Created By: lakingsif on December 1, 2013 Last Edited By: lakingsif on December 20, 2013
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DrinkingGame/FanFiction

Much aloneness leads to drinking with your fanfiction: here's some suggested rules.

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We must remember that, no matter how lonely we are, flame wars are impolite and have the potential to cause more alcohol-induced depression than this page.

Everyone has their own opinions, still, so if you think anything below is inappropriate, you can bring it up on the discussions page. Tropes Are Not Bad, and that's why a lot have manifested here as Fan Fic archetypes.

Most of all, though, we must remember that this is Just for Fun.

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    Shot 
  • Whenever someone's eyes are described as "orbs"
  • Some form of the verb 'gravitate' is used
  • Somebody gains a pet
  • Rule 34
  • Characters who have never shown an interest in the military join up
  • Canon character acts completely OOC for no apparent reason
    • Canon character acts completely OOC to enable the central romance
  • Arranged marriage
  • Aliens Made Them Do It
  • Character who has never done X before is immediately amazing at X
  • Nonsensical pop culture reference
  • Whenever you read something that's been Jossed
  • OMG turned into "Oh my [insert deity here]"
  • Infringement joke in the disclaimer
  • Every "If I owned this, I'd be rich." Or "If I own this I would've change A and made it B."
  • The author threatens to up the content rating later
  • Every Plot Hole
  • Fix Fic that undoes a Tear Jerker and/or Downer Ending
  • Broad Strokes are applied
  • When an author threatens to hold the story hostage unless the a certain number of reviews are given
  • When an author threatens to do something horrible to you or a cute puppy
  • When the color of someone's eyes is especially descriptive (e.g. Blue become sapphire)
  • Spared by the Adaptation
  • Death by Adaptation
  • When the series running gag gets used
    • The fanfic creates a running gag and uses it to survive
  • The author takes time out to rail against "haters"
  • Music is suggested for listening to while reading
  • A song is plagiarized
    • Double if the lyrics are adjusted
  • Shameless promotion of another fanfic
    • Promotion of recursive fanfiction/fanart/whatever
    • Promotion of its own TV Tropes page
  • Reminder to like/favorite/voteup/whatever the fic
  • Obviously a Self-Insert Fic
    • And another if the OC is an avatar for the author to romantically hook up with his/her favorite character
  • Interrupted Intimacy
  • One of the characters (usually the Cloud Cuckoolander) becomes a stoner in high school
  • The OC is written specifically to be one of the existing characters' new best friend
  • A character says something like "I know I'm good, but you don't need to call me a god" after their sexual partner yells "oh my god!"
    • Or if they actually are a god and acknowledge this, added snark not necessary, but likely
  • Characters watch the show they come from
  • Characters read fanfiction
  • Every trigger warning
    • Double shots if one is/some are about alcohol
  • Star Wars AU
  • Whenever a character gets resurrected, either in the fic or after they died in the original work
    • And/or if their death in the original is just ignored for the sake of the fic's continuity
    • And/or if they miraculously survive something
    • Take two when how it was possible is given a Hand Wave or some rambling and nonsensical Techno Babble
  • The Scrappy, or another less popular character, gets Killed Off for Real
  • Only one character is kidnapped
    • Badass Mode: Additional shot per every other character kidnapped or abducted in the same story
  • The mention of bashing
    • Or flames

    Little Sip 
  • Event from the work is mentioned/ becomes a Cryptic Background Reference
  • Catchphrase or tag line used
  • Artistic License invoked
  • Character's name spelt wrong
  • Unusual/absurd sexual euphemism
  • Purple Prose
  • Every spelling error
  • Grammar - every instance of:
  • Gratuitous Foreign Language
  • Alternative Character Interpretation
  • "this chapter if rated M for sexy times"
  • Every lampshade hung
  • Everytime a girl joins a harem
    • Take an extra shot when those girls incidentally become bisexual
  • When the interaction between the series characters is slightly OOC
  • When the fanfic takes a jab to a hated work for the author
  • The author takes time out to engage in an Author Filibuster
  • A canon character's name is spelt multiple different ways
  • Editing old chapters
    • Removing chapters
  • Each non standard section breaker line
  • Characters watch existing TV shows or movies
  • Character trips on a ridiculously small/hard to trip on object/carpet/self
  • A character is able to do something impossible, even though they just failed to do something much easier
  • Author takes a break to clarify something
  • Author takes a break to rant about their life
    • They give far too much info
    • You begin to care about a Tara
  • The fanfic becomes too angsty/comedic, when the original was the other
  • Character bashing

