Total posts: 
The Fanfiction Rules:
X-ALL!Just like Rules of the Internet, can be seen here.
So how does this fit into your rules?
I just wanted to leave you with a little food for thought. I'm glad it's left you hungry for answers.
Pat. St. of Archive BingeIf I might venture some serious rules: 1. If you strengthen the hero, strengthen the villain(s) by the same or greater amount. E.g. if Naruto finds a sniper rifle, give Orochimaru a minigun.
2. Power equals power. Iron Man is just as much of a hero as Doctor Strange. Even knowledge is a power.
2a. If you write well enough, a supergenius, great tactician or master schemer can be on par with people who can level mountains. If you can't, either hint at it via other character's reactions. (Watchmen does this near the end) or don't bother. Too many contrived coincidences weaken a character.
edited 16th Jul '12 6:47:55 PM by AckSed
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
Manliest Person on Skype3. Keep the characters in-character. If the story really needs one or more of them to behave radically differently from canon, explain how they got there. 4. Don't make up an OC just to have an OC. In fact, only make up an OC when there is no canon character who could reasonably fill the intended role. Some readers may appreciate OCs, but that's not why they came to the archive. 5. Don't repeat jokes from the source material unless it's an established Running Gag. If you can't think of a new in-character joke to fit the situation, don't put a joke there. 5a. Likewise, don't confuse verbatim transcription with novelization. Novelizations can be cool, but they need to offer something that the original TV show/movie/game/comic/etc. didn't.
edited 18th Jul '12 6:15:22 AM by Karalora
X-ALL!6. When writing romance, no matter how much you ship the pairing, DO NOT make jump straight to the action without any form of development.
The Shadows Devour You.7. You'd better have a REALLY good reason for turning Barney The Dinosaur into something out of Silence of the Lambs. Aside from anything else, it's been done approximately 10, 994 times before.
edited 18th Jul '12 5:16:05 AM by GameChainsaw
Manliest Person on SkypeYou guys skipped #5, so I added it to my above post.
The system doesn't know you right now, so no post button for you.
You need to Get Known to get one of those.
Total posts: 9
TV Tropes by TV Tropes Foundation, LLC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from firstname.lastname@example.org.