Aeon Entelechy Evangelion (http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5834947/1/Aeon-Entelechy-Evangelion)Cthulhutech + Evangelion + FEAR.To The Stars (http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7406866/1/To-the-Stars)Meguca Girls + Old Man's War + quasi-Culture eudaimonic societyHarry Potter and the Methods of Rationality (http://hpmor.com/)Harry Potter + SCIENCE!These fanfictions are defined by how someone took the original setting, and made it amazing. They also break enough conventions to let you consider greater things in your campaigns.The question I posit to you, /tg/. Is where can we find more of these. (I only know these 3 and I'll be very sad if that's all there is)
Not to mention A Green Sun Illuminates the Void(http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6654901/1/A-Green-Sun-Illuminates-the-Void)Zero no Tsukaima + Exalted
>>23719145doesn't HPMOR guy have a list of recommendations in buried the authors notes?Also not fan fiction but awesome and kind of similarArmageddon God abandons the earth to hell the demons invade and find that modern militaries are more than they expected.http://www.tboverse.us/HPCAFORUM/phpBB3/viewforum.php?f=29
I... Would hesitate to call Methods of Rationality 'good,' much less amazing. Yudkowski gets much more credit than he deserves as a writer, for reasons I cannot fathom.The concept is cool, the implementation is lacking. It suffers from Science Fiction Diatribe syndrome, and it is... Agonizing, let us say, if you put stock in good writing.You could investigate Redemption War, I suppose, but it suffers from similar stilted dialogue I suppose theoretically it's fanfiction of... Revelations?. The only time I have ever read fanfiction that genuinely impressed me was a Dies the Fire one set in Bosnia, not because it was particularly imaginative or because I liked the universe, but because it felt much more like what the original story should've been. There is a sense in a lot of these stories that the author is wink-winking nudge-nudging too much, or showing off knowledge of subjects too much to detriment of the narrative. Fanfiction, really just fiction in general, is not exempt from the laws of narrative causality, people must still talk as people talk, and act as people are wont to act. There is nothing more boring than an author using someone else's work as a platform to espouse his own tedious views on X Y and Z. It's sloppy and depressing.
>>23719390Yeah I have to agree with the diatribes.Also it seems like Yudkowski is going in the direction of saying ghosts aren't sapient, just because professor Binns is incredibly boring (even though I'm pretty sure it's been said that he was the same when he was alive).That's kind of annoying, because he's avoiding the ramifications of dealing with a world where the afterlife is a thing that exists, just because it goes against his personal philosophy.It strikes me as intellectually lazy.
>>23719469Binns' shtick was that he died midway through a class and just kept going, if I remember. I thought that was an incredibly badass premise for a character, actually.Can you imagine a spectral Ben Stien just talking nonstop for eternity about historical minutia? You just come into the room with him when it's time for class, and then leave afterwards, but he never stops. That is fucking hilarious. How could you see that, and not want to have fun with it?
>>23719390>Dies the Fire>In BosniaHow is this different from regular Bosnia?
>>23719390Redemption War is HFY whipped up to inane heights and completely disregards its own canon to make humans even more awesome compared to everything non-human.
>>23719505If I recall correctly, didn't he die in his sleep when he was on break, and his ghost sat up out of his body, and just went straight to the class he was scheduled to teach?In any case, when you put it like that, I have to concede that Binns rocks.
>>23719505Potter... Potter... Potter...
>>23719145Methods of Rationality is terrible. See >>23719390 for the bones of why, along with generally bad storytelling. Redemption War is brainless stupidity. It pastes the concept of Heaven and Hell onto idiocy and uses it to wank off humanity. It doesn't jive with Christianity at all. Absolutely terrible.>>23719177This isn't bad. I don't like the author's storytelling and world building (fundamentally disagree with the author's style and how he tends to see things), but it has solid storytelling all around and has a lot of -good- work put into it.
>>23719505Cribbed shamelessly (as with so much from her books) from Discworld. Reg Shoe was a better character, anyway.
>>23719540that is correct and yes in his own way Bins is awesome.
>No hill of swordsI am disappointed guys.http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6154638/1/The-Hill-of-SwordsFate/Stay Night and Zero No TsukaimaThe author makes a shitty story with a great premise and turns it into a great story with a great premise.
>>23719390>Redemption WarYou mean Salvation War?
>>23719469I do think that the man comes off as unusually preachy at times, which hampers his capabilities. Somehow it almost feels like he's writing at you, rather than for you, and that always makes me uncomfortable.Redemption War was very definitely written for people, but then, that isn't necessarily a good thing. It's pandering. And Don't get me wrong, I like HFY as much as the next guy, but this is just painful to read. I'm not the sort of queer who uses the word 'wank' to describe things I don't like, but I am a hair's breadth to breaking my own rule when it comes to Redemption War. It's masturbatory, almost in a literal sense, where the entire purpose is to tenderly massage the author's sensibilities, to coax the reader into a hearty, Militaristic erection, complete with cameo appearances by celebrities and not so subtle jabs at everyone's least favorite politicians and TV show hosts. It's just... So plebeian. Bread and circuses stuff in lieu of a coherent story. Why do people do this to otherwise interesting ideas?
>>23719674>makes a shitty story with a great premise and turns it into a great story with a great premisetakes a shitty story.
>>23719685WHITE CHRIST.Oh my God, I was wondering why the TV tropes article wasn't coming up. What the hell is a Redemption War, and why is everyone calling it that?
>>23719674Hill of Swords is somewhat controversial in the fandom. It pulls some bullshit and has some considerable flaws to it, along with Gabriel Blessing's typical issues. It's tied on rails to the canon despite the fact that Shiro should have derailed it, it's less Shiro and some sort of psychopathic EMIYA variant, the entire dumb harem premise is predicated against Shiro waiting for Saber so there's zero payoff to it, it uses some really dumb faux-profanity and has a few other glaring problems.Oh, and it inspired a lot of terrible writers to write derivative fanfics based on it or inspired by it. I don't hold that last part against it, but goodness. If you ever see a fic about the 'Emiya Clan', run far and run fast.
>>23719706I have an excuse, I'm listening to Redemption Song. Everyone else probably read my post and started doing it subconsciously. Sorry guys. My bad.
>>23719686One thing that kind of annoys me is the way Harry references popular science fiction novels, and even Warhammer 40K.It just comes off as pandering to me....Though I did kind of like the shield breaking hex.
>>23719735I was following it while he was still working on it so i already know about most of it's flaws and it's followers fuck ups. But yes we have a shirou that is on his way to becoming EMIYA. Considering he comes from an alternate route with stuff from both fate and UBW it isn't that unbelievable. Compared to what ZnT actually like, the story is seriously enjoyable.And the emiya clan started off because of his other story called In Flight. Has nothing to do with HoS afaik.
>>23719390Yeah, I have to agree. I read his Babyeaters thing and it was really great till like chapter 3, writing okay ideas great, but then it went rapidly fucking downhill.
>>23719835Considering it has to use a variant route to retrospectively explain how it's possible? Yeah, I call bullshit on that. I still put HoS as about a 6 or 7/10, just that it has flaws big enough to drive a truck through. It gets a bit of leeway since it was also the first big ZnT fic.Not gonna touch In Flight's giant gaping asshole of a disaster.
Any of them finally figure out that guns work?
Y'all niggas, the best fanfic of all time is Fuck the Jesus Beam.R.I.P LOVEPOINT, he was too good for this sinful internet.
>>23719882Considering how Type Moon works it makes sense. I mean we don't even know how EMIYA came to be. It might have been a different route altogether. It is a universe with unlimited alternate ones so anything can happen really.
>>23720003I think that MoR brings it up, but as he's a british schoolchild, he won't have much luck in getting a gun.
>>23720249British kids can't get guns that easy. I don't know whenever to laugh at them or feel really sad about the state of America.
>Six AI, One ContinentCFl3 grenades and comms implants were the best. I ripped off a fair bit of the GEHIRN fluff for an Abberrant campaign that never started.
>>23719145I enjoyed the first few chapters of Method of Rationality, but I got tired of it pretty quickly.I found Harry Potter and the Natural 20 way more amusing (even if the writing isn't that much better.)Haggard.
MoR only highlights one of the gaping plotholes in Harry Potter.Namely, what are all the muggleborn wizards planning?Why have they apparently dedicated themselves to keeping the wizarding world hilariously ignorant?
>>23720312>They use gold for petty cash. >The exchange rate is idiotic>We're all going to be rich
>>23720306that might have something to do with Harry Potter and the Natural 20 being a parody and methods of rationality not.
>>23720312The minimag is terribly good at keeping secrets.