    Chug 

    Finish your drink 

    Specials 
  • Use the bottle to club yourself to death (or get another and down that, too) if it is a Superwholock fic crossed over with something else as well
  • Sign up for AA if the fanfic in question is My Immortal
  • Take a cab to a brewery and throw yourself into the vats if the character joining the military is an OC pony
  • Call for a fresh bottle and a stomach pump if the character who has just joined the military after having no previous interest is described as the most skilled soldier/marine the CO has ever seen
  • Drink with the characters: whatever they have, so do you!
    • Hit of heroin = vodka gold shots
    • Spliff = down half pint of lager
  • Celebrity-tory drinks party if the pairing of a Real Person Fic gets together
  • If it turns out any of the abducted characters end up being sent to a secret underground military organization, a child labor factory in a Middle Eastern country, or even an international prostitution ring, finish your entire pack of drinks then seek therapy
  • Induce alcohol poisoning orally for fanfics written as part of a trend the entire fandom is currently going through.
    • Induce alchohol poisoning through butt-chugging if said trend/phase fanfics focus on a currently popular 'it' slash couple

Community Feedback Replies: 44
  • December 1, 2013
    MonaNaito
    For drinking games geared toward specific pieces of fanfiction, see the Web Original section of the Drinking Game page.
  • December 1, 2013
    lakingsif
    What, Web Original? There isn't one.
  • December 1, 2013
    CrypticMirror
    Take a shot if it involves characters who have never shown an interest in the military joining the army. Take a chug if it is the US Marines. Finish your drink if they are promoted immediately to officers. Call for a fresh bottle and a stomach pump if they are described as the most skilled soldiers/marines the CO has ever seen.
  • December 1, 2013
    MonaNaito
    ^^ Yeah there is, it's one of the folders.

    Some things to add (you can decide how much drinking they warrant):
    • Character's name is spelled wrong
      • OC's name is spelled wrong
    • Canon character acts completely OOC for no apparent reason
      • Canon character acts completely OOC to enable the central romance
        • Canon love interest of a character becomes evil to enable the central romance
    • Anatomically Impossible Sex
      • Questionable substitutes for lubricant
    • Unusual or absurd sexual euphemisms
    • Arranged marriages
    • Someone is revealed to have a Dark And Troubled Past
      • It involves abuse
    • Aliens Made Them Do It
    • Extensive descriptions of clothing
    • A generalization of the military version: the protagonist who has never done X before masters X on the first try
    • OC is a relative of a preexisting character
      • ...even though the character is stated in-universe to have no family
    • Nonsensical pop culture references
    • Textual Celebrity Resemblance
  • December 1, 2013
    arbiter099
  • December 1, 2013
    KantonKage
    • A sip for Gratuitous Foreign Language.
    • A shot for a OMG turned into Oh my *insert deity*.
    • Finish your drink for Ascended Fanon.
    • Take a shot for any infringement joke in the disclaimer.
    • Take a shot for every "If I owned this, I'd be rich." Or "If I own this I would've done change A and made it B."
  • December 3, 2013
    MorganWick
  • December 7, 2013
    paycheckgurl
    Take a shot of the author threatens to up the content rating later later. Take a sip if "this chapter if rated M for sexy times"
  • December 8, 2013
    Surenity
    Finish your drink if the fan fic you're reading is actually good for once, but you find out too late it's incomplete and hasn't been updated in years.
  • December 8, 2013
    Mauri
  • December 8, 2013
    paycheckgurl
  • December 8, 2013
    CrypticMirror
    Upend the bottle if it is an unwarned for Superwholock crossover. Use the bottle to club yourself to death if it is a Superwholock fic crossed over with something else as well.
  • December 8, 2013
    KantonKage
    Shot
    • When an author threatens to hold the story hostage unless the a certain number of reviews are given.
    • When an author threatens to do something horrible to you or a cute puppy.
    • When the color of someone eyes is especially descriptive. (ex. Blue become sapphire)
    • Spared By The Adaptation
    • Death By The Adaptation
    Sip
    • Everytime a girl joins a harem
      • Shot: Those girls incidentally become Bisexual
    Chug
    • If you don't like, don't read!
    • A Nice Guy becomes a jerk in order to make them "cooler".
    • Mana/Chakra/Ki are portrayed as complete different energy source.
    • An Alpha female of the harem.
    • When no one gets jealous in a harem
    • Peggy Sue fics
    Finish your drink

