My Pet Peeves most of these have probably been said but here is my .02cents
-Multiple spelling mistakes - It only takes a minute to use the goddamn spellchecker really. Also constantly misspelling character names and locations wrong. Especially when someone writes a character's name five different ways. (I shit you not, I come across fics where a person kept spelling Tsunade: Tsuede, Tsunede, and Tsuneda...yea not once was it spelled right. When in doubt, use GOOGLE it may save your life!
-Multiple mismatched wording, like having 'Lets' instead of 'That's', They instead of There or Their, Drew instead of Draw or Threw or Through or Thought or Thorough or Throw. Also constantly spelling women when it should be woman and vice versa, the same applies for getting he and she mixed up. Also reading a sentence that IS missing a word.
-Proper Capitalization, it shouldn't kill someone to reach over their keyboard with their freaking pinky finger to hold the SHIFT key to capitalize a LETTER.
No use of quotation marks...I just...argh! I can't distinguish between a character speaking and not speaking without either '' or ""
Unable to tell if a character is speaking or thinking, without the use of '', "", or Italics
Constant switching between Narratives
: An author is either going to do 1st person point of view or 3rd person point of view, nevermind the 2nd narrative.
This is an example: I
was walking down the street, with her
head raised to sky because I
suddenly felt droplets of rain fall to her
was startled by the feeling and then I
brought my umbrella with me that day. *cringes from just writing that*
Rushed story telling, where all you get is
Character a "speaking"
Character b "speaking"
And a little sentence or two that's suppose to describe everything going on in one chapter...okay 3_3
Constant repetition of the same word, sentence, or oddly worded metaphors and similes that don't make sense and make whatever is being described come out sounding just WTF.
Look I ain't looking for no overly drawn out fic with too many details that's just as bad, but people can take their time to actually put in more effort in giving good descriptions of the world and the characters.
Harem stories that:
MUST have all the girls that are listed to be in the harem only having eyes for the one guy, completely disregarding the other male cast, if there are other males in the cast of the particular series.
If male characters are mentioned, they tend to end up being assholes for some unexplained or wholly OOC half assed reason for the girls to hook up and fall in love (usually very quickly and without any real reasoning)with the intended guy in the story just to get to the lemon. Because most badly done harem fics go this route.
Also making the unrealistic
assumption that the six or god forbid twenty something women in this harem are all a-OKAY with sharing the one guy who is just as unrealistically unable to deal with the REAL stress of providing and caring for these women. I'm not even going to go into the fact that characters are not even given enough development for most of the harem stories to even work out.
OOCness to the third degree! Unless it's meant to be for a purpose. Or for mock fics.
OC's that overtake the goddamn plot!
Badly done OC/X-character pairings.
Horribly done self-inserts
Stories in which the characters quickly fall in love
Extreme character bashing
fics that mislead you into thinking you are going to read about a certain pairing only for it to end up being about another one...and most likely one you hate
Getting reviews, while appreciated is quite WTFish when someone gets a review from a person, who, having read an obvious story about a pairing that they don't like and MUST tell the writer they don't then follow it up with: it's a good story...I really can care whether you don't support the pairing or not or your life story if you're the type that feel they must let me know about it. Look if the story is good say so, if you can't enjoy it because it's X/X pairing just don't bother to review at all. *eye rolls*
Also reviewers who think they MUST tell you what pairing to write about or what NOT to write about. GTFO plz.
Reviews that just outright flame you and not the story.