>>23720388Yeah. I only read Methods of Rationality until the chapter where he sends messages to himself through time travel, so I don't know if it's better after that.>That part in Natural 20 where Milo starts summoning Pazuzu, unf
>>23720505methods of rationality doesn't get better.I just felt like being a douche and pointing out you're comparing 2 wildly different genres
>>23720387Well mystery solved.
Why is /tg/ the fanfiction board?
>>23720623Because /tg/ is all about making your own stories. /a/, /co/ and /v/ are all handed their fun, but all you get is the raw material and the tools to shape it with.
>>23720623because you don't even need the other boards anymore.want some giantess?
>>23720668...Wait, 4chan has boards posting giantess? WHEN WAS THIS?Yes, motherfuckin', PLEASE.
>>23719145>These fanfictions are defined by how someone took the original setting, and made it amazing.No, they are defined by ultraretarded crossovers or author's diatribes. >They also break enough conventions to let you consider greater things in your campaigns.Hurr, I make things different for the sake of being different (or writing an unsubtle tract on some RL point), am I cool yet?
>>237207194chan only has other boards posting giantess if you dont count /d/ as the same board as /tg/
>http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6175861/1/DauntlessRevamp of Code Geass with intelligent writing.>http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6002973/1/Armed-ResistanceSame as above. This one is supposed to be darker. The writing can get a bit iffy at times but it's tolerable.>http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6023957/1/The-Shining-DarkSci-fi Bleach with spaceships and Hollows as a biomechanical Alien threat. Pretty damn awesome.
I liked HPMOR a bit but Harry just pisses me off. He's annoying and pissy and full of himself.
>>23721028Oh yeah, that one is good. Not really Grim, just realistic.
>>23721079my waifu dies; therefore it's grim.
>>23721079does he stick it in her?
>>23721603Yes. Yes he does.
So. Good fanfiction general?I'll add Tiberium Wars. Better than the game itself I tell you.http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3654039/1/Tiberium-Wars
>>23719469iirc, he's said that there is an afterlife in MoR, but the evidence for it is the same as in Canon HP.
>fanfiction topic on /tg/>No S&WH40K in OP>Nor in the rest of the threadWhat the actual christ people. Just... no. http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3886999/1/Shinji-and-Warhammer40kTO's come up twice in two days here, so here's Tactics Ogre thing that I liked last year, hasn't been updated in a bit: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7679465/1/Triad The best Mass Effect story ever written and I include every moment of every game in that statement: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5753454/1/InterstitiumAnd then Tainted Ideals, because there are still people in F/SA who haven't read it. http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7331568/1/Tainted-Ideals
I'll throw out Luminosity:http://luminous.elcenia.com/all.shtmlIt's a Twilight re-imagining, and one of my personal favorites. I personally think it's pretty good, but I know better than to objectively say literature is good. Regardless, fully recommend it.
>>23721860>http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5396057/1/Army-of-DeathSoul Reapers from Bleach as an Imperial Guard Army. Done well, I would say.
>>23721678holy crap. I knew Peptuck back in the day from the halo.bungie.org community. I had no idea he wrote all of this. there's a goddamn 500,000 word Firefly fic here. do you know if it's any good?
>>23721895It's better than twilight, but suffers from some major retardation in a couple parts.>>23721860Every time I try to read this, I end up quitting as the weight of the accumulating self-fellatio slowly crushes my desire to read into a thin juice of disappointment and regret.
>/tg/ discussing MtG>anger, rage, and general faggotry everywhere>/tg/ discussing Star Wars>anger, rage, and general faggotry>/tg/ discussing anything that involves a male humanoid cat>let's not go there>/tg/ discussing fanfic>Arthur and his knights at the round table.artCan't say I saw this coming.
>>23722003Not read that one, but Peptuck generally writes pretty good fanfiction. Usually stays pretty accurate to the setting too.
I like In Flight, and most of GB's work. Dunno why everyone hates it. I will say that he goes into too much detail with his fights though, we don't need an exact description of every muscle movement. Now Naruto is generally considered the bane of existence around here I'm sure, but there was this really good fic I found where some bitch tried to get the demon out of his head, and accidentally crushed his mind, turning him severely autistic. The story goes on with Naruto having a totally flat affect, unconnected with people, and so on. I love psych stuff, so finding that the author actually knows how autism works was really nifty for me. Of course, I can't remember the goddamn name.Also, lol Naruto autism.
>>23720970>http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6175861/1/Dauntless>Revamp of Code Geass with intelligent writing.>http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6002973/1/Armed-Resistance>Same as above. This one is supposed to be darker. The writing can get a bit iffy at times but it's tolerable.>http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6023957/1/The-Shining-Dark>Sci-fi Bleach with spaceships and Hollows as a biomechanical Alien threat. Pretty damn awesome.Eh, I'd say they are all different interpretations and ways of approaching the material rather than better per se.Then again, I'd say the same thing about almost every other piece of similar fan fiction in the thread. The formats are too different, the writing schedules are too different, etc. that you can easily get something that's superior or inferior to the original, but at that point the comparison is meaningless.
Game Theory by Immatrael or however you spell it. Basically Magical Lyrical Nanoha, except Precia isn't a total bitch to Fate. Nanoha ends up working with Fate and they fight against the TSAB. It's completed, and the sequel is planned after his Sailor Moon fic is done. He often collabs with EarthScorpion, and they both put out quality work.
HPMOR is one of my least favorite fics to have ever wasted time on, and not gonna lie, it's nice to see that I'm not alone in thinking that. The sheer amount of ridiculous preachiness, terrible characterization, and forced bullshit just irks me as a writer and as a reader on every goddamn level.
>>23722043I read it just before it started being too bad. I still think the prologue is great worldbuilding. So I agree, but I think it's the most /tg/ related fanfiction ever.I'd also like to recommend everything by The Ero-Sennin/Sage of Toads. I don't do giant robo or Ranma or Sailor Moon and I still think his stuff is great. Probably because he's got a great ability to do ridiculously over the top fight scenes. http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1854667/The-Sage-of-ToadsHe's done one-shots for my fanfiction contest that I liked, so I'm biased. Cool guy though.Oh, right, I also pastebin'd the original ARSENAL http://pastebin.com/zWhUg6Lv The new one's pretty much better in every way, but the old one is longer and shows the heights the new one is going to surpass.I've got a recommendation list on my other computer if people don't care if I dump a giant list.
>>23719145Has the million-word X-COM/Stargate crossover been mentioned yet?
>>23722232Dont think so, if you mean the one that i believe started on Spacebattles, i did read some of it a few years back, but now i cant remember its name.
>>23720623what do you think /lit/ would work better?
>>23719390Well said. Thank you for saving me the trouble of reading it.
>>23719674Who the fuck cares about your crappy zero animoo.
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7354757/1/The-Game-of-ChampionsPokemon + Worldbuilding
>>23722624ZnT anime suckedlight novels were decentHoS was goodalexandriad had fuck tons of potential but only had 3 chapters
>>23722156I completely agree.I really enjoyed trying to figure out how Harry would put one over Lucius during the courtroom chapters - I didn't succeed, but trying to figure it out really tickled my fancy.Any recommendations to scratch this itch? (Writing where you have to connect the dots or you get a BAD END)
>>23719177So what is A Green Sun Illuminates the Void really about? I've seen other people reccing it, but what makes it stand out from other ZnT stuff? What's it about... I found HoS was a boring retread of canon so is this one any better?
>>23719836The reason why it went downhill was that he put the ending up to a vote and people overwhelmingly voted for the stupid, inane, feel-goodsy ending where humanity "Wins" and the universe is made a much drearier place because we couldn't admit we were wrong and sublimate our desires to a superior life form.
>>23722003He writes a lot on spacebattles.com forums these days. I've got my own humble fanfics there; currently doing a revamp of Mass Effect if it proceeded from Metal Gearverse instead of generic real life.It's a decent community if you don't mind the occasional asshole. I'm one of them.
Another EarthScorpion one, but one of his less known ones.http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8358970/1/Blue-SocialBlue SocialIt's a Mass Effect one, but I don't think I've read anything quite like it. It's told as a first person noir sci-fi story, by an asari PI on Illium, and it... feels noir-y, if you know what I mean. It's a totally biased in-universe thing. And there's the saliarian mob and the turian mafia.Plus, the narrator is a total bitch, but is pretty fucking hilarious about it. And is rather racist about anything which isn't an asari.
>>23722827I like Spacebattles, sure there are assholes there but they dont seem to cultivate them to the same extent as Stardestroyer.net
I always like the Tom Clancy/ Battletech crossover, Entry with a Bang. To bad it has pretty much dead because of infighting amongst the writers.http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/bt-clancyverse-round-robin-story-thread.150127/
>>23722611He's completely wrong. It's an awesome story and this guy is a nitpicking whiner.
