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No Place: Adopted By Brian Fanfic review

Uh oh  I went down the rabbit hole  and started reading fan fiction.  I give these writer credit for trying  to write  imaginary scenarios for real  celebrities . However, they  sometimes only  cater to their own whims and it goes off the rails completely. ( Like one Nick story that portray as lascivious bumbling fool which I will get to later They were never meant to be deep but some are more realistic that other . So I will be giving in character or out character verdict and my own thoughts,   Stories like this are part of the fanfic subgenre adopted by  in which writers  imagine fictional adoption scenarios for their favorite celebrities 

Verdict: In Character  but underdeveloped. 

𝙽𝚘 𝙿𝚕𝚊𝚌𝚎 || 𝙰𝚍𝚘𝚙𝚝𝚎𝚍 𝚋𝚢 𝙱𝚛𝚒𝚊𝚗 𝙻𝚒𝚝𝚝𝚛𝚎𝚕𝚕 - bsb4lyfe - Wattpad

I can see Brian doing this maybe taking in a troubled family member.  He did reference going to adoption meeting( most likely joking) in a social media post However without any conflict it will sputter. I can see why the author has not updated  this since May 4 2020 k(as of writing) The author was adamant about excluding Leighanne and Baylee.  Shes portray Brian as a lonely man looking for company. Instead of getting  a girlfriend he decides to adopt because he is good with kids.  After consulting  with Kevin and the rest of the group  and going through the necessary step he gets 3 year old Hyacinth and at the end we see his first interactions with her  

By not including family  in any form he author misses out on a potential source of conflict. I  am guessing it really was not meant to be detailed either because of lack of knowledge of the subject matter  or just wanting to make a Brian lovefest which the point of most fanfic  . Another avenue of conflict might have been writing about the classes and how conflicted the other potential adoptees might have felt about having someone famous around. Maybe the adoption doesn't go through as planned and he has to fight for Hyacinth.  One commenter on the story in Wattpad  did point that she calls him  daddy too soon.  .Assuming that she did not know her biological parents  she would  become attached right away. But if the trauma is new  it might have been hard. This period of adjustment again could have been a source of conflict  and with  other family members even more so.  This would have been an opportunity to include more of Hyacinth and her backstory too .

I do like the interaction between  the fictional  Brian and the original character  Hyacinth especially the nicknames Peaches ( a subtle reference to Georgia I guess) I also like the fact that he does go for having a kid  instead the girlfriend which would have been the obvious route.  It is totally what I would imagine to it to be  given his  love for kids in genre However  this  if all the writer  focuses on, I don't see much for this.  Of course  as I write this, the story is ongoing status, so we will see where the author goes with and I will update this post accordingly. 

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