I am a painfully annoying critic, but a fairly consistent one.
-My main points are usually about legibility issues and usually come along with the recommendation to put a spacer between every 3-4 sentences to break up blocks of text into something more legible and phone friendly.
My second biggest point is when people provide unsubstantiated and incorrect facts about things most easily checked with a search online. I don't mind if people get something wrong, but I'm not cool with people claiming things that the first search result in a search engine debunks immediately.
My third biggest issue is with people adding current real life political controversies into their stories. People read partially to escape the real world or get a break from it for the duration of the story.
It is extremely annoying when someone spams a current political controversy in a story having chosen one side or the other. I'm not here to read anyone's manifesto about their conviction on which side of a controversy is right. I'm here to read whatever story they are writing a fanfic about, not to hear their characters rant on for pages on end about rl stuff instead of progression in the fanfic itself.
I find it extremely offensive, insensitive and antisocial when someone shoves their opinion on currently hot topic rl controversies down another's throat in the shape of a characters rant in a fanfic. A snarky comment or remark? Sure. But not a chapter long or more rant.
Last but not least is pre-teens following 18 scenarios, and explicitly detailed ones at that. It rarely happens on this site, but such content should not be encouraged. In addition, I think regular NSFW content should atleast be propperly tagged in the story with a beginning and an end, so people can skip such scenes as a common courtesy.
Something I would like to see more in stories, is for once an MC that is not abused or living a horrible life beforehand, or if they are, to atleast not spend entire chapters detailing abuse.
I find it highly disturbing how often something like a HP fic spends a great many chapters on detailing child abuse at even larger escalated levels than Canon HP, like its some sort of sick fantasy of the author that they are writing out.
The same goes for actual torture scenes. A summary or shot description, sure, but unless your story is specifically about abuse or torture, then I recommend focusing on the actual point of the story, or the experience you wanted to deliver.
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by ekrolo2 reviews
The year following the war's end was the best he'd had in nearly a decade. Ciri was no longer hounded by men and elves, Yennefer's reputation was restored and Geralt was back to doing what he did best: simple witchers work. Kill the monster and get paid. No more conspiracies or prophecies to ensnare him. He should've known it wouldn't last long. Post-Witcher 3 & Hearts of Stone.
Crossover - A song of Ice and Fire & Witcher - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 32 - Words: 146,420 - Reviews: 497 - Favs: 1,662 - Follows: 1,984 - Updated: 3/26 - Published: 7/2/2020 - Jaime L., Tywin L., Rhaegar T., Geralt of Rivia
A New Player in the Force: The Gathering Storm
by USSExplorer reviews
The second book in the "A New Player in the Force" series. The story begins 4 years before the battle of Naboo with Cam recovering from his trial of adulthood with the Mandalorians. His Jedi Masters are Dooku and Fay. (and why doesn't she have a tag?) MC has a very lite-Gamer system which is far weaker than most people use and will slowly be pulled back as the story progresses
Star Wars - Rated: M - English - Adventure - Chapters: 18 - Words: 389,292 - Reviews: 1753 - Favs: 6,516 - Follows: 7,590 - Updated: 3/16 - Published: 9/20/2021 - Count Dooku, OC
Malicious, Magical, Malfoy
by bor902 reviews
People often complained about a lack of birthright. Being reborn as Draco Malfoy meant I had the opposite issue. So many new things to take into account. Politics, magic, family traditions, the wizarding world and this odd new power that insisted my new reality was a game. What's a Gamer SI to do. Semi-inspired by "Magical Player", "In Bad Faith" and "Puppet of time"
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Family - Chapters: 28 - Words: 32,459 - Reviews: 841 - Favs: 3,084 - Follows: 3,800 - Updated: 3/15 - Published: 11/3/2018 - Hermione G., Draco M., Abraxas M.
Song of A Northern Sorcerer
by ffdrake reviews
Darth Nox crash lands onto the frozen land of the North after barely escaping an ambush from the Zakuul Empire. Alone and without resources and with no hope of rescue, Nox decides to make the best of his situation and attaches himself to nearest available option until he can rebuild his powerbase and influence. And with his arrival, the fate of Westeros will be forever changed.
Crossover - Star Wars & A song of Ice and Fire - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 36 - Words: 776,711 - Reviews: 3739 - Favs: 6,330 - Follows: 7,156 - Updated: 3/2 - Published: 2/9/2020 - Sith I., Jon S.
