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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.)
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.
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