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03 November 2008 @ 22:13
What's your approach to Yuletide sign-ups? Click all the series you know a fair amount about and hope you get something different and inspiring? Or click on the series you know well and produce the same old stuff?

The concept of writing Allo Allo or Yes Minister slash frightens and intrigues me. WHICH IS IT!?
Floor No Battleblodeuedd on 3rd November 2008 14:00 (UTC)
Yes Minister slash? O_O


*falls over twitching* XDDD
Williamgenkischuldich on 3rd November 2008 14:30 (UTC)
Is that the good kind of twitching or the bad kind of twitching? Because the more I think about it, the better it sounds.

A lot of these fandoms I'm looking at and thinking that I could totally write them as long as it was a parody - like the Hardy Boys or Famous Five. Others, I lovelovelove the source material, but can think of nothing left to write for them. Gilgamesh springs to mind.
Floor No Battleblodeuedd on 3rd November 2008 14:33 (UTC)
I... don't know. I guess it's the "I never in a million years would have even imagined that concept" kind of twitching? ^_^

I'm only just starting out writing fanfiction, and my NaNoWriMo is going to be tenipuri fanfic. We'll see how that turns out, and whether or not I'll ever post it for anyone else to read! >_
ext_109169 on 3rd November 2008 16:19 (UTC)
I only ever read fanfic if I know and like the characters so different and inspiring tends to drift right past me.

I could imagine Yes Minister slash if Bernard was in it but have concerns that it would be suspiciously close to the truth. It would probably, also, be too close for comfort - given that incidents in the series are known to have been based on real life events and (by implication) real life people. There's also the minor detail that it would be a bit like reading parodies of myself with slash in it. Which falls into the category of OMG!WHOAH!DISTURBING.
Sack of Weasels: Weiss Kreuz and Animesack_of_weasels on 4th November 2008 02:43 (UTC)
In many cases, it's a matter of thinking 'wow, I never knew I could write THAT. And THAT pairing...? Let's try it!'

I can see your point, but I think that things based on real people are worlds apart from RPF. I think the main difference is whether the names are changed. If the names are changed, then it's simply inspiration, if that makes sense.
ext_109169 on 4th November 2008 08:11 (UTC)
Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister were absolutely inspired and the books are as good to read as the programmes were to watch, largely because they were so on the ball and genuinely "knowing". It would be a tremendous challenge to a fanfic writer to match that, especially as the political lives of the characters are completely interwoven with their personalities - it's practically a job requirement at that level (and in some cases even slightly below it).
Williamgenkischuldich on 5th November 2008 14:11 (UTC)
There are a lot of fandoms that I can't imagine people signing up for simply because of the knowledge and brain power that it would require. I love Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, but there's no way you'd get me WRITING for it!
Williamgenkischuldich on 4th November 2008 02:44 (UTC)
Apparently I forgot to sign out. The above comment is me. ^^
ext_109169 on 4th November 2008 08:11 (UTC)
I figured.
susperia1susperia1 on 3rd November 2008 18:46 (UTC)
haha yes minister!! it's sooo good!! err slash fiction???? o_O
lol!!! that's the first i've ever heard of that with yes minister lol!! sooo weird!
Williamgenkischuldich on 4th November 2008 02:45 (UTC)
It's not that it's been done (I think?), but it's a possibility if you sign up and someone has requested it.