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Fury October 5th, 2007 4:11 pm

Fan-Fiction Discussion (Including Harry Potter Fan-Fiction)
 
Morgoth said we can discuss Harry Potter in this thread...


Those who know me know that I am a big fan of fan-fiction... in particular, Harry Potter Fan-Fiction. From seeing all the stories and reviews in the "Flourish and Blott's" sub-forum here in COS, I can tell that there are a lot of fans. If you are a fan of general AND/OR Harry Potter fan-fiction, this is a thread for you.

Below are some questions that you can answer if you want. If you don't find a question you are looking for... you can bring it up.

Questionaire:

A. Harry Potter Fan-Fiction Questions
1. What type do you generally like to read?
a) Marauder-Era (Marauders and Lily's era)
b) Hogwarts Era (Harry and Co. In Hogwarts)
c) Next-Generation (Future Generations of kids)
d) Other (explain)

2. What do you like better?
a) Storyline Fan-Fiction (Sticks to the storyline JK Rowling herself intended)
b) Alternate Universe
c) Other

3) What genre do you like in Harry Potter fan-fiction?
a) General
b) Romance
c) Action
d) Comedy
e) Other

4) What do you particularly look for in Harry Potter fan-fiction?

5) What do you not like to see in Harry Potter fan-fiction?

6) Have you written Harry Potter fan-fiction before?

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B) General Fan-Fiction: (All other types of fan-fiction besides Harry Potter)

1) What stories do you like to write fan-fiction for? (Other than Harry Potter)

2) What do you like to see in General Fan-Fiction?

3) What do you not like to see in General Fan-Fiction?


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C) Other Questions

1) Any Pet Peeves when it comes to fan-fiction?



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If you have any other comments not related to the questions above, you may write them out. This thread is not meant for advertising your fan-fiction. No bashing allowed as well...

Enjoy!



Edit to add: I will post my answers to these questions later :D

styphon October 5th, 2007 4:20 pm

Re: Fan-Fiction Discussion (Including Harry Potter Fan-Fiction)
 
Questionaire:

A. Harry Potter Fan-Fiction Questions
1. What type do you generally like to read?
I love a and c. I love the mushiness in most marauder stories. I also love the action and bits of romance in the future fics.

2. What do you like better?
c, I like people to stick to canon but I don't mind if they deviate for an awesome story.

3) What genre do you like in Harry Potter fan-fiction?
b, love that romance lol.

4) What do you particularly look for in Harry Potter fan-fiction?
A good storyline and a well written piece of work which can capture my imagination.

5) What do you not like to see in Harry Potter fan-fiction?
Poor story lines and excessive canon breaking

6) Have you written Harry Potter fan-fiction before?
Yes, and I really enjoy both writing and reading.

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B) General Fan-Fiction: (All other types of fan-fiction besides Harry Potter)

1) What stories do you like to write fan-fiction for? (Other than Harry Potter)
Never have done other than HP

2) What do you like to see in General Fan-Fiction?
Only read HP

3) What do you not like to see in General Fan-Fiction?
See above.


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C) Other Questions

1) Any Pet Peeves when it comes to fan-fiction?
When I think people write something OOC (Out Of Character) just so it fits their storyline.

CathyWeasley October 5th, 2007 8:59 pm

Re: Fan-Fiction Discussion (Including Harry Potter Fan-Fiction)
 
A. Harry Potter Fan-Fiction Questions
1. What type do you generally like to read?
a) Marauder-Era (Marauders and Lily's era)
b) Hogwarts Era (Harry and Co. In Hogwarts)
c) Next-Generation (Future Generations of kids)
d) Other (explain)

Any as long as it is well written and the characters are in-character

2. What do you like better?
a) Storyline Fan-Fiction (Sticks to the storyline JK Rowling herself intended)
b) Alternate Universe
c) Other

Any as long as it is well written and the characters are in-character

3) What genre do you like in Harry Potter fan-fiction?
a) General
b) Romance
c) Action
d) Comedy
e) Other


I especially like Romance and comedy - Inkwolf is the master of HP comedy fan-fic!

4) What do you particularly look for in Harry Potter fan-fiction?
The characters being themselves

5) What do you not like to see in Harry Potter fan-fiction?
Characters behaving completely out-of-character

6) Have you written Harry Potter fan-fiction before?Yes! I've written "Snape's Happy Ending" An alternate book 7 written before DH came out, because I was convinced that Snape would die - probably miserably, so I wrote a story in which he not only lives, finds romance and lives happy ever after.

