what gets on your nerves? (118)

1 Name: SeraEris : 2009-09-19 23:25 ID:TBGT1Kkc

ok there was some other thread about that before the site collapsed

so here what gets on your nerves about ff?

at the moment i was searching for something about Seiya from Sailor Moon.

and when the results came i flinched when i saw that some writers used the english dub's names for the other characters when they have Seiya in the story.

dont get me wrong but that is a paradox you cant have starlights in your story and use the freaking english names, since starlights NEVER EVER aired in english dub.

and that means that who ever is familiar with the Starlights is familiar with the original JAPANESE names of the show.

well i really dont read stories that use the english names anyway. but that is beyond logic

on top of that SAILOR MOON is a show that totally and completely BUTCHERED by the US dubbing company because of the YURI/YAOI stuff.

to turn a feminine guy into a woman because HE is gay, or completely erase the idea of a couple and turn them into cousins because THEY are lesbians
or even worst DONT EVEN AIR the last season of a show because of the too much flirting between the girls, or the thing that starlights were transvestite/transsexual characters and SEIYA [who is a girl in general] flirts and fall head over heels for the protagonist Sailor Moon.

69 Name: Farrahmack : 2009-11-17 16:09 ID:AHVx5scT

When someone constantly reveiws everyday telling you to update..

I also hate flames..when someone goes and tells you that your horrible at writing..

I KNOW ALREADY!!! lol I'm not a professional writer I just enjoy making up things to go along with my latest obsessions.

70 Name: Farrahmack : 2009-11-17 16:09 ID:AHVx5scT

When someone constantly reveiws everyday telling you to update..

I also hate flames..when someone goes and tells you that your horrible at writing..

I KNOW ALREADY!!! lol I'm not a professional writer I just enjoy making up things to go along with my latest obsessions.

71 Name: Farrahmack : 2009-11-17 16:09 ID:AHVx5scT

When someone constantly reveiws everyday telling you to update..

I also hate flames..when someone goes and tells you that your horrible at writing..

I KNOW ALREADY!!! lol I'm not a professional writer I just enjoy making up things to go along with my latest obsessions.

72 Name: Ethurill : 2009-11-17 17:26 ID:rKcNHcyn

Just a pet peeve - I'm usually very very tolerant, but I automatically dislike anything that describes a male's hair as 'blonde'.


Everything else I just avoid.

73 Name: Marth : 2009-11-18 08:23 ID:J4niWtfw

People who, when they get a critical review, say that they're only writing for themselves. Listen, if you don't want people to call you out for not using spellcheck/making a Sue/having grammar that makes readers' eyes bleed/whatever, you shouldn't put it where people can see it, and you ESPECIALLY shouldn't put it on a site like FFN that's designed to make reviewing very easy.

Also people who, in the same circumstance (assuming the criticism is plot- or character-based rather than mechanically-based) respond that the criticism is wrong because of something that hasn't happened yet in the published part of the story--for instance, "My OC is not a Sue because she kills a puppy later!" Wow. Sorry that I, as a reviewer, didn't clairvoyantly guess everything that will happen in the future of your fic, fannit, and instead judged by what you actually have written.

74 Name: Harbinger of Doom : 2009-11-18 08:41 ID:LPFM+g8f

Mary Sues. Gary Stus. Immortal Freedom, who is a MAJOR Sue writer. Maybe some of you have had the misfortune to have RP'ed with him... He ruins stuff...
I also hate people who get angry at you for liking a particular pairing. I mean, its cool to have a debate over pairings, but when sombody gets aggressive over it it just pisses me off...

75 Name: MidnightRainbow : 2009-11-18 09:23 ID:k6opANSy

Things that really annoy me...
Mary Sues!! When people take a perfectly good character and make her into a Mary Sue, that really annoys me.
Also, people who write 'Sorry, I suck at summaries' in the story summary on ff.net. Okay, so that's really the best way to advertise it! - 'yeah, I suck at writing the part which is much easier than the actual story...'
Reviews that say 'please update soon' or 'keep writing'. Yep, that's really going to help me improve!
Has anyone else noticed that 99.9% of Twilight fanfics are either 'What if Edward never came back', 'What if the wolves never appeared in New Moon and Laurent changed Bella and she met Edward 100 years later' or AUs, which completely mutilate the already horrible characters and don't even make sense anyway!

