Worst Things About FanFiction.net

The Top Ten

1 Mary Sues

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.

Oh gosh, those female characters could'nt even shut their lips up. It's about an OC character who wants to be PERFECT. But not everyone is perfect though (either Courage The Cowardly Dog is'nt perfect but don't tell me about that Blue Fetus thing). Even cartoon characters. Speaking of cartoons, some like MLP and other girly-girl twitty shows have a clear perfect examples of Mary Sues.

Also they have flaws, too. Mary Sues also have a male counterpart called Gary Stu. It's an annoying male version of Mary Sue except it has flaws.

Mary Sues belonged to fan fics but some commenters/user think that Batman and Superman are Mary Sues. They are both original and it's not canon.

Most Mary Sue characters have personalities and traits that stolen the original one's traits.
(Such as a fan fic character's trait belong to Spongebob or any loveable characters.)

Traits like being a drama queen or shyness with their cringey voice could make it worst for Mary Sues and ...more

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.

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".

2 So Many Love Stories

The love story's are to unrealistic for example: girl blushes guy blushes,surprise kiss you like (even though your not dating and don't know each other),crazy guy likes you you like him, there's just no realistic love fanfics I mean would you be cool if someone just kissed you no! You'd file a lawsuit or something at this point I'm gonna start writing my own through I will not be able to post itt sorry but yah can someone just make a realistic one please

please don't read those finnceline pseudo fanfictions such as "the last human","fast as you can","everlasting love" etc. if you care about yourself!

So Naruto is not at all romance-orientated, so I can forgive the massive amounts of shipping, but it's simply not okay for the fic list to go from 389 to 153K when I put Romance into the without filter.

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.

3 People Making Crossovers of Nickelodeon and Disney

They belong together. Nonetheless, that is quite a nuisance.

Indeed. Only the biggest of the biggest losers do this.

Ugh. The one I hate is mlp to sonic. Just why? Crossovers are so annoying.

Crossover are not annoying! You are annoying!

4 Really Good Stories That Are Discontinued

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 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.

About all my favorite fanfics are discontinued, it's even worse if it was discontinued on a cliffhanger!

5 Bad Spelling and Grammar

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!

If you really want perfect grammar and spelling, than add a spell/grammar check.

Yes this is the worst. I read a Star Wars one that was literally "Her went in up to the starrt destroyir and walk down to before meet grievous. Sje slice lightsabbr an it fallen to groun." So bad.

6 Incest and Beastiality

Beastiality- It's basically intercourse with an animal. It's screwed up on so many levels. Sadly, this stuff happens in real life. And oh yeah, Pokemon.

Incest- Well then. This is horribly popular. It's strange how it's mainly seen in the Harry Potter fanfics. The Weasly Family is on my kill list.

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.

It's horrible when people make characters commit things like incest and beastiality when it is not a part of a character's personality.

No, doing it with Gardevoir is something that doesn't belong to the web.

7 People Making Stories That Are Rated M

I used to have my first account in here, but because of those damn Writer's Anonymous users calming that writing an Aya/Eve smutfic is inappropriate, I lost my account. Don't believe me? Go read my AO3 story, Best Mother Ever. I just want positive reviews instead of negativity.

I wouldn't view this as annoying. There are people out there who are always up for reading some quality smut.

Really? It's that bad? I don't think so because there are some good ones that I've read.

Ever read a troll fanfiction? The M rated ones are extremely funny

8 Your Parents Won't Let You Do It Even Though You Really Want To

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.

9 Crossovers of Things You Love With Things You Don't Care About

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.

There was not a single Rugrats crossover of something I cared about until I made a Spongebob and Rugrats crossover.

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.

10 Stories That Don't Stay True to the Theme They're Based On

You know the point of fanfiction is to 'UNLEASH YOUR IMAGINATION' right?

The Newcomers

? Dipper Goes To Taco Bell

The Contenders

11 Not Enough Interesting Stories Already Posted

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.

12 The Ads That Pop Up When You Least Expect It
13 It's Hard to Think of Plot Ideas

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"

14 Most People Have Never Heard of It

I'm the only one in my circle of friends who actually cares about it.

Sad but true. All I have to say.

15 Authors Who Write Characters "Out of Character"

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.

Hey, why's everyone looking at ME all of a sudden? What's THAT supposed to mean?

That is my problem. Whenever I write an fanfic, I end up making the characters OOC.

Yeah this sucks

16 The Eliminators and Critics United

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.

I agree! They review every story (not all of them) that I've loved. Especially Goddess Butt is the BEST Butt, Says Pit.

Ironically for a critiquing group, they can't handle criticism towards themselves.

17 My Immortal

My immortal isn't written by an idiot - it's written by a comedy genius. I burst out laughing at sooo many parts. It has a certain charm to it that no other fanfictions have achieved.

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.

18 Unfinished Fanfictions

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'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.

I was reading a really good Finnceline fanfiction called "My friends older brother". It had a really good plot to it but it kept trailing off in the middle of the story. At one point I just decided to stop reading it and go to the Finnceline fanfiction called "Be my escape".

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!

19 Not being able to edit or delete your own comment.

Out of all the options here, this is the funniest

20 My Little Pony Crossovers With Everything

YESS this is my most hated. Sonic Disney Cartoon Network nicalodian, even inanimate objects! Mlp has so much to offer like I said before why ship it with something else?

My little pony and Assassin's Creed. A true nightmare.

I heard people are shipping Twilight and Mordecai!

I'm a brony and twilight x thomas the tank engine is just...i...ju...NO...Bad Fandom

21 POP (A.K.A. Porn Without Plot)

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.

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.

That's what I've usually write on my Archive Of Our Own account.

22 Rape As a Romance Device

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 what caused the birth of 50 shades of grey, which was originally a twilight fanfiction.

THis is no joke.

This is why I've quit writing rape stories.

23 Gay Fanfictions

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 actually really like gay fanfiction (Marthur, Stingue, Drarry). It doesn't matter to me what sexuality they are as long as the fanfiction is good. Also, there are some canon gay couples, such as Malec (Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood)

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 read a Fred and Shaggy ship fanfiction that disgusted me to my core. Jeez.

24 Farla

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.

25 Flamers and Trolls

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.

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