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. TropesAreNotBad, and that's why a lot have manifested here as FanFic archetypes.

Most of all, though, we must remember that this is JustForFun.

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[[folder:Shot]]
* Whenever someone's eyes are described as "[[YouKeepUsingThatWord orbs]]"
* Some form of the verb 'gravitate' is used
* Somebody gains a pet
* RuleThirtyFour
* 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
* AliensMadeThemDoIt
* Character who has never done X before is immediately amazing at X
* Nonsensical pop culture reference
** Reference to an UrbanLegendOfZelda
* Whenever you read something that's been {{Jossed}}
* OMG turned into "Oh my [insert deity here]"
* Infringement joke in the disclaimer
** IDoNotOwn / Please don't sue
* 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 PlotHole
* FixFic that undoes a TearJerker and/or DownerEnding
* BroadStrokes 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)
* SparedByTheAdaptation
* DeathByAdaptation
* 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 TVTropes page
* Reminder to like/favorite/voteup/whatever the fic
* Obviously a SelfInsertFic
** And another if the OC is an [[AuthorAvatar avatar for the author]] to romantically hook up with his/her favorite character
* InterruptedIntimacy
** CaughtWithYourPantsDown
* One of the characters (usually the CloudCuckoolander) 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
* ''StarWars'' [[AlternateUniverseFic AU]]
** Star Wars characters in a different Universe... [[DontExplainTheJoke far, far away]]
* AlternateUniverseFic set in UsefulNotes/WorldWar2 in which Nazi Germany won the war.
* 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 HandWave or some rambling and nonsensical TechnoBabble
* TheScrappy, or another less popular character, gets KilledOffForReal
* 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
* Lemon fics. And in the event that the fic featured aged/matured cartoon characters...
** Men only: Take another shot if the incredibly graphic and detailed descriptions of the female characters' adult anatomy actually gives you a hard on.
** Women only: Similarly, take another shot if you become increasing aroused by the incredibly graphic and detailed descriptions of what is in the male characters' pants.
* MoodWhiplash. Just one if the fic is a one-shot, double if it takes place at the end of the first chapter of an updating story.
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[[folder:Little Sip]]
* Event from the work is mentioned/ becomes a CrypticBackgroundReference
* Catchphrase or tag line used
* ArtisticLicense invoked
* Character's name spelt wrong
* [[UnusualEuphemism Unusual/absurd sexual euphemism]]
* PurpleProse
* Every spelling error
* Grammar - every instance of:
** WantonCrueltyToTheCommonComma
** RougeAnglesOfSatin
** XtremeKoolLetterz
** ColonCancer
* GratuitousForeignLanguage
* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation
* "this chapter if rated M for sexy times"
* Every [[LampshadeHanging 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 AuthorFilibuster
* A canon character's name is spelt multiple different ways
* Editing old chapters
** Removing chapters
** Author Note
* 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 [[Fanfic/MyImmortal a Tara]]
* The fanfic becomes too angsty/comedic, when the original was the other
* Character bashing
* Every expletive and reference to a person's nether regions in a lemon fic.
* ContinuityNod to the original work.
** Another if there's a continuity nod to the author's other fanfics of the same work, but aren't linked to each other (i.e. they're not sequel stories or anything).
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[[folder:Chug]]
* Dominance (or a variation thereof) is mentioned somehow
* Someone does something illegal
* A character who has never shown an interest in the military before joins the Marines
* Canon love interest of a character becomes evil to enable the central romance
* OC's name is spelt wrong
* Someone is revealed to have a DarkAndTroubledPast
** Which involves abuse
* Extensive descriptions of clothing
* OC is a relative of a preexisting character
** ...even though the character is stated in-universe to have no family
* TextualCelebrityResemblance
* FanPreferredCouple get together
** and the secondary pairing, in the same fic
* Every RonTheDeathEater
* Every DracoInLeatherPants
* {{Crossover}} that makes no sense even within the context of the fic
* "If you don't like, don't read!"
* A NiceGuy [[TookALevelInJerkass 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
* PeggySue fics
* When the OTP gets broken down
* An event from the original series gets under the effect of {{Flanderization}} UpToEleven
* The author shoots a TakeThat at a work seen as TheScrappy by many people
* The author spells a character's name two different ways in the same sentence
** OC's name spelt multiple ways throughout
* Male pregnancy
* OriginStory
* DarkerAndEdgier retelling of the story
** Add a shot if it's a GrimDark of an otherwise upbeat/starkly contrasted series
* Retelling from another character's POV
* WhatCouldHaveBeen if an event that is CommonKnowledge didn't happen is in the description
* SpotlightStealingCrossover
** Finish two drinks if the series doing the hijacking isn't super/more popular
* JerkSue and ProtagonistCenteredMorality overlaps
* A wild [[GodModeSue God-Mode Sue]] appears ([[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} diddly-diddly-do]])
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[[folder:Finish your drink]]
* Main character and OC get together
* HighschoolAU
** Add another drink if it's a band fic.
* [[StoryBreakerTeamUp Highly improbable crossover]]
* [[MemeticMutation Someone is a]] TimeLord [[note]]outside ''Series/DoctorWho'' fics, of course[[/note]]
* Character who has joined the military immediately promoted to officer/ appropriate high rank
* AnatomicallyImpossibleSex
** Questionable substitutes for lubricant
* NoPunctuationPeriod
* AscendedFanon
* The fan fic you're reading is actually good for once, but you find out too late [[DeadFic it's incomplete and hasn't been updated in years]]
* It falls to MarySue to save the day... [[{{Noodle Incident}} again]]
* It becomes a GrammarNazi's worst nightmare
* Upend the bottle if it is an unwarned for [[Series/{{Supernatural}} Super]][[Series/DoctorWho who]][[Series/{{Sherlock}} lock]] crossover
* A gray and/or TheStoic villain become a LaughablyEvil, MoralEventHorizon crossing ForTheEvulz, SlasherSmile bearing, nutcase
* A deity gets involved
* When the AlternativeCharacterInterpretation is shoehorned in a SquarePegRoundTrope scenario/ when the AlternativeCharacterInterpretation doesn't make sense in the Universe the series is in
* The author misspells a character's name [[Fanfic/MyImmortal while complaining about people getting the character's name wrong]]
* Anything you encounter triggers traumatic flashbacks to ''Fanfic/MyImmortal''
* Admitting to being drunk/on drugs while writing
* Admitting to posting without running by the editors/proof readers
* G!p [[spoiler:aka girls with penises]]
** And a shot every time it [[DoubleEntendre pops up]]
* Any of the aforementioned deities become main characters
* Canonically 13 year olds suddenly are in a street racing AU
** Or another [[ShouldntWeBeInSchoolRightNow massively age inappropriate AU]]
* RealPersonFic
** ActorShipping
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[[folder: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''' ''Fanfic/MyImmortal''
* 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
* [[IncrediblyLamePun Celebrity-tory]] drinks party if the pairing of a RealPersonFic gets together. In RealLife.
** Invite the fic author if it happens the same way they described before trying to obtain their psychic powers through excessive drinking.
* If it turns out any of the abducted characters end up being sent to a secret underground military organization, a child labor factory in [[{{Qurac}} 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 [[CrackFic 'it' slash couple]]
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