Thoughts on "Cupcakes" · 12:14pm
Okay, I have mellowed out since I wrote this blog. I was a little icky at the time. It's still not a story I like, but my opinion of it is lukewarm. I understand its appeal.
This is going to be brief, and I won't be analyzing it. I just can't do that. But I just want to get my thoughts out of the way so that there are no misunderstandings or misconceptions about my stance on the story.
Now, let's get to it.
I don't like it. I do not like "Cupcakes", the original or the spinoffs. I do not like it.
Simple as that.
However, what I do want to say in further addition is that it's just my opinion. Do I have ill will to the author? No, I don't. The author never did anything to me personally and has done nothing to offend me. Do I have ill will to the fans of the story? Hell no. People do like what they like and I have no issue with that. I mean, sure, I may get annoyed when someone never gives a good reason for why they don't or like something, but I digress. But on the whole, I think that as long as you do not attack other people for their different opinion, then what's the problem?
Why don't I like it? Because I don't like gore. I don't like graphically described gore in any medium. I also don't like the way it is portrayed. I don't like the idea. I DON'T LIKE IT! I simply DO NOT LIKE IT! It's not to my personal tastes.
This doesn't mean a fan does not have the right to write/draw what they want for a fandom. They have the right.
I mean, for crying out loud, I went and wrote a CLOP fic. I wrote Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy HAVING SEX with each other. What kind of person am I if I harp on someone for doing something out of context?
Sometimes, yes, I have said before that there are some contexts that have no place in a fandom. I still stand by that. But that's more my personal subjective opinion than it is any kind of word of law. What I mostly take issue in THAT regard, is when we are expected to take it seriously. That's when I start to think there's something wrong here, and when it's just plain bad.
So, can out of context experiments with fanfics be good? They most definitely can. A majority of us fans are older and sometimes throw in older contexts into stories within a younger fandom. Sometimes it can work, and other times, it's just blatantly stupid.
Cupcakes, to me, is not meant to be taken seriously. It is purely for gore and shock value. Now, I could be wrong, but that's what I believe. Why else would one write that for a kid's show? Because they want to shock the fans. They love Creepypasta and gore and horror, and wanted to adapt it with MLP. Do I approve? No. But not on principle. It's more of a personal opinion.
So like I said, the out of context thing and kinds of stories I don't like, I simply don't read them. By that, I mean I don't actively seek them out or try to read them if I can help it. However, if I stumble across a bad story, and don't like it, what do I do? I often stop reading, or keep reading to see how it will end, and that's it. I never flame.
"But NintendoGal, you spork bad stories! You're flaming!"
Sporking and flaming are two different things.
But the point is, if I don't like a story, I simply walk away from it (if I don't spork it) and that's it.
I just wanted to make myself clear about this. I don't like Cupcakes, plain and simple.