So what is really wrong with having a fan character?
Apparently, theres something wrong with having one. And having one with a very developed story that intertwines with the characters of said fandom (assume its Naruto and I WILL destroy you). What really is wrong with having one is beyond me, but it seems if you do a few stories with fan characters, or original characters to be specific, the story will go unread.
Really, are you that shallow-minded?
Ive been writing fanfictions on and off for years now, since 2004, varying between what my interests were at that point. So YES I have a Naruto one, BACK. OFF. It was originally going to be a different story, but I got so pissed off with people saying it was amazing, I revamped it and now its just basically smut with a bit of a plot. And its STILL faved and commented on with a Continue please (insert annoyed sigh here).
It seems that if you cannot blend in with what everyone else is doing, your work, and your characters you spent a lot of time on, just plain suck. On top of that, if its not yaoi, it sucks.
Let me elaborate before your mind blows up with rage.
Ive loved Yu Yu Hakusho the longest out of any of the other animes Ive ever watched. Just something about the story line and the character developments that really got to me. And yes, I fell for the damn bad-ass bishie boy, just like many others. Sue me. Thus, my friends and I (this is in 2004-2005 mind you) would write silly little tales, and so our characters were created.
Nowadays, after rewatching the series for like the fourth time, Ive got great ideas for stories for the aftermath kind of thing, but no one will even touch the stories. If its not a yaoi pairing, its not good. Think Im jumping to conclusions? Look at the Yu Yu Hakusho section on adultfanfiction.com. Youll see Im being serious.
Even if by some lucky chance someone does read it, they accuse me of making Shakaku (my OC that I created back in the day) a total Mary Sue.
Ooooh doesnt that just piss anyone off?
But I can go into detail on how shes no different from any of the characters on that show. Yes, she is a dragon/fire hybrid of a demon. Yes, she is a princess (though refuses to take the throne, what with her father still alive and her people hating her for not being a pure-blood), and yes, she loves black. Yes, she has a bad past. But look at each character on that series and tell me they cant be considered mary-sue-ish in that sense. What was the male version, Gary-Stus? Eh, whatever. Yusuke dies and comes back with spiritual awareness. Woo, ok believable. Then, every case, he grows stronger, when hes really not even supposed to, breaking the limits of a normal human at most times. Ok, getting a little too out there. Then, even further on, we come to find out hes descended from one of the LORDS of Demon World, and thus a demon himself. In a way. Ok people, isnt that just a bit out there? I think we can let my girl slide on being descended from a Dragon Lord, hm?
Kurama was once a thief of the highest class. A fox that slowly progressed into a demon. Hm
well alright. Well go with it. Hes almost killed but narrowly escapes to human world, possessing the fetus of a woman.
Sounding a bit odd yet? THEN he can unlock his powers, but not in full. Blahblah, seeing my point yet? Its with his odd background of how he even became a demon that Sha can slide with being half dragon and half fire.
Hiei is the perfect example of a Gary-Stu or whatever the hell you want to call those things. The troubled past that EVERYONE seems to hate in fanfictions, he gets sympathy for. Uh-huh, so my dragon-girl committing mass murders because her mate was killed makes her a Mary-Sue. Puh-lease.
I think I made my point with how people need to think further on the original characters of the series before they pick on the original characters of the fans. Theyre not as far-fetched as youd seem.
What makes a good fanfic, in my opinion, is being able to get into the anime characters minds, taking on their personas and being able to work with it, tweaking it just to get the end result you want but not make them someone totally different. Along with that, it takes well-developed original characters to make the story move along.
BUT OMG ITS NOT YAOI, THEYRE TOTALLY GAY FOR EACH OTHER!!!!111
*wiggles finger in ear* Watch a series very, very, very closely. No where, in the entire series, the entire 112 episodes of Yu Yu Hakusho does it say say, or even hint at, that Hiei and Kurama are totally involved. Hell, watch episode 111, that will kill any dream of any yaoi fanatic. Of Hiei giving the tear gem to Kurama to pass back on to Yukina.
Kurama: Im flattered, but Im really not interested in you like that.
Hiei: Its not for you!
Seriously, watch, youll learn something.
And where in Naruto does it say that Itachi wants to shag his own brother? Hm? Id like to see where that is even CONSIDERED. Thats another thing I want to delve into but not yet. Where in it does it suggest Naruto and Sasuke want to bang each other senseless? Show me, where in Rurouni Kenshin does Kenshin and Sanosuke admit they want to be more than friends? And just because of this fantasy world, all the good fanfictions are getting over-looked because its not full of gay sex. Alright, awesome. Go watch a gay porn and tell me how hot that is. A guy taking it from behind up the Hershey Highway, grunting and groaning and sweating as another guy is straining away at it. Tell me how sexy that is. Ooh baby, right?
Ok, so what brought about this incest is awesome thing, hm? INCEST IS WRONG. Have you ever looked at a sibling and said Yeah I want a piece of that ass. Do it, I dare you. Even if you have a sibling or cousin of the same sex. Do it. Tell me, whats so alluring of Dante and Virgil clawing at each other? Whats so amazing about Itachi doing Sasuke? What is so captivating of any pairing like that? Do you have repressed feelings for a sibling of your own? Really, I just cant understand this one. Feebs, ElvenAngel, has done amazing fanfictions with her OC Tess and Dante. I know because Ive betaed a few, and even gone out of my way to read a few others. Honestly, Tess is so well-rounded shes an amazingly believable character, and a believable source of Dantes Achilles Heel. But her work is scorned just as mine is because Dante isnt banging his brother. Oh get over yourself. These are the people who will read a yaoi even if the grammar and spelling suck.
Really? I mean come on.
Anyway, figured Id rant a little, because I really dont understand why some amazing work is over-looked, just because one of the anime or game characters hooks up with an OC. If its a believable situation, and the anime/game characters are still totally in character,
well whats the real problem? Apart from THEYRE NOT TAKING IT UP THE ASS. *twitch* Honestly, give some believable stuff a chance. You never know what youll find.