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 I really REALLY don't understand fics that say something like… - lunarfirefox
 I really REALLY don't understand fics that say something like "REALLY OoC!"
Seriously, isn't the purpose of fan fiction trying to portray the original work in a new light/direction but still keeping the essence of the original characters? I guess I don't mind if some change in characterization comes from plot events. Naruto turns blind and gains a bit more patience? Sure no problem. The characters getting slightly drunk is okay too, as long as they don't do anything so unrealistic (within the realms of being drunk) while they are drunk. Turning Ryoma into a female that spazzes way too much and PMSes over dramatically? No thx. Cloud becoming an overly timid stumbling pile of goo when talking to Sephiroth is not very appealing either, Cloud has a backbone darn it and it should not be surgically removed for no good reason.

So yeah, I tend to flee at these "OoC" signs. It's like molding a cannon character into your own personal OC or self insert and just sticking the name of another character on it. It's like fraud D:<

And a writer really should have more confidence in his/her characterization. Kinda stupid to post a fic where you think the characters are completely different from normal. It's like admitting to the fraud! If you are committing fraud at least be discreet about it!  Well, at least it helps me avoid the fic
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narcista From: narcista Date: March 8th, 2010 06:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
I feel the same about OOC fics too.
Ofcourse it depends on how far they take the ooc-ness.
But I tend to avoid OOC in general.
I like to keep the original image of the character ^-^
lunarfirefox From: lunarfirefox Date: March 10th, 2010 06:10 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I can tolerate some OoC-ness, but in some fics I can't even recognize the characters xD;;

ketchupblood From: ketchupblood Date: March 8th, 2010 09:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
YES. Why are they even writing fanfic if it isn't for the characters?! (Okay, okay... plot/setting, fine.) BUT WHY?!

Or is it just really bad entitlement? lulz, I wrote fic NOW SHOWER ME WITH ATTENTION!
lunarfirefox From: lunarfirefox Date: March 10th, 2010 06:11 am (UTC) (Link)
I think they just want people to read their idealized characters by slapping a familiar name over this random character sometimes xD
Because they wouldn't get attention otherwise
svaro From: svaro Date: March 8th, 2010 11:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think it's also partially because they want to see a character in their own ideal-like stoic characters actually acting really cute and spazzy. It's humiliating for the character and it also plays into the person's ideal.

But yeah, I agree with you. If you change the character, then what's the purpose of writing. :|
lunarfirefox From: lunarfirefox Date: March 10th, 2010 06:12 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeaaaah, I dunno what crack they're on but I don't want any >>

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