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''[[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.

!!This story features examples of:
%%* AbusiveParents: All over the place. Gwen's mother and stepfather, both of Lindsay's parents, John Gomez, Andrew Phoenix, and more.
* AdaptationalIntelligence: Lindsay is far more competent and intelligent than her canon counterpart.
%%* AlwaysMurder
%%* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: [[spoiler:Gwen to Heather in chapter 22.]]
%%* AnyoneCanDie:
%%* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:James Cunningham, Lindsay's father.]] Also, [[spoiler:Gary and Shawn Ross.]]
%%* AxCrazy: Leanne (Lindsay's mother) and Izzy and her family, but Shawn Ross takes this UpToEleven.
%%* BrokenBird: Gwen.
* ChekhovsGunman: 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.
%%* CrapsackWorld:
%%* DepravedBisexual: Leanne.
%%* EverybodyHasLotsOfSex: This includes our heroines, too.
%%* EveryoneIsBi:
* FriendsWithBenefits: [[spoiler:Gwen and Heather]] start having sex long before they become an actual couple.
* KnifeNut: Lindsay. {{Downplayed|trope}} in later chapters, where she carries a knife more out of necessity rather than fascination.
* LampshadeHanging: The biggest comes 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.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: 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.
%%* LipstickLesbian: Lindsay.
%%* OddFriendship: Gwen and Lindsay. Also Gwen and Heather, before they [[spoiler:become a couple.]]
%%* PedophilePriest: Father Fletcher.
%%* PervertDad: Joe.
%%* PoliceBrutality: Smiley.
%%* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Gary Ross, and to a lesser extent, his brother Shawn.
* RelationshipUpgrade: [[spoiler:Gwen and Heather]] become a couple some 14 chapters [[FriendsWithBenefits after they start having sex]].
%%* StacysMom: Most notably Leanne, Amber, and Ronnie.
* SelfDeprecation: 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.
%%* TheStoner: Several characters, among them Lindsay, Gwen, and Amber.
%%* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: Bridgette's [[spoiler: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.