What happens when the author of one of our highlighted fics discovers what we’ve been doing? We stick it here, that’s what!
September 14th, 2011
The author of Upon da Balcony finds us! Read the comments for the amusing conclusion to this encounter.
March 4th, 2012
The author of A Questing We Go! finds us, as well as some random, irate person who is probably a real-life friend of hers. Both of their responses (which contain misspelling and poor grammar) are handled beautifully by our friend, Herr Wozzeck.
February 25, 2013
The author of Batman Arkham Asylum: The Untold story finds our little corner of the ‘net! And seems to accept the criticism with grace.
April 10, 2013
For the second time this year an author has located the Library! The author of Jamy Lin and the killers has matured as a writer since the publishing of their fic.
April 20, 2013
It’s an epidemic! Yet another writer, this time the author of the Star Wars/ Lad Before Time puzzler A Jedi’s Destiny: Episode 1: Rise of the Sith. The author, Jedi 472, even managed to joke about it on our Sucktastic Awards page.
December 28, 2013
Late in the year, another writer discovers the Library! This time, it’s Jedi Qui-Gon of Asari Healing fame.
All sorts of shenanigans went down after that which would take a while to resolve, but at the end of the day all is well. You can now find him wandering the halls of the Library as Neji7Hyuga.
SC’s Note: Unfortunately, patrons, this has proven to be false. Much to our disappointment, Jedi Qui-Gon recently, and in no way subtly, revealed that he more or less sees us and anybody else who partakes in the riffing of badfics as terrible people. He tried to claim that we’re obstructing people’s freedom of speech, and that we bully rookie authors who are just starting out, amongst other things. These claims are not only false, they’re slanderous, and show a striking lack of knowledge on his end about how things work here. So, sad to say, “Neji7Hyuga” won’t be rejoining the party anytime in the foreseeable future.
March 30, 2014
An unusual case occurs with one of our snarkers actually telling an author about a snarking in progress. This led to the author of Twin Humanities being directed to the snark; his response is best summed up by his completely disingenuous comment, which is full of the kind of self-agrandizing logical fallacies and pretentiousness that caused him to be alerted to the snarking in the first place. Thankfully, he seems to have gotten better, if this comment made almost two years later is any indication.
April 13, 2014
Another author discovers the Library; this time it’s one of the two authors of Twin Hearts. Star actually takes it with quite a bit of grace.
August 5, 2014
Through some rather complicated tomfoolery, the author of Secret of NIMH: New Leaf finds out about the snarking. At first freaked out by it, the author does eventually calm down enough to recognize that, contrary to what she was told, the Library did not in fact steal her story, though she understandably wasn’t entirely happy…
January 3, 2015
Well, that didn’t take long! Barely two days after the new year, LightBlueLightning discovers the snark of Devil May Cry 4: Remake. She accuses SC of killing her passion for writing just because of one snark in a comment littered with ellipses and other bullshit like that. The Librarians (and the patrons) didn’t bite into the pity party.
February 8, 2015
And the hat comes off: turns out that Writer of Eryn Lasgalen was writing a trollfic with To Love Another Soul. Kitty and SC were in on it of course, and turned the whole thing into a massive prank on the Librarians. Herr is now plotting exactly how he’s gonna top Kitty’s prank…
April 17, 2015
Another author discovers the Library: this time, it’s the author of X-com:The Kisaragi Squad. We… honestly had no idea what the author’s feelings on the snarking are at first. However, via fanfiction.net PM, Herr has it on good authority that Axel The Moon found the snarking to be hilarious. Yay!
October 19, 2015
Jeremiah Rice of FZero LX: Enter the Eagles of Faith finds the Library; his comment is a long letter which acknowledges his errors and takes the snarking with a great deal of grace. It’s also confirmed that, thankfully, it was not intended as Bible thumping. Thank goodness for minor miracles, no?
December 4, 2015
MaesterDimentio, author of Fire Emblem: ReAwaken discovers his riff, and reveals to the Librarians that it’s actually one of his old shames! Makes the riff easier, doesn’t it?
January 20, 2016
Fairly soon after the new year, the author of Yes, But It’s a Female Zombie discovers the riff. And miraculously, Cyberweasel89 is a great sport about it.
January 26, 2016
Well, that was fast. Barely six days after the last discovery, the author of My Job On Australian Wheel of Fortune comes to us. The man now known as nostalgiaking is a great sport about it as well, laughing along with the rest of us too!
February 14, 2016
Is it me, or are we on a roll this year? This time, it’s the author of Fantasy Life pops in and says hi, saying he found the riff to be hilarious! (Although he did still try and make excuses for why his fic was bad… while also acknowledging that he wrote a badfic. Curious.)
March 16, 2016
After a string of six authors who did not mind their fics getting ripped to shreds, L.Q. Brooks of Quarter Quell “fame” finally broke the combo with possibly the most passive aggressive comment ever posted to the Library. And then she was like “wait, I didn’t mean it like that”. So… uh… good on her? Yeah, this was a little weird for us, too. But thankfully, our response was clarified a little bit, because now she’s in the Library, and actually guest-riffing herself as Angie! Who’d’ve thunk it?
