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I'm just saying...

I just can't read any more of them - those fics - the ones that are - well, y'know... ACK!

Not beta'd, wrong pairs, squicky kinks, bad dialog, not beta'd, not fact-checked, male characters behaving like girls because of bad writing, not beta'd, OOC voicing, huge plot holes, and last but not least - not beta'd.

I salute the writers that keep trying to improve, and I wholeheartedly forgive them their early far-less-than-perfect fics. I even admit that a fanfic can be well-written and worthwhile even if *I* don't like the pairing or kink.

But for those writers that don't improve and have no clue that they SHOULD improve: You are cluttering my interwebs with crap and wasting my reading time. GO AWAY AND TAKE YOUR STORIES WITH YOU!

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Thank you, that is all.

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slipperieslope
Feb. 9th, 2009 09:08 pm (UTC)
The "no-beta" thing is just inexcusable, isn't it? And painful - my brain will not take it anymore. Their/there, breath/breathe and the like, physically hurt my head. Intolerable!

Badfic!

PU!!

Just say no!!!

theantipam
Feb. 10th, 2009 01:07 am (UTC)
I downloaded a "complete" story from one of the familiar fanfic sites - completed back in 2006. So it never occurred to me that it had originally been posted as a WIP, nearly every chapter without being beta'd.

The plot and premise of the story was very good - but I just couldn't stand the typos and errors and sloppy story-prep. I tried and tried - but after slogging through several chapters I just wanted to beta the story myself and reload it to the fanfic site.

I don't know how to say it to writers without insulting them but - DON'T POST WIP's THAT AREN'T BETA'D. Your writing appears sloppy and you come off as a dunce.

(That wasn't too insulting, was it?) *snicker*



slipperieslope
Feb. 10th, 2009 04:39 pm (UTC)
LOL

No, not at all ; )
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