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Is this lazy writing?
Apr 11 2014, 11:21 pm
By: Fire_Kame  
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So is that lazy writing?
So is that lazy writing?
Answer Votes Percentage % Voters
Yes, it being fanfiction is already being lazy. 0
 
0%
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Yes, find someone new. 0
 
0%
None.
No. 6
 
86%
Other. (Explain) 1
 
15%
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Apr 11 2014, 11:21 pm Fire_Kame Post #1

wth is starcraft

So I'm planning a fanfiction based on a game that relies heavily on mythology. Beyond certain game mechanics my story is pretty original, but the mechanics are specific to the game so therefore this story is really only meant for that universe. As a result of this, (I have original characters for instance) I have also developed original bosses. Or I thought they were original until I did further research into the deity I wanted to be the final boss. It turns out that he was in a game technically in the same series of games, but it is an oooold game with a different premise. Since this is the final boss I feel cheap using him, but upon conferring with Berkly who says he'd be an awesome call back, I'm having second thoughts. The issue arises with just how perfect this deity is for this roll, and how there is really apparently only one name for him.

So would it be cheap for me to use him in my story when the other bosses are all original? Should I keep searching? I am incredibly disappointed but not that surprised he is already in the series' canon.




Apr 13 2014, 4:38 pm BloodyZombie117 Post #2

I have no idea what to put here... So I guess I'll just put this here.

I would be interested in seeing what your writing style is, because that's a huge factor in every story. If you love something, do something about it.




Apr 13 2014, 6:55 pm Fire_Kame Post #3

wth is starcraft

Rusty...very rusty. I haven't sat down to write something with serious intentions of completion in a while. I have things on the back burner but they're beyond simmering and have turned to charcoal lol...if I finish it though, I'll post it here. I know only one member here who has seen/played these games before - and I'm pretty sure he's tired of me talking about it.




Apr 14 2014, 5:13 pm Sacrieur Post #4

Still Napping

If Hollywood can get away with Pacific Rim, you can get away with this.



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Apr 14 2014, 5:35 pm Dem0n Post #5

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Don't you dare say a bad thing about Pacific Rim.




Apr 14 2014, 7:19 pm Fire_Kame Post #6

wth is starcraft

Quote from Sacrieur
If Hollywood can get away with Pacific Rim, you can get away with this.
I wish upvotes were a thing still :lol: Thanks for the vote of confidence.




Apr 14 2014, 8:05 pm Aristocrat Post #7



As long as your writing is solid it shouldn't matter if it has a similarity to existing work, and I say you should embrace it instead of shying away from an awesome concept just because it has been done already. In fact, people who recognize the name will likely think it's a great reference, and if your writing stands alone as a coherent piece without needing outside knowledge to be substantially understood, then you should be fine.



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Apr 18 2014, 7:45 pm Sacrieur Post #8

Still Napping

Quote from Dem0n
Don't you dare say a bad thing about Pacific Rim.

I was on the edge of my seat while watching Eren Jaegers fight.



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