I like to read - but so far mainly Twilight, Harry Potter & True Blood stories.
Twilight: I started out reading fanfiction because of Twilight and that is more or less the only reason I still mention it. I never did like Edward and quickly found out that Jasper was much more interesting ;o) Don't read much of this anymore... one reason could be that I really dislike most of the actors from the films and especially Jackson Rathbone... he is not even close to what MY Jasper looks like!
True Blood: I fell in love with True Blood from the start and had really high hopes but unfortunately... Like so many others I preferred Eric and somehow Sookie just kept getting dumber and dumber... Still read some but Sookie is not a favourite unless she is very OOC... and that basically leaves me without a female lead... :o(
Harry Potter: I prefer Slash here! Somehow I never did see HP as a straight guy, so I'll accept (almost) any pairing as long as it's a male! Okay, and a few HG/SS too (if they're reeeeaally good as I do tend to dislike her). Maybe I just had to wait for the entire cast to grow up; reading about kids is just not all that exciting ;o)
Vamps or wizards or whatever - I read stories like that for a reason and that means that I do not understand the need to make them All Human!
Not a fan of drabbles - sorry but I want more than teasers!
Sometimes I do write but English is not my first language and you will probably never read anything from me in here - sorry!
And you're welcome to find me on Facebook - the name I use there is Jeze Bel Dane :o) ...had to change it - this at least resembles a real name...
I understand that no-one knows everything about a country they do not live in but certain facts just cannot be altered and for some reason Americans are the absolute worst; driving at 16 is a VERY American thing - something that no European understands, guns are not a part of life in Europe (I have never even seen a real gun!) and it is not common to have your own bathroom! These things keep turning up in Harry Potter stories and it annoys me!
The main reasons I stop reading a story are listed below! If you plan to use any of these words and you don't know the difference; please look them up!! Some mistakes are okay - others cringe worthy and sometimes I find mistakes that make me laugh out loud and yes, I am officially done with your story if you don't know the difference between seamen & semen! Oh, and there is a huge difference between being in a roll and on a roll...
All the usual:
You’re - You are
it's is a contraction for it is or it has
..and then are all the others - all found reading FanFiction:
...they might look and sound the same to you, but they are VERY different words!
Sure, some of these could be typos except you rarely continue making the same typo over and over – then it becomes a misunderstanding! I could have inserted a link to some of the stories with the worst/most entertaining errors... I chose not to make fun of anybody.
I never understood why some authors find it necessary to fill their summaries with comments about not being able to write a good summary; that does NOT make it any better..! In my opinion you can only write a really good one when you know exactly where your story is heading – if you don’t know, it might explain why you have a problem!
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