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Fanfic Trailers (add 'em on!)

POSTED BY: STEAMER
UPDATED: Wednesday, January 9, 2008 10:09
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Friday, November 30, 2007 6:24 PM

STEAMER


I thought it would be fun to have a thread where we could post 'coming attractions' for our works in progress. Have something you can't wait to share? Looking for some plot bunnies? Just want to do some honest fic-pimping in between jobs? Come on in and write out a trailer! Include some settings, dialogue, ominous voiceovers, stage directions, however you'd like a trailer for your story to look if it ever made the silver screen. (Yeah, don't we all wish!)

I'll start with a trailer for my upcoming series 'The Old That Is Strong.' As I say, if you want your own trailer to look a little different, differ away. After all, why unite all the fanfic trailers under one format?

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FADE IN

(Over a background track of heavy monotone percussion and bass:)
EXT. SPACE
Fly-by of Serenity.

IN THE STRUGGLE FOR SURVIVAL...

INT. SERENITY CARGO BAY
(Angle: Mal and crew
conferring in a circle)
MAL: Lot of you best keep on your toes...All's it takes is one nosy Fed and we ain't leavin' here with Serenity.

EXT. SPACE
(Close on Serenity, going for re-entry in a nose dive.)

FOR THOSE WHO LIVE
THEIR LIVES ON THE EDGE...


EXT. FOREST SETTING
(Angle: Wash, on the verge of falling over a slippery cliff.)
WASH (panicked): Wo de ma, Zoe!!!!!

INT. SERENITY DINING AREA
(Mal sits at the head of the table, addressing the crew)
MAL: Gonna be trouble we ain't known. But it's no place we ain't been before.
(Carries as a voiceover into...)

INT. HANGAR
(Angle: River and Kaylee, burning debris raining down around them as they struggle to their feet, turning in the same direction.)
RIVER (screaming): Simon!!!
(Kaylee echoes her scream, and both dash out of sight)

WHEN LIFE IS LOST
AND LOVE IS FOUND...


EXT. SERENITY
(Close on River, as she fervently embraces and kisses an original character)

INT. SERENITY ENGINE ROOM (close on Mal)
MAL: Tell me straight out, Kaylee, you feel like it's time to move on?

INT. INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX
(Wide shot of Mal, Zoe and Jayne engaged in a feverish firefight, maneuvering for covered positions.)

FREEDOM
HAS ITS PRICE


INT. TRAIN CAB (close on Jayne, brandishing a carbine)
JAYNE (shouting): Let's wreck the gorram train anyway!

INT. DINING AREA (close up on an agitated Simon)
SIMON: The last thing I need to hear right now is any possibility that River might be hurt!

INT. ACADEMY LAB
(Close on River, apparently back at the Academy: she's under the instruments, wincing and screaming. Cut to Simon and a shadowy, unseen figure, marching like a battering ram through a black passageway, knocking the daylights out of every individual they encounter.)
ZOE (VO): I think it's time we start takin' the battle to them.

WHEN OLD MEETS NEW...

INT. DANCE HALL
(Close on Mal, conferring with an original character)
O.C.: No way this fight's close to bein' over, Mal.

INT. SERENITY BRIDGE (Mal speaks animatedly into the comm mike)
MAL: I'm lookin' at four Fed battle cruisers and they're comin' straight at you! You gotta get going like now!

EXT. SPACE
(As Serenity veers and tries to escape, pursued by a gaggle of Alliance assault gunboats)

AND THE FIRES FLY...

(The background music intensifies over a rapid montage of fiery scenes. Mal, bursting from cover, fires his pistol at an unknown enemy. River, unarmed, fiercely fights back against a rabble of rough-and-tumble attackers. Serenity blasts off in full burn. Inara, visibly panicked, veers her shuttle in a hard bank. Mal, flanked by Kaylee and an original character, lets loose a belligerent burst of fire from an assault rifle. Zoe engages a too-close enemy hand-to-hand. Serenity tears through atmo, rolling rapidly. Mal and Jayne, brandishing weapons, bolt forward over a grassy hill. The crew fights at close quarters against a gang of Niska-type thuggery. As River's boot sole fills the entire field of vision:)

SUDDEN BLACK OUT, SILENT BEAT

WHO WILL EMERGE THE STRONGER?

EXT. SPACE
(Close on: a ginormous space battleship opening fire and beaning several smaller vessels. Another montage: Mal and crew attempt a desperate escape from a ship under heavy attack, the space battleship maintains fire and one of its targets explodes violently.)

