Naturally, writing a FanFic in the form of a script. Originated as a way of giving a sense of illusionary "officialness" to a fic for a TV series or movie (Look! It can be filmed as-is!), which makes the format particularly popular for [[{{Continuation}} continuation fics]], and/or to use narrative tricks that wouldn't sound right in prose. It also functions as a prime outlet for writers unskilled at detailed description, and who despise WallOfText, but are talented with dialogue. Most {{MST}}ings are written in this format as well.

In addition to screenplay-type script fics, there are also those that are simply a script, without the technical terminology to describe the "filming" such as "pan", "exterior and interior", et cetera.

Though some readers think the lack of prose detracts from the story, others like the enhanced focus on the dialogue and action. A good script fic can accurately describe what is going on in the story without using prose, which is part of the challenge (to be coherent without using narrative and relying on action and dialogue to carry the story and explain what is occuring). It can be an interesting challenge for writers who want to practice writing dialogue and experiment with form.

Occasionally enough stories are made that they're accepted as so-called ''[[{{Fanon}} virtual seasons]].''

Not to be confused with fanfictions about Music/TheScript.




[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* A large proportion of Japanese fanfics are posted on message boards, particularly 2ch. The strict post character limits on these boards have spawned a distinctive form of the Script Fic, where virtually the entire fic is written as exchanges of dialogue and sound effects, with only the bare minimum of description. The title will usually itself be a line of dialogue, often the story's first line. This extends to original fiction as well; in particular, ''LightNovel/MaoyuuMaouYuusha'' originated as a story on 2ch in this style, and when it was converted into published form the format was largely carried over.
* ''[[ Narrabundah 1/2]]'', Urac Sigma's mid-1990s re-creation/reimagining of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', is a prime example of script format taking a good fic idea and making it hard to read and enjoy. In general, the ''Ranma'' fanfic community had completely abandoned script format by the late 1990s.
** On the other hand, a well-done script-format fic was, for a short time in the mid-late 1990s, successfully passed off as a pirated copy of the shooting script for an upcoming ''Ranma'' theatrical feature. This hoax was aided by the primitive state of native-Japanese anime coverage on the Web at the time, but was still unmasked rather quickly.
** One script-format Ranma work needs to be mentioned: John Biles' [[ Putting Your Heart In The Right Place]]. Nice [[{{WAFF}} WAFFic]]; established some fanon characterizations, most notably Nodoka's. Until 1996, Right Place was considered THE definitive Ranma fanfic.
* ''[[ Suburban Senshi]]'', a comedy MegaCrossover based mainly on ''Anime/SailorMoon'' and bringing in everything from ''Series/DoctorWho'' to ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'', is an odd case. The regular episodes are written in prose, but it also has a few episodes marketed as "TheMovie", written as Script Fic, and plenty of segments of the characters on IRC.
* [[Script/ShadowjackWatchesSailorMoon Shadowjack Watches Sailor Moon]] takes ''Anime/SailorMoon'' and rewrites it episode-by-episode, with the author's own jokes and interpretations (and the occasional recap comic).
* [[ This]] {{MST}} of an ''Evangelion'' script fic once, using the script format to give the first chapter's CliffHanger that little extra kick.
* Thundermuffin's Fanfic/TheTypicalGundamSEEDDestiny, which is a parody that can be found on MAHQ's Mechatalk forums. It also includes a couple Gundam00 crossovers, and a parody of the (currently nonexistent) GSD film.
* ''Fanfic/TheChildOfLove'' is a Evangelion script fic. Later the author decided to rewrite it ditching the script format, but he did not go past the first chapter.
* ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionR'', written by Maher al-Samkari, is an example of this for ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. Unfortunately, while well-written in other ways such as character or plot the writer obviously did not know how to write a script.
* [[ This]] and [[ this]] are a freaking ''[[TheMusical musical]]'' on the [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Ishvallan War of Extermination]].

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* Most of the stories in [[Fanfic/Swing123AndGarfieldodiesCalvinverse the Calvinverse]] are fake movies or television shows, and while they don't use actual script formatting they all have aspects of their medium: marathon segments, MediumAwareness moments, fake commercials...

