I'm the type of reader who agonizes over bad spelling and style, although acquiring reading material from across the 'net has somewhat desensitized me. I believe that bad characterization is even more of a sin, which is why I do not write myself. Tried it once and was not eager enough to hang myself/post the story on the net :P
I guess I should finish with a gem from a Naruto fanfic on ff.net not written by me (http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2815032/11/):
Oh yes, you read that right, they teach marital arts to children in case they might find themselves in a situation where they need protection XD Go shotacon.
“As I went threw the bridge, I noticed the name.” Naruto smirked. “Can you guess what they named it?” He asked eagerly.
“No.” Kakashi replied.
“The Great Naruto Bridge! I was so happy to find out. I mean, can you believe it? I'm not Hokage yet and I am getting bridges named after me! Cool, huh?” Naruto stated proudly.
Kakashi nodded. “Yes that is very cool, Naruto, now back to the story please.”
“Oh yes! So when I finally got through the bridge I just wondered around town. You wont believe how beautiful it has become. All the dirty buildings and bums we saw are not there any more. Everything has been cleaned and people have jobs. There is a new school that was just built; it is a marital arts school. There they teach the adults and children how to protect themselves if needed.
Over and out.