hot_tramp: kara thrace is a bitch (bsg-karabitch)
she stole it fast & with a multitude of casualties ([personal profile] hot_tramp) wrote2013-03-05 01:11 pm

I'm sure this makes me an elitist hobag

But wow, is there ever a lot of badfic in Mass Effect fandom.

I freely admit that any Original Character protagonist automatically puts a story in my badfic bin. Particularly when they're paired with a canon character. Boyfriend thinks Mass Effect fandom is particularly ripe for Mary Sues because so many people play the games in a self-insert kinda way.

There's also a lot of longfic. That's not inherently bad, but it's annoying when I'm looking for a quick smutty read and have to wade through a lot of 50k+ word epics. Oh, and another instant badfic indicator for me: Abuse of author's notes. If there's one at the end of every chapter, I start having flashbacks and break out in hives.

On the plus side, I am finding a steady supply of decent porn! I think I'm possibly enjoying the Turian sex a bit much. That's like half a step from furries, right?
calamity3jane: (Default)

I've not a clue what you speak of...

[personal profile] calamity3jane 2013-03-06 03:41 am (UTC)(link)
but i'm enjoying the way you say it. :)
tablesaw: Manny Calavera, from Grim Fandango (Grim Fandango)

[personal profile] tablesaw 2013-03-06 04:00 am (UTC)(link)
Actually, a lot of that sounds like the Mass Effect games themselves.
ellen_f: (Default)

[personal profile] ellen_f 2013-03-06 04:12 am (UTC)(link)
Badfic abounds everywhere, alas.