Questions tagged [fan-fiction]

Fan fiction (or fanfic) is a broadly-defined term for fan labor regarding stories about characters (or simply fictional characters) or settings written by fans of the original work, rather than by the original creator.

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Does the Interdict of Merlin appear in original Harry Potter canon?

In Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality by Eliezer Yudkowsky a concept called the 'Interdict of Merlin' appears: (all emphasis added) Chapter 23: His hand on the doorknob, Harry Potter already ...
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What was on Professor Quirrell's list of mistakes he would never make as a Dark Lord?

In Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality, the worryingly clever Professor Quirrell tells the first-year Defence Against the Dark Arts class about his list, of things he would never do if he was ...
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Did J.K. Rowling express approval of HPMoR?

Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality is a popular Harry Potter fan-fiction that has attracted strong critical and fan reactions, both positive and negative. It's possible more widely read than ...
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HP fan-fiction where an Imperiused Dudley jumps off a building

I was reading this very funny Twitter convo where someone finds out that they've actually read a fan-fiction version of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. It's bloody hilarious, I'm crying ...
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Where can I find Creative Commons science fiction suitable for use in fanfic?

And other than public domain science fiction, how can I track down Creative Commons science fiction that is safe for re-mixing, i.e. fan fic?
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What was Voldemort's ultimate ambition in HPMOR?

The ultimate fan-fiction Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality by Eliezer Yudkowsky covers the story of Harry Potter-Evans-Verres, who is raised by Petunia Evans-Verres and her professor husband ...
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Is there a list of significant "foreshadowed" ideas/details between Harry Potter fanfiction and Harry Potter 5/6/7 books that were released later?

Is/are there lists of instances of "borrowed" or "foreshadowed" ideas or details between Harry Potter fan-fiction and Harry Potter books 5, 6 or 7 that were released later? This question as stated ...
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How many posts did Sauron write in his blog?

There used to be a Tolkien fanfiction, in the form of a blog that Sauron was writing, since the beginning of time. You can find the first twenty entries here. At some point the person who was writing ...
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Star Wars fan website with false claims

I recall around 2001-2003 time period there was a fan-created Star Wars website that made a lot of claims about the Star Wars universe, supposedly through insider knowledge/sources. The site opened ...
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In HPMOR, what languages are used besides Pseudo-Latin?

In Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality, they explicitly talk about the Pseudo-Latin as a way to control magic. I've also noticed Greek, as in: Spoilers, Chapter 111 What other incantations ...
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In Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality, should the reader just negate Quirrel's lessons?

If Quirrell is the host of Voldemort, who regards Harry as his arch-nemesis, is he planting intentionally dysfunctional ideas in Harry's mind? Like in the PKD story "War Game", where the aliens send a ...
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What was the wish that Harry gave to Quirrell that was rejected?

In Eli Yudkowsky's fanfiction Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality, Professor Quirrell offers 'Quirrell points' to deserving students, to be used in a variety of ways: "These and other after-...
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In chapter five of Harry potter and the Methods of Rationality, why did Draco say that he wanted to be sorted into Gryfindor?

"Your son has been telling me all about you," Harry gushed on, hardly even knowing what was coming out of his mouth but just talking as fast as possible. "But of course I knew about you all before ...
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Is there an official policy about Star Trek fanfic?

Has the owner of Star Trek (Viacom/CBS?) published any official position on fanfic? For example, I believe Lucasfilms have said that they are ok with Star Wars fanfic (excepting any that include a ...
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Does the association between Gringotts and Barclays in fan-fiction originate with JK Rowling?

There is a "standard" in Harry Potter fan fiction, that very often, when Goblins of Gringotts need to act in a banking capacity in the Muggle world, they use Barclay's bank (if such a bank ...
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Was "Far Beyond the Stars" ever written up by anyone?

In the DS9 episode "Far Beyond the Stars", Sisko experiences a vision, induced by the Prophets, in which he is a struggling science fiction short story writer named Benny Russell, living in 1950s ...
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Where can I find this fake seventh Harry Potter book?