by Mori99 reviews
25-year-old Unspeakable Harry Potter finds himself thrown back to the year 1975 while trying to fix a broken Time-Turner. Armed with the knowledge of the future, can he prevent the Dark Lord's rise to power, while being a teenager? Terrible things happen to wizards who meddle with time. And yet, Harry saves her from a fate she doesn't even know about. Powerful! HarryXMarlene
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 100 - Words: 521,574 - Reviews: 3558 - Favs: 6,202 - Follows: 6,785 - Updated: 10/8/2022 - Published: 2/6/2022 - [Harry P., Marlene M.] Voldemort, Albus D. - Complete
Aura Heart Journey
by Kairomaru reviews
Ash Ketchum has finally reached the age to leave home and become a Pokémon Trainer; in a world full of powerful creatures and experienced trainers a young Aura user has his work cut out for him. But with his knowledge, skill, and heart, along with meeting some good friends; Ash will rise to the top of the Pokémon world. Aura Ash, Older Ash, Smarter Ash
Pokémon - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 39 - Words: 221,300 - Reviews: 813 - Favs: 2,631 - Follows: 2,779 - Updated: 8/22/2022 - Published: 2/21/2019 - [Ash K./Satoshi, Misty/Kasumi] Pikachu
Never Cut Twice - Book 1 Butterfly Effect
by thales85 reviews
Participating in the Game of Thrones did sound like fun but let me tell you, it is not. Nine parts boredom and one part terror is more like it. Still, i will do my best to survive and even thrive if i can manage it...and stay alive long enough to do it. Follow the SI son of a minor northern house on his journey. SI/AU (Crossposting of a story i write on SB)
A song of Ice and Fire - Rated: M - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 26 - Words: 188,336 - Reviews: 1075 - Favs: 2,781 - Follows: 2,927 - Updated: 6/3/2022 - Published: 10/16/2021 - Complete
The Treasure Hunter
by TimeTraveller-1900 reviews
After suffering another attempt on his life by the Dursleys, the people whom Dumbledore wanted to abuse him, Harry finds solace and inspiration in adventure movies. Growing up a hardened thief and treasure hunter, Harry has no desire to be manipulated, especially with Voldemort about to make his return.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure - Chapters: 39 - Words: 139,593 - Reviews: 738 - Favs: 2,536 - Follows: 2,885 - Updated: 6/1/2022 - Published: 5/1/2020 - Harry P. - Complete
Rise of Silverpine
by Ichko reviews
Follow Arya and Sansa as they struggle to keep their small new home from destruction. How will the two young girls cope with been suddenly thrown into a position of power?
Crossover - Warcraft & A song of Ice and Fire - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 50 - Words: 131,074 - Reviews: 643 - Favs: 788 - Follows: 830 - Updated: 1/13/2022 - Published: 2/24/2015 - Arya S., Sansa S. - Complete
A New Tournament
by killgore444 reviews
A gift from the future provides a little bit of hope in a time of need. OP Harry, Ron and Hermione, but with a plausible background to support it. No bashing, even of disliked characters.
Crossover - Stargate: SG-1 & Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 7 - Words: 64,854 - Reviews: 132 - Favs: 391 - Follows: 605 - Updated: 1/5/2022 - Published: 4/12/2020
A Sith's Second Chance
by VFSNAKE reviews
Vader gave his life for his son. He has slain the Emperor. The prophecy is fulfilled. But the Force is not happy. The prophecy was fulfilled too late in the design of things and sends its Chosen One back in time to where he can make a difference. Now Vader is in his prime, fully healed, sans the right arm being mechanical, and knowledge of the future. How will this play out?
Star Wars - Rated: M - English - Drama/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 10 - Words: 133,703 - Reviews: 1469 - Favs: 6,851 - Follows: 6,367 - Updated: 4/26/2021 - Published: 3/3/2018 - Darth Vader, Anakin Skywalker, Qui-Gon J. - Complete
Black Wolf Reborn
by DannyBlack70 reviews
When Torrhen Stark sacrificed himself for the Three Eyed Raven he expected to die. The Old Gods however had a different plan for him and sent his mind back in time to his 11-year-old body. Can Torrhen change the future and save House Stark armed only with the knowledge of what is coming? And what else do the Old Gods have planned? Breakaway/Reboot of Black Wolf Rises Chapter 70
Game of Thrones - Rated: M - English - Family - Chapters: 65 - Words: 317,090 - Reviews: 865 - Favs: 1,568 - Follows: 1,535 - Updated: 12/31/2020 - Published: 8/8/2019 - Jon S., Eddard S., Robb S., OC - Complete
A Farmer's Tale
by alltheuntold reviews
A 30-year-old American farmer is sent to the world of ASOIAF. Follow as he tries to create a life for himself. Slow development & pacing. Slice-of-Life style story. Act 2 is complete, Act 3 is in progress.
A song of Ice and Fire - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Family - Chapters: 138 - Words: 308,295 - Reviews: 2235 - Favs: 3,872 - Follows: 4,143 - Updated: 12/16/2020 - Published: 2/16/2018 - OC
Swords and Roses
by Sage1988 reviews
AU. Harry Tyrell the counterpart to Harry Potter, born the second son of House Tyrell dares to dream. He will not be a sword at the side of his brother, a knight of the Kingsguard or what else his family plans. He will make his own destiny and show the world what 'Growing Strong' really means. Image is curtsey of NyxxNoxx.
Crossover - Harry Potter & Game of Thrones - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 35 - Words: 413,095 - Reviews: 4458 - Favs: 8,684 - Follows: 8,403 - Updated: 1/29/2020 - Published: 2/28/2018 - Complete
by RobSt reviews
What will happen when a goblin-raised Harry arrives at Hogwarts. A Harry who has received training, already knows the prophecy and has no scar. With the backing of the goblin nation and Hogwarts herself. Complete.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 106 - Words: 737,006 - Reviews: 29563 - Favs: 31,533 - Follows: 19,359 - Updated: 6/8/2014 - Published: 6/5/2012 - [Harry P., Hermione G.] - Complete