Your Discarded Fanfic Ideas

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Well, this is a bit awkward.

I'm quite surprised that nearly everyone in this thread hasn't given up on their fanfic ideas. My problem, I suppose, isn't the inception of the ideas or the plotting of what would happen but the expression and written word. I once had (at least) four active Sailor Moon universes that active played in my head. Two were of the universes where technically alternate universes, and one was supposed to fit into what I thought was the canon timeline, albeit tightly. That's not counting all of the one-shot stories such as:

Sailor Andromeda -- My own fan episode set in the Doom Tree arc, where Alan and Ann got the bright idea to have Ann pose as a Sailor Scóut to get close to the Sailor Scóuts. (This was inspired by "Mirror, Mirror On The Wall" since I though Ann's address to the Cardian reminded me of the Sailor Scóuts' speeches before they got their power-ups.) I later created a character for the "main" fanfic universe, Sailor Andromeda, who was a real Sailor Scóut, but that's a different character altogether.

(Untiled Comedy) -- Sailor Moon uses her Crescent Moon Wand on an enemy, turning it into a human. Too bad the enemy was originally a monster from the Negaverse to begin with.

The Grey Lady -- As Serena grows closer to her friends, she ignores signs that Molly is going through a tough time and shows signs of depression. Soon Molly finds out about her own secret heritage. Her mama really was from the Negaverse, and she is destined to go up against Sailor Moon.

Moon Plasma Power -- A terrible, terrible crossover of Sailor Moon and the Mega Man cartoon series. Now that I think about it, this was not a one-shot, but a series of five stories of which I only completed one.

To get an idea of scale, the smallest of the universes ran five story arcs, and each story arc had at least one story in it, and my stories tend to be at least 10,000 words. Since it would take me four to six months to get to that 10,000 word mark, I eventually realized I would never finish any of my story arcs of Sailor Moon, so I gave them up.
 

Lunarkitten

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#28
Nangbaby, your one-shot ideas sound really interesting. If you ever get back into writing I'd definitely read them.

Your post kind of made me realize I have an alternate SM universe in my head too, only it's a slightly different version of R. When I was in high school I created my own Sailor Nemesis, and as I got older I kept tweaking her to fit in more and more with the Black Moon family. Eventually I just ended up reimagining the whole R series from a darker perspective, and it would be fun to write if I ever felt like it. I miss writing fanfiction sometimes.
 

Eagleheart

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My alternate SM universe basically removes Mamoru from the story, with my character replacing him. Unoriginal as that may be, ive added many other variations to the plot that reflect my own desires/fantasies that, with an educated guess, would be unappealing to most potential readers of it.
 

Maetch

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I've had ideas for some post-Stars stories that would, among other plot points:

*Reintroduce Queen Beryl as the central (but not the only) antagonist, as well as bring back and expand on other lesser characters both good and bad.
*Incorporate elements from the "Another Story" RPG, such as having Sin appear as a frequent rival and have her build up to Apsu's appearence over time.
*Take a look into what the city thinks of the Sailors. Many people love them, some dislike them, a few think they're just as much threats as the monsters they fight. Basically, look at the concept from other angles.

However, most of them never seem to get typed up for some reason or another, though I did recently put up a Part 1 for one idea I had involving Mimete on my DeviantArt page.
 

danparker

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I will tell you this for my Sailor Lightning fanfic stories. I was planning on giving the characters talking animal sidekicks while writing the stories including a tortise, a woodpecker, and probably a skunk (Kidding!). However, I choose to drop this idea for my own reasons.
 
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I was in the process of making a Sailor Saturn fanfic.

However I canceled it all and instead is making Rosette Christopher fanfics and Garrett(From Thief) fanfics after reading Chrono Crusade and playing Thief recently.It easier for me to make them like they were from their respective franchises unlike Sailor Saturn(where I always got every line and action out of character and wrong).
 
