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Gotham deserves a better class of fanfic.
19 May 2013 @ 07:35 am
HM.  
*blows dust off the old journal*

So let's consider this our official stopping point in the study.

Hello. I was once foxypope. I'm known by other names on the internet but you don't have to worry about that.

I'm just going to go over what's pertinent for you to know, if you ever were interested in this journal

and if anyone happens to still be around to *care*

since it seems Livejournal has gone the way of the elves.

So in 2011, I went crazy. Big time. I experienced the voices and occasional hallucinations and huge giant delusions to try and deal with all of it. My body was betraying me at the same time my mind was.

I'm just letting everyone know that me at 17-18 was actually dealing through shit with this journal. It was not meant to ever be a simple exercise in *whatever*--what makes a good Joker fanfic? Good writing? Certainly not. I was putting out venom because I felt extremely misunderstood...
I still feel misunderstood. More than ever, thanks to the institutions that processed my mental illnesses.

What I realized *while* I was going through all of this is that I really enjoy analyzing people
and I especially liked to analyze people when I felt I did not understand

I'm past the point of pretending I don't understand people, now. Half of the venom I spit on these journals are fucking sarcastic. I actually now can read
exactly
what these poor shitty writers intended to write.
I just spit at the presentation because I know it's inadequate for communication across the board. It frustrates the living fucking Jesus out of me to see clunky ass writing.


I can read their intentions on the page and it's scary for me because
everyone else just
can't? Or is it me?

So yeah. I just want everyone to be aware that I was never an expert. I had huge writing hurdles to go through when I abandoned this journal because I was convinced there is only one "right" way to write.

There fucking isn't.

I will never be convinced that I can't say when something is shitty in a piece of writing; I will always be good at pointing out stupidity in language.

It's just there's definitely a point where it no longer matters.
It does actually exist, I assure you.
I would sooner have the intelligent folks who enjoy this journal to actually like
consider and acknowledge
that shitty stuff we hate is all coming from some weird place where people feel a strong need to express themselves
than to find themselves where I was
which was constantly doubting and questioning myself

I'm not going to pretend like anything I posted here was secretly gold: it is definitely like around kicking fetal abortions inside the trashcan, gotta tell you. It was only educational to an extent.

I mean I learned things. I think I might've helped others? I am not sure at the moment.

If you want to know what I'm up to now: Uh... not livejournal, unfortunately. I'm on tumblr and if anyone is still around they are absolutely free to ask me what it is, but I won't post it for now.

I am on the Facebook because after going crazy I realized people in reality actually do *really really* like me. It's cool. I almost feel popular but I can hardly say I am. I'm just extremely fortunate to be surrounded by a group of creative people and come from a creative family; I don't question my perspective so I'm not really spending a lot of time wondering about others. *TRYING* not to.

Fandom wise, I've read a lot more Batman and can say I think I'm wrong in a lot of instances in this journal... Overall though I'm way more into Sherlock Holmes now, and yes, it was because of the BBC series, but now more than ever it's for the original stories that Doyle wrote. Right now I'm dealing with this weird feeling of fucking hating the Johnlock fans for almost universally, by mine eye, not actually reading the original stories (of which I've almost read 20 and I'm feeling boss for it) and feeling so disconnected from the rest of the fandom otherwise, because all I see is Johnlock... it's not even funny. Definitely feels like I come from the same weird planet Sherlock Holmes came from, some days...

Believe me, it's taking a lot of self-control not to break out my ideas of ruthlessly mocking them, too. Mostly because I have bigger fish to fry.

I am no longer really afraid to write.
I am much better at drawing.
I'm going to write comic books for all of you. Anyone who has read this journal gets a free copy of anything I ever publish in the future, you just have to mention that I did this and tell me your favorite part from the journal. (If it becomes a news story this contract is void, I r sorry, u might still get something free though for being smart and informed. Just wanna keep it to my real fans ya dig?)

And yeah I'm making plans for being big and famous so waht
Like I said
bigger fish to fry than MSTing fandom for the rest of my life.

And I'm pretty much avoiding that temptation in order to make art.

So... I assure you, I am not a terrible artist. I am a huge opinionated critic, true, but I have no fears when it comes to my own creative talents. This is what makes me okay with being opinionated.
It makes me okay with being sort of ignorant at the age that I was. It's not exactly terrible ignorance, it's just a "Clearly we didn't know Some Things yet..." sort of feeling. Viewing my non-innocent innocence??