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B) General Fan-Fiction: (All other types of fan-fiction besides Harry Potter)1) What stories do you like to write fan-fiction for? (Other than Harry Potter)
Anything I'm interested in. I've written X-files fan fic and hope to have a go at "Torchwood"

2) What do you like to see in General Fan-Fiction?
Again - I like to see the characters well written.

3) What do you not like to see in General Fan-Fiction?stories that don't go anywhere except the bedroom!

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C) Other Questions

1) Any Pet Peeves when it comes to fan-fiction?
None other those already mentioned.

Lord_Nomolous October 5th, 2007 11:09 pm

Re: Fan-Fiction Discussion (Including Harry Potter Fan-Fiction)
 
I stopped reading fanfiction a year ago, because it got to a point where everything I read either had a) really bad grammar, or b)the stupidest plot ever (unless it was Parody). I only read it occasionally now.

Part A:

1. What type do you generally like to read?
Definately Hogwarts era. Too many cliched Maurader era stories out there.

2. What do you like better?
Alternate Universe :D

3) What genre do you like in Harry Potter fan-fiction?
Comedy or General. But when I read fanfiction a lot, I would read a lot of Angst. But that was back when I was AngstyTeenager!Nomolous.

4) What do you particularly look for in Harry Potter fan-fiction?
Good grammar, spelling, and writing. If the writing is bad, but the plot is good, I still won't read it. I also look for originality.

5) What do you not like to see in Harry Potter fan-fiction?
Things that happen for no reason at all. Or Hermione "maturing" and her hair turning into "a sea of chesnut and cinnamon waves." *snorts*

6) Have you written Harry Potter fan-fiction before?
When I was thirteen, I wrote a story about the young Marauders waiting for their facial hair. It was really stupid.

Part B:

Never read that much outside of Harry Potter. Just a few LotR and Star Wars parodies.

Part C:

1) Any Pet Peeves when it comes to fan-fiction?
Grammar and spelling! Please have someone beta your fic before you post it. And make sure your beta is smarter than a second grader. :grumble:

hplova15165 October 6th, 2007 3:08 am

Re: Fan-Fiction Discussion (Including Harry Potter Fan-Fiction)
 
Questionaire:

A. Harry Potter Fan-Fiction Questions
1. What type do you generally like to read?
a) Marauder-Era (Marauders and Lily's era)
I have developed an odd obsession with this era and the love life between Lily and James. I love reading fanfics from this era, it helps my obsession.

2. What do you like better?
c) Other
I'm a fan of a little bit of both - I like it to stick with what Jo wrote, but it could vary in facts and scenes. That I don't mind.

3) What genre do you like in Harry Potter fan-fiction?
a) General
b) Romance
c) Action
d) Comedy
e) Other
Is there an all of the above for this question?

4) What do you particularly look for in Harry Potter fan-fiction?
The quality of writing: is it poor, okish, or awesome. Most of the fanfics I read are written by wonderful writers. It's no fun to read a boring fanfic, so I usually read ones with twists and turns.

5) What do you not like to see in Harry Potter fan-fiction?
The bad guys winning, or something COMPLETELY different from what Jo created. Or the good guys doing something wrong and bad, unless they later feel remorse about it.

6) Have you written Harry Potter fan-fiction before?
Yes, three.

1. The Last Horcrux, which is almost finished, was a fanfic about what would happen in book 7. It turns out a good number of people like it.

2. Lovestruck, it's sequel - people are reading it, but not leaving feedback. I just can't understand why. But it's a story from Rose Weasley's point of view.

3. Tears, Memories, and Wishes - a one-shot of Harry returning to his home and experiencing a flashback of the night Lily and James died.

Come on... you know you want to read them... the links are in my signature.
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B) General Fan-Fiction: (All other types of fan-fiction besides Harry Potter)

1) What stories do you like to write fan-fiction for? (Other than Harry Potter)
I haven't written fanfics for other stories before. Only Harry Potter. But if I could, I would definately write a fanfic for one of the books in "His Dark Materials."

2) What do you like to see in General Fan-Fiction?
Good grammar, talent, twists & turns.

3) What do you not like to see in General Fan-Fiction?
Bad grammer, boring writing, and no talent.

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C) Other Questions

1) Any Pet Peeves when it comes to fan-fiction?
Grammer, definately. When a person has bad grammer, I can't stand reading the fanfic! It just drives me insane, no matter how good the fanfic is.

