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FIRST WRITE: Knight Rider 2008 Fanfiction

Post by K2007 » Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:22 pm

I've just finished the first official piece of KR2008 fanfic - but I don't know what to call it. I realize not all of you want to read it, so I'll post an excerpt and you can private-message me if you want me to send you the rest. It's quite short at 523 words.

Mike sighed.
It was the only sound that had come out of him the entire trip home. Kitt’s instincts barked. This is not normal…
“You are not content,” he observed, offering his driver control of the car.
Mike gently pushed the shifter away and shook his head, eyes fixed on the road.
“…I will be quiet.”
“No, it’s okay, I’m just tired.”
“That is not all.”
“Prying, aren’t we?”
“My primary concern is your well-being, Mike. Now please tell me, what is the matter?”
There was a rather long and awkward pause between them. “Kitt…you ever feel…alone?”
“This is not about me.”
“Do you?”
There was another pause. “Why?”
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Post by KRisBack » Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:24 pm

I say you should just post it. :)

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Re: FIRST WRITE: Knight Rider 2008 Fanfiction

Post by K2007 » Mon Mar 03, 2008 9:42 pm

That can be arranged.
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Re: FIRST WRITE: Knight Rider 2008 Fanfiction

Post by K2007 » Mon Mar 03, 2008 9:46 pm

Mike sighed.
It was the only sound that had come out of him the entire trip home. Kitt’s instincts barked. This is not normal…
“You are not content,” he observed, offering his driver control of the car.
Mike gently pushed the shifter away and shook his head, eyes fixed on the road.
“…I will be quiet.”
“No, it’s okay, I’m just tired.”
“That is not all.”
“Prying, aren’t we?”
“My primary concern is your well-being, Mike. Now please tell me, what is the matter?”
There was a rather long and awkward pause between them. “Kitt…you ever feel…alone?”
“This is not about me.”
“Do you?”
There was another pause. “Why?”
“Just answer the damned question.”
The AI hesitated. “No. Why does it matter?”
Mike looked back at the road, his expression unreadable.
“Are you feeling –“
“You can be quiet now.”
“I…yes, Mike.”
Neither of them spoke for a long while.

It happened so suddenly that Kitt didn’t even have time to see it coming. Mike had been tense the entire drive, but the AI hadn’t expected it when his driver suddenly slammed his fist down on the dashboard, causing it to come out of alignment.
“You have lost your temper instantly. What is the problem?”
Mike ran his hand through his blonde hair. “Everything that’s been going on lately…how the hell was I ever convinced to take this job?”
Kitt decided that was a question that didn’t need to be answered.
Mike sighed and rubbed the part of the dashboard he had just hit, the nanotechnology healing it under his hand. “I’m sorry, Kitt.”
Kitt wasn’t sure what to say, but his instinct told him to comfort the human. “Do not be. I appreciate that I have helped.”
Mike smiled half-heartedly as he put his hands on the wheel. He could have sworn he felt the car tremble, but passed it off as a rough spot in the road. As they rounded a boomerang turn, he watched out the window at the landscape. It seemed like only five minutes ago they were racing through the desert, but now they were darting among the constant twists and turns of the woodlands. “Nothing stays the same, does it?” he quietly asked his car, feeling the wheel turn.
Kitt resolved that this was another question that didn’t need an answer and sped up as he exited the turn. He felt Mike’s grip on the wheel tighten and understood. It was somewhat comforting for the young man to have something to hold onto. In a crescendo, the engine rumbled, growled, and roared into fourth gear, the vibrations underfoot a statement of the car’s unique strength and power.
It was then that Mike realized how solid the car was, how safe he was in its cabin. Between the indestructible car and Kitt watching out for him, he felt secure. It was a good feeling. A tinge of a smile played on his lips like the playful traces of pink in the setting sun ahead of them.
And Kitt felt it.
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Re: FIRST WRITE: Knight Rider 2008 Fanfiction

Post by snafu » Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:05 pm

Good start! I like it.
And-
I can't tell you how refreshing it is to read something with proper grammar and spelling.
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Re: FIRST WRITE: Knight Rider 2008 Fanfiction

Post by K2007 » Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:59 pm

Yeah I can be a total 'grammar Nazi,' as my writing friends call it. It's more of a short little musing than it is a starter, but ya never know, it could be something.
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Post by snafu » Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:24 am

Carry a notebook- (you probably already knew that) sometimes bits for fanfic will come at you in really weird places. (class lecture, anyone?)
I'd like to see that piece be developed.
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Re: FIRST WRITE: Knight Rider 2008 Fanfiction

Post by K2007 » Mon Mar 10, 2008 7:41 pm

Hmm...I don't think it will be going anywhere from here. It was just a little short I wrote to test out the KR2008 fanfic. It's not as easy to nail the new KITT's personality. Mike's a bit easier than Michael for me, but hey, that's just me.

By the way, a lot of people have been browsing this topic and not replying. Please; if you read this, give me some feedback. You know how important it would be to you.

