Author has written 9 stories for Gintama, Katekyo Hitman Reborn!, Avatar: Last Airbender, Vampire Knight, and Naruto.
I'm human and I had to let you know as a casual writer what I feel about this website.
Pet Peeves About Fanfiction:
People Who Don't Leave a Review: Now normally, this shouldn't really bother me, but it just does. It's like,"HEY! I REALLY LIKE YOUR STORY! SO YOU KNOW WHAT? I'M GONNA JUST PUT IT ON MY FAVORITE LIST/STORY ALERT/ ETC. ETC. AND NOT LEAVE A COMMENT TELLING YOU WHAT I THINK BECAUSE I'M LAZY TO EXPRESS HOW I FEEL ABOUT IT!" I mean yeah, favorites and other stuff like that are pretty awesome (like cake!) but I want to know what people think. I mean, shit. I'm not 100% confident in what I write about half of the time. I need to know what people seriously think about what I write and what not. Like is it good? Is it horrible? Is there anything I could do to improve my writing? If any of the people who are reading this, and actually do that to my stories, then you must be thinking that I'm a bitch...And be absolutely right! Then it just really pisses me off. It's like, "Wow. You can leave a favorite/story alert and all of that, but you can't put a minute or two into writing a review? Really. Well fuck you too." That's what I think when I see stuff like that. I mean, I know the person's not bad or anything, but it makes me really angry when people do that. But I will try to be nice to them.
People Who DO Leave a Review: Sometimes, the people who do leave a review are just...meh. (What? 'Meh' is not a word? NOOOO!) It's like they want you to know that they're there and that they are reading it (which I enjoy!).
Anyway, let me get back on topic. I really love it when people take their time to review. Yes, I have been guilty of rushing a review and just be like,"OH MY GOSH! I LOVE IT! PLEASE UPDATE SOON! LIKE, SERIOUSLY DUDE!" But I try to take my time to write about what I really enjoy reading and what could be done to make the story better. And I would love it if someone did that for me. Because hell, I make mistakes too. (Because I'm fucking human!)
"UPDATE PLEASE!"...Err...yeah. I get those reviews, especially from a reviewer I really totally care for. I'm not gonna point them out, but they probably know who they are. Umm...yeah. I have been guilty of this too. But I always add, "Take your time because I know that you have a life." Because I know that I have a life (as much as I try to deny it). Those kind of reviews just make me not want to update. I don't know why, but it just does. But I try not to put "UPDATE PLEASE!" cause...ugh. It'll make me seem like trash for some reason.
(My biggest pet peeve) Grammar: Holy shit! Nothing to be surprised about here! Yes, I look out for grammar. If it's minor (that somebody else wrote), I'll just be like..."Oh...Okay." Yes, I do have tons grammar mistakes myself. My grammar bothers the shit out of me. One mistake, and I'll be like,"FUUUUCCCKKKKKK!" Anyway, if I find a mistake with the grammar, I'll flip out. No joke. That's why I would appreciate it if people point out my mistakes, so I can go back over them and fix it.
Language: If I said that vulgar words and jokes bothered me, I would be horrible liar. Personally, I feel the need to point out that profanity makes me laugh until liquid comes out of my mouth or nose. Who knows, maybe even my eyes. I don't know, maybe it's cause I'm just a fucking gangster like that. Yes, bad language should be pretty immature if you're writing a book. And it would not 'appeal' to readers who are checking out a 'good' book like the Harry Potter series. Everyone has different tastes. I personally find stories with curse words as insults pretty hilarious. But stories with insults that doesn't involve profanity words does tend to leave a bigger impact on me. Simply because I see that those authors' vocabulary of insults are larger than my own. Haha. If I wasn't into writing humor a lot, I would never use curse words. Too bad that I love writing me some crack and humor fic. :D
OCs Sucks!: Okaaayyyy...I'm a little bit offended, but yeah, I get that it's not your cup of tea. I mean, I'm pretty open-minded person. So if I wanted to, I would write yaoi like 75% of the writers on fanfiction. But those who complain about OCs shouldn't be talking. Because they kinda write about their two own favorite characters getting together. Some of them don't even make sense. Like...Like Naruto/Sasori...So yeah, whoop-dee-fucking-do. Not that I'm complaining though of course. Cause like I said, I'm a pretty open-minded person. That doesn't mean I don't hate some stuff like M-preg stories.
"People who write OC-fanfic are EW! They just want to fantasize themselves as their own OC that'll be in a relationship with their favorite characters!" WHY MUST YOU TELL THE TRUTH? Ha, I'm joking. Although I have to agree with this a little bit. I don't know, I just find them more attractive them real guys. Maybe it's because I have been single all of my life, and the guys around me are annoying douche bags.
