History Main / Scriptfic

6th May '18 3:28:09 PM RedScharlach
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Naturally, writing a FanFic in the form of a script. Originated as a way of giving a sense of illusionary "officialness" to a fic for a TV series or movie (Look! It can be filmed as-is!), which makes the format particularly popular for [[{{Continuation}} continuation fics]], and/or to use narrative tricks that wouldn't sound right in prose. It also functions as a prime outlet for writers unskilled at detailed description, and who despise WallOfText, but are talented with dialogue. Most {{MST}}ings are written in this format as well.

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Naturally, writing a FanFic in the form of a script. Originated as a way of giving a sense of illusionary illusory "officialness" to a fic for a TV series or movie (Look! It can be filmed as-is!), which makes the format particularly popular for [[{{Continuation}} continuation fics]], and/or to use narrative tricks that wouldn't sound right in prose. It also functions as a prime outlet for writers unskilled at detailed description, and who despise WallOfText, but are talented with dialogue. Most {{MST}}ings are written in this format as well.



Though some readers think the lack of prose detracts from the story, others like the enhanced focus on the dialogue and action. A good script fic can accurately describe what is going on in the story without using prose, which is part of the challenge (to be coherent without using narrative and relying on action and dialogue to carry the story and explain what is occuring). It can be an interesting challenge for writers who want to practice writing dialogue and experiment with form.

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Though some readers think the lack of prose detracts from the story, others like the enhanced focus on the dialogue and action. A good script fic can accurately describe what is going on in the story without using prose, which is part of the challenge (to be coherent without using narrative and relying on action and dialogue to carry the story and explain what is occuring).occurring). It can be an interesting challenge for writers who want to practice writing dialogue and experiment with form.
28th Apr '18 10:14:33 PM nombretomado
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* Thundermuffin's Fanfic/TheTypicalGundamSEEDDestiny, which is a parody that can be found on MAHQ's Mechatalk forums. It also includes a couple Gundam00 crossovers, and a parody of the (currently nonexistent) GSD film.

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* Thundermuffin's Fanfic/TheTypicalGundamSEEDDestiny, ''Fanfic/TheTypicalGundamSEEDDestiny'', which is a parody that can be found on MAHQ's Mechatalk forums. It also includes a couple Gundam00 ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' crossovers, and a parody of the (currently nonexistent) GSD film.
17th Apr '18 4:46:22 PM Malady
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* ''FanFic/PowerRangersTakeFlight'', a hypothetical adaption of ''Series/ChoujinSentaiJetman'' (and later, ''Series/ChoujuuSentaiLiveman''), is written entirely in script format. Like an actual ''PowerRangers'' season, the storylines are even written with the use of StockFootage from the ''SuperSentai'' season in mind.

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* ''FanFic/PowerRangersTakeFlight'', ''Fanfic/PowerRangersTakeFlight'', a hypothetical adaption of ''Series/ChoujinSentaiJetman'' (and later, ''Series/ChoujuuSentaiLiveman''), is written entirely in script format. Like an actual ''PowerRangers'' season, the storylines are even written with the use of StockFootage from the ''SuperSentai'' ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' season in mind.
17th Apr '18 4:45:54 PM Malady
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* Just about every fan fic based on MySoCalledLife falls under this category.
9th Apr '18 9:21:21 PM AwSamWeston
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* The [[https://filmmakeriq.com/2012/04/michael-bays-rejected-the-dark-knight-script/ "rejected" script]] for Michael Bay's ''Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy'' would also count as this.
19th Mar '18 7:36:11 AM JTVaughn
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* ''Series/{{Millennium}} Virtual Season Four'' was an entire season's worth of script fics written after the cancellation of the TV show, and was generally well-received -- series star Lance Henriksen even noted that he enjoyed several of them.

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* ''Series/{{Millennium}} Virtual Season Four'' was an entire season's worth of script fics written after the cancellation of the TV show, and was generally well-received -- series star Lance Henriksen even noted that he enjoyed several of them. ''Series/{{Millennium}} [[http://www.mzp-tv.co.uk/portfolio-item/millennium/ Virtual Season Five]]'', from a different production crew, was also aired online.



* ''[[http://stillflying.net/ Virtual Firefly]],'' written as the "missing" second season of ''Series/{{Firefly}}''.

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* ''[[http://stillflying.net/ Virtual Firefly]],'' ''[[http://www.mzp-tv.co.uk/forum/index.php?board=321.0 Still Flying]],'' written as the "missing" second season of ''Series/{{Firefly}}''.



* ''Website/MZPtv'' is one of the largest websites/communities dedicated to original scripted fiction, containing many different virtual seasons, mini-series, webisodes, and movies. The site is run similar to a television network, with pitches and pilots and pickups and development staff, but in a much looser way. Users push themselves to produce quality entertainment, making every possible attempt to be a legitimate format. The community is also a place where amateur and aspiring writers can learn the craft and get feedback on their work at every stage.
* ''[=MZPtvFanFic=]''. A separate blog repository for all of Website/MZPtv's old fanfiction since they went all-original. The site includes continuations of ''Series/KolchakTheNightStalker'', ''Series/{{Millennium}}'', ''Series/DoctorWho'', ''Franchise/StarTrek'' and a spinoff from ''Series/{{Alias}}''.

