Top Ten Most Annoying Things A Fan Fic Writer Can Do
by Celeste

10. Have a main character start a relationship with an original character. (You must ask yourself…WHO THE HELL CARES?!)

9. Write a cross over with two shows that have no business being anywhere NEAR each other. (i.e. something along the lines of Angel meets Xena? Kill me.)

8. Out of character dialogue and omission of conjunctions. (i.e. “Angel jumped visibly at the sound.” Psshaw. You’d be lucky if you got his EYEBROWS to jump! Or… (for example) “I do not think that would be a good idea…” stated by ANYONE. Well, except for maybe Wes or Giles. But c’mon. No one talks like that in real life!)

7. The only word directing dialogue is the word “said”. Even worse? “Said” followed by a word ending in -ly appearing more than four times in a single story.

6. Cliché plot lines. (Angel loosing his soul? Oh yeah…that’s a fic idea you can credit your muse with. Uh huh. Yup.)

5. Buffy and Angel starting another relationship. (*falls asleep before she can even make smart ass commentary*)

4. Wesley/Riley slash. (Let’s all say it together now… “EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEUUUUUUUUUW.”)

3. Rewriting an episode with the actions word for word to the show in the first person to “illustrate the character’s emotions”. (Hello… ACTORS? That’s what EXPRESSION and SPEECH are for?)

2. Putting themselves in a story. (You know what I mean… a freakin main character where the characters of that TV verse actually give a damn about them one way or another. Face it girls, no matter WHAT you think your muse can do, you can’t write yourself in as Spike/Doyle/Angel’s girlfriend and expect people to LIKE it.)

1. An error so stupid it requires the reader to reread the line SEVERAL times to make sense. (i.e. “He did it too times.” What the hell is up with that?)