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ThreadWeaver

Beware of Dog. Cat not trustworthy either.
Maybe it was their way of identifying lazy pirates that copypasta work? "I always capitalize my I's when they start a word as a way to identify people who've stolen my work." kinda thing, I guess.
I was actually thinking of a scheme like that if I ever posted. I saw one writer that used a "1" instead of a lower case el "l" in certain places as a way to, I assume, identify stolen work. I wish I could remember who it was as an example.
 

AoMythology

Apparently a report-er
What if Voldemort drew the Sword out of the stone? What if that meant Harry had to race against time to retrieve the Deathstick, the Resurrection Stone and the ultimate Cloak of Invisibility? What if he had had one of those items all along?

No, this doesn't exist AFAIK - I just now invented this 'summary' to showcase the idiocy of multiple what-ifs in summaries.
 

Oni_Rinku

Knower of Stuff
What if Voldemort drew the Sword out of the stone? What if that meant Harry had to race against time to retrieve the Deathstick, the Resurrection Stone and the ultimate Cloak of Invisibility? What if he had had one of those items all along?

No, this doesn't exist AFAIK - I just now invented this 'summary' to showcase the idiocy of multiple what-ifs in summaries.
To be honest, that's the best written multi-what if summary that I've ever seen. The second what-if is put in place due to the first and the last isn't that bad, just extra. Honestly I wouldn't call that a bad summary, though it deos overuse the term "what if" just a bit.

One that I would consider a bad summary, plus a bad story, would be disjointed and have no ties to the earliest point of alteration to the timeline that a what-if would normally effect.

My Example:
What if Harry was the destined wielder of the Robe of Ultra-Magic? What if Voldemort had a Nundu as a pet? What if Ron was Merlin's reincarnation?

To me the above is an abomination of a summary that has no logical ties to what the first what-if would be.

Though I would say that this is my problems with most What-If's that I find out there. We have one pretty cool idea that on it's own could change the majority of the story in a new and interesting way but the author wants to add unnecessary plot twists just to add 'drama' or so I gather from reading.

Though these are my thoughts and they might not align with yours, which is cool. Please let me know what you think!
 

AoMythology

Apparently a report-er
Maybe I should put 'I am literally incapable of writing a bad summary' at the end of each of my summaries. :oops:

Edit: yes, I agree it's because they're disjointed and unrelated to one another usually that multiple what-ifs show a terrible story. I tried to make a terrible summary, but I was physically unable to manage to write such a summary for some reason. :p Or, at least, I need to toil much longer to mutate a summary into something terrible than I did to invent it in the first place.
 
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Oni_Rinku

Knower of Stuff
Maybe I should put 'I am literally incapable of writing a bad summary' at the end of each of my summaries. :oops:
Let it be known throughout the Kingdom of TFF that AoMythology is unable to write a bad summary! Hail AoMythology!
 

AoMythology

Apparently a report-er
Let it be known throughout the Kingdom of TFF that AoMythology is unable to write a bad summary! Hail AoMythology!
:rolleyes:

It's great for parody summaries. Instead of "I'm perfectly good at writing summaries", I could write this to mock those who write "I suck at summaries". :p
 

Oni_Rinku

Knower of Stuff
:rolleyes:

It's great for parody summaries. Instead of "I'm perfectly good at writing summaries", I could write this to mock those who write "I suck at summaries". :p
That could work or you could write "I suck at writing bad summaries." While not to different, I think it would be a fun alternative. You could alternate between the two. :cool:
 

Oni_Rinku

Knower of Stuff
And so here is a new one.

Final Fantasy VII: The Aftermath by CLOUDxTIFAforever reviews
Hey you! Yeah, you! Come here. Do you like Final Fantasy VII? Are you a huge Cloud/Tifa fan? Do you love action? Sweet romance and...sex? Yes? Good, then you're gonna love this story! Post AC. Cloud/Tifa. COMPLETE! REVIEWS DEEPLY APPRECIATED!
Crossover - Final Fantasy VII & Kingdom Hearts - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 34 - Words: 71,961 - Reviews: 125 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 15 - Updated: Nov 26, 2008 - Published: Oct 24, 2008 - Cloud S., Sora - Complete

So much fail in this summary, if it could be called that. It addresses the reader directly, which to be fair isn't bad outright. It tells you the pairing and gives you a time frame of the story. However it doesn't tell why it's a crossover or have any 'real' hooks to draw people in IMHO.
 
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