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Venus

Urban Legend
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« Reply #280 on: 12-22-2005 01:34 »
« Last Edit on: 12-22-2005 01:34 »

*sobs hysterically* I wish i was dead.

Awww my post makes no sense without Officer 1BDI'a post right above it. Damn totp!
DrThunder88

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #281 on: 12-22-2005 03:56 »
« Last Edit on: 12-22-2005 03:56 »

Don't worry, Venus.  Nobody thinks you're an emotionally unstable loonie.  Whatever gave you that idea?

I know how you feel, 1bdI.  I have two or three fics in various stages of completion (or incompletion if such a thing exists) that I realize I won't ever finish but at the same time I can't can't quite give up on.  It's a feeling that really sucks.
Arkan

Bending Unit
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« Reply #282 on: 12-22-2005 09:53 »

Yay, 1BDI's still alive! Your fanfics were some of the first I ever read and they set a pretty high standard. Don't worry - I for one will wait forever just to read your stories. And it looks like I might have to. But that's OK! It's your work and you can write at your own pace.  big grin

And I don't mind if at first it's non-Futurama related, 'cause I'm interested in the other characters too. Just keep struggling on!  smile
Kif White

Bending Unit
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« Reply #283 on: 12-31-2005 03:40 »

Hi guys  smile

For anybody who's interested, I've finished the first draft of my upcoming one-off comedy fic "NNYPD Blue" and wouldn't mind a couple of beta readers. If anybody is interested, either post here or send me an email about it.

Thanks in advance  smile
Spacedal11

Space Pope
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« Reply #284 on: 12-31-2005 11:49 »

Kif: I'd be interested I've never done a beta reading before however so I might not be excellent at it.
Ralph Snart

Agent Provocateur
Near Death Star Inhabitant
DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #285 on: 12-31-2005 11:57 »

Kif, I thought you were in semi-retirement of fic writing.  It'll be great seeing new stuff from you.  Now if we can get Kryten to write some more Amy-centric fics...

Okay you cunts, let's see what you can do now.
Kif White

Bending Unit
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« Reply #286 on: 12-31-2005 15:29 »

 
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Originally posted by Spacedal11:
Kif: I'd be interested I've never done a beta reading before however so I might not be excellent at it.

Well... you'll never know until you try. I'll send it to you  smile

Spacedal11

Space Pope
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« Reply #287 on: 12-31-2005 23:55 »

I've gotten your story and I've been reading it but once I got to a certain part I got confused as to whether this was written in present or past tense. If I know then it would help me a lot. Thanks.
Kif White

Bending Unit
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« Reply #288 on: 01-01-2006 00:41 »
« Last Edit on: 01-01-2006 00:41 »

Present I think. Thinking about it, there may be a few sentences here and there that are written in past tense that need cleaned up.

My general rule is present tense with script format, past tense with prose.
Spacedal11

Space Pope
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« Reply #289 on: 01-01-2006 00:44 »

Oh well then I've made some editing mistakes.  tongue
DrThunder88

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #290 on: 01-01-2006 04:26 »

I'm giddy with anticipation.  Yes...yes...very giddy...indeed...

All joking aside, I am looking forward to it.
Kif White

Bending Unit
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« Reply #291 on: 01-02-2006 04:15 »

Well, I've made a few more edits to it myself, including adding a music montage that wasn't previously there, so as soon as Spacedal11 gets back to me with any editing suggestions and I've looked over them, I'll post it here at PEEL  smile
PCC Fred

Space Pope
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« Reply #292 on: 01-03-2006 19:18 »

Stand by, hopefully I'll have some news here soon.
PCC Fred

Space Pope
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« Reply #293 on: 01-04-2006 18:21 »

Apologies for the double post, etc...

Okay, it doesn't look like TLZ's gonna have the fanfic scripts sorted out for a while, and since Kif White's posted "NNYPD Blue" on PEEL first, I might as well follow suit.

