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Pet Peeves v.11

Discussion in 'Fanfic Discussion' started by Dark Syaoran, Jun 10, 2016.

  1. Shadow Shaman

    Shadow Shaman First Year

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    Yeah...bad fanfiction authors love their shopping montages .Later on in the story you have a similar scene with Lord Hadrian James Potter-Black and his "friends" visiting Harrods in London and marvelling at how developed these muggles are.
     
  2. abrantesle

    abrantesle Muggle

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    People who don't understand the Order was a secret vigilante group and not Dumbledore's official army, even worse when a character speaks about it to children of the death eaters.
     
  3. wox2d

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    Recently I have been listening to a lot of fanfics on the ffn.net app. It has a text-to-speech button. This has led to a new pet peeve for me, which is when someone's page break is twenty characters long (like '##########################' or 'hphphphphphphphphphphphphphp') because then I have to pull out my phone and skip forward if I don't want to hear the tts voice say "hashhashhashhash" for 30 seconds.

    Also referring to Hermione as Harry's "best female friend" is annoying. He can have two friends. It's ok.
     
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  4. Warlocke

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    Pfft! Nobody has two friends. That's- That's not a thing.


    Is it?
     
  5. pbluekan

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    I’ve always imagined that it would be several rooms absolutely filled with junk. I know exactly what kind of people teenage boys are. Cleanliness isn’t generally a trait and cleaning is usually just “chuck it in the closet.”
     
  6. wox2d

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    Some pureblood stuff:

    Purebloods being obsessed with Pagan rituals or the Old Ways, and then I have to read a whole chapter of some weird masquerade party where they lament the loss of Samhain rituals or whatever.

    Pureblood cursing, like saying "Oh, Godric!" instead of "Oh, God!" This is sort of a fantasy thing in general, but made up swearwords very rarely feel natural to me. Brandon Sanderson is Mormon so he can't include real swearz in his books, and his made up ones sound weird. "Storming" instead of "Fucking" in Stormlight Archives doesn't do it for me.

    Knowing smiles get annoying. You'll have Hermione's knowing smile as she watches Harry gaze at Daphne across the great hall, or Hermione's knowing smile as she watches Ginny go slack jawed at the sight of Harry, shirtless, de-gnoming the Burrow's garden. It's always Hermione with those damn knowing smiles.

    The way fanfiction treats relationships is so weird in general. Either there's no weight to them, and Harry just forms a harem and fucks everything that moves, or there's so much weight and you have teenagers treating their relationships with way more emotional maturity than you'd expect from kids that age. Why can't their be more stories where the relationships exist, and they're fleeting, and awkward? At least that feels more real.

    I wish "Whatever Happened to Bromance" style hookups were more common, especially in longer stories, instead of star-crossed lovers or self-insert harem fics.
     
  7. Silirt

    Silirt Seventh Year DLP Supporter

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    In fairness, this is just trying to mimic what most wizards do in canon, like Ron and his many references to Merlin. There's a story called Bleak Manor where they stick with regular words, and while there's no introduction needed for them, they don't feel that real either. What I don't get/llike is when the characters aren't even pureblood, like Harry, who was raised on muggle curse words. This is the case in Renegade Cause, where 'Merlin' is basically an exactly perfect replacement for 'Jesus' in context.
     
  8. Sataniel

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    And it is almost always lost due to Dumbledore's evil mugglification plans. It all comes from this misconception that "Christians burned witches, thus witches can't be Christians" despite history proving otherwise. Bonus points if they still mention Agrippa's chocolate card despite him being staunch Christian.

    And it is also tied into this weird mentality where when people don't like something in canon and write already AU fic instead of straight-up changing that they keep it and rant about it, being fault of Dumbledore/unenlightened wizarding society/muggleborns depending on author's bias.

    You want to make Celtic pagan wizards? Just make Celtic pagan wizards instead of having characters ranting about the evil plan of Christiamugglification.
     
  9. Download

    Download Dark Lord DLP Supporter

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    I a link to a short story on another nameless forum in that fandom's thread. I immediately get a request for summary. It's a 2k word short story. There's basically nothing I can say without spoiling it, and if you're really that desperate, click the link and spend 5 seconds looking at what the author wrote. Fuck some people are useless. It's not like it was a curated thread or archive.
     
  10. Donimo

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    My pet peeve is people who don't put summaries on their stories.
     
  11. Darrell Malik

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    Not sure, if I mentioned it before, but talking like an artificial construct and explaining everything on how they were defeated and how they knew that you were going to fail, or whatever you were going/trying to accomplish... as if I hadn't just read how they defeated you.
     
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