Fanfic / Cheer Up Emo Girl
Cheer Up, Emo Girl
is a fanfic by FormerlyKnownasXYZed
. It is a Total Drama 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.