>ctrl-f children of an elder god>nothingWat the christ.http://www.thekeep.org/~rpm/eva/coaeg.htmlparts 24 and 25 (where like all Evangelion it completely loses the plot and fizzles it tide of "wait what the fuck did I just read?")http://forums.darklordpotter.net/showthread.php?t=15068>ctrl-f Saotome Gambit>also no hitsOH COME ON PEOPLE. GET ON MY LEVEL.http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3209934/1/The-Saotome-GambitJesus christ, you'll be telling me you don't even have Shinji and 40k next. >>23721860Oh thank god.Oh, and before I go: http://www.thekeep.org/~harnums/fanfic/ranma/ttw/index.htmlBecause Ranma + Cthulhu with the serial numbers filed off is a thing. A thing that results in Gosunkugi being awesome in part 2 and one of the most sympathetic Happousai moments of all time.
>>23723032Pic fucking related.The writing on Gambit is also good enough for you to confuse it for an actual Stackpole BT novel. Albeit one where you are constantly going "why the hell is everyone acting like the cast of Ranma?"
>>23723050Oh, and someone did an Evangelion / Altered Carbon mash, but I'm not sure I remember how good it was:http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2598603/1/A-Thousand-Years-of-Secrecy
>>23722742It's a ZnT/Exalted crossover, except Louise fails her summon. This causes her to be Exalted as a Green Sun Prince. Most of the recommendation comes from the quality of the writing - EarthScorpion is notoriously good - and the avoidance of the usual dull ZnT fanfic tropes.If you're not familiar with Exalted... basically, it's an RPG setting - a high-powered cynical fantasy, where you play mortals given tremendous power by the Great Gods (or other entities) to work your will on the world.When I say "high-powered" I mean "your PCs can punch out gods, while peasant mortals die of infections from minor cuts (there are rules for this)". And when I say "cynical" I mean "your PCs have the power to run roughshod over most of the setting, and you are encouraged to work out the horrible consequences for doing so".Green Sun Princes are the Chosen of Hell - which, since Exalted mostly shuns Christian/Tolkeinesque fantasy and completely shuns traditional fantasy moralizing, is less a place of eternal torment and more an extradimensional prison colony for prehuman alien intelligences. Their Exalted aren't superhumans so much as they are transhumans - they change. Permanently, and in unsettling ways.
>>23723021Why would you lie to him like that, anon?
>>23722827>currently doing a revamp of Mass Effect if it proceeded from Metal Gearverse instead of generic real life.Even if it's shit I want to read it.
>>23723032I didn't suggest CoaEG pretty much because of 24 and 25. And because Biles' writing has gotten a bit, I dunno... Not bad, but it's nowhere near as much fun to read him as it used to be. Might just be me though, I read him back in '04.
ranma 1/2 with forgotten realms flavour. http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6109284/1/Cliched-FantasyIt aint bad.
That is the most faglordicus Fanfic I have ever read.Jesus fuck.Just read the first four chapters. Its...entirely retarded.
>>23723235I'm gonna need you to tell me what you're talking bout now.
>>23723108Wait, so it goes and makes Louise powerful, rather than giving her a summons? But... that doesn't sound very interesting. Like, if she's really that powerful that you make her sound, isn't that just a boring thing if she can punch out a GOD? Like... like someone starting off as some min-maxed Epic D&D character?
Man, I started HPMoR, but that shit was godawful.Are there people who legitimately enjoy reading that tripe?
>>23719390>>23719390The whole spiel with Malfoy early on is horrendous. As is the insufferable shitheadedness of Harry in regards with Snape.He took an idea, that somethign should be done about Snape early on, and fucked it to hell.Then the Quirrel "Learn to lose"....shit...I quit reading right fucking there.
>>23723196Honestly, the tail-off is still nowhere near as bad as canon Evangelion. Even if it was, you still read it for Gendo killing Nyarlothothep as he quotes The Case of Charles Dexter Ward.
>>23719530>>23719577I think you guys mean Salvation War. From SDN, aka, Atheist Nerd Circlejerkland.
>>23719145So I looked at the start of Aeon Entelechy Evangelion. It's kind of... dense. Like, I mean, I know the normal Eva start is going on, but I don't really /get/ what's going on, if you know what I mean. Is it worth putting my time into, because it's pretty long and doesn't seem to be complete?
>>23723279Y-yeah! Who could like something so terrible!?!Me. You guys really seem to hate it, and I just can't figure out why. I, personally, loved every single second of the four days' worth of little-to-no-sleep I spent reading it.
>>23723032Gotta give Children of an Elder God one thing. Cthulhutech was DEFINITELY inspired by it.
>>23722003>>23722003>>23722003I just wish SB wasnt so shit nowadays.Somebody needs to purchase the forum, purge the staff and about...5 active members outright.Its not even pretending to allow discussion and debate in its politics sections.Or just shut them down entirely.
>>23722147Seconding this rec. Game Theory cuts out a lot of the shitty loli magical girl stuff and turns Nanoha into sci-fi which just happens to have girls who have magic as the main characters.Plus, Mei, one of the OC TSAB mooks? Is totally fucking GAR and has more balls than most male characters ever. She'll fucking throw herself off a building to try to stab Fate even when she can't fly herself.
>>23723274Nah, it's not so much of a problem. Think less "Jehovah" and more "spirit". Sure, at the higher end of power, Gods can toss around power like Zeus, but even in Greek myth Zeus could be tricked, or frightened, or beaten. Most gods are on the level of, say, dryads or nymphs. Exalts are like Menelaus, who wrestled Proteus into submission, or Diomedes, who kicks the shit out of Apollo in the Trojan War. Or, uh, Jacob, who wrestled with God.So when a river god starts threatening to flood a village if they don't send him more booze and dancing girls, a fighty Exalt can wade in and break his nose. Basic mortal warriors turn into a fine red paste if they get in a fight with an Exalt. There are still things that can threaten even a fighty Exalt - in Halkegina, that'd include stuff like dragons, powerful mages, elves, spirits, lesser mages and/or skilled warriors in numbers, etc.
>>23719505Audio is shitty, but this is the first thing that came to mind. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqcH63N-BOU
>>23723361Also look for Robotech, Guyver and FEAR mixed in. It's based on Cthulutech as much as Eva- it helps to be familiar with that. I like A Green Sun Illuminates the Void much better because it only involves two sources. I can actually keep track of what's going on.
>>23723279>>23723279Got to sb, look up Avernus and the foamy/MJ12 clique.Those types.
>>23723279I'm not gonna lie, I think it's absolutely hilarious.It's a lot of fun seeing how much of an idiot Harry is. Plus, some of the side characters are straight-up fantastic.
>>23721755Really?Well if that's true, then that's one complaint withdrawn.Over all though, I'd say the enjoyment isn't worth the effort it takes to read.
>ctrl+f>Imperf->0 Resultshttp://www.fanfiction.net/s/5829008/1/Imperfect-Metamorphosishttp://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/imperfect-metamorphosis.191626/Restored my hope in fanfiction when I was in serious danger of giving it up forever.
>>23723390Just read the Saotome Gambit. If you read none of my other suggestions read that fucking thing. It is easily on par if not better than most ACTUAL Battletech novels, mostly because unlike them the writer here has actually got years in the armed services under his belt.He's also the guy who wrote "Ranma goes to War" which is also another good one, but not really a crossover so I didn't include it.
Harry Potter and the methods of rationality would have been fun if the writer didn't make every wizard a fucking retard and turn Harry into an insufferable cunt of a mary sue.It would have been nice if it was literally just applying philosophy and logic to a world that sorely needed it, instead of the dumb shit that actually happens.
>>23723274It's not much of a problem. Main characters always win or survive /anyway/. Codifying it in-universe doesn't change much. What's more interesting is giving Louise (who really is fucked in the head) really powerful magic and then actually /letting/ her fuck up when she uses it. The author clearly has no interest in throwing her a bone, and the plot's gone pretty far off the rails by this point - there never was a Guiche-duel, she never caught Fouquet, she's married whatshisface the evil fiance, and she's currently fighting a guerilla war against Cromwell in Albion after Henrietta's Prince boyfriend was executed.Plus, she has a form of magic no-one recognizes that is changing her in fundamental and scary ways. She's half-convinced she's going insane. It's extremely entertaining.
Anyone fans of the two Shocker series?Shocker: Legit http://forgotten.faithweb.com/MaxLandis/legit00.htmand http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5124106/1/bPolarity_bBoth made me appreciate that Herman Schultz really could be a force to be reckoned with, though the first one kind of goes too far in the other direction.
