What are your fan fiction gripes?

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

  1. keltena

    keltena putting the fun in executive dysfunction

    Why is there fanfic where my fave insists he's straight???

    Airplane "I'd Rather Write Tragic Gays But Het Power Fantasies Sell" "Included One (1) Other Hot Guy Who Survives As Deliberate Self-Fanservice" "Praised By Fringe Fujoshi Fanbase As 'Natural Fudanshi' Even In Shallow M/F Harem Fic" Shooting Towards the Sky did not die for this >:(
     
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  2. Verily

    Verily surprised Xue Yang peddler

    I’m quietly dying of persistent chuckles. I didn’t know this was possible.

    Airplane? Yes, there’s a man who definitely believes he’s completely straight.

    For heaven’s sake, this story does not need a second person who is absolutely sure they’re straight despite any and all evidence to the contrary. The one is highly entertaining, but that is just too much. At that point it would basically have to be some cluelessness curse, because despite SQQ’s scathing opinions on nearly everyone’s intelligence, he is the least clued person in the whole world regarding same sex attraction. He does not need the company.
     
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  3. garden

    garden lucid dreamer

    i kept reading this fic despite repeated usage of "greenette" (by which i mean... 86 uses in 75,000 words, meaning there's one greenette per every 900 words), so that's on me, but i wasn't expecting a character hiding in a literal closet during a training exercise to be grounds for weird and out of place jokes about being closeted. like. what?
    yes, grow up... that is my advice for this author, because what? where is this coming from? why? (bonus points for a bakugou who started as "plausible character divergence due to thinking for a solid week that his suicide baiting of izuku actually resulted in his death and being horrified" and is now "completely unrecognizable as bakugou")
     
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  4. TheSeer

    TheSeer 37 Bright Visionary Crushes The Doubtful

    Yeah, if Bakugou was going to try homophobic bullying, that's... not how he'd do it.
     
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  5. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    I'm as fond of whump as anyone else, but I'm deeply annoyed by fics which have magical beings and superheroes assaulted or defeated by perfectly normal humans with no mention of anything to override their powers, especially when the magical being/superhero in question defeated or scared off normal humans with zero effort over something far more trivial.
     
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  6. HonestlyVan

    HonestlyVan a very funny person who never tells jokes

    Characters inexplicably gaining human weaknesses is the entire reason I have such a hard time finding TF whump that doesn't completely destroy my suspension of disbelief.

    They're mechanical.
     
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  7. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    I was thinking of a lot of stuff on the Good Omens kinkmeme, but yeah, Transformers sound like they'd be very susceptible to that as well. Seriously, Crowley's got no reason to put up with being unwillingly manhandled by non-magical humans when he can do this at 3:30 (tw face horror):
     
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  8. aetherGeologist

    aetherGeologist Well-Known Member

    Not fanfic, but not bad enough to go in the terrible fiction thread
     
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  9. Acey

    Acey the poison you love

    I’m scared to watch this, what bad takes are contained herein?
     
  10. aetherGeologist

    aetherGeologist Well-Known Member

    It's just the talk to each other song from mr Greg - it's my reaction to the book I'm reading (which I should have made clearer, sorry)
     
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  11. Acey

    Acey the poison you love

    Ohhhh, gotcha! Thanks for clarifying. :)
     
  12. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    Went summary-browsing and encountered a Harry Potter fic tagged "Alternate Universe - Fantasy."

    I know what they meant. But also.
     
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  13. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    I should also add that it was a Fantastic Beasts fic, and the summary mentioned "the Kingdom of MACUSA." Still in all caps like an acronym.
     
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  14. idiomie

    idiomie I, A Shark Apologist

    I know this is like, maybe really niche, but if you're going to put in the effort to say your character uses weibo, don't??? have things be in USD??? and other americentrisms???

    idk if tumblr writblr can circlejerk to "haha my fbi agent must think I'm a serial killer because of all of these super specific and weird fic research questions I was looking up for a hannigram fic" and people can put in the hours to learn detailed world building about Tolkien I feel like... You can maybe put the effort in here too

    :/
     
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  15. BaseDeltaZero

    BaseDeltaZero Shitposting all night.

    I mean, looking up 'what currency do they use in China' isn't even that hard. Americacentrism are tricky, but... ow.

    ...alternatively, they did so little research they didn't even know Sina Weibo and it's compatriots aren't really used outside of China? Or... given it's just a term that means 'microblogging', maybe they're... actually Chinese and did research on everything but that? I dunno.
     
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  16. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    *flashbacks to that TWEWY prostitution AU where the author just changed the $ symbol to ¥ without checking the exchange rate, so the character was charging bus fare*
     
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  17. Acey

    Acey the poison you love

    I’m imagining like. “hey cutie, the next bus for orgasmsburg leaves in five minutes ;)”
     
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  18. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    Per people familiar with the fandom, it would not in fact have been out of character for the character in question to charge 500 yen for sex, it was just apparent this was not intentional.
     
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  19. Verily

    Verily surprised Xue Yang peddler

    I cannot help but imagine the Vengabus music playing.
     
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  20. Acey

    Acey the poison you love

    That or that one Satellite High song. Or maybe Crazy Bus.

    #PAYIN FOR A WHORE IN THE RAIN IN THE RAIN
     
    • Winner x 2
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