What are your fan fiction gripes?

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

  1. turtleDove

    turtleDove Well-Known Member

    I've seen it used for birds (and other winged creatures)! 'Bating their wings' meaning they're flapping their wings slightly to keep their balance or ward something off.
     
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  2. turtleDove

    turtleDove Well-Known Member

    Also, fic author, you promised porn with plot. You have only delivered on half of that, and honestly, the smut isn't good enough to distract me from the fact that you've shoved Maul into the same room as Plo Koon and the Wolf Pack and no one's shooting each other, or the fact that you're just sort of jumping past huge chunks of time. (And it's definitely not good enough to distract me from the sudden anti-abortion anti-adoption stance you shoved in Wolffe's mouth there, what the entire fuck.)
     
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  3. LumiLapin

    LumiLapin Bad Bad Bun

    I know this fandom is *big* into dad fic but i gotta say, "i know i have never actually met you and have been neglected/abused by my adoptive parents for 15 to 20 years but you rescued me from a cloning facility so i immediately see you as a father figure" is my least favorite flavor of it
     
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  4. Aondeug

    Aondeug Oya Manda

    There's an awful lot of fic that describes Yoruichi's skin tone in...distressing fashions.
     
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  5. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    I can understand wanting to be part of your favourite book's storyline and I don't entirely want to spoil their innocence, but I feel like the Holes fanfics about girls at Camp Green Lake are probably all written by very young writers who don't know what would most likely actually happen to a girl put in with a bunch of delinquent and possibly violent teenage boys with adults who demonstrably don't give a shit what happens to them. Not to stereotype and not every criminal would commit every crime, but it's a correctional facility, not a high school.
     
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  6. Aondeug

    Aondeug Oya Manda

    I now have a war with the word 'chocolate'. 'Caramel' is also on my shitlist. 'Velvet' and 'red velvet' can also get fucked.
     
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  7. Codeless

    Codeless Cheshire Cat

    The first two I´m pretty sure i know why but where did velvet/red velvet come from? I am terrified but i must know.
     
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  8. Aondeug

    Aondeug Oya Manda

    This is Yoruichi:

    [​IMG]
     
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  9. Codeless

    Codeless Cheshire Cat

    ...Again, chocolate and caramel, I can see where that, unfortunately, comes from. Red velvet still escapes me. Sorry pollen season started and I´m a snot zombie, please tell me in words.
     
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  10. Aondeug

    Aondeug Oya Manda

    This is why. Red velvet is a sweet that is like chocolate. It is a deep red color. Is this entirely accurate? No but then her skin doesn't fucking look like caramel either, even if we try and pretend the racist shit isn't attached to that comparison.
     
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  11. Codeless

    Codeless Cheshire Cat

    ...I´m going to assume someone is reaching real far for their descriptors then bc there is no red on that woman, which was what confused me so much.

    ETA: Sorry yeah I can read. gdi fandom.
    I thought someone was coming up with really cursed ways to write about vaginas or something
     
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  12. Aondeug

    Aondeug Oya Manda

    People reach real hard for it with these sorts of descriptors yes. IS AWFUL.

    THE WHOLE THING IS.

    but if infects so much of the fic and i hate this i am going back to doujin comic land where i just have to deal with shit like badly drawn tits
     
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  13. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    "Coffee" is another common offender in the annals of Creepy Exoticized Skin Tone Descriptors. "Her mocha au latte skin-" staaaaaahp
     
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  14. Aondeug

    Aondeug Oya Manda

    FUCK I FORGOT ABOUT MOCHA
     
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  15. Verily

    Verily a very ineffective hitman

    YORUICHI IS NO ONE’S TRENDY CUPCAKE
     
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  16. Verily

    Verily a very ineffective hitman

    She has dark purple hair and old gold colored eyes. That should be plenty enough to wax poetic about without bringing drink orders into it.
     
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  17. Aondeug

    Aondeug Oya Manda

    you would think but people who ship her seem convinced otherwise.

    I'm also kind of irritated at the number of authors who don't seem to recall that Soifon is actually kind of a bitch? She's a hardass with a temper bad enough that this is the first thing Yoruichi comments upon when seeing her again. She's in a bad fucking mood and throwing a tantrum by grinding her foot into someone's fucking sternum and telling them that if they can't fucking keep up then they might as well fucking die. And this kind of thing is apparently 'Oh, that's so Soifon!' enough that Yoruichi is like 'So I see you're in a bad mood as always'.

    Soifon is not a nice person, really.
     
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  18. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    It's been 10+ years since I read Bleach and I cannot understand how people could forget that.
     
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  19. Aondeug

    Aondeug Oya Manda

    I think it might be because the filler plays up her obsession with Yoruichi a lot in ways that are like OH SOIFON IS PETTING A CAT BECAUSE SHE THINKS IT IS YORUICHI and SOIFON GETS A KITTY PLUSH AS A PRESENT and such. So cute things. Mixed with like the fact that in the ship she is inevitably the less dominant partner.
     
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  20. Verily

    Verily a very ineffective hitman

    They’re both among the top assassins money can’t buy. What use is nice?

    I just... Yoruichi has hair the color of a fucking orchid. Why make wildly incorrect cake of her skin? You could be not offensive and way more interesting. Why.
     
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