-xx-
hplova

bogart October 6th, 2007 3:30 am

Re: Fan-Fiction Discussion (Including Harry Potter Fan-Fiction)
 
Questionaire:

A. Harry Potter Fan-Fiction Questions
1. What type do you generally like to read?

I really enjoy mostly Marauder era and Next Generation.


2. What do you like better?


I read mostly storyline but if an AU fic is really done well, I can read it and enjoy it.

3) What genre do you like in Harry Potter fan-fiction?

Easy. Romance and Comedy.

4) What do you particularly look for in Harry Potter fan-fiction?

Good spelling and grammar. And a good plot. If a story has very obvious spelling mistakes all over the place, I won't read it. It doesn't matter what the plot is like if the story is so full of mistakes that it is hard to read.

5) What do you not like to see in Harry Potter fan-fiction?


Characters being completely out of character. It bugs me to no end.

6) Have you written Harry Potter fan-fiction before?

Yep. I've done three of them. Only one of them is complete at this moment though.
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B) General Fan-Fiction: (All other types of fan-fiction besides Harry Potter)

1) What stories do you like to write fan-fiction for? I don't write other stories.

2) What do you like to see in General Fan-Fiction?

Good characters and good plot.

3) What do you not like to see in General Fan-Fiction?

Poor grammar and spelling.

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C) Other Questions

1) Any Pet Peeves when it comes to fan-fiction?

No, not really. I think I stated all my Pet Peeves already.

Fury October 6th, 2007 4:18 pm

Re: Fan-Fiction Discussion (Including Harry Potter Fan-Fiction)
 
I guess now would be a good time to answer my own questions:

Questionaire:

A. Harry Potter Fan-Fiction Questions
1. What type do you generally like to read?
b) Hogwarts Era (Harry and Co. In Hogwarts)
and
c) Next-Generation (Future Generations of kids)
Never liked Marauder-Era... never got into it.

2. What do you like better?
a) Storyline Fan-Fiction (Sticks to the storyline JK Rowling herself intended)
This is the only type I like... AU just does nothing for me.

3) What genre do you like in Harry Potter fan-fiction?
b) Romance
and
c) Action
But Romance is the best type!

4) What do you particularly look for in Harry Potter fan-fiction?
Anything with Harry/Ginny and Hermione/Ron. Fluff and Romance is the best in my opinion. Also, I might be alone in this factor, but I am a big fan of the nickname "Mione"

5) What do you not like to see in Harry Potter fan-fiction?
Out of character moments.

6) Have you written Harry Potter fan-fiction before?
Yes, loads... my current one is Harry Potter and the Return to Hogwarts. My biggest HP fan-fic was over 50 chapters long and not completed yet!

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B) General Fan-Fiction: (All other types of fan-fiction besides Harry Potter)

1) What stories do you like to write fan-fiction for? (Other than Harry Potter)
I have written one chapter of a CSI fan-fiction and never continued

2) What do you like to see in General Fan-Fiction?
Good storylines.

3) What do you not like to see in General Fan-Fiction?
Bad plots and subplots and out of character people.

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C) Other Questions

1) Any Pet Peeves when it comes to fan-fiction?
Spelling and Grammar mistakes. If you aren't sure, get a beta people!!!





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Thanks for all your answers so far! I was hoping this thread would be very successful. Remember, the questionaire isn't the only thing you can discuss here. You are free to discuss what you want as long as it sticks to rules!

IMissPadfoot October 6th, 2007 4:26 pm

Re: Fan-Fiction Discussion (Including Harry Potter Fan-Fiction)
 
A. Harry Potter Fan-Fiction Questions

1. What type do you generally like to read?
I love Marauder era fanfiction! I think it is fascinating to read about what could potentially have happened back then. :D

2. What do you like better?
Storyline fanfiction.

3) What genre do you like in Harry Potter fan-fiction?
Romance mainly. :D But I love some of the comedy stuff I've seen too!

4) What do you particularly look for in Harry Potter fan-fiction?
A writer with the ability to write a coherent sentence. :D Aside from that, I love to read humour in a piece of writing, otherwise I tend to get bored.

5) What do you not like to see in Harry Potter fan-fiction?
Anything that is completely un-canon.

