In my honest opinion, Inu-Yasha fanfiction is highly over-rated and monotonous.
One of the most popular things in Inu-Yasha Community Culture are fanfictions. Everyone write's em, hell I've even tried my hand a few (which are really pathetic, I suggest you save yourselves the time and not read them). But every fanfiction seems to follow by the same rules. These rules appear to be:
Personally, I think the guidelines above ALL make for crappy fanfiction. One of the most definite important things is to stay in character. Inu-Yasha does NOT sit in trees all day pondering about his love for Kagome. Sango as of yet has little serious romantic interest in Miroku, as most fanfiction writers would have you beleive otherwise. Many have forgotten that Shippou is cocky and over-confident and make him cute and sweet and puppy-dog like. Some even forget that Inu-Yasha and Kagome fight like cats and dogs, or that they both were in complete denial about their relationship untill just recently. I mean, I'm all for conceptualism, but at least make the characters be themselves, would you?
And the corny romance thing totally never would ever happen. Other than the style of writing, the best way to tell a Chris Tranlation from a fanfiction is corny mooshy romance. I'm about ready to puke. I often stop reading Fanfiction halfway through not because the plot isn't decent but because the overwhelmingly stupid romantic scenes are making me nautious. I would LOVE to personally congratulate anyone who has made a fanfiction that does not include ANY romance between Inu-Yasha and Kagome. Or if so, they make the romantic scenes funny. That's the only way I can take romance is with comedy. I think that's why I like Kagome and Inu-Yasha's relationship exclusively: THERE ARE NO CORNY ROMANTIC SCENES! They all end in *cue chir music* COMEDY in some form or another. Inu-Yasha tells Kagome he likes her and Kagome falls asleep. Molder tells scully he loves her (in a delirious state, of course) and Scully says 'Oh brother.' and walks away. THAT'S THE WAY IT SHOULD BE PEOPLES! Of course, now X-files has become a very bad series recently and they're getting really corny so I don't like them anymore.
Now I'm done. Bai bai and enjoy all the corny monotonous Fanfiction you want, suckers. Because I am God and I've decided that you're not allowed your own opinins. or opinions either. bwaha.