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This is always so weird, really makes you think about what happened to these people.>>192164
I never got into fanfiction before and always thought it was kinda cringe, but in the end it’s just fanart in text form so I warmed up to the concept since I always loved to write and read. I actually started writing one for fun of a fav ship of mine that doesn’t have much that meets my taste and now it’s pretty long already lol. Most of the better ones have some stuff that’s either too ooc or have weird headcanons for me so I thought I just write my own and made an ao3 account in case I want to share it. I’m new to this and currently busy with trying to figure out how to filter as much degenerate tags as possible when looking for fics. (nothing against ppl with weird taste but damn some of those tags are killing me). I’m new to this, any tips for a better experience in that regard? I never want to be surprised by some fakeboi shit again
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I’ve been reading one fic since 2018, and for the first 2 years the writer would update on a really consistent basis although she started slowing down after a while. Now, she had said she had already written like a ton of chapters but she wasn’t going to post them all at once, yet now this bitch hasn’t updated since last November and instead started 4 new series!! Im so salty about it because it’s such a masterpiece and I want to keep reading it!
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Found the fanfiction for those who are curious, FYI you can easily look it up in the ao3 search engine with the word count
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Recently read this one fic with my OTP GideonxHarrow
from The Locked Tomb books. I thought it captured the character voices pretty damn well.https://archiveofourown.org/works/31813210
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I was finally able to finish a draft I had unfinished, for such a long time I lost all motivation to do anything but the inspiration came back, it's pretty nice to write requested stuff, but I missed doing more personal stories.
Do you have any TF2 fanfics you like? I like the ones where there's nothing special going on, there is no romance, and the pyro is actually a pyro and not some half assed OC.
I liked this one, where they go to the beach; it's funny even if the format is a bit weird at first. https://archiveofourown.org/works/4778504/chapters/10931147
This made me happy too, they just make a ruckus at the base. https://archiveofourown.org/works/41774
This is my favorite, the team is attacked by a shapeshifter, and only scout and sniper survived (or did they?). They try to find out what's going on https://archiveofourown.org/works/30791243/chapters/76005743
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Nonas, I'm depressed.
Please share your favourite angst with a happy ending fics. Don't care what pairing (it can also be gen) or fandom, as long as it is well written, very angsty, and with an unequivocally happy ending.
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My favorite fic of my rare pair disappeared from AO3, and since the ship it's so rare (not even 150 stories), there's no way I'll ever find it. I don't even remember the name of the author, so it's gone forever.
I haven't recovered ever since.
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I’ve just written a fic for the first time in my life. It’s almost finished, but writing it was so much fun that it has become super long and elaborate. I did not even intend it to be this explicit and it has a slow build up, but I got a bit too into it while writing so it escalated and now it’s become super horny in the end. Help, I just wanted this to be cute and serious and maybe a bit sexy. I dig it this way but it wasn’t my original intention, I feel so dirty lol
Do you tend to plan your stories and then stick to the plan, or do you allow yourself to get carried away while writing?
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I just watched the Batman. It was OK and all, but now I want to read some batman/riddler fics. Can I get some recs? Porn and smut are welcome, but long dramatic fics would be perfect.
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None of the fics I'm reading for this character go in the direction I want them to, guess I have to do it myself. I'll be my own salvation dammint
Has anyone else taken a fic and turned it into an original work? I have a fic I wrote for a rarepair that I was HC'ing out the ass with anyway. Basically, if I changed the setting and character names, it would be its own thing. Anyone else done this? Also a question for other fic writers, what's your ratio between fic and original work look like?>>199552
Nonna I saw that exact same pig on /po/ and I loved it.>>200067
Always been way too embarrassed to share stuff lol
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Two fanfics that I've been enjoying are on hiatus.
Are you looking for sunny fics? What direction are you hoping the fics will take?
I read a really good one about the gang getting their shit together but Frank being dead was the whole premise (he dies, leaves them money, they unbelievably go to rehab).
I did it with one. It was a fanfic from a seinen manga, something like a role reversal AU. Originally, I had to end it because the mangaka made a sequel and began to make the original story even more convoluted, so it was hard for me to keep up with the new changes and retcons, but I was already too attached to what I had, so I made a re-write of the whole thing. I changed the time period, added new characters, wrote new plotlines, a new ending and many other things. Right now, I'm yet to finish the first draft, because the original fanfic was quite long already, but I hope to turn it into a comic one day.
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Apparently… this is a rewrite for Bionicle: Mask of Light.https://archiveofourown.org/works/28649232?view_adult=true
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I know functionally nothing about Bionicles but I can at least say with certainty that this fic is a masterpiece.
I've been reading some x reader fics and I found one that seemed pretty interesting. It was published around 2017. Well, I read it last week, and to be honest I didn't like the OC/reader insert, she's a complete asshole. But it looked like she would change little by little. However, the fic was last updated in the same year it was first published. It's so unfinished that it pisses me off. It never even got to the fucking, kek. Much less did the character that the author said would eventually appear, make an appearance nor was he mentioned. But I suppose that's partly a good thing, because it looked like it was going to turn into polyamory/threesome shit and I didn't want that. But x reader fics in this fandom are already rare so it's a shame that this one wasn't (and likely never will be) finished. It almost makes me want to finish it myself.
I also hated how the main love interest was written, I think the author projected some things onto him that aren't really true (which is a problem I noticed with another author, as well).
I feel like I could potray these characters better and more accurately, but since I'm not a writer I'm not very confident in my writing abilities.
NTAYRT but Nonnie
if you're still here, drop the link…
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99% of what I read is porn kekk
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the older i get the less i tolerate sad or bittersweet endings
I really cannot think about this more than a minute, it makes me feel weird, undescribable. Just hurts somewhere.
It always also reminds me of a fanfic writer I used to like, she had a way with words, she was really talented but I noticed her stories getting more and more deranged and out-there with the subject matter. In the notes of one of these, she explained she wrote this one (or came up with the idea, I don't remember) while she was strapped in a psychward for a bit. And I was like, "Yeah, that makes sense…" till one day she disappeared completely off the face of the earth and I just hope she's doing better… I can't think about this… It's an odd feeling in my chest. It's the same feeling I get when someone abandons art or music while being decades deep into it, just sad.
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I think it is frowned upon, unless the author allows it or puts it up for "adoption".
But imho who the fuck cares? Like, it's okay to write a fanfic from an ongoing ip but somehow it's wrong to write a fanfic of a fanfic? Write what you want, but just be careful to not get cancelled in your fandom socials. You can post anon fics on ao3.
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A lot of my favourite fanfics keep getting deleted, so I've started saving the ones I love on my pc/downloading the pages on my phone. I've been burnt way too many times and still think about some that I've lost forever. >>216595
It's either well written slowburn angst with soulmate themes or disgusting/dead dove do not eat PW(ithout)P with me.
Sometimes both in the same fic and I have to thank the Hannibal fandom for my taste.
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This is such a fun list, I love nonnies' category names and to compare what's placed where to mine. Fun time, gals.
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nona are you me? I just started writing my first fic ever and it was supposed to be short and simple without even any shipping but it's turned into a complete opposite of that lmao
I'm ESL but confident I can write correctly, I'm just really worried I'll repeat the same word too often or use too pretentious words when trying to avoid repetition…>>216595
jeez, my fic preferences have changed since the last time I was invested enough in a series to read any
I am mostly into sausage fest series so I never read M/F but it depends. I never saw any uwu cutifying fics though, not about any dudes I was ever into. I am not attracted to highschool twinks though so maybe that's why. Bottoming is common though, but I am fine with it and they aren't written like girls.
Actually the character I love the most right now is ironically rather written too slutty and masculine in fics, considering he is kind of a loser and awkward around other people in canon and most likely a 25yo+ kissless virgin (like me). >>218059
I don't know what Gen Fic is but you seem to share my taste.
Yes, though I've only done it to fix some fics that were terribly written. There's no troon self-insert shit in that fandom, thankfully, but there's also not a lot of content. I'm kind of a grammar Nazi so this author's lazy formatting, lack of capitalization and punctuation and horrible typos were driving me crazy. I also replaced (y/n) with my actual name and it felt so weird and embarrassing but so good lmao.
What I don't like about doing it is that I'm essentially forced to spoil myself.
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I wish there were more normies who posted their fanfiction on AO3 like pic related. Seeing older women in fandom gives me hope for the future, especially if they're something uncommon for fic writers, like religious or married. AO3 is my favorite website since it's incredibly convenient and I love 100k+ slow burns, but it sucks that most Gen fics are elsewhere. Every website where you could post fanfiction on before AO3 really took off was before my time.
If AO3 could have all of FF net's old fics, Gen fics, and reader self-insert fics, (FictionPress doesn't care much for the site anymore so there's not much new fics,) it'd truly be the ultimate fanfiction site. I would say the same for Quora and Wattpad but somehow their search features and archival abilities are even worse than fiction dot net's barebones architecture.
I wonder if any anons have found good fic on either of those sites? I never use them but there must be some fic on those sites worth saving. Not looking for links necessarily.
I'm a moron and confused it for Quotev. There's no fanfiction on Quora I hope.>>225890
By normie I mean the type of person who's not consumed by the modern Internet. I grew up around people who barely use it and those who used it all the time now; social media especially divides "normies" into two groups who act very differently when something happens in the world and when it comes to socialization, strong influences such as age and the like aside. I should've used a different term. You're right, she is pretty strange.
>>225637>I also mostly hate AUs. The AUs I love are those that are canon-based What IF routes.
based and canonpilled. those
AUs are often just a cop-out to disregard canon which is fine if you want to do that to write something specific, but most of the appeal of the characters gets lost if its too detached and thus pointless imo. I really like “what if” fics if the author put some thoughts into it, those can be pretty good at times.
>>227006>dick set on fire
On a semi related note, I've been missing the passion I had for reading fanfic when I was a teenager. I used to feel so many emotions when reading a good fic, but lately they all just feel boring. I hate that I don't get butterflies when a pairing kisses after a long build up anymore.
I don't understand the principle of being into a series and then taking everything from it that gives it an identity.
I see so man fans that turn non-human characters into humans that bear zero similarities with the originals anymore and then also change their personality AND the setting.
So how is this even the same series? It's not even the shell that is the same, it's literally a 100% own story with names from other series slapped onto it.
Maybe I am missing something but I never understood the point of this or why someone even turns an apple into a rock while pretending to be an apple fan.
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I'm in a niche part of a fandom that was mostly older women until some movies came out some years ago. The fics were a hit or miss for me. I'm a lesbian and want to read about gay people. For a nice while in my little niche, even the most degenerate of fanfics were troon free. Unfortunately a good 60% of the fics were poorly written m/m smut, most of which leans into the noncon area. But there were a handful of authors that wrote some really nice fics that were character-focused and not rapey at all. The f/f side was very small, but the smut was hot and there are a handful of nice multi-chapter fics.
Then those movies came out. Hordes of young troons flooded into the fandom. For while my niche was safe, but then dicks invaded my f/f and a really nice genderbent f/f fic got deleted because trannies were threatening the author on her socials. Most f/f now are penis centered and my fav female character is a tim now apparently.
Now those beasts are trooning my fave male character. He's now a tif, AND a dog fucker. Tranny zoophiles are becoming more common.
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I love writing reader fics because I can make female pleasure the centre of the whole story. I like to invade fandoms with a lot of fakebois and emphasize the reader's femaleness and that she's not a troon but a based woman who knows what she wants. I love making trannies seethe.
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I wish there were more writers like you in my fandoms. Every reader insert is gender neutral now so its all male centric and filled with aidens whining about their insecurities. Idc if you hate yourself, I came here ro read about my husbando
any recs for fics dealing with closed romantic triangles (where it starts like A » B » C » A and ends up A«»B«»C«»A)? i don't care if it is FMM, MFF, FFF or MMM. i just want it to be closed on all fronts and not 2 people pining after a third. if possible with no abo, soulmates, mpreg or genderspecial/queer discourse.>>229794
i don't like the few i heard, it freaks me out when the reader starts doing different voices for each character. but it is nice to have a story read to you while driving or doing chores (except the voices…)>>230375
damn, that disgusts as much as abo or trans tags. i have never seen so much vitriol directed to an author (or actor/director/artist( like i've seen directed towards her.
Based, I'm so tired of these gender neutral aiden reader inserts, especially in smut>>229794
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I'm struggling to figure out how to find someone to "beta" my fics. I have good ideas and moderately good execution but I know I need a second pair of eyes. The issue is I don't have any fandom friends, and I've been called out before for tweeting about a no-no pairing and I don't think I could find anyone non-retarded who would want to be associated with me or my work. The only people who occasionally interact with me on twitter are those weird "anti-anti" edgy TIFs with neopronouns and fursonas. I swear I am not that weird I just have one dark pairing that I think is interesting. IDEK why i'm posting this because I don't think there's any solution but I'm grasping at straws at this point
Imo as long as they're able to hold conversations about things outside tranny shit and you know better than to drink the kool-aid, I don't think befriending fakebois is that bad. You can't avoid them in fandom spaces unless your fandom is massive enough to have a terf
circle. There is a line when it comes to tolerating someone with retarded beliefs but if crippling internalized misogyny crossed it you'd have to avoid roughly a third of the women on earth.
that's really kind of you, the mega-nz strategy is a good idea. here's a link to the document, i'll probably delete in in an hour. https://mega.nz/file/QTVWWZ4J#HyR6xoYb3Ef_rrRrr2nVVMaCuzu8YETvuQ2OyrN3cXI>>235042
Oh, I actually don't care if they're a TIF, I was just trying to describe a particular type of person you run across in fandom spaces and mistakenly assumed everyone would be familiar with the the type of person, one of the traits of which is being a TIF. Basically what I was trying to say is i don't want to have to buddy up with people who want to fuck roadkill or little children's cartoon characters or weird shit like that, kek.
