Author has written 207 stories for Princess Tutu, Greek Mythology, Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland, Supernatural, Lord of the Rings, Sailor Moon, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Powerpuff Girls, Starship, xxxHOLiC, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, Smallville, Glee, Firefly, Justice League, Tsubasa Chronicle, Batman Beyond, Superman, Young Justice, Merlin, Doctor Who, Hobbit, Fairy Tales, Sherlock, StarTrek: The Original Series, Star Trek: 2009, Yu-Gi-Oh, Dragon Ball Z, Wicked, Gravity Falls, Twilight, Angel, Dexter's Laboratory, and Once Upon a Time.
I got a review today (6/11/2012) that kind of pissed me off, so I wanted to throw out a reviewing etiquette tip out there, in the hopes that it might help some other author from suffering the same. I'm going to start with two lists.
a) I hate character X
b) The pairing X/Y really annoys me
c) I think Parody (time travel, romance, slice of life, AU, etc.) stories are stupid
a) Character X is acting really OOC
b) The X/Y pairing feels forced here
c) Your humor (time lines, romance, created 'verse, etc.) doesn't make sense
Now both of these lists are perfectly valid reasons to not like a story. But if you are going to write a review it should focus on the things in the second list. That is, you should only be complaining about how the story falls short of the author's intentions, not about what the author's intentions are. Remember, everyone here is sharing these stories with you completely free of obligations on your part, and tearing down something that they put time and effort (and no small amount of self-esteem) into for no other reason than it offends your personal sensibilities is a poor thank you. If you can't say something nice or constructive (or both!) then don't say anything at all.
Disclaimer: Any recognizable characters, places, events, etc., in any of my stories belong to the owners of the fiction they are based off of.