6) Have you written Harry Potter fan-fiction before?
Yep! Marauders & Mudbloods! :D

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B) General Fan-Fiction: (All other types of fan-fiction besides Harry Potter)

1) What stories do you like to write fan-fiction for? (Other than Harry Potter)
I have a WWE fanfic. :blush:

2) What do you like to see in General Fan-Fiction?
To be honest, I don't really read too much. :lol:

3) What do you not like to see in General Fan-Fiction?
As above!


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C) Other Questions

1) Any Pet Peeves when it comes to fan-fiction?
Bad spelling and grammar.

Fury October 6th, 2007 4:30 pm

Re: Fan-Fiction Discussion (Including Harry Potter Fan-Fiction)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by IMissPadfoot (Post 4802322)

1) What stories do you like to write fan-fiction for? (Other than Harry Potter)
I have a WWE fanfic. :blush:

:o You are a WWE fan! I didn't know that! You must owl me the link to your fan-fic... I might enjoy it!!!

CathyWeasley October 6th, 2007 5:35 pm

Re: Fan-Fiction Discussion (Including Harry Potter Fan-Fiction)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by IMissPadfoot
I have a WWE fanfic.

Um... What's WWE?

hopefulgirl86 October 6th, 2007 5:38 pm

Re: Fan-Fiction Discussion (Including Harry Potter Fan-Fiction)
 
Questionaire:

A. Harry Potter Fan-Fiction Questions

d) Other (explain)-I like all. If the summary sounds interesting I will click on it and read it.

2. What do you like better?

c) Other -Although I do like to read ones that stick to JK Rowlings version of events I actually prefer AU so it's a bit of both. But again, if the summary looks interesting and it is a well written fiction I will read it.

3) What genre do you like in Harry Potter fan-fiction?
e) Other - All.

4) What do you particularly look for in Harry Potter fan-fiction? Right now I am looking for the next generation series but normally I don't look for just anything. I look through the list of titles and click on one I find interesting.

5) What do you not like to see in Harry Potter fan-fiction? Slash. I have read some slash and if it's a good written story I'll read it but it's something I normally look for.
Mary-sues. I will not read it if it has the characters to perfect. That goes for when people write about Ginny or Hermione suddenly too perfect. I know canon Ginny seems like she is perfect but that's because when she is older it's through Harry's point of view and he feels she is perfect. However, a good writer can make her the same as she is in the books but give her faults as well when they are writing through her POV.
I will not read the stories where Hermione suddenly became beautiful and perfect over the summer. I can't stand them.
I don't mind OC's but you can always tell when the OC is going to be the perfect girl and get Harry, Draco or Ron.


6) Have you written Harry Potter fan-fiction before?
Yes, several. I don't think they are ever that good but I just love writing them.


I am actually guilty of writing a Mary-Sue story. The very first Harry Potter fanfiction I wrote was one. I did the worst crime in fanfiction: I did self-insert. I wasn't friends with Harry and co. though. I made it when he was out of school because I would start the year after he left school so I did that and made it what would happen if I was accepted at Hogwarts (despite the fact I am Canadian:rolleyes:) and wrote it as my seven years at Hogwarts. The only good thing I can say about it was that I wasn't perfect. I only had two friends, made average grades, hated the Slytherins, put myself in Hufflepuff because that would likely be the house I would end up in, I had enemies, I was exactly the way I am but just at Hogwarts. I still actually have it because it's the longest story I've ever written. I wrote it two years ago so it's before Deathly Hallows and shortly before Half Blood Prince was released so Dumbledore's alive.


My fanfictions now revolve around Harry. I have an OC one too about if Dudley had a sister named Darla and she was a witch. But there are so many now, it'd take a long time to name them all.

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B) General Fan-Fiction: (All other types of fan-fiction besides Harry Potter)

1) What stories do you like to write fan-fiction for? (Other than Harry Potter)Gone with the Wind and VC Andrews.

2) What do you like to see in General Fan-Fiction? I like reading ones related to movies.

3) What do you not like to see in General Fan-Fiction? Same as Harry Potter. Perfect characters and etc.


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C) Other Questions

1) Any Pet Peeves when it comes to fan-fiction? Mary-Sues/Gary-Stu's. When people shorten Hermione to Mione.
When people write the Marauders era they make Peter Pettigrew an idiot. I know what he did was wrong but when they were kids he had to have something to him or else they wouldn't have let him hang out with them. I don't think Peter was bad until he got older and was out of Hogwarts and maybe he wasn't ever bad, just a cowardly rat. But I've read some where people have James and Sirius using Peter as a slave, where Peter is exactly like Crabbe and Goyle (can't talk but grunts) where he talks like he is five and etc. I understand the hatred for him, I hate him too. I just think there is more to it then we've read. Remember, we are reading it through Harry's point of View. We learned there was more to the Malfoys then it seemed. Dudley Dursley is another good example for that.

