RE: Trailer Trash

by FortySixtyFour

Original ONGOING Comedy Contemporary Psychological Satire Female Lead Martial Arts Secret Identity Slice of Life Strategy Strong Lead Supernatural
Warning This fiction contains:
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  • Traumatising content

In the year 2045, an MRI mishap transmits Tabitha Moore's mind back into her body in the past. Now it's 1998, she's thirteen years old, and she has to confront her long, miserable lifetime of failures—and once again being trailer trash—all over again.

...Or, does she?

/// A re-do story, everyone's guilty pleasure. Updates every month.

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Voyd
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This story is very well written. It stands out compared to a lot of fictions on this site because it’s not just another isekai and the characters are fully developed. It’s interesting to watch someone go back in time and get a achance to start their life over. It feels realistic that there would be a lot of things that you wouldn’t completely remember about the past and you’d struggle to adapt to that era of your life again. The only thing that I don’t love about the story is how quickly the main character has been able to drastically change herself. Stretching out her transformation a little more could’ve been more satisfying and believable. This story is definitely worth a read.

Sacwriter
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Wow, I just noticed, 4,692 followers. Just eight more followers and they give you a free coffee machine!

By the way, I just found out that earlier this year Disney announced that they were redoing The Little Mermaid, and not animted but as a live action movie. Not only that, but they had already cast Halle Bailey (not Berre) as Ariel. A black actress! Do you think Alicia might be interested in that?

Seriously, congratulations Forty. RE: Trailer Trash has been my current favorite online story for months, and I think it's some of the best writing I've ever seen on the internet. The dialogue is realistic, as is the unexpected complexities that you keep revealing in all of your charecters makes them more alive, more believable. You've got a talent, and I look forward to more of your work in the future. I wish you would update more often, but I know you're posting at least one other story, and possibly working on a couple of others (by the way, where can we find them?)

Keep up the good work!

 

Luffy2310
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10/10 ign (ps:not really its just me) A gem of a story.

Reviewed at: 21: Withdrawing from school.

Perfect, in my personal opinion. My type of story and its some what repeatable, i have no found eny grammar mistakes or nothing that i believe is out of line for a characters, they seem pretty solid. Do i dont like coflicts being dragged on that does not matter, you dont drag it to much, it all depends on the author and the setting of the story at the time, plus i've gotten used to it, imean i have to alot of stories have their arcs take long time. Anyways keep up the good work, thank you for this gem of a nobel and godspeed with everyone of your troubles.

lamb
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  I have never liked drama or romance or even contemporary writing, until I picked this story up. It is so good that I don’t feel like I can do it justice in this review, so just yes.

CremeCrimson
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Excellent grammar and mechanics, haven't seen a typo. The characters feel like real people and not just plot devices to harry the main character.

 

the story is pretty bog-standard, but the reader can't help but feel like they ought to pump their fist in the air for Tabitha's success. A zero to hero story minus the blood-letting. 

 

A good read to pass some time. 

monoliith
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Fantastic, and not a power fantasy

This story is absolutely fantastic. I would STRONGLY suggest you take any sub 3 ratings with a strong grain of salt. You need to take your audiance into account. 

You are posting a VERY realistic fantasy, about losing weight and making life changing positive but hard decisions, around the age of early high school. On a website full of people in early high school who are doing the exact opposite of that. A lot of the readers on RR will feel incredibly insecure reading this story, and will lash out. I can't stress enough how badly you need to post this story in other locations as well. It's fucking fantastic and I intend to spread it around in discords and facebook I'm a mod for, just remember where your posting. The audiance that sees it here is looking for power fantasies that  make us feel good about doing very little most of the time. Not a story about a young woman accepting that SHES the problem, and taking action to solve the issue. 

Harmonious Arkos Sloth
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The Bridge Across the Wealth Gap: Time Travel!

Reviewed at: 19: Friends, foes, and fighter jets.

