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    Post The Fanfic Cliches thread.

    I was reading an MJ fanfic, and for what seems like the thousandth time (or more) Michael met a girl, fell in love with her instantly, and had sex with her all in the same day.

    Now, I love a good MJ smut/PWP fanfic, but the amount of stories where MJ falls in love with and f***s a girl (sometimes repeatedly) in the same day is too damn high!

    So I made this thread to discuss all of the annoying fanfic cliches out there.
    I'll kick things off with a question.

    Which cliche annoys you the most?

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    Default Re: The Fanfic Cliches thread.

    I don't read a lot of fanfics but the womaniser cliche is indeed annoying. Or the fanfics that try to make MJ seem like such a "manly man", cursing up a storm and drinking beer and stuff. I don't see the point of writing an MJ fanfic when the main character has nothing in common with MJ apart from the name. But, to each his own I guess. A lot of fans do seem to love it.

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    Default Re: The Fanfic Cliches thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pink Diamond Princess View Post
    Now, I love a good MJ smut/PWP fanfic, but the amount of stories where MJ falls in love with and f***s a girl (sometimes repeatedly) in the same day is too damn high!
    Sorry. I had to laugh at this description. At least they have him falling in love first!

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    Cool thread

    I've read tons of Fan fiction and indeed the one thing that really 'ticks' me off and makes me 'skip' the story is the 'overrated' adult scenes. It can be exciting sometimes but the key is NOT to overdo it lol.

    What also 'bothers' me is some writers pick one 'weak' point and just 'blow' it up giving the reader a totally wrong idea of who MJ really is. One example that really turned me off was in one story MJ always had a glass of red wine by hand. I thought, okay mention it once or twice but don't make an 'alcoholic' out of him, you know!

    I agree, Fan fiction should always lean to the 'truth' and at least have the 'key points' of MJ's character otherwise, it's just a story with a block called MJ lol.

    Another cliché or something I 'struggle' with is that Fan fiction is rather 'limited' in 'character development' :smilerolleyes: as you exactly need to stay true to the character of MJ Maybe, that's why I haven't written one in ages now :blink:
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    Default Re: The Fanfic Cliches thread.

    I read fanfiction, too. A little detail that seems to appear in every story is Michael´s "winking" and also his "smirking". In some stories he winks and smirks at someone (usually the "main" girl) in every third sentence. :lol:

    Sometimes I´m tempted to count his winks per page / per story. lol
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    Default Re: The Fanfic Cliches thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by barbee0715 View Post
    At least they have him falling in love first!
    True LOL.


    Quote Originally Posted by moonstruck87 View Post
    I read fanfiction, too. A little detail that seems to appear in every story is Michael´s "winking" and also his "smirking". In some stories he winks and smirks at someone (usually the "main" girl) in every third sentence. :lol:
    OMG this is so true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daryll748 View Post
    Cool thread

    I've read tons of Fan fiction and indeed the one thing that really 'ticks' me off and makes me 'skip' the story is the 'overrated' adult scenes. It can be exciting sometimes but the key is NOT to overdo it lol.

    What also 'bothers' me is some writers pick one 'weak' point and just 'blow' it up giving the reader a totally wrong idea of who MJ really is. One example that really turned me off was in one story MJ always had a glass of red wine by hand. I thought, okay mention it once or twice but don't make an 'alcoholic' out of him, you know!

    I agree, Fan fiction should always lean to the 'truth' and at least have the 'key points' of MJ's character otherwise, it's just a story with a block called MJ lol.

    Another cliché or something I 'struggle' with is that Fan fiction is rather 'limited' in 'character development' :smilerolleyes: as you exactly need to stay true to the character of MJ Maybe, that's why I haven't written one in ages now :blink:
    ^^^^
    This!

    I can't stand when people focus heavily on Michael drinking, smoking, having sex, etc.
    IMO it makes a story VERY one-dimensional.
    I also can't stand when people make Michael completely OOC.
    It makes me feel like I'm just reading a story starring a guy that just so happens to be named Michael Jackson in it instead of the actual MJ.

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    Default Re: The Fanfic Cliches thread.

    The mean guy cliche. I hate when writers make Michael seem straight up like a jackass in their fanfictions. I just can't see it, that's not at all like him.
    Also something tells me you'd hate the MJ fanfics on that WattPad website. It's so hard to find good stuff on there!
    I actually do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HumbleBee View Post
    Also something tells me you'd hate the MJ fanfics on that WattPad website. It's so hard to find good stuff on there!
    That's one of the the websites I frequent for MJ fanfiction.

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    Default Re: The Fanfic Cliches thread.

    You must be seeing all the good stuff then. Most of what I see are fanfictions with horrible grammar :\ I do go on WattPad too to search for different stories and I rarely find stories I like lol.
    I actually do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HumbleBee View Post
    You must be seeing all the good stuff then. Most of what I see are fanfictions with horrible grammar :\ I do go on WattPad too to search for different stories and I rarely find stories I like lol.
    Nah, I've actually come across so much horrible grammar that I've began auto-correcting things in my mind.
    If a story isn't too bad that's what I'll do, but if there's horrible grammar every other sentence then I don't read it. :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonstruck87 View Post
    A little detail that seems to appear in every story is Michael´s "winking" and also his "smirking". In some stories he winks and smirks at someone (usually the "main" girl) in every third sentence. :lol:
    I haven't read a fanfic in years but I remember the lip bite would be mentioned about a 100 times per story too :lol: I get that it's hot but in a lot of stories it's all just a bit too much haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lil View Post
    I haven't read a fanfic in years but I remember the lip bite would be mentioned about a 100 times per story too :lol: I get that it's hot but in a lot of stories it's all just a bit too much haha.
    Oh yes, yes, yes! :lol: How could I forget.

    Another one: The women look into "his large brown doe eyes" / "large pools of chocoloate" at least once per page.
    And Michael is speaking to the girls "softly" most of the time.


    Now I feel mean for making fun of these cliches. I´m reading the stories myself! :lol:
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    Default Re: The Fanfic Cliches thread.

    Have you guys also noticed that the relationships progress extremely fast in fanfics? Like Michael will meet a woman and two weeks later they're planning the wedding. Sometimes I'm reading a story and the timeline isn't mentioned so I assume that it is playing out over several years because of all the drama that is going on, but then I get to chapter 35 and it's mentioned that they've only been dating for three months :blink: I find this really annoying. To have that much drama in that little time must be exhausting.

    Also, there is apparently some law that says that every Michael Jackson fanfic must include marriage and pregnancy :smilerolleyes: A few chapters before the pregnancy is 'revealed', the woman will start to have all the stereotypical signs like overeating, mood swings, weight gain etc. It's such a worn out cliche at this point.

    Quote Originally Posted by HumbleBee View Post
    You must be seeing all the good stuff then. Most of what I see are fanfictions with horrible grammar :\ I do go on WattPad too to search for different stories and I rarely find stories I like lol.
    Have you tried mjfiction? There are some good stories on there. I just got done reading The Accused, it's probably the best one I've read so far. The Michael in that story is exactly how I imagine him to be

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    One that bothers me is the girl is almost always closed, hard, cold-hearted, a loner, someone who doesn't want a relationship, and Michael's always the only one who can draw them out and bring out their soft, sweet, kind side. And marriage is inevitable, of course
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