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by Tiffinata
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: RPGs, Quizzes, and Games
Topic: Re: Algy gets Married. A never-ending rpg part 8
Replies: 519
Views: 5899

Re: Algy gets Married. A never-ending rpg part 8

The nurse applied some antiseptic to her patient, who broke out into fresh and even louder swearing.
Bertie grinned when his escorting policeman returned. "A Lalochezia subscriber," he said calmly. "so, what do you think of Arsenal's chances?"
by Tiffinata
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Forum issues
Topic: Biggles Forum dot net
Replies: 8
Views: 88

Re: Biggles Forum dot net

Members journal? Photos? Depends how important the discussion was to the group in general, I guess.
by Tiffinata
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Air Police Group Build 2018/2019
Topic: Biggles Air Police group build 2018/19 discussion.
Replies: 21
Views: 554

Re: Biggles Air Police group build 2018/19 discussion.

Sorry folks that I won't be participating.

I bought a while ago the models from the different eras in preparation for GB's. Like Babs, my depth of perception is affected by an eye condition, but I'm awaiting surgery.
by Tiffinata
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: The Chat Thread
Replies: 119
Views: 2524

Re: The Chat Thread

Belated birthday wishes. Sending you a tiny bit of our oppressive heat.
by Tiffinata
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: The Weather
Replies: 119
Views: 2345

Re: The Weather

Hot is indeed the word. Records were broken yesterday, apparently.
by Tiffinata
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Forum issues
Topic: Biggles Forum dot net
Replies: 8
Views: 88

Re: Biggles Forum dot net

I had the initial run of copying stuff, then life intervened.
by Tiffinata
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Forum issues
Topic: Biggles Forum is costing too much
Replies: 26
Views: 579

Re: Biggles Forum is costing too much

if contributions are required, count me in.
by Tiffinata
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: RPGs, Quizzes, and Games
Topic: The Faraway Tree Again
Replies: 194
Views: 2402

Re: The Faraway Tree Again

"Well we'll just need to find out if we know anything they don't," Biggles said firmly.
by Tiffinata
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: The Weather
Replies: 119
Views: 2345

Re: The Weather

Melbourne's weather has been so variable.
Last week we had 40 and 38, then it became very humid. Yesterday 25 and 97% humidity! Makes for a grumpy Tiff and young Masters. I've had to work in it, too- or at least attempt to.
by Tiffinata
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: The Chat Thread
Replies: 119
Views: 2524

Re: The Chat Thread

Hope everyone has had a great Christmas.
by Tiffinata
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Writing W. E. J. style
Topic: Fanfiction Guidelines
Replies: 30
Views: 624

Re: Fanfiction Guidelines

Postby Spitfire666 » 02 Dec 2014, 19:20 Fairblue wrote: We could in theory be prosecuted for writing stories using WEJ characters. BUT there is a general consensus of opinion that Fanfics are tolerated as they are, in fact, publicity for the real books and raises the profile. Our forum has been arou...
by Tiffinata
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Writing W. E. J. style
Topic: Fanfiction Guidelines
Replies: 30
Views: 624

Re: Fanfiction Guidelines

Postby Tracer » 28 Nov 2014, 20:44 tiffinata wrote: That's something I wonder about too. And how much would be too much. As an aside Barbara Cartland was supposed to have pinched Georgette Heyer's work at one point. Objections were made but B.C. made a bit of money from it. GH took her to court and ...
by Tiffinata
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Writing W. E. J. style
Topic: Fanfiction Guidelines
Replies: 30
Views: 624

Re: Fanfiction Guidelines

Postby Frecks » 27 Nov 2014, 09:04

WEJ did repeat quite a few phrases in more than one book and I always like this as I think it makes the characters seem more real. Most people have phrases or sayings that they use regularly in RL.
by Tiffinata
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Writing W. E. J. style
Topic: Fanfiction Guidelines
Replies: 30
Views: 624

Re: Fanfiction Guidelines

Postby Fairblue » 26 Nov 2014, 20:57 Frecks wrote: Would actually using a scene from a Biggles book in a fan fic mean we could in theory be prosecuted? We could in theory be prosecuted for writing stories using WEJ characters. BUT there is a general consensus of opinion that Fanfics are tolerated as...
by Tiffinata
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Writing W. E. J. style
Topic: Fanfiction Guidelines
Replies: 30
Views: 624

