|Reviews for Fanfic Cliches|
| Aria Breuer chapter 3 . 2/13
One thing I want to point out that you missed about Hobbits being warriors. If you read the history about Hobbits, and even in the chapter in 'The Return of the King' book, called 'The Scouring of the Shire', things weren't always peaceful in the Shire and Buckland. Hobbits do have skills to fight. In 'The Scouring of the Shire, the hobbits did fight against the ruffians, Saruman, and Wormtongue, and did end the War of the Ring due to this. They weren't afraid to get their hands dirty. So, saying that Hobbits don't fight and live in peace all the time is a common misconception of their race, as they've been in battles before the time of 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings'. I think you underestimate Hobbits in this essay.
| Ebony chapter 8 . 8/8/2016
i found that the movie was cliché like most superhero film
| Lady Cougar-Trombone chapter 11 . 8/7/2016
Another point about that...Seamus Finnegan exists. He's Irish, though I'm not sure where exactly he lived.
Also, wasn't the main character from Bleach possibly bleaching his hair? Or is that recent fandom conclusion? I remember reading that, since apparently people with dark hair and who are from Japan/of Japanese descent will have their hair turn carrot orange.
Anyway, good of you to point that out. I didn't think too much of your comment about Irish students, but it was good to see it expanded.
By the way, I'm going to add this to a community of mine. If you don't want it there, please send me a message and I'll remove it.
| Lady Cougar-Trombone chapter 10 . 8/7/2016
I feel enlightened about the problem of the Tenth Walker, though you did repeat some previous points. I'm not really criticizing, as the repeat was necessary to cover this and those past topics.
However, your most important point was about canon rules. Those are so easily forgotten, and while I'm sure I've made mistakes, I've caused myself problems trying to plan a story. I overload myself with information, and then don't organize it well. Or I do something akin to that.
Anyway, great read. To the next (and last) point!
| Lady Cougar-Trombone chapter 9 . 8/7/2016
Hmm...Good point. Brief, but you did explain your position on the matter.
| Lady Cougar-Trombone chapter 8 . 8/7/2016
Interesting points. I remembering seeing Loki and OC pairings (or, rather, one particular one), but I never really considered the points with Thor. It's true, at least that I can think of, and I can certainly see how some people would fall into such cliches with him.
| Lady Cougar-Trombone chapter 7 . 8/7/2016
The proverbial older sister might not spoil Tony - she could have been just as angry at the slight. It sounds a little...eh...to assume that.
Your points about the sibling was interesting though. I've actually never seen this, even when I was a little bit more strongly involved with the Marvel fandom (though never really with fanfictions - it was more roleplaying on forums...). Nice to see some thoughts on this, though.
| Lady Cougar-Trombone chapter 6 . 8/7/2016
...The Copycat Katniss you're describing shouldn't be possible in-universe. This sister couldn't have been in the Games with Katniss. Defeats the whole purpose of the Hunger Games. Too bad the author seemed to miss that. This often happens with these types of characters, of course.
I do like your points, though. Making these mistakes tend to be apart of the learning process, and it truly becomes a problem when people don't slip out of it.
| Lady Cougar-Trombone chapter 5 . 8/7/2016
Honestly, Hogwarts might be able to float/fly above water because magic is weird...But I do understand the criticism. I don't particularly mind the crossovers focusing only on the games, and to be fair most people are probably only aware of the Hunger Games at this time because of cultures/trends and such.
However, you did make a good point. Hyper-focusing on just the concept of the games and not the world can be a bit boring. And probably annoying or upsetting for anyone looking for something else, like you were.
| Lady Cougar-Trombone chapter 4 . 8/7/2016
Huh. Personally I've never seen anything other than American transfer students. I'm not even sure if I've actually read them, but have just seen them about or read one chapter and was out.
I've also never seen the "secret twin sister of Harry Potter" who lived in America. Or, maybe I have, but it's been awhile. I have seen both where the twin lived with Harry at the Dursleys, and where Harry was genderbent to a girl.
Also, the Dursleys could have given Harry away if the letter had somehow become lost...Though that makes me wonder what on earth could be in such a powerful letter...
| Lady Cougar-Trombone chapter 3 . 8/7/2016
Well, mpreg is possible if the man in question is transgender. However, most people don't even consider that and have cisgender men have children. Which is both impossible and probably a little transphobic. Not sure about the latter, though.
However, I found your argument about the warrior to be great. Sometimes people go overboard in their fantasies - particularly in misunderstanding a good thing (like feminism). I find your arguments quite constructive.
| Lady Cougar-Trombone chapter 2 . 8/7/2016
Very interesting. I'm not familiar with the Lord of the Rings fandom (though I've read and watched some of the material), so this was an enlightening read.
| Lady Cougar-Trombone chapter 1 . 8/7/2016
Interesting introduction to cliches. I would have loved to have seen some more, but some are pretty specific to certain fandoms.
So, now I shall see what fandoms you do cover.
| SortingHat chapter 11 . 6/27/2016
Why the bloody hell isn't this blog getting more reviews? Perhaps you should take this story and make a thread over at Writers Anonymous as they would agree with the majority of what you wrote.
| SortingHat chapter 10 . 6/27/2016
Actually the real word is canon snob.