Like $lightningmonkey, fanfic was how I got started writing I think in a lot of ways starting with an established world and characters is easier than with a blank page. Writing fanfic taught me how to keep characters consistent and how to comply with pre-set rules. Granted, most fanfic writers toss these things out the window to write their own not-so-secret fantasies, but for those of us that tried to stick to canon it was a great teacher I wrote the hell out of some Kingdom Hearts fanfic a few years back and I still think a few of my Discworld oneshots are some of the best things I've ever done.
I think the name was just a translation problem - it probably makes more sense in Japanese.
I don't see why. 3D just put another reason I need to play The World Ends With You on my list of things I need to play Isn't KH one of their biggest franchises? I do wish Disney would get on the ball and start marketing more stuff for it - I wouldn't mind owning a Keyblade made of Nerf or something
Like I've said time and time again, that's how I got started writing. I don't have that feeling against fanfic that a lot of writers seem to have, simply because that's how I got started writing. I wasn't great, the writing wasn't great, but you know what, it was a lot of fun. Even now I look back and think that that may have been more fun than some of my personal writing, these days. That said, I enjoy the result of what I write now a lot more than what I wrote then, but that's a different outlook.
The first thing I wrote...aside from comics and short class essays...was totally a pome declaring my love for the ocean. It was acrostic and I put gems all over it because that's what five-six year olds do (The second thing I wrote was totally fan poetry, I WAS SEVEN SO THAT'S OKAY.)
I'm still sometimes tempted to rewrite bits of books I disliked. Like 'Mockingjay' from someone else's perspective, or the HP ending.
I don't get why writers hate on fanfic. Fanfiction writers know they're not doing it for High Literature or whatever.
I voted no, because I really don't think I have. The closest that I have, or will ever come to doing that, is to write stories based off the Chuthulu mythos that Lovecraft created. I'd argue that it's not fan fiction, as you're really not using a specific location, or a particular set of characters, but rather, you are using the ideas and 'elder' evils that Lovecraft created. Some of these "elders' or evil were sometimes never even seen, there was just proof of their existence that was the true 'horror' of the story.
Well, in the case of Lovecraft, it's not really a 'universe' per say, it's, as I said, a 'mythos', meaning a set of realities that could be possible. And Lovecraft may/did pull something from Poe, but he still made/wrote his own scientific take on Poe's influence. And finally, is there really any form of originality in art? Or, are we all just pulling from our experiences and the people that influenced us?
Hahaha, I think I'm physically incapable of writing other peoples characters.
I've actually tried to in the past, so I could have something fun to keep on the internet without worrying about possibly trying to publish in the far off future. And then I created my own story and own world and own rules. Something about jumping into the head of someones character feels like you're wearing pants four sizes too small.
Omg, that's a good point. Well, in the first book, I thought that it just meant Ron was bashful and just didn't let anyone know how smart he was. I expected to see that "hidden genius" more in the series and she just dropped it and didn't go anywhere with it. That always aggravated me.
I wish Ginny had more of a presence. She just seemed like a bit of an afterthought after the second book.
Omg I couldn't even READ the 5th book. No joke... my eyes just wandered over the pages and tried to make sense through all the emo. Then the movie came out and I was like "SO THAT'S what happened!" *headdesk*
Omg, I forgot about the 5th book. I've blocked it from my memory.