Thursday, April 15, 2010

Day 15

To be honest, I had no idea what today's topic was. Enter my bff Google.

A fanfic

–noun Informal . 1. fiction written by fans of a TV series, movie, using existing characters and situations to develop new plots

Oh what a world opened up to me. Clearly, I don't have a favorite to post about, but boy have I found a site for you. Basically, the site gathers all the writings people submit of continued stories, or imagined scenes between characters not explained in movies, on tv, or even Broadway plays. (I'll admit I got sucked into an "In the Heights" post or two.)

Some are good, some are bad -- but I'm loving the cross-over fanfics. Veronica Mars in love with Alex Karev/Mossimo (of Grey's Anatomy)? Vampire Diaries' Damon joins Glee? Saved by the Bell and the kids from Rent attend the same high school? Brilliantly odd.

Anyway. It's pretty hilarious. Who knew this world existed? Go to the Fan Fiction site if you're interested. Is there a particular follow-up story to a favorite movie or sitcom you loved? What's the most ridiculous cross-over you saw? I'm not going to lie, I think this is kind of a gold mine.


Kristan said...

Um, thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Kendall said...

Veronica Mars, here I come!

PS. Totally not ever gonna happen between V and Karev. Maybe V and Avery though....maybe I should be writing fanfic.

Jody said...

Yeah, I've known about fanfic for awhile, but have never indulged. Here's why.

1) No time.

2) I almost feel like it would be cheapening the original. Like I'd be doing a disservice to myself by adding onto or expanding what the original creator had made. Sort of like eating a perfectly decadent meal at an expensive restaurant, prepared by a master chef, and then being served jello for dessert whipped up by some random Utah mom. Know what I mean? I dunno, maybe I'm a literature snob? (or to make it even snobbier, add a British accent and pronounce it "litrature".)

I'm sure there's some good stuff out there, and I'm sure I could easily get into it and enjoy it, but I just can't bring myself to do it. At least not anytime soon.

Nat Attack said...

Ha! I knew I'd have my two Veronica girls intrigued. PS--the movie isn't dead yet!

And Jody, I get what you're saying. But it's kind of fun to see how people imagine things. Some of the writing is better than others and I think a grain of salt goes a long way while reading!

Kendall--YES. Please write fanfic. It'd be oh so amazing I'm sure.

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