I've got a small website about badfic

#1
Hi everyone. I'm new here, so my apologies if this post is in the wrong section(the mods can always move it if it is). I used to post on Why God Why? a few years back, but it seems that the Admin abandoned it some time ago and most of the forums were deleted at some point. I still enjoy reading fanfic, but I am compiling an archive of the worst of the worst for amusement purposes, I'm not done yet obviously, but I have many of the classics up there such as legolas by laura, My Inner Life by Links Queen, My Immortal by Tara Gilespie....etc. Anyway, here is my website:
www.theclassicbadficarchives.wordpress.com
Hope you enjoy :)

Oh, and just so everyone is clear about it, parts of these terrible stories contain adult material, sometimes graphic, sometimes very squicky. Just thought I'd warn you in advance.
 

The Ero-Sennin

The Eyes of Heaven
Staff member
#3
I can see the reasoning, it's fairly neat.
 
#4
Well, I started the website because some of them are so bad it's actually funny. I used to be a member of Why God Why? which is how I became aware of them. I just thought it would be a shame if the hilarity of them was lost to Internet history, so I decided that the archive is probably the best way to preserve them for everyone. Some of the ones I wanted to archive are lost already, so it's a case of saving the ones that are still out there. They also serve as an example of how NOT to write, and reassures people that even if their fic isn't a masterpiece, there is no way it's as bad as any of those.

Many (but not all) of the ones I've archived are pretty infamous, with dramatic readings of them available on youtube. My personal favourite, 'legolas by laura', is even being made into a little movie by a group of friends. It's even FUNNIER acted out from what I've seen of the trailer.

Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IECKGp-tLb0

When the whole thing is up I'll link to it from my site :)
 

da_fox2279

California Crackpot
#5
Snark-Queen said:
Well, I started the website because some of them are so bad it's actually funny. I used to be a member of Why God Why? which is how I became aware of them. I just thought it would be a shame if the hilarity of them was lost to Internet history, so I decided that the archive is probably the best way to preserve them for everyone. Some of the ones I wanted to archive are lost already, so it's a case of saving the ones that are still out there. They also serve as an example of how NOT to write, and reassures people that even if their fic isn't a masterpiece, there is no way it's as bad as any of those.

Many (but not all) of the ones I've archived are pretty infamous, with dramatic readings of them available on youtube. My personal favourite, 'legolas by laura', is even being made into a little movie by a group of friends. It's even FUNNIER acted out from what I've seen of the trailer.

Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IECKGp-tLb0

When the whole thing is up I'll link to it from my site :)
Good for you. I may give the site a look sometime soon, if I can find the time.
 

armedlord

Well-Known Member
#6
Before I even try to click that link, I have a question... does the site have anything made by someone named Oscar? If it doesn't then your site doesn't qualify as the site for badfics.

Also how do you qualify - oh crap, WHY do I STILL remember bits of THAT fic let alone its name?!? - 'Tenchi on a plate of Sashimi'?
 
#7
Indeed it does... The name of the fic you're referring to is 'Artemis' Lover' by Oscar. It's here:

https://theclassicbadficarchives.wordpress.com/artemis-lover/

And here is the link to ALL of the fics I've reviewed so far. I write the reviews and then copy and paste the story below:

https://theclassicbadficarchives.wordpress.com/the-archives/

This site is very much a work in progress, but I will periodically be adding more stories. If you want to know what makes my website qualify as a badfic archive, go take a look at the stories :)
 

PCHeintz72

The Sentient Fanfic Search Engine mk II
#8
Heh... Oscar, as notorious and infamous as that author had become over the years, hardly hold a monopoly on bad... I remember on particular story came across a long time back on MediaMinor.. A Transformers and Evangelion cross. Megatron was turned human, given a jaket with decepticon badges, transported to Eva world, and decided he wanted to explore his being human by dating Rei Ayanami, and calling her affectionately 'Fleshbag'...
 
#9
You're right, Oscar doesn't have a monopoly on badfic, far from it, I'm not familiar with the particular story you're talking about, do you have a link by any chance?

The most prolific badfic author I've ever seen was Hans Von Hozel. At one point he had well over a hundred short stories on his FFN profile, but at some point he got deleted. Many stories have however been salvaged by people who saved them and re-archived them in different places. Some stories are far worse for reasons other than mangled English. For instance, some of them have blatant Mary Sues (Like Jenna Silverblade, Ebony Dark'ness Dementia Raven Way....etc), where others have god awful subject matter (Like in Subjugation when Snape is a hermaphrodite who is repeatedly raped by Dumbledore and impregnated twice) and yet others are clearly written for shock value (Agony In Pink, Lunaticus....etc).

Usually, I think for a fic to qualify as a true badfic classic, I think that at least SOME of the following must be true:

1. It may be memorable years after it's release date
2. It may contain incoherence and/or gaping plotholes
3. It may contain terrible or non-existent grammar and/or spelling, making it hard to follow who is saying what, or even what is actually being said. (really, spellcheck is there for a reason)
4. It may be found squicky by the majority of people (like rapefic, scat...etc)
5. It may contain anatomically impossible/badly described sex scenes that leave the reader with unwanted mental images (like in the story Celebrian where she has a lavender labia)
6. It may contain far too much purple prose (for instance, detailed description of clothing, surroundings or physical appearance of characters that nobody cares about and isn't important tot he plot)
7. It may follow a plot which is incompatible with the fandom
8. It may be a crossover of two completely incompatible fandoms (for instance if someone tried to do a Harry Potter/South Park fic)
9. It may deviate too much from established canon without being labelled as an AU fic
10. The characters may be so far out of character as to be original characters with only the names in common with the canon characters.
11. The characters are put in a setting where they don't belong (like for instance, putting the crew of the Enterprise D in a high school as students)

Normally I's say that most classic badfics have three or more of these qualities, but it depends to what extent these qualities are exhibited it may be just one or two. It's something that's hard to judge sometimes if a fic is borderline, because I think everyone has slightly different yardsticks of how exactly they would define a classic badfic. Some though are so terrible that there appears to be a large degree of online consensus that a certain story is awful. With most of those I archive, there is an online consensus, although not with all, either because they didn't get enough attention initially to reach the same cult status, or simply because they faded to obscurity. For that reason I don't use infamy alone to judge it, but the other above factors too.
 

PCHeintz72

The Sentient Fanfic Search Engine mk II
#10
You're right, Oscar doesn't have a monopoly on badfic, far from it, I'm not familiar with the particular story you're talking about, do you have a link by any chance?
No... as far as I know it has been removed... it was definitely on MediaMiner.ORG a very long time ago (10+ years), and it had I think 6 or 7 chapters when I last saw it.
 
#11
PCHeintz72 said:
You're right, Oscar doesn't have a monopoly on badfic, far from it, I'm not familiar with the particular story you're talking about, do you have a link by any chance?
No...  as far as I know it has been removed...   it was definitely on MediaMiner.ORG a very long time ago (10+ years), and it had I think 6 or 7 chapters when I last saw it.
That's a shame, I'd have loved to have added it to the archive. If it ever crops up again, let me know. If it's as bad as Artemis' Lover then it's definitely the kind of thing I'm looking for.
 

AoMythology

Well-Known Member
#12
Have you added "Light and Dark the Adventures of Dark Yagami"? (It's a Death Note fanfic, but related to it only in the loosest sense.)

You should also look into 30H. (Harry Potter fanfic, though it's too close to coherent -in its own way- to be anything other than the work of a troll)

Edit: this one's pretty horrible too, parody or not (DN fandom again). She Found Out
 
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