What are your fan fiction gripes?

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

  1. Acey

    Acey let’s form a band! let’s take a stand!

    So remember this douchebag?
    It turns out they do this on like…pretty much every PearlRose fic that isn’t uwu Pure uwu. I went to comment on one I’d quite enjoyed and, well, there they were. (The writer was initially polite but got fed up pretty damn fast, which. Valid.)

    Also they’d replied to a comment someone made praising the fic in question to dispute their opinions re: Rose’s characterization, which…in what universe is that socially acceptable? :psyduck:
     
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  2. prismaticvoid

    prismaticvoid Too Too Abstract

    oh it's xiyao hate anon but for pearlrose! love that this is a multifandom occurrence :/
     
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  3. Acey

    Acey let’s form a band! let’s take a stand!

    Oh hey, I’ve actually heard of that person! Someone commented about how the person I’m bitching about reminded them of Xiyao Hate Anon in response to my venting in r/fanfiction, haha.

    God there’s ALWAYS gotta be That Guy huh :/
     
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  4. prismaticvoid

    prismaticvoid Too Too Abstract

    context if wanted (contains some spoilers for MDZS/The Untamed)
    Xiyao is one of the more popular ships in MDZS fandom, specifically involving Lan Xichen (perennial Good Boy whose character arc largely revolves around him being way too fucking trusting and diplomatically-minded for his own good), and Jin Guangyao (antagonist, but has Good Fucking Reason for doing many of the bad things he does and is one of the more argued-about characters in the fandom as a result of these things). Xiyao Hate Anon is someone who looks through their ship tag on AO3 and makes it their mission to leave weird inflammatory comments on every fic they find about how someone is OOC, or someone is being treated too nicely, or nonsense like that.
     
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  5. Acey

    Acey let’s form a band! let’s take a stand!

    Oh wow, yeah, that’s…basically this person, except for their focus being sliiiightly more specific (basically, they seem like an EXTREMELY hardcore Rose stan who actively refuses to believe she wasn’t the angel we thought she was in like…Season Fucking One, and primarily bitch on fics where Rose is portrayed as anything other as a Perfect Girlfriend to Pearl). Which…at least it limits the reach of their bullshit somewhat, I guess? But it makes me A N G E R Y for Reasons so y’know.
     
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  6. Loq

    Loq AND ANOTHER THING (ABOUT PIGEONS)--

    tfw the fandom is big but the fic-writing portion of it is not
    I wanna read......
     
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  7. Misty Pond

    Misty Pond Well-Known Member

    why...why is that even written in japanese? just say "woman's intuition". this is an english fanfiction on an english website where most of the viewers are likely gonna be english and not know much japanese outside of basic honorifics and loanwords and stuff, don't make them have to look up a dictionary for a single phrase you wrote in japanese for some inexplicable reason when it's not even one of those japanese terms that needs special treatment
     
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  8. swirlingflight

    swirlingflight inane analysis and story spinning is my passion

    It'll have people looking up things in a dictionary, just as keikaku?
     
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  9. Acey

    Acey let’s form a band! let’s take a stand!

    [Translator’s note: onna no chokkan means women’s intuition.]
     
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  10. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Anyone else have the irrational feeling that they can't write fanfic for a series until the whole canon is finished in case stuff gets jossed? I feel like that with Hiveswap/Hauntswitch even though I thought Act 2 was terrible and have no reason to believe I'll like future installments any more, and it's annoying to feel that way but how can I fill my shipping grid if we haven't met Jude's friends too yet...
     
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  11. swirlingflight

    swirlingflight inane analysis and story spinning is my passion

    Looks at the pile of fanfic that I never wrote, putting them off til enough of the canon was available, then losing the drive for them in favor of other ideas...

    Yeah. I know that feeling.
     
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  12. bornofthesea670

    bornofthesea670 Well-Known Member

    *laughs in Zoophobia fandom*

    It's my town now. No rules, only fanon.
     
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  13. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    I'm also not sure where canon's going to take Alastor, and I get the idea there will be backlash if I post something with him doing unspeakably awful things even though he did unspeakably awful things before the show started and we have no reason to believe he's stopped. Still totally want to write human AU chapter where he uses Angel's trauma from Valentine against him and tricks him into eating his pet pig.
     
  14. Lizardlicks

    Lizardlicks Friendly Neighborhood Lizard

    Wait I thought was still going?
     
  15. bornofthesea670

    bornofthesea670 Well-Known Member

    Maybe there's stuff on her Patreon, but as far as I know she hasn't come back to it in years
     
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  16. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    I want to change some character ages to make them closer together but I feel odd changing them unevenly across the cast. Stupid urge for fictional tidiness, why can't you happen with actual tidiness? I still think the story would work better if I did, it just feels weird.
     
  17. On ao3 specifically, when searching for original NSFW, r/gonewildaudio posting is so annoying. And its hard to filter out cause there isn't a single consistent tag people use.
     
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  18. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    The dancestor trolls have story potential but I don't have the skill to extract sufficient likeability from their canon personalities to make a story worth reading about them.
     
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  19. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Fics with concepts I find interesting keep being about my NoTPs.
     
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  20. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Someone going "hey look at how much this fic sucks" because the character in it responded in an entirely normal way to something? Yes, stranger, it is normal to wish you had it worse when you're traumatised or dysphoric because it's also normal to minimise one's own actual problems.
     
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