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* ''Website/MZPtv'' ''[[http://www.mzp-tv.co.uk/forum/ MZP]]'' is one of the largest websites/communities dedicated to original scripted fiction, fiction and fanfiction, containing many different virtual seasons, mini-series, webisodes, and movies. The site is run similar to a television network, with pitches and pilots and pickups and development staff, but in a much looser way. Users push themselves to produce quality entertainment, making every possible attempt to be a legitimate format. The community is also a place where amateur and aspiring writers can learn the craft and get feedback on their work at every stage.
* ''[=MZPtvFanFic=]''. A separate blog repository for all of Website/MZPtv's old fanfiction since they went all-original.
stage. The site includes continuations of ''Series/KolchakTheNightStalker'', ''Series/{{Millennium}}'', ''Series/DoctorWho'', ''Franchise/StarTrek'' and a spinoff from ''Series/{{Alias}}''.''Series/{{Alias}}''.
* ''[[http://www.mzp-tv.co.uk/forum/index.php?board=236.0 Virtual Mutant]]'' was the sister-site of MZP, and contained scripted virtual continuations of ''[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]]'' and ''Series/{{Angel}}'', as well as spin-offs ''Faith'' and ''Fanfic/SlayerAcademy'' set in the same continuity. It also hosts several "non-MZP continuity" shows set in the Franchise/{{Buffyverse}}.



* ''[[http://www.mzp-tv.co.uk/virtual-mutant/shows.html Virtual Mutant]]'' is the sister-site of MZP-TV, and contains scripted virtual continuations of ''[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]]'' and ''Series/{{Angel}}'', as well as spin-offs ''Faith'' and ''Fanfic/SlayerAcademy'' set in the same continuity. It also hosts several "non-MZP continuity" shows set in the Franchise/{{Buffyverse}}.
1st Nov '17 12:11:15 PM StFan
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* Most of the stories in [[Fanfic/Swing123AndGarfieldodiesCalvinverse the Calvinverse]] are fake movies or television shows, and while they don't use actual script formatting they all have aspects of their medium: marathon segments, MediumAwareness moments, fake commercials...
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* ''FanFic/Season8Redo'' is, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin for all intended purposes]], a completely different take on the eighth season of ''Series/That70sShow'' that keeps and uses all the original characters (even one-shot characters), ensures mainstays like Eric Forman and Michael Kelso stay in Point Place, CharacterDevelopment, recycling the themed bumper of the Vista Cruiser and changing up the car intro every half-season or so, and goes into great detail with old and new scenery. Best of all, '''NO [[GaryStu RANDY]] [[TheScrappy PEARSON]]!'''

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* ''FanFic/Season8Redo'' ''Fanfic/Season8Redo'' is, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin for all intended purposes]], a completely different take on the eighth season of ''Series/That70sShow'' that keeps and uses all the original characters (even one-shot characters), ensures mainstays like Eric Forman and Michael Kelso stay in Point Place, CharacterDevelopment, recycling the themed bumper of the Vista Cruiser and changing up the car intro every half-season or so, and goes into great detail with old and new scenery. Best of all, '''NO [[GaryStu RANDY]] [[TheScrappy PEARSON]]!'''






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* Most of the stories in [[Fanfic/Swing123AndGarfieldodiesCalvinverse the Calvinverse]] are fake movies or television shows, and while they don't use actual script formatting they all have aspects of their medium: marathon segments, MediumAwareness moments, fake commercials...

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* Most On the other hand, Robert Lamb's ''[[http://web.archive.org/web/20030212171835/www.scoopthis.com/pages/article.cgi?file=bteam/index_bteam.htm Adventures of the stories in [[Fanfic/Swing123AndGarfieldodiesCalvinverse nWo B-Team]]'' (Internet Archive link, broken formatting) uses the Calvinverse]] are fake movies or television shows, and while they don't use actual script formatting they format very well, to keep all have aspects the dialog gags coming without a lot of their medium: marathon segments, MediumAwareness moments, fake commercials...
narration getting in the way.



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* On the other hand, Robert Lamb's ''[[http://web.archive.org/web/20030212171835/www.scoopthis.com/pages/article.cgi?file=bteam/index_bteam.htm Adventures of the nWo B-Team]]'' (Internet Archive link, broken formatting) uses the format very well, to keep all the dialog gags coming without a lot of narration getting in the way.
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* FanFic/{{PRIMARCHS}}, a TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} fic that's also a batshit insane Crossover CrackFic.

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* FanFic/{{PRIMARCHS}}, Fanfic/{{PRIMARCHS}}, a TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' fic that's also a batshit insane Crossover CrackFic.



