I think one of the main reasons I don't like LND is bc of how it portrayed Meg. Bc now so many newer fans just see her as a murderer and I have to spend so much time explaining that ALW made her so OOC. It's also rlly tiring seeing Meg used as a shitty plot device in fics centered around LND bc she's so much more!! Irdc if ppl like it or not but I just get rlly tired of being told I like a murderer. I know you're not like that but it's popular among younger fans :/
I see what you’re saying pal. I really agree with you on the over use of Meg as a bad guy plot device. And honestly, she’s usually not even used as a good, well written one- this is something I’ve noticed with a lot of younger fans (like middle school to early high school) and their fanfiction.
Now I personally kind of like the direction Meg went in for LND. It’s not ideal, obvs, but I do think it’s an interesting concept that probably could have been handled a little better. I think that’s why I get so annoyed when I see her written as this out of this world random bad guy in fanfiction because it’s like, “no wait you’re supposed to fix and improve upon the original source not go even dumber than it!”.