For those of you who look at my sporkings (and the nonexistant ones who look at my journal) you've most likely noticed that there are some things in HP fanfictions that make me go bat shit crazy with irritation. And some of these additions to the fanfics don't bother others they just bother me. So I've narrowed it down to 5 irritations I have about these certain "add-ons"
#4. Nonexistant Nicknames in Canon
This one really truly gets under my skin especially when it keeps popping up throughout the whole fanfic. The header is pretty self-explanatory; a canon character gets a nicknames never uttered once in canon. Ones that bother me particularly are (think of this as a list within a list):
1. Hermione - 'Mione I swear to god it sounds like socks are being jammed down your throat when you say it like that.
2. Draco Malfoy - The Slytherin Prince or The Slytherin Sex God This is pretty self explanatory in that Draco wasn't necessarily popular like some fanfics make him out to be
3. Any self insert/OC/Mary Sue - The Chosen One Some fanfic writers just don't get it. Harry Potter is written as the Chosen One or else he wouldn't have lived or endured all the shit he's been through.
#3. OOC Ron
Why? Why do some writers get Ron so messed up? It both perplexes and exasperates me but mostly the latter. I don't understand why people have to portray him as a childish fool or this conniving, cruel future Death Eater! I suppose to some extent I realize that most writers make Ron into a bumbling moron so Hermione won't be interested him and be paired of with a very popularly preferred love interest. Speaking of which...
Maybe it's my obstinance to stick to canon, but for some reason I just don't get why people think these two would go well together. I mean, Hermione's a smart independent bookworm who gets very badass as the books go on and Draco's a snide, arrogant asshole who joins the Death Eaters. Is it because he has a small hint of redemption and thus Suethors are convinced that someone should "fix" him and that person should be Hermione!?
Yeah. I don't see it.
#1. Mary Sues
Come one, why else do you think I spork? Do you know how hard it is to watch your beloved canon derail into a pile of sparkly shit to make way for a self-insert or redone canon character. It hurts.