76 Name: Takato Lover16 : 2009-12-09 13:55 ID:sFgtyMj2

I really hate it when I have worked really ahrd on a chapter and in the chapter, asked the viewers nicely to please tell me what I've done good and also what I've done bad.

Then, when I get a review, they say stuff like...

"Good chapter"
"Can't wait for the next one"
"See you next chapter"

And the one I REALLY can't stand...

"Please update soon"

Maybe it's just me, but it's my opinion.


77 Name: Marth : 2009-12-10 15:44 ID:J4niWtfw

>>74 Holy moly, yes! Immortal Freedom joined a (sadly now-defunct) Justice League RP I was in, and somehow everyone except me thought that a power-absorbing character who could use all his powers better than their original owners was a legitimate character concept. Aaaagh.

Also, with regard to shitty reviews, there's this one person, duckysgirl4ever, who reviewed one of my stories with "A great story. Very good." and faved it. I go to her profile, and it turned out she had done the same thing to over 16,000 other stories. But when I asked her about it in a review reply, she told me that usually people are happy to get her worthless reviews. What the heck?

78 Name: AnyaSamara93 : 2009-12-13 02:13 ID:Ko3j0v2L

I hate it when authors post a story and are there like, "I didn't like this story. I'm so glad I've finished writing it." WHAT?!?! If you truly thought your story failed, you wouldn't post it so the world could read it!

I also hate it when you've spent ages on a chapter (and I mean, AGES) and then people post mega-short reviews saying, "Great story." "Good chapter." "Update soon." Annoying.

79 Name: Eve : 2009-12-13 06:53 ID:ewMGeISW

>>74 What does Immortal Freedom write about??

80 Name: JustAchild : 2009-12-13 06:56 ID:6ATf/ivV

People called Anonymous....
For obvious reasons.......

81 Name: DragonFriend95 : 2009-12-13 09:27 ID:qYxQQYpF

>>75 I find it hard to write summaries, because I want to grab peoples interest without revealing too much of the story. Harder than it seems.

I hate unintentional OOC. When people write the character so terribly, and it's not as if it's supposed to be like that, like in a parody fic, but that they just don't understand the character at all...UGH!

82 Name: James : 2009-12-13 09:41 ID:D5k0Dsve

I hate chewing gum. Nyaaaaaah! ~squeaks, shudders, and waves hands about~

Also, monkeys.

83 Name: Me, Myself and I : 2009-12-13 10:12 ID:TbOAkXf9

When people say "lol".

84 Name: JustAchild : 2009-12-13 10:25 ID:6ATf/ivV

>>83 LOL
-I hate that too, and btw, etc. It's okay when you text it or something, but why say it?

85 Name: Fee : 2009-12-13 14:09 ID:ICrCXX7J

>>84 Agreed. Very, very irritating.

People who laugh about inside jokes...without letting you into said joke.

86 Name: セーラーエリス : 2009-12-13 15:22 ID:2hiSjPZI

>>85 I love to laugh about inside jokes with my best friend
we dont even need to speak actually
just look in each others eyes to understand an inside joke that is only between us and nobody else knows ^_^

back to the topic
I completely dislike the new student in the japanese class i attend
he is a total jerk came in the class and started telling bad things about Japanese ppl and for the me being a "child" [what the hell man you dont even fucking know me]
then at one of my smart ass moments
when he started saying to the whole class that the girls in the other class he was, they were so into anime and manga and didnt thing anything else, I turned and looked at him like he came from the other planet, and with one glance to the whole class i turned and told him "well we do too" referring to our love in anime and manga.
my other classmates burst into laughter ahhaha :P

so yeah that guys get on my nerves and i want to punch him right on the face.

