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How did you find DLP?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Jon, Jan 8, 2016.

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How did you find DLP?

  1. Recommended by a Fanfic Author (if so who?)

    560 vote(s)
    25.7%
  2. Found via the DLP C2

    274 vote(s)
    12.6%
  3. Recommended by a friend

    81 vote(s)
    3.7%
  4. Recommended off another website (if so where?)

    317 vote(s)
    14.6%
  5. My fic was recommended here and I was curious

    41 vote(s)
    1.9%
  6. Someone trash talked DLP and I was curious

    238 vote(s)
    10.9%
  7. I found DLP via Google

    665 vote(s)
    30.6%
  1. Myst

    Myst Headmaster

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    Almost entirely by Google if I recall. Been a member since forever.
     
  2. Zombie

    Zombie John Waynes Teeth Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Fuck man. It's been forever.
     
  3. zugrian

    zugrian First Year

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    Google, looking for something HP fanfic related, but I don't remember what exactly.
     
  4. Shadow Shaman

    Shadow Shaman First Year

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    I came here due to TheSanti!
     
  5. Zombie

    Zombie John Waynes Teeth Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Of course you did.
     
  6. wizard-mahou

    wizard-mahou Squib

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    random fanfic recommend in reddit
     
  7. Ariel Schnee

    Ariel Schnee Muggle

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    Google.
     
  8. CaptainFlowers

    CaptainFlowers Fourth Year DLP Supporter

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    I found it after looking on the HP Fanfiction subreddit for recommended fics (the stuff of high-er quality, you know?), and saw a few people shitting on DLP in a comment thread. They said a bunch of things about the site being full of grammar nazis and demanding too much out of a fic.

    To me, it sounded like heaven. Been here ever since!
     
  9. AgentSatan

    AgentSatan First Year

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    I found a reddit post trashing DLP, and how they were so mean to authors; naturally, I had to find out what the fuss was about.
     
  10. Silirt

    Silirt Seventh Year DLP Supporter

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    That's not entirely incorrect, but it's necessary to put some of them down so that readers can tell the difference between good fics and bad fics. I've been on Fanfiction for years and I found the C2.
     
  11. Zombie

    Zombie John Waynes Teeth Prestige DLP Supporter

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    That happens every now and then. We're not the villains they make us out to be. I'm the friendliest person you'll meet here.
     
  12. AgentSatan

    AgentSatan First Year

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    To be fair DLP does trash a lot of terrible fics. It can come across as callous if the author doesn't know how seriously fanfics are taken here.
     
  13. masterpeng

    masterpeng First Year DLP Supporter

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    Yeah it was quite simple for me. I hate(d) the reddit community. I despised their love for tropes, muggles and mutual understanding, that Snape is just a misunderstood redeemed hot guy, who deserved better. I despised, that a pairing can justify bad plot and writing. And most importantly, that a bad story, idea or theory was not immediately blasted into pieces with reducto curses. Anyway a lot of them seemed to hate DLP, so naturally I had to check it out. Thus I never had to visit reddit again for HP fanfiction related stuff. Thanks a lot guys, you probably saved me from eye cancer.
     
  14. CareOtters

    CareOtters Supreme Mugwump DLP Supporter

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    I was lost at sea. Thankfully I was not alone. A grizzled old sailor with skin like tobacco leather and a tattoo mapping out shipping routes for every country he'd visited was washed overboard in the same storm that sent me over the rails. After days adrift on a spar of broken timber we landed on a desert island where we feasted on crab and palm dates. The food quickly ran out, and I ended up having to bash his skull in with a coconut when an argument broke out over whether to poach or scramble the last of our turtle eggs.

    Long story short I boiled him into a hearty sea stew which helped to hold off the desperate pangs of hunger for a few more days. A particularly leathery piece of skin caught between my teeth: I fished it out of my mouth to see an overcooked flap of scrotum covered in faded blue ink.

    The map led here.
     
  15. lopeck

    lopeck Fourth Year

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    So that's where Blaise went.
     
  16. Zombie

    Zombie John Waynes Teeth Prestige DLP Supporter

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    If only.
     
  17. pbluekan

    pbluekan Auror DLP Supporter

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    It’s less that fanfics are taken seriously and more that writing is. We just expect people to not be retarded.
     
  18. Nevermind

    Nevermind Seventh Year

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    "DLP – We Just Expect People to Not Be Retarded"

    There’s the new motto, folks.
     
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