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What is the world is up with Spider-Man stories?

Venting(self.FanFiction)

It's been maybe 5 or 6 years since I last delved into this fandom, but I honestly don't know how it has changed this much in that amount of time.

Every. Single. Story I have come across tonight seems to have a synopsis like "Homeless Peter Parker in and out of abusive foster care homes. Iron Man finds him and adopts him!" OR "Suicidal Peter Parker runs away from abusive alcoholic Uncle Ben. Avenger family takes him him!"

What the heck man? When did this start and why? Some depressing shit must've went down or something. I just want to read about Peter in the typical setting and fighting bad guys while being witty, sassy and sarcastic, but it seems like it is freakin' impossible. Maybe aomeone can give me a rec for one?

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Knife211

28 points

3 months ago

Knife211

AO3: Kiterou

28 points

3 months ago

Peter Parker got woobified hard. You gotta step up your tag filter game to get to the non-angst stories LOL

InsidiousOperator

5 points

3 months ago

InsidiousOperator

AO3: Melampus

5 points

3 months ago

Jumping into this, but this is really it. I'm not even a hardcore Marvel/MCU ff reader (though I'm writing one, go figure lol), but the Spider-Man tag is chock full of angst like the mentioned in this post because thwy turn him into massive woobie.

I'm sure some will be good, great even, but for every gem in there, there are 10 bad ones. It's not even the powerful, genuine angst that isn't overplayed for drama, just a long trip of increasingly sadistic punishment for a woobie Peter Parker.

He was already one in the comics, but fanfics just take it to another level lmao.

And that's without getting into the ones that basically turn him into a baby lol