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>>301 Oi think if yeh staht roitin' loik this, it's a bit too much.

Personally, I prefer when accents are kept to a minimum within dialogue especially when the character is a native English speaker. If the writer has a heavy hand, it can be near impossible to read. Try writing out your own accent phonetically, and see how ridiculous it is to try and read it.

It's one thing if the character is so inebriated they start slipping into their first language/local dialect, or if it's Heavy's broken English, but it's another when there's a serious conversation trying to be had and I have to reread everything 3 times just to figure out what words are being spoken.

We all know what the characters sound like, we all know what sexy accents they have, we get it, okay, let's save everyone the time and effort by keeping things on the simple side.

What gives the character depth is what they say and how they say it, not the accent they say it in.

Sorry for the rant, I just get frustrated when I click on a fic and all the dialogue (or, god forbid, the 1st-person narrative) is butchered to hell because the accents are laid on so thick for the sake of "accuracy."