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10th Jun '17 11:17:45 AM nombretomado
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* A curious example is the ''Manga/DeathNote'' fic ''Requiem'' by firelordzuko, which is at a songfic based on the [[OminousLatinChanting Greek and Latin lyrics]] of the traditional Catholic Mass for the Dead (or Requiem Mass). The music is the Requiem in d-minor by Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart. The plot follows Near at L's funeral, where Mozart's Requiem is performed.

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* A curious example is the ''Manga/DeathNote'' fic ''Requiem'' by firelordzuko, which is at a songfic based on the [[OminousLatinChanting Greek and Latin lyrics]] of the traditional Catholic Mass for the Dead (or Requiem Mass). The music is the Requiem in d-minor by Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart.Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart. The plot follows Near at L's funeral, where Mozart's Requiem is performed.
26th Apr '17 1:58:00 PM Tightwire
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The third way is to actively rewrite the lyrics of a song and replace them with lyrics of the author's creation. This is probably the most dubious method, since there's a very good chance readers won't recognize it unless you specifically spell out which song or band you're "covering", so to speak, and even then it could just as easily detract from the experience. Some fanficition is nothing ''but'' SongFic, essentially rewriting the lyrics into a poem that fits whatever franchise they're writing about.

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The third way is to actively rewrite the lyrics of a song and replace them with lyrics of the author's creation. This is probably the most dubious method, since there's There's a very good chance readers won't recognize it unless you specifically spell out which song or band you're "covering", so to speak, and even then it could just as easily detract from the experience. Some fanficition fanfiction is nothing ''but'' SongFic, essentially rewriting the lyrics into a poem that fits whatever franchise they're writing about.
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Sooner or later you'll run into somebody who really does know how to write songs, and has composed their own lyrics to their own tune, but since it's in (italics) text, you can't see the tune. Guess you'll just have to find your own tune.
4th Apr '17 5:57:52 AM BrainstormIsAnIdiot
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* The ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''/''Manga/OnePiece'' crossover ''Fanfic/AGemInTheRough'' has quite a few songs integrated in the plot. Some notable songs include "We Are The Crystal Gems," [[Music/{{TheBeatles}} "With A Little Help From My Friends,"]] [[Music/{{Queen}} "Don't Stop Me Now,"]] [[Film/{{MaryPoppins}} "Jolly Holiday,"]] [[WesternAnimation/{{TheHobbit}} "The Greatest Adventure,"]] and [[spoiler: the 4kids rap.]] There are also a few original songs thrown in as well, most notably a summary of the entire story up until that point called "A Gem In The Rough" and the aforementioned "I Am The Very Model Of A Cunning Tiger Millionaire" (which were both set to the tune of [[Theatre/{{ThePiratesOfPenzance}} "I Am The Very Model Of A Modern Major General,"]]( "Going To The Grand Line," and "If You Want To Be Our Shipwright" (both being set to the tune of [[WesternAnimation/{{TheSimpsons}} songs from ''The Simpsons,'' specifically "Gonna Paint Your Wagon" and "Minimum Wage Nanny"]] as stated in the Author Commentary).
20th Mar '17 11:44:14 AM Tightwire
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There are three main ways of writing a song fic. One is to intersperse the lyrics in the text, often italicizing them to distinguish them from the rest of the story. This may disrupt the flow, but it can also add to the drama, particularly if it's done at a major [[WhamLine Wham Moment]].

Another method is to turn the story into a kind of musical, and have a character actually listening to or performing a particular song that fits the mood of the story so far. This may fit in more neatly with the text, and is frequently a way that LiveActionTV shows intersperse famous background music-namely, by setting the scene in a bar or club and having the actual musicians performing onstage. There's also the variant of this set during the bar's karaoke night, which always features one character singing a song specifically to another; the rampant abuse of SuspiciouslyAproposMusic involved in this one is part of why so many people hate it.

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There are three main ways of writing a song fic. One is to intersperse the lyrics in the text, often italicizing italicising them to distinguish them from the rest of the story. This may disrupt the flow, but it can also add to the drama, particularly if it's done at a major [[WhamLine Wham Moment]].

Moment]]. Some writers actively choreograph their Whams so that the story can be read with the music playing.

