June 13th, 2021

ollie newspaper

june something day 13

Day 13: Squicks - What are some things that squick you in fandom - not necessarily "icky", though it can be. From anything involving blood, to bad grammar.

There are a few things that squick me out. The main one is probably graphic descriptions of bodily functions (like people constantly vomiting- I will scroll right past it, if I really like the fic). I can't deal with a/b/o as a trope, and anything with too much graphic violence/torture is not for me either. Same with rape/sexual assault.

On a less serious note, I don't like to read fics set in a first person POV. I see it and I click the back button pretty quickly. Same with fics that have huge chunks of text with minimal paragraphs. As far as the grammar goes, I don't mind a few mistakes here and there, because I know I make them, especially now that I am self editing without a beta, but if it is just too much, yeah, it does get distracting for me.

And I've lost interest in reading fics where there is open character/ship bashing, even if I don't like the other ship/characters. I get second hand embarrassment way too easily so I know I've written it in the past, but I can't read it anymore, when it's just the main love interest just "showing up" their rival.