So … I just read this fic. HUGE longfic, like nearly 100K words. And it was AMAZING. I loved everything about it. Except the author DESPERATELY needed a Yank picker. I kind of wanted to throw things because I kept getting pulled out of this really excellent story by all the petrol and bonnets and torches and such.
Is there … a way to mention that in a comment without coming off like a huge bitch? Anybody? Bueller?
Now you’ve got me morbidly curious. How bad was it? Did someone angst about his/her dead “mum”? Were 18 year olds drinking with impunity at the local “pub”?
As a huge bitch who Yank picks via comment, I recommend bracketing each criticism with positive feedback. Brevity is key. If your critiques grossly outnumber your compliments, don’t bother commenting.
And look on the bright side. At least no one’s butchering old English. I’m of the firm belief that anyone who uses “thee” as a subject pronoun is beyond help.