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What do you hate to find in fan fiction?
« on: February 24, 2008, 06:15:58 pm »
What are the things you absolutely HATE to find in fan fiction (any fan fiction, not just LBT)?

For me the two major problems are:

Promising fan fiction that is never completed *cough*Land Before Time: Remnants and A Traitor in Our Midst*cough*
I cannot tell you how much this pisses me off.

Slash fiction
I hate all forms of slash unless it's really light and wrapped in a good story (Out of the Shadows comes to mind).

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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2008, 06:30:31 pm »
The only thing that really bothers me with fanfiction if it's a bashing fanfic. I'm pretty much either neutral or interested in other types of fanfiction.

I will admit I do become disappointed if a fanfic is not completed, but it's really up to the author whether or not to continue them. Things can come up and the author could either lose interest in the story or no longer have the time to work on it.

As for slash fanfiction, I'm pretty much neutral towards them. They used to make my blood boil, but I got around to reading a few slash stories and found they weren't as bad as I thought they were.

Interesting that you brought up Out of the Shadows. That fanfic was originally going to go a bit more in depth in slash, but as I typed it, I kind of forgot about it. Any mention of slash exists I think only around the middle of the story and is reduced to a few sentences, and disappears from the story as it advances.

Hm..I wonder... would this topic go in After Midnight? Or is it all right where it is?

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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2008, 06:37:06 pm »
Oh, I also forgot bashing fan fics.

I hate those types of fan fics even more than slash fan fics.

I can tolerate almost everything else though.

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« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2008, 06:42:18 pm »
I've seen several bashing fics up on FanFiction.net (most of which were removed because they violated the site's rules). There was only ever one bashing fic that I liked and it was only because it was done in a humorous way rather than insulting. I think it was more of a parody than an actual attack on the fandom.

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« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2008, 07:44:25 pm »
I cannot say much about fanfictions in general, but I have laid out what I dislike about most LBT fanfictions (there are but very few exceptions) in this thread, which certainly did not boost my popularity among LBT fanfiction writers. If we demand Universals to make better LBT movies I guess we should show it is possible by writing stories better, not worse, than what Universals has been putting out in the last years.

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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2008, 01:27:15 am »
Several things do not go well with LBT fanfics, such as graphic language (along the lines of the F-word), explicit sexual content and compassionate-turned-psychopathic killer-overnight phenomena (guess what that last one's referring to :angry:).  BTW, this may be a bit off topic, but I was amazed at Malte's fic "The Big Quarrel."  This made me feel I was actually seeing a sequel on the computer screen.  Malte, if you're reading this, you're an awesome LBT writer and I'd love to find out what happens in the other fic "The Cold Time."  Back on topic, I've pretty much laid out what I despise in LBT fanfics.  Oh wait, my biggest peeve in a fanfic is when any of the LBT characters die, especially in a homicidal manner :(.

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« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2008, 01:37:16 am »
Quote from: Cancerian Tiger,Feb 25 2008 on  12:27 AM
Several things do not go well with LBT fanfics, such as graphic language (along the lines of the F-word), explicit sexual content and compassionate-turned-psychopathic killer-overnight phenomena (guess what that last one's referring to :angry:).
:: a little worried :: Are you referring to my fanfic?

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« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2008, 02:10:09 am »
Oh no, not at all DH.  In fact, if ya read the reply I posted in the Dino Squad fanfic topic, it should explain my opinion on your work.  No, I was referring to a terribly vulgar fic on the fanfiction site.  Sorry if I've stirred up any hurt feelings :unsure:  :(.

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« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2008, 02:18:46 am »
I saw your reply, yeah.

And it's okay. I wasn't upset.

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« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2008, 04:39:26 am »
I don't like a fanfiction, where the characters from different universes meets each other. And i dislike to see the big amount of violence and blood in fanfics too, that not suitable to LBT, where all the violence where shown in the manner of the drama... And it also not suitable for me in any way.

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« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2008, 04:49:59 am »
Those are the exact things i dislike in FanFiction too, Coyote_A

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« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2008, 07:32:47 am »
i'm agree with all darkhououmon! :yes  that will piss me off too! :angry:

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« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2008, 10:24:23 am »
Quote from: Coyote_A,Feb 25 2008 on  03:39 AM
I don't like a fanfiction, where the characters from different universes meets each other.
I'm going to guess that means you don't like crossovers, am I right?