, I've replied to your email!
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I know I'm preaching to the crowd at this point but this is so fucking annoying i've got to ree.
>find a decent fic, original and interesting plot without parting too much from canon or being OOC
>it's MMF love triangle with an OFC
>depicts her realistically and gives her a personality, she's a good character
>comments full of Aidens crying about muh uwuwu gay ship ruined
>author starts explaining her choices and agreeing with them
No fucking fun allowed apparently.
kek it's Tuntematon sotilas
which already has few female characters due to the source material. Thankfully the fandom doesn't usually troonify anyone, at least yet.
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Just read the best fanfiction ever Jeff/Dean yaoi I lost my mind the dialogue is so in character. That is what divides a random horny person's lemon fic from true greatness, the little things and tiny nuances written in that make me know a writer really cares arouses not only my body but my mind
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>>247250>there's a modern slash fandom for the goddamn Tuntematon Sotilas
Kiitos kun valaisit minua arkipäivä-aamuyö sisar. Ps. Lammio did nothing wrong
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This is true but also why am I reading a reader x fic where reader is a tif troon but pretending she's just a masculine woman who gets mistaken for a man and doesn't give a shit (which would be actually relatable but too rare in hetships) and trying to skip and mentally filter out all troon related crap the writer had to cram in why are my standards so low?
How is that weird? the more popular something is, the more people writing about it so ofc degens become more likely to post.
Though idk if you've ever read mpreg but it's usually not particularly degenerate, girls just like to incorporate their fluffy happy family fantasies into m/m ships and handwave the gross aspects of a male getting pregnant.
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I was looking for some Doctor Who and Donna fanfics on ao3 after many years of not checking for new fanfics. See a unfamiliar Donna shipping fic with the plot of Human Nature which takes place in 1913 and I go read it without checking the tags. BIG FUCKING MISTAKE
>Doctor Uses They/Them Pronouns
>Human Doctor is a He/Him Disaster Lesbian
>Doctor has "DID"
The story has perspective swap between Donna, the Doctor along with edgy diary entries with different fonts and images from the Doctor and the human changed Doctor along with from what I gather an editor that had found said diary and is going to publish it along with annotations which just so stupid! I'm including this piece of gold that was the last straw for me.
>[Editor’s Note: Due to prior ‘conversations’ in the journal, it may be reasonable to assume that John Smith and ‘the Doctor’ are two entities in the same system, very likely dissociative identities from the distinctive writing style differences as well as the personality differences. Members of a shared system can often be entirely unaware of one another, and the mind can also deliberately block out or refuse to process any evidence left behind from other system members. While it is hardly the work of an editor to diagnose such a thing so long after the original writing, this appears to be the case between alters John Smith and ‘the Doctor’.
I know that being angry at fanfics is rather idiotic compared to books, it just makes me angry seeing what the fandom has been reduced to since there were more they/them pronouns fics.
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It's rare but sometime Ivwill find a fic that is written so… sophisticated? And has good prose and makes good references to art history and movements. Just overall gives you a feeling that the author is well read. And those fics also have tiny interactions that feels so authentic that you can also feel that the author has actually lived a life with deep and profound relations.
I don't know how to describe this fics. They are obviously written by someone older judging by the characters interactions and overall how good they are written. They just feel so mature in a way. Like, there is so much attention to details not only in the prose but just little things that the characters do. They will have habits and thoughts you don't normally see in fanfiction. It just has such a dreamlike atmosphere and the characters emotions and actions just fills up everything and really moves me. I don't know how to describe it, sorry.
And the weirdest thing is when you find these rare fics for some mediocre TV show, like why are you writing fics for this? You could legit be a published author. Not that I'm complaining, of course it just blows my mind that people put this up for free.
It makes more sense for more "high brow" media and fake deep media that attracts high brow fans to have fics like this. But even then it's rare and I'm still grateful when I find them. Dunno, people have board tastes (me too) so I see where they are coming from but it's still surreal to find well read authors for kinda dumb media.
sorry for the autism nonnies I'm just dealing with the feels rn because my dumbass decided to read old fanfics at 6am and I can't cope
I don't wanna sound like I'm bragging about being a good writer because honestly idk if I'm good at all, but I do like to write fics that have hidden references to classics. I like to put a lot of effort into my fics and incorporate narrative techniques used in actual literature to make it sound well-written.>And the weirdest thing is when you find these rare fics for some mediocre TV show, like why are you writing fics for this?
Because it's fun! It cracks me up to write a fic that's essentially porn without plot about some dumb action movie franchise character but also references Shakespeare in a way that only maybe 1 in 100 readers will get or give a shit about. I don't get to do that in my day job, and when I'm posting anonymously I don't have to worry about losing face.
Has anybody ever read a long fic with a plot that was also a reader insert romance? Does this exist? I've never been into reader inserts before but have beein exploring a little and i'm torn between the cringe and the possibilities. Self inserts are basically OCs to me but more accessible, so if written well the potential for incredible escapism and fun and fix-its is there, just haven't seen it yet.
I know self-inserts are for smut but when you're like me and love slow burn, hurt/comfort and more interaction with the husbando in question it seems like such a waste kek. Maybe I read too many "choose your own adventures" as a kid.
People (me included) love fics of angst and suffering with the happiness and crazy good sex at the end… why are we denying ourselves this lmao Guess it's too hard to write.>>248539
Based post, i'm totally there with you nonna. This is so embarrassing to say but I've actually learned quite a few things through reading "good" fic like this
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I'm writing a short fic in english, which is not my native language. I'm a bit stuck, what would be the best way for a character to say that the next time he meets the other character he's going to have really hot sex with her?
I'd like him to say it in a sophisticated way, so no "I'm going to bang you next time" kek! Only word that currently comes to mind is "devour" but I don't think thats good either.
ayrt, here are my faves off the top of my head, all of them are 100k+ words
Kaiba/reader, yugioh (I know next to nothing about yugioh but I love this fic, the author also has another kaiba/reader that’s also amazing):https://archiveofourown.org/works/29340867/chapters/72066228
FFXV cast/reader (probably never to be completed, also unfortunately the author panders to genderspecials with pronouns and nondescript sex scenes but otherwise fantastic, has some cyoa route aspects):https://archiveofourown.org/works/11681358/chapters/26293938
Noctis/reader, FFXV (not complete, but I absolutely adore the writing style of this author, I go back and read scenes all the time for inspo):https://archiveofourown.org/works/11510091/chapters/25828479
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This is my first time writing fanfiction and how long should a one-shot fanfiction be? I'm writing a simple love confession scene and my goal is to reach at least 1000 words but is that too short? I feel like one-shots are either 100 words drabbles or over 1000 words but I don't wanna write anything too long
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How do you search for actually good fics on AO3? Ranking results by hits almost always pulls up some hilariously degenerate fandom crossover noncon pregnancy kink shit, and ranking by bookmarks or kudos is only slightly better. It's like fishing in a river that goes through a major metropolitan area because all you get is cancerous trash.
I only saw your post because Scully, but I search within a particular fandom. And then I use the ‘Exclude’ for any weird stuff I don’t wanna see. For example, X-Files, you could eliminate anything tagged with like Mulder/Scully/Skinner if you’re not into that.
I do this with Stranger Things so I’m not bombarded by Steve Harrington/Eddie Munson stuff (Jopper forever).
This is the cringiest I’ve ever been but I hope I’ve offered some advice.
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Personally, I search by either pairing or trope and sort by word count for longfic. For shorter fics, I search exchange collections, since those are generally better written than the standard AO3 fare.
that the exclude function is your friend. If you want to get more technical, AO3 has this list of operators with their functions for a more fine-tuned search. These go in the 'search within results' box and 'otp: true' is especially useful for when you don't want huge walls of pairings.https://archiveofourown.org/admin_posts/10851
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>An author I liked orphaned all her fics and deleted her account without any warning
>Fic that had a very regular monthly update schedule ended on a cliffhanger and hasn't been updated for four months
>Fic that got a new chapter every other week hasn't been updated in a while and the last time the author took a break from writing, it lasted two years
Sage for samefag
niche and not so famous ship*
Kek ik how to write I swear
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>fandom has unexpectedly high quality fic
>show starts deteriorating badly and all the excellent fic authors you followed lose interest
I would consider every fic like this a self-insert OC story which I don't read on principle.
I cannot imagine how choosing a canon character and saying "I" would even work. It's too direct I cannot read this as "him" I just see it as the writer talking about themselves. I want to self-insert when I feel like it, not being dragged into it or feel like reading some real person's private thoughts.
I am fanatically invested in a certain ship from an older series that was never popular to begin with so I agree.
I draw them even if I am the only one. When I got into the fandom and searched for art I found like two Japanese fans that drew that ship and I think two English fans that wrote fics for it and it made me so happy. The artists and writers were long since gone when I joined but it still means so much to me and I still re-read the fics or look at the fanart and both have inspired me even more to do art for that ship.
I think I even inspired two other fans to draw them now. We cannot even talk lol because one is Chinese the other Japanese, but they retweeted all my stuff and commented with tons of emoji and then started to draw them too.
Even if you don't even care anymore and left a long time ago, there are always people searching for and finding some niche ship and enjoying your works.
I personally find it weird, since it's so common in regular fiction. I've read some stories that were written in the 1st person, and it didn't bother me because the writing was good and not OOC. It might be the fact that it takes a little more effort to portray a character's thoughts (the whole process and not just a POV) in a way that's believable and in character which a lot of hobbyist writers just don't have the skills to do tbh especially if they're young.
On the other hand, fanfiction has some quirks that are almost absent in mainstream original fiction, like the reader insert format. I once had to change my reader x story into 1st person to send it to a normie friend who wanted to read it but found the 2nd person POV really disturbing (admittedly it was basically porn of a character she was completely unfamiliar with, so I understand).
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I wish modern AU (or human AU if it's aliens, robots etc) for historic and sci-fi series weren't so damn popular. It's so damn common that you easily filter out 50% or more of the entire numbers of fics for a series if you exclude that fucking tag.
I hate to find a pairing that doesn't have much content that I am into only to see the fic numbers go from 40 to 3 after filtering these AUs. I want to see my favorite characters heal from the shit they lived through but that only works if they are still in the same world and saved by someone/something in that very world. Instead, all I get are alternative realities in which everybody is a boring wage slave like me and some casual sex with no canon related backstories to spice it up.
I strongly prefer canonverse. I can read AU if it sounds really interesting, I like the author or I'm reeeeally desperate for fics in a small fandom.
Even in media with a modern and realistic setting it can feel kinda silly seeing these wage slaves suddenly be in a high fantasy setting
>>255287>boring wage slave
still better than being a youtuber or a tiktoker. the cringe i feel whenever i bump into one of those is unreal.>>255321>mermaid AUs
i wonder what got some many people into fishfucking
I'm in a fandom that has canonically quite dark villain characters that could be used for interesting content, but it has attracted a ton of "dark mode tumblr sexy man" (see >>>/snow/1642478
) type fakebois who uwuify my favorite characters into little ocd ridden soft boys and make them all troons as well. At this point like 30% of new fics have troonshit. Why live.
Dear god this is something that I hate so much I agree.
And worst, no fandom is completely save here. I am totally in for healing btw but healing already implies that things weren't fine before, which is the case with the canon such series have.
But no, somehow people from fuck knows where come to basically write stories about their soft tumblr OCs and slap canon names onto them.
I always wonder if they grew up so sheltered that they are simply not used to anything serious (I doubt that most of them even read the series they are fan of) or if it's something related to a mental illness that would make them get a panic attack if they read or wrote anything darker than a coffee shop AU.
I also don't like how they write adult men like anime girls. They don't just give them maybe a slightly softer trait or so they write them like blushing insecure anime moe blobs.
High chance that I misremember things but I could have sworn the average age of fic writers in the 90s and 00s was higher. I surely never remember seeing space invaders or special OP characters and all that getting panic attacks when I read fics as a teen. I even remember that some of my favorite writers were like 30 year old women with cats.
I feel like social media made every 12 year old want to be a multi-talented super star. Everybody makes videos, shitty music, shitty art, writes fics and other stuff all at once and instead of editing their shit, improving their techniques or read books and look at other people's art to learn from them they waste all free time shilling themselves in 78 discords and 15 social media spaces. They literally adapted the mindset of CEOs and believe advertising was everything no matter the quality of the work.
Pretty sure a lot of these awful writers are in their mid-twenties by now but changed nothing about themselves or their style.
To me first person either comes off as pretentious (I know exactly how this character would feel), or it makes suspension of disbelief harder for me. Like, you're telling me that this dumbass character is having philosophical internal monologues? Or that this more serious character is having sappy toughts with sappy wording?
It also makes ooc behavior more apparent. 3rd person lets the reader interpret the character like they do in the source material, but 1st person sets that character in stone, as interpreted by the author.
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This can be done on AO3 if an anon here made a public collection. A collection is basically a curated fic/fanart/what-have-you list if its moderated, allowing for low-quality stuff to be denied. They can be public or private and allow for Anonymous posts. Making a whole new website for something as innocuous as fujofic nowadays isn't worth it. The moderation team at AO3 would have no issue with a collection that just so happened to not have any trans authors/characters in it, they're notoriously hands off and I don't believe the type of people who harass AO3 users over what they post on there even know what collections are.
Websites that have a small userbase tend to implode or simply fizzle out over time too, even if everyone has something in common.
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why is smut nowadays so kinky and elaborate, specially in the more cancerous/childish fandoms where you get cancelled for not using tw for everyday shit (like who the fuck gets triggered by vomiting)?
so much ageplay, petplay, piss play, humiliation, sexwork aus, so many sex toys and bdsm shit in settings where it makes no fucking sense… this not even including the complete degenaracy that is abo, and domsub as social classes (or abo in gen fics, wtaf)
even everyday shit, like being competent or saying something nice to someone is turned into a kink (competence kink, praise kink)
it feels so complicated
It's an issue of the "getting abused is empowering!!" crowd producing a blind-leads-the-blind scenario, esp since so many fandon goers are young.
