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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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    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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