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20th May '16 6:36:31 AM erforce
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* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5782108/9/Harry_Potter_and_the_Methods_of_Rationality Chapter 9]] of Fanfic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality contains a spoof of the Film/{{Ghostbusters}} theme. Chapter 10 contains an apology for chapter 9.

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* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5782108/9/Harry_Potter_and_the_Methods_of_Rationality Chapter 9]] of Fanfic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality contains a spoof of the Film/{{Ghostbusters}} ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'' theme. Chapter 10 contains an apology for chapter 9.
4th May '16 5:30:06 PM aye_amber
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* The song ''Closer'' by NineInchNails is a frequent choice for {{Lemon}} fics because of the lyrics. Specifically, the "I Wanna Fuck You Like An Animal" portion of the lyrics. However, this is MisaimedFandom since ''Closer'' is meant to be about a self-loather using sex as an escape, a way he can delude himself into thinking he's somebody else.

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* The song ''Closer'' by NineInchNails Music/NineInchNails is a frequent choice for {{Lemon}} fics because of the lyrics. Specifically, the "I Wanna Fuck You Like An Animal" portion of the lyrics. However, this is MisaimedFandom since ''Closer'' is meant to be about a self-loather using sex as an escape, a way he can delude himself into thinking he's somebody else.



--> Credit for the above lyrics go to the band America ("Horse With No Name"), Music/PinkMartini ("Dosvedanya, Mio Bombino"), Jim Croce ("Had to Say I Love You In a Song"), and Music/TheBeatles ("Sun King.")

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--> Credit for the above lyrics go to the band America ("Horse With No Name"), Music/PinkMartini ("Dosvedanya, Mio Bombino"), Jim Croce ("Had to Say I Love You In a Song"), and Music/TheBeatles ("Sun King.")
22nd Dec '15 12:18:47 PM Discar
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* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/14449/1/Embryonic_Eclipse Embryonic Eclipse]] is an [[SubbingVersusDubbing anti-dub]] AntiSue ''Anime/SailorMoon'' fanfic written to rectify a complaint the author had with another fic: a DarkFic entitled "The Dark Side Of The Moon", which contained no other references to Music/PinkFloyd. This fic makes up for it with large amounts of references to the band, quoting a song in its entirety, and naming all the chapters after the album's tracklist.

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* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/14449/1/Embryonic_Eclipse Embryonic Eclipse]] is an [[SubbingVersusDubbing anti-dub]] AntiSue ''Anime/SailorMoon'' fanfic written to rectify a complaint the author had with another fic: a DarkFic entitled "The Dark Side Of The Moon", which contained no other references to Music/PinkFloyd. This fic makes up for it with large amounts of references to the band, quoting a song in its entirety, and naming all the chapters after the album's tracklist.
13th Dec '15 6:58:58 PM nombretomado
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** Of course, the ''actual'' meaning of ''Closer'' can be useful for writing {{Angst}}. Take, for instance, [[http://xmen.adultfanfiction.net/story.php?no=600090653 this]] (NotSafeForWork) Franchise/{{X-Men}} SlashFic. So yes, not all uses of ''Closer'' in a SongFic are MisaimedFandom.

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** Of course, the ''actual'' meaning of ''Closer'' can be useful for writing {{Angst}}. Take, for instance, [[http://xmen.adultfanfiction.net/story.php?no=600090653 this]] (NotSafeForWork) Franchise/{{X-Men}} Franchise/XMen SlashFic. So yes, not all uses of ''Closer'' in a SongFic are MisaimedFandom.
5th Nov '15 5:52:13 PM nombretomado
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* An example of the third variety: ''[[http://www.accessdenied-rms.net/rwb.shtml We Belong]]'', a ''[[RanmaOneHalf Ranma 1/2]]'' 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 ''[[RanmaOneHalf Ranma 1/2]]'' ''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.)
6th Oct '15 9:26:19 AM valozzy
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* Another Friendship is Magic fanfic, the infamous Rainbow Factory, intersperses the lyrics of the WoodenToaster song 'Rainbow Factory' throughout the story. But it works here, since the fic is actually inspired by the song itself, which was about how the weather factory in Cloudsdale had some dark ominous secret behind how it makes rainbows. But where the song was very vague about exactly what goes on at the titular factory, instead saying that it's simply "Where your fears and horrors come true" and "Not a single soul gets through", the fic explains exactly what the Rainbow Factory's dark secret is, in all its gory detail.