IMissPadfoot October 6th, 2007 5:43 pm

Re: Fan-Fiction Discussion (Including Harry Potter Fan-Fiction)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Fury (Post 4802331)
:o You are a WWE fan! I didn't know that! You must owl me the link to your fan-fic... I might enjoy it!!!

I thought I'd already told you that! :lol: I will owl you the link later!

Quote:

Originally Posted by CathyWeasly
Um... What's WWE?

World Wrestling Entertainment. :D Shameful, I admit - but good fun! :lol:

Fury October 6th, 2007 5:50 pm

Re: Fan-Fiction Discussion (Including Harry Potter Fan-Fiction)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by IMissPadfoot (Post 4802429)
I thought I'd already told you that! :lol: I will owl you the link later!

Thanks! Got the link now...

Oh, and if you did tell me that, I might have forgot it :lol:. Probably not your mistake!

LilyDreamsOn October 6th, 2007 6:22 pm

Re: Fan-Fiction Discussion (Including Harry Potter Fan-Fiction)
 
A. Harry Potter Fan-Fiction Questions
1. What type do you generally like to read?
a) Marauder-Era (Marauders and Lily's era) My favourite characters are in that era, so it makes sense. I'll read anything, though, if it's really well written
b) Hogwarts Era (Harry and Co. In Hogwarts)
c) Next-Generation (Future Generations of kids)
d) Other (explain)

2. What do you like better?
a) Storyline Fan-Fiction (Sticks to the storyline JK Rowling herself intended)
b) Alternate Universe
c) Other
I like a bit of all three, actually! I tend to read most Storyline Fanfics, but the ones that tend to really stick in my mind are the AU ones.

3) What genre do you like in Harry Potter fan-fiction?
a) General
b) Romance
c) Action
d) Comedy
e) Other
Everything. I tend to sway more towards comedy, though. I highly recomment people look up "The Nekkid Quidditch Match" - it's hilarious and very original.

4) What do you particularly look for in Harry Potter fan-fiction?
First and foremost, good writing. I can't stand spelling and grammatical errors. I then look for something that's not cliche and overdone, and then I look for a story where everyone is actualy in-character.

5) What do you not like to see in Harry Potter fan-fiction?
The oh-so overdone American exchange student who is mysterious yet beautiful and all the guys fall for her... yet she has a dark past and one of the male heart-throbs ends up getting close to her and discovers her secrets, blah blah blah. It's obviously just a story about what the author would like to happen to them if they'd gone to Hogwarts.

6) Have you written Harry Potter fan-fiction before?
Yes, and they were all rubbish, so don't worry, I know how hard it is to write good fanfictions. I'm not just being an annoying critic!


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B) General Fan-Fiction: (All other types of fan-fiction besides Harry Potter)

1) What stories do you like to write fan-fiction for? (Other than Harry Potter)
I've tried doing a Veronica Mars story but it fell flat on its face. I find it hard to do anything other than Harry Potter.

2) What do you like to see in General Fan-Fiction?
Err... same as what I look for in HP fanfiction.

3) What do you not like to see in General Fan-Fiction?
Mary-Sues. I HATE THEM. They drive me insane.

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C) Other Questions

1) Any Pet Peeves when it comes to fan-fiction?
Er yes, as I stated above, Mary-Sues. And spelling mistakes.

ginnypotter19 October 7th, 2007 6:31 am

Re: Fan-Fiction Discussion (Including Harry Potter Fan-Fiction)
 
Questionaire:

A. Harry Potter Fan-Fiction Questions
1. What type do you generally like to read?
I generally like to read next generation and or marauder era. Actually, you will not find me reading anything that is based 'on' Harry Potter. Your's, Furry, had an exception because it was about Ron and Hermione. Other than that, I enjoy my 'Harry Potter' time reading the actual books.

a) Marauder-Era (Marauders and Lily's era)
c) Next-Generation (Future Generations of kids)
d) Other (explain)

2. What do you like better?
a) Storyline Fan-Fiction (Sticks to the storyline JK Rowling herself intended)
b) Alternate Universe
c) Other

I really like all three. When I mean story line, I mean like the things we may already know about the characters. Marauder era, if they have the things mentioned that we already know it is really good, they can still make up their own things though! Next Generation, well, I really liked reading about what people thought the next generation would be, but now that we know a bit about the real next generation, I like to know that the kids know things their parents did, and that any clues that were given about the children are mentioned.

