Fantastica by Victorio Velasquez

Parody/satire that spoofs movie and TV fiction/fantasy. Its the flip side of Game of Thrones with more humor, sex, drugs, and rock n roll fun.

The world of Fantastica is an enchanted magical land with politically social upheaval and racial divide. Two close friends, Shit and Dope, both of whom are from different origins and backgrounds, break the law of the land for partaking in the weeklong Pigshit festival. This special festival held annually for the peaceful common people and forest beasts that reside outside of the great city is disrupted by a military dispatch of cavalry troops dealing justice in the name of the cat emperor/demigod deity who has always ruled his provincial lands with an oppressive iron paw. This sets off the intricate chain of events that leads to the two friends being separated, and to individually embark on different paths of destiny. This is FANTASTICA, the dark new age parody/satire/spoof series of the fiction/fantasy genre like no other before or after.

  • Classification: Adult
  • Work is: Fully available on Authonomy
  • First submitted Sept. 16, 2012
  • Last updated Sept. 16, 2012
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  • Jake Vickers's avatar
    Jake Vickers wrote 4 months, 2 weeks ago
    This is a very interesting world you have established, that leaves quite a bit to the surreal interpretation of the reader. The unexpected is what works best here. Peculiar lines and characters work well to tune the reader into what you're going for. The story suffers from formatting issues. The tense should either be past or present. The sentences should be cut down to their leanest and most functional forms. Keeping your characters in the forefront, eliminating passive story elements, ...
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  • Sam Barclay's avatar
    Sam Barclay wrote 2 years ago
    This is certainly different....and that's what we want, of course. If you are aiming for mainstream, then you will probably have to think about changing the character's name 'Shit.' Maybe 'Crap'? Dope is fine and quite amusing as it works on many levels. As far as the short pitch goes, you need an apostrophe in 'Its the flip.' With the long pitch I suggest a new paragraph starting 'This sets off..." This is very imaginative and original. Personally I think ...
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    Otter [Retired] wrote 2 years ago
    Thanks for the request for a read request swap. Shit and Dope, an interesting choice of names but entirely suitable for parody and satire though some would find more subtle names more appealing. Louie seems to live in wondrous splendour as befitting a God. I enjoyed that you use every single word appropriate to the world of fantasy and wizardry and meshed them together into a meanagerie of descriptive prose - very befitting a story that parodies these things. Alas, ...
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  • Charles Knightley's avatar
    Charles Knightley wrote 2 years ago
    Fantastica Victorio Velasquez You have created an interesting world. You obviously have quite an imagination to have have written this. I think the review by Henry Baum summarises your book very well. "Fantastica is not a serious novel. ... this story is meant to be silly. Velasquez is poking fun at fantasy novels and about the world we live in today. He goes out of his way to be outrageous and shocking." A very good critique, what more can I ...
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  • BeeJoy's avatar
    BeeJoy wrote 2 years ago

    Hm...interesting concept here. Very great imagination you got going. I would say a little less profanity but loved the book!

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    Labradors and cappuccino wrote 2 years, 7 months ago
    This is definitely not my type of book; nevertheless I will try and give you some genuine critique. I don't like the character's name SHIT. It's not really funny and I think you can do better than that. Dope is okay, even amusing. You clearly have writing talent and with a lot of work can write a better book. At the moment you have way too many long sentences and it's too easy to lose track -I counted 46 word ...
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  • tmda7's avatar
    tmda7 wrote 2 years, 8 months ago

    I love your writing style and choice of character names. There is a very subtle irony that pervades the narrative, though Dope's threat to 'impregnate' every one of his detractors' daughters is a personal highlight! A good blend of parody/satire and slapstick/inference.

  • Native1243's avatar
    Native1243 wrote 2 years, 8 months ago
    Wow, it took me awhile to get through the first chapter but I did it and all i can say is that this is actually pretty funny. I read it with one of my friends and we were just cracking up the whole time we were reading it. I've never seen the Game of Thrones but I've played the game once and I liked it. My interest was in this the whole time I was reading it. Great use of ...
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  • Jaclyn Aurore's avatar
    Jaclyn Aurore wrote 2 years, 8 months ago

    WTF!