Also so many new fandom goers dont give a shit about the actual characters, they just want easily digestible templates. Hallmark movies but for NEETS who think 3dpd. Since they dont care about real emotional connection between themselves and the story, or between the characters, they make up for it in shock value/sensory impact. All the g-spots/prostates gets spammed like elevator buttons bc that's the closest thing most of the writers know.
Old smut fics had a lot of rape though it was possible to find more fluffy smut. Usually first time stuff or domestic stuff.
I have noticed that young fans(and mostly in anime fandom) have started to use weird language when describing sex. Referring to cum as seed and if it's a slash pairing one of the characters is going to say something about being breed. Not even in mpreg or omegaverse fics it's just how the author thinks men talks during sex. I had never read the line "fill me up with your seeds" until joining a new anime fandom
I didn't notice that. The only kink I sometimes see is bdsm (directly as bondage or as roleplay behavior) but this was always the case even decades back at least for the ships I am into. I like it too so not complaining here. Wouldn't read any of the other things you mentioned though but rarely ever saw them.
Strangely I see this being more common for yume ships I know (but don't read). It seems to be incredibly popular to make arranged marriage AUs and slave/noble AUs for them, but I wouldn't read that stuff anyway.
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Right? I don't understand whats so bad in fucking shipping an het pairing that they have to turn gays into hets but pretend they're not.
Transwashing is suddenly spreading on het ships too but to a lesser degree. Depending of the fandom you might never see it but mine is plagued with gendies. Fucking madness! I found a fic of a literal straight pairing where the author justified why they're so not het saying the female character interest in the male is so queer and masculine and I don't understand how the fuck a woman wanting to fuck a male is masculine and gay??? And in the fandom I keep seeing people going on about this same male character being totally queer coded… like fucking how? Guy is obsessed with a woman, which part of it is gay? Like, at least make the guy female if you want it gay so bad, then it would be gay as hell and I'd love to read that pairing with the guy being female but there is almost no fic about that… it's sad.
Remember when people would make fun of the crazies that post shit like picrel? Who knew it would get this bad now that people actually take it seriously?
Now that fandom is another avenue to virtue signal the het is ew phenomenon has been taken to a whole new level. Het ships need to be t4t or spicy straight, gay ships need to have extra oppression checkboxes added on usually with transwashing also.
It really feels as if with fanfiction it’s not about having a story to tell or characters to explore but having yet another form of e-“activism”. I never thought I’d miss the days of characters being ooc just to make a ship work because the author thought they were hot but here we are. Now we have characters so ooc and with so many extra traits they may as well be OCs AND the writing sucks.
Some cows already discussed this in some other threads on LC before and we realised that it's specifically the gay ships that get trans-washed.
We might as well call it het-washing. Imagine the outrage on tumblr and twitter, but let's be real, that's what it is.
I have the tinfoil theory that they ARE OCs or self-insert OCs to be more specific.
The meaning of what people consider a fandom have diluted a lot since the age of social media started. Most fans openly admit that they never even consumed anything canon from a franchise and just got into it through fanfics or memes. These people will stories for their shitty gender special anxiety-plagued OCs but attach canon names to them because that will get them the clicks.
I bet that the vast majority of trans fics are done for popular fandoms whereas smaller ones might never see a single author pulling that shit because it's done for clicks and they don't get clicks if they write Freya/Beatrix or something.
I blame social media for this and the idea it implanted into attention-addicted crowds that hobbies should be used for monetizing and self-advertising instead of being pursued for sheer fun.
I feel the same. I once read a fic where the whole premise was that the characters where in a life and death situation and it was unclear whenever they where going to survive. The author hadn't tagged major character death since it kinda would ruin the whole story so when a character did die people got so mad at the author for not tagging major character death.
I get that death is a sensitive topic but characters die all the time without any warnings in TV shows and books. I feel like if you are in a mental state where you can't read fics where your favourite character dies then don't read fics with high stakes. I think that the major character death tag is fine on it's own and can be useful in more slice of life/down to earth fics but it's the author's own decision to use it. Specially in fics with themes of survival, crime, darkfics etc it should be obvious that death is going to happen so it's dumb when people get sureprised when a character dies in these types of fics
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The recent degenerate coomer shit aside, I've been wondering why rape and specifically male-on-male rape is so popular in fanfiction. Why are there so many rapefics written by women? What draws some women to this stuff?
i think their intentions in writing about problematic
shit should at least be questioned a lot harder than women's, since as you said they are the only ones acting it out irl, but it's always the other way around.
I think every person will have a different reason. For example I don't like rape, but I do enjoy a character getting corrupted by the dick for example. Also stuff like incest, etc
nah I don't think it's just that. If it was just about writers exploring different topics there wouldn't be so much of it and it would be so sexualized and i wouldn't be so into it since the age of 14, for me it's clearly a weird sex thing and i wanna understand the psychology behind it
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The recent stats about trans in fics made me go and check some stats and yep.
Really shows how much things re different huh?
I feel you nona. Was it just out of the blue, in the middle of the story? I hate it when they do that. At least tag it as such from the beginning.>>258193
It really is gay ships getting targeted, they aren't even subtle about it. In the Dragon Age fandom(off to a shit start I know) it's common to pair Dorian Pavus, a gay man who can only end up with a male PC or another male character, with a FTM PC in fics. Bad enough as is, but his personal quest revolves around his father's attempts to magically conversion therapy him so he would marry a woman and produce heirs. How can you look at a character who explicitly does not want to fuck pussy to the point where it almost got him killed and then just have him do it anyway? It's abysmal. The lesbian LI gets this too, but her sexuality isn't as integral to her background story as Dorian's(and she's annoying as fuck so the TIMs in the fandom barely even care about her kek)
I think it depends on where the fic takes place for me with the word "cum" versus "seed." If it takes place an ancient civilization/historical AU, it would feel weird if they used word like cum and jizz and splooge or other slang for cum. But of course it depends if it's being said in the narrative or dialogue
Also semen literally means "seed" so that's why they're using that.
>>258937>It really is gay ships getting targeted,
Reminds me recently a small fandom I like for a niche BOYS LOVE GAME got an big fic updated and guess what? Trans washed fanfiction of the main gay couple. The main route even has some small parts where the character point out how hard it is to be gay in 1920 Japan.
I really don't understand what is happening with other women. It is not even lesbian I assume, since lesbians like women. Are dicks intimidating? They think "cis gays" are boring? What?
fanficobsession.com.br (this one os are for x reader interactive fanfics, they use some basic html so you can choose characters' names, physical traits, etc)
All of those are in Brazilian portuguese
I think it's about relating or self-inserting.
>fan likes a character of the other gender>feels the need to turn them into their own gender >now they can fully insert
First of all I don't get why every character has to be a self-insert. Secondly I don't get why they cannot relate to a character they love because of the sexual organs they have. My favorite male character is largely emotionally stunted, but goes overboard when he isn't, he was also isolated and lonely as kid and teen and has a bunch of other issues I also had, so I can relate to him a lot regardless of the penis. I still see him as a man and turning him into a woman would change him too much, even if his personality was the same. I don't the point.
It's the same about other body related things, like I would never read a mermaid fic, sorry I know they are popular but regardless of the gender a mermaid is just too far off from canon. If I love a character I also love their look. And hell I might even have a crush! So I want this guy I relate to and have a crush on to be MALE. And if I am attracted to a woman I want her to stay a woman, not some half-man.
It would be interesting to see if MtFs headcanoned more characters as MtF. This would confirm my theory. Most works are done by women though, so you almost only see FtM, I don't think I have ever seen a fanfic written by a guy lol
I haven't seen this yet but it could be a shitty version of the crossdressing-woman trope. I mean women in medieval/misogynist societies dressing as men and pretending to be men and eventually ending up in positions of power because of their competence.
I actually like this, but if that should be the case I don't fucking get why they have to transify that. The whole point of real or fictive women like Mary Read or Lady Oscar is to hide their gender to prove that women are as capable as men to the point at which men around them even look up to them while the MCs are defying negative stereotypes in a society that believes women were weak and dumb. If you turn them trans then.. that's all lost so what's the point?
Remember that these fans consider trans men real men. I don't get it.
How do they even write that? Are they trans in the sense of post-surgery trans or are they physically normal women that just pretend to be men?
God it makes me realise that everybody would consider Lady Oscar trans now if it ever got a remake. I think they even planned a remake years ago, or there were at least some rumors about that. I loved the series btw but damn the fanbase would be annoying.
I think a lot of it is just homophobia. Look at how Aidens harass gay men irl–bragging about their pussies and claiming they get tons of dick since no one minds their "bonus hole", calling them disgusting perverts if they don't want to fuck them, etc. It's just old school gay hating, but with a veneer or progressivism this time. You could not get away with saying gay men and lesbians need to try fucking the opposite sex or they're bigots a few years ago so they had to keep their terrible thoughts to themselves, but now they don't have to.
These TIFs literally are the homophobic fujoshi boogieman they always complain about, kek. Though I suppose they're more yumejo than anything, but I digress
>>259218>I wonder if there is any fandom which the majority of ficwriters are moids.
Pretty sure there isn't any>even for male dominated fandoms I have seen (like football)
what would football moids even write fics about? Their ideal game?>I bet their writing is a just as shitty as their Y chromossomes
It is for all of them, as few as they are, you can always tell when a fic is written by a moid because it's always so scrotal in quality, even when it lacks smut. And of course moid-written smut is always so painfully cringeworthy it makes E.L. James and underage shippers all look like geniuses. Men have no right to ever mock erotica written by women.
Yeah it simply doesn't exist lol. Even the most male dominated games that are targeting male audiences have a fandom that is almost women-only.
I have a male friend who wants to write a non-romance fic for Jojo so they do exist somehow but they are so rare I wouldn't wonder if 99% of the active fandom members of every fandom were women. It's similar as to how artists are almost always women. The few male fanartists I know are awesome and draw detailed good looking shit (usually pretty "technical" if there are robots, machines or guns involved), but it's unironically maybe 1 guy VS 99 women. Maybe the rate is higher outside of fandom art but the majority are still women I think.
I think that genders engage different with fandoms. Most men that love a show just want the figures and maybe if they are cool they speculate about the story, whereas women are always into the story and usually also attached to the characters outside of a shallow attraction or coolness.
It's especially noticeable with the transformers fandom lol. The men are literally "I WANT TOY it makes BRRRR" or "I love this awfully drawn male OC/fembot with tits fanart and will post it for the umpteenth time" while the women write master theses about the stories they just read or watched, only buy toys of the characters they relate to or love and make the fanart and fics.
I even met a man that told me he prefers to talk to female fans on 4chan because all the male fans he knows want to talk about are crossovers they want because of the epic pew pew.
You cannot imagine the whining when these people read the comics, they get triggered
whenever there is character development because it isn't pew pew. Of course will such a person never write fics.
It makes me legit believe that the majority of the discussion threads on 4chan are filled with women.
>>259232> their fan content always revolves around crossover shit, wish fulfillment power fantasies akin to a kid playing with action figures, and/or porn.
This sounds exactly what >>259226
also said. And yeah I agree I observed this as well. The vast majority of male fans just care about something if it's cool enough or if they can fap to it. Women do the latter too but they seem to focus on the personality more. If a woman considers a character hot she draws pretty art for him and write drama fics or maybe even fluff, even the fics that are tagged as PWP are always chemistry-heavy and have a lot of dialogues or fun scenes. When men make doujinshi it's mostly just porn with impossible poses, ahegao and standard phrases like "I AM CUMMING" and all that from page 2 till the last page.
And yeah I never understood the crossover shit. Even in the drawfag request threads every request is just "draw my waifu meeting this other waifu" or "draw her with the clothes of that other girl from another franchise".
Well fanfiction isn't only limited to just a walls of text so I would say Dragonball and Naruto fandom have dedicated male creators to making rewrites of the series and going far as to make doujins of them with ocs. I think dragonball is especially heavy with that kind content especially with the amount of 'what ifs' due to the plot leaving much to be desired in terms of new unique content. Nice quality stuff if you can get past all the porn because scrotes are still scrotes.
A good general rule of thumb is, if the content is more focused on action plot probably a moid. If the focus is on interpersonal relationships then a woman made it.
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I think that fics need less tags.
I have never ever read a fic with multiple ships in my life unless it was just two ships and one of them being in the background. Also fuck people who tag every character that does as much as breathe in one of their 700 chapters.
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I like when all the main characters are tagged. The tag limit now is 75 thankfully, this fic ended up with way more tags than this to the point it broke the functionality of AO3. There's the otp:true function if you only want fics with one pairing in it.https://www.reddit.com/r/HPfanfiction/comments/ek5dsc/ao3_otp_search_tip_how_to_find_stories_tagged/
and most one-shots only have one pairing too
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Probably DnD, with its long history of turboautist males who want to share their elaborate and pointless 1M words of worldbuilding with everyone.
My tastes run more action no romance so my options are basically non-gendie, non-fujo females and non-coomer males. i.e. unicorns. Feel like I don't fit in any of the fandom spaces.
Yeah if you look at these screenshots the tags are pure ass. Not only the unnecessarily tagged characters, the content tags as well.
I don't even NEED content tags unless the story is about some explicit fetish so that I can find it easier. But usually you have just half of the story tagged. Like not just BDSM for those that want it, but "character A also being soft uwu", "B is anxious", "but later A does x", "praising", "dark past" "blah blah". It's all so useless, just limit it to tags for the series, pairing and the central theme or fetish.
My favorite fics is a bonding but non-romance novel-length fic my friend wrote about the first mission of two characters that we know did missions together in canon but nothing else about it.
