What are your fan fiction gripes?

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

  1. TheOwlet

    TheOwlet A feathered pillow filled with salt and science

    What the fuck
     
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  2. chthonicfatigue

    chthonicfatigue Bitten by a radioactive trickster god

    Okay, but also consider that I find it extremely on brand for Iain Banks to have eaten the offending page in his novel (I regret deeply that I didn't ever get to meet him...)
     
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  3. Aondeug

    Aondeug Cringe Annoying Ass Female Lobster

    if any of my fic is ever translated to german without my knowing i demand there be in text soup advertisements
     
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  4. Misty Pond

    Misty Pond professional lover of abused anime girls

    people tagging stuff with things like "roadtrip au" when they really mean "mundane au where these characters go on a roadtrip" upsets my inner pedantist
     
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  5. Acey

    Acey breathtaking, heartbreaking

    Genuine question as someone who’s writing exactly that: what would be a good tag for such an AU?
     
  6. Misty Pond

    Misty Pond professional lover of abused anime girls

    imo, mundane au (or no magic/powers/whatever the local mundane au tag is for the fandom) + a separate tag for roadtrip

    since 'roadtrip' is basically a story scenario, while roadtrip au implies the whole universe now revolves around a roadtrip or something, which has...not been the case for the fics I have read that were tagged "roadtrip au" (or similar things, like "apartment au" for a mundane au domestic fic about characters moving in together)
     
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  7. Acey

    Acey breathtaking, heartbreaking

    Makes sense, yeah. Thank you, I really appreciate the input!
     
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  8. Lizardlicks

    Lizardlicks Friendly Neighborhood Lizard

    This is why -stuck always felt relevant.
     
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  9. vuatson

    vuatson [delurks]

    I remember when -stuck was briefly a panfandom thing. kinda wish that had stuck around.
     
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  10. garden

    garden lucid dreamer

    i think the one -stuck that has stuck around is “lyricstuck” — pretty sure i saw a The Magnus Archives vid with “lyricstuck” in the title the other week.
     
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  11. Morgan Jae

    Morgan Jae pecure. sontain. crotect.

    deeply petty gripe, and one not shared by many: a lyricstuck, imo, is a format of post. what they've created is an mv.
    (same complaint re: people using animatic for one-frame-per-line mvs wherein all of the frames are clearly polished. that's.. not an animatic.)
     
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  12. Acey

    Acey breathtaking, heartbreaking

    My understanding is that a lyricstuck is static images, right? Closer to a comic?
     
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  13. Lizardlicks

    Lizardlicks Friendly Neighborhood Lizard

    Yup, basically. It can be pretty abstract at times and does not have to follow a plot of coherent action sequences, just images that relate the subject matter back to the lyrics.
     
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  14. Morgan Jae

    Morgan Jae pecure. sontain. crotect.

    static images in the description field of an audio post of the song involved, if you're being extremely form purist, but yeah, that. they broadly tend not to translate very well to video on account of not being drawn to sync with the dimensions youtube uses and not having the lyrics written in locations that are easily trackable from frame to frame.

    edit: ....anyway, fanfic gripes: ah, the good ol' "i didn't know i was picky about the exact way this ship was characterized until someone did it wrong."
     
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  15. Aondeug

    Aondeug Cringe Annoying Ass Female Lobster

    tfw you like a thing save for one glaring thing that is frequent and makes a thing unreadable for you. this has happened to me a few times and i hate it every time. it's like the fanfic equivalent of realizing a food i've been liking has celery in it.
     
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  16. prismaticvoid

    prismaticvoid Too Too Abstract

    witgree, one of my main fandoms has a character whose speech patterns are butchered regularly by 90+ percent of fic writers and it Hurts
     
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