Back to the pet peeves... There's been something bugging me about a certain type of fanfic, but I can't point it out because I see it here. Oh hell... I'll mention it... When diary entries are written more like prose fiction than an diary or journal entry. Last time I checked, diaries and journal entries usually didn't include dialogue exchanges and descriptions as if one were writing a book. When we did journaling in group therapy and people would read their entries to the group (if they so chose), the entry usually consisted of their thoughts and a recap of the day. Many times, not even the daily recap was included and it was essentially a stream of consciousness. I thought that was how diaries were written. Then, I see dialogue as if it were a story. That always struck me as very odd.