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I've been sorely tempted to write a FanFic for Star Wars set in the Legends Era of Star Wars: The Old Republic.

 

I started one based on Star Trek Online but stopped after Cryptic started sending C&D Letters to people using their IP for FanFics. Which is surprising, with the number of Role-Playing guilds that are on the PC version of STO, and the fact they have a Fully Kitted Starbase, and all the other Fleet holdings dedicated to Role-Play. And they write FanFics all the time.

 

I know Disney, is a bit more forgiving when it comes to FanFic.

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I've been enjoying some odd crossovers lately.  There are some really good Game of Thrones/ Harry Potter crossovers out there.

I've dabbled in some short story HP crossovers, that I haven't shared.  Harry Potter/Mass Effect.  Harry Potter/Twilight.  Harry Potter/Marvel Cinematic Universe.  Harry Potter/Game of Thrones.  None of them will come to anything, except my own amusement though.  

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I'm having fun playing around in the Witcher universe at the moment. Cause I can't believe Geralt isn't at least a little bit gay.

 

How does Harry Potter/Mass Effect work, @Myr? That one has me genuinely curious. Is it Shepard at Hogwarts or Harry in space?

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1 hour ago, Thorn Wilde said:

Harry in space?

Harry in space... as Master of Death.

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...I literally just found a ME/HP crossover on AO3, @Myr. Funky space wizards. Male Shepard/Kaidan. Weird, but hot. :P 

 

EDIT: Yeah, no, the sex got too unrealistic. Sad, really.

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26 minutes ago, Thorn Wilde said:

I literally just found a ME/HP crossover on AO3,

 

Sifshadowheart on AO3 is an exceptional writer.  She bounces over all sorts of crossovers.  She has solid, engaging writing.  I mean, she has a Harry Potter/Transformer story called Sparked by Design.  It's still in process.  Her muse bounces all over the place.

 

My favorite story by her though is Tomb of First Men.  It's a Harry Potter/Game of Thrones crossover.  https://archiveofourown.org/works/6857026/chapters/15651379

 

I also really like the Alex Rider world that Anthony Horowitz created.  And I love the Valdemar world that Mercedes Lackey created. @dkstories fanfiction Tests of Blood is a favorite that really inhabits that world:

 

I have some draft things written there that will probably come out some day.

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On 10/24/2018 at 1:55 AM, BHopper2 said:

I've been sorely tempted to write a FanFic for Star Wars set in the Legends Era of Star Wars: The Old Republic.

 

I started one based on Star Trek Online but stopped after Cryptic started sending C&D Letters to people using their IP for FanFics. Which is surprising, with the number of Role-Playing guilds that are on the PC version of STO, and the fact they have a Fully Kitted Starbase, and all the other Fleet holdings dedicated to Role-Play. And they write FanFics all the time.

 

I know Disney, is a bit more forgiving when it comes to FanFic.

 

I am quite surprised to hear that these guys don't allow fanfiction ... Even on FF.net, I know there is a pretty short list of authors who don't like the idea of others playing around with their characters. Most are cool with it. It is, after all, free publicity. I know for sure that I watched or read certain anime/manga series after I got in contact with some quite active fandoms. But I guess that, when you're this big, you don't really care (I suppose).

 

In my experience as a fanfic writer, I haven't encountered this problem, but it is true that my interest is placed on Japanese, Korean, and Chinese web comics, manga, anime ... And in Japan, and not only, fandoms have taken for a lot of time, a life of their own. Doujinshi - which is a pretty vague term, but does incorporate fandom works, be it in writing, drawing, manga format - is sort of a market in Japan, meaning that amateurs who gain traction for their fandom works can even sell copies for a small profit. Of course, the number of copies is limited, and the selling part happens at conventions and other events. But still, that's like light years away from what happens in the Western world.

 

Although, I know that at some point, Amazon wanted to make this a profitable venue, with something that was called Kindle Worlds, if I recall correctly. But making a profit from such derivative works must have been a veritable can of worms because they closed it (and guess that never got really lifted off the ground, as a project). 

 

 

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12 minutes ago, Laura S. Fox said:

I am quite surprised to hear that these guys don't allow fanfiction ... Even on FF.net, I know there is a pretty short list of authors who don't like the idea of others playing around with their characters. Most are cool with it. It is, after all, free publicity. I know for sure that I watched or read certain anime/manga series after I got in contact with some quite active fandoms. But I guess that, when you're this big, you don't really care (I suppose)

I looked into the C&D letters, and it turns out the people that they were sent too, were self-publishing the stories with cover art taken from the game and selling it for $0.99 a pop.

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4 minutes ago, BHopper2 said:

I looked into the C&D letters, and it turns out the people that they were sent too, were self-publishing the stories with cover art taken from the game and selling it for $0.99 a pop.

 

Oh, that changes things. Since making a profit enters any work in a different sort of world (dominated by well crafted legalese).

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It would be weird if a Star Trek franchise banned fan fiction, given that the first prominent slashfic was literally Kirk/Spock. 

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I like writing in, Dragon Age: Origins.

I would like to do Harry Potter, but I'd need to re-read the whole series again (there are worse things in the world for sure.. lol). 

Twilight - but I'd have to again, re-read the series and that one would be a bit more difficult because I found so much that I didn't really like about the story progression later in the book series. 

 

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I think writing in the 40k verse would be interesting. It's so expansive and flexible that you can basically do what you want with it so long as you don't go near the central canon of it. I've had a story bouncing around in my head about a newbie commissar and an initiate Space Marine from a chapter that got destroyed before he could complete the conversion process. 

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