87 Name: Marth : 2009-12-13 20:03 ID:J4niWtfw

>>79 I looked at his FFN profile; he's written Heroes, Power Rangers, and God of War fic. But I didn't actually bother to read any of it, so I can't tell you more than that. Judging from his RPing, though, I'd hazard a guess that his fic is full of awful Stus.

88 Name: Bola : 2009-12-20 11:22 ID:PX96Nt7v

89 Name: Bola : 2009-12-20 11:23 ID:PX96Nt7v

90 Name: marymagdalen : 2009-12-20 11:29 ID:HkWq6jQ5

What really really really really really really REALLY irritates me (really!) is the person who fills their profile page with stuff like:
"If you're the sort of person who... blah blah blah, then copy this into your profile."
"If you agree that... blah blah blah, then copy this into your profile."
NO NO NO NO NO! It's irritating enough reading it in YOUR profile - why the hell would I want to copy it into mine?

Sorry, but that just REALLY irritates me. In case I wasn't clear. Really!

91 Name: marymagdalen : 2009-12-20 11:36 ID:HkWq6jQ5

I don't mean I don't like the person, obviously, so sorry if I implied that! I mean I don't like when profiles are full of stuff like that...

OK, I'll stop digging now. But I LOVE YOU ALL!! ;o)

92 Name: JustAchild : 2009-12-20 12:25 ID:6ATf/ivV

>>91 No..I don't like that stuff sometimes either

93 Name: elecktrum : 2009-12-20 13:07 ID:0dKJ8nKD

I think it's funny and rather pathetic when you see a person's profile filled with those "then copy this to your profile" lines. If the writer follows the gross herd, I'm inclined to think that their stories will, too, and I'm far less inclined to read their stuff than someone who actually tells me a little about themselves. Then again, people who include their height and weight and hair color on their profile page confuse me no end - will the fact that you're 5'2" and have long ash-blond hair somehow make your story better?

94 Name: Elkkun : 2009-12-23 08:19 ID:1Fo0fyCg

After reading this...There is a few little things what I realise sort of annoy me...

When people put an American spelling for an English person. E.G.
Let's say Harry was saying to somebody, "I don't think that's the right color". I almost scream. But if the story's good enough then I'll review saying.
"Harry's English, so the spelling would be 'colour' not 'color'" ...Just so they can change it :3 or remember for later chapters.

95 Name: Iaculus : 2009-12-23 10:03 ID:nKkiymvT

>>93 Well, shorter people have more difficulty reaching the keyboard, so... ;)

96 Name: セーラーエリス : 2009-12-23 10:11 ID:o3f4aKRV

>>93 lol
I recently updated my profile and included my height and bloodtype [ahahah] in it :p I don't know why maybe because they are not in my ID card or because it looked more like a Japanese Idol's profile :P or it could be the fact that I want the world to know that I am a big girl? [well not very big but...] lol
really I don't know myself hahaha

>>95 lol EPIC

97 Name: Marth : 2009-12-24 02:54 ID:f5NYHWCR

>>95 Damn straight. I'm 5'2", and this clearly gives me the right to blame my typos on my stumpy little-kid fingers. XD

[I mean this in jest. While I am 5'2", height is obviously not an excuse for content errors--I'm actually the sort of hardass who doesn't think much of anything is an excuse for bad spelling and grammar, let alone height. I hope the un-seriousness was obvious, but I wanted to disclaim just in case.]

98 Name: Loola : 2009-12-24 03:31 ID:4B0RiHan

Realy REALY pisses me of when what somneone is writing is set in england but they the characters say "dollers"(cant spell sorry) -.- if it was set in america, fair doo's and i could forgive them if they use some wrong spelling for UK english or phrases that aren't used in England (i.e, trash can, sidewalk ect), but i can't forgive forgetting what the currency of the country is !! Same applies for using £/$ for yen or Euro.
Its prob summat small but seriously gets me!!

