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Author Topic: what made you guys start doing fanfics? (If this already exists, I'm sorry.)  (Read 411 times)
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fryfanSpyOrama

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« on: 02-25-2004 17:07 »

I've noticed people have been writing fanfics dating as far back as 2000.  I started writing fanfics in the summer of 2003, after knowing that the show was cancelled.  It was my way of keeping Futurama alive, that and buying the comics books, DVDs and maybe the video game someday if I ever get a PS2. Anyway, Kryten, allen, anybody else, what made you write fanfics so long ago?
Pig+Wool~Sheep

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« Reply #1 on: 02-25-2004 17:31 »

Although I haven't yet finished a Futurama fanfic, I've been writing fanfics for other things since about 1998, and I guess it's for the same reason each time. I'll just think of situations and see if I can accurately represent how the characters would react in that situation, or I'll just think up a story that I think would work with characters from the subject in question, Futurama in this case.
bish

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« Reply #2 on: 02-26-2004 05:30 »

im startin to write one now, and im doin it coz i find writing fun, espicially bout fun things, ie futurama
wu_konguk

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« Reply #3 on: 02-26-2004 06:27 »

I started writting fanfics because of a fan fic. I started reading fics and liked some of them, then I read "Leela's Return" by Silvewolf and was blown away. I realised that in the fan fic world I could achive far more. When i started the field was not overlt saturated with shipper fics. One of the reasons I have stopped for the moment is because I like writting shippy fics but the market is too saturated at the moment.
Zed 85

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« Reply #4 on: 02-26-2004 06:32 »

I started writing actual Futurama fanfics back in the summer of 2002, when Futurama looked screwed but nothing was actually confirmed...yet.
I had been drawing Futurama since summer 2001, well before any bad news came along - so basically I'm doing all this fan stuff since I enjoy the show so much, rather than thinking this would be my only way to keep the spirit of the show going. Why I actually wrote any thing down I can't remember. I've always liked writing, but for the life of me I really can't remember what clicked one morning and made me decide "I'll write a 380 page fan-fic me thinks"
The only thing I do remember was that it was not my first idea for a fanfic but a close second - my first was to be a fanfic about Futurama and motor-racing, but I thought that would take too long to write so I plumped for the "short" one just to brake my teeth on.
Hahaha...  roll eyes
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #5 on: 02-26-2004 15:31 »

to anwer your question: i haven't been round that long, i couldn't answer...but these are some of the reasons why i write fics:

what made me start writing fan fics were because i was/ still am a hardcore shipper.  wink It's a good way to write out what you would want to see on the show.  i also like to write (as long as it's out of school) and stuff. yeah. i don't just write 'cause "it keeps the show alive;" i write because it's fun and a good way to write out your emotion...or anger... also, it goes hand in hand with writing music, which has been a hobby of mine forever  tongue
Kif White

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« Reply #6 on: 02-26-2004 23:12 »

I started writing Simpsons fics back in 1999, but found that after three of them I was kind of limited to certain styles of writing with The Simpsons, plus the show wasn't really that interesting to me any more. Futurama, however, was my new favourite show, and after seeing 'Transformers: The Movie' again after a long time and reading Dune again also after a long time, I got an idea and went with it, realising that Futurama had a much more vast template and that there were very few restrictions, allowing me to write a story based on it how I wanted to write it. The wide variety of styles in the show's episodes truly made me realise this, and the sci-fi setting (I've always been a sci-fi nut...) really meant the only limit was my imagination and the boundaries set by Groening, Cohen and co.
spacepilot3000

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« Reply #7 on: 02-26-2004 23:55 »

Well, I was a big fan of the Matrix films and after seeing "Reloaded" I thought, "What if the Matrix and Futurama collided". The idea to me was first brought up as a joke and I once posted it as an episode/movie Idea on another website. Then when I went to Leela Zone and read a few fanfics, I decided to make a fanfic out of it.
ActionLaPointe

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« Reply #8 on: 02-27-2004 00:04 »

shiptacular moments, lack of new episodes. something i could share with such wonderful people, what a day that was! you still have lapointe, you all still have lapointe!
Venus

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« Reply #9 on: 02-27-2004 00:38 »

Speaking of which, LaPointe, are we gonna see another chapter of your fic? You left us at a cliff hanger.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #10 on: 02-27-2004 00:59 »
« Last Edit on: 02-27-2004 00:59 »

 
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Originally posted by spacepilot3000:
Well, I was a big fan of the Matrix films and after seeing "Reloaded" I thought, "What if the Matrix and Futurama collided". The idea to me was first brought up as a joke and I once posted it as an episode/movie Idea on another website. Then when I went to Leela Zone and read a few fanfics, I decided to make a fanfic out of it.

Interesting Fry Another Day was the first idea I came up with.  Futurama hardly had any references to James Bond.  (About only two I believe.)  I came up with the idea for Fry as a spy as far back as 2002, when I noticed that there were many spy films.  xXx, bourne identity, austin powers, the sum of all fears, spy kids and of course Die Another Day.  The spy genre had become a parody of itself.  If you watch Die Another Day you'll say that it has parodied what made James Bond, James Bond.  So I thought wouldn't it be funny if fry asked the what if machine, what if he could be a spy?  The only thing he could go on is by the spies he's seen in movies and TV. 

By the summer of 2003, I had came up with the spy-counterparts of the Futurama characters for my fanfic, but something happened. 

