I write fanfiction for things other than anime/manga (although to be fair, that doesn't restrict it from anime and manga). Here's a Supernatural fanfiction I wrote that seemed to be pretty well-recieved: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8135255/1/In_the_Forests_of_the_Night Its sequel is unfinished, but it is being worked on. I dislike leaving things unfinished, though I'll occasionally put something on hiatus to work on something else.
I've been thinking of starting to write fanfics. But somehow I just can't get myself to find a good setting to settle in and write about. Maybe I'll write a Kingdom Hearts Fanfic at some point. -_-
It's always a bit awkward when I write for a fandom for the first time. It has to do with familiarity with the setting, mostly. I always worry that I'll get some detail wrong, or that I don't know enough about how the world works to portray it accurately. And then there's stuff like keeping everyone in-character. It's kind of overwhelming at first. From my experience, though, I've found that the gaps fill themselves in. You make up little bits and pieces of information to tie everything together, and somehow it all works out. The more you write for a fandom, the more comfortable you get with it. It's not that hard, really.
edited 25th Aug '12 11:50:03 AM by SapphireBlue
The North Remembers
It depends on the fandom and the story you're trying to tell. Working in a really new setting or relatively contained one like Dragon Age or Harry Potter is much easier than working in a massive one, like Star Wars, especially if the story is more than just shipping.
"For all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die."
True King Of Yggdrasil
Writing up the 6th chapter of my original story,so far the main characters are fight an evil Mary Sue parody.After that the final battle begins. Spoiler Alert:If you want to continue after Chapter 6,there is a secret chapter where the plot and subplot become one(setting and character wise) and the true final battle is fought.
edited 26th Aug '12 1:39:15 AM by XiphosOrochi666
Humanity wants equality yet supremacy stands in the way. Destroy that and we can embrace equality.
Would Pathfinder (Tabletop RPG) writings count if I made new world and used the spell/class system from it, creatures and the like?
No, the other one.
What do you mean would count? Write what you want; don't get hung up on labels or what other will think.
Meh, just wondering that if it's really fanfiction if I'm using my own setting -.-
No, the other one.
Does it matter if it's fanfiction or not? There's a border somewhere between writing fanfiction and just borrowing from somewhere. It's not a strict border, though, so it would depend on how it comes out in the end. The only real distinction is probably the legal one. If you can get away with selling it without risking a lawsuit, you're probably not writing fanfiction. Not accounting for creators who just won't sue for that reason. I mean, take Drowtales for instance, if you know about it. Fanfiction of D&D. Then they filed off the serials and tossed the salad around until it became something a little more original, so now it's not fanfiction anymore.
Wants Captain N for Smash Bros. NX
I once have written a fanfic, called VG Cats: Resonance of the Darkness. The title was intentionally bad, and I admit it wasn't my best writing. But it was a good practice for me for my own novel. I did try to write a sequel, where Leo's new girlfriend gets killed during a bank robbery, and Leo is trying to find her soul, only to find Aeris again, this time complete, and not exactly what she used to look like. I dropped it because the story was just silly. The whole thing was actually meant to be written as if Leo for some reason had a string of coherent toughts and started to write his own fanfic involving himself and the rest, so yeah, it might be a bit silly.
Signatures are for lamers.
I sure do! I have a lot! [[http://Theautisticonenamedm.deviantart.com/art/Oddysey-Of-Hurt-Part-One-The-Incident-323320612?qo=3&catpath=gallery:theautisticonenamedm:31535036&order=0&offset=3, Here is an example]].
I am completely, utterly, and thoroughly done with Sola Sonica and 2D
I've written two crossover fanfics, the links of which are in my signature. The Ryouga of Time is a crossover between The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Ranma ½. ...Wait, Did That Happen Before? is a crossover between Naruto, Ranma ½, Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, and Mahou Sensei Negima! (with references to various other series made whenever I felt like it). I also wrote a Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers one-shot called Rita On The Moon.
edited 13th Nov '12 1:00:49 PM by Hyp3rB14d3
Currently running Ryouga Hibiki vs the Multiverse and The Cursed Armor of Magical Girl Destroyer Cupcake over on Questionable Questing.
