I love fanfiction. But sometimes, I see something that rustles my jimmies and I just had to compile a list.
1: Non-canon relationships.
Taking the well-loved Evangelion genre, we have the canon ships and the hated non-canon fics.
Canon: ShinjixAsuka; ShinjixRei; HikarixToji; MisatoxKaji.
So imagine when someone breaks from the norm and INSISTS on doing it. BrokenchosenofEva keeps doing AsukaxToji and has even done HikarixKensuke...
What a way to completely IGNORE the obvious and very canon attraction between Toji and Hikari.
And then there's the pics on rule 34, which technically counts.
It's pointless making a picture of Haruka or Yuu from Sakura Trick jerking off some generic dude. They're LESBIANS, they don't touch dick you morons.
If you're going to write a fic in English, make sure you actually speak it. Too many times I have come across a fic that is poorply written by someone who wants to appeal to the English speaking audience. Such a shame they grasp English so poorly that it is horrifically unreadable. If you don't speak English and you want to write a fanfic, write it in your NATIVE FRIKKING LANGUAGE!
3: bad grammar like
A very broad term. From simply not having paragraphs to simply not spell checking. Puts one off a fic that sounded promising, but was poorly executed.
4: Flogging a dead horse
You know that fic you never wanted to end? These ones probably won't.
Too many chapters. There are several fics out there that are simply TOO LONG. Super Robot Wars U(ltima)! appeals to me... but it has 110 chapters and COUNTING.
Jacques0 his the author of Evangelion Fighter. I stopped reading it at about Chapter 102.
It is still going with 165 chapters AND COUNTING.
I have only read one example that needed the 104 chapters it was made of.
Babylon 5: The Dilgar War. A masterpiece!
5: Where are you going? Come Back!
Leaving a fic to rot is a crime. Many a great fic has died or gone dormant thanks to the writers giving up on it for one reason or another. I too am guilty of this crime. Painful losses from the Evangelion page include:
Once More With Feeling
A Glass of Wine Rebuilt
A Happy Accident
One fic that is exempt is the original A Glass of Wine. The fic is dead, because the author is dead. A great loss to the community.
That wraps up the list. For now