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darthdavid
PostPosted: 2010-11-29 09:44pm 

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Did you get to the part where the 'heroes' have Draco Malfoy turned into a girl and forced through a magical contract to be a brood mare for Crabbe and Goyle yet?
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Setzer
PostPosted: 2010-11-30 12:41am 

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Yes, I've read that. He said in an early chapter that morality is like a bank. If you have more evil withdrawals then you do good deposits, then the deposits you've made don't stop you from being a bad person. It seems the irony is lost on him.

As much as he seems to despise the magical government where power is concentrated all in the hands of Dumbledore, doing the same with Harry Potter is perfectly alright.

He's been using magic to solve so many problems, I just want to see this cast plopped into Discworld and see it bite them in the ass.
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consequences
PostPosted: 2010-11-30 03:12am 

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Night_stalker wrote:
Setzer wrote:

EDIT: And now I'm at the part where Sibyl Trelawney travels back in time and ends the cold war by using the Imperius curse to make the Soviets nuke Moscow. What the hell... :shock:

Did I just read that? To end the Cold War, she nukes MOSCOW? How does that end the war, and wouldn't that just cause all the Russians nuclear weapons to be fired in retaliation? Talk about jumping over the Moral Event Horizon :shock:


With Sky-Perfect Saber-Heart, such an event can in all seriousness be referred to as 'Tuesday'.
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Setzer
PostPosted: 2010-11-30 07:35am 

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And he claimed that having an abusive family doesn't exonerate you from future wrongdoings, but Snape never dumped a nuke on a city of millions. I wish he would have answered the reviews for chapter 72. He earlier claimed the group's fairy nature introduced an element of randomness that screwed up modern technology, but they can still use nukes just fine.
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Darth Yoshi
PostPosted: 2010-12-01 12:36am 

Metroid


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Well, that's no problem. Obviously their randomness randomly created random conditions that allowed the nukes to work.

I lost interest around when Trelawney started time-traveling to take over NASA, but it wasn't until that chapter that ended with Dumbledore getting resurrected in 6 or so different places at once that I stopped reading.
consequences wrote:
With Sky-Perfect Saber-Heart, such an event can in all seriousness be referred to as 'Tuesday'.
Eh? skysaber is Lionheart? I'm confused...
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Jawawithagun
PostPosted: 2010-12-01 12:49am 

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Joined: 2002-10-10 07:05pm
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Darth Yoshi wrote:
Eh? skysaber is Lionheart? I'm confused...


He admitted to it on Rorschach's Blot's CaerAzkaban Yahoo group.
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Darth Yoshi
PostPosted: 2010-12-01 02:22am 

Metroid


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Really? Huh. I need to pay more attention, then, because I'm in that group and I totally missed that.

Anyway, to recommend another fic, I happen to like SixTwoSixFour's Armed Resistance. It's a Code Geass rewrite where Nunally didn't survive the invasion of Japan and with some alterations to the nature of Geass. Lelouch's still does the same thing, but the background behind the Codes is different, I believe.
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Setzer
PostPosted: 2010-12-01 05:23am 

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How does it compare to the anime proper? I hated the cartoon mainly because the cast wasn't there for any real purpose, but I thought the setting had some potential.
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Darth Yoshi
PostPosted: 2010-12-01 09:26pm 

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I think it compares fairly well. There aren't any characters that really jump out at me as superfluous. The fics starts out mostly following the major canon events, but post-Narita the divergences start growing.
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Reyleonard
PostPosted: 2010-12-22 10:57pm 

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http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3631062/1/X ... rror_Image

Completed. A crossover of SG1 and X-Com, an entertaining read written pretty well even though X-Com does seem to overwhelm the SGC in some parts.

Its sequel,

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5636838/1/X ... m_the_Deep

More of a SGA-XCom crossover.
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lord Martiya
PostPosted: 2010-12-23 06:23pm 

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Joined: 2007-08-29 11:52am
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Simple crack: Thinking in Little Green Boxes. It's a Harry Potter/Marvel crossover, in which a simple mistake brings Harry to be raised by Deadpool.
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Darth Yan
PostPosted: 2010-12-24 06:47pm 

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Enemy of my enemy (Halo): Humans on a deserted colony are forced to join together with an elite strike force to survive on onslaught of brutes http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4305125/1/T ... f_My_Enemy

Anything by Master Ghandalf http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1734980/MasterGhandalf. His avatar fanfic is especially good.

next steps by qwertyman: a starcraft fic that involves kerrigan trying to come to terms with her atrocities as the queen of blades, as well the steps to retake aiur. http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6244518/1/Next_steps
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fb111a
PostPosted: 2010-12-31 06:46pm 

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One really good FF.net Harry Potter story is this AU in which Harry is adopted by Leroy Jethro Gibbs:
Potter and Gibbs

34 chapters - it skips around some, but it is fascinating to see how things change as a result of that.
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ZOmegaZ
PostPosted: 2011-01-04 07:28pm 

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Murazor wrote:
I am in the middle of a major geekgasm right now.

