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Great for all the wrong reasons
I used to come across a particular type of fanfic series, one that tried to basically translate animated movie franchises into bad Anime story telling conventions. In these types of stories, the protagonists are hopelessly derailed at best and for some reason hang out with OC's trying too hard to be One Piece protagonists. A common story telling device is an over the top Black and White Morality, understandable in a child oriented series but made exceedingly bizarre, with the villains being over the top rapists that you are meant to find cool instead of revolting, fulfilling simultaneously the teen writer's needs to express his/her "edgy" worldview. Hilariously stereotypical romances may occur, as do spontaneous rape to make the characters "sympathetic" and "sexy".

Lo and behold, after years and years, I have found a series that fullfills most of these critteria:

- Disregarding the character's original characterisation to match more closely a very botched, overly superficial ideal of bad anime? Check!

- Making up O Cs that aren't exactly Mary Sues, but nonetheless presented as wishful fullfillments? Check!

- Making up overthetop villain O Cs that try desesperately to be "edgy" and cool whilst actually being basically Stupid Evil? Check!

- Derailing not just antagonists and characters the author disliked into shells of their former selves? Check!

- Basically inserting everything your heart desires without concern for the setting? Check!

The Lion King Adventures (even the fricking name follows this genre's conventions!) is an almost perfect pastiche of these fanfics, as if the author had a Litmus Test and made sure all the answers were checked, with the same notion that respect for his favourite animated movie = make it into an Anime. But the really distinguishes it is that the author has opted for positively brilliant creative choices. Let's just say that some pairings and some characterisations are quite in line with the likes of HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. Thus, instead of a boring, simply downright stupid "teen" fanfic, The Lion King Adventures will go down in history as a work that is amazing, the author's sheer genius silver what could had been cliché.
Having thoroughly examined this review, I must say that it is nothing short of nonsensical. Let us take a clear, in-depth look at the many flaws contained within it:

First of all, the author does not enjoy anime at all, completely debunking your main point. Second, there is nothing that suggests "wish fulfillment" in regards to creating Haiba or any other characters you may have perceived in such a manner. He has no desire to be an omnisexual lion cub, and it eludes us as to why you would think that. Third, only Scar partook in the act of rape, and in no way was it presented positively.

This "teen writer" has never felt the need to express any sort of "edgy worldview." There are some talented people contained within these unfortunate bodies, and they are held back by being placed in the same category as genuinely poor writers in the same age group.

The villains are in no way "stupid." They are all quite menacing, and much more intelligent than you, if this review is any indication.

The author actually takes the already well-developed characters from the source material and fleshes them out even further, in a manner that Allers and Minkoff would undoubtedly be proud of.

Overall, there is no suggestion that you were of coherent mind while writing this, as a proper examination of the text would find much more merit than is indicated here.
comment #21259 Anonymous13B 26th Sep 13
^Man, it's like you tried to write "I disagree with this reviewer's opinion" in the most pretentious way possible.
comment #21261 doctrainAUM 26th Sep 13
The reviewer's writing competence isn't even that high. I'm sorry, but it's just the way it is.
comment #21262 Anonymous13B 26th Sep 13
"Having thoroughly examined this review, I must say that it is nothing short of nonsensical. Let us take a clear, in-depth look at the many flaws contained within it:"

Hoo boy. Better get my popcorn. This is gonna be good.
comment #21270 TeraChimera 27th Sep 13
Looks like someone is more than a bit butthurt, as it was.

Also, making ad hominem attacks just makes you look even less mature. And why would you compare his intelligence to that of a fictional character? That just seems nonsensical.

I mean, the original review had some flaws, but it got its points across and made me agree with him. I have no idea why this fic is everywhere, and from what I've glanced of it, it's yet another work that isn't very good yet has a really large, really dumb fanbase (like Family Guy and Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures).

The original review is spot-on in its last point:
"Basically inserting everything your heart desires without concern for the setting? Check!"

Why would a Lion King fanfic be parodying Holes and [[{{Interceptor some game show nobody's heard about]]? It just seems like the author threw everything he liked into one big mass of stupidity.

Good day, sir.
comment #21274 BlueGuy 28th Sep 13
Crap, I forgot to put end brackets around Interceptor. Oh well.
comment #21275 BlueGuy 28th Sep 13
Sorry for the late reply.

It appears that the author (or else a very dedicated fan) has posted here. Let me adress some things:

"The author isn't a fan of anime"

Then why model the characters after anime conventions?

"Haiba isn't a wishful fullfillment"

I have to disagree with your assumption. While not a Mary Sue per se, he does come across as the author's avatar, particularly in latter chapters. The fact that his angst is portrayed rather stereotypically doesn't help matters.

"Only Scar raped someone"

Doesn't erase the fact that said rape was a cheap way to get drama.

"The villains are in no way "stupid." They are all quite menacing, and much more intelligent than you, if this review is any indication."

- You don't seem to understand what Stupid Evil is, do you?

- They ARE stupid, and frequently their plans make no goddamn sense (particularly Pumba and Timon's)

- Threatening =/= good character. There's a reason why one dimensional villains are considered infantile, you know.

"The author actually takes the already well-developed characters from the source material and fleshes them out even further, in a manner that Allers and Minkoff would undoubtedly be proud of."

Now this is just funny.
comment #21861 peryton 3rd Nov 13
Do you remember when people used to laugh trolls off instead of responding to them seriously? Pepperidge Farm does.
comment #21862 kay4today 3rd Nov 13
You all remain idiots.
comment #22277 Anonymous13B 26th Nov 13
Just read this series. I perfectly agree with the reviewer. The fact that the author seems to be a manchild doesn't help matters.
comment #23298 Heliosphoros 24th Feb 14
I'm pretty sure anon is the fic's author. Only explanation.
comment #23299 qtjinla15 24th Feb 14
I'm not, actually. I believed I emphasized that, and if not, I'm sorry.

And no, the author is far from a "man child." There are some vile people in this world...
comment #23520 Anonymous13B 20th Mar 14
There still remains doubt.
comment #23539 qtjinla15 22nd Mar 14
I actually agree with pretty much everything you've said here. Honestly, I'm just wondering why this fic series needed to be a Lion King fanfic to begin with. It could have been it's own thing and barely anything would have changed {Aside from less character derailment and canon defilement}.

Although I am curious where all these comments about the author being a man child came from. He doesn't seem too bad of a person from what little I know of him, it's just that his Lion King fics are..... Not so good, IMO. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.
comment #23572 marston 24th Mar 14
Thank you for taking a less hateful approach to the matter, sir.
comment #23813 Anonymous13B 13th Apr 14
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