At some point before the release of the seventh Harry Potter book, someone had taken the fanfiction "The Seventh Horcrux" by Melindaleo, and packaged it as an ebook intended to look like a ...
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Harry Potter dark-colored phoenix fanfic

Need help identifying a Harry Potter fanfic. Publish date: Before 2010. Given the in-universe period, likely before HP5 or HP6 was published. Main plot detail remembered: Harry became associated ...
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Star Trek: First Contact -- any stories about assimilation of Earth?

Per the Wikipedia plot summary: The Borg sphere generates and enters a temporal vortex. As the Enterprise is enveloped in the vortex, the crew briefly glimpses an Earth populated entirely by Borg. ...
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Was there ever a film, comic, or toon where Batman had Spider-Man's (or Spider-Man-like) powers?

A friend of mine swears this exists, and has for years, in which case I thought: It would have to be a fan made story of sorts, such as doujinshi or fan made video. No such officially sanctioned ...
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Identify the characters in this Doctor Who webcomic panel

This image is a product of In Print, a Doctor Who webcomic covering matters from throughout the franchise and into its most obscure offshoots. Can you identify these characters?
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Help finding a harry potter fanfic... Where Harry lives in the streets initially

I have tried using google to find keywords, but unfortunately, no dice. And, sadly, I have misplaced the link. So it starts like this: Harry, for reasons unknown at the time, has been living on the ...
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Is there a resource compiling similarities of the *Harry Potter and the Cursed Child* to existing fanfics?

Most people I talk to who are fanfic experts tend to point out that a vast majority of plot elements of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child can be found in fanfiction. Is there a resource that compiles ...
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Does the world of Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality differ in any other way from the original besides the husband of aunt Petunia?

The premise of "Potter and the Methods of Rationality" is what would have happened if aunt Petunia married a scientist instead, and Harry was raised in such an environment? Is this the only ...
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Did Lily deliberately attempt to poison Petunia?

In Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality, we get this quote in Chapter 1: "Anyway," Petunia said, her voice small, "she gave in. She told me it was dangerous, and I said I didn't care any ...
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What did Professor Quirrell mean by this quote?

“One last question,” Harry said, as Professor Quirrell’s coat lifted itself off the coatrack and went floating toward the Defense Professor. “Magic is loose in the world, and I no longer trust my ...
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Harry Potter fanfiction where he wakes back up from death with no memories, has secret rooms locked by password

Years ago, I read an HP fanfiction on fanfiction.net. It was really a very long, well thought out story, so I'm wondering if it didn't get published. It started with Harry living with the Dursleys. ...
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Harry Potter funny fanfic, where Harry is convinced he is an elf - probably on fanfiction.net

There's a fic where Harry runs away or gets left outside after finding a book in a library on magic and believing he is an elf. He grows up learning "wish for a trade" or magic for a trade bartering ...
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Fanfic where the Force sends Obi-Wan back in time and he saves Siri's life

I read this ~4 years ago, and the title was shortish. Basically, Obi-Wan gets sent back in time by the Force, and starts changing history. He saves Siri's life, and starts a relationship with her. ...
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Christian conversion X-men fanfic involving Wolfsbane and Wolverine in Limbo, autumnal theme

I read it probably 15 years ago (1998-2002), while in college. It was on a website devoted to fanfic, but might have originated on the FFML (FanFiction Mailing List). It started with Rahne being ...
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Can this HPMOR hypothesis be true in Harry Potter canon?

In Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality, a significant plot point revolves around Harry's discovery of the genetic nature of magic though some very bad science. I am curious what canon ...
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What Star Wars fan video has two Jedi fighting in a forest with a Celtic soundtrack?

I remember a few years ago I stumbled upon a Star Wars fan video that was brilliant. It was an encounter in a forest on a lost planet between a dark and a light Jedi, and their fight to death, with a ...
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Drarry fan fiction where Draco lives in New York and works at a tattoo shop

I am looking for a really long Drarry fan fiction where Draco lives in New York and works at a tattoo shop as well as with at risk youth. He is 'cursed' to see Harry in his dreams. The story is ...
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Is this "The Daleks" comic strip fan-made?

