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Trying not to make this long... Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals
- Great Pikmin Fan: Agreed. I had my doubts about Act 6 for a while, and this "time travel but better, also less consistent with the previous time travel and working in the way the plot wants it to" cemented it. The timeline that John traveled away from becoming "doomed" and its ghosts continuing to exist in the afterlife isn't even really fitting for something that's supposed to be "meta travel" and not "time travel." Having him question if that would be the case "because reasons" doesn't make it any better, it's the same kind of "if we point out our flaws we don't have to fix them" you'd see in something like The Simpsons. And there wasn't any big downfall from this. I was hoping that some twist would arise from trying to do such a blatant "do over," which was the main reason why I kept reading after that. But there wasn't. Because everyone who already survived Act 5 ended up surviving to the end and all of the villains were ultimately defeated all thanks to the retcon, the whole endgame felt like a really shallow, hasty, and poorly-written ending that tried to win fans over with a long flashy fighting sequence followed by beautiful animation, as if those things (while they were good) alone are enough to re-invest emotional attatchment after such a clunky way of setting things right happened.
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(It's a badfic, don't worry.)
- Angrish: This becomes Naruto's go-to language when he's getting his ass kicked. He sometimes spouts this in general whenever he's not completely happy, which is surprisingly often considering how he has about 90% of the world and rising to himself.
- Anyone Can Die: Subverted. For a SBIG installment, it's odd in that none of the "deaths" are permenant aside from Naruto's at the very end. (The one other actual death was a Thanatos Gambit intentionally undone via time travel.) Though various seemingly-central characters are mind controlled by him, several of which are taken in during the "Find the keys" arc that spans chapters 3-6.
- Decoy Protagonist: Naruto is not the main protagonist of the story. He's actually the Big Bad. It's not that he's written as an intentionally unlikable jerk as Carl was in Ulumate Crconikals, it's that the story shifts focus over to Sasuke (the actual protagonist) since it's really a take on making fun of overpowered harem fan fics.
- Full-Frontal Assault: Naruto attempts to get Undyne off his back by tricking her into chasing him to a heated area. It works, and the armor makes her collapse. Undyne, however, is so pissed off at what he did that she breaks out of it and charges at him completely naked. It works, and she manages to get a few hits in before he warps away.
- Naked People Are Funny: Undyne attacking Naruto in the buff in chapter 3, and Sasuke's Running Gag of not packing a swimsuit for the apocalypse. The first time the latter happens, Hank dresses him up in a Strickland Propane uniform.
- Alternative Character Interpretation:
- Hank seems to be remarkably calm at the whole "world getting taken over in just a few hours" situation he and his survivor group are in.
- Anvilicious: Yes Fan, we get it. You think forced love is bad. You think character destruction is bad. And while you don't think they're terrible, you're not too fond of harem plotlines or overpowered protagonists.
- Less Disturbing in Context: A good portion of the story. The sheer amount of hatred and killing intent most of the cast has towards Naruto, canonically a pretty good guy, is a lot more understandable when you realize that this is a sort of Deconstructive Parody of overpowered asshole Naruto harem fics, and he's the jackass of a Big Bad trying to brainwash the entire world under his control (and succeeds pretty well with it), he deserves it all.
- They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character:
- The most common complaint of the story was that either the Hank's group/the "Sage Group"note or the "Pink-Haired Panty Penta" would make for a more interesting group Sasuke was with than his own comerades (despite the fact that the latter do not appear as a group, most of them don't even know each-other, until the ending). Now, while a badfic where your stereotypical "harem overpowered Naruto" is treated as the defeatable Big Bad, you'd think Sasuke teaming up with the likes of Squidward Tentacles, Dave Strider, Harry Potter, and the Master Chief would make for some decent entertainment, right? ...Not with the way those four were categorized. This might be why Fan re-cycles the Sage setup often (in fact, because he gave himself a closer date to get the latter out than the former, the concept started in Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals when it was intended to start here), and why he considered giving the PHPP a Crack Fic "spinoff."
