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arsao
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02:33:01 AM Jul 4th 2012
Request: Hey guys, I'd like to make a request a 'Tvtrope' for my story, 'New Whirlpool Vol. 1' I don't know how it is done and was wondering if I could ask for it to be done here. Someone told me that he just put the links to his stories on a random page and was wondering if I could do that also here is the link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4345511/1/New_Whirlpool_Vol_1
Telcontar
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03:47:38 AM Jul 4th 2012
The chance of getting someone here to create the page for you is very small, and I'm afraid discussion pages aren't the place for it. You could see if anyone is interested by starting a thread about your story in the Fanfic forum. To do it yourself: Create the page here and put it on this list. Write up a summary (without spoilers) and begin making a list of tropes that appear in your story. When you add a trope to the list, you can also list the story on that trope's page. The detailed version is at How To Create A Work Page; you may want to go over the Text Formatting Rules. Good luck!
NimbleJack3
topic
12:04:54 AM Jan 7th 2011
Why aren't the contents of this page under Fan Fiction? Fan Fic is only the abbreviated name. It would be better used as a redirect to Fan Fiction.
Vilui
08:42:04 AM Feb 8th 2012
This whole paragraph:

A depressing sign of our times today is the "professional fan fic" where those writers of professional quality who would have been acceptable to publishers of 20, 30, 40 or more years ago, are no longer publishable due to the negative changes in the quality sought by today's publishing houses. There's something wrong in reading a piece of "fan fiction" and its writing is superior to the typical slop published by the large publishing house or in a modern television script. The modern publishing house seeks material that is "risk-free" and this is interpreted to be that which appeals to "the lowest-common denominator." As such, much of the material published (and in today's TV for that matter) is written to a low standard that is as low or even lower than that of typical fan fiction of the 1970s and 1980s. Requirements for grade school-level grammar and syntax are not uncommon and the writers of the past would be unwelcome by today's publishing houses. "Formula books" with interchangeable plots, situations and characters became common in the 1990s, leading many readers to cease reading fiction and science fiction. It should not be surprising that today's professional-level writing is now found in other places than today's mass-marketed books (and TV). A number of publishers, in desperation to boost sales, have resorted to importing those books that sold in Britain and to reprinting books that have been out of print for two, three or four decades that had sold well in their time.

I mostly agree with it, but really, I don't think it belongs in the intro section to this page. It's a discussion of professional publishing, not of fanfic per se. Should it be deleted?
Komodin
11:10:00 AM Feb 8th 2012
Scrap it. It's just unnecessary soapboxing, anyway.
Pezt
07:40:28 PM Mar 2nd 2012
Delete it. This is page is about fanfic, not publishing. Paragraph is a Author Filibuster equivalent in a trope page where it doesn't belong.
Timpani
09:21:08 AM Mar 14th 2012
Currently gone. I cringed while reading.
fruitstripegum
08:09:58 AM Apr 14th 2012
Never mind that. Does anyone know why fanfiction recommendations have been deleted?
CrypticMirror
02:18:20 PM Apr 14th 2012
edited by CrypticMirror
This: ForumThread.
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