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October 3rd, 2006 (10:02 am)

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Seeing posts about NaNoWriMo pop up on my FL the other day, I started to think about joining in. It's been some time since I've written any stories/fics, and I've been wanting to do this for >a year now. Last year, I was in Japan for part of Nov. and decided against joining. ^^; So... my question is, "is fan-fiction really valid for NaNoWriMo?" I'm seriously thinking about writing up a Ghost Hunt fan fic, but if it's not, then I'll have to try and come up with a story concept while I'm on vacation. ^^; Always a possibility, although I will admit, my down time on vacation is usually down-and-out time. So, poll-time:

Poll #835907 NaNoWriMo Poll

Do you think fan-fiction is a valid work for NaNoWriMo?

Yes, but it would be better to create something unique

Beyond that, I think it's time for me to get down to packing and taking care of last-minute stuffs today. ^^;


Posted by: f_ireworks (f_ireworks)
Posted at: October 3rd, 2006 04:14 pm (UTC)

I have been debating the same question :-) After reading the FAQs and listening to what other people have said about it, I think what NaNoWriMo wants is just to get people to write, no matter what it is, so long as you do it compulsively and enjoy yourself in the process. I hope you are able to join and work on something you like :-D

Enjoy your vacation, Shadow! I hope you have a great time. Will be looking forward to hear about it when you come back. Hope you have a great trip!

Posted by: Parsnip (parsnip_chan)
Posted at: October 3rd, 2006 04:50 pm (UTC)
VynTifa - Rain

I think it was up until 2005 that Nanowrimo had the policy that fanfiction was not officially permissible because part of the creative process had already been done in terms of all the background information you need to write a fic and characterization. However, I do know that last year fanfiction was an openly accepted medium ^^

Personally, I always do original fiction because I write fanfiction the rest of the year. It's a nice change of pace and really challenges me to see how much my writing has grown during the 'off' season. But if you haven't written anything in a while, then you can't go wrong with fanfiction. As someone already mentioned, the main point of nanowrimo is to simply write, get thoroughly addicted to caffeine, and have fun doing it!

Posted by: Kristian Järventaus (naitsirk)
Posted at: October 3rd, 2006 07:12 pm (UTC)

Oh yeah, November is again this year! I have to remember to remember to try to take part.

Posted by: Ysabet (umadoshi)
Posted at: October 3rd, 2006 11:06 pm (UTC)
Directions (sleepdebtfairy)

NaNo! I personally do original work for it, but partly because I really need to be doing original work and fanfic usually gets my focus. Lalala.

I think fanfic is perfectly legitimate. Play! ^^

Posted by: reslez (reslez)
Posted at: October 4th, 2006 12:08 am (UTC)

NaNo is so much fun! This will be my 3rd year. I don't think it makes a difference what you choose to write. I don't remember any bans against fanfiction in previous years, either. A bigger rule was it had to be something you start on Nov 1st, and I think it had to be fiction as opposed to nonfiction. But obviously you can do whatever you want -- the point is to write.

Ganbatte to everybody who decides to participate this year :)

Posted by: Simply NANA (toriru4ever)
Posted at: October 4th, 2006 12:25 am (UTC)
seiran x shuurei dream


you knew what I'd say neee :)

Posted by: Ariana (arianagreenleaf)
Posted at: October 4th, 2006 04:46 am (UTC)

Many of my friends write fanfiction for NaNoWriMo :D

Posted by: Taiko Dragon (hana_ginkawa)
Posted at: October 5th, 2006 10:40 am (UTC)
A little sunshine

I was directed here via parsnip_chan and ended up friending you because I'm always curious about the goings on of people who do translating, fanfiction, etc. I suppose it's the equivelant of wanting to know about people like Angelina Jolie, or something along those lines, so if I seem like a, what's the term, ah, "Serial Friender", I'm not really. At least, I hope I'm not. XD

I'm mostly a nice lurker. Anyway, Thanks for all your hard work and I'll keep watch!

Posted by: Taiko Dragon (hana_ginkawa)
Posted at: October 5th, 2006 10:40 am (UTC)
Bleach Yacchan funny fall down

"mostly a nice lurker"? I AM a nice lurker. The mostly means I sometimes popup to make a comment here and there. . . I'm nice, really! XD

Posted by: Hybrid Paradox (yunaura)
Posted at: October 5th, 2006 10:53 pm (UTC)

Hi~Thanks for friending me back. I just recently got into Saiunkoku Monogatari (and fell really fast and hard for it...). Thank you for all the hard work you put into the subs. :)

BTW, what does NaNoWriMo stand for? :x

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: October 31st, 2006 09:34 am (UTC)

You'll be seeing a bit of "NaNoWriMo" over the next month on LJ I suspect. It stands for "National Novel Writing Month" although it's not particularly "national" anymore. ^^; The goal is to write a 50,000 word novel in the month of November.

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: October 8th, 2006 03:28 am (UTC)
Furuba chapter 134

Hi, I just waned to inform you that chapter 134 is out now and the link is here


Can't wait for the translations.

-kristine X3-

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: October 11th, 2006 12:00 am (UTC)

im really sorry to bug u guys, but on my comp. the Fruits Basket ch.134 isnt showing up, and i was just wondering if ya'll even posted it! if u did, can u please e-mail me the link??? darlenehyork@aol.com

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: October 12th, 2006 09:51 am (UTC)

I'm in Japan on holidays at the moment, so it:s currently unknown (other than after I:m back) as to when I:ll be able to UL the translation for Ch 134.

Posted by: Tohru (pudges)
Posted at: October 11th, 2006 02:56 am (UTC)

Hello. I thought I'd introduce myself because I just friended you and I didn't want you to be weirded out by suddenly seeing this strange person on your flist (if you're someone that looks at it very often - and if you're not, Hi! I friended you!)

I found your LJ from your website which I found because I really like your translations of Saiunkoku Monogatari, and THEN I found your translations of Furuba manga (which is probably my favorite manga ever) and so... here I am! Ta-da!

So besides having common interests (at least two) I'll tell you that I'm in my mid-twenties, married, with two kids, and I'm an anime addict (although a very picky one) and I like writing but haven't actually written anything in ages. I'm wondering about NaNo myself, but I'm just not sure I have the time, so I hesitate.

I think you should write about whatever is most exciting to you, as in whichever of your story ideas is most exciting. It's easier to write when you're excited about or being pestered by a story in your head, and the more excited/pestered, the further you can go with it. For something like NaNo that's important since it's such a serious and sustained effort.

Good luck! Let us know how you're doing. And I hope this long post by some random girl doesn't bother you. Eh heh heh... ^^;

Posted by: カイロンスター (chironstar)
Posted at: October 12th, 2006 08:22 am (UTC)

This NaNo thing sounds really fun! After reading the FAQs on the site, I've concluded that while it is encouraged that you write an original story, there's nothing really saying that fanfiction isn't allowed - after all, it said that they don't actually read your novel, and you always write best when writing about something you're interested in! So yeah, why not? ^_^ I think it'd be very interesting if you did write a fic, but if you want to write an original, then that's fine too! ^_^

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: October 17th, 2006 04:28 pm (UTC)
Saiunkoku Monogatari

I just wanted to say thank you so much for translating this anime. Its one of my favorites and now I'm addicted to it. Thanks again.

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: October 17th, 2006 04:30 pm (UTC)

Oops I forgaot to say which anime. I meant Saiunkoku Monogatari.

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