Author has written 6 stories for ManHua/Chinese Comics/漫画, Harry Potter, and Avengers.
on AO3, you can find me as well as bleeb90
First things first: Thank you for spending your precious time reading my writing.
Thanks in advance,
So can anyone explain the following fanfiction trope to me?
1) Take some canon good guys who clearly aren't written as Mary Sue's or Gary Stue's and often have done some stupid or questionable things in canon.
2) Lay the GGTB's said canon mistakes under a magnifying glass. And, if they have a solid negative fanon, those mistakes as well.
3) Then let said GGTB fuck up in one (or more) of the following ways:
- Morally unjustifiable
NB: This Fuck Up will in some way directly affect the main character in a negative way, henceforth he or she will be known as "The Victim".
4) Have the Everybody And Their Aunt (read: all relevant canon and sometimes even fanon personages) come down on the GGTB which often leads to:
- Outing their mistakes and airing their dirty laundry (to at least the neighbourhood or working envoirnment, if not the national press)
5) All while 'the Victim' suddenly:
- gets an unrealistically high promotion
NB: this often happens separately from the exaggerated comeuppance to right whichever perceived wrongs have been committed to The Victim's person.
Up till this point I actually manage to be able to read these stories, but the point where I can't stomach them any longer is when I notice that the author gets stuck into having Everybody And Their Aunt getting to yell, scream, hit, or otherwise abuse these GGTB, who often don't seem to realise they have made any mistake at all and feel no remorse whatsoever. Possibly they suddenly seem to be racist as well. This often leads to the most awkwardly written monologues about how wrong their horrible mistakes were, and how sorry these GGTB should be.
This scene gets repeated by every single character you can place under the category Everybody And Their Aunt who gets back to The Victim and tells them all about it, so he or she can feel some personal vindication.
This is often when I realise I have only read about 1/3 of the story, the trials of the GGTB have yet to come, and I wonder if the story will ever get back on track...
Why would people do that to their stories?