(OHAI. Long time no rant)
Dear writers of Aurors-fics,
It's not the Auror Department. It's the Auror Office (or Auror Headquarters, although that seems to refer more to their physical workspace within the Ministry), a part of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement.
Also, they don't take many people. In 1995 they hadn't taken one new recruit in three years. If your fic has a class of 25 trainees, I expect it to be either before or after the canon timeline, and for it to have some sort of justification.
Please read the canon/use google. Thank you.
Underage Magic and DH
Dear writers of Ginny during Deathly Hallows:
I love you, you write amazing fics. But please remember something: the reason Ginny couldn't join the Trio in the Horcrux Hunt was because she was still underage, and therefore she still had the Trace on her
. Which meant that, during the Hunt, had the Trio done magic around her, to the Ministry it would have been the magical equivalent to a big red sign saying UNDERAGE WIZARD HERE!.
Ginny didn't stay just because she was told
to (bonus mini rant: jealous!Harry writers, probably the only ones who can give an order
to Ginny Weasley and not get Bat-Bogeyd are her parents. Harry certainly can't.), she didn't insist in going with them because that would have put them in danger, and she knew this.
Please, take that into account.
Much love anyway,
Mex-posted to fanficrants Current Mood: exhausted
Let's kick this new comm off with a rant about reviews...
Well a while back I wrote a Snape/Hermione drabble, which had a silly twist at the end. I guess I wasn't as clear as I thought I was, because over at The Pit, it wasn't received nicely...Umm...pardon me, but what on earth is the point of posting 99 word worth of nothing? I really don't get it.
First of all, fanfiction.net dislikes counting the words correctly. When I got that review I quickly counted personally the words to make sure Word hadn't slipped up on me; it was 100. Secondly... it's a drabble? I was unaware that people were well... unaware of drabbles lol.
Then there are these two gems:What on earth ever made you think you could write? For the sake of all that is good, take this down, get a second opinion, and rewrite it, or leave this site. That was ridiculous.
---this is for anyone who reviewed this story and said it was good: YOU SHOULD SHOVE A BAR OF SOAP FOR TELLING SUCH LIES!
as for you, sweetie, i don't know what the heck is going on. Beginning= horrible. Middle= stupid. Conclusion= confusing. you need to elaborate on your story or just give up writing for a bit, yeah?
Constructive criticism? No. Blatant insult? Yes. I'll freely admit I'm not the BEST writer in the world, but I don't think I'm bad. I've been writing for half my life and learning with each piece I make. The fic in question isn't one of my best works, but I thought it was cute and silly (it's here if you want to read it
). These reviews are old, but I was just going through my fics over there again and it riled me up...
On a different fanfic, (which I've since pulled down when I cleared my account out a couple years ago) someone left me a spam review, in capitals telling me that Snape/Ginny was disgusting/wrong etc. and saying I need to get help xD (I say it's spam, because I'd seen the exact same review on another fic). The best part was, they weren't together. Snape was her guardian, not her lover. (It was really actually Ginny/Lucius which I'm sure the strange reviewer would've objected too as well, but he/she didn't read the damn thing).
So I know trolls/horrible people are crawling all through the internet. It's the risk you get when you open your browser... I guess I'm just disappointed with man-kind tonight.x-posted to ficreviewrants & fanficrants.