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Old 06-04-2009, 12:32 AM
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Default Fanfic pet peeves?

You know you have one.

Everyone has that certain thing in fanfiction that just drives them up the wall, but isn't so serious it has to be addressed seriously. It just ticks you off so much... so what is it?

Well, for me, it's people posting profiles for their characters... before the story is even posted (even worse if they update it as the story progresses without a spoiler warning). For one thing, if you want to introduce the characters DO IT IN MEWIN' CONTEXT. It looks better, and it increases the chapter's size. Plus, it just makes you look lazy for not bothering to introduce us to the characters 'correctly'.

In roleplays? Sure. Fanfics? Not so much.
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Old 06-04-2009, 12:40 AM
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For me?

Well, the biggest one is poorly thought out and written villains. The ones who have no personality, no back story, and seem to be there just to make the heroes look good.

I also hate when all the villains have or are pokemon commonly stereotyped as evil, though I don't mind it if the villains are done well and have a reason for the way they are.

I also don't like it when important battles are too one-sided or predictable.

There's more, but I can't think of them at the moment....
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Old 06-06-2009, 08:51 AM
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I also hate when all the villains have or are pokemon commonly stereotyped as evil, though I don't mind it if the villains are done well and have a reason for the way they are.
YES!! SAME!!! Usually Dark types are seen as evil (lol, your Houndour! xD). And big Pokemon. But, I mean--a Togepi can be evil too, right?! Or a Pikachu? They're usually the good ones. xD

I actually have a thing with Pokemon fan fics how something like a simple Scratch attack could make a Pokemon bleed and then get infected and then they could die from it. -.- I know it's realistic, and animals can get injured by scratches, but it seems wrong with Pokemon. Especially with the anime and the games--how everything's simple and doesn't kill them. I mean, it does make it easier to write and stuff, but yeah... x3 Doesn't make the story less good, though. :P I mean, two of my favourite stories - TPoD and AWSB - have the bleeding Scratch thing. xP

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Old 06-06-2009, 02:31 PM
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a Togepi can be evil too, right?! Or a Pikachu?
Or a... Mesprit? [brick'd repeatedly]
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Old 06-07-2009, 01:52 AM
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Or a... Mesprit? [brick'd repeatedly]
xD Yeah. Legendaries can be secretly evil...right? x3

OH! I remembered another one! I really hate it when people say: 'people' instead of 'Pokemon' when they're talking about Pokemon. >.<

Like in PMD1:
Your partner to Team Meanies: "Who are you people?"
Team Meanies: "We're Team Meanies!"

Arg, it's annoying. >.> They're not people...they're Pokemon! *explodes*

It's also kinda annoying how people use the Pokemon's species as their names...it's like calling a dog 'Dog' or a beaver 'Beaver'!

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Old 06-07-2009, 02:21 AM
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That last one is more a PUSA pet peeve than anything else, but the others do annoy me. xD
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YES!! SAME!!! Usually Dark types are seen as evil (lol, your Houndour! xD). And big Pokemon. But, I mean--a Togepi can be evil too, right?! Or a Pikachu? They're usually the good ones. xD

I actually have a thing with Pokemon fan fics how something like a simple Scratch attack could make a Pokemon bleed and then get infected and then they could die from it. -.- I know it's realistic, and animals can get injured by scratches, but it seems wrong with Pokemon. Especially with the anime and the games--how everything's simple and doesn't kill them. I mean, it does make it easier to write and stuff, but yeah... x3 Doesn't make the story less good, though. :P I mean, two of my favourite stories - TPoD and AWSB - have the bleeding Scratch thing. xP

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My houndour? You know, you really need to catch up on my story-Blazefang's far from the worst 'bad guy' my characters have to face xD
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Mmm, well this isn't really a pet peeve about the fan fiction itself but more about the authors themselves, but I'll throw it in there anyway because really, it's the main thing that grinds my nerves.

My biggest pet peeve about fan fiction has to be when an author writes a chapter or fan fic, a reviewer takes their time to point out repetitive mistakes, and the author merely says "thanks" but doesn't even try to correct him/herself when they write more. I mean, that person took their time read and correct the person in order for the author to get better. It's like a slap in the face: it's extremely rude and it stings.

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Old 06-07-2009, 03:09 AM
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My houndour? You know, you really need to catch up on my story-Blazefang's far from the worst 'bad guy' my characters have to face xD
Sorry. >.< Yeah, I guess. x3
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Mmm, well this isn't really a pet peeve about the fan fiction itself but more about the authors themselves, but I'll throw it in there anyway because really, it's the main thing that grinds my nerves.

My biggest pet peeve about fan fiction has to be when an author writes a chapter or fan fic, a reviewer takes their time to point out repetitive mistakes, and the author merely says "thanks" but doesn't even try to correct him/herself when they write more. I mean, that person took their time read and correct the person in order for the author to get better. It's like a slap in the face: it's extremely rude and it stings.

- Kat
Yep, I hear ya. :P Sometimes the author may not realise at times, but yeah. x3 Or when they don't correct those mistakes in that particular chapter, too. :P

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Old 06-07-2009, 03:15 AM
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Sorry. >.< Yeah, I guess. x3
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It's ok, I just thought I'd mention that. Plus I think of Blazefang as more misguided than evil xD Just wait until you see the pokemon who's the real problem. >:3
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Old 06-07-2009, 03:22 AM
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It's ok, I just thought I'd mention that. Plus I think of Blazefang as more misguided than evil xD Just wait until you see the pokemon who's the real problem. >:3
xD Okay. xDD Good point.
Okay. :3 I'll try to catch up. xD

Sorry about the off-topicness. x3

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Yeah, "evil" characters that have no backstory aren't interesting. It took me two-three years to come up with Nazo and Tatsujin, and they've been the best villains I've ever made ^^

A big pet peeve of mine is not spelling out "two" and other numbers. You HAVE to spell out one-ten, numbers higher than that are 11....etc, unless you have 18, and say, seven, in the same sentence. It would then be 18 and 7.
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Yeah, "evil" characters that have no backstory aren't interesting. It took me two-three years to come up with Nazo and Tatsujin, and they've been the best villains I've ever made ^^

A big pet peeve of mine is not spelling out "two" and other numbers. You HAVE to spell out one-ten, numbers higher than that are 11....etc, unless you have 18, and say, seven, in the same sentence. It would then be 18 and 7.
xD Yeah. Well, I don't think I've written a full story before that has significant evil characters, but in my recent stories I have profiles for them. :3

Yeah. xD I always tell people off for writing the figure rather than the number in letters. I'd spell out basically any number, I suppose. And also when people write the time, like:
"Oh, wow! It's already 8:00pm!" ... That's annoying. x3

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Yeah, "evil" characters that have no backstory aren't interesting. It took me two-three years to come up with Nazo and Tatsujin, and they've been the best villains I've ever made ^^

A big pet peeve of mine is not spelling out "two" and other numbers. You HAVE to spell out one-ten, numbers higher than that are 11....etc, unless you have 18, and say, seven, in the same sentence. It would then be 18 and 7.
Oh yeah, that's annoying as well. (And I also agree with what Kat said).

Oh, another thing that annoys me is when authors give their characters faults, but it either never comes up or isn't much of a problem for the character.
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Yeah! That's so annoying Scy! XD

I mean, I made Cami super strong, but she's accident prone. And guess what? She got injured more than half the time XD

Nazo's scar was caipitalized on several times (his other weakness...No opportunity was really presented). I mean, even an "Ubur" character has to have a weakness. It wouldn't make it fair for the heroes, after all XP
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