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01 June 2012 @ 05:37 pm
Hello, everyone. Seeing as we're a community united by our hatred of bad fanfic, I thought you might enjoy this.

As you can tell from my icon, one of my strongest fandom pet peeves is to see Marluxia emasculated. Therefore, I give you the pure, cracky magic that is Ask Manluxia :


 
 
09 May 2012 @ 01:29 pm
In the previous post's comments, ice_cold_soda and I briefly got our knickers in a twist over the fact that no one seems to write good child!Nobody fic because that premise would be outright terrifying in the right hands and we would read the hell out of that.
Since I had a day off yesterday, I decided to go and see if I could find a fic with that.

I did find child-fic, though not Nobody!child-fic
Unfortunately, it wasn't goodfic.

I am going to quote the first bit of that fic now. It's up to you to guess who spoke those lines. If you can guess it right away and not feel your brain try to crawl out of your ears trying to reconcile the mental images, my hat's off to you.

"Okay gang, line up!", said the chief, standing on a big wooden crate. "Last time, we didnt stole much thing and our little bros didn't got much to eat... But hey, we have a new chance now! The circus is making a great big show today and..."

Get it yet?
That was actually Xemnas.
Yes, Xemnas.


Abandon brains here.Collapse )

I read the first chapter in the early afternoon. Then I re-read it because there was no way in hell that I just read that. After that, I got some coffee and sat down for the rest, in a terrible case of bile fascination. After reading the last chapter, I realised I had no idea what the hell I just read.
Is it really that hard to write good kid!fic?
 
 
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5740264/1/Fill_the_Moon

WHAT.

Just. WHAT.

Saix lets other people call him puppy and Ansem forgives all of the Organization and Larxene is terrified of EVERYTHING and crying all the time and MARLUXIA IS CRYING AND RUNNING OUT OF THE ROOM BECAUSE VEXEN DOESN'T LOVE HIM AND WHY IS EVERYBODY EMOTING LEFT AND RIGHT WHY IS THE ORGANIZATION ONE BIG HAPPY FAMILY WHAT.

I read it. I read all of it. What's been written of the sequel, too. The writing itself is actually pretty decent. The premise can be FANTASTIC in the right hands, and has some originality. Personifications of Kingdom Hearts? Okay.

BUT THE CHARACTERIZATION. IT HURTS LIKE BURNING.

Why do Marluxia and Vexen later become a fluffy bunny couple? Better yet, why are they dressed up as Frank N. Furter and Rocky in Halloweentown? Why is Axel following Saix around like a five-year-old? Why is Xemnas so amiable? Why is Marluxia so camp? Why is Xaldin confiding in Belle? Why is everybody paired off so neatly? Why does the violence feel so forced? Why does Zexion FALL IN LOVE AGH with the OC so quickly? Why does this fic rely so much on shock value?

WHY IS THE ORIGINAL CHARACTER COLD AND EMOTIONLESS IN THE FIRST CHAPTER AND CHEERFUL AND MISCHIEVOUS IN EVERYTHING AFTER THAT?

WHAT IS GOING ON?

Wasted potential. So much of it. As I said, the author is a decent writer, and has a lot of points in her favor. She doesn't ignore the original six, and despite her love for the Organization, she doesn't demonize Sora. Same goes for Kairi. Outside of the Nobodies (except for maybe Lexaeus) characters are IC. The OC isn't quite a Mary Sue. (Though I'm sure that many will disagree.) And the Disney characters aren't ignored! Hallelujah in a handbasket, the Disney characters aren't ignored!

WHY ISN'T THIS BETTER?
 
 
02 January 2012 @ 10:20 pm
Dunno if anyone still reads these or if everyone ran off to Dreamwidth, but I'ma post this anyway. If there is a Dreamwidth-comm for KH fanstuff rants, please point me towards it.

The previous rant was against people who portray Kairi as a bitch, slut, Clingy Jealous Girl and/or just completely psychopathic.

This rant is about the exact opposite - a fanit portraying a psychopath as a demure young lady who, driven by the circumstances, has to put up a façade of bitchiness as a self-defense mechanism.
Enter Larxene.

*Insert keyboard smash of RAEG here.*Collapse )

tl;dr: proper Larxene-characterisation = U NO CAN HAS, apparently.
Thank you, and goodnight.
 
 
04 December 2011 @ 09:27 pm
I know this will matter much to you, as you've spent a decade ignoring it, but....

Kairi is NOT a Yandere-for-Sora who hates Riku and wants him out of the way. She isn't, never has been, never will be. Please STOP spreading that characterization around in crap like this (drawn by a Sora/Riku fangirl):

http://fc03.deviantart.com/fs15/f/2007/089/8/c/KH_II___Kairi_and_Riku_time_by_Gaara_nyu.jpg

And PS: to the KHInsider.com Forum's Kairi Hate Club (who are the main culrpits of characterizing Kairi this way), you have VERY little place hating Kairi for supposedly being hateful toward someone, as frankly, you are some of the most psycopathically hateful people I've ever had the displeasure of encountering online. Your reasoning toward bashing Kairi isn't like the Pot calling the Kettle black; it's like an anti-semite accusing someone of being a Nazi.
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23 October 2011 @ 10:00 am
As we all know, cancer sucks. It killed Suzuoki Hirotaka in 2006, took Kawakami Tomoko, one of my favorite female seiyuu, a few months ago, and most recently Takiguchi Junpei on August 29th.

But you may be wondering: Why am I bringing this up here?

On October 23rd?Collapse )
 
 
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13 October 2011 @ 04:44 pm
Hey, all. (or whoever still hangs around here, i haven't seen a soul here in over a month)

I have to say, I am a little disappointed.
Really, Really Important: Please Everyone Read ThisCollapse )
TL;DR: Please come back and don't let the comms die; we're all sane fans here and I would hate to see a few arguments destroy what's been built.
 
 
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03 September 2011 @ 11:37 pm
This needs a bit of backstory.

A few months back, (I've been holding this in for a while,) I was looking for a beta on the Pit. (Some of you may think I was asking for it by doing that in the first place, but I like to put a bit of faith in the Pitgoers.) The fic I wanted to be betaed was a crossover, (with a game series called Fatal Frame, remember that for later,) so it was a slight challenge to find someone that was familiar with both canons. After a few minutes of searching, I sent a request out to one of the available users. I got a response in less than half an hour, which is always a good sign. They said they were willing to go over the prologue for now, so I thanked them and sent the file.

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