No Originality Brigade 268 members · 908 stories

This group is dedicated to finding fics with a low level of originality. It doesn't have to be clichéd, only unoriginal.

In this group, a fic is unoriginal if it contains very few uncommon ideas, or largely relies on fanon, clichés or stereotypes.
This is not always a negative thing, but often is.

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I missed drangon's story removal and I have already taken care of removing it as requested, but every other story that has been requested to be removed has been removed, and no one in the mod staff as far as I know has "given a lot of dislikes, or someone responded negatively" I don't know what 428505 is on about.

If it's anyone else that's not in our control and as long as they don't blatantly attack or insult the writer then there's nothing else to do.

You hearing this 429047? Sounds like it's time for the group admins to make a display.

Nevertheless, it is still a mostly dead group other than members keeping it on life support when its admins have either been ignoring members/people asking politely to have their story removed or one or two of the mods have been gone a long time.

Which is why it's the member's responsibility to participate in said group.

Having new stories being added doesn't mean its alive especially when the mods/admins or any of the members have not responded to others other than the very few who have been misusing the group's original intentions. For example, there are people here who asked politely to have their story removed, only to be either be ignored, given a lot of dislikes, or someone responded negatively.

It can't be that dead. I'm seeing new stories added all the time.

I think this groups dead considering that whenever someone asks nicely/rudely for their story to be removed, they either get ignored or mocked.

Hi, I would like Year of the Dragon taken out of this group? I never placed it here and to be frank, while having bits of "unoriginality" it is also just as original. I mean, I tried to make it a mix because lets face it, all Displace stories are unoriginal from the first. Thank you very much if you take it out.

So what exactly qualifies as original anymore? Everything seems to have been done to death if you look hard enough.

I'm curious and I'm making sure none of of mine end up here.

Comment posted by Jest deleted Jul 20th, 2018
Comment posted by tyrannosaurianrex9 deleted Sep 27th, 2018

Could you please remove my story, Don't You Dare, from this group? Think someone misunderstood the difference between unoriginality and inspired.

Plan 9 has been dead for quite a while and they tried (emphasis in tried) 3 times to revive it... That's a big yikes.

And I'm not on the RR staff so... yeah.

Comment posted by tyrannosaurianrex9 deleted Sep 27th, 2018

Here I was thinking the group dead. How about you goys do something with Plan 9 or RR?

Your story has been removed.

Please don't answer this type of comments, admins will take care of removal requests.

Comment posted by tyrannosaurianrex9 deleted Sep 27th, 2018

That raises an interesting question. While some might say my story is inherently unoriginal because it's "A fucking Displaced", this is a Displaced story where the human dresses up as many characters at once, becoming an overpowered amalgamation of godly characters. Except not really, he becomes a Twilight Sparkle with the powers of those characters because he had more costume parts from his Twilight costume than any other character. He arrives in Equestria, and then Derpy drops a piano on him and he loses his memories, rendering him unable to use those powers. He forgets earth, his human name, and everything he used to be. Twilight changes his mane and name and starts telling ponies "she's" her cousin from out of town, and the story becomes about Dawn Skystar trying to become a Pokemon master, all the usual Displaced cliches forgotten.

This description takes longer to say than something like "Displaced except the human becomes Blue Eyes White Dragon" or "Displaced but the human becomes Ichigo then his Hollow takes over and he becomes a bad guy", because I'm putting a few original spins on a frequently-used concept. It certainly takes longer to explain than "A war between Zebras and Ponies creates Fallout 3 so a pony in the future does the plot of Fallout 3 but there's some stuff from 1 and 2 in there too, also lesbians and rape". And it takes longer to say than "Equestria appears on Earth and a magic barrier erases people and their world, forcing them to become ponies or die, also the writer hates humans".

Does that mean this is an original story that doesn't belong in this group, or do certain ideas have an "Intrinsic Originality Value" that can be measured with positive and negative numbers, meaning a Displaced story can, by definition, never be original?

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