If I had to name some of my problematic comments:
-"Whores" and "bitches" constantly
much more productive to tell you why they're so annoying than to start throwing names around
or referring to women as such anyway
sort of over doing that costantly
- Lots of victim blaming when Sues or Joker victims do something stupid. This is just Hollywood-brainwashing I've overcome. Need to blame the writer for not thinking, not the character; clear distinctions.
- Lots of questioning of seemingly odd behavior that I can say confidently I've sometimes come to experience myself in the height of my insanity (including having messy purple hair, ironically, and also having totally weird thoughts in tonally inappropriate situations, too--the list goes on)
- Not explaining enough about what a Sue is and isn't. I put too much on what the Sue looks like when the only point I'm trying to make is that these writers are defining their female lead characters by how they look, almost primarily, before they think about how their characters actually might appeal to an audience past superficialities.
- Also the huge fact that it's obvious that girls are just underexposed to strong female characters anyway; should anyone be this surprised at the results being Mary Sues everywhere? women are always subjected to this romantic interest role and so of course the Sue does this without fail. It's ridiculous to blame the people who are clearly the victims of

--yeah I'm going to say it because I love fucking Heath Ledger and the Joker and I'm not going to pretend he didn't say everything he needed to say in that role--

Media brainwashing.

"Bad art" is brainwashed art. I have been a Suethor, when I was a child, and I know where it all came from. Meanwhile, these girls shouldn't *have* such a narrow perspective at their age. It shouldn't still be there when it can so easily be gone with *before* puberty. That you can enter the body of other characters just fine and see things from their perspective, not just your original character's.

I realize everyone is different but I'm seeing too much
newness
to the idea of sexual fantasy and involving your personal egos with fictional characters.
Especially in Johnlock these days like wow. I actually read a "well-written" Sue story because it had the worst, stupidest Johnlock plot ever--I was giving it a chance and just.
The pointlessness really gets.
To you.


Like everyone's a baby at writing, suddenly, and never connected to art meaningfully in their whole life?
That fucking scares me.

And yet. And yet. When I go crazy: I see souls and stars shining brightly out from these particularly chosen fics. Quite often they're cries for help, as the Suethor identifies with the Joker enough to know he ain't about bullshit that I come at you all with. He ain't about people like me. They identify enough for me to see they're escaping intensely and imagining intensely. They just can't write for shit. Oh well.

I don't have to be impressed with the presentation. I also don't have to worry about what strange, lost people do with their writing time, eh?

Everyone else could do Suethors a huge favor though and stop bullying them and start looking at them more as the children of the writing world. Or babies? Babies works.

Better yet, work on your own creative arts and focus on you. Don't look at what other kids are doing, not unless you know what planet their from. Otherwise it's going to lead you down the rabbit hole...


Which, to be frank, is a cool place to be. Like I'm pretty happy where I am right now.
Wish I was less alone, but not enough to wish any of you the mental torture I've endured over this feeling of "I don't get it, WHY?"

So I'll try to end on a positive note because I am rambling and clearly need to get back to writing things with where my rambling is going.

Point is: Drop a comment if you still care and you can contact me if you ever want help in your future writing endeavors. This definitely goes for anyone who sees this journal, no matter who you are. Thank you for reading and caring, even if I should've done a better job myself at both. :)
 
 
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Gotham deserves a better class of fanfic.
02 February 2010 @ 12:14 am
What happened to me? Simple answer: college. More truthful answer: lack of interest. It's fun to spork but it kind of takes... you know... effort.

I'm planning to do more on this story since it's just... so, so bad. But updates will be spastic and infrequent, more than likely. Sorry folks, I've never been a very consistent person, lol. I hope you enjoy it anyway.

Title: Deal the Joker--which you can buy on lulu.com! ... Or just fucking read the entire thing for free, since that's complete bullshit!
Culprit: Rachel Twistednightmareprincess--Gee, ya think that's a pseudonym?
Sue-Type: Dumbass!Sue, so far. She's got a bit of a Snotty!Sue in her, and I sense she will develop into a Badass!Sue who will replace Harley as Joker's sidekick. Poor Harls.
Sue-Name: Sally
Age: Young and stupid, no doubt. Well, DEFINITELY no doubt about the latter point...
Hair: Short and black
Eyes: Brown and wild. ~*Ooooh.*~
Annoying Traits: A total and complete dumbass. She's actually been more amusing than annoying so far.
Connection to Canon Characters: She gets kidnapped by the Joker. I know, I was totally shocked by that too.

