Title: Heroes and Villains
Author: Horrible’s Igor
Media: Television / Movies
Topic: Buffy: The Vampire Slayer / Kitchen Sink
URL: Heroes and Villains (Now Defunct)
Critiqued by TacoMagic and Eliza
Welp, we’re finally there, the home stretch. Now that Igor is completely out of fucks to give, we enter the freefall stage. The shark jumps, the editing dwindles, and what passes for the plot becomes even more fragmented and incoherent.
“You make it sound so good!”
Don’t I, though?
Sure. Spike does a sparring session with team Buffy, and then quickly drops that in favor of most of the group running off to go look for the very items that Willow was just told about in the previous scene. Because that’s how good writing works. On their way there Jim is invited to exposit his backstory, which he does. It’s a contrived backstory, and since it’s about a character that nobody honestly gives a shit about, there’s no real need to revisit it. After a quick chat with the embodiment of the plot, they’re directed to the same place Willow’s going. It’s also dropped that Igor has decided to change his mistake into a plot point involving Sunnydale being completely restored. Presumably with a “because magic” in there somewhere. And if you’re wondering why it took the members of Team Buffy this long to think something was strange with Sunnydale being back, then you’d be forgetting that nobody in this fic actually has a brain.
“It turns out that you don’t need one to star in a fanfic!”
The chapter trails off with a scene of DEEP FORESHADOWING™ where a bunch of vampires with extremely fake accents talk about stuff that I can’t be bothered to remember, and then an ASMR vampire shows up because why the fuck not? Igor literally had no fucks left to give when he wrote that scene, which is why I skimmed the crap out of it.