History SeinfeldIsUnfunny / Fanfiction

21st Sep '16 12:24:44 PM greatpikminfan
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* Creator/{{Voltalia}}'s first ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9775327/1/Aerial-Choreography Aerial Choreography]]'' (which is considered to be the first fanfic of the show to have been published on Fanfiction.net ''and'' its first CrackFic) has spawned several imitators since it was first published.
1st Sep '16 9:56:29 PM Aspie_Gamer
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*** ''FanFic/MyImmortal'' is known as possibly the {{UrExample}} of a {{TrollFic}} and ''with good reason''. Back in 2006, it '''quickly''' gained a ton of notoriety for its [[StylisticSuck seemingly intentional grammatical errors in every sentence of every paragraph of every chapter!]], its insanely powerful [[MarySue main lead Ebony “Enoby” Dark’ness Dementia Raven Way]] deliberate defilement of established ''Harry Potter'' canon, (i.e changing the title character and Draco Malfoy's sexualities and both making them emo/scene fans for no real reason.) and oh did we mention the '''staggering''' amount of {{AuthorAppeal}} by including 2000's bands like ''Music/Evanescence'' and ''Music/MyChemicalRomance'' in a book series that {{WordofGod}} has said actually takes place in the ''nineties''

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*** ''FanFic/MyImmortal'' is known as possibly the {{UrExample}} of a {{TrollFic}} and ''with good reason''. Back in 2006, it '''quickly''' gained a ton of notoriety for its [[StylisticSuck seemingly intentional grammatical errors in every sentence of every paragraph of every chapter!]], its insanely powerful [[MarySue insanely charismatic main lead lead]] Ebony “Enoby” Dark’ness Dementia Raven Way]] deliberate defilement Way, ''deliberate defilement'' of established ''Harry Potter'' canon, (i.e changing the title character and Draco Malfoy's sexualities and both making them emo/scene fans for no real reason.) and oh did we mention the '''staggering''' amount of {{AuthorAppeal}} by including 2000's bands like ''Music/Evanescence'' and ''Music/MyChemicalRomance'' in a book series that {{WordofGod}} has said actually takes place in the ''nineties''''nineties''? At one point, it was '''the most viewed fan-fic on Fanfiction.net'''. Naturally, it spawned a truck-load of imitators in other fandoms, but as per Sturgeon's Law, other attempts at writing hilariously stupid fan-fics which have their fans haven't made as big a splash as ''MyImmortal'' did back in the day.
1st Sep '16 9:49:57 PM Aspie_Gamer
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*** ''FanFic/MyImmortal'' is known as possibly the {{UrExample}} of a {{TrollFic}} and ''with good reason''. Back in 2006, it '''quickly''' gained a ton of notoriety for its [[StylisticSuck seemingly intentional grammatical errors in every sentence of every paragraph of every chapter!]], its insanely powerful [[MarySue main lead Ebony “Enoby” Dark’ness Dementia Raven Way]] deliberate defilement of established ''Harry Potter'' canon, (i.e changing the title character and Draco Malfoy's sexualities and both making them emo/scene fans for no real reason.) and oh did we mention the '''staggering''' amount of {{AuthorAppeal}} by including 2000's bands like ''Music/Evanescence'' and ''Music/MyChemicalRomance'' in a book series that {{WordofGod}} has said actually takes place in the ''nineties''
6th Jun '16 5:10:39 AM WhatArtThee
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** Another historical instance is back then, there are users that did 'parodies'/fanmakes in the 'Cartoon X-Overs section' that carbon copies many movies, mostly Disney with different characters playing the roles. Though there are people that use to do these before they quit and move on, those that still do them today are unoriginal, characters are OOC, and having no talents to improve as writers.
* Likewise, the old apas and zines seem quaint and silly in comparison to the internet. Many younger fanfic writers never heard of the days when it was incredible to get four or five novel-length fanfics circulated in a ''year.''



* A vast majority of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' fanfics written after 1998 or so were built almost entirely upon {{Fanon}} established in earlier works by notable authors; the absolute ''worst'' case of this being the {{Flanderization}} of Akane into a brutally violent, abusive raging bitch with a hair trigger and no rationality whatsoever--which was given legitimacy in the very dark "The Bitter End", a story which painted a darker picture of the Ranmaverse and reconstructed this portrayal, with a FreudianExcuse, in the process. After TBE, "psychotic Akane" became one of the biggest cliches in Ranma fanfiction to the point that most people roll their eyes and groan when they see a story going in that direction.

