What are your fan fiction gripes?

Discussion in 'Fan Town' started by OtherCat, Aug 27, 2016.

  1. Bunny

    Bunny aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    Caps for emphasis often just make my brain switch into homestuck character intro mode.

    And whenever I want to do italics often it comes out /in forward slashes/. Not fun for writing things in the current day and age but they feel more italic than actual italics do to me.
     
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  2. garden

    garden lucid dreamer

    i still use /forward slashes/ when i'm not in a text editor that can use italics
     
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  3. YggiDee

    YggiDee Well-Known Member

    One slash to tip the letters forwards and one slash to hold them up!
     
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  4. cleverThylacine

    cleverThylacine cuddles for the weird and the fierce

    and one slash to keep them trapped and in the darkness bind them
     
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  5. unknownanonymous

    unknownanonymous i am inimitable, i am an original|18+

    there is a fic with some of my fave characters that i would love to read but...

    it is in spanish
     
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  6. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    YOI Badfic Friend found what was allegedly a Harry Potter AU but was in fact super obviously the author dusting off an old Drarry fic and word-replacing the names. Because, you know, those two ships are totally interchangeable.

    #3 giveaway: Yuuri and Victor are inexplicably Gryffindor-Slytherin rivals who hate each other for some reason.
    #2 giveaway: Victor talks about how he tried to make friends with Yuuri while shopping before school started.
    #1 giveaway: "cauldTakeshi"
     
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  7. KarrinBlue

    KarrinBlue Magical Girl Intern

    Pfffffffff amazing
     
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  8. witchknights

    witchknights Bold Enchanter Defends The Fearful

    Idk if this counts, but I just saw a sollavellan fic with a Lavellan named the same thing as mine. Sollavellan is my NOTP. seeing idrilla's name vaguely connected to boinking the bad egg is just Wrong
     
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  9. valenstyne

    valenstyne Went out for cigarettes, never came back

    Something I find absolutely hilarious: When writers use words that they clearly do not actually know the meaning of. Por ejemplo:
    Bruce Wayne is…VOTING RIGHTS MAN!

    (Of course, Voting Rights Man is actually a superhero we desperately need in the US, but unfortunately that's not what the fic was about…)
     
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  10. Scheherazade

    Scheherazade It's a story fractal

    If you've read Unpretty's Batman fic, though, that totally sounds like a thing her Bruce Wayne would do.
     
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  11. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    Yeah, "banned from Wal-Mart for giving all the employees better jobs" Bruce Wayne would totally set up massive "WE WILL HELP YOU REGISTER AND VOTE BY MAIL" operations in neighborhoods that crooked politicians are trying to disenfranchise, just because he could.
     
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  12. TheSeer

    TheSeer 37 Bright Visionary Crushes The Doubtful

    Yeah, he's always struck me as the sort of Batman who is thrilled to find social problems he can solve just by spending a lot of money, rather than by spending a lot of money and then punching a clown.

    (He'll even try solving social problems when it doesn't cost money, though he's bad at that. "AH YES TIM THE BOY, YOUR VERY MANLY SON. HE IS UPSTAIRS BEING A FINE YOUNG GENTLEMAN WHY DO YOU ASK?")
     
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  13. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

  14. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    YOI Badfic Friend found another thing.
     
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  15. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

     
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  16. tinyhydra

    tinyhydra a dingus

    I wish making characters inexplicably furry in fics was an actual Thing tbh.

    Modern Kylux AU and also they're furries.
    Dragon Age Prequel Trilogy AU and also they're furries.
     
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  17. peripheral

    peripheral Kinky Digamma

    Steve Rogers is a bear.
    What definition am I using?
    Many.
     
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  18. Acey

    Acey hand extended, waiting for a shake

    quick help me come up with fursonas for the gems so i can make them all furries in my fic
     
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  19. artistformerlyknownasdave

    artistformerlyknownasdave revenge of ricky schrödinger

    amethyst as a weird sparkledog
    i can see pearl as a gazelle or a crane or something like that
     
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  20. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    Amethyst's is a raccoon.
     
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