Another method is to turn the story fic into a kind of musical, and have a character actually listening to or performing a particular song that fits the mood of the story so far. This may fit in more neatly with the text, and is frequently a way that LiveActionTV shows intersperse famous background music-namely, music - namely, by setting the scene in a bar or club and having the actual musicians performing onstage. There's also If the variant of this story isn't completely a musical, a chapter may be set during the a bar's karaoke night, which always features one character singing a song specifically to another; the rampant abuse of SuspiciouslyAproposMusic involved in this one is part of why so many people hate it.
it. The combination of timing movements and music leads to the Dance Fic, in which two characters' actions are choreographed to a song that is actually playing (although that they don't need to be dancing).
9th Jan '17 4:53:45 AM BoukenDutch
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* The ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' fic ''Fanfic/RequiemForALoud'' is filled with lyrics of various pop songs, courtsey of Luna. Chapter 13 has the most so far since this is ADayInTheLimelight chapter for her.
14th Oct '16 2:01:02 PM nombretomado
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* The PhoenixWright / EliteBeatAgents crossover ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3695862/1/To_Each_A_Tempo To Each A Tempo]]'' has at least three SongFic chapters, [[JustifiedTrope which makes sense, as they're set during EBA missions.]] The fic also [[WaxingLyrical slips other song lyrics into the dialogue]] at several points, such as when the Judge very briefly Rick Rolls the court.

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* The PhoenixWright / EliteBeatAgents VideoGame/EliteBeatAgents crossover ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3695862/1/To_Each_A_Tempo To Each A Tempo]]'' has at least three SongFic chapters, [[JustifiedTrope which makes sense, as they're set during EBA missions.]] The fic also [[WaxingLyrical slips other song lyrics into the dialogue]] at several points, such as when the Judge very briefly Rick Rolls the court.
2nd Oct '16 12:58:41 PM nombretomado
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* Not exactly a fanfic... or a song, for that matter, but Creator/RichardCorben & RichMargopoulos' ''HauntOfHorror'' has several stories where the panels are juxtaposed with poetry from EdgarAllanPoe or Creator/HPLovecraft. One particularly amusing example would be Poe's ''Israfel'' on a story about a GangstaRap beef.

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* Not exactly a fanfic... or a song, for that matter, but Creator/RichardCorben & RichMargopoulos' ''HauntOfHorror'' has several stories where the panels are juxtaposed with poetry from EdgarAllanPoe Creator/EdgarAllanPoe or Creator/HPLovecraft. One particularly amusing example would be Poe's ''Israfel'' on a story about a GangstaRap beef.
21st Sep '16 10:33:50 AM MisterApple
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There are three main ways of writing a song fic. One is to intersperse the lyrics in the text, often italicizing them to distinguish them from the rest of the story. This may disrupt the flow, but it can also add to the drama, particularly if it's done at a major WhamMoment.

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There are three main ways of writing a song fic. One is to intersperse the lyrics in the text, often italicizing them to distinguish them from the rest of the story. This may disrupt the flow, but it can also add to the drama, particularly if it's done at a major WhamMoment.
[[WhamLine Wham Moment]].
13th Aug '16 6:00:48 PM nombretomado
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* A character called Alice miscalculates during a lesson in preparing a hallucinogenic incapacitant. She inadvertently goes on a mind-bending trip and encounters smoking caterpillars, talking chessmen and a dormouse in a teapot. See Creator/AAPessimal's ''{{Discworld}}'' fic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5169257/1/White-Rabbit White Rabbit]]''. A Music/JeffersonAirplane song is intimately involved. Alice Band even finds herself merging with the essence of Grace Slick to sing it.

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* A character called Alice miscalculates during a lesson in preparing a hallucinogenic incapacitant. She inadvertently goes on a mind-bending trip and encounters smoking caterpillars, talking chessmen and a dormouse in a teapot. See Creator/AAPessimal's ''{{Discworld}}'' ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' fic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5169257/1/White-Rabbit White Rabbit]]''. A Music/JeffersonAirplane song is intimately involved. Alice Band even finds herself merging with the essence of Grace Slick to sing it.
20th Jun '16 2:01:13 PM gewunomox
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* An example of the third variety: ''[[http://www.accessdenied-rms.net/rwb.shtml We Belong]]'', a ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' SongFic by troper @/LooneyToons, set around the song of the same name by PatBenatar. (And written in 1998, before songfics wore out their welcome.)

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* An example of the third variety: ''[[http://www.accessdenied-rms.net/rwb.shtml We Belong]]'', a ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' SongFic by troper @/LooneyToons, set around the song of the same name by PatBenatar.Music/PatBenatar. (And written in 1998, before songfics wore out their welcome.)
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