Hey to all of those that have the curse/blessing of being a writer or just zoiders in general i have a interesting dilemma to give to you. When i go onto tv tropes i notice that there is a fanfic recommendation page to recommend Great/good/excellent fanfics. whenever i go into there, i notice only one semi big hole in their Japanese origin plastic toy line set up... there are no recommended zoids fanfictions! So in order to fix this lack of fanfiction spawning from our proud history as a toy/model line spanning some 30 years next year sometime, i was going to ask all of you to see if you know any good fanfics to be posted there. it could be battle story, original universe (what comes to my mind is the Shelfland saga) anime etc. settings. questions comments gripes or complaints lay them on me!
P.S. i am NOT a Writer. Never was never will be one to my disappointment and relief.
"Whenever there is a meeting a parting will follow.But that parting need not last forever. Whether the parting is forever or only a short while that is up to you." Happy Mask Salesman L.O.Z. Majora's Mask "if i leave here tomorrow would you still remember me?"-ronnie van zant "Free Bird"
I write! Actually I created a story for my girlfriend to go with the green Redler I gifted her. If I remember correctly, Tilly(zoider on here and the zoidspoison forum) had a link to a fan fiction anthology on their zoids website. When I get home I'll try and find the link.
In all honesty, I just never found much enjoyment about writing stories about someone else's characters. For me there are all sorts of fascinating stories going on in a world like Zoids, but I don't have a lot of interest in the official characters or renditions.
LOL! No, Tilly, I do enjoy writing just fanfics less than my own material. Its also just a bit hard for me to write in the Zoids universe because I had more than 10 years of "make up your own story to go with this because its all in Japanese" followed by not really watching the cartoon series. That makes for a difficult base to write from! This is why when I put together my site I shot into the distant future in hopes that it would be enough time for the old story to "die" and leave me to my own devices.
I need to write more Zoids fic lately. My two main bunnies are both longer and one caught MORE gender issues than I thought, and then grew more plot from that (but also unrelated to it) and now I'm scared of it because plot is hard :p.
Largely TVTropes is powered by popularity. A franchise oriented at easily excitable twelve year-olds about plastic robot dinosaurs that's been largely dead for the last six or so years doesn't rate very high on the attentions of its contributors.
Also, being fair, there is a shortage of actually goods Zoids fanfic, a consequence of that whole "easily excitable twelve year-olds" thing.
With that being said, I'm sure that there are fics that could go there (subtle hint) and somebody should post a few (subtle hint). Just remember, they don't like self-reccomendation, though I'm sure half the fic recs there are abusing that rule with sockpuppets.
Though I am amused to find that a fic i'm very familiar with (though not by me) has made their "reccomended" list, albiet for all the wrong reasons.
Last Edit: Nov 7, 2012 6:51:23 GMT -5 by Deadborder
.....wifey's gonna make me go close out the series with her tomorrow probably. I would much rather be going to see the next Hunger Games with her. At least that plot is good and the main actress is an actual actress with real talents.
"This story shall the good man teach his son; From this day to the ending of the world, That we in it shall be remember'd; We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For he to-day that sheds his blood with me Shall be my brother. And gentlemen in Zi now a-bed Shall think themselves accursed they were not here. To fight with us upon the battlefields of the Republic, In the wars of planet Zi.