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    Default Re: The Fan-fic Ideas and Advice Thread.

    What's the general opinion of including fictionalised versions of real people in your fics?

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    Default Re: The Fan-fic Ideas and Advice Thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by BruTak View Post
    What's the general opinion of including fictionalised versions of real people in your fics?
    Depends on the person...

    Are you talking real people fic? Or adding a living-breathing person into it?

    In case of the first that's a line I'm not comfortable crossing.
    In case of the second, I think staying true to the person, should be attempted.
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    Default Re: The Fan-fic Ideas and Advice Thread.

    Ok, to give an example - a British character is to receive an honour of some sort from the Queen (or other member of the royal family).

    Would you specifically write some dialogue between the two, or just have it pass in a daze for the fictional character?

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    To the night and its stars, to the here and now with who we are.

    Another sunrise with my sad captains, with who I choose to lose my mind,
    And if it's all we only pass this way but once, what a perfect waste of time.

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    Default Re: The Fan-fic Ideas and Advice Thread.

    I see nothing wrong with having real people in fics, but the interactions with fictional characters need to be realistic. The dialog between the Queen and the recipient of an honor is probably pretty standardized, and you can probably use Google to find out what is usually said.

    Having it pass in a daze is probably easier, though.

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    Default Re: The Fan-fic Ideas and Advice Thread.

    Two questions

    One: I need some help finding inspirations/ideas for a final battle. Mostly because the bad guys are arguably weaker than the good guys. They have no armies. They are outnumbered by the good guys. They have been causing problems since they use stealth and subterfuge. So can anyone give me any ideas on how the showdown will go down? Or recommend movies that have something similar. I mean, I'm already looking at the Dark Knight. Anything else?


    Second: Can anyone tell me what would the ecological impact of having an area stripped of all organic life (plants, animals,bacteria, everything)? The area in question could be as small as a town to as big as a country (I imagine the severity gets worse as the area gets bigger).


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    Default Re: The Fan-fic Ideas and Advice Thread.

    I have found this YouTube channel called "Horrible Writing Advice" :

    https://youtu.be/22E82Q1dLSY
    https://youtu.be/_elajKdNfhM

    Some of them are so funny and it can really help the fan fiction writers too how to avoid some mistakes.

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    Default Re: The Fan-fic Ideas and Advice Thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by StargateMillennium View Post
    Second: Can anyone tell me what would the ecological impact of having an area stripped of all organic life (plants, animals,bacteria, everything)? The area in question could be as small as a town to as big as a country (I imagine the severity gets worse as the area gets bigger).
    You would essentially be killing an entire habitat.
    It might recover after a while, but it will be forever changed, and you'll loose what biodiversity there used to be.

    You are literally killing all life, from the largest life form to the tiniest cells.

    This might be a good start to answer that question: Habitat Loss & Degradation
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    Default Re: The Fan-fic Ideas and Advice Thread.

    You guys remember me talking about making that Cruise Ship mystery story ? Will I went on another weeklong cruise {this time to the South Carribean AKA Dutch Carribean and it was amazing and very inspiring} and I decided to get down to brass tacks and just hammer out an outline of this sick mess and whoa

    I didnt realise just how much stuff I have to work with. Literal ship loads of ideas and musings and notes! I even have a short list, so far, on one of my tablets of possibel chapter titles!

    Tell me now, since I actually plan to try and publish this thing when its done {or in phases, either work} am I crazy ?

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    Still thinking about my "S.H.I.E.L.D. Scotland" story, and since I know next to nothing about Inverness, I've decided that the Highlands and Islands guy (I need to give these characters names...) lives on a boat on Loch Ness.

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    And if it's all we only pass this way but once, what a perfect waste of time.

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    Default Re: The Fan-fic Ideas and Advice Thread.

    So I first had this idea about 6 years ago and completely forgot about it, but then it recently came back to me. At first I thought it was a new idea I'd come up with, until I realised it wasn't.

    Anyway, basically my idea is for a possible multi chaptered fic set in Atlantis, either S4 or 5, but with Sam in charge. And they discover evidence of the Goa'uld in the Pegasus galaxy. My more recent idea was that they were there hundreds of years ago, but that possibly might not work. But someone suggested that maybe they could use the gate network to find their way to Pegasus rather than ship, and maybe somehow incorporate those humans that have the ATA gene. Which could work, but then I thought what if a Goa'uld, having discovered the mirror, comes through having discovered Atlantis on their end.

    At the moment it's just an idea, and probably needs a lot of work, but it'll be a crossover fic if I can get it to work.

    Anyway, what do people think about the bit with the miorror and a Goa'uld (probably a system lord) coming through from another reality/universe. Should I use that or scrap it.

    I do actually have another completely separate idea, but that can wait.

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    Default Re: The Fan-fic Ideas and Advice Thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Princess Awinita View Post
    Tell me now, since I actually plan to try and publish this thing when its done {or in phases, either work} am I crazy ?
    Wrong people to ask, I think.

    Quote Originally Posted by BruTak View Post
    Still thinking about my "S.H.I.E.L.D. Scotland" story, and since I know next to nothing about Inverness, I've decided that the Highlands and Islands guy (I need to give these characters names...) lives on a boat on Loch Ness.
    Loch Ness is certainly big enough for this to be a reality. There are several small boat docks along its shores, which, from the brief glances I had, contained several somewhat larger yachts.
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    Default Re: The Fan-fic Ideas and Advice Thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon Horus View Post
    Wrong people to ask, I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon Horus View Post
    Loch Ness is certainly big enough for this to be a reality. There are several small boat docks along its shores, which, from the brief glances I had, contained several somewhat larger yachts.
    Yeah, there's boat trips that go up and down the loch for tourists. So there's bound to be the infrastructure to support watercraft.

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    Default Re: The Fan-fic Ideas and Advice Thread.

    Loch Ness is connected at its northern end to Loch Dochfour which feeds the River Ness which empties into the Moray Firth and eventually the North Sea. So small ocean going craft can reach the loch.

    Also the Royal National Lifeboat Institution maintains a volunteer manned lifeboat station on Loch Ness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BruTak View Post
    Ok, to give an example - a British character is to receive an honour of some sort from the Queen (or other member of the royal family).

    Would you specifically write some dialogue between the two, or just have it pass in a daze for the fictional character?
    One of my fics is going to have mention of the Queen, or at least some of the Royal family. But it's in reference to Rememberence Sunday and the Festival of Rememberence we have here. Hopefully no one thinks I'm copying or anything.

    I also have an urge to add as a character trait that a character can't lie because it makes them throw up.

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    Just because someone cannot outright lie just means they have to be very careful what they say.They can evade the question, ignore it, give truthful information that doesn't actually answer, all sorts of things.

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    Default Re: The Fan-fic Ideas and Advice Thread.

    Obi Wan Kenobi telling Luke Skywalker the truth about his father "From a certain point of view".

    Long before you and I were born, others beat these benches with their empty cups,
    To the night and its stars, to the here and now with who we are.

    Another sunrise with my sad captains, with who I choose to lose my mind,
    And if it's all we only pass this way but once, what a perfect waste of time.

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