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    Things that annoy you in fanfiction discussion

    I keep wondering what people's thoughts are on here about things that crop up in Nasuverse fanfiction that may annoy or distract you. I don't want arguments or anything, but genuine "I just don't get this" or "I find this personally aggravating" or "this breaks suspension of disbelief on me completely." Neir and Keyne both brought up things like Avalon healing others in another thread, and I was wondering what everyone else thought of?


    Mine's a little meta: people that assume "because I saw it in fanfiction A, it should apply to fanfiction B and/or the world in general." Specifically, GB calling Caliburn "the sword that chooses" and then people making reference to that like its the canonical title or NP ability.

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    CHARACTER DERAILMENT GET.
    But seriously. People misinterpreting a character, or what really takes the cake: derailing a character because they do not like him.

    Rarely happens here though.
    [04:55] Lianru: i3uster is actuallly quite cute

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    Excluding characters just because you don't like them.

    But seriously, the fanfiction subforum isn't on the level of the general discussion one. Things go nicely here.

    derailing a character because they do not like him.
    Ohoh... this. Just realized what it really means. Although I should correct it into:

    Derailing a character because they think it's the right thing to do/they're doing it well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherrinford View Post
    Excluding characters just because you don't like them.
    Isn't this practically the definition of fanfiction?
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    BAD GRAMMAR.
    AND BAD SPELLING.
    AND BAD PUNCTUATION.
    THAT IS ALL.
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    They're doing it well?
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    I foresee this going badly on so many levels, but meh.

    I have to say the Avalon thing you mentioned. I kinda don't like people using it as this plot hax healing artifact for people other than Shirou. Shirou's plot hax healing is Canon. >_>

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherrinford View Post
    Excluding characters just because you don't like them.
    Isn't it better exclude a character you dislike, instead of writing the fic in such a way as to torture that character?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heroslayer View Post
    I have to say the Avalon thing you mentioned. I kinda don't like people using it as this plot hax healing artifact for people other than Shirou. Shirou's plot hax healing is Canon. >_>
    Actually wanted to hear more like this anyway; stuff like character derailment is pretty standard with fanfiction in general, not Nasuverse in particular.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lianru View Post
    BAD GRAMMAR. AND BAD SPELLING. AND BAD PUNCTUATION. THAT IS ALL.
    Ditto.

    Also, really convoluted manipulation of backstories. Especially when done on the level that just shatters any and all suspension of disbelief.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lianru View Post
    BAD GRAMMAR.
    AND BAD SPELLING.
    AND BAD PUNCTUATION.
    THAT IS ALL.
    You must despise me.
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    The moment the opportunity arises for a pun, the one known as 'Taiga's Knight' will be there to deliver whether you like it or not.

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    Don't @ me if your fanfic doesn't even have Shirou/Illya shipping k thnx ItsaRandomUsername's Avatar
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    Avalon only gives l33t h4x healing if Saber is still contracted with user, am I remembering this right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsaRandomUsername View Post
    Avalon only gives l33t h4x healing if Saber is still contracted with user, am I remembering this right?
    Or you're a dying boy in a fire after she leaves.
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    Yes, using Avalon to heal other people, especially if Shirou is projecting it to do it.

    Also:
    Sues. They suck. ALL OF THEM. That includes canon chars turned into sues.
    Shoehorning characters in. If a character doesn't naturally fit, keep it the fuck out. If you don't like a character, keep them the fuck out, unless you have an actual reason for them to be in it.
    Grammar and spelling, like Lianru said.
    Color-ette does NOT WORK FOR RANDOM COLORS.
    Homonyms. Using the wrong ones. PEAK =/= PEEK.

    I have more, I'm sure.
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    says the hater, you keep on hating, i'll be around ignoring your invalid, incorrect opinion.
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    Canonly yes, but some people seems to like the idea of Shirou needs to heal someone. Trace Avalon... Random Magecraft that is probably out of Shirou's league to shove Traced Avalon into insert character here... Healed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsaRandomUsername View Post
    Avalon only gives l33t h4x healing if Saber is still contracted with user, am I remembering this right?
    Yeah. Whether he has healing abilities remaining for his Traced version after she disappears is up to debate, as the connection is still there until Waver dismantles the Grail system ten years later or whatever, though the contract is not (like UBW).


    ^
    Imma gonna try and touch on this in F/FS and may fail completely, whoo hoo!

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    People calling it tracing.

    /ANNOYINGASFUCK
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    Quote Originally Posted by eddyak View Post
    People calling it tracing.

    /ANNOYINGASFUCK
    THAT. YES.

    IT IS PROJECTION. NOT TRACING.
    Quote Originally Posted by lantzblades View Post
    says the hater, you keep on hating, i'll be around ignoring your invalid, incorrect opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eddyak View Post
    People calling it tracing.

    /ANNOYINGASFUCK
    ...Sorry...?

    Edit: I do that because I usually write first person Shirou perspective, and Shirou specifically calls it Tracing because of his aria...sometimes when talking I keep up like that. Always have to go back and replace "Tohsaka" with "Rin" too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobias View Post
    You must despise me.
    Not really, you generally have good conventions as far as I know.
    But I did forget to add BAD CAPITALIZATION.
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    [15:09] <KnightTurtle> "I WILL NOT DIE FOR THE BEAUTY OF MATH. MATH IS MY SOUL AND BLOOD, MY PASSION. MATH IS WHAT KEEPS THE WORLD RIGHT. I WILL ON FOR THE BEAUTY OF NUMBER CRUNCHING, THE MIND NUMBING ABILITY OF CALCULUS, THE SOUL OF THE BARE BASICS OF ARITHMETIC"
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