What is this I don't evenCollapse )

So that's the first chapter. I want to do more, but we'll see, hmm?
 
 
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Gotham deserves a better class of fanfic.
08 July 2009 @ 10:20 pm
Anyone else think Rachel... you know, wasn't annoying enough in both movies? I mean I really thought she could've been even less attractive, less entertaining and more grating to listen to than she was--I could have definitely cheered louder in the theater when she blew up the first time, too.

Luckily, I guess someone else thought that one Dawes wasn't enough.

Title: Relief and Disbelief--I experienced the former after finishing this spork and the latter while reading it the whole time.
Culprit: DarKnight1Fan--not really sure what the Dar Knight is, though.
Sue-Type: Snotty!Sue, for reasons you'll see. Dumbass!Sue for being so damn oblivious.
Sue-Name: Lauren Dawes.
Hair: Don't remember. Probably like RAAAACHEEEEL'S.
Eyes: Don't know, see above.
Annoying Traits: Giving the reader stupid details, being really stupid about... everything that happens to her, generally being pretty snotty.
Connection to Canon Characters: Rachel's sister, stays at Bruce's penthouse for no real reason, and for some inexplicable reason is being stalked by the Joker. Just cuz.

Let's see if you can make me appreciate Rachel even more.Collapse )
 
 
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Gotham deserves a better class of fanfic.
11 May 2009 @ 08:49 pm
I decided to follow up on some of my other Sue sporks; this one in particular is a follow-up on Eye Candy, which has proven to be quite a favorite!

So here's a few extra sporked chapters for you all.

Being kidnapped proves slightly inconvenientCollapse )

Things get rape-y.Collapse )
 
 
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Gotham deserves a better class of fanfic.
30 March 2009 @ 06:41 pm
Here's part two, in which Madolyn Wayne becomes even more Sueish and the Joker finally decides to show up!

FINALLY get to the Dark Knight... kind ofCollapse )
 
 
 
Gotham deserves a better class of fanfic.
With school, Watchmen and concentrating on my own writing, I realize I've neglected this journal. Sowwy. *pets journal*

I'm back for this entry, though! And I'm thinking about going back to some of those other fics and seeing what happens to the Sue after their initial Joker encounter--the really bad ones, of course. Or maybe all of them. We'll see!

For now, Jesus Christ, this Sue takes SO LONG to get to the point of anything that I had to split this into two posts. Part one is right here:

Title: Wicked Games--GNARLY, BRO!!
Culprit: PhoenixOwnsTheNight--Who seems to enjoy spreading the Mary Sue disease to other fandoms.
Sue-Type: Snotty!Sue, angsty!sue, our first matchmaker!sue
Sue-Name: Madolyn Wayne. Yes, we have a Wayne.
Age: She goes from 1-18 or 19 within the fic.
Hair: Brown, curly
Eyes: Brown eyes
Annoying Traits: Warps situations to center around her. Makes Bruce wubby, makes the Joker rape-y. Randomly gets abused. Takes care of cancer kids. Manages to down 12 alcoholic drinks and NOT pass out or get sick or even act absolutely shit-faced. Generally being there when she would serve more purpose not being there. I could really go on...
Connection to Canon Characters: Bruce's little sister, Alfred takes care of her, Rachel's BFF, is friends with Harvey, somehow knows Lucius Fox, met Gordon, and of course gets kidnapped by Big J.

Batman Begins + Arbitrary SueCollapse )
 
 
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Gotham deserves a better class of fanfic.
27 February 2009 @ 07:19 pm
... I... I can't escape from them, can I?

Here I am, Pit of Voles. In the Batman section, in the COMIC BOOK category. And I come across this. A LedgerJoker!Sue.

In the COMIC BOOK section.

Keep your damn Dark Knight Sues in the Dark Knight section, you god damn Suethors! You force me to do this. This is more than just for funsies now. This is personal.

Title: Arkham Asylum--Yeah? What about it?
Culprit: SasukexUchihaxox--You know you can expect great work from authors who list their favorite anime by number.
Sue-Type: Angsty!Sue, and two firsts: Batshit!Sue (as in more than usual) and what may be a Superhuman!Sue. The X-men fandom is over there, dear.
Sue-Name: Tegan Hanna Benjamin. A name that should come free with barf bags.
Age: "Young teen". I'm sure they mention it somewhere. I venture to say 16.
Hair: I'm sure the narrator told me? I don't care enough to remember.
Eyes: "Ocean blue orbs." Oh, yes, people. We have indeed found "orbs" still being actively used by Suethors.
Annoying Traits: Oho, where to start? Being declared a genius even though she should be declared a wackadoo psychopath above all else, turning out to be about "meh" on the intelligence meter, being a pompous bitch on top of being a psychopath, and of course having the entire story revolve around her.
Connection to Canon Characters: None so far, but the summary says that the Joker will become "fascinated" with her and her Sue sister teams up with Batman. Oh boy.