Re: Fanfiction Guidelines

Postby Frecks » 26 Nov 2014, 17:32 Would actually using a scene from a Biggles book in a fan fic mean we could in theory be prosecuted? Postby tiffinata » 26 Nov 2014, 20:19 That's something I wonder about too. And how much would be too much. As an aside Barbara Cartland was supposed to have pinched...
by Tiffinata
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Writing W. E. J. style
Topic: Fanfiction Guidelines
Replies: 30
Views: 624

Re: Fanfiction Guidelines

Postby Spitfire666 » 26 Nov 2014, 17:19 I think the other thing to remember, apart from being family friendly, is not to put WEJ's words into our own characters' mouths. That is actually important. The fact that we have not so far been caught out by copyright holders does not mean we will not be. I ...
by Tiffinata
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Writing W. E. J. style
Topic: Fanfiction Guidelines
Replies: 30
Views: 624

Re: Fanfiction Guidelines

Postby Frecks » 26 Nov 2014, 09:07 I think it is OK to put Biggles in many different situations so long as he is still honest, honourable, fair minded, brave, putting others before himself and not being too violent. I would hate any fan fiction which changed his basic character into a harder, less h...
by Tiffinata
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Writing W. E. J. style
Topic: Fanfiction Guidelines
Replies: 30
Views: 624

Re: Fanfiction Guidelines

Postby Kismet » 25 Nov 2014, 23:29 SaintedAunt wrote: Kismet wrote: Why does a story not feel 'right' when it is composed of actual WEJ words and phrases? That is a good question. Perhaps because it is not original, but 'lifted', and a story can really only feel 'right' when it is the author's story...
by Tiffinata
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Writing W. E. J. style
Topic: Fanfiction Guidelines
Replies: 30
Views: 624

Re: Fanfiction Guidelines

Postby SaintedAunt » 25 Nov 2014, 22:52 Kismet wrote: Why does a story not feel 'right' when it is composed of actual WEJ words and phrases? That is a good question. Perhaps because it is not original, but 'lifted', and a story can really only feel 'right' when it is the author's story, not somebody...
by Tiffinata
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Writing W. E. J. style
Topic: Fanfiction Guidelines
Replies: 30
Views: 624

Re: Fanfiction Guidelines

Postby tiffinata » 25 Nov 2014, 22:10 If we say 'anything goes' then the writer of the anything must be prepared to accept criticism (or certainly lack of praise). If readers don't like the content, and there will be people who don't like what you have written, should they tell the author or not com...
by Tiffinata
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Writing W. E. J. style
Topic: Fanfiction Guidelines
Replies: 30
Views: 624

Re: Fanfiction Guidelines

Postby Kismet » 25 Nov 2014, 21:20 SaintedAunt wrote: Although all this detail about how one could/should write is in itself very interesting, it isn't really what I was asking you all in my first post. Sorry. It obviously wasn't clear. My fault for thinking you all have a brain link to mine.... Wha...
by Tiffinata
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Writing W. E. J. style
Topic: Fanfiction Guidelines
Replies: 30
Views: 624

Re: Fanfiction Guidelines

Postby SaintedAunt » 25 Nov 2014, 20:34 Although all this detail about how one could/should write is in itself very interesting, it isn't really what I was asking you all in my first post. Sorry. It obviously wasn't clear. My fault for thinking you all have a brain link to mine.... What I was actual...
by Tiffinata
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Writing W. E. J. style
Topic: Fanfiction Guidelines
Replies: 30
Views: 624

Re: Fanfiction Guidelines

Postby Fairblue » 25 Nov 2014, 16:24 I have read a few guides to Fanfiction too and have found them to be of great help. What annoys me is that RL has not given me the opportunity to put it into practice lately, as my unfinished Fanfics will testify. To me fan fiction means just that, fiction writte...
by Tiffinata
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Writing W. E. J. style
Topic: Fanfiction Guidelines
Replies: 30
Views: 624

Re: Fanfiction Guidelines

Postby Frecks » 25 Nov 2014, 15:35 There are a great number of books which are re-written these days professionally which change the whole meaning and character of the books - the modern Agatha Christie TV series are a good example where the stories and endings are changed and there are quite a few ...
by Tiffinata
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Writing W. E. J. style
Topic: Fanfiction Guidelines
Replies: 30
Views: 624

Re: Fanfiction Guidelines

Postby SaintedAunt » 25 Nov 2014, 11:37

I read the last two (on fan fiction) through with great interest, Tiff. Thank you for posting the links. A lot of home truths.

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