>>23723524Harry Potter wizards are fucking retards.Of course within their own fields of expertise they are capable enough.
>>23723544Shocker: Legit is very good for a long time but in the end it derails into a massive wankfest.I like the Shocker, but he does not need to get a complimentary blowjob by the author.Polarity is better at avoiding the wank, although the follow up is starting to inch towards it.
>>23723477I would have recced it maybe a year ago.But these days it's absolutely fucking massive, a leviathan of a fic, and what's /actually/ happened?Rin: I R MISUNDERSTOOD NOM NOMcomplications ensueEveryone: U R EVIL KILL KILLcomplications ensueReisen: SHE NOT REALLY EVIL, HONESTcomplications ensueReimu: FINE I HELPcomplications ensueEveryone: FINE WE HELPcomplications ensueYuuka: LOL I BREAK 4TH WALL SO RANDUMThat's it. I think it's longer than Lord of the Rings, at this point, and while on a scene-by-scene level the writing is entertaining enough, /nothing has fucking happened/.
>>23723372I liked reading it also.I mean, it has its flaws, and it certainly isn't literature - but it's entertaining enough, and avoids lots of pitfalls common to fanfiction.I don't understand the hate, either. If someone is willing, I'd love to have explained to me, in detail, why it's not enjoyable.
Not many people talking about To the Stars. Amazing IMO. I read it first then went back and watched meguca for reference.
>>237232741. The fic actually takes the details of a mageocracy modeled on 17th century Europe seriously. Unlike ZnT. It's some very entertaining worldbuilding. He even works in some Anglish for fun. 2. Louise is actually taking a step down in power, all told. Void mages can blow shit up good and have a very powerful familiar. Infernal exalts tend to be physically tougher, but besides that... What makes it interesting is that nobody in-universe knows how to pigeonhole her.
Well... I really like Methods of Rationality.It's not perfect. Actually, it's got some parts that are kind of terrible (learn to lose, some early chapters, "lol raepy Malfoy"). But I love it anyway. It's got a lot of hedons per chapter for me.I guess it helps that Yudkowsky's preaching to the choir with me on most of his issues. No reason a person can't enjoy agreeing with fiction every once in a while though.
>>23723524The joke is that Rowling wrote the stupid into the wizards, and Yudkowski is simply harvesting them for fertile exploitation by application of a mad SCIENCE! er MAGIC! exponent.
Since this is a fanfic thread and mine is /tg/ related, I'll self-advertise. A know at least a few fa/tg/uys read my story.http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7293543/1/Nothing-But-a-List-of-Names-to-Mark-His-AscensionIts a Dawn of War 2 novelization basically. I've expanded everything and created tons of new characters while changing events to make a more coherent narrative. As of now, its just past the Traitor reveal and the summoning of Ulkair in Chaos Rising.
>>23723610>nothing has fucking happenedYou seem to have missed the latest chapter.Also>complications ensueI hope that I don't have to actually explicitly state why you should feel stupid for saying that one of the most omnipresent and necessary aspects of storytelling being present is a bad thing.
>>23723538Okay, so I read the first few chapters of AGSITV. So Louise has a... purple lady thing that can turn into a man called a neomah living in her head and it's her familiar or... I'm just confused. Am I missing something? Is that normal for an Exalted? And does Marisalon get less annoying later or what?
>>23723783It -helps- to be familiar with Exalted. The demon was mainly being used to convey the exaltation, secondarily to convey the will of the Yozis. Marisalon gets her commupance :).
Methods of Rationality is like reading a fanfic written by the type of guy who'd be an Engineering student arguing with his GM in a game of D&D over not being allowed to build pic relatedHonestly, he just seems like the most pedantic, self important faggot who ever walked the Earth
>>23723885I can honestly say that is a horrible design.Better to have the shaft house more of the components, and rely on momentum to drive the more easily miniaturized hole.I can draw up some plans, if you'd like.
>>23723885>>23723885>>23724098And thats why it sucks.
I shamefully read Naruto fanfics related to side characters like Tenten, Lee and Shikamaru.I am a monster, /tg/.
>>23724178I have never been able to read Naruto Fanfics.There are no franchise in which the majority of fanfics are good, but i have never seen a good or even tolerable Naruto fanfic.
>>23724207>>23724178I used to enjoy Naruto fanfics where he actually had someone raise him.I have a weak spot for "for-want-of-a-nail" fics.
http://www.fimfiction.net/story/62074/friendship-is-optimalhttp://www.fimfiction.net/story/69770/friendship-is-optimal-caelum-est-conterrensMLP fiction, interesting take on 'paperclipper' AI's. Don't need any familiarity with MLP, I don't. If you can't tolerate ponies, not the fic for you.
>>23723598To me the line was crossed when Schultz was able to beat Spider-Man in the diner.Like not only should he not have been able to do it, to me he didn't even deserve to do it.
>>23724207The field is abysmal. I have to filter and filter and filter some more if I want to dig through the metric ton of crap. It's definitely a guilty pleasure.
>>23724207He Had No Fingers is pretty good. Not actual crossover, but written as Lovecraftian horror.http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4633752/1/He-Had-No-Fingers
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5799399/1/CoDependentshttp://www.fanfiction.net/s/5799406/1/CoDependenceCaptain Planet fic about Linka's recovery from the drug addiction in the episode Mind Pollution one told from Linka's perspective and the other from Wheeler's.
>>23724207yeah Naruto definitely has a monopoly on bad fanfiction.Has to do with the fanfiction trying to stick to canon in my opinion. Also shipping. Disgusting.Best naruto fanfic to sell to someone who isn't interested is probably this; plot characters have cameos but apart from that it derails pretty hard.http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7977390/1/Life-in-Konoha-s-ANBUOr at least the first Arc of it is excellent; it looks like it might go towards canon now. First Arc is definitely worth reading though.
>>23724207yeah Naruto definitely has a monopoly on bad fanfiction.Has to do with the fanfiction trying to stick to canon in my opinion. Also shipping. Disgusting.Best naruto fanfic to sell to someone who isn't interested is probably this; plot characters have cameos but apart from that it derails pretty hard.http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7977390/1/Life-in-Konoha-s-ANBUWell...It's been excellent so far...It looks like it's moving towards canon though...Fuck.
I remember reading one "Louise summons," one about her summoning a Necron Tomb lord who thinks she is a young C'tan. Hilarity ensues.There is also one where she summons Napoleon Bonaparte. TACTICAL GENIUS and hilarity ensues.
>>23724130>>23724158I get the feeling I'm being disapproved of.Listen, if you build a world in which putting tab A into slot B produces this predictable, powerful effect, you should expect it to be treated like any other aspect of the world, and have it be realistically eventually figured out and exploited. I mean, if a player came up and suddenly asked for his character to start making them, I'd first have to ask them to research the making of thin tubes in the middle ages, and where his character might have learned of the hole+holding effect, and who he plans on hiring for the construction of the crossbow, and where he's going to buy miniaturized portable holes, and where he's going to buy tiny bags and where he's going to find a sufficiently skilled wizard to enchant them, etc. Not to mention how he's going to get funding for this. All of these things are potentially small quests.Just because the effect is exploitable doesn't mean it's game breaking. Thinking through the consequences of the development (assassins suddenly have a new favorite weapon), and asking why nobody had done it before (it's not like NOBODY would have figured it out) are perfectly reasonable things to think about. There's no reason to say "no" to this idea, besides your wanting to have a different kind of fun.
Louise summons Ezio.>An Assassin with the gandalf markhttp://www.fanfiction.net/s/8118551/1/On-The-Wings-Of-An-EagleLouise summons a Necron Tomb lord. How horrifying.http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6524578/1/Herald-of-the-Void
Oh god, which one of you made this one?>A Chaos Space Marine is the ultimate definition of fear, hatred, and pure evil. But what if he doesn't live up to those expectations? Will the citizens of another universe even notice the difference? This story follows Glacius, an 'odd' chaos space marine who follows the will of Tzeentch and is cast into the Familiar of Zero universe. Humor, adventure, and CHAOS will ensue!http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8827898/1/Heretic-of-ZeroI KNOW IT WAS ONE OF YOU
>>23724701I've never enjoyed anything that has the word "ensues" as part of its description.
>>23724870Thats not the actual description, thats just my description of them.
>>23724847the Ezio one actually works.not saying it's good it's just Ezio fits into the story and setting pretty well.Would have been better if it was brotherhood Ezio and not revelations though.
>>23724933It doesn't really matter considering he turns young for no reasonPlus the fact he is still just a dude that is amazing with weapons, magic still wreaks his shit.
