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Nicely Done is a Fan Fic of The Loud House. It acts as a Deconstruction Fic of the fandom's habit of classifying the sisters as nice sisters and mean sisters.

While Lincoln is away at Clyde's, Lynn looks in Lincoln's room for earbuds because hers are missing and finds a piece of paper which claims that she, Lori, Lola, Lisa, and Luan are "mean sisters", while the rest of the sisters are "nice" ones.

The "mean" sisters decide to get on Lincoln's good side by being polite to him. At first he is happy with this, but then they decide to up the ante and be even more polite. Unfortunately, Lincoln doesn't like this because some of their actions (such as Lori letting him come into her side of her and Leni's room whenever he wants) are too uncharacteristic of them, and others (such as Lola and Lisa giving him a badly-made sandwich) are annoying.

The "mean" sisters then realize that Lincoln might think they're playing favorites by only being nice to him, so they try to be extra polite to their respective roommates—the "nice" sisters—as well. However, this inadvertently annoys the "nice" sisters but they don't want to tell them for fear of offending them, so they team up with Lincoln and try to annoy the "mean" sisters into shouting and giving up instead. This then culminates in Lincoln and the "nice" sisters attempting to set up a paint trap for the "mean" sisters, which ends with everyone learning the truth.

Nicely Done provides examples of

  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: Charles wears his collar, and at one point, Lola puts a top hat on Hops.
  • Alliterative Family: Just like on the show, everyone except Rita's name begins with an L.
  • Alliterative Name: Just as in canon, everyone's initials are L. Loud with the exception of Rita.
  • All Periods Are PMS: When Lincoln is wondering why half his sisters are behaving erratically, he wonders if it's "that time of the month" and they're having mood swings. He doesn't know much about it though, which shows when he applies this hypothesis to Lola (who's six) and Lisa (who's four). Later, he decides that it's too extreme to be "that time of the month".
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Zigzagged. When Lynn witnesses Lola arguing with Lori, she calls them both annoying. Lola is younger, but Lori is older. Then, Lola and Lisa unintentionally annoy Lincoln and Luan Luna. When the others are trying to annoy their sisters to make them shout and give up, Lily annoys Lisa, Leni Lori, and Lucy Lynn. However, at the end, they're all in agreement.
  • Animate Inanimate Object: Discussed when Lynn wants to know how her earbuds could have disappeared from their previous location overnight and jokingly mentions them growing legs.
  • Big Brother Bully: Subverted. Lincoln never thought his sisters were mean. There's also a moment of some of the girls wondering if they're big sister bullies, but it turns out they aren't either.
  • Big Stupid Doo Doo Head: When Lincoln is mad at Clyde, he mentally describes him as "stupid" and having "a stupid Lori obsession and a stupid... well, everything."
  • Big "WHY?!": Lana groans, "Why!?" when Lola cleans their room.
  • Bizarre Beverage Use: Luan offers Lincoln a soda and he thinks she's pranking him by having it spray in his face, but she's actually just honestly offering him a drink.
  • Baby Talk: Lola apparently calls affectionate scratching of the head "head scratchies".
  • Brainwashed: Lynn halfheartedly suggests brainwashing Lincoln into believing she and the others are "nice". Lisa says no, because that wouldn't help their image.
  • Brainy Baby: Downplayed for Lily, who can understand what's going on despite being a year old, but because of being only a year old, she only barely understands.
  • Chewing the Scenery: When the "mean" sisters are trying to be polite, they act dramatically affectionate, apologetic, etc.
  • Child Prodigy: Just like in the cartoon, Lisa is four years old but a scientist.
  • Continuity Nod: Lincoln describes his sisters' odd behavior as a kind of "Sisternado", which is how he describes their meddling in the episode "Heavy Meddle".
  • Death Glare:
    • In the first chapter, Lori stares Lola down.