I started a Borderlands 2 fic a few weeks back. Got a better response than I expected, so I've kept it going. It's a continuation of Gaige's ECHO logs.
edited 13th Nov '12 3:32:56 PM by Discar
I've written some Recursive Fan Fiction for the Pony POV Series, two of which have been made canon by the author of that series. I'm also working on another My Little Pony fanfic that isn't connected to that series. After that I have ideas for a Transformers fanfic.
If anyone else has the same handle, send a message to yourself. I'll see if I can change my name if needed.
Ho, boy. I've been writing fanfic for a while now, on and off. Account is here. In my early days, I was into Sonic, and (in spite of being a guy) a Shadow x Amy [[Ship ship]]per. I wrote a couple of fics focused on the latter, but most of them are unfinished. The only one I've ever completed that wasn't a one-shot was this 60 chapter beast. It got fairly well known, and some gal did a ton of fanart for it, and there was talk of making a Flash film of it. A trailer was made, then it kinda faded out. The main fan character I used ended up sticking with me. Several failed Continuity Reboots later, I gave up on the blue hedgehog. Now I'm into Super Robot Wars big time, as well as Shin Megami Tensei. I imported one or two characters from my Sonic days and reworked them into Banpresto Originals. My current work is past 50 chapters (I'm doing route splits) and as far as I know, it's not even halfway done!
Prepare to extend the overused joke!
I'm writting a Megaman Battle Network fanfiction, but I'm not feeling very confident in this one, half the cast is OCs (basically all the humans, while the Navis are the same as the original) and I'm planning on including some Megaman X characters, there are some differences from canon as to how the world works though... I guess it's an In-Name-Only fanfic. I'm also going to write an one-shot about Emerl from Sonic the Hedgehog.
As rare as dolphin's teeth
At the moment, I'm writing a Darker and Edgier Avatar: The Last Airbender High School AU fic. Rather fittingly, I devised it in the Fanfic Ideas You're Sure Only You Think Are Good thread. Quick Question to you writers: Have you ever written the outline of a fic before or while you write it?
edited 11th Dec '12 7:25:52 PM by MrMallard
Video games, man.
I did that with my current fic, and I plan to do at least a rough outline with any future projects. I find that I work a lot better that way.
No, the other one.
It depends on the fic. For the shorter fics I've written, I just sat down and wrote them. They're more "temporary inspiration" fics. For the longer ones, and some of the not so long ones, I usually get several ideas I want to include, but then I tend to write down a very short summary of the events I want to have in it so I don't forget about them. It's definitely helpful if you're writing anything with a complicated timeline. Even if you only have one viewpoint character, everyone still have to do things in order, which can sometimes be hard to puzzle together if the characters are plotting much. But more often, I simply just write the chapters anachronistically. Often full chapters, but rarely in the order the fic should present them in. That also gives you the option to write in many situations if you should get stuck in one place.
I most certainly like writing fanfics (I'm new if I'm out of the current subject), though I don't always finish them. I could share a few if anyone wishes. Also doing a Mega Crossover in the form of video games. Could probably be a spiritual successor (maybe?) to Undocumented Features.
Your argument is invalid
Does thinking up fanfition plots up and then never getting around to writing them half-count?
Artificial Inteligence is no match for Natural Stupidity.
No, the other one.
No. There's a huge difference between just thinking about stuff and actually making it happen.
It depends. Do you share your ideas with others? More importantly, do you enjoy thinking about them? Because that's ultimately, the whole point, you know. This isn't done for money or reviews. Besides, most of us 'ficcers' write maybe one story for every 5 we think about.
One for every five-hundred in my case, but I try to write what and when I can, even if most of it never gets posted.