What do you guys think of this one?http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7615270/1/The-Solution-of-Zero
Overlady http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8753582/1/OverladyIt's actually genuinely hilarious. It's a ZnT/Overlord cross which actually reads like Overlord plays (ie, it's a comedy) rather than the shitty power trip which most Overlord fics turns into. Louise fails to summon anything and instead gets pulled by her magic to a ruined tower and ends up meeting Gnarl, who is currently locked up in a cage there (by a melodramatic vampire).This is a fic which actually has a half-incubus female character. Yes, half-incubus. Yes, that means that when she doesn't pay attention and keep it under control, the narrative starts describing her in masculine ways. It's hilarious all around.
>>23725097So...louise has a penis?
>>23725097>half-incubus female characterFemCOCK pls
>>23725097you know that thing where someone describes a fanfic to you and nothing about it sounds appealing to you?
>>23725168that explains a lot of her personality really
>>23725168Not Louise; it's a minor character. Louise is just stomping around dressed like Sauron trying to get people to take her seriously as a dark overlady.She's not doing too well at that, and has to threaten to set people on fire quite a lot because they find her cute.
>>23725097It truly is horrible. Despicable, even.Kinda hoping Louise gets her shit together and stops dodging all the bitches that keep falling into her lap, but the author doesn't seem like he goes for that sort of thing.Do want more AEE though.>>23725168No. >>23725180No.>>23725183You must hate fun.
Unfamiliar.Louise summons Alex Mercer. It is pretty edgy.
>>23725290>guy with a giant blade for an arm>edgyI know that probably wasn't deliberate but I still giggled.
>>23725290That sounds fucking hilarious.What class?
>>23719577It's Salvation War, but anyways the idea behind it is that it started out with the Bible and Dante's Divine Comedy being 100% true and descriptive when it described hell. That being said, things that seemed really impressive back then don't seem as impressive as now. In addition, the author himself stated that basically until the Cold War, the sheer size and strength of the army that attacked would have won.
>>23722873Seconding this. It hasn't got updated much, since ES has, like, 3 other novel length fics going too and is also serving as a co-author/sounding board on several other fics (he helped with a lot of the worldbuilding for Game Theory), but what is up is awesome.
>>23725316Seriously though, its pretty badass. >>23725331Uh, walking supervirus?
>http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3745099/1/People-LiePeople Lie is amazing, as is everything Nugar writes. Unfortunately, he hasn't updated anything in like two years.http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2680093/1/Circular-ReasoningAlso amazing. One of the only time travel fics I've ever read with actual plot.
>>23723783The Infernal Exaltation process goes something like this:1. Human has a chance to be super-special-awesome!2. They fuck it up completely, either by wimping out or just not being good enough.3. A demon shows up, tells you it's not your fault, you can still fix everything, and offers you power.3.1: If you say yes, the demon turns into a cocoon, you spend five days inside it, and when you emerge, you're an Infernal Exalt with the demon now living inside your head.3.2 If you say no, the demon either shrugs and walks off to find someone else (if it's one of the nicer ones) or murders you then walks off to find someone else.
>http://www.fanfiction.net/u/3305720/HyliianThis chick has some of the funnier stories I've seen. The early ones are kinda bad but the later ones are decent.For example, Alex Mercer in the ME-verse.
>YudkowskiFirst I heard of him was on TV Tropes, where I discovered he has unironically declared himself to be a "hero", partly because of his work with cyrogenics. This led me to LessWrong, which...wow. Just fucking wow. The guy heads up an honest-to-Lucifer cult of personality. I'm not by any means a clever man or a trained critical thinker, so I can't comment on his theories about...well, much of anything, really. Thing is, that doesn't preclude me from perceiving him as a self-important, pedantic know-it-all whom I hope was bullied horrendously at school. He's intimidatingly smart (MoR was frighteningly dense in places), but he just seems to be an insufferably smug man. I would kind of like to understand what the hell he goes on about, but his approach to writing just leaves me cold.
>>23724328I enjoyed People Lie, by Nugar.Basic idea was "What if Naruto had a father figure in his life, and it made him turn out worse than canon?" On one hand, the resulting character is almost completely OC (he only acts like original!Naruto when something really good and exciting happens, he tends towards creative cruelty, etc.), and this results in his friends also becoming OCs (sasuke contracts with Kyuubi for power and becomes less of a dick, Hinata does the same thing and winds up as Naruto's murderous/yandere High Priestess). Also, levecraftian elements (A shoggoth, which is written as something horrible, deadly and wrong, not just a blob monster) show up out of nowhere.I still liked it, though.
>>23725290>>23725416Gonna need a link bro.
>>23725568I HAVE THE LINK!http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/unfamiliar-a-znt-prototype-crossover.177288/
>>23725625I like the part where he gains magic by eating people
>>23725625Eh, that one got 2edgy4me later on.
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7057744/1/Cast-in-GoldEvangelion + Exalted, and not in the ways you'd think.
>>23725668Hey, only 99% of the stuff there is horrible crap. I wouldn't read a random fic there if you paid me (okay, I would, but only because I'm a broke-ass), but if someone recommends something that happens to be hosted there, I won't say no.
>>23725698A lot of the fics that have been mentioned here are up on spacebattles.
>>23723032But Shinji and 40k is horribly written, gets convoluted as fuck extremely fast, and is filled with purple prose!
>>23723667MoR is terrible, though. Literally terrible.
>>23725682Eh, it's not bad, but when I was reading it, the author made Shinji a solar and had pretty much everything else stay the same. I think he even said "No, the Evangelion world isn't linked to Creation in my fic" at one point, which really turned me off. Call me weird, but it seems... I dunno, awkward maybe, to stick one element from another world into your fic as the front-and-center main element, and then ignore everything else about that world.
>>23725524There is sort of one thing about It did like despite the meh parts: its implied Naruto ISN'T what he thinks he is, he's not really evil. But he has made Hinata and Sasuke evil to a degree, and they push him now.
Still haven't been able to find that autistic Naruto story. It was really pretty good, too.
>>23725749I'm a bit biased, knowing Shyft decently and all, and can say it won't always be that way. The point he was making is that Evangelion physics aren't Creation physics in that way. And that was the point as well, Shinji changes and the story does, not everything just goes off kilter.And trust me, a big shake up is coming.
>>23725858Considering Ritsuko was able to create a system to store Essence, it's only a matter of time before she builds an essence cannon. Or upgrade the Evangelion into a Warstrider.
>>23725922Warstrider, unlikely.And Ritsuko is mortal, meaning building actual artifacts is beyond her.
>>23725980Is that a challenge, or a bet?
>>23725980I thought that mortals could build Artifacts, just not beyond Artifact 2 or some arbitrary bullshit.
>>23725980Ritsuko is most definitely a heroic mortal.And all she has to do is work out some blueprints and let Shinji do the rest.
>>23719686To be fair, Salvation War was written by a military guy who wanted to "portray the power of modern human weaponry accurately", or something like that.
>>23722642>http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7354757/1/The-Game-of-Championsshit I can't believe I forgot about this one and how amazing it is.
>>23726064That's like, practically the definition of HFY. "Man, those stories aren't showing humanity as as AWESOME HIGH TECH BADASS as we really are. I'mma write human badasses showing up those monsters!"
>>23726064>>23726149Salvation War isn't really accurate, not to mention he stacked weapons vs. supernatural beings and way lowballed them just to make humans look badass.Plus, he's a horrible writer.And I actually LIKE HFY usually.
>>23726209The premise was that Revelations and the Divine Comedy were 100% accurate.If anything, he made the demons stronger than they should have been.
>>23726149Well, that's sort of true. But the angels put up a better fight than the demons.
>>23725844Do you mean the one where Naruto basically lived in a filth hoodie, and could see ghosts, and Sasuke was his only real connection to the outside world and the only thing that kept him alive?That's The Ghost and the Darkness.http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3883902/1/The-Ghost-and-the-Darkness
>>23726482No, I mean the one where some lady tried to exorcisethe demon from Naruto, but fucked up and fried his brain, leaving him an autistic savant. No ghosts or anything. Sasuke is sort of his competitive rival, and Naruto is totally clueless about any sort of romance at all, which is a magnificent way to avoid that misbegotten love triangle.
>>23723361I'd say that it's worth a shot at least. The first chapter can be kinda overwhelming since it just drops you into this shit head first, but it all starts to "click" as you go on. Read the first couple chapters and if it hasn't grabbed you, feel free to drop it.
>>23726533There's the SasuNaru slash with a premise kinda like that, is that the one you're thinking of?The one where Naruto starts in a mental hospital?