The rest are longer fics (~10 chapters) with a few but very rare and short erotic scenes and the rest is plot heavy stuff that fills the gaps the canon story has left. Both is so fucking rare.
You either get PWP or fics without porn but they are endless boring trash that never ends. Usually like 75 chapters or some shit, they also involve all characters, are "non-war"- or "non-[bad thing]"-AUs and they are usually written by trannies.
Wow I read almost all fics in "won't read" tier
Also why you barely tolerate fairytale au? I thought you would thrown it into won't read as well
I unironically love shonenshit, I'll take magic fights wherever I can get them, hence fairytale AUs. Slow burns are almost never completed so I can pretend no romantic developments actually happened lmao. I once read a fic that I considered 5/5 initially when it was enemies to friends as they escaped from a sewer but dropped it when it went all uwu PTSD and panic attacks. >>260625
I've enjoyed those too… when there are fights.
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So does wattpad now demand you to create an account just to read a story? I swear that feature is spreading like cancer. Not like much of value was lost. There was this one fic I wanted to finish, but that's too bad bc I'm not creating an account on fucking wattpad.
So much trash, I don't bother filtering by the humor tag because authors are terrible at judging how funny they are. Crack is usually garbage OOC-ness.
Have you tried asking on a suikoden forum? Might ask well channel internet autism for your own benefit.
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Discovering an untagged troon character halfway into a story is like seeing the porn spammer on lc: you see everyone talk about it and know it's gonna happen to you one day, and when it does inevitably happen you just go "oh."
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>be me, in my bed
>find a fanfic with underappreciated/hated main girl joining the bad guys group for world domination for peace in world about killers, bullshit magic and misogyny
>author has nice prose, spelling and experience in telling a tale about a misguided girl feeling useless and despicable around her teachers, friends or teammates because she is no one special really. No hidden ancestry, no overwhelming skills or prowess compared to others.
>It doesn't matter that she worked hard to improve and better herself, she's just that little girl that is unfit to be a bullshit killer like the rest of them since she just focused on her crush, beat upped the little ray of sunshine that could do no wrong.
>she's weak, useless and worthless. Any other girl can do better than her.
>she has no friends, pushed away for her desire to becoming on equal standing to her teachers and teammates whom most are blessed with glorious bullshit magic by training and working at the hospital.
>even if she tried to reach out to her friends, she didn't have much to say as she has just been working or training compared to her friends who had real life experience.
>besides she had one friend that cared about her which was fine, they could dwell on being weak together.
>all of her teachers left her in end. One ignored her and barely taught her a single way to apply her bullshit magic to physics and a way of life, the second taught her everything she knew and became important pillar in her life before teaching another and leaving her to handle things on her own. The third while brief taught her much more than her first teacher had in the limited time they had before the teacher began to teach new team and drifted away from the girl.
>goes on a mission as backup with the first teacher and teammates who remind of how useless and weak she is, because they didn't really need her to fight with them, she can take care of them in the end of the battle.
>they all fall down exhausted after the fight, bruised and beaten, but they won in the end and the girl picked them up, healed them and tidied after them as they lay unconscious because they didn't need help from the backup
>surprise enemy arrives! He picks a battle with the girl and after an arduous battle the girl manges to use her secret technique which she had only theorised would work with her extensive knowledge of the human body and bullshit magic.
>carries all three of her teammates back home like the dead weight they are as they are unconscious before one wakes ups and helps her carry one of the dead weight teammates home.
>after her teammate unknowingly insults her, she goes to her second teacher, the leader of the bullshit killer magic village who at first is bothered by her not knowing the right protocols but lets it slide since the girl is her favourite student and means a lot to her and would like to talk to the girl as something seemed to be on her mind. Sadly student number two comes in and distracts her.
>the girl leaves without telling her or anyone about the surprise enemy.
>girl wanders around to find her friends as she desperately needs someone to talk to, only to find that she is quite boring and dull as all she talks about is her work and doesn't understand real life like her friends do, who are all going together to a sleepover without her.
>the girl finds out that she isn't a real member in her team as she didn't know about after mission dinners, while eating all of them unknowingly insults her for being weak, useless and worthless. The girl should train more really. You aren't equal to us anyway, so just get better.
>the girl leaves and finds her one true friend and after beating each other in a friendly pulp, they discover their desire for peace as killing isn't the way and just causes war. However, it can't be voiced out loud in the public as that is treason in their military village.
>after being undermined and insulted by various friends and disillusioned by the village, the girl decides to use up her holiday days and go AWOL
>some time after being further disillusioned by the glory of being in the bullshit magic killer military by the common folk such as she had come from and cementing her decision as an AWOL bullshit magic killer, she gets kindly kidnapped to join the bad guys group that seeks world domination for peace who overpower her in nearly everything
>Gets hazed into fighting the supposed leader of this group and has to use her secret technique which doesn't work on him and nearly dies before her inner self who gets hand waved in canon takes over heals herself and punches the guy before being brutally beaten yet again. The girl takes over, nearly dead on her feet in front of the guy who congratulates her for getting in the group with the cheers of all the other terrorists in the group in the background. The girl faints.
>the girl wakes up to noises of the other terrorists as she was one too now reminiscing about their hazing. After her confusion is cleared up by her fellow terrorists, she notices what we the readers, all know as the uke of fujos first ship a blonde with long hair and bangs covering one eye and asks
>"What pronouns do you use?"
>"I go by they/them"
>be me, closing my phone in embarrassment as I didn't fully read the tags and got invested.
Just wanted to rant about some random pet peeves that tend to pop up in otherwise normal stories and make them unreadable. It's so much more frustrating than a blatantly bad story because you actually want to read it, but you just can't do it without suffering.
>weird punctuation choices , eg I tried to read one recently where the only notable flaw was using < these > instead of quotation marks for dialogue. It wasn't an artsy stylistic choice or anything, it was fucking bizarre
>overuse of italics. I don't want to emphasize every second word in my head. I also hate any bolded text and capitalized shouting, just tag lower case dialogue with 'she shouted' or w/e.
>constant short sentences with paragraphs in between (as opposed to varying length paragraphs), again it makes me emphasize the sentence in my head as if every line is meant to be dramatic
>OCs, no matter how well written I just don't care about them. Amateur writers are way too self important if they think their OCs are an improvement on canon, if you want to write a role that doesn't really exist simply use the name of a real character who didn't get much characterization but makes sense
>unnatural insertions from the author about formatting, like flashback begins blah blah flashback ends or something like that. If it wouldn't be in a real novel, why would you do it in fic unless you're horrible at making it clear what is happening in the story??
>broken record in this thread but fucking transing characters, mainly an issue when it's untagged or buried in a bunch of tags so I don't notice it. I like het and I like magical gender swapping, but I want to puke when a male character is suddenly trans and has a vagina. Even disregarding how much I hate trannies in principle it's just disgusting to me, the homophobia and internalized misogyny jumps out so hard. They can't handle writing two men fucking but they can't handle writing an actual female character either, literally the worst of both worlds.
>any sort of formalized BDSM. I don't mind dominant/submissive personalities that come across naturally in sex scenes, but the instant the author starts soapboxing with ~safe sane and consensual~ concepts like contracts and kink checklists and shit, I'm out. I'd rather straight up evil characters doing each other harm than that corny, cringy garbage.
>actually any soapboxing from the author, it's always so obvious when they use their characters as a mouthpiece for their opinions and even if I actually agree with that opinion I hate it
Man I can't let myself ever comment on fics because I know I would start giving some harsh unsolicited critique.
It's one of my guilty pleasures. If scrotes get to have multitude of fanfics of Overpowered Protagonist that gets to curb-stump his way to glory along with a harem, why can't we have one too.>>263917
If I wanted to read something serious I would have read an actual book instead. If you got any better fanfic recommendations instead of shitty one I like to read then please share with us in the FanfictionThread
I recently watched a classic movie and got interested in the making of it, production art, etc. Naturally I wanted to see if anyone had written smut of the main characters. First I found that some Aidens had written trans uwu shit, including the tags "[char name] is a soft baby himbo" and "theyre both bi and trans". Then I saw some other fags had written abo shit. OH and then some other other fag had done an actual comic of two of the main characters, but for some reason one of them is now a socially awkward fuck who does that self-deprecating humor of the 21st century, in other words, not canonical in the least. But then, when all hope seemed lost, I found an old livejournal that had some actually decently-written smut where the characters weren't softbois, and there weren't any "period typical attitudes" tags (I fucking hate this, btw, it's just another way of saying "ignore history, they were all evil, ignorant backwards people"). Just two dudes fucking, that's all I wanted.
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I know reader-inserts are literally bottom of the barrel garbage but jesus christ
kek you can't help but wonder who reads that shit though reader inserts are fun to write even if i never read them myself.
then again, abo and coffee shop au bullcrap are popular too. i've come to accept that many people just have shit taste.
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>>272959>kek you can't help but wonder who reads that shit
t. lonely unimaginative husbandofag. let me have fun ok
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Yes, the main reason I enjoy fanfic (not always reader insert) is indulging
in my husbandos..
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I was reading a fanfic that was really hot and all was well until the author referred to a vagina as your “nether region”. And all I thought to myself was what the fuck? And he’s to take a break because it was so fucking out there. And the fic had nothing to do with Minecraft either.
Now this is the writer community I need instead of the aidens whining about female reader being female. Feels good to become the change I want to see in the world.>>273381
I guess it depends on the style you're going for, but at least I personally like to make the reader/fc describe his appearance in necessary detail, especially the face, the clothing (I might have a thing for suits idk), his body overall, and make blatant remarks (often snide or sarcastic in my case, but that's just due to the way I like to write my reader, maybe go for a different approach if you're doing fluffier stuff). Also making it clear (either by implying or stating the fact) that the reader/fc wants to fuck him and it's not just things happening to her. I do find it difficult to describe the actual sex act because writing about things like orgasm and pleasure without making it sound tacky is difficult in general, and also because I used to find it too cringy to write explicitly about genitals, but now that I've gotten over the latter issue I find it way less cringe to just go all in and use words like cock and pussy rather than to make up euphemisms.
AYRT, my smut is between three guys so I'm definitely including>Also making it clear (either by implying or stating the fact) that the reader/fc wants to fuck him
pretty blatantly. One of the guys just straight up tells the other how badly he wants to fuck him. And I, too, find it cringey describing genitals. I guess 'cause I'd rather describe the person they're attached to, and how they're affecting them. Even describing a guy's asshole as, Idk, "puckered hole" is just embarrassing as fuck. I know I have to find that middle ground between perfect, unrealistic porn, and "everyone is filthy and they haven't bathed for 3 days and there's buildup".
Seconding this >>273524
and honestly just practicing it until you get used to it and develop a style that works. When I wrote smut for the first time I had to purposefully write a story where the man eats the woman out without getting anything in return because describing penises felt too cringe kek
I've always wondered what the point is in making reader-insert that isn't actually reader-insert because the reader is described as having green eyes and black hair and a sick mother etc. etc., but on the other hand I actually never treat reader-insert fics as if the reader is literally me, like I could never replace Y/N with my actual name, that'd be way too cringe, but I usually read only stories where names aren't used at all or they're circumvented with pet names and such.
Imo there's a fine line between making it work in-universe and keeping it relatable. When I'm writing a reader-insert I usually think of it like writing about "anywoman" (i.e. no detailed appearance, backstory only just enough to create the scene) and asking the irl reader to use her imagination to transport herself into the canon universe and imagine she got a job as XYZ which explains how she ends up meeting the canon character. And I don't think I could write a fluffy established relationship story while keeping the reader-insert maximally relatable to literally anyone AND interesting at the same time, which is why I only write porn kek. If I'm making you act unrealistically confident then you can pretend you went crazy for one night okay? Suspension of disbelief retained.
Yeah, "Y/N" was more of a tongue-in-cheek way to refer to the reader inserts, I don't treat them as "literally me" either but if they're "literally not
me" then they're literally not reader-inserts but nameless OCs. It's even more stupid when those OCs actually are called Y/N like they share your name but pretty much nothing else. I've even seen reader-inserts in certain fandoms being assigned ethnicities, not even tagged either, because apparently it would be "unrealistic" for her to just be anything, even in realistic modern settings where immigration is definitely not unheard of. Basically the trick is to keep her appearance and background ambiguous enough that any reader can easily make up her own reasoning for being there while still making sense. Or just do a CYOA with multiple path choices available, it feels more satisfying as a reader, though most likely more taxing as an author.
oh I was actually talking about fanfics for stuff set in modern day
East Asia but the reader-insert is for some reason explicitly described to be East Asian, even though immigration is not even that far-fetched in the current year. A lot of those inserts are actually written by white or other non-Asian women, which makes it even weirder. You think your husbando wouldn't like you as a gaijin or what?
you got nothing to lose by trying out deepL. it gives pretty good results in some languages
and who knows, you might find a hidden gem
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I had a ton of momentum going and was writing a lot but lately it's stagnant. I still get ideas but don't have the strength to write them. Idk how to bring that back. It would happen sometimes and I just forced myself but now seems like it's here to stay again.
since you're finding literal terminology difficult to get around, you can always describe the actions the characters are taking with each other as euphemistic, as the other nonna suggested, as well as how those actions make the characters feel, in place of using what's actually going on with their genitals.
for instance, instead of writing>she spread her legs, her pussy glistening in the morning light, and his erection throbbed hot against his thigh.
you could try something like>she held herself open to him, the warm morning sun catching on her dewy skin, and he felt the heat of his arousal renew as he drank in the sight of her.or
if you want to get really stupid with it>she unfolded like a flower before his eyes, the warm glow of dawnlight catching on her honeyed petals, and the gentle heat in his blood abruptly sparked and ignited with a roar.
you don't necessarily have to get so pedantic with it of course, but never let a little cringe get in your way. good luck, nonna!