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* Another Friendship is Magic fanfic, the infamous Rainbow Factory, FanFic/RainbowFactory, intersperses the lyrics of the WoodenToaster song 'Rainbow Factory' throughout the story. But it works here, since the fic is actually inspired by the song itself, which was about how the weather factory in Cloudsdale had some dark ominous secret behind how it makes rainbows. But where the song was very vague about exactly what goes on at the titular factory, instead saying that it's simply "Where your fears and horrors come true" and "Not a single soul gets through", the fic explains exactly what the Rainbow Factory's dark secret is, in all its gory detail.
6th Sep '15 9:04:09 PM Gideoncrawle
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* ''[[Fanfic/TotalDramaIslandByGilbertAndSullivan Total Drama Island, by Gilbert and Sullivan]]'' takes the song fic concept to [[UpToEleven reality warping levels]]. Instead of just one song, itís over 70 percent of the total verse content from a whole series of 14 light operas. The thousands upon thousands of lines of Creator/GilbertAndSullivan lyrics are collected in a separate section with a cross-referencing system that allows the reader to quickly jump back and forth between the text and the lyrics. The overall effect is to turn the canon story arc of ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'' into a comic opera.

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* ''[[Fanfic/TotalDramaIslandByGilbertAndSullivan Total Drama Island, by Gilbert and Sullivan]]'' ''Fanfic/TotalDramaIslandByGilbertAndSullivan'' takes the song fic concept to [[UpToEleven reality warping levels]]. Instead of just one song, itís over 70 percent of the total verse content from a whole series of 14 light operas. The thousands upon thousands of lines of Creator/GilbertAndSullivan lyrics are collected in a separate section with a cross-referencing system that allows the reader to quickly jump back and forth between the text episode synopses and the lyrics. The overall effect is to turn the canon story arc of ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'' into a comic opera.
6th Sep '15 7:44:51 PM Tightwire
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Another method is to have a character actually listening to or performing a particular song. 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.

The third way is to 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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Another method is to turn the story into a kind of musical, and have a character actually listening to or performing a particular song.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.

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.
22nd Aug '15 9:57:00 PM nombretomado
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* During the height of both their popularity, Savage Garden songs were common in ''GundamWing'' fanfiction, particularly the song "Crash and Burn".

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* During the height of both their popularity, Savage Garden songs were common in ''GundamWing'' ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' fanfiction, particularly the song "Crash and Burn".
25th Jul '15 6:34:45 PM nombretomado
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When it's done right this can really benefit the story, especially if the lyrics really fit with whatever is happening in the story. Unfortunately, it can just as easily detract from the story, especially if the readers don't actually recognize the song. Posting lyrics from a MichaelJackson or [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]] song is one thing, but posting lyrics from the writer's favorite indie band runs a much bigger risk that the reader won't actually recognize the song. Alternately, the reader might simply not ''like'' whatever song the writer is using, and it ends up spoiling the mood anyway.

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When it's done right this can really benefit the story, especially if the lyrics really fit with whatever is happening in the story. Unfortunately, it can just as easily detract from the story, especially if the readers don't actually recognize the song. Posting lyrics from a MichaelJackson Music/MichaelJackson or [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]] song is one thing, but posting lyrics from the writer's favorite indie band runs a much bigger risk that the reader won't actually recognize the song. Alternately, the reader might simply not ''like'' whatever song the writer is using, and it ends up spoiling the mood anyway.
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