Another mini-rant here - I was trying to read an arguably good story and ran into something I despise - songfics. Whoever decided that copying a song's lyrics word for word, splitting it up and sticking it between very SMALL paragraphs of some kind of story, and calling it a songfic. Hell I want to shoot them dead. I don't want a piece of fiction chopped up and thrown between the pages of someone else's COPYRIGHTED works. One of the reasons fanfiction gets away with what it does is that it uses the characters and often the settings of someone else's copyrighted works, but doesn't do anything word for word. You don't see any transcripts of shows posted as fanfiction, do you? And then the people who whine about "but it inspired the story" That's real great and all, but a single line of the song with an authors note saying : this story inspired by blank song by blank group is plenty for me. I'm not a fan of poetry in general, got way too much of that in college, I don't want to read usually rather bad poetry/lyrics in my stories..
DEATH TO THE SONGFIC