- Pretty much everyone not part of Sasuke's group, Hank's group, the PHPP, or Naruto and his (figurative) Dragon Gerald isn't very important to the storyline. Which is weird considering the sheer amount of crossover for such a relatively short SBIG installment. Even Hinata, who is built up as being a crucial plot-turning character, ultimately doesn't do much other than disable a few barriers and illusions, at a point in the story where it becomes trivial. Kind of makes you wonder why Brenda took a hit for her, since she later admits if it wasn't for that action, she might have actually won against Naruto and thwarted Stage One.
Number One on Top Ten Worst Gravity Falls Fan Fiction That Involves a Former Oneshot Villain Coming Back to Life and Amassing an Army of Two Million Copies to Take Over the World
(For those that don't get the folder title joke.)"You took the fall for a friend. And I find a whole lot more attractive than Hank's bony ass. Hm... actually, no. No wait, I don't. I'm gonna call him."
- What Could Have Been:
- The story was originally going to be shorter, darker, and more Surreal Horror-focused. Using what it ended up becoming as a base, all the chapters from "Dry and Wet" to "Hot and Cold" would all-but be merged into one as the gang tackles the domains in a sort of montage. The professors would hardly get any development aside from Dove and possibly Rose and the twins. The Illegal Prime Neutralizer was still somewhat thought of at the time, but it was a possibility that the other copies would be flat-out killed. The ending would have revealed that everything from around... the end of "Game Over" actually took place in a simulation. .GIFfany simply beamed Dipper and Mabel inside a computer, the final battle would have taken place right "inside the monitor" of the computer, and by the end it would show the real world — Soos had effectively been brainwashed, nabbed the other copies, and they started a real invasion with Dipper and Mabel watching helplessly from inside the computer screen. It would end with an intentionally unresolved cliffhanger where Mabel considered summoning Bill to make a deal which would get them out. This was all scrapped for being too dark and pointless, though the "it was all a game all along" got a passing nod in chapter 6 when Bubbles remarks that that would be a stupid twist. "Game Complete" is the biggest reminant of that original plan.
- Back in aformentioned dark take, Dove's "State of Emergency" attack was supposed to blast both of the Americas high into the sky, leaving a crator of lava with a very slim chance of the Earth surviving had that not just been a simulation. Fan toned her down a little to "just" sending Gravity Falls a few miles into the air.
- All of the professors outside of Rose, Burrda, and possibly Dian were going to be very threatening, "attack unprovoked on sight"-levels of asshole with the story coming to the conclusion that it was best shutting them out of one's life. Kathody and Searah being genuinely malevolent are what remained of that, with Leona and Sonia's surprise attack just being there for the sake of having more than two Token Evil Teammates.
- Giffinium that was color-coded for each professor and could be created by any copy was not thought up until chapter 5, when Fan wanted a reasonable excuse for a building out by Niagara Falls when there wouldn't be one. The mentions that the Wires were set on cyllinders made of it was added retroactively. This is also why Searah is the only one of the first four with any sort of high-tech metal settingnote .
- Dove was planned to be the one who broke the Illegal Prime Neutralizer, setting all the copies free, but GPF thought it would fit the theme of the story and be a more fitting end to a certain character arc if Dipper willingly did it instead, to spite Dove and prove her wrong.
- Dove herself was, hoo boy... basically, her original purpose was to be one gigantic middle finger at glorified tsundere characters that ended up being the primary love interest, not only with the violence turned Up to Eleven and directed at an innocent town (or an innocent pair of continents in the earliest plans) but with the story going through great lengths to establish her as a terrible person that deserves a smack on the face. Eventually, as Fan moved away from the story being a heavy black-and-white morality fic, saw Markiplier's playthrough of HuniePop and noticed how that handled its foul-mouthed asshole character, and gained interest in flipping around what he thought was a common was of writing Jerkass Woobie characters (which started with them appearing to be an asshole, but then revealed sympathetic traits. Some foreshadowing of her being unpleasant aside, Dove was first truly discussed in length when explaining her backstory, which is one kick to her after another. But then it's revealed exactly how she responded from the backstory, and...), and made her a bit more of a complicated Love to Hate character. She still remained a dig of sorts, except at poorly written redemption storylines. (In her words after .GIFfany "fires" her, "Sooooo is this the part where I just start doing cute stuff and come off as harmless and you'll all suddenly start finding me adorkable now?" She gets punched by Stan in response.)
