I've read some infamous fanfiction. Some disturbed me, some didn't. I've read Cupcakes and Sweet Apple Massacre, endured both versions of Agony in Pink, and wanted to shoot myself in the head after listening to an audio reading of Artemis' Lover and Cloud Mows the Lawn.
But Cori Falls' character bashing is a different level of creepy, particularly her treatment of Ash. Hell, even if you don't care about the guy, some of the stuff she's written might make you queasy. How do I describe it? Well... it's not any ol' boring bashing, that's for certain.
"A bright-eyed young boy who just wanted to be a Pokemon Master, but years of being stalked by Team Rocket plus a family history of mental illness and retardation eventually come to stand in his way. His actions, though made out to be violent and petty, could easily be taken as severe PTSD symptoms and in the end he's become a delusional manchild with only his aging mother to care for him. And the worst part? Everyone but his mother sees him as a walking joke.
That's right, rather than getting the psychiatric help he obviously needs Ash is reduced to the village idiot, this thing
to be mocked and snarled at just for existing.
Oh, and he doesn't even have Pikachu anymore. ...yeah. Think about it."( TW: Ridicule of mental illness )What Cori Falls Heard
: this.What I Heard
You know Nostalgia Critic's review of "Little Monsters" where he's horrified at the montage of children being punished for pranks they didn't commit? ("...THAT WAS HORRIFIC! That wasn't funny! That was... painful and unpleasant!") Yeah, that tends to be my general reaction to Cori's Ash-bashing.
To illustrate the horror even further, here's a spitefic by guardians_song
At the Food Court (PG-13) (Part 1
) (Part 2
) (TAKE HEED OF THE WARNINGS)
Just... holy fuck. Cupcakes didn't faze me much at all, but Cori turning Ash into Chris-chan sure made me feel uncomfortable. Maybe because this whole thing was played as humor? I dunno. :(This post has been crossposted with Dreamwidth at http://shamanicshaymin.dreamwidth.org/50177.html. Pick your poison. Mwoiiiiiiiing~!