    Alright, so I've never read or seen Game of Thrones, though i hear it's quite good... so if there is any actual relation to that (aside from fabulous writing of course) then i missed it.
    Having said that, i thought this was freaking hilarious... Oh Mighty Shit, i bow to thee

    Jaclyn x
    It Never Happened

    Invited to WTF group
    http://authonomy.com/forums/threads/106125/wtf-write-the-fantasy/

  • ubulord's avatar
    ubulord wrote 2 years, 8 months ago

    This is peculiar. I'll come back to it when I manage to get some free time, which at the moment I unfortunately don't have.

  • Retired user
    Michael Matula wrote 2 years, 8 months ago
    There's a lot of creativity here, Victorio, with genetically-altered demon beasts and the very entertaining cat god, and I think you have a lot of talent as a writer. I'm not personally a big fan of some of the names, though, and I also might trim down on some of the adjectives at times (as in chapter 2 with the “tall lanky” mutant – I'd take out “tall,” as lanky means both tall and thin. “Big giant” also seemed redundant, ...
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  • Maevesleibhin's avatar
    Maevesleibhin wrote 2 years, 8 months ago
    Fantastica Victorio, I only read the first chapter, and I felt quite proud of myself for getting so far. Frankly, the mere thought of 100,000 words of this is more than I can take. I do not tend to be dismissive of books on Authonomy. We are all here because we want to improve our work and be recognized for our talents. We all want our stories read. And, in both our cases, we want to make people laugh. But ...
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    Jimmy Wearne [Retired] wrote 2 years, 8 months ago

    HI Victorio - first suggestion - get rid of the 'And' starting the second sentence editors hate those and you don't need it.
    change of tense - Shit nodded in agreement , "Well said old friend" as he gets up - should be' as he got up'

    Over all though I enjoyed you first chapter immensely - especially the catgod Louie - is that from a personal encounter? Giving you top stars

    Jimmy

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    Jimmy Wearne [Retired] wrote 2 years, 8 months ago

    HI Victorio - first suggestion - get rid of the 'And' starting the second sentence editors hate those and you don't need it.
    change of tense - Shit nodded in agreement , "Well said old friend" as he gets up - should be' as he got up'

    Over all though I enjoyed you first chapter immensely - especially the catgod Louie - is that from a personal encounter? Giving you top stars

    Jimmy

  • Thalia's avatar
    Thalia wrote 2 years, 9 months ago

    I loved the premise and your characters are fun and interesting. My only humble suggestion would be perhaps break up the first chapter into two shorter ones because there is so much going on. I've given Fantastica top stars!

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    maretha wrote 2 years, 9 months ago

    Fantastica/Victoria Velasquez
    I couldn't help but smile at the names of the friends Shit and Dope being at the Pigshit festival, although having said that it didn't quite glue the plot for me. Your story certainly has potential and your imagiantion has no bounds. So for that I give you many stars, although I'm not sure where the plot will take me :-)
    All the best
    Maretha
    African Adventures of Flame, Family, Furry and Feathered Friends

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    Di Manzara [Retired] wrote 2 years, 9 months ago

    Hi Victorio,

    This is highly imaginative. I admire you for coming up with an interesting plot many will enjoy. You have your own unique style and it says a lot about you as a writer. Great job.

    Overall, I enjoyed the read and I wish you all the best with it.

    D
    LEO & ROVER: THE PURPLE MARBLE ADVENTURES

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    deleted_philip john [Retired] wrote 2 years, 10 months ago

    Not my kind of book if I am totally, utterly honest. But clearly the product of an incredibly lively imagination and very well written.
    Good luck Philip John

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    rikasworld wrote 2 years, 10 months ago

    I like the idea of this and I think you have some nice touches, like the self worshipping rituals of the emporer and the fact he has images of himself in the sewage system!
    Needs a bit of editing I think. Watch the tenses and that kind of thing. It does read a bit like a first draft that would be funnier if it was tightened up and some of the jokes developed more.
    I think this has potential though.

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    mistahsig [Retired] wrote 2 years, 10 months ago
    I like what you're trying to do here. It's a bit of a comical adventure story mixed with some sarcastic overtones, which I am a fan of. Writing such as this doesn't need to be as crude as you've done in some parts with the swears. That's my only real complaint. Try to make those kinds of words strategic, when they really have a punch behind them. Anyway, I dig it. I hope you expand this story, because I'm interested ...
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