|Shinji & Warhammer 4k is the greatest fan fiction ever written. @_@||Locked|
|Sep 29 2012 Anchor|
I normally wouldn't post this sort of thing on here, since we're a modding community, not a literary community. But my mind was so blown today by this fanfiction I discovered, I felt I had to share it with ya'll.
I was sniffing around TVTropes, reading the Trinity Blood page, when I drifted off into the TVTropes black hole - I began clicking random links, seeing what juicy knowledge I would find.
I found Shinji & Warhammer 40k, a fanfiction so EPIC it has its own TVTropes page. I read the tropes. Mind slowly falling apart at the realization I was touching something truly batshit insane. The next day, today, I ripped the entire fanfic to pdf and started reading.
Words escape me.
I mean, I'm shocked beyond words I had never heard of this thing before. It apparently loses steam later on, but right now I am reading the single greatest story of the 21st century. Somewhere in an alternate universe, this is selling like hotcakes instead of that piece of shit 50 Shades.
Have any of you read this before? What are your thoughts? Beyond EPIC and AWESOME.
Actual passage: "It was black car. Tinted windows rolled down, and sunglasses-wearing faces showed. "Wark." greeted Pen-pen from the back seat, the bird leaning out the window. Yes, he too was wearing special custom-fit sunglasses."
Feel free to kick me. I'm just so enamored with this thing.
|Sep 29 2012 Anchor|
There are indeed a few great pearls of writing inside fanfiction.net.
I don't like the whole Warhammer "endless war" setting TBH. The idea of the galaxy plunging into senseless killing and fanaticism because of religion (face it, the "God-Emperor" is an allusion to Christianity) is kind of "dull" to me. But I do liked the idea of fallen from grace futuristic space knights being a representation of sin & endless chaos. And at the same doing the killings as their "holy" brothers did.
Because the Anime & the fanfiction genre is easy to fit into other situations. You'll often end up with such nice stories as this. Even though sadly most of FF is flooded with anime & manga highly erotic short stories known as "lemons". But I see this author goes by his real name, a kind of rarity on FF from my point of view.
I must say I never saw such professional and semi-professional writers on fanfiction.net. I'll try to read the whole story one day when I will have the time and, then I will post my review.
|Sep 29 2012 Anchor|
The author certainly is a rarity, considering he's also an artist in addition to being a writer.
I guess in a month I might look back at this thread and wonder what I was thinking. But right now... I was up to 4:40 AM reading it. A few chapters ago, Shinji walked on water for the first time. (You know, further cementing his AWESOME status.) If nothing else, the story is worth reading simply for the narrative collapsing under its own stunning ambition and insanity. I mean, according to TVTropes, Shinji & Warhammer 40k makes references to the following:
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, Star Wars, Super Robot Wars, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy , Girl Genius, the Gundam franchise, Planescape: Torment, South Park, GaoGaiGar, The Incredible Hulk, Firefly / Serenity, Tremors, The Six Million Dollar Man, The Simpsons, Fallout, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Starship Troopers, Castlevania, Death Note, Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri, Stargate SG-1, Star Control, Looney Tunes, Harry Potter, the DOOM comic book, Trigun, Discworld , Monster, the Evil Dead franchise, The Saga of Boatmurdered, H. P. Lovecraft, Spaceballs, Keith Laumer 's Bolos, Predator, The Princess Bride, Zero Wing, Tsukihime, 1632, Schlock Mercenary, MST3K, Chrono Trigger, Portal, The Addams Family, the Marvel Civil War, Halo, Naruto, Star Trek, Men in Black, Slayers, Ghost in the Shell, Hellsing, Battlestar Galactica, Warcraft, G.I.Joe, Baldur's Gate, Red Dwarf, The Big O, Harry Turtledove 's Worldwar series, Dune, Fight Club, Indiana Jones, Penny Arcade, Mortal Kombat, The Mouse That Roared, Martian Successor Nadesico, Command & Conquer, Alien...
Meaning that no matter your tastes in videogames or films, this story is guaranteed to touch a nerve somewhere along the line.
Hey, and I've learnt a surprising amount about Warhammer 40k, a subject I've previously had no interest in.
Is there any point in public debate in a society where hardly anyone has been taught how to think, while millions have been taught what to think?
|May 31 2013 Anchor|
I think the biggest attraction WH40K has is the very massive universe, basically drawing anyone's desires into the universe no matter what you like. If there's an idea out there in fantasy, it's probably in Warhammer. I myself am a Warhammer nut, playing the tt games constantly.
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