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« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2008, 10:28:15 am »
Quote from: kjeldo,Feb 25 2008 on  06:32 AM
i'm agree with all darkhououmon! :yes  that will piss me off too! :angry:
If I am correct on Kjeldo's statement involving my post then ,again y'all, my apologies if I've hurt anyone's feelings :(.  That statement was not intended to bash any member's fanfiction.  I like the GOF 'cuz we all share a common interest and can discuss it peacefully.  I was not looking to start any conflict whatsoever :unsure:  :cry2.

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« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2008, 10:35:16 am »
I thought kjeldo was referring to my first post in this topic.

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« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2008, 11:04:08 am »
Quote from: DarkHououmon,Feb 25 2008 on  05:24 PM
I'm going to guess that means you don't like crossovers, am I right?
Yes, you're right.

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« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2008, 11:26:24 am »
I'll be honest, I have thought about making a Dink/LBT crossover because Dink is, in my opinion, the most compatible cartoon to cross LBT with, since Dink has similarities to LBT, takes place during the right time, and is of G level as well.

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« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2008, 12:30:49 pm »
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  I'll be honest, I have thought about making a Dink/LBT crossover because Dink is, in my opinion, the most compatible cartoon to cross LBT with, since Dink has similarities to LBT, takes place during the right time, and is of G level as well.
So much is true and there are other characters who have been used in LBT fanfiction crossing overs (e.g. Aladar from Disney's dinosaur). However, what is the benefit of putting the different stories together?
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BTW, this may be a bit off topic, but I was amazed at Malte's fic "The Big Quarrel." This made me feel I was actually seeing a sequel on the computer screen. Malte, if you're reading this, you're an awesome LBT writer and I'd love to find out what happens in the other fic "The Cold Time." Back on topic, I've pretty much laid out what I despise in LBT fanfics.
Thank you. I'm a little surprised (but happy of course) that "The Big Quarrel" is received positively. By the time I translated it (2000 / 2001) my English was rather poor. I always meant to edit and correct the translation of both "The Big Quarrel" and "The Cold Time", but I never got around to do it. I'm not even sure if I ever posted the final chapters of "The Big Quarrel" anywhere and I'm sure I never posted more than roughly the first third of "The Cold Time". If you are interested I can send you both stories as a word document (which may be more readable than long forum messages). I also made a couple of pictures for both stories some of which I never posted. Thank you for the encouragement  :yes
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Oh wait, my biggest peeve in a fanfic is when any of the LBT characters die, especially in a homicidal manner.
I definitely agree. Presumed deaths, as those we have seen in LBT sequels already (e.g. Mo in LBT 9) can create some very emotional and beautiful scenes, but having them die "for real" just doesn't work for an LBT story. Once I thought about a short story from the point of view of an aged Littlefoot (older than his grandpa) recapitulating his life, possibly including the (peaceful) passing away of one or some of the other characters, but I never seriously considered writing such a story. I don't really like the idea of grownup LBT characters though this dislike of course is not based on any of the "rules" of the movies which will never let the characters grow up, but will never suggest that they are doomed with eternal youth either ;)

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« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2008, 12:42:13 pm »
Quote from: Malte279,Feb 25 2008 on  11:30 AM
Presumed deaths, as those we have seen in LBT sequels already (e.g. Mo in LBT 9) can create some very emotional and beautiful scenes, but having them die "for real" just doesn't work for an LBT story.
It doesn't? What about when Littlefoot's mother died for real in the first movie?

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« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2008, 12:48:44 pm »
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Oh wait, my biggest peeve in a fanfic is when any of the LBT characters die, especially in a homicidal manner.
I interpreted this to mean one of the five main-characters, but I admit that I may have interpreted too far. Death does of course occur in LBT and once it did in a form that reminded me very much of an execution (the sharpteeth in LBT 6) <_<
But if it comes to killing Littlefoot, Cera, Ducky, Petrie, or Spike I really think that there are better ways to create a dark mood in an LBT story and still keep it an LBT story.