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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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Ash-Doggie Featured By Owner May 29, 2016  Student Interface Designer
I am not native english speaker and I can make lots of errors, but that is why I always let my english speaking friends correct me before I upload my fic.
To be honest now I write only in english because my native laguage is too hard :XD:
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PingusArmy Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is what I was thinking when I read "My Immortal" but the fucked up English actually made it even more hilarious xD
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RosaChoros Featured By Owner May 16, 2016
Honestly, even if it was given a complete remake with correct everything, it would still be complete shit.
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RaphSieg007 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015
Looking at you for this one, Phandom.
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SugarLlamaz Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I hate it when some people use a capital letter for every word!
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IceCreamFoxCat Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  Student General Artist
Yeah...and they should also know the series too. XD
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ThePinkMonkeyArtist Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I hate it that, whenever I see good potential for a fic, the grammar is always fucked up! Disbelief 
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Palladium-Phosphate Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
If someone's not good at English and it's not their mother tongue, they should just write fanfics in their mother tongue until they become fluent in English.
If English is their mother tongue, :xlptaw:.
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MarioSonicPeace Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015
I know right? XD
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Quick-5 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015
Creepypasta writers need to see this NOW.
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WindySilver Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Agreed
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OldandNewShowsForevs Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Student General Artist
Okay, I SO NEED to show this to Corey Nelson.
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thebestkindofgreed Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Hobbyist
I really hate it when they change pov back and forth; it's makes it confusing
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Lizlovestoons12 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I'd only make grammatical errors if a character speaks so.
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Kingriver Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015
Not everyone is from a english speaking country
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Mintaka-TK Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015
I'm aware of that, and I can understand if the spelling and grammar is not up to scratch because it's not their first language, but I made this stamp in reference to English-speakers who don't even understand their own language.
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RachelsArtandStuff Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ya it rlly a noise mii when ppl right fanfix width out noing how 2 spell r use good grammer 
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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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UnbeatableWarrior Featured By Owner Edited Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, it bugs me as well! I mean come on, it's your iris that has the colors, not the pupils! :,c
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Mirria1 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know, and I see it EVERYWHERE. :iconfacepalmsplz:
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UnbeatableWarrior Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed! It bugs me so much. :,c
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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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Mirria1 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I see it very often when looking for something to read online in the fanfiction section.
I mentally correct it in my mind whenever I see it. Though sometimes I let the writer know. But once in while they get annoyed at me for correcting them, or say they'll fix it and they never really do.
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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.
:iconewwwwwplz:
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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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