I wanna know what other contestshippers look for in a fanfic/fanart. Do you wanna see them in a contest? Do you want fluff? Do you want lemons?
What do you hate in a contestshipping fic?
All opinions are welcome, just no flaming each other and crud okay?
Well-drawn fanart, well-written fanfiction. If I see a fic is just one big wall of text, has poor grammar and that apparently the author can't bother to run spellcheck, then I'm not going to bother to read it. It doesn't have to be perfect, but the less mistakes, the more it shows me that they put the time and effort into the fic and that I won't be wasting my time reading it. (Or course the plot could potentially suck, but in my experience the more well-written fics have the better plots.)
And I go for fluff. M-rated fics that mention sex are fine, but I don't need a whole chapter filled with graphic detail dedicated to it.
I hate it when rivals for Drew's or May's love are portrayed as complete assholes. With the exception of Harley, since he is sort of one in canon. A funny jerk, but still a jerk.
As for everyone else, they may be rivals, but portraying them as one dimensional villains in the way of tru luv just for the sake of it is grating.
I prefer fluff too. I mean, I like reading sex in a fanfic as much as the next sex-deprived gal, but I have yet to read a contestshipping fic that WASN'T just an excuse to write a bad sex scene. I can summarize all sex filled DAML fics in the following way:
May meets Drew
May suddenly turns into sexy bish
Corny/Badly written sex scene
Drew leaves May for another chick
I find that the best fanfics are the hurt/comfort fluffy fics where drew and may SLOWLY confess to each other, and not just dive into bed together from the get-go.
I prefer the slower route as well. Makes it seem more magical and special, in a way. Plus deep down I don't believe Drew is really an asshole, at least not towards those he cares about.
Same here. Drew has shown on multiple occasions that he really DOES like May, and while he does tease her and stuff he still looks out for her. An asshole wouldn't look out for you the same way a guy who honestly cares about you does.
Well, a slower fic makes it feel more real, genuine. It makes you think of yourself and your own lover *if I had one anyway*
I mean, I can see that happening irl with couples, but dammit, this is a story where one of the people involved has natural (I'm assuming) green hair. If he can have green hair let me have my fluff, even if its not the most realistic. >:O
*brofist* You and me, we're gonna get along just fine ;3
Drew's not old enough to get ahold of hair dye I don't think. Then again, 10-year-olds are allowed to go cross-country on their own with nothing but a cutesy-wutesy baby animal for protection, so what do I know? XD
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Exactly. Not to mention they enlist 10-year-olds in police matters all the time. I don't believe it's recommended that one use hair dye until age 13 because your body is still changing from puberty and what not, but it's not like anime characters have to follow that rule. And let's face it, Ash has been 10 for 15 years. Something tells me Drew won't be hitting puberty any time soon. xD
Lawl, I have yet to see a single character other than brock "pursue" someone. I think Drew's probably the only one other than Brock who has outwardly flirted with a girl, albeit more discreetly.