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Playing With: So Bad, It's Horrible
Basic Trope: A work is extremely bad, and is hated for it.
  • Straight: An author writes a book that is widely considered bad, and everyone hates it.
  • Exaggerated:
    • The book is so poorly written that it has no real continuity, grammar, or spelling.
    • Suckiness Is Painful
    • The book is so awful it's not only unable to attract Bile Fascination, but unable to be riffed on due to the overwhelming awfulness.
    • The book is so awful to the point that it's considered as a Brown Note.
  • Downplayed: The book isn't that horrible, but it's still not very enjoyable.
  • Justified:
    • The book is written from the point of view of a patient of a mentally-wasting illness.
    • The book is a Troll Fic.
  • Inverted:
  • Subverted:
    • The book is considered hilarious due to being So Bad, It's Good.
    • The book is starting to have a terrible quality, until it starts to improve in quality.
  • Double Subverted:
    • Until the author decides to remake the story and it becomes horrible.
    • Until the next book, where it degrades in quality and becomes horrible again.
  • Parodied: The book is used as a torture method.
  • Zig Zagged:
    • The book starts out being critically panned until someone writes a glowing review saying that the whole thing is a parody and not meant to be taken seriously. Little does anyone know is that the author didn't mean for it to be a parody...when he wrote it, that is.
    • As you read on, the book constantly switches between chapters of cringe-inducing awfulness to hilariously bad ones that make you wonder if it's a Stealth Parody.
  • Averted:
  • Enforced:
    • The book was an exercise in how to write poorly, so the author won't make the same mistakes when writing seriously.
    • The book started out good, but due to editorial mandates, it fell apart.
  • Lampshaded: One of the characters points out the serious flaws in the plot or writing.
  • Invoked: "Now to write another terrible story!"
  • Exploited: The author decides to give this book to others as a cruel joke.
  • Defied: The author tries extremely hard to write a good story.
  • Discussed: "That book really is terrible, isn't it?"
  • Conversed: "This book is a disaster! 1/10," says a literary critic.
  • Deconstructed: The book's poor reception causes a Creator Breakdown to the creator, who put a lot of money, effort, and time into it.
  • Played For Laughs: Stealth Parody.
  • Played For Drama: The author is ridiculed to an extent where they can never have anything published again, and loses their self-belief.

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