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Dear My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Fandom, [11 Nov 2012|01:10am]

levikitty
okay I really need to get this out and here's as good a place as any

Please stop complaining how Rainbow Dash "was turned into a jerk" in seasons two and three. For one thing, half of what you guys complain about is highly exaggerated and amounts to "Rainbow Dash was kind of snippy in this scene CHARACTER DERAILMENT." Second of all, there really isn't any of this "turning into a jerk in later seasons" thing going on. Do me a favor and rewatch some of the season one episodes. Say, for example, Dragonshy and Fall Weather Friends. You can't honestly say that RD isn't being a huge jerk in those. This isn't something that suddenly just happened. She has always been this way.

Third of all, you guys seem to have this idea in your head that RD was meant to be a perfect polite angel. Why? The fact that she's brash and egotistical is the basis of her entire character. It's what makes her interesting and fun. It's why she has a strong fanbase to begin with. She's always had an in-your-face aggressive personality. Being pushy, rude, and always wanting to be number one are her character flaws and they always have been.

Most of these "jerk moments" you guys complain about is her being frustrated and people get touchy when they're frustrated. Pretty much the rest of the cast is the same way - they yell at people when they're stressed out (almost every main character has done this at least once!), but for some reason it's Not Okay when Rainbow Dash does this. Rainbow Dash's character is a lesson that sometimes people aren't always nice, but that doesn't mean they're bad. Being mean and irrational sometimes doesn't make her a villain. Sometimes good people have bad moments. RD is still a loyal and hardworking pony who cares a lot about her friends. That hasn't changed. She hasn't suddenly turned into Gilda the Gryphon here. Just because she's a pony doesn't mean that she has to be perfectly sweet all the time.
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Dear Person of Interest fandom... [06 Aug 2012|11:36am]

matrixrefugee
Cut for Season Two spoilers. Your Mileage May Vary. Standard disclaimers apply, etc. etc. etc.Collapse )
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Dear American Horror Story Fandom... [25 Feb 2012|03:25pm]

matrixrefugee
Cut for ranting, possible triggering content, and Season One spoilers galore. Click at your own risk, Your Mileage May Vary. Standard disclaimers apply, etc. etc. etc.Collapse )
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No excuses now, KHR~! [08 Feb 2012|06:57pm]

rainxlikexstars


This was from pixiv, but I'm sure it applies to a lot more people than just people on pixiv.
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Dear specific site [20 Oct 2011|09:53am]

phoebe_chan

I live this site. Really, I do. It's good fun, and generally reliable. See, this site collects "bishounens" from several fandoms (including non-anime/manga ones, like Sirius Black or Drizzt Do'Urden too), and generally really-really good. It covers most of the must-known stuff of each bishounen, their story, their relationships. And even some speculations about things not shown in canon, but hey, it's made by fangirls. So there's generally a lot of fangirling included. But it's all fine.

But seriously, if you write about Final Fantasy VII characters CHECK YOUR FACTS.

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Edited because of html fail


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*facepalm* [04 Aug 2011|10:46am]

fvny
[ mood | disappointed ]


Oh my god Quinrose fandom, it's just a game. CALM DOWN. What kind of fandom boycotts a company just because it's switching from PC to PSP?! I mean, no one is going to break into your house and put a gun up to your pet's head and force you to buy every game the company makes! And pirating the games so that they lose more money just because they're making games on the PSP? Why yes, you are such LOYAL customers. Pirating certainly wasn't the reason HNKNA never recieved an OVA or anything, right? And it's not like they made a movie to make up for it, right? And overseas fans are so incredibly important to Japanese companies, right?

It's not even a super huge fandom. WTF is with all the entitlement? I'm ready to run screaming in another direction. It used to be such a nice fandom, too...sigh. :(

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o u fanfic writers [11 Jun 2011|02:14pm]

netbug009
Dear many a fanfic writer I have come into contact with:

Being able to take Critique only makes you cool and awesome if you can do it without the passive aggressive attitude towards the person who gives it to you.

Tacking "But I appreciate your feedback!" or "By the way, I really respect you for your time!" onto the end of a review reply where you're obviously pissed at the reviewer for daring to say anything bad about your fanfic, and make excuses for plot problems (protip: They should make sense in the story to begin with) or typos or shallow characters or whatever.

