Author has written 6 stories for Beyblade, Legend of Korra, and Young Justice.
Last profile update: March 7, 2013
Current Status: Somehow juggling schoolwork and making cosplays with work and a social life. All while losing a never-ending battle to the distraction known as the internet.
..:About the Author
Author Name: Tatiana
Fanfiction pet peeves: incorrect grammar/spelling; incorrect translations;
Places to find me
Contrary to what may be popular belief, there are rules! Kidding. About the contrary to popular belief thing; there are rules.
I've been on FF since '05 (what is wrong with me?) and there's a constant trend I see happening here in terms of story bashing. As a simple rule of thumb, if you start reading a story and it's not your cup of tea, you should stop and go back. There is no need to be an asshole and start bullying the writer in reviews or spread the word on "how terrible this author is" on other forums. It's insensitive, infantile, and you're not doing anything progressive.
Help the community become a better place by...
1. Review constructive criticism, not flames. This applies to any type of story. If it's a story you don't like, BUT SEE POTENTIAL, this is crucial. There is nothing more valued to a writer then when they see that readers are actively interested in what they're writing. After all, they're taking time of their day away to make something you'll spend five to six minutes tops reading. For your entertainment. It's like a thank you glomp instead of a thank you hug. Flames accomplish nothing. If you truly dislike what you've read that strongly, simply leave and find another. Flaming a story is just bullying it. If you can find yourself composed enough to leave a review as to why you hated it, then say so. But don't be an asshole about it.
2. LEAVE REVIEWS. I cannot emphasize this enough. Reviews are motivation to keep the author writing. Personally, if a story summary doesn't catch my attention, I check the review count next. If it has a lot of reviews, it makes me give the story a read. I do not count story hits at all. Mainly because half the time it's people that read the story and didn't like it. But most of all, reviewing a story is what keeps updates coming more frequently, and that's because the author feels like the investment is worthwhile. To this day I still smile like a moron when I get reviews in my inbox, even if it's one word only.
3. Yaoi/Yuri/Pairing bashing is a no-go. Everyone has their OTP in a fandom, and whether that be your favorite two characters, two guys, two, girls, hetero, threesomes, or WHATEVER, don't hate on it. Again, it all comes back to flaming. If you don't like it and stumbled across it accidentally, turn around. There is no reason to hate on any of it. The author has just as much a right to write about their OTP doing whatever funny/angst/smutty thing they want as you do. To take a stab at their self-esteem would be the same as to kill off your OTP, and you wouldn't want that would you?
4. Original Character bashing is also a no-go. I only have one thing to say on the matter. THIS IS FANFICTION. A place where we are given creative license to do things like cross-overs, alternate universes, gender-bend, etc. So why the hell can't we make our own characters? We can. So again, if you feel strongly about it and hate them, then just turn around and find another read. Let's not hate on them. A well written OC, no matter how big or small a role, can end up being a pivotal element in a story. There's a reason why the author created him/her after all.
Check out the works of some of these writers. These are my personal favorites.
"Our First Noel" and "1000 Miles in 10 Seconds"
(edit//list to be updated)
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