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17 August 2010 @ 07:24 pm
Dear fic writers.  
I don't blame you for not liking a specific character.

I'm like you.

There are characters I don't like.

But, when you're writing a fic, especially a fic which is likely to be posted to a wider fandom base than your own personal flist, please have the sense to not say 'I really don't like CHARACTER A, s/he sucks, but I'm writing her/him anyway...'

It's only going to make people who like that character predisposed to hit F4 on your fic.

Jus' sayin'
 
 
 
Denitamenomegirl on August 17th, 2010 07:44 pm (UTC)
Word.
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: ats//lindsey s5 grin - remember_nomorewhiskyinmind on August 17th, 2010 07:45 pm (UTC)
*grins*
Denitamenomegirl on August 17th, 2010 07:49 pm (UTC)
*G*

I'd Sell My Soul for a Blunt Instrument ...: John  Evoldodger_winslow on August 17th, 2010 09:49 pm (UTC)
I actually kind of like it when they do that. Makes it much easier to not accidentally stumble onto a fic where John's going to act like an abusive prick in a way that makes me see stars. You are totally right about it prompting an F4 response ... but sure saves on the wear and tear on my fandom love to know upfront that someone's going to treat John the way so many treat him. At one time, I think I may have even suggested that fandom adopt a "John warning" system for my peace of mind ... "Warning: John is going to act like he hates his kids instead of loves them" or "Warning: John is going to be so drunk 24/7 that he couldn't possibly hunt a monster without getting himself killed in the process" or "Warning: I so over-identify with Sam and/or Dean that John's going to get beat like a dog for everything my parents have ever done that pissed me off." :D
obsession called while you were out: Faithflyingcarpet on August 17th, 2010 11:28 pm (UTC)
Dude, I totally agree. I see this all the time in HP and it drives me up the wall.

Although dodger_winslow is right that it does provide some kind of warning label. :P