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Offline Benionin

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Fanfic you may not know about
« on: March 24, 2016, 09:37:28 AM »
Let's say you're scrolling on through the IW forums and you see this community content and boy, there's Fanfic, wonder what people wrote, and oh, there's not that much is there.

Well, that's not quite true.

Back in the day, there wasn't a dedicated fanfiction board and most folks, myself included, posted our stories in the Lore board. So if you've come here, read everything, and long for more, there certainly is. In fact, I'm pretty sure more of the Lore forum is fanfic than actual lore discussions. Some enterprising mod might move all of those topics over here where they now belong, or maybe I'll just make a list of links and add them in here, but the point stands:

A lot of IW fanfiction, if not most of it, isn't actually in the Fanfiction board. So if you're looking for more, there's certainly more.
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Re: Fanfic you may not know about
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2016, 02:57:36 PM »
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Re: Fanfic you may not know about
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2016, 05:38:01 AM »
And because I'm avoiding doing my homework, I decided to go back and actually link as many of those fanfic stories in the lore board as I could find. There might be some especially old stuff that I overlooked, but this should be most of it. I've even included a few comments and recommendations, because why not?

The Last Sleeper, by Benionin http://forum.lightmare.com.au/index.php?topic=64104.0
Not gonna comment on my own work.
One More Step, by Grinnin_Gin http://forum.lightmare.com.au/index.php?topic=63366.0
This spectacular story was not only read by Teremus during a live stream, but I'm pretty sure it's also canon. Definitely recommend.
Destiny, by Grinnin_Gin http://forum.lightmare.com.au/index.php?topic=64332.0
Grinnin_Gin's work as a whole is amazing and I will always recommend it.
The House on the Hill, by RighteousDevil http://forum.lightmare.com.au/index.php?topic=64159.0
A beautiful and poignant story. Highly recommended.
Rickashay's Story Collection, by Rickashay http://forum.lightmare.com.au/index.php?topic=23903.0
Including a few links to other stories (which I think are linked later in this post as well), this thread also includes a couple stories in of itself. Honestly I haven't actually read these yet, but I'm sure it's worth a look.
The Strongest Fish in the Sea, by JSlayerXero http://forum.lightmare.com.au/index.php?topic=63905.0
Short, funny, and about everyone's favorite goldfish.
I, Nix, by Grinnin_Gin http://forum.lightmare.com.au/index.php?topic=63938.0
Gin wrote a lot. And it's great stuff. Don't trip.
The Overseer, by WWKnight http://forum.lightmare.com.au/index.php?topic=63930.0
In a time when Sol was one of the most powerful cards in the game and the killer of Orion, he was not very popular. He was treated as an outright villain, really. WWKnight, who had previously helped LM write official lore, was much saddened by this and published The Overseer to show a better side of Sol and justify how he became so puffying vengeant. One of the best stories on the forum, in my opinion.
Origin, by Grinnin_Gin http://forum.lightmare.com.au/index.php?topic=63954.0
For a writer with the Defiant Hermit as his forum avatar, it was only a matter of time before Gin wrote a story about the above-mentioned hermit. Another excellent read.
12 Days of Order, by Grinnin_Gin http://forum.lightmare.com.au/index.php?topic=63442.0
As you can see, he's quite the prolific writer.
Untitled, by Bowtastic http://forum.lightmare.com.au/index.php?topic=62922.0
After the campaign showed FD and GI fighting, Bowtastic decided to write a story about it exploring Orion's motivations. Although I doubt Aberion under any circumstances would have actually seen reason and swapped sides, it's a good treatment of Orion.
The Bad Company, by Inkidu http://forum.lightmare.com.au/index.php?topic=61474.0
A piece concerning the moment when the Angels showed up like Big Puffying Heroes and saved the day. Didn't have time to read all of it, but certainly worth a look.
Kali the Flaming Blade, by WarHawk http://forum.lightmare.com.au/index.php?topic=21423.0
As we're getting into the older material, we're getting into stuff that either I haven't read or don't clearly remember.
The Siege, by Rickashay http://forum.lightmare.com.au/index.php?topic=20626.0
Another one I'm not familiar with (yet), but the in-thread comments are very positive so take Adorabear's word for it and check it out.
Negotiations by the Rift, by Rickashay http://forum.lightmare.com.au/index.php?topic=20617.0
Note to self: read this and come back here with comments.
Fan-based art, by various http://forum.lightmare.com.au/index.php?topic=5.0
This is a very old thread (2012! WWK was signed on as a guest!) featuring stories by various folks and even a map. It's from before my time, but I'm definitely going to see what people were writing in the earliest days of IW.

Boom. If I missed anything, well, let me know. Feel free to comment here (or in those threads) what you think of these stories. IW's got a great community of fan-authors and other fan-artists, and going through these I felt really proud of who we are as a community and what we've managed to accomplish over the years.
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Re: Fanfic you may not know about
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2016, 12:58:10 PM »
I'm not one for fan fics usually, but as a very biased source I can say gin's are pretty legit  8)

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Re: Fanfic you may not know about
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2016, 10:26:14 PM »
thanks! this actually helps a lot!

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Re: Fanfic you may not know about
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2016, 04:18:41 AM »
thanks! this actually helps a lot!

Great to hear!
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