3) What genre do you like in Harry Potter fan-fiction?
a) General
b) Romance
d) Comedy
I do not know why, but in Harry Potter fanfiction I cannot read real action, mostly it is because I don't think of Harry Potter as a action story, more of an adventure. I don't read those in fanfiction either though.

4) What do you particularly look for in Harry Potter fan-fiction?
A good story line and the author can keep up with their characters. For example, if your character is always happy and perky all the time, don't make them all of the sudden moody in the next chapter because you have nothing to say for them. You lose character.

5) What do you not like to see in Harry Potter fan-fiction?
So far I haven't come across anything I don't like, but if there ever were to be anything, I'd have to say bad grammer. I know I do it all the time, so I can't be too harsh on it for other people, but if I'm reading it I do get a bit frustrated.

6) Have you written Harry Potter fan-fiction before?
23. I really, really like writing them.
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I don't really read any other fan fiction because I do not obsess over anything else really.


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C) Other Questions

1) Any Pet Peeves when it comes to fan-fiction?

Giving up. I've read so many good fan fictions but suddenly when someone is busy they post something allong the lines of They lived, got married, and died a happy life. The End. I don't care what the reason is, there could have been at least one final, long if need be, chapter discussing what went on and happened. If you are moving somewhere else, or are going to collage or something, write the last chapter please. It annoys me when I'm reading something good and you are too busy or are just to lazy to complete it.

hmweasley November 23rd, 2007 12:41 am

Re: Fan-Fiction Discussion (Including Harry Potter Fan-Fiction)
 
A. Harry Potter Fan-Fiction Questions
1. What type do you generally like to read?
a) Marauder-Era (Marauders and Lily's era)
b) Hogwarts Era (Harry and Co. In Hogwarts)
c) Next-Generation (Future Generations of kids)
d) Other (explain)

Mainly A but I read all kinds. I really like C to.

2. What do you like better?
a) Storyline Fan-Fiction (Sticks to the storyline JK Rowling herself intended)
b) Alternate Universe
c) Other

C I like both


3) What genre do you like in Harry Potter fan-fiction?
a) General
b) Romance
c) Action
d) Comedy
e) Other

B mainly, but I read all kinds.

4) What do you particularly look for in Harry Potter fan-fiction?
Well written and a good plot. Sticks to canon unless it's an alternate universe fic.

5) What do you not like to see in Harry Potter fan-fiction?
Doesn't stick to canon (unless alternate universe). Badly written. Not a good plot boring. Characters don't seem to act like themselves (unless part of plot).

6) Have you written Harry Potter fan-fiction before?
Yes.

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B) General Fan-Fiction: (All other types of fan-fiction besides Harry Potter)

1) What stories do you like to write fan-fiction for? (Other than Harry Potter)
Suite Life of Zack and Cody, Avatar, and more.

2) What do you like to see in General Fan-Fiction?
Same as in Harry Potter fanfiction.

3) What do you not like to see in General Fan-Fiction?
Same as in Harry Potter fanfiction.


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C) Other Questions

1) Any Pet Peeves when it comes to fan-fiction?
In Harry Potter:
Stories that have James as seeker.
Stories were the Mauraders treat Peter Pettigrew badly even though they don't know he's going to betray them. If they really did treat him the way they do in some fanfiction then I don't blame him!

General fanfiction:
Characters don't act right.
Author doesn't finish story. (even though I'm guilty of this)

DancingMaenid November 26th, 2007 8:53 pm

Re: Fan-Fiction Discussion (Including Harry Potter Fan-Fiction)
 
A. Harry Potter Fan-Fiction Questions
a) Marauder-Era (Marauders and Lily's era)

(Note: I haven't read Harry Potter fanfic in a good while, so that's based on what my old preference was when I did)

2. What do you like better?
a) Storyline Fan-Fiction (Sticks to the storyline JK Rowling herself intended)

(though I've read good AUs)

3) What genre do you like in Harry Potter fan-fiction?
e) Other

4) What do you particularly look for in Harry Potter fan-fiction?

When I read it, I looked for good characterization and interesting plots.

