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Project: Bad Fic

  • Oct. 4th, 2007 at 2:15 PM
Sorry it's been so quiet here lately.  Between moving and being sick... I've been busy (coughing up your spleen is hard work)

So I thought... since we were talking about badfic recently, lets try making some of our own :) You don't need to the whole thing, but if you want to, go for it.  Hows about just some bad summaries and headers, in the style of badfic_quotes ??

I'll throw mine in here:

Title: Docter Who and Betty
Author: jenny aka ginny_luvr aka muffingurl
Rating: NC-17
Characters: Tenth Docter Who, Mickey, OC (my Betty Character!)
Spoilers: none, really cuz it retells the second series with Betty instead of rose.
Disclaimer: Standard disclaimers apply.
Archive: PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Beta: Unbeta'd plz be nice about speling mistakes and americanisms
A/N: I don't know how much I like this, so if I don't get a whole lot of feedback I might not continue. So if you like it give me a lot of feedback!!!!!!!
Summary: How the second series would have gone if Rose would have exploded from the vortex but the docter still rejenerated. He gets a new companion called Betty and then Betty and mickey and the docter go on all the adventures they would have gone on in the second series anyways!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"Betty," the Docter breahted.  "The way the moonlight gloes in yr hair..." Micky started unzippering her dress...

ZOMG! CLIK HERE FOR MOREEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And it's as easy as that :) Go on, throw in :)


define crackfic...

  • Sep. 26th, 2007 at 12:02 AM
From good ole Wikipedia:


A form of fanfiction in which characters are put in very random, nonsensical situations, and most often are all OOC. See "OOC", above. Its name, derived from the drug, uses the irrationality from the high as an example of what to expect in the piece. Such stories are often written and posted to the internet on the spur of the moment, and are usually laced with in-jokes amusing only the writer and a small circle of the writer's friends. Also known as a sugarfic, probably from the author's notes that the story was written on a "sugar high".

"Crack!fic" should not be confused with "crack" being used as prefix (e.g. "crackpairing"). When used in this sense, the story may not be nonsensical or written with "OOC" characters at all, rather, it indicates that what is described with "crack" is not a commonly accepted or perhaps even thought-of element by fanfiction authors. Of course, what constitutes, for example, a "crackpairing" could possibly change given time.

From Acronyms, Abbreviations and Specialized Vocabulary:

crackfic: a story that seems to have been written when the author was on crack; something so awful that you can't believe it was written, but you can't stop reading anyhow


From the Urban Dictionary:

A type of fanfiction (or original fiction) that is intentionally unbelievable and insane; often humorous. Usually short, one-shot stoires.

btw, I'm mostly back now! You may rejoice! (hehe)


Topic of the week: crack

  • Sep. 25th, 2007 at 1:19 PM
No, not the drug -- the fic!  ;)

Anyway, I just had an "Ooops, was I supposed to post another topic?" moment (I also just realized it was Tuesday -- the Day Job's been running 7 days a week, and one tends to lose track in that situation, though I suppose the "Heroes" premiere last night should have clued me in . . .).  Since no other topic has shown up, I guess I'll step up to the plate just in case . . .

Our usual three questions:

1) What do you think makes good crack?  Humor?  Inventiveness?  Sheer surrealism?

2) Where does one draw the line between "crack" and just a plain ol' AU or one-shot story?  What makes crack special?

3) For the writers, what has/would inspire you to produce crack!fic?  A great idea, a bad pun, the need to blow off steam when your "serious" work isn't cooperating?  Or *is* crack your "serious" work?

Anyway, you know the terms.  Have fun and PLAY NICE! [/end Woody voice]

Crossover vid.

  • Sep. 23rd, 2007 at 12:12 PM

Well, sorta a crossover -- "Torchwood" videos set to the classic "Banned From Argo" Trek filk by Leslie Fish.

So help me, it fits TW waaaaayyyyyy better than Trek -- I was laughing so hard over this one, I had to share.  XD

NSFW, BTW.  Also, spoilers for the first season of TW.


EDIT -- sorry,  it's not coming out hotlinked, and I don't know why.  It's really worth a copy and paste into your browser, though.

Subtopic: crossover sideshow

  • Sep. 20th, 2007 at 1:11 AM

Crossovers can be strange things, with combinations ranging from the obvious to the " dude, WTF!"  Clearly, the train-wreck potential is immense.

What's the weirdest crossover you've ever seen?  What the weirdest crossover you've ever seen that worked?  Now's your chance to share the bemusement with the rest of us!

Got bunny?

  • Sep. 18th, 2007 at 8:22 AM

That's interesting -- there was just some discussion about having fic ideas but not being much into writing them, and then lo, from a completely different direction (i.e. a comments thread on ihasatardis), the community time_bunnies was born!

Since it's potentially of interest to lots of folks here, I thought it would be worth mentioning in its own post . . .

Topic of the Week: Crossovers

  • Sep. 17th, 2007 at 8:46 AM
We've all seen 'em (and maybe we've written them) -- Captain Kirk vs. the Daleks, Buffy meets Barnabas Collins, you name it.  They're crossovers, and they're this week's topic!  Good fannish fun, or last refuge of the pathetically geeky?  You decide!  (Well, or at least share your opinion.)

Following the format favored by Our Fearless Leader, for whom I am standing in, 3 questions to get folks started:

1) How do you feel about crossovers in general?  Good idea, bad idea, or depends on execution?

2) What drives you nuts about the bad crossovers, or makes you happy about the good ones?

3) Have you written or would you write crossovers, and why?

House Rules apply -- everyone play nice, and enjoy the topic.  :)

House Sparklypoo

  • Sep. 8th, 2007 at 12:08 PM
Sorry, my bad -- I misspelled "Sparklypoo" in my post elsewhere.  For anyone unfamiliar with that Hogwarts house, here's a sample:


DO NOT drink beverages while reading or you will need a new keyboard.  You have been warned.

The Ueber-Granddaddy of Badfic

  • Sep. 8th, 2007 at 11:59 AM
Truly a classic -- published the year I was born, and still every bit as terrible today as it was back then.  Perhaps not *technically* badfic, but . . . oh, hell, just take a look.


Topic of the Week: Badfic

  • Sep. 8th, 2007 at 12:12 PM
Sorry for lateness... moving and job interviews, all at the same time :)

A relative of feedbacking, i give you.... Badfic...  Which is so bad it gets its own special name.  And is not to be confused with mediocrefic...which is just blah, or like everything else...it's neither good nor bad. 

1) What are potential elements for badfic disaster in the realm of the technical (lack of hard returns, internet speak, etc)? Is there stuff you just won't read? Is there stuff you WILL try to trudge through?

2) What content makes badfic? Are there stories or types of stories that go beyond blah and like everyone elses', to make it an outright disaster?

3) Where is that fine line between mediocre/blah and just plain BAD?

You know the drill...courteous towards other's opinions...converse among yourselves, and have fun.  So far everyone's been very awesomely well-behaved.  You've proven that people can talk about this stuff in a civilized manner. 

...And if you haven't jumped in yet, PLEASE DO!! We'd love to hear from more folks!  If you have a cool resource or article, or whatever, feel free to post it to the comm.