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Sailor Cybertron said:
Nangbaby, your one-shot ideas sound really interesting. If you ever get back into writing I'd definitely read them.
I don't think you would, because not only were the ideas for dub fics (and dependent on the ambiguities and changes of the dub, so I can't just substitute "Usagi" for "Serena") as others have told me my ideas are foolish and not worth expressing.
 

Yen

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I've had a Sailor Moon/DBZ Crossover plot in my head for years. Still can't form the words :(

Writing used to be so easy when I was younger. I could type pages and pages of fanfic but now I can't even get out a paragraph
 

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I still have my unoriginal idea for Sailor Earth. I named her Kazuko..pretty sure the kanji means harmony. In my story, she was a relative of Prince Endymion (sister or cousin something like that) who died during the dark kingdoms rein. She was reincarnated as Kazuko on earth in present day and somehow figures out she's actually Sailor Earth. I thought about giving her a talking cat or maybe even an bird to give her information. Kazuka becomes increasingly envious of Sailor Moon and her victories and vows to take over her role as leader of the senshi and even kill off Mamoru so he can't get in the way..pretty dumb huh?
 
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Yen-sama said:
I've had a Sailor Moon/DBZ Crossover plot in my head for years. Still can't form the words :(

Writing used to be so easy when I was younger. I could type pages and pages of fanfic but now I can't even get out a paragraph
Writing has never been easy for me because I'm such a perfectionist. It doesn't show from my posts, because I'm not particularly thinking or caring about how they sound (and if I make a typo or grammatical error, big deal), but I'm just writing it as I think of it. Unfortunately, since I tend to think in "summary" form, I have to actually "unpack" the story into a narrative.


octoberair90 said:
I still have my unoriginal idea for Sailor Earth. I named her Kazuko..pretty sure the kanji means harmony. In my story, she was a relative of Prince Endymion (sister or cousin something like that) who died during the dark kingdoms rein. She was reincarnated as Kazuko on earth in present day and somehow figures out she's actually Sailor Earth. I thought about giving her a talking cat or maybe even an bird to give her information. Kazuka becomes increasingly envious of Sailor Moon and her victories and vows to take over her role as leader of the senshi and even kill off Mamoru so he can't get in the way..pretty dumb huh?
No, it's not dumb at all. It probably could use a little refinement, but that doesn't make the idea dumb.


Roman55 said:
My Sailor V/Grendel crossover...In the end, I settled for one where Mamoru becomes the latest Grendel, But even then I could not get the Idea out. Maybe someday....

As someone who is completely unfamiliar with this version of Grendel, I am both confused and tempted to read this crossover.
 
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Nangbaby said:
Roman55 said:
My Sailor V/Grendel crossover...In the end, I settled for one where Mamoru becomes the latest Grendel, But even then I could not get the Idea out. Maybe someday....

As someone who is completely unfamiliar with this version of Grendel, I am both confused and tempted to read this crossover.
If you wanna know more about Grendel, check out the wikipedia entry:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grendel_%28comics%29

Or the ComicVine entry (recommended):

http://www.comicvine.com/grendel/29-29748/

There are also some fan sites that you can find using google.
 
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Thanks for the the info. That is a lot to absorb, though, and I'm wondering how the disparity in tones would play out. Just from the summaries you've linked to, that would be a very dark fanfic.

Going to bed, I am, but I found another old idea of mine. This is an in-character profile for the character I created, who would be the ultimate enemy for Sailor Moon...or rather her granddaughter. Here goes nothing...

My Stats

Height: Varies from 6' to immeasurable
Weight: No real weight
Hair Color: Light Orange, Yellow, and White.
Eyes: White
Hobbies: I'm a god. I have no hobbies.
Age: As old as eternity itself
Sex: Male
Fav. Subject: N/A
Least Fav. : N/A
Real Name: Hyperion
Weapons: I need no weapons because I can manipulate Light energy
Defeated by: Diana/Neo Sailor Moon, the third and final(thanks to me) incarnation of Sailor Moon. She is also a daughter of the rulers of Crystal Tokyo, making her in essence a princess.