Somebody went and managed to weave a good resolution for Asimov's Foundation series, following the events of Foundation and Earth, by taking elements of the Second Foundation novels written by Benford, Brim and Bear. The narrative flows well, feels highly Asimovian and, at least to me, is far more satisfying a conclusion than what Asimov offered in his last works. If it isn't the best fanwork I've ever read, it still makes it into the top five with no problems.

Foundation's Resolve. Go read it now. Seriously.


I know I'm late, but that's my story! I just wanted to say thanks so much for your kind comments. :)
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HioH
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PostPosted: 2011-04-20 05:36am 

Redshirt


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w00t first post ever! :D
started reading this thread and couldn't leave without atleast a small contribution.

Naruto-

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4184300/1/Naruto_the_bBlack_b_bMage_b
Major AU. Kidnapped from Konoha and left to die, Naruto is trained in Black Magic by the unsent soul of Lulu. Powerful, possibly godlike Naruto. Cynical humor. Kyuubi as a battle doll! Complete.
*awesome story, while a bit sueish pulls it off well and is a fun read also check out more of kyrrlatur's stuff*

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3937555/1/bBreaking_b_Ties
What if Itachi had a really really good reason for his actions? What if the Uchiha Clan denied Itachi just like Konoha denied Naruto? What would happen when these two meet? ! Female girl Itachi/Naruto ItaNaru ! No yaoi or slash.
*Love the way the pairing is pulled of and while a god-mod fic its more about the characters*

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3175957/1/Till_bEternity_bs_bEnd_b
Forged from the twisted science of Midgar, and tempered by the shadows of Sephiroth, Uzumaki Naruto was power incarnated. Now, before the gates of Konoha, will this fallen angel find his absolution, or will his past haunt him until eternity's end?
Naruto - Rated: T
*while no longer being written i do so love it*

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4176756/1/bRoku_b_bNaruto_b
AU. Naruto: Fool? Loudmoth? Not anymore. The night he learned Kage Bunshin, Naruto was changed. Witness the rise of a Naruto never seen before. MELON! Naruto/Hinata. No crossover. UBER OOCness Not a super-Naruto fic.
*favorite naruto fic ever! excellent use of shadow clones and multi personality disorder*

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4848163/1/Kyubed_bShinobi_bs_bRevenge_b_on_bNaruto_b
A young Naruto meets two strange men in the woods, with an even stranger story. After agreeing to special training, he finds the path of the true shinobi a bit different than he, or anyone else in the village expected.
*A innovative take on the Naruto/kyuubi pairing with fun action/reaction ongoings that many authors miss*

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4203131/1/bReload_b
They've been there. They've done that. And they didn't even get a shirt to prove it. Reload - because sometimes things are just as they seem to be, and at times they are even more
*best written time/redo fiction i have ever seen and while a bit choppy at times it is one of the best fanfictions i have ever read i just love it!*

Harry Potter-

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4532363/1/Harry_Potter_and_the_bSun_b_bSource_b
This is an extremely AU crossover fic that asks the question what might have happened if Petunia Dursley hadn't found a young Harry Potter sleeping on her doorstep on the morning of the 2nd of November 1981. After all, Dumbledore was a bit careless with
*well written crossover and a good read, not much else to say :)*

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2618118/1/Harry_Potter_bKeeper_b_of_the_bDark_b_bHeart_b
[W.I.T.C.H. xover] Harry Potter is the Keeper of the Dark Heart, one of the two most powerful magical energy sources in the multiverse. What does he do with this power? Read and find out!chp14 up
*funny as hell but it has a case of the sues*

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3473224/1/The_bDenarian_b_Renegade
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3856581/1/The_bDenarian_b_Knight
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4359957/1/The_bDenarian_b_Lord
By the age of seven, Harry Potter hated his home, his relatives and his life. However, an ancient demonic artefact has granted him the powers of a Fallen and now he will let nothing stop him in his quest for power. AU: Slight Xover with Dresden Files
*well written trilogy that makes me shiver, with excellent characters and a harry potter thats an asshole and not to overpowered, also doesn't make the rest of the wizarding world to weak*