5) What do you not like to see in Harry Potter fan-fiction?

Poor characterization, overly-cliched, nonsensical plots.

6) Have you written Harry Potter fan-fiction before?

Tried to, didn't get very far with it.

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B) General Fan-Fiction: (All other types of fan-fiction besides Harry Potter)

1) What stories do you like to write fan-fiction for? (Other than Harry Potter)

I used to write Star Wars fanfic, and am considering getting into Heroes fanfic if I can find the time. However, in general, I tend to read it, not write it.

2) What do you like to see in General Fan-Fiction?

That can depend on the fandom somewhat, but basically good stories with good characterization. I also tend to prefer shorter stories, since even though I've read some great longer ones, I don't usually have the time to follow longer stories. Same with Harry Potter fanfic, actually.

3) What do you not like to see in General Fan-Fiction?

Stuff that's wildly inappropriate for the canon it's written for (like super-dark tragedies with characters from a sitcom).
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C) Other Questions

1) Any Pet Peeves when it comes to fan-fiction?

Bad spelling and grammar, nonsensical plots or plots that are the same as a dozen other stories, with no variations, poor characterization, and Mary Sues.

AmeliaPotter November 27th, 2007 10:05 am

Re: Fan-Fiction Discussion (Including Harry Potter Fan-Fiction)
 
A. Harry Potter Fan-Fiction Questions
1. What type do you generally like to read?
a) Marauder-Era (Marauders and Lily's era)
b) Hogwarts Era (Harry and Co. In Hogwarts)
c) Next-Generation (Future Generations of kids)
d) Other (explain)

Since we don't have that much information on either of these Eras, they tend to be my favourite as a type of 'fill out the blanks' thing. I tend to read fictions that are closest to how I imagine things to happen. Hogwarts Era fics bore me.

2. What do you like better?
a) Storyline Fan-Fiction (Sticks to the storyline JK Rowling herself intended)
b) Alternate Universe
c) Other

I put other but I really mean both. I tend to like stories that stick to what JKR has said, but I accept that in some cases factors need to be changed for the story to be more enjoyable.

3) What genre do you like in Harry Potter fan-fiction?
a) General
b) Romance
c) Action
d) Comedy
e) Other

I also like drama, though not on its own (has to be Romance/Drama or something like that).

4) What do you particularly look for in Harry Potter fan-fiction?

They have to be about particular characters; Lily and the Marauders, or Rose / Scorpius and occasionally Lily / Scorpius. Mostly I read romance/humour, so they have to be cute and quirky with the occasional argument. Love/hate stories are awesome too, which is why I used to be obsessed with Lily/James. If something doesn't seem to have a plotline I don't bother. I really like descriptive writing, and foreshadowing is another awesome technique (I suck at using it, unfortunately). I have this thing for unconventional stories, and I do like a bit of intertextuality; for example I've read quite a few good Rose/Scorpius fics that reference Romeo and Juliet. In one I read the other day, Rose and Scorpius had to read it for Muggle studies, and his scathing criticisms mirrored some of my thoughts on certain parts of the play. Heck, I'll just quote it:

Quote:

“Well?” she demanded. “Wasn’t it the most wonderful thing you’ve ever read.”

“No!” he said, still staring openly at his friend. “First of all, Romeo has got to be the biggest schmuck I’ve ever encountered in literature!” Rose gaped at him. “Seriously, Rose!” he insisted. “At the start of the story he’s pining over some other girl, saying as how he can’t live without her. Then he sees Juliet and completely ditches the first girl!”

“That’s because Juliet was his true love! Rosaline was just –”

“No,” Scorpius said, cutting her off. “Juliet was just an infatuation that he didn’t live long enough to grow tired of.” Rose swatted him on the arm.
Lol, that was exactly what I thought when I read it (though I still loved R & J). That was my favourite part of that fiction... it's Brush up Your Shakespeare if anyone wants to read it.

5) What do you not like to see in Harry Potter fan-fiction?
Mary-Sues, bad grammar / spelling, the usual stuff. Things that go against what JKR has said, eg characters walking around Hogwarts with their iPod and such. Truth or dare is another thing that turns me off a story straight away, the same with 'bet-fics' except in special circumstances. Cliches characters is another big one. I once read this story that pretty much murdered the characters of the Marauders through cliches and terrible dialogue... a friend of mine saved it to her computer so we read it a while back, it still makes me cringe. I think that's around when I stopped reading fics...