THE OLD THAT IS STRONG
A FIREFLY MINISERIES


(Close-up on Mal, his face dark, twisted and ferocious.)
MAL: NOW MOVE!!!

COMING SOON TO THE BLUE SUN ROOM




River grabbed
The gun and
Dropped three
"No power
In the 'verse
Can stop me!"
FIREFLY

Captain of the New England Browncoats
http://www.myspace.com/nebrowncoats

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Saturday, December 1, 2007 3:25 AM

BLACKBEANIE


That sounds awesome- I'll definatly keep an eye out for it.

I posted a 'trailer' of my own a while back, except I did it in the BSR.

Give me some time to get another ready and I'll post it on this thread.


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Saturday, December 1, 2007 9:18 PM

SCHOONER


Start on black. Voiceover begin: a group of children singing a nursery rhyme.

Can't go North
Can't go East
Pandora's flying
In to feast

Fade up to Simon staring into a high-tech microscope
Shift to Simon, wearing a surgical mask and working on an unseen patient.
Shift to Duran Hamer, staring at a large holographic projection of a DNA strand. There is an expression of mixed horror and awe on his face
Cut to a wide shot of the Eavesdown docks. It's a disaster area. People are laying on blankets, crying out. A few white coated figures move frantically among the crowd
Fade to black

Can't go West
Can't go South
Pandora's crawling
In your mouth

Fade up to Mal and Jayne, in Badger's office, beating off several Interpol officers.
Cut to Jayne swimming underwater in a flooded hallway.
Cut to Jayne, wearing a spacesuit, in Serenity's galley. He's holding Vera in a firing position.
Fade to Jayne, sitting alone at Serenity's dining table. The set is dimly lit. He is holding his head in his hands. His shoulders are shaking.
Fade to black

Lassies run
Try to flee
Pandora wants you
With her tea

Fade up to a face-on shot of Kaylee. She's frantically working on something below the screen. White glare illuminates her face and swollen belly.
Cut to Inara, dress dirty and torn, dragging two young children into Serenity's cargo hold with an angry mob in pursuit.
Cut to River, balancing on the railing of one of Serenity's catwalks. She's fighting a tall, blonde woman, also balanced on the railing. The woman's jacket has a sleeve torn off, revealing a skintight blue covering over her arm and hand. Showers of electric sparks fly in the background.
Fade to black

Laddies run
Try to hide
Pandora wants to
Be your bride

Fade up to Mal trotting down a wrecked corridor. He's leading with his pistol and is carrying an unconscious man with the other arm.
Cut to Mal on Serenity's bridge, face in turmoil. Simon and Inara are standing behind him. He slams his fist against the back of the pilot's seat.
Overheard shot of Mal standing on catwalk over Serenity's cargo bay, wearing his browncoat. He looks calm and determined. Shot swings around him to show a crowd of spacers staring up at him expectantly.
Fade to black

Cannot see
Cannot fight
Pandora wants you
in the light...

Fade up to Zoe, wearing a smart business suit. She's walking down a very bright, very clean corridor.
Cut to Zoe and Wash sharing a passionate kiss in front of a sunny window. She is wearing a towel, he is shirtless above pajama bottoms.
Cut to Zoe facing away from the camera, again in the business suit. She is in a dark alley. Slow motion of her falling as gunshots flash against her back.
Fade to black. We hear Zoe's voice, small and afraid
"Mal...I can't move my legs"


Firefly: Pandemic
The only victory is survival.
Coming in 2008

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Sunday, December 2, 2007 7:08 AM

STEAMER


Wow - Schooner, that one caused some shivers. But we gotta wait till '09 to read it? Gorrammit!

The Pandora verse is a great touch, too. Did you make that up or get it from elsewhere? Sounds a lot like a River-ramble.



Do you own
A Firefly
Want to keep her
In the sky
All you need
Is Kaylee Frye
FIREFLY

Captain of the New England Browncoats
http://www.myspace.com/nebrowncoats

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Sunday, December 2, 2007 10:50 AM

SCHOONER


Quote:

Originally posted by Steamer:
Wow - Schooner, that one caused some shivers. But we gotta wait till '09 to read it? Gorrammit!

The Pandora verse is a great touch, too. Did you make that up or get it from elsewhere? Sounds a lot like a River-ramble.



I meant 2008! Sorry, my bad. Thanks for the correction.

As for the verse, that's original. Based it on the same principle as "ring around the rosy"

EDIT: This is a great thread, Steamer. Can't wait to read your fic, and also see who else has something in the works.