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* And an odd variation in ''[[http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dhcjtmxn_1k3rzkkfr Kingdom Hearts 3]]'', a hypothetical ''KingdomHearts'' game, written not as a script but rather as a video game walkthrough.

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* And an odd variation in ''[[http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dhcjtmxn_1k3rzkkfr Kingdom Hearts 3]]'', a hypothetical ''KingdomHearts'' ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' game, written not as a script but rather as a video game video-game walkthrough.



* ''FanFic/BrendanNamronAceAttorney'' is written in a style not unlike a transcript of an official Phoenix Wright game ([[http://db.gamefaqs.com/portable/ds/file/phoenix_wright_script.txt such as this one]]). The author DOES attempt to open the first case with a prose format, however.
* ''FanFic/PhoenixsSSBBCaseFiles'', being the series that inspired the above, naturally uses the same transcript method.
* FanFic/{{Fandemonium}}, due to video games being the closest thing you can get to describing it.

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* ''FanFic/BrendanNamronAceAttorney'' ''Fanfic/BrendanNamronAceAttorney'' is written in a style not unlike a transcript of an official Phoenix Wright game ([[http://db.gamefaqs.com/portable/ds/file/phoenix_wright_script.txt such as this one]]). The author DOES attempt to open the first case with a prose format, however.
* ''FanFic/PhoenixsSSBBCaseFiles'', ''Fanfic/PhoenixsSSBBCaseFiles'', being the series that inspired the above, naturally uses the same transcript method.
* FanFic/{{Fandemonium}}, Fanfic/{{Fandemonium}}, due to video games being the closest thing you can get to describing it.



* ''FanFic/TheVinylScratchTapes'' are ''transcript'' fics, but close enough.

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* ''FanFic/TheVinylScratchTapes'' ''Fanfic/TheVinylScratchTapes'' are ''transcript'' fics, but close enough.



* ''FanFic/TheReturnOfChaos'' is written in a script-like format and is meant to emulate a two-part episode of WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic.

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* ''FanFic/TheReturnOfChaos'' ''Fanfic/TheReturnOfChaos'' is written in a script-like format and is meant to emulate a two-part episode of WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic.



* ''FanFic/ThreadbareSouthPark'' is written in a script format about the same length as a regular episode of the show.
* ''FanFic/TotalDramaReturns'' is well-known for its use of script-format.

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* ''FanFic/ThreadbareSouthPark'' ''Fanfic/ThreadbareSouthPark'' is written in a script format about the same length as a regular episode of the show.
* ''FanFic/TotalDramaReturns'' ''Fanfic/TotalDramaReturns'' is well-known for its use of script-format.



* ''FanFic/PurpleSUV'', an Music/{{ABBA}} fanfiction and parody of ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine'' full of SugarWiki/FunnyMoments which is sadly not available anymore.

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* ''FanFic/PurpleSUV'', ''Fanfic/PurpleSUV'', an Music/{{ABBA}} fanfiction and parody of ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine'' full of SugarWiki/FunnyMoments which is sadly not available anymore.



22nd Oct '17 12:42:41 AM Arcorann
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* A large proportion of Japanese fanfics are posted on message boards, particularly 2ch. The strict post character limits on these boards have spawned a distinctive form of the Script Fic, where virtually the entire fic is written as exchanges of (labelled) dialogue and sound effects, often signified by the title itself being a line of dialogue. This extends to original fiction as well; in particular, ''LightNovel/MaoyuuMaouYuusha'' originated as a story on 2ch in this style, and when it was converted into published form all the resulting quirks were carried over.

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* A large proportion of Japanese fanfics are posted on message boards, particularly 2ch. The strict post character limits on these boards have spawned a distinctive form of the Script Fic, where virtually the entire fic is written as exchanges of (labelled) dialogue and sound effects, often signified by with only the bare minimum of description. The title will usually itself being be a line of dialogue. dialogue, often the story's first line. This extends to original fiction as well; in particular, ''LightNovel/MaoyuuMaouYuusha'' originated as a story on 2ch in this style, and when it was converted into published form all the resulting quirks were format was largely carried over.
21st Oct '17 10:08:02 PM Arcorann
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* A large proportion of Japanese fanfics are posted on message boards, particularly 2ch. The strict post character limits on these boards have spawned a distinctive form of the Script Fic, where virtually the entire fic is written as exchanges of (labelled) dialogue and sound effects, often signified by the title itself being a line of dialogue. This extends to original fiction as well; in particular, ''LightNovel/MaoyuuMaouYuusha'' originated as a story on 2ch in this style, and when it was converted into published form all the resulting quirks were carried over.
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13th Sep '17 1:57:02 AM Slothgirl
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* ''[[Fanfic/StarTrekMirror Star Trek: Mirror]]'' presents itself as a screenplay for the fourth movie in the Franchise/StarTrek Kelvin Timeline.
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