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fanfic style....

Post by Angiegarde on Tue 11 Mar 2008 - 18:38

Here's a couple of questions...

What sort of Gunslinger Girl fanfics do you prefer?

As for you fanfic writers out there, which fanfics/characters do you prefer to write/create?

In regards to the first question, I prefer ones with a lot of action and drama in them or ones where the characters interact with one another quite a bit. I'm not fond of how some fans and authors tend to grow for the whole tragedy/angst bit that they seem to put the various characters through. While some is ok as it builds up the plot but too much makes me overly depressed.

Concerning the 2nd question, since I'm going to become a fanfic author of gunslinger girl fanfics at some point (god willing), then I'd write fics that involve character interactions and quite a bit of action. As for characters, I'll tend to try and make my characters human with strengths and weaknesses to them while trying to avoid making them out to be blatant Mary Sues.

Also, I like to explore concepts in Gunslinger Girl that haven't been expanded on such as a best friend/roommate for Angelica or a timeline where Elsa became redeemed and lived.

How about you guys?


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Post by Nachtsider on Tue 11 Mar 2008 - 18:56

My style is to write stories that explore unexplained aspects of the canon or attempt to tie up loose ends. For instance, Rico's hint in Volume One that other, unnamed cyborgs inhabited the Agency spurred my to write the very first Gunslinger Girl OC story, while the mystery of who murdered Henrietta's family I explored in this tale. I also tend to focus on the cyborg-cyborg dynamic more than cyborg-handler relationships, like in here - the latter, I feel, have been given enough attention in the canon already. Experimental pieces attempting to mesh Gunslinger Girl with real-life events are something I love doing - just like this one. I also like to write Angelica stories a lot - I'm one of the few authors who writes stuff in which she kicks serious ass instead of dying or moping around.


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Post by West Nile on Wed 12 Mar 2008 - 6:06

i read the ones that fall under the category of

action, comedy and romance

i also write the same way.
ultimately my purpose in writing my action/romance fanfic is to prove that there is so much more the gunslinger girls can do aside from killing and dying. and that one day the SWA will go to hell and burn. my ultimate finish will be the destruction of the SWA and the exodus of the Gunslinger Girls.

comedy wise... i just like putting my completely random thoughts in a story... or put the girls in very problematic situations


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Post by Probit Return on Thu 13 Mar 2008 - 12:14

Hmm, in regards to question one, I'll read just about anything if I'm in the mood to read (which I think is on the same wavelength as my will to write, since I seem to want to write when I read).

As for question two, I tend to write whatever seems to work best with the story I'm currently writing. I like to put some action into my stories, and I like to explore a character's personality (like with my stories Memories Upon Broken Glass and Life After Death). And if I can fit in some comedy without making the story feel disjointed, I like to try.


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Post by Danjo3 on Fri 14 Mar 2008 - 1:11

I tend to go for stories that are character driven. Action is OK, as long as it doesn’t take center stage. I especially like stories that explore the relationship between the girls and their handlers. Fluff is fine, as long as it’s used in moderation.

As for OC stories… well, let’s just say they’re not my cup of tea bang head (normally I would have ranted a little, but it’s late and I’m too tired).


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