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Old Jun 22 2014, 12:11 PM   #1
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Ever felt like browsing AO3 for Pern fic, and got fed up with wading through all the mega-fandom fusions and crossovers?

Then look no further! This is an index of all the completed Pern-only stories on the archive over 1k in length, separated into lists for stories with canon characters and those with original characters. The index includes title, author, story length and major characters.

I've also added links to the works in progress featuring canon characters.
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Old Jun 22 2014, 12:16 PM   #2
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Kath, you're a hero! Thank you!
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Old Jun 22 2014, 12:25 PM   #3
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I may - eventually - do the same for the ff.net fics... Disentangling the crossovers (other AMC crossovers, full crossovers with other fandoms, setting/worldbuilding crossovers, partial crossovers/fusions) is another long-range plan.


Glad it's of use for someone else, anyway.
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Old Jun 22 2014, 12:40 PM   #4
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*nods* Now if I could only find more Menolly as queen rider stories. I've always thought it was a shame she never stood for Impression. She would have been a natural.
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Old Jun 22 2014, 01:15 PM   #5
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*nods* Now if I could only find more Menolly as queen rider stories. I've always thought it was a shame she never stood for Impression. She would have been a natural.
You've read this one?
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Old Jun 22 2014, 02:08 PM   #6
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Yes, and the one where she and Mirrim visit the different timelines. I loved both of them.
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Have you read this one of mine?

http://archiveofourown.org/works/1122000
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*nods* Yes, I have. Very original, having her Impress the white dragon instead of a queen.
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Old Jun 23 2014, 12:19 AM   #9
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I think I was originally going to have her Impress the queen at that hatching - the one Talina ends up with - but this made more sense. I had fun figuring out how to change the dialogue just slightly so that Jaxom does not decide to go to the egg himself!
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Old Jun 23 2014, 12:49 AM   #10
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I'd love to see a longer story where Menolly and her dragon (gold or otherwise) play a part in the overall story of Pern. Aside from Lessa, we really see very little of the queen riders.
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The Crossovers of Pern

Here you go - had some time spare this afternoon, so this post covers all the >1k crossovers on AO3.

I've attempted to break them down into four groups:

Other fandom AUs: Pernese characters placed in other fandoms
Full crossovers: canon characters from two or more fandoms interact on an equal footing
Pern AUs: canon characters from other fandoms appear on Pern; can be read as Original Character Pern fic
Pern fusions: Canon characters from other fandoms with some elements of Pernese tropes/worldbuilding. (...usually involving Impression or Mating Flights)
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Thank you! I love full crossovers!
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Old Jun 26 2014, 02:43 AM   #13
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Some time ago I started a story about Menolly visiting Half Circle Sea Hold again as a full harper. Can you identify it, as I never got to see how it turned out. Dare say I could find it in your list but there's rather a lot to go through

Fantastic job you've done! I hope I can find time to read more
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Old Jun 26 2014, 04:23 AM   #14
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Some time ago I started a story about Menolly visiting Half Circle Sea Hold again as a full harper. Can you identify it, as I never got to see how it turned out. Dare say I could find it in your list but there's rather a lot to go through

Fantastic job you've done! I hope I can find time to read more
Lily, this is the quickest way to browse all the Menolly fics - find one which features her, and then click on her name in the tags at the top of the story.

That gets you here

Lady Domini's Slosh is probably the most likely candidate for the story you had in mind, but I know of at least one other over on FF.net. Give me a minute...
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Old Jun 26 2014, 04:31 AM   #15
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Ah, here it is. Hold or Home?, in which Menolly returns to Half Circle with Robinton and Sebell.

Everyone's rather OOC if you ask me. As bad as they were in the books, in this story Menolly's family are stripped of every last shred of decent humanity - and sense - and even Menolly loses a great deal of agency. The author seems to be trying to provide excuses for a good old revenge fic, but it really doesn't work for me.
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It's interesting to read someone else's words on a familiar subject. But neither of those stories are finished.

Thanks Kath, I'm going to waste a great deal of time going through all these stories.
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https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5789939...to-Half-Circle is finished. Is that the one, maybe?
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At least with ff.net, the crossovers are already sorted--there's a separate link categorized by fandom. But sorting out OC vs canon is a PITA there.
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At least with ff.net, the crossovers are already sorted--there's a separate link categorized by fandom. But sorting out OC vs canon is a PITA there.
Give me another week...

AO3 definitely has a higher proportion of canon characters in its non-crossovers, but I can't wait for them to add the capability to filter out multiple fandoms.
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https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5789939...to-Half-Circle is finished. Is that the one, maybe?
No, I'll have to find the beginning of that one.

