I've written fanfiction thrice in my life. Twice I was inspired by a pic and once as a co-author to a friend's fanfic. Both times I wrote fics 4 pics they were very short. My inspiration for the first time was Collen Winters' Uchusenkan Yamato fan-pic "The kids from Terra" back in 1983 for the very first English language "Japanimation" fanzine, Highly Animated. Now, almost a quarter century later, for a gijinka sketch of MLP FiM's Princess Luna by John Josecoe, "Ready to play?" johnjoseco.deviantart.com/art/…
All those triumphs, on all those fields of battle, over all those years they are no mystery to any officer who has ever looked up from the board into that serene, youthful, beautiful face and felt that thoughtful gaze assessing your potential, evaluating your abilities, and anticipating your moves. I swear she saw into the very depths of my soul.
- Carl von Coltwitz, from the dedication in his book, Vom Kriege