i think there should be AU’s and then there should be UA’s
because Universe Alterations would be a good name for when your characters are in the exact same universe but you’re altering just a couple of plot points or a few character traits
EVERYONE WE ALL NEED TO MAKE THIS A THING
GOD THIS WOULD MAKE SHIT SO MUCH EASIER
Oh! I like this idea.
Ok. I’m done. Just tripped over this word in a fic. I didn’t know what it meant, so I looked it up. Not a big deal. It happens to all of us sometimes. It can be a little pretentious, but whatever. Except that this word doesn’t even mean whatever the author thought it meant. It doesn’t seem like a word you’d use off the top of your head, so you’d probably have to look it up before using it, or flat out choose it from a list of synonyms in the thesaurus. But this means that one is noisily and stubbornly defiant, or just flat out really noisy. Thus, you can’t really use it to describe a chill in the air. No. WTF. I am done with you fic. I could have ignored the fact that your plot made zero sense if you’d been enjoyable to read and given me fluffy character moments, but you’re just crappy, so goodbye.
You can’t have a Chesire Cat without having a Chesire county in England or a Lewis Carroll to pen Alice in Wonderland, thus creating a Chesire Cat. So as much as a “Chesire grin” had become a popular way to express a wide grin, there are no Chesire grins in Middle Earth because there is no Chesire England or Lewis Carroll.
Really, it’s the little things, these tiny details that toss me out of stories most!