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    Worst OLS fic ever?

    So what was the worst OLS fic you ever read? For me it was a hot little mess called "For the Soul of the Stars." Not only did the author have zero respect for the series or the characters, her main OC was the most shallow, uninspired, and uninteresting Mary Sue imaginable. Imagine if Bella and Rey used the Potara earrings and fused unto "Beya". Even the infamous My Immortal was better because it was meant to be satirical whereas this fic wasn't.
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    That I've ever read? Probably my own. It's taking the piss out of terrible fics in general so I don't think it qualifies. Maybe I'll have to randomly insert an OC if I write another chapter one day. You inspired me to get the Fanfiction app for my phone. I'd only read a small handful of Outlaw Star fics but in the first two minutes of browsing I encountered one that's probably worse than my two-minute piss-take.

    You know what pisses me off? Every damn page that I go through for Outlaw Star fics. OC here, OC there, OC everywhere. All these OC stories will take a diarrhoea dump all over OLS canon from the get-go, so if that's the kind of thing you're looking for (some canon accuracy) I guess choice is limited. Thank god there's an option to disable them entirely.

    The sad thing is that despite how within the mountains of garbage you see on Fanfiction there are gems, I'm sure that a lot of the terrible writers are good fans of Outlaw Star which makes me want to avoid berating them. They should probably just learn to write half-good fiction beforehand and forget about their Mary Sues and Marty Sues.

    I haven't read those mentioned fics but I may reluctantly do so. If I had the time I wouldn't have minded reviewing fics but I'd probably end up doing it in a similar fashion to how AVGN reviews games.

    Edit: Even after using a no-OC filter many still get through...

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    You'd probably love My Immortal then. It's a Harry Potter fic that is either the worst story ever written or a genius satire of bad fics.

    OC stories can be good if the author knows which lines not to cross. For my current OLS project, an OC does play a major role but I'm taking pains to ensure he serves the story rather than the story serving him. Gene's still the hero, Melfina's still the heroine, and capability wise he could probably defeat either Aisha or Suzuka on their own but not both at once. It's the same approach I used in my Cross Ange fix fic and people seemed to like it

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    My Immortal is pretty funny, I think the first time I encountered it was when Internet Historian did those readings of it last year. The overall meat of it isn't so funny, but what cracks me up is how vain the author is. No matter how dire the circumstances, the main character always describes in detail what she is wearing. At some points it catches me so off-guard that I couldn't help but laugh. You just KNOW that the author must have been self-conscious beyond belief and wanted to pull off these looks in real life, but couldn't so she wrote a character that wears all the things she wants to.
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    I've never been able to enjoy OC stories because they're unfaithful to canon. I guess I'm a bit awkward and stubborn like that. It's not that my mind could never be changed, but in the case of Outlaw Star, many fans love the idea of Outlaw Star 2 and speculate the new lore. Now that Zemekis and myself have discovered significant information about Outlaw Star 2 we'd have more of a basis for a faithful Outlaw Star fic if we actually wrote these in the first place. (I don't think Zemekis ever has and I don't unless it's shitposting.)

    Given what I know about Outlaw Star 2, a sequel fic would have to sound at least imaginable. If it doesn't, what Outlaw Star 2 was going to be keeps bugging me. Now, if a good fic writer used legitimate information about Outlaw Star 2 to produce a quality fic, that's something I'd certainly read. OCs are a big turn-off for me but I'm sure others don't mind at all.
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    Jim: "How do you know?"
    Gene: "I don't!"
    Jim: "I knew it."
    Gene: "That's okay. There's a first time for everything!"

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    I'm 99.99% positive that My Immortal was meant to be a satire that went over people's heads. Noone is that bad at writing without intending to be. Well...except maybe Stephanie Meyer.

    I gave up hope for Outlaw Star 2 a while ago. The series bombed in Japan so unless Sunrise enters into co-production with Williams Street it's never going to happen.

    The only issue I have with OC's is when they steal the limelight from the CC's. IE-going back to "For the Soul of the Stars," the main OC was a better gunslinger than Gene, more tech savy than Jim, a more skilled martial artist than Suzuka, could take more of a beating than Aisha, a stronger spell caster than Hazanko, and more pure hearted than Melfina. If that wasn't bad enough, she was also the daughter of two former immortals. Meanwhile the crew was left standing on the sidelines or otherwise incompetent. To this day, whenever I think of it I wish I could slap the author silly for tainting one of my favorite series so completely.
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    I think that most fans' interest in Outlaw Star 2 stems from more of a "what if" scenario. After all, Outlaw Star's lore revolves around Takehiko Ito's wacky ideas that leave so much to speculation which I believe is oddly quite exciting. I suppose that's why Outlaw Star is a good choice for a potentially awesome fic. It's just a shame that few deliver. I suppose that if somebody curated a list of quality Outlaw Star fics I'd be more inclined to delve into this whole thing. There's what, nearly a thousand Outlaw Star fics? Without any guidance that's a lot of digging. From what I saw the Fanfiction review system is complete ass. It's literally just a comment section.

    Man, that OC you mentioned sounds terrible, like an ultimate Mary Sue. I might be able to accept an OC if there's established character development, but that's the issue. In the limited span of a short story that's way shorter than El Dorado Covered with Clouds you can't really add proper character development. The job is already done for the canon characters. This is likely why so many of these fics seem to be all about the OC, and often a narcissistic ideal representation of the author.
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    Jim: "How do you know?"
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    Jim: "I knew it."
    Gene: "That's okay. There's a first time for everything!"

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    That's kind of what I did with my Cross Ange fix fic. I loved the characters but felt the overall plot was poorly planned. Problem is, with what I had planned for the main OC , there was no way I could NOT write him as a narcissistic Gary Stu self insert wish fulfillment, especially as he winds up paired with a major CC whose sexuality could be interpreted as either bi or lesbian. Still, I needed a cure for my boredom so I figured I might as well have fun with it. To my surprise people were surprisingly supportive of it. I still think I could have developed his character better though. Very little about him changed over the course of the story.

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    By the way, I hadn't seen your more recent YouTube reply so I wasn't aware that you linked to your fic. I'll try to give what's done a read within this weekend.
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    Jim: "How do you know?"
    Gene: "I don't!"
    Jim: "I knew it."
    Gene: "That's okay. There's a first time for everything!"

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    Take your time. I didn't even know you were the mod when I posted the link.

    BTW-maybe you could clarify something for me. Remember when Mel cleansed Gene of the poison by taking him into her chamber. From what little bit of the manga I've seen it seems Mel's healing abilities are enhanced there as her character sheet describes Gene waking up after being mortally wounded alongside a naked Mel. So can Mel in the manga heal people by sleeping with them?

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