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27 April 2010 @ 10:48 am
Another fanfic gem  
"...she soon found herself at the feet of the iron fist of Sheriff Vaisey of Nottingham."

*wipes tears of laughter from eyes*...

Oh, I needed that... but wait, there's more!

"Blowing the candle out, the room plunged into darkness, freezing instantly as her mind flash backed..."

o_O - The room blew the candle out and froze instantly? "flash backed"?

Best part? This fic already has 2 positive comments - bet you can't guess which canon character the OC is making out with...

That's right, she's dragged from the dungeons, he tells her he's going to have his wicked way with her and despite all the hints at past abuse "she felt herself begin to long for him to claim her as his"...

If I didn't laugh I think I'd vomit.

It's not my ship, I admit it, but I appreciate what other people see in it and will happily read and enjoy it when it's done well.

This is not one of those occasions.

In fact I'm sure even some of the most hardcore fans of this ship must read fics like this and just cringe.
 
 
 
thinkpink20: RH!Muchthinkpink20 on April 27th, 2010 10:13 am (UTC)
*grins at these* Oh, there's something oh-so good about badfic in a way, isn't there? :D Always warms my heart towards fandom! *g*
WYG: Much Happywastingyourgum on April 27th, 2010 10:16 am (UTC)
It is wicked to mock the afflicted... but also too much fun! XD
ladykate63: Gisborne cila81ladykate63 on April 27th, 2010 10:33 am (UTC)
Yes, my eyes (unfortunately) landed on this gem and, like you, I didn't know whether to laugh or to vomit. I love that the two reviews talk about how nice and sweet Guy is in the fic because he's being gentle with the OC (never mind that he intends to have sex with a terrified and battered young woman he's had dragged up from the dungeons, and is evidently prepared to restrain her if she tries to resist ... honestly, I don't think he was ever this horrible on the show :-/).

Btw, by "this ship" I assume you mean Guy/Marian? :D because I don't think there are that many hardcore fans of Guy/"Marie" (Marie Sue? :p).




Edited at 2010-04-27 10:37 am (UTC)
WYG: guy doesn't give awastingyourgum on April 27th, 2010 10:53 am (UTC)
LOL! I hadn't even spotted the name thing - well done!

I meant Guy/"OFC-or-Marian" really. I've seen plenty fics where it's Marian who in paragraph one is horrified by Guy's nastiness yet by paragraph two she's throwing herself at him, amazed by how much she wants him just because he's taken his shirt off or something.

If anything those are worse than the Mary Sue ones.
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roh_wynroh_wyn on April 27th, 2010 01:23 pm (UTC)
ROFL. That amuses me so much, but it also makes me sad. :( How come nobody reads my stuff? Maybe I need to have more rooms that can blow out candles?
WYG: Guywastingyourgum on April 27th, 2010 01:34 pm (UTC)
More Guy. It seems to be the only sure-fire way to get more attention...

There seem to be vast swathes of fandom who won't even bother reading something unless he's in it (and it's not entirely antagonistic to him).


roh_wyn: writingroh_wyn on April 27th, 2010 01:40 pm (UTC)
IKR?! I've had one chapter featuring Gisborne so far, and I swear the number of hits has increased exponentially.

This makes me sad, because there are other aspects of my story that are much better and far more interesting, but that will go completely ignored.

I try to make myself feel better by remembering that I write for my own enjoyment. But it's still really frustrating. :(

Sorry, not trying to be Debbie Downer or anything.
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Railise: Robs - oh?railise on April 27th, 2010 06:09 pm (UTC)
IKR? I posted up five pieces a week or two back, to start to catch my FF.net up to date (I forget about it for awhile, then will remember when I can't update... *shrug*). When I went to check on it, there they all were, on the first page for RHBBC-- and the only other two pieces with no reviews were one with a very uninformative summary, and one in which the summary was so poorly-written, I can't imagine what the fic was like.

Not that I've ever gotten many reviews there, but that was kind of painful...
roh_wynroh_wyn on April 27th, 2010 06:12 pm (UTC)
FFN is a weird and wonderful place, and frankly, I don't think the comments there reflect the actual readership of a story.

I also think FFN operates almost exclusively on (a) recency and (b) reciprocity. The recency effect ensures that only fics that are about S3 characters or events will get a lot of traffic. The reciprocity thing means you only get comments if you leave comments, and I hate that as a concept.

*sigh*
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Kegel: Will - bowkegel84 on April 27th, 2010 07:47 pm (UTC)
Aww, I read all your stuff on LJ! I'm just unlikely to review on ffnet when I already read it on LJ.

