Out of Character, out of here!

Sorry for the short post today, there has been tons going on at home and I just haven’t had the time to write lately,

Enter at your own risk, the following blog post is probably for a smaller audience. I want to discuss “Out of Character” characters in fan-fiction and story variations. I am not at all offended if you decided not to read. But since you were nice enough to check this one out here is a DJ Fuzzy Pants and his crew:


There are tons of acronyms when it comes to fan-fics, some of them are pretty obvious, others you don’t know they are actually a warning till you’re deep into the fic and something weird happens. Today I want to talk about my least favorite, OOC, which stands for “Out of Character”. Usually this means the writer has the character doing something they normally wouldn’t, or even have entirely different personality.

Personally the allure of fan-fiction is to spend more time with your favorite characters, so writing a story where all the characters are completely different seems almost pointless. I just don’t get it. If you’re going to completely change the character why not just create your own stand alone character?

For me these new personality traits don’t do much for the story for me, I usually end up not reading it at all. The only reasoning I can come up with is they don’t think people will read their original stories so they attach it to a fandom. I don’t know for sure the reasoning I just know it is a HUGE pet peeve of mine when I see it.

What are some things that drive you crazy that writers do? Doesn’t have to be fan fiction, just anything you read.




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