I don't know... I've read some really terrible ones that are only redeemed by the fact that tons of people burn them like crazy. The terrible reviews are fun, and the making jokes about them are fun, but if you read the fanfics (they're mostly fanfics) on their own, it hurts. It hurts a lot.
You're just not reading those in the right way. Those authors are crazy. And the fact that someone thought up the situation at all is plain old embarressing for them! Wait, are you talking about slash?
No, but slash is a good example, too. I was thinking about one in particular... it has the most terrible case of Mary Sue, horrendous grammar and spelling, characters completely out of character... it was just terrible in and out. The worst part was that no matter how much people flamed her fic, she completely denied anything except positive reviews. Anything remotely bad, she said that the "prepz" didn't understand "goffik" people and that they should stop flaming her fic. *rolls eyes* But there's also these two people who did a MST commentary for it, and it made it all better by flaming it hilariously in the characters of Harry and Draco. It was amazing.
okay, Mary-Sue's are horrible. And if she says that in real life, she's probably a 'prepzy' person herself. I used to be like that. Except, I didn't write the slash, I used to curse it out, now, I just think its hilarious. And any writer who can accept critique, and use it to grow, is no friend of mine.
Firstly, I know what you meant, but you just said "And any writer who can accept critique, and use it to grow, is no friend of mine." I know you meant "And any writer who can't accept critique..." etc.
"MST" is Mystery Science Theater. It is this TV show which uses three characters (one human, two puppets) to make hilarious satiric commentaries during really really really bad Sci-Fi movies. The term has been adopted into the Fanfiction world to mean practically the same exact thing, only one or more authors doing it to a horrible fanfiction. It's tons of fun to read when it's done well.