Playing With: So Bad, It's Horrible
: 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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