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06 October 2007 @ 08:42 pm
Dear Megaten Fandom: WTF  
For many many years, I truly thought that in the US, this was a very small fandom of not-quite-creepy people. Most people I met that had actually heard of (and played) the games and liked them seemed to genuinely enjoy and appreciate them. They were interested in the mythology, and many were already very familiar with the various mythologies the games pulled from for their creatures.

Now all I see are slash fics from the US released PS2 games.

It was almost like my last bastion of sanity in game fandoms, but everything is slowly turning Kingdom Hearts creepy. KINGDOM HEARTS FANGIRLS FUCKING SCARE ME

You have no idea.

Anyway, back to megaten... One time, I clicked on a fanfic link out of curiosity, hoping that maybe someone had written somthing decent involving the deep story of one of the games. But it's usually stuff like "Roland lovingly slid his fist into Gale's ass" OH GOD. You get about 5 lines into some angsty prose to find all sorts of weird pairings of characters doing unnatural things to each other. It really breaks your spirit. T..T

I'm sure there are already many many fanficts about group gangbangs on Mitsuru or tentacle sex or whatever. Honestly, I had absolutely no idea you could pair so many random characters together for fanwank. XP
Most of the LJ communities I see are pretty quiet, but there's at least one post a week advertising someone's new work of art featuring tasteless sex with imaginary characters you never wanted to see undress. Well, I take that back. They wanted to see them undressed. Or whatever.

I feel dirty
Current Mood: aggravatedaggravated
Makoto: murruekinomakoto on October 7th, 2007 06:16 am (UTC)
i'm so, so sorry. +_+
The Ten Thousand Things: AAAAAH!khet_tcheba on October 7th, 2007 04:51 pm (UTC)
OH GOD it's so true. XD I'm not sure exactly when the sumarucity community turned into "post your Nocturne/DDS slashfic here," but that's EXACTLY what has happened. There are very few other posts these days - I don't know if it's because the yaoi girls scared everyone off, or what. Of course, it used to be rife with elitist snobs (i.e. if you haven't played the Famicom titles in Japanese, you're not a true fan), but as annoying as that was, this may actually be worse.

I'm still convinced that it's a small fandom; the rabid ones are just extremely prolific and outspoken. Otherwise, Atlus' sales numbers would be higher on these games and they'd be translating and importing more of the series. -_-;