Bad fanfiction recommendations - So bad it’s good

Bunny Tracks

Nothing equals the splendor
True & Honest Fan
The author Cori Falls is a great example of someone who was clearly mentally ill, and had way too much time on their hands. She's widely known for single-handedly ruining Rocketshipping. She did this for a multitude of reasons.

For starters, she created a fucking massive extended alternate universe for her fics involving Team Rocket that's so expansive it has to be seen to be believed. She was cranking out fics and chapters that's word count exceeded ten thousand words on a nearly weekly basis. I cannot understate this. This series is so huge that she created her own timeline for it.

On top of this, Cori was pretty much the poster child for rabid, insane shipper. She shipped Jessie and James (Rocketshipping), and if she came across someone who didn't, or didn't do it in a way she liked, she would flip the fuck out, and she'd write page long rants, spitefics, and therapyfics to make herself feel better. Here's an example of the latter that was in response to the fandom, and specific author writing deathfics about TR.

Cori also loved to shove in her own interests into her stories and make TR love them too. Things like South Park, D&D, general 1980s nostalgia, her music preferences, LoTR, (which she even wrote a huge-ass fanfic about TR seeing Return of the Fellowship in theaters), the Match Game, and other real-world shit suddenly magically became apart of the Pokemon world, no matter how contradicting, ill-fitting, or random it was.

She also really, really, really, really hated Ash, and would present him as a mentally-challenged child who attacked TR for no reason because Cori didn't seem to understand that TR trying to steal his pokemon was a bad thing, and would justifiably warrant self-defense. Because she didn't get this, didn't think it was a big enough deal for the amount of retaliation Ash and co. dealt out, or she just didn't care, she frequently had Ash be brutally beaten by TR or a bunch of OCs she made to serves as allies for TR.

Also James got magical Wiccan powers at one point, because he's a descendant of witches or something. And he got a baby Arcticuno, but I don't remember which fic it debuted in and I'm not looking through dozens of chapters and fics to find it.

After leaving the Pokemon fandom, Cori moved on to Yu-Gi-Oh, but sadly all of her fics are gone, and there wasn't much documentation of what they actually entailed. Reportedly, they involved Rex Raptor and Duke Devlin, the former of which was given a girlfriend named Pagan, but that seems to be the extent of what was known about them. One, or two of them were posted somewhere a while ago, but I can't seem to find them anywhere.

After getting kicked out of the Yu-Gi-Oh fandom for something, I can't find a record of what it was specifically for, Cori then tried to get into the Harry Potter fandom by announcing that she was going to a write an unspecified fanfic involving the series. However, possibly due to the massive outcry this caused, she never did and seemingly dropped off the face of the Earth. I keep seeing reports that she apparently laughs at her old stories now, but none ever provide a source for this claim, and no one seems to know where she is now.

What makes Cori Falls stand out is that she's by far the most technically skilled, and dedicated bad author I've ever encountered. If you strip away the bad characterization, the character bashing, the cringy romance, and dialogue, the horrific implications, dumb shilling of real-world products and pop culture, all the weird shit like magic, she's actually not that bad.

Her prose was good, she was great at describing locations, and scenes, her grammar, and spelling were top-notch, she could be genuinely funny, and for as stupid and outlandish as some of her plots got, I have to admit they were pretty creative. If she wasn't batshit insane and exceptional af, she would've been a great author.

Unfortunately, as it stands now she's just remembered as one incredibly sad, and mentally disturbed fangirl.
 
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Koresh

Waco - It happened, it was wrong, let's move on.
There is the Hannibal X Will Graham swan AU where... yeah they're swans, I don't know what else to say about this one. It's fucking surreal to read and it had some minor degree of infamy in the fandom when it was initially posted.

This is a personal favorite badfic of mine. It's a Mob Psycho one where Reigen molests Mob in an alley, which is bad enough, then you realize that it's written like a Seuss book and actually rhymes. It's stunning and I highly recommend reading it aloud and trading off with a friend who won't judge you.

Twist and Shout once held the crown of highest rated fic on AO3. A sweepstake was held where actual printed copies of it was given out. It is a 70s Supernatural AU with Castiel, Dean, and AIDS. It is a godawful cliche-fest and, again, worth reading with a friend.

IMO you can just go onto AO3, click the non-con and m/m searches and 95% of what you find will be dogshit. More so than regular fanfiction. The plots are very standard Yaoi shit and it's a good laugh picturing what are usually characters who are adult men transforming into uwu uke blobs.
 

UnsufficentBoobage

Atleast things I wanna fuck are 3D
Ffs, I can't find it (please, if you do, send me a link) , but a really well-written Phantom of the opera fic (think it even came in book form later?) where Phantom is Raoul's split personality/fake identity? Or it's the other way around...read it on fanfiction. net ages ago.
And no, it is never explained properly, and, apparently, involves theater makeup mastery.
 

Kari Kamiya

"I beat her up, so I gave her a cuck-cup."
True & Honest Fan
Ffs, I can't find it (please, if you do, send me a link) , but a really well-written Phantom of the opera fic (think it even came in book form later?) where Phantom is Raoul's split personality/fake identity? Or it's the other way around...read it on fanfiction. net ages ago.
And no, it is never explained properly, and, apparently, involves theater makeup mastery.

That sounds amazing, actually. Not sure why that's considered "so bad, it's good", though.

Although speaking of PotO, there was an AU I read (I believe it was a fic and not some fever dream or a TV show's weird episode) that took place in a grocery store, and far as I can remember, it was taken seriously. I don't think it exists anymore, though.
 

