What are your fan fiction gripes?

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

  1. jacktrash

    jacktrash spherical sockbox

    yeah, it has a landing platform outside the penthouse. but people keep writing balconies outside random avengers' floors in 'everyone lives at the tower' fics and it drives me bugnutty.
     
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  2. jacktrash

    jacktrash spherical sockbox

    ok this is not a complaint, i just needed to share the fact that this mostly crack fic has loki and several avengers going to see a football game -- the Giants vs the Vikings.
     
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  3. Knives

    Knives Active Member

    this has probably come up before but like honestly im fairly sure you could take your average pre-sburb pepsicola fic and shoto x deku fic and swap the names around and i honestly couldn't tell you with 100% certainty that i'd notice
     
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  4. jacktrash

    jacktrash spherical sockbox

    alas, the crack fic has some annoying moments of ignorance-about-canon that are reducing my enjoyment. for instance, "the myths never said anything about loki and thor being brothers" uhhh hmm and having wade wilson do a panicky little "no homo" thing after noticing loki's hot? wronggggg

    i mean ok, it could be argued that since deadpool himself doesn't really know his own origin story, sexuality, or even name from comic to comic, anything goes. but i very much doubt this ficcer is going off of the complexity of canon. i think they just have no clue.
     
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  5. garden

    garden lucid dreamer

    thought i’d share this guide on advanced AO3 search tips; the real highlight is the secret OTP code:

    i know we’ve definitely complained here about trying to find fic for minor pairings (esp. f/f pairings) that aren’t just the background pairing in a story that’s actually about some other ship, so this seems handy!
     
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  6. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    In most versions that I'm aware of, Loki is Odin's blood-brother, so I'm not seeing necessarily seeing anything weird about that.

    Deadpool, on the other hand, was making jokes about getting the movie made by giving Wolverine a blowjob within the first five minutes, so I have trouble seeing even movie!Deadpool gay-panicking.
     
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  7. TwoBrokenMirrors

    TwoBrokenMirrors Succulent Vex Belly

    the relevant bit of the lokasenna, masterfully quoted from that great source Wikipedia:
     
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  8. hyrax

    hyrax we'll ride 'till the planets collide

    i remember reading an interview with Ryan Reynolds before the first movie came out that talked about how Deadpool's pansexuality wasn't mentioned in the movie, but that "it's there, in the DNA of the character." which, before i saw the movie, had me rolling my eyes and expecting some vague joke that could be gay if you squint.

    then i saw the movie, and Deadpool flirts with or makes sexual comments about LITERALLY EVERY MAN he interacts with. "in the DNA of the character" indeed!
     
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  9. Lizardlicks

    Lizardlicks Friendly Neighborhood Lizard

    Oh my god, they'd be fuckin' in the closet within the hour if anyone ever introduced them. Loki would stab Wade at some point and Wade would take that as flirting and the next thing you know Thor has a new nibblet.
     
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  10. Astrodynamicist

    Astrodynamicist Adequate Potato Goblin

    Was not expecting to pick up a new ship today, but hey here we are xD
     
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  11. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    The word "somehow" is possibly the most abused word in the history of literature and it's got to the point I wince whenever I see it in narration.
     
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  12. KingStarscream

    KingStarscream watch_dogs walking advertisement

    Rarepair shipping is Suffering when you’re not confident enough in your character voice to add to the pile.
     
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  13. Knives

    Knives Active Member

    by all means, please add to the pile. crack ships are the lifeblood of fanfic
     
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  14. jacktrash

    jacktrash spherical sockbox

    oh good grief, you're right, and i KNEW that, but my brain glitched and i became certain that loki was thor's half-brother in the myths for some reason. where did that even come from, brain? was it like that in the icelandic sagas and i forgot the scandinavian mythos after reading them? or is my brain just Doing A Thing?

    as for deadpool, yeah, i don't feel like searching for the exact quote but there was a Word Of God type interview snippet i ran across saying that since wade wilson's neurology is continually overwriting itself as he regenerates, his sexuality and even his gender change from time to time, and he's fully that thing in that moment. which also explains why he likes to wear loli dresses. :D
     
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  15. jacktrash

    jacktrash spherical sockbox

    hard agree. pansexual nonbinary antihero teamup, anyone?
     
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  16. jacktrash

    jacktrash spherical sockbox

    ugh, yes, and the unnecessary 'almost' that usually crops up in the same kind of places. like 'noun was somehow almost adjective' when noun was, in fact, completely adjective, for quite obvious reasons.
     
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  17. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    I remember someone pointing out that when the "almost" is applied to character's emotions it makes it come across as if they can't actually feel emotions.
     
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  18. KingStarscream

    KingStarscream watch_dogs walking advertisement

    Huh. And here it was, turning into a background noise variant like "said" for me--I can definitely remember fics where it was used way too often, but "not quite", "slightly", and "to a very small degree" all end up tied up in the word 'almost' in a way that makes it unnoticeable.
     
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  19. jacktrash

    jacktrash spherical sockbox

    bad: "when he thought about peggy, steve felt somehow almost sad." steve is not almost sad, he's sad. period. and it's not somehow, it's obviously because his girlfriend is dying of old age and everyone else he knew is dead. this sentence needs to go stand in the corner and think about what it's done.

    good: "the hydra agent somehow got almost to the server room before he was apprehended, and fury wanted to know whose motherfucking fault it was." the agent got almost to the server room but not all the way there; correct. he did it somehow, because he should not have been able to, and the mechanism is unknown. this sentence makes sense.
     
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  20. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    The implication in the latter, also, is that the characters will find out how. When we have "Steve somehow got the door combination right on the first try" with no further explanation as to how, it's also a problem.
     
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