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* A vast majority of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' fanfics written after 1998 or so were built almost entirely upon {{Fanon}} established in earlier works by notable authors; the absolute ''worst'' case of this being the {{Flanderization}} of Akane into a brutally violent, abusive raging bitch with a hair trigger and no rationality whatsoever--which was given legitimacy in the very dark "The Bitter End", a story which painted a darker picture of the Ranmaverse and reconstructed this portrayal, with a FreudianExcuse, in the process. After TBE, "psychotic Akane" became one of the biggest cliches in Ranma fanfiction to the point that most people roll their eyes and groan when they see a story going in that direction.fanfiction.



* ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' has inspired one of the most prolific fanficcer communities ever. As a result, tons of clichés have formed over the years. A modern reader might find a fic way back from 2002, filled with clichés and not realize those he's reading were the first fics to use some of those ideas.
** ''FanFic/TheDracoTrilogy'' is a classic of this trope in action. A modern reader who is overly familiar with the concept (and [[SturgeonsLaw often poor implementation]]) of DracoInLeatherPants stories, both within and outside of the ''Harry Potter'' fandom, may well find this story's concept relatively unremarkable, or may only know about the plagiarism scandal surrounding it, and be surprised to find out that not only was this one of the dominating fanfics of its day, but that it launched the career of Creator/CassandraClare, writer of ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments''.

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* ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' has inspired one of the most prolific fanficcer fanfic communities ever. As a result, tons of clichés have formed over the years. A modern reader might find a fic way back from 2002, filled with clichés and not realize those he's reading were the first fics to use some of those ideas.
** ''FanFic/TheDracoTrilogy'' is a classic of this trope in action. A modern reader who is overly familiar with the concept (and [[SturgeonsLaw often poor implementation]]) of DracoInLeatherPants stories, both within and outside of the ''Harry Potter'' fandom, may well find this story's concept relatively unremarkable, or may only know about the plagiarism scandal surrounding it, and be surprised to find out that not only was this one of the dominating fanfics of its day, but that it launched the career of Creator/CassandraClare, writer of ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments''.unoriginal.



** For the summer of 2011, Luna's characterization in Fanfic/{{Progress}} was the default characterization for Luna everywhere, an {{Adorkable}} FishOutOfTemporalWater Woobie that carried an abacus wherever she went. Then, Luna actually appeared in the show again with a [[LargeHam radically different personality]], and due to CharacterizationMarchesOn, this kind of interpretation is at best regarded as a quaint relic of bygone fanfic era, and at worst is accused as CanonDefilement (mostly by those who weren't fans during that period).
*** Of course, before that, the standard portrayal was even further from canon, most fanfics showed her as timid and insecure.



*** ''Fallout Equestria'' was the first epic-scale DoorStopper fanfic to gain real popularity in the fandom. Had it been written after the first few seasons, it would have simply been one among many other similar stories. It still has a dedicated fanbase within the larger fandom, but it's not nearly as widely viewed as groundbreaking in the way it was when it first came out.

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*** ''Fallout Equestria'' was the first epic-scale DoorStopper fanfic to gain real popularity in the fandom. Had it been written after the first few seasons, it would have simply been one among many other similar stories. It still has a dedicated fanbase within the larger fandom, but it's not nearly as widely viewed as groundbreaking in the way it was when it first came out.



* Kikyo-Bashing in ''Manga/InuYasha'' was once considered somewhat of a comedic (or just refreshing) take on the character. Nowadays, a lot of people are just flat out tired of Kikyo-Bashing, some even going so far to see it as "unnecessary" or "annoying".



