>>3339753>Fallen angel AU
Angel/demon AUs are incredibly passe and generally cringe-worthy. I know everything I need to know just from the description. AUs don't really work for Gorillaz, imo. Once you remove the musician element from the characters you've already ripped out their soul. And then you put them in positions that further destroy any semblance of their original characterization? What's the point?
The first paragraph even has an ellipses in the prose mid-paragraph, a comma that should be a period or semi-colon, and a sentence that starts with "and". I can tell by glancing ahead that the grammar only gets worse. I've never seen two-period ellipses before. It's unreadable. Pass.>>3339757
To play devil's advocate here, when you're a 2doc fanfic writer who wants to take a grounded, realistic approach to a pair of characters who regularly engage in cartoonish violence you have limited options. You can either woobify Murdoc (The Answer), de-woobify 2D (Yearz), ignore or gloss over the more overtly abusive aspects of their relationship (most 2doc fanfics), or take canon as is and accept that their relationship is abusive, toxic and, ultimately, pretty condemnable. Most fanfic writers don't have the balls to do that last one anymore, and I appreciate those who do. But between the first two options, I'd take an un-woobied 2D over a woobie Murdoc any day of the week.
Granted, this fanfic just looks like a shitty, out of character portrayal of both 2D and Murdoc with a cliched gimmick, not an attempt to bring realism to Gorillaz lore.