, but fanfiction about music artists, that is going waaay too far, and not to be mean. But people who make yaoi fanfics about Juka, Kaya, Mana, Gackt etc, (Miyavi too -_-'') is really, and I mean REALLY nuts in the head ::meev:: Sorry ^^ I have never came across any Jmusic fanfiction, and I hope not to. Especially about my favourite artists ...and Mana XD. If I see any fanfiction like that here, then that would make -Scape- look really bad, and icky. :)

    P.s I dunno what Priss has been doing, look at certain fanfics :roll: *tut tut* :P
     
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