what are your fanfic delights?

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

  1. BaseDeltaZero

    BaseDeltaZero Shitposting all night.

    God Rest Ye, Wary Gentlemen
     
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  2. Deresto

    Deresto Misunderstands handshake, goes for a high five

    Its even worse when you're reading shitty ninja fic and everything's tense, then suddenly a character becomes weary which in that situation could be instant death
     
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  3. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    This is an art delight more than a fic one, but... Homestuck trolls with monster/animal features, even if it doesn't make much canonical sense. One idea I liked recently was trolls with feet like their lusii, but the art piece in question didn't go far enough in applying it (TW nudity). Vriska ought to have little fuzzy spider feet. On the other hand, the raptor feet the artist gave her instead... I wanna apply that to all the trolls now.
     
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  4. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    A low-key delight for me as a person who likes cruising for ridiculous fic summaries: there is a lot of Among Us fanfic. This makes a lot of sense, since it's a game with a very strong narrative premise where everything that happens is completely emergent. "There's a bunch of people on a space ship but one of them is secretly trying to murder everyone and they're trying to find out who it is in time to save themselves" makes stories that are all about interpersonal drama and how people feel about each other, but the characters can be literally anything you want them to be; the canon itself is functionally a fanfic trope plot. So there's all this fic ranging from horror to torrid melodrama to angsty enemies-to-lovers monster porn, and... every time I see one of these summaries I vividly remember that every single character looks like this:
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    While I know it isn't the intended reaction, this juxtaposition fills me with joy every time.
     
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  5. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    Update: it was indeed nominated for Yuletide and got 11 fills, for a total of 20 fics in the fandom tag, literally all of which are actually about the poster.

    I was reminded to check on this because I looked in the Resident Evil tag on AO3 because a bunch of people on Tumblr have been losing their minds over a giant vampire lady in a hat and discovered that, in only a week and a half since the trailer with her dropped:
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    And, as with the Cordelia poster, all I could think was, "Shine on, you thirsty diamonds."
     
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  6. VernalBee

    VernalBee Dirt Appreciator

    Different fandom but a thing about Star Wars fanfic that I find absolutely hilarious is how different people have different takes on wtf Chewie is in Earth AU. It ranges from a large dog to a very hairy and silent man.
    I also love any sort of ancestral/prophecy fulfillment in fics. Homestuck fics did this a lot and so do some Star Wars fics and I go wild for it EVERY TIME. I attribute this to reading Holes at a young age.
    Also any sort of fics where they like, rewrite the whole ass plot and do it a million times better than the canon. Also unfortunately common in Star Wars fic -_-
     
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  7. idiomie

    idiomie I, A Shark Apologist

    this is a generalist thing, but i love getting into fandoms without being familiar with the canon because guys, the complete lack of homogeneity in how people perceive and write fandom interpretations of characters is wild and i absolutely adore it

    there is so much whiplash because in some fandoms, it really can feel like opening up a new fic and stepping sideways into a brand new fandom every time
     
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  8. Acey

    Acey our liaison—oh, it was poison, baby!

    More a fic writer delight, but I updated my fic yesterday and the very first comment on the new chapter was pointing out a line I was particularly proud of. I was and am so thrilled!!
     
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  9. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    I find amusement in fics where characters who were genuinely threatening villains in canon end up more at the status of The Friend Nobody Likes to the good guys. It's kind of adorable, and as Karkat said in Paradox Space, there's nothing wrong with imagining a universe where everyone's a little happier.
     
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  10. YggiDee

    YggiDee Well-Known Member

    Shout out to the Detective Conan fic writers, who have the gargantuan task of inventing new murder mysteries in a series with one thousand episodes and five hundred corpses

    (I mean the same sentiment could be applied to Gosho Aoyama, but 1) he's getting paid and 2) the series length is his own fault. Nobody asked him to write murders for twenty seven years)
     
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  11. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

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  12. Deresto

    Deresto Misunderstands handshake, goes for a high five

    Saw the term plot bunny used in a fic recently! It reminded me of other older terminology and mannerisms i grew up with 15+ years ago and i feel so nostalgic
     
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  13. garden

    garden lucid dreamer

    my discord server actually has a #plot-bunnies channel, i guess i didn’t realize the term had fallen out of use xD
     
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  14. Verily

    Verily surprised Xue Yang peddler

    Save the potentially endangered plot rabbits!
     
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