* Creator/PeterChimaera in general. Since his debut, many tried to copy his [[TrollFic signature style]] (mostly inspired by the Franchise/{{Digimon}} trilogy and Fanfic/DoomRepercussionsOfEvil). It has become so old-hat that the most amateur authors don't use Peter's style any more.
* In the ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' fandom, there are stories in which [[IdiotHero Davis]] overhears his friends insulting him, driving him to leave them for some time and go on his own adventure. The first story of this kind was "Walkabout" from the early 2000s, but it worked in those times because, as the author pointed out, most stories of the time either bashed Davis or only made him a hero by having him die a valiant death. As time went on, the fandom began treating Davis more normally, but stories of this sort were still being made, even in early 2014 (often with the added twist of [[GenderBender Davis being female]]).
* ''FanFic/TheLegendOfSpyroANewDawn'' is often credited as the first major adventure fic of the ''Franchise/SpyroTheDragon'' franchise, be it classic, legend, or otherwise. When it was posted, it was often considered one of the best fics in the archive, trying a lot of things that have never been done before in it. However, in this day and age where "[[FandomSpecificPlot post-DotD template]]" fics are so common to the point of being major SnarkBait for most people in the fandom, ''A New Dawn'' tends to be viewed as yet another sub-par "post [=DotD=] template" fic at best, or [[FollowTheLeader the cause of post DotD template fics in the first place]] at worse. (Despite the fact that, other than being an adventure set after [=DotD=], it [[{{Misblamed}} doesn't actually use a lot of the clichés]] that plague post [=DotD=] template fics.)
** Similarly, ''FanFic/TheBlueDragon'' is credited as being the second major adventure fic in the archive. Though it actually takes place during the events of ''The Legend of Spyro'', the fact that it features a TrappedInTVLand protagonist didn't help it any in later years, where TrappedInTVLand fics became so common that most writers and non-WishFulfillment readers can't stand them anymore, and often treat this fic as [[FollowTheLeader the cause of all the 'Human-turned-Dragon' fics plaguing the archive.]]

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* Creator/PeterChimaera in general. Since his debut, many tried to copy his [[TrollFic signature style]] (mostly inspired by the Franchise/{{Digimon}} trilogy and Fanfic/DoomRepercussionsOfEvil). It has become so old-hat that the most amateur authors don't use Peter's style any more.
Fanfic/DoomRepercussionsOfEvil), making him seem unoriginal.
* In the ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' fandom, there are stories in which [[IdiotHero Davis]] overhears his friends insulting him, driving him to leave them for some time and go on his own adventure. The first story of this kind was "Walkabout" from the early 2000s, but it worked in those times because, as the author pointed out, most stories of the time either bashed Davis or only made him a hero by having him die a valiant death. As time went on, the fandom began treating Davis more normally, but stories of this sort were still being made, even in early 2014 (often with the added twist of [[GenderBender Davis being female]]).
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* ''FanFic/TheLegendOfSpyroANewDawn'' is often credited as the first major adventure fic of the ''Franchise/SpyroTheDragon'' franchise, be it classic, legend, or otherwise. When it was posted, it was often considered one of the best fics in the archive, trying a lot of things that have never been done before in it. However, in this day and age where "[[FandomSpecificPlot post-DotD template]]" fics are so common to the point of being major SnarkBait for most people in the fandom, ''A New Dawn'' tends to be viewed as yet another sub-par "post [=DotD=] template" fic at best, or [[FollowTheLeader the cause of post DotD template fics in the first place]] at worse. (Despite the fact that, other than being an adventure set after [=DotD=], it [[{{Misblamed}} doesn't actually use a lot of the clichés]] seem that plague post [=DotD=] template fics.)
** Similarly, ''FanFic/TheBlueDragon'' is credited as being the second major adventure fic in the archive. Though it actually takes place during the events of ''The Legend of Spyro'', the fact that it features a TrappedInTVLand protagonist didn't help it any in later years, where TrappedInTVLand fics became so common that most writers and non-WishFulfillment readers can't stand them anymore, and often treat this fic as [[FollowTheLeader the cause of all the 'Human-turned-Dragon' fics plaguing the archive.]]
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2nd May '16 10:10:12 AM WhatArtThee
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** Many MLP DarkFic are really starting to age horribly or looked back as OldShame, this may be due to the fact that almost all of them were written with the "DarkerAndEdgier and/or BloodierAndGorier for the sake of being so" mindset.
20th Mar '16 6:24:41 PM ReyKenobi
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** Additionally, the concept of a MarySue has changed a ''lot'' since the seventies - just as storytelling has. Accusations of CanonSue are ''far'' more common in traditional heroes and even of older works in TheNewTens as they were in the seventies and eighties.
8th Jan '16 12:02:11 PM Doug86
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* This is a notable problem with many old ''{{Redwall}}'' fics, particularly ''Fanfic/TheUrthbloodSaga'', that deals with the theme of "noble vermin". When these fics where written back in the late 90s/early 2000s, the concept of including good foxes, rats and weasels in a story based on a series that is so strictly [[BlackAndWhiteMorality black-and-white]] was fresh and challenging. Nowadays however, it's rare to find a fic that ''doesn't'' include it, or that plays the AlwaysChaoticEvil mantra from the official books straight.

