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Offline G_R_Matthews

Re: [Feb 2014] Fanfic - Discussion Thread
« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2014, 03:17:03 PM »
I used to write fan-fic as part of a Yahoo group Star-Trek RPG - USS Chesapeake was our ship and many adventures did we have :) Long time ago now but a good way to develop a writing habit.
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Offline G_R_Matthews

Re: [Feb 2014] Fanfic - Discussion Thread
« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2014, 05:15:48 PM »
A nice Jorg story there TO :)
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Offline TOMunro

Re: [Feb 2014] Fanfic - Discussion Thread
« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2014, 09:05:23 PM »
Thanks GR - it was fun to write, snatching a few paragraphs here and there in the midst of a massive weekend house tidy.  I wasn't sure I was going to enter this month, but then the idea came to me and it flowed fairly easily from there!

Another month with a good field :)

Offline M_P_Xavier

Re: [Feb 2014] Fanfic - Discussion Thread
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Offline G_R_Matthews

Re: [Feb 2014] Fanfic - Discussion Thread
« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2014, 01:50:35 PM »
Interesting... what is the short story?
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Offline M_P_Xavier

Re: [Feb 2014] Fanfic - Discussion Thread
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Offline G_R_Matthews

Re: [Feb 2014] Fanfic - Discussion Thread
« Reply #21 on: February 18, 2014, 03:27:51 PM »
So, basically, its Greg Bear Fan-fic? Think that covers the parameters of the competition :)
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AW: [Feb 2014] Fanfic - Discussion Thread
« Reply #22 on: February 18, 2014, 08:47:02 PM »
I'm okay with that. It's strange to have a short story set in the world of another short story but why not?
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Offline Fellshot

Re: [Feb 2014] Fanfic - Discussion Thread
« Reply #23 on: February 27, 2014, 06:55:46 AM »
By some miracle I actually finished a short set in a completely different universe than I usually write. The downside is that as odd as the short is, Welcome to Nightvale is definitely weirder and I don't think I captured that at all. :P

Offline TOMunro

Re: [Feb 2014] Fanfic - Discussion Thread
« Reply #24 on: February 27, 2014, 07:30:27 PM »
@Fellshot,  my daughter loves "Welcome to Nightvale" I will point her in the direction of this thread.

Offline ACSmyth

Re: [Feb 2014] Fanfic - Discussion Thread
« Reply #25 on: March 03, 2014, 08:31:53 PM »
This is hard to judge. I'm not familiar with most of the originals, so it's difficult to know how well character voices, etc. have been captured. Ah, well. I've chosen one.

Offline G_R_Matthews

Re: [Feb 2014] Fanfic - Discussion Thread
« Reply #26 on: March 03, 2014, 08:36:19 PM »
I agree, even though I wrote one, that its hard to judge this month! So many entries picked off-piste books or short stories. I'm going to go with my tried and trusted method - The one I enjoyed the most! Picked and voted.

Good luck to everyone...

Let's see if we can get the vote count up past 11! Twitter here I come! (42 followers isn't going to make much a difference but its a start) :)
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Offline ACSmyth

Re: [Feb 2014] Fanfic - Discussion Thread
« Reply #27 on: March 03, 2014, 09:33:31 PM »
Ack, no. Let's not go the Twitter route. Then it becomes a popularity contest.

I did a few shorts on here a couple of years ago (different name - changed emails, lost PW, usual stuff) and someone was pimping his/her story on Twitter. It kind of put me off a bit, as no one else was doing it, and then it did become a question of whose family and friends signed up to vote.

For the record, I do it for practice as I'm not good at short stories. I'm better at 100K+ LOL! It's nice to get the odd vote of confidence, but I'm not going to go hassling friends to vote for me, and if I don't get any votes (like the previous couple of months), I'm not going to be butthurt.
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Offline G_R_Matthews

Re: [Feb 2014] Fanfic - Discussion Thread
« Reply #28 on: March 03, 2014, 09:40:24 PM »
I just encourage folks (all 42 of them) to vote... not necessarily to vote for me :)
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Offline Fellshot

Re: [Feb 2014] Fanfic - Discussion Thread
« Reply #29 on: March 04, 2014, 09:47:38 PM »
This is hard to judge. I'm not familiar with most of the originals, so it's difficult to know how well character voices, etc. have been captured. Ah, well. I've chosen one.

Ha, and here I thought that the very best fanfic raises the bar for the original material.  :)