gen recs!

Jan. 23rd, 2012 10:20 pm
hradzka: Cassidy, from Garth Ennis's PREACHER. (Default)
[personal profile] hradzka
Ahoy all! I'll be looking at doing some more gen and meta, as folks have suggested. Let's start with some recs. Name me some good genfic! Any fandom, any size, but try to keep it relatively recent fic -- the kind of gen that folks are writing now. What's the best gen you've read lately?

Also, [personal profile] rydra_wong suggested a meta discussion of the types of genfic. That's actually had me scratching my head a bit, because I haven't really thought about types of genfic at all. There's casefic, and then there's, er. I suppose one could split things out by the classic Heinlein/Hubbard story types -- ie, the slash and het would be "Boy Meets Girl [or Boy]," then gen would encompass "The Little Tailor" and "The Man Who Learned Better." But that doesn't really work, either.

(As I've noted in the past, the story I tend to write over and over again is "The Man [or Woman] who Learned Better.")

Date: 2012-01-23 09:10 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] grey_bard
I'm very fond of the Wildly Epic Adventures That Couldn't Be Canon Because They Break The Toys.

Er, not the deathfic iteration of that, but the "What if there was a giant epic novel about how they killed off the Goa'uld forever for real and actually genuinely got to retire to a nice planet" or "Hey, what if Wonder Woman had to go on the run and do heroing secretly because no one figured out that one time she appeared to go evil was mind control" or "What if the curse was never broken and he stayed a werewolf forever and it was awesome" sort of thing.

Date: 2012-01-24 04:04 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] brownbetty
I'm very fond of the Wildly Epic Adventures That Couldn't Be Canon Because They Break The Toys.

My new favourite way of describing my favourite kind of epic!

Date: 2012-01-24 06:52 pm (UTC)
esmenet: Ty Lee holding Azula's hands in front of a circus tent (tyleezula4ever)
From: [personal profile] esmenet
Yes, exactly! The stuff that would never happen in canon because it would end things the authors don't want ended, but which is absolutely fabulous. That's my favorite.

Date: 2012-01-25 02:56 am (UTC)
cofax7: Rotating icon for Life During Wartime (XF - MAF)
From: [personal profile] cofax7
the Wildly Epic Adventures That Couldn't Be Canon Because They Break The Toys.

My Very Favorite type of story to write (and read)! There is a reason I've destroyed the world in nearly every fandom I've written in...


hradzka: Cassidy, from Garth Ennis's PREACHER. (Default)

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