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Fics/authors that you think are overrated

Discussion in 'Fanfic Discussion' started by lana, Jul 16, 2016.

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  1. lana

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    The Golden Age by Arsinoe de Blassenville and Rannaro's Snape Chronicles. It's like some fanfic authors don't understand that you don't need to villify the other characters just to make your favourite characters look better. The chapter where Arsinoe's little self-insert has a little get together with Snape and the Malfoys to wax lyrical about how terrible Harry and his friends are was just embarassing.

    And the whitewashing. Ye gods, poor misunderstood Snape the Potions Master who never did anything but make potions for the Dark Lord. Vicious, malicious Marauders, shallow Lily Evans and well-intentioned Malfoys who "really just made a terrible mistake, oh dear us, we wouldn't have done it if we had known".

    It's like they spent too much time looking at Alan Rickman and Jason Isaacs and forgot that Snape and the Malfoys were both petty, vindictive bullies who earned their Dark Marks and moved in social circles that thought it was funny to torture Muggles. God only knows what they thought Snape used Sectumsempra for, they probably believe he used it to dice vegetables or something. It wouldn't bother me if they thought they were writing AU fics or alternate character interpretations, but they seem to be under the impression that their fics are fully compatible with the books.
     
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    Rehio Bad Dragon ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    I feel like a thread dedicated to such a negative concept isn't really needed. I mean, I know we have threads like "Worst Summaries" and such, but this feels overly personal towards authors. Dunno.
     
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    Download Groundskeeper ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    Nearly every HP fic on ff.net on the first ten pages when you sort the stories by favourites.
     
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    Alindrome A bigger, darker mark Moderator DLP Supporter

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    I'm not convinced this thread is a good idea. I don't really see a discussion on this going anywhere but circle-jerk territory, and that's not good for anyone.

    Luckily, mods = nazis. Locked.
     
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