6) Have you written Harry Potter fan-fiction before?

Yeah, I still have a few posted at fanfiction.net. But they're all really bad, because I was like 13 when I wrote them... my reviewers seemed to like them though. I tend to like one-shots and parodies best, because I can never finish a chaptered story. Right now I have four chaptered stories that haven't been updated since who knows when... Anyway, as an author I understand the difficulty of creating an engaging fic... I also realise that some of the things I write people probably find annoying too.

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B) General Fan-Fiction: (All other types of fan-fiction besides Harry Potter)

1) What stories do you like to write fan-fiction for?

I once wrote a Snow White parody with a friend... I also wrote a Lizzie MacGuire-ish one, but that was a HP crossover parody... thing.

2) What do you like to see in General Fan-Fiction?
I don't really read anything other than HP...

3) What do you not like to see in General Fan-Fiction?
Same as above.

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C) Other Questions

1) Any Pet Peeves when it comes to fan-fiction?
When Scorpius is portrayed exactly the same as his father, since JKR said that he was an improvement on Draco. Marauder fictions where the author exclude/bullies Peter Pettigrew through other characters, especially the Marauders. I hate him too, but it's been made clear so many times that James, Sirius and Remus trusted and befriended him... the way some authors treat him is terrible, canon-wise. OOC-ness in canons, Time-travel fics, exchange students, stories where there's a canon/original character romance, as well as all the stuff in A5, tend to annoy me.

HGHPRW December 2nd, 2007 10:34 pm

Re: Fan-Fiction Discussion (Including Harry Potter Fan-Fiction)
 
A. Harry Potter Fan-Fiction Questions
1. What type do you generally like to read?
a) Marauder-Era (Marauders and Lily's era)
b) Hogwarts Era (Harry and Co. In Hogwarts)
c) Next-Generation (Future Generations of kids)
d) Other (explain)


I generally like Hogwarts Era or Marauder Era. I don't really like Next-Generation, because we don't really know what those kids are like...you could say that about Marauder Era too, but we still know more about Marauder Era, I think.

2. What do you like better?
a) Storyline Fan-Fiction (Sticks to the storyline JK Rowling herself intended)
b) Alternate Universe
c) Other


I like all of the above, providing that they are well written.

3) What genre do you like in Harry Potter fan-fiction?
a) General
b) Romance
c) Action
d) Comedy
e) Other


I like romance, action, and general best. Comedy is sometimes just annoying, to me. Other...what types?

4) What do you particularly look for in Harry Potter fan-fiction?

A good story line, with characters that I mostly know, that isn't boring and that doesn't have horrible grammer or spelling.

5) What do you not like to see in Harry Potter fan-fiction?

A non-magic fic, a fic with only alternate characters, anything too far off the wall...

6) Have you written Harry Potter fan-fiction before?

I have written some, but I never finished or posted it.

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B) General Fan-Fiction: (All other types of fan-fiction besides Harry Potter)
I don't read any other fan-fiction.
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C) Other Questions

1) Any Pet Peeves when it comes to fan-fiction?


I really don't like horrible grammer, or a dull plotline. If a character is too much out of character, or if the story is a crossover, or if you really can't tell it's Harry Potter, I don't like that.

fattoad December 2nd, 2007 10:45 pm

Re: Fan-Fiction Discussion (Including Harry Potter Fan-Fiction)
 
A. Harry Potter Fan-Fiction Questions
1. What type do you generally like to read?
a) Marauder-Era (Marauders and Lily's era)
b) Hogwarts Era (Harry and Co. In Hogwarts)
c) Next-Generation (Future Generations of kids)
d) Other (explain)
Everything really as long as it's good.

2. What do you like better?
a) Storyline Fan-Fiction (Sticks to the storyline JK Rowling herself intended)
b) Alternate Universe
c) Other
All of them aswell. I really like time-travel! :)

3) What genre do you like in Harry Potter fan-fiction?
a) General
b) Romance
c) Action
d) Comedy
e) Other
Comedy, action, romance only if it's written properly and everything else. :D

5) What do you not like to see in Harry Potter fan-fiction?
Really, really out of character characters. :) And when people write Zambini instead of Zabini. It annoys me so much!

6) Have you written Harry Potter fan-fiction before?
Yup it's a one-shot called Darkness about a girl who is a prisoner of war.

C) Other Questions

1) Any Pet Peeves when it comes to fan-fiction?
Anything that is written really badly.


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