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Old October 29 2012, 06:33 AM   #46
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Re: What do you look for in a fan fic?

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And with canon characters, there’s really no sense of tension when they’re placed in danger. I’m reasonably sure that Captain Kirk, or Commander Riker, or Major Kira aren’t going to be killed during the course of a story. With original characters, the author is free to do whatever he/she pleases with characters of their own making, and very little (if anything) is out of bounds.
Hello - it's fanfic. You can kill off the Captain or Riker, or Kira if you want. You can take the characters off in totally new directions.

One series I read a long time back had Spock marrying a Human/Vulcan woman named T'Marse (she was a navigator on the Enterprise). Pon farr happened, T'Marse got pregnant, and Spock decided to resign from Starfleet. He and T'Marse put together a private scientific research vessel that included a couple of other scientist couples with their families, and went independent.
Hence why I said reasonably certain. I understand that's always a possibililty in a work of fan fiction, it just rarely ever is.
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Old October 31 2012, 05:54 PM   #47
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I'd say I look for something a bit different in a fanfic, but not too different if you know what I mean.

The problem with Star Trek fanfic is that so many stories tend to revolve around the same thing - a new crew is assembled to take charge of a new ship and off they go, which is fine but the market can get a little saturated and everything blends into everything else.

So it's nice to see something that takes the existing Star Trek scenario and has a little fun with it with some 'outside the box' thinking.

But then I don't personally enjoy things that go too far, killing off main characters and the like. I personally like my fanfic to be something that could be shown in an episode if you know what I mean.

And of course the use ridiculous ten mile long behemoth Starfleet ships with eighty phaser cannons and a stockpile of 500,000 torpedoes more or less goes without saying as a big no no.
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