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Re: FIRST WRITE: Knight Rider 2008 Fanfiction

Post by Mblackphoenix » Tue Mar 11, 2008 7:31 am

Hello K2007
I know the problem too.
I`m a writer of KR fanfic (in german) too, and a lot of people have read my storys, but feedback is rare.
So its for me important to write a few words.
Your KR08 Fanfic is interesting. ;)
You should write more. :D
Till know its the first, or?
And it shortens the time till we see the next from the series. (Hopefully) :P
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Post by K2007 » Tue Mar 11, 2008 3:51 pm

Unfortunately I cannot yet fluently speak or read German, but I'm trying to learn in my spare time. Maybe someday I'll be able to give you some feedback : )
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Post by kopiikat » Tue Mar 11, 2008 4:06 pm

I really enjoyed this. It's hard to extrapolate KITT and Mike's future relationship, so I like how you kept it as a simple, emotional piece that takes place right after the movie. (At least that's when I imagined it was happening.)

Er... what I mean to say is, no matter what they choose to do with the series later, you won't have to worry about relabeling this story as "AU," you know? (I really don't think I have enough caffeine today.)

Looking forward to more KR2008 stories in the future~

(Hm. Can you even use the word "extrapolate" in that way...?)
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Re: FIRST WRITE: Knight Rider 2008 Fanfiction

Post by K2007 » Wed Mar 12, 2008 3:48 pm

I tried to sort of break the ice between Mike and Kitt in this one. It's almost like they're seeing each other for the first time here.

One question - what does AU mean?
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Post by snafu » Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:04 pm

"Author unknown"?
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Re: FIRST WRITE: Knight Rider 2008 Fanfiction

Post by K2007 » Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:09 pm

Man, I've been in the fanfic business for two and a half years, yet I still need a translator? *smacks* Could've had a V8... :roll:
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Post by snafu » Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:39 pm

Must be the 4 hours of genetics study last night.
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Re: Kopiikat: I'd use "predict" versus "extrapolate" in that sentence. :)

And personally, with all the raunchy, bizarre, poorly written, or just weird fanfic out there, I have yet to see something marked as "AU" or "anonymous". That's why people make up screen names, or so I thought.
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Re: FIRST WRITE: Knight Rider 2008 Fanfiction

Post by K2007 » Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:47 pm

SD_Chick wrote:And personally, with all the raunchy, bizarre, poorly written, or just weird fanfic out there, I have yet to see something marked as "AU" or "anonymous". That's why people make up screen names, or so I thought.


People make up screen names because they don't want Karr to come to their house and hold them hostage to lure Kitt into a trap.

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Post by kopiikat » Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:04 pm

Haha... I have no idea what you guys are talking about.

AU means "alternate universe," and I typically see it posted onto stories that were written prematurely and no longer make any sense in canon, or stories that want to use slightly different canon. For example, a lot of people wrote stories about Harry Potter's future before the books ended. Now that they're finished, they might be considered AU.

At least, that's what I always THOUGHT it meant...
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Post by snafu » Thu Mar 13, 2008 12:29 am

Oh geez- I wasn't even close. Where am I and what am I doing up this creek?
I get all my acronyms mixed up- I'm in all these equine breeding management classes and to me "AI" means "artificial insemination"!
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Post by kopiikat » Thu Mar 13, 2008 1:36 am

SD_Chick wrote:Oh geez- I wasn't even close. Where am I and what am I doing up this creek?
I get all my acronyms mixed up- I'm in all these equine breeding management classes and to me "AI" means "artificial insemination"!

Haha! It really brings new meaning to "KITT's AI," doesn't it? Hm... KITT's "AI" fanfic challenge, anyone~??
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Post by snafu » Thu Mar 13, 2008 1:48 am

I'm not even going there. We're going to collect the... magic juice tomorrow in lab to AI a mare.

So, someone else can happily write the fanfic.

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Post by kopiikat » Thu Mar 13, 2008 2:27 am

It's basically Chinese for "Please do not call me a 'car.' I am the Knight Industries 2000." I have to admit I copied it from someone, though. My Chinese is... not so great. :oops:
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Re: FIRST WRITE: Knight Rider 2008 Fanfiction

Post by K2007 » Thu Mar 13, 2008 4:02 pm

But if Kitt's a he-car, then how does that work? Unless he's really a...O.O

Let's not sully Kitt's reputation. Let's go after Domino : )

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Post by snafu » Thu Mar 13, 2008 8:07 pm

But where do you get the magic stuff from?

Sorry, I'll stop.








Maybe.


But ya know, since I dragged myself across town at 8 in the morning to watch a stallion do the deed and then sat through 45 minutes of analyzing sperm, perhaps the knowledge should be put to use?
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Post by kopiikat » Thu Mar 13, 2008 8:20 pm

K2007 wrote:But if Kitt's a he-car, then how does that work? Unless he's really a...O.O

I think "male" is more of a gender-identity thing than a sex thing for KITT. It would be kind of creepy for Wilton Knight (or Charles Graiman?) to actually add a physical identifier... Or, rather, extremely creepy.

SD_Chick wrote:But ya know, since I dragged myself across town at 8 in the morning to watch a stallion do the deed and then sat through 45 minutes of analyzing sperm, perhaps the knowledge should be put to use?

No one's more qualified than you, my friend.

As much as my conscious mind is telling me to stop talking about this, I just can't seem to. :mrgreen:
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Post by snafu » Thu Mar 13, 2008 8:32 pm

You're just as evil as the rest of us.

Face it.
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