Batman is considered one of the most relatable superheroes in media today. He’s just a regular guy with an unshakable will and the seemingly impossible, self-appointed mission of making his city safe one captured criminal at a time.

All while only using a full one percent of his power: His bank account.

Much like Batman, the protagonist of this story is also completely ordinary. However, unlike him, she starts out without even 1% power. If anything, she’s in the negatives in every conceivable way: A fat, dirt-poor, social pariah living in a trailer.

Hence the title.

Because of this, her goal is both as seemingly insurmountable as Batman’s, and so mundane, most people take it for granted: She wants to have a normal life, and be treated like an actual person that matters to those around her.

Unlike many time-travel stories involving fantastical settings, or power trips with the ultimate goal of “winning everything”, this story completely subverts several of the common tropes of the genre.

There are others it abuses for the sake of the plot, but that’s a given for these types of stories. With something so focused on characters and the conflict between them rather than a world-ending event, tension has to be manufactured from other sources.

The good thing about having a character that is as painfully average as the protagonist is that she is easy to relate to. Each of her victories will feel like the reader’s victory, because her goals are ordinary things, or accomplishable by ordinary means.

No saving the world, or plotting economic domination for this girl!

At its core, this is a story about a young woman’s fight against her own flaws and limitations in a desperate attempt to break out of her societal mold, and the impact her struggle has on those around her.

The main cast is of a manageable size and are well-developed. Each personality is distinct, and fleshed-out. Everyone has their own unique voice and clearly defined motivations.

Unlike many similar fictions, the teenage cast are believable representations of their age group.

Speech, mannerisms, a lack of critical thinking skills, the desire to establish themselves in a social hierarchy, and the willingness to disregard basic human empathy in pursuit of status combine to paint a morbidly accurate representation of the typical modern teenage girl.

Unfortunately, it is so realistic that the pacing suffers for it, becoming bogged down in the same conflict loop of teenage angst and drama for most of the story. The shallowness of the conflict is matched only by the emotional depth of the cast.

While the plot does move forward, it feels like very little impact is made on the world at large because the conflicts the characters face are largely small and petty.

This will be at times frustrating for adult readers who will likely be quick to recognize the ultimate futility in much of the external conflict the characters are facing.

Such is the nature of teenagers characters in an ordinary high school setting.

Something else that impacts the flow of the story is weak scene, and chapter transitions. Several of the later chapters in particular end so abruptly, they read as though part of the scene is missing.

The abruptness is comparable to the series finale of The Sopranos.

This also happens a few times with external conflicts within the story, the climaxes lacking buildup and tension, coming from seemingly out of nowhere.

This lessens the emotional impact considerably at some points.

Despite these issues, there are very few grammatical problems, and what few exist are likely easily overlooked while reading, aside from a few missing scene breaks.

As the author mentions in the summary, redo fiction is everyone's guilty pleasure, because it is so relatable.

The ordinary setting, and protagonist mean that is even more true here. The characters are so well-written that the reader cannot help but identify with them in some way, both good and bad.

The realistic and immersive setting will instantly transport the reader to their own high school days, making the emotional payoff of the conflicts more meaningful, in spite of a few misses.

One can't help but feel as though they are back in time, growing up right alongside these characters.

This story is worth binge-reading, more than once. It deserves every star of this rating, despite its flaws.

It is the best kind of power fantasy, because there is nothing fantastical about it. It is heartwarming, relatable, and unapologetically normal.

Definitely worth breaking my nap cycle for.

RockyBst
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Far too good for this site, frankly. Takes a common premise and turns it into a wonderfully emotional story.

Elaikases
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the story takes a small change and lets it ripple. 

Realistic, driven, hopeful and moving. 

So very, very good. 

sedael1
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Unique Take on the Time Loop Story

Most stories on this site quite fairly focus on writing grand fantastic stories that are more focused on advancing a plot rather than any form of deep characterization. re: Trailer Trash is not those other stories, instead it is a deep cut into a slice of life about a profoundly unhappy woman that is easily relatable and highly emotional. 5/5.