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Sunday, December 2, 2007 3:27 PM

SHADESIREN


This was made for our second year anniversary, and we've just passed our third, but I'd love to share it with you all, since it's a little different version of a trailer...



and here's a credits reel:



enjoy :)


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EDIT: I updated the credits, it's basically the same string, but it's updated to reflect our current crew and passengers.

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Sunday, December 2, 2007 5:28 PM

BLACKBEANIE


I LOL-ed at the Owen Wilson bit, that was great. As was the rest of the video.

Here is that trailer I promised. Enjoy.

Plan B was developed as a fail-safe; if River Tam ever became a threat, Plan B would be triggered to stop her…
Shot from inside Serenity, the ramp lowers, revealing a patiently waiting Damien.
DAMIEN: Hi
RIVER: (Smiling shyly) Hi
Damien opens arms expectantly.
DAMIEN: Don’t I get a hug?

After Miranda, The Academy officially declared her a threat
Shot of the two from the waist up, they stand close, lips less than an inch apart.
DAMIEN: I love you.
RIVER: I love you too.
They kiss passionately and begin to remove each other’s clothes.

Plan B is savage, deadly, calculating, heartless, designed to perfection…
River sits curled in a corner, shaking.
RIVER: It can’t be stopped.

And it has one mission…
Damien saunters along the catwalk, watching over River in the Cargo Bay.
Close up on his face, his look is very intense and focused.

Kill River Tam
The shot moves to behind him. He has a gun tucked into the back of his pants.
The screen is blank for a few seconds.
Gunshot.

Damien has a struggling Simon pinned to the floor.
DAMIEN: This is out of your control.

Mal shoves Damien against a wall.
MAL: (Yelling) What the hell is goin’ on?

River stands alone in a large barren room, holding a gun.
A door slides open and Damien runs out, towards her.
The pair embrace, River pulls him into a desperate kiss, which he returns.
Another door opens and Reaver’s flood out.

Damien is standing behind a blank-faced River.
Close up as he leans forward and whispers in her ear.
DAMIEN: You’ll be dead before morning.

PLAN B

RIVER: (Crying) Things are about to get much worse.

COMING SOON



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Sunday, December 2, 2007 6:35 PM

SHADESIREN


I have to add that the player who's character is 'portrayed' by Owen Wilson (The Terry, our mechanic) is positively GENIUS at channelling Owen - we all laugh at his posts, you'd swear you can HEAR Owen's voice in his writing. On a side note, he is also the person that created the trailer video (the credits are my work, and are about to be updated, as our roster has changed yet again).

You know you want it - http://www.shadesiren.com

You know you need it - http://www.oberonrpg.com

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Monday, December 3, 2007 5:29 AM

STEAMER


Whew....makes a couple more stories I gotta keep an eye out for. Blackbeanie, I'm here to tell ya, I positively LOVE River/OC stories. (Jury's still out on whether I'll still love it if the OC is there to bump her off, but there's only one way to find out. ) I'm a-lookin' forward to it!



Kaylee sees her
Captain's frown
Still won't put
That capture down
FIREFLY

Captain of the New England Browncoats
http://www.myspace.com/nebrowncoats

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008 10:09 AM

KIMBER


I think this fanfic trail thing is real cool! I think I'll join in =)

So, my story is another version of how Mal and Inara get together but I think it's more angsty the other ones I've written. There's an OC called Dalton who's Inara's childhood neighbor (he's sort of an 'Atherton Wing' version). He tries to get Inara in a relationship which she doesn't want because she's in love with Mal. Violence ensues.

Now to the trailer...

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“Dalton Joan?” She managed. He looked so the same and yet so different… she couldn’t believe her neighbor would change like this. He was much taller and quite handsome – though not as much as Mal
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Mal was watching the conversation, who was that rich dandy? He’s been drooling after Inara since they entered that bar but it seems that he isn’t some stranger to her… of course, Inara’d leave the whole damn bar drooling after her but he didn’t like this guy at all. He was flirting with his baby girl – wait! What was that? –

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“Mal, this is Dalton. Dalton this is Capt. Malcolm Reynolds, the captain of the ship I live on.” introduced Inara.

They shook hands reluctantly and even a blind man could tell they loathed each other already.

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Inara was feeling a bit strange as she followed Dalton, and even stranger when they arrived at the isolated room which he was opening.Once they were in, the room locked itself automatically and Dalton led her into the room

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Inara was crying now "He started to touch me..."

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Mal's heart wrenched at seeing her like this. He sat on the bed and put his arms around her, she tried to resist but stopped immediately when she heard him whisper "I love you" in her ear

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Kim

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