The hulk came out and I liked it so much that I came up with the parody the Gulk so quickly.  I decided that since Fry would be the star in my spy story, that there was no need to make him the Gulk in this story.  The played with possible names; Bulk, Fulk, Wulk, Mulk, but Gulk sounded good for some reason.  The gulk also sounded like something Amy would've said, so she became the Gulk. 

Once I finished and uploaded the The Gulk, I set to work on my spy story.  I used many typical Bond references, "Martni, skaken..." and the name's Bond..." It was going to be called, "I, Fry Am Spy." a parody from the movie, "I Spy", even though I was directly parodying Die Another Day with Amy as Jinx.  However, once I listened to the song, Die Another Day by Madonna, I felt Fry Another Day sounded better. 

Bender would've made a good bond villian.  I was a big fan of the movie Goldfinger, and I liked the villain and he was great.  He was just as cool as Bender so I combined the two in Ironfinger.  Ironfinger also pokes fun at all the villains who ever had a hook, claw, what ever for a hand.

Once I uploaded the story, people said they liked it.  However, I wasn't completely happy, I had left out many other bond references, that I wanted to add, but couldn't due to the fact I didn't want to prolong the story.  I felt sad because I couldn't do a sequel, because it would be weird to have Fry ask the what if machine over and over again what if he were a spy. And I wanted my fanfics to be connected as though they were episodes from the show. (All my regular Futurama fanfics are connected with each other and with the show.) Then it hit me, I can make this into a spin-off and keep up with future spy movies that come out and thus poke fun at the spy genre and at the same time honor it.  The result is SPYORAMA.
Kryten

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« Reply #11 on: 02-28-2004 23:08 »

Some weird sort of insanity, probably.
SpaceCase

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« Reply #12 on: 02-29-2004 05:00 »

Though I've not finished a fanfic yet *sigh* I write them foa a number of reasons. In no particular order:

1) I enjoy writing and the creative / development process.
2) To explore things or ideas not touched on in the series.
3) As a creative outlet.
4) For now the only 'new' Futurama we're going to get are the comic books and fan fics.

<Bender>
Aw, I made myself feel bad...
</Bender>
Venus

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« Reply #13 on: 03-01-2004 04:02 »

i can't explain half of the things i do. I thought i had a decent story and i went for it. I'm not always sure how decent the story actually is, but i've started it so i might as well finish it. All i do know is that it's taken far longer than i thought it would, and for some reason i do all of my best writing between 2-4 am, when i should actually be sleeping.
bish

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« Reply #14 on: 03-01-2004 13:58 »

uh, i need help with my fic. i need a way for the robot devil to get angry with Bender. plz help
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #15 on: 03-13-2004 02:04 »

Why don't you have Bender act like a pest while he's in Robot Hell, maybe?
bish

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« Reply #16 on: 03-13-2004 12:35 »

i need a specific way though, but dont get me wrong thx for the help
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #17 on: 03-13-2004 14:54 »

Why don't you use an Odd Couple homage? Robot Devils is about keeping neat and tidy, but bender acts like a slob.

Or how about that Married With Children episode where Al goes to Hell and Satan (played by Robert Englund) tries to offer punishments for Al, but Al is more thrilled than upset until Satan has all of his family and neighbors brought down to hell to punish Al.  You could something like that.
Allen

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« Reply #18 on: 03-13-2004 16:39 »

You know there's a very obvious reason for the Robot Devil to be mad at Bender. He cheated his way out of Hell and while they never addressed this again, I would imagine he'd still be pissed about it.
bish

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« Reply #19 on: 03-14-2004 12:03 »
« Last Edit on: 03-14-2004 12:03 »

good point, ill have to try and work something in around this. also ive just read all the frylight zone stuff. good work allen and kryten. cant wait for the next installment.

EDIT:
ive finished the first bit of my Fic, would you be interested to proof read it for me, FryFan and Allen and anyone else plz.
Allen

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« Reply #20 on: 03-14-2004 13:34 »

I'd be glad to. Fair warning that college is trying to eat me alive so it won't be top priority. That said, I'll also try to finish part 8 of TFZ this month, but we'll have to see. Making plans doesn't go well with RL.
bish

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« Reply #21 on: 03-14-2004 16:29 »

k thank you very much, be warned though its my first attempt so it probably wont be very good.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #22 on: 03-15-2004 01:25 »

I guess Allen can proof read your story.  I'm busy with college just as well and I hardly have time to work on part 3 of my fanfic "From SCAM with Hate" right now
Kryten

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« Reply #23 on: 03-15-2004 16:08 »

 
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Originally posted by bish:
good point, ill have to try and work something in around this. also ive just read all the frylight zone stuff. good work allen and kryten. cant wait for the next installment.



Actually, Allen deserves full credit for this
and all future TFZ chapters, seeing as I dropped out halfway through part 6 due to not having any time.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #24 on: 03-16-2004 02:05 »

Have you thought of returning back to add chapters to TFZ?
bish

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« Reply #25 on: 03-16-2004 12:14 »
« Last Edit on: 03-16-2004 12:14 »

fine. GREAT work allen and good work kryten. is that better?
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #26 on: 03-17-2004 17:50 »

I haven't started with my fanfics yet, real life always gets in the way.   I started writing fanfics for Sonic the Hedgehog but I was always too afraid to post them to any websites.  I just wrote them on my computer on 'WordPad'.  Then my parents found them and made me delete them and got mad at me and told me I was obsessed.  Now that I've given up Sonic fandom in favor of Futurama I have no fear posting it here on this website.  I just don't know when I can start or which one I shouyld write.  So far the titles are: "Cold Diamonds" and "Delivery to Mobius".
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