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20th May '18 12:25:46 PM Gideoncrawle
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* ''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 episode synopses 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'' 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 [[FootnoteFever a cross-referencing system system]] that allows the reader to quickly jump back and forth between the episode synopses and the lyrics. The overall effect is to turn the canon story arc of ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'' ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Island'' into a comic opera.
23rd Apr '18 5:50:00 PM bwburke94
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* The PhoenixWright / VideoGame/EliteBeatAgents crossover ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3695862/1/To_Each_A_Tempo To Each A Tempo]]'' has at least three Song Fic 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 ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' / VideoGame/EliteBeatAgents ''VideoGame/EliteBeatAgents'' crossover ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3695862/1/To_Each_A_Tempo To Each A Tempo]]'' has at least three Song Fic 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 {{rickroll}}s the court.
27th Feb '18 9:10:54 PM Unicorndance
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** Another ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' example is ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10903627/1/But-Hobbes-There-s-Snow-Outside But Hobbes, There's Snow Outside]]'' which spoofs "But Baby, It's Cold Outside" and is about [[MrImagination Calvin]] trying to convince [[ImaginaryFriend Hobbes]] to let him play in the snow.
24th Feb '18 7:00:42 PM nombretomado
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* The DeconstructiveParody, "[[Fanfic/TheConversionBureau The Conversion Bureau: Metal Ripper]]" has the lyrics of {{Sabaton}}'s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZm4zseMok0 Primo Victoria]] complete with Youtube links at the end where the group defeats Celestia.

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* The DeconstructiveParody, "[[Fanfic/TheConversionBureau The Conversion Bureau: Metal Ripper]]" has the lyrics of {{Sabaton}}'s {{Music/Sabaton}}'s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZm4zseMok0 Primo Victoria]] complete with Youtube links at the end where the group defeats Celestia.
21st Feb '18 5:30:37 PM Tightwire
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The second is to intersperse the lyrics in the text. In a basic Songfic they are italicised them to distinguish them from the rest of the story, and can disrupt the flow, betraying a low-quality fanfic. In the more skilled examples they may choreograph the song to the events passing, which can add to the drama if done at a major [[WhamLine Wham Moment]]. However some writers may choreograph so that the scene becomes a kind of music video, advising when to start playing with the characters themselves ''speaking'' the words to the song rather than sing it. The ultimate goal is to have the song meld with the scene, often right down to the timing of introductions and solos. It requires listening to the song over and over while typing to execute properly.

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The second is to intersperse the lyrics in the text. In a basic Songfic they are italicised them to distinguish them from the rest of the story, and can disrupt the flow, betraying a low-quality fanfic. In the more skilled examples they may choreograph the song to the events passing, which can add to the drama if done at a major [[WhamLine Wham Moment]]. However some writers may choreograph so that the scene becomes a kind of music video, advising when to start playing with the characters themselves ''speaking'' the words to the song rather than sing it. The ultimate goal is to have the song meld with the scene, often right down to the timing of introductions and solos. It It's a complicated business that requires listening the writer to listen to the song over and over while typing to execute properly.
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21st Feb '18 4:24:05 PM Tightwire
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The second is to intersperse the lyrics in the text. In a basic Songfic they are italicised them to distinguish them from the rest of the story, and can disrupt the flow, betraying a low-quality fanfic. In the more skilled examples they may choreograph the song to the events passing, which can add to the drama if done at a major [[WhamLine Wham Moment]]. However some writers may choreograph so that the scene can be read with the music playing, advising when to start playing. Perhaps the characters themselves may ''speak'' the words to the song rather than sing it. The goal is to have the song meld with the scene, often right down to the timing of solos. Skilled or not, it certainly isn't easy, and requires listening to the song over and over while typing to execute properly.

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The second is to intersperse the lyrics in the text. In a basic Songfic they are italicised them to distinguish them from the rest of the story, and can disrupt the flow, betraying a low-quality fanfic. In the more skilled examples they may choreograph the song to the events passing, which can add to the drama if done at a major [[WhamLine Wham Moment]]. However some writers may choreograph so that the scene can be read with the becomes a kind of music playing, video, advising when to start playing. Perhaps playing with the characters themselves may ''speak'' ''speaking'' the words to the song rather than sing it. The ultimate goal is to have the song meld with the scene, often right down to the timing of introductions and solos. Skilled or not, it certainly isn't easy, and It requires listening to the song over and over while typing to execute properly.
21st Feb '18 4:20:05 PM 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 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]]. By listening to the song over and over while typing, some writers can actively choreograph so that the story can be read with the music playing.