Origin

A long time ago, before the Moon Kingdom or any kingdom of any sort, I was the benevolent ruler of humanity. I would circle the skies, riding on the Great Dragon. There was no evil, no night, no darkness whatsoever--only peace and harmony. I was the source of all light, brighter than my son, Helios(what you call the sun, not that Pegasus), my daughter, Selene(the moon), or any of their attendants(the stars). The humans worshiped me wholeheartedly, singing my praises at all times. It was a complete state of paradise, but unfortunately, paradise didn't last forever.

One day, Helios asked me if he and his sister could ride the Great Dragon. I allowed them to do so but warned them that they must hold the reins to the dragon tightly or else it will fly away to a place beyond their reach. Alas, the inevitable happened and the dragon broke free of my son's control, throwing off the reins in the process. The dragon flew away and the powerful reins fell to the Earth. Selene and Helios both returned to me with tears in their eyes, and I forgave them for their error but I had no idea that the turmoil was about to begin.

A man picked up the reins that had fallen to Earth and immediately became infused with power. At first this was seen as a blessing, and all praised me all the more. But soon, some became jealous of this man, while others worshiped him instead of me. Through their devotion this man grew powerful, too powerful and started to lust for it. He fed off not only their praises, but their new, negative emotions and energy as well to gain even more power until finally he challenged me. Of course, my Light power and his Dark power were opposite in nature so it was destined for us to battle. With Helios and Selene by my side, I was able to subdue the Darkness, but I had used up all my strength and started to lose my power.

Upon my "death" I instructed Helios and Selene to patrol the Earth, and not to let Darkness overwhelm it. Each decided to watch over the Earth when the other one rested, and when Helios was in the sky the earth was safe as it was before, even though pockets of darkness still existed. But Selene, being a woman, was not suited for the demanding work of looking out over the Earth. Her glow was much weaker than that of her brother and was inconstant, stronger at sometimes, weaker at others. Under her watch night flourished, and the powers of darkness prevailed. Eventually Selene and her attendants bore many descendants as the Earth had borne children for me to rule over. My name became a mere myth, forgotten in the sea of time. Over the millenia I saw the evil which threatened to take over my beloved Earth but I was unable to do anything until a short time ago.

The turning point came with the return of the Great Dragon. The Silver Imperium Crystal reacted with a strange orb brought from the far away land where the Dragon fled to so long ago. Immediately, it returned to me and restored me to my former glory. I appeared before the royal family of Crystal Tokyo and told them I would bring peace to the world, but they claimed that they didn't need me to since they already obtained their goal of a peaceful society. I pointed out the flaws in their self-proclaimed utopia, but they insolently said they'd take this flawed version of peace than be under my rule anymore. I had to teach these mere mortals a lesson in obedience: no one, not even my own descendants, stood with me.

I fought the disobedient children, including the children of Selene and the daughter of Helios. There was some resistance, but I easily defeated the rulers of Crystal Tokyo, even though the king was of a bloodline I did not recognize immediately but later remembered as one that could have destroyed the Earth. Several other fighters were of this particular heritage, but even their struggles were in vain...all except for one. Her name was Diana, and along with the daughter of Helios, Princess Sola, were able to weaken me somewhat by destroying the Great Dragon, but once again my power proved too great for them to overcome. Sola, though, somehow transferred her power to Diana, who had transformed into Neo Sailor Moon. Along with the energy gathered from her defeated allies and amplified by the power of the Crystal, she was able to triumph. But to win she had to use up her own life energy in the process, so in the end she died without an heir, thereby ending the legacy of Sailor Moon. Ironic, isn't it, that in the same way I sacrificed my existence for victory in the distant past that she did the same so recently?
 
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Nangbaby said:
Thanks for the the info. That is a lot to absorb, though, and I'm wondering how the disparity in tones would play out. Just from the summaries you've linked to, that would be a very dark fanfic.
Yeah, It would. Also It would have taken place after the moment where Alan and Katarina were reveled to be together. That alone would have set the tone.

I still want to do it though, Mainly because there aren't a lot of Grendel fan fics out there. Again...Maybe someday.