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Fanfiction Confessions

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

  1. Gengar

    Gengar Polymagus ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    Wait, but how would you know you'd even want to read the fic if it doesn't say Harry/Daphne the pairing in the title?
     
  2. Corvus Black

    Corvus Black Groundskeeper

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    Giving away a pairing in the summary is annoying for a reader who likes to be surprised, but I do understand why an author would do that.
     
  3. Mordecai

    Mordecai Drunken Scotsman –§ Prestigious §– DLP Supporter

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    Its interesting that you have this position, but so many folk would complain bitterly about having (x) pairing sprung on them without warning. I don't disagree your statement is how things SHOULD work, but I think a lot of authors advertise the pairing even if its a minor, background thing that happens between chapters 40 and 45, and is of no other relevance because they know they'll get it in the neck from disgruntled readers if those readers have some particular hatred of the specific pairing in question..
     
  4. DarthBill

    DarthBill The Chosen One

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    To be fair, ffdotnet displays the pairing under the summary, so if the pairing is also in the summary, then it is a good indication that a lot of focus will be on the pairing.
     
  5. Donimo

    Donimo High Inquisitor

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    I like when the pairing is listed. It helps me know what not to read.
     
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