>>23723361>>23726566Yeah it does try to beat your mind into a bloody pulp at the beginning there. It gets a little better after that, though it never gets, y'know, easy. You'll spend pretty much the entire time you read it trying to figure out what the fuck is actually happening.I like that. Quite a bit, actually.
>>23726566>>23726619How does it compare to Nobody dies in say, comedy and characterization?
>>23726764Less comedic than Nobody Dies, but better characterization (especially better than late-series Nobody Dies, which just got kinda stupid).
>>23726596No, no relationships at all. Naruto actually starts making friends with the demon, and lets him out a few times.Man, I wish I could remember the name, or at least how I found it. Googling "naruto autism" is not helpful at all.
>>23726939googled 'Naruto fanfic savant'It's the first all of the entries
>>23726764Very little comedy. ND is basically a crackfic in comparison. I actually dropped ND after THIRTY GODDAMN CHAPTERS worth of character development was effectively retconned for everyone but Shinji.Characters are good, though so far there hasn't been a lot of development. The last Angel fight was the giant fish one, which is Asuka's first fight, though not her first appearance. Rei is pretty neat, she actually has a reason for being a complete social outcast aside from 'Gendo did it'.
>>23726964Goddamn. You know, I have this problem where I just can't find something if it's in front of my face. Or behind me, or to the side. Thank you very much, kind anon.
>>23726998It gets better, and then it starts crossing over with other NGE fics, which are hit and miss, but after that it gets back to it's own stuff.Did you at least reach President Colbert and Gendo in a bar brawl?
>>23727141>implying Colbert and Gendo cross-countering each other is better than Fuyutsuki going all Die Hard on terrorists in a hotel
>>23727141Yes I read that.That bit got retconned.
>>23724394http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3745099/1/People_LieAlso LovecraftianThey even have a shoggoth
>>23727179That also got retconned.
>>23727179I don't think I got that far.Last I recall, most of them were stuck in a fantasy VR game celebrating Ichi's birthday.
>>23727219And then I read the rest of the thread and find out I'm the third person to suggest it
>>23727269He Had No Fingers and the authors other works are much better.Throwing in Shoggoth doesn't really make it Lovecraftian, it just means you've name-dropped a random Cthulu-mythos monster. It's the style of writing that defines the genre
>>23727246I know.Still badass though.And besides, the retcon doesn't matter anymore, he's starting over completely, in order to get out from under the sheer weight of random shit that had built up, and appears to have the story actually planned out instead of it just being an idea dumping ground, which is what ND started as.http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/the-rebuild-of-nobody-dies-beta-thread-1.213858/#post-7160504
>>23727246>>23727285>the severe reader backlash from a certain Wham Episode seems to have caused a massive Creator BreakdownWonderful, they broke another writer.
>>23727429Maybe he shouldn't have retconned a massive chunk of character development FOR THE ENTIRE CAST EXCEPT SHINJI.Laserface? Never happened.Dinosaur tank? Nope that was a dream.The Ree being cured and able to leave the bottom few levels of the base? YOU ARE NO LONGER ALLOWED TO HAVE NICE THINGS.
>>23727300And in People Lie, the shoggoth and the cult that summoned it actually are full lovecraft. It's not portrayed as a blob monster named "Shoggoth-kun" or anything. It's something so alien that Hinata's eyes refuse to allow her to see it. The kids have no chance against it, and it ignores their bullshit ninja powers (you can clone yourself and have healing powers? I stab you, all your clones feel it, and you now have a sucking gut wound that won't heal). The cult leader has some kind of horrible shoggoth-like graft for an arm, and at one point slowly eats a sympathetic character with it.The whole "horrible monster we can't understand or even look at, and all are weapons are useless against it" thing, along with the writing style in that bit, seems mighty lovecraftian to me.
I vaguely remember a BSG/Battletech crossover where the Colonials try and manhandle the Star League into submitting to their authority and then start shit with the SLDF. I really remember Basestars getting broken into by a bunch of mechs with Aleksandr Kerensky at the forefront. Anyone else remember this?
>>23727577Okay, TBH, a lot of the stuff that got retconned were the things that, while fun at the time, were kinda LOLSORANDUMB XD. I was unhappy at the retcon, but by the time it had happened, the other stuff had already led to me losing a lot of my investment in the story.
>>23722205>Do I get a watch?Did he just reference ReDeath?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPtFxvtfH9I&t=05m13s
>>23727611>Shoggoth-kunY'know, just because it's cutesy and has that name doesn't mean it's not a threat to all existence...>>23727873Yes. Yes he did.
>>23727897Bitchin'.Have some Seihai-kun.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiwHmKzD314
>>23719390To each their own. I completely accept the diatribe now and then. The story is after all, supposed to mix fanfictions and lessons in advanced rational thinking and bias busting. I've learnt a few ideas from it that I actually use. So educational too!I enjoyed the way he played with the universe in an enjoyable munchkin way while still keeping things believable and not OP - HP avoided becoming a Mary Sue. For all him knowing his shit, his enemies are smart and the odds are stacked against him, and he often fucks up because he is a smartarse prick.I have several friends who thoroughly enjoy HPMOR as well.I'd personally recommend it. Just be aware there is a few weird bits. It really starts to take off once you hit the sorting hat and onwards. If it reads really smug and odd before that, power through it.
>>23728038>http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3745099/1/People_LieI think it starts to take off only really after Quirrell appears
>>23723585JK Rowling literally points out in the first book that the greatest wizards are literally incapable of logic puzzles that a smart muggleborn child can solve.Or did you forget that bit?
>>23722118He forces the Harem mess, the story drags on a bit needlessly, and his shorter story of the same setting fusion was a much better romance. I think Those Who Love Monsters is his best.
>>23728113Something I read somewhere got it right:If you consider the Wizards to have Magic in place of Common Sense, Harry Potter makes a lot more sense
>>23727910Some /tg/mind here, just had that exact video up.Anyway, time for a fic dump. The title says it's the Black Company in Middle Earth. Unsurprisingly, that's exactly what it is Remember the iron law of the Black Company books (don't get attached) and it's one of the best stories written in either universe. http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6668903/1/The-Black-Company-in-Middle-EarthSome good time travel fanfiction for Final Fantasy VII. Like, holy shit, I didn't know that you could finish a story in either genre that didn't suck: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5951824/1/The-Fifth-ActA fairytale-like Final Fantasy Tactics story. Pretty interesting, very different from the usual fair. http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4485374/1/The-GodmothersI hope you like Zelda, because everyone needs to read this. http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2116296/1/Islands-and-Dreams
>>23722642Love this one, feel like the author struck a great balance between keeping the silly pokemon setting recognizable and making a real-looking world out of it. Bit on the dark side, but it is a story about professional dogfighters and their super-powered minions.
>>23722874Well spacebattles is slowly failing to avoid sliding into the chan-culture, while Stardestroyer is founded on debate+being a prick, neither of which particularly encourages niceness.
>>23723400Out of curiosity, who? I only realy visit to see Ryuugi's newest soon-to-be-abandoned fics, Academia Nut's similar productions, Earthscorpion, Shyft, and hope in vain that Cpl. Facehugger will update his prototype fic.
>>23724291>To me the line was crossed when Schultz was able to beat Spider-Man in the diner.>Like not only should he not have been able to do it, to me he didn't even deserve to do it.>Shocker getting his ass beaten again as Parker fires off quips in the dinerOh jesus, that would have been soul-crushing to read.
>>23727611The only problem I have with it (and have told Nugar as much, back when I talked with him) is that he CALLED it a shoggoth, which... lost something, I think. Like, had he used a more lovecraftian sort of prose instead of just SHOGGOTH, it would have been better to me.
>>23727429Not really, he's just writing other things and playing Exalted.Amusingly, the guy who writes Cast In Gold is our ST.
>>23727302Gregg is writing both, apparently, still. the Rebuild is concurrent with old ND.
>>23728329And that's why it would have been good.Just imagine the pure, unadulterated HATRED that could have been spawned by that. The slow spiral into white-hot rage, the unimaginable sense of helplessness and undirected fury.It would have made the breakdown after his capture that much more powerful.
>>23728345This. If it had been written in a Lovecraftian style it would have worked better, but that would have resulted in a completely different story.Just name dropping a Shoggoth is lazy writing.
>>23728374Oh great. So now he's got TWO projects keeping him from writing more Rebuild of Walking in the Shadow of Dreams.God fucking DAMMIT Gregg! I loved what you finished of WitSoD, and he rewrite has promise, but you haven't updated it in fucking forever!
>>23728409Uh... dude, he's got... ND, R!ND, GSP, RoWitSoD (which IS my favorite), and a few others.He writes what he wants to write when he wants to write it, cus he enjoys it. Give him a break. :P
>>23728360Tell them to pick up the fucking plot and show us what is going on with Remiel and mystery box #1.Also, cool, are they a good ST?
