Talk:GTA Fan Fiction

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Canon Fiction

How can any unofficial fan-fiction be canonical? Surely if its made up by someone other than Rockstar, then it does not actually chronicle the events in the GTA series. If it was approved by Rockstar to be the true story of events then it could be counted as canonical, but that hasn't happened to any. Xenon (Admin) talk 16:39, 9 April 2007 (BST)

What us fan-fiction writers generally consider to be canon is something that doesn't contradict the storyline. As far as I can tell, I've never crossed that line aside from in GTA: TUS, where the age of Carl Johnson is a bit out of tune. Although, as well, a nuclear bomb being detonated in the U.S. is unlikely for GTA, GTA: Deliverance could possibly take place hundreds of years in the future. So, I understand your point, but canon really just means that it doesn't contradict the main plot. CJ 23:25, 9 June 2009 (UTC)

I can add one thing in requirement of canonical fan-fiction. It's "being natural". For example(I'm not attacking CJ's novel, just criticizing weakly), how can Tommy and Carl are meeting in Vice City, 1986? CJ was stayed in Los Santos 1987. And never refered 'second, third return' in GTA:SA. Although they knew each other, I think Tommy and Carl should be an old enemy. So they keep the valance, maybe. I'll find more question. --Mr.Korean 11:51, 24 June 2009 (UTC)

Massive vanity

Sorry, no offense to User:Carl "CJ" Johnson, but this seems like one big vanity page for his fanfics. Having not read them I can't comment, but is it really notable on a factual encyclopedia?... C-d-rom 17:51, 5 June 2009 (UTC)

I agree, though not to cause offense to Carl "CJ" Johnson. This wiki is mainly for covering actual events and aspects (vehicles, characters etc) of GTA games, so fan fiction doesn't really warrant its own article on here - although there is nothing wrong with mentioning/promoting your stories on your userpage or associated userpages. Again, no offense, but I seriously doubt that people would search a wiki about GTA for fan fiction. - Hardrock182 18:04, 5 June 2009 (UTC)
Totally agree, the wiki is for information on grand theft auto, not made up stuff. Now, I myself love to write a bit of fan fiction and love reading the ones about background characters and such but fan fiction should be uploaded to another site dedicated to fan fiction such as this: http://www.fanfiction.net/game/Grand_Theft_Auto/ --LuisFernandoLopez 18:17, 5 June 2009 (UTC)

I agree to an extent. However, I can see how fan fiction could be relevant. If there was more of it, and it came from more people, then an article like this would be good. However in its current state, it would be best in another namespace, either under a specific user (that personally maintained a list of fan fiction, like a personal project) or as a forum topic. Perhaps this article could be about fan fiction in general (or something more general, such as being in a Canon article), with one or two examples - then a less-official non-encyclopedic full list could be kept elsewhere (eg the Forum)? Gboyers talk 02:20, 14 June 2009 (UTC)