I get very few reviews as well, but then I attribute this to my 5th grade writing style ;)
ladykate63ladykate63 on April 27th, 2010 11:24 pm (UTC)
Aaaugh sorry! I meant to review your stuff but it's been a very busy week. I promise I'll get there.


Queerly: grammar and spellingqueerlyobscure on April 27th, 2010 01:42 pm (UTC)
This is one of those "stop being on my side, you're making my side look bad" things, only in this case "my side" is "every mostly-sane woman on the planet".

I like Guy, really I do. From the safe distance of my lounge-room.
WYG: Guywastingyourgum on April 27th, 2010 02:44 pm (UTC)
LOL!

Guy to my mind is a like a Siberian Tiger - pretty to look at, really just a big pussy cat - but I wouldn't want him in the house...
perteltote: allanperteltote on April 27th, 2010 05:58 pm (UTC)
yes, something beautiful but very dangerous. mostly. also injured, so it's easy to forget about the dangerous part. Until he stabs you that is.

Now I feel bad about writing only about Guy and Marian...of course I came into this fandom as a RA fan, so what do you expect? On the other hand, writing in Denial has really given me an appreciation for doing much more ensemble writing with POVs from other characters...like Allan...and Vaizey...and Much...and LJ...and and and...all the other characters, really. I mean...Vaizey and Allan might even be my favorites now. *sigh* one can only read so many Guy sex scenes after all...
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Railise: Guy - sexy alone timerailise on April 27th, 2010 06:03 pm (UTC)
During a conversation once with Hula, I was feeling sympathetic toward him in a situation, and said something to the effect of, Let me don my Kevlar, and then I'll give him a hug. ;) (Because I like my innards in, tyvm. :D)

...hmm, I should've said Damascus steel, shouldn't I? Drat.

XD
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perteltote: laughsperteltote on April 27th, 2010 06:08 pm (UTC)
also I wanted to giggle a little about your badfic quotes...heheheh

I saw that one but didn't read far enough to find all of that stuff.

guessing was easy, as Guy does seem to be a magnet for it

My theory is maybe they are teenagers AND writing in English as a second language?
roh_wyn: gisborneroh_wyn on April 27th, 2010 06:21 pm (UTC)
I also want to say that some of these fics that involve OFCs and Gisborne are obviously self-insertion fics. That's fine with me...writing about it is a healthy enough way to fulfill a fantasy, lol.
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ladykate63: GManimatedladykate63 on April 27th, 2010 11:32 pm (UTC)
Teenagers yes, English as a second language usually no. Alas.

(no subject) - wastingyourgum on April 28th, 2010 07:58 am (UTC) (Expand)
Is that why you're calling yourself 'Greg'?: !by sunnydalegirlgregoria44 on April 27th, 2010 08:22 pm (UTC)
Look, it was a REALLY hot candle. It may have been the forerunner to Rhod Gilbert's torch 'with the power of a million candles'.

*nods knollagablie*
ladykate63: GM_Cila_2ladykate63 on April 27th, 2010 11:53 pm (UTC)
On the subject of the number of reviews at fanfiction.net:

FF.net (which a friend of mine lovingly called "The Pit of Voles") is home to a very diverse crowd, in terms of age groups, educational levels, and so forth. (The reviews I've gotten there have ranged all the way from thoughtful and intelligent ones to "luv ur story plz rite more lolz.") One segment of this crowd is teenage girls who congregate in cliques, review each other and beg for reviews. So the sheer number of reviews really doesn't mean a thing. In fact, I'm pretty sure that the first reviewer on this particular badfic was a part of the author's clique.



Edited at 2010-04-27 11:53 pm (UTC)
WYG: grrwastingyourgum on April 28th, 2010 07:59 am (UTC)
If there's one thing that really irritates me it's "I won't post the next part unless I get X reviews!!!!"

Is that a promise? Really?
ladykate63: Gisborne cila81ladykate63 on April 28th, 2010 08:39 am (UTC)
LOL, I know!

(Love the icon!)

perteltote: allanperteltote on April 28th, 2010 05:35 pm (UTC)
Well this post must count as a winner if you're going by number of comments :D heheh
WYG: smilewastingyourgum on April 28th, 2010 09:06 pm (UTC)
I was hoping for 100! ;)
ladykate63: Guy_KF2ladykate63 on April 29th, 2010 01:25 pm (UTC)
You know, on the bright side, it looks like those two comments are all that fanfic gem is going to get... ;)