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Oneshot Better living through Chemistry by not7real (?) - PG13

Discussion in 'The Alternates' started by Kardikek, Aug 3, 2007.

  1. yak

    yak Moderator Moderator DLP Supporter

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    Maybe the definitions have changed recently, but in all the time I've been reading fanfiction a "one shot" can be as long as you like. It must be posted in one shot, ie. no chapter breaks or waiting for the next part to be released.

    Some of the best fics I've ever read have been lengthy one shots. They have a different pacing to multi-part releases because the author sees the whole story before them, in its entirety, and can modify the beginning as they're writing the ending. Kinda like movie vs. TV series.

    This is how it's been classified for many years in other fandoms.

    Whilst Wikipedia is certainly not a definitive reference, seeing as they back up my position I'll quote them anyway: "Single-chapter stories of any length are usually referred to as one-shots."

    Yak.
     
  2. Antivash

    Antivash Until we meet again... DLP Supporter Retired Staff

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    mhmm. Twas always my understanding of it.


    Drabbles being the one scene fan fiction, as well as Vignettes.
     
  3. Vir

    Vir Centauri Ambassador Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Stupid web-verification thing isn't sending e-mails to my gmail address like I told it to. Thus I can't read the bloody thing. Anyone want to just copy+paste it to me?
     
  4. pontfirebird73

    pontfirebird73 Third Year

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    when you first click on link below where it says e-mail verification is a link to join the group.
     
  5. SmileOfTheKill

    SmileOfTheKill Magical Amber

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    Long and boring. In fact just copy,
    And the rest of what Taure said then you have what I think of it.
    3/5 for me.

    *Taure, you got everything what I though posted down so I used your review. Don't kill me!*
    (Edit - Seems I brought this down a star.)
     
  6. dark phonix89

    dark phonix89 Backtraced

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    Hmmmm I wonder if Blot would allow anyone else to continue his story because as much as we plead for more i think it might be a while before he even thought of completing such an exciting fic. I feel kinda stupid because i hate not knowing what happens in the end, not knowing the full story... Oh well
     
  7. yak

    yak Moderator Moderator DLP Supporter

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    your talking about the one revised chapter 39 i dont see a sequel then again there are 76 chapters all with different names
     
  9. yak

    yak Moderator Moderator DLP Supporter

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    He said as much, in the original.

    The revised story (Ch39) is several times larger than the original. It was written by another author.

    So, if you want more, the author has given you permission to write it. There's no point waiting on Blot to churn out new chapters that are probably never going to be written. He does have a plot outline for the rest of the fic through to graduation though. It's mentioned in the author's notes.
     
  10. Xion

    Xion Robot Overlord Admin

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    Odd Ideas has been updated with a new chapter.

    Story Stats
    Chapters: 181
    Words: 790,067
    Updated: 2018-12-29 01:50:18 UTC
    Published: 2005-09-04 12:23:54 UTC
    Previously updated: 8 months ago

    Brought to you by Scryer story thread updates.
     
  11. Xion

    Xion Robot Overlord Admin

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    Odd Ideas has been updated with a new chapter.

    Story Stats
    Chapters: 183
    Words: 795,537
    Updated: 2018-12-30 06:48:58 UTC
    Published: 2005-09-04 12:23:54 UTC
    Previously updated: 1 day ago

    Brought to you by Scryer story thread updates.
     
  12. AgentSatan

    AgentSatan First Year

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    This story really reads like a guilty pleasure fic to me, because of how adult-like Harry is when he is a child, and how he begins the story by spraying Dudley with formaldehyde. To me Harry is also ver ooc, because of how in canon he is submissive to the Dursleys and doesn't try to piss them off. He actually just tries to behave and not get in trouble, therefore it doesn't make any sense for Harry to act as he did. Harry seems really Mary Sueish, because he has no character flaws and seems to be the smartest person in Magical Britain. That being said, I did enjoy the story, and it was really funny. It doesn't do a 5 for me; it's a 4.
     
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