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>reading gen sfw fanfic focusing on my husbando
>suddenly he is a tif
there were no tags warning about this shit, but there were warning signs. gendershits either write the most vile porn (eg, shota, piss, diapers, age-regression, abo) or write the most milketoast, pc and family friendly shit where they project themselves and their issues in the characters. it's specially annoying when the setting or the character situation is completely imcompatible with gendershit.
can't wait until genderspecials become passé.
Good to hear >>279242
Wow, good advice- I personally like the flower term lol >>279316
Yes I definitely need to fine-tune it more>>279261
The pain is real- can't tell you how utterly sick I am of these exact situations and honestly can't tell what I loathe more, the gross fetishes or hijacking canon characters into sperging outlets>>279262>>279297
Never actually done it but I would definitely like to- at least for the ones where I can actually picture what would happen next, with some it's like, only the author can finish it right>>279264
I really want to do this too- so far what I have done several times is change gay or genderspeshul-paired stuff with my husbando into hetero thus creating the well-written smut I crave and cannot find lol
This has happened in my fandom too. A bunch of gendies have decided that a certain character has to be a tif and they either leave it untagged OR tag it even when it isn't necessary, like "[character] is trans even when he doesn't take his clothes off", like nah girl, he'd probably hate troons.>>279391
At least in English fanfic there seem to be certain expressions that rarely appear in professionally published writing, probably because they sound amateurish or clumsy and are edited out by publishing houses. Epithets like "the other man" or "the younger man" are another thing I remember only seeing in fanfic, though I don't read that much in English anyway.
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I know we're all about those fanfics with size difference, but fanfics that emphasize STRENGTH difference are HNNHHHGG
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I don't use traditional social media or follow anyone on there, but I often get into weird parasocial relationships with authors on AO3 and daydreaming about befriending them etc. Never tried to contact anyone there though. I recently found an author whose stories I like in a real niche fandom and I'm imagining what it would be like to be friends with her, but I also feel like a huge loser for it.
this is super late but is this the fic? https://archiveofourown.org/works/9944423?view_full_work=true
if it is, it's kinda wild to see a random fic i've read discussed here
That’s the one nonnie
! What did you think of it? I enjoyed Dees characterization a lot. Sometimes I’ll check ao3 for things I think can’t possibly have fanfics and lo and behold often they do. Had to read this one because the idea of the gang cleaning up just struck me as so far fetched but the author did it.
I hate when I get fics for the (het) pairing I'm looking for tagged as "queer platonic relationship" the fuck is that? Neither of them are "queer", most often than not in these "queer platonic" tagged fics the girl will be with her canon pair who is a guy, and the other guy (the one I'm actually interested shipping her with) will be single unless he is shipped with some other guy, which I usually don't mind but not when I'm looking for that specific ship! It drives me up the fucking wall. Stop tagging male/female friendship as queer platonic it literally means nothing, also fucking stop tagging them as a pairing if they won't be together or at least have a one sided crush thing, if I wanted to read about friendship then I'd go to a different tag dumbasses.
Don't even get me started with the "there is nothing in canon that indicates he ever liked her romantically" as a way to justify why they're writing the characters like this. Like, at least own it? Say you don't like that he was in love with her and write them as just friends, people do that all the time, it's fanfic after all, you're bound to change stuff, just don't go talking about the canon as if it isn't obvious he was totally into her. God, I swear, these are the same people that will later say the two male characters often shipped together have lots of gay subtext in canon.
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>>284918>What did you think of it? I enjoyed Dees characterization a lot.
It's been a while since I've read it but I remember liking it a lot!
>Sometimes I’ll check ao3 for things I think can’t possibly have fanfics and lo and behold often they do
I do the same out of fascination! It's kind of cursed but I’m glad there’s so much freedom.>>284886
IK that feel, nona! I recently tried writing my own since I was so desperate to read anything that included my favourite but unique tag (only has 2 works). Haven't finished them yet but at least it’s been satisfying so far.>>285403
Ntayrt, I have downloaded so many fics (+10,000) to my computer and phone, some I might never get around to reading tbh. Started my hoard a few years ago when some of my faves disappeared. Now I download anything that might
interest me in case it gets deleted. It's probably overkill but I don't want to risk losing anything anymore. Comes in handy especially when AO3 is down or there’s no internet.
I highly recommend nonas use Calibre with the FanFicFare
plugin (godsend), there's even an option to update downloaded stories for new chapters. Calibre's amazing since you can search the tags like the AO3 site which is great for larger collections. I use it to mass download, mark a story read or unread, rate, and for favouriting/bookmarking a story. I've customised mine to look cute so I barely use the AO3 site now besides browsing for new fics.
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I found and interesting fic where the author really took the characters into consideration and the writing was so good. And now I want to read more by this author but it's the only fanfiction she has uploaded. I'm so sad nonas how will I get my fix now?
i think most writers would love any appreciation thrown their way, go for it nonnie
just check you dont overstep boundaries.
though in my experience, i befriended a writer and we became good friends. i introduced them to my friend(who disliked her writing but wanted to be cordial) and they ended up dating. the fic writer stopped writing for the fandom i liked, and i eventually stopped talking to them.
About the same as what I've found- this >>285731
was me, I see what you mean about writing for yourself, but it also sucks because he's from a huge popular franchise, I don't know if it's his cringe factor or his media being ToO oLd that filters people because it feels like he should be popular.
I'm curious nonnie
, what franchise is it?
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I'm so bitter there aren't many fics about him and when there are they're usually awfully written and/or rape fantasies
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A bit late, but would you elaborate more on Calibre? I have Moon+ Reader pro pirated
on my phone as I find that the most convenient and comfortable. However I'm willing to look for alternatives as I want to have unfinished fics too.>>286046
You're pretty cute anon, I think you should do it as it would help you improve and help you gain more confidence in yourself as you write. With smaller fanbases they are often just grateful for new fics and your mostly going to be your worst critic which may or may not be a good thing when your a writer>>286036
Are you desperate enough to start writing fics about him yourself
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This is my set up (light mode). The "Saved Search" feature lets you search even the custom column so you can view your "read" fics, among whatever else you have set/tagged. This is one of my favourite applications ever and it's completely free!>>286078>Alternatives as I want to have unfinished fics
I use Calibre on computer to manage my library, but haven't really found a way to get any phone app to access the reading status I set with Calibre's custom columns feature. It might be possible with some tweaking but I don't want to mess with the metadata. I don't recommend it as an alternative to Moon+ Reader, but to be used on the side for downloading and managing your fics.
I'd say absolutely give it a go, and tbh if it's a small fandom you'll probably be able to improve the overall fic quality immensely since most fanfic writers are nowhere near the level where they could get their stories pro published. (I mean, that's just expected when pretty much anyone can publish fanfic.)
I've done sort of the opposite and started crossing over from fanfic to original fiction, although I still do write fics as well. Writing fanfic has helped me improve my skills and get over the writer's block, because I feel like I don't have to take it seriously if I don't want to. The one problem I have though is that as my writing has improved, I've been wanting to try more and more experimental things which aren't that popular among fanfic readers. I wrote two very similar fics (same genre, length, fandom, and characters) approximately 5 months apart, and the first one, which was pretty generic, clumsy and lazily edited gets way more kudos than the second one which is written a lot better but also has a couple of structural choices that are unusual for fanfic. I'm not complaining per se because I knew this would happen, but it's a funny observation nonetheless.
Thanks anons! The fandom is relatively small but very active for what it's worth. What bothers me the most in poorly written fics is purple prose which is funny because those kind of works tend to be well received (at least around my fandom spaces).
Unusual fic structures are fun! I was never into coffee shop aus or enemies to lovers stories, I wish creative works were more appreciated.
You're right I'm the only one who can save us Mandofags>>286101
Nonna nooo I need him… I enjoyed oggling Nacho but he just doesn't have that same spark plus Lalo is balding
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How do people come up with ideas and dialogue for fanfiction? I am the most creatively bankrupt person on earth. Ive always wanted to try writing a fanfiction but I have never been able to come up with anything. Even when working with tropes like fake dating and such I never knew how to create a plot out of that. Last night I did suddenly get an outburst where I came up with some small unrelated dialogues for two characters I like. I even wrote some of it down on my notes app before I felt asleep but going trough those notes, it's waaay to sparse to get any story out of it… or at least I can't come up with a good story with it. I felt like I had a story when I wrote it down last night but either I didn't write all of my thoughts down or I was so sleep-deprived that it sounded like a good idea at the time
Idk if this is anything what you asked for, but anyway:
Hetalia, Estonia/Denmark, wip
Cozy christmas fic, human AU so no need to know anything about the canon.https://archiveofourown.org/works/27460030/chapters/67135000
Things not sought, but nonetheless found
Dragon Age, Solas/Trevelyan, short
This one is very sweet to me idc.https://archiveofourown.org/works/3695975/chapters/8176559
I like this author’s Rory/Paris (Gilmore Girls):https://archiveofourown.org/users/dollsome/pseuds/dollsome/works?fandom_id=85739367
An Ever-Fixed Mark
Pride and Prejudice, soulmate mark AU, long
In general it's just very good.https://archiveofourown.org/series/629375
Fire Emblem, Byleth/Seteth, oneshot
Short and sweet!https://archiveofourown.org/works/20942456
Something that helps me write is to just write/type, what comes to my head as quickly as I can. I notice if I try to edit as I write it kills my creativity. I go back and edit at the very end.
As for trying to get ideas for dialogue, try to picture what your character would say in a certain situation based on how you think they might feel. Do a bit of 'method acting'. Is your character outraged that someone challenged them? Get mad for them. How dare someone challenged me? Don't they know who I am!?
You get the point. It's easier to do things IMO if you put yourself in your character shoes. Even if you're nothing like the character you're writing, it can still generate some good ideas.
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Hey! I hope you guys are still active in this thread. I would like to request some slashfic, if none of you mind. If you guys are even taking requests, then I humbly request thusly: I'm from the unconventional thread, I am desperate for content about my husbando, Roy Scheider, specifically from the movie "Sorcerer" (1977). Oh and Joe Spinellanon would like to request some slashfic, as well, also from "Sorcerer" (1977).
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Lunaescence has basically been dead since 2019 and forever locked up as a work in progress. So you can't even access the works that were available there and I regret never downloading my favourite fanfics as it was basically reader insert heaven and more.
What were/are your favourite fanfics sites?
it's so cute
did you make the theme yourself? if so where did you get the icons?
>>287437>Calibre is following my system theme (I use linux)
oh it's a shame you can't customize separately
thanks anyway ♥
>>287457>Can't customize separately
Sorry, nona. While you can't change the UI colours separately, you can still customise the font and set icons/pixel decorations in Windows! You can also customise the colours in the ebook viewer that comes with the software too.
It's all open source so maybe if the right people with the right skills get involved, it might be possible to customise the colour scheme in the future. At the very least, there is a dark theme available.
>>287654>I heard it's notorious for bad writing quality
it is, and imo it's more difficult to navigate
in ao3, if you are looking for comments ask for them (politely, don't hold chapters hostage). it's okay to remind the readers in the final notes to give kudos and comments.
if it's hits tag your work, like, 15 tags it's a reasonable nº. some people look for tropes in different fandoms. check the tags tab in the browse section for the most popular.
interact/comment genuinelly in works from authors in the fandom.
make an effort writing the preview(?), and never leave it blank.
if it's kudos that you want then git gud
also, if you write smut or problematic
tropes/pairs don't expect much engagement
Yes. I went back into reading actual books after spending some time reading fanfics. I always go back to books once fanfics can't provide anymore and once I have a very good idea of what kind of story I'm looking for. Fanfic is just easier, there is no compromise, if it sucks you just close the tab, there isn't the same guilt over abandoning a book (at least to me) and when it's not that good but has a nice concept I just want to find more like that and books were never able to make me feel like this "well thats a nice concept but a bad book", I just go "thats a bad book", when books suck they suck real bad for some reason. I dunno what is it about books that they always exhaust me way faster than fanfics, and I read pretty long fanfics, the biggest I've read was 700k I think, and that's way longer than the book I was reading that took me months to finish, but I managed to read 700k words in one month. One thing I love about fanfics is when you can see the writer knows what she is doing, like when she pays attention to the details and remember little things from canon, they might not be relevant to the plot but are little bits of the character that the author didn't forget and managed to throw in there, I love this stuff.
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I like fanfiction for a lot of the same reasons as you, basically the more absurd the better. I also write obscure and experimental fanfiction myself, and I used to feel bad for not being able to write "serious" angst or romance, but nowadays idgaf. Writing is my hobby and I'm allowed to have fun.>I've been having a hard time trying to find a book I think would interest me
This is going to be a hit or miss, but have you ever read anything by David Foster Wallace? Seriously, you should check out Oblivion. It's a collection of short stories, though most of them are on the longer side (50+ pages). The prose can be a bit heavy if you're used to something lighter, but it's not boring or slow paced at all. In fact, it feels like being strapped to a rocket (or maybe I'm just autistic and should take this sperging somewhere else). My personal favorite is The Soul is not a Smithy, which has just the kind of absurd and hilarious yet somehow also serious and sad feeling that I love about fiction.
Your life has come to a point where you've been blessed with the gift of creativity and the courage to express it. There is nothing stopping you.
btw I made the original making-fakebois-seethe-with-reader-inserts post months ago and anons' positive response inspired me to write more since so thanks, ily
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i love shitting on ao3 and the awful writing style all popular fics seem to have, but i cant enjoy doing it as much anymore, because i found like 3 great ones that im completely insane about. still a hater but my heart is no longer in it when im hating.
I prefer #2, though I'll occasionally use #1. Also, I try not to use "said," too much, because it doesn't tell you very much about how
something was said. "Wondered aloud," "agreed," "suggested," "announced," "argued," and "complained," are some of my favorites. "Said," is mostly useful if the phrase or statement is really neutral in some way.