I've nearly finished the 4th part of "Futurama: The Fifth Season", and once it's done, I'll post it on PEEL.

And just to show truth is stranger than fiction, here's a story idea I came up with round about last June...

 
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Episode Twenty-Four "NNYPD Blue"
With unemployment staring them in the faces after five years, the PX crew scramble to find jobs.  Bender joins the New New York Police Department, and soon finds himself up against old adversaries like Roberto and the Robot Mafia.

D'oh!
Kif White

Bending Unit
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« Reply #294 on: 01-04-2006 18:31 »

 
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:
And just to show truth is stranger than fiction, here's a story idea I came up with round about last June...

 D'oh!

Aaaah, those hackers pay for themselves  wink

Seriously though, that's freaky! Especially considering I actually came up with the idea around the same time myself, though as a subplot to another fanfic idea that I may still develop sometime. It's just that the Bender-Cop aspect grew out on it's own as the ideas came.
KurtPikachu2001

Urban Legend
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« Reply #295 on: 01-30-2006 12:09 »

My fanfic, "Sailing A-Weight" is currently under construction!  It will be out either in late February or early March.  Watch for it! 
DrThunder88

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #296 on: 01-31-2006 01:43 »

No.
KurtPikachu2001

Urban Legend
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« Reply #297 on: 01-31-2006 11:05 »

Don't have to read it or watch for it if you don't want to.  I just want to say one thing, though.  I mentioned in my story "Sailing A-Weight" that Fry reveals a secret weight problem.  The weight problem will not be a dream, nor a what-if scenario.  Fry really has it. 

That's all I want to say for now. 
PCC Fred

Space Pope
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« Reply #298 on: 01-31-2006 18:24 »

I was running through the thread, and came across this:

 
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Originally posted by Venus concerning Mary Sues:
An original character who is perfect. Usually a woman, she's gorgeous, freakishly smart, perfect body, she always saves the day, cries single tears, has a tortured past, everyone she meets loves her, even her enemies sympathize with her, and she usually dies a martyr. There's not a flaw on her anywhere. Hand her a stick and some chewing gum and she will save a spaceship from exploding. Sometimes she's an enhanced author insertion, but not always. Think Wesley Crusher from startrek.

Before I get too far into my fic, now's probably a good time to ask - how Mary Sueish do you think Angie and Lucy are?
Spacedal11

Space Pope
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« Reply #299 on: 01-31-2006 22:21 »

Well if you read on in the thread I think Venus also mentinoned something about how Angie was running along the lines of being a Mary Sue. Personally I liked Angie's alibi in the beginning but her whole sleeping issue thing is dragging. It makes her depressed and it's not really interesting. Lucy replaced Zoidberg. Both has it's ups and downs. However I ain't happy. The main problem I have is Leela. I am sooooo tired of reading stories about Leela doing NOTHING cept sitting in a bed or a room. Venus's story has her remaining bitchy which is fine. However your story Fred makes Leela very pathedic. I was really unhappy in the first place about the whole deaf thing and Leela having to live with her parents. I think that her being deaf would have been a great storyline for the main plot. I'm not saying your story sucks. Hell I love it. It's a great read. I'm just craving for some action. Leela in an assassin suit with a bigass gun blood dripping down her arms and face sounds good right now.
Venus

Urban Legend
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« Reply #300 on: 02-01-2006 01:37 »

I don't think Leela is coming off as pathetic. I think she is coming of as despondent which makes sense considering the position she is in, although as i said before i wish she was involved with the story more. Plus, Leela in an assassin suit with a large blood dripping gun would be just as out of character as a pathetic Leela.

As for Lucy, well i rather like her. I'm not sure why.

