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What is your favorite fanfic of all time?

Discussion in 'Fanfic Discussion' started by Maelstorm212, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. Drachna

    Drachna Second Year

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    Probably Equal and Opposite by Amersion
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    Dragon of Ash ( If we're talking about the same story) was incredible.
     
  2. valrie

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    Aaaaand it updated :)

    But yeah, it really is incredible that this fandom where I've only ever seen like 3 or 4 readable fics has one that is this incredible.
     
  3. Drachna

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    Dragon of Ash ( If we
    I just got news of the update in my inbox. I'm very nearly salivating at the mouth.
     
  4. Arthellion

    Arthellion Lord of the Banned DLP Supporter

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    My top most recent ones that I love:

    The Second Uchiha; Rep has done an amazing job with this one.

    Team 7 by Eilyfe

    Dragon from Ash

    And for HP? Forging the Sword. A pity it never really got going.
     
  5. Zombie

    Zombie Tegridy Moderator DLP Supporter

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    Its funny cause Myst shows up every couple of years with intentions of updating it.
     
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    Innomine Chief Warlock ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    Don’t worry, it’ll no doubt be to rewrite the entire thing from the start. :p


    For me, Victoria Potter is the one of the very few fan fiction I’ve read over the last few years. It was very good.
     
  7. Hot Salsa

    Hot Salsa Hαn Sαlsæd First

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    The Song of the Trees is my favorite. There's a lot of other great fics, but that one is typically at the forefront of my mind.
     
  8. Ched

    Ched Da Trek Moderator DLP Supporter

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    What's this Dragon of Ash everyone is mentioning? Not familiar with it (and it's a generic enough title that finding it would require effort, however slight).
     
  9. Shinysavage

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  10. Ched

    Ched Da Trek Moderator DLP Supporter

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    Ah - bought Skyrim when it came out but never installed it.
     
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    I'd like to mention Victory at Ostagar and The Keening Blade by Arsinoe de Blassenville, who has since passed away. They were very well written, and you can tell the author had a passion for the story they were telling. Victory is complete, Keening Blade is not. They're not my favourite fics of all time, but they're stories that I still think of from time to time, which takes a bit of doing when I consider the sheer volume of fanfic that I've consumed over the years.
     
  12. Arthellion

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    You don't really need to have played it to get into Dragon of Ash. If you have a basic understanding the Elder Scrolls verse you should be able to slide right in to the fic with no problem.
     
  13. Johnnyseattle

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    Best characterization of good-guy Snape (and an excellent Minerva) in any fic ever was one of hers too, The Best Revenge.

    I'd never heard of it until this thread either somehow, but I've been ripping through it as best I can the past few days, and let me tell you they're not kidding - I've paid for books written by prominent authors that aren't as good as this. I don't think I'd worry about much prior Skyrim knowledge really - I've started the game about 30 times and still have no idea what the main story is, I treat it more like a sandbox and/or screenshot generator. Still think this is one of the best-written fanfics ever.
     
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    I got pretty far into Ostagar but dropped it a few hundred thousand words in. I respect the work put into this, and I love that the Internet has given us a platform where this kind of story can be published and enjoyed, but more and more I think there are reasons why you mostly don't see such volumes published traditionally. There's a lot to be said about controlling the volume of your plots and subplots and characters. Ostagar is in one category with fics like Prince of Slytherin and OSABC, where every background detail is blown up to protagonist status, which kills any sense of pacing.

    I think something like Renegade Cause is the absolute upper limit for me in terms of how much stuff packed into one story I can read and enjoy.
     
  15. Zombie

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    Free Radical by Shamus Young
    It's free everywhere on the web. If you click the link you'll get an epub.
     
  16. Johnnyseattle

    Johnnyseattle Minister of Magic DLP Supporter

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    I love these threads, no matter how recurrent they can be, but man does it make me angry every time about how many good things will just never be finished. The Wizard From Earth, Long Journey Home, anything Taure writes, POTDK, Applied Cultural Anthropology, and all that.

    I think my favorites over the last few years have been Blindness, and The Well-Groomed Mind. Give it a few years though, it'll shift again. It always does.
     
  17. Maelstorm212

    Maelstorm212 First Year

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    Will I understand Dragon of Ash if I have 0 knokwledge of the Elder Scrolls Universe?
     
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    Zansa Fourth Year

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    You don't need to know anything about Skyrim or TES. Some knowledge of Skyrim's prologue will ground you for the first couple chapters, but if you don't know anything at all then Dragon from Ash opens in medias res, that's it.
     
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    I've played less than 10 minutes of Skyrim, and nothing else. I'm reading it for a second time now.
     
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    kinetique Unspeakable

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    I genuinely believe that The Never Ending Road is the best written piece of fan fiction I've ever read, and the person behind the keyboard has a mastery of prose beyond most professional works I've read too. If it's not that, it's A Long Journey Home by Rakeesh.
     
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