A lot of people like to throw an adverb after "said," but that gets old and repetitive pretty fast. It's fine when it's used sparingly, though.
I read a lot of fan fiction and agree with what >>292636
said but try not to overdo it because it gets obvious when you’re just trying to avoid saying “said” which can be more jarring. I much prefer said because it’s easy to ignore, I just need to know whose talking and in what tone.
Comment on every chapter you have something to say about, I bet the author would love it. Unless they’ve said they don’t want comments.
I’m a big fan of rare pairs too, what ones are you a fan of? Any recs?
I've heard people despise epithets (saying 'the older man' or 'the doctor' instead of the character's name) (as used in common use; actual definition of epithet is something different) but it drives me up a wall if a word repeats too often, so I don't want to always write the name. I never minded epithets before, but this is the concensus from fanfiction readers from what I've seen posted. I don't write "the female" at least.>>293056
as a writer: the more comments the happier I am. readers now are so shy. I swear that 10 years ago comments and whatever like equivalent were far more readily given and now readers are stingy and shy. I think it's because of bad interactions with internet lunatics traumatizing readers, which isn't their fault, but still it pisses me off. I have no way to know if what i'm writing is good or bad or what they think of it.
As for rare pairs, anything that isn't m/m is rare now. tumblr fakebois can't get enough gay bishies smashing uglies. So if you prefer to read hetero, congrats it's de facto a rare pair! Everything has to cater to obese oily-haired fujoshi. and the canonically straighter the guy, the more hellbent they are on turning him gay! the guy with a gf the entire show? HE'S ACTUALLY GAY UMMMMMM DIDN'T YOU SEE THAT HE GLANCED AT ANOTHER MALE FOR HALF A SECOND IN EPISODE FIVE? And if you prefer hetero now you're guilty of homophobia and gay erasure.
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I made the mistake of reading an unfinished fanficion on ff.net that hasn't updated since 2009 and now I'm hooked on the story but the author's active socials are no where to be seen. This is why you never read old uncompleted fics how do I cope with this pain
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came across an old post i made on lc lamenting there not being any books of fics with the weird hyperspecific dynamic i like (i mean, no shit there's not) but in the time since i actually did find one more fic that fits it exactly. win for nonnie
! but yeah if you find stuff like this you know who to send it to.>>294107
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… i may know one a bit like this. Are you fandom blind? I've been kinda wanting to rec it here because someone might like it but I'm afraid anons would hate it and make fun of me.
yes please nonny
….. i pretty much always read fandom blind. and anons here would never do such a thing (i hope)
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sorry samefag but when i originally posted that an anon did
recommend me a trashy erotica website (as in, the entire website), which.. ok beggars can't be choosers and i appreciate the attempt but i can find that shit literally anywhere, it really was not helpful lol, so anything else would be an improvement!
not AO3 specific but>her core>her center>her core
makes it sound like someone's fucking an apple kek.
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I, uh… I have one in my mind but it doesn't have that much fanfics since anime itself is obscure one. Also the girl was 12-13 year old…
I find it amusing that fanfics from the show mostly are just fluff and angst instead of pervert shits presented in original
look into destiny (i don't know anything about that game but i've seen some good fics)>>293423
i am begging you prostrated on my hands and knees to just write he/she or the name or just vary the sentence structure more. pls don't do that ever.>>292636
you should also reconsider some things in my opinion.
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Today in being starved for my kind of content: read a fic originally in Chinese through google translate (even then I could tell the author was talented). I wish I knew Chinese better, there are a few authors over the Chinese side of the fandom that are so incredibly based and meanwhile I'm here stuck with whiny fakebois.
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I just saw an anonymous comment that used tone indicators on a PWP fic. I'm not going to point fingers at minors who reads nsfw fics since I did it myself when I was young but they need to make it less obvious that they are minors when commenting because it's awkward to read and It puts the author in a weird position
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this thing. THIS FUCKING THING. fastest way to ruin your fics. i'll push you from a fucking building and blow you up
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I hate those so much. I have never seen them in a book before only in manga. I'm a weeb too and will sometime use it in text whenever I want to tease while sounding cute but c'mon putting them in a fic is just lame. I can forgive the authors for my rarepairs and small fandoms for using it but they are on thin ice. If it appears too frequent then I'm going to stop reading the fic
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Nonnies how do I cope with the fact that my otp is a rarepair in a popular fandom where most of their fics are kinktober type stuff with polyshipping and the actual otp fics are all smut.
Also totally unrelated how does one write non-smut for their otp?
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>a good anime with a main f/f couple that's taken seriously and not just yuribait? count me in!
>wow this show is great, i wonder if there are any good fics on ao3–
>half are tagged with girl penis, trans female character, omegaverse, knotting or something similar
make it stop, holy shit. why don't they just stick to het pairings if they want to write about heterosexual relationships and heterosexual sex so bad? is the het-transifying this bad for m/m fics too? the m/m pairings i'm into have been spared this nonsense for the most part so i was shocked to see it here
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i've thought about this goddamn fic every day for almost three months i think i might actually die if it gets updated ooooooh the red hot gates of hell. it's preventing me from functioning normally. don't ask what fic btw i don't want to traumatise you by linking it again, just imagine the most unhinged thing you can
f/f pairings always gets the short end of the stick. Even when a f/f pairing is canon and has a lot of shippers it still doesn't get many fics. Worse thing is when the characters gets genderbended>>300599
I'm in a similar situation except that my fandom has only been shitting out fics for a shitty f/m pairing. It's not even a small fandom but any other pairing regardless if it's f/m, m/m or f/f gets no attention. You would think after decades people would realise that this one pairing just sucks but noooo
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MFW I read a wip fanfic I wrote a few months ago and want more, but I only wrote 2 chapters.
kek same, except different fandom.
I'm also finishing my third PWP fic and can't wait to post because I want to share it with someone but I'd rather die than share it with any of my irl or online friends. I wish I had fandom friends.
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i wish i could use that bug, each one of my kudos are worth a hundred ones
Why do you feel bad about it? If it's your fave fic it means that it will get more exposure this way.>>301529
I'm not sure if this is the bug they are talking about. But since you can leave kudos without logging in, I'm pretty sure you can just delete your cookies/history and keep giving kudos to the same fic. Do note though that there is also a stat that says how many hits a fan fic has gotten. So it's really noticeable if a fic only has like 10 hits but 100 kudos, they know that some people have hit the kudos button multiple times.
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sometimes I stumble upon a fic that just feels so male. Of course there are obvious signs of a male author like a huge fixation on the female character's breats. I once read a fic that said "she crossed her arms under her breasts" and it's just a weird way to describe a mundane action lol. It's like men struggle to comprehend how you can move with boobs so they always have to mention boobs whenever they describe the movements of female characters they also do it because they are pervs. I have also noticed that fanfics written by men are usually very straightforward. The story kinda just drift from scene to scene. There isn't much attempt to build an atmosphere and we are only given the most necessary information of what's going on and the most necessary emotions that the characters feel. It's like they are scared to make their writing sound too "pretty". Even the most inexperienced female fic writers at least tries writing prose (even if it's shit there was still attempt). That's not to say that all male fic writers sucks some of them do make good prose but the way inexperiened male authors writes is completely different than the way inexperienced female authors write.
Male fic writers also use high school sitcom tropes and make the female characters super catty towards each other and rely on the Madonna-whore conplex. Though to be fair female authors used to do this alot too a few years ago but I feel like in the mid 2010 these tropes got so much criticism that you rarely see women use them
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Who is the intended audience for the tranny gwen spiderverse fics?? Like isn't ao3 mostly women like who are these fucking fics for? These animals should at least have the decency to tag it as m/m (or m/f as opposed to f/f)?? GTFO
I'm angry and I'm not even a self inserter, but the Gwen self inserters better start stamping out this lame troon shit asap please. Weaponize your autism in ways that I am unable to, I beg of you
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>read f/f fic on AO3
>includes "strap-ons" tag
>strap-on sex is actually anal
>scroll up to check the tags again
>no tag for anal
Why do people do this? Another time I tried to read a m/f fic until it got to an ass eating scene which was not even mentioned in the tags. It's really disgusting and disturbing how anal is so normalized. I also really hate those people who fill AO3 tags with retarded useless shit like they're on tumblr, but at least they work as a good quality filter. I see retarded tumblr tags and I immediately know the writer is braindead and the story is worthless so I don't even bother.
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>Be me, watching the newest spiderman movie.
>See character from a DS game I used to play.
>Curious about how others perceive him, I go to check reader insert fanfiction about him. As it is best way to garner how others truly feel about something.
>Sort by word count and pick the one with smut in it as I'm feeling a bit randy at the moment and filth is the way to go, when you want someone's honest thoughts.
>Go read chapter five as it is in the middle and I like to spoil myself.
>See picrel as the author's note.
>Look into the comments and the readers wants the TIF child.
Bleak. Reader Insert fanfiction is only going downhill in that fandom.
I mean if it had the “creator chose not to use archive warnings” then you already set yourself up for failure to potentially see something triggering
>>302264>huge fixation on the female character's breasts
moids do this shit in traditional fiction, too. I read a 200-page novel by a moid author recently, and he mentioned the female MC carrying someting "at the level of her breasts" like four times, and "the fabric of her shirt clinging to her breasts" at least twice. Like you said, they don't know what having breasts is like (or rather that most women don't really pay attention to their breasts in a way that would be significant in daily life).
I guess someone could defend this by saying>well women HAVE breasts and sometimes you notice the fabric clinging to them!!
but how common is that and is it important enough to notice? I imagine guys sometimes feel their cock against their thigh inside their pants, and every day they have to put it into either pant leg or tuck it to the side, but how often do you see that described in literature? I can't think of a single occasion.
It's not "triggering
" but it's a serious mood killer. Why not just tag your shit properly so people can easier filter out stuff they don't want to read?
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>write for the niche of the niche, old fandoms, using unpopular tropes like 1st person POV, with difficult language and unconventional narrative structure
>hurr why aren't my fics popular
I mean, I don't really care about becoming hugely popular in the sense that I'd get lots of clicks, but I enjoy writing so much and I'd love to share this with someone so it's disappointing to get zero engagement. Honestly considering trying to find a discord group for writers because I mainly want to sperg but don't wanna fill my author's notes with embarrassing shit.
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How do you feel about deliberate edginess in a fic's narrative? It's true to the series but I wonder if people are going to find it stupid.
I feel like men hate writing fics in general and if they do, it's mostly just a very poor erotica or absolutely autistic lore-heavy crossovers/battle fics.
I guess I've read only three male fics in my entire life. At least I'm sure the writers were men. I… liked it. One was a MaleShep/Ashley longfic which was pretty alright. Another was a pretty popular HL fic on ff.net that told the story between HL1 and HL2. It also was pretty great. Men can write really nice gen/action if they don't turn on their inner autismo.
The third one, and the strangest one at that, was a het mini which had so much fluff you wonder if it wasn't written by a teenage girl. Like it was so wholesome and cute.
Unfortunately it's rare gems in the sea of all the garbage that men usually write.
There is this loud house fic written by some sperg and it's apparently the longest piece of literature ever. I really want to see what's it all about, but still it's a good sample of what moids usually write.
What do you mean by edginess? I think it's alright if it's done well and not in the 3edgyme creepypasta written by a 14-year-old way.
I'm actually in the middle of writing a graphic DD:DNE fic myself but the edginess suits the character who is canonically a misanthrope. I'm actually considering making her go full misandrist manifesto-chan and sneaking in some terf
talking points because it would also make sense, but idk if I wanna deal with the troon bullshit if fandom tifs find my fic and start complaining.
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>>305588>There is this loud house fic written by some sperg and it's apparently the longest piece of literature ever.
It's called the loud house revamped and it really is as bad as you'd think it is.
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I mean as in the characters are edgy teenagers and so the limited third person perspective is also kind of edgy and sweartastic because it's their thoughts and perspectives. Pic related, fanart of one of the characters.>>305588
I've read one good fic written by a gay moid. It was an excellent crossover but he never finished it.>>305623
It's fine if people laugh at the edge. Some levity is a good thing I think.
Here is the link btw: https://archiveofourown.org/works/16299143/chapters/38121650
Notice the tags. The main issue was that this author dropped transgenderism into the fic at the very end. Nothing else in the fic hints towards this so it comes out of literally nowhere
Sorry last thing
Those tags were not there before, to be clear
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CP in Book Thread. Reported and bumping it away.
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I just read a fanfiction from 2014 and there was a new comment that said she was happy that she found a good fic for an old (implying dead) fandom. There also was another new comment that said she remembers getting into this ship years ago because of this fic. The fuck? I feel so old. In my mind fandom work from 2014 is still new while everything from pre-2012 is considered old but 2014 is almost a decade ago so it's fair to call a fic from that year old.
Also I miss kink memes. They where big around 2012-2014 but I never used them back then which I regret because the idea is fun. Some of my fave fics originates from kinkmemes
I hate getting into old stuff with dead fandoms. It makes me feel old seeing people being nostalgic for 2014
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I used to be in the Beatles fandom with my best mates, best years of my life, and we read fics a lot. I read tons and tons but one really stuck in my brain and not in a good way. I was an egdy person but this was even too much for me.
It was somewhat like this: Paul Mccartney stole the dead body of John Lennon after he was killed, took him into some room and brought him back to life with some liquid?? John couldn't move at first but i think he was moving later and i'm not really sure if they had sex or not, but something tells me tthey did. And i remember Paul said something like: "You're mine forever, that witch can't have you anymore."
Made me think about how crazy and out of touch with reality that writer must be. Even if somebody has an idea like this why did they think it was a good thing to write on the internet? It wasn't badly written but I felt like i was reading something from a future serial killer but probably it was just a horny girl who didn't realize the crazyness. I couldn't find the fic at the moment, maybe it's still out there weirding new beatles people out…. It's a real tragedy that affcted many people and somebody just makes it their fetish. Shit's like some holocaust fanfic. Hope she's doing better now.
