What does that term mean, out of curiosity?
You write a lovely fic about Spike's childhood as a street hoodlum. And then Joss comes along and reveals him to have been a pretentious if mediocre twit of a poet. Congratulations, your fic has been unconsensually fucked by canon!
(so named because Joss is a master of the fic-busting plot twist)
Ah. Okay. So it's not really something that Joss, specifically, does bad.
EDIT: I bet any background fics written early on in "Lost" fandom were just screwed.
You write a lovely fic about Spike's childhood as a street hoodlum. And then Joss comes along and reveals him to have been a pretentious if mediocre twit of a poet.
Also, "What do you mean, Dru's his Sire! He said himself it was Angel!"
I think it's pretty easy to figure out where in the series Lost fic were written.
Sometimes in Farscape we would refer to it as "Kempered". I like the multisyllabicness of it. But just about everyone knows what "jossed" means.
Alternately, you can just mutter "Chris Carter" and shake your head, and everyone knows that you mean no continuity, plot lines that are never resolved, and character development that's abandoned whenever convenient. Though this gives you the leeway to write a story that proves how all that was just a cover for the *real* story.
As I wait for the baby to wake up for a feeding, I've been entertaining myself with the random story link on BfA (after entertaining myself by writing DCU fic). I managed four stories before something really ghastly popped up, then hit another three or four just like it, before it gave me A is For..., which I somehow have no memory of reading before, but which is really pretty dang good.
Will have to send her a note mentioning that.
Anyone who hasn't read it, and likes Anya, should read it, on account of the aforementioned pretty dang good part.
t does the happy dance of Plei writing DCU fic!!!1!
Whoo! Ple's writing!
And I'll second the rec for A is for --it's fantastic.
Thanks for the rec, Plei. I sent off a note to the author.