Author has written 1 story for Death Note.
Hi to anyone who stumbles upon my profile. I don't write much, but recently I decided to try and remedy that. I have no idea if I'll ever post much, writing is hard for me, in that I can never seem to get started. Getting that first word on the page is what's hardest for me.
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My fanfic pet peeves:
MPREG. The fact that this even exists continues to baffle and scare me.
Eye Obsession. What the hell is with this? I've even 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. Third, eyes don't pierce. That's creepy. (Unless it's a Freudian thing...) In fact, eyes don't do a lot of the things I read them doing. Referring to them as 'orbs' is creepy too. (Another Freudian thing perhaps...I need help...) And referring to them as food or obscure colors like obsidian or alabaster(I don't even know what color this is) is annoying and dumb. The first time I noticed the eye obsession was in Twilight. I hope that didn't lend itself to the current trend in fan fiction, but I think it probably played a part... /rant
Pronoun Substitution. Such as using “the priestess” or “the blond” when a simple he or she 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.
L/Light. They hate each other in the anime and manga. The fact that some people seem to think they're in love or bff's makes it even worse. Not to mention that practically every L/Light fanfic I've read butchers their characters terribly.
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?
Smells. Human scents are not reminiscent of flowers. Or sunlight. Or rainstorms. Or any other such silly poetic things. We are made of meat so we smell of meat(and sweat) plain and simple. (and I'm talking about when they're not wearing any kind of perfume) The scent can trigger memories of rainstorms, since that's what scent does, but that's it. (unless you were in a rainstorm, then I suppose you would smell like one)
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. One of the few times I ever read a lemon that didn't end in the realization of great love was "Seven Feudal Fairy Tails"(Inuyasha fic). (And inucest. But inucest usually comes out as rape, and that's a whooole nother issue...)I cannot begin to tell you how proud I was in that moment. *wipes away tear* 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.
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.
OC-Centric Fics. They are usually mary sues. Especially bad in death note, the oc is usually female, has a relationship with one or all of the genii, magically accepts their rather extreme personalities that would normally drive any normal person up the wall in real life, and somehow manages to get said genii to fall madly in love with her despite her possessing the intelligence of a door mouse. Oh, and she may also show the genii up on occasion and have them fawn over her despite the fact that a ten year old could have come up with the same conclusion (and the genii inexplicably could not).
Magic Tears. The maiden's tragic tears cracking the stoic, cold hearted demon's icy veneer is so cliché, please stop using it as a plot device now, kay? People don't change that quickly. He wouldn't be known as the stoic, cold hearted demon if tears could affect him so easily. (another inuyasha-centric thing but one that probably applies to other fandoms as well)
Immortality by Sex. Another thing that annoys me about Inuyasha fan fiction in particular is when a human becomes immortal just by 'mating' with a demon. That's just stupid. 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.
What I like in a fanfiction:
My favorite Death Note Characters are L and Near. 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 him at the same time. I also love writing that utilizes creative metaphor and imagery.
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