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4944577/1/Harry_Potter_and_the_bpower_b_of_bOa_b
AU Harry Potter/Justice League. Oa has departed the universe forever, but it has left its essence in a young boy on a cold December night.
*Good story... not much else to say, read it*

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5189916/1/Masters_of_Death
Harry Potter and Amanda Maxwell, his girlfriend and lover, are starting their first-year at Hogwarts. And so is their best friend and indentured servant; Death Incarnate. A very different take on what happens when Something Grim This Way Comes.
* another Ruskbyte classic with a dark and sexy edge, also an original take on Death*

[url]NGE-[/url]

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3946501/1/b ... _bShinji_b
Shinji is his father's son, and with a little mentoring from an unlikely source, he will learn the ways of plotting and scheming, along with a few other useful skills. Gendo is so screwed. And so is everyone else. Crossover Wh40k/NGE
*favorite NGE fic ever and its complete*

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4320933/1/The_Open_Door
There are creatures in the multiverse that should not be allowed beyond their own confines. Unfortunately someone has opened a door that should have remained closed. Thousand Shinji sequel/sidestory
*best mass crossover hands down with many parallel events and a spine shivering lovecraftian twist*

Stargate-

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5903124/1/The_bDawn_b_of_bAngels_b
Humanity finds itself in a wondrous and dangerous new Universe. They have been given the chance for a fresh start and begin the difficult journey to shoulder the Legacy of both the Asgard and the Alterans.
*good ME/stargate cross thats well written*
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And thats it *phew* my top fanfics that havent been mentioned (i think) and that i hope you will also enjoy.
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Rahvin
PostPosted: 2011-04-20 12:17pm 

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Hey HioH - if you liked Thousand Shinji and The Open Door (and really, who doesn't), it may interest you to know that the author is right here on this board - Academia Nut has written those and many others that are posted in this forum. In fact, right on the front page is is latest work - New Blood, a Cthulhutech\Hellsing\Prototype crossover that just reeks of awesome in typical AN style.
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Ugolino
PostPosted: 2011-04-20 11:36pm 

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Thousand Shinj and The Open Door are decent enough, but they do tend to come off as a)overstating 40k, b)suffer from Invincible Protagonist Syndrome.
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HioH
PostPosted: 2011-04-22 10:00am 

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Thanks for the tip!
also want to highlight the naruto fanfiction "Reload" as one of the funniest and best naruto fics i've ever read (sexy-no-jutsu Sasuke-chan insanity!). I know ive already said it but it bears repeating :)
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Rahvin
PostPosted: 2011-04-22 12:42pm 

Jedi Knight


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Ugolino wrote:
Thousand Shinj and The Open Door are decent enough, but they do tend to come off as a)overstating 40k, b)suffer from Invincible Protagonist Syndrome.


I kind of think that was the point of both stories. Especially given the ending of Thousand Shinji.

And 40K overstates 40K. It's a universe where fucking chainsaw swords are considered viable weapons, and there's an entire race with enough confidence that their combined psychic power makes the laws of physics just let them do whatever they want, like flying un-fueled fighters or making the color of a vehicle determine its speed. Over-the-top is what 40K is all about.
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Baughn
PostPosted: 2011-04-22 01:32pm 

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The trouble starts when you combine 40k with another universe, and expect them to beat.. well, anything.

I consider 40k armies to be roughly on par with current-day ones. More hitting power, less accuracy and range. Larger armies too, which is why they'd curbstomp Earth quite nicely.. though is it really curbstomping, when both sides take similar amounts of damage?

Against any similar SF universe?

Um. Yeah, no.
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Rahvin
PostPosted: 2011-04-22 02:26pm 

Jedi Knight


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Baughn wrote:
The trouble starts when you combine 40k with another universe, and expect them to beat.. well, anything.

I consider 40k armies to be roughly on par with current-day ones. More hitting power, less accuracy and range. Larger armies too, which is why they'd curbstomp Earth quite nicely.. though is it really curbstomping, when both sides take similar amounts of damage?

Against any similar SF universe?

Um. Yeah, no.


You should perhaps review the calculations that have been done regarding the capabilities of 40k weaponry. The trappings of 40K are archaic, but the actual capabilities of things like meltas and nova cannons and so forth are most certainly beyond current day armies. They don't just use chainsaw swords, after all - they use chainsaw swords that can rip through main battle-tank armor. 40K is widely considered to be roughly on par with Star Wars in raw weapon and armor strength, though certainly not in FTL speed. "Curbstomp" would be an understatement.

