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Because the Basic Rules of English Are 4 N00bs! by Mintaka-TK Because the Basic Rules of English Are 4 N00bs! by Mintaka-TK
I've seen so many badly-written fanfics... :iconimhorrifiedplz:

In a lot of cases I've encountered, I've seen authors who honestly think they are good writers, despite the fact that they seem to lack the knowledge of basic English. (Grammar, punctuation, spelling etc.) They THINK they genuinely know how to write. Sometimes, even fucking paragraphs are too hard for them. :|

To be honest, I always knew the basic rules of English (because I actually paid attention in English lessons. :lol:) I was still corrected by other people for certain errors I didn't spot (like spelling mistakes I completely missed), so I'm guilty for minor messups. But it looks like the fail authors actually fell asleep during those English lessons about the basics. Hence, the crappy Twilight and Naruto fanfics. =P

Bottom line: Learn basic spelling and grammar before writing a fanfic. This can also go for writing in general, actually...
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Sleepstar Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
The only thing I'm guilty of is the occasional typo. I avoid "Textspeak" in my fanfiction, even when I parody fanfiction cliches. I have found so many terribly written fanfiction in my main fandoms, and one fandom I frequent makes a female character, who is good in Canon, a bad character and some fanfiction with the character even Ships her with her own half-brother, and don't forget the "Character Bashing" of certain characters in fanfiction. I hate the fanfiction that has nothing but "Textspeak" in them.
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Old-Marcie1234 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
Mm. Indeed.






don't read my old fan fiction, it is terrible.
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Toon-O-Clock Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I especially hate the OOC ones, Jesus Christ.
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the5thmarauder106 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
So true. What annoys me most? Too many to count, but I'll admit I've started to get fed up with nicely telling writers that there is no such thing as could of, would of or should of. IT'S COULD'VE, WOULD'VE OR SHOULD'VE! HAVE! NOT OF!

I admit I've started to become a bit cruel with it, and apologise after *sigh*

sorry for the rant :)
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Mirria1 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh I know.
But you know what really bugs me?
when their discribing what a person looks like and says the person has -insert colour here- "pupils". the pupil is the black part of your eye and it's actually a hole that lets in light, so it makes no sense. :iconfacepalmsplz:
The "iris" is the coloured part of your eye.
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Mintaka-TK Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Ha ha, I never realised that people were getting their eye terminology wrong! (I guess all the spelling and grammar errors I've come across have somehow blinded me against proper biological terms. :P)
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SymphonyOfDissonance Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014

OMG! It takes me so long to write a fan fic because grammar and spelling are ALWAYS my main concerns. I usually have to re-read it a couple of times until I'm sure there are no errors.  That's why there aren't many fan fics in my Gallery.

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HelenaKnowlegdeOffic Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
My Immortal.
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Lookyhooky Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have an Animal Crossing fanfic on Wattpad, and it has good grammar and spelling!
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TheAwkwardFangirl Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I hate when you find a fic that has an interesting concept/or plot, and then terrible grammar ruins it.  -.-
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crazyforchocobos Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
Anyone ever seen the fics where it looks like someone sat on the keyboard?
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Mintaka-TK Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
Yeah - they're the absolute worst because I can never figure out what the hell's supposed to be going on. :x
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crazyforchocobos Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
And then they add text speak which is only allowed when a bar acted is reading a text message
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Shinybulbasaur09 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I cannot take anyone who doesn't use proper grammar seriously...
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Fluttershy386 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013

www.fanfiction.net/s/9189259/1…

 

This one maybe the worst...omg..

