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Let's Give the FanFics a Comeback!

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction' started by Pig's Laundry, Jan 15, 2018.

  1. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    There used to be all kinds of fan fiction here, and it seems it was even a major draw for this website. Now we only have like one or two members adding to their old stories every few months! It's sad. Fan fiction gets a bad name. Most people are too afraid to even bring it up in regular conversation. But it shouldn't be that way. All your doing is writing a story. It's a fantastic way for us fans to, not only be creative, but to improve our writing skills, get to know our favorite characters, and even write those Muppet movie ideas we've had in our heads for five years. Heck, you can even collaborate with other members to write a story!

    The stories you write don't even have to be good! All we can ask is, you put passion, time and effort into them, and do your best! Even if your best doesn't seem that good to you, you will improve over time. :)

    So, c'mon everybody, let's get creative and have fun!
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  2. Muppetgirl09

    Muppetgirl09 Well-Known Member

    I'm always told that I need to come back, and I'm trying to make time for it.

    In all seriousness, I'm busy with college. Just so happens that I'm writing a non-Muppet novel that's going to published.
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  3. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Well good luck! I look forward to hearing more about it. :)
  4. WebMistressGina

    WebMistressGina Well-Known Member

    As someone who was a writer before fan fiction, I can tell you it actually does keep you writing without the pressures of an editor or publication deadline.

    With that said, I don't think it's a lack of love, just a lack of time. Many of us have, you know, lives that include school, work, family, etc. There's also a number of us who write in other fandoms and as I can attest, sometimes your ideas are just with a particular fandom at one time and the others go to the way side.

    With that said, I know there's usually an uptick when something new comes out - I started writing and discovered this site after the 2011 movie came out and went until the middle of the 2016 show. With THAT said, I do seem to be in a Muppet frame of mind lately, so I have been posting new stuff, but yeah. I think everyone knows we all have lives, so when a new update or story comes out, it's like a little mini Christmas.
  5. Muppetgirl09

    Muppetgirl09 Well-Known Member

    I know! This is going to be the first time that I'm going to be able to write again in such a long time! Of course, I have two papers due next week.
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  6. ErinAardvark

    ErinAardvark Well-Known Member

    I'd love to, but a lot of the Fraggle Rock fics I've written are on FF.net already (since when does that stop me?) and they're on the long side. That, and nobody seems to have any interest in my fanfics, anyway.
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  7. Gorgon Heap

    Gorgon Heap Well-Known Member

    I used to have a more regular output but have been devoting more time to other projects (some of which are paid), so it's become more of a "once in a while" thing for me.

    That said, when I do post, I hardly get any response anymore. Several of the members who would read my work and post their own have since disappeared from MC. I have also been unfortunate in my timing, posting new fanfics either around holidays or when big Muppet projects drop ("The Muppets" series debut, the recent release of "Muppet Guys Talking").

    David "Gorgon Heap" Ebersole
  8. vettech28

    vettech28 Well-Known Member

    I took a look at a couple of your Fraggle Rock stories there and I liked them!

    I already wrote one for the Christmas season a couple years ago. I’d like to write more, but I don’t have a lot of ideas right now.
  9. ConsummateVs

    ConsummateVs Well-Known Member

    I'd write a Muppet fanfic if I had the inspiration...
  10. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    There's a Sesame Street News fanfic about the number zero I want to make. Just haven't gotten around to it yet. :smirk:
  11. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Maybe you could do a Steven Universe/Muppet crossover.
  12. MUPPETFAN1976

    MUPPETFAN1976 Well-Known Member

    I think I’ve written like one or two fanfics in the years I’ve been on here, but I’ve been working on some. It’s just that I’ve been so busy with finishing up high school and preparing for a college (god help me), I haven’t had time to do very much or upload it to here.
    But I promise ya, I will definitely be doing more fanfics. Don’t you worry.
  13. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I'm not to good at writing fan fics, but for a little while I have had an idea about Robin the Frog going to a new school and having to deal with a bully. He would get advice from different Muppets on how to deal with the bully, and how to stand up for himself. I like the idea, but needs a lot of work.
  14. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    That actually sounds like a really good idea. I can imagine how wildly different all of the characters' advise would be.
  15. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Well when you think about it they deal with bullies all the time in different ways. Fozzie gets bullied by Statler and Waldorf. Kermit gets bullied by Piggy. Gonzo in season one got bullied by the audience. So it's there I would just need to construct a story around it. I would also love to include the Robin and Sweetums relationship as well. I think those two work well together, and I wish there was more of them together.
  16. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    And, i'm not sure if you saw them but there were a couple of recent videos with Robin and Walter. They're actually really cute together.
    I could imagine Walter being bullied when he was younger.
  17. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I did, and I loved those, because it finally gave those two characters a partner which I feel they desperately need. It's kind of like Pepe, I find him annoying when he is by himself. When you put him with Rizzo I love the king prawn.
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  18. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Yeah, but sadly Peter Linz plays both of them now, so we might not get much interaction between the two anymore. But hey, in fanfics they can do whatever you want! :)
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  19. ConsummateVs

    ConsummateVs Well-Known Member

    Nah. The two are very different from each other, so I don't think it would work out. A Homestar Runner and Muppets crossover would definitely work, though, because they're both comedy-based.
  20. Gorgon Heap

    Gorgon Heap Well-Known Member

    Honestly, I get really excited while I'm writing a fanfic. It's fun to get the creative juices flowing! Of late, though, once I post it, I get no feedback, so it ends up feeling like it's all for no reason and ends up being a big letdown.:sigh:

    David "Gorgon Heap" Ebersole
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