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Sepanto
04-09-2006, 07:41 PM
I see all the fics in which harry redoes everything, and i think "Why not voldemort?" what not write a fic in which voldemort got a 2nd chance, and does everything from the beginning, possibly even remainging with his mother, or maybe getting adopted by marvolo/marvolo's son (the name escaped me atm)...
Maybe someone will adopt this idea?

Tobang
04-09-2006, 08:00 PM
I really like the idea, the only hard part about it would be selling it to an audience. I know you should write FF because you want to, not for other peoples opinions, but whatís the point of writing it if everyone is going to hate it. Most people like to only read Harry, Ginny, Draco or severus centric fics. If anyone is thinking about writing this be prepared for less then average amount of reviews.

nonjon
04-09-2006, 09:34 PM
An interesting idea in theory. But it'd be really hard to do. You can't go back and do things differently when we really only know maybe a half dozen things from Tom Riddle's entire youth. The Harry Potter fics work because we can identify the similar things and the different ones reading the 'redo' interpretation.

But I don't think you can expect you'll have a smaller audience before a fic is written. Some fics have a massive audience nearly inexplicably. Others will seem the perfect sort of fic and get very few reviews, hits, readers, etc... I mean I was expecting quite a bit fewer people interested in my latest fic, a crossover with Firefly. Simply because the Firefly genre isn't all that popular for fanfic. I think the most reviews I saw for any Firefly fic was barely 200. And six chapters into my lil fic I've already got over 300, and it's on more favorites and alerts lists than my last HP fic. I'm just saying, interest in a fic isn't something you can easily predict.

ip82
04-09-2006, 11:14 PM
But I don't think you can expect you'll have a smaller audience before a fic is written. Some fics have a massive audience nearly inexplicably. Others will seem the perfect sort of fic and get very few reviews, hits, readers, etc... I mean I was expecting quite a bit fewer people interested in my latest fic, a crossover with Firefly. Simply because the Firefly genre isn't all that popular for fanfic. I think the most reviews I saw for any Firefly fic was barely 200. And six chapters into my lil fic I've already got over 300, and it's on more favorites and alerts lists than my last HP fic. I'm just saying, interest in a fic isn't something you can easily predict.

Honestly, I wasn't expecting much of it, but you just managaed to "hit the spot" with characterisation and general atmosphere.

Also, Firefly is rather easy to get into, since there are only dozen episodes to act as "canon" -you don't need 3000 hours of staring at TV to know what the fuck is going on, like for Buffy or most of animes. Hell, even Star Wars (the only non-HP fandom I'm generally interested in) is hard to get a hang of, what with all the comic books and video games and having 3 HBP-quality 'official' canon-pieces to deal with...

So in retrospect, Firefly is rather good base for fanfiction, same as HP and LOTR. What can I say, you hit the jackpot with this crossover. Not that I like Firefly the TV show, of course. I like your version of it.

Tobang
04-09-2006, 11:57 PM
This is absolutely 100 percent off topic, but I need to know and starting a topic just to ask this would be rather patheticÖ

What on earth is FireFly. Iíve never even herd of it, thatís not that surprising since the last time Iíve watched anything but the news was years ago, but if anyone could give me a rough synopsis of it I would appreciate it.

nonjon
04-10-2006, 12:08 AM
Rather than get too repetitive I'll point you towards these other topics:

Firefly or HP/Firefly crossovers? (http://forums.darklordpotter.net/viewtopic.php?t=1349)
Firefly crossovers? (http://forums.darklordpotter.net/viewtopic.php?t=2228)
Browncoat, Green Eyes by nonjon - Firefly - M (http://forums.darklordpotter.net/viewtopic.php?t=2250)

I think it's been asked a time or two in all of those.

chronic dragon
04-10-2006, 12:52 AM
it might work. maybe if you have someone who is well liked in fandom somehow go back with him. hell you can have harry go back with him and have the roles reversed. harry and riddle are enemies still but riddle is the good guy and harry is the bad guy.

razz
04-10-2006, 08:11 AM
But this doesn't necessarily have to be from Voldemort's POV, just because he's the one that's gone back - using that premises as a more interesting little twist, this could just be another ...so Voldemort never attacked the Potter's. What's different now?... kinda fic. Another Slytherin!Harry, undoubtabley..

Evil Shnitzel
04-10-2006, 09:12 AM
You know it could be interesting to write this but switching between Dumbledore's point of view and Tom's.