Can anyone identify the following story. It has the feel of a non-canonical fan produced magazine based on the TV21 Daleks? I'm wondering if it is was one-off, part of a fan magazine or something ...
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Looking for a fanfiction where Hogwarts is on lockdown and students are locked in the dungeon with Snape

I'm looking for a fanfic story where something had happened at Hogwarts, causing all the rooms within to be magically locked. The doors couldn't be opened until the threat is gone, which I think was ...
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What is this "most reviewed" Matrix fanfic on fanfiction.net?

This links to the most reviewed Matrix fanfiction story on fanfiction.net. However, it seems that the story was deleted by a hacker who has left only a single word "derp" I reported it long ago, ...
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What happened to Deep Angel?

A number of years ago, there was a fan fiction site called Deep Angel. It started off as a seaQuest fan fiction story called seaFire ASV, but the story evolved into its own unique canon, featuring a ...
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Fanfic where Dumbledore has made Horcruxes and Harry defeats him finally

Dumbledore has made Horcruxes (one? or more?), and obviously it features a manipulative Dumbledore. I remember Harry becoming the master of the Source of magic or he becomes the god of magic or ...
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The origin of Tom Riddle in HPMOR

In HPMOR (Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality) Tom Riddle is incredibly smart by the time the whole thing takes place. He's also, to my mind, sociopathic and, as Harry puts it, empty inside. ...
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What HP fanfic involved (late in the story) muggle investigators becoming characters focused on and entering the magic world?

Related to this question in that I too am looking for a HP fanfic. I remember that late in it, it changed from being about HP or some new character to being about some muggle investigators... Their ...
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Harry/Hermione fan fic where they roller skate while Harry is visiting Hermione

Looking for this fanfic where Harry goes to visit Hermione. He is picked up at the Dursleys by Hermione and her father, and they do a few things at Hermione's parent's house. At one point they go ...
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HP Fanfic: HP finds a Peverell brother alive in underwater tomb

It's definitely been at least 5 years since I read this story. It was long in length, over 100k words. I think that I read it on Fanfiction.net. I've read so many that it's hard to keep things ...
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Help finding a HP fanfic with a SS/HG pairing, where Hermione attends university at America

What I remember: Hermione's at university (I think at America), and people don't recognize her much. People don't believe that she even has a relationship or a love life at all. They won't even ...
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Can you please identify a Star Wars fanfic in which Leia gave birth to a cyborg child?

Although this fanfic was written long ago, it became popular when The Force Awakens was released because Kylo Ren was obviously not a cyborg. But, the author added a new foreword saying that the ...
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Porn parody of Lord of the Rings where the protagonist is from a Hobbit parody race that will "try anything"

When I was in grad school (around 2006-2007 in Pittsburgh, PA), someone in my social group (that I have since lost touch with) was discussing watching a porn parody film of Lord of the Rings where the ...
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Looking for HP fanfic: Powerful Harry, because basilisk-venom and phoenix-tears battle and strengthen his core

I'm looking for a Harry Potter fanfiction story. I probably read it on AO3, though it's possible it was in FFN or maybe even some other site. I don't really remember any details, so it'll probably ...
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Harry Potter fanfic in which he gets expelled and goes to France while Sirius becomes the Minister of Magic

The story I am looking for is an Independent Harry fanfic where the Wizengamot after the trial in Order of the Phoenix decide to expel him and snap his wand. In doing so they commit the grave error of ...
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Harry Potter "Sirius' daughter" fanfiction where her mother is incapacitated in St. Mungo's

I'm looking for a Harry Potter "Sirius has a daughter" fanfiction that I read a few years ago on Quotev. It was about a Sirius' daughter, and she was dating one of the Weasley twins. I cannot ...
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Harry Potter fanfic where Harry runs away

Looking for a Harry Potter fan-fic where Harry runs away. He tries to go to Hermione's but Snape shows up and it turns out that Snape is Harrys dad. Snape lives with Lucius as his head of family. ...
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Harry Potter Fanfic where Harry is sent to an alternate dimension where Tom Riddle is good

I know this fic is either on AO3 or Fanfic. It’s a Harry Potter story, I can’t remember if it had a set ship or not. The background is; Harry is somehow transported to an alternate dimension. In ...

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