Angie does sometimes walk the fine Mary Sue line. I don't really see her as a full Mary Sue mostly because i havn't agreed with some of the things she's said about certain situations. If i think some of her reasonings are wrong then she obviously can't come off to me as being perfect although other readers mileage may vary. Plus she was bitchy to Leela and Mary Sue can't be bitchy. But i would keep a careful eye on how you have her behave cause it wouldn't be very hard to have her slip into Suedom.
Spacedal11

Space Pope
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« Reply #301 on: 02-02-2006 17:40 »

 
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Originally posted by Venus:
Plus, Leela in an assassin suit with a large blood dripping gun would be just as out of character as a pathetic Leela.

I didn't say that that was in character because it clearly isn't. But however I guess I just need some sci-fi action. 
PCC Fred

Space Pope
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« Reply #302 on: 02-07-2006 19:39 »

I've finally figured it out.  Give Angie a stick and some chewing gum, and she'll give you a two-paragraph lecture on how candy gives you cavities, before breaking down in tears because the stick has reminded her of the time another kid at the Orphanarium stole her ice lolly.

 
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The main problem I have is Leela. I am sooooo tired of reading stories about Leela doing NOTHING cept sitting in a bed or a room.

Then you're in luck.  Episode Five calls for Leela to walk around and carry objects.

Joking aside, Leela does have more to do in the next installment.  She's still only in the subplot, but she is involved in more than just sitting around in her parents' house.

Right now the character I'm worried about underusing is Bender.  Although he's been in all four parts, he hasn't had much to do beside spout one-liners.  And while I have several future plot ideas that heavily involve Leela, the only thing I've been able to think of for Bender was that NNYPD Blue idea.

Once more, thanks for the feedback.  smile

I'm hoping to have Episode Five  (working title - "Zapp Brannigan and the Raiders of the Plot Arc" ) finished by the end of March.  However I've been working on it since August, so don't hold your breath.  The main plot carries on the raider storyline, with Zapp being sent to investiagte who's behind the attacks.  Then there's a stand-alone subplot concerning the mutant society.

Over the weekend I also dreamt up an Anthology of Interest type installment.  I won't give too much away, save that the first tale involves Fry and Lucy, the second Leela, and the third Amy and Angie.
Spacedal11

Space Pope
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« Reply #303 on: 02-07-2006 21:45 »

 
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:
 Then you're in luck.  Episode Five calls for Leela to walk around and carry objects.

Joking aside, Leela does have more to do in the next installment.  She's still only in the subplot, but she is involved in more than just sitting around in her parents' house.

Right now the character I'm worried about underusing is Bender.  Although he's been in all four parts, he hasn't had much to do beside spout one-liners.  And while I have several future plot ideas that heavily involve Leela, the only thing I've been able to think of for Bender was that NNYPD Blue idea.

Once more, thanks for the feedback.   smile

I'm hoping to have Episode Five  (working title - "Zapp Brannigan and the Raiders of the Plot Arc" ) finished by the end of March.  However I've been working on it since August, so don't hold your breath.  The main plot carries on the raider storyline, with Zapp being sent to investiagte who's behind the attacks.  Then there's a stand-alone subplot concerning the mutant society.

Over the weekend I also dreamt up an Anthology of Interest type installment.  I won't give too much away, save that the first tale involves Fry and Lucy, the second Leela, and the third Amy and Angie.

Hardie har my little laugh for the day. Oh and the NNYPD Blue fan fic, I'm sorry I never replied on the updated version I got busy. But I'm glad to have helped anyway  smile.

Anyway I understand your deliema. Bender is a hard character to write parts for. Probably as hard as Zoidberg and Hermes. I'd be happy to assist you in coming up with ideas for him but right now I"m hollowed out. I love your story it's really good and it's different which I am intrigued by. Don't get the feeling that it sucks cause it certainly does not.
Venus

Urban Legend
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« Reply #304 on: 02-07-2006 21:56 »

You can solve the Angie problem easy just by having her fuck up every once in a while. Have her react selfishly in a situation or take the easy way instead of the right way.
PCC Fred

Space Pope
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« Reply #305 on: 02-08-2006 06:22 »

 
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Oh and the NNYPD Blue fan fic, I'm sorry I never replied on the updated version I got busy. But I'm glad to have helped anyway

Er, Spacedal... *points further up the page at the exchange I had with Kif White last month*. 

