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have you ever written fanfiction? 

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52 deviants said yes
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32 deviants said no
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2 deviants said www.fanfiction.net/s/1157860/1… ...might be anti-fanfiction?

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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Like $lightningmonkey, fanfic was how I got started writing :B 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 :D 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.
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neurotype Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:dummy:

I guess it's how I got started on longer...? I can't totally remember. I had no problem drawing off real life, too, though.

Hahaha, facts.

Okay, I kind of want to see the Discworld ones...but only if they're super canonable. (And now I want to play KH. SO MAD there is not one for the PS3.)
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Of course my Discworld is canonable :grump: I'm very proud of this fact. This one is probably the most canonable thing I've ever written. And I'm fond of my oneshot collection :heart:

I KNOW. I was all excited when the announced KH 3D and then it was on the 3DS and I was all :rage:

Still; if 3D doesn't set up for KH3, I WILL CRY. SO HARD. I would like to play this thing before the world ends :lol: I have to content myself with Pokemon until I can afford a 3DS.
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neurotype Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh, that was kind of a mindfuck because it's true, but at the same time it's not Pratchett's style at all. :lol:

Also the name. I don't know what drugs Squeenix is on, but I want some.

I KNOW RIGHT. Did you know they've been crying about losing money for ages now?
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
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 :XD: 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 :lol:
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neurotype Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think they got a little desperate for the 3D part ;p

I know, right?! And oh my god I think keyblades are the most popular cosplay object that people make. At least they were for like...ten years.
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lion-essrampant Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yuppers :D
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SadisticIceCream Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012   Writer
Oddly enough, no. :o
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neurotype Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Why oddly? :o
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SadisticIceCream Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012   Writer
Because I am secretly a massive fangirl for the things I fangirl over. :XD:
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neurotype Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:lol:
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ikazon Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012   Writer
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. :B
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neurotype Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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 :nod: (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.
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LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yes. I wrote this silly piece for `Halatia's your 'first story' contest.
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neurotype Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:la:
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Leonca Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, mostly for Batman (trying to keep the feel of a comic or episode of the Animated Series). Also one silly poem based on the movie Ravenous. =p
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neurotype Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nanananana!

ooooh. does it really qualify as fanfic? :O
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Leonca Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It is using someone else's characters, so what else would it be?
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neurotype Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
parody, maybe? was discussing the line between that, I think it's an interesting question especially for people who are really anti-fanfic.
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Leonca Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought it just meant using something that wasn’t yours.
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neurotype Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hm. Let's try this, where would you place Weird Al? :O
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Leonca Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don’t know if that works the same for music, since that doesn’t involve characters. Does he get permission to imitate other people’s songs?
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neurotype Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Usually, even though he also acknowledges he could do it without asking. There was a big thing when he parodied Lady Gaga, check out his blog.

So it's fan stuff when characters are involved? Oo.
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MSJames Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
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.
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neurotype Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm. One of the biggest anti-fanfiction arguments I see is 'it's using an already created universe'...and let's face it, Lovecraft was writing Poe fanfict when he kicked off the Old Ones. :stare:
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MSJames Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
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?
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neurotype Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmmmm. Sounds pretty semantical to me :stinkeye: I mean, you're capitalizing on some basic concepts someone else made. But then again, everything's totally derivative :nod:
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MSJames Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
That may be true, but to consider any such writing as fan fiction is not really in the spirit of fan-fic, so you lose! :D but yeah, very much of what we know, etc. is derivative for sure!
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neurotype Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"the spirit of fanfiction"? :eyes:
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MSJames Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
You know what I mean, so stop being cheeky! :slap:
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neurotype Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I actually don't! I mean, the one time in my life I wrote it was for parody reasons :P
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MurkamiHaruka Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's mostly what my writing revolves around: Fanfictions. My latest one is called [Castiel]Crossed Love
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neurotype Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
There you go :O
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MurkamiHaruka Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
but i do write other things: Poetry and chapter stories.
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neurotype Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:la:
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MurkamiHaruka Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i'd hate to write only fanfics
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neurotype Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
why? :O
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MurkamiHaruka Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Because well, my fanfics aren't really that good. All my fans on MCL think that my Fanfic [Castiel]Crossed Love is good..but...i dont know
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neurotype Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Have you been able to get good feedback on them? You said you didn't think they're that good, how'd you think you could make them better? :)
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EmmyIsAZebra Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
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. :no: Something about jumping into the head of someones character feels like you're wearing pants four sizes too small.
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neurotype Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:lol: I won't lie, I'm tempted to rewrite the Harry Potter ending. But yes, I would change a fair bit about the characters, too....
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EmmyIsAZebra Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:giggle: As long as you don't split up Ron and Hermione, I'm good. Ginny and Harry can go as far as I'm concerned. :no:
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neurotype Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I was always super frustrated by the fact that Ron is a dumbass but also somehow a chess boss, I think smartening him would actually improve Ron/Hermione ;p

Ginny and Harry just didn't go anywhere, but Ginny probably coulda done better.
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EmmyIsAZebra Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
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.
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neurotype Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Right?! Just...wtf :stare: I dunno though, most of her characters came off as very 2D to me.

Yeah, Ginny seemed kind of like a Rowling's son started dating or something, and then she was like OH YEAH BOYS DO THAT. Likewise with the book 5 PMS/angst.
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EmmyIsAZebra Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:lmao: 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.
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neurotype Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:lol: I just skipped anything in all caps.

We called PMS Potteritis for a year after that came out.
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doodlerTM Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yes; I've written several Star Trek: TNG fanfictions, along with some Watchmen/superhero ones. But it's been ages.
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neurotype Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oo.
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doodlerTM Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I could link you my fanfiction.net account if you want to read them...I don't have most of them here on devart. =P
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