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Linking to a past Trope Repair Shop thread that dealt with this page: Why is this not called "Fan Fiction"?, started by Unknownlight on Aug 9th 2011 at 4:45:02 AM
I'm trying to find that page that is filled with fanfics with red links that you are supposed to delete once they have a page to themselves. Anyone got a link to that for me?
How do I add a fanfic recommendation here?
Does a story about a RPG Campaign qualify as a fanfiction? I saw Old Man Henderson in this category, but I'm not sure what are the exact requirements.
So I'm a bit new to this part of TVT, but I must ask: Are there any "standards" or anything a Fan Fic must meet before it can have its own TVT page?
So long as it's in the fanfic section of the site I don't think there's any standards besides being a fanfic of any length. There Is No Such Thing as Notability.
However keep in mind TV Tropes does have a thing about porn only fanfics as they're not allowed. See The Content Policy and the 5P Circuit for details of that nature.
What are the criteria for adding fanfics to TV Tropes?
Would anyone have anything against an additional category of fan fic? I'd put forth self-insert fan fics as that new category if no-one has anything against it. It's quite possible that the ratio of good fics contra bad ones might be even worse than some of the others but I'll be damned if there aren't some really good ones out there too. Security! by ack1308 (Worm fanfic) and Slipping Between Worlds by A.A. Pessimal (Discworld fanfic) are two very good examples of it done right.
What kind of fanfic would this http://www.quotev.com/story/5766638/SA-fanfic/ fan fiction? A friend of mine asked me to do a TV trope on it, but I'm not sure what it could be classified as.
Plain Fan Fic?
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
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!
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.
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?
Scrap it. It's just unnecessary soapboxing, anyway.
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.
Currently gone. I cringed while reading.
Never mind that. Does anyone know why fanfiction recommendations have been deleted?
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