    • Lori, Lynn, and Luan give Lisa a death glare when she breaks their argument with an air horn.
    • When Lynn admits to having been in Lincoln's room, she glares at him.
  • Deconstruction Fic: To the "nice sisters/mean sisters" fandom trend.
  • The Ditz: Leni is just as slow as in the cartoon.
  • Dope Slap: Lynn slaps herself after wondering if Lincoln has a secret compartment in his room, believing this to be a stupid idea.
  • Dumb Blonde: As well as being ditzy, Leni is blonde.
  • Edible Theme Naming: Mr. Coconuts the ventriloquist dummy features.
  • Emotionless Girl: Lisa doesn't like expressing emotions.
  • The Fashionista: Leni is just as into fashion as she is on the show.
  • Feud Episode: Lincoln and Clyde have an (unseen) argument that's so bad, Lincoln starts calling Clyde stupid and putting "best friend" in inverted commas. However, they make up.
  • Fever Dream Episode: When Lincoln wonders if he might be dreaming, things get so bizarre he wonders if it's a fever dream.
  • The Food Poisoning Incident: Defied when Lincoln doesn't eat the badly-made sandwich Lola and Lisa make because he thinks it would make him "have to take several trips to the bathroom".
  • Growling Gut: When Lincoln is hungry, his stomach growls at one point.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Zigzagged. Five Loud sisters are blonde, and while all of them can be mean sometimes, they're still five of Lincoln's best sisters.
  • Hated Item Makeover: Lola cleans up her bedroom, including the side her grubby twin sister Lana sleeps in. Lana hates having her side of the room cleaned.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: When Lola realizes that Lincoln might think she and the others are playing favorites, she calls herself and the others dopes.
  • Hypochondria: Downplayed when Lincoln briefly wonders if he's having a fever dream.
  • Hypocrite: Lynn thinks Lori is a hypocrite for calling her out for going into Lincoln's room but earlier, she'd taken Leni's clothes.
  • I Lied: When Luan gives Lincoln a can of soda, he thinks that she's shaken it up as a prank and lies that his fingers are sore, asking her to open it for him. When he finds out that the soda isn't shaken up, he apologizes and admits to having lied.
  • In-Series Nickname: Lynn calls Lincoln "Linc", Luan calls him "Linc-a-rino", and Lola calls him "Lincy". Lori then calls Leni "Len-Len" and earlier, Leni calls Lisa "Lis". Luna also calls Lucy "Luce".
  • Insomnia Episode: When Lincoln's sisters begin to act erratically, he gets insomnia trying to figure out why.
  • Jerk Jock: Lynn likes sports and she has some rude moments, which makes her worry Lincoln sees her as a jerk. It turns out, he doesn't.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: The story ends on the idea that all the Louds have flaws, but all of them are nice deep down.
Lola: "Just because I'm not a perfect angel, doesn't mean I'm a devil."
  • Lame Pun Reaction: When Luan makes a chemistry pun, Lola, Lori, Lisa, and Lynn just groan at it.
  • Large Ham: Lola is described as a "big time drama queen".
  • Lazy Bum: Downplayed for Lola. Lori thinks she's just being lazy not wanting to get her dress dirty, but she never acts lazy besides that moment.
  • Lethal Chef: Lisa and Lola make a sandwich that's apparently so bad that Lincoln's rather negative description of it is "to put it lightly".
  • Like Is, Like, a Comma: Leni thinks, "Like, worst decision ever" when she remembers wearing crocs.
  • Likes Older Women: Clyde (an eleven-year-old) having a crush on Lori (a seventeen-year-old) is mentioned, and it leads to him arguing with Lincoln.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Lori keeps a whole lot of her usual sky blue tank tops.
  • Literal-Minded: When Lori calls Leni a silly-willy goose, she thinks that Lori actually thinks she's a goose.
  • Little Miss Snarker: Lola, who's six makes a snide remark in response to Lynn being in Lincoln's room without his permission. Lisa makes some comments that are borderline snide.
  • Little Professor Dialogue: Four-year-old Lisa uses the same big words as she does in the show.
  • A Lizard Named "Liz": Hops the frog and Fangs the bat feature.
  • Maid: At one point, Lola and Lisa dress up as French maids.
