>What's the most annoying thing to have in a fanfiction? Why?
I don't have one specific thing because I get annoyed by quite a lot of factors, but I'll give a few examples for now.
>When an author decides that they need to use their authors' notes as a platform for their political beliefs when the story itself has few, if any, political elements.
Had this happen once with a Resident Evil SI story and literally in every chapter the guy kept shouting out his conservative, right-libertarian ideology (that was only relevant in the American context to begin with) and in later chapters he just went full on "commies should just die". Its really jarring to read an author telling you to vote for some candidate he likes (or liked if you're reading the story years later like I did), or complain about a policy he doesn't like, especially if you're a non-Burger.
>When the author is a native English speaker but puts no effort into getting punctuation or grammar correct
Like dude, at least get the punctuation correct when you start a sentence and remember that "i" is always written capitalized when used to address oneself. That already goes a long way. The way people like this write makes me think they never finished their primary education.
>When the story starts off with a description of what the protagonist looks like
This is jarring as hell and always makes me want to drop a story immediately, even if I like the premise based on the initial plot summary.
>When its a self-insert story but the SI just wants to become friends with the main cast so they can experience the main plot but at the same time change as little about it as possible
Please, just do something to change things instead of just being an idle observer. I understand its easier for you to write a novelization of the original work instead of doing your own thing within that established world, but I came to read fanfiction and a novelization is precisely not that.
>When its a gamer story but the protagonist chooses the elemental mage class yet again because fuck you I want magic
There's plenty of classes to choose from in most RPG systems besides the most basic-bitch magic users. Like pick a ranger or a monk for change if you're going with a D&D inspired system.
>When its a gamer story and the protagonist gets a chance to make their own avatar but they yet again pick either purple or red eyes and white or black hair because they want to feel speshul
If your plan is to blend in to a population that has natural hair and eye colors for the most part, having yourself look like the epitome of a gary stu/mary sue is not helping things and it also breaks immersion when nobody in-world points this out.
>When the best way the protagonist (SI or OC) sees they can bring about change in the world they're stuck in is becoming an entrepreneur™ and starting their own business
This is just pure petit-bourgoisie ideology, plain and simple. Unless of course you're trying to build dual power by making a worker co-op in preparation for an upcoming revolution, then its based. I hate it when this happens with settings which originally had a clear political undertone and are ripe for political intrigue, but which the author never really does anything interesting with. Even capeshit staples like DC universe's Gotham are ripe breeding ground for fermenting radical political change considering how absolutely filled with crime and poverty the place is, but I've yet to see one story that really plays with this aspect beyond the protagonist acknowledging how shitty the place is for the average person to live in and how Batman and his cohorts aren't really helping the situation.