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Fanfic / Love Ain't Easy, It's Ezzy

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Love Ain't Easy, It's Ezzy is a Total Drama fanfic written by The Kobold Necromancer, who is best known in the fandom for writing the Total Drama Comeback Series.

It follows the adventures of Izzy and Ezekiel after Izzy gets kicked off of TDA. As the story progresses, the two start to become closer, and while it is mostly Izzy helping Ezekiel adapt and improve in the real world, eventually he is there to help her too. It also includes other characters that didn't make it into the season, with their own relationships, problems, and issues.


Provides Examples Of:

  • Abusive Parents: In Chapter 14, it's revealed that Izzy's family hates her. In fact, they were ecstatic when she got onto TDI because it meant that she'd leave them alone.
  • Alternate Universe Fic: This fic gives us an idea of what might have happened if nothing came of Courtney's gripes about not being in the second season and how far Justin's manipulations could take him in the show without Courtney suing her way on.
  • Babies Ever After: The fic ends with an epilogue describing Izzy and Ezekiel's married life and their children.
  • Berserk Button: Izzy doesn't have a big problem with people badmouthing her, or even them calling her "Izzy" instead of "E-Scope" as the story goes on, but Duncan, Courtney, and Eva find out first hand what happens when you insult Zeke around her.
    Izzy: Who the fuck are you to judge my boyfriend?
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  • Bigger Is Better in Bed: Duncan. Well, according to Izzy, anyway.
  • Dating What Daddy Hates: In Chapter 14, it's revealed that Izzy's father thinks Ezekiel is a "loser" and that he has called her to demand she stop seeing him.
  • Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: A non-romantic, non-comedic example. Eva tied up Ezekiel in a lawn chair because of a sexist comment he didn't even make, beat him up when he tried to stand up for Izzy, and tossed him, still tied up, in a swimming pool. If Izzy, Geoff, and Bridgette hadn't saved him, Zeke would have drowned. Aside from a couple mentions of the rescue, no one makes any real note of it.
  • Ferris Wheel Date Moment: At one point, Izzy and Ezekiel are at a carnival with Bridgette, Geoff, Cody, and Gwen, and the three couples all decide to ride the ferris wheel together. However, while Izzy and Ezekiel are on the ferris wheel, Duncan sabotages the ferris wheel to make it go faster, which causes the car Izzy and Ezekiel are in to come flying off... towards the set of Total Drama Action.
  • Freudian Excuse: Duncan's underlying reason for his harshness toward Bridgette and her relationship with Geoff is so deep-seated that he isn't consciously aware of it until Izzy deduces it: Duncan once had a girlfriend in his hometown who resembled Bridgette in both appearance and attitudes, but she betrayed him by calling the police on him and making a crime he committed sound much worse than it actually was. Right after he was thrown in jail, she started dating his best friend.
  • Funetik Aksent: Ezekiel's strong Canadian accent is written phonetically.
  • Got Me Doing It: As Izzy and Ezekiel's relationship progresses, Ezekiel's "eh" Verbal Tic starts rubbing off on Izzy.
    Izzy: Well, I'm just thinking about the future and all, eh. (puts a hand to her mouth in surprise) Oh my... I just said "eh"!
  • Hypocrite:
    • Courtney tries to call out Izzy for dating a supposed misogynist in Ezekiel, only for Izzy to come back with this:
      Izzy: "This coming from the girl, who acts so professional and by the rules and expects everyone to do the same... and yet you're shagging a criminal!"
    • Izzy calls out Eva when the the latter makes fun of seeing Izzy and Ezekiel being intimate in the hot tub one night. Izzy responds by pointing out Eva's (supposedly) secret "never-ending sex romp" with Noah, which Izzy knew about from the start but previously had no reason to discuss.
  • Insecure Love Interest:
    • Eva worries that Noah's family will criticize him because he's dating someone who's not "a college person", as she puts it. Noah assures her that his family won't react poorly.
    • Izzy worries that once she tells Ezekiel what her family is really like and how they view her, he will feel the same way and reject her. Ezekiel assures her that he is capable of making his own judgments about her.
  • The Internet Is for Porn: When Eva and Noah are having their Two-Person Pool Party, Eva asks how Noah is so good at pleasuring her if she’s the first girl he’s ever done it with. Noah responds thusly:
    Noah: When a boy is left alone by his family and only the internet around to answer his questions, he learns a few things.
  • Jerkass: Chris, natch. He states that he actually enjoys seeing his contestants in pain.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Izzy invokes this trope by yelling the "classic" battle-cry when she attacks a couple of rude customers, one of whom hit Ezekiel.
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl: Izzy- the wild and crazy girl who gives the sheltered Ezekiel a new lease on life.
  • Morality Pet: D.J. is the self-centered Heather's voice of reason. Heather still makes fun of the others, but reins in her feelings and notions when DJ asks her to. It's a slow, but steady process from how she was on TDA.
  • Oh, Crap!: In the final three of TDA, Justin won the "natural disaster" film challenge, got to choose who to eliminate, and didn't hesitate to pick Beth, who he'd been stringing along the entire contest. Cue Chris dropping a twist that the person who came in second, Beth, actually gets to make the choice of who is gone... Harold says it best, in his own nerdy way:
    Harold: "Looks like Sephiroth just revealed the evil behind his pretty face."
  • Odd Friendship: Bridgette started off really disliking Ezekiel, but ends up being one of his closest friends throughout the story.
  • Pair the Spares: Lampshaded and discussed by Katie and Tyler near the end of the story, believing that 11 boys and 11 girls were brought on the show in the hope that they would all hook up with someone else on the show. Katie exploits this deduction by asking Tyler to "take a chance on her", and Tyler admits that he's "always willing to give someone a chance."
  • Parental Substitute: Because Izzy's real parents hate Ezekiel and refused to show up to Izzy's wedding because of it, the one who walks Izzy down the aisle is Chef Hatchet, who describes Izzy as being like a daughter to him.
  • The Peeping Tom: Izzy spies on couples' intimate encounters, and even films one.
  • Pet the Dog: Subverted when Heather warns Beth that Justin is using her. The subversion is that Heather's motives for this seemingly good deed are entirely selfish.
  • Rescue Romance: Izzy and Ezekiel's relationship is kicked off after Izzy saves Ezekiel from drowning.
  • Running Gag: Zeke and Izzy sneaking onto the TDA set for various reasons, including looking for Izzy's friend "Snakey" and being flung onto the set by Ferris wheel. The twist on the end of this gag is that it actually gets both of them back on the show as contestants.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Izzy says she is attracted to Ezekiel because he’s so kind and gentle.
  • Strong Girl, Smart Guy: Eva and Noah.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Justin, especially when he interacts with or talks about Beth and Izzy during TDA. He eventually realizes what he had done, apologizes to Beth over the next season of Total Drama, and then courts her for real.
  • Two-Person Pool Party:
    • In Chapter 1, Izzy spies on Noah and Eva while they’re having sex in the pool.
    • There’s also the hot tub scene in Chapter 9, where Izzy and Ezekiel get to second base in a hot tub.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: When a couple of rude customers at a restaurant attack Ezekiel, Izzy attacks them as retribution.
  • Wacky Marriage Proposal: Ezekiel doesn't mean for his proposal to be wacky, but his friend Tyler has a way of accidentally breaking things. Izzy finds it very funny until she realizes what Ezekiel is actually saying.