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[personal profile] dunmurderin
Ok, I signed up for [community profile] casestory and I get that casefic is pretty much the fannish term for 'mystery story' but...are there any other nuances that I should be aware of? Like, at [community profile] casestory, the first rule is:

Stories should be focused on a case/crime investigation/crime. Medical cases or other themes are also allowed as long as there is a case somehow involved.

And what I'm wondering is, what does 'other theme' mean/how could it be construed?

What I'm hoping is that the mystery in casefic doesn't have to be a murder, 'cause I love me some crime shows but murders are getting old, y'all.

Date: 2012-01-25 04:09 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] st_aurafina
I did it last year, but I had murders, yay. I think, as long as there's a case, you'll be okay. So, like, casefic.

Lol, you're dun murderin.

Date: 2012-02-14 11:28 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bzero
I finally started watching the British series Sherlock and I almost immediately thought of you -- the first episode after the pilot started with a "locked room murder" and my reaction was that they were hitting the classics right away! =D

Date: 2012-02-15 12:19 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bzero
Supa-flattered, baby! =)

Date: 2012-01-25 04:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beckyh2112.livejournal.com
I don't think it has to be a murder - some of the noirs I've been reading involve robberies and swindles (on top of murders). So that is a thing. But I don't know.

I didn't know fandom had a term for mystery besides "mystery".

Date: 2012-01-25 03:04 pm (UTC)
ext_9605: A lungfish with the caption "Where are my eggs benedict?" -- because animals asking for strange food is funny! (Default)
From: [identity profile] dunmurderin.livejournal.com
I didn't know fandom had a term for mystery besides "mystery".

*dohs* Shows what I know and what I get for trying to cleverly guess at the meaning/purpose of 'casefic'...eh-heh!

Date: 2012-01-25 04:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beckyh2112.livejournal.com
Hey, you could be right! I'm notoriously pretty "eh?" about fandom developing new terms.

Date: 2012-01-25 04:43 pm (UTC)
ext_9605: A lungfish with the caption "Where are my eggs benedict?" -- because animals asking for strange food is funny! (Default)
From: [identity profile] dunmurderin.livejournal.com
Well, I did a bit more digging and from what I found at AO3 Fanlore (http://fanlore.org/wiki/Case_Story) was this definition: Case fic is a type of fanfiction that mirrors the format of the source text, featuring an 'A' plot that focuses on a case similar to the cases featured on the show, and usually a 'B' plot that deals with the characters' personal issues or interactions. so...yeah, exactly how it's different from a mystery story, I'm not sure. But, I think I can work with this format!
Edited Date: 2012-01-25 04:44 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-01-25 04:40 am (UTC)
ext_962: (breaking bad - RV)
From: [identity profile] surreallis.livejournal.com
Oh sure! If you're going crime, it could just be missing persons, missing property, robbery, assault, con jobs, whatever. If not, you could go archaeological mysteries, search for treasure, search for a missing ancestor. Anything that I suppose you could hire someone to find for you, could be a case.

A Thing I've learned over writing a lot of casefic in my police fandoms? LOTS OF RED HERRINGS. When you only have one or two, people figure it out right away.

Date: 2012-01-25 03:11 pm (UTC)
ext_9605: A lungfish with the caption "Where are my eggs benedict?" -- because animals asking for strange food is funny! (Default)
From: [identity profile] dunmurderin.livejournal.com
*Hrmmmmmms* yesss, this provides the thinky thoughts

Date: 2012-01-25 11:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] niyazi-a.livejournal.com
For 'other theme' using medical cases as an example I thought they meant something like, well, in a way, medical cases can be 'mysteries', right? (Looks at House, remembers when it was good, sighs) So like psych cases, perhaps, as well? As long as there's something that needs to be investigated/solved.

(My three hours of sleep useless two cents)

Date: 2012-01-25 03:11 pm (UTC)
ext_9605: A lungfish with the caption "Where are my eggs benedict?" -- because animals asking for strange food is funny! (Default)
From: [identity profile] dunmurderin.livejournal.com
Thanks! Very helpful, actually 8)

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