fanfictions based on other people's fanfictions.

i was checking out fanfiction today and I noticed that smoltenica created a fanfiction called "I Believe" which is a oneshot based on ruby's fanfic "juliet's path". How interesting is it that now people are making up fanfics based on other fanfics(I know we as authors do it ourselves to our own work) I have never seen someone do it someone else's before- but I guess we are really doing that to Maud! I didn't even know that that was allowed but it is rather interesing. is that really the sincerest form of flattery?

ps- I also saw some random fanfic where they made Walter gay and in love with Carl! I wasn't trying to read the "M" rated stuff, I just put it show everything- descriptioins are key!!!
9 Responses
  1. r6144 Says:

    Oh, my only surprise is that why this hasn't happened earlier! I have been thinking about a meta-fanfic like this myself (aimed to be a prequel to ruby's TSG fic), although given my limited time and skills it is unlikely to ever get written. Anyway, many of the fanfics now contain so many new characters that they are almost like a new story, and they also have a good plot with plenty of scope for imagination for meta-fanfic writers.

    But I'm still not sure if the original fanfic writer would like these. I guess having the history forked might be unpleasant, especially when the original author is planning a sequel herself. Those who have actually written something, please voice your opinion on this.


  2. I didn't really know if it's allowed either, but I have had a reviewer request to do so with Once of Ingleside.

    thank the gods! hes taw evil(sorry my inner fan girl wanted to come out and play)

    err could I write a short crossover with this little story, how I would end the whole Samson vs. Walter battle. it envolvs hungry vampiers and or immortals, blood, the sound of victory, and one very happy Una. :-)"


    I don't really know how I responded, but in that scenario, I don't think I would like it. If it was true to the story, setting, and so on, I might take it as a compliment. I mean, I did anyway, but didn't want it to happen as well.


  3. iffie21 Says:

    yeah, if that happpened to me, I am not so sure that I would like it if someone just wrote off of COI or UoS- unless they asked and I thought about it. It is kinda strange. OH ruby! come back from law school for a minute and let us know what you think! Did they ask you??



  4. i think in the very least it is flattering to know your stories inspire other people to write more. i never thought about the messing with other people's history aspect.


  5. geeruby Says:

    I am so incredibly flattered and touched by this! Smolty dearest has gone inside my head and from there inside Maggie's head to write exactly what I intended for the character to feel but couldn't express in the way she does. This is amazing, and I love it, and I only wish I had been able to realize the exchange so well! I love it...it gave me shivers to read it.


  6. geeruby Says:

    PS: I am always imagining things about the characters you all write. They have become as real as Anne or Sara or Pat or Emily to me!

    Or in the case of writers who leave fics I love unfinished, I am always hungering for resolution there, and spend a good deal of time writing an ending for them in my head!


  7. geeruby Says:

    Oh, plus Smoltenica was a way better ff-writer than I am with Maud, and diligently adhered to things set out in the story, even to details I forgot! So I have no problem with the timeline, or history, there.


  8. Smoltenica Says:

    Quote: But I'm still not sure if the original fanfic writer would like these. Those who have actually written something, please voice your opinion on this.

    Quote: Is that really the sincerest form of flattery?
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    I seriously hadn't been thinking of any of that- especially not flattering anyone when I wrote. It just came to my head, and I didn't know what to do with it, so I posted the one-shot on ff.net. I had no idea it could be taken in so many ways- I hadn't meant for anything to happen!

    I'm not so sure if it's allowed, either, but I've not been pulled up for it- and yes, this is a late reply. I just stumbled across this site and realised that there was so much more to think of than anything I'd considered at the time, and felt... obligated to comment, as I'm the person in question.