Anonymous whispered: Most of the pet peeves seem to be already taken...but as long as there's new fics there still may be new peeves right?

Seems likely.

Followers, keep your eyes peeled.

Anonymous whispered: When are you guys are actually going to make pet peeves? You might as well delete this blog because you're doing nothing with it.

When people start submitting more pet peeves, we might actually create them…

Anonymous whispered: I just want to say about the suicide fan figs I understand where you stand but I have been suicidal and I write them. I mainly write them cause it'll get my emotions out

That I understand, as a suicidal person myself. Personally, what gets my goat about those fics is when non-suicidal people write them, as often they heavily misportray suicide and all that jazz.

But I definitely agree that in the fanfiction community, there’s some stigma attached around more emotional fanfictions, or fanfictions related to suicide.  I think the best way to solve this is to ask non-suicidal people to do their research, and to stop shaming suicidal people like you who write these fics.

I was not here when the peeve about suicide was published, I cannot really comment on that. But it’s definitely more complicated than just “don’t write about suicide ever!!1!1!”

twifairytheartist whispered: "Nations" only refers to established countries. Hong Kong, Macau, TRNC, Wy, Sealand, should not be referred to as nations.

"Nation" and "country" actually have two separate meanings.
Basque, for example, isn’t a country-it spans Spain and France. It is, however, a nation, since it’s a group of people tied together via culture and such.

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Anonymous whispered: Hello!! I was wondering if you could help me get Liechtenstein's character right? I know she's polite, kind and loves her brother, but that's about it?? Thank you for helping!!

Well…she also loves sewing and animals that I know of, but other than that, I think you’ve got her character down pretty good!
Although I do recommend some additional research on the country itself, in case you find something interesting to incorporate into her character. Really, this applies to any country.

Anonymous whispered: This tumble makes me want to write a fanfic skewering every romantic trope and fan fiction mistake I s2g

I know what you mean, I’ve been temped in the past. You should, it would be like a beautiful car crash of a fic! uwu

triecl whispered: Hey, I wanted to ask about your translation page- I doubt it'd ever come up, but just in case, if anyone needs references for Cajun French/French spoken in Louisiana, I can help with regional slang and stuff. :)

Hello! If you don’t mind I’m going to put you on the resources page for the slang as well. So, you guys can go to lesbianoodles for all of your Cajun French needs!

engineer-muse whispered: Hello again =w= it'd be better for me to be on the translator page; I can tell general things about Malaysia off the cuff but I won't claim to be well versed.

Hi! Thank you and you guys can go to engineer-muse for Malay!

alfredtheaustrian whispered: About PetPeeve 240-- Would it not be okay if the author went the route that America simply went out of use of the foreign languages? Most politics where America is involved is carried out in English, as well as a majority of his people don't speak another language.

Yeah, I think that would be okay! I got the idea that the author of the submission meant that they don’t like it when America is completely ignorant to other language or that he didn’t know any other language at all. America was made up of a lot of different countries, not just England which would lead him to learn a lot of different language but I could see how over the years he would begin to forget them.

Anonymous whispered: I don't understand why people hate it when italy calls germany doistu in fanfictions. Isn't that his name??? please excuse my ignorance..... but im seriously lost! ( /°·°)/

Hello! Germany’s name isn’t doitsu, actually. Doitsu means Germany in Japanese so that’s why Italy calls him it in the anime but since Italy isn’t Japanese then there is no reason for him to be calling Germany doitsu and that’s why people get annoyed! Germany’s human name (if that’s what you mean) is Ludwig. I can see why you would get confused, I did when I first joined the fandom!

Anonymous whispered: Is it ironic that when reading a China/Taiwan fanfiction that China's human name is numerously times misspelt Yaoi, instead of Yao?

LOL

Anonymous whispered: Omg! Thank you for this blog! Now I know that I've done FUCKED up my fanfiction! Seriously thank you!

Ah, no problem! Hope your fanfiction ends up better.

alfredtheaustrian whispered: I'd like to be listed as a resource for Modern Austrian Culture and German slang, please? I am also well versed on Central European History and linguistic trends.

Thank you very much! If you want to know anything about MODERN AUSTRIAN CULTURE, GERMAN SLANG or CENTRAL EUROPEAN HISTORY and LINGUISTIC TRENDS then you can go to alfredtheaustrian!

Side Note To Fan Fic Authors

twobirdsonesong:

Here’s the thing.

I read a lot of scripts.  A lot.  From professionals to aspiring writers to complete newbies.  Features and pilots.  Specs and treatments.

And 8 times out of 10 the fan fic that I’ve read over the last, oh, 15 years is leagues better than this stuff.  It’s more inspired.  It’s more compelling.  It’s genre bending and creative and heartfelt.  It’s well-paced and intense and funny and sexy and meaningful.  It’s smart and thoughtful and good.  It’s novel-quality.  Better than, sometimes.

Rare is the script I don’t want to put down, but how often have we stayed up until 3am to get to the last chapter of a 100k fic? And it’s not even a fan fic author’s day job.  This is what they do on the side.  In their spare time.  For free.

So my point is, fan fic authors, you’re good.  You’re good writers and great storytellers.  I know it doesn’t always feel like it, especially if you’re one of the authors who’s not a BNF and doesn’t get the notes/hits that a few do.  And  because some people still view fic as “not real writing.” You guys know the shit that gets made into movies.  You’re better than that.  So be better than that.  If writing is what you think want to do, then just know you’re already doing it.   You’ve already started.

And you’re more talented than you might think.

240.

It annoys me when people write that America can’t speak other languages. Like, I just feel that they totally disregard American history in favor of modern statistics of the American people.

[Anon]