[[caption-width-right:349:[[{{Foreshadowing}} One way to tell]] [[ThisIsGonnaSuck the story's not gonna be good]].]]
->''Hello, Iím the [=FanFic=] Critic. I read it, you listen.''

Megan Wessels is The [=FanFic=] Critic, a reviewer on Website/YouTube who [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin reviews fanfics]], bad or good, with currently over 2,000 subscribers. She's known for being [[BrutalHonesty honest and harsh]] about the stories she reviews, and is often DrivenToSuicide when the story is particularly awful.

[[http://www.youtube.com/user/FanFicCritic/featured Her YouTube channel is here]]. She was one of the hosts and creators of the now-former The Net Dwellers, and she also contributed to Website/ReviewersUnknown and Website/ManicExpression.

Following a yearlong hiatus, on October 30, 2015 Wessels [[https://www.facebook.com/The-FanFic-Critic-224168187601976/posts?__xt__=33.%7B%22logging_data%22%3A%7B%22page_id%22%3A224168187601976%2C%22event_type%22%3A%22clicked_all_page_posts%22%2C%22impression_info%22%3A%22eyJmIjp7InBhZ2VfaWQiOiIyMjQxNjgxODc2MDE5NzYiLCJpdGVtX2NvdW50IjoiMCJ9fQ%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22www_pages_home%22%2C%22interacted_story_type%22%3A%22565413710334575%22%2C%22session_id%22%3A%228a60c50b1cedfac6c3a1e09831dfeaa3%22%7D%7D announced]] that she was ending the show.

The following year; in April, 2016; Wessels returned to reading fanfics on a new Youtube channel. Her new series, named "The Fanfic Critic Vlog", is not a continuation of the Fanfic Critic but rather Wessels reading the fanfics as herself. [[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmyiiVRh_92CISzlAQVWlvQ Her new Youtube channel is here]].

Not to be confused with WebVideo/TheFanFictionCritic.

!!Tropes featured in her show include:

* ActingForTwo: [=FanFic=] Critic and Susan are both played by the same person.
* BerserkButton: Bad grammar and spelling, characters that are OutOfCharacter, {{Real Person Fic}}s, the list goes on.
** Anything dealing with small children in sexual situations or horrific deaths. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFpxBV-hof8 This story is a good example.]]
** Don't forget [[MrSeahorse M-preg]].
* BreatherEpisode: Almost any episode that features a good fanfic. Episodes that are mainly storyline could also count as this as well.
* BrickJoke[=/=]CallBack: Episode 189 has FFC mentioning [[FanFic/ForbidenFruitTheTempationOfEdwardCullen "blondey-brown" hair]].
** Susan in Episode 192 by making fun of [=FanFic=] Critic's critique of the word "okay".
* CatchPhrase: The page quote.
* {{Corpsing}}: While rare, it does happen from time to time.
* CuteKitten: Episode 183 had a cat jumping onto the desk a few times.
** [[WordOfGod They may end up becoming the]] TeamPet.
* DeadpanSnarker: The Fanfic Critic and Susan.
* DeathGlare: See the page image above.
* DrivenToMadness: Episode 08 finally drove [=FanFic=] Critic over the edge.
* DrivenToSuicide: First in Episode 03, where she reviewed a SlashFic starring WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic and WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd, and 100 episodes later when she reviewed the sequel to said fic. She's attempted other suicides, but her cousin is always there to stop her.
* [[DrowningMySorrows Drowning Her Sorrows]]: Susan in Episode 180.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: In older episodes, sometimes Megan's sister would walk in and suddenly leave, or you can hear her mother telling her to keep it down. {{Justified|Trope}}, as she still lived with her parents at the time. Still happens from time to time, especially if she has someone else in the room.
** Every now and then, one of her cats comes in. In Episode 197, the two of them are sleeping on her bed, and sometimes react to her screaming. They then suddenly get up at once, and leave half-way through when she reaches the end.
* GilliganCut: In Episode 129, this effect forces [=FanFic=] Critic into reviewing the infamous ''{{FanFic/Cupcakes}}''.
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: [=FanFic=] Critic has had this happen a few times. One example is reading a bad, albeit well-written, story from an author she had encountered before. During her SanitySlippage, she sings [[AffectionateParody a parody of]] [[Music/TheBeatles "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"]].
** Susan, after reading a horrible fanfic in Episode 161, calmly grins at the camera as her mind snaps. She then shoots herself in the head with her own phaser. Thankfully, the phaser was only on stun.
* HostileShowTakeover: Susan takes over the show in Episodes 161 and 192.
* INeedAFreakingDrink: Has been becoming more prominent the worse the story is, especially if the fanfic involves psychotic ponies.
** Episode 184 had her drinking by the end of the story.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Susan, after being killed and then brought back to life by [=FanFic=] Critic, [[CameBackWrong went nuts]]. [=FanFic=] Critic, feeling guilty for her role in Susan's insanity, made sure her memories of the incident were erased. [[spoiler: Susan got them back eventually in a much later season.]]
* NoKillLikeOverkill: In Episode 81, [=FanFic=] Critic rips up printed papers of a bad WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime fanfiction, proceeds to slice it up with her straight razor, and then ''[[ExtremeOmnivore eats]]'' it.
* OldShame: The first season (Episodes 01-20), which is lampshaded by both [=FanFic=] Critic and Susan.
** [[spoiler:In one episode from Season 3, she does a long summary review on a Sweeney Todd story that she wrote.]]
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: The "English" accent Megan does for Susan is just terrible. "The Fhan Fhic Critac". It sounds more Australian than English.
* OnlySaneWoman: Susan, though she's slowly becoming like her cousin (see Episodes 140 onwards).
* PlayingDrunk: On the episodes where she hits the bottle, but she was actually drunk during Episode 191.
* RealSongThemeTune: Her opening theme is the opening theme of ''Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet''.
** Episodes 181 and onwards use music from ''Series/DoctorWho''.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: She dishes these out on occasion, especially if the fanfic has atrocious grammar and/or awful content.
** She'll also fire them off at authors who promote the following in their fanfics: Rape, child abuse, bestiality, and over-the-top and unnecessary violence inflicted on one or more characters.
** Susan ends up on the receiving end of one in Episode 192.
* RunningGag:
** Susan preventing [=FanFic=] Critic from committing suicide.
** [=FanFic=] Critic trying to find [[RuleOfThree a third thing]] to say at the end of her videos.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere:
** She ''tried'' reviewing the first issue of the infamous ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}'' webcomic, but she finally became so disgusted that she quit three-quarters of the way in it.
** Happened again in Episode 189 with a FanFic/MyImmortal-esque Music/JustinBieber story. She only got through an eighth or less of the story.
** Once more in Episode 194.
** The cats in Episode 197.
** Episode 203 about half-way through the second chapter she was reading because of the grammar and bad pacing.
* SpellingNazi: Her habit of pointing out spelling mistakes in stories is fine, but her habit of spelling out the right word may make one feel like they're at a spelling bee. Understandable in her early seasons, though, seeing as she didn't have the power to screen capture, yet.
* TomboyishPonytail
** PrimAndProperBun: In the more recent episodes.
* TheVoiceless: [=FanFic=] Critic's landlord[[note]]Her sister as played by Megan's real sister.[[/note]]
* WeaponOfChoice: [=FanFic=] Critic has a [[Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet straight razor]] and Susan has a [[Franchise/StarTrek phaser]].
* WeAreExperiencingTechnicalDifficulties: Done twice in her review of ''Sweet Apple Massacre''.
** In Episode 203, Megan forgot to edit out her setting up for the review.
* WingdingEyes: The smiley-face eyes.