>>95 WOO!! I'm short to xD lol, though i'd just say. I also can't spell so wonderfully but I get buy with spell check!! (usualy)
lol, <3's

99 Name: Iaculus : 2009-12-24 04:22 ID:nKkiymvT

>>97 Don't worry, Marth, you're excused. We 6'+s have to cut the little people some slack, no? ;)

100 Name: JustAchild : 2009-12-24 04:37 ID:6ATf/ivV

At parties, when 'someone' brings alcohol, I hate it when people get drunk and start getting violent or pervy.....it gets on my nerves that they get completely hammered and then start inexcusable behaviour.....I'm not a spoil sport, but it's just really annoying.

+100th post :P hehe

101 Name: Lupa Dracolis : 2009-12-24 06:04 ID:9b4htGXy

Two very simple, very easily rectified things. The Grocer's apostrophe and the word until.

Apostrophes indicate posession or the shortening of a word, in which case it is put in place of the missing letter(s). E.g.
"That didn't happen! That couldn't have happened!" It's means it is, not belonging to it. 'n' is not a word unless used by someone with an accent. E.g. " 'n' den I'm goin' out." not 'n' then he went out.

Until has one 'l' on the end. The shortened form is 'til. Not till. Till is something you get in a shop.

Sorry, they just really bug me.

102 Name: RayRay : 2009-12-24 06:48 ID:mPymWapl


I completely agree - I know I make mistakes at times, but I'm only human you know.

But people who completely massacre the English language really bother me - I mean, if I'm not sure about something, I look it up; it's really not that hard to do.

Spelling mistakes really bother me as well - although I do know and accept that not everyone is perfect - I can't help but be infuriated when people constantly spell words wrong; especially if it's something so simple, as Lupa said, the word 'Until'. That is not a hard word - and yet so many people get it wrong.

Abbreviations bug me - but something that irked me more than anything once...

Stories where the writers actually use 'txt spk'.

I think that needs no explanation. Sorry for the rant-age! =)

103 Name: セーラーエリス : 2009-12-24 08:25 ID:T2itTjq+

>>101 I really wasn't aware of the 'til-till thing
I have used countless of times the "till" one as a short of until.

I have stopped though so I guess that's a good thing :s

104 Name: ... : 2009-12-24 11:26 ID:YljcYhBI

>>94 An American author is free to spell 'colour' as 'color' when an English character speaks. You do not spell out words as you say them. On the other hand, if Harry Potter was WRITING the word 'colour', it would be spelt in the English way. Terminology, however, varies depending on a character's nationality (and the time-period). For example, tap/faucet, petrol/gas, pavement/sidewalk. A good author will make sure the characters use the correct phrases.

105 Name: Marth : 2009-12-26 19:22 ID:f5NYHWCR

>>72 Holy crap. So I submitted a story to a contest in my fandom. The judge had a point system, and the only point I got taken off was because I consistently referred to a male character as "brunet." Which is correct. Argh!

>>98 What's worse is when they change the name of the currency, but don't understand exchange rates. I recently read a fic where a Japanese character ordered a big pizza and was then horrified that it cost 600 yen... Even though if delivery pizza costs about the same as it does in the US, that's darn cheap.

106 Name: Blindfirekiller : 2009-12-26 21:40 ID:eWPyg8CO

I hate it when people screw up spelling/grammar big time, this is extrememly hypocritical 'cause in my own ffiction I've screwed up a bit (not badly though) I drive my mum mental when she's sitting on WOW and I correct all her raidchat/guildchat.

I even do it to myself and beat myself up over it (metaphorically)

This is also a stupid thing to hate because I understand that not everyone speaks perfect English. Even now I'm telling myself how stupid it is but it's just something I can't help

Whew! Rant over-_-

107 Name: Blindfirekiller : 2009-12-26 21:40 ID:eWPyg8CO

I hate it when people screw up spelling/grammar big time, this is extrememly hypocritical 'cause in my own ffiction I've screwed up a bit (not badly though) I drive my mum mental when she's sitting on WOW and I correct all her raidchat/guildchat.

