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Is Outsider still an active project, or is it over? 
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Post Re: Is Outsider still an active project, or is it over?
We should make it an obligation to fill this place with fan fiction while we wait for Ariochs contribution. Let the Outsider universe live!


Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:31 pm
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Sweforce wrote:
We should make it an obligation to fill this place with fan fiction while we wait for Ariochs contribution. Let the Outsider universe live!


That was the point of all the PbP Games there were here {at least for me... cooperative fan-fiction} ...but sadly those running and many play lost interest.

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Thu Apr 16, 2015 6:19 am
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The problem with fan fiction, any form of fiction as a matter of fact, is that a lot of people don't know what they are getting into when they are starting.

To put it bluntly what someone needs to do in order to write (and/or draw) is to invest a significant amount of time and emotion into the project. A lot of people don't realize this and they tend to bite far more than they can handle which in the end forces them to back away quietly and disappear into the night :P.

My advice to anyone who wants to start writing a fan fic (or even original fiction) is to start small with short stories and see what their capabilities are before even thinking of running with their 'great but huge' idea that they originally came up with. When I followed my own advice I came up with this fan fic for Fairy Tail:

http://dragoongfa.deviantart.com/art/Ho ... -418490770

Which arguably turned out far better that the supposedly 'better' idea I originally had (and which bombed spectacularly), my third attempt of a Fairy Tail fan fic is currently on hiatus because frankly Fairy Tail jumped the shark recently.

Currently I have written enough short stories that I feel comfortable in expanding my range to the novel range (more than 50.000 less than 100.000 thousand words). My Outsider fan fic should cap at around 60 to 80 thousand, depending on how I will choose to explore some things. After that is done I will see what my flaws were and then implement those lessons to my original novel.

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Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:14 am
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It's more than time investment though. In my humble opinion, it's very important to capture the tone of the original story when one writes a fanfiction. The Pbp games that used to be played here did not manage that, I'm sorry to say (or, at least, not all the users managed to capture it).


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That actually depends on a lot of factors. I agree that capturing the tone of the original author and their story is important. Many however fall for the trap of fully copying their style which imho is something that no one should pursue.

The best way to describe this is to equal it with exploring the unknown. The Original Author is the one who made the groundwork of the entire setting, the universe, it's 'rules' and quirks, its background information and the core storyline. Fan fiction is exploring the above through a different set of eyes and a somewhat different vision of the Original Author's groundwork. If someone intends to explore an other person's universe they should have respect both for the Original Author and the original work but also for their own interpretation of the original work. It may sound schizophrenic but they should try to balance the tone of the setting while also giving a new alternative vision of it without breaking the tone.

I hope that I will be able to keep the balance, god knows that I have put a lot of thought in my fan fic.

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hi hi

As long as it is a good story, I don't really care what setting it is in. Get some interesting characters, a coherent plot, and some underlying themes that make everything relatable, and you're good to go.


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What I like most about the comic is its setting. Such a well thought out and immerse universe. It lends it self to so many other possibilities.

Such as Wings of Dawn: http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index. ... ic=89479.0

A free game (not expecting money in any way), using a customized FreeSpace 2 Open engine

Join the war against the arrogant space elves for humanities sovereignty.

It is stand alone, so no game modding.
Includes stunning graphics, passable art, riveting story, in a now mature universe.

All thanks to KingSpoon.
Currently there is the original game, which required FreeSpace 2, and now the stand alone Act 1, with Act 2 on the way, which are a remake with a more immersive and detailed universe, fighters, and just about everything else.
Tracking Lasers.....(but those aren't supposed to be possible).
He loves critiques so play it and give him some feedback. In my opinion it's good enough for Steam Greenlight.

Should work on 10 year old computers.


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Thu Apr 16, 2015 5:53 pm
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Which brings me to how I found this comic. I was going through space elf withdrawal.


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So...no updates? No info? No tibbits? It's been almost 3 months since the 9th of February. Almost a quarter of a year....


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I would say "It's schedule slip" but there's no schedule anymore. :(

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Guys, just be patient.

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Rejoice! And, hit snooze until the next page drops. :-)


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