 
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Anyway I understand your deliema. Bender is a hard character to write parts for. Probably as hard as Zoidberg and Hermes.

Ah, now Hermes and Zoidberg I DO have ideas for.

Actually I have to correct myself.  I do have one other idea for Bender, and it's something I came up with early on.  Which is that Leela hasn't forgiven Bender for deafening her, and doesn't want to see him.  I mentioned it in the first two installments, but since then it's gone by the wayside.  However if and when Leela rejoins the PE crew, it's something that I wouldn't mind picking up on.

 
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I love your story it's really good and it's different which I am intrigued by. Don't get the feeling that it sucks cause it certainly does not.

I don't think it sucks (except for Part Three), but I do think it's struggling for direction, and that's mainly due to my own indecisiveness as to how the story should progress.

When I started planning the story, I was thinking in terms of a huge, UoM style epic.  Hence the raiders, Wiseman, all the anti-alien rhetoric, along with a few other things you don't know about yet.  The trouble is, as I get further into the story, I'm becoming more and more interested in developing the characters rather than huge story arcs.  So right now I'm not 100% sure whether to go ahead with all the potential story arcs I've thought up, or whether to tie up the raiders/Wiseman business in the next few installments, and carry on with stand-alone stories that concentrate on the characters more.  Personally I'm leaning towards the latter.  Maybe you disgaree.  Maybe you think the raiders stuff is the best part of the fic.  If so, now's the best time to let me know.

 
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You can solve the Angie problem easy just by having her fuck up every once in a while. Have her react selfishly in a situation or take the easy way instead of the right way.

All I'll say is that I have an idea that involves Angie getting the rug pulled from under her feet.
mookie427

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #306 on: 02-08-2006 12:26 »

hey all!

just started a new fan fiction, but i'm keeping it hush hush until it's ready-all i'll tell you, is that its the second part of my previous fic, 'I'll love you to the ends of the Earth'
Kif White

Bending Unit
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« Reply #307 on: 02-08-2006 16:20 »

 
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:
Er, Spacedal... *points further up the page at the exchange I had with Kif White last month*.

I think Spacedal may be getting confused between my NNYPD Blue and yours, since she was actually a beta reader for mine, and didn't respond to the second draft version I sent her back (which I said was an optional response anyway, so I figured she had to problems with the second draft version and so just released it.)

 
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When I started planning the story, I was thinking in terms of a huge, UoM style epic. Hence the raiders, Wiseman, all the anti-alien rhetoric, along with a few other things you don't know about yet. The trouble is, as I get further into the story, I'm becoming more and more interested in developing the characters rather than huge story arcs. So right now I'm not 100% sure whether to go ahead with all the potential story arcs I've thought up, or whether to tie up the raiders/Wiseman business in the next few installments, and carry on with stand-alone stories that concentrate on the characters more. Personally I'm leaning towards the latter. Maybe you disgaree. Maybe you think the raiders stuff is the best part of the fic. If so, now's the best time to let me know.

Well, I've personally found that if you can do both (i.e. good character development within these outlandish, story arcs and subplots within the epic storyline) it can work wonders and be both really fun, as well as testing of you as a writer.

This, of course, depends purely on how you've planned and structured your story so far, as well as where you plan it to go of course, but if you can put these characters into dangerous and/or immense situations of a grand scale... ones that really test their ablities, strengths, weaknesses and on a psychological level... then you can not only really get these characters to shine, but you can really prove yourself as a writer if you can pull it off.

And this not only goes for the original cast, this can also be an important factor regarding your original characters. It's these type of things that can really nail and solidify any original characters of yours, especially any you feel have perhaps lacked major development so far, and it can help you make them not only believale as individual characters, but also as creations of yours that can blend in with the original cast and fit.

