[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6837165/1/Cheer_Up_Emo_Girl Cheer Up, Emo Girl]] is a fanfic by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1651954/FormerlyKnownasXYZed FormerlyKnownasXYZed]]. It is a WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland AlternateUniverseFic. It centers around the lives of Gwen, Lindsay, and Heather as they grow up in the town of [[MeaningfulName Dramatika]], Missouri. It features other characters from Total Drama as well. The story follows a timeline that starts from the day Gwen is born.

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!!This story features examples of:
* AbusiveParents: All over the place. Gwen's mother and stepfather, both of Lindsay's parents, John Gomez, Andrew Phoenix...
* AlwaysMurder
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: [[spoiler:Gwen to Heather in chapter 22.]]
* AnyoneCanDie: ''Where do we start?!''
* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:James Cunningham, Lindsay's father.]] Also, [[spoiler:Gary and Shawn Ross.]]
* AxCrazy: Leanne (Lindsay's mother) definitely qualifies, but Shawn Ross takes this UpToEleven. Izzy and her family qualify under this trope as well.
* {{Badass}}: Among others, Lindsay, Duncan, Todd, and Ace.
* BrokenBird: Gwen most definitely qualifies.
* ChekhovsGunman: One of the author's apparent favorite things to do is to pull a minor or one-shot character from an earlier chapter and then give them a major role later on.
* CrapsackWorld: Good GOD!
* DepravedBisexual: Leanne.
* DumbBlonde: Averted to hell and back. In this fic, Lindsay is way, ''way'' more competent and intelligent than her canon counterpart.
* EveryoneIsBi: Like you wouldn't believe.
* FriendsWithBenefits: [[spoiler:Gwen and Heather, as of chapter 24.]]
** [[spoiler:Until getting a RelationshipUpgrade as of Chapter 37.]]
* KilledOffForReal: [[AnyoneCanDie A large number of characters,]] most prominently [[spoiler:Bridgette's father's boyfriend]], [[spoiler:Emily (Gwen's mother)]], [[spoiler:Shelly]], [[spoiler:Amber]], [[spoiler:James]], [[spoiler:Leanne]], [[spoiler:Todd (Gwen's father)]], [[spoiler: Rick (Bridgette's father)]], [[spoiler: Gary]], [[spoiler: Shawn]]...
* KnifeNut: Lindsay. Yes, you read that right.
** Downplayed in later chapters, where she carries a knife more out of necessity rather than fascination.
* LampshadeHanging: A big one happens in Chapter 35 when Jhonen Hodder tells his mom about [[CrapsackWorld how messed up the city is.]]
-->'''Jhonen:''' Mom, I don't know if you've noticed this, butů this city isn't like most cities, in the US, Ireland, or wherever else. It's a strange place where lesbians are everywhere, all girls are whores, every older woman is a MILF, and incest is regarded as fairly regular shit.
* LipstickLesbian: Lindsay.
* OddFriendship: Gwen and Lindsay. Also Gwen and Heather, [[spoiler:before they get a RelationshipUpgrade.]]
** Lindsay and Heather, the completion of the TrueCompanions trio, do not qualify, as they would be much more likely to be friends (and in the actual Canon, are friends for a while.)
* PedophilePriest: Father Fletcher.
* PervertDad: Joe.
* PoliceBrutality: Smiley.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Gary Ross, and to a lesser extent, his brother Shawn.
* ReallyGetsAround: Too many characters to list. This includes our heroines, too.
* RelationshipUpgrade: [[spoiler:Gwen and Heather in Chapter 37. They were friends from Chapters 12-24 and FriendsWithBenefits from 24-37.]]
* StacysMom: Several could qualify, but most notably Leanne, Amber, and Ronnie.
* SelfDeprecation: Occurs when characters, usually Lindsay, are making fun of a {{Fanfic}} written by Bridgette, while inadvertently making fun of the meta story itself, by pointing out flaws in Bridgette's story which are traits also shared by the meta story.
* TheStoner: Several characters, among them Lindsay, Gwen, and Amber.
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: [[spoiler:Bridgette's father's boyfriend]]
* TrueCompanions: Gwen, Lindsay, and Heather.
* TheUnfavorite: Gwen, compared to her little brother (when they were living with their mother, anyway).
* UnusualEuphemism: Geoff tells Ezekiel that Lindsay [[LipstickLesbian "likes tacos more than hot dogs".]]
* YouShouldHaveDiedInstead: Lindsay's mom says this to her concerning her uncle's death.