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Fanfiction Confessions

Discussion in 'Fanfic Discussion' started by Taure, Aug 9, 2020.

  1. Prometheus VII

    Prometheus VII First Year

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    I understand why anyone would drop the series. I definitely wouldn’t call it good perse. It’s indulgently overwritten, and there are a lot of moments where characters get stuck in iterations of the same conflict over and over again (sometimes for hundreds of thousands of words, which is incredibly frustrating). It’s a strange read because so much of it doesn’t work — it embodies a lot of the worst variations of its trope — but when it does work? Man... I still remember some scenes/moments of that series because of how much it felt like I earnt them.

    Also, this lady was cranking out a 5,000 word chapter per day for almost three years. That’s fucking bonkers to me.
     
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  2. Rehio

    Rehio Bad Dragon ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    I was in her Yahoo group back in the day while she was writing. She offered me a beta spot, but god damn I did not think I could handle that volume. She was an English teacher back then.

    As much as I didn't enjoy the slash aspects, that was back in a time with wildly different standards, and it was good enough to have fun reading.
     
  3. Mordecai

    Mordecai Drunken Scotsman –§ Prestigious §– DLP Supporter

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    Wait, she was an English teacher...and she could crank out 5k words a day on top of her work? The fuck?
     
  4. ExperiencedGamer

    ExperiencedGamer Third Year

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    Confession: I had no idea what the 'Sacrifices' series is until today. Might try it; might not. We'll see.

    The Draco Malfoy pairing doesn't exactly inspire enthusiasm in me. Or at all.
     
  5. Mordecai

    Mordecai Drunken Scotsman –§ Prestigious §– DLP Supporter

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    Honestly...its an absolute unicorn of HP fanfiction. Its a completed 7 year rewrite using a WBWL trope.
     
  6. ExperiencedGamer

    ExperiencedGamer Third Year

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    What's next, twin sister in Naruto- oh, wait.

    Confession time: I've actually written a Naruto twin sister fic. Not completed, unfortunately, but ongoing.

    Edit: with no bashing of the sister, nor anyone... though Danzo and the Third DO come close. I have some standards. :p
     
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  7. DarthBill

    DarthBill The Chosen One

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    I know that I did read Sacrifices up until the fourth or fifth book, but I don't remember anything about it, other than eventually getting fed up with how angsty it was.

    Confession: I don't mind the occasional bash fic.
     
  8. SeverusTheKnight

    SeverusTheKnight Squib

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  9. ruki88

    ruki88 Squib

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    Well, now. Any titles you might recommend, please? Because I don't think I ever read one and I am REALLY interested.
     
  10. cucio

    cucio Seventh Year

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  11. Seratin

    Seratin Proudmander –§ Prestigious §– DLP Supporter

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    There's a Harry/Pansy that's actually quite good but for the life of me I can't remember the title. @Sesc You're bound to know this one.
     
  12. ExperiencedGamer

    ExperiencedGamer Third Year

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    Quidditch fic? What about 'Loose Cannon'? Though a bit too much slice of life for my tastes, IIRC.

    https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13452914/1/Loose-Cannon

    Edit: Author's summary:
    He survived the war—now it's time to grow up. Fourteen months after the Battle of Hogwarts, an overheard, off-the-cuff comment turns Harry's life upside-down. Goodbye Auror training, hello Chudley Cannons! And witches ... lots of witches (but no harem). Warning: Many tropes were harmed in the writing of this fic, and Cursed Child never happened. OCs galore. NO MORTAL PERIL.
     
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  13. HeirGaunt

    HeirGaunt Squib

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    I enjoy sick fics. Fics that are alright when you first read them, but when you think about it, there are some incredible unfortunate implications. E.g Contractual Invalidation.

    I also enjoy OP combat monster protagonists that are defecient in other respects. E.g I'm Still Here or Learning to Breathe.

    I love badass Ron not because I like him as character, but because I am sick and tired of Ron bashing. E.g Fate or the Red Knight.
     
  14. Mordecai

    Mordecai Drunken Scotsman –§ Prestigious §– DLP Supporter

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    I don't think I've ever once read a fic and considered the contractual validity implications...
     
  15. Sorrows

    Sorrows Queen of the Flamingos Moderator DLP Gold Supporter

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    In case you arn't kidding I'm pretty sure he's talking about @Republic fic Contractual Invalidation. The implications of a marriage contract are the deliberate focus. It's been a good few years since I read it though so not sure as to what the unintentional unfortunate implications would be.
     
  16. Mordecai

    Mordecai Drunken Scotsman –§ Prestigious §– DLP Supporter

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    Ahhhh, right that makes a lot more sense. Didn't realise it was the name of an actual fic.
     
  17. zugrian

    zugrian Second Year

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    Most of the stuff I enjoy in fanfic is the type of thing that DLP hates. Fluff, romance, happy endings... and yes, some OP Harry stuff too.

    I can even enjoy bashing, if the bashing is amusing-- not the typical 'Dumbledore stealing Harry's money, Ginny feeding him love potions' garbage.
     
  18. HeirGaunt

    HeirGaunt Squib

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  19. Amythyr

    Amythyr Squib

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    I hate tragedies.

    I also have a tendency to search online if an important character dies or not if i get the vibe from the book. And then drop the book if i loved the character.
     
  20. Ched

    Ched Da Trek Moderator DLP Supporter

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    If a story mentions the pairing in the summary I won't read it unless it comes highly recommended. I assume there will be too much focus on the pairing itself for me to enjoy it if the author put it in the summary.
     
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