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* This is a notable problem with many old ''{{Redwall}}'' ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'' fics, particularly ''Fanfic/TheUrthbloodSaga'', that deals with the theme of "noble vermin". When these fics where written back in the late 90s/early 2000s, the concept of including good foxes, rats and weasels in a story based on a series that is so strictly [[BlackAndWhiteMorality black-and-white]] was fresh and challenging. Nowadays however, it's rare to find a fic that ''doesn't'' include it, or that plays the AlwaysChaoticEvil mantra from the official books straight.
22nd Dec '15 8:18:26 PM Anddrix
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** ''TheDracoTrilogy'' is a classic of this trope in action. A modern reader who is overly familiar with the concept (and [[SturgeonsLaw often poor implementation]]) of DracoInLeatherPants stories, both within and outside of the ''Harry Potter'' fandom, may well find this story's concept relatively unremarkable, or may only know about the plagiarism scandal surrounding it, and be surprised to find out that not only was this one of the dominating fanfics of its day, but that it launched the career of CassandraClare, writer of TheMortalInstruments.

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** ''TheDracoTrilogy'' ''FanFic/TheDracoTrilogy'' is a classic of this trope in action. A modern reader who is overly familiar with the concept (and [[SturgeonsLaw often poor implementation]]) of DracoInLeatherPants stories, both within and outside of the ''Harry Potter'' fandom, may well find this story's concept relatively unremarkable, or may only know about the plagiarism scandal surrounding it, and be surprised to find out that not only was this one of the dominating fanfics of its day, but that it launched the career of CassandraClare, Creator/CassandraClare, writer of TheMortalInstruments.''Literature/TheMortalInstruments''.
22nd Dec '15 8:11:03 PM Kid
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** ''TheDracoTrilogy'' is a classic of this trope in action. A modern reader who is overly familiar with the concept (and [[SturgeonsLaw often poor implementation]]) of DracoInLeatherPants stories, both within and outside of the ''Harry Potter'' fandom, may well find this story's concept relatively unremarkable, or may only know about the plagiarism scandal surrounding it, and be surprised to find out that not only was this one of the dominating fanfics of it's day, but that it launched the career of CassandraClare, writer of TheMortalInstruments.

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** ''TheDracoTrilogy'' is a classic of this trope in action. A modern reader who is overly familiar with the concept (and [[SturgeonsLaw often poor implementation]]) of DracoInLeatherPants stories, both within and outside of the ''Harry Potter'' fandom, may well find this story's concept relatively unremarkable, or may only know about the plagiarism scandal surrounding it, and be surprised to find out that not only was this one of the dominating fanfics of it's its day, but that it launched the career of CassandraClare, writer of TheMortalInstruments.
7th Nov '15 2:05:13 PM 16teeth
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** ''TheDracoTrilogy''is a classic of this trope in action. A modern reader who is overly familiar with the concept (and [[SturgeonsLaw often poor implementation]]) of DracoInLeatherPants stories, both within and outside of the ''Harry Potter'' fandom, may well find this story's concept relatively unremarkable, or may only know about the plagiarism scandal surrounding it, and be surprised to find out that not only was this one of the dominating fanfics of it's day, but that it launched the career of CassandraClare, writer of TheMortalInstruments.

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** ''TheDracoTrilogy''is ''TheDracoTrilogy'' is a classic of this trope in action. A modern reader who is overly familiar with the concept (and [[SturgeonsLaw often poor implementation]]) of DracoInLeatherPants stories, both within and outside of the ''Harry Potter'' fandom, may well find this story's concept relatively unremarkable, or may only know about the plagiarism scandal surrounding it, and be surprised to find out that not only was this one of the dominating fanfics of it's day, but that it launched the career of CassandraClare, writer of TheMortalInstruments.
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