Created By: WASD1234 on November 26, 2011

Ascended Fanfic

A work that's technically a fanfic, but it's official, whether or not the creator(s) of the work it's based on actually knows of the former.

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You've created Series X. It's a fanfic of Series Y. You've created an Ascended Fanfic.

An Ascended Fanfic is a work that's technically a fanfic, but it's made by a genuine writer, thus making the technical fanfic an official piece of fiction. Two possible justifications:

  • Series Y is in the public domain, so it's legally possible to make a blatant rip-off.
  • You asked nicely for permission, if Series Y isn't in the public domain.

Remakes and retellings do not count.
Community Feedback Replies: 13
  • November 26, 2011
    Problem: We already have a different trope by the same name.
  • November 26, 2011
    I know what you're trying to get at here, but I don't like the idea that Fan Fiction writers are not 'genuine writers'. I mean, at the end of the day, writers gonna write whether it's published novels or pornographic video game epics or whatever. Change that to 'professional writers' and we have a deal.

    How about Professional Fanfic or Published Fanfic?

    Due to the fandom's Public Domain status, Sherlock Holmes fandom calls these 'pastiches', and many published pastiches contain similar themes to that typically found in fanfic. For instance, there are lots of books about Holmes moving to America and falling in love with a beautiful American woman. The book My Dearest Holmes is a Holmes/Watson Slash Fic.
  • November 26, 2011
    ^ I agree, the way this is written makes it sound degrading.

    Published Fanfic is not a good title option, I'm sure I've heard of some fanworks being released and sold (I think Japan calls them "Doujin" or something like that).
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  • November 26, 2011
    Dante's Divine Comedy is essentially a Bible fanfic but there is a reason we have a trope called Word Of Dante. Does this count?
  • November 26, 2011
    This trope needs a much better description. It's a little confusing as it stands right now.
  • November 26, 2011
    Where is the line between that and Expanded Universes?
  • March 4, 2012
    I like Professional Fanfic as a title for this trope, and bump
  • March 4, 2012
    The Seven Percent Solution is a novel about Sherlock Holmes getting help from Sigmond Froid to recover from his cocaine addiction. The story reduces two canonical Sherlock Holmes stories to deranged coke fueled fantasies of Holmes'

  • March 4, 2012
    If for qualifying for this has to be acknowledge by the creator, it has to have the blessing of Word Of God. So, Official Fanfic ??
  • March 4, 2012
    Ascended Fanfic already exists.
  • March 7, 2012
    Don't describe this sort of work as fanfic in any way. Then we'll get into stuff like calling the New Testament fanfic, and that's not going to end well for anyone. If you want to make this trope, don't try to apply it with a modern understanding of derivative works. Plus, this seems pretty close to the definition of pastiche on The Other Wiki; the Sherlock Holmes knockoffs are mentioned there.
  • March 9, 2012
    So is this supposed to be a trope about fanfics written by professional authors, fanfics that get published as books, or fanfics that the original creators start treating as canon?