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What are your fan fiction gripes?

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

  1. Acey

    Acey screeching tires, but never a collision

    Honestly that’s been my headcanon for her from pretty much episode one.

    Also @Aondeug I regret to inform you that there is only one fic on AO3 that includes “Pearl saying fuck” as one of the tags, and I wrote that one. I think you know what must be done here
     
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  2. Aondeug

    Aondeug Ferdinand von Aegir

    i cannot write a poem worthy of it
     
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  3. Acey

    Acey screeching tires, but never a collision

    gimme like half an hour and i’ll come back with a shitty shakespearean sonnet about pearl saying fuck, not even joking i’ll do it

    edit: actually probably not tonight but. i’ll try. i do not think i can write a legit good poem on this subject but i’m also not sure it deserves a good one.
     
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  4. Acey

    Acey screeching tires, but never a collision

    OKAY HERE IT IS, I wrote it very quickly before finishing my first energy drink so it’s very good:

    The meme began on Tumblr, with a post

    That said the show was not progressive, ‘cause

    Pearl hasn’t said the word we love the most—

    The best of swears that ever is or was.

    I’d say it’s still progressive, to be true,

    But I still feel a kinship with OP.

    I think, OP, that we’re all just like you.

    It’s something that we’d really like to see!

    Alas, the show’s allegedly for kids,

    So sadly it will never be allowed.

    And so I wrote this poem, yes I did

    To scream my thoughts about it, very loud:

    “Look, that gem’s got truly awful luck—

    If I were Pearl, I know that I’d say fuck.”
     
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  5. Acey

    Acey screeching tires, but never a collision

    Anyway, actually on topic, it depends for me on whether or not I feel like that specific character might swear in that specific context. For instance, I can, like LadyNighteyes said, absolutely see Amethyst (and a few other characters honestly) swearing like a sailor when Steven isn’t present, but if I encountered a fic where, idk, Garnet was dropping F-bombs constantly, I’d probably find it OOC?
     
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  6. Aondeug

    Aondeug Ferdinand von Aegir

    Garnet is the equivalent of the MPAA's one fuck rule. She gets one fuck and one fuck for the eternity of all time. It must be carefully used, that one fuck.
     
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  7. Acey

    Acey screeching tires, but never a collision

    What about her components though? Does Ruby say fuck? Does Sapphire?
    #genuinely considering making a “do they say fuck?” thread at this point tbh
     
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  8. littlepinkbeast

    littlepinkbeast Imperator Fluttershy

    I feel like Ruby doesn't *say* fuck, but she occasionally hollers it.
     
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  9. vuatson

    vuatson [delurks]

    Sapphire says fuck very, very quietly, into the single moment of comedically perfect silence after she has made a mistake.
     
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  10. Acey

    Acey screeching tires, but never a collision

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  11. OtherCat

    OtherCat a being of mysterious happenstance

    Ambiguous endings that are so ambiguous that I not only don't know what the hell happened, I don't know if it qualifies as an ending. (Basically, the scene involves someone deciding to help a cop with an investigation of a couple who may or may not have murdered three of their friends. Much to the surprise of the would be investigator, who has been invited to a party hosted by the couple, he is greeted as if the hostess knows who he is. This leads her to suspect she is insane. He does however explain he has know idea who she is, until he'd been invited to the party. Hostess further explains that she knows him from a vision she'd had thirty years previously.) And then the story ends. The only thing I know is that it was the Fionavar Tapestry fandom and otherwise I have no idea of what's going on in this story because there are no explanations and it doesn't so much end as flomph.
     
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  12. OtherCat

    OtherCat a being of mysterious happenstance

    A gripe about formatting: You would think that someone seeing that there were no lines breaking up the paragraphs of their story, would do something to fix it. I mean, it is not that hard a problem to see or to fix. Yet somehow, time after time, I want to read a story and I can't because someone didn't bother to separate the paragraphs out.
     
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  13. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    I don't understand where some writers of fanfic and hentai got the idea that hitting someone's ovaries would make them ovulate, or that it's possible to feel the egg cell.
     
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  14. TheSeer

    TheSeer 37 Bright Visionary Crushes The Doubtful

    :excalibur:
     
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  15. OtherCat

    OtherCat a being of mysterious happenstance

    There needs to be a "WTF?" on the list of reactions. I vote "WTF?"
     
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  16. TheOwlet

    TheOwlet A feathered pillow filled with salt and science

    mind you, it's possible to feel the ovulation because it's lowkey ow but you can't like....make that happen by hitting/squeeezing/whatever and it ain't pleasant. It's called 'mittelschmerz' (middle pain) for a reason. Not everyone gets them, and even those who do not all the time, but like...that's a genuine thing human anatomy does.

    'why can you feel that?!' well, because the ovum does quite literally pop out of the ovary (more accurately, the follicle it matured in. We have like, actual genuine photos of that, taken during a sugery

    [​IMG]
     
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  17. Saro

    Saro Where is wizard hut

    the best thing about ovulation in humans (and other mammals) is that... there's no connection between the fallopian tube and ovary. the infundibulum of a fallopian tube (the end near the ovary) is "fimbriated", covered with many cilia that are there to basically sweep the oocyte into the tube proper. this is not a foolproof process! oocytes can get lost because they don't get properly swept up into the fallopian tube. just another one of the many aspects of reproduction that makes it such an iffy prospect

    Anyway. yep, ovulation is detectable for some people because it's not the most, uh, streamlined process.
     
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  18. TheOwlet

    TheOwlet A feathered pillow filled with salt and science

    That's also why extra-uterine pregnancies happen: the ovum can just literally float about in there and if it does that while fertilized Shit Can Happen
     
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  19. emythos

    emythos Lipstick Hoarding Dragon

    wow! our bodies are horrifying!
     
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  20. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I've heard of people feeling the process of ovulation, but you can't actually get hold of the egg cell and feel it in your hand, which is what some writers claim is happening. Also, I have heard of induced ovulation, but a) that doesn't happen in humans and b) in the species it does happen in it doesn't work like that.

    I mean, with most hentai anatomy weirdness I can see why it's supposed to be sexy even if the result is bizarre. This just sounds like someone massively misunderstood something somewhere along the way.
     
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2019
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