“I did my research before I started writing fanfiction”
Good for you, but you can’t tell others that they have to pass an exam before they can enjoy creative writing as a hobby. You know, something they do for fun and/or for practice.
Sorry but honestly that’s pretty elitist. You don’t have to read the writings of newer fans if you don’t want to, but don’t you dare tell them to stop writing until they pass your required qualifications. Don’t you dare tell people to stop trying until they are perfect.
ALL OF THIS
I know I can be pretty elitist about some things, but I try really hard to avoid doing it with fan fiction, because, well, I’m a writer, and I started by writing fan fiction, and I know how frustrating it can be to try and make it sound just right, to get voices right, to get smut right. It takes a lot of practice, and by being rude to people who just started you’re just making them feel like shit, or maybe even stop them from improving.
Fuck’s sake, it’s fan fiction, not a novel. It’s for fun, or because it feels good to write (I know I keep going because of the ego boost I get from compliments), or because they’re unsatisfied by what canon is currently offering them. What a stupid fucking thing to be elitist about.