I'm starting to despair.
I kinda liked the Percy Jackson movie. It's not a classic, but it's decent enough. So I figured since someone said the books were better, that I'd try and read those to see if they were right or not.
Turns out, yes, the books are better and there's tons of scenes in them, that would have improved on the movie, but that were unfortunately left out.
So what's the despairing about, you might ask...
I figured, since I liked the characters, I'd do what I usually do, when I'm getting into something new. I'd look for fanfic at ff.net.
I really should have known better.
I've never seen this big an amount of Mary Sues in one corner of the pit. Never!
It's like every single fic summary sounded like a warning yelling "Here be Mary Sues" Even the crossover section wasn't safe of them.
I mean, I love Harry Potter and you'd think that a PJ/HP crossover could be good right?
Why would anyone who does a crossover between these two series, both with a well built universe and strong characterization want to ruin it, by going "So what if Harry was the son of Zeus, Poseidon and Hades, and oh yes, his mom wasn't Lilly either, it's Sally Jackson, Percy's mom...
In ergo, turning Harry into the worst Gary Stu that ever Stued. Why do people do this? Please tell me there's an archive for Percy Jackson and the Olympians fic that's somewhat pickier about what they allow. Pretty please..