February 21st, 2008

Dean Smiles

My First Fanfic

Oh yeah. I'm going there.

When I was talking about my Mary Sue last week, I started thinking about my first fanfic. (Well, my first first fanfic was actually a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle comic with art and dialogue. I don't have that scanned yet, so maybe once day I'll show you what that was about. But for the time being, we'll go with my first written fanfic.) My first fanfic included my Mary Sue, though to my surprise, when I dug up my old notes and handwritten pieces, she is not in it. She must have been planned for later on and I never got to it.

So what I have here is actually my very first draft of my first fanfic before I added the Sue, changed the direction of the story, changed the names, and finished it. I also have the subsequent drafts that followed, each cringeworthy in their own right, but nothing is as special and embarrassing as this first draft.

It's particularly notable if any of you have read any of my fic to see the vast difference from something written by a snotty forteen year old know-it-all, and a snotty twenty-something know-it-all ;) Of course, I think first fanfics speak for themselves.

Below is a snippet of a scene from this first fanfic. I believe the title ended up being Star Wars: Resurrection of Evil. Oh yeah.

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So, for those of you who write, I dare you to post a piece of your first fanfic or if it's on the net already, post the link and a little snippet. Go ahead. Put it out there for everyone to see. Embrace it and be proud. You've come a long way, baby :)

(If any of the artists want to play, bring up one of your first pieces of art and compare it to something you made recently. Blows your mind, huh?)