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And we continue.

A Simple Teardrop Binds Us by ArceusAlpha493:

Subject: Review
I understand what you meant about your criticism, and let me point out multiple things. First, the elipsis is being used in the case of a dramatic pause. If you did not know, the way I right is like a script. The elipsis is merely showing a pause.

When I refer to legendaries as 'Legendaries', it is in the sense that they are an organization or group. As far as the names go, the way I see it, those really are their names. "Giratina or Shaymin or Cresselia"

And that comment on the name I had given Arceus, don't tell me you haven't seen other writers do it. Some other people in their stories call an Umbreon 'Ryo' or something.

And as much as I appreciate what you criticized on, I find it extremely offensive that you would accuse me of being an emo. I find that very discriminating in my perspective. Besides, as I quoted at the top of the page, 'Well, it may have taken awhile for my ideas to form correctly in my head, but it's finally altogether!' So what you had said to me was clearly unrelative and unneeded. Usually, when a person would recieve this type of review, their morale would go down. That is why I am very displeased with your comments.

Besides that fact, I thank you for your criticism and wish you Happy Holidays.

What I find particularly notable here is that, even assuming this is his self-insert, for me to have called him emo by calling his character that would mean he, IRL, also whines constantly about the legendaries being mean to him and how he wants to fuck Arceus but she won't put out.

Subject: Review Requests/Advertising

The purpose of a review is to give the writer some pointers, all the while trying to say what was good or bad about it.

NOT to use it overexcessively!

And don't tell people what to do, if they wish to delete their stories, then let them.

I could delete my own at any time, but I prefer to see what other people think.

You may want to consider that you're not the only one who's reviewing my stories.

What would happen, since it already did, if a person read your review before even reading the damn story! They'll believe you and you'll ruin the value of the real story itself, the reader's job is to say what they feel after reading the story, not after reading a damn review. Like movies.

And don't try to give me the excuse of 'Stop bitching about the review.'

That excuse is so old! It's just another way of saying, 'I'm too lazy to read all of your story so I'm going to write a pathetic review just for you to be sad and get on with life!'

I know the feeling of reviewing other people's work, and I know it's not fun. But the least I could do is to try and make sense of what they're trying to say and put in a my two cents worth.

That is why the motto of this site is 'Unleash Your Imagination.'

If you think a story is not good, think about an alternate path the person could've chosen to write about.

Don't disappoint me by sending a PM saying that I bitch around too much. I want to hear what you truly want to say. Go ahead, I don't care.

Respond Soon,

ArceusAlpha493

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Anyway, I've decided to make a list of authors who reply without sounding utterly nuts, simply because it seems unfair to only attract attention to the ones throwing their emo pity parties.

The non-crazy can be basically divided into two types. The justifiers give a long response explaining how the various things I mentioned was not actually a problem, but don't go on to explain that this means I was just making things up out of jealousy or am an evil whore.

Then there's the good response, which can be anything from "Wow, I see your point" to "Hey, I didn't understand this bit here, were you saying the problem is X?" to "Thanks, I'll consider it."

Of our first kind we have:
BFoS
TeamRocketDiva

Awards for the second may be handed out to:
EmeraldCelebi13
Car
GaryxMay Brunetteshipping

I love these.

Date: 2009-12-03 12:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ember-reignited.livejournal.com
What would happen, since it already did, if a person read your review before even reading the damn story! They'll believe you and you'll ruin the value of the real story itself, the reader's job is to say what they feel after reading the story, not after reading a damn review. Like movies.

The author apparently comes from a world where the general public has an ethical obligation to go see movies that sound unappealing to them based on the reviews. I am so glad I don't live in that world.

Re: I love these.

Date: 2009-12-03 01:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] farla.livejournal.com
No, no, he lives in a world where movie reviews don't exist. Those things you see? Comments to their BFF the movie producer that we shouldn't bother reading until after we see the movie.

Re: I love these.

Date: 2009-12-03 01:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ember-reignited.livejournal.com
I never thought about it before, but "reviews" really do serve a vastly different function in fanfiction than they do anywhere else. And it certainly never occurred to me that the fanfic generation would grow up confusing the two.

I am now morbidly fascinated and wish to know more about the misconceptions of these wondrous creatures who somehow spend even less time in the real world than I do.

Re: I love these.

Date: 2009-12-03 01:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] farla.livejournal.com
The worst part is, I think we're about to. It's only Day 2.

Date: 2009-12-03 01:43 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
overexcessive is my new favorite adjective

Date: 2009-12-03 01:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] farla.livejournal.com
Make sure to use it overexcessively!

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