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Old November 9th, 2007 (09:23 PM).
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Quote originally posted by Hanako Tabris:
The reason behind that, I believe, is due to the fact that most OT fics follow the same plot formula of the anime. Those who have watched the anime since its beginning recognize quickly the same qualities between fic and show.
You're completely right. 9 out of 10 OT fics are exactly the same, as in following the anime (and the games).

Quote originally posted by Hanako Tabris:
I'm not saying that all OT fics follow the plot of the anime, even when written in the anime canon. (Mine is an example of this, though you can't see it.) It's just that the beginners who tend to give OT fics a try, and are "weak" writers, either follow the game canon too closely, or the anime canon. Since these fics are a dime a dozen, the general populace of forum goers hate OT fics. It's just another label the OT genre of Pokemon fiction has received. This stretches on to other fandoms as well.
OT is probably my favorite genre of Pokemon Fan Fiction, and it's unfortunate that it has been given such a bad reputation. When done right, an OT fic can be a good fic to read and to write. When done wrong, OT fics are more "Not another one!".
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