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TheAwkwardFangirl Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
NO. Just... NO
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isuckair Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess it's true: curiosity DOES kill the cat. 
The link looked so tantalizing I couldn't help myself. When the title popped up, my immediate reaction was:

Oh dear god. :iconwthplz:
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Fluttershy386 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
Lol dude i don't even know why I clicked on it in the firsts place xD

After I read it I cherished good fanfiction way more :iconseriousfaceplz:
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isuckair Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Same here xD
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RaphSieg007 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
Why did I even read that? Eugh!
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Fluttershy386 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
It just makes you angry huh?
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RaphSieg007 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
Yes, it does.
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Mintaka-TK Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
:iconwatplz:
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Fluttershy386 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
Mmmmnmmmmhmmmmmmmm
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Taschasan Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, and if you're going to use a language you don't speak, ask someone who speaks it (at beast a native) to translate it!
Really, I can't stand seeing my mother-language being butchered!
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Toxicpineapples Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I read an x reader fanfic that had such horrible formatting and grammar I had to stop because it was giving me a headahce to read.
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SINISTERSystem Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I get pissy about any errors in general, even if I miss them...
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VulpineRinKagamine Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
I proofread my chapters so it doesn't look like a two year old typed it.
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ChaoticDarkAngel Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013   Writer
My grammar's not the best...but I still write fanfics .///.
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BeadGCF17 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Example, My Immortal
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NeneKanerva Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My Immortal is something that is just... unexplainable.
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retrrs12345 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I can't write a fanfic, because I don't have the BEST grammar or words in the world
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Vetrix64 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
I have really bad grammer. Ill have to admit...But I kinda find this stamp alittle offensive to me...Sorry :/

But yeah. I saw bad written ones too....Sadly Im one of them.
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VoadorChama Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know the basic rules simply because I pay attention and I learn from mistakes. One of the worst possible things someone can do on FanFiction.net is to ignore a good, constructive review that gives good advice and tips on how to improve. That's why you won't find a single badly written story on my account on FF.net. Great stamp. :)
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Buizelstar Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Student General Artist
You should also make a "Going on the internet is not an excuse for you to turn your brain off" stamp.
I know a lot of kids who write normally off-internet, without any chatspeak or anything, but as soon as the go on the computer they have so many grammar mistakes, typos, and abbreviations that it's hard to read them. And they post this stuff on facebook, where their future jobs and colleges can see them.
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VoadorChama Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconthumbsupplz: Well said. :)
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CandyReaper-Malloko Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Especially since in fanfics, I want to be able to read what's happening without hurting my eyes. The fanfic with the WORST spelling and grammar is jO bekke at HUgwrts(yes, the author actually spelled the title that way.)
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Mintaka-TK Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
I've heard of that fic - I can't bear to read it because of the slaughtered spelling and grammar. :dead:
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CandyReaper-Malloko Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I tried to, but by the time I finished reading, I wondered, was that really a Harry Potter fanfic, or was it a crack fic, because Ron gets his name changed TWICE, first, he's called Donald, then Darryl, the name of her boyfriend/cousin. I almost broke my brain trying to read it.
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TheDemonOfSloth Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I've seen an author with poor grammar. I've asked him/her politely to use the spelling check tool. When the next chapter came out, it wasn't all that bad. (Except with some grammar and spelling errors)

This author claims that he/she has to learn 5 different launguages. I pity this guy, but at least know the basic level of English, man! That is no excuse!
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crazyforchocobos Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Anyone ever seen the keyboard mashed fics?
they make my eyes bleed.
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Mintaka-TK Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Yes... :dead:
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crazyforchocobos Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
I mean a few typos the writer missed is one thing but...keyboard mashing?
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Alice319 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I totally agree. I'm seeing some misspelled words and stuff.
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starchild334 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
IKR
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CynFinnegan Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ugh. For the life of me, I cannot understand how some people graduate grade school without knowing basic spelling and grammar.

I'll run a chapter of one of my stories through Word's spelling and grammar checker several times before I submit it anywhere.
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Wolfess19 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I agree with you here - sometimes they just won't bother correcting themselves and put others down just so they could feel "superior" (when in reality, they're not even close...)
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British-Prophetess Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
One of the worst badly written fanfics was My Immortal. Honestly, all those grammar/spelling mistakes as well as the whole concept made my eyes bleed :\
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Wolvenmare Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It usually irks me when people have this massive wall of text. To top it off, the quotes are sandwiched in it so tightly it doesn't even look like there's any dialogue. It's normally not because I'm a corrector or anything of the sort, but those long texts makes me skim through it rather than read it completely.
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Mintaka-TK Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
I fucking hate stories that are just one long paragraph. It makes my eyes bleed. :x
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