What are your fan fiction gripes?

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

  1. swirlingflight

    swirlingflight inane analysis and story spinning is my passion

    Wolves are known for their propensity to open dials.
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  2. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Okay, I want to know. What happened? I mean, other than the obvious.
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  3. Acey

    Acey a girl with a crown and a scepter

    OKAY SO.

    I was around twelve years old, right? And I was active on a Neopets fan forum (offsite) called Neocolours, which largely catered to an older (or at least comparatively more mature) audience. There were a few kids in my age range, though, and one of them--I can't remember her name sadly--liked to poke fun at the hideously purple prose in wolf/Lupe RPs. (For the uninitiated, a Lupe is a type of Neopet based on a wolf, and Lupe RPs were functionally identical to wolf RPs save for the setting.) I thought it was hilarious too, and so the two of us hatched a devious plan.

    We entered one of the relevant RP threads, and began posting lovingly detailed but barely comprehensible posts about Lupes taking shits. The thing is, we were shockingly subtle about what was actually going on--the descriptions were so insanely purple that it took everyone in the thread quite a few of our literal shitposts to cotton on.

    Obviously, once they figured it out we were told to leave, so we did because we didn't want to lose our accounts (Neopets was notoriously ban-happy back then, and frankly I'm still shocked neither of us got in any trouble). But goddamn it was fun while it lasted.
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  4. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Oh my God. I wish I'd been there. Can you remember any of the descriptions you used?
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  5. Acey

    Acey a girl with a crown and a scepter

    Unfortunately I don’t recall the exact descriptions—it was 15 years ago and I’m pretty sure the Neoboards aren’t archived anywhere. But here’s some vague half-remembered idea of what it would’ve been like:

    “Wolfgang rested ‘pon his haunches, his emerald fur glistening. Violet orbs graced his face above the muzzle. He let out a long, mournful howl, and umber logs fell ‘pon the grass, exiting his hindquarters, leaving a miasma of wretched stench in the area.”

    It was actually wayyy purpler than that, and far more oblique, but sadly I’m blanking on specifics. I hope this’ll do!
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  6. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Annoyance; writers who don't realise that the names of L'Amis given in the book and movie are their surnames, not their first names.
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  7. GlassesBlu

    GlassesBlu Conceit/Contempt/Contrite

    A fanfic reported angst with a happy ending in the tags, but it ended with a bittersweet melancholic epilogue that was far from happy and now im terribly upset also I'm so mad???
    I was lied to and i hate these kinds of endings
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  8. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    I have a friend who keeps running afoul of that because for some ungodly reason there is apparently a subset of people who think it's very happy and romantic to end their shipfic with an old-age epilogue where one of the main couple has dementia.
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  9. GlassesBlu

    GlassesBlu Conceit/Contempt/Contrite

    THAT WAS EXACTLY THE TROPE rghrghr thats kinda funny that I guess its a trope but yeah omg... omg that was kinda a wringer for me
    the previous chapter, 'ending', not exactly happy but a step into growth etc, and then the epilogue was a 'losing your memory to age' ending??? :(
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  10. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Well, they do say the trick to a happy ending is knowing when the storyteller should stop, but still, ouch!
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  11. TwoBrokenMirrors

    TwoBrokenMirrors Succulent Vex Belly

    it's goddamn fiction if you're going to write them being old and senile then have it be that they're old and losing their mind but they still recognise the love of their life because why wouldn't they, that's at least sort of happy.
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  12. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    Or at least tag for it.
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  13. Deresto

    Deresto Just a critter

    TW uhhh, dark thoughts and shit talking characters?

    Not necessarily a trope but more a dynamic i wanna see:

    So i read a Lot of undertale fanfic, one of my guilty pleasures is the honeymustard ship (underswap!papyrus and underfell!sans) almost solely for the drama. Most of this is them vaguely knowing about alternate universes and coming to the conclusion their particular two are exact opposites, and underfell!papyrus ranges from a jerk to a full on abuser depending on how edgy the author wants to be.

    Now, what i have yet to see even once is underswap!papyrus either coming to the conclusion that he is capable of being that bad to another person, because it was a papyrus who hurt his bro's copy. I personally headcanon all paps as having at least a little bit of a low confidence and self esteem problems that they cover up in various ways. So where's my angst? Or the whump??? I wanna see swap paps hurting too, enough with the savior complex. Let sans like, flinch at his bro's copy and papyrus actually react instead of shrug it off like the world's most emotionally healthy individual. Papyruses can be fucked up too
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  14. Acey

    Acey a girl with a crown and a scepter

    Tfw you see what looks like some tastey trashy PearlRose darkfic and then it turns out an anti wrote it and the whole first authors note is just "uwu if u ship this ur Bad and u think abuse is good uwu" (paraphrased but that was legit the gist).

    let me wallow in trash you cowards
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  15. Everett

    Everett local rats so small, so tiny

    Is that like reportable to ao3? Even if it isnt wow that sucks
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  16. Acey

    Acey a girl with a crown and a scepter

    I don't think so, no, but holy fuck it makes me Angery.
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  17. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    It's not, which I know because of people complaining that since shortly after Star Wars EP7 came out the top-kudosed fic in the Reylo tag has been a, like, 4-sentence troll fic about how Rey is a lesbian and you're a bad person if you ship it.
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  18. Acey

    Acey a girl with a crown and a scepter

    w e l p
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  19. gemini28

    gemini28 Don't Do A Hit

    its finally happened. theres a giant block of tags fic for my fandom and out of 36 chapters it only two that are related to my fandom. i hate this so much especially since this is a very quiet tag
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  20. TheSeer

    TheSeer 37 Bright Visionary Crushes The Doubtful

    I hate those. That's a series of one shots, they should upload it that way instead of gaming the kudos system.
    • Agree x 9
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