I've always thought than when writing any fan fiction, the most important thing to get right is characterisation. It doesn't matter how funny the story is, or how grand or well-written, if you can't get the characters right, you're wasting your time. So, I feel that the true test of a good writer is keeping the characters in-character, and I've found a good way to test this is if you can put any character into any situation and automatically know exactly how they're going to react to the circumstances. Of course, you can do this in metaphorical situations and/or ones that you will never actually use in the end too, but I've found that putting them in stressful locales or happenances can be really effective.

Anyway, I'm rambling, and this may not help you at all. In the end, I guess what I'm saying is, perhaps you can pull both off somehow and make it work. Again, this depends purely on your structure and planning, but it can usually be done. Plots can meld and become one, or crossover, or parallel, etc. Sometimes it takes some thinking, and sometimes it can even be frustrating, but sometimes the solution will just come and instantly click into place.

Don't know if any of that has helped at all, I could even have missed the point entirely, but... I hope it has in some way.   smile

- Kenneth White

"Television is filled with wacky people, and wacky was invented by people who aren't funny ." -- Billy West




Thanks to Daniela (TheLesbianLeela) for the neat signature.
Spacedal11

Space Pope
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« Reply #308 on: 02-08-2006 22:35 »

*Slams head on desk really really really hard*

Dammit! I've officially fried my memory. Sorry PCCFred! Sorry White!!!!!!  cry When I wrote that I knew there was something wrong about it. I am an idiot.
Kif White

Bending Unit
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« Reply #309 on: 02-08-2006 23:41 »

Don't worry about it... it's not really that big of a deal, Spacedal. Don't be so hard on yourself, everybody makes mistakes.
Tiberius

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #310 on: 02-14-2006 22:06 »

I'm working on novelising the episodes as a way of working on my style without worrying about plot or anything else (as that hard stuff is already done for me)

The thread is called "The episodes".  Please, read, leave comments, buy me food.
KurtPikachu2001

Urban Legend
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« Reply #311 on: 02-24-2006 20:17 »

Here's a sneak peak to The Road To Fanzipar:

Leela and Bender are in a pot being boiled. 

Bender:  (sighs)  I don't believe these Fanziparians want to eat us!  Look at this nice bath they're giving!  I think those are just rumors!  Maybe they really want to make me their new leader!

Leela:  Yeah, right, Bender!  We're being cooked!  If we don't do something, we'll be eaten! 

Bender:  Is it any wonder why no matter where I go I'm always so popular?

Some Fanziparians come by and chop carrots and celery into the pot. 

Leela:  Did you see that, Bender!  They're going to eat us!  Let's get out of here!

Bender:  Poor, little orphan Leela!  Is denial is common side effect with you orphans?

Leela:  You're the one who's in denial!  Don't you have any smell senses?  Turn them on!

Bender (turning on his sense of smell):  Mmmm!  Mmmm!  Mmmm!  Something sure smells good!

Leela:  Take a closer look!

Bender:  Oh, my gosh!  Oh, my gosh!  IT'S ME!!! (screams)  We gotta get out of here!  (screams)  We're buring up!

Leela:  Now he gets it!

Meanwhile Fry is taken to the castle in a basket via a carriage to see the Fanziparian King.  Two guards take him out of the basket and drag him.

Guard #1:  Here he is, sire!

Fanzipar King:  Excellent! 

Fry:  So, I hear you guys eat people here.  Am I going to be dinner soon?  Where are my friends?

Fanzipar King: We are having your friends for dinner!  However, I decided to let you live!

Fry:  Really?  Does this mean you're going to let me save my friends and escape this forsaken jungle planet?

Fanzipar King:  You fool!  We're letting you live so you could be our slave! 

Fry:  NOOO!!!!  That's why you carried me in that basket?

Fanzipar King:  Exactly!  Guards!  Seize him!  And prepare him for slave auction!