- The story was going to end with a Distant Finale, focused on Dipper and Mabel each having long since married (with people who have not been seen before, basically removing any actual stance on shipping) and taking their kids around as part of a traditional "pranking tourist traps" road trip seen in canon. The copies would have been revealed to have turned Mystery Mountain into a sort of amusement park that functioned as a mini-Planet Negation Girl. This was as the aformentioned hyper-fortress would have been destroyed in the final battle. Fan scrapped the Distant Finale part after "Weirdmageddon 3," feeling if canon didn't have a Time Skip to the distant future, it would come off as really cheesy if Gifocalypse did. He later thought that destroying the PNG outright would go against one of the story's few actual aesops about not inherantly rejecting the unfamiliar or shake-ups to tradition, and wanted to write the fort as an in-universe "good idea for humanity over all, but it's used for the wrong thing."
- For another thing that was scrapped thanks to the finale, the mecha used to combat Dove's possession of the alien spacecraft was going to be something made of various parts of the town associated with the professors, where they possessed them and made them into a collage of a mecha. (IE Rose would possess trees from the forest, Kathody would enlist Ma and Pa's help, Searah would possess part of the lake, etc.) Since the finale had its own mecha, Fan did not want the story to come off as making the .GIFfany copies out to be the "real heroes," making something beneficial when there's a canonical counterpart, and come off as being very Black Hole Sueish. So he had the town create the Shackatron in one of the fic's few In Spite of a Nail moments instead. Although the copies end up hijacking their own mechas anyway, and "fusing" those with the Shackatron in a Unite Morph-y way. Make of that what you will.
- "Game Complete" was going to tie the story in with Fan's MUGEN continuity, and end with Cheaper Edd making an appearance after .GIFfany wipes out Earth, inviting her to join his army. Since he felt it was unlikely Cheaper Edd would even be released, he canned that, and stuck with that choice after thinking that said ending would come out of nowhere and completely ruin the chapter's tone. Not to mention it would imply that "Game Complete" was in any capacity canon in some way, which is what Fan did not want to do.
- As the final area is based on World Bowser from Super Mario 3D World, Fan wanted there to be about two points where .GIFfany would directly send a "piece" of the Construction Site out as a sort of Final Boss Preview (except with the final setting instead), containing a unique "boss fight." As GPF worked on the story, he... simply couldn't find any good place to put them, and partway around writing Arc 2, he scrapped the concept completely.
- Earlier on in the story, Burnda was planned to secretly be a massive ass and end up kidnapping Stan and Ford to use as prizes for her "reality show," exactly as she asked .GIFfany. Again, keeping in line with Fan wanting to give the copies character development and tone down their evil moments, that part was explained as her trying to half-ass justify taking both of those twins to her domain... and trying to convince her by making it sound like a dickish plan.
- Fan decided roughly half-way into the story that the copies should have something in their hair as a short-hand sign of rank. Risen-.GIFfany, the unofficial "leader," gets to keep her enormous cable-bow. Before he came up with the idea, Rose (the flower) and the twins (odango Hair Decs directly modeled off of Brenda's) were the only ones with anything in their hair. When he published chapter 7, he changed things around so that most professors had a sort of clip or pin related to their "element." (Kathody having a little ghost, Searah with a water drop-shaped hair bow, Cardia's was the "X" that Fan uses as a short-hand symbol for meat and darkness, etc.) Then he thought about it making more sense if they had some kind of full-blown "sample" of their elements somehow within their hair the whole time, to match up with Rose's flower and Bubbles having suds in there. This is what led to some unusual choices, like
- Gideon was planned to be a re-occuring antagonist that would pop up, fight the group solo possibly using some tech from Dove, and overall play a role similar to Prince Vorkken from The Wonderful 101. He was also planned to KO a professor before the group got to her, much like Vorkken outright killing one of the GEATHJERK officers. While this was all scrapped, his appearance as the secondary antagonist of chapters 8 and 12 as well as him bopping an AI in each of them in the head are what remained of that.
