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23 July 2006 @ 06:13 pm
Got a badfic with a fanbrat author.

Title: Built This Way
Culprit: XxWhiteThunder15xX
Victim(s): None, actually... except maybe Alexis.
Rating: T
Badfic Rating: 7/10
Notes: This story is actually not that bad, but I'm posting here because we have another author who put a girl in Slifer Red and outright refuses to change it.

I reviewed this story saying there were no girls in Slifer Red, and she replied back with a typical fanbrat response, saying "it's a fanfic I can do whatever I want omg stop telling me what to do!!1", insulting my intelligence (oh the humanity!), and whatever else stupid things she said.

The URL is here: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3062046/1/

I would appreciate it if someone -- ANYONE! -- backed me up on this, because she's pulling the infamous "well you're the only one who thinks so!" excuse with me.

...Please? :
Current Mood: aggravatedaggravated
dancingkirbydancingkirby on July 24th, 2006 01:13 am (UTC)
Better change the URL. She deleted it and reposted, saying she did so because "someone was being very nasty to her".

Since when is telling the truth being nasty to someone?!
Qu-ko, the person on the internet: FUCK YOU 6-5aphotic on July 24th, 2006 01:39 am (UTC)
Changed. I didn't noticen the repost and she deleted it RIGHT after I posted.
dancingkirbydancingkirby on July 24th, 2006 12:50 pm (UTC)
Actually, this fic used to be called "Anything But Ordinary".

That's like the fifth badfic with that title!

Plus it's a self-insert. So far, Jun is the only person I know who's done a good self-insert fic and admitted it to be so.

safaiakisakisafaiakisaki on July 26th, 2006 11:43 pm (UTC)
*read it, also read her Slick and Black which she hated, but generally hates Manjoume brother/OC fics anyway* It's okay. I agree on the girl in Osiris bit. No common sense. But oh well.

I showed it to my brother and he left a review. She replied pretty fast and for someone who claims she doesn't care, she freaks out over someone complaining about where she put the girl! XD He ignored the 'don't leave any bad reviews' part. Now he wants to reply telling her that if she can't handle criticism, not to post.
bickazerbickazer on July 28th, 2006 07:53 pm (UTC)
Actually...I think the whole "GIRLS ARE ONLY IN OBELISK BLUE" thing to be a retarded plothole on the part of the lazy GX writers/animators who were so lazy/stupid they didn't know how to draw girls so they only drew them for one dorm.

Pfff, let's all admit it, GX as a show sucks. Personally I don't see any problem with changing around the canon a bit, especially to something that makes more sense. Don't accept everything the OH-SO-GODLY CANON says...what's wrong with changing the canon for the better? I mean, it's only GX. It's not God's work or anything. Geez.

I do have a problem with whiny fanbrats who justify themselves by "IT'S MY OPINION AND I CAN DO EVERYTHING". At the very least if you're putting girls in the other dorms...explain your reasoning, like I did above.

*in my GX-hating mood...sigh* I need to watch some of the earlier first season episodes to remind me why I fell in love with it in the first place...
Ed Phoenixed_phoenix on July 28th, 2006 08:15 pm (UTC)
In RP account, too lazy to log out
No, it isn't a creation of God, but if you love a show, the least you can do is respect the canon that's been laid down for you. I don't mind seeing girls in, say, Ra Yellow when they have a very good reason to be (like we have one character in Ra Yellow in the RPG here on LJ that has a good reason for being in Ra Yellow: because her parents wanted her to be in a more normal dorm, plus, she doesn't do miniskirts). But when you do it just for the sake of doing it to be "original" (which it isn't), then I have a problem.

And that's exactly my problem with this one; she's justifying herself with "it's my fanfic and I can do whatever I want to!" She doesn't even seem to have a decent reason for changing the canon to her liking.
bickazerbickazer on July 29th, 2006 09:31 pm (UTC)
Re: In RP account, too lazy to log out
True, but again I think that GX has extremely shoddy writing and it's up to the fans, if they want to make a plausible story, to fill in the blanks left behind by the lazy-ass writers. Their reasoning, "Girls are only in Obelisk Blue" simply makes no sense and reeks of sexism. I think it's all right--but ONLY when the source material is not up to par (and if you aren't discerning enough to tell, your loss)--for the fans to demolish elements of canon that feel like lazy cop-outs. Mind you, not things that are relevant to the plot and affect it in a deep, dramatic way (I can't think of examples from GX or even YGO, so I'll just use a Stargate Atlantis one and hope someone understands...like the happenings of Misbegotten. I WISH that the AE had not rehumanized Michael, I wish they had not been stupid enough to leave the former-Wraith camp with just four guards, but if I change that, I must label my story AU). However, something like "All girls are in Obelisk Blue" is not only a retarded thing to do on the writers' side, it has nothing to do with the plot and doesn't affect it. Therefore when I change it so girls are in every dorm, I don't feel any need to label the story "AU".

Sorry, but I just hate it when people (I call them "canon whores") are like "YOU MUST FOLLOW THE CANON COMPLETELY 100%. YOU CANNOT DEVIATE FROM IT ONE INCH BECAUSE IT IS GODLY AND GRAND AND ETC"). Sometimes it's perfectly ALL RIGHT to deviate from the canon, just a little bit, especially if your explanation makes more sense than whatever the hell the writers were smoking when they came up with "All girls in Obelisk Blue".

Grr. I hate GX again. I've got this odd love-hate relationship with it...I think I'm more in love with the CONCEPT than the actual execution...the idea of a dueling school could have been handled quite well and made for a cute and entertaining series (like the first 26 episodes), but adding this "epic" crap completely killed it...*sigh*.

(I'm not endorsing completely twisting the canon for the sake of "originality"...but I do think a great fanfiction is one that bends/resolves issues brought up in the canon but never exlored again, while seeming somewhat plausible in the scope of canonity. Lazily slaving away to follow the canon 100% does not a good fanfic make.)
Qu-ko, the person on the internetaphotic on July 30th, 2006 12:41 am (UTC)
Re: In RP account, too lazy to log out
I think some of GX's writing is crappy, yes (i.e. Hell Kaiser and the ending to the Seven Stars arc), but I absolutely love the rest of it. The second season is love if you ask me. And yeah, I wasn't too thrilled with the whole "girls in OB only" either, to be honest, but if you're just doing it because you think you can do whatever you want, then I wouldn't bother trying. If you have a creative reason to do it, then by all means, write away if you have a way to explain it.

Well, I have indeed read some very good fanfics that have left the canon (like AUs) and even those that aren't AUs, that have creative and functional reasons to change something. So I think that both bending the canon (not breaking it entirely) and sticking to it can produce a decent fanfic.

It didn't kill it for me, because I love the first 26 episodes just as much as I love the second season (no first season, I hate the Seven Stars arc, rawr >O), but that's just me.

Well, like I said, not necessarily... I try and stick to the canon as much as I can, but I don't think my fics are bad... but they could be and I might just be delusional. 8D

But yeah, I see what you're saying here... I hope I'm not too much of a canon whore... >_> <_<