So I wanted to see if there were any fanfics you guys have had the pleasure(?) of reading that had some really interesting ideas, yet in some way failed to really execute them in a way that was satisfying for you?
So speaking of Naruto fics, Pride Thief is an interesting take on Naruto ending up in Shield Hero, only to almost immediately trip over its own feet into a pile of cow manure. Naruto not being one of the four summoned heroes is good, him being a thief trying to get food/money for the orphanage that's been taking care of him since he appeared there is better.
Naruto choosing to become Naofumi's slave, because he knew what the Princess was going to do, and did nothing about? Not cool. He also takes the revelation that the matron in charge of the Orphanage is one of the Queen's spies much better than a Pre-Graduation Naruto reasonably should have.
That said, the Goblin versions of Malty and Melty are pretty funny at least.