  • December 8, 2013
    Mauri
    Shot
    • When the series running gag gets used.
      • The fanfic creates a running gag and uses it to survive.
    Sip
    • When the interaction between the series characters is slightly OOC.
    • When the fanfic takes a jab to a hated work for the author.
      • Change to Chug if it is an a work seen as The Scrappy by many people.
    Chug
    • When the OTP gets broken down.
    • A fan preferred couple gets together.
    • An event from the original series gets under the effect of Flanderization Up to Eleven.

    Finish your drink

  • December 8, 2013
    MorganWick
    The author takes time out to rail against "haters".

    The author takes time out to engage in an Author Filibuster.

    Chug if the author spells a character's name two different ways in the same sentence.

    Finish your drink if the author misspells a character's name while complaining about people getting the character's name wrong.
  • December 9, 2013
    arbiter099
    Finish your drink if anything you encounter triggers traumatic flashbacks to My Immortal
  • December 9, 2013
    henke37
    • Music is suggested for listening to while reading
    • A song is plagiarized
      • Double if the lyrics are adjusted
    • A sip for each non standard section breaker line.
    • Shameless promotion of another fanfic
    • Reminder to like/favorite/voteup/whatever the fic
    • Promotion of recursive fanfiction/fanart/whatever
    • I Do Not Own / Please don't sue
    • Promotion of its own TV Tropes page
    • Editing old chapters
      • Removing chapters
    • Admitting to being drunk/on drugs while writing
    • Admitting to posting without running by the editors/proof readers
  • December 13, 2013
    CrypticMirror
    In addition to my previous suggestions, the ultimate drink is:

    • Take a cab to a brewery and throw yourself into the vats if the character joining the military is an OC pony.
  • December 13, 2013
    StarSword
    I would suggest posting this to DrinkingGame.Fan Fic.
  • December 13, 2013
    DAN004
    ^^ Pony hater detected lol. :P
  • December 14, 2013
    DracMonster
    This may need a warning to keep it tongue-in-cheek. There's a lot of potential for flamey complaining and Take Thats against particular fandoms.
  • December 14, 2013
    CrypticMirror
    ^^ Not at all, but it is slightly ridiculous the amount of fics from the show that is built on Sunshine and Harmony that feature a dark gritty pony-protagonist, almost always an OC, joining some sort of blood-soaked fascistic videogame-esque military. Even more bizarre when the Pony OC is joining the the US marines. You gotta admit, if that happens then there has to be a recruiting sergeant that who was waaay behind his monthly quota target. :)
  • December 14, 2013
    lakingsif
    Oh wow, how did we miss Self Insert Fic/ Author Avatar!?
  • December 14, 2013
    DracMonster
    ^^Your example's valid, but wording it as the Queen Mary of fanfic cliches looks a little too much like a Take That against the fandom. (I'm sure you didnt mean it that way.)
  • December 14, 2013
    CrypticMirror
    ^ Humorous escalation of the ridiculousness of "joins the military" meme in fanfic. Lets not get oversensitive about it.
  • December 14, 2013
    DAN004
    ^ Your example seems pretty specific tho.
  • December 14, 2013
    justanotherrandomlurker
    "OC's name is spelt wrong"... how about a shot anytime somebody misspells the word spelled? I kid.

