Fanfic / Cheer Up Emo Girl

Cheer Up, Emo Girl is a fanfic by FormerlyKnownasXYZed. It is a Total Drama Island Alternate Universe Fic. It centers around the lives of Gwen, Lindsay, and Heather as they grow up in the town of Dramatika, Missouri. It features other characters from Total Drama as well. The story follows a timeline that starts from the day Gwen is born.


This story features examples of:

  • Chekhov's Gunman: One of the author's more common devices is to pull a minor or one-shot character from an earlier chapter and then give them a major role later on.
  • Friends with Benefits: Gwen and Heather start having sex long before they become an actual couple.
  • Knife Nut: Lindsay. Downplayed in later chapters, where she carries a knife more out of necessity rather than fascination.
  • Lampshade Hanging: The biggest comes when Jhonen Hodder tells his mom about 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.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Various characters, most commonly Lindsay, make fun of a Fanfic written by Bridgette. The flaws in Bridgette's fanfic are also the flaws in the meta story. This is not a coincidence.
  • Self-Deprecation: By the author, when characters make fun of a Fanfic written by Bridgette. The flaws in Bridgette's fanfic are also the flaws in the meta story. This is not a coincidence.

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