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 Post subject: Fanfic pet peeves
PostPosted: November 23rd, 2022, 1:20 am 
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Warning: to anyone who wrote a fanfic with these in them, don't take this personally. It's just my opinion.

Here's mine:

1. Venkman never makes jokes.

2. Ray's enthusiasm isn't there.

3. Janine doesn't show up even when she should.

4. Similarly, *Winston* doesn't show up even when he should.

5. Egon isn't brainy anymore and is obsessed over a boring Mary Sue character.

6. Egon is too expressive.

7. The Ghostbusters being unable to deal with problems even though the problems should be a lot easier to deal with than, y'know, preventing the apocalypse.


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 Post subject: Re: Fanfic pet peeves
PostPosted: November 25th, 2022, 9:51 am 
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Ectoplasmic Cat wrote:
1. Venkman never makes jokes.


Yeah, that's gobsmacking. How could anyone look at a character portrayed by Bill Murray and Lorenzo Music and say "Yeah, he's all serious"? (Maybe they could be forgiven on Dave Coulier) :-P

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2. Ray's enthusiasm isn't there.


Or it's so overdone he's turned into a childish idiot.

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3. Janine doesn't show up even when she should.

4. Similarly, *Winston* doesn't show up even when he should.


Good gravy, even the pros have been guilty of that one--one of the things I disliked about GB2 was the way Winston was almost completely ignored between the opening party scene and the team officially reactivating. Dammit, I still think he should have been there for the investigation and the whole courtroom scene. There are FOUR Ghostbusters, dammit, not three.

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5. Egon isn't brainy anymore and is obsessed over a boring Mary Sue character.


...

Don't. Get. Me. Started

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6. Egon is too expressive.


We've discussed this one elsewhere, but yeah, be careful on that. The first movie was like 2/3 over before he flipped out and screamed at Peck.

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7. The Ghostbusters being unable to deal with problems even though the problems should be a lot easier to deal with than, y'know, preventing the apocalypse.


Or worse...you make them look stupid so that your new shiny Sue/Stu can save their asses.

I have to point out one story I did that you may get a kick out of:
The Legend of Mary Sue

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