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Do you like Harem fics?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Mickey, Mar 30, 2018.

  1. Zombie

    Zombie John Waynes Teeth Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Sounds like wish fulfillment to me, Harems have no place in modern times. Monogamy is king. Go back a couple hundred years and it would make more sense.

    Wasn't it the Sheiks that always had the harems of beautiful women.

    If anything a harem is a poor allegory of status at best, and at worst, its wish fulfillment of the worst kind. Predicated by a virgin with no life experience.
     
  2. AmerigoCorleone

    AmerigoCorleone Seventh Year

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    Never understood the point. Harry is rich and famous, he doesn't need a harem. Most girls would willingly spread their legs for him.
     
  3. Selethe

    Selethe Don't Assume My Gender

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    I only read harem fics. I think Hermione deserves all the boys because she's the smartest witch of her age. My favorites are when luscious malfoy, snape, and remus are in the group.
     
  4. TheLazyReader

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    Patrician taste right here, boys.
     
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    Lungs KT Loser Prestige DLP Supporter

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    You know I never thought I'd enjoy any of the ones you linked me but often the characterization's just incredible and it's kind of refreshing to have such a strong female character.
     
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    Gengar Polymagus Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Garbage. No.

    I'd say you don't need to have the protag have a harem for him/her to be promiscuous and bang everyone, but it's pretty clear that, to the authors who write them, harems are more about not letting other men 'have' the women. Take them out of the 'fucking' pool, as it were.

    Have I forced myself to read them before? Yes. For the reason Taure mentioned. Makes me feel dirty afterward, lol.
     
  7. Moukaboy

    Moukaboy Banned

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    Can I get some of these stories then ?
    I'm intrigued hm.
     
  8. Zombie

    Zombie John Waynes Teeth Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Lrn2Sarcasm.

    There are no stories.
     
  9. AmerigoCorleone

    AmerigoCorleone Seventh Year

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  10. Moukaboy

    Moukaboy Banned

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    Honestly I don't think it's that much of a stretch that a good harem story exists.
    I mean a good author can ,imo, make anything work so yeah I didn't get that (didn't get that as in I wasn't completely sure).
    Although I was 80 % sure it was sarcasm hence the hm.
     
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  11. RottedKarma

    RottedKarma First Year

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    The important part here is 'a good author'.
    That's why it's kind of a stretch.
     
  12. Zel

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    Eh, I read more than a few. It's an occupational hazard if you want to read fanfiction in the fandoms I like. Wasn't so bad when I was younger and more clueless and some of them would qualify as guilty pleasures nowadays.

    There was one I actually liked - a BleachxHighschool DxD crossover funnily enough, although the numbers never evolved into the usual harem size we see in fanfiction. Ichigo is in a three-way relationship...except the women hate each other's guts and actively try to undermine and sabotage the other. He is developing feelings for both of them (no love at first sight bullshit and he was forced into the situation in the first place) and is aware of their little war but can't do much without outright ditching one.

    Using the harem as a source of conflict in a non-comedic nature was new to me, as it was the women involved sabotaging each other, and it's not like these concepts are revolutionary or anything. It's just that most harem fics are wish fulfillment written by amateur writers, which doesn't bode well for them.
     
  13. AmerigoCorleone

    AmerigoCorleone Seventh Year

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    There are some good Harry/Ginny/Luna fixs out there.
     
  14. Download

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    I'm not really sure that's a harem.
     
  15. Chengar Qordath

    Chengar Qordath The Final Pony Prestige

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    That sounds more like a love triangle than a harem.
     
  16. Zel

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    I know, I did say that the numbers never grew to the usual harem's size. The author said there would be more but the fic kinda died before he could get there.
     
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    Is two partners consider an Harem?
    If not ,what is the minimal amount to reach Harem status?
    Harry + 3 Partners usually lead at best to guilty pleasure, that you fill quite guilty afterward.
    The only fic that is decent with Harry + 2, is the Queen who fell series.
    There the author actually flesh out the characters.
    All the various fics with the ridiculous names of Lunarharmonie or other combination usually rate at most as guilty pleasure, with the guilt varying.
     
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    Invictus Totally Sirius

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    A decent bleach fic? a decent Highschool DxD fic? Those seems as rare as decent harem ones. Got a link?

    Meanwhile, to weigh in on the discussion, frankly, its wish fullfilment. And I read fics for wish fullfilment, so while it's a big guilty pleasure of mine, I don't think I ever saw a good work with one? There was one manga that did it in an interesting way (Umi no Misaki), but that was it. But, for example, I can tolerate stupid harems more than DARK LORD HARRY or OP HARRY or Overpowered protagonists in general.
     
  20. Tempestuous Ocean

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    Sword That Pierces The Heavens is a nice Bleach fic. No pairings as far as I can remember.

    Normally I wouldn't even open a fic if I know it's harem. But here are some that I unknowingly read and kinda liked:
    • Retsu's Folly: Harry Poter & Bleach crossover. You may have read it though, it's written by Nuhuh. Also, I'm not sure if this's supposed to be harem, but that's the vibe I got.
    • Irregular Metronome and Paradox Aeternum: Naruto & High School DxD crossover. The author said it will be harem, but the plot is interesting enough for me to keep reading.
     
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