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* A fanfic author over at the [=MI6=] (''Franchise/JamesBond'') message boards wrote a 116-page script on Creator/TimothyDalton's proposed third ''Bond'' film, (adapting some other material too) accessible [[ here]].
* A purportedly "leaked" script for the third ''[[Film/TransformersFilmSeries Transformers]]'' movie is pretty much a script fic, and a highly illogical one to boot (time travel and G1 altmodes are heavily involved, oy...)
* A LordOfTheRings[=/=]Series/BigBrother cross-over used this form. It was popular enough to run several seasons, was posted in episode form and held proper evictions based on reader feedback. Season 1 can be found [[ here.]]
* ''FanFic/LarryBoyAndTheLittleManOfPurpleness'', a ''StarWars''[=/=]''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' crossover.
* Several fanfics for ''[[Franchise/{{Scream}} Scream 5, 6, 7]]'' etc. take this form, [[ including this one]]. [[spoiler: Quite a few of these, interestingly enough, [[FixFic bring back Kirby]]. And most of them have her survive.]]
* ''FanFic/BHF5'' all the way, allowing for tons of meta-humor.
* ''FanFic/Scene24JohnnyThunderBlowsThisTacoStand'' is written in the formatting of a movie script, complete with directions on lighting and camera angles.
* There is a series of ''ComicBook/ImmortalIronFist'' and ''ComicBook/LukeCage'' fics at that depict the author's ideas for a ''Heroes for Hire'' film series that resembles the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse.
* ''Fanfic/MCURewrites'' by Creator/{{madsthenerdygirl}} are written in form of screenplays that [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin rewrite]] and [[AdaptationExpansion expand]] on ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' and ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' as well as continue from what was established in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier''. There are five installments: ''Age of Ultron: Redux'', ''New Avengers'', ''Black Widow'', ''Captain America: Ghosts of HYDRA'', and ''Avengers: Civil War''.
* The [[ "rejected" script]] for Michael Bay's ''Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy'' would also count as this.

* ''Tales of the Frog Princess'' has [[ Ask The Characters]], which is also a FourthWallMailSlot. It can be read even by someone outside the fandom, and unlike most Script Fics, it CANNOT be performed as is. (Ghosts, imploding, magic, dragons, vampires transforming, [[BreadEggsMilkSquick Emma opening the pits of Hell]], etc.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{Millennium}} Virtual Season Four'' was an entire season's worth of script fics written after the cancellation of the TV show, and was generally well-received -- series star Lance Henriksen even noted that he enjoyed several of them. ''Series/{{Millennium}} [[ Virtual Season Five]]'', from a different production crew, was also aired online.
* Most {{MST}}s are in script form, due to the way the "theater" segments work. Some writers, however, write the host segments in narrative form and the theater segments in script form.
* ''[[ Still Flying]],'' written as the "missing" second season of ''Series/{{Firefly}}''.
* The very old but still rather good ''[[ Blackadder: Serpent of the Seven Seas]]''.
* ''[[ MZP]]'' is one of the largest websites/communities dedicated to original scripted fiction and fanfiction, containing many different virtual seasons, mini-series, webisodes, and movies. The site is run similar to a television network, with pitches and pilots and pickups and development staff, but in a much looser way. Users push themselves to produce quality entertainment, making every possible attempt to be a legitimate format. The community is also a place where amateur and aspiring writers can learn the craft and get feedback on their work at every stage. The site includes continuations of ''Series/KolchakTheNightStalker'', ''Series/{{Millennium}}'', ''Series/DoctorWho'', ''Franchise/StarTrek'' and a spinoff from ''Series/{{Alias}}''.
* ''[[ Virtual Mutant]]'' was the sister-site of MZP, and contained scripted virtual continuations of ''[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]]'' and ''Series/{{Angel}}'', as well as spin-offs ''Faith'' and ''Fanfic/SlayerAcademy'' set in the same continuity. It also hosts several "non-MZP continuity" shows set in the Franchise/{{Buffyverse}}.
* ''TheVPN'' hosts scripted fiction for a number of both original works and virtual continuations.
* ''Gallifrey Base'', the largest ''Series/DoctorWho'' forum on the internet, has an extensive subsection devoted to this kind of format. Generally produced in virtual seasons by veteran posters, they most often feature past Doctors continuing on from after their "non-Fanon" deaths. Quality can vary wildly from the [[SturgeonsLaw not too good]] to the surprisingly professional.
** An unusual ''official'' ScriptFic is "The Trials of Tara" by Creator/PaulCornell in the short story collection ''Decalog 2: Lost Property'', which is written as the script to a [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]] comedy.
** The "Storytime!" fics in ''Fanfic/ThisTimeRound'' have the stories written in script format, with the [[SpinoffBabies Look Who's Talking]] scenes written more conventionally.
* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' has [[ The Voyager Virtual Season Project]]. Dozens of new stories set after the televised finale. If you want the plot in smaller, less-accurate doses they're partnered with ''Website/FiveMinuteDotNet'', so you can read the abridgements over on that site [[ here]].
* Xena had the ''[[ Virtual Subtext Seasons]]'', essentially a continuation of the show with Xena and Gabrielle's relationship as canon. While the quality level wavers, they're not all bad and the format is surprisingly well done (with some exceptions).
* The ''Series/ForeverKnight'' [[{{Continuation}} virtual continuation]] ''Fanfic/FK4'' is written in the format of a TV script with more specific details about camera angles and stage directions.
* ''Fanfic/PowerRangersTakeFlight'', a hypothetical adaption of ''Series/ChoujinSentaiJetman'' (and later, ''Series/ChoujuuSentaiLiveman''), is written entirely in script format. Like an actual ''PowerRangers'' season, the storylines are even written with the use of StockFootage from the ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' season in mind.
* Surprised this is still there, but this is Creator/AAPessimal's engaging script-fic based on ''Series/FatherTed''. If you're doing fan-fic episodes of TV series, how the Hell can you NOT do them in script form? This is BASIC! ''[[ Father Ted And The Army Chaplain]]''. In which Bishop Brennan wishes a fourth priest on Craggy island. Nothing good ''ever'' comes of a fourth priest on the Island...
* ''Fanfic/Season8Redo'' is, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin for all intended purposes]], a completely different take on the eighth season of ''Series/That70sShow'' that keeps and uses all the original characters (even one-shot characters), ensures mainstays like Eric Forman and Michael Kelso stay in Point Place, CharacterDevelopment, recycling the themed bumper of the Vista Cruiser and changing up the car intro every half-season or so, and goes into great detail with old and new scenery. Best of all, '''NO [[GaryStu RANDY]] [[TheScrappy PEARSON]]!'''
* ''Fanfic/GleeTheVirtualSeasonFour'' is similar to the above and also exactly what it calls itself.

