Worst Things About FanFiction.net
The Top Ten
I 100% agree. I think the best characters in any sort of media are the ones who are flawed to an extent. My comparison is Batman and Superman. (Spoiler, I like Batman more and no I'm not saying Superman is a Mary Sue). Batman is seen as a damaged individual who uses his anger to fix the streets of Gotham. Batman is far from perfect, he's a mere mortal who has much room to improve himself. He is not a pure soul. Superman is seen as a perfect individual. Nothing can TRULY stop him. he's way too OP for me to enjoy. He's always this Goody two shoes guy. Mary Sues are like a crappy bootlegged Superman. I'm not saying OC's should be like Batman, but they should have their own identity. It's hard to make a unique character since every type of character has been written.
Damn, Mary Sues are the most annoying little things ever. And the worst thing about them is, usually the authors who write them all defend them vehemently with stupid comebacks like "SHE IS NOT A MARY SUE SHE IS JUST PERFECT! 1! " and "loollz you're just jealous".
They base the Mary sue off of the author. THEY MAKE THEM PERFECT FOR THE FANDOM. A good character has flaws, something the bad guy can take advantage of and something the character has to overcome or accept. But Mary Sues/Gary Stus don't do that, making the audience hate them.
Not only are they super annoying, but they're not even bad enough to be funny. They're just plain BAD.
Crossover are not annoying! You are annoying!
They belong together. Nonetheless, that is quite a nuisance.
"Now I've seen everything..." -Engineer
This should be number 1. Every love story is the same. It is the most overrated genre of all time. And when they are lemon they are sick.
Nothing wrong with them, there's just an overabundance.
I like love stories, but it is when it turns into a lemon that it is gross. Look it up.
I like them, but people use the same plots over and over again...
I really hate this. You're reading a really good story, and then next thing you know, the author posts that they are discontinuing it. WHY?!?
I hate this. Especially when the person who made it is not on that much.
I wished that if they are going to start a story, end it in some form just don't let everyone hanging.
A major problem on the site. Most writers tend to bite off more than they could chew.
If you really want perfect grammar and spelling, than add a spell/grammar check.
Oh my God the guy who added this spelled grammar wrong.
I have good spelling but I'll admit that my grammar is terrible. But hey just because my grammar is not that good it doesn't mean that I'm lazy. I'm not lazy. I just don't know how to do great grammar.
Grammar is spelled with an A. Jeez, if you're complaining about spelling, please prove you know what you're doing!
It's horrible when people make characters commit things like incest and beastiality when it is not a part of a character's personality.
I hate that so much. For instance, on the Thundermans archive, like 70% of them are max/phoebe and I'm just like "No, THEY ARE TWINS AND THEY DON'T LIKE EACH OTHER"
No, doing it with Gardevoir is something that doesn't belong to the web.
You know, it might be interesting to read an incest story where the characters would have to deal with the consequences of having such a relationship.
Really? It's that bad? I don't think so because there are some good ones that I've read.
I wouldn't view this as annoying. There are people out there who are always up for reading some quality smut.
Ever read a troll fanfiction? The M rated ones are extremely funny
I've written an M-rated story, but maybe it could've been T.
Why the hell would you tell your parents about this? That doesn't make any sense!
I write on Fanfiction.net, and my parents know and are very supportive.
Agreed. I hate it when people make crossovers of whatever the heck they want with Kingdom Hearts and everything that has to do with it. They never make sense.
I will admit, if it weren't for crossovers like these, I would have never known about some of my favorite fandoms today.
But see, the thing is that when it's a crossover of two things you LOVE it is the most magical thing.
There was not a single Rugrats crossover of something I cared about until I made a Spongebob and Rugrats crossover.
You know the point of fanfiction is to 'UNLEASH YOUR IMAGINATION' right?
I write fanfiction and have done so for nearly five years and I have noticed half of them are self-insert, songfics, or poorly written fanfics that are a pain to read. The new stories are simply just not interesting enough...it feels like anytime I find a good story, it's buried beneath a bunch of rulebreaking songfics, challenges, SYOC's, and non-stories. Please, people, have more originality.
You should go and read mine. Some of them are great! And others are quite normal. I hope you enjoy them!
Fanfiction.net is like a massive tub of diarrhea with a few gold coins in it.
You're tied down to a specific universal law you don't know completely that could change, ie twilight lives at golden oaks 1000yrs and tries to deal with loss but is blown up in canon universe. Plotline irrelevant and now no post s4 fans will read it with same context or they say "but castle thing now exists downvote"
Sad but true. All I have to say.
