Friday Free-For-All: Bad Fanfiction Edition

It haunted us. The writing of bad fanfiction. Pairings thrust upon us like a hamper of dirty laundry.

Here we discuss the worst pairings and most horrendous crimes in the Avengers fandom.

First point from marsy – Why does someone always have to turn into a cat? And why does romance and love always spring from this?! Second point – all of the OCs! Friggin Mary-Sue self-insert top S.H.I.E.L.D. agents.

Also, characters can only be as smart as their writers. Nick Fury and Tony Stark get a major downgrade. Playground bullying and childish plans do not a smart character make.

Wildfillysama only reads the choicest of Avengers fanfiction. Mainly FrostIron. She purges the bad ones from her memory.

EbolaBooze personally has not gotten that far into the fandom.

Also: Space Pirates.

Iron Man is not sentimental. He is not the blushing wallflower type, and HE SHOULD NEVER BE WRITTEN THAT WAY. What the hell are you people smoking?!

We assume all self-inserts are sweaty nerds writing themselves into the story in an orgy of self-gratification. Except when the story is hilarious.

Conversation segues into discussion of good fanfic authors, and how to write good crossovers.

PROTIP, BUDDING FANFIC AUTHORS. WRITE A GODDAMN GOOD SUMMARY. NONE OF THIS “Bad summary, but the story will be good!” SHIT. IF THE SUMMARY IS SHIT, WE WILL NOT READ IT.

The consensus is that OCs are good in a supporting role, and sometimes needed when there isn’t an existing character to fill the role.

 

And now for recommendations!

EbolaBooze: Wand and Shield (HP/Avengers crossover)

Wildfillysama: Bend Around the Wind by Scyllaya

Windfyre: It’s all in the Mind by inukagome15 (plus subsequent sequels)

Marsy: I can’t think of any off the top of my head, but I second what Ebolabooze and Windfyre recommended.

Lorekai: Dominoes and Dynamite by OperationBlackSheep

Anit the Flea: That one with avenging…

 

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