Picrel is a good beatles fanart because the rest of the fandom was great and i can't complain….well couldn't, untill the troons came in and brainwashed some people.
Anybody has a creepy fanfiction they encountered too?
tbh I have read fanfiction that can easily pass foe original fiction if the author just changed the names. It's usually AU stuff where the characters are aged up and their personality aligns more with the fanon interpretation than the canon.>I'm actually kinda worried for her
why? she knows what she is doing. I do agree she isnt doing much harm by taking popular fanfiction since the authors she is stealing from already have recognization, but she shouldn't act sureprise if she ever faces backlash from this. You reap what you sow
does anyone else feel like a lot of smut on ao3 sounds weirdly the same despite being across different fandoms? like we've moved on from the "one finger, two finger, three finger, penetration" thing that plagued fanfiction back then, but now many smut fics sound samey, with similar dialogue and dynamic. examples are lines like:
>you're so good for me
>look at you
>i've got you, baby
>easy there, easy
>you're so tight/wet
and despite it being characters from different fandoms, it always takes on this dynamic of the top being this overbearing but sweet dom who is a sex god, while the bottom is always crying from how good it feels lol. these fics arent necessarily bad in terms of writing, but they sound so bland and cookie cutter. like you could replace the names of the characters and you wouldn't even be able to tell who the original characters are.
I don't come across writing like this too often anymore because I avoid the blandest most common (pseudo-)BDSM dynamics that just scream the author has never had sex irl, but when I do I usually stop reading when I see the fic is gonna turn out like that. It's definitely a thing and probably the result of writers imitating each other. Also>you're taking me so well>you're mine>>307493
Seconding this. I write some erotica here and there and I think I've managed to avoid the biggest mistakes, but I'm constantly afraid of running out of ideas, because there are only so many sex things you can do unless you start writing about obscure fetishes, which I'm not planning to.
unfortunately i dont, lol. most of the fics i bookmark and tend to reread are actually G or T-rated because it's really hard to find smut fics that are in-character. for me, a smut fic is good if the dialogue is unique (so none of the cliche lines). the details of the sex itself doesn't matter all that much to me since i like to read for characterization and not horniness.>>307530
same, i think its writers imitating each other. it just surprises me when i see it so much across different fandoms. is it also me, or does it feel like there tends to be this "AO3 writing style" where the writing is technically good, but the narrative voice is very "samey"? my favorite kind of fics are third person limited POV where the narrative voice actually sounds like how the character would narrate their thoughts.
you're totally right, i forgot about those cliche lines as well! i hate seeing these dialogue lines because they're so overused and obviously not in-character, but the authors use them because they think it's a good way to write sexy talk that isn't actually dirty. it's like a crutch for them.
i also dont like this pseudo BDSM dynamic that's common in these type of smut fics, not because i dislike BDSM, but because it feels like the author is too scared to actually write BDSM. which is why the top is written like this dom who is constantly hushing and reassuring the bottom, and the bottom is written like a sub, but the sex is very vanilla.
another thing that takes me out of a smut fic is when the characters roleplay and talk about it because idk lol it's kind of like admitting you know it's OOC for them to act this way and that's why it has to be done within the context of roleplay. i know in real life, people ARE roleplaying when they do bdsm, but i dont like reading about all the "safeword" and "green yellow red" in fics because it feels like the author is just doing a checklist to show its totally consensual. i love bdsm but only when the characters are actually dom/sub in canon. so it's not just in the bedroom, but as part of their actual personalities as well. otherwise it comes across as extremely forced to me in fics.
For my favorite gay rarepair, under their ship tag, there's 29 fics, but only 8 of them are actual fics for them, however most, are just oneshot smuts. The rest are kinktober fics, incorrectly tagged, some weird threesome/foursome fics, or a love triangle fic where they are B and C chasing after A, but A ends up with B. For my favorite straight rarepair they have 72 under the tag, although they are an older rarepair. And similar to the gay one, they have quite a few fics that are kinktober or love triangle/threesome. My favorite lesbian rarepair has zero fics whatsoever. Not even a kinktober fic.
For me it's>let me use you>use me
I don't know why it makes me cringe so hard.
"Like a bitch in heat" makes my skin crawl.
Tbf this one isn't a line of dialogue but whenever the author writes moaning sounds. Like "mmh" "ah" and "oh" its so embarrassing to read kek
Same with adding "~" to the end of dialogue….like please be normal.
speaking of those lines, that just reminded me of>i'm going to breed you>breed me
same energy kek>>307614
i'm okay okay with "ah" done sparingly (as in like, only once or twice), but "oh" reminds me of a pornstar fake moaning kek. tildes instantly take me out tho agreed
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I feel stupid it took me this long to notice the same thing you mentioned few days ago when I was reading yandere char x reader fic (shit taste, I know). The smut is always the samey shit. Even worse if character is in his/her late 20s, authors instantly slap the retarded daddy/mommy fetish into their fics
I've noticed not only the things you mentioned but also how obsessed everyone is with rough sex and polyfaggotry. There's a decent amount of smut for my favourite couple but only two fics (one of which I very attentively wrote to not fucking suck so I could read good smut once in a while) are actually readable and don't repeat the same mistakes as pretty much everyone else. What fucks me up is that this is a f/f pair but so many people write smut that has one of them with a dick/strap-on.
One phrase I've seen repeated ad nauseam that kind of ticks me off is:>get railed (in the context of regular lesbian sex without toys and whatnot, mind you)
Do any of you have tips for how to write good and non-repetitive smut?
>>306849>the piece of media is still ongoing but you haven’t consumed it for half a decade and have forgotten most of it except a few characters and shit
me with hetalia
. I don't care about any of the new comic strips or new seasons and hetamyu
is cringey and I'm saying this as a person who normally likes musicals. But I still care about my ships and occasionally read fics about them and look up fanart
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AO3 themselves said that these people probably aren't attacking it for political reasons (or at least not the ones they claim). Plus, a Sudanese hate group probably isn't going to use language like "LGBTQ" and "smuts" when discussing gay porn on AO3 kek
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i was in the telegram while the debacle happened and it had actually been written already. it was deleted by the moderator of the group shortly after.
also, ao3 is online again.
late because of ao3 downtime but here’s some that imo are goodhttps://archiveofourown.org/works/17657294
the characterisation really comes out between character interactions even during the sex scenes, there’s no usual fanficy lines and the way a charcther slurs his words, I never saw that done in a fanfic (or any erotic story for the matter) it makes it feel very real (?)https://archiveofourown.org/works/21556009
it uses a bit too much flowery language but it stands out and doesn’t use a lot of fanfic smut tropes/lines
Nah, it's pretty common to have multiple fandoms under the same name. On AO3 you can change your username btw. If you don't want your old fics to show up in your profile, you can put them in an anonymous collection instead of orphaning them, since anonymizing is reversible and orphaning is not.>>308138
This is an option too, but I think that profiles with multiple pseuds are confusing and I never understood what's their use lol you can always tell who the author is but makes it harder to find other works.
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For some weird reason it never crossed my mind that the Beatles had a dedicated fandom with fanfics and fanart. I've been into bandom when I was a teen but I was never into the Beatles, holy fuck 6k fics on ao3.. guess it should've been expected they'd get so many fics, it's a famous band with a bunch of men kek. I wish I could get into them, I really wish, bet there are some good longfics there.
I kinda want to read band fics again, gotta check my favorite bands now, I wonder how big they are on ao3? What other old bands are as big as the Beatles in fanfiction?
Also answering to your question, a creepy fic I've read was also about a band, maybe not as weird as what you described because the character and his life bare absolutely no resemblance with the real guy, it was some dark and depressing stuff, kinda common in bandom but that fic had some very detailed csa descriptions that made me quit reading fics for a good bunch of years, you know stuff you just can tell it's the writer being in a bad place and pouring all her life onto said characters instead of getting professional help? It wasn't some edgy teen writing about rape as if it's some super sexy thing but having no undertanding of how bodies work, it was disturbing, I was used to people using rape as sad backstory and it started as that but at some point it just had too many unnecessary details. I remember the author had a bunch of self harm scars because she posted pics of the tacky band themed tattoos she got to cover them and pics of said scars before covering them and constantly over shared. Apparently she was "healing", yeah right, while writing that shit.. it was weird as hell, I'd never want my face associated with rape fics of real people, but then she also got shitty 2000s band tattoos instead of paying for therapy.
sorry but your hateboner for this random fic writer is so funny to me>>308445
I mean you can just wait for the DDoS attack to end and invite requests to open again. the invite system is really more of a queue.
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there is a search function and you can add tags to your post so that it's easier to find or you can leave those blank, people posting fanfic there probably don't want recognition or an audience. tbh the only reason i use ao3 is accessibility, it's a lot easier to keep track of new fics especially if you're into niche fandoms that get one fic every decade.
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Based on your opinion nonas, which fanbase has the horniest fics? I know horni people are everywhere but IMO fandoms of a certain actor/actress and horror/military/combat games with buff dudes write some sheet-gripping stuff (I want to mention anime fandoms too but I'm too scared to venture into those waters).
If you look at the ratio of explicit rated fic vs lower rated fics to gauge horniness, Drammatical Murder had the most smut out of fandoms I read. I checked a bunch of them for comparison a while ago and iirc it was the only one where E ratings had the highest qty, gen/teen are usually higher.
It makes sense I guess that a series with actual porn in it has the most fans willing to write and read porn. Quality of horniness is another story though.
sounds like voltron with klance
it's not even the best m/m ship in series, yet they won't stop with it. 90% of fics and 99% of fanart is just klance shit
>>308611>I want to mention anime fandoms too but I'm too scared to venture into those waters
honestly I don't read many anime fics in general even though I'm an anime fan, but the few smut fics based on anime I have read felt very… hentaiish? it had stupid dialogue like "uuuuaaaa your seed is filling up my belly
which just came of as very unsexy. I have read smut before with fetishes and tropes I dislike and even if it didn't turn me on they still had a feeling of sensuality to them, you could fell that the author was turned on when writing/planning it. The anime smut I have read feels like that the only knowledge of sex the author has stems from hentai and that they aren't even genuinely attracted to those kind of scenarios and dialogue they just memed themselves into believing they are. But to be fair I think I have just gotten unlucky when it comes to anime fics
>>308622>But to be fair I think I have just gotten unlucky when it comes to anime fics
I'm not sure if luck factors into it, wouldn't you usually just sort by kudos and read the most popular fics?
I find that anime fandoms tend to lack those notably mature, sophisticated writers you see in western fandoms. Anime probably attracts younger people who are into particularly childish genres like battle shonen etc. That said I've never read any as bad as you're describing, I can usually tell before the sex starts if the writing is terrible and drop it immediately.
>>308611>horror/military/combat games with buff dudes write some sheet-gripping stuff
add capeshit to that list, those they/thems are out of control, DC fans in particular.
anime fandoms seem to be stuck in the tumblr era in terms of writing for what I could read.
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Snark post, but so many writers come in with these oversized ambitions, post one chapter, and then run away with their tail between their legs because they can't follow up. It's annoying, but worse is that because of people like this most readers have been burned too many times on flakes to give a chance to WIPs, so we all suffer a lonely upload process.
If you really planned to write 42 one-shots, why not write at least a dozen to see if you really want to go with forty-fucking-two and had the endurance to finish that task. I mean. She wrote one. ONE. It was probably self contained so it actually had an ending, but with continuous stories it's horrible. You get invested, and then, BAM, they write themselves into a corner and give up. Now the archives are a graveyard of unfinished fics. I wish people had a little more shame.
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idk about you but i choose to believe my fav fics are getting updated soon. i'm delusional but i choose to believe.
Same with my art. And the fic of my friend. Her masterpiece is a novel-length action- and story-heavy sfw fic about how our favorite characters have met in the past. I love it to death and it's some of the best fic related writing I ever read. BUT it has like 17 clicks.
It's the same for my favorite own art. When I draw some of the popular characters/ships I get thousands of likes, when I draw the shit I love the most I get 20-400 at best, even if it's qualitatively the best stuff I can do. And I keep doing it. As the other anon said, it's the passion. But I also get you, I wish I had more engagement not because of attention or clout, but because I want to sperg about my favorite pairings, themes and characters, but they are so fucking niche. Even now where I am in a quite big fandom the guys and sub-settings I love from that series are still niche shit that only I and maybe 20 others care about and 18 of them are Chinese and Japanese fans so we cannot even talk about it lmao
Same. It's cool to hear stories like >>311967
but I've been working on my fic for months and it kinda sucks tbh. Because writing is hard but also because I can't even sperg about the concept that I have in mind as I've never learned how to socialize in online fandom spaces kek
I'm with you nonnie
. The fic that I've been working on is a oneshot tho, so it's not like I'm getting any engagement in the meantime, or even once it's completed I'm afraid, given how niche it is
>>314467>small fandom>under 5k fics
Damn, you girls are spoiled. My favorite piece of media has exactly 50 fics on ao3. And most of them are crossovers that have nothing to do with the media itself.
I consider a fic scene of the fandom to be big if there is 1k fics kek.
Tbh it used to be under 1k but this influx of new fans filled it up. The problem is over half of those fics are now this retarded m/m ship whose characters barely interact in canon and have zero chemistry or that sort of tension between them. Filtering this ship out halves the number kek.
I hate fandom culture in general despite loving fanfiction. I wish less degen gendies engaged in it and shaped it to be what it is today. But these people have to get their grubby little fingers into everything. Just recently I saw a comment on the AO3 subreddit about a post of the gender of the a03 userbase. The comment pointed it out that probably 99 percent of user are female if not more and, some dumbass replied with 'akshually, some of us are queer non-binary demi poly-' no one cares shut up. Fanfiction is an exclusively female domain and even the fakeboi enby gendies writing and reading it know, that's why they're so insecure, constantly needing to remind everyone that they're 'not' actually women but whatever bs they're identifying as.
