What are your fanfiction pet hates? (20)

1 Name: Emma : 2010-01-20 04:02 ID:kspy9qrm

I was just reading a fic when i realised my pet hate in all ffictions.
I hate it when all the characters speak so properly. you know like where every sentance is composed and proper.
I just dont believe that any 15/16/17 year old or anyone really would talk like this...
damn now i need some i cant find it
im going to assume you know what i mean. sorry.
anyway i just think teenagers should talk like teenagers and characters should talk like they normally do.
thats my pet hate.
whats yours?

also if you find any examples of my hate, post them so i know you know what i mean :)

2 Name: inulover90 : 2010-01-20 14:32 ID:N7xAuoFx

i so have to agree. i have see a few, and i have to group myself into this too, where the character is like... inuyasha, say and the sentence is completely proper. i have never hear or read him talking like that. i annoy myself doing that, but for some reason can't pull my brain out of the course it's set on.

3 Name: Marth : 2010-01-20 14:41 ID:0XnGbQdg

Redundant threads, yo.

Oh, wait. I'm older than 17; I'm allowed to speak properly.

I'm just kidding about the speaking-properly thing--as it is a legitimate complaint--but really. We do have a thread for this already. It's called "Some of the things in fanfic that just annoy the hell out of you" or something similar.

4 Name: Emma : 2010-01-20 15:08 ID:kspy9qrm

oh yeah so we do.
excuse me for not reading all the titles.

5 Name: Marth : 2010-01-20 15:14 ID:0XnGbQdg

Eh, no problem. This board doesn't make it very easy to tell if a thread you want already exists.

6 Name: Izuru's Angel : 2010-01-22 11:56 ID:bVqnJYhM

I can't stand bad spelling and grammar. Please, people, check what you've written and make sure it makes sense at least!

It also kinda annoys me when people write unreal things... In yaoi it's a problem. People who obviously don't know much about guy on guy relationships write about it as if they're experts...

7 Name: Jodie : 2010-01-31 16:26 ID:5qC+bzy0

'your' istead of 'you're'. And there is NO excuse for spelling character's names wrong.

8 Name: ... : 2010-01-31 16:56 ID:wgHPekYz

There is NO excuse for putting an apostrophe before the 's' in a possessive plural. A lack of capitalisation also irks me, as do typos.

Furthermore, as Marth pointed out, we already have a thread for this. Post there.

9 Name: themadmanrd : 2010-01-31 18:02 ID:AAiO6qbT

i can't stand improper spelling. Your write something that is potentially beautiful and then spoil with poor spelling and grammar. don't these people have spell checker?

10 Name: btvsfifi : 2010-02-01 16:26 ID:GncImQ8l

Spelling, Grammar and script writing! When the author decides that it would be a good idea to have the dialogue as script, with description in between! Although, spelling and grammar can be difficult, I always proof read my FICA but miss something, and no one will beta for me!!

11 Name: moonphase9 : 2010-02-02 12:57 ID:Kg2ogILc

I like authors notes generally, I write them myself and at times they are very interesting (sort of like a directors commentry on a DVD.) I hate, however, authors notes that have nothing to do with the story, it's just some author writing random crap- like talking to an imaginary character or something.

I don't even bother reading stories with really bad spelling (as I can't follow them.) Spelling and grammatical errors are fine- everyone makes mistakes- but when the author clearly could not be bothered, that annoys me. It's disrespectful towards the readers. And when you have people whose first language is not English writing much better than them, that's just sad.

I don't like when characters become really ooc. That's very annoying. You might as well do an oc if you're going to change them that much...

12 Name: Hikarinimichitasora : 2010-02-02 13:01 ID:XbWn+AW/

Bad spelling, cliched plot, general bad fic.

My ultimate peeves though are generally found in author's notes. I can't stand authors whose egos are bigger than their stories.

13 Name: NancyLee : 2010-02-04 11:32 ID:BZFXeMwN

i dont mind spelling hickups every now and then, as sometimes spell checkers are sometimes... appauling.
also when authors have speech dialogues on the same lines

"Hello" says Benny "what are you doing Benny?" Andrea smiled. "Having a cup of tea!" laughed Benny

that annoys me. START A NEW LINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If that happens in any story i read, i tend to stop reading and leave a constructive review about layout...

that is about it really!!

14 Name: Firelilly : 2010-02-10 13:23 ID:dMR8GQ4B

i hate really confusion and complex relationships and get really messy. i hate good fics that people never finish- sooooooooo anoying and i hate really cheesy mushy stories where its all cheese and no story seriously give you character some depth and drama!!!

15 Name: sugarpuff : 2010-02-10 15:11 ID:doQt07Mj

Reviewers who bitch and whine about lack of updates and then when I actually update, I hear NOTHING. So they have a spare 10 minutes to complain like bratty little girls and they can't even spend 4 seconds to tell me what they thought of the new chapter? WHAT THE CHEESE INTERNET.


16 Name: moonphase9 : 2010-02-10 15:36 ID:BpCaIz3Z

well... if they are asking for updates, that must mean they like what you have written.
Maybe you should take it as a compliment?

17 Name: moonphase9 : 2010-02-10 15:36 ID:BpCaIz3Z

also, if you take a long time to update, you may have lost readers...

18 Name: sugarpuff : 2010-02-10 23:24 ID:+mQYbV68

That's not what my story traffic meter thing-a-ma-bob says .. But considering that, I guess it's nice to know 100 something people read the chapter when it was uploaded -sniff- It's just so...ugh ==;

19 Name: Francys Pai : 2010-02-11 00:41 ID:Nbb9wryV

People who nag for an update when I only just posted one a few days earlier >_< I don't have time to sit at my computer all day writing since I'm a full-time student.

And the amount of readers to review ratio is really irritating. If people I see who write absolute crap can get 70+ reviews, why can't I get the same? (Yes, I did just practically call myself on their level, but then, why not?)

20 Name: Dmnq8 : 2010-02-11 02:42 ID:yPbyJSOm

Hmmm. I guess spelling, grammar, punctuation. I don't read enough fanfiction to have a pet peeve about plots and what have u.

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