I am currently writing a Mass Effect crossover with the heavily expanded upon history of the Fallout Universe, combined with Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri/Alien Crossfire, Amplitude's Endless Space, and various other bits and pieces from other sci-fi realms. It is currently in the very, very early planning stages. The same goes for a Naruto fanfic. Whether I will ever work up the courage to post them is another matter entirely.
On a side note, if you love Alternate First Contact War stories from Mass Effect, you should check out the community of the same name. It has straight Mass Effect stories as well as crossovers. Check it out!
I have been reading through their/its forum, and the more I read of them, the less I like them. This is fanfiction, and if you scroll down you'll see what I mean. Just because a fic is bad doesn't necessitate flaming the author or story, or trying to get it deleted. Not every single person on this site is fluent in English, nor is everyone great or even good at the usage of grammar. Hell, not everyone who is writing fanfiction even has an education. Not everyone is as smart (or dumb) as you, so remember that when you have to write a review for a sub-par fanfic. Another thing is that you don't need to insult people in your profile regarding what it is about fanfiction that you absolutely cannot stand. One last thing: Nobody ever has the exact same morals as you do, so don't pretend or assume that they (the writer) do.
That being said, if it's truly non-offensive contructive criticism, then by all means, lend a hand. Just don't act, whether intentionally or not, high-and-mighty, superior, or arrogant in your review. Remember your time as a kid or teen in school, where that one teacher was always an ass when it came to reviewing your work? Yeah, please don't act like him.
Favorite Online Games:
ANYTHING by Artix Entertainment, especially Adventure Quest and it's cousin, Adventure Quest Worlds.
League of Legends
Kingdom of Loathing
Favorite Sci-fi Stuff:
Warhammer 40K - Adeptus Astartes (i.e. Space Marines), Especially the Blood Ravens, the Salamanders, the Raptors, the Blood Gorgons, the Iron Hands, and the Praetors of Orpheus
Fallout 1, 2, 3, Tactics, New Vegas
Mass Effect - Geth and Human Systems Alliance FTW
Endless Space - Sophons Forever!
What I Hate The Most About Fanfiction:
I have yet to a proper spelling of the word 'rogue'. It is always, without fail, mispelled as 'rouge', which is a shade of red. Please make sure you spell the word correctly?
The sheer amount of yaoi, and to a lesser extent, yuri, in the Naruto section. Please, for the love of whatever god(s), GIVE US A FILTER!
Following up the yaoi is the MPreg genre. Why? Why does shit like this exist? I mean, if the baby comes to term, the man is literally going to shit his progeny out. Please, give us a filter for this, or confine it to adult fan fiction(the site).
Following the statement above, the sheer amount of harem fics in the Naruto section. What the hell is wrong with a single girl/woman/whatever? I want to read a good piece of writing, not your juvenile fantasy. Addendum: If it involves Hinata, Hanabi, and Naruto, then disregard the above statement. Failing that, at least write the harem well, as they almost always devolve into a poorly written mess.
Following upon that, the pairing of Naruto with any number of the older women in the series. Seriously, Naruto is around the age of 10-15 in most fics, and the youngest "older woman" is Anko, at the ripe old age of 24. That's a minimum of 9 years, which wouldn't normally be a problem, except for the fact that Naruto is again, 10 to 15 years old. At the very least, change Naruto's age or place in the timeline of your story. Make him older, to match the woman/women's age(s), or do it the other way, making the woman/women younger to match Naruto's age.
GodLike!Naruto and similar Mary/Gary Stu Fics - These just take all the fun out reading the fanfics. I mean, you already know what's going to happen: Naruto, for example, will buttf#ck anything that moves in a threatening way. That being said, you still have the right to write these types of fanfics, and who knows? Maybe the character will be awesome. On the other hand, sometimes it's just plain fun to see said character totally scrape anything in their way.
Tonsil Hockey Teleportation Fics - Where a character, say, Naruto, goes from an oblivious child to a Casanova screwing/kissing every girl in sight within 5 or so lines of writing. Or in other cases, where it only involves a single girl/woman throughout the story, but they act like long time lovers five minutes after realizing their "feelings" for one another.
Self-Inserts - Honestly, these are just retarded.
The disappointing lack of M!Shep fanfictions. Seriously, I'm getting tired of all these Fem!Shep fics.
Authors who don't bother to use a spell checker at all. Or for that matter, haven't even heard of the word 'grammar' or the phrase ' sentence structure'. It's understandable if it's your first time writing and maybe your grasp of writing isn't very strong, but after the first couple of chapters and reviews, you really have no excuse.
And last, but most certainly not least, people who bitch about something not being canon or something is stupid. This site is dedicated to fanfiction, or in other words, FICTION (i.e. something made up or not real) written by FANS. There are no guidelines to what fanfiction is, beyond what I just wrote; the world you are taking your inspiration (or lack thereof) from is yours to play with, yours to fck up as much as you want. Of course, this doesn't make what you wrote any good, or even readable in some cases. Hmmm...I do believe I just made myself a hypocrite. Oh Well.
Anything by Hayao Miyazaki
(Especially Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, My Neighbor Totoro (Gotta love that cat bus), and Princess Mononoke)
Love So Life
Jing, The King of Bandits
Favorite Characters: (In no Particular Order)
Yuffie (FF VII)
League of Legends:
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