Reel fans (also known as consertive critisim guys, though the two terms mean slightly different things) are the people who leave good reviews on MarissaTheWriter stories. Their polar opposite is the falmer trollz.
From Chapter 3 of ITS MY LIFE! on, it was established that people actually like MarissaTheWriter stories, and that those who don't should tell her precisely what is wrong, lest they be classed as trolls. Such mistakes typically tend to be trivial spelling errors in character names (such as using "GLaDOS" instead of "Glados" and "Dib" instead of "Dip"), however, very rarely they can be bigger plot-influencing changes. For example, once in Invader Zim: Born Again Christian Marissa corrected herself when it was pointed out that Gloria Deschanel performed a sacrilege when stabbing Dib with a crucifix, incorporating the message into her further chapters.
Reel fans appear to be much less organized than falmer trollz. While reel fans, similar to falmer trollz, get cameos in MarissaTheWriter stories, no groups uniting reel fans have been mentioned.
According to Marissa, the two main signs of significant reel fans are recording dramatic readings and drawing fanart. Fan stories, while they also usually are signs of a fandom, are not acknowledged by Marissa, likely due to her being left with a negative impression of fan stories after MarissaxChell.
Known reel fansEdit
- Cat Bountry (for ITS MY LIFE!)
- Logic Editor
- Invader Phoenix
- lil-caliborn on Tumblr (as admitted on the now-defunct blog suemaryfanfiction)
- ITS MY LIFE! (First appearance) (Author's notes only)
- TEEN FORTRESS 2 (Author's notes only)
- Invader Zim: Born Again Christian (Author's notes only)