>>110510628>get more interested in the technical parts of writing fanfiction>I couldn't find any threads about it up at the time here so I took a look at r/fanfiction>seems normal at first, mostly just people patting themselves and others on the back for various things, nothing really bad>but then I learned that apparently constructive criticism is a very divisive thing and even despised in the community there and on the fiction sites in general
Shit rubbed me the wrong way immediately. The whole argument against it is based around the fact its just a hobby and people may not necessarily want to improve or be corrected and constructive criticism should only be given if explicitly asked for.
It just strikes me as wrong, imagine if you were for example painting a miniature with too thick paint, someone told you to thin it, and then you flip out on them. I'm pretty sure most people want to improve at their hobby anyway and would welcome the advice.
The really ironic part is that a lot of people there have noticed the significant drop of constructive criticism in the community as well as bemoan the lack of reviews with substance or the lack of reviews in general. The place seems basically like a writer echo chamber of the worst kind, it's not worth the time.>>110508611
It really sucked for me to find out after finally working up the energy to get used to ao3's layout and tagging and made the move, immediately recognize it's techincal/ui aspects as better than ff.net
by a country mile, and finally find out that m/m overwhelmingly dominates most communities and that some communities barely exist there while they thrive back at ff.
At the very least adding character tags there is so much easier than ff it's unreal.