|Random thought for the day.||[Feb. 16th, 2008|09:25 pm]|
You know what my real objection to reading fanfic with the characters as children in it is? It's not the mpreg (I just back-button out of that, and anyway it's less of a risk when we're talking about canon characters). It's not the fact that these children may become Mary Sues (again, easy to back-button out of it if there's a sign of their growing Speshul Powers). It's not even the fact that the plots may be insipid and uninteresting, as some authors unfortunately feel that anything with children in it is automatically interesting, and they don't need to do that actual writing thing.|
It's that authors so often feel the need to make the children talk baby-talk. Every r or l becomes a w. Simple words that I think most six- or seven-year-olds would know how to pronounce are shrunk down to one or two syllables. Verbs lose their tenses. Contractions that make no sense take over the page.
Is it really so hard for the authors to realize that not every kid talks like this, and even when they do, such things are hard on the audience's eyes? I mean, really.