Never Forgotten: a Foster's Home Community  

Go Back   Never Forgotten: a Foster's Home Community > Fan Creations > Fan-Fic Forum

Notices

Fan-Fic Forum Post and discuss Foster's-related stories here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-20-2006, 09:29 AM   #1
Bloo2daMacs
Banned
 
Bloo2daMacs's Avatar
THE REFORMER...  
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: The Spam Board
Posts: 910
Lightbulb The elements of fan-fic discussion thread

well, I'm working on a fan-fic myself about Mac growing up (it's going to be pretty long I assume) and I would like to know all of the things that people like to see and don't like to see. I'm new to the fan fiction thing.So, I know lots of people don't loike OC's or whatever they're called, but I don't know what those are, I need to know what you guys wanna see, and don't wanna see, do you wanna see comedy mixed in with drama, friendship and morals, a mix of all the good elements is what I'm looking for. I'm just trying to please my people.

Thanks all!


~Bloo2daMacs

P.S. I think I might post some preview of the Fic here.
Bloo2daMacs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2006, 10:13 AM   #2
Fomalhaut
Who speaks like Goo and sings like Eurotrish
 
Fomalhaut's Avatar
Sing with me, Eurotrish!  
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: The world of dreams
Posts: 935
Send a message via Skype™ to Fomalhaut
Default

An OC is an Original Character - one created by yourself (e.g. if you make up a crush for Mac). And OCs can be pretty good (in my fanfic, people liked mine), so you can put one in if it's needed for the story.
What true Foster's fans DETEST is OOC-ness (Out Of Character; e.g. Wilt going emo, Mac becoming goth, etc.).
__________________

"Up in the sky, there's a star for everyone"
Fomalhaut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2006, 10:28 AM   #3
Cassini90125
The Postmaster

 
Cassini90125's Avatar
Love gives you courage that's stronger than anything!  
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Saturn
Posts: 6,645
Default

Some of us also detest pairings. Put the accent on humor, keep the OC's low-key, and oh my stars avoid Mary-Sue!
__________________

"Frankie! That weird kid is using a flower pot for a cup!"


Sailor Moon. Best Anime EVER.
Cassini90125 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2006, 10:49 AM   #4
Bloo2daMacs
Banned
 
Bloo2daMacs's Avatar
THE REFORMER...  
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: The Spam Board
Posts: 910
Default

okay got it, pairings not too intense, no OOC, and minimum amout of original characters, thank you for the helpful information so far
Bloo2daMacs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2006, 10:52 AM   #5
ch3353-h4xx0rrrr
Permanent Resident
And it's Goo!  
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: East of Topeka.
Posts: 328
Default

Don't make Mac all... un-Mac-like. Make sure to keep him in a mindset you think the creators of the show would put him in.

i.e, don't do something like

"Mac was thinking, and decided to jump off a cliff."

No. Craig, Lauren, Tim, nor anyone else on the Foster's staff would EVER make Mac do that. Think about what you write down, then think "Could this be plausible in an episode?" and if it can, most likely fiction readers will like it. Now, you can get a little extreme, in a way they WOULDN'T put it on TV... ever, but if you think Foster's ever became a PG13 show, still keeping the essence of Foster's, go ahead and put it in there.

Yeah, stay away from generic-brand "Mary-Sues" (test your original characters here), or just original characters in general, I guess. Well, you *can* create characters, but usually if they're the main part of the storyline and interact with Mac a lot, they have to be REALLY good or no one likes them and no one likes the story.

Also, don't make any new imaginary friends that have really sad, angst stories and need Mac's help. Those stories annoy me to Davy Jone's locker. Keep away from angst in general. No drama. No soap operas. Death is fine, but don't make Mac emo from it. >>;

Yeah, that's all I got.
__________________
ch3353-h4xx0rrrr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2006, 10:55 AM   #6
Bloo2daMacs
Banned
 
Bloo2daMacs's Avatar
THE REFORMER...  
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: The Spam Board
Posts: 910
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ch3353-h4xx0rrrr View Post

i.e, don't do something like

"Mac was thinking, and decided to jump off a cliff."

Oh god no I would NEVER do that!! Suicide just isn't my thing.
Bloo2daMacs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2006, 12:34 PM   #7
ch3353-h4xx0rrrr
Permanent Resident
And it's Goo!  
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: East of Topeka.
Posts: 328
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bloo2daMacs View Post
Oh god no I would NEVER do that!! Suicide just isn't my thing.
Well, I was just using it as an example. I mean, Mac most likely wouldn't commit suicide, but he wouldn't do this either.

"Mac was thinking, and decided to betray all his friends at Foster's because he was so mature."
__________________
ch3353-h4xx0rrrr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2006, 05:11 PM   #8
BlooCheese
Foster's Legend
 
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 891
Send a message via AIM to BlooCheese
Default

This thread is helpful. Now I know what OC and OOC are.

Well, I've never written a fanfic before, but I can say this much.

I shouldn't say it though.

But here's something. Spell check! I once read a fanfic (which I now dearly regret reading) where all the e's were 3's...
__________________
BlooCheese is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2006, 05:19 PM   #9
Bloo2daMacs
Banned
 
Bloo2daMacs's Avatar
THE REFORMER...  
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: The Spam Board
Posts: 910
Default

ooohh... that always upsets me, unless it's used in a humorous fashion, like the name: ch3353h4xx0rrrr
Bloo2daMacs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2006, 05:38 PM   #10
BlooCheese
Foster's Legend
 
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 891
Send a message via AIM to BlooCheese
Default

Hey, I never knew that the 3's and the 5's stood for e's and a s! Now I see Cheese! (I hope that's right.)
__________________
BlooCheese is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.