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13 September 2010 @ 05:47 pm
A Question Concerning Fic Etiquitte!  
Good afternoon those brave souls who are on my F*list, I have a question for you.  After a long time and much gibbering I have decided that at some point in the distant future I want to try my hand at a 'proper' case fic, when I say proper actually set in the SPN universe.  In other words Sam and Dean not Jared and Jensen, now before you all run screaming for cover it could be months, years or even never!

Right the question is this, I have several plots in my overcrowded bonce already, but many, many moons ago I read a Magnificent 7 fic set in the old west, and the plot of said fic just screamed Supernatural.  Now I want to re-work the story in my own way, so I don't want to go back and find it, simply because if I read it I'm scared it will be a straight copy.  And I don't want to do that to another author, how would I go about this, do I credit where I read it? or even the author's name if I remember it, or better yet try and contact them. I really just don't want to tread on someone's toes, but honestly the story is pure Sam and Dean and I would love to attempt it.

So if a kind soul could help me out it would be very appreciated.
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sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on September 14th, 2010 04:11 pm (UTC)
Thanks, now all I need to do is actually write the bloody thing *G*
realscape on September 13th, 2010 09:29 pm (UTC)
Talk to the original author if you can, if its appropriate. Get their ok to work from their source material before you start. Do not leave yourself open to accusations of plagiarism. Acknowledge your sources openly and right from the beginning. I'm going to email you too
     Mandya_phoenixdragon on September 14th, 2010 04:49 am (UTC)
Well if you are planning on reworking it but using some of teh same basic ideas, I woul credit the author and the fic (much like a disclaimer) and thank them in your notes for their awesome fic and leave it at that. But if it would make you feel better, fire orr an email at the author and ask permission to use their setting.

*hugs*
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on September 14th, 2010 04:13 pm (UTC)
Thank you, I have every intention of grovelling to the author if I ever wite the fic, I have to say it's looking more and more likely as I can just hear the two of them bickering in my head.

     Mandy: Finally the Huga_phoenixdragon on September 14th, 2010 04:15 pm (UTC)
Sorry for the previous Spell!Fail *stabs self*

But that does sound like an awesome idea - and safe all around!

*huggles you*
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on September 14th, 2010 06:08 pm (UTC)
Well it looks like I may have no choice now, the author of the original fic just dropped me a line saying they have no problem with me using some of the ideas.In fact they agreed with me saying it's perfect Dean fodder, that and the fact the whole ordeal is undertaken naked! which may or may not have had a bearing on the attraction of the tale.

*Paces back and forth* oh crap I've never written the boys! iz now utterly terrified. Hell I threw the challenge down and I'm going to stick to it.
     Mandya_phoenixdragon on September 14th, 2010 06:18 pm (UTC)
YES!!! Whoot!!

You'll do great, honey - you gotta give it the shot!

*hugs you tight*