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Friday, June 1st, 2007
12:47 am - A note from your mod

Not that this comm is terribly active, but if y'all have plans to move to GreatestJournal, you can find Fandom_Answers there as well. At this time, I have no plans to abandon this incarnation of fandom_answers.

ETA: You'll notice the comm now has a default icon, courtesy of this post. If anyone has any idea who to credit, I'd appreciate it.

current mood: tired

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Tuesday, November 28th, 2006
4:45 pm - General fandom question

Is there a non-romantic equivalent of "shipping"? As in, a word to describe the situation when an author loves writing about the interaction between a particular pair of characters, but not in a romantic way?

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Saturday, October 21st, 2006
12:14 pm - Boktai: Solar Boy Django and Boktai: The Sun is in your hand

Cut for spoilers for the second gameCollapse )

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Thursday, October 5th, 2006
8:47 pm - Two questions (KH and FF7)

Hi! I just found this comm and it looks really interesting. ^_^

Okay, so one question about KHII pairings - Can anyone show me where Xigbar/Demyx started? I mean, I think it's interesting and all, I'd just like to see the source.

And here is an ooooooooooooold school FF7 fandom question. If this answer can't be found, I totally understand - Anyone know where the trend of making Cid a fan of Dukes of Hazzard in humor fics started? That used to be in like every FF7 fic I read a few years ago.....

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Sunday, October 1st, 2006
8:30 pm - Kingdom Hearts, the Heartless, and their victims

Hi there, comm newbie here. OK, maybe all the KH fans out there can help me out with this, as it's pretty much driving me nuts and will have massive effect on how my fic is going to end. I need some clarification about Heartless and what happens to people who get their hearts stolen.

Cut for KH and KH2 spoilers as well as tl;drCollapse )

The reason I need to know all of this is that, in my fic, the heroine loses her best friend (who she loved) to the Heartless, and she really wants to get him back somehow. The problem is that I don't know if she can or not. I was going to have the other characters pull the whole, "Hmm, only Sora was ever able to come back," routine, but... I don't know how to end the fic, because I don't know whether it's possible or not. Is this covered in canon? Or will I have to make the call myself?

current mood: confused

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Sunday, July 2nd, 2006
9:26 pm

Need help! Anyone familiar with FF9, could you tell me what the characters from 'I want to be your Canary' are?

I need only Markus and his love. I can't remember her name, though I'm about 50% sure it was Cornelia.

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Friday, June 23rd, 2006
5:52 pm

This is a rather stupid question coming from someone who has been reading fanfiction for as many years as I have, but could prove important if I ever finish anything in future.

What is the best way to go about finding a beta?

Has anyone had any success with communities like beta_readers or beta_search? I've also seen people post beta searches on fandom specific comms like lower_tadfield (Good Omens), though I don't know if this is frowned upon (probably depends on the comm) or particularly successful.

There are websites like Perfect Imagination (HP) which looks quite promising, but are what are other examples? Are most of them centered on one fandom, or are they more general? More importantly, has any one had any luck with them?

Which method has worked for you? Or do you usually just post a request in your LJ?

While we're on the subject, would anyone like to beta a 1100 word Diablo II vignette? Please? EDIT: Nevermind, found one :)

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Tuesday, June 6th, 2006
2:42 pm

So, I can understand Voldemort being pretty upset with Lucius, between the raid and that other thing I won't write but is a bit short to cut.

But why be upset with Bellatrix? I mean, not only was she the only one who showed any competence, she's probably the only truly loyal follower Voldemort has. Is there something else I'm missing, is Voldemort reaching Redwall-villain levels of self-defeating measures, or is it (God, I hope not) some cheap ploy so that Bellatrix can't verify certain Constantly Debated Material?

ETA: OMGOMGOMG, what if it has to do with the "most precious" whatever-it-is-but-I've-got-a-good-lead Voldemort entrusted her with "in the past"? Theories ahoy!

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Thursday, May 25th, 2006
11:57 pm - Wee, obscure Naruto questions...

I have a couple of obscure questions, and I *completely* forgot I was in this comm. So!

1) Do any of the Hokage have canon names. I know Sarutobi (the third) and Tsunade (the fifth) but other than that..?
2) Is there any information at all on Hinata and Neji's mothers? Lee's parents? I picture Sakura's parents talking like the adults from Peanuts...
3) Were the First and Second Hokage leaders at around the same time, or had very short "reigns"? I got the impression that they were around the same age, but I can't be sure.
4) Does anyone recall them saying that the Sharingan is a variation on the Byakugan, and that the Uchiha clan was once part of the Hyuuga clan? See, *I* remember, and a friend remembers, but others don't, so I'm trying to pinpoint when they mention it, and there's a *lot* of show to rewatch (though I'm rereading the manga now).

er... I can't recall any more, but I'm sure they'll come to me!

Thanks for any/all help. I'm going to start making stuff up if I can't find answers, so...

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10:11 pm - Wiki has failed me!

Wikipedia has failed me, and I no longer have a TV... *glares at father* So I can't play the opening of Kingdom Hearts.

But anyway, does anyone remember anything at all about it being mentioned who Kairi lives with? I think it was the mayor of Destiny Islands, but I can't, for the life of me, remember.

I need to know if it's stated in canon before I continue with my fic.

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Saturday, May 6th, 2006
10:32 pm - Doctor Who Fics

Does anyone know of any good Doctor Who fics? I've seen a lot of the first 26 seasons and the movie, so anything from there is fair game. I've only seen the new Doctor Who up until the episode aired on SciFi channel last night (The Empty Child), so I'd prefer not to be spoiled for anything beyond that. I'm really not sure where to start, since so much of the fandom is either in Britain, or has torrented the current episodes and is up to date, while I lag hopelessly behind.

current mood: hungry

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1:34 pm - Pairings in different fandoms

I'm looking at making a list of different shipping name conventions.

So far, I have:

names + "x" or "/"

Abbreviations of some sort + "x" or "/"
Some TV series
Harry Potter

Portmanteau words
Avatar: the Last Airbenders (at least for some pairings, I'm not really familiar with this fandom)

Specific pairing names
Harry Potter

Any help is appreciated, as I am not really involved in many fandoms.

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Saturday, April 29th, 2006
7:12 pm

Does anybody know if the following pre-GoF fanfic, which was heavily endorsed by the UHPFC but I'm pretty sure sucks balls, still exists?

Harry is abducted by Pettigrew, who was hiding out in the Dursleys' tool shed and looking malnourished; the Defense teacher has some sort of Japanese name and Hagrid speaks glowingly of her; Dumbledore is killed by Voldemort, who breaks in through the headmaster's office window, and replaced by Snape, who (I think, it's been a while) is so obviously a Voldemort supporter (they didn't have Death Eaters back then) that the entire Snape debate would shake its head in distaste.

Anyway, I'd like to revisit it for old times' sake.

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Tuesday, April 25th, 2006
1:42 pm - Anything about the Guyver fandom?

Mostly, I just want to know if there's any good Alkanphel/Imakarum fics, in English of course. I like those two, and it would be interesting to see if someone has explored their - admittedly rather odd - relationship that way.

current mood: curious

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12:15 am

Welcome to fandom_answers. Feel free to ask any questions, about any fandom. As you can see, the comm is a bit bare at the moment. If you have any suggestions for icons, interests, layouts, additions to the user info, etc, please comment in this post.

current mood: excited

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