Several threads on the topic are in the Science Fiction section.
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Todeswind
PostPosted: 2011-04-24 02:16am 

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Baughn wrote:
The trouble starts when you combine 40k with another universe, and expect them to beat.. well, anything.

I consider 40k armies to be roughly on par with current-day ones. More hitting power, less accuracy and range. Larger armies too, which is why they'd curbstomp Earth quite nicely.. though is it really curbstomping, when both sides take similar amounts of damage?

Against any similar SF universe?

Um. Yeah, no.


You clearly are only casually aware of the 40k mythos. That's fine, there's no shame in that but you're so wrong on this one its actually a bit comical.

A lot of 40k is esthetically similar to items from history, GW started as a historical miniatures company after all, and a lot of their visual elements draw inspiration from modern warfare and famous historical war-machines. There appearance aside they function on par-or above par with most SciFi fandoms.

Sure Guardsman Redshirt Target-head is going to be just as squishy to bullets and whatnot as the average modern day foot-solder but he'll be backed up by any number of bizarre and improbable war machines and whanot. For every example of "grimdark" that there is in 40k there are examples of absurdly overblown powers and items.

The clearest example of this in my mind are the Jokaero. 40k has a playable race of cyborg savant orangutans who are capable of producing weapons powerful enough to destroy a large war machine but small enough to fit on your finger. There are so many examples of this sort of "wait it does what?" technology and powers that it boggles the mind.

For the Empire his includes (but is not limited to): Laser rifles that can be recharged by putting the power cells close to fire, cybernetic replacements for virtually any limb, life support systems capable of sustaining the consciousness of anyone indefinitely even after their body dies, immortality drugs, mass cloning technology, teleporters, anti-gravity technology, the ability to turn corpses into functioning cyborg workers, etc....

And none of that even touches on the absurd psychic abilities present in virtually all races except the TAU and Necrons that can range in form and function anywhere from "move a penny across a table" to "total global holocaust because I'm pissed the fuck off." The magics employed by the Empire have been used to do things as absurd as hide planets in alternate dimensions to allow armies of sorcerer space marines to learn the proper way to combat Deamons in privacy.

Hell the Emperor blew up ten star systems with his mind because he was pissed off... and that was after he was kept in a state of near comatose schizophrenia on the Golden Throne. The systems damaged by the "Storm of the Emperor's Wrath" are still engulfed in warp-fire some five thousand years after the fact.

So "On par or below par with current military forces" is a bit optimistic.
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Ugolino
PostPosted: 2011-04-24 04:08pm 

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I kind of think that was the point of both stories. Especially given the ending of Thousand Shinji.


It still doesn't make the protagonists likable, and ruins what should be a very good story. 40k is generally capable of taking down equivalent forces from other universes, especially with their advantages, but there still seemed to be author favoritism. Why not throw a more balanced enemy at them, have them suffer genuine setbacks, or even make the C'tan seem to be a genuine threat, seeing as it's their justification for being assholes to the multiverse and getting away with it?
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Grimnosh
PostPosted: 2011-04-25 09:51am 

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Ugolino wrote:
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I kind of think that was the point of both stories. Especially given the ending of Thousand Shinji.


It still doesn't make the protagonists likable, and ruins what should be a very good story. 40k is generally capable of taking down equivalent forces from other universes, especially with their advantages, but there still seemed to be author favoritism. Why not throw a more balanced enemy at them, have them suffer genuine setbacks, or even make the C'tan seem to be a genuine threat, seeing as it's their justification for being assholes to the multiverse and getting away with it?

Simple. At that time point in the Open Door they have only 2 planets/solar systems (Bloodhaven in SG-1 and thier version of Earth) under thier control, and as such simply cannot afford the losses of fighting an equal or stronger foe.
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Ugolino
PostPosted: 2011-04-25 04:51pm 

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That doesn't meant they can't take losses or have on-screen setbacks. A colony of dead babies doesn't count. If they can build something like the Killfrenzy, they can lose ships without being crippled. As it is, what started off as a great story started to drag because there's no tension? Boarding party? Our Alleged Heroes carve through them without breaking a sweat or taking any losses. Never mind the fact that canon 40k would take at least a few casualties in that situation.

Come on, that's what ships have redshirts for! To take casualties and add to the drama.
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