May 7, 2016
Another author finds us here, this time the author of Love of a Spartan. This author takes the criticism with quite a bit of grace, even going so far as to say other authors should use the Library as a resource to improve. Hooray!
May 9, 2016
Via his private email, SC finally meets N’jata, the author of A Legend of the Past, a Savior of the Future, whom Stone-Man85 ripped off almost verbatim in his own fic. Turns out, Stone-Man85’s source of inspiration is none too impressed with being plagiarized, and has chucked in his support of the riffing! What a guy!
November 2, 2016
And our nine-author streak of people who took it well had to end somewhere, I guess. This time, it was the author of Orc, who took to the Library’s comments to be all passive-aggressive and stuff. On the plus side, we finally know what it’s like to have a pretentious author have an angry reply on here, and it’s every bit as dumb as we would’ve expected.
April 7, 2017
Perhaps one of the fastest responses from an author we’ve had, the author of Subnautica The Novel (Chapter 4 Bundle is out!) discovers Ghostie’s riff only three weeks after it got started, and is rather unhappy about it. Of course, in their efforts to defend their fic, they only manage to prove the riffers right about the fic being bad.
April 29, 2017
Though he thought this was going to be an author who never learned about the Library, to SC’s surprise, MrAwesomeMatty has discovered the riff of Tales of Vesperia 2: The Blastia Age Restored. And more than that, he’s totally cool with the riff because the fic is an old shame of his! It’s always fun to meet those kinds of authors.
February 14, 2018
Well, Valentine’s Day brought us a new author: this time, it is the author of 1911: A customary waffles to an isolated existence – One Shot (Chapters 1 – 8). Mendy has confirmed it was indeed written as a joke, and has revealed themselves to be cool with the resulting snarking!
February 25, 2018
Bit of a twist in the system here, as though the author of both Ash and Arceus: Ash’s Revenge and Subnautica – Super Survival Story Mode did track us down, and did have a conniption, it was not either of those fics that terminalvelocityrunner called us out over – it was this one, written by a guy who probably doesn’t even know he exists, and who TVR thought we forced into removing the fic. We did not, and thanks to foolishness on TVR’s part, he very generously gave us a wealth of new riffing material! Remember, kids: don’t poke a hornet’s nest if you don’t want to get stung.
March 22, 2018
Well, this certainly took a while. Four years after Ghostie did the riff, the author of The Rare Animagus: REWRITTEN VERSION! has decided to pay us a visit. And, you know, any lesser author might have understandably been upset by the riff, but this one? Nah, they’re just gonna laugh it up as we squawk and gnash our teeth, because they’re too cool to be offended. Totally. Mm-hmm. Legit.
May 10, 2018
So, way back in March AdmiralSakai decided to leave a review (first posted on this comment) critiquing Velocius et Fortius. Much to his surprise ChaosSpartan575 responded not long after, and the two shared a brief conversation over PM which left Sakai impressed enough with Spartan’s self-awareness and mature response to criticism that he mentioned the riff’s existence directly. Spartan later did comment on the riff, reaffirmed his commitment to seek out criticism and improve as a writer, and went on to ask the community for suggestions on what exactly to do with his old ‘fic. Hooray for sanity!
May 12, 2018
Though he had initially believed the author to have long since given up on the fic, SC was surprised to discover that Ravager Animas, author of A Branch of Burden was still very active, and was more than willing to hear out criticisms of their fic. After their initial conversation, Ravager Animas has since been lurking the Library, reading each new entry to the riff as it is posted, and they and SC have been in frequent contact regarding issues brought up. Isn’t it nice when an author is so chill?
August 7, 2018
Apparently unaware that the actual author of the piece had long ago acknowledged its badness and moved on, a random white knight took to the comments on the riff of Eyeless Jack in order to inform us that we were all horrible negative people who just can’t appreciate good horror, and trotted out the perennial cry of bad authors everywhere: “IF YOU DONT LIKE, DONT SAY ANYTHING!!!”. The spelling fails and general cliche density were roundly mocked, but it remains to be seen if “an eyeless jack appreciater” will come back to respond.
March 29, 2019
River Styx1201, author of Secrets Revealed, For the Heart of the Sea, and NEVER MESS WITH A OUIJA BOARD, took to the comments of those three riffs to let us know that she’s far too cool to be bothered by the riffs, and she definitely found them hilarious, but we’re all horrible people and shouldn’t do that sort of thing because we totally could hurt someone’s feelings. Just not hers. Honest. And she may be complaining about how we format the riffs, but in a totally non-passive-aggressive way. You know it’s not passive-aggressive because she says so.
August 13, 2019
Hotpoint, author of XSGCOM: Mirror Image, dropped in on Minh’s riff. This led to an interesting and intelligent discussion about his usage of HFY tropes. He most likely wouldn’t agree that his work rises to the level of “The Most Horrible Fanfiction Ever Penned,” but it was an overall positive interaction.
September 18, 2019
Young Singer, better known as AmazingGraceless, popped in and made herself known in the comments of She’s Got a Bit of Raptor in Those Angel Eyes recently, and she took the riff in exceptionally good humor. Since then, she’s been bouncing around the various riffs of her work, having lovely conversations with the riffers and offering some explanations for some of her plot points. We appear to be in another round of reasonable authors! Hopefully I didn’t just jinx it by writing that…