Of course, if you disagree with a reviewer, fine. It's your fic and yes, you CAN write it however you like. But if you post it online, you will get opinions, and if you're going to reply to the opinions you don't feel like paying mind to, do it without the snark if you really appreciate/respect them.

A line of words is just a line of words. When you obviously don't mean them, they might as well not be there.

P.P.S. Sucking up to the reviewer by telling them you love their fics only makes it worse.
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Dear Majora's Mask fans (with a few snippets for general Zelda fans): [05 Jun 2011|09:04pm]

impa
Now this doesn't necessarily apply to ALL of you, so please, please, please don't think it does. This only applies to the extremely obnoxious fans who go around and act like nobody is entitled to their own opinion.

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Dear Wolfram, How do I break this to you? [05 May 2011|03:14pm]

amethystaura
 Dear Wolfram,

You happen to be the fictional character who reintroduced me to the joys of heady fangirling. How could I not love you?! And consequently, how could I not weep when I witness you being metaphorically mutilated in innumerable fanfics? Yes Wolfram, you may or may not have fanfiction in Shin Makoku, but here on Earth, it's a global phenomenon. Ask your fiance Yuuri about it anytime. Just don't subject him to reading the kind of fanfics I'm about to rant about.

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Oh, fandom, fandom, fandom. [20 Mar 2011|04:54pm]

fvny
[ mood | disappointed ]

Okay, I know this is an otome game series, which has a manga that, I admit, has a whole lot of character derailent. You don't like a certain pairing, fine. You hate this certain character, fine. Nobody's forcing you to like it.

Oh! But look! A new movie! Eww, said hated character is featured. Oh well, fandom can handle it so long if the hated pairing doesn't happen.

BUT WAIT! A new manga series appears! And everyone rejoices! Now, I definitely would not have a problem with this if the fandom didn't insult the first manga artist.

Fandom, getting excited is great, but please don't say you hate the manga artist, and on that note, are disgusted by the creators of the game for not being able to multitask making a movie, and 3 or so games. They aren't robots, nor your personal slaves. They can't cater to everyones needs, and you should feel thankful that they ARE making a movie, even after their so called fans nearly cost them lots of money by illegally downloading their games.

Ummm, was that too long? Whiney? Sorry if it is. Also, if anyone wants, I could put it under an LJ cut. I really needed to this off my chest.

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Dear Metroid "sorta" fandom, and others: [20 Nov 2010|01:15am]

karkashan
Yes, we get it. You don't like Metroid: Other M. Yes, you're very vocal about it.

Want to know something else? You do not speak for everyone. Shocking, I know, but there are plenty of other people (especially in Japan, where it's the best received 3d Metroid game) who think otherwise. People who read the manga, who actually paid attention to the story while playing the Metroid games that had come before. 

Yes, Sakamoto did say something to the effect of "the Metroid Prime games are a different take on the character, and I didn't factor in that characterization in this game". You know what that means? It means the Prime games focused less on Samus, and more on the Pirates during the story, while Sakamoto tends to focus more on Samus and less on the Pirates. It doesn't mean that he ignored the Prime games. (That would more  than likely get him fired)

But you know something? This all wouldn't really bother me all that much, if ya'll would just take a frickin' chill pill and stop whining 24/7 about it. Move on. You didn't like the game. Good for you. There will be other Metroid games. This series is not ruined forever. 

Dear peoples on the Internet: Yes, Megaman 2 was a good game, and a vastly improved sequel when compared to the first game. But there have been over 60 Megaman games since then. Something tells me that MM2 still isn't the "best" game in the series anymore. But again, this kind of thing is subjective. So again, let me reiterate. 

Ya'll are entitled to your opinion, but please respect that I am entitled to mine.  
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Guys! The Cars 2 Teaser is out! ....Guys? [22 Oct 2010|06:30pm]

netbug009
Pixar Fandom.

BREATHE.

It's a 30 second teaser trailer. A little too early to call it "ruined forever", "sold out", "pixar has finally made a dreamworks film", etc etc etc.

