what are your fanfic delights?

Discussion in 'Fan Town' started by jacktrash, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

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    :::')))
     
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  2. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Mildly amused and feeling supported by the readers' reaction to one of our villains; he violently abused a three-year-old, among other things, but people were still offended when he commented cruelly on another character's weight.
     
  3. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Harry Potter might have a chapter in our megacrossover and my friends agree we need a Thirty Hs shoutout in the form of a running gag about people getting Dumbledore's name wrong.
     
  4. 3strim

    3strim Professional Accidental Rater

    One of my fics is getting a fan translation and another is getting gift art ;A;
     
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  5. TheSeer

    TheSeer 37 Bright Visionary Crushes The Doubtful

    Saw an AO3 collection titled "everybody loves dick." That seemed like a perfectly expected and unsurprising thing to name a fanfic collection,until it finally occurred to me that the fic being attributed to this collection was G-rated gen.

    They meant Nightwing.
     
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  6. vuatson

    vuatson [delurks]

    realized today that when I was a kid, I used to spend hours with headphones in listening to random music on youtube and reading fic. I haven't done that in ages. I never seem to have the attention span for long fic-reading sessions, and I almost never listen to music with headphones anymore, since I live alone. Well, I dug my headphones out from the wire mess behind the monitor and spent 4 lovely hours clicking through different hollow knight ost covers and working my way through a couple authors' doctor who fics. I'm only stopping now because I have to go to sleep.

    I can't believe the thing my attention span was missing was just... headphones. Though it seems obvious in retrospect. Of course it's easier to get in the zone with outside stimulation blocked off. And now I can finally get to chewing on some of those longfics I've been putting off!
     
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  7. Deresto

    Deresto Foolish Mortal

    I realize this should be a gripe given how frustrated spelling errors usually make me, but every time someone writes fowl instead of foul, I get so tickled. Just imagining a particularly annoying chicken shows up when someone's in a "fowl mood", or a stinky chicken when there's a "fowl stench"
     
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  8. swirlingflight

    swirlingflight inane analysis and story spinning is my passion

    move over bluebird of happiness, it's time for the chicken of stinky
     
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  9. vuatson

    vuatson [delurks]

    We all know about the archetypal hidden gem of an author on ao3 who's nowhere in the top pages of kudos but has a hundred fics in your fandom written just the way you like them, but can we also appreciate stumbling across the guy with the most immaculate taste you've ever seen whose bookmarks are an all you can eat buffet of incredible fic. this guy will unlock so many of those hidden gem authors for you.
     
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  10. 3strim

    3strim Professional Accidental Rater

    Adjacent: when that person tags their bookmarks with the specific things you like that the author forgot to mention
     
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  11. YggiDee

    YggiDee Well-Known Member

    I live in other people's bookmarks. it's where I find all the good shit.
     
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  12. vuatson

    vuatson [delurks]

    ao3 bookmarks feature I owe you my life
     
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  13. YggiDee

    YggiDee Well-Known Member

    I just got a fic update from an author who hasn't posted in six years. Am I still in the fandom? For this person and this person only. Hope springs eternal. (also praise be to Ao3 subscriptions because, hand to god, I was thinking about the story last week and couldn't remember the title but nevertheless I have been reminded)
     
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  14. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    I don't know if this is precisely a fanfic delight, but it's also not not a fanfic delight, so: for reasons unknown, in the middle of the night last night I randomly remembered that time someone on Fail Fandom Anon stumbled across a fanfic with this summary:
    This resulted in an absolutely legendary thread of people boggling at the implication of this as a normal, common variant of soulmate AU. Responses ranged from speculative anti-roach architecture to "What if the roaches are your soulmate?" Someone started a fic prompt thread about it. The first fill, for Mad Max: Fury Road, was as follows:
     
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  15. YggiDee

    YggiDee Well-Known Member

    I briefly misread that as "turn into 1000 roaches when you see your soulmate"
     
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  16. swirlingflight

    swirlingflight inane analysis and story spinning is my passion

    I love that there was at least one The Metamorphosis joke in there
     
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  17. Deresto

    Deresto Foolish Mortal

    Specifically for Naruto fic: I've seen many reasons given for why Naruto can do seal work right after being introduced to it, most of which is usually "he has an inborn talent for it", but my favorite is that he has really good handwriting from practicing his signature for "once he becomes hokage". It's cute and believable
     
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