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I love whump fics so much. I love reading about my favourite characters going trough the worst shit imaginable. I don't even care much for the comfort part of whump. While I do appreciate good comfort the most delicious part of whump is when the main character still keeps his hope even though he is in a bleak situation.
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What's the general consensus towards reading fanfiction for media you're not familiar with? I used to be against it but last year I started doing it. Sometimes I'm in the mood for a short romance story without a meet cute, and sometimes I just want to read porn. Since all my usual fandoms are small it can be hard to find stuff I like so I started reading fanfics for shows where I have only seen a couple of episodes but have surface-level understanding of the characters and major events due to lurking in the fandom, or video games I never completed but I know the story because my friends who have completed it told me it. If a character or event I'm not familiar with gets mentioned in a fic I just look it up on the fan wiki so I wont be completely lost. I tend to avoid fics that are plot heavy and too rooted in canon (I avoid those fics that has tags like "takes place between x event and the y war, and the characters has to decide if they agree with z" because I know I wont be able to follow along).
I know I could just read a romance novel instead if I was in the mood for romance I have heard that all the newly published romance novels are just fanfiction where the names has been changed kek but fanfictions are shorter so I don't need to invest or commit myself to the story. Novels also has to establish the characters and setting. In a fic I don't have to read about the characters meeting and falling in love, it starts in medias res where the characters are already pinning for each other. I like romance stories but sometimes I need a "fix" where the story cuts to the chase and immediately has the character pinning and then confessing a little while after and fanfictions tends to do that.
I know this instant gratification isn't a stimulating way to interact with media but it's good brain candy plus a lot of ship fics are legitimately heartwarming and I'm tired of pretending otherwise
I thought you couldn't appreciate the fanfiction fully if you wasn't familiar with the source material. But then I realised that I like alot of lore-heavy franchises where I can't remember most of the lore but I still appreciate fanfictions for these franchises even when the author references some obscure stuff. I can't make an accurate judgement of whenever it's good characterization when it comes to fics for franchises I'm not familiar with but I can still appreciate good writing and interactions.>the more i like the original work the smaller is my interest in fanfic.
I feel somewhat the same way. Sometimes I think a book or a series is so amazing that I feel content with what there already is.
I can relate to this. Some of my fics that I've bookmarked and reread for years are from fandoms in which I've never even played the game, let alone watched a lets play of. The writing is just THAT good, with the quality of a published novel. These fics tend to have great characterization and a strong narrative voice, so even if I only have a surface-level understanding, the author does a good job of creating a character I'm engaged by. Also, I hate reading original fiction because I don't know the characters' appearances or their voices. With fanfiction, I can easily search up how they look, how they sound, etc., and get immersed in a fic. When I read these kinds of fics, it's not so much that I appreciate the source material, but I appreciate the quality of the writing itself.
One thing that does annoy me is when people who don't know the source material try and write fics. Usually what ends up happening is their characterizations are just based off fanon from all the fics they've read since they never bothered to actually read/watch/play the source material.
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my pet peeve is when authors write long fan fictions and then dump them into one chapter. I get that they probably wrote the whole fan fiction in one go but it's so inconvenient to read. The worse part is that you can tell when a author intended for a paragraph to be a new chapter so she could had just uploaded it as different chapters but chose not to.
I'm seething because I started reading a 30k word long fan fiction but it's late but now I can't close tab because otherwise I will lose the part I have reached. Please… I just want to sleep and continue the story tomorrow. But I can't because the author didn't bother uploading it as chapters
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Reading a F/F fanfic and looking at the comments and recognizing other F/F readers or writers from different fandoms all huddled into this one comment section, it's a small world but it's comfy.
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i’ve been thinking about writing a fanfic (either one story or a series) in the same setting as my favorite animanga from my teen years, but set in the 2020 instead of the early 2000s (when the original took place).
the story would take place in the same universe and city as the original, and remnants of the original series — like older versions of some of the canon characters and signs of events from the canon story — would be around, but there would be an all-oc main cast and new threats and antagonists. (the original series made it clear at its end that strange and dangerous things with no connection to the main events of the plot would continue to happen, it wasn’t a “saving the world” or “happily ever after” kind of ending.)
i’m not even sure why i have this urge, it might be to relive the magic i felt when i watched the series as a teen, and my preference for creating my own characters over writing fanfiction of someone else’s. either way, it’s an idea i can’t seem to let go of. i’m not even sure where to start if i do write it.
is this idea really stupid and cringe?
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thank you nonna! i felt kind of self-conscious about this idea, it’s very self-indulgent and i doubt many (if any) would be interested in following it. though i’m trying to tell myself that completely self-indulgent writing isn’t a bad thing, i usually go with the writing prompts/concepts that my followers like the best.
i’ll definitely do that, thank you for the advice! i’m thinking of asking my friend i followed the animanga with back then if she’d like to co-write/develop it together. like the good old times.
That sounds like so much fun, I wish I could do a project like that. I have one fanfiction friend who sometimes betareads for me, but she refuses to get into the actual fandom (though I don't blame her since it's capeshit
kek) so I have to write solo. Wishing you good luck with your project!
I know the feel. I once read a really good fic from 2018 where the author had such an interesting interpretation of the source material which ruined every other fic for me. I can't read any other fic with these characters without comparing them with this fic. It's the only fic she has ever written. Though 2018 isn't that long ago so I still have hope she will write something new.
Falling in love with old fics is the worse because the authors usually has disappeared from the internet with no trace and you know you will never find a fic remotely similar to that. I once read a unfinished fic from 2008. The last update from the author was from 2012 where she said she hasn't given up on the story but she never followed up on that. She never wrote anything past 2008
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when i was a teen i used to follow mary sue blogs and look for mary sue oc fics and laugh at them the same way i laughed at my immortal. i used them both as entertainment and as lessons of what not to write. seeing bad writing does make you feel better about your own writing as a sort of ego boost, but i also think it’s a good way to identify what you want to avoid when writing.
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All right I've been absolutely seething over this for an entire day- AS IF it wasn't enough that the only people writing anything even close to what I like with my husbando weren't dumbass pickme pornsick bdsmfag types, AS IF it wasn't enough that I actually TRUSTED this latest one because it seemed actually pretty good at the start- only to suddenly show all its cards on chapter 5 as mind-control master-slave FETISH SHIT- THEN- THEN my perfectly-worded comment with legit criticism in the hopes that others might think about how much this truly sucks NEVER EVEN SHOWS UP. That FUCKING pornsick shithead dumbasss COWARD slut of an author- can't even respond to a well-thought-out, civil comment- I even closed with "good luck to you-" because it wasn't SLOBBERING all over your Fic No. 187556 with a spineless powerless pathetic weakling doormat useless female lead paired with my husbando- AND THEN you delete it from FF.net even though you only had 10 iq suckers there in the reviews simping for it including a brand new one- but you can't MODERATE comments there!! That's why right?! Go to hell!!
So you bullied someone off the internet who was sharing the product of her own hard work with you for free?
If you want to avoid porn just stick to Teen rated works. I hate the porn too but that's why filters exist.
I write reader x for a character and made the mistake of checking the tag, turns out it's full of "he takes you as a subject of experimentation hehehe" and such maledom bullshit. Guess I'll stick to writing what I want to read.>>315703>bullied off the internet
One comment is not bullying, quit being so dramatic. Stg this is why fandom culture is shit and fanfic discussion completely dead these days, authors being entitled crybabies who can't take the slightest criticism and immediately go for the defensive "well i'm doing this for FREE!!" excuse. Just turn off the comments if you can't take it.
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Being a het/yumefag fan is truly the greatest suffering- between wokies, gendies, pornsicks of all stripes- Good luck to you Nona
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for a fan sequel to a series, would you prefer that the sequel protagonist is overall similar to the original canon protagonist (but with a twist), or completely different in every way or even the complete opposite?
for context, the original protagonist started out as what seemed to be a wallflower but ended up going down the slippery slope and then turned out to have been a batshit crazy manipulator all along.
would it be more interesting with a character that also starts out as a naive wallflower but it’s completely genuine, and turns more twisted as the story goes on? or a character that everyone suspects of being a troublemaker or someone with an agenda, but is just trying to live their life and things keep happening to them?
these are just some ideas i’ve had, i’d love to hear what other anons think. obviously the protagonist in my work won’t be a carbon copy of the original protagonist but i thought it would be nice for their character to still be like a small nod back to the original, if that makes sense.
i have my tumblr in a different name than my penname so i can be a little mean there and ignore retarded fanon. they're obsessed with making the male characters into troons or woobified faggots. a lot of their memes irritate me, too. it's that tumblr brand of comedy where they're so qUiRkY and think being an asshole or clapping their hands in someone's face or being inappropriate is funny. other fandoms are obsessed with turning the characters into fat race-swapped ugly goblins with acne, huge sunburnt noses, unshaved legs, and troon surgery scars, and assigning them 200 mental illnesses.
i get good interaction on my fics without needing to whore my socials. I'm a good writer with a consistent posting schedule. That's already above 90% of writers. I don't get why they're so lazy and start fics, drop them, leave everyone hanging, and act like they're the victim
if anyone is mad about it. Or they post as soon as they write the first chapter because they're thirsty for those kudos, but then they don't have any cushion so they update sporadically with frequent hiatuses and blogpost in author notes. It's just immature. Just because you aren't a professional doesn't mean you shouldn't act with professionalism.
I generally get good interaction even though I never link my socials or advertise my fics. If your writing is good, people will naturally come to you. And if people leave comments, always make sure to respond like you're engaging in a conversation with them. Don't just say "thanks for reading!" and nothing else; try to actually make the effort to respond to all their points, because then it shows you value their commentary. Oftentimes readers will leave more comments in the future because they already had one good interaction with you. And yes, people do read your comments, so if they see that you actually put in effort into comments, they'll be more likely to leave one.
I have made a lot of fandom friends that aren't steeped into the whole woke culture this way. I think it's because gendies are less likely to be critical thinkers and don't have anything insightful to say, so they don't bother commenting on fics unless it's some obvious woke-pandering shit. On AO3, you can easily scope out who's a red flag if they link their socials or carrd, or just by checking what they have bookmarked/the types of fics they write.
Of course, the best thing to do is just learn to write without needing external motivation. I know it's hard. If you manage to just make a few fandom friends that aren't annoying (they don't have to be peaked normies or anything, but just people who can hold a conversation without making everything political), then you can sperg about your writing with them.
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hello nonas im not sure if this is the right thread to post this or if this is even allowed here, so please excuse me!
im looking for a roleplay buddy. ao3-style in terms of writing. like writing a fanfic, just together, taking turns.
we can make up OCs or do fandom RP (rn i like SnK, Heartless, Trigun, but i can write for a fandom i dont know too, if we do AUs or some shit). id prefer mostly m/m pairings but f/f would be nice too.. i really like angst and romance, mostly realistic stuff, but we can compromise of course!
thanks for reading, i promise ill make it worth your time!
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that's encouraging, nonna!
ditto >>316352>it's that tumblr brand of comedy where they're so qUiRkY and think being an asshole or clapping their hands in someone's face or being inappropriate is funny
couldn't have put it better myself. i do follow some people whose writing i love, but even in non-memey contexts, they are so hostile and rude. wtf. (and they're not kids, but adults in their 20s and over)>>316367
great advice, thank you. i'll try to stay motivated.
I'm a fic reader who is also very active on tumblr but I never use tumblr as a way to discover or keep myself updated on fics.
If I like a fic I will bookmark it and occasionally check if it has been updated. If it hasn't been updated in months I will check the author's socials, but only to see if she is still alive and/or still interested in the fandom.
When I browse ao3 I sort after newest anyway, so I do notice when a fic in my fandom has been updated, or someone uploaded a new fic. Which, in my case, makes fic promotion on social media pointless since I already saw the fic on ao3 before I opened tumblr or twitter lol. But that's a me-problem. Most people don't spend as much time on ao3 as I do. alot of the people I follow on social media are fic writers but i dont like their fics so I just ignore whenever they post WIPs lol. I feel kinda guilty about it though
Though I will sometimes use tumblr to find fic rec lists but those are written by fans and both the authors.
I rarely check out an author's socials even if i love all of her work. it's petty but sometimes checking out an author's socials can sour a fic for me. Example if an author is constantly starting drama for the sake of drama and have is smugly convinced that her fics are the best in the fandom because she is the only one that "gets the characters" and "the True Meaning of the source material".
I'm a writer in a fandom that's well-established and large but not hyper-active like some fandoms that have more recent canon material, but in addition to that I also write very very niche things for random novels etc. I have to admit that engagement is the reason I've been more motivated to write for the larger fandom lately. I'm not on social media at all, so it's all from comments on AO3. I love discussing fiction (also original stuff) and sperging about my WIPs, but I hate corporate social media so the only outlet I have right now is my comment section. I answer to basically every comment, and if the comment is even a bit longer, I immediately feel the urge to sperg about something related to my work. If it's just emojis then I might reply with a plain thank you. And this sounds like a huge brag but I tend to write a bit more "difficult" prose, e.g. more complex sentences and less direct narration, and I've noticed it has helped me curate a certain kind of audience that consists mostly of adults not obsessed with troonism or trigger warnings
. It's a smaller audience, but the comments people leave tend to be longer and more thoughtful, and because I write a lot of straight up porn I would be super uncomfortable if my comment section was full of 14-year-olds anyway.
I agree with >>316352
in that it's a lot about consistency and quality, but what you write also counts, for example smut or romance always gets more engagement than gen ime. I don't want to brand myself like I'm running a business though, would take all the fun out of what for me is a silly hobby that's supposed to help me decompress. Commenting on other people's work (that you genuinely like) may also help you get likeminded readers.