  • Miserable Massage: Luan tries to give Luna a massage using her ventriloquist dummy Mr. Coconuts. Because he's made of wood, this just makes the knot in her back worse.
  • Neat Freak: Lola sits on the washing machine to avoid dirtying her dress, and her siblings dirty her room with mud when they're trying to annoy her.
  • Not a Morning Person: Leni wakes up feeling "drowsy and lethargic".
  • Not So Stoic: Lisa says, "Huzzah" at one point despite her normally-not-expressive personality. She also smiles when trying to be polite.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Lincoln is almost nervous when he notices his sisters acting unusually.
  • Passionate Sports Girl: The reason Lynn wants her earbuds is because she thinks music makes her do better at sports, which is a big deal to her. She also plays sports with Lincoln.
  • Phoneaholic Teenager: Lori's love of her cellphone is mentioned when she doesn't look up from it during the meeting in the basement.
  • The Pig-Pen: Lana thinks that Lola cleaning her stuff is bad.
  • The Prankster: While Luan never pulls pranks in this story, her nature as a prankster is mentioned on several occasions.
  • Pun: Luan makes a joke that she and science don't have much "chemistry", then she tells Lincoln to get back to his "fizz-ness" after giving him soda. She later makes a joke about Lincoln's pencils almost being sharp as his wit. Later, when playing polka on her accordion to annoy Luan, Luna quips that "accordion to [her] observations," Luan isn't enjoying herself. Luan's response is to say she has her "polka face" on.
  • Pungeon Master: True to canon, Luan makes lots of puns.
  • Selfie Fiend: Lori's idea of being nice towards Leni includes taking frequent "sister selfies" with her.
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: Lisa uses many long words, so much so that Lola calls the words "Lisa-speak".
  • Sibling Rivalry:
    • In the first chapter, Lori and Lola have an argument.
    • Invoked when Lincoln, Leni, Luna, Lucy, Lana, and Lily intentionally annoy the other sisters.
  • Speak in Unison:
    • In the first chapter, Lori and Lola say, "Shut it, Lisa!" in unison.
    • In the third chapter, Lori, Luan, Lynn, Lola, and Lisa wish Lincoln good morning in unison.
  • The Stoic: Lisa mentions that she's "adamant about avoiding human emotions".
  • Take That!: The fic is a big deconstruction of fans dividing the Loud girls in Nice Sisters/Mean Sisters; something that used to be quite a cliche within the fandom but has since died out.
  • Totally Radical:
    • Lynn says, "Yo!" to Lincoln in the first chapter.
    • During their argument, Clyde accuses Lincoln of "not being a bro".
    • Luna says, "Dude".
  • Trademark Favorite Drink: According to Luan, Lincoln's favorite drink is a type of soda called Mr. Fibb.
  • Unexpected Kindness:
    • When Lori (who had made Lincoln suspicious by acting unusually pleased to see him) grabs Lincoln and plonks him down on the couch, he thinks that the big smile she's wearing is fake and she wants to punish him for something. Lori, however, just lets him watch TV.
    • When Luan offers Lincoln a can of soda, he thinks she shook it up as a prank because that's the kind of thing Luan would do. Actually, she was just offering it to him with no ulterior motive.
    • When Lola tells Lincoln to "Stop right there!", he fears she will yell at him or attack him, since she's a Bratty Half-Pint. She's actually offering to walk Charles for him.
  • Unnecessarily Creepy Robot: Lisa equips Lily's jack-in-the-box with a Peek-a-boo animatronic, which is described as a wired, robotic clown with bright red eyes that drones "Peek-a-boo" over and over. Naturally, Lily's reaction is to cry over how unnecessarily creepy it is.
  • Verbal Tic: Lori, like in canon, says, "Literally" a lot.
  • Waxing Lyrical: Just before giving Luna a massage, Luan through Mr. Coconuts quotes "These Boots Are Made for Walking" by saying, "These hands were made for kneading, and that's just what they'll do!" Later in the same chapter, Luna says, "I'm going off the rails on this crazy train of theirs."
  • Ye Olde Butchered English: When annoying Lori, Leni briefly says, "Doth this garment pleaseth thee?"