Another method is to turn the 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, by setting the scene in a bar or club and having the actual musicians performing onstage. If the story isn't completely a musical, a chapter may be set during 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. 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).

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There are three main ways of writing a song fic. One is to intersperse the lyrics in the text, often 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]]. By listening to the song over and over while typing, some writers can actively choreograph so that the story can be read with the music playing.

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method is to turn the fic into a kind of musical, and just have a character actually listening to or performing a particular song that fits the mood of the story so far. This may fit or scene. Sometimes this fits in more neatly with the text, enough, 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. If the story isn't completely a musical, a chapter may be set during 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.

The second is to intersperse the lyrics in the text. In a basic Songfic they are italicised them to distinguish them from the rest of the story, and can disrupt the flow, betraying a low-quality fanfic. In the more skilled examples they may choreograph the song to the events passing, which can add to the drama if done at a major [[WhamLine Wham Moment]]. However some writers may choreograph so that the scene can be read with the music playing, advising when to start playing. Perhaps the characters themselves may ''speak'' the words to the song rather than sing
it. The combination of goal is to have the song meld with the scene, often right down to the timing movements of solos. Skilled or not, it certainly isn't easy, and music leads requires listening to the Dance Fic, in which two characters' actions are choreographed to a song that is actually playing (although that they don't need over and over while typing to be dancing).
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21st Feb '18 10:48:53 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 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]]. Some writers actively choreograph their Whams so that the story can be read with the music playing.

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There are three main ways of writing a song fic. One is to intersperse the lyrics in the text, often 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]]. Some By listening to the song over and over while typing, some writers can actively choreograph their Whams so that the story can be read with the music playing.
26th Sep '17 7:49:17 PM N1KF
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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. 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 fanfiction 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. 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 fanfiction is nothing ''but'' SongFic, Song Fic, essentially rewriting the lyrics into a poem that fits whatever franchise they're writing about.



This trope is a classic example of how TropesAreTools and TropesAreNotBad. While {{Song Fic}}s are deplored by some people and major sites like [[http://www.fanfiction.net/guidelines/ Fanfiction.Net]] forbid the use of non-public domain lyrics due to copyright issues (not that they enforce it much), they can be highly effective if they're used correctly and can add more depth to a story than you might think.

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This trope is a classic example of how TropesAreTools and TropesAreNotBad. While {{Song Fic}}s Song Fics are deplored by some people and major sites like [[http://www.fanfiction.net/guidelines/ Fanfiction.Net]] forbid the use of non-public domain lyrics due to copyright issues (not that they enforce it much), they can be highly effective if they're used correctly and can add more depth to a story than you might think.



* 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 Music/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 Song Fic by troper @/LooneyToons, set around the song of the same name by Music/PatBenatar. (And written in 1998, before songfics wore out their welcome.)



** 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/XMen 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/XMen SlashFic. So yes, not all uses of ''Closer'' in a SongFic Song Fic are MisaimedFandom.



* The PhoenixWright / 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.
* A ''comedic'' use of SongFic was Bruinhilda's [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/207196/1/Too_Sexy "I'm Too Sexy."]] The song in question is blasting over the music system of what turns out to be exactly the ''wrong'' kind of establishment...

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* The PhoenixWright / VideoGame/EliteBeatAgents crossover ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3695862/1/To_Each_A_Tempo To Each A Tempo]]'' has at least three SongFic Song Fic 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.
* A ''comedic'' use of SongFic Song Fic was Bruinhilda's [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/207196/1/Too_Sexy "I'm Too Sexy."]] The song in question is blasting over the music system of what turns out to be exactly the ''wrong'' kind of establishment...



* ''Series/{{Glee}}'', being a show about a high school show-choir, is practically made for SongFic of the performing version. The quality varies.

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* ''Series/{{Glee}}'', being a show about a high school show-choir, is practically made for SongFic Song Fic of the performing version. The quality varies.



--> 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.")")
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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.
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