The Guards grabbed Fry and tied him up and chained him to a chair and put a gag over his mouth and a bag over his head.   

Meanwhile a mysterious man is looking at Fry, Leela, and Bender at a distance through binoculars.


Mystery Man:  There is hope for us yet!


This has been a sneak peak to my fanfic The Road to Fanzipar!  And who is this mystery man who seems to be their only hope?  You'll find out soon!   
PCC Fred

Space Pope
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« Reply #312 on: 04-01-2006 18:50 »

Sorry to hijack this again, but can anyone point me in the direction of Layla and Shiny's respective fanfic threads?
Spacedal11

Space Pope
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« Reply #313 on: 04-01-2006 19:51 »

Thread ala Layla

Thread ala Shiny
PCC Fred

Space Pope
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« Reply #314 on: 04-05-2006 17:34 »

Thanks, Spacedal.  While we're on the subject, do you have a fanfic thread?
Spacedal11

Space Pope
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« Reply #315 on: 04-05-2006 20:05 »

No problem Fred. I have had 3 in the past. One I just made from sheer bordome, the 2nd one was for one of my first fan-fics (Midnight on a Fry-Day I think), and the third was for The Way That It Is i.e. The Purple Skies Are Always Scarier. And then me and Gorky have a fan fic thread that only Venus read.

But seeing as that isn't going to go anywhere for a long while I'm not gonna do anymore fan-fics and I'm gonna have mine removed from TLZ. Mainly cause I'm disappointing in all of them and I know that all of them need a total rehaul. (I could review all my stories and have a crap load of stuff to critize myself on). So when that happens, people can just email me to read them, I'm not gonna expect many. Plus I have other stories that I'm more interested in. Though I might try and change a few around.
Arkan

Bending Unit
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« Reply #316 on: 04-06-2006 10:54 »

Hey, I read your and Gorky's fanfic thread. It's cool.  big grin
Kagome

Bending Unit
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« Reply #317 on: 04-27-2006 13:16 »

Great Masterpieces there it's a real work of art.
PCC Fred

Space Pope
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« Reply #318 on: 05-09-2006 06:30 »
« Last Edit on: 05-09-2006 06:30 »

 
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Originally posted by Spacedal11:But seeing as that isn't going to go anywhere for a long while I'm not gonna do anymore fan-fics and I'm gonna have mine removed from TLZ. Mainly cause I'm disappointing in all of them and I know that all of them need a total rehaul.

Sorry to hear that.  I've liked what I've read of your fics, though they could have used some more editing time.  If you do give them a rehaul let me know and I'd be happy to read them.   smile

P.S.  Apologies for not replying sooner; I've been away for several weeks.

P.P.S.  And now for your amusement, a couple of comments I made about fanfics back in 2003.

 
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But with very few exceptions, I hate fanfiction.

How deliciously ironic!

 
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In Futurama fan fiction, the vast majority of writers try to write the next "Parasites Lost", throwing in every major character revelation, life changing event and extreme situation they can lay their hands on. F&L shipper stories are the best example. Nearly every F&L fanfic ends with either F&L together, or one or both of them dead.

If I ever turn up at an AGI I'm gonna get happy-slapped...

Zed 85

Space Pope
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« Reply #319 on: 05-09-2006 17:25 »
« Last Edit on: 05-09-2006 17:25 »

Gee, I wonder what I was saying about fanfics in 2003...

 
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Oh yes, my first fanfic will be finished and released any day now...

You know I actually posted a little bit of that infamous thing on the "Where you Began" thread.
Nobody payed any fecking attention...

If those who still care who aren't called Craig, or dead are interested, I have unfortunately discovered Knights of the old Republic fanfiction writing. So before I write much more Futurama stories that last 300 pages, I'll need to finish my KOTOR one that lasts 300 pages. Or, like I have recently, I'll suddenly flip interests again and feel like writing some more Futurama, then flick again and write more KOTOR, which means in simple terms - I'll probably never finish either of them!   big grin
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