- Word of God:
- Any "glitch effects" applied on nature will be corrected in a few hours. While the blood from her fall will stay on the cliffside, .GIFfany's "liquid static" that dropped from the flashback had already turned into pure, harmless, not-weird energy. While distortions in anything "heal up" until they no longer exist. As explicitely stated by Shannon, the Mirror Factory is not doomed to become a permenant glitched-up mess.
- Professor Rose had the most followers (though if you count Burnda and Burrda's groups as one, then they have the most followers), while Professor Dove had the least (but her's is still in the tens of thousands). And this was before the latter started firing them.
- No, Wendy is not related to the .GIFfany army like she was in Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage.
- The black magic bodies definitely did not "make the copies think in a more human-like way" (though that was an older plan) and probably did not hold as much impact on the storyline as one author's note implied. He admits that Rule of Cool and Author Appeal was partly into play for why they're physical, and not even made of pixels like Rumble was. He also stated that this would make the story "feel more interesting" despite going against the whole point of .GIFfany's design, and speaking of which he thought of contrasting this all by having Risen-.GIFfany spend most of her spotlight once Soos finally gets to the PNG as only appearing through electronics, and not in-person until he breaks into where she is.
- This is not a "doomed timeline" to canon, and "Game Complete" is not a "doomed timeline" to RunGif.
- Ron really was an idiot that got himself killed, he actually did not get "transported out of the meta and is now really important." Furthermore, Fan states that should he have existed in canon he would have died during Weirdmageddon while trying to save Dipper (getting eaten by 8-Ball and Teeth in the processnote ) and even if neither Weirdmageddon nor Dove's invasion were to happen Ron "would have very likely found a stupid way to die thinking he's the main hero before Dipper and Mabel leave their summer vacation."
- If a Wire is destroyed, attempting to travel through it will result in the key card sending you a bubble... however, after getting to the center of the linking network, it will belt out an error message and the bubble will pop, sending anyone in it flying below. What happens next was already depicted in the end of "State of Emergency" and the beginning of "Game Over."
- The broadcast near the end of the first chapter was quickly covered-up worldwide, generally as a "test experiment." Obviously, the reveal of the PNG was pretty impossible to just cover up, and humanity did in fact, have to deal with a mob of sapient video games creating a space fortress.
Freezer, Not Fridge
- Consider how the copies made their domains based on their player's interests. Now factor in the huge amount of Stripperiffic copies in virtually each domain except Sonia's. Basically, the plot of the story is that Dipper, Mabel, Wendy, and Soos travel from one washed-down (barely) sex fantasy of a dating sim-player brought to life after another. With Dove's domain as the sole exception, since she's designing off of her own interests in destruction and human-hating.
- The main gang has very little privacy throughout most of the story. Being stalked by Dove and the obvious Bill-watching-over-them aside, it's implied in chapters 7 and 8 that Gideon is also spying on the group, and of course the Halloween Trickster spends chapter 3 onward hunting them down, only being late to find them because of the domains being all over the place.
- Soos: You're a lot more PG-13-y than I remember.
- Dark Burnda: I have a question.
Dark Burnda: Since you let us choose to be fake "dark counterparts" to the professors to represent which domain we were watching over for the most part... why is there also a Dark Dove?
Dark Dove: Yeah, she makes sense. I do not get my job. I think I am supposed to say "fuck" a lot and be racist towards humans?
