Author has written 2 stories for Death Note.
Hi to anyone who stumbles upon my profile. I don't write much, but I read a lot, so feel free to look through my favs if you're in need of some good fanfic.
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My fanfic pet peeves:
MPREG. The fact that this even exists continues to baffle and scare me. It's fine if someone else likes it, but I want nothing to do with it.
Omegaverse. It's just... weird. Again, totally fine if other people are into it, but I am not one of them.
Eye Obsession. I've noticed this throughout fiction that's otherwise well written. Whenever I read lines such as “His golden orbs pierced her chocolate ones” I just want to throw something at the screen. First off, no one is that aware of their own eye color. You just never think of your eyes that way. Secondly, the only time you should mention eye color is if there's something significant about it, like it changed or the person speaking is noticing it for the first time (or they have an eye fetish). We know that Sesshoumaru has yellow eyes, you don't need to announce that fact every other paragraph. Referring to them as 'orbs' is creepy as well. And referring to them as food or obscure colors like obsidian or alabaster is annoying. /rant
Epithets. Such as using “the priestess” or “the blonde” when their name would suffice. It gets annoying, and again, people don't think of other people, or themselves, that way. Only substitute when the title has some significance or to emphasize or contrast the respective role, or when the narrator doesn't know the person's name.
Wordiness. When there's just too much unnecessary description, especially in the story's opening paragraphs; description should be kept to a minimum, like no more than a paragraph. Or the narrator just goes on and on about some aspect of the story that could have easily been shown, not told, and which could have easily been cut down. Like describing in length how another character has seemed sad lately, instead of showing us how that sadness makes the character act differently. Also, redundancy, where an author will tell us something, and then proceed give us the same information, just phrased in a different manner.
Perfection. Everyone in a romantic fic is perfect. The taste of their lips is delectable, their scent is intoxicating, their skin and hair are smooth as silk and glow like the stars, the eye thing... Everything is just so freakin perfect. Augh! Why do people feel the need to do this? I mean, it's one thing to be attracted to a person, but another to worship their fucking armpit hair! (not that anyone has arm pit hair of course, cuz, like, duh, that'd be so totally gross!) Why can't people be normal? Why can't characters be attracted to simple little things like freckles and idiosyncrasies? The only situation where it's acceptable to make a character physically perfect is if they are an elf. Humans are not like that, and love is not like that. (I once read a Captain America fic where Bucky didn't wash his hair but Steve ran his fingers through it anyway and that was beautiful goddamnit.)
Crappy Descriptions. "This is a Near/Mello fic. I suck at writing descriptions, just read it ok?" That is not encouraging me to read your story. Quite the opposite actually.
First Person Narrative. I just don't like it.
Lust=Love. Sex in the world of fan fiction is synonymous to twu luv. This goes for physical attraction too. Lust in general equals love. It is law. Bow before it.
Love by Way of Rape. When character A rapes character B and this act somehow makes character B fall madly in love with character A. Doesn't make sense? Good. That means you're sane. To be fair though, this can actually be kinda of interesting if the victim falls in love despite the rape, and it happens gradually. Also it contains all sorts of psychological fuckery, which I love. (Apparently something like this happened in the HBO adaptation of Game of Thrones, which depresses me if it's true...)
Gratuitous Japanese. A sin of the anime and manga fandoms. There is absolutely no reason words like baka or arigatou need to remain untranslated. No reason. Even itadakimasu and yoroshiku can be translated adequately, so please stop. Either your characters are speaking English or they are speaking Japanese, there is no in between!
Character Bashing. The number one crutch for lazy writers.
AUs. AUs that take place in the real world or in high school. I had an especially bad time with this in the Attack on Titan fandom for some reason. I could barely find any fic that took place in the canon universe.
Immortality by Sex. Something that irritates me about Inuyasha fanfic in particular is when a human becomes immortal just by 'mating' with a demon. There's absolutely no reason that would happen and they're ruining something that's already kinda beautiful, in it's own way. The great thing about human/demon love is that it's doomed from the start. Both parties are aware of this and yet they cling to each other anyway. The human's inevitable death makes the moments they do share that much more poignant. I think that is way more romantic than a shared eternity. (I like tragic romances. Can you tell?)
What I like in a fanfic:
Some of my favorite characters are L, Sesshoumaru, Loki, Legolas, Gil, Bucky, and Snape. I don't have an OTP, if it's written well and contains a character I like, than I will probably like that pairing. (Unless it's L/Light. I hate that pairing with a fury) I like dark fics, with lots of psychological elements. I like character depth and development, which Death Note is sadly lacking. That's why I like fanfiction that explores the characters. I like backstory. Nurture over nature, I like to see what made the characters the way they are. I like realistic kisses that are not perfect, and realistic sex. I like long, plot driven stories that are well written and have unexpected twists. I also like to see hints of humanity and weakness in characters that are usually depicted as cruel or cold. One dimensional villains are so boring, I like being able to sympathize with the bad guy and yet hate them at the same time. Or even being driven to root for them. I also love writing that utilizes creative metaphor and imagery, which I am not that good at writing.