Working Title: Negative Hype Attraction: From YKTTW
: I really think that the Last Temptation
example belongs in No Such Thing as Bad Publicity
. People flocked to see it because of controversy surrounding its material, not because of rumors that it was of abysmal quality. Later: Moved the example to No Such Thing as Bad Publicity
: I did enjoy the Eragon
movie and I think it was good in its own way, it looked like entertaining fantasy to me. Of course I just expected to see entertaining fantasy with dragons and cliched characters and stuff, not an incredible movie.
: This needs a redirect to Train Wreck Syndrome
, it's a 'very' commonly used term and what most people will search for.
Tamsin: Should there be a bit more explanation than "Celebrian. Just... Celebrian." ? I've never heard of it before.
Trouser Wearing Barbarian
: "Celebrian" is a notoriously awful Lord of the Rings
fanfic. Check the So Bad It's Horrible Fanfic
discussion page for a more detailed description. (It was recently removed by someone who's never actually read it because anything that seriously Squicks
people out apparently qualifies as "transgressive art
BTW, I added Train Wreck Syndrome
as a redirect.
rsm109: This is ridiculous. "Celebrian" would still be very badly written
even if all the fetishism were taken out. Admittedly it would also be a good deal shorter.
movie007: What about flame wars
, or scathing reviews for shows (or whatever) that you love? Would those count? I admit to finding myself feeling a little disappointed, when certain objectionable message board posts were deleted - or even when entire topics are deleted, and you feel a little bad over missing the "fun". Not necessarily that you wanted to participate
in them, just that you wanted to see what the big hoopla was all about.
: A big yes
on the whole thing about dance remakes of songs, particularly for those of us who are already fans of electronic music. This troper admits to having downloaded a Eurobeat remix of Erik Satie's "Gymnopédie" just to see, well, how in the world "Gymnopédie" could be turned into a high-speed dance tune. (The scary part is...it's actually pretty well done
.) Oh, and if you too are curious, here's the iTunes link for it
: Just wanted to save this bit of head-tilting pricelessness:
The Tambourine Man: Do people really watch the end of Code Geass because they thought it was awful? I mean, the "trainwreck" thing was to discribe what a horrible world the series was set in, not any problem in writing itself. And I know there's an unpleasable fanbase, and that Lelouche's plan was kind of dumb, but it was nowhere near as bad as the entries here.
Amphimir: I admit I read the first two Twilight
books because of this. I am told I was spared the worst Wallbangers
of the series...