Jan. 29th, 2011

alixrianne: kurt hummel likes boys (Default)
I love fanfiction. It is a huge part of my life that I will never want to give up. There are so many amazing writers out there and they all have such amazing stories to tell.

However, there is a dark side to the world of fanfiction. This is my list of all the things that are horribly wrong with fanfiction.

1.) Mary-Sues. These little bitches are everywhere. Seriously. Now, I don't mind an OC as long as the OC isn't some super perfect, main fandom character who has the cannon character fall completely and totally in love with the OC. It's freaking annoying as hell. An example of a RENT fanfiction summary that heavily features a Mary-Sue. Mark's long lost sister goes to live with Mark and Roger. Roger can't help but be so completely and totally attracted to this amazing young girl. Will he leave Mimi to be with the love of his life?

Excuse me while I go throw up all of my internal organs. Seriously? Stuff like that makes me extremely frustrated with fanfiction. First off, the only sister that Mark has is a sister named Cindy, who is very briefly mentioned in the play. That's it. No distant cousins or aunts or grandmothers or whatever the hell else. Mary-Sues are simply self-inserts of the author. And it's stupid and immature. I have a theory that mainly middle school girls write that crap. This theory has been proven correct on occasion. (Jennifer, you know who I'm talking about.)

2.) People who type like thisssss. It'sssss soooooo annoyinggg. It'ssss nottt cuteee youuu knowww. There's only one good excuse for typing like that, and that's only if every single one of the keys on your keyboard sticks only on the last letter of any word. And that's not very likely, is it?

3.) People who don't know the difference between then and than, their, they're, and there, to, too, and two, your and you're. There is a huge freaking difference, people. If you are writing in English, please know the basics of English grammar. Please. I beg of you.

4.) This one mainly applies to fanfiction.net. Here's the deal, people. If your story isn't complete, don't mark it as such. It kind of pisses me off when I see a story that's been marked as complete pop up on the top of the page with two new chapters added on. It wouldn't be so bad if it didn't happen multiple times, over and over. When I filter for complete fics, I seriously mean complete fics only.

5.) I'm pretty open with pairings. Really. I'll read just about anything at least once. (I've even read a Snape/Hermione fic. Of course, I haven't even gone near one ever since because it was just so wrong. I'll read Fred/George, though. I'm thinking that my morals may be a little skewed.) However, I'm not too fond of pairings between people who have never even met in cannon. Take these Glee examples: Blaine/Jesse. Finn/Jesse. Santana/David. It just doesn't make any sense whatsoever.

6.) Authors who decide to rate their fics M because of a same sex pairing. Not because of smut, just because of a same sex pairing. I don't understand that. At all. In fact, it's kind of offensive. Just because there is a pair of pretty boys or girls kissing each other in your fic, it doesn't mean that it needs an M rating. Would you rate a fic M if it were just a simple romance fic between a boy and a girl?

There's probably many more to add. However, I can't quite think of anymore at the moment. If any of my (nonexistent with the exception of Jennifer) readers have their own fanfiction annoyances, feel free to tell me about them in the comments!

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