You don't think Einstein liked cutting people up?Collapse )

(P.S.: This may be one of my longest posts ever. Sorry, I'll try not to make them so long next time, but some fics I just can't do in one go--I have to do them bit-by-bit, day-by-day, so I end up retaining a lot of snarks because I'm always fresh going back to it. So again, sorry for the tl;dr.)
 
 
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Gotham deserves a better class of fanfic.
15 February 2009 @ 02:20 pm
Oh, my, well... this author claims that her OC is definitely NOT a Sue. I mean, it even says it in the summary.

But that's never stopped us before, right? ... Well, it won't now, anyway. Because I call the shots, and this OC is a Suey-Mc-Sue-ickson. Yeah, that bad.

Title: Eye Candy--a white-collar version would be called "Trophy Wife."
Culprit: Joker-is-sexy--you know, if nothing else convinces you that this person isn't a Suethor, it should be her name.
Sue-Type: A big snotty!sue and a plainjane!sue.
Sue-Name: Nichole "Candy" Stevens... because the name Nichole just makes me think "Candy."
Age: 23
Hair: Long, dirty blonde, "perfectly curled"
Eyes: Green
Annoying Traits: Being snotty, having the Joker stare in amazement at her great plainjane!sueness.
Connection to Canon Characters: The Joker uses her as a, and I quote, "meat shield." She goes to Harvey Harvey Harvey Dent's party.

Don't let the plainjane!sue exterior fool you.Collapse )

Because it very quickly escalates into something horrible and unkind.Collapse )

This is one long post, so be forewarned.
 
 
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Gotham deserves a better class of fanfic.
timewaster89 suggested that this Suethor's Dark Knight Sue may just be as bad as her Sweeney Todd fic. She really, really had no idea. Oh, and may I point out the stupidity of the Suethor double-posting the fic to both Batman (Tim Burton) and Batman Begins/Dark Knight. They're two different fandoms! Universes! Christ's sake, woman, you're talking about two different JOKERS!

Anyway, it's pretty god damn awful.


Title: Mystery of the Night--I'll tell you what's a mystery: That someone could make such an outstanding Sue in perfect seriousness. Oy vey.
Culprit: northstar37--Who has many other Sue-stories for you to read in utter horror!
Sue-Type:
A big, fat badass!Sue, people. Also got some snotty!Sue in her, too.
Sue-Name: Isabella; no last name mentioned. Hmm, Isabella, where have I heard that before...
Age: Who the fuck knows.
Hair: "long dark brown wavy hair"--Hm, now who has long wavy dark brown hair and is named Isabella...
Eyes:
"Sapphire blue eyes"--blech, sorry, I just threw up in my mouth a bit.
Annoying Traits:
Being a perfect fighter and a snotty little bitch.
Connection to Canon Characters: She IMMEDIATELY attracts the attention of the Joker and Batman. To the point where it's like they've never seen a girl before.

Those of you with a heart condition should be forewarned: This fic is filled with SUSPENSE!Collapse )

I.... is there anything really left to be said? Does anything need to be said? I think you all are perceptive enough to get the picture. I think I need to go lie down for a while.
 
 
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Gotham deserves a better class of fanfic.
24 January 2009 @ 03:09 pm
Once again, I've stumbled onto a Sue-fic where the Joker is just not acting like himself. This one might even be worse than the last, though, I have to say, as the Sue isn't even that bad by comparison to other Sues in this archive.

Without further adieu:

Title: Moving On
Culprit: ber1719
Sue-Type: Momma!Sue, and a new one--Dumbass!Sue for trusting the Joker so quickly.
Sue-Name: Maria Jones
Age: Not mentioned--she would have to be an adult, though.
Hair: Not mentioned--probably auburn like her daughter's
Eyes: Green
Annoying Traits: Being way too quick to welcome the Joker into her home and being attracted to the Joker. *shudder*
Connection to Canon Characters: Joker asks her to patch him up and goes from creeping her out to flirting with her. I don't know either.

A woman needs a good clown in her life...Collapse )
 
 
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