Author has written 3 stories for Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and Twilight.
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Fanfiction Pet Peeves
1. Unnecessary usage of Japanese.
Unless your Japanese characters have been transported to another country and either suck at the native language/are using a faulty translator spell, there is no reason for me to see Japanese phrases and words. It doesn't make your story more authentic, it just makes it annoying. Especially if I have to scroll down to the bottom of the chapter and hope you provided a translation so I can understand what the hell is going on. If you're writing a story in English, stick to English please. Which brings me to...
2. Unnecessary usage of Japanese by non-Japanese characters.
I recently saw this in a Kuroshitsuji fanfic. It makes no sense, people. The original anime/manga is in Japanese, I get it. That's because it was made it Japan. But...the story? It's based in England. Why are you having them throw around random Japanese words? No one in that anime is from Japan! What reason could you possibly have to make people from India, China, and England say gomen and crap like that?
3. Ridiculous OOCness of characters to make them look bad.
As someone who has been reading way too many HP/Twilight crossovers, I keep seeing a whole crapload of this. Now, I hate Twilight. It's a shitty, shitty series. But I like reading crossovers because most of the authors make the characters and story far better than Smeyer could manage. I also hate Bella. But for all her faults and retardedness, she is not a violent, homophobic, whiny excuse for a woman who would throw a giant hissy fit if Edward fell in love with someone else. Don't destroy characters any more than they have to be just to advance the plot.
You're bound to notice this in 90 percent of Supernatural/HP fics. It's fricken' annoying. I've already seen the episodes, I don't need you to write 'em out practically word for word. You want Harry to join in on the adventures and have him interact with the characters? Well that's just swell. I'd like that too. Except...most of the time the "interaction" means that Harry gets a few lines and in the end, things turn out just like they would have without him. Like, seriously? Same dialogue, same circumstances, same everything? Is it that hard to come up with a few bits of new plot? What's really annoying is that this happens all the time in Riddick/HP fics as well, and that sucks 'cause I greatly enjoy that crossover. Christ, people! At least try to use your imagination!
5. Makeovers to the max.
I don't know about you guys but as soon as I see the words "Harry went to shop at the nearest Gothic/Punk/Emo store" I stop reading. What usually follows is Harry getting streaked hair, piercings, tattoos, clothing with far too many spikes/belts and a brand new attitude to match! Lyk omg, guys. Harry's so kool now, amiright? What? What's that you say? His actions are completely OOC and come out of nowhere? Pfft. Whatever. Look how neat he looks with hot pink hair! And Hermione, man. She's waaaaay better now that she discovered fashion (read: tiny skirts) and lipstick! Now, this would make sense if Harry grew up with different people or something like that, but to suddenly have him chance everything about himself out of the blue one day is just silly. It also makes me want to kill you.
6. Makeovers to the max and beyond.
Hey, remember Harry? Short, messy hair, skinny? Well screw that. We're gonna give him big, pouty lips. And long eyelashes. Or maybe a 6'5 ft frame. Oh, and big muscles. Yes. Don't forget those high cheekbones and curvaceous hips! Good grief, let's just skip the pretense and declare that creation an OC and be done with it. Listen to me, people. Unless you're mixing up Harry's parentage, there is NO. REASON. why his bone structure and basic features get swapped with something else. NONE. You want him to be a tall, slim elf-like super model? Well I damn better see some backstory as to what the fuck just happened. I don't care if Legolas is his daddy or Harry felt like spending his inheritance on a whole crapload of plastic surgery. I just better see something other than "He woke up like that. :D Lol."
7. Abuse? What? Oh, Harry's just fine.
Am I...the only person who finds it really, really hard to swallow that after 10 years of neglect, verbal abuse, etc. Harry is perfectly ok and a proud, upstanding member of society? After what the Dursley's put him through (in canon!) Harry should have physical and mental issues up to his neck! Alright, let's say that a potion can take care of his brittle bones, vitamin deficiencies, stunted growth, etc. But what about the fact that he grew up without any care or affection in his life? Holy shit can THAT mess up out. Seriously. Pick up any psychology book. It's a fricken' wonder that the poor kid didn't spend years in therapy and on pills after all that. My point is...Harry is NOT going to be a perfectly normal child and I don't know what Rowling was smoking when she made that decision.