UnsufficentBoobage

Atleast things I wanna fuck are 3D
That sounds amazing, actually. Not sure why that's considered "so bad, it's good", though.
A bit of me not wanting to start a "plz help me find a dumb think I am not sure even exists", but it was, really, like half literally retelling of the original book, which promptly went south with plot holes you can jump through once the original plot appeared (I am pretty sure ff. net version was also unfinished to boot).

Although speaking of PotO, there was an AU I read (I believe it was a fic and not some fever dream or a TV show's weird episode) that took place in a grocery store, and far as I can remember, it was taken seriously. I don't think it exists anymore, though.
*snort* I believe you. PotO has birthed a shitton of completely off the rails stuff.
 

Yukari Yakumo

Battle Tendency is the best JoJo part
True & Honest Fan
Well, I may as well introduce one me and my friends have been talking about for a while in the group chat. Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, bats and ghouls! I bring you a tale unlike any other! A tale that defies what 'consistency' is!... it's also incredibly stupid.

I give you: Hero 108: Another/Beyond (Reason)

The thing about this fanfic is just that not only is the main "protagonist" a Mary Sue, not only is it in script format, not only are there songs that ruin the flow of the ""story"", and by story? I mean a copy-paste of other stories that the creator faps over.

Oh, and if some of the lines within this masterpiece of garbage remind you of anything, they're mostly taken directly from Steven Universe. Emphasis on mostly. If anyone finds a ripoff I didn't mention, I'll draw you a profile picture!
 

Lonely Grave

naked and alone, we die
Lately in the Girl's Frontline community there have been a series of group torture sessions live readings of one particular fanfic we have all come to fear and dread: the infamous Gun Game by the aptly-named HaremWriter.

The subtitle of this fic perhaps explains the best - it is a male-reader insert fantasy of the worst kind. It is also written in script form and reeks of a "dare-you-enter-my-magical-realm" kind of imagination. Reading it aloud to a bunch of strangers may qualify for a violation of the Convention against Torture.
 

Cheese-Loving Citizen

All great minds die to Antlions.
There's some pretty bad stuff in this one.


Atomsk and Twilight Master Emerald co-write Adventure Time harem smut stories about the main character Finn and a bunch of ladies in the show. Shit's pretty bad (and damn near fetish-y, if you ask me). Their earlier works contained amatuer grammar mistakes, the "show, don't tell" rule is alien to them, and they have an obssession with starting scenes with "the scene starts...", which is just a big no-no.

Not only that, if you look at the profile, not even half of the stories are completed. Why?

Because the chapters are fucking long.

332k words in 16 chapters long.

Not only that, the two like to jump between different stories often. Stories therefore have months-long gaps between each chapter, and since this is Fanfiction, you can bet your sweet ass that the day they finish one story is the day Yanderedev finishes Osana.

Oh, and I also found this:


It's a Loud House "Lincoln x Lily" story.

Lily is one year-old. It's also rated M.

Take that if you will.
 

Xerxes IX

A persian in a pear tree!
Let me introduce you to Back to the Frollo, the first story in a huge-ass saga about a mary sue named Danisha, and her lover, Claude Frollo. Yes, that Claude Frollo. It is a tale of racism, character-defilement, rape apology, bigotry, bullshit headcanons, stupidity, plotholes, and utter insanity.

One big thing to mention here. The author was an adult when she wrote this (in her 40s if some second-hand information about her is correct), and accidentally doxxed her co-workers and students in the notes at the end of the story. Also, she wrote porn between her OC and Frollo.

I'm serious.

Honestly, if she was still active today, she would be considered a lolcow considering how batshit insane she was.
Thank you for reminding this existed, this is one of the most hilarious fanfiction series. What a couple, we get an over the top stereotypical sassy black woman x a villainous character who, in the movie he's in, had "hatred of another race" and "wanted to kill a woman and burn down all of Paris because he wanted to fuck her but couldn't" as his defining traits.

Also one of those porn stories (with the note that she intended to delete them all 6 years ago) includes the phrase Nubian Love Touch. I think that sums up everything about these fanfictions really well. Horrible porn dialogue is my favorite to laugh at, so I'd love some shitty smut recommendations.
 

Chan Fan

Eff around and find out
I was unable to find the story I'm going to mention here but this person is for sure the author - https://www.fanfiction.net/u/2248956/Ranguvar27

This individual loves to write stories based on the 2010 Alice in Wonderland movie. She has created an entire head!canon based on the characters in the film, pairing them off with other characters, an OC and they literally have kids and grandkids. For anyone who hasn't seen this movie the animals all talk, including horses that aren't important characters and have maybe one line. The author got so tired of pairing up existing characters she made a love subplot about the talking horses falling in love; cringe doesn't begin to cover it.

She is obsessed with Crispin Glover and writes fanfics for a bunch of his movies, no matter how obscure. Her stories pretty much have the same plot within each of her fanfic universes. She has a total of 162 stories, including a few about the Nostalgia Critic. Her bio alone is exhausting.
 

Xerxes IX

A persian in a pear tree!
Here's a bad fan comic recommendation: How I Became Yours. It's a Zutara shipping comic with bad traced art, constant melodrama, and horribly OOC characters. The side ships are Toph/Aang and Sokka/Azula, the latter of which indicates that the author is probably one of those weird shippers who's so obsessed with their OTP that, person A's relatives need to hook up with person B's relatives, too. Though it's not the worst application of that I've seen because at least it's not pairing an adult and child character together because "muh OTP's relatives"
 
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