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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

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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.
     
  6. Prongsie2

    Prongsie2 First Year

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    I have never read Ectomancer past the first chapter.
     
  7. Prongsie2

    Prongsie2 First Year

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    I don't like stories with Ginny bashing
     
  8. Corvus Black

    Corvus Black Professor

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    Her "reputation" is greatly exaggerated, yes.
     
  9. ExperiencedGamer

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    Well, DLP has moved on from that pitfall. :D
     
  10. Majube

    Majube Unspeakable

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    I don't read tags on ao3, I consider them spoilers. I've been burned a couple of times because of that, ex. surprise slash an etc.
     
  11. Corvus Black

    Corvus Black Professor

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    It's kind of hard to miss them. I try not to read them but they are in your face when you are looking for fics.
     
  12. Eirene

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    I'm all for the freedom of writing whatever. But sometimes when I see incredibly disturbing shit I wish Ao3 was like ffnet.
     
  13. Villanelle

    Villanelle Groundskeeper

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    - One of my first fanfics was Albus Potter and the Global Revelation and its six sequels. I don't know if I'd still like the series now, but remember loving it. I can't stand next-gen stories, and the closest I got since was Backwards with Purpose.

    - I wish there were more (fem!)Harry x Fleur.

    - I used to hate that Fleur was called Fleur. Why not an actual French name? Over the last few years, I've gotten used to it, and have since found out that Fleur is a common Dutch/Belgian name.

    Pls give me recs.

    I think around the time you were publishing Blood of the Tide, I found Death of Today on your profile, which is Tom x Izar (...) and read all the way up to the second task, with the dueling platforms. I remember cool magic and death eater stuff, and so much kissing, jesus. If you know of anything better than that off the top of your head, I'll happily read.

    I mostly read Gen fic, and actively avoid stories featuring Snape in any kind of romantic context, but I want to believe you. I also read The Never-ending Road and loved it.

    What are your favourite fem!Harry/Snape stories?
     
  14. HeirGaunt

    HeirGaunt First Year

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    I'm thinking of hiding tags tbh on ao3 because 90% of them are just annoying, add nothing useful, and are spoilers. That said, I've never taken the plunge because I really am not a fan of surprise slash.
     
  15. zugrian

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    I'll take spoilers over reading surprise slash. Or some of the gross fetishy crap that pervades ao3.
     
  16. HeirGaunt

    HeirGaunt First Year

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    I'm not too worried about "Gross fetishy crap" because 90% of those fics are revealed in the first couple of paragraphs either by bad spelling & grammar or getting straight to the wierd parts.
     
  17. ExperiencedGamer

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    Pretty sure they can be filtered out anyway.
     
  18. zugrian

    zugrian Third Year

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    Things aren't always labeled properly for the filter. And regardless, I'm not the type of person that minds spoilers in general.
     
  19. Majube

    Majube Unspeakable

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    I don't actually block out all tags completely (didn't know that was an option in settings?) so I do generally see the first 1-3 tags even when my eyes are skimming over them, usually just that and filters are enough to tell its not fetish stuff but sometimes it's not. AO3 is kind of annoying but at least they allowed some blocking features after that scandal with the guy who'd use thousands of tags, I'm going to follow this and block a few freaky authors in the fandoms I follow.
     
  20. kinetique

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    I want to outright say that there's a difference between quality of writing and a "good" story. But if you liked the Never ending road, check out her other story "Come once again and love me" or whatever it is, and also "Certain dark things". The latter in particular manages to impress.
     
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