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* On the other hand, Robert Lamb's ''[[ Adventures of the nWo B-Team]]'' (Internet Archive link, broken formatting) uses the format very well, to keep all the dialog gags coming without a lot of narration getting in the way.

* [[ San Tropez]] by [[ Breakinglight11]] is a Cabin Pressure fan fic designed to be like just another episode of the series, and so is written in audio drama script format. Not only does it fit in with the continuity, the voices of the characters and the style of humor are a very close imitation of how original author John Finnemore writes them.

[[folder:Tabletop Game]]
* Fanfic/{{PRIMARCHS}}, a TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' fic that's also a batshit insane Crossover CrackFic.

* ''[[FanFic/{{LMS}} The Rock Raiders Meet BIONICLE]]'', based on ''Toys/RockRaiders'', was written in script format, as was the standard for Website/{{BZPower}} comedies. Initially, the first two chapters of ''Rock Raiders - Legacy'' were also written in script, but after readers encouraged Primis to start writing in prose instead, all further chapters and installments of the saga were written in prose, and Primis was inspired to rewrite the first two chapters of ''Legacy'' in prose and start writing ''Two Worlds'', a ground-up rewrite of ''The Rock Raiders Meet BIONICLE'' in prose.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* An odd example is ''TroperWorks/SuperSmashStadium'' (based on ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'') which actually started out in prose but turned into a Script Fic soon after because of it focused on the fights as though it were a promotion complete with commentary. With its adaptation of ''Subspace Emissary'', it has reverted back to prose.
* And an odd variation in ''[[ Kingdom Hearts 3]]'', a hypothetical ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' game, written not as a script but rather as a video-game walkthrough.
* ''[[ Hey, Ocarina!]]'' Being a "musical", it uses the script format to great effect where lyrics is concerned.
* As well as a [[ nonmusical Ocarina adaptation]].
* ''Fanfic/BrendanNamronAceAttorney'' is written in a style not unlike a transcript of an official Phoenix Wright game ([[ such as this one]]). The author DOES attempt to open the first case with a prose format, however.
* ''Fanfic/PhoenixsSSBBCaseFiles'', being the series that inspired the above, naturally uses the same transcript method.
* Fanfic/{{Fandemonium}}, due to video games being the closest thing you can get to describing it.
* [[ All of SilverAndKaylee15's Sonic the Hedgehog fanfics on Scratch]] are written in script form.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* [[ The Best VHS in the World]], a {{Defictionalized}} version of the movie from the ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' episode of the same name.
* For some reason, most of the ''WesternAnimation/RoadRovers'' fics are Script Fics.
* This is still somewhat popular among even the more skilled ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' FanFiction authors, especially ones writing comedy, one-shot, or OriginalFlavor fics.
* There's still some debate in ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' fanfic on the difference between script and prose fic... and when the debate first began -- the topic ''quickly'' became SeriousBusiness.
* ''Fanfic/TheVinylScratchTapes'' are ''transcript'' fics, but close enough.
** [[ The Puzzle of Puzzle]] has "Establishing shot:" and "Scene change:" at the start of each scene.
** [[ This]] ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' crossover has a script version and a prose version.
* ''Fanfic/MarijuanaSimpson'', originally posted on Twitter, was compiled into a lengthy 249 page screenplay.
* ''Fanfic/TheReturnOfChaos'' is written in a script-like format and is meant to emulate a two-part episode of WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic.
* [[ Where I Watch: My Little Pony]] starts as an episode-by-episode review of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends'' and ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', and gradually evolves into a script fic parodying the show in the style of [[TheAbridgedSeries abridged series]].
* ''Fanfic/ThreadbareSouthPark'' is written in a script format about the same length as a regular episode of the show.
* ''Fanfic/TotalDramaReturns'' is well-known for its use of script-format.
* The MassiveMultiplayerCrossover ''[[ Toons]]'' has this as it's main style.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* ''Fanfic/PurpleSUV'', an Music/{{ABBA}} fanfiction and parody of ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine'' full of SugarWiki/FunnyMoments which is sadly not available anymore.