CALM. DOWN.
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[14 Oct 2010|03:06am]

blackjackrocket
Pokemon fandom--stop with this whole shitfit any time the issue of if Molly Hale is a villian or not comes up. With a series with ten year old heros and villians alike, the issue of a five-year-old villian shouldn't be this flameprovoking.
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To All Fandoms [15 Sep 2010|08:07pm]

csad21
[ mood | angry ]

Shout-out to all fandoms:

Alright, I've had it! What is wrong with you people?! I realise we live in a completely screwed up society where things like stalking and paedophilia are lauded as uber-romantic, but seriously, this takes the cake!

Sexual violation is not romantic! Never was, never will be!

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This really is long. I apparently don't know how to shut up. [05 Sep 2010|02:27pm]
rainxlikexstars
So, hey there. :D Before I get to the point of this, I would like to thank the mods for telling people not to complain about HUGE BLOCKS OF ANGRY TEXT. Or large blocks, and then letting people know to cut the long ones. Seriously, that makes things so much simpler. ♥ So thank you, mods.

(And sorry for the length anyway.)


Dear Reborn! fandom. . . .

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Alright. So. The short version? You made me hate femme!Mammon and Mammo/Bel because you couldn't keep yourself from screwing up her personality by turning her into an SI. You do this to almost all the female characters. I hate you for it. And all you who hate on OCs and assume that just because the OC is being paired with a canon character THEY MUST BE MARY-SUES, shove off. I'm sick of reading fics where's it's basically an SI/OC anyway, just using the canon character involved name, appearance and abilities. Could you just get off your high horse for a minute and stop acting like you're sooooooooooooooooo smart cause you only ship canon/canon pairings? Thank you. Much obliged.

S-sorry for the length orz.
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Omg. I want to read something else, please [01 Sep 2010|03:42pm]

unwritten_icons
Bleach fandom rant.

I like reading fanfiction. I also like reading (good) yaoi fanfiction.

But jesus god, I want to read something ELSE every now and then!

When I go to look at bleach news communities, I often look for fanfics featuring Byakuya, since he's my favorite character. But all. I ever. see. is Byakuya/Renji. That's it. Byakuya/Renji fanfics, Byakuya/Renji fanart, Byakuya/Renji doujinshi, yaoi yaoi yaoi yaoi, at least where Byakuya is concerned.

Like I said, I don't mind yaoi fic, but sometimes I want to read something else than Byakuya/Renji! Aren't people creative anymore? Where has het gone? Or different pairings? Yeah, Byakuya/Renji is easier to write since the whole Captain/Lieutenant thing, but fuck, man, isn't there any other character to write with him, besides angsty Byakuya/Hisana, which more often then not is just a way to write off Hisana and get Byakuya with Renji?

PLEASE Bleach fic writers, write something else.
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Dear DA One Piece Fandom [31 Jul 2010|11:45am]

netbug009
3 things.

1. DA does not allow posting manga scans in your gallery.
2. Most one piece groups don't allow it either to abide by this.
3. Not everybody is up to date with Japanese spoilers.

So if we could stop being idiots and submitting very spoilerish pages of One Piece to DA groups hours after the raws appear, that's be great. That's what spoiler marked journals are for. Thanks.
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[20 Jul 2010|08:23pm]

levikitty
Hey, competitive Pokémon players!

If you're going to get into the competitive battling aspect of the Pokemon, use Shoddy Battle, and battle on the Smogon University server, at least spend some time on the Smogon site and learn a few things about how the Smogon University server works and what the rules are. I take extra care to ensure that I follow tier restrictions and use Pokémon who are tier-compliant. Do not accuse me of cheating when I have, in fact, not. In other words, lurk moar before you fling accusations around. Especially because it makes you look like a sore loser when you do.

This has happened to me twice within the past day, and I'm getting really sick of being labeled a cheater when I am using perfectly legal teams.

Edit: And one more thing, for those less into the competitive games:

Can we stop whining every time a rival character isn't an exact clone of Green/Blue/Gary? Contrary to popular belief, rival is not synonymous with jerk, and it's a good thing that the series experiments with different personalities for its rival characters.
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[16 Jul 2010|07:24pm]

fvny
[ mood | and amused. ]


Dear Katekyo Hitman Reborn! Fandom:

The chapter came out recently, and already you somehow managed to make me facepalm several hundred times.

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[22 Jun 2010|01:17am]

stebia
[ mood | nauseated ]

Dear Dragon Ball Z fangirl,

No, your super kawaii cat-girl mary sue is not Cell's one true love.

Did you seriously think that would be possible?

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