I even do it to myself and beat myself up over it (metaphorically)

This is also a stupid thing to hate because I understand that not everyone speaks perfect English. Even now I'm telling myself how stupid it is but it's just something I can't help

Whew! Rant over-_-

108 Name: Marth : 2009-12-26 22:01 ID:f5NYHWCR

>>107 I actually don't think it's hypocritical to want other people to have good spelling and grammar when your own is flawed. As long as you're open to people pointing your mistakes, you're fine in my (admittedly biased toward critics) book. On the other hand, if someone give an author a review that critiques their spelling/grammar, the reviewer has a duty to make sure that their review, at least, is good in those areas.

Now onto something that pisses me off: emancipation!Sues. They're those special brand of Mary Sues who live on their own--often on the street--despite being too young to live by themselves. Usually, it's because their parents either died or are abusive (because God forbid Child Services or foster care exists). However, today I ran across a character who was legally emancipated because she hated being rich. BULL. SHIT. If she took that case to any actual court, she'd get a lecture on understanding how good she has it, not an emancipation.

Oh, and she lives on the street (because you know what else is a great way to get emancipated? Not having a way to support yourself). Despite that, she has spotless, waist-length hair, wears trendy (presumably clean) clothes, and is perfectly healthy. Because in emancipation!Sue world, being homeless (a homeless minor, no less) is fun! No negative physical or psychological effects, nope nope nope!


109 Name: Blindfirekiller : 2009-12-26 22:30 ID:eWPyg8CO

I read some of the others (hadn't read all 100^_^) and I TOTALLY agree with the hating of

this is my first fan-fic be nice!

on my first (and only=() ffic I did write :this is my first fan fic: with NO inclusion of be nice but only so people weren't expecting the most amazing plot with amazing twists etc etc.

110 Name: Me, Myself and I : 2009-12-27 03:57 ID:TbOAkXf9

I hate it when people spam up a good category with their original works, haven't they heard of fictionpress?

111 Name: Madness : 2009-12-29 03:02 ID:4DPu1R9a

I hate it when people write OOC because I'm yet to find someone that knows what EVERY SINGLE code means!

I hate it when people post like 20 000 words for one chapter.

I hate it when people have chapters just being Author's Notes.

I hate it also when people have names like RPatz4Life and JantoLover- okay its fine on bebo or something and character names are fine i guess but come on there must be something better to your life!!!

Rant over x

112 Name: Madness : 2009-12-29 14:00 ID:4DPu1R9a

And just a thought- I also hate it when fanfic don't have the character you're using in the characters tab, yet on twilight they have every single character even if its just their name used once!

113 Name: RayRay : 2009-12-29 14:40 ID:ytqtXrNj

My penname is IHeartDracoM - I use it for all forums.

It fits me pretty well...and I have a life.

I just seperate both of them neatly.

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116 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2012-09-28 12:33 ID:TO2dn3yf

OC/self-insert fics. They are everywhere and they are always annoying and they clog up so many fandoms with pointless, inane excuses for fanfic. I read the summaries and think "Really? This sounded like a good idea for someone to make available to the public?" Most of them are really childish in-jokes about girls and their friends meeting Captain Jack Sparrow or whoever. Yet the saddest thing is that they are more popular than some of my own fics which I KNOW are better written and more original. That's not even being big-headed because self-insert fics set a phenomenally low bar.

117 Name: yemi hikari : 2012-10-01 02:14 ID:w4VeDaVz

>>116 - They are popular because most self-insert fanfics allow for the reader to self insert themselves too. I've also come across one of those in-side jokes between a writer and her friends where each one posted their own story for their little joy ride. Each one of them had a character that could run rampant through Bleach and pair up with their favorite character. I enjoy reading badfic, but obviously not for the reasons the writer wants me too and they never end up on my favorites list.

118 Name: enchantedsleeper : 2012-10-08 06:44 ID:lC2qDq0S

>>117 That does sound pretty funny xD I used to enjoy reading bad OC fanfics on Quizilla, where the multiple choice format and the second person style allows readers to insert themselves into the story. (In fact, those stories were how I was first introduced to fanfic). Too bad Fanfiction.net doesn't allow second-person fics. I think I have grown out of those anyway though.

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