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This has been in pretty high demand, so here we are. RANT POST TIME!
No direction here, but I'm inclined to remind you that this isn't a place for debate. It's a place for RANTIN' AND RAVIN'.

This post is pretty much full, but there's a new rant post: Here
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Here's a rant for you...

Writers who write beautifully, but then have Sherlock say something awful like 'He was sat over there' or 'he was stood over there'. Since when has that been acceptable? Sitting! Standing! He's a total grammar perfectionist, for goodness' sake, he's not going to talk like a chav!

(I'd rather have the Americans writing about sweaters than having someone say 'I am sat in a corner').

Edited at 2010-10-09 02:27 pm (UTC)

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If it's otherwise written well, I usually assume non-native speaker.

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I hate prompts that are longer than the fic would have been! Just write it yourself!

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Agreed. Especially ones who think it's peachy that you're vomiting blood! *hugs*

Let's put an end to sob stories in prompts to get people to write them, ok?

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Stories that aren't spell-checked. I've come across some really well-written fics that are littered with misspellings - please, writers, use spell check! The typos detract from the story.

Top tip for people who don't know about medicine or police procedure or whatever the fuck: between google, various writers' forums and, oh, just not detailing things you don't know about - it ain't so hard to avoid wild, wild inaccuracies.

Like how British people don't have MDs. It's a Bachelor of Medicine or a Bachelor of Surgery. How do I know this, ignorant bitch that I am? I JFGI.

I know, I know, this is rant not reasoned argument...but *whispers* British people can be MDs - it's just that it's a research degree (equivalent of the PhD) over here rather than a basic medical qualification.

Your rant still totally stands!!! But the pedantry overwhelmed me...sorry! Ironically, pedantry normally bugs the hell out of me so I am being totally hypocritical...



Ok, I'll now go and stand over there by myself and look suitably apologetic.




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oh, the Americanisms

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A couple of my biggies that make me spack at the screen in revulsion:~

Cell phones.
Zippers.
People living on a blocks.
Bills instead of notes in someone's wallet.
Candy.
Veterans.

Feel free to add to the list.

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SWEATERS.

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I hate fanmix which contains more than one song by a same artist/group.
If I want 4 Muse songs in a fanmix, the chance is I'd already bought their album. Jeez.

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Five foot seven is the average height in the UK for a man. Now, I'd argue that it's a bit more than that but only an inch or two.

SO CAN WE STOP ACTING LIKE JOHN IS A MIDGET?

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Moriarty is the big bad. Please, no more Sue-iarty's or "But he has a /sister/ who is even more conniving and beautiful and /no one/ can resist her!"

(I'm fine with, like, Molly secretly being the real Moriarty, but not the invention of a newer, badder being with purple sparkles and shit.)

Ah! I love Molly as secret Moriarty, that is like, just the best idea ever! And the fic I read for that was amazing. Sorry, just wanted to add that.

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Inspired by the above...

Mycroft is not fat! He isn't even chubby. He's NORMAL. Doesn't matter that he's on a diet, people go on 'diets' for all sorts of reasons, not just to lose weight. Just USE YOUR EYES, he is not a bloater. Oh, and nor is Lestrade. >_

This!

I also hate the name "Fatcroft".

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BAD CHARACTERISATION.

YOU KNOW WHAT I HATE? I HATE WHEN PEOPLE WHINE AND BITCH THAT OOOOHHHHH THERE'S TOO MUCH THIS AND NOT ENOUGH THAT! OR OHHHHH WHY DO YOU ALWAYS HAVE THOSE CHARACTERS TOGETHER AND NOT THE OTHER CHARACTERS? AND MARY FUCKING SUE. WHEN THE HELL DID MARY FUCKING SUE BECOME FUCKING ACCEPTABLE? WHEN IT IS LIKE SOME GOOD THING? OH AND "I GOTS THE BEST IDEA EVAH" OR "I'M GOING TO HELL FOR THIS IDEA" OR "THIS IS SOOOOO ORIGINAL!!" YA KNOW WHAT???? THERE IS NOTHING IN A KINK MEME THAT IS ORIGINAL NOTHING!!!!! I'VE FUCKING SEEN COASTER PORN FOR FUCKS SAKE!! COASTER PORN!!! AND IF YOU HAVE TO SAY YOUR IDEA IS GREAT THEN YOUR IDEA IS NOT GREAT IN FACT IT IN ALL LIKELIHOOD SUCKS ASS. AND ALSO YOU ARE NOT GOING TO HELL FOR POSTING ON THE KINK MEME. NOW SOMETIMES I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH "WHINE" POSTS OR "FEEL SORRY FOR ME" POSTS. I WANTED TO CHEER THAT CHICK THAT LEFT HER BOYFRIEND AND SHE WASN'T EVEN LIKE OOOOOHHH LOOKIT ME. IT WAS NICE. BUT WHEN PEOPLE START SAYING HOW AWFUL THINGS ARE BECAUSE THEY HAVE A FUCKING COLD OR A HEADACHE AND HEY FEEL SORRY FOR ME THEN I SERIOUSLY WANT TO PUNCH YOU IN THE GODDAM FACE.
AND FOR FUCK FUCK FUCK SAKE STOP POSTING THE SAME GODDAM PROMPT EVERY SIX PAGES. AND, YOU KNOW WHAT I HATE WITH A PASSION THAT CANNOT BE COMPARED? I HATE PEOPLE THAT PROMPT BUT NEVER FILL. THEY THINK THAT BECAUSE THEY AREN'T ANON THAT WE WILL RESPECT THEM. THEN THEY NEVER EVER EVER FILL. THE FUCK??????????
please excuse all grammatical, spelling and punctuation errors. I was on a roll and I didn't care.

-starts up a slow clap-

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this isn't really directed at this meme, but ~other sh memes~ and friends of mine


just because i prefer reading fic where sherlock and john do not have sex and instead go on an adventure and maybe fall down a well and are stuck and get hypothermia maybe doesn't mean it's not a kink or whatever for me
YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT GETS ME OFF




this is an embarrassing comment so bye

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My kink is good, solid characterisation; give me an adventure and let me see the love the boys have for each other expressed by non penis means!