jennaria: Sarah from Labyrinth, reading a book, captioned Storyteller (Storyteller)
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I check AO3 semi-regularly for more Yuri On Ice Stories I Am Interested In, which (as usually happens) are getting thinner on the ground. Unfortunately, this means I'm hitting the stage of the fandom life-cycle where I start to get grumpy.

...specifically, dear fanfic authors: why the heck are you writing stories wherein the only trace of this being a Yuri On Ice fanfic, as opposed to Any Other Fandom Ever, is the names? I don't even mean that I don't agree with the characterization. I mean 'fairy tale retelling' wherein the prince is now named Victor, and the brave maiden who rescues him is now a boy named Yuuri, and the helpful fairy is now (depending on which retelling) either Minako or Phichit, and Russian Yuri appears for at most three sentences to yell at everyone before vanishing again.

If you're going to write a fairy tale retelling, couldn't you maybe pick (a) a non-Disney fairy tale, and (b) think about what putting the YOI characters into the roles would mean? I don't feel like that's too much to ask. Grump.

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Date: 2017-04-14 07:27 pm (UTC)
fragilespark: (Default)
From: [personal profile] fragilespark
The question of adaptation is one that I'm having to navigate with my Dragon Age 2 version of Sense and Sensibility. I worry about it being a name-replace so much, but I did a lot of work beforehand to find the right cast roles and the parallels that could be brought in from the source material.

I'd love to do a fairytale fic one day (when I don't have so many WIPs) and I think you're right to ask those questions.

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Date: 2017-04-15 10:49 am (UTC)
merit: (Default)
From: [personal profile] merit
Well they're probably not great at writing... and some people definitely try and see what is popular - and they put out something similar for the hits/kudos.

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Date: 2017-04-15 11:14 pm (UTC)
merit: (Yuri on Ice - Dance)
From: [personal profile] merit
Oh yeah genres definitely become popular. I've seen Mafia AUs be popular in the past (and read some of the most popular YOI AU one). There's some I like more than others. I'm surprised by how long ABO has managed to remain popular, especially considering some of the elements of the trope. But I suppose ABO has changed quite a bit over the years. I read a post on it a few months ago and the elements were completely unknown to me, but they were common enough to be discussed between different people.

I like fairytales too :( but from the summaries/tags alone I knew I probably was going to be disappointed.

YOI is probably some people's first big fandom. First real fandom as well. When there's so much being produced, I think it becomes easier for someone to /finally/ try writing something. Which results in some of the fic being produced. And ahah guess I'm setting high standards for my own fic, but I'm just a critical reader ^^;;

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Date: 2017-04-16 12:32 am (UTC)
king_touchy: Yuri and Victor dancing (dance)
From: [personal profile] king_touchy
YOI is tempting me to write fanfic for something other than Yuletide.

Oh, let me encourage that thought!

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Date: 2017-04-15 02:55 pm (UTC)
king_touchy: Yuri and Victor shopping (shopping)
From: [personal profile] king_touchy
Yeah, I read that one. Want my time back...and yet, like you said, the stories I want to read are getting harder to find, and I read junk out of desperation.

Hey, I love a good soulmate story, too.

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Date: 2017-04-16 12:31 am (UTC)
king_touchy: Yuri and Victor hugging (Yuri <3 Victor)
From: [personal profile] king_touchy
All of the stories? Yow. You win!

I couldn't do that. I don't have the patience to deal with the bad stories to find the good. I could write the stories I want to read -- but I'm too lazy for that. :P

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