>>23728459>that last lineYour brain's loose, push it back into its socket.
>>23728459I know, and I'm not really mad, it's just sad that my favorite of them all never seems to update. Nearly eighteen months now.
>>23728504Meaning?>>23728486It's coming, trust me.And yes, he's a freaking fantastic ST. One of the best GMs I've ever had, period.
Methods of Rationality is the most entertaining fiction I've read. People saying they don't like it are probably literature-fags who hate all genre fiction because it's low status.The only other writing I can think of that entertained me more is "A Fire Upon the Deep" by Vernor Vinge. I disliked the original Harry Potter novels.
If it helps, I am working on RoWTSD. I just want to finish a lot of it before I post it.
I'm surprised. I've seen a few really large fanfics out there, but I haven't heard of most of these. I've got a few little-medium length ones to recommend though.http://www.fanfiction.net/u/650148/Lord-IronwolfWarhammer 40k humor.http://addventure.bast-enterprises.de/frecent.php?tag=Dungeon+Keeper+AmiDo you remember the game Dungeon Keeper? Do you know who Sailor Mercury is? At the least, you should see its TVTropes page...http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7369050/1/The-Dresden-Fillies-Strange-FriendsCharacterization is perfect. Hilarious. Set aside your hate for ponies and give it a look.
>>23728642Let me guess, you're an edgy militant atheist...
>>23728642People who like Methods of Rationality are probably low-brow hooligans who eat up boorish trash-fiction which makes them feel smarter than they really are.See? I can say hurtful, generalizing things too. ;_;
>>23725749Hi Author Here! Shinji was the only /Exaltation/ to make it through, mostly because it's a common thing to go "Oh, everyone named gets a superpower upgrade."It's more involved than that, but basically before I started writing CiG, I started looking at all the 'Power up protagonist' plots and started analyzing their pitfalls. The biggest one that came to me was "The character becomes a plot device."This is deliciously meta, because the nature of Solar powers are to BE a plot device.Re: Creation stuff; Thaumaturgy is working in NGE-verse, which means SOMETHING's happening. And Shinji can respire Essence.To whoever asked about Ramiel and the Mystery Box... Well, Sorry, spoilers!
K, read the thread, here's my recommendations that aren't already present (I think) and a bit about them/why I suggest them. More to follow because why not[Finished]For Laughs by Slinky-and-the-bloodwands.It's a batman fic set in the movies. Features a TV crossover that's largely irrelevant since they're normal people and you pick up on their personalities fast. Fun since it tries to reconcile the movie-verse with some mildly realistic law-enforcement.Bolo XL by PhantasmDoctor who and Bolo, not even a little bit about powerlevel wanking. Pretty straightforward moral but it's presented well and fits very easily into the context of the Doctor's travels.A Hole in the Sky by Tobu IshiGurren Lagann, after the series so fairly calm. Character piece about the main character and his lady, alternate ending that surprised and delighted me.An Officer and Some Gentlemen by Y St. AceNothing very special, but I've had a hard time finding any fics for one piece that match the tone, so it goes on the list.Probationary Member by Adrian TullbergDC Animated Universe. Essentially just touching on issues the show wouldn't so nothing very complex, ending is darker than it needed to be but pretty OK overall. I think there was some discussions of his other fics here.Living in the Red Light by E KelleyBatman. Looks to be based on the Animated series, but could be any. Focuses on people who's lives the guy changed, has my all-time favorite depiction of gotham in general and batman in particular.[/Finished]
>>23728668It's hardly surprising to find an atheist on 4chan. And if accepting fiction as pure entertainment instead of worrying about whether it's artistic or culturally important somehow makes me "edgy", then I must be edgy.You'll have a lot more fun if you ignore the people telling you what you're supposed to like.
>>23728688I told him about the thread, we just got done Exalted. Good times.
>>23728708I enjoy the pacing and character bits, don't get me wrong. Shirley, you can understand how the possibly self-aware and entirely missing laser prisim does occupy some interest.Regardless, keep writing, I love the fic. I'll get an account going and post some kind of thought out review when I think of one.
>>23728691I'm so low-brow I thought "Freddy Got Fingered" was the funniest movie ever.(any why is it considered ultimate low-brow, it doesn't even feature toilet humor?)
>>23728663I keep reading and enjoying Dungeon Keeper Ami, but I'm not sure how I feel about it. I think it's biggest problem is that a good author with an interesting premise has for some reason decided to attach themselves to a truly terrible site.
>>23728770Thank you kindly! NGE is a character drama, first and foremost, it's also undergoing a genre shift. Scathing Giant Robot Deconstruction to Wuxia Epic.
>>23728776>why is it considered ultimate low-browBecause it's completely asinine. There is not one moment in Freddy Got Fingered that you could define as intelligent, or even coherent. You know that guy who gets so hammered he can't see straight, then tries to tell a joke, but keeps giggling to himself and can never remember what joke he was telling so he winds up telling bits and pieces of twelve different jokes in between giggle fits? THAT is Freddy Got Fingered.
control + f "dus"niggersWH50k: The Shape of the Nightmare to Comehttp://www.heresy-online.net/forums/showthread.php?t=51806&page=1WH60k: The Age Of Duskhttp://z6.invisionfree.com/bljunkies/index.php?showtopic=1111http://www.thebolthole.org/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=231This is everything WH40k should be but isn't. Nothing the Black Library has published is this good.
>>23724158For the intended audience, that's why it's awesome. That's a good test actually, if you think Arrowheads of Total Destruction should be allowed in D&D then you'll probably enjoy reading it.
>>23728831As someone who thinks arrowheads of total destruction are simply an application of internal consistency and should thus be allowed, I find the writing in MoR needlessly preachy and smug. I WANT to like a fic where Harry gets to channel Ender Wiggin, I really really do, but I just can't.
>>23728814Gregg, buddy, your browser hates quotes, apparently.
Has anyone mentioned Exoria yet? It's an urban Legend of Zelda fan-fic.http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5399870/1/The-Legend-of-Zelda-ExoriaHonestly, I was a little put off by the gunblade, but the boomerang was bad-ass.
>>23728901You killed my interest at "gunblade".Because that shit is fucking dumb.
>>23728866The problem with the fic is that it is from the perspective of an endlessly unjustly smug character, as he gets his paradigms kicked around by the world, despite seeming to conquer every challenge set before him.The subtext is what I find enjoyable about MoR. Especially the unintended subtext.
>>23728866All ideas can be equally good in the right hands. Remember that we live in a world where Doom: Repercussions of Evil (this: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8181390/1/Doom_Repercussions_of_Evil_Repost.html) could become http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4067416/1/Doom_Repercussions_of_Evil_Mark_II with a bit of work.>>23728913Exoria's actually pretty good. I just wish that the author was more interested in telling a modern/futuristic Zelda story than The Great Hylian Novel. Way too much chaff.
>>23728814I left off at Ichi's party, so I'm lost here- Why the retcon bomb?
>>23728913I'm saying, aside from that, it's ok.Look, it has a heartbreaking, last-ditch motorcycle chase out of the Capitol with Zelda as active cargo. If nothing else, read it for that. The gunblade thing is... It just...Damn it all, I don't want to try to justify it. Even the story has trouble justifying having an uzi that turns into a sword. It's just that... damn it all, you can't have a Link who doesn't stab people! He never even speaks!
>>23728964As of chapter 102, it's revealed that the last thirty-or-so chapters had all been a mass hallucination.
>>23729003I gathered that much, but what for?
>>23728986>uzi that turns into a swordSo wait, it's a transforming weapon?Not that retarded Final Fantasy VIII shit?
>>23728964>23728964Basically, the weirder stuff in Chapters 71-102 were revealed to be the result of an Angel attack on the entire planet. Which is part of the overarching plot- and should be noted that since no one other than Shinji and Uri got any actual character development in those chapters, there wasn't any to erase from everyone else.
>>23729035>Which is part of the overarching plotSo you have something planned and it wasn't just "Shit, I need to back up 30 goddamn chapters."