"People who write OC just want to be the OC themself! THEY'RE SO PERFECT AND EVERYTHING!" I have to disagree. My OCs are pretty fucked up in the head, and I would hate to be them. It's just creating someone with a different look and perspective is interesting. Especially if their personality contrasts to mine. That's my opinion anyway.
"OCs are cheesy!" That's only if they make them cheesy. But then again, you have no idea how many cheesy OCs I have read. (Like mine!) Do I make them cheesy all of the time? Not always. But I think you could make the cheesiness go away if you spice it up a little bit. Depends on the writer. Like Twilight. That's the most crappiest story I have ever read. My eyes burned, and I wanted to cry. I had to give props to Stephanie Myer. She wrote the cheesiest shit and made about half of the earth's population hate it. Well done. Well done.
"OCs ARE SO FREAKING MARY SUE/GARY STU!" Not all of them, but yeah. About half of them. I try not to make my character Mary Sue..-ish...(What? Google Chrome is telling me 'Mary Sue-ish' is not a word? Preposterous!) But regular characters can be Mary Sue/Gary Stu too. It depends on the writer, really. For me, Mary Sues just pisses me off. Cause they're perfect and everything and it's just...ugh. It's like, "Dude! You're not even on the show yet you already have an OC that can whoop the main character's ass? ONLY IN THE FIRST CHAPTER? OH MY FU-!" Yeah, you guys get where I'm going with this, right? I have no problem with super strong OCs. But for them to beat almost all of the main characters in only the first chapters or first meeting? I'll give you guys some examples though using my favorite animes.
"My name is Uchiha Emi. I'm Sasuke's younger sister. I was hidden from the entire clan for a long time, and I managed to master all of our secrets. I'm in the ANBU, even if I'm only eight-years-old. Also, I have another Kekkei Genkai because my mother didn't belong to the Uchiha Clan."
"My name is Sky because both my eyes and hair are blue, and I have white skin that reminds people of the cloud! I mastered air, water, fire, earth, metal, dark, and light bending! I also have telekinesis, and I know how to fight like Ty Lee. AND I'M NOT THE AVATAR!"
Katekyo Hitman Reborn:
"I'm the Moon/Hail guardian. Oh yeah, and I'm related to Hibari and he shows his caring side towards me."
To put it in short terms: FUCK ALL OF YOU WHO SCREW WITH THE PLOTS AND CHARACTERS PERSONALITIES.
I can't write a summary because it sucks! But I swear the story's fantastic!:If you are one of the people that do this, I will feel like punching you in crotch. Summaries are there to catch the reader's attention. Not make them roll their eyes and skip over it. At least put one sentence in the summary that'll catch their attention. I know that's what I do.
English is not my first language! Please go easy on me!: I will go 20% easy on you because my first language isn't English either. (In all honesty, I failed in English until I started taking ESL in third grade. That's when I started improving my English. Hell yeah, now I'm a fucking straight-A student! Cause I'm GANGSTER!) But why put it in English if you're scared people's gonna think it's horrible?
People who can't take criticisms well: Just let me say that, I rarely criticize people. If I do, it will just be like something that deal with basic grammar. Or how you can improve the story. But then they're gonna go all,"OH! WHAT THE HELL DO YOU KNOW? YOU'RE PROBABLY STUPID!"...Yeah, you can count on me never coming back again to read your story...Ever. I mean, it's not like I hate it or anything, but I'll just point out something that you could do to make it better. Like a suggestion. Fanfiction is here to help make you a better writer, and encourage you to continue doing so with a passion.
Coupling: I have no problems with couples. But some of them don't even make sense. It does not matter if they look good together or not. Geeze.
People who don't read the author's note: I have very few readers that do read the author's note...I love those that read it. Cause I mean come on, what happens if I end up going on a hiatus? What happens then? Then they would be asking me where the hell I went. And when I come back, I would have to point it out that it's in the author's note. Because half of the people on fanfiction don't read the author's note, I have to "dedicate" a whole chapter just for the author's note. So from now on, READ IT.
Yeah, I came off as a total whore who needs to get shanked. Don't worry, I know. I'm sorry if anyone got really offended reading this, but these are my genuine opinions. I swear to my awesome computer that I'm actually a nice person once you get to know me. HONESTLY! But some people on fanfiction just really know how to get on my bad side, you know? (Do you really, or are you just saying yes for the hell of it?)...I'm such a horrible person. I feel as if I lost like half of my readers just because of this.