Dove: Well, um... you see, I have this tiny bit of OCD, and I wanted there to be an even number of dark overseers... so Dark Dove and her student group acts as security watch for my own place.
Dark Burnda: Okay, but why is there no "Dark .GIFfany?"
Dove: Because I am like a Dark .GIFfany.
Dark Burnda: So that would make fourteen without the Dark Dove, then. With you it is not an even number.
Dark Burnda: And that makes Dark Dove like a Dark Dark .GIFfany, right? She is not really "equal" with us, she is part of her own "Dark Dark" category.
Dove: Is this how .GIFfany feels when she talks to the original Burnda?
Burnda: Yes. And wow, student, you are really good at following up my routine! You should be a competitive reality show host too!
- Bizarro Episode: Surprisingly, for something aimed to be as stupididly-written and Crack Fic-y as possible, very little could be considered bizarro as these usually factor into the story's continuity. But there are some contenders:
- Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage has its bizarro romp in chapter 8. The normally lightning-fast plot (especially in the second half, which is where this takes place) slows to a crawl as the gang goes to a hot springs/mall hybrid and Wendy, out of nowhere, has an obsession to prank Nzyvo for all the times she attacked the Pines. (Two chapters after her full Heel–Face Turn, a little too late.) The result is her ending up mooning President Obama, Quentin Trembley, and Santa Clausnote which leads to Dipper taking the fall and somehow ending up on a private yacht... which is also part of the mall/hot springs hybrid. This is the one chapter in the whole story never mentioned again, and considering how it's smack-dab in the middle of the second half, which is where SBIG goes the closest it has to Cerebus Syndrome via Mable the Typomonster, it's very strange in general.
- Housestuck: The Split has one depite otherwise possibly being the most continuity-loaded of the entire series. In this case, it's chapter 4. The (intentionally kind of drag-y, especially seeing as the next chapter is called "Finally! To Canada!" when Canada was a possible endgame goal since the end of chapter 1) quest to reach Canada isn't advanced at all as Lilynote suddenly places the Rainbow Crew in debt thanks to misunderstanding insurance. The gang goes through various financial-related adventures and try fundraising, and the normally "it's improving to the point where it's far from the keyboard-mashing you'd see in other Troll Fics, but still flawed" quality of the writing suddenly plumets. Also, Nepeta briefly goes full-blown yandere to the point of chasing Vriska for simply threatening to leave the setting. It's also kind of telling that this is an oddball since Aibur is absent, and a growing trend of Fan's bizarro episodes (mostly seen in his serious fics, but it's there in Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage too) is that major antagonists at the moment tend to not be there. No new characters are introduced and nothing is really changed, and when it's over the chapter's events are never mentioned again.
- Intentionally Awkward Title:
- Let's be honest here. Would you want to read something called The Quest for Rainbowbutt Island?
- Chapter 9 of Housestuck: The Split is called "Pinecest." There isn't any actual Pinecest in it, it's just there as sort-of clickbait, although it is a crossover with Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage, a Stylistic Suck Gravity Falls fic by the same author. And for plot reasons, said crossover lasts until the end of the story, though Dipper and Mabel's roles are bigger here.
- Non-Indicative Name:
- Sheldin and Lenard Tock About Fysicks has very little discussion on physics. It's primarly a Stylistic Suck Gaming Webcomic parody, but there's also a lot of adventures involving comic books, flirting, fighting crime, going after supernatural characters, etc... the one time where anything remotely related to actual, at-work science (and not what's basically science fiction-fantasy, like Sheldon using the "Large Hardon Collider" to bring Homer Simpson to life) is when Leonard tests out a laser that ultimately slices him in half.
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- French Jerk: He's a French stereotype, and a pretty large asshole, leading the group that attacks Sonic and company. As he is really Metal Silver, who speaks in a completely different accent, the whole "French" thing doesn't make much sense. Then again, neither does most of the series.
- ???: Some have admitted that they watched the show mainly just for Brenda.
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