Post by LadyDruscilla on May 23, 2020 6:05:59 GMT -5
In this thread talk about the stuff in fanfic that make you want brain bleach or fight the urge to throw your computer out the window..I have quite a bit but my main ones are character bashing, lack of research on info that is accessible and characters doing things totally against their character out of nowhere for no good reason in fics that are not parodies or spoof.
Post by CharlotteTJohanssen on May 23, 2020 17:40:13 GMT -5
I always get annoyed seeing character bashing. I have a friend that writes fanfic and she doesn't like Dawn but she knew to give her a good future. It's a cliche but I do get annoyed when I see people making Kristy the lesbian. Why not Mary Anne? Why not Stacey? I'd like to see something different.
One of my BSC fanfiction pet peeves is the fics that portray Stacey as a shallow ditz who does nothing but shops for clothes and flirts.
Those fics liken Stacey to an imitation Jessica Wakefield/Lila Fowler.
Stacey is a smart girl with MANY interests, including reading and she's great at math and science.
Another pet peeve of BSC fanfiction is those where the BSC breaks up and only Kristy is all devastated and depressed whereas the other characters, especially Stacey, shrug it off.
And the offshoot of that is having Kristy not want to grow up and her wanting everything to stay the same while Stacey is depicted as eager to grow up, becoming reckless and sometimes eager to abandon her friends.
I think the canon Kristy, while she loves the BSC, is NOT afraid of change and is NOT afraid of trying new things.
And I think ALL of the girls would be sad if the BSC broke up, not just Kristy.
Post by CharlotteTJohanssen on May 25, 2021 12:23:36 GMT -5
I was reading through next generation fics and I have an unpopular opinion/pet peeve, but I absolutely hate the idea of Karen starting another BSC. She seems like the time to flit from one thing to another or do drama. When Karen starts another BSC, it immediately turns me off and I'm not reading that fic.
Also includes Vanessa and Haley as well, Vanessa's likely baby-sitting at home and probably wants to get away from it. I don't trust Haley after little liar.
I was reading through next generation fics and I have an unpopular opinion/pet peeve, but I absolutely hate the idea of Karen starting another BSC.
She seems like the time to flit from one thing to another or do drama.
When Karen starts another BSC, it immediately turns me off and I'm not reading that fic.
I think it would be the original BSC who starts the next generation in my timeline.
I see Becca as the president and Karen as the veep and Charlotte as either the secretary or treasurer and Vanessa as either the secretary or maybe event coordinator.
I suspect Hannie and Nancy would be in the club also as alternate officers...maybe Betsy Soback if she's settled down from her pranks from her earlier days.
I suspect Karen will have settled down and matured by middle school.
And she would definitely have realized by then that Tabitha Porter is a muggle after all, LOL.😅😅😅
Watson, Lisa and Elizabeth seemed to be guiding Karen in the right direction...after all, Watson and Elizabeth did have Karen apologize in writing to Tabitha for interrupting her garden meeting in Karen's Witch.
Even Mary Anne explained once to Karen that the word rapscallion meant a small, mischievous creature and that it was not a magical spell.
In Karen's Plane Ride, although Karen is a bit culture-shocked at her grandparents' rustic, rather old-fashioned farm that had no television and no computers and she had to go to bed and get up early, she doesn't create any drama or throw loud tantrums.
She just decides to learn why her grandparents seemed so old-fashioned and ends up learning a lot, having a great time and making a new friend.
I think Karen would have settled down into maybe being in plays and occasionally telling funny, dramatic stories.
I see the next generation as Becca the president, Karen the vice-president and them having the meetings in her room, maybe Charlotte as the treasurer like Stacey and Vanessa as the secretary and Nancy and Hannie as the alternate officers.
Perhaps if Betsy Sobak has matured from her prankster days, she could be part of the new BSC.
Rosie Wilder is another possibility if she's hopefully not still over-scheduled.
The original BSC would oversee their meetings that summer after they graduate from high school before they leave for university.
Then that late August once Kristy and company leave Stoneybrook for uni and adulthood, it would be Becca telling the next generation of the BSC This meeting of the BSC will now come to order.
Perhaps Karen as the new host and veep would then be the one passing out the treats! 😁😁😁😁
Post by CharlotteTJohanssen on May 26, 2021 9:05:09 GMT -5
I think I’m changing my view on Karen and have to conclude Karen in a BSC at all is a no go for me, immediate turn off.
Another is keeping the BSC close to to their 8th grade counterparts. I’m sure people are aware they’re going to be different. Kristy could learn to like shopping, Mary Anne could be gay, and Claudia could move to Paris.
Another is keeping the BSC close to to their 8th grade counterparts. I'm sure people are aware they're going to be different. Kristy could learn to like shopping, Mary Anne could be gay, and Claudia could move to Paris.
Me also...Stacey could also end up not at all boy-crazy by high school and perhaps Kristy or Mallory could go goth in high school.
Kristy would not have the patience to craft a goth look.
Hahaha, I totally agree but also would love to see it. That scene in the camping super special where her roommates try to make her all fancy is hilarious. Can you imagine how funny that scene would be if they did a goth makeover instead? Like the exact same scene but with dramatic black makeup and everybody acts like it's an everyday look.