What are your fan fiction gripes?

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

  1. Acey

    Acey breathtaking, heartbreaking

    Honestly "why would you replace (insert fascinating dynamic/plot/whatever here) with mindless fluff" is like 80% of my fanfic gripes these days.
     
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    • Witnessed x 3
  2. vegacoyote

    vegacoyote dog metaphores and pedanticism

    You’re right. Someone should do a fic prompt somewhere.

    ... I’m not on any of the good kink memes any more, though. Dammit.
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2020
    • Witnessed x 3
  3. gemini28

    gemini28 Don't Do A Hit

    look, i understand entirely what "chose not to use archive warnings" means, but. i feel like when you have an extremely Taboo Topic in your fic and there isnt any hint towards it at all, i feel like thats kind of pushing the limits. not even mentioning it in the authors notes seems MEAN to me, because it was like walking in expecting an orgy and getting something from dead ringers instead. or teeth. i at LEAST want a hint beforehand
     
    • Witnessed x 14
  4. Spectacularsalmon

    Spectacularsalmon Enthusiastic dork

    I could see that being a les mis fic.
     
    • Agree x 2
  5. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    @gemini28 Witnessed extremely. I will read the most horrifying material possible, but I never want to be SURPRISED with it.
     
    • Agree x 6
  6. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Situations which are not only OOC but where I can see very obvious options none of the characters think of. Specific example I'm thinking of was one involving a supernatural hallucination-thing curse in which everyone who passed through it would be confronted with their greatest fear and forced to choose between it hurting themselves or their loved one. It was set up to shill the favourite pairing and bash the canon ones, and the canon pairings would never betray each other like that, but I can also think of at least two more options than just telling the vision to attack them or their partner; for example, pre-emptively attacking the vision, or remembering that it is only a vision and telling it to fuck off. Not saying either option would work, but it's annoying that no one tried.
     
    • Witnessed x 4
    • Agree x 2
  7. idiomie

    idiomie I, A Shark Apologist

    oh fuck i think i know exactly which fic this is too now lmao
     
    • Witnessed x 2
    • Agree x 1
  8. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    are you serious.png
    oh my god AO3 if you're going to start piping Tolkien characters' names you will never be able to stop
     
    • Agree x 6
    • Witnessed x 1
  9. Aondeug

    Aondeug Cringe Annoying Ass Female Lobster

    as a tolkien fan please for the love of god don't fucking do that ao3
     
    • Agree x 2
  10. Verily

    Verily a very ineffective hitman

    I believe I’ve been informed that it’s already too late and The Silmarillion fandom is a mess.
     
    • Witnessed x 7
    • Agree x 1
  11. Aondeug

    Aondeug Cringe Annoying Ass Female Lobster

    oh no
     
    • Agree x 4
  12. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    I just looked and
    oh no.png
     
    • Witnessed x 8
  13. Aondeug

    Aondeug Cringe Annoying Ass Female Lobster

    I am in pain?
     
    • Agree x 5
    • Witnessed x 1
  14. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    It's not even consistent, Maedhros is an Xfinwë too ;_;
     
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    • Witnessed x 2
  15. YggiDee

    YggiDee Well-Known Member

    Knives out is a very good movie. Unfortunately the character in it I care the least about is played by Chris Evans in a cable knit sweater. He's not a bad character by any means but I absolutely do not want to read about him. Ao3's filtering is has saved my ass but Tumblr is much trickier.
     
    • Witnessed x 9
  16. KingStarscream

    KingStarscream watch_dogs walking advertisement

    A brand new bit of obnoxiousness!

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    There's 41 chapters. Every single chapter is just a ~300 word roleplay profile like you'd see in someone's first post on a forum. There's nothing else to it. Why the fuck do people use AO3 as a roleplay meet and greet.
     
    • Witnessed x 14
    • Agree x 3
  17. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    Oh god, I think I saw that exact one while summary-browsing a while ago.
     
    • Witnessed x 6
  18. GlassesBlu

    GlassesBlu Deviant Android / Incel Fuckboy Simp

    reading a fic, and I like the way its written, except every other word is italicized for some reason
    quite distracting
     
    • Witnessed x 18
  19. LumiLapin

    LumiLapin Bad Bad Bun

    Fic I was giving you a lot of leeway, including for the dipshit "canon female character (who would never fucking do anything like this) seducing a guy into cheating on his boyfriend because icky girls" plot point, but I cannot take the grizzled military man and lifelong soldier, who in this au is the literal fucking grim reaper, saying, "You may be able to pull your little twink moves on others, but that shit won’t fly with me."
     
    • Witnessed x 16
  20. LumiLapin

    LumiLapin Bad Bad Bun

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