I'm the only one in my circle of friends who actually cares about it.
Hey, why's everyone looking at ME all of a sudden? What's THAT supposed to mean?
Yeah this sucks
Karel from Fire Emblem comes in mind... The fandumb makes him a villain when the truth is that he's one of the heroes in the game.
That is my problem. Whenever I write an fanfic, I end up making the characters OOC.
These idiots, I remember when I was a kid and decided to write a story based on play write script as a Truth or Dare. They did not like this, ironically my stories never got unposted or deleted by FFN. Often times I'd clearly tell them to get a life and showed them SEVERAL real stories that were books written in second person point of view and play scripts. I never got a reply. Wanna know the rich part about it, one of them offered to me a link to join a Kids Next Door forum when I posted a story on it. Talk about double standers.
These two groups have to be the Nazis if the fanfiction world. If just one thing is against the rules, they either paste this huge speech about it, list everything that's wrong, or report it then and there. If you complain, the admins in Critics United will use your words against you and make you look like the bad guy. In the Eliminator's, there's an entire section for group members to post links to fanfictions that break the rules so everyone can report it at the same time. That, everyone, is why I steer clear of that site these days.
Ironically for a critiquing group, they can't handle criticism towards themselves.
They are horrible! I agree with whoever said they're Nazis, because they are!
This has to be a troll. No one could possible write something this bad. I personally think it's very funny.
I don't understand why this isn't at ONE.
Everything wrong with fanfiction rolled into one fanfic.
This is everything wrong with FanFiction in one fanfic.
I've read some unfinished fanfictions before and while they do have good plots, it still leaves us hanging like that. It's so depressing. It's like reading a novel that isn't finished or a show ending without a good finale.
Some of the good stories I've liked, such as The Many Ways To Attract A Man, will never get updated.
This isn't on fanfiction.com, it's on deviantart.com. It's called "Finnceline" and it's by this gifted artist who goes by the name Vika01. The only problem was that it was in Spanish but it did have an English text under the comic. She drew and created the story plot line. It was so perfect and then one day she just said she was going to stop writing the comic! I was so mad and she ended it at the worst possible place in the story! Why?! Why?! Finnceline is the best shipping (next to Infinite eyerolls) and she just gave up on it!
I have been waiting forever for someone to update the over the garden wall fanfiction "It wasn't a dream". Wirt and Beatrice need to go out! What chapter are they going out? I need her/him to finish it for me!
Out of all the options here, this is the funniest
The show is already to popular with it being overrated. (THE ANIMATION AND CHARACTERS ARE BLAND) Yet people need to make pony crossovers with every show that doesn't even have anything to do with it. JUST WHY?!
I hate these. Honestly, people write the stupidest crossovers with my little pony. WRITE A CROSSOVER THAT MAKES SOME SENSE. I don't care if it makes sense, but most crossovers with mlp don't make sense. It's sad.
I heard people are shipping Twilight and Mordecai!
My little pony and Assassin's Creed. A true nightmare.
I hate it when people write fanfiction just for the sake of having two characters screwing around. That's not a story; that's porn.
What is the point of this? I don't want to read about two characters' sex life, I want to read a story that has effort put into it.
Like, dude, if there's no plot, it's not a story. If you just want to write porn for the sake of writing porn, I think you're going to the wrong site.
That's what I've usually write on my Archive Of Our Own account.
This is what caused the birth of 50 shades of grey, which was originally a twilight fanfiction.
THis is no joke.
I like Twilight, but I won't read or watch 50 Shades of Grey, it was a shock finding out it came from a fan fiction of Twilight. Come on Twilight is a teen book.
This is why I've quit writing rape stories.
I am fine with gays, but sometimes I feel more comfortable reading straight fanfiction. Again, nothing wrong with gays at all, but come on.
I read a Fred and Shaggy ship fanfiction that disgusted me to my core. Jeez.
The main problem with this is that most of these stories were written BADLY. I don't care that they write LGBT fanfiction, I care that they're bad at it!
I use them as punishments
She just gives writers constructive criticism,right?
Why is this bitch still on the site, she seriously needs to get laid, instead of talking about the way people write their stories, not to mention her fan fiction is complete garbage.
Flamers are stupid, but certain types of trolls can be fun. Some trolls go write hateful reviews and fanfictions, or write the grossest things imaginable, while most others can be really nice actually. They are not looking to write something serious, they just want to make people laugh (although they can be immature or inappropriate at times).
Don't like what I did with my fanfiction, why cause drama, mostly a bunch of losers who flame and troll authors but don't write anything themselves.