It's "Slosh" and "Hold or Home" that don't appear to be finished.

(Was "HorH" written by a 12 yr old?)
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@Kath - I always keep wondering why there's so few 9th Pass fanfics, or fanfics utilizing canon characters. In other fandoms, it's the exact opposite, and woe upon you if you try to insert an original character and do it poorly.

I mean, I can guess this is some holdover from the fanfic rules in place from years ago, which happened to coincide with the height of Pern fandom, but I'm somewhat surprised I've not seen more appear all these years later. Or is the concept--telepathic soulbonding dragons--THAT much more intriguing than the characters themselves?

There's some fandom stuff going on on Deviantart though, with a younger generation doing a lot of stuff with Todd's whers. But it still seems to hold the same pattern...original characters, not canon.

It makes me sad when I see a bunch of pretty fanart and not one bit of it is of Anne's characters. I'd love to see some new interpretations, since I suck at art.
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The ratio of OC:Canon is a LOT worse than on ff.net, and the proportion of blatant self inserts is much, much higher as well.

I think it's definitely a hang-over from the old OCs-only rule. Anne's works were initially excluded from ff.net, iirc, and I think people were keen not to rock the boat at first, given the regular threat of litigation (anyone remember the flits-for-sale debacle?) in the fandom.

But personally...yeah, I'm an original fic author at heart. OCs and world building are where I get my kicks, or the sort of fics that fill in the gaps with canon characters.

(I'm about a third of the way through categorising the ff.net fics now. Watch this space)
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The full summary is here but I'm going to c&p all the info in below:

* English Language
* Complete
* over 1000 words

***AS OF END OF JUNE 2014***

On AO3, there are a total of 212 stories:

* 86 Canon Character stories
* 20 Canon Character Crossover stories
* 40 OC stories
* 35 Worldbuilding Crossovers (no DRoP canon characters)
* 31 Fusions (Limited compatibility with canon)

The full list of qualifying stories can be found here (non-crossovers) and here (crossovers) - the latter includes my personal separation of crossovers from fusions, which you're all welcome to disagree with.

On FF.net, there are a total of 224 stories that have not been mirrored on AO3 (274 including mirrored stories) which are complete, in English, and over 1000 words.

* 42 Canon Character stories
* PLUS 27 stories in Slytherinsal's series (Focus is on OCs; canon characters appear in minor roles)
* 2 Canon Character Crossover stories
* 144 OC stories
* 4 Worldbuilding Crossovers
* 5 fusions

Full listing of stories and crossovers


The overall totals:
........................................AO3....... ......FFnet..............Total
Canon..........................86 (41%)......69 (31%)..........155 (36%)
Canon x-over...............20 (9%)..........2 (1%)..............22 (5%)
OCs.............................40 (19%)....144 (64%)..........184 (42%)
Worldbuilding x-over....35 (17%)........4 (2%).............39 (9%)
Fusions........................31 (15%).......5 (2%).............36 (8%)

Total..........................212 (49%)....224 (51%).........436 (100%)
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I think it's definitely about 60% holdover (in Pern fandom, canon-fic just wasn't DONE for so long it kind of missed the window) and 40%...yeah, telepathic soul-bonded dragons are in fact that much more interesting, plus the majority of canon characters are not really all that interesting to fan fic writers. Anne's characters tend to not leave much room for interpretation-they're good, or they're bad, or they're not major characters and are pretty one-dimensional as a result (rather than just fleshed out enough to grab someone). She also wasn't prone to leaving much in the way of dangling loose ends. Combine that with the long gaps in Pernese history that no one's written about and it's more appealing to OC writers. And the hierarchical structure of the dragon colors and all the attendant perks of being a dragonrider (mindreading dragons, mating flights, the Chosen aspect) are appealing to people who have other fandoms and want to try plugging those characters into Pern.
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On FF.net, there are a total of 224 stories that have not been mirrored on AO3 (274 including mirrored stories) which are complete, in English, and over 1000 words.

* 42 Canon Character stories
* PLUS 27 stories in Slytherinsal's series (Focus is on OCs; canon characters appear in minor roles)
* 2 Canon Character Crossover stories
* 144 OC stories
* 4 Worldbuilding Crossovers
* 5 fusions
I've actually got a short crossover between Slytherinsal's AU and a WoW fic. Below 1k words tho.

I actually have permission to play around in her AU, but starting an indie game studio so I haven't taken advantage of it further...yet. I'd gotten the idea for a wherhandler hall story greenlit, so I just need to buckle down sometime and actually do it. T'lana would love that idea, I think :-)
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