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    Fan Fiction Forum question....

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Wreybies, May 18, 2008.

    In the last week I've tried to break out of the forums in which I had become comfortable and I was flipping through some of the pieces posted in the Fan Fiction Forum.


    Not many posted works.


    I also noticed that there were not many reviews of the pieces that are posted there. Is there a forum-wide dislike for the idea of fan-fic? I have a piece of fan-fic I wrote within the Wraeththu world of Storm Constantine. She is a huge supporter of fan-fic written within the worlds she has created and even has a website devoted to it, not to mention having helped a number of new authors by actually publishing their Wraeththu fan-fic via her publishing venue Imanion Press.

    So what's up?

    What's the skinny?

    :cool:
     
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    Well, the fan fiction forum hasn't been there very long (a month or so?). I tend not to have much to say about fan fiction, because I usually don't know thw story universe it's based on. Also, admittedly, I'd rather focus on works that spring from the author's imagination, not built on someone else's foundation.

    I recognize the value of fan fiction in sparking an interest in writing, and providing training wheels, but it doesn't really appeal to me,
     
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    Ah... I was fooled by the dates on some of the posts. They must have been moved to the forum after its inception.
     
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    They were
     
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    I think that with time, if there is activity in there, people will come. It's sort of like the lyrics section. There aren't a lot of reviewers in that section, compared to Poetry, but after time, it will get better if more are going in. So, in a sense, if you post up more works, critique others, and if they are good and look for a work to critique back, they might just check it out.
     
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    On the other hand, there are entire sites devoted to fan fiction
     
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    This is quite true, and somewhat part of the reason I asked. While Storm Constantine actively supports fan-fic based on her works, other authors jealously guard their franchises.

    I guess I was wondering if the Fan Fiction area was thought of as a no-no play place. :rolleyes:
     
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    sigh...fan fiction's fine as long as it is in my head being imagined...but when it gets down on paper...I don't really feel all that comfortable.
     
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    My reasoning is along the same lines as Cogito's. Fan-fiction often doesn't explore and explain the universe to the reader, as it isn't original. Therefore if I don't know the original, the fanfic makes very little sense to me.
     

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