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In which Goten gives his editorial opinions on fanfiction.

I am not surprised to find there is very little fanfiction based on HO1C and The Devil's Rejects. Not the sort of movies that would attract the fanfic writing crowd and in a sense, it's hard to come up with fantastically decent plotlines.

I am a bit surprised at the low quality of the fanfiction I have found. Nah, it's not nearly as bad as some of the fanfic that can be found for Harry Potter, but on the other hand, some damned good fanfic can be found for Harry Potter. I haven't found any fics for Devil's Rejects or House, that has made me go, "Yeah, this is so good that if it isn't canon, it darned well ought to be." or even, "Yeah, this one I'm going to save." Most of it hasn't been eye sporking awful, except for some of the terrible *Mary Sues. Mostly my issues are just that the stories read so...dull. Ideas are glossed over, they all come across like someone is telling you the plot of a story they intend to write, rather than a story itself.

Still, I found one that didn't make me break out in hives on just the title alone and it was longer than some, so I printed it out to read off line. I stacked up the papers and put them on the floor for a moment and went to the bathroom.

When I came back, Goten had barfed on them. I thought he was sick until I read some of the bottom pages that were barf free. He wasn't sick, he was merely giving an opinion that matches mine complete.

Good stuff.


*Two flavors of Mary Sue in this fandom. The first is the typical one we've all come to know and love. "Even though he was the baddest mother to ever live, when Otis looked into the deep blue orby eyes of Kylannia, he felt himself changing. Later that afternoon, she found him saving puppies and helping the poor." Fortunately, this flavor is pretty rare all things considering.

The second is someone who they want to make an even badder ass and more insane than the characters. "Pausing only to eat a small child with Grey Poupon mustard and then dance around singing like a lunatic Lamashtu walked over to Baby, poked her in the eye with a sharp stick. She laughed while Baby's eye dribbled icky eye stuff. Then, Lamashtu burned down the house while having massive sex with Rufus, Otis, and Cutter in the middle of the flames. She didn't die though, cause her father was a demon so she was a half demon. Cutter and Rufus did. Otis should have, but since I er uhm, I mean, Lamashtu found him really sexy, he lived. Please tell me honestly what you think of my story. And by 'honest' I mean that if you write anything negative, I will stomp my feet and accuse you of flaming me, and swear never to write again and sick my sock puppets friends on you." This later Mary Sue is much more popular. That doesn't make her less anoying. The printed out story Goten barfed on feature the second variety.
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