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[Feb 2016] - Fanfic - Discussion Thread
« on: January 31, 2016, 08:12:26 PM »
Fanfic

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Mat Cauthon (Wheel of Time) by endave vs Kaladin Stormblessed (Stormlight Archive) by zusacre

This is the third year we do Fanfic February (wow, time is fleeting...). The first year you could write whatever you wanted, last year I limited the books you could choose from. And this year...

...I want you to write a fight scene between two characters (or groups of main characters) from different authors. FitzChivalry against Jorg Ancrath, Locke Lamora vs Jimmy the Hand, Kelsier's crew against the Ketty Jay's crew... You get the idea.
Be creative, there can be battles with magic, swords, minds, words, ... :)

I'm not limiting you to special books but remember that it's more fun for your readers if they know the characters. So if you choose something obscure, not everbody will get the jokes in or the awesomeness of your story. ;)


Rules:

1. This must be prose or poetry.
2. Has to be fan fiction and has to contain characters from two different worlds/books/authors engaged in some kind of fight.
3. Prose must be 500-1500 words long.
4. Poetry must be 100-500 words long.
5. One story per person or writing team (not per account).
6. You will be disqualified if you exceed the limits, full stop. That's why they're called limits.
7. Your entry can't be published somewhere else before.
8. This is a writing contest, not a "I have written something like this ten years ago" contest. So if you happen to have a story that fits one of the themes, I'd like it to have a mayor overhaul/edit. Work for it. ;)
9. Please add your story's word count and, if you have, your twitter handle.
10. Please put your story in [ spoiler ] tags to make the thread easier to handle. :) You can find them above the smileys next to the 'youtube' symbol.

Entry will close February 29th/March 1st, 2016 and voting will begin somewhere around the same time too.

All members are eligible to join. If you are not a member you can join here. Sign up is free and all are welcome! :)

The winner will have their piece displayed on the main Fantasy Faction website sometime in the next months. If you don't want this, please say so while submitting.

Submitting a story counts as published, so if some submission guidelines (publishers, magazines, agents, ...) state that the story has to be unpublished, this story is out. You are still in possession of all the rights for your story.

Please post your entry here.

Note: This thread is only for questions or discussing this month's writing contest. Good luck!
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Re: [Feb 2016] - Fanfic - Discussion Thread
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2016, 08:50:34 PM »
Shout-out for @ScarletBea who is an incredible help with the contests and helps me immensely with staying on schedule (except with the publication of the winners on the main site - we're working on that)!
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Re: [Feb 2016] - Fanfic - Discussion Thread
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2016, 08:58:18 PM »
Great idea! But my lack of reading the popular fantasy series might knock me down here...might have to be Locke Lamora versus one of Abercrombie's grumbling witty murderers. :D


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Re: [Feb 2016] - Fanfic - Discussion Thread
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2016, 09:09:31 PM »
Can I let Henry the Jack "fight" someone? (will end terrible)
I just feel like writing something silly.

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Re: [Feb 2016] - Fanfic - Discussion Thread
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2016, 09:13:39 PM »
Oof, I think I'll stand myself out of this one. Normally I wouldn't because I can't publish the fanfic story underneath my fanfic handle (as I'm trying to keep things at least plausibly deniable separate), but I don't read nearly enough of what is popular in fantasy currently. Unless I did things with, say, Arthuriana vs Some Other Folkloric Tradition.

But crossovers are fun! So, everyone taking back, have fun :D
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Re: [Feb 2016] - Fanfic - Discussion Thread
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2016, 09:51:26 PM »
Bouuuuh I don't want to not participate but I hate fan fiction...  :'(
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Re: [Feb 2016] - Fanfic - Discussion Thread
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2016, 10:09:29 PM »
Thanks Xia, I love to help :)

And Nora, what about last year? Didn't you enter? I feel I've been reading you for well over a year :)
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Re: [Feb 2016] - Fanfic - Discussion Thread
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2016, 10:22:16 PM »
Thanks Xia, I love to help :)

And Nora, what about last year? Didn't you enter? I feel I've been reading you for well over a year :)

Nope. I started in March. Which is fortunate because I would not have participated in last Feb's contest. Ah, it's a shame I wanted to make a perfect participation year, but I really dislike the idea of writing about iconic characters. My voice just won't fit other people's creation. Just dreaming up situations feels wrong and out of context...  :-[
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Re: [Feb 2016] - Fanfic - Discussion Thread
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2016, 10:39:04 PM »
Any objection to using videogame characters instead of novel characters? :)

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Re: [Feb 2016] - Fanfic - Discussion Thread
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2016, 10:40:10 PM »
Any objection to using videogame characters instead of novel characters? :)
Or films? We won't be taking part, but it'd be cool to see someone do Indiana Jones vs Han Solo.  :P
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Re: [Feb 2016] - Fanfic - Discussion Thread
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2016, 10:55:03 PM »
Any objection to using videogame characters instead of novel characters? :)
Or films? We won't be taking part, but it'd be cool to see someone do Indiana Jones vs Han Solo.  :P

Borderline incestuous!  ;D

Indie sneaking in the Falcon to steal the HoloChess Board?
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Re: [Feb 2016] - Fanfic - Discussion Thread
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2016, 11:21:12 PM »
Any objection to using videogame characters instead of novel characters? :)
Or films? We won't be taking part, but it'd be cool to see someone do Indiana Jones vs Han Solo.  :P

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Re: [Feb 2016] - Fanfic - Discussion Thread
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2016, 12:05:49 AM »
Any objection to using videogame characters instead of novel characters? :)

Actually, after a cursory Amazon search, I'm good either way. :)

I've had a fanfic I've wanted to right rattling around in my head for months now. What a perfect opportunity to put it on paper!

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Re: [Feb 2016] - Fanfic - Discussion Thread
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2016, 12:08:05 AM »
Kvothe vs Jorg

Geez could you imagine the levels of the massive dickhead-off they'd get into there?


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Re: [Feb 2016] - Fanfic - Discussion Thread
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2016, 12:13:04 AM »
Yeah, kinda glad I've got the weekends already booked with other distractions. Topic doesn't really entice me. :-\

But good luck to the rest of you!
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