    Here's a few suggestions:

    Shot
    • One of the characters (usually the Cloud Cuckoolander) becomes a stoner in high school.
    • The OC is written specifically to be one of the existing character's new best friend.
    • The OC is an avatar for the author to romantically hook up with his/her favorite character. (This might be a double since Self Insert Fic and Author Avatar are already listed).

    Little Sip
    • Characters watch existing TV shows or movies.
  • December 14, 2013
    CrypticMirror
    ^ Spelt is an alternate spelling of spelled.

    ^^ You would think so, but as it turns out no it really isn't.
  • December 14, 2013
    DAN004
    ^ Point taken.
  • December 14, 2013
    arkytal
    A shot if it's a grimdark of a particularly upbeat or otherwise starkly contrasted series.

    Finnish your drink if any of the deities in question become main characters.
  • December 14, 2013
    arkytal
    • Finish. Should not attempt to do this on mobile.

    In addition, a sip for any time a character trips on a needlessly small object, or is able to do the impossible immediately after failing to do something.
  • December 14, 2013
    aurora369
    What's the thing about the military? Do there really exist fics about someone's canon characters in the army?
  • December 15, 2013
    DAN004
    Maybe someone needs to make a Military Fic or something.
  • December 15, 2013
    CrypticMirror
    ^^ Its something that has really started to take off in the last five or six years or so. I have no idea why, then again, I have no idea why "vore" (if you don't know, then don't ask just count yourself lucky) fics became a thing 15 years or so back. Hopefully this military fetish thing will die off like "vore" did. The MLP community has really ran with it though for some reason, just check FIM Fiction for confirmation on that one.

    ^ I could have sworn we had that. Lot of them start on the Space Battles board or Star Destroyer Dot Net boards. Found it: War Fic, probably needs Military Fic or Mil Fic as redirects.
  • December 15, 2013
    MorganWick
    Characters watch the show they come from.
  • December 15, 2013
    Irrisia
    I feel like, somewhere in the category of ridiculous A Us, the "canonically 13 year olds suddenly are in a street racing AU" should be a thing.
  • December 16, 2013
    Mauri
    Well it would take someone who is far more versed in fan fiction but as one friend told me: "The resurrection trio: Magic, Disney and Porno." How to sort all those back from the dead in drink form?
  • December 18, 2013
    lakingsif
    ^ could you make that clearer?
  • December 18, 2013
    Mauri
    Yeah that is a bit itself the problem but I'll clarify: In fiction, and boy it pops up in fan fiction there are plenty of fics that a character resurrects (be it good or a bad one) for the fiction run and it is played for the shipping fics. There was a term here but at the moment I don't recall it. EDIT: the picture in Die For Our Ship can explain this a bit. As I said the problem is that it shows at some rate but it is hard for me to measure it so I was asking people who are more knowledgeable to pull that tab. Second: it shows on doujins which can bring a lot of fan fiction in drawn form. Third I may need another cup of coffee.
  • December 20, 2013
    bwburke94
    Would this go at DrinkingGame.Fan Fic?
  • December 20, 2013
    lakingsif
    ^ Yeh, and what changes did you make, I can't see any?
  • December 20, 2013
    lakingsif
    ah, noticed it now.
  • December 20, 2013
    justanotherrandomlurker
    I thought of some more:

    Shot

    Special
    • Have a shot if only one character is kidnapped.
      • Additional shot per other character kidnapped or abducted in the same story.
        • If it turns out any of the abducted characters end up being sent to a secret underground military organization, a child labor factory in a Middle Eastern country, or even an international prostitution ring, then finish your entire pack of drinks and then seek therapy.
    • Induce alcohol poisoning orally for fanfics written as part of a trend or phase the entire fandom is currently going through. Induce alcohol poisoning through butt-chugging if said trend/phase fanfics focus on a currently popular "It" Slash Couple.
  • December 20, 2013
    KantonKage
    Shot:
    • the mention of bashing
    • the mention of flames
    Sip
    • character bashing
    Chug

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