Yeah. i will NEVER tell someone 'your fic is crap, stop writing', because it's not crap. Just not to my taste. However, i also never give concrit to anyone i don't know. Because, i've run into situations where telling someone 'umm, sorry, siler isn't a major, he's a sgt' gets turned into 'they flamed me!!!!!'Precisely. What really bugs me is that I very much get that you only improve your writing by practising but a) if your writing is - technically - THAT bad, it's not really ready for "publication" and b) very often I see writers responding to concrit about their poor spelling and grammar with "it's just for fun", their attitude being that spelling and grammar don't matter. Well, they do. They're the fundamentals of language - not an optional extra. If you're writing just for fun and can't be bothered to spell etc properly then keep it as a fun hobby, don't publish it and expect people to be bothered to struggle through reading it.
no, i didn't flame you. And you've obviouslly never been flamed or you wouldn't be misinterpreting things, but whatever
Rodney is obviously the Daniel of SGA. Because that's what i've run into a lot in sg1 fic and why i read very little fic written by folks whose preferences i don't know. And i avoid authors that i know from experience interpret daniel as the 'poor retiring delicate little innocent flower'This is a major peeve for me. Fics where the writer's fave character bias is so obvious it's painful and every other character is written OOC to fit the rose-tinted slant they want to give their fave. A sub-genre of this that I come across time and time again is the Woobie!Rodney fic (particularly in post-Duranda fics) where everyone is sooooooo mean to poor, precious Wodney, who, despite all his bluster, is really a poor, fragile flower who's tender ego is shattered by the heartless behaviour of the people he thought were his friends.... *sob*... so he hides his PAIN and suffers in silence () before nearly losing his life in a reckless, selfless act of sacrifice to save his uncaring friends, who then finally realise what a wonderful, special person he is and how awful they've been to him and are overcome with guilt - GUILT! - as they hover regretfully around his infirmary bed while he hangs onto life by a thread!
cause, that aint' the daniel that i see. And, often, paired with 'poor widdle...' is 'vilify someone to make 'poor widdle' the victim'.
some people enjoy it, and good for them. I just dont'.
I've also run into fanon turning into canon. In fact, there was one fic of mine where, in end game, when sam talks the NID baddies out of firing a missile full of symbiote killer at a planet, in my fic, i have her doing it because ishta's people had taken refuge there.
it's pure fanon. Yet i've had people contact me, wanting to know where that's said in the show. Someone was writing a 'sg-1 facts' book that she asked me to proof and she had it in there as fact, and it was just fanon.
it's an example of how something in a fic can become 'reality' because some see it that way. Just like Sammie, holy hannah, space monkey (i hate that term) and other bits of fanon that have overtaken fic to the point that people think they're canon