>>23728718Next up, the Unfinished (and likely to remain that way forever) fics! Someone please, read one or two and suffer with me.In Memoria by Imperial OverlordBackstory to an Inquisitor, I like his set up for the 40k universe since he tries to make sense of it while keeping it consistent. Also recommend most of his other stuff. Lots of /tg/ things since he writes many games into stories.Hadley's Revenge by Academia Nut.Just a one-shot and it should've been on the other list since it stands alone completed, but every single other thing I've found of his isn't done. Many good things too, but stick with the last few years unless you spot something from a particular fandom you enjoy, he's improved since Shinji and Warhammer40k.The Game of Champions by L. LamoraYea, already mentioned and praised in thread but deserves double I.M.O. Pokemon made plausible, interesting characters and development, written in a way that suggests it's the "truth behind the myth" for the normal series.Confessions of a Wayward Son by Tyrant of the EastPosted on /tg/ a while back, 40k story about a sorcerer of the thousand sons who feels regret. Pleasant read. Author actually stopped writing after someone stole his eeeeh- 40k and WoW crossover and sold it on Amazon.Dreaming of Sunshine by Silver QueenO.K. This has every marking of a really awful first attempt at fanfiction -or writing at all- on the cover. I hesitate to mention it out of embarrassment even on here. It's a Naruto self-insert fic which seems slavishly devoted to canon so far at more than 300k words. Whew.I love the characterization, everyone feels real. There aren't any power-wanking shenanigans, the main character tries her darndest and still fails to keep up with the setting protagonists. The handling of OOC knowledge is plausible and convincing, and I enjoy the looks at the mechanics of the setting that weren't properly taken advantage of in the original medium.
>>23729032OH! I forgot about that game entirely.Yeah, its a gun that turns into a sword. It's... awkward, but vaguely plausible.
>>23728817Fucking love Age of Dusk, the stories are mostly a summary of events that happened, but it has so much more emotional impact than the official stuff.
>>23729115>its a gun that turns into a swordOkay, that's weird and a bit silly, but it doesn't make me froth with rage and hate.
>>23729092Oh, and everything by Ryuugi, but there are dozens of fics and none will ever be finished. Very prolific writer though.
How about "THE LAST RING BEARER"?I liked it way better than LOTR myself.
Anyone follow Rihaku's quests on spacebattles?I think he sets a decent example for how to run a text quest well.
>>23728944I wasn't reading with heavy thought in mind (Which now seems really fucking stupid) and so missed all of it. Can you explain briefly what you mean?
>>23728090That's the big one, yeah. Voldy is brilliant in the new verse.
If this really is just a thread for good fanfiction, I feel obligated to post this>http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3505858/1/Uninvited_GuestsMoczo in general is a funny writer, but this fanfiction is just great, wonderfully rips into how Bleach works without descending into pointless randumb.At least, that's how I see it, I'm sure that there are people who think it's an unfunny pile of crap
>>23729371Oh hell no, Uninvited Guests is a mess. Frequently funny and probably worth a read, but good? It's crushed under its own weight. And randumb.Now, Moczo's one shots are brilliant, particularly the ones about Lancelot and Guenivere.
/tv/ here, our favorite fanfiction is http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7376440/1/StreetlightsJust as an fyiThere's some decent Carly/Sam stuff out there toohttp://www.fanfiction.net/s/5691748/1/Come-On-Be-Good
>>23723885This reminds me of the time I created a Kerr black hole in D&D. DM eventually gave up the old plot after the third time jump.>Using Soul gems as "exotic matter"
Okay, reading through the first Rebuild of Nobody Dies bet thread, and it's driving me nuts so I'll just post it here.The NATIONAL age of consent in Japan is thirteen.The individual Prefectures all have ages of consent that are much more "normal", none of them being lower than sixteen.The national AoC remains unchanged because all of the Prefectures already have AoC laws that do the job so there's no reason for the national government to waste their time changing the national one.
>>23729771What I want to know is who the hell was the politician who pushed that bill.13? What the flying fuck? This site likes to joke about lolicon but that's just sick.
>>23729853>implying anyone's joking
>>23729853I'm not certain, but I believe the law is very very old at this point. Like how anal sex is still technically illegal in some parts of the US because of obscure old laws nobody even remembers. Except this is an AoC law so it's something people actually look up.
>>23729853When the bill was created it was made to protect children, and 13 was seen as a reasonable point when people stop being children, if a rather low one. Different times, man.
>>23729853You're taking the etic perspective on the situation, not the emic.It's just an anachronism that they can't be bothered to change.
>>23729853First think about when the idea of an "age of consent" would even be codified in law.Second think about at what age a human reaches sexual maturity or at the very minimum begins showing indications of the ability to conceive.
>>23723612It's popular on the internet It didn't start on 4chando the math
>>23729853Spaniard here. Our age of consent is... 14, me thinks. Because kids usually start having the first sexual experiences at that age anyway and the idea of a 18 year old geting in trouble from having sex with her 16 year old girlfriend sounds retarded to most of us. So yeah, nobody is going to throw you in jail if you're a 35 years who fucks around with a 15 years old but you'd be still considered a pedophile and shunned by anybody who finds out about that.
I enjoyed MoR because it managed to accurately reproduce how I felt about Harry Potter when I read it, right down to quoting me verbatim on "snakes are sentient" line.The third book made me give up on the series and it was nice to see I wasn't the only one to do so.
>>23728813and this is worse than "scary movie" how?
>>23729313not who you were asking butthe main conflict of HPMoR isn't Harry versus Voldemort or Harry versus Wizarding Britain - it's Harry versus Common Sense, most of the actual drama (that isn't the fandom, the author's pet peeves or parody) comes from the fact that Harry tries to outsmart everyone and everything indiscriminately without forethought for the consequences or why it might be that no one else has tried to do things his way before, sometimes this works out in his favor as he triumphantly struts his way across terrifying vistas of reality all the while turning his nose up at all the fools who dared call him mad, most times he just digs himself into a deeper hole and at any time he encounters the twin demons of "social norms" and "tact" he is swiftly roundhouse kicked into the gonads while the audience gives a raucous cheer in comeuppance
>>23725725THEN READ. THE. SAOTOME. GAMBIT.OR CHILDREN OF A FUCKING ELDER GOD.Even if it does end badly, you still have that glorious glorious immortal Gendo.
>>23728329Well to me, getting mocked by Spider-Man is exactly what Shocker deserved for wasting his talents on petty crime.Like it's much better than Cap treating the villains he faces with respect, because frankly Shocker didn't deserve any until he got his shit together.I mean considering Peter's background especially, you can really get why he would be extra harsh on people who squander their gifts on petty gain.The fact that I never saw Shocker really come to terms with that was almost a dealbreaker to me.
>>23728191>I hope you like Zelda, because everyone needs to read this.>Then doesn't post the Shadow Lords Banehttp://www.fanfiction.net/s/1935567/1/Shadow-Lord-s-BaneGood grief people.
On the subject of AGSITV, because I've been looking for someone to answer this for a while, does anyone have a clue why the chapter before last turned into... like, an entire chapter of poetry which didn't rhyme? Seriously, what the fuck was going on with that?
>>23731468Louise has the Past Lives trait, and when you screw up too bad - or succeed too well - while using it, you can get possessed by your past self, which is generally a millenia-old God-King from the first age.Louise, in particular, has the exaltation of Queen Merela, ruler of the Solar Deliberative, oldest and mightiest of her kind. This means she gets a lot of bonuses when channelling her past lives, but is also open to past-life fuckery more often.The confusing poetry chapter was written from Merela's point of view while she possessed Louise, and alternated back and forth between the present (breaking out of prison, murdering everyone who got between her and freedom) and flashbacks to the first age (achieving Queenship, aging, becoming unnecessary in the world she helped create, the usurpation).It was done in weird poetry because Merela is, from a human perspective, seriously fucked up. She has seen everything, done everything, learned pretty much everything, and has spent over a millenium being a bored ruler of everything. To emphasize that inhuman mindset, the writing style severly shifted.
I am a bit sad that there are so few good D&D fanfics.The last decent one i read was probably Mystaras little Ponies by John Biles.Which, it have to be said, have probably the best meshing between two different settings i have seen in a fanfic in a long long time.So if anyone knows about any good D&D fanfics please share.
>>23720249>>23720003>>23720279One of the first things Harry realized that was that he could possibly kill off every dark (or problematic) wizard/witch he wanted by owling them a hand grenade with sticky notes that said "pull pin and hold close to face for magic goodies."Hasn't really gone into guns.
I liked 'The Nu Mantia which is Liberté' myself, since for a ZnT crossover it at least had the decency to go completely off rails in very short order, but the author's a slow sumbitch who took over two years to finish the second chapter.http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6434411/1/The-Nu-Mantia-which-is-Libert%C3%A9
>>23719145>Eliezer YudkowskyFuck that guy.
>>23722873>racist Asaribut Asari only ever form romantic relationships with non-Asari.Does she just have absolute contempt for her SOs?
>>23728642>probably literature-fags who hate all genre fictionNo, I don't like it because the writer/Harry comes across as a smarmy know-it-all cunt.