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*weeps* No. Nonononono. What I have feared for so long has finally come true.

Someone's written a horrid NCIS/West Wing crossover. Frightening abuse of punctuation, terrifying characterization...

And Simon Donovan as Jethro Gibbs.

Yeah, you read that correctly. They weren't long-lost brothers, they didn't just look amazingly similar--they are one and the same.

Why? Why must this blight upon my fandom exist?


Mar. 21st, 2005 10:00 pm (UTC)
She misspelled the title, so I deleted immediately without even opening the email..

I am such a fanfic snob, but when it comes to spelling and grammar, I am merciless.
I managed to learn to speak and write English properly, and it isn't even my native language, so there are no excuses, IMHO anyway ;-)
Mar. 22nd, 2005 09:21 am (UTC)
Oh but she's disabled!
Clearly that means she can't get somebody to correct her mistakes for her.
I guess the other girl I know with major problems in that area has got some kind of super power that lets her get a beta-reader.

And of course that disablity accounts for the gapping holes in the plot and the bad style, too.
Mar. 22nd, 2005 09:22 am (UTC)
(yes, I realize that I'm a bitch right now. But when somebody uses their illnesses as their first defense for something like this, I always get bitchy)
Mar. 22nd, 2005 09:40 pm (UTC)
But her High School teacher said her writing was good! She doesn't need a beta!

And don't worry about the bitchyness, I get bitchy myself when someone does the "but, but, but" thing when it's =obvious= there are no excuses.
Yes, it's a shame that she's handicapped, but =especially= the internet makes most of the hurdles that can throw up a lot lower. Unless one is visually handicapped of course..
Mar. 22nd, 2005 09:52 pm (UTC)
oh but no! she isn't hiding behind her handicap. And if you say otherwise yuo have no life.
Mar. 22nd, 2005 10:24 pm (UTC)
Well, I have no life. That is old news ;-)
So I don't feel particularly insulted by that. The fact that the girl can't write her native language properly, =that's= insulting!
And when you know you're dyslexic, you better make =damn sure= you have a beta!

I couldn't even make out what the title of that fic was supposed to be from the way it was mangled up so.frelling.badly.
Mar. 22nd, 2005 10:27 pm (UTC)

and that doesn't even account for the fact that her plot sucks.

just out of curiosity. did anybody but me call her on it?
Mar. 22nd, 2005 11:05 pm (UTC)
I have no opinion on the plot. I deleted it before it could hurt my braincells any more than that mangled up title already did.. and I don't know enough about West Wing to pick up on plot holes